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    SPICY MATCHSTICK POTATOES ALOO KA TALA HUA LACCHA

    SPICY MATCHSTICK POTATOES ALOO KA TALA HUA LACCHA

    This is a wonderful snack to nibble on, especially when enjoying favorite TV programs and films at home. You could serve it with Simple South Indian Tomato Sauce, plain old tomato ketchup, or nothing at all. It is good just by itself. SERVES 4 • 2 teaspoons lemon...

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    SPICED POTATO-BALL FRITTERS BONDA OR BATATA VADA

    SPICED POTATO-BALL FRITTERS BONDA OR BATATA VADA

    Wherever Indian snack sellers congregate, such as Chowpatty Beach in Bombay, you are likely to find some version of these bondas. Round in shape, with a chickpea flour skin on the outside and spicy crushed potatoes inside, they are served still hot and crisp from the...

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    SPINACH BHAJIAS PALAG KI PAKORI

    SPINACH BHAJIAS PALAG KI PAKORI

    These are best served piping hot with some Green Chutney and/or Simple Tamarind Chutney; dilute every tablespoon of the latter with a tablespoon of water. For more on Indian fritters in general, see the introduction to Onion Fritters. MAKES 12 MEDIUM-SIZED FRITTERS •...

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    ONION FRITTERS – KANDA BHAJIA OR PYAZ KI PAKORI

    ONION FRITTERS – KANDA BHAJIA OR PYAZ KI PAKORI

    It is Indian restaurants in the West, particularly Britain, that have popularized onion bhajias as a first course. That name comes from western India, where all varieties of fritters are called bhajias and eaten at teatime or as a snack with lots of hot chutney for...

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    CABBAGE FRITTERS CABBAGE VEPADU

    CABBAGE FRITTERS CABBAGE VEPADU

    I was in Rajahmundry, a town on the banks of the mighty Godavari River—the widest river I have ever seen—in Andhra Pradesh. It was lunchtime, and I was desperately hungry. Someone thought I should try a mess. That suggested a military setup, but it turned out to be...

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    Chilly Veggie Pizza

    Chilly Veggie Pizza

    PREP: 25 minutes BAKE: 8 minutes CHILL: 2 to 4 hours OVEN: 375°F MAKES 6 servings 1 8-ounce package (8) refrigerated crescent rolls 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened 1⁄3 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion (1) 1⁄2 teaspoon...

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    Grilled Marinated Tempeh

    Grilled Marinated Tempeh

    PREP: 20 minutes MARINATE: 4 hours GRILL: 8 minutes MAKES 4 servings 2 8-ounce packages tempeh 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1⁄4 cup olive oil 1⁄4 cup lime juice 1⁄4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce 1⁄4 cup snipped fresh cilantro 2 teaspoons ground...

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    Veggie Fajitas with Guacamole

    Veggie Fajitas with Guacamole

    PREP: 30 minutes GRILL: 20 minutes MAKES 6 servings 3 medium red, yellow and/or green sweet peppers, sliced 1 large onion, sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons fajita seasoning 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 8-ounce package fresh button mushrooms, halved 1 medium...

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    Black Bean and Mango Wraps

    Black Bean and Mango Wraps

    PREP: 20 minutes GRILL: 5 minutes MAKES 6 servings 1 20-ounce jar refrigerated mango slices, drained 11⁄2 teaspoons Jamaican jerk seasoning 6 7- to 8-inch whole grain flour tortillas 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 11-ounce can whole kernel corn with...

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    Tomato-Basil Panini

    Tomato-Basil Panini

    PREP: 20 minutes COOK: 2 minutes per batch MAKES 4 sandwiches 4 cups spinach 8 slices whole wheat bread; four 6-inch whole wheat hoagie buns, split; or 2 whole wheat pita bread rounds, halved crosswise and split horizontally 1 medium tomato, cut into 8 slices 1⁄8...

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