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PAKORA                   (serves 4)


warzywa takie jak kalafior, cebula, swieze liscie szczawiu, chili,


 6 lyzki gram maki

½  lyzeczka soli

½ lyzeczki chili proszek

1 lyzeczka proszku do pieczenia

½ lyzeczki kumin

1¼ szklanki wody

olej do smazenia

2-3 lyzki pietruszki (drobno posiekanej)


  • Przejsiej make przez sitko do duzej miski. Dodaj sol, chili proszek, proszek do pieczenia, kumin. Wszystko dobrze wymieszaj.

  • Dodaj wode, wymieszaj az powstanie bardzo gladka masa.

  • Dodaj pietruszke, wymieszaj.

  • Dodaj wybrane warzywa to masy.

  • Podgrzej olej do 180 -190 stopni, (okruszek chleba powinien sie zarumienic w 30 sekund).

  • Za pomoca widelca wyjmij warzywa z mikstury i wrzuc na goracy olej.

  • Za pomca specjalnej lyzki obracaj warzywa, tak dlugo az warzywa zarumienia sie na zloto-brazowy kolor.

  • Nastepnie wyjmij warzywa i umiesc na papierze aby pozbyc sie nadmiaru oleju.

  • Uluz pakory na duzym talerzu i posyp pietruszka.

  • Podawaj natychniast.




(serves 4)



1 chopped onion

1 chopped potato

½ cup chopped cauliflower

1 cup chick pea flour/gram flour

1 tsp finely chopped ginger

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp oregano dry/ajwain

½ tsp baking powder

salt to taste

½ cup water

oil for deep frying


2 cups yogurt

¼ cup chick pea/gram flour

½ tsp chili powder

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp fenugreek seeds

1 tsp turmeric

salt to taste




  • Sift the flour into a large bowl. Add the salt, chili powder, baking powder, cumin, ajwain and blend together well.

  • Pour in the water and beat well to form a smooth batter.

  • Add the prepared vegetable to the mixture, then remove with the tip of a sharp knife or a fork, carefully shaking of any excess batter.

  • Heat the oil in a large pan to 350-375F/180-190C, or until a cube of bread browns in 30 sec.

  • Using a slotted spoon, lower the battered vegetables into the hot oil, a few at a time and deep-fry, turning once.

  • Remove with the slotted spoon and drain thoroughly on paper towels.

  • Beat yogurt and gram flour thick without any lumps.
  • Heat the oil in pan, add mustard seeds, turmeric, chili powder and 
  • fenugreek seeds. Add yogurt mixture, bring to boil and
  • simmer for about 10 minutes. Keep Stirring to prevent lumps.
  • Add pakoras and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with rice.


(serves 4)


1 lb boneless small pieces of chicken

For marinating:

1 onion finely chopped

3 green chilies

2 tsp ginger paste

2 tsp finely chopped garlic

2 tbsp lemon juice

salt to taste


Pie dough

1½ cup flour

½  tsp salt

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp cumin powder

¼ turmeric powder

water as required


vegetable oil for deep-frying

2-3 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped for garnishing

slices of lemon




  • Mix together green chilies, ginger paste, garlic, salt and lemon juice.

  • Put the chicken in to the paste. The pieces should be completely covered with the paste. Keep aside for 1h.

  • Heat the oil in a large heavy-bottom pan to  350-375 F/180- 190C, or until a cube of bread browns in 30 sec.

  • Deep fry till golden brown

  • Serve hot with chutneys.


SAMOSAS   (makes 10-12)


Pie dough

1 cup self-rising flour

½ tsp salt

1½ oz/40g butter

4 tbsp water


3 potatoes

½ cup green peas (optional)

1 tsp finely chopped fresh gingerroot

1 tsp crushed fresh garlic

½ tsp white cumin seeds

½ tsp mixed onion and mustard seeds

1 tsp salt

2 dried red chilies (optional)

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 small fresh green chilies, finely chopped (optional)

vegetable oil for deep-frying

lemon wedges, to serve






  • Sift the flour and salt into large bowl. Add the butter and rub it into the flour until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.

  • Pour in the water and mix with a fork to form a dough. Pat the dough into a ball and knead for 5 min or until smooth. Add a little flour if the dough is sticky. Cover and let stand for 1 h.

  • Meanwhile, cook the potatoes (20-25 min) and separately peas (5-10 min) in lightly salted water.

  • Drain and gently mash the potatoes, then add the ginger, garlic, white cumin seeds, onion and mustard seeds, salt, crushed red chilies, green chilies, green peas, lemon juice and stir well to mix.

  • Break small balls of the dough and roll each out very thinly to form a circle. Cut in half, dampen the edges and form into cones.

  • Fill the cones with a little of the filling, dampen the open edges and pinch together to seal. Set aside.

  • Fill a deep-fat fryer or large, heavy-bottom pan one-third full with vegetable oil and heat to 350-375 F/180-190 C.

  • Carefully lower the samosas into the hot oil, in batches, and deep-fry for 2-3 min, or until golden brown.

  • Remove with a slotted spoon and drain thoroughly on paper towel.  Serve hot or cold with lemon wedges.


PAPRI CHAAT    (serves 4)


½ cup wheat flour
2 cups white flour
½ tsp ajwain seeds
½ tsp cumin

2 tbsp oil

oil to deep fry

salt to taste


1 cup chickpeas

1 potato boiled and peeled

1 tomato

½  onion

2 tbsp sliced paneer (optional)
1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tbsp chaat masala (optional)

2 tbsp yogurt

red chili powder, salt, pepper to taste

2 tbsp coriander chutney

2 tbsp tamarind chutney

coriander leaves to garnish





  • Sift flour, ajwain, salt in a bowl.

  • Add 2 tbsp of oil. Using both hands, rub the fat into the flour until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs. Add a little water at a time and bind the flour into a soft, pliable dough. Knead it really well for about 5-7 minutes. Cover with a damp cloth and leave to rest for 15 minutes.

  • Divide the dough into two equal halves. Roll each half into large thin rounds. Prick all over with fork. Cut out 2 inch rounds from it with a round cookie cutter.

  • Heat oil in deep frying pan and fry a few at a time over medium heat to a crisp golden color.

  • Place ready papris on the serving plate.

  • Mix chopped potato, tomato, onion, chickpeas and paneer (optional).

  • Add the spices: cumin seeds, chaat masala and salt and paper to the taste. Place the mix on top of the papris.

  • Top with yogurt and chutneys and garnish with fresh coriander leaves. 


BATATA VADA    (serves 4)


1 lb potatoes

3 onions chopped finely

2 cups bengal gram flour (besan)

4 green chilies

2 tsp ginger paste

3 tsp garlic paste

2 curry leaves

2 tbsp grated coconut

3 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
½ tsp cumin

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp mustard seeds

½ tsp red chili powder

½ tsp turmeric powder

a pinch baking soda
oil to deep fry

salt to taste




  • Cook the potatoes till soft. Peel and mash. Set aside.

  • Mix together the potato, onions, ginger and garlic paste and add chilies, chili powder, cumin, coriander leaves, lemon juice, salt to taste.

  • Heat a little oil and add the mustard seeds and
    curry leaves. When the mustard seeds crackle, remove from heat and add to the potato mixture.

  • Mix well.

  • Make a smooth batter with the bengal gram flour, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, red chili powder and a pinch of salt and baking soda.

  • Add a teaspoon of oil when making the batter. Let the batter remain thick.

  • Divide the potato mixture into equal sized portions, the size of a lemon.

  • Dip each ball in the batter and deep fry till golden brown in color.

  • Serve hot with chutney/ketchup.


This spicy mix goes well with both fish and vegetable curries.


SHRIMP SAMBAL (serves 4)


9 oz/250 g cooked, shelled shrimp

3 hard -cooked eggs, chopped (leave slice for decorations)

1 small onion finely chopped

1¼ /3 cm fresh gingerroot finely chopped.

 ¼ - ½ tsp chili powder

4 tbsp canned coconut milk

salt to taste

½ tsp cumin powder

cilantro, lemon wedges (to garnish)




  • Place tjhe shrimp, eggs, onion, chili powder, half of cumin powder and coconut milk in a large bowl and mix well. Season with salt to taste

  • Put in to serving bowls and sprinkle with cumin.

  • Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

  • Serve garnished with slice of egg, lemon wedges, and cilantro.




4 cups puffed rice

2 cups sev

1 chopped onion

2 chopped tomato

½ cup raw mango (optional)

1 tsp turmeric

1 medium sized boiled potato

salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsp coriander chutney

2 tbsp tamarind chutney



  • Mix all ingredients and serve in individual plates immediately.


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