Sunday, August 28, 2016

Popcorn with an Indian Twist ~ Spicy Curry Popcorn

Ingredients:
Popcorn, popped
Curry Powder - 1 tablespoon
Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp or to taste
Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Lime Juice - 1 tbs or more/less to  taste
Amchoor (Dry Mango) Powder - 1/4 tsp  (Optional) Don't use Lime Juice if using
Salt - to taste
Directions:
  1. Pop popcorn according to manufacturer's instructions. Mix all of the dry ingredients with the popcorn. Then add the lime juice and combine well with the popcorn. 
  2. Enjoy. 



                       

Friday, August 5, 2016

Puishak Bora ~ Bengali Spinach Fritters

Ingredients:
- 2 tbs rice flour
- 2 tbs besan
- 1 tbs madia/all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp Nigella seeds
-1/4 tsp tumeric powder
- Salt, to taste
- Ginger paste - 1/2 tsp
- Pinch of sugar, to taste
- Chili powder - 1/2 tsp, or more to taste
- Oil, as needed
- 1 pound fresh, mature spinach (coarsely chopped)
- Water, as needed
Directions:
  1. In a large bowl, stir all of the ingredients expect the oil and spinach well. Add the spinach to the mixture and fold in the spinach. 
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan or enough to have a depth 1/8 of an inch. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of the spinach batter into the pan. Spread the spinach batter slightly with the back of the spoon. Fry the fritters until crisp and browned, about 2-3 minutes on each side. Drain the fritters and serve hot with rice. Enjoy.