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Weekend Special Recipe

WEEKEND SPECIAL RECIPE

Hello Folks!

So first Weekend of October is here. And I am here with some spicy Bengali style Fritter. Spice up your snack with this easy-to-cook snack ideas.

CHORBIR BORA / DEEP FRIED MUTTON FAT

  1. Take lumps of mutton fat.
  2. Cut them into cubes.
  3. Add salt to taste, pinch of turmeric powder.
  4. Cut Onion into thin slices.
  5. Put it.
  6. Add 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder.
  7. Mix everything with hand.
  8. Pour oil in pan.
  9. Make small balls from the mixture.
  10. Put it in pan for frying.
  11. Fry till Fritters become brown in appearance.
  12. Serve hot.

RED LENTIL FRITTERS

This Fritter is something which is very popular in Bengali household. It’s an easy to cook Fritter recipe.

  1. Soak red lentil in water for 5-6 hours.
  2. Grind it into paste.

VEGETARIAN VERSION

  1. Whisk the Dal batter.
  2. Make small Bora with hand.
  3. Pour oil in pan. Wait till smoke starts coming out.
  4. Put BORAS for frying.
  5. Fry till BORAS become crispy outside and soft inside.
  6. Serve hot.

NON-VEG VERSION.

  1. Chop Onion into thin slices.
  2. Put it in Dal batter.
  3. Whisk everything.
  4. Make small Bora with hand and fry them in oil
  5. Make sure to fry them in medium-low flame.
  6. Serve crispy Bora.

BEST THING ABOUT THIS FRIITERS , THERE IS NO NEED FOR ANY ACCOMPANIMENT TO SERVE THIS FRITTERS.

Last but not the least, if any fritters are left, cook them in water based tomato-turmeric gravy and serve with rice or bread for Dinner. This way no food gets wasted.

HAPPY WEEKEND!!

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SNACK IDEAS Street style fries

LOTE MACCHER CHOP | BOMBAY DUCK CROQUETTE | HOW TO COOK BENGALI STYLE MAACHER CHOP

A deep fried snack cooked with fresh Bombay Duck. It is very simple recipe and easy to cook. This recipe is often cooked at home and served with rice dal combo. Just few ingredients and cook this recipe in few minutes.

INGREDIENTS

  • 200 gm Bombay Duck
  • 2 Cup Gram flour
  • 1 Cup All purpose Flour
  • 2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 4 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Paste
  • Rice Bran Oil
Cuisine – Indian
Course – Snack/ Main Course
Prep Time -10 minutes
Cooking time -10 minutes
Author- Tina

HOW TO COOK BENGALI STYLE LOTE MAACHER CHOP

Wash the fish pieces. Cut into cubes. Sprinkle 1 tsp Turmeric powder and 1 tsp salt.

Take a bowl.Add the gram flour and all purpose flour. Put salt and turmeric powder.

Add the ginger paste.

Add water as much needed and prepare the batter.

Dip the fish cubes one by one in the batter. Coat them oil. Put oil in pan. Fry fish pieces. Fry them till the outer surface becomes golden brown in colour.

Serve with tea/coffee/ puffed rice.

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SNACK IDEAS Street style fries Veg recipes

CAPSICUM PAKODA | CAPSICUM FRITTERS | HOW TO COOK BELL PEPPER FRITTERS

Pakora or fritter as you say it, is a very popular and common delicious snack in Indian household. Accompanied with a hot cup of tea/coffee it makes our evening happy. This Pakora recipe is cooked by dipping capsicum slices in gram flour batter and then deep fried in oil. It takes 10-15 minutes to cook this recipe. Also it requires two -three ingredients to cook this pakora.

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Now a days my mother is cooking this recipe for our lunch or dinner. In Bengali style lunch or dinner thali, there usually is a dal-rice combo in the beginning. Now to accompany this we usually have some light curry like paanchmishali torkari or some fries like aloo bhaja or kumro bhaja or any Bhaja. We Bengalis love bhajabhuji (fries).

This pakora , we first had it in our Puri Trip. After taking a stroll on the beach, when we were searching for some crunchy snack, this pakora caught our attention. A vendor was selling it on the street. We bought it, and after taking a bite, we had that amazing taste. My mother,who is an amazing chef , planned to cook this for us. We had it several times before. So thought of sharing this recipe this time.

HOW TO COOK CAPSICUM PAKODA (STEP BY STEP WITH PHOTOS)

Take Capsicum one by one. Remove the stem and seeds. Then cut into thick strips. Take 1 Cup Gram flour and 1/2 cup rice flour in a bowl. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt to taste. Add water and whisk it.

Now take capsicum slices and dip them carefully in the batter.

Pour soya oil in pan. Now deep fry the fritters.

Take the fritters out from the oil. Drain out the excess oil and serve hot.

RECIPE CARD FOR CAPSICUM FRITTERS

  • Cuisine – Indian
  • Course – Snack
  • Author Tina
INGREDIENTS(SERVINGS -4)
2 Capsicums
1 Cup Gram flour
1/2 cup Rice flour
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste and Soya Oil
Take Capsicum one by one. Remove the stem and seeds. Cut them into thick strips. Take 1 Cup Gram flour and 1/ 2 cup rice flour in a bowl. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt to taste. Add water and whisk everything.
Now take Capsicum slices and dip them in the batter.
Put soya oil in pan. Deep fry the fritters.
Take the fritters out from the oil.
Drain the excess oil and serve hot.
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Potato recipe SNACK IDEAS

ALOO TIKKI CHAAT RECIPE| Cook Chaat at home

Here’s presenting Kolkata style tikki chaat recipe. It is easy to cook Chaat. Even a novice cook can cook this recipe easily.

Aloo tikki chaat- a super delicious chatpata dish. I have used only pinch of oil, thus making it healthy.

Fried potato balls topped with sweet and tangy tamarind chutney is popular all over India.

This simple appetising snack that mainly originated in North India is now hugely popular all over India. I personally had this for the first time when I visited Varanasi in my school vacation. During our sight seeing trip, we skipped lunch but were hungry like rats rattling inside tummy. There we spotted a vendor selling something hot across street. On reaching closer we spotted potato balls all sizzling hot on a oven. Little me loved those balls topped with green and red chutney . Trust me the flavour is still tickling my tastebud.

This is the first time I tried this recipe at home. The preparation varies from kitchen to kitchen. This version is one that I indulged a while ago in our local chaat vendor. You can make it onion free. Also I haven’t used any filling just to make it simple. If you wish you can make filling of your choice like cholar dal or even paneer.

I keep chutney ready at home in case I am in mood for chaat eating. Will share the recipe of chutney soon.

Let’s start making this.

TIPS

Better to use freshly boiled potatoes than frozen one. That makes the taste better.

I have used besan for binding. You can use rice flour or bread crumbs or even oats powder.

STEP BY STEP RECIPE WITH PHOTOS

Peel off potatoes and boil them. Chop them into pieces.

Now put the spices – 1 tsp cumin powder and 1 tsp Salt and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder.Then mash everything together.

Potatoes with spices.

Add 6-8 spoon besan and start kneading again.

Make small balls or tikkis.

Time to drizzle oil in pan. Place the tikkis and fry them.

Prepare the curd. Take the curd in a bowl. Whisk it with 1 tsp of salt and sugar(tastewise). It’s ready for topping. Take the tikkis on a plate. Top it with curd and chutney. Sprinkle sev and it’s ready.

STEP BY STEP PREPARATION WITH VIDEO.

RECIPE CARD FOR ALOO TIKKI CHAAT

Cuisine – Indian

Course – Snack

Yield -10 pieces

Prep time -10 minutes Cook time – 15 minutes Total time -25 minutes

AUTHOR – TINA

INGREDIENTS

Potatoes -6-8

Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp

Cumin powder -1/2 tsp

Salt -1/2 tsp

6-8 spoon Besan

Sev

HOW TO MAKE TIKKIS.

Take the potatoes. Peel off the skin and boil them.

Then take potatoes on a plate. Put the spices. Mix everything.

Then add the besan and mix well.

Make tikkis.

Drizzle oil in pan and fry the tikkis.

Put tikkis on a plate. Add spoon of curd on top. Then add Tamarind chutney. Sprinkle sev and serve.

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Potato recipe

POTATO BOATS|Potato Recipe

Potatoes are staple food in many parts of the World. It is an integral part of much of the world’s food supply. The importance of potato as a food source and culinary ingredient varies by region.

This recipe of potato can be used as starter or with dal rice combo. You can even enjoy it as snack.

Ingredients

Potatoes

Prawns

Tomato

Onion

Garlic cloves

Cumin powder pinch

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder pinch

Oil

Now the important information. Number of onion and garlic cloves and tomato varies with number of potatoes you are using. Since I have used 5 potatoes, I have used 1 onion, 1 tomato and 4 garlic cloves and 6-8 prawns.

Cooking steps

First step is peeling potatoes and boiling them. I started my cooking with this step.

Chop off tomato onion and garlic cloves. Put them in a grinder. Wash prawns thoroughly. Better to use hot water. Then cut them into halves and put in grinder.

Blend into a smooth paste.

Scoop out of the potatoes after boiling. Now take a pan. Put oil in the pan. Put the paste along with the scooped potatoes. Toss them.

Put salt, turmeric powder and cumin powder. Saute everything.

Set it aside for cooling. Fill the potatoes with it.

Put oil in pan and fry the potatoes.

Set them aside after frying.

Potato Boats are ready!!

TOMATO GARLIC SAUCE

Ingredients

Tomato -1/2

Onion-1/3 (chopped)

Garlic cloves -1/2 chopped

How to cook the sauce

Take a grinder and put everything.

Blend it for once. Now take a pan and put the mixture in the pan. Saute them. Add salt and pepper powder and turmeric powder. Cook in low flame for few minutes. And it’s ready.

Serve with hot potato boats.

POTATO BOATS WITH TOMATO GARLIC SAUCE

♟️COURSE – Main course/Starter/Snacks. ♟️ CUISINE- Indian

⏳Prep time -10 minutes. ⏳ Cooking time – 20 minutes. ⏲️ Total time – 30 minutes

🍽️ Servings -4. 👩‍🍳 Author-Tina

INGREDIENTS

Potatoes-5. For stuffing Onion -1. Tomato -2. Garlic cloves -2. Turmeric powder pinch. Prawns -6-8. Cumin powder pinch. Salt to taste. Oil. Tomato Garlic sauce. Tomato -1/2. Onion -1/3. Garlic cloves -1. Salt to taste and turmeric powder pinch

Cooking steps

Peel off potatoes and boil them . Scoop it out and set aside. Now make a paste of tomato onion garlic cloves and prawns. Put oil in pan and put the paste. Add salt, turmeric powder and cumin powder. Saute them for a while. Set it aside and let it cool. Now add the stuffing in the potatoes. Put oil in pan. Add the potatoes(stuffed). Fry them and set aside. HOW TO MAKE THE SAUCE. Chop tomato onion and garlic cloves. Make a paste. Saute in oil with salt and pepper powder. Ready!!

Serve