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Tapioca Fritters (Sabudana Wada)

Tapioca is a starch from a palm tree, hence it is a good substitute for rice, especially when we Indians fast, we do not eat lentils or grains, and this is eaten all over the country.Note: Trick is to only soak Tapioca for 1 hour or so, not more than that, or else it will crumble.Ingredients1 cup Tapioca, soaked in 2 cups water for an hour, then drained1/2 cup peanuts, crushed partially3 cups Idaho potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed1/2 jalapeno, finely chopped1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon lemon juice2 tablespoon chopped cilantroPeanut oil to deep-fryInstructionsIn a mixing bowl, add all ingredients except oil and mix well.Heat oil at 375 F. Meanwhile, make small balls and keep aside.Fry in small batches, until golden-brown...

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Bread Pakoras

Ingredients6 slices white bread (buy the regular brand, not anything fancy, I use Wonder bread) - cut-off ends and diagonally slice each bread in halfPeanut / Canola / Vegetable oil to deep fry1/2 cup Tomato ketchup1/2 cup Green chutneyMixing bowl-----------1 cup chick pea flourEnough water to make a thick batter1 tablespoon carom seeds1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder1/4 teaspoon baking sodaSalt to tasteInstructionsHeat oil for deep frying.Mix in the batter ingredients in a mixing bowl and make a semi-thick batter that will coat the bread for deep frying.Take a slice of bread and apply chutney on one side, take another slice of bread and stack it above the first one, such that the chutney side is covered by the second bread.Apply ketchup...

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