Category: Snack

MANGALORE BUNS-SWEET POORI-BANANA POORI

As the name says, Mangalore Buns, is popular in Udupi/Mangalore either as breakfast or teatime snack.  Buns are soft, fluffy, sweet puris made using bananas.  So they are also called Banana Pooris.  As it is little sweetish, it is consumed with spicy item like chutney, sambar, pickle.

Traditionally Buns are prepared using Maida/APF but I have shown you the recipe with Atta/Godhi Hittu

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CONGRESS KADALEBEEJA-SPICY ROASTED PEANUTS

Kadale beeja/Peanuts are very rich in protein.  They have high nutritional values and dietary fibre too.  Some of them experience allergy to peanuts.

Kadale beeja/Peanuts are widely used in many recipes in many forms.  One of them is spicy snack Congress Kadlebeeja.

Congress kadalebeeja/spicy roasted peanuts is a popular Karnataka style spicy roasted peanuts. It is very easy to prepare at home. This is a healthy and mouth watering spicy snacks. Best served with a cup of coffee or tea.  Preparing these spicy peanuts is very easy but you need to have patience while roasting the peanuts.

 

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BESAN BREAD TOAST

Bread is a staple food prepared from a dough of flour and water, usually by baking.  It is made from wheat-flour dough that is cultured with yeast, allowed to rise, and finally baked in an oven. Owing to its high levels of gluten (which give the dough sponginess and elasticity), common wheat (also known as bread wheat) is the most common grain used for the preparation of bread.
Besan Bread Toast can be prepared with plain bread or whole wheat bread.

Today let us learn how to prepare Besan Bread Toast.
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Oats Rotti/Roti

Oats is rich in essential nutrients and fiber.  Good for health. It helps in lowering cholesterol levels.

Oats contain more soluble fiber than any other grain, resulting in slower digestion, a feeling of satiety and suppression of appetite.

Today I tried with Oats Rotti which is very simple, tasty, liked by everyone moreover easy to prepare.  Can be tried out for breakfast, evening snack or as a diet subsitute.

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BHAKARWADI-SPICY ROLLS

Bhakarwadi is a Gujarati fried roll, crispy, spicy, tangy snack item.  It is prepared as a snack too.

Ingredients :
All purpose flour/Maida        1 cup
Gram Flour/besan                 3/4 cup
Turmeric                                  1/2 tsp
Oil                                              1 tbsp + for deep frying
Chilli Powder                            3 tsp
Sesame seeds/til                     1/4 cup
Poppy seeds/khukus              1/4 cup
Ginger     grated                      1/2 tsp
Coriander powder                   1/2 tsp
Cumin powder                         1/2 tsp
Coconut grated                        1/2 cup
Green chillies                           3
Coriander leaves                      2 tbsp chopped
Asafoetida                                1/4 tsp

Method :

Take a bowl, add maida, besan flour, chilli powder, turmeric, 1 tsp oil and mix well.

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Add water slowly and mix to a dough.  Cover and keep aside.

Bhakarwadi

Dry roast sesame seeds and poppy seeds.
In a blender, put these roasted seeds, coriander seeds, ginger powder, cumin powder, green chillies, asafoetida and grind into fine powder.
Add finely chopped coriander leaves, salt to taste and mix well with the masala.

Take pan and heat oil for deep frying.

Now divide the dough into 8 equal parts.  Roll out one portion dough into chapati and spread the masala mix on the rolled chapati.

Bhakarwadi

Bhakarwadi

Start rolling the chapati tightly without any air inside.

Bhakarwadi

Apply water on the edges and close.

Bhakarwadi

Cut the rolls into thin pieces and gently press the pieces.  Let the pieces be of same size so that frying will be equal else smaller piece will be fried and bigger one will not be fried.

Bhakarwadi

Bhakarwadi

When oil is ready for frying turn the flame to low/medium and gently drop the Bhakarwadi pieces into the oil.

Bhakarwadi

When Bhakarwadi’s turn golden brown remove from the oil on a kitchen towel to absorb extra oil.

Bhakarwadi

Now Bhakarwadi’s are ready to serve.

Bhakarwadi

Transfer the remaining Bhakarwadi’s into an airtight container and you can store for about 15-20 days.

Tips :
You can add more Masala to be more spicy.  Once you roll into tubes gently press by your hand and cut into pieces.  Flame for frying should not be too high nor too low.  Else Bhakarwadi’s gets burnt and before it is cooked.

MASALA IDLI CUBES-SPICY IDLI

Idli is commonly prepared in India.  Very easy, healthy recipe, easily digestible for all age group.

If you are bored of eating/preparing Idli and you want to surprise the family members with a new dish…… try this Masala Idli Cubes.
Sometimes Idli will be left over and we do not want to waste it.  How to make use of it ? You can try this Masala Idlis.

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BAJJI-HEEREKAI BAJJI-RIDGE GOURD BAJJI

 

HEEREKAI/RIDGE GOURD BAJJI

HEEREKAI/RIDGE GOURD BAJJI

Bajji is one of the famous Indian Snack. It is prepared with Chana flour/Gram flour.

It is a popular spicy fried, crispy snack. It is very easy to prepare.   It is served in lunch or evening snack.

Today I am preparing Heerekai/Ridge Gourd Bajji. Batter has to be prepared to make Bajjis and you can also use Onion, Capsicum, Potato in place of Heerekai/Ridge Gourd.

When it is raining, not able to go out, Bajji can be prepared and have with hot Tea.

Ingredients :

Gram Flour/Chana Flour           2 cups

Rice Powder                                    2 tsp

Heerekai/Ridge Gourd               2 nos.

Chilli Powder                                  4 tsp

Cooking Soda                                  one pinch

Oil for frying

Salt to taste

 

Method :

Peel the skin of Heerekai/Ridge Gourd.

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Make thin slices.

Steam cook for 3-4 mins. You can also keep in oven for about 30 seconds.

 

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In a bowl mix chana powder, chilli powder, salt to taste, cooking soda, rice powder.

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Add water and prepare batter. Keep for about 20 mins.

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Meanwhile keep oil for frying.

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Put a drop of batter into oil to check whether oil is hot enough to fry bajji’s. If it comes up immediately, oil is ready.

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Dip sliced Heerekai/Ridge Gourd in the batter and drop into the oil for frying.

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Fry until it is golden brown. Fry Bajjis in medium-high flame.

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Serve hot Bajjis. It can also be eaten along with mint chutney/tomato chutney or tomato sauce.

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Tips :

Batter should not be too watery. You can also fry Bajji as soon as the batter is prepared. I prefer to keep for about 20 mins so that Bajji will come out crispy. Chilli powder can be added as per individual taste.

PAKODA-PAKORA-ONION PAKODA

Onion Pakoda

Onion Pakoda

Pakoda is said to be one of the famous India Spicy Dish. It is prepared with Chana flour /Gram flour with onion.

It is a popular spicy fried, crispy snack. It is very easy to prepare. It is served as snacks or appetizers.

When it is raining, not able to go out, instantly Pakoda can be prepared and have with hot Tea.

Ingredients :

Gram Flour/Chana Flour           2 cups

Rice Powder                                    3 tsp

Onion                                                 3 nos.

Green Chillies                                  4-5

Chilli Powder                                   4 tsp

Curry Leaves                                   3-4 strands

Coriander Leaves                          3-4 strands

Oil for frying

Water as required

Salt to taste

 

Method :

Finely chop onion, curry and coriander leaves.

In a pan put oil for frying and heat on high flame.

Meantime, in a bowl add gram flour, rice powder, chopped onion, curry and coriander leaves, cut green chillies, 2 tsp hot oil, chilli powder, salt to taste.

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Put medium lemon size balls of dough into the oil. Do not press or make hard balls. Just pick the dough random shape and put into the oil.

Fry till golden brown.

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Tips :

Use gud amount of onion to make Pakodas tastier. If you want Pakodas more spicy you can add green chillies and chilli powder as per your taste.

JHAT PAT-SPICY SNACK

Jhat Pat

Jhat Pat

Jhat Pat is one of the best and easy snack appropriate for evenings. It is prepared from Maida.

Today it is drizzling and my hubby and children wanted something to eat hot and crunchy with tea that too home made!! Immediately, I thought to prepare Jhat Pat which is easy and tasty snack. It came out well and everybody liked it. So I am sharing this with you all.

Everybody give a try, as it is prepared with the available ingredients at home.

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