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Shrimp Arancini

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #UnforgettableRice​ #CollectiveBias Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, this Shrimp Arancini would make for a great party appetizer or even dinner, when paired with a salad. Arancini are crunchy risotto balls and they could be either stuffed or not. It is a great way to use leftover risotto and it is just as delicious as your creamy risotto.

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Fuljhuri Pitha | Rose Cookies

Crispy thin and mildly sweet, this Fuljhuri Pitha is a famous sweet dish from Bangladesh. It’s extremely moreish and tough to stop at just one. You will find yourself reaching out for more. A great teatime snack and kids love it too! In South India it’s called Achappam and Rose Cookies in other places! Scandinavian traditional Rosette Cookies are extremely similar, except they dip the warm cookies in sugar and cinnamon just like churros.

Sabudana Vada both fried and baked! #sabudana #fritters #vada #foodphotography #navratri #indianfoodlink to Sabudana Vada Fried and Baked

Sabudana Vada Fried and Baked

Sabudana Vada is a very popular Maharashtrian snack that is prepared with very basic 5 ingredients. It’s crunchy on the outside while being very soft and airy inside. Also referred to as Subadana Tikki, this popular teatime snack is vegetarian and is enjoyed a lot during Navratri festival. While these fritters are most commonly enjoyed deep-fried, it is equally tasty when you bake it. There are a few tricks involved in making Sabudana Vada with a perfect texture and I have mentioned everything in detail.

Nimki/Namak Pare (Crunchy Savory Crackers) – Shaped Three Simple Ways! | Playful Cookinglink to Namak Para – Shaped Three Simple Ways!

Namak Para – Shaped Three Simple Ways!

A hot cup of tea, a bowlful of these munchies and I can easily go in my happy zone. As the weather starts to get a little chilly, my craving for deep fried food starts growing. These crackers are also quite favorite during the festive season. In between all the sweet indulgence, it’s nice to crunch these savory bites. There are different ways that one could shape these crackers and so, here I have Namak Para (Crunchy Savory Crackers) shaped in three simple ways!

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.

Beetroot Arugula Quinoa Patties | Playful Cookinglink to Beetroot Arugula Quinoa Patties

Beetroot Arugula Quinoa Patties

When it comes to cooking couscous, rice or quinoa, I always land up having leftovers. No matter how strictly I plan and how accurately I measure, there is always some left at the bottom of the pan. It needs to be re-used the next day and most of the time, it works in my favor. The two best ways I utilize these leftovers are by either adding it in soup for volume or prepare patties to bite along side our evening tea. And since I have a terrible weakness for pan-fried patties, that’s the route I choose more often. Besides,…

Potatoes and Peas Samosa | Playful Cookinglink to Samosa with peas and potatoes

Samosa with peas and potatoes

Spiced starchy bite size, almost mashed potatoes along with peas all stuffed in a flaky pasty, deep fried to golden brown! Potatoes and Peas Samosa is my all my favourite Indian snack. And I love to pair it with a perfect cup of Indian Masala Chai. It took a while and few failed attempt to finally get the recipe right. If you follow all the tips, you will get it right too!

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Papri Chaat – Indian Street Food treat – Guest Post for Shulie @ Food Wanderings

There are emails which makes you smile, emails which makes you go aww and then there are emails which makes you jump from your seat and go OMG..and you keep saying to yourself am I reading it correctly!  Yes, that's exactly how I reacted when Shulie wrote to me that she was planning an Indian Theme and asked if I could do a guest post. It was a special moment for me.. excited, happy and felt SO honored. 

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Chilly Bhajji / Deep Fried Peppers

This is how I like to categorize spicy food.. 'Spice Spicy', 'Gingery Spicy' and 'Chilly Spicy' :) All I need on my daily diet is a dish with lots of flavor and a hint of spice. However, there are days when I crave for nothing more than a super-spicy delicious homemade meal. Like chilly chicken or tom-yum soup or spicy chicken wings or roasted pepper dipping sauce. These kind of cravings mostly happen during cold winter.. Or when I have cold/fever and the medicines have killed my taste bud.