Category Archives: Snacks

Besan nankhatai or gramflour cookies recipe

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Nankhatais are traditional Indian eggless cookies prepared from all purpose, sugar and ghee. It can also be made with gram (chickpeas) flour or wheat flour and they are equally tasty and also  healthy. They are perfect with a hot cup of evening tea.  I prepared the nankhatai with a equal proportion of gram flour and all-purpose flour,

Raw banana (plantain) chips recipe

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Banana chips or vazhakkai chips are made by deep-frying raw banana slices.  They are crispy, salty and spicy and can be made quickly at home  and requires less ingredients.  In the state of Kerala, a variety of banana called “Nendran” is used to make banana chips.   Banana chips can be served with variety of rice dishes

Tomato dosa recipe

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Tomato dosa or thakkali dosa is a very nutritious and  yummy dosa made with rice and tomatoes which are the main ingredients and which is an ideal breakfast to start your day..  It requires no fermentation and can be prepared quickly.  Tomato dosa is a healthy and tangy version of dosa recipe.  I have prepared using

Methi (fenugreek leaves) pakoda or pakora or methi fritters recipe

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Methi pakoda is a healthy Indian snack made from fresh fenugreek leaves, gram flour, onions, asafoetida and mild spices.  They are not only nutritious and crispy but also rich in iron due to goodness of fenugreek leaves.  Methi pakoda is a quick and easy to make pakoda recipe and can be had as an evening snack with a

Mangalore buns or banana buns or banana pooris recipe

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Mangalore buns is a type of deep fried bread prepared with all purpose flour, ripe bananas, curd, cumin seeds, sugar, baking soda and salt. It is a unique food cuisine of Mangalore,  a beautiful coastal city of Karnataka.  This soft and fluffy puffed bread is also called as ‘banana buns’ or just ‘buns’ and is a part

How to make masala vada (english video recipe)

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Masala vada or ambode recipe

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Masala vada or ambode is  a very delicious and crispy south Indian snack.  It is popularly known as ambode in Karnataka and masala vadai in Tamil Nadu.  They are very tasty vadas and are prepared for special events, festivals or parties.  Masala vada is also known as chana dal vada, since chana dal is the main

Eggless whole wheat carrot muffins recipe

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Eggless whole wheat carrot muffins is a very tasty and healthy recipe with no eggs and maida added to it.  It is prepared from whole wheat flour, sugar, milk, carrots, curd and oil.  Eggless carrot muffins is very quick and easy to make too and can be had as a guilt free snack as no

Brown rice dosa recipe

brown rice dosa

Brown rice is a whole grain rice and more nutritious than white rice.  It has more fibre, protein and other nutrients which aids in healthy digestion and weight management.  These are the “good carbs” that help balance your diet and can fill you up.  Brown rice dosa is prepared from brown rice and urad dal which

Grilled vegetable sandwich recipe

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Grilled vegetable sandwich is a quick, easy and healthy sandwich recipe and can be had as an instant breakfast.  It is similar to the Bombay vegetable sandwich which is a  popular street food there. Grilling the sandwich adds  taste to the sandwich and makes the bread golden and crisp.  This sandwich is nutritious because vegetables like