Category: Snacks / Chaat

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...

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...

Khaman Dhokla

Dhokla is a healthy recipe that can be used as a main course or as a snack. It originates from Gujarat.  You can make different varieties of dhokla like bread dhokla, khaman dhokla, rava dhokla, etc.,  I am going to give you the recipe for khaman dhokla. I learnt this recipe from my perima(my mom’s sister).  She was residing in...

Thenkuzhal

Thenkuzhal or rice flour murukku is one of the common snacks that amma and patti makes at home. Usually they makes this with the urad dhal flour. But later my aunt suggested to make this with pressure cooked urad dhal. Along with the recipe she gave, I added dhalia powder and cumin seeds.  The murukku came out good. it was...

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....

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. All our family members will sit together and enjoy having this with hot cup of tea. It is one of the item in almost all festive days. On festive days, amma makes vadai without onions, fennel...

Mirchi bajji

INGREDIENTS Mirchi bajji – 4 For stuffing Peanuts- 4tbsp Channa dhal-2 tbsp Tamarind- Small Gooseberry size Rock salt- 1 tsp Salt- As required For batter Besan flour- 2 Cups Rice flour- 2 tbsp Red chilli powder- As required Take the Mirchi, wash it and slit it lenghtwise to remove the seeds. Do it carefully so that it is not opened...

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