6 Appetising Piri Piri Snacks That Are Easy To Make
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Many people must be accustomed to the term piri piri. Piri piri attached before any dish simply translates that the dish is going to be tantalising and extremely flavoursome. While most people are already acquainted with the flavour profile of this scrumptious spice mix, many would be oblivious to its origin and invention. Piri piri in its original essence is a type of sauce from Mozambique. It is a reflection of the rich culinary heritage of Mozambique and is used to make the very famous piri piri chicken. The word piri piri simply means pepper pepper. 

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Eventually, the flavourful sauce made it to South Africa, where it was converted into a flavourful spice mix. This flavourful spice mix is made from red chilli powder, chilli flakes, garlic powder, ginger powder, onion powder, oregano, black pepper, salt, sugar, and some other spices. Now people like to use the spice mix to make a lot of flavourful dishes and even add to already existing recipes. Here are some delectable snacks that you can make at home using piri piri masala.

* Piri Piri Pasta

Adding piri piri spice mixture to pasta is one of the best ways of using this spicy concoction of flavours. Piri piri masala goes well with red sauce pasta as it compliments the various sauces and cheese well. As the piri piri spice mixture is quite robust it helps to balance the cheese and tomato paste used to make the pasta. There is no need to add any extra spices as the spice mix already has everything that should be added in the pasta.

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* Chicken Satay

Chicken satay is a divine and creamy chicken dish that is spiced and grilled to make crispy and well-cooked chicken that can be served as an appetiser for the party. All one has to do is marinate some fresh pieces of chicken in piri piri spice mixture along with some curd. After leaving the marinated pieces of chicken, for some time, you have to grill them on a griller and cook them perfectly. This is a very simple chicken appetiser recipe that doesn't require one to do a lot and simply gets prepared in two steps.

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* Piri Piri Pizza

Making pizza at home by using some spicy and tantalising piri piri masala is also an interesting way to use this delectable spice mixture. One simply has to take a pizza base and spread the toppings along with pasta sauce. Now for the spice mixture, one can simply sprinkle some piri piri masala on the top of the cheese and let it cook in the oven until it becomes crispy and the cheese properly melts. This version of pizza is quite easy to make as one simply has to assemble a combination of ingredients, and there is no cooking involved other than simply putting the pizza in the oven.

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* Sandwiches

Sandwiches are an easy-to-carry snack that can also be easily converted into a meal depending upon the choice of ingredients that one makes. To make some decadent piri piri sandwiches one simply has to take two slices of bread and apply some butter on the top. Now for the stuffing, they may take cottage cheese, chicken, tofu, or any other thing of their choice. In this stuffing, to infuse different types of flavours, one can simply sprinkle some piri piri masala. Just adding the spice mixture is going to be enough as one would not need to add anything else for flavours. Pack the sandwich properly and cook it in a pan with some butter.

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* Chicken Roll

Chicken roll is another snack that is fulfilling, flavourful, and extremely delicious. The best part about this snack is that it can be made as healthy as one would like. To make the snack at home, one simply has to make a roti or paratha with wheat flour. The roti has to be cooked properly. In the roti, one can add some grilled pieces of chicken and sprinkle piri piri masala on the top of the chicken pieces. One may also add some tandoori mayonnaise. There is no need to add a lot of vegetables other than some capsicum and onions.

* Piri Piri Fries

The list would be incomplete without giving a special mention to piri piri fries. It's piri piri fries that popularised the concept of piri piri spice mixture in India. Piri piri fries are extremely easy to make at home and one simply has to make regular salt and fries. On the top of these fries, one has to sprinkle the delicious piri piri masala and mix everything properly. Make sure that the spice mixture is distributed evenly across all the fries properly and uniformly.