Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Bite Me Chilli

The best thing about going out for diner is starters and dessert! To me the starters and dessert are always little promises of delight. If you don't like your starter, it is never big enough to ruin your whole meal.

At home I always make starters when I am not that confident that the main meal is going to be a huge hit!

One starter which never fails to impress, and always fills the gap which brussel sprouts don't, are Chilli Bites! They take no time to prepare, are perfect for pre-diner snacks for a diner party, and cost just about nothing.

Chilli Bites
This is half recipe, which makes about 18 - 20.
375 ml of Pea Flour
180ml Cake Flour
1 teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon Dy Chilli Flakes ( You can make this less)
1 teaspoon Leaf Masala
1 heaped teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup Finely Chopped Lettuce
1 small potato grated
1 small onion grated
1 small tomato finely chopped
Cold Water to bind

Mix all the dry ingredients together.
Add the vegetables and mix.
Add enough water to bind the mixture into a soft dough - dropping stage.
Deep-fry dessert spoonfulls in oil at 180˚C (Medium hot) until really golden brown.
Serve hot with a sweet chilli dipping sauce.

I saw a picture at Nina's Kitchen of her beautiful tomatoes, and thought I would show you my garden. It is not very big, but it produces the most delicious chillies, basil and tomatoes.


Arfi Binsted said...

that sounds hot!!

Rose&Thorn said...

It will be when my Habeneros start bearing fruit!

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

Is that basil I see at the bottom of the tomatoes. Home made pesto is so yummee. I don't have much success with chillies, some kind of pest loves them too.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I know what to do with that green tomato!
We are the Whistlestop Cafe... the movie 'Fried Green Tomatoes was written about our cafe. I hope you've seen it.
I'm glad you stopped in for our One World One Heart entry... I'll send that apron if your name get's drawn!

Rose&Thorn said...

It sure is basil, and the pesto I've made is great! I planted everything you see from seed, so I am extremely proud of it.

Jeanne said...

Can't remember WHEN last I had chilli bites! And very impressed with your mini-garden - inspires me to plant some tomatoes this year :)

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