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Spinach Vada Pakoras


1 cup Urad Dal (Soaked overnight)
½ an Onion
1 Carrot
½ cup Spinach
½ cup Cilantro
2 – 3 Green Chilies
¼ tsp Red Chili Powder
Salt to Taste
½ cup water



In a food processor grind the Urad dal, adding very little water.
Less than ½ cup of water, it shouldn’t end up watery, we want a paste like consistency.
Add the chopped vegetables and mix in with the paste well.
Let it sit for a couple of hours.
Take 1 tbs of the mixture and add it to the hot oil to deep fry.

Eat hot with Mint or Coconut Chutney.

Serve as a side item.

Happy eating ☺

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Beef Kheema Puff Pastries – (Minced Meat Puff Pastry)


Easy recipe for leftover meat from the Desi Mexican Tacos. https://desipalate.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/mexican-and-desi-flavored-tacos/
I used the Desi flavored meat from this recipe.

1 sheet of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry
Leftover Meat or Veggies – (will post a vegetarian recipe soon).
1 Egg
Olive Oil Spray

Heat oven to 375°F.
Unfold the pasty sheet on a lightly floured surface.
Roll the pastry sheet into a 10×15 inch rectangle.
Cut the rectangle into 4 squares.
Place meat in the pastry sheet.
Beat the egg in a separate bowl.
Fold the pastry sheet into half and lightly brush the egg on the sides of the pastry sheet to close the puffs tightly.
Lightly glaze the top of the pastry with egg.

Spray the baking pan with Olive Oil.
Place the pastry on a baking tray and place in the oven.

Bake for 30 minutes or till the puff pastry turns golden brown.

Enjoy 🙂

Thanks to my friend Gazala for a great idea 🙂

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