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The Chef: Vidya Maharaj
The Restaurant: Diya, Miami Beach
The Dish: “C” Cakes


1 onion finely chopped
1 finely chopped potato
4 oz hearts of palm – chopped
1 tsp Nori Seasoning
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp white or black pepper
1 tsp old bay seasoning
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup besan
2 tbsp rice flour
Salt to taste

Ingredients for Masala Aioli:

1 cup mayo
1 tsp garam masala
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp vinegar
Salt & pepper to taste

Method of Preparation:

  • In bowl, mix together onion, potato, hearts of palm.
  • Add nori seasoning, coriander powder, pepper, old bay seasoning and flours.
  • Mix well, then stir in mayo, cilantro and salt.
  • When mixed, scoop out palm-size balls of mix, and fry in oil for about 3 minutes per side.
  • For aioli, mix together ingredients in bowl and set aside until ready to serve.

To Plate:

  • Top cakes off with aioli and serve!

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