Posts filed under ‘Snacks’

Tapoica / Javarisi Mixer

Here is the super-easy recipe for tasty snack.Treat kids or unexpected guests with this healthy snack. Store it in airtight container for any-time use. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Tapioca/Javarisi
  • 15 nos Cashew nuts
  • ¼ cup Peanuts
  • 2 twigs Curry leaves
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder(optional)
  • 1 tsp Salt or to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
 tapiocamixer 

Method

  • Heat oil in a pan; Gradually add tapioca; fry well.
  • If you like turmeric powder, add into the fried tapioca; mix well.(if you don’t like skip this step).
  • Fry peanuts, cashewnuts, curryleaves in the oil.
  • Mix everything together with salt.
  • Give this snack to kids in the name of ‘Pearl Mixer’

Note

  • Jazz it up with ¼ cup oil fried roasted gram dal.
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February 21, 2009 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

How to make Sprouts?

Making Sprouts as easy as 1.2..3…

I like sprouts if someone made.I never tried myself. After I spoke to my friend Sharmila,I was thinking of make myself.But, I didn’t take care of that much.
 
When I read Sprouted Moong Bhel recipe from chutney’s I made myself promise I’m going to soak it tonight. I asked steps from my friend;I bugged her lot with so many silly questions…I don’t know why I didn’t google it….I made sprouts finally!!! 
 
 After written this post, I found other blogs.How to make & freeze sprouts &What if I freeze the sprouts? answers here… 
 
 One word of caution: some beans such as kidney beans should not be eaten raw as they contain enzymes and need to be cooked well in order to make them safe.more… 

Ingredients

  • 1cup Whole Green Moong Dall
  • Water for soaking
Sprout

Method

1.Wash and soak moong for overnight.
2. Next night drain the water; keep them in a bowl for overnight.
3.Nextday we can see sprouts looks like above.

Note

  • You can keep one more night if you want more sprout.
  • store it freezer bags and store them in the refrigerator.

February 20, 2009 at 11:31 am Leave a comment

Masala Vada – Paruppu Vadai

This masala vadas are mouth watering delicious snacks for all occassions.For a cup of tea with hot masala vadai no one never says “No”.Here is the simple recipe for delicious snack.
Ingredients

  • 1 cup Bengal gram/Gram dal
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 Green chilies, chopped
  • 1 twig Curry leaves
  • 1 cup Onion , chopped
  • 2 tsp Salt or to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
masalavada
Method

  • Wash and soak dal for 3-4 hours.
  • Keep 2 tbsp. dal aside for later use; grind the rest, coarsely without adding water.
  • Mix all other ingredients(onions,green chilies,fennel seeds,ginger garlic paste,curry leaves), including whole dal.
  • Heat oil, make pattie shaped rounds with moist palm.
  • Let carefully into the hot oil.
  • Fry first one side then the other till golden brown.
  • Serve hot with green chutney, tamarind chutney, ketchup or hot tea.
Note

  • Once it is turned to golden brown remove it from oil and keep it on tissue paper to remove the excess oil.
  • Jazz it up with chopped spinnach and 1/2 tsp garam masala.

February 19, 2009 at 1:54 pm 3 comments

Strawberry Bread Recipe

 

Here is the easy recipe for luscious bread.

Ingredients

  • 12/3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp. ground Cinnamon (optional)
  • ½ tsp. Baking Soda
  • 2/3cup Pecans chopped, and toasted (optional)
  • 2 large Eggs
  • ½ cup Canola/Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup fresh Strawberries, hulled, and thinly sliced

strawberrybread

Method

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.; butter and flour a 9 x 5 x 3 -inch(or any size) loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; if desired, toss with pecans.
  • In a small bowl, whisk eggs until frothy; whisk in oil.
    Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
  • Pour in the egg mixture and stir until dry ingredients are just evenly moistened; note, do not over mix.
  • Fold in strawberries.
  • Spoon batter into prepared pan and smooth top.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 min, or until tester inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool in pan for 5 min.
  • Remove from pan and cool on rack.

February 15, 2009 at 8:16 pm 2 comments

White Ginger Bread

This healthy evening snack good for kids. It is very helpful for digestion.
 

Ingredients

  • 10 White Bread Slices
  • ½ cup Honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Ginger, shredded
  • 2 tsp. Orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter

gingerbread

Method

  • Mix ginger,orange zest with honey.
  • Keep this mixture aside for 30 min.
  • Cut bread slices into desired shapes.
  • Spread butter on top of the bread.
  • Spread the prepared mixture.
  • Keep another slice on the top.

Note

  • Substitute sugar free Orange Marmalade Jam instead of orange zest.if regular jam, use ¼ cup honey.
  • Jazz it up: toast bread with butter

February 13, 2009 at 9:26 pm Leave a comment

Holiday Poori/Puri

It will work for kids who are picky eaters like my son.Prepare puri dough . Instead of regular round size you can ask kids to cut them by using cookie cutter.They will enjoy cooking and eating too….

Ready to Fry

 

Puri for Kids

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January 6, 2009 at 11:15 am 1 comment

Biscotti

Here is the simple recipe for the delicious biscottis.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ tsp.Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp.Salt
  • ½ cup(1 stick) Butter, softened
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 4 squares Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted
 biscotti

Method

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Mix flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl.
  • Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light
    and fluffy.
  • Blend in eggs and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well after each
    addition.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Shape each half into 14×2-inch log with lightly floured hands; place on greased
    baking sheet.
  • Bake 30 min. or until lightly browned.
  • Remove from baking sheet; place on cutting board;
    cool 5 min.
  • Using a knife, diagonally cut each log into 12 slices; place upright on
    baking sheet, 1/2 inch apart. Bake an additional 15 to 18 min. or until slightly
    dried.
  • Remove from baking sheet. Cool on wire racks.
  • Dip biscotti in melted chocolate. (Or drizzle chocolate over biscotti.)
    Let stand until set.
  • Serve cool with hot tea; store in tightly covered container at room temperature.

Note

  • For a different look, use cookie cutter to cut desired shape.
  • Jazz it up with Cranberry Almond Crunch Cereal and White Chocolate; mix it well
    with after added the flour mixture.

December 8, 2008 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

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