Category Archives: Snacks

Rajma sundal recipe – Navaratri/navratri sundal recipes

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Rajma/kidney beans sundal is a south indian dish made with kidney beans/rajma, mild spices, green chillies, curry leaves and garnished with grated coconut.  It is a easy to make and delicious snack which is offered as prasadam/neivadyam during Navrathri festival.  Rajma sundal is not only quick to prepare but also very healthy too.  Other varieties of

Masala paniyaram or paddu or kuzhi paniyaram recipe – snacks recipe

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Paddu or kuzhi paniyaram or masala paniyaram is a popular south indian snack recipe made with idli batter and mild spices mixed to it. They are spiced dumplings  which are crisp outside but soft from inside.  You can have this as a breakfast dish or as a light evening snack.  Kuzhi paniyaram can be prepared quickly

Instant bread uttapam/uthapam recipe – breakfast recipe

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Bread uthapam is an instant uthapam recipe made with Indian bread.  It is a popular South Indian dish, which can be had as a breakfast or as a snack.  You can add your own choice of veggies and make a healthy uthapam.  Bread uthapam is a very tasty and delicious dish which can be prepared

Instant wheat flour appam recipe

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Instant wheat flour appams are very easy to make and can be prepared quickly with the ingredients easily available at home. They do not require any soaking rice or grinding like the traditional nei appams. These wheat appams are prepared especially during festivals like Gokulashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi and Karthigai deepam. Traditionally they are deep fried,

Khoya/mawa modak recipe … Ganesh chaturthi special sweet/mithai

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Khoya/mawa modak is also called as peda modak and is very popular in Mumbai during Ganesh Chaturthi festival.  This is one easy, quick and delicious modak recipe which is done only with 2 main ingredients i.e  khoya and sugar.  There are different varieties of modak prepared on this occasion like stuffed modak, malai modak, kesar

Roasted gram dal/pottukadalai murukku – Instant and easy murukku recipe

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Chakli or murukku is a deep fried snack prepared from rice flour, gram flour or wheat flour or any combination of flours.  It is called as murukku in South and is a part of snacks especially made during Diwali, Gokulashtami or any other festivals.  I have prepared this chakli from roasted gram dal or pottukadalai,

Kesar nankhatai biscuit or kesar flavoured nankhatai cookies recipe

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Kesar nankhatai is a perfect tea time snack and very delicious due to the taste of saffron and colour of saffron added to it. They are Indian short bread cookies  made with all purpose flour, ghee and little semolina added to it.  It is not only easy and  quick to make but  delicious too.  Nankhatai is

Multigrain thepla (multigrain roti) recipe – Healthy breakfast recipe

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Multigrain thepla is a healthy and very nutritious breakfast dish prepared from wheat flour, ragi flour, bajra flour, jowar flour and besan and mixed with fenugreek leaves and mild spices.  It is an ideal food or snack to start the day energetically.  Methi thepla is a favourite Gujarati roti. You can use fresh fenugreek leaves

Spinach (palak) dhokla recipe – Spinach with arhar (toor) dal dhoklas

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Spinach (palak) dhokla is a very healthy, simple and tasty snack prepared with spinach leaves and tur dal as the main ingredients.  It is a delicious steamed lentil and spinach puree cake recipe which requires minimum oil and a good way to include green leafy vegetables in your daily diet.  Spinach dhokla is best enjoyed

Kerala raw banana (plaintain) chips or nendran chips recipe

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Nendran chips are deep fried raw banana chips which is originally fried in coconut oil.   It is very popular in Kerala and is usually served in onam sadya function or any special occasions.  These chips are very tasty and are so flavourful by itself.  Nendran chips are perfect snacks to munch anytime in the