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Beef stuffed Poori- ground beef cooked in the Instant Pot and stuffed in wheat dough and fried till golden. I used ground beef, cooked along with mixed veggies and added some spices, cooked for 15 minutes at high pressure in IP and then cooked in saute mode till all the water has evaporated. If you don’t have IP, you can cook ground beef in a pressure cooker...

Potstickers with chicken filling, wrappers made from scratch… If you are looking for a non-fried appetizer this is a good one to make. You can either make the wrapper from scratch or use store bought wrappers. I would say making wrappers from scratch is not that hard, just follow the recipe and you will make some good tasting wrappers. Any kinds of filling...

Crispy fritters with cauliflower… Turn cauliflower into fritters, makes a perfect appetizer or an evening snack. An easy recipe and is gluten free. Cooking Video: Cauliflower Fritters   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 35 mins   Author: Thasneen Recipe type: Appetiser Ingredients Cauliflower florets-...

Crispiest Calamari rings… One of my favorite appetizers is Fried Calamari. If I find this on the menu when I dine out, I mostly go with this. Not all restaurants serve crispy calamari though. Sometimes it doesn’t turn that crispy, it’s just fried and that really disappoint me. I’d been trying to fry crispy calamari for a while now. Finally,...

Crispy and crunchy noodles pakora or fritters… Turn noodles into a delicious appetizer or evening snack. While browsing for fancy noodle recipes, I stumbled upon the recipes for making noodles pakora. I’m quite impressed by this idea and this was exactly the kind of recipe I was searching for. I used cooked chow mein noodles, you could use any kind of...

Leftover turkey got a fancy makeover: stuffed the crepes with turkey and fried… After Thanksgiving, we obviously serve turkey for the next few days. I’ve been having turkey for the last 3 days and my Man has started to frown. I had some more leftover turkey that I wanted to serve for tonight’s dinner. I had to turn that into something fancy and...

Boneless chicken marinated in a flavorful and aromatic marinade and is pan fried…deliciousness overloaded and very healthy… I did facetime with my sister and niece in the afternoon and she told me that she had made green chicken for lunch. Perfect timing, as I was quite confused about what to make for my lunch. I didn’t think twice, went ahead and...

Pan fried vegetable cutlets dipped in tomato-spinach gravy, couldn’t get any better… If you feel vegetarian food is boring, you are definitely missing out on some of the cool ways to make vegetarian food fancy and delicious. Honestly, my Man does think vegetarian food is boring. On the other hand, I love veggie food especially vegetarian Kerala dishes. The...

Crispy and crunchy fried tuna balls, perfect appetizer… This is an easy to make appetizer with tuna. Canned tuna is combined with onion, potatoes and seasonings, made into balls and first dipped in corn starch mix and then coated with bread crumbs and fried till golden and crispy. Absolutely delicious. Cooking Video Crispy Fried Tuna Balls   Save...

Onion Samosa, a popular street snack in Hyderabad… These are also called Irani samosas as they are sold in Irani cafes and tea shops. Onion samosas are also sold at most college and hospital canteens in Kerala. I’ve had these from my college canteen, tasted so crispy and the onion filling was delicious that I ended up having many in one sitting. These...