Friday, March 30, 2012

Potato Peel Pakoras!

Potato Peels-2cups
Poppy seeds-3tsp
Corn flour-1tbsp
Besan/Gram flour-1/2cup
Red chilly powder-2tsp
Kalonji/onion seeds-1tsp
Salt to taste


  • Remove the thick peels from potatoes.Cut these into long strips.Wash well,sprinkle salt and red chilli powder and keep aside.
  • Mix cornflour,besan,poppy seeds,kalonji and  a few table spoon of water to make a thick paste.
  • Add the potato peels and mix well.
  • Heat the oil and fry the potato peels till they become crispy and golder brown.
  • Serve hot with ketchup and a hot cup of tea in the evening.

kOnkani style crispy fried baby sardines

Sardines are always welcome.Whenever i go to buy fish i make sure to buy at least 1/2 kg.It is highly nutritious and very healthy compared to other fish.As it has a very good source of Omega- 3 fats and they are packed with vitamin D.
                            Baby sardines / saan pedvo in konkani /tharu butai in tulu is very tasty in any forms whether its canned or fried or curried the taste is awesome.Today i am going to  tell how to prepare this  tasty and crispy fried sardines in konkani style.We konkanies do not use many types of masala all we use is chilly paste and some asafoetida which makes this dish very tasty.

Baby sardines:-1/2kg
Red chilly paste-2tsp
Salt to taste
Rice flour-2tbsp
Oil for deep frying 

Method:- Clean and scale the fish and apply chilly powder,asafoetida and salt.Mix it well and then add rice flour and maida and roll it again and deep fry till crisp. 

Serve hot with lemon wedges.