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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 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 Save Print Crispy Fried Tuna Balls...

Crispy Kale fritters or pakoras, perfect as an evening snack with a cup of cardamom tea… Kale has been one of my staple greens, I add them to my salads, curries, smoothies, couscous, Kerala style thoran or kale stir fry with grated coconut, scrambled eggs etc etc…The other day, I made fritters or pakoras out of kale and I loved how crispy and crunchy...

Arikadukka or Fried Rice Dough stuffed mussels, a Malabar speciality snack… Yes, I am a huge fan of Malabar dishes and I am glad to have tasted some of the dishes cooked by my mom and my aunts while growing up. I have to tell you that all the dishes I have tried tasted so good that I would crave for those quite often. I have already shared the recipes for...

Coconut crepes stuffed with chicken and fried, crispy and delicious snack… When my hubby requested for samosa, I treated him with this fried chicken coconut crepes. I have posted the recipes for making most of the snacks that’s made by my mom, grandmom and my family favorite snacks. So now, I have to come up with something different to share it over...

Chicken pieces marinated in an aromatic and flavorful marinade and fried to perfection…Totally my way! If people in N.America go crazy for chicken wings, hard core non-vegetarians in Kerala go crazy for chicken fry. And, I proudly belong to the chicken fry fanatic group. May be I can become the captain of that group. I can resist a lot of food but chicken...

Shredded carrots combined with spices and gram flour, made into fritters or vada, a perfect evening snack… One of the popular evening snacks in South India is Onion vada or fritters. Onion vada with a cup of cardamom tea can turn your evenings into a beautiful one. If it’s a rainy day, then the beauty is beyond words. In my place, Spring is still in slumber...

Chinese green onion or scallion pancakes, crispy and delicious… Who wants to try Chinese pancakes??? I have to tell you that these are absolutely delicious, it’s crispy and the green onions impart a nice aroma and flavor to these pancakes. Well, these are totally different from the American pancakes, but are quite similar to South Indian parotta. However,...

Murukku is a South Indian crunchy snack, by adding beetroot puree it got colorful and tasted great… Diwali is around the corner and my FB news feed has been bombarded with pictures of Diwali snacks posted by my fellow food bloggers, celebrity Indian chefs and other food enthusiasts. I love all kinds of Indian sweets and snacks, especially burfis, pedas and...

Delicious chicken 65, spicy and deep fried chicken appetizer…. I am still not sure how this dish got the name chicken 65, what does 65 represent? There are several interesting stories about the name; some say the marinade was made with 65 ingredients, others say it has 65 chili peppers and yet others say it was first introduced in 1965. I am pretty sure about...