Category: Snacks / Chaat

Baked Fingermillet crisps / Baked Ragi crisps

Fingermillet which is popularly called as ragi in tamil is a millet that is packed with nutrients. It is a super cereal that helps in controlling diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and lot more. Consuming it daily helps in improving one’s immunity and health. But nowadays, many families have stopped using it. To make the younger generation eat it, we can try...

Urulai Kizhangu Bajji / Aloo Pakora / Potato Fritters

Bajji is a famous evening time snack that originated from Indian subcontinent. There are many varieties of bajji and in this post I am going to explain how to make urulai kizhangu bajji. Urulai kizhangu is the local name for potato in tamil. From my childhood days I have relished this delicacy. Though I have seen many people making bajji,...

Nenthrai / Banana chips

Nenthrai/ Banana chips is one of the famous traditionsl snacks in Kerala and other parts of South india. It is made with a variety of banana called Nenthrai. This is different from raw plantain that we use to make sabzis and curries. Ripened nenthrai is very good for health and we can make lot of recipes with it. I love...

Beetroot murukku

Murukku is a traditional South Indian snack made on festival days especially on Diwali. I had no idea of making beetroot murukku. Actually I chopped it to make poriyal / dry sabzi. All of a sudden I thought of trying this. Since I chopped it to make poriyal, it has been chopped into small cubes. So for this you can...

Paruppu vadai

Paruppu vadai / Masal vadai is a favourite snack for me and my bro. My mom makes crispy and hot vadai during rainy days. The whole family will sit together and enjoy this with hot cup of tea. It is one of the item made in almost all festive days. Mupparuppu vadai, as the name indicates consists of three main dhals...

Oreo fry

A deep fried oreo is a dessert or snack consisting of oreo biscuits dipped in a pancake batter and deep fried.  Pancake mix creates a fluffy, golden-brown fried dough and yields a warm and melty oreo cream in the centre. The original recipe is made with eggs. This is an eggless version. And you can also replace the all purpose flour with wheat...

Ribbon Pakodam

Ribbon pakodam or Oattu pakodam as it is called, is one of the famous snacks in Tamilnadu.  This takes me back to my school days. It is one of the regular snacks that my mom makes at home. Always the tin is filled with this snack. When it is about to finish, she makes next set of pakodams. This is...

Anjaneyar vadai

Anjaneyar vadai is a traditional prasadham offered in many Anjaneyar temples and in Perumal temples. The main ingredient for this recipe is urad dhal and black peppercorn. This recipe is much easier than the normal urad dhal vadai. I made it with white urad dhal. You can make the same recipe with black urad dhal. INGREDIENTS Urad dhal- 1 cup...

Kaara pori/ Spicy murmura

Kaara pori or Spicy murmura is a snack I had so many times when I was a kid. My amma makes this regularly. It is an easy, simple, tasty and flavourful snack. My brother and I will have a competition to eat this. We can make kadalai pori or add pattani to this. Even now this is my favourite. I...

Dahi papdi Chat

Chats are favourite for all the age groups. This chat comes from North- India and is a popular Mumbai street food too. The papdis are served with curd, chutneys for chats and sev.  The taste of the chat has crunchiness of papdi, tanginess from sweet chutney, sourness from curd and is spicy from green chutney. I love both dahi puri...

Thattai Murukku/ Nippattu

Thattai Murukku is a traditional crispy South Indian snack. We make this for Gokulashtami and offer it to God. In karnatak this is called as Nippattu. This is a simple and easy snack made with rice flour and urad dhal flour. You can use the same dough that you make it for uppu seedai. But for this recipe you add...

Aloo Fry

Potatoes are everyone’s favourite. Whatever dish you make with the potatoes, it will be yummy. Aloo fry or Potato fry is one such recipe. My amma makes this as tea time snack.  In a course of time, I have totally forgotten this recipe and this is the first time I am making it. It was my brother who reminded me...

Bhel Puri

             Bhel Puri is one of the favourite chaat item for the people of all age groups especially for the kids and teenagers.  It is also a treat for the eyes to watch how the chaat wallah makes it. Sold on every street corner in Mumbai, and now widespread in other Indian cities and towns...

Aloo Bonda/ Batata Vada

Aloo Bonda is a classic tea time snack that can be made easily at home. This is used in making Vada Pav which is a popular street food in Mumbai. It is a favourite snack for kids as it has potato as its stuffing. They are crispy outside and soft inside. INGREDIENTS Potatoes- 5 Green Chillies – 2 Curry leaves...

Baby corn fritters

  Baby corn fritters are crispy, crunchy snack and kids will love this. It is an incomparable snack with unique taste and texture.  For the first time I had this in a wedding reception of one of my cousins. From that time I want to  try this recipe. I made this at home as tea time snack. Both Krish and...

Ring murukku

       Ring murukku is always a tempting savoury for me because of its shape. There are a lot of method of making this recipe.  When I visited my sister in laws blog  made this without using moong dhal. Adjusting the flame helps in getting a crispy murukku. INGREDIENTS Rice flour – 1 cup Urad dhal flour – 1 tbsp...

Vella Cheedai

Vella cheedai is a snack that is prepared for Gokulashtami.   My amma and paati have told me that it is always challenging to make vella seedai. Because either it will become hard or it will dissolve in oil.  This is the first time I made this recipe and by luck I got it good. Hope you too will make this recipe...

Uppu Cheedai

This is the first time I am making seedai in my life. I was advised by all the elders in the family to be careful while making the seedai. If you are not careful the seedai will start bursting. After going through many blogs and getting some tips, I started making seedai. I have also given the tips known to...

Plantain falafel

Falafel is a middle eastern recipe. It is a deep-fried ball made from chick peas. I used cooking plantain instead of chickpeas. This recipe was started as a mistake. I was about to make vaazhakaai podimas. When I pressure cooked it, it was over cooked. So I neither want to continue with the same recipe nor want to waste it. I want...

Killu pakoda

              Killu pakoda can be called as pinched onion fritters.  It includes besan flour as the main ingredient. This is one of the common snacks that amma makes either on rainy days or on sunday evenings.  She makes kesari or sooji halwa along with this. Starting from my granpa everyone likes this and each one of us wants to have a major...

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