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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Perfect Cheese Bread Sticks From Scratch | Kids Party Appetizer Recipe

It’s quite longtime dream to make bread sticks at home. I didn’t know this is such an easy to make appetizer for parties when you make the dough in bulk. This is such a wonderful finger food which I realized after the first bake. My kids like it very much, it’s better to serve warm and they even love to take them to school. Coming to cheese part you can reduce or add more and the quantity mentioned here

Monday, November 7, 2016

Crispy Bhakarwadi | Savory Bakarwadi Recipe From Scratch

This Bhakarwadi post is supposed to publish before Diwali but i couldn't make it anyways this is a perfect tea time snack you can try and munch all time. Since this is the first time experience with bhakarwadis my mind was thinking all the time for the masala stuff not to come out while deep frying. I got an idea of mixing oil to the mixture and rolling/filling it properly before wrapping the outer layer. That worked very well for me and it was crispy and perfect like store bought Bakarwadis. Do read several tips

Friday, September 2, 2016

Ammini Kaara Kozhukattai | Seasoned Mini Rice Balls Recipe

Here comes another easy to make recipe for Ganesh Chaturti festival.  Kozhukattais are very famous in south India, especially we make it during Vinayagar/Ganesh Chaturthi Festival. I have lot of sweet and savory kozhukattai recipes in my blog, also today I am sharing a savory mini or ammini kozhukattai recipe. Even beginners can try this recipe without hesitation. Don’t forget to check

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Traditional Mawa Gujiya | Chandrakala Recipe Using Instant Kyoya/Mawa all from scratch

I am wishing all dear readers a very happy Holi. Holi is the second largest Hindu festival in India (Diwali is the top among all) and today is Holi for us. Despite of my ill health I would like to publish a recipe with long post. Since this recipe elaborates making gujiya from scratch all you need is patience and some important tips I mentioned at the end to make it right. I have the video of making gujiya in the traditional pattern.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Chicken Shami Kababs | Shallow Fried Shami Kebabs | Chicken Patties

Chicken Shami Kababs/Kebabs, an exotic dish that can be served as a snack or appetizer and the whole preparation is nothing but boneless Chicken simmered with spices, onion, ginger, garlic, lentil and chili’s and then ground to form patties. Finally those can be either deep fried or shallow fried as desired. Since the meat has cooked well before frying I opt to shallow fry with few tsp of oil.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Crispy Shredded Potato Hash Browns From Scratch | Easy Snack with minimal Oil

Today’s recipe is quite simple and easy to make snack using Russet potatoes. Also they are made with minimal oil.  I rarely buy potatoes but whenever I have them in stock I make these Hash Browns, which is a default thing that I make it especially for my daughter. Hash browns or hashed browns are a simple preparation in which potato pieces are pan-fried after being shredded, julienne, diced, or riced. In some cultures, hash browns or hashed browns can refer to any of the above preparations

Monday, December 28, 2015

Cornflakes Mixture | Maize Poha Mixture with step by step Pictures

Cornflakes Mixture has been waiting in the draft since from Diwali and after all holiday bakes/Christmas posts I thought this would be the right time to release it. This is a perfect tea time snack and if you are concern about oil you can either bake them or add small quantity of the prepared mixture/chivda with puffed rice/murmura and make it lighter and healthy snack. Coming to Corn Flakes I have picked

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Spinach and Vegetable Quiches in Muffin Pan | Crustless Quiche | Savory Muffins

Quiche (/ˈkiːʃ/ keesh) is a savory, open-faced pastry crust with a filling of savory custard with cheese, meat, seafood, and/or vegetables. It is part of French cuisine but popular worldwide and particularly as party food. I made it first time for my daughter's birthday party in last October and after that i made several times for H's thanksgiving potluck at office, so n so. When Swathi asked to try this for October month baking partners challenge, i couldn't post it on time. Since quiche has been turned in to my daughters favorite, i may come with crust based quiche in future. Also I don't want the quiche too eggy

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Butter Murukku | Quick Chakli Using Instant Rice flour

Ingredients
Rice Flour - 2 Cup
Butter - 3 Tbsp (Room Temperature)
Sesame Seeds - 2tsp
Hing/Asafoetida - 1/4tsp (Optional)
Pepper Powder - 1/2tsp (Optional)
Pottukadalai/Dalia or Roasted Gram Flour - 1/4 Cup (powder roasted gram in mixie/processor and sieve it before adding)

Monday, November 9, 2015

Mini Jhangri Recipe With Video | Soft Jangri | Jangiri Version II

For every Diwali festival Murukku/Chakli , Adhirasam and Soft Jangri/Jhangiri are must at home, Diwali is incomplete without it. So this year I made mini and medium size jhangiri to share with neighbors. This time I have recorded the jangri making in single hand, do check the video here. So this recipe has no step wise pictures instead I have given the video link. Also if you find trouble in watching the video do check my another version of soft jangiri recipe, that recipe has both mixie/food processor and grinder version with step by step picture. The weather is cloudy for past 15 days, so I could not come up

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Besan Ki Burfi | Gram Flour Fudge | Reduced Ghee Barfi Version

For the first time, I have made besan burfi 3 weeks back and stored in an air tight container for Diwali. Since the mysore pak recipe I have in the blog is reduced ghee version I tried similar to it and the

Monday, November 2, 2015

Aloo Ki Bhujia | Potato Sev | Diwali Special Recipe

Aloo Bhujia is an easy snack to make for any festival like Diwali or a perfect savory snack to make for tea time munch. The flavors of potato, besan and spices make it exotic and when compared to other snacks this one uses very less oil when the dough is of perfect consistency. Here I have not added any water

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Kadalai Paruppu Sundal | Easy and Quick Chana Dal Sundal for Navratri

From August to November we are usually busy with consecutive festivals like Aadi Perukku,Varalakshmi Pooja, Krishna Jayanthi, Ganesh Chathurthi, Puratasi Sani/Saturday, Navratri, Saraswathi Pooja (the 9th day of Navarathi) , Ayutha Puja and finally Diwali, the much expected festival. Now Navratri (9 nights) is going on and today is the 5th day, daily one sundal neivedhyam is a must for

Friday, October 16, 2015

Pottukadalai Murukku (Dalia Chakli) Using Rice Batter with Video | The Traditional Way

Today I am here with a recipe for Pottukadalai/Roasted Gram Murukku, the traditional way that my mom and relatives practice for long long years. I have mentioned this procedure few years back, that is my first murukku post in 2012 using instant rice flour to make Pottukadalai Murukku. Today I am here with the complete Murukku tutorial which is made by grinding the rice to smooth batter and mixing flour and other stuff to the dough.  I have postponed so many years to post this recipe, the one and only reason for

Monday, October 12, 2015

Authentic Adhirasam Using Brown Sugar | Soft Athirasam Recipe with Video!

Diwali is nearing let me gear up the colorful festival with an authentic and super sweet Adhirasam.  My kids usually call them as brown cookies and even my H who is a sugar dis-liker also likes this sweet so once in a while i have to make it especially for them.  If you are my serious follower then you may wonder why I am re posting Athirasam recipe. I have to admit here that my first version is still popular in the blog and today’s version has a quite easy jaggery preparation so you may never go wrong in syrup consistency and for beginners I assure this one is going to be a no fail version. During my summer vacation my mom

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thengaai Pooranam Kozhukattai | Coconut Jaggery Stuffed Modaks | Easy Modhagam Recipe

Last week I made this Coconut Jaggery Filled Modaks /Thengaai Pooranam Kozhukattai for Ganesh Chaturthi. Later I uploaded a picture in my whats app profile and got lots of appreciation for this modaks. Coming to the recipe I have added generous amount of cardamom powder in the outer layer itself so you can’t expect pure white modaks instead you can see tiny bits of cardamom all over the outer layer. Also I have explained another easy way of using modaks, in this method you can make the outer layer thin

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Kadalai Paruppu Modhagam | Chana Dal Modak Recipe | An Easy way to use Modak Mould

Wishing all my dear Readers, Family and Friends a very Happy Ganesh/Vinayagar Chaturthi. May God answer your prayers. Here comes an authentic sweet modak recipe that scores the sweet lovers out here. I have detailed the recipe with step by step pictures and an easy way to use modak mould.

Moong Bean Savory Kozhukattai | Kaara Kozhukattai

Hope everyone in festive (Ganesh Chaturthi) mood, me too :-). Coming to the recipe here i have used whole green moong dal, one healthiest dal among the dal family for the savory stuffing. Even if you are not a savory lover you should try once to admire it. I used the Gujiya/Somas mould here to shape the kozhukattai though i have explained them without it. I am hurrying up this post becoz i have to make

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Karpuravalli Bajji | Ajwain Leaf Pakora | Deep Fried Chick Pea Flour Fritters

Ajwain Leaf (Hindi) /Karpooravalli/Karpuravalli (Tamil)/ Omavalli (Malayalam)/Kattumaruva (Kannada) is most probably found in Indian homes especially in many places of South India. This leaf has various medicinal properties, particularly its an excellent cure for cough and cold. It has similar flavor of oregano and hence you can find this herb in South Indian Pizzas as well. Adding this leaves to rasam/soup helps us to recover from wheezing and bronchitis related issues. My mom too have this herb plant (pics below)

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Homemade Black Bean Patties | Black Bean Veggie Burgers | How to soak and cook Black Beans

Hope you remember the homemade hamburger buns recipe from scratch I posted last month. Here is the recipe for black bean patties that stacked in the burger buns…The recipe has one optional egg you can skip it if you don’t need. Also I add Parmesan cheese for this patties that really enhances the taste but if