Craving something crispy , spicy , tangy & easy to make : Microwave Tamarind Chilli Fritters ( Mirchi Pakoda filled with Imli )

Its raining outside and I’m craving something crispy , spicy , tangy & easy to make. And there’s nothing better than pakodas to go with the rains. So here’s a super simple recipe.

  • 8 Jalapeno peppers ( de-seeded ) or large chillies ( don’t slit all the way – they should make a pocket)
  • 1/4 cup Tamarind paste ( easily available in all Indian stores)
  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)
  • 2 Tsp Chaat Masala (easily available in all Indian stores)
  • Pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds ( jeera)
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 20 ml oil
  1.  Mix gram flour, salt, asafoetida , cumin seeds & carom seeds in a bowl. Add water & mix well to make a paste.
  2. In another bowl mix tamarind paste & chaat masala. Mix well.
  3. Stuff the jalapeno peppers with tamarind paste in step 2.
  4. Dip the stuffed peppers in the gram flour paste , ensuring they are thoroughly coated
  5. Place them on a greased microwave tray and spray some oil on all peppers. Grill them in microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  6. Turnover , spray with a little more oil and grill on high for another 2 minutes.

Your yummy hot treat is good to eat.

Easy Microwave Pineapple Curry – tangy & spicy

  • 2 cups pineapple cut into cubes
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp. roasted cumin powder
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • salt to taste
  •  1 tbl
  • coconut milk 1 cup.

Method

In a microwave safe bowl put oil and mustard seeds cover and heat on high for 30 seconds.

Add turmeric, red chili powder, cumin powder and asafoetida to the bowl heat for 30 seconds

Add pineapple pieces and salt to the bowl & stir well.

Pour coconut milk in the bowl and heat on high for 2-3 minutes.

Eat this with plain rice.