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Odia Piaji Recipe | Easy Snack From Odisha

Odia Piaji Recipe | Easy Snack From Odisha

Odia Piaji is famous street food from Odisha. The word ‘Piaji’ is a derivative of ‘Piaja’ (onion in Odia). This is quite similar to chana dal vada in texture but tastes wise it is different. This Piaji is prepared same like chana dal vada but they add baking soda here. It is so soft inside and crispy from outside.   By now my regular readers would have understood that I came again with another regional recipe for the Facebook group…

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Roasted Tandoori Chickpeas Recipe | Pan Fried Chickpeas

Roasted Tandoori Chickpeas Recipe | Pan Fried Chickpeas

Roasted Tandoori Chickpeas is an easy and simple snack with less oil. It is a perfect snack for an evening with a cup of tea/ coffee and also for travelling. The process of making these pan-fried chickpeas is so easy with the basic ingredients that are readily available in the kitchen pantry. For this recipe just combine yoghurt with spices and then add cooked peas. Marinate for 10 -15 minutes and cook in a frying pan. You can prepare these…

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Chilli Garlic Paneer Recipe | How to make chilli garlic paneer

Chilli Garlic Paneer Recipe | How to make chilli garlic paneer

This Chilli Garlic Paneer is a quick and easy starter which you can prepare within 30 minutes. Chilli garlic paneer is prepared by grinding Kashmiri chillies, garlic pods along with vinegar, salt and then sautéed with onions and bell peppers. If you have a sudden guest or friend you can prepare this starter without thinking anything. The flavour of garlic and Kashmiri chillies was very good. Initially, I thought my kids will not like this as I added garlic but…

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Pukhlein Recipe | Meghalaya Special Rice Jaggery Bread

Pukhlein Recipe | Meghalaya Special Rice Jaggery Bread

Pukhlein is a deep-fried snack from Meghalaya. Do you know this snack is made with just only 2 ingredients? I think by now you will be surprised. The 2 ingredients are nothing but rice flour and jaggery. This month in our Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge is about Meghalaya Cuisine. With my last month post, you will be aware that in this FB group, where every month they choose one state and where you will be paired with another blogger. Then…

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Chickpeas Kabab Recipe | Kabuli Chana Kabab

Chickpeas Kabab Recipe | Kabuli Chana Kabab

Chickpeas Kabab is a healthy and protein-rich recipe which you prepare within 30 minutes. My kids did not like pulses but I make sure that they get all protein and minerals. So, I prepared these Kababs by grinding chickpeas into a paste and by adding little spices. Chickpeas are also known as Kabuli Chana, garbanzo beans. These kababs are perfect evening snack with a cup of tea/coffee.   Step by step pictures making Chickpeas Kabab   Ingredients: Chickpeas – 2…

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Courgette Fritters Recipe | Courgette Pakora Recipe

Courgette Fritters Recipe | Courgette Pakora Recipe

Courgette Fritters is a very simple and easy snack which goes well with evening coffee or tea. My hubby told me that these fritters very delicious and tasted like chicken. Here in the recipe, I grated the courgette and squeezed the water from it then added the gram flour and prepared these Fritters. They are crispy from outside and soft from inside     Ingredients: Courgette- 2 medium ones Red chilli powder-1 1/2tsp Cumin seeds/jeera-1tsp Turmeric powder-1/2tsp Gram flour/besan-1/4 cup…

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Snake Gourd Fritters Recipe | Potlakaya Pakoda

Snake Gourd Fritters Recipe | Potlakaya Pakoda

Snake Gourd Fritters Recipe is a very easy dish you can prepare within half an hour. With Snake gourd vegetable you can make so many dishes like curry, fry and etc. Here in the recipe, I used Gram flour, cornflour to make these fritters. The fritters are crispy from outside and soft from inside. You can have this has an evening snack along with a cup of tea/coffee or you can have along with curd rice and dal.   Ingredients:…

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Cabbage Pakoda recipe|Cabbage Fritters recipe

Cabbage Pakoda recipe|Cabbage Fritters recipe

Cabbage Pakoda Cabbage Pakoda is a crispy and delicious snack that we can have any time of the day. This recipe is very simple to prepare within 10-15 minutes if we have sudden guest or relatives. These pakoras can be served with any of your favourite chutney or ketchup.   Ingredients: Cabbage-2cups finely shredded Onion-1no. finely sliced Kashmiri red chilli powder-1tbsp Gram flour/Besan flour-2/3 cup Rice flour-1/2 cup Ginger garlic paste-1tsp Jeera seeds-1tsp Coriander leaves Curry leaves Salt to Taste…

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Gobi Manchurian wet version

Gobi Manchurian wet version

Gobi Manchurian wet version  Gobi Manchurian wet version is my favourite starter in vegetarian. This Manchurian can be prepared in both dry and wet version. This time I tried making the wet version which is absolutely delicious.   Ingredients: For making the Manchurian : Cauliflower/ Gobi – 250 grams All purpose flour /Maida – 4tbsp Corn flour – 4tbsp Rice flour – 2tbsp Soya sauce – 1 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder – 2 tbsp Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp Garam…

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Alasandalu Vada/Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

Alasandalu Vada/Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

Today’s recipe is about Andhra’s famous Vada that is Alasandalu /black-eyed pea fritters which is very rich in protein and it is easy to prepare. This is specially made during the festive season. Ingredients: Alasandalu/black eyed pea -1cup Finely chopped onion – 1cup Green chillies-4 or according to your taste Curry leaves handful Cumin seeds-1tsp Finely chopped ginger-1tbsp Coriander leaves Salt as per taste Oil for deep frying   Preparation: Soak the Alasandalu in enough water overnight or for at…

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