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Gluten Free Chicken Pakoras

easy chicken pakoras on a bed of lettuce

Gluten Free Chicken Pakoras are an easy and delicious as an appetizer or a snack. It is usually served with tea or at the end of the day during Ramadan when muslims are breaking fast.

Boneless chicken cubes are marinated in salt, pepper, other spices, and coated with a batter. It is then fried until the coating is golden brown and chicken in done.

Serve it with your favorite dip or Coriander Mint Chutney (sign up to download recipe). For a vegetarian version, check out my other pakora recipe that I made with potatoes.

Free From:

  • 🌾 Gluten
  • πŸ₯› Dairy
  • πŸ₯œ Nuts
  • πŸ₯š Eggs

Usually the batter for pakoras consists of Besan, name for chickpea flour in Urdu. However, in this recipe a mixture of 2 different flours is used - rice and corn flours. This recipe also uses soy sauce, see notes on how to make substitutions for these ingredients.

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  • 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

Adjust Servings:

Marinade

1 lb boneless chicken

3 tablespoons hot sauce

1 teaspoon crushed red chilies

2 tablespoons coriander leaves, chopped (optional)

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon soy sauce (see cook's note)

Batter

2 tablespoons rice flour

3 tablespoons corn flour (see cook's note)

oil, as required, for frying

Nutritional information

25g
Protein
15g
Carbs
5g
Fat
7g
Sugars
1g
Sat Fat
209k
Calories

Steps

1
Done
20 secs
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2
Done
2 hrs
boneless chicken marinated with spices
Add all the ingredients, under marinade heading, in a bowl and mix. Now cover and refrigerate for two hours.
3
Done
5 mins
After 2 hours, eat oil on medium high heat. Meanwhile, take out the chicken from the refrigerator and mix with corn and rice flours.
4
Done
25 mins
chicken pakora frying in oil
Once the oil is heated, add the chicken pieces to the oil. Fry until golden brown and the chicken is done. Take out on a plate. Serve hot with your favorite dip.

Cook Notes

  • Soy Free: simply leave out the sauce and add salt according to taste.
  • Corn Free: increase the rice flour quantity for equal amounts of corn flour or use chickpea flour.
  • Leave out coriander leaves if you do not like them.



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Homemade Barbecue Sauce with Pakistani Spices

homemade barbecue sauce in a small bowl

This Homemade Barbecue Sauce is spicy and sweet at the same time. This is my version with the kick from spices. It is easy and quick to make. This sauce can be used as a marinade or a dipping sauce.

Does not contain:

  • πŸ… Artificial Colors
  • πŸ… Ketchup
  • πŸ… Corn
  • πŸ… Dairy
  • πŸ… Vinegar

I make this recipe with tomato paste instead of ketchup. I do use soy but it can be simply left out if you cannot consume soy. This sauce uses spices to get the bbq flavor mainly cumin, if you do not like cumin you can leave it out.

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  • 30 mins
  • Makes 2 1/2 cups
  • Easy

Ingredients

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1 onion, chopped finely

4 garlic cloves, minced or grated

1 inch piece ginger, minced or grated

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup tomato paste(see cook's note)

1 cup water

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 cup orange juice

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 red chilies (see cook's note)

1 teaspoon paprika powder

2 tablespoons soy sauce (optional)

1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

salt and pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons mustard powder

Nutritional information

1g
Protein
5g
Carbs
1g
Fat
4g
Sugars
0g
Sat Fat
31k
Calories

Steps

1
Done
20 sec
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2
Done
2 minutes
onion and spices suate in a pan
Heat the oil then add the chopped onion, ginger, garlic and chopped red chilli. Stir these in for a couple of minutes until fragrant.
3
Done
20 mins
sauce simmering for 20 minutes
Now add all the remaining ingredients and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.
4
Done
10 mins
ingredients in a blender to blend
Allow the sauce to cool down. Once the sauce has cooled down, place it in a blender and blend until smooth.

Cook Notes

  • Use 1 teaspoon crushed red chili pepper if you don't have red chilies.
  • Use fresh chopped tomatoes instead of the paste.



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Allergy Friendly Easy Turkish Manti

gluten free and dairy free easy turkish manti in a dish

I have been a long time fan of Turkish Food Recipe Channel by Aysenur Altan. When I saw this recipe of Easy Turkish Manti, I decided to recreate the recipe with allergen free ingredients. This recipe is easy, delicious and comes together in less than an hour.

You can either follow the original recipe through the link above or use the recipe with allergy friendly ingredients below. I tried to stick to the same measurements as in the original recipe. Do let me know how it turned out with the substitutions.

Substitutions

  • πŸ₯› Dairy Free: The two dairy items that this recipe uses is butter and yogurt.
      • 🧈 Butter: I used dairy free butter substitute but you can use oil too, if you cannot find it.
      • πŸ₯₯ Yogurt: I substituted this with a dairy free coconut based yogurt. If you do not like coconut flavor than use any other dairy free substitutes. I did find that the dairy free yogurt was a lot thicker than the dairy version. It may be because of the coconut, you can add a little dairy free milk to the yogurt, if it is thick, to reach the desired consistency.
  • 🌾 Gluten Free: I used gluten free shell pasta instead of the farfalle. I have yet to see a gluten free version of it. If you have come across a gluten free Farfalle, let me know which brand in the comments below.

I had to boil the pasta twice as the first batch was finished quickly. However, I did not add the yogurt topping the second time round as I was just too lazy but it was still delicious. So if you cannot find the dairy free yogurt at all you can still enjoy this dish without it like a regular pasta.

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  • 45 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

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Meat Sauce

1/2 lb ground beef

1 onion

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon tomato paste

3 garlic cloves

Pasta

3 cups gluten free shell pasta

1 tablespoon dairy free butter

3 tablespoons olive oil

salt

Toppings

2 cups dairy free plain yogurt

2 garlic cloves

1 tablespoon dairy free butter

1 teaspoon dried mint

Nutritional information

22g
Protein
59g
Carbs
16g
Fat
5g
Sugars
5g
Sat Fat
470k
Calories

Steps

1
Done
15 mins
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Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Boil the pasta as per the package instructions. Add a little olive oil and salt while boiling. After its cooked, drain the pasta but reserve the liquid for the sauce, do not throw it away.
2
Done
5 mins
Heat the 1 tablespoon butter and 3 tablespoons olive oil, once the butter is melted add the pasta back into the pot and mix.
3
Done
5 mins
Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil on medium high. Then add the chopped onion and saute until translucent.
4
Done
10 mins
Now add garlic, saute for a minute until fragrant. Now add the beef, cook until it changes color. Then add all the seasonings and cook for 5 minutes further.
5
Done
5 mins


Now add the reserved pasta water to the beef to get the desired sauce thickness. Cook a little more then take off the heat.
6
Done
2 mins
For the yogurt sauce, add the garlic to the yogurt and mix well set aside. (see Cook's Note)
7
Done
2 mins
Assembling the pasta: in a dish spread the pasta, then add the yogurt on top. Now add the meat sauce.
8
Done
5 mins
Topping: Heat a tablespoon of butter, once melted add a teaspoon of dried mint. Cook for a few seconds. Now add it to the dish. Enjoy!
9
Done
20 sec
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Cook Notes

  • If you do not like the raw garlic taste then skip adding it to the yogurt.
  • Use any kind of short pasta you like



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Fruity Mocktail

Fruit mocktail in a glass with mango and strawberries

If you’re looking for colorful, fresh, fruity drink that is refreshing and perfect for summer, here is a recipe for a Fruity Mocktail. Learn how to make this easy fruit-flavored mocktail in only one easy step. It is non-alcoholic so can be enjoyed by both kids and adults alike.

The flavor of mango, strawberry go beautifully with the orange juice. The watermelon and sugar give it just the right sweetness. You can substitute watermelon for any other melon. You can easily double the recipe to serve a crowd.

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  • 10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

Adjust Servings:

1 mango

2 slices watermelon

6 strawberries

2 tablespoons orange juice

2 cups cold water

1 cup ice

3 tablespoons sugar

Nutritional information

10g
Protein
30g
Carbs
0g
Fat
25g
Sugars
0g
Sat Fat
119k
Calories

Steps

1
Done
10 mins
fruit flavored mocktail from above
Blend everything in a blender.

Cook Notes

  • Serve with mint leaves as a garnish.
  • Add any fruits you like.



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Allergy Friendly Chicken Zinger Burger

fried chicken burger with gluten free bun on a plate

This Allergy Friendly Fried Chicken Zinger Burger recipe is a delicious take on KFC Zinger Burger. I was craving for a burger and decided to make it at home.

My sister shared her recipe and I also looked online. After some research, I combined a few different recipes, including my sister's.

Then I substituted ingredients so that my children can enjoy it too. For the burger patties, I used 4 chicken fillets. I cut them in half to reduce the thickness making eight pieces out of the four.


Allergy Friendly Ingredients

  • πŸ” Gluten Free: Use gluten free flour for coating the chicken fillets and use your favorite gluten free brand for the buns
  • πŸ” Dairy Free: Use vegan cheese slices or simply leave them out.
  • πŸ” Egg Free: Use a dairy free milk of your choice or water to dredge and coat the chicken. I used water as this was something new that I learned and so wanted to try how it goes.

Serve this with your favorite toppings, condiments and sides such as french fries or my Homemade Smilies

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  • 1 hr 25 mins
  • Makes 8
  • Medium

Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
Marination
4 boneless chicken fillet
1 teaspoon mustard paste
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
1 teaspoon soy sauce (optional)
1 tablespoon red chili paste
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt to taste
Batter
2 cups gluten free flour
2 tablespoon corn or rice flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
water, as required
oil, for frying
Serving Suggestion
gluten free buns as required
dairy free cheese slices, as required
lettuce, as required
tomatoes sliced, as required
condiments of choice

Nutritional information

32g
Protein
55g
Carbs
19g
Fat
5g
Sugars
3g
Sat Fat
540k
Calories

Steps

1
Done
20 sec
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2
Done
1 hour
  • chicken fillet with spices in a bowl
  • marinated chicken fillet in a bowl
Cut the chicken fillets in half. Marinate with all the ingredients under marination. Leave for 1 hour.
3
Done
5 mins
  • gluten free flour with spices in a plate
  • gluten free flour and spice mix batter ready for dredging
While the chicken is marinating. Mix all the batter ingredients except the oil and water. Set aside.
4
Done
10 mins
  • dredge the chicken in gluten free flour mixture
  • for egg free batter dipping the chicken in water
  • recoating the filet with gluten free flour mixture
After 1 hour, pour water in a bowl. Now take a chicken fillet coat with the flour mixture, then dip in the water for a minute. Then coat with the flour mixture again. Repeat the steps for all the fillets until done.
5
Done
20 mins
  • coated chicken fillet frying in oil
  • fried chicken on a plate
Heat oil on medium heat. Now fry the fillets until golden brown on both sides.
6
Done
1 min
chicken zinger with gluten free bun and dairy free cheese
Just before serving, warm up a gluten free bun, make sure its just warm not over heated to make it toasted.
7
Done
20 sec
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Cook Notes

  • If you like thinner burger, pound the chicken fillets after cutting them in half to reduce the thickness.
  • Air fry the patties for a healthier version
  • Use gluten free bread if you cannot find gluten free buns.



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