Food

It’s snack time again

Potato vada

Ingredients

Potato – 6

Green chillies – 4

Garlic – 8-10 cloves

Fresh coriander leaves – quarter tsp

Salt – to taste

Turmeric powder – quarter tsp

Lemon juice – 1lemon

For the batter

Gram flour – One-and-a-half cups

Salt – to taste

For the batter

Gram flour – One-and-a-half cups

Salt – to taste

Red chilli powder – half tsp

Turmeric powder – quarter tsp

Cooking soda – a small pinch

Oil – 1 tbsp + for deep frying

Method

Boil, cool, peel and roughly mash the potatoes. Peel garlic and grind with green chillies till it becomes a paste. Wash and chop coriander leaves.

In a bowl, take mashed potatoes, green chilli-garlic paste, turmeric powder, chopped coriander leaves, lemon juice and salt. Make equal sized balls of this mixture and keep it aside.

Take gram flour in a bowl, add cooking soda, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Heat one table spoon oil and add it to the gram flour mixture. Add little water to make a consistent batter.

Heat oil in a pan. Dip the balls in the batter and deep fry in hot oil till golden brown in colour. Remove and drain onto a paper towel. Serve hot with chutney.

Banana kabab

Ingredients

Green banana – 6

Ginger paste – 1 tsp

Gram flour – 250 gm

Coriander leaves, chopped – 25 gm

Chilli powder – half tsp

Lemon juice – 2 tsp

Salt – to taste

Oil for shallow frying

Method

Boil the bananas with the skin for 10-15 minutes. Drain and peel. Mix with the remaining ingredients, except the oil. Shape into patties.

Heat the oil in a frying pan. Shallow fry kababs till golden brown. Serve hot.

Masala peanuts

Ingredients

Peanuts – 500 gm,

Onion – 1, finely chopped

Green chillies – 2, finely chopped

Lemon juice – 1 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Coriander leaves – 25 gm, finely chopped

Potato – 1, boiled and chopped

Chat masala – 1 tsp

Method

Toss all the ingredients together to mix well. Serve immediately

Masala papad

Ingredients

Papad – 8

Onion – 2

Tomato – 2

Green chilli – 3

Coriander leaves, chopped

– 1 gm

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Chat masala – 1 tsp

Salt – to taste

Method

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except papads. Roast the papads in high heat, turning each side. Do not burn them. Spread the mixture over each papad and serve immediately.

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