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Curry Puff / Tea-time Snack

Curry Puff / Tea-time Snack

Curry Puff is a deep-fried tea-time snack, which is available in all the nook and corner of the streets of Malaysia. Curry Puff being my favorite when I was in Malaysia, most of the time it would be my tea-time snack. Curry Puff is a deep-fried puff, where the stuffing is prepared by using potato. In Curry Puff, the outer coating is made of All-purpose flour (maida), kneaded with water, salt and little oil. Stuffing adds more taste to the Curry Puff, it resembles the taste of potato masala but more spiciness and little more flavored with curry powder.

Curry Puff / Tea-Time Snack

Curry Puff / Tea-Time Snack

Coming to Deep Fried snack, most of us avoid it, due to the cholesterol content and the risk of heart diseases, but recently I came across Emami Healthy and Tasty which has wide range of oil. Among their varieties I got to try Emami Tasty and Healthy – Refined Rice Bran oil and Kachi Ghani Mustard Oil

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Preparation of Curry Puff:

I have prepared this Curry Puff with Emami Healthy and Tasty Refined Rice Bran Oil – it helps in lowering the bad cholesterol, reduces the risk of heart diseases, moreover it is rich in Vitamin A, D and E and due to its high smoking point, it can be used in any type of cooking.

Taking it to Fiesta Friday #204 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Let me share the recipe of Curry Puff, give a try and share your feedback…

Ingredients:

  • Maida / All- Purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Boiled Potato – 2 nos (medium sized)
  • Onions – ½ no (medium size)
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Curry Masala / Curry Powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – 1 ½ tsp
  • Emami Healthy and Tasty Refined Rice Bran Oil – 1 ½ cups

Making of Curry Puff:

 

Preparation:

  • Take maida, ¾ tsp of salt, mix it well, pour water little by little and knead it to a dough, add a tsp of oil, continue kneading it and cover it with a wet cloth, let it rest until the stuffing is done.
  • Heat a tsp of Emami Healthy and Tasty Refined Rice Bran oil, add the onions, turmeric powder, mashed potatoes and cook for a min.
  • Add in the chilli powder, curry masala, coriander leaves, salt and cook until the raw smell of the masala goes off.
  • Remove it from fire, wait until it reaches room temperature.
  • Divide the dough into small pieces, flatten it, take the Curry Puff mould, place the flatten dough over the mould.
  • Put a tbsp of potato masala, to the dough, fold the mould, remove the leftover dough.
  • Gently remove the Stuffed Curry Puff from the mould.
  • Meanwhile heat a cup of Emami Healthy and Tasty Refined Rice Bran oil, gently slide in the stuffed puff, cook on both sides in medium flame.
  • Cook until it turns golden brown, strain the oil, and remove it from fire.

Serve hot with Tomato sauce.

 

Nei Kadalai recipe / Roasted Channa Dal / How to make nei kadalai

Nei Kadalai recipe / Roasted Channa Dal / How to make nei kadalai

Nei Kadalai is a crunchy and spicy snack popular among south Indians, this can be prepared in bulks and stored in an air-tight container once it reaches room temperature. It stays fresh for a week time. Not only as a snack, this goes out well with a cup of coffee or tea and also a perfect side dish for curd rice and lemon rice.

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Nei Kadalai / How to make Nei kadalai / Roasted Channa dal – Indian snack

Nei Kadalai is prepared by soaking split chick pea or kadalai paruppu in water for few hrs, later deep fried in oil and mixed with spice powders. You can adjust the level of spice powder as per your taste. Let me share the recipe…

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Ingredients:

  • Split Chick peas / Kadala Paruppu / Channa dal – 1 cup
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Oil – 2 cups (for deep frying)

Making of Nei Kadalai recipe –

Preparation:

  • Soak channa dal / kadala paruppu / split chick pea in a bowl of water, for almost 6 hrs.
  • Drain the water completely, pat it well with a cloth, spread it over a cloth and let it dry for 30 mins.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add in a spoonful of channa dal / kadala paruppu to it, fry them until the turn golden brown or ooze sound goes off.
  • Drain the oil and remove it from fire. Let it rest for 5 mins.
  • Meanwhile deep fry the curry leaves in the oil, drain the oil, remove it from fire.
  • Add it to the roasted channa dal, wait until it reaches room temperature (else if the masala powders are added, it would become soggy)
  • Sprinkle chilli powder, turmeric powder, asafetida, salt and Mix it well, only when it reaches room temperature.
  • Store it in an air-tight container, it stays fresh for a week.

Note: Fry the soaked channa dal, once when the whole water is drained, else it would splatter when it’s getting fried in oil. Cook in medium flame, otherwise it would get burnt easily.

Chicken 65 / Chicken 65 with Homemade Masala

Chicken 65 / Chicken 65 with Homemade Masala

Chicken 65 being one of the most common food among Indians, that can be prepared in minutes but only the masala matters here. Chicken 65 is can be consumed any time may be as a starter, side dish or a tea time snack. Also, chicken 65 goes out well with variety rice, meals may be a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian and also with parotta salna for dinner, I to have this combo which is deadly – Parotta, Salna and Chicken 65 served with thinly sliced onions.

Usually most of use store bought masalas, which has food color and preservative, this resulted me in preparing the masala at homemade with one more benefit as it has no ginger-garlic, you can also flavor them with vegetables or paneer.

I have already shared Chicken 65 Masala recipe, which has no ginger-garlic, no added color and no preservative. Hence this masala can be used in times of vrat to fry vegetables like plantain, gobi as gobi 65, paneer as paneer 65.

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Chicken 65 / Chicken 65 with Homemade masala / How to make chicken 65 at home

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If you prefer you could add food color and ginger-garlic paste and marinate the ingredient before you deep fry them. Let me share the Chicken 65 recipe…

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Chicken 65 / Chicken 65 with Homemade masala / How to make chicken 65 at home

Ingredients:

  • Chicken – ½ kg
  • Homemade Chicken 65 Masala – 3 ½ tbsp
  • Curd / Yogurt – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Lemon juice – 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 4 sprigs
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Making of Chicken 65 using Home-made masala –

Preparation:

  • Clean and roughly the chop the chicken to medium pieces.
  • Separate the curry leaves from the sprig.
  • Transfer the chicken to a large bowl, add the home-made chicken 65 masala, curry leaves, curd / yogurt, gin-garlic paste, lemon juice and required amount of salt.
  • Mix well using your hands, so that the masala blends well with the chicken.
  • Let it marinate for an hour.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, gently drop in the chicken pieces and fry them on both sides.
  • Once the chicken is fried, drain the oil and remove the chicken pieces to a plate.
  • Serve hot with thinly sliced onions and lemon wedges.

Note: Make sure that the oil should be medium hot, so that the chicken remains juicy even after it’s fried. Once the oil is hot, chicken would be burnt and won’t be cooked inside. Adjust the level salt, as the masala itself has salt in it.