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Egg Puffs

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A common snack in Kerala, the egg puff is one of several “puff” type popover with spicy fillings.

It is a small pie consisting of spicy filling with veggies and egg in a deep-fried or baked pastry shell. The filling is quite thick to prevent it from oozing out of the snack.

Preparation Time: 30 mins

Cooking time : 20 mins

Makes: 10 nos.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Boiled eggs: 5
  • Onions: 3 vertically chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste: 2 tsp
  • Refined flour: 1 bowl
  • Wheat flour: 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder: 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder: 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder: 1 tbsp
  • Salt: for taste
  • Tomato ketchup: 1 tbsp
  • Oil : for deep frying

PREPARATION:

  • Hard boil eggs , remove the shell and cut it into halves and keep aside.
  • For puff ¬†covering, knead together refined flour/ maida , wheat flour salt and water.keep it for 5 minutes.
  • Roll it into big round size, cut the edges and make it into a square shape sheet.
  • Fold all four corners into the centre as shown below.

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  • Now to make filling; heat oil in a wok, add onions and saute for 3 to 4 min till it becomes golden brown. Add salt and mix.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute well.
  • Now add all the dry spice powders, tomato ketchup and little water so that the spices blend well.

 

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  • For the puff , add 1 spoon filling in the centre of rolled puff sheet and place a piece of egg and close it from all sides.

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  • Deep fry it and serve with tomato ketchup.

Note:

  • Readymade puff sheets can be used.
  • You can bake it if you are health consious and dont want deep fry.

Spicy Egg Pasta

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Pasta lovers would love this recepie. Its spicy,yummy and easy to make one.

Serves: 2

Cooking time: 15 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • Boiled pasta: 1 large bowl
  • Veggies : 1 cup ( Your choice)
  • Black peper powder: 2 tsp
  • Salt: for taste
  • Eggs: 2
  • Dried herbs: 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli sauce: 1 tbsp
  • Olive oil : 1 tbsp

PREPARATION:

  • Boil pasta of your choice , drain and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok, add veggies ( I used chopped carrots, capsicum and corn kernels ).
  • Saute well for 3 to 4 mins.
  • Add eggs and scramble it.
  • Add salt and black pepper powder, mix well.
  • Add red chilli sauce and pasta and mix well.
  • Cook for 5 mins.
  • Garnish it with dried herbs.

Dahi Vada

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Preparation time : 8 hours

Cooking time : 15 mins

Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS:

For Batter: 

  • Urad dal: 1/4 kg
  • Water

For Vada:

  • Mint chutney :2 tbsp
  • Imli chutney: 2 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder: 1/2tsp
  • Salt:for taste
  • Baking soda: 1/4 tsp
  • Chaat masala:1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies: 1 finely chopped
  • Oil: for deep frying

PREPARATION:

  • Soak urad dal in water overnight or for 8 hours.
  • Drain and grind it to a smooth and thick paste.
  • Add green chillies,salt and baking soda into the batter and mix well so that the batter becomes fluffy.
  • Heat oil in a pan, make medium sized dumplings of batter and deep fry till it becomes golden brown.
  • After frying soak the vadas in water for 15 mins.
  • Remove it from water and completely squeeze water from the vadas .
  • While serving add yogurt at the base. Immerse vada into it and add more yogurt from top.
  • Top it with mint chutney and imli chutney.Sprinkle chilli powder and chaat masala and serve.

Cheese corn balls

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Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Serves: 4 to 5

INGREDIENTS:

  • Corn kernels : 1 big bowl
  • Potatoes: 2 boiled
  • All purpose flour/maida: 2 tbsp
  • Mozarella cheese : 1 cup grated
  • Coriander leaves : 1tbsp finely chopped
  • Green chillies : 1 finely chopped
  • Butter: 1tbsp
  • Milk: 1cup
  • Salt: for taste
  • Corn flour: 2tbsp
  • Oil: for deep frying

PREPARATION:

  • Boil corn kernels, drain and keep aside.
  • Boil and mash potatoes.
  • Heat butter in a pan, add maida and milk and stir continously till it thickens.
  • Turn off the flame and add corn kernels,mashed potatoes,coriander leaves ,green chillies ,cheese and salt.
  • Mix well and make small round dumplings.
  • Roll it over corn flour and deep fry it.
  • Serve hot with ketchup or mint chutney.

Corn Mayo Tarts

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Preparation time : 15 mins

Serves : 8 to 10

This is a very easy to prepare recepie. This can be made quickly for evening snack or any kids party.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Tarts: 1 packet
  • Mayonaise : 1 big bowl
  • Cabbage :finely chopped 1 medium size bowl
  • Carrot: finely chopped 1 medium size bowl
  • Corn kernels : boiled 1 bowl

PREPARATION:

  • Mix together all ingredients in a bowl.
  • Arrange tart in a tray and fill it with mayo mix.

Mysore Bhajji

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Preparation time : 5 mins

Cooking time : 10 mins

Serves : 4

INGREDIENTS :

  • Maida : 1 cup
  • Rice flour : 2 tbsp
  • Curd: 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder: 1 tsp
  • Baking soda : 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies chopped : 1
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped : 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
  • Salt : for taste
  • Oil : for deep frying

PREPARATION:

  • Mix all the above ingredients together except oil.
  • Add little water if needed.
  • The consistency should be thick .
  • Heat oil in a wok.
  • Take small dumplings of batter in hand and drop it into oil.
  • Deep fry it.

Roasted corn

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INGREDIENTS:

  • Corn : as needed
  • Lemon: 1/ 2 slice
  • Chat masala : 1 tsp
  • Chilli powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Salt: a pinch

PREPARATION:

  • Put burner on medium flame and roast corn directly on flame but rotating slowly n cooking all sides.
  • Once it gets roasted well remove from flame.. take a lemon slice dip it in chat masala,salt and chilli powder mixture and apply all over the corn.
  • Serve hot.
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