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Spiced Crab Cake with Chimichurri Sauce | Playful Cookinglink to Crab Cakes with Chimichurri Sauce

Crab Cakes with Chimichurri Sauce

Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, drizzled with bright green herb sauce, these crab cakes with chimichurri sauce are perfect treats for any celebration. I love this kind of little fritters as a party appetizer. It’s easy to put together, can be prepped in advance and pan-fried just before guests arrive. Serve warm and wash it down with your favorite choice of drinks.

Broken Wheat Dukkah Fritters With Labneh | Playful Cookinglink to Broken Wheat Dukkah Fritters With Labneh

Broken Wheat Dukkah Fritters With Labneh

If you are looking for quick party bites, these Broken Wheat Dukkah Fritters With Labneh should do the trick. When served with lemony Labneh, you can turn it into a perfect snack. It is crunchy on the outside and soft inside. Packed with the Middle Eastern spice mix dukkah, these fritters are not only easy to prepare but also super delicious.

Tapioca Pearls Fenugreek Poppers (Sabudana Methi Vada) | Playful Cookinglink to Sabudana Vada with Methi

Sabudana Vada with Methi

This is my take on the traditional Sabudana Vada. These sabudana vada with methi  are crunchy on the outside and puffy inside. It has the goodness of fresh fenugreek leaves which gives a lovely aroma. It is the perfect Vegetarian snack and is very common during Navratri Celebration. Don't forget to pair it with a cup of Masala Chai!

Lentil Fritters With Chimichurri And Polenta | Playful Cookinglink to Lentil Fritters With Chimichurri And Polenta

Lentil Fritters With Chimichurri And Polenta

Out of the ample varieties of deep-fried food that my Mom prepares, the red lentil fritters have always been my favorite, especially on a cold afternoon. She would fry the fritters right before lunch and serve with piping hot yellow lentil soup (dal) and steamed rice. We call these fritters Daler Bora and they are quite common in Bengali food culture. It can be prepared with different kinds of lentil but red lentils are most frequently used. This time, I gave my own little twist by serving these crispy lentil fritters in a non-traditional way with bright green garlicky chimichurri…

Cilantro Fritters | Playful Cookinglink to Dhone Pata Bora (Cilantro Fritters)

Dhone Pata Bora (Cilantro Fritters)

Dhone pata are cilantro leaves and fritters are called bora. Coming from my Bengali roots, deep fried fritters should flow in my veins! Bengalis love anything deep-fried, be it for breakfast, lunch, snacks or dinner. If you ever visit a Bengali family for an everyday meal, you are assured to find at least one variety of fritters on the menu. It’s classically served with steamed rice and daal or steamed rice and ghee (clarified butter). That’s how the meal starts, followed by several other courses. I am not going to the subject of everyday-multi-course-Bengali-meal, that’s for some other post. Today,…

Spaghetti Fritters : Playful Cookinglink to Frittelle di Spaghetti (Spaghetti Fritters)

Frittelle di Spaghetti (Spaghetti Fritters)

It was a beautiful bright day with tiny fluffy clouds floating around in the blue sky. I sat by the window with a book, covered the feet with my purple throw and enjoyed the sunlight as it warmed my cheeks. I was reading Jamie’s Italy and was lost in his words. He spoke about his experiences in Italy and how he adored the Italian’s love for food. I scribbled notes as I flipped the pages and regretted a little for not trying out certain dishes during our short stay in Rome. But thanks to all these amazing books, which always help home cooks…

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Spicy Corn Fritters

I was prepping for dinner when I got distracted towards the television. Brian Boitan was sharing his love for a special corn fritter that he ate at E&O Asian Kitchen in San Francisco. Who doesn’t like deep-fried snacks and anyways, SF is not far from my place. But then again, I was not sure I could wait long enough for a trip! Quickly I switched off the stove and started making notes of whatever information I could gather while observing the chef. She made it sound so easy but even after multiple attempts, it didn't come out half as close to…

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Beet Chop/Beetroot Patty – My twist on a street food from Kolkata

The word chop is usually related to meat, like pork chop or lamb chop but in this recipe, it means a deep-fried or pan-fried patty. In Kolkata (situated in east of India), chop is a very common roadside snack bite. These snacks are made with vegetables, fish or egg; mixed with boiled potatoes, some spice mix or herbs and then, either pan-fried or deep-fried. It's one of those perfect, savory snacks that should be enjoyed with your loved ones over a cup of evening tea or coffee. It can also be served as a finger food in a cocktail party with some…