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December 25, 2012

Chilli Bites

Excellent snack for any occasion {or no occasion...}.  You can make it as hot as you like and serve them with or without a dip.

We have a local Indian store who makes and sells Chilli Bites and Samoosas on Fridays and Saturdays. If you are late, you will be out of luck!  They have been around since long before I was even born, it is a store who gets passed down the generations.

I have tried the ready-mix types before, and I was very disappointed - it really had no flavor and if you need to add ingredients, you might as well make your own... which is what I did, and I have to say, this is very close to the ones the Indian store sells. 

Besides a little chopping, they are very quick to make.

For an equal chilli-ish snack have a look at my CHILLI BEEF SAMOOSAS

Chilli Bites

{makes about 25}

1 cup Chickpea flour {Chana}
1/4 cup Self Raising Flour
1/4 cup Flour
2 Curry Leaves {fresh}, chopped finely
2 t Garlic, crushed
1 Large Red Chilli, seeded and chopped finely
1 Large Green Chilli, seeded and chopped finely
1 Egg
1/2 t Salt
1 t ground Cumin
1 t ground Coriander
1/2 t Turmeric
2 t Baking powder

About 1/2 cup Water

Oil, for deep-fry

1.) Mix all the ingredients well - add Water until a thick dough has formed.
2.) Spoon heaped teaspoons of dough into the Oil and fry until golden and cooked through (1 1/2 - 2 minutes)

Serve with or without a dip - Plain Yoghurt or a sweetish dip will go great with these.

Hope you enjoy !


  1. Thee sound like a nice little snack .... we might try them for the Super Bowl!

  2. Just saw these and had to hop over to check them out:) You know me and chiles. Pinning them:)

    Merry Christmas!!

  3. I definetly want to try these. They sound so good! Thanks so much for sharing them on I Gotta Try That.
    Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

  4. Looks really good! I love this type of snack.

  5. These sound yummy, pinned them and I'm your new follower. Visit me at
    Merry Christmas,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  6. Those sound very tasty! We have a similar recipe that we call hushpuppies. I like the spice blend in this recipe. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  7. Yum, I love spicy food. I just wish my husband did then I could make recipes hotter.

  8. My husband, Mr Smart! School {House}, would LOVE this recipe....
    I’m so glad you shared it with us on Whimsy Wednesday. We ALWAYS love seeing you here!

    Take care and can’t wait to see what you’ve got going on next time,
    Kelly at Smart! School {House}

  9. Thank you for stopping in and sharing your yummy recipe with our readers at Bowdabra's Crafty Showcase. We love seeing your projects each week. Stop in and see which blogs are featured on Friday and to link up more of your goodies on Sat-Thur.

    Happy New Year,
    Susie @Bowdabra

  10. This sounds so yummy. Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  11. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes with Full Plate Thursday in 2012. Wishing you and your family the very best in 2013.
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

  12. Oh wow, wow! Love this little pakora type bites. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

  13. Christina @ Floridays MomJanuary 2, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Saw these on practically Functional...they look and sound amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  14. These look delicious, Linda. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays. The party will be live again tonight. Nichi

  15. Congratulations!
    Enjoy your new Red Plate, your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Have a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. Sounds wonderful!!! I've never heard of chickpea flour, but I am so intrigued! What an impressive appetizer!

  17. Yum - these sound so good! Pinned and loved. Thanks for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays.


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