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Basundi using Coconut Sugar

Homemade Basundi/Rich sweetened with Coconut sugar , flavoured with cardamom and nutmeg and garnished with dryfruits. INGREDIENTS: Organic Milk 2 cups Coconut Sugar 1 cup Cardamom powder 1-2 tsp Nutmeg a pinch Sliced almonds for garnishing  INSTRUCTION: 1.Boil organic milk for a good 45 minutes to make it thick and collect the cream . 2. Add coconut sugar, cardomom powder and nutmeg powder  3.Garnish with sliced almonds..Tastes delicious when chilled.

Akara -Nigerian Black eyed Pea Fritters

Akara is the name of a popular snack recipe in Nigeria . They are basically Nigerian black-eyed pea fritters fried to perfection served with a local chili sauce called Red Kosayi.

This recipe comes from West Africa and Brazil, usually served hot and the main ingredient being black-eyed peas. These are very delicious and are a vegetarian-friendly meal.   They have a gorgeous crisp exterior and soft mildly spiced inside.

A very quick recipe requires minimal ingredients. The only part that requires time is to deskin the black-eyed peas after soaking. I would recommend doing this beforehand so that you can mix and fry them quickly when they have to be served.Lets check the recipe Ingredients and Instructions.

Total time: 2 hours
Makes 20 fritters

Black-eyed peas (soaked overnight) 1 cup
Small onion (chopped) 1/2
Jalapeno (chopped) 1/2
Ginger (grated) 1 tsp
Curry leaves 3-4
Salt to taste
Oil to fry

1. Take the soaked black-eyed peas in a bowl and skin them by rubbing them firmly with your fingers. Pour some water in the bowl and the skin floats on top. Discard the skin and continue again until only white legume like insides remains in that bowl.

2. Drain the skinned black-eyed peas and grind into a smooth will require almost nil to little water. Do not add more water.

3.Heat oil in a pan enough to deep fry.

4. Add in the chopped onion, jalapenos, chili, ginger, curry leaves, and salt. Combine well. Once combined it must be fried immediately.

5. Drop a spoonful of the batter into hot oil and cook on medium heat until golden brown on both sides.

6. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.

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