Category Archives: Snacks

Misal pav recipe – Maharashtrian style

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Misal pav is a tradional and popular Maharashtrian dish. It consists of spicy curry made from sprouted moth beans (matki) called as ussal. There are other variations of ussal like chana ussal, green peas ussal , val ussal and chawli ussal. This dish is finally topped with farsan or sev (Indian noodles), onions, chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice. Misal is served with pav or Indian bread. There are different versions of Misal pav such as Kolhapuri misal, Puneri misal and Nagpuri misal. Also there are various types of misal like sev misal and dahi (yoghurt) misal. Misal pav can be had as a breakfast dish or simply enjoyed as a snack. It is a delicious dish and makes up for a wholesome meal.

Sprouted green gram (moong) pakora recipe

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Sprouted moong pakoras is a quick and easy snack or pakora recipe made with sprouted green moong. It is a healthy, crunchy and delicious teatime snack which is best enjoyed with green chutney or tomato sauce. Sprouted moong is very rich in proteins, fibre and other nutrients. Adding curry leaves and ginger gives a nice aroma and taste to the pakoras, You can either the sprout the green moong at home or it is readily available in small packets in the super markets. You can use these for making instant and healthy pakoras when you have unexpected guests at home or simply enjoy them with your family as a teatime snack.

Thenkuzhal murukku recipe – Indian vegetarian food – Easy to make deepavali/diwali recipes

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Thenkuzhal murukku is one of the favourite snacks prepared especially during Diwali festival. It is a very tasty and crisp snack made from rice and urad dal flour. All you needs is thenkuzhal press and mould and it can be prepared quickly at home itself. If you have time, you can also make murukku flour at home itself. Soak rice for upto 2 hours and dry it in the sun or shade. Fry urad dal lightly in a pan. Grind both rice and urad dal together by giving to a flour mill. Murukku flour is ready. Otherwise it is also a good option to opt for readymade rice flour. Just sieve the flour before making it.

Green gram sundal recipe

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Green gram sundal is a healthy sundal made from whole green gram which is then tempered with urad dal, green chillies, red chillies, hing, curry leaves and garnished with grated coconut. During Navratri, varieties of sundals are prepared and offered as nayvedyam to God. Green gram sundal is a healthy and filling snack which can also be had as an evening snack.

Rice pakora recipe

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Rice pakora is an instant and easy snack made with cooked rice, besan, onions and spices. This snack becomes handy when you have to make a snack quickly as the ingredients needed are easily available at home. Rice pakora is a perfect evening snack which can had on its own or with tomato sauce or any chutney of your choice.

Butter murukku – Diwali festival recipe

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Butter murukku is a very easy and quick to make snack recipe made with rice flour, besan and fried gram dal powder. It is also a traditional Indian snack prepared especially during festivals like Diwali and Krishna Jayanthi. Do try this simple and delicious snack and enjoy it as a tea time or any time snack.

Uppu seedai or cheedai recipe

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Uppu cheedai or seedai is a very traditional and common snack made during Krishna Jayanthi festival also called as Gokulashtami or Janmashtami and offered as naivedyam or prasad to Lord Krishna. Cheedai is made in both salt and sweet versions. Uppu cheedai means salted crispy rice marbles.

Spicy shakarpara or shankarpali recipe – easy diwali sweet recipe

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Spicy shakarpara or shankarpali is a very delicious and flavourful snack perfect for tea time. It is a popular snack in Maharashtra and Gujarat and traditionally enjoyed as a treat during Diwali. Spicy diamond pieces or shankarpalli is rich in carbohydrates and has a long shelf life. Do try this spicy snack and enjoy during tea time.

Aloo methi paratha recipe

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Aloo methi paratha is a very delicious and healthy paratha made with fenugreek leaves and potatoes and mildly spiced with red chillies, coriander powder and chaat masala. It is very easy and quick to make and good menu for lunch box. Aloo methi paratha is another popular paratha in North Indian cuisine and is best had hot with curd or pickle.

Bread masala recipe

Bread masala

Bread masala is a very quick and easy to make breakfast or snack recipe. This snack is a welcome and good change from the normal snacks made with bread like sandwich or bread upma. Bread masala can be made with white bread or brown bread. Bread is lightly stir fried and then cooked with onions, tomatoes and mild spices.