Moreish Chilli Bites

Moreish Chilli Bites

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Community Recipe

  • 12
  • Easy
  • 30 minutes
  • 30minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Chilli Bite Mix Flour
  • 1 cup Gram Pea Flour
  • 1/2 a cup Woolworths Plain Self-Raising Flour
  • 1/2 a teaspoon Woolworths Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 teaspoons Woolworths Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Woolworths Turmeric (Curcumin) Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Curry Powder/Masala
  • 1/2 a teaspoon Cumin (Jeera) Powder
  • 1/2 a teaspoon Coriander (Dhunia) Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teasppon Ginger Powder
  • 1 bunch Fresh Spring Onion/Chives (Chopped)
  • 2 Large Brown Onion (Chopped)
  • 5-6 Green Bird's Eye Chillies (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 and a 1/2 cups Ice Water
  • Woolworths Canola Oil (For Frying)
  • 1 teaspoon Woolworths Sea Salt

Cooking Instructions

Chilli Bite Batter Preparation:

Sift Chilli Bite Mix Flour, Gram Pea Flour, Self-raising Flour, and the rest of the dry ingredients into a large deep bowl.
Combine all the dry ingredients using a large whisk until well mixed.
Now add the chopped ingredients, including onions, shallot/spring onion ,green chillies and mix well into the rest of the dry ingredients.
Now add the ice water a little at a time to form a thick batter consistency.
Be careful not to over-mix the batter.
(Cook's note: Batter should be thick but still moist in consistency.)
Now cover the metal bowl with a clean dry cloth and allow the batter to rest for approximately half an hour.
(Cook's note: Chilli Bite variations include adding chopped spinach, green lettuce, grated potatoe, or sweetcorn.)

Frying Instructions:
Preheat canola oil in a large pot for deep frying on medium to high heat.
Spoon batter randomly into the hot oil using a teaspoon measurement to get uniform-sized chilli-bites.
(Cook's note: Use a greased plastic teaspoon to easily scoop the batter.)
Fry chilli-bites until well -cooked in batches.
Drain out excess oil on paper towels.

Serve:
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Chilli bites is an excellent vegetarian finger-food, renowned as a traditional Indian "party food", and is complimented exceptionally well with simply a cup of tea.

Nerissa Govender Recipe by: Nerissa Govender
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Nerissa Govender is an award-winning news journalist,author and academic.A prolific writer passionate about storytelling, loves the delightful narrative cooking tells. A real home cook who indulges purer palate senses and ingenuity in the kitchen by creating her own wholesomely delicious recipes.

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