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3 Easy & Yummy Snacks/Starters Perfect for Iftar or Eid

3 Easy & Yummy Snacks/Starters Perfect for Iftar or Eid

In this post I share three easy and yummy snacks or starters which are perfect for Iftar during Ramadan or Eid. 1.Chicken Tikka Pasta Salad Serves 6 | Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes (plus 30 minutes marination time) Ingredients required: 500g Chicken (thigh/breast, cut into chunks) 1/2 cup Yoghurt (I used Greek yoghurt) 1 teaspoon Salt 2 teaspoons Paprika 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi) 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder 2 tablespoons Lemon…

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Fish Pakoras Recipe

Fish Pakoras Recipe

A quick and tasty recipe for fish pakoras, perfect as a side or in naan. Serves 4-6 | Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 7 minutes Ingredients required: 475g Fish Fillets (Cod/Haddock/Other) 1/2 cup Gram Flour (or Plain Flour) 1 medium Egg 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1 teaspoon Coarse Black Pepper 3 teaspoons Lemon Juice 1/4 cup Chopped Coriander 1/4 cup Water Oil for frying Method: Add all the ingredients (except the fish fillets) to a large mixing bowl, and…

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Cloud Eggs | Recipe

Cloud Eggs | Recipe

I came across an article recently about the new phenomenon of ‘cloud eggs’. I was intrigued…cloud eggs?! The accompanying photo was a fascinating white, rock-like mound with an egg yolk on top. I was without a doubt going to try out the recipe given in the article. I thought I would make a mess but my cloud eggs turned out pretty good! Here’s my recipe ­čÖé Makes 4 Cloud Eggs | Preparation Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 6 mins…

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Chicken, Potato and Spring Onion Rolls Recipe

Chicken, Potato and Spring Onion Rolls Recipe

This recipe will make deliciously crunchy on the outside Chicken, Potato and Spring Onion Rolls. Makes 12-15 | Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes. Ingredients required: 300g Chicken (breast/boneless thigh, cut into small chunks) 300g Potatoes (cut into cubes) 3 Spring Onions (thinly sliced) 1 teaspoon Coarse Black Pepper 1/2 tablespoon Salt 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin 1 teaspoon Garlic Paste 1 tablespoon Olive Oil 1 lemon Frozen spring roll sheets (12-15 sheets) Oil…

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Cinema-Style Nachos with Homemade Cheesy Dip

Cinema-Style Nachos with Homemade Cheesy Dip

Make a delicious, creamy cinema-style cheesy dip for nachos using this easy and quick recipe. Serves 6 | Cooking Time: 10 minutes Ingredients Required: 400g Tortilla Chips 300g Salsa Dip Sliced┬ájalape├▒os For the Cheesy Dip 40g Plain Flour 40g Unsalted Butter 400ml Milk ~100g Red Leicester Cheese (or similar) Salt to taste 1/4 tspn Cayenne Pepper Extra cheese for sprinkling Method: Add the butter to a medium pan on a low heat, and allow the butter to melt. Once the…

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Chicken Wings Recipe

Chicken Wings Recipe

https://youtu.be/gQXT1VfYYWw This chicken wings recipe results in gorgeous, succulent, flavourful chicken wings, and they are so quick and easy to make. Serves 6 | Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 45 minutes For best results, you will be required to marinate the chicken wings overnight. Ingredients required: 1 kg Chicken Wings (with skin) 1 teaspoon Salt 2 tablespoons Tandoori Masala 2 teaspoons Oregano 1 teaspoon Red Chilli Flakes 2 teaspoons Paprika 1 tablespoon Garlic and Ginger Paste 3 tablespoons…

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How To Make Samosas From Scratch | Keema (Mince and Potato) Samosas

How To Make Samosas From Scratch | Keema (Mince and Potato) Samosas

https://youtu.be/aPcLXGw_gy4 Samosas are an absolutely delicious starter or snack! This samosa recipe uses a mince meat and potato filling, but you can use whatever filling you like. Makes 28 | Preparation Time: 1 hour | Cooking Time: 45 minutes Ingredients Required: For the Samosa cases: 5 Cups Plain Flour 350ml Cold Water 50ml Olive Oil 1 teaspoon Salt 1┬áteaspoon Coarse Black Pepper For the Mince and Potato filling: 500g Mince (Lamb/Chicken/Other) 600g Potatoes 1/4 Cup Passata 1/2 Cup Chopped Coriander…

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Aloo Chana (Potato & Chickpea) Chaat Recipe

Aloo Chana (Potato & Chickpea) Chaat Recipe

https://youtu.be/iY0RXNpdLrM Aloo Chana (Potato & Chickpea) Chaat is a quick and delicious Pakistani starter or snack. Serves 4 | Preparation Time: 25 minutes | Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes Ingredients Required: 1 tin Chick peas (Cooked/Ready to use) 350g Cooking Potatoes 1/2 cup Chopped Coriander 1 1/2 Cup Yoghurt (Natural Low Fat or similar) 2 Tomatoes 2 tablespoons Chaat Masala 2 tablespoons Tamarind Paste/Sauce 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice (optional) Method: Peel and chop the potatoes into cubes and add to cold…

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Chicken Pakora Bites Recipe

Chicken Pakora Bites Recipe

https://youtu.be/KKqz0O1Kh5I These chicken pakora bites are a super tasty snack or starter and are quick and easy to make. They are basically chicken pieces coated in a spicy batter. Ingredients Required: 500g Chicken Breast (diced) 1/2 cup Chopped Coriander 1 tspn Salt 1 tspn Chilli Powder 1 tspn Ground Cumin 1 tspn Garam Masala 1 Egg 1 tspn Lemon Juice 1/2 cup Gram Flour (besan) or Plain Flour 1 tbspn Water Oil for frying Method: To a large mixing bowl,…

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Potato Polpettes Recipe

Potato Polpettes Recipe

https://youtu.be/hkGspW0SoTI These polpettes are delicious, with a tangy, crunchy flavour full of potato goodness! Makes 16-18 | Preparation Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 40 minutes (plus 30 mins for chilling) Ingredients: 500g Potatoes 115g Feta Cheese 4 Spring Onions (chopped) 3 tablespoons Chopped Fresh Dill 1 Egg (beaten) 15ml (or 1 tbspn) Lemon Juice 1 tspn Salt 1 tspn Ground Black Pepper Flour (for dipping) Method: Boil the potatoes in lightly salted for approx 30 minutes, or until the…

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