Chicken Pakora or pakoda is an often-requested snack or appetizer at our home. Bite-sized flavorful fried chicken – pakoras have a crispy thin outer coating with a perfectly cooked juicy chicken tucked inside.
Samsas are a popular snack all over Central Asia. These come in many shapes and sizes. These triangular Uzbek Samsas are filed with a mix of lamb and onions and encased in a flaky pastry crust and baked. There is only one word to describe it – delicious !
This Mediterranean Olive Loaf is a rustic free form loaf dotted with olives. A few simple but high quality ingredients are all you need here. The olives are the star and add an extra depth of flavor to this bread. It is prefect to much on as is or as a side for soups and salads.
This is one of the easiest salads to make. Fresh tomatoes and basil add the visual appeal while a simple vinaigrette makes the flavors memorable. Simple, easy to make and bursting wit garden freshness ..
Fresh carrots are sweet and tastes delicious when roasted. The beautiful bunch of multicolored carrots are roasted in a hot oven and tossed with garlic and parsley oil. This is a wonderful appetizer or side dish that takes very little time to make.
The classic deviled eggs are an easy appetizer to make. Here is a spiced up version that is hot, tangy with a bit of sweet undertones. There are so many ways of flavoring deviled eggs that I guarantee you that you will never get tired of it.
The traditional Hummus is a healthy spread made with chickpeas and a dash of spices. It is healthy and satisfying and a perfect snack dip to reach for. Not only is it easy to make but tastes much better as when made fresh !
Steaming hot momos fresh out of the steamer are a treat on cold foggy days. A small pouch of steaming hot meat or vegetable with a dash of
Roasted Whole Cauliflower is an easy dish to make . It is flavorful and is a treat to the eyes. The cauliflower is flavored with tandoori inspired spices and the cilantro chutney adds fresh flavors.
Bite sized pieces of chicken coated with a creamy mix of spices and finished with curry leaves. This is an easy and delicious appetizer to make and share with friends and family. On second thoughts – sharing is definitely overrated !
Hard boiled eggs with a spicy mix of onions encased in a pastry shell or what we called egg puffs is a favorite tea time snack. These are not just tea time snack, pack a couple in the lunch box along with some fruit and it turns into a hearty lunch . This is easy to prepare , especially when you have pre-made puff pastry sheets.
If you love seafood, these Tuna Cutlets are just ones to try! The best part is that these can be made with canned Tuna , and has
Here is an elegant appetizer using puff pastry sheets. Bite sized pieces of chicken cooked with curry spices,wrapped and baked in puff pastry sheets. A sprinkling of black sesame seeds or nigella seed add to its appeal.
Tandoori chicken is tender and juicy with a hint of smoky flavors. The same flavors can be achieved at home without a tandoor or synthetic colors
and flavorings. High heat cooking in the key – so be ready to crank up the oven or grill as high as it goes before you cook 🙂 .
Rich , fun and ready to share – if there is party bread , this is it . Hard to believe that it is