Tag: snacks

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...

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...

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...

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...

Neyyappam/Unni appam

Neyyappam is the traditional sweet recipe in Kerala and Tamilnadu made of rice flour and jaggery. It is also called as rice pancakes. Neyyappam is mainly made on Aavini avittam and Karthigai Deepam. It can be stored in an air tight container for about a week. You can make it in traditional bronze appa kaaral or in non-stick. it is similar...

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...

Cheese-bread sandwich

Cheese and bread are usually the favourite among the kids. Usually my appa makes yummy bread-jam-butter for our family. He also makes toasted bread for us. He does it with patiently by applying butter on one slice, jam on the other and making it a sandwich. Though it is a very simple one, the love with which he makes it...

Spicy diamond cuts

Spicy diamond cuts is popularly known as maida mavu (All purpose flour) biscuit in our family.  My bro and I like this for its teeny-weeny size, shape and obviously for its taste. My mom and grany makes this diamond cuts(both spicy and sweet) as an evening snack for me and my bro.  I learnt this from my mom and grany....

Spicy sweet corn

Spicy sweet corn is a healthy, colourful and easy recipe that can be prepared in a jiffy. As the name indicates it is sweet as well as spicy. Sweet corn is different from an ordinary corn. You will get this in almost all the departmental stores. Since this corn is sweet by nature, adding the spicy items will give it...

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