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Deep-fried Starters recipes
Last Updated : Oct 04,2018
Since generations, deep-frying has been an indulgence that none can resist! From traditional delights like Paneer Pakoda to new-age treats like Corn Cheese Balls , deep-frying always seems to add more pep to a snack. A crunchy outer layer and a soft interior, a phenomenon achieved through deep-frying, is something that is truly fantastic. An endless list of deep-fried snacks from Indian and international cuisines wait to delight you, ranging from Vegetable Gold Coins and Gobi Manchurian to Spring Roll!
Kand Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Kand Tikki is a perfect recipe to try when you are bored of potato-based snacks. In a smart twist, this recipe enables you to use kand instead of potatoes to make tikkis, especially in the winter, when this root vegetable is in season and you can’t skip a visit to the market without buying some!
11 Oct 18
Cheese and Spring Onion Samosa by Tarla Dalal
Unlike the common samosas that are stuffed with soft, potato-based mixtures, the Cheese and Spring Onion Samosa has a totally different filling, which gives it an exciting texture and unique taste too.
The stuffing of cheese and spring onions seasoned with red chilli flakes, gives you a fabulous ....
Masala Vadas, South Indian Masala Vadas, Vadai Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Come to South India, especially Tamil Nadu, and you cannot miss the appetizing aroma of Masala Vadas being fried at tea stalls in almost every street corner! Masala Vada is an all-time favourite evening snack across Tamil Nadu. It is enjoyed hot with coconut chutney and a cup of
08 Oct 18
Corn Rolls by Tarla Dalal
These scrumptious Corn Rolls stand apart from other run-of-the-mill starters due to the tongue-tickling Oriental-style filling of corn, onions and green chillies perked up with soya sauce.
Bread acts as the holder for this mixture, while plain flour helps seal the rolls. Drain the oil well aft ....
Vatana ni Kachori, Matar Kachori, Green Peas Kachori by Tarla Dalal
Making perfect kachoris is an art, and nothing short of it. The ideal cover, which is crisp and flaky but not too oily, and a soft filling, which is neither dry nor soggy, are all essential elements of the perfect kachori. Here, we present a recipe that is quite easy to follow and guaranteed to give ....
03 Oct 18
Fried Mozzarella Sticks, Homemade Fried Cheese Sticks by Tarla Dalal
This crunchy accompaniment is cheese, cheese and cheese all the way through, so nothing can please cheese-lovers more! A simple flavouring of oregano and chilli-flakes ensures that the overall effect is very pleasing.
Fried mozzarella sticks can also be served as a party
Budijaw, Burmese Doodhi Snack by Tarla Dalal
An off-beat finger-food from Burmese cuisine, the Budijaw is made by deep-frying bottle gourd fingers coated in a spicy batter. The batter gets its lip-smacking flavour from a pungent onion paste and a couple of spice powders too.
This crispy snack is complemented well by a tangy and spicy gar ....
17 Sep 18
Poha Cutlet ( Iron Rich ) by Tarla Dalal
Beaten rice (poha) is made in an iron pounder that contributes for its iron content. No wonder these yummy cutlets are packed with the richness of iron! Addition of lemon juice also helps in absorption of iron.
Matar ki Kachori, Rajasthani Vatana Kachori, Green Peas Kachori by Tarla Dalal
Delicious to the core, that’s what this Matar ki Kachori is! You would never have, really, tasted a kachori with such a flavourful filling.
Crushed green peas are pepped up with a rather snazzy assortment of spices, of which nigella seeds really stands out, with its prominent flavour. You will ....
04 Sep 18
Spicy Rice Samosa by Tarla Dalal
Does rice always have to be in the main course
? No, it is such a versatile ingredient it can be used to make anything from crunchy and savoury starters
to sweet and luscious
22 Aug 18
Crispy Fried Corn by Tarla Dalal
A snack that requires a bit of patience but is so unique and exciting that you will thoroughly enjoy the results of your effort!
Unlike most dishes that make use of boiled or crushed sweet corn, here the kernels are deep-fried till absolutely crisp, and then tossed with flavour-givers like ginge ....
21 Aug 18
Yellow Banana Chips, Banana Wafers, Raw Banana Wafers by Tarla Dalal
Crispy wafers made out of yellow bananas are an all-time favourite all over the country, especially in regions of Kerala and Tamil Nadu where yellow bananas are available all year round. You need to choose hard and raw yellow bananas to make these wafers. Some people like to make it out of bananas t ....
Corn Croquettes by Tarla Dalal
These attractive, golden-coloured Corn Croquettes are perfect to serve at parties as they have a brilliant flavour and texture, and are handily sized too.
You will love the mild sweetness of corn, the succulent softness of cooked rice and the perky flavour of green chillies, which play out won ....
Chana Dal Vada, Crispy Chana Dal Vada by Tarla Dalal
The moment a South Indian buys a cup of tea
, he would also buy a plate of Chana Dal Vada to accompany it! That is how popular this tasty South Indian
Chana Dal Vada is.
And not without reason. With loads ....
13 Aug 18
Chilli Paneer by Tarla Dalal
The traditionally non-vegetarian dish viz. Chilli chicken is modified for vegetarians. This melt in the mouth starter flavoured with all the ethnic chinese flavours is an all time favourite that is really easy to prepare. Serve it as a starter or even as accompaniment for your main meal.
09 Aug 18
Aloo Cheese Croquettes, Potato and Cheese Rolls by Tarla Dalal
A yummy starter, which is sure to raise one’s expectations of the forthcoming meal! Aloo Cheese Croquettes also look very appetising, so nobody is likely to pass up the tray without tasting one. A melt-in-the-mouth covering of mashed potatoes gives way to a succulent, cheesy filling that has the pep ....
06 Nov 17
Methi Makai Dhebra, Tea Time Snack by Tarla Dalal
Dhebra is an Indian
bread, popular in Gujarati
cuisine. It is made of bajra flour, alone or together with other flours, and is often perked up with different ingredients like spices and herbs.
Here is an appetizing Methi Ma ....
24 Jul 18
Cheese Poppers by Tarla Dalal
A melt-in-your-mouth treat, which does not melt from your memory forever! These exciting Cheese Poppers feature herbed cheese slice rolls that are batter-fried to perfection.
It is amazing how a small sprinkling of mixed herbs with chilli flakes can transform plain cheese slices into a flavourfu ....
03 Sep 18
Crunchy Paneer Rolls by Tarla Dalal
Yummy inside and yummy outside, this dish is tasty through and through! The Crunchy Paneer Rolls are made with the right mix of paneer and potatoes flavoured with spice powders and pastes, and deep-fried with a batter coating. An innovative idea that adds to the crunchiness of this snack is to roll ....
03 Sep 18
Moong Dal Kachori by Tarla Dalal
A perfect kachori is one that is puffed up and flaky outside but hollow inside as the filling sticks to the crust. Here is how to make such an ideal kachori, right in your own kitchen. With a flavourful moong dal mixture as filling, this kachori is deep-fried patiently on a slow flame to achieve tha ....
Yellow Moong and Urad Dal Pakoda by Tarla Dalal
These unique pakodas have a very different mouth-feel and a perfect flavour! They are not crisp like the conventional pakodas but interestingly soft.
A combination of spices, ginger and green chillies is worked into the batter to give the Yellow Moong and Urad Dal Pakodas an appetizing flavour. ....
01 Sep 18
Farsi Puri by Tarla Dalal
For Gujaratis, Diwali is incomplete without Farsi Puri. This deep-fried dry snack has evergreen fanfare, and you will understand why if you just try it once. It is made with common ingredients and is easy to make, but it has a melt-in-the-mouth texture because of the addition of semolina and ghee to ....
27 Jun 18
Spring Rolls, Chinese Veg Spring Roll Recipe by Tarla Dalal
The Spring Roll is a Chinese
dish that has become so popular that it is now available in bakeries, roadside eateries and posh restaurants too! In fact, frozen Spring Rolls are also readily available in most supermarkets.
However, nothing can beat the impact ....
10 Jul 18
Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Most South Indians consider breakfast incomplete without Medu Vada. Whether they have idli, dosa, pongal or upma, they like to add a crispy, tasty and protein-rich urad dal vada to the platter. In fact, when you have breakfast in a South Indian restaurant, even in the remote villages, you will be fa ....
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