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Fish Pakora (Recipe 1)

Fish Pakora is another wonderful recipe of Pakistan which is popular in home cooking during the Month of Ramadan. This pakora is not available on streets and stalls, people make them at home or some posh restaurants have them on their menu card. If you want to enjoy the best taste of Fish pakora, make it at home with fresh fish and fresh herbs and spices and I am sure you are going to love this recipe …..

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Ingredients:

  • ½ kg fish (Diced)(Rohu/snapper/hoki/sole)
  • 1 ½ cup besan (gram flour)
  • 2 tbspns lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tspn red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn cracked black pepper
  •  1 tbspns chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tbspns chopped coriander
  • 1 green chilli chopped
  • 1 tspn cracked dry coriander
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Some water for smooth batter ( ½ to ¾ cup)

Procedure:

-In a mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients (besan and baking powder) and spices and mix well.

-Gradually add water and make a smooth, lump free batter. Now the consistency of the batter should not be runny like water or thick like dough. Make it in between, something which is easy to handle.

-Now stir in chopped herbs and chilllies.

-Add fish chunks in this mixture and keep aside for 20 minutes.

-Heat oil to 190 degrees Celsius and put each chunk separately in hot oil for frying. Make sure your fish chunks do not overlap each other.

-When they look brown and cooked take them out on an absorbent paper and serve hot with tartar sauce and lemon wedges.

Chicken Pakora

Chicken pakora is my mum’s delicacy, she is a wonderful cook and this is a wonderful recipe invented by her for the Month of Ramadan. In our family, all women have some specialties for Ramadan, like my Aunt makes the best Vegetable Pakoras, My grandma makes the best Fruit chaat, I am best at everything and my mum is Chicken pakora guru……. so here is one of the delicacies of my family…… its easy and quick and you can impress your friends and family in just 45 minutes with this wonderful and new recipe…….. but plzzzz dont tell anyone that I am leaking out my family secrets……… LOL………..enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken breast boiled
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tspn paprika
  • 1 tspn black pepper
  • 2 tbspns corn flour
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions
  • ¼ cup chopped green chilllies
  • Some water to make the batter
  • Oil for deep frying

Procedure:

-Mash the chicken breast with a fork.

-Mix all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and add mashed chicken.

-Now gradually add water to make a lump free normal consistency batter. Add spring onion/scallion and green chilllies.

-Mix well.

-Keep it aside for 20 – 30 minutes.

-You can add grated cottage cheese/ grated ricotta cheese or mushrooms to it if you want to.

-Heat oil to 180 degrees Celsius.

-Add spoon full of batter and fry. Make sure you leave some distance between the pakoras.

-When they are crispy brown, take them out on an absorbent paper and serve hot with cheese sauce or chilli garlic sauce.

Aalu Pakoras

Aalu Pakoras are lovely and one of the Famous street Foods of South Asia, do try them and let me know your remarks …

Ingredients:

  • 2 potatoes sliced thinly
  • 2 cups gram Flour
  • ¾ cup water
  • Some salt
  • Some red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn turmeric powder
  • 1 tbspn cracked dry coriander
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 2 green chillies sliced
  • Oil For Frying

Procedure:

-Combine all the ingredients except oil in a bowl and make Fine mixture.

-Keep aside For 20 – 30 minutes and heat oil.

-Take 1 tbspn of this mixture and deep Fry

-Take out on an absorbent paper and serve immediately.

Outcome:

Tasty aalu pakore are ready to be served.

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Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-Avoid lumps and do not make thin mixture.

-Adjust salt and pepper according to your will.

Servings:

This will serve 3 -4 persons easily.

Aalu* Bengan* Ke Pakore (Potato Eggplant Fritters)

Aalu Bengan ke Pakore is a South Asian vegetarian appetizer, do try this and let me know your remarks …

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of gram Flour
  • ¾ cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbspn red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn turmeric powder
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 potato sliced
  • ½ egg plant sliced
  • 1 – 2 green chillies sliced
  • Oil For Frying
  • ½ tspn cracked dry coriander
  • ½ onion sliced

Procedure:

-Mix all the ingredients given except oil and mix well.

-Keep aside For 20 – 30 minutes.

-Heat oil. Now take a tbspn of this mixture and Fry, try to use your hands to make Pakoras.

-Take out on an absorbent paper and serve hot.

Outcome:

Tasty potato eggplant Pakoras are ready to be served.

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Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-Do not make very thin mixture.

-Avoid lumps.

-Slice potatoes and eggplant into thin slice.

Serving:

This will serve 4 persons easily.

Seasonal Fruit Chaat

This chaat is made up of seasonal Fruits, you can add any other Fruit that is on Season …

Ingredients:

  • 2 apples
  • 2 bananas
  • 4 strawberries
  • 1 mandarin (Orange)(squeezed)
  • 1 tspn chaat masala
  • ½ pineapple sliced
  • 125 ml. canned chickpeas or ½ cup boiled chickpeas
  • 4 dates sliced

Procedure:

-Slice all the Fruits nicely and combine them in a deep mixing bowl.

-In a separate bowl mix 1 tspn of chaat masala with mandarin juice.

-Introduce this mixture to the Fruit Bowl and mix well.

-Keep aside For 20 minutes and serve.

Outcome:

Tasty Fruit chaat is ready to be served.

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Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-You can use any other Fruits which are easily available in markets.

Servings:

This will serve 4 persons easily.

*refer to glossary.

Keema Kachori

Keema Kachori is one of the Favourite street Food or Finger Food in South Asian countries. These Kachoris basically Full Fill the needs of non – vegetarian people and For Vegetarians, same pastry is stuffed with potato mixture or any daal. Do try this and enjoy …

Ingredients:

FOR FILLING

FOR DOUGH

Procedure:

-Click on “Roasted Mincemeat (For Filling) to grab its recipe and on “Kachori Dough” to Fetch its.

-Make a small ball out of this dough,

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Ayesha's Kitchen

Flat its edges with your Fingers and then Flat it with the rolling pin like this, and

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Ayesha's Kitchen

 

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Ayesha's Kitchen

place some mincemeat mixture on it, like this,

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Ayesha's Kitchen

Lift its sides up and seal them together, like this,

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-Seal all of its ends, 

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Ayesha's Kitchen

-Now take off the access dough, Like this,
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Ayesha's Kitchen

 

-Shape it a little.
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Ayesha's Kitchen

-Your Kachor is ready to Fry.
-Do the same with others.
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Ayesha's Kitchen

-Heat oil and deep Fry them.

Outcome:

Serve hot on an absorbent paper with any chutney or sauce of your choice.

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Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-Apply some water to you hands while shaping it.

Servings:

This will serve 6 – 8 persons easily.