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Mung Bean Boiled Peanut Salad

Mung Bean Boiled Peanut Salad Today's recipe is a wonderfully simple salad that is so hearty and filling. It has lots of flavors and a sweet crunch that you will love. It is for a perfect light lunch. Are you looking for a filling and healthy salad? Or are you looking for a holiday menu or lunch for a large gathering? If you are interested in trying a different kind of salad why not try this zesty salad. It also looks festive and is perfect for entertaining. This salad is interesting and perfect for the season. Beautiful ruby red pomegranates arils bursting with tart and sweet flavor, and boiled peanuts are tender with a slight crunch to it. This is beautifully balanced with a flavorful dressing. Pomegranates are in season, there is no better time to try this recipe. This salad tastes best the next day as the flavors intensify. If you are planning to do meal prep, make a larger batch of this yummy salad. Recently I have been trying lots of salad recipes. Let me admit th

Crispy Salt and Pepper Squid

Crispy Salt and Pepper Squid  Salt and pepper squid is easy to make, perfectly tender and crispy fried squid. Do you like fried squid? I am addicted to crispy salted fried foods and make them once in a while, especially during weekends. Fried calamari or squid is a popular restaurant appetizer. Salt and pepper squid is a deep-fried crunchy aromatic squid. This might look simple, and yes it is! Batter fried squid sprinkled with salt and pepper, aromatic Chinese five spices and tossed with fried garlic and ginger. That's it! it really doesn't get any easier than that! This simple and flavorful fried squid is an addictive snack/ appetizer and is a pure joy to indulge with. Squid is a popular seafood. You can now find it everywhere as a fast food or street food or maybe in a more formal sit-down restaurant menu. Back home in Kerala, my mom cooks squid in so many different ways. For me cooking squid was intimidating, to begin with. Overcooking tends to make the meat tough

Masala Peanuts - Spiced Peanut Snack

Masala Peanuts- Spiced Peanut snack - Spicy Groundnuts Masala peanuts are the ever popular Indian snack made with peanuts and coated with a spicy chickpea flour batter. It is a zesty, crunchy snack, deep-fried to crispy golden. I love the simplicity of these old fashioned snack recipes. Many of these get overlooked for fancier ones in bakeries, but there are times you crave for something simple, crispy and spicy. This delightful  vegan snack  is a perfect combination of heat and spice. It tastes just like the store brought ones and you will be surprised how easy it is to make them at home. It is a versatile recipe for snacking at home or as a party treat or as a cocktail snack. I love making these peanuts in big batches and just keeping them handy. But trust me they will be gone before you realize. It is so addictive! Back home my mom stocks up on these types of goodies almost whenever we have guests at home. Masala peanuts invoke nostalgic memories of childhood. Back then

Pandan Crepe with Sweet Coconut Filling

Pandan Crepe with Sweet Coconut Filling Do you like crepes for breakfast or as a dessert? Crepes have always been a fun breakfast option at home and mom makes ones with jaggery, sweet coconut or caramelized banana. It was also my choice when I want a quick dessert, not overly sweet, but the right amount of sweetness to satisfy sweet cravings. Today's recipe is just your basic crepe recipe with an Asian twist. It looks and tastes exotic with the beautiful aroma of coconut milk and Pandan extract. The coconut filling is also flavored with the beautiful aroma of Pandan leaves. Pandan Crepes is a rolled-up dessert with beautiful vibrant color. The filling is sweetened coconut with palm sugar and the color is all natural from pandan extract. It is delicate and thin. Biting into the soft buttery crepe with sweet coconut filling is a gratifying experience, especially if you have a sweet tooth. Pandan Crepes is called  Kuih Dada/ Dadar gulung  and is popular in  Indonesia, Ma