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Posted 4/21/08
I'm not that good at cooking it yet, but I think I have the basics down.
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Posted 4/22/08
It's my most fav!! We have no good Indian food restarants here so I make my own!! I love Palak Panir bestest!!
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Posted 4/22/08 , edited 4/22/08
i love indian food, i can make curry (then again curry is eaten all over asia)..one of these days when im not lazy i wanna try to make chicken biryani!
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Posted 4/23/08 , edited 4/23/08
Hey that's a coincidence...!^I was just gonna post that Friday I am making vegie Biryani! There's a company called Kitchens of India that makes the marinade paste so it should be easy! I'll post a pic when I make it!
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Posted 4/26/08
Ok..here it is... Vegie Biryani!
Posted 4/27/08
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Posted 4/27/08 , edited 4/27/08
Shibole, could you post the recipie for that batter? Those look really GOOD!!
Posted 4/30/08

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Shibole, could you post the recipie for that batter? Those look really GOOD!!


I used exactly this spice mix with the recipe on the box:

http://www.spicesofindia.co.uk/acatalog/Indian-Food-MDH-Pakora-Masala.html

This is available at any Indian store. If it isn't, then your Indian store is a worthless ghetto Indian store because I see this everywhere.

I hate how they give measurements in units of mass. I actually have a scale so I could use it to measure, but I think that 250g of flour is about 2 cups... probably should double check that though.

The amount of water given is probably a bit too much, so just add water until it's pretty thick. If you add too much water, just add more flour to make it thicker, etc.

I used big onions but I should have used small ones because the strips of onion are thinner that way and they bend more easily. Also, it says "200g" of onions, but what it means is 3 x 200g onions. Typical small onions are about 200g so you don't need to weight them really. You can also just not use onions at all, and simply batter things like potato slices, cauliflower, green chili peppers (if you can stand the heat), etc.

"Gram flour" does not mean wheat gram, like in gram crackers. Gram is the Indian word for chick-pea flour (made from dry powdered chick peas). You can get gram at the indian store... should be in the bean section with all the other flours.
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Posted 4/30/08
Ah... thanx ya VERY much! That's the company that made the Briyani spices I made the other day I think!! I will find it!! Cause looks GOOOOD!!
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Posted 5/4/08
i love pakoras but i wished that our indi restrant had it on their menu i tried it at a friends place nd i keep asking him to sho me how to make it but he thinks that im only friends with him bcos of the yummy pakis lol
Posted 5/7/08 , edited 5/7/08
You don't really need anyone to show you how since it's little more than mixing four with water. Just make sure to keep the oil at the right deep fry temperature using a thermometer so it doesn't smoke. (Deep fryer applicances will do this automatically but a stove won't.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep-fry

And make sure to use a high-temp oil like canola oil or peanut oil.

Keep the batter pretty thick. If the pakoras break apart or the insides squirt out while frying then the batter is probably too wet so just add some flour.

Oh yea, and....

WARNING!
Do not get water in deep frying oil! The water will instantly explode into bursts of steam which will throw burning hot oil everywhere. If somehow the oil catches fire DO NOT THROW WATER ON AN OIL FIRE! Again, the water will explode into steam throwing FLAMING BURNING OIL everywhere! If you keep the temperature of the oil under control where it isn't smoking then the oil should not catch fire, but if it does then PUT A LID ON THE PAN OR FRYER to suffocate the fire and put it out, or alternately dump lots of baking soda on it or use an ABC fire extinguisher on it, but a lid will probably work best.

People have had 80% of their bodies covered with 3rd degree burns by trying to put oil fires out by throwing water on them so whatever you do don't throw water on an oil fire.
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Posted 5/8/08

shibole wrote:

You don't really need anyone to show you how since it's little more than mixing four with water. Just make sure to keep the oil at the right deep fry temperature using a thermometer so it doesn't smoke. (Deep fryer applicances will do this automatically but a stove won't.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep-fry

And make sure to use a high-temp oil like canola oil or peanut oil.

Keep the batter pretty thick. If the pakoras break apart or the insides squirt out while frying then the batter is probably too wet so just add some flour.

Oh yea, and....

WARNING!
Do not get water in deep frying oil! The water will instantly explode into bursts of steam which will throw burning hot oil everywhere. If somehow the oil catches fire DO NOT THROW WATER ON AN OIL FIRE! Again, the water will explode into steam throwing FLAMING BURNING OIL everywhere! If you keep the temperature of the oil under control where it isn't smoking then the oil should not catch fire, but if it does then PUT A LID ON THE PAN OR FRYER to suffocate the fire and put it out, or alternately dump lots of baking soda on it or use an ABC fire extinguisher on it, but a lid will probably work best.

People have had 80% of their bodies covered with 3rd degree burns by trying to put oil fires out by throwing water on them so whatever you do don't throw water on an oil fire.


a very useful tip there sir... thanks!!! 5/5
Posted 5/8/08

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a very useful tip there sir... thanks!!! 5/5

Well I said there wasn't much too it but I guess what I meant is that there isn't much to mixing the batter. The hard part is making sure the oil is the right temperature (190C or so) and getting the batter into the oil to fry for the right amount of time, but that just takes a little trial and error.
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Posted 5/12/08
Just wanted to mention that these Amy's brand Indian frozen foods are VERY good. All vegetarian, All organic, Very tastey and well spiced. They are a little pricey at near $4.00 each, but one makes a good lunch or light dinner for me... Here's the Paneer Tikka, and there's Palek Paneer which is wonderful too... i usually add some toppings, chopped cucumbers, raisins etc..

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