Showing posts with label Snacks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Snacks. Show all posts

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Strawberry Scones





Ingredients:
Self raising flour-200g
Butter-40g
Salt-pinch
Sugar-1tbsp(optional)
Natural yoghurt-125ml
Strawberries-10-12
Milk to glaze

Method:
1.Preheat the oven to 220'c/gas 7/425'F,place a ungreased baking sheet to heat up in the oven.
2.Add the flour, salt,sugar and butter in a bowl,mix with hands until the mixture turns into crumbs.Now mix yoghurt gently and make a dough.
3.Chop the strawberries roughly  and keep it aside
4.Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface to make a smooth dough,mix the berries gently into dough,make a free-form balls on a palm.
5.Gently lift the scones onto preheated baking sheet. Brush the tops with milk and bake for 7-10 minutes until the scones are risen and  golden brown on top.
6.Cool on  a wire rack.Serve with Butter or jam.
Note:
1.You can use any fruits of your choice.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Yoghurt Scones(Eggless)




Ingredients:
Self raising flour-200g
Butter-40g
Salt-pinch
Sugar-1tbsp(optional)
Natural yoghurt-125ml
Milk to glaze

Method:
1.Preheat the oven to 220'c/gas7/425'F,place a ungreased baking sheet to heat up in the oven.
2.Add the flour, salt,sugar and butter in a bowl,mix with hands until the mixture turns into crumbs.Now mix yoghurt and gently knead a dough.
3.Knead the dough lightly on a floured surface to make a smooth dough.Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1inch.
4.Dip a 2.5inch plain cutter in some flour then use it to stamp out 8 rounds of dough.
5.Gently lift the scones onto preheated bakingsheet.Brush the tops
with milk and bake for 7-10 minutes until the scones are risen and  golden brown on top.

6.Cool on  a wire rack
Serve with fresh cream and strawberries or a simple fruit jam.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Fresh Fruit Flapjacks



Ingredients:
Raspberries or Blueberries or other soft fruit-1/2cup/(i have used raspberries)
Wholemeal flour-3tbsp
Caster sugar-2tbsp
Oats-3tbsp
Butter-3tbsp 

Method:
1.Take any soft fruit  squash them lightly on a plate  and keep it aside.
2.Take a bowl mix wheat flour,caster sugar,oats and butter and rub them
 in your finger until it becomes crumbly.
3.Grease a loaf tin,put half of the crumbly mixture into loaf tin and press
 it down firmly,now spread the squashed raspberries evenly.
4.Pour the remaining crumbly mixture on top of raspberries and pat it evenly
all over, nice and hard.
5.Tranfer the flapjack loaf tin  into preheated oven at 180'C for 20 minutes.
6. When it is cooked,leave it to cool flapjack completely before cutting into slices.
Note:1.This dish can be frozen for up to one month.
2.This flapjack is ideal for kids lunch box snack.
3.You can use any soft fruit of your choice.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Plantain/Banana Cutlet



Ingredient:
Plantain -1(boiled)
Potato, medium-1(boiled)
Onion-1,finely chopped
Green chilli-1,finely chopped
Jeera-1tsp
Chillipowder-1tsp
Besan-2tbsp
Riceflour-2tbsp
Salt to taste
Gingergarlic paste-1tsp
Fresh coriander-1tbsp
Bread crumbs as required
Oil for shallow fry


Method:
1. Grate the plantain and potato using grater.Mix all the other ingredients mix well.
2.Make a lemon size round balls out of the mixture.Roll the balls` in bread crumbs and
press the balls gently flat  in a palm to give them patty shape.Prepare these and keep it aside.
3.In a wide pan  add 2-3tbsp of oil,shallow fry all the patties until golden brown evenly on both sides.
Serve with tomato ketchup or green chutney.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Spicy Oats and Vegetable Burger


Ingredient:
Oats-1cup
Potato-2, medium,boiled
Onion-1,
Carrot-1,grated
Corn-1/2cup(frozen or fresh)
Gingergarlic paaste-1tsp
Green chilli paste-1/2tsp
Garam masala-1/4tsp
Chilli powder-1/2tsp
Coriander
Salt to taste
Oil-4tbsp
Rava- for coating,as required

Burger buns-6
Tomato slice-6
Lettuce as required

Method:


1.Heat a oil in pan,add onion fry until translucent,then add gingergarlic paste,greenchilli paste,garammasala,chillipowder,salt.
2.Add grated carrot,mashed potato, corn and oats mix well,fry for 5-6 minutes.Add coriander and mix well.
3.Leave the mixture to cool,then take 2tbsp of mixture in palm and make a  patty,roll it in rava,shallow
fry in little oil until golden brown on both sides.


4.Lightly toast the buns and arrange salad and cutlets on one half of the bun,close the other half and serve with Tomato ketchup.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Corn Vada


Ingredients:   
Corn cobs-4
Rice flour-1/2cup or as required
Green chillies-3,finely chopped
Onion -1,medium,finely chopped
Fresh coriander-1/2 cup,finely chopped
Cumin seeds/jeera-1tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Method:
1.Remove the corn from cobs and  roughly grind it.
2.Mix the corn with rice flour,green chillies,onion,cumin and coriander,add salt to taste, mix well if the corn is very tender and watery mix more rice flour to bind the mixture.
3.Heat the oil in a deep pan make small balls of the mixture, flatten slightly on your palm and deep fry until golden brown on both sides.


4,Serve hot with green chutney or ketchup.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Vada Pav

Vada Pav is one of the popular Maharastrian street snack,which is very tasty and filling.To get the authentic flavour of vada pav I used freshly crushed ginger,garlic and green chillies,which I highly recomand you to use..because it makes a huge difference in taste if you use freshly crushed spice..

Ingredients for vada:
Potatoes-3 big(boiled, peeled and roughly mashed)
Onion-1,finely chopped
Ginger -1"stick
Garlic-4-5 cloves
Green chilli-3

Chilli powder-1tsp
Dhaniya powder-2tsp
Fresh coriander-2tbsp,finely chopped
Lemon/lime juice-1tbsp
Sugar-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Turmeric-pinch
Oil for frying

For batter:
Besan(chickpea flour)-1cup
Rice flour-1tbsp
Turmeric-pinch
Salt-1/2tsp
Baking soda-pinch
Water as required


Method:1.First crush ginger, garlic and green chillies roughly in a mixer without adding water.
2.Heat a oil in a pan,add mustard and cumin,when they begin to splutter,add onion, fry until little brown then add crushed ginger garlic and green chilli paste and saute for minute,then add mashed potatoes along
with chilli powder,dhaniya powder,sugar and salt mix well. Take out of the flame add coriander and lemon juice mix thoroughly.And keep it aside to cool.
3.In a bowl add besan,rice flour,turmeric,salt, and soda,mix this with water to slightly thicker than dosa
consistency.
4.Heat a oil for frying in kadai,Prepare lime size balls out of potato mixture and dip them in chickpea batter
and  deep fry them until golden brown and crispy.Take them out on a kitchen towel to absorb extra oil.

For frying green chillies:
Green chillies-10,deseeded and crushed
salt-1/2tsp
oil-2tsp
Method:
Heat little oil in a frying pan,add crushed green chillies and sprinkle little salt over each chillies and fry for 2-3 minutes and take out.


For peanut chutney powder:
Dry coconut-1tbsp
Garlic-2cloves
cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Peanuts-4tbsp
Tamarind-pea size
Dry red chillies-2
Salt to taste
Method:Dry roast all the ingredients above,after cooling dry grind them roughly.


For serving:
Pav or buns-10
Crushed and fried green chillies
Peanut chutney powder

Aloo vadas
Assembling:Toast the pav buns lightly and keep it aside.Take a pav put chutney powder in the middle then place vada on top,close the other half of the pav bun press gently.Serve with fried chilli...Enjoy with hot cup of chai

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Bele Unde/Habbe Unde/Steamed Dal Vada

 Bele unde or Habbe unde is a healthy and nutritious dish which can be served as breakfast or lunch or snack."Habbe" means steam in Kannada and "Unde" means vada or patties in Kannada.This dish is also called Nuchina unde in some parts of karnataka.This oil free vada's are very delicious to eat with coconut chutney.I have used only dill and coriander,you can also add any veggies of your choice.This ideal for those who are on diet...enjoy....Hope you like it.

Ingredients:
Channa dal-1cup
Tuvardal-1/2cup
Moong dal-1/4cup
Masoor dal-fistful(optional)
Onion-1 big,finely chopped
Dill/Sapsige soppu-1bunch,finely chopped
Fresh coriander-1/2bunch,finely chopped
Salt to taste

For masala:Dry red chillies-2-3
Green chillies-2-3
Cinnamon-1" stick
Cloves 3-4
Cumin-2tsp
Turmeric-1/4tsp
Ginger-1" piece
Garlic-2-3cloves


 Method:

1.Wash and soak all dals in clean water for 2 hours.
2.Drain the water from the dals and grind them roughly along with all the
masala's above(first grind all the masala to fine,then add dals and grind).Don't add
more water only add tbsp or so that the dals move freely.
3.To the grinded thick batter, add chopped onion,dill,coriander and salt to taste
and mix well.
4.Take a fistful of mixture,make a patty shape on palms and place them in idli plates
and steam them as you steam idli'es for 10-15 minutes.
5.Serve hot with thick coconut chutney.....

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Spicy Mexican Bean Burritos


Ingredients:
Canned beans(kidney beans)- 2 400g tin
Garlic-2 cloves
Olive oil-2tsp
Chilli flakes-1tsp
Salt to taste
To serve:
Sour cream -4 tbsp or as required
Tomato salsa
Tortillas-6
Method:
Heat oil in a pan, add chopped garlic saute until soft then add drained, washed and lightly
mashed beans,seasoned with chilliflakes and salt.


Tomato Salsa
Ingredients:
Tomatoes-4big,ripen but firm ones,
Green chilli-1(optional)
Pickled jalapenos-2
Red onion-1 small
Olive oil-2tsp
Lemon juice-1tbsp
Coriander-2tbsp
Salt to taste
Method:
Chop all the vegetables finely and mix everything in a bowl and season according to taste.
To assemble:
Cook the tortillas on the tawa on both sides.Take one tortilla place 2tbsp bean mixture,tomato salsaand sour cream,roll them and cut into two halves,serve with salad.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Maddhur Vade


Maddhur vade is my all time favourite and had a fond memories with it.. My doddamma's house  is in Mandya,we used to visit them during our school holidays.Maddhur is a small town Half hour journey from Mandya and one hour from Mysore.we used to visit  many temples which surrounds Maddhur like vaidyanatheshwar temple on the bank of kaveri river,Paschima vahini,srirangapatna and many more..Then we used to buy these vade's there which is locally prepared  amd sell on streets,bus and railway station too.My doddamma gave me this recipe which is so easy and you can make it in a jiffy...Enjoy the taste of karnataka.


Ingredients:
Rice flour-1cup
Chiroti rava(fine sooji)-1cup
Salt to taste
coriander,finely chopped-1tbsp
Greenchillies,finely chopped-4
Onions,finely chopped-2
Oil for frying+2tbsp


Method:
Mix rice flour and rava,add 2tbsp of hot oil and mix well until the mixture crumbles.
Now add onions,chillies,coriander and salt mix well and add take small amount of mixture,add little water to knead a stiff dough.Don't mix all the mixture with water all at once,this will make the vada's soggy,so you have to mix little at a time and prepared immediately
Apply oil to palms,divide the dough into equal portions and prepare round balls.On a  plastic sheet,first apply oil on the sheet and take Small lemon size ball and spread the dough to a thin round and deep fry them until crispy and golden brown on both sides.serve hot with thick coconut chutney.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Quesadilla






Ingredients:
Spring onions-2 sticks,finely chopped
Coriander-2tbsp
Cheddarcheese-1/2cup,grated
Red chilli flakes-1/2 tsp(if preparing for small kids,use black pepper powder instead)
Sweetcorn-handful(I have used frozen)
Red or green bellpepper-1/2portion,finely chopped
Salt to taste
Flour tortilla's-4

Method:
Toast all the tortilla's and keep aside.In a bowl mix all ingredients and keep aside.Heat a tava place the tortilla and spread the handful of mixture on the tortilla and cover the another tortilla on top and press gently,make sure that the flame is low because tortilla' will burn quickly.Cook on both sides until cheese melts,cut them into 4 or 6 triangular wedges.Serve warm with sour cream or any dip of your choice.
This Quesadilla's are off to  Event Kids lunch box treats hosted by Smitha of Taste Buds

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Cabbage Bonda





Ingredients:
Besan/Chickpea flour/Kadlehittu-1cup
Rice flour-1/4cup
Onion,sliced-1
Green chillies,finely chopped-2
Cabbage,shredded thinnly-1cup
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Fresh coriander,finely chopped-2tbsp
Curry leaves,finely chopped-1 sprig
Chillipowder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Sodabicarbonate-1/2tsp
Oil for frying


Method:
Heat oil in a kadai.
In a bowl mix besan,riceflour,cuminseeds,chillipowder,salt,soda add tbsp of hot oil and mix until it becomes like crumbs.Now add veggies and little water and mix well.Take a tbsp of mixture and drop into hot oil and deep fry until golden brown.Serve hot.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Ajwain biscuits/Sweet and salt crackers

Ajwain biscuits  always reminds me of my childhood..There was a small shop opposite to my house,there we used to get this biscuits which are ,small sized but very tasty,for 50p we used to get 30 -35 small biscuits.Me and my brother used to buy this biscuits often.After so many years now,while cooking whenever I opened a ajwain container I remember those biscuits which smell the same..At that time I did not know it was ajwain or not but now I am sure to tell they are made out of ajwain as I still remember the smell of those biscuits.So thought of making them on my own,so with little bit of experiments :) I came out with this recipe which turn out to be a big hit in my family,not single biscuit was left and my little one love them...This recipe yeilds 20 -25 biscuits,I made them normal cracker size.These are sweet and salt in taste...So perfect for afternoon tea or as snack..You can store them in a airtight container.


Ingredients:
All purpose flour-1cup
Butter-25 gm
Ajwain seeds(Oma kaalu)-1tsp
Salt-1/2tsp
Sugar-1tbsp
Milk-4tbsp


Method:
In a mixing bowl, add flour,ajwain,salt and sugar,mix well.
Add cold butter rub into flour wntil it become crumbs.
Add milk and knead into a stiff dough like chappathi dough.
Lightly flour the surface and roll the dough thin and evenly into 
large chappathi.Take cookie cutter of your desired shape,Cut the 
discs and place on a baking sheet,repeat this process until you are 
finished with the dough.Prick the disc's so they don't puff up.Bake in the preheated oven at 180'C for 15 to 20 minutes.Cool and serve.


Note:This biscuits will be soft when you take out of oven,they will become crispier and hard when they are cooled.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Majjige Kodubale

Majjige kodubale is similar to  peragu poori of  Andra. This can be served as breakfast as well as snacks.They are crispy and yummy...Lovely served with coconut chutney.This is  dish popular of vyshya community of karnataka.


Ingredients:


Rice flour -1cup
Sour buttermilk(Huli majjige)-2cups
Onion-1 small,finely chopped
Green chillies-2-3,finely chopped
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Curry leaves-1 sprig,finely chopped
Chopped coriander-2tbsp
Oil-2tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


Method:
Take buttermilk in a sauce pan,add  all the ingredients to buttermilk except rice flour,mix well.
Put the  pan on a heat and bring the buttermilk to boil,now add rice flour part by part with stirring cook until 
all the dough come together,take out from the heat,leave it to cool for a while (not too cool).When the dough is still warm Knead the dough with little oil until it becomes smooth.Now take lemon size ball and roll a tube evenly  and join the ends like ring(Kodubale or bangle shape),follow the same for the rest of the dough.
Heat a  oil in a kadai and deep fry the kodubale's on a medium flame.Drain excess oil on  paper towel.
Serve hot with coconut chutney.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Apricot Bars



Ingredients:
Dried apricots,chopped-175g
Unsweetened orange juice-4tbsp
Margarine,melted-6tbsp
Honey-6tbsp
Semolina flour or fine semolina-50g
Plain flour-125g+2tbsp

Method:
1.Cook chopped apricots with orange juice in a pan and simmer for 5 minutes,drain if the juice is not absorbed by the fruit.
2.Heat the margarine and honey in a pan until melted,add semolina and plain flour and mix well.
3.Lightly grease a small square cake tin or loaf tin,press half of the semolina mixture into the base of the prepared tin.
4.Spoon on the fruit mixture evenly and top with the remaining semolina mixture,covering the fruit completely.
5.Bake at 200'C/400'F/Gas6 for 35minutes until risen and golden brown.
6.Cool for 5 minutes in the tin, then cut into bars,again leave the bars to cool on a wire rack completely and serve.



Thursday, 1 April 2010

Tortilla Wheels With Tomato Salsa

This is a yummy recipe i got it from Very Vegetarian Cook Book,a real treat for vegetarians.I prepared this dish several times before,i thought of sharing my favourite recipe for this Easter with you guys!.In original recipe it is served with pineapple salsa,but i personaly liked to serve this with tomato salsa than pineapple salsa,it taste better with tortilla wheels.This is a fine finger food. Enjoy the long weekend!!! "Happy Easter" to all of u!!!

                                 Stack them one on another
                                unwrap and cut into slices
Ingredients:
cream cheese-150g
greenchilli,chopped -1
fresh coriander leaves,chopped -2tbsp
tomatoes-4,deseeded and finely chopped
spring onions-4,finely chopped
red or yellow pepper-1,deseeded and finely chopped
cheddar cheese,grated-125g
salt and black pepper to taste
flour tortilla's-8


Method:
1.Beat the cream cheese until smooth and  add all other ingredients for filling
mixell and season to taste with salt and blackpepper.
2.Divide the mixture among tortilla's,spread it evenly.place each tortilla on top
of another.
3.Making four stacks of two,then rollthem up tightly,cover in cling film and chill
for atleast 2 hours.
4.Preheat the oven to 200'C/400'F/Gas6,unwrap the tortilla's and trim away the ends
and then cut each roll into eight slices.
5.Place on baking sheets and bake for 15-20minutes until golden brown.
6.Serve with tomato salsa.


Tomato Salsa


Ingredients:
Hard ripen tomatoes (Chopped) - 4
Red onions - 1 medium
Coriander - 2 tbsp
Garlic - 2 cloves
Pickled jalapenos - 1tsp
Lemon juice - 1tbsp
Salt and Black pepper to taste
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Method:
Blend all the ingredients except oil, in a blender to a fine puree.
Heat a olive oil in a pan,add the puree cook until it nearly thickens,
remove from the heat, leave to cool.
Serve chilled with  tortilla wheels.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Potato Wedges Indian Style



Ingredients:

Big Potatoes-3

Oil-1tbsp

Blackpepper to taste

Amchoorpowder-1/2tsp

Chaatmasala-1/2tsp

salt to taste


Method:

1.Wash and cut potatoes into medium sized wedges,coat the wedges in oil and bake for 20-25
minutes in preheated oven at 200'C until golden brown.

2.Remove from the oven toss with blackpepper,amchoorpowder,chaatmasala and salt.

3.Serve hot with lemon wedges.






Thursday, 17 December 2009

Iyengar Bakery Toast

Iyengars bakery's are found every where in south karnataka,especially in Banglore,Tumkur,Mysore and Mandya.
They have introduced some fine delicacies like vegetable puffs,potato buns,dilkush,honey cake ,biscuits and cookies like benne biscattu,kobari biscattu and many more..Toast is one of them which is very simple and easy to make...



Inredients:

Carrots- 1 medium,grated

Onion - 1 medium ,finely chopped

Green / red chillies - 2

Coriander (chopped) - 1 tbsp

Tomato- 1,finely chopped

Mustard - 1/2 tsp

Jeera-1/2tsp

Turmeric-1/4tsp

Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp

Lemon juice-1tbsp

Oil - 2 tsp

Salt to taste

White bread slices-6,lightly toasted

Oil for frying


Method:

Heat oil in a frying pan, add mustard and jeera when it splutters
add onions, chillies and tomato fry until onions and tomato become soft.
Add turmeric,chilli powder fry for a second.Now add grated carrot fry for a minute
Add salt to taste and sprinkle lemonjuice and coriander,close the lid and cook in a low flame for 5 mins.
Take a tbsp of carrot mixture spread on toasted slices.Heat a tava,place stuffed bread slices on tava, two at a time,spinkle little oil around the slices until the base becomes crisp and brown.serve hot with coffee.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Masala corn butta(Musukina jola)


Ingredients:

Redchillies-5

Garlic-2cloves

Lemon juice-1/2lemon

Salt to taste

Peppercorns-4

Jeera-1/2tsp

Corn buttas-2

Method:

Grind redchillies,garlic,peppercorns,jeera,lemonjuice and salt into fine paste.

Apply the paste on the buttas.leave it for half an hour to marinade.

Preheat the grill to 200'c.

Place the buttas under the grill till it become brownish on one side,

Turn another side and cook untill becomes brownish.

It will take 10 minutes on each side to cook.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Vegetable/Tarakari Bajji





Ingredients:

Besan-1cup
Jeera-1tsp
Ajwain(oma kalu)-1/2tsp
Kalonji/nigellaseeds/erulibeeja-1/2tsp
Sodabicarb-1/2tsp
Chillipowder-1tsp
Salt to taste

Vegetables used are:

Potato,plaintain(balekaayi) and onion,each thinly sliced into roundels.

Method:

Mix the besan, jeera,ajwain,kalonji, water, chillipowder,sodabicarb and salt in a bowl, beat till smooth. Leave this batter aside for half an hour.

Heat the cooking oil in a deep pan.

Take vegetable slice one by one, dip into the besan batter and deep-fry till golden brown

Place the bajji's on paper towels to absorb excess oil.

serve with tomato ketchup or green chutney.

NOTE:Vegetables like ridgegourd,bananapeppers bajji's can be prepared in the same manner.

While serving sprinkle chaat masala if you like.