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Breaded Prawns

This is a quick starter that can be made within minutes. While this is a Goan recipe, there are similar variants across the Konkan coast and in South India. The crunch on these prawns makes it difficult to eat only a few.
 
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Salt & Pepper Baby Corn

This Chinese appetiser can be simplistic in it’s ingredients; but, has a sublety of an underlying spice mix. This dish is a little colourful with the pops of green. for a more visual treat, finely chop pieces of red and yellow bell peppers.
 
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Idli & Prawn Balchao

Prawn Balchao Stuffed IdliI liked the way Prawn Balchao goes well with idlis and so I decided to make these two dishes twisting these two preparations.

Stuffed Idli with Prawn Balchao is a unique way of incorporating the prawns inside the idlis. It is a delicate procedure; but, the end result is a delicious starter.Balchao

Idli Roundels With Prawn Balchao is a simpler way of bringing these two dishes together. It looks sophisticated.

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Cauliflower 65

Cauliflower 65Cauliflower 65 is a variant of the Chicken 65 which is said to have originated in Chennai at the Buhari Hotel in 1965. Hence the 65 suffix. After a lot of research, I happen to source this original recipe which is devoid of any artificial food colouring.
 
Cauliflower 65 is a medium spicy preparation and I have used the light green non-spicy green chillies. Feel free to use the more spicer green chilli (Jwala) if you need more heat.
 
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Golden Fried Baby Corn

Golden Fried Baby CornThis is the vegetarian variant of the very popular Chinese starter: Golden Fried Prawns. Whether you have it plain, or with a sauce (Szechuan Sauce, Hot Garlic Sauce, Sweet & Sour Sauce); either ways you will enjoy this crunchy dish.
 
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Mini Prawn Sesame Toast with Coriander-Chilli Sauce

Sesame Prawn ToastI have always loved trying Prawn Sesame Toast whenever I visit a Chinese restaurant. This is my take on that all-time favourite.
 
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