The masala in these homemade oven-baked sweet potato chips complement their caramelised sweetness. A simple nutritious healthy vegan snack idea that is sure to appease your munch cravings. Baked instead of deep fried, they present a healthier alternative to store-bought ones. When it comes to snacks, we are quite restricted since we are both allergic to
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Similar to Indian pakoras or Japanese tempuras, Chinese eggplant fritters are popular Mauritian snacks that are sold at street corners. They would usually be deep fried but I pan fried them with less oil, drastically reducing the oil content. The result is a lighter fritter that still has big flavour with crunchy texture on the outside and moist mushy interior.
The recipe is very simple. My preference for the batter is chickpea flour but all-purpose flour (or a mix of both flours) also works well.
Savoury crepe recipe, made with aquafaba for an unctuous bite appeal. A touch of finely chopped scallions is quintessential to these delectable Mauritian crepes. Eggless crepes to be enjoyed with a smear of coriander (cilantro) chutney for an ultimate Mauritian experience. Cobbled together into the most unique fusion, ingredients from different cuisines weave themselves into
With their wheeled carts ladened with big jars of various pickled fruits and vegetables, the pickle sellers (or ‘marchand confits’ as we would call them) paint one of the most picturesque scenery of the Mauritian streets, bus stations, beaches or school yards. Like most Mauritians, kids and adults alike, I have an unwavering fondness for
Previously featured here, the spiced boiled brown chickpea recipe is a simply irresistible snack for a year round anytime nibble. Locally we call this snack “gram bouilli”, gram for the brown chickpeas and bouilli (pronounced bwee) literally means boiled. The chickpeas are boiled then sauteed and spiced. I remember the days when I used to buy
I remember my first experience as a new vegan when I was searching for a recipe to make my very first vegan cake — one ingredient freaked me out, totally. Vinegar! Vinegar? In cake? No! Can I omit it? Won’t the cake taste/smell like vinegar? Thinking back on this only makes me smile. Any concept
Niouk Yen is a delicacy in Mauritius. They are steamed dumplings made with grated chayote. I’ve found that daikon radish can also be used. Enjoy with garlic sauce or chili sauce on their own or in a broth with noodles. Food cravings for the local cuisine – aren’t they the worse when you really can’t find the
After school tea time snacks, when I was a kid, varied from French pâtisserie to deep fried fritters, not forgetting, when time permitted, Mum’s delicious homemade treats. Although we only had these greasy fritters only about once a week, thinking about them today make me cringe. While I do shallow or pan fry occasionally, deep
If you are a nut-allergy sufferer, then you will undoubtedly agree that finding a satisfying savoury snack is no easy endeavour and even more so when you are on the move. Coupled with this, the inconvenience (to say the least) of also being a seed-allergy sufferer, basically leaves me clueless as to what to munch