Monday, 7 November 2011

Crispy Salsa Cubes…a delicious starter

 

Hi all!

Thanks for all the wishes that you wrote for me, I’m feeling much better now.

Today I’m posting a very quick to make starter which is extremely tasty and was loved by my family. The original recipe is from a cookery show and I had managed to pen down the recipe. In the original recipe once the basic starter was made many more sauces and chips were added and I personally found it messy to be served especially when one believes that the starters are finger foods and should be less messy. I have improvised the preparation in my way and the end product, of which I was very sceptical, turned out really good, so I thought of sharing it with every one.

These were perfect starters and had all the wow factor in them. These are crispy, crunchy, with flavours exploding in the mouth and the best part, can be made in a matter of few minutes if you have the roasted tomato salsa ready. Fortunately I had mine so this starter was ready in a matter of few minutes and I served it some salad.

In case you are using a ready made salsa sauce just check sweetness of the salsa and adjust the spices accordingly as the Indian palate loves to have a bit of spicy food… In case you love it sweet then just let it be..

(Recipe adapted from a cookery show)

Ingredients (makes about 2 dozen)

3cups fresh bread crumbs

4tbsp roasted tomato salsa

1small onion chopped

1/4 quarters of each finely chopped (red, green and yellow capsicum)

1green chilli finely chopped

2tsp red chilli pwd

2tsp coriander pwd

3-4tsp corn starch

some chopped cilantro

salt to taste

&

Oil for deep frying

Method

Chop the veggies finely as they will bind easily then in the mix and will not come out while frying.

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Run slices of 8-10 bread slices in a mixer to get fresh bread crumbs.

Mix the veggies and bread crumbs and add the salsa gradually into it, this will ensure that the mix is moist enough to bind and not overly moist else it will break while frying.

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Add the chopped cilantro.

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Mix in spices, salt to taste and mix thoroughly.

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Make small balls. Press each ball between the thumb and the next finger. Now press the sides. Shape these into cubes.

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Roll the cubes in corn starch and deep fry on a medium flame till crisp from all sides. Handle the cubes delicately while turning.

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Remove the cubes on an absorbent kitchen towel.

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Serve with salad and sauce. I used the salsa only Smile.

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48 comments:

Prathibha said...

wow..loved the cube shape dem like anything...wid salsa it must hv been gr8

Sanctified Spaces said...

Yummy recipe. Perfect for the weather. Loved the salad spoon and the dip.

Khaugiri said...

Wow it's looking really yummy Pari!!!

Tina said...

Lovely shape...Looks yummy...

ANU said...

wow appreciate your inn0vative idea....love it!


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MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Yumm and deliciously done Salsa Cubes Dear.Thanks for sharing this - Praying for U to get well Soon.

kranthi said...

tempting snack, looks dellicious

Rachana said...

Thats a lovely recipe. Love the way you have presented them.

kranthi said...

yummy and delicious

Priya said...

Super delicious cubes, fantastic starter,am loving it.

julie said...

Delicious n yummy starter..loved it!!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Wow wow.. beautifully done and presented finger food.. love it..
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Lovely shaped delicious looking salsa cubes. Wonderfully prepared.

Deepa
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The Pumpkin Farm said...

Wow Pari, this is really inspiring, how much difference a little trick can make.

kitchen queen said...

yummilicious

Prathima Rao said...

So perfectly & attractively shaped Pari..Im so in love with all ur dishes,particularly starters..Bookmarking this too...And thx for reminding me of the Curries event..Just mailed my entry :)

Ms.Chitchat said...

Wow, very innovative and a perfect starter. Bookmarked and thanks for sharing.

G.Pavani said...

yummy n delicious snack.

nivedita said...

har baar ki tarah,
this is in my to do list in two days :-)
superb, wonderful, lovely, yummy.....,
can't wait to make these and see smile on my faces...

Santosh Bangar said...

crispy tempting with salsa nice combo

Uma said...

Looks so tempting and delicious. Nice dish.
Uma@Trendy Relish

Madhavi said...

Great idea and this salsa cubes looks amazing!!

R said...

awesome recipe and presentation. feel better...

Anu said...

perfect snack. very nicely shaped

Sobha Shyam said...

so innovative and this sure makes an excellent appetizer..simple and delicious recipe..

Jayasri Ravi said...

Here comes my girl, with her innovative recipes, nice to here that you are getting well, so kick started with salsa is it ?, thanks for sharing, now I know what I can make for the kids snack when they come home hungry (always!).., Looks delicious, yummy spicy, that's my kind of food...

Poornima Nair said...

Thats an awesome recipe...looks fab!

Nitha said...

Pretty cubes..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Awesome starter recipe! loved your presentation very much!

aipi said...

WOW! This is just awesome n I love how perfect the cubes look!Thumbs UP!
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Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow this is truly awesome salsa cubes.. perfect shapes..

Treat and Trick said...

Nicely presented and looks so yum!

Priti said...

Looks so yum and lovely presentation

deepsrecipes said...

Sure will try this starter..!
Easy & delicious!

Rita said...

How impressive and how original; I really love this idea; saving this recipe; thank you.
Rita

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

yummy and mouth-watering:_

divya said...

Delicious n yummy starter..loved it!!

Nithu said...

Wonderful presentation. Love the platter.

Archana said...

slurp! its breakfast time here but i dont mind some of these. look great
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Shema George said...

your cubes look so perfect and yummy...very nice and easy appitizer!
Shema George www.lifescoops.blogspot.com

Shema George said...

your cubes looks so perfect and yummy!
Shema George www.lifescoops.blogspot.com

Priya's Feast said...

Seeing Salsa cubes for the first time..Colorful pics..Bookmarking the recipe

zareena.b said...

Wow!!! loved your presentation. Nice and colourful. Amazing starter.

Gayathri NG said...

Wow very unique and yummy starter, serving crockery r so cute and attractive....
I am glad to follow u dear...

Chitra said...

A wonderful starter. pretty clicks as well :)

Rashmi said...

Hi Pari,

Nice to see your recipe collection, you have a good set of them :). Thanks for sharing it here - they all look yummy :)

Rashmi

Jaleela said...

very perfect for starter

Anonymous said...

Hey i must say u have a most wonderful and mouth watering blog. I tried this recipe and it came out just awesome.... very simple and quick :) thanks a lot :)

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