Looking for a quick savory snack with a bite ? These Chili Bites are quick and easy to make and the perfect snack on Game Day or as part of a savory platter.
Excellent snack for any occasion (or no occasion…). You can make these Chili Bites as hot as you like and serve them with or without a dip.
We have a local Indian store who makes and sells Chili 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. Throw all the ingredients together, mix well and deep fry !
Two things to keep in mind:
1.) Use as much or as little Chilies as you prefer. The ratio below is as per our liking, which is not too hot.
2.) A teaspoonful of batter is really enough for a two bite-sized snack. However, you can make them bigger if you so wish.
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- Chili Beef Samoosas
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- Pizza Pop-Itz
- Zucchini and Onion Bars
- Quick Tuna Melt Nachos
- 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 Chili, seeded and chopped finely
- 1 Large Green Chili, 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
- Mix all the ingredients well – add Water until a thick batter has formed
- Spoon heaped teaspoons of batter into the heated Oil and fry until golden and cooked through (1 1/2 – 2 minutes per batch)
Amount Per Serving Calories 92Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 16mgSodium 274mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 4g
Nutrition value is not always accurate
Serve with or without a dip – Plain Yogurt or a sweetish dip will go great with these.