Spicy Indian Lollipops

 

Spicy Chicken Lollipops
Ingredients:
20 chicken wings
Vegetable oil for frying
2 eggs beaten
1 pack plain pappadums (100g)
Two tbsp. gram flour gram flour gives a nice flavour and light crunch).
2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp Nigella seeds
1 tsp dried chilli flakes
Lime wedges
Dips of your choice … mango chutney, lime pickle, raita and good old tomato ketchup work well

1.    Make the lollipops: Using a sharp knife, cut off the large joint of the wing. Place the rest in a marinade of your choice for a quick flash on the BBQ … a secondary dish.
2.    Scrape the meat towards the thick end of the joint, so that you have meat at one end and a clean bone.
3.    Heat oil in a frying pan (use about 2 – 3cm depth)
4.    Mix the eggs, garam masala and chilli flakes in one bowl.
5.    Place the pappadums in a bag and crush using a rolling pin. I like to leave some larger bits (about half cm in size) for added crunch.
6.    Add gram flour and nigella seeds and mix.
7.    Neaten the flesh of the chicken into ball shapes and dip in the egg mix, followed by the crunchy mix.
8.    Once the oil is hot (a cube of bread should turn brown within about 15 - 20 seconds), place the lollipops in the oil. You can squash into a round shape if they’ve lost their definition in the dipping. Once cooking they will retain this shape. Fry until golden (you’ll need to turn a couple of times to make sure all sides are cooked). This should take about 5 minutes.
9.    Remove and drain on kitchen paper.
10.    Serve with lime wedges and dips of your choice
 

Spicy Paneer Lollipops – makes 8 - 10
Ingredients:
200g paneer block grated, or plain cottage cheese
Vegetable oil for frying
1 egg beaten
1 additional egg if using grated paneer
1 pack plain pappadums (100g)
Two tbsp. gram flour gives a nice flavour and light crunch).
½ small onion finely chopped
2 garlic cloves grated
¼ finely chopped red chilli
2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp Nigella seeds
Lime wedges
Dips of your choice … mango chutney, lime pickle, raita and good old tomato ketchup work well

1.    Add chopped onion, garlic and chilli to the grated paneer or cottage cheese and mix.
2.    Heat oil in a frying pan (use about 2 – 3cm depth).
3.    Mix the eggs and garam masala in one bowl.
4.    Place the pappadums in a bag and crush using a rolling pin. I like to leave some larger bits (about half cm in size) for added crunch.
5.    Add gram flour and nigella seeds and mix.
6.    If using paneer, mix in one beaten egg.
7.    Take filling mixture and shape into balls.
8.    Dip in seasoned egg mix, then crunchy mix.
9.    Once the oil is hot (a cube of bread should turn brown within about 15 - 20 seconds), place the lollipops in the oil. Fry until golden (you’ll need to turn a couple of times to make sure all sides are cooked). This should take about 3 minutes.
10.    Remove and drain on kitchen paper.
11.    Serve with lime wedges and dips of your choice.