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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

SPINACH PAKODA / PALAK PAKODA / KEERAI PAKODA - Easy Video Recipe

keerai pakoda
Spinach Pakoda

Today's recipe is a simple and delicious tea time snack that can be prepared in no time. This starter recipe is made with spinach leaves & tastes heavenly delicious that no one would guess there is greens in it. It is one of the very popular & hot favorite starter recipe of South India. Lets see how to make this crispy snack with this easy video recipe.

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Ingredients

  • Spinach chopped - 1 cup
  • Besan flour - 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly pwd - 1 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 1 & 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Ajwain - 1/4 tsp
  • Baking soda - a pinch
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
  • Sliced green chilly - 1 or 2
  • Crushed garlic - 3 to 4
  • Broken cashewnuts - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • OIl to deep fry
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Wash and chop spinach to fine pieces.
  2. Add spinach to mixing bowl.
  3. Add besan flour, rice flour, turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, coriander pwd, cumin pwd, garam masala pwd, ajwain, baking soda, salt and chopped coriander leaves.
  4. Add sliced green chilly, crushed garlic, broken cashewnuts, ghee and mix well.
  5. Sprinkle water little by little and knead to thick dough.
  6. cover and allow the dough to rest for 10 mins.
  7. Heat oil in frypan.
  8. Add the spinach dough in hot oil in batches.
  9. Take care not to overcrown the oil.
  10. Deep fry in medium flame.
  11. Once the pakoda turns golden and crispy, drain in kitchen tissue.
  12. Crispy delicious spinach pakoda is ready.
  13. It makes an excellent tea time snack.
keerai pakoda


Monday, January 02, 2017

CHILLI CHICKEN / RESTAURANT STYLE - EASY VIDEO RECIPE

spicy chilli chicken
Spicy Chilli Chicken

Here comes the easy video recipe to make restaurant style spicy and delicious chilli chicken. It is one of the very popular chicken dish in India & a favorite dish of all non-vegetarian lovers. It makes a lipsmacking combo with chinese fried rice, noodles, plain rice or with roti dishes. The chilli chicken is full of tempting flavors and makes a great dish for weekend. You can prepare it as starter or as gravy version. Try this tasty chicken chilli today & enjoy.

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Ingredients

To marinate

  • Boneless chicken - 400 g
  • Egg - 1
  • Red chilly pwd - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Corn flour - 2 tbsp
  • Salt as needed

To make gravy

  • Onion cubed - 1 cup
  • Sliced green chilly - 2 to 3
  • Grated garlic - 1 tsp
  • Grated ginger - 1 tsp
  • Sliced capsicum (green, red & yellow) - 1/2 cup 
  • Chopped spring onions - 1/4 cup
  • Vinegar or fresh lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
  • Soy sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Tomato ketchup - 2 tbsp
  • Pepper pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Corn flour - 2 tbsp
  • Fresh corinader leaves
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Clean and wash boneless chicken.
  2. Drain water completely.
  3. Add beaten egg, salt, red chilly pwd, oil and corn flour.
  4. Mix well with chicken.
  5. Allow to marinate for 2 hours.
  6. Slice all veggies and set ready.
  7. Heat oil in frypan.
  8. Drop the marinated chicken in hot oil.
  9. Deep fry until the chicken is crisp and golden.
  10. Drain in kitchen tissue and set aside.
  11. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in frypan.
  12. Add grated garlic and ginger.
  13. Toss for a minute.
  14. Add sliced green chilly.
  15. Add cubed onions and toss till light brown in high flame.
  16. Add cubed capsicum and fry.
  17. Add soya sauce, tomato ketchup and vinegar.
  18. Mix the contents well.
  19. Add sugar, pepper pwd, red chilly pwd and little salt. (take care the soy sauce has salt in it)
  20. Mix corn flour in 1/2 cup of water and make it to thick paste.
  21. Pour the corn flour paste to the gravy and cook in high flame.
  22. Add 1/2 cup of water and adjust the gravy to desired consistency. (for chilly chicken gravy version)
  23. Add crispy fried chicken to the gravy and toss in high flame for a minute.
  24. Turn off flame.
  25. Garnish with chopped coriander and spring onions.
  26. Restaurant style spicy chilli chicken is ready to relish.
  27. Enjoy hot with fried rice, noodles, biryani or roti dishes.
spicy chilli chicken


Saturday, December 31, 2016

Top 12 Most Popular Recipes of 2016 From Tasty Appetite

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Top 12 Most Popular Recipes: 

Hello Friends, Firstly...We wish a very Happy New Year 2017 to all our friends well in advance. A special thank you to the readers who stood by us and supported this year. It was a year of ups & downs with several unforgettable memories.
At the mid of this year, we started posting great time saving video recipes that are quick to cook with easy cooking tips & instructions. We are glad with the overwhelming response and YouTube views started growing in thousands attracting media attention.
We would like to welcome you to enjoy our short, mouth watering video recipes in social media
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Here are the best of the best recipes from 2016 that make it to the pages of Tasty Appetite that's been raved most by users & been saved to their recipe boxes.
They're shown in descending order, with our most popular recipes. Click the link to view the recipes.

Click the link for recipes:

We wish you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. 


All the best for 2017 and looking forward for your continued support. We will be back next year with more of your favorite delicious & healthy recipes.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

BADAM HALWA / ALMOND HALWA - Easy Video Recipe

Almond Halwa
Badam Halwa

Here goes the quick & sinfully delicious sweet made with almonds. It is an easy dessert that can be prepared at home on any special moments. This rich badam halwa is made with pureed almonds, ghee, sugar, elaichi and milk. The attractive colour, tempting cardamom aroma and creamy delicious texture gives a heavenly taste and simply irresistable. Lets see how to prepare badam halwa with this easy video recipe.

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Ingredients

  • Almonds / Badam - 1 cup
  • Ghee - 1/4 cup
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1 & 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Saffron strands - a few

Method

  1. Soak badam in warm water for 30 minutes.
  2. Peel the skin and keep ready.
  3. Add soaked and peeled badam to blender. 
  4. Grind to coarse mixture.
  5. Add milk and grind to smooth paste.
  6. Soak saffron strands in 2 tbsp of milk.
  7. Heat ghee in non stick frypan.
  8. Add badam paste and 1/2 cup of water.
  9. Mix well and cook in medium flame.
  10. Continue stirring until the mixture thickens.
  11. Now add sugar, cardamom pwd and saffron along with milk.
  12. Mix and cook in medium flame.
  13. Stir continously so that the sugar dissolves and starts thickening.
  14. continue stirring until the halwa starts rolling on the sides of the pan.
  15. Once the halwa reaches the rolling consistency, add remaining ghee and stir.
  16. Turn off flame.
  17. Garnish with chopped almonds and saffron strands.
  18. Rich, creamy, delicious homemade badam halwa is ready.
  19. Enjoy warm or chilled.
Almond Halwa

KUZHI PANIYARAM / CHETTINAD KUZHI PANIYARAM - Easy Video Recipe

chettinad kuzhi paniyaram
Kuzhi Paniyaram 

Here goes the easy recipe to make hot & sweet chettinad style kuzhi paniyaram at home.When your kids are bored of regular idly & dosa for breakfast, this nice, crispy delicious kuzhi paniyaram will come handy and bring a big smile on their face. Also it makes a healthy snack box or light lunch menu. The secret of making perfect paniyaram lies in the preparation of batter and non-stick pan. Try this easy video recipe & enjoy. 😊

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Ingredients

To make batter

  • Raw rice - 1 cup
  • Parboiled rice - 1 cup
  • Urad dal - 1/4 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1 tbsp

To make sweet kuzhi paniyaram

  • Batter - 2 cup
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Jaggery powdered - 1 cup
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Cashew - 7
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt a pinch

To make savory kuzhi paniyaram

  • Batter - 2 cup
  • Onion sliced - 1/2 cup
  • Green chilly - 2
  • Oil / ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Cashew - 5
  • Pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste

Method

To make batter:

  1. Wash and soak raw rice, parboiled rice, urad dal and fenugreek in water overnight or minimum 6 hours.
  2. Drain water, add to blender and grind to smooth batter by adding little water.
  3. Transfer batter to mixing bowl.
  4. Mix well with hands and cover with lid.
  5. Allow the batter to ferment for 6 to 7 hours.
  6. Mix the batter completely and divide into two portions for making hot & sweet versions of Kuzhi paniyaram.

To make sweet kuzhi paniyaram

chettinad kuzhi paniyaram

  1. To one portion of the batter, add powdered jaggery, grated coconut, ghee roasted cashew, cardamom pwd and a pinch of salt (to enhance sweetness)
  2. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Grease the paniyaram mould with ghee.
  4. Add the batter in the mould and drizzle ghee on top as shown in video.
  5. Heat the pan in medium flame.
  6. Flip the paniyaram with stick and cook until both sides are done and golden.
  7. Remove from pan.
  8. Healthy, delicious sweet kuzhi paniyaram is ready.
  9. It serves as an excellent nutritious snack for tea time.

To make hot & savory kuzhi paniyaram

kuzhi paniyaram savory

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in pan.
  2. Add mustard, cumin, split urad dal, pepper, cashew and curry leaves.
  3. Toss for a minute.
  4. Add sliced green chilly and onion.
  5. Saute till golden.
  6. Add hing and salt.
  7. Toss for few more minutes and turn off flame.
  8. Add to the batter.
  9. Add freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  10. Mix completely.
  11. Grease the paniyaram mould and add batter to it.
  12. Heat it in medium flame and cook the paniyaram on both sides.
  13. Once the paniyaram is golden and done, remove from flame.
  14. Spicy delicious Kuzhi paniyaram is ready.
  15. It makes a lipsmacking combo with chutney or sambar.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

ALOO BONDA / BATATA VADA - Easy Video Recipe

batata vada
Aloo Bonda 

Looking for something hot & spicy tea time snack to munch on cold wintery days? Here comes the classic deep fried savory snack that can be prepared at home easily. This tempting snack is also a kids favorite snack as it has aloo masala stuffed inside. In this recipe, the spicy balls of mashed potatoes are dipped in besan batter and deep fried. This chat takes a prime place as appetizer in parties. Check out this easy video recipe to make this delicious snack at your home too.

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Ingredients

  • Potato boiled - 2 cup
  • Besan flour - 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour - 2 tbsp
  • Cooked peas - 1/4 cup
  • Sliced onions - 1/2 cup
  • Green chilly - 2
  • Grated ginger - 1 tsp
  • Oil - to deep fry
  • Mustard - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/4 tsp
  • Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing / asafetida - a pinch
  • Turmeric pwd - a pinch
  • Red chilly pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves 
  • Fresh lemon juice - few drops
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Add besan flour to mixing bowl.
  2. Add rice flour, salt, turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, hing and mix well.
  3. Add little water and mix to smooth thick batter.
  4. Keep the batter aside.
  5. Heat oil in frypan.
  6. Add mustard, cumin, split urad dal and wait to splutter.
  7. Add grated ginger, sliced onions and green chilly.
  8. Toss for a minute.
  9. Add turmeric pwd, salt and boiled & mashed potato.
  10. Add 1/2 cup of water and mix well.
  11. Add boiled peas and combine.
  12. Add lemon juice and fresh coriander leaves.
  13. Toss well and turn off flame
  14. Let it cool.
  15. Make small balls out of potato mixture.
  16. Heat oil in frypan.
  17. Dip the balls in batter and deep fry in hot oil.
  18. Deep fry on both sides, until the bonda is crisp and golden.
  19. Drain in kitchen tissue.
  20. Irresistably deliciuos aloo bondas are ready.
  21. It makes a heavenly combo with tomato ketchup, mint chutney or coconut chutney.
  22. Enjoy warm with steaming hot cup of tea or coffee.
batata vada

Thursday, December 22, 2016

COCONUT CHUTNEY / THENGAI CHUTNEY - Easy Video Recipe

thengai chutney
Coconut Chutney

Here comes the hotel style traditional Coconut Chutney recipe that makes a irresistable combo with idly, dosa, pongal, vada, upma, kichdi, etc. This is one of the easiest chutney recipe that can be prepared in a jiffy. With this easy video recipe, even beginners / new to cooking also can make this perfect blend of South Indian delicacy. Enjoy..

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Ingredients

  • Coconut pieces - 1 cup
  • Fried gram - 1/2 cup
  • Green chilly - 2 to 3
  • Grated ginger - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/4 tsp
  • Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves

Method

  1. Grate coconut to small pieces.
  2. In a blender add coconut, green chilly, fried gram, ginger and salt.
  3. Grind to coarse mixture.
  4. Add little water and grind to smooth mixture.
  5. Transfer to bowl.
  6. In a small fry pan, heat 2 tsp of oil.
  7. Add mustard, cumin, split urad dal, curry leaves and hing.
  8. Wait to splutter.
  9. Turn off flame.
  10. Add to chutney and mix well.
  11. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  12. Lipsmacking traditional coconut chutney is ready.
  13. Enjoy with sooper hot idly, dosa, pongal, kichdi etc.
thengai chutney

GOBI PARATHA - Easy Video Recipe

stuffed gobi paratha
Gobi Paratha 

Looking for a filling, healthy & delicious dinner recipe? Here comes the ever popular Gobi Paratha recipe from Punjabi cuisine. It tastes heavenly delicious with stuffed cauliflower along with flavorful spices. We love to have this spicy paratha for weekend breakfast & it makes a yummy combo with yoghurt and pickle. Try this easy gobi paratha following this easy video recipe.

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Ingredients

  • Wheat flour - 1 cup
  • Gobi / Cauliflower florets - 1 cup
  • Onions sliced - 1/2 cup
  • Green chilly - 2
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Chat masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil as required
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Grate gobi florets to fine shreds.
  2. Slice onions, green chilly and coriander leaves.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add water and salt.
  4. Add wheat flour and knead to soft dough.
  5. Add oil and knead to smooth dough.
  6. Cover with damp cloth and let the dough rest for 10 mins.
  7. Mean while heat oil in frypan.
  8. Add sliced onions and green chilly.
  9. Toss till light brown.
  10. Add grated gobi and salt.
  11. Saute for few minutes.
  12. Add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd and cumin pwd.
  13. Toss good.
  14. Cover and cook for 5 mins in low flame. No need to add water.
  15. Add chat masala pwd, lemon juice and fresh coriander leaves.
  16. Stir well and turn off flame.
  17. Inner stuffing is ready.
  18. Make small balls out of the dough.
  19. Take one ball, dust it with flour and roll to small disc.
  20. Stuff a spoonful of gobi mixture and cover it as shown in video.
  21. Seal the edges and roll to smooth ball.
  22. Pat it flat and roll to thick round disc.
  23. Heat 1 tsp of oil in frypan.
  24. Place the paratha and cook on both sides.
  25. Drizzle oil to the sides of paratha and cook until both sides are golden and done.
  26. Place a dallop of butter and remove from flame.
  27. Healthy delicious gobi paratha is ready to serve.
  28. Enjoy hot with yoghurt and pickle.
stuffed gobi paratha

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Egg Bhurji / Scrambled Eggs / Spicy Egg Podimas - Video Recipe

scrambled eggs
Egg Bhurji 

Egg Bhurji is one of the favorite dish of all egg lovers and is absolutely quick & easy to prepare. This dish almost goes well with anything from sandwich filling or as side dish with Indian breads for breakfast or brunch. This is an fantastic recipe of making scrambled eggs along with tomatoes, onions and flavored spices. Try this tasty and healthy dish with this easy video recipe.

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Ingredients

  • Eggs - 4
  • Milk - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Onions sliced - 1/4 cup
  • Green chilly - 2
  • Tomato sliced - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves

Method

  1. Slice onion, tomato, green chilly and coriander leaves.
  2. Add milk to mixing bowl.
  3. Add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, turmeric pwd, pepper pwd, salt and garam masala pwd.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Break eggs and drop into the bowl.
  6. Beat the eggs until the masala gets mixed.
  7. Heat oil in frypan.
  8. Add sliced onions and green chilly.
  9. Toss until onions turn light brown.
  10. Add chopped tomato and saute for a minute.
  11. Add beaten egg masala and stir in high flame.
  12. Keep stirring until the eggs are scrambled.
  13. Turn off flame.
  14. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  15. Yummilicious spicy egg bhurji is ready.
scrambled eggs