Category Snacks / Starters

Masala Paniyaram – Masala Kuzhi Paniyaram

September 14, 2017 Breakfast/DinnerKids BaySnacks / Starters  3 comments

Masala Paniyaram is a simple snack made from left over idli/dosa batter. When the batter becomes sour or old I make this. It is a simple recipe which can be made without any prior preparation. Can be had for breakfast/dinner too. Perfect for kids as it has a good dose of vegetables and looks colourful/attractive. I have already shared the traditional recipe of kuzhi paniyaram before, this is a quick & instant version. If u are looking for sweet verions of paniyaram check this or this!

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Podi Idli – Fried Podi Idli

September 5, 2017 Lunch Box MenuSnacks / Starters  One comment

Idli is a staple food in any South Indian household. Chotu is not a big fan of idli, but when dunked in sambar YES!! All of us love it! As far as I have seen, most of the kids are fussy about idli. They like those crispy dosa better than idli. This Podi Idli is an attempt to make those category of kids happy. Just try if it works. It is a very simple and easy recipe. Do try my Mini Idli Sambar and Mini Masala Idli too..

If u are looking for the recipe to make Idli/Dosa batter it is HERE!

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Veg Quesadilla – Vegetarian Quesadilla

June 23, 2017 Snacks / Starters  2 comments

Veg Quesadilla or Quesadilla – Until last month (during our India trip) I had no clue on what this Quesadilla was. All I knew was “Kaise kaise bhi ho, acha hai ye paratha” hahahahaha. Do u recognise this dialogue? This is what Sridevi said about it in the movie English Vinglish. Even then I was least bothered to know about it & was just glued to her expression in the movie. Now back to the recipe, my BIL (brother in law) made this for us and it was just yumm!! Especially Chotu, his tummy got expanded to fill in some extras!  Infact even mine 🙂

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Baked Potato Wedges

May 28, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKids BayPotato RecipesSnacks / Starters  17 comments

Is there anyone who says no to Potato Wedges?? I don’t think so… Potato Wedges is an universal favourite. Its easy to make and baking instead of frying is a guilt-free method to indulge in this delicious snack. It’s a great alternative to french fries.
As u know homemade is the best, enjoy making these crispy & delicious Potato Wedges as a snack/side dish and treat your kids..

I had posted this recipe long long ago. Now updated with new pics and video as well..

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Sprouts Salad – Moong Sprouts Salad

April 6, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBasicsBreakfast/DinnerSnacks / Starters  3 comments

Moong Sprouts Salad is a healthy and quick to make salad. It is a perfect recipe to kick-start your day or as an evening snack. I had posted earlier about making sprouts at home, as u all know homemade is always the best. Check HERE for recipe. This is a very easy breakfast alternative for working people and bachelors. If u have the sprouts in hand, this can be done in minutes. Go ahead and get creative in making this salad according to your taste buds.

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Palak Pakoda – Spinach Fritters

February 19, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKids BaySnacks / Starters  13 comments

Palak Pakoda/Spinach Fritters is a simple & quick pakoda made with fresh spinach leaves. I have used palak variety, U can use any spinach. It is a perfect evening snack, particularly for those fussy kids who refuse to eat spinach/greens. This is a quick fix recipe especially when u have unplanned guests as it can be prepared in a jiffy. They are crispy, tasty & divine with a cup of filter coffee. My favourite combo is, this pakoda along with a piping hot cup of Masala Chai..

19/02/17 – Post updated with new pics and video.. 🙂

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Masal Vadai – Paruppu Vadai – Masala Vadai

January 31, 2017 Diwali SnacksNavaratri SpecialSnacks / Starters  5 comments

Masal Vadai is a popular South Indian tea time snack. It is very commonly available in the local tea shops there. I should say it smell’s divine if u happen to be near a tea shop when they make it. It is perfect on a rainy day with a hot cup of coffee or tea. It’s also called Paruppu Vadai. Usually some people do not prefer to add fennel seeds. U can skip it if u don’t want.. The only planning u need to do is the soaking of chana dal. If that is done the rest of the process can be done in 15-20 mins.

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How to make Moong Sprouts – Green Gram Sprouts

January 24, 2017 BasicsSnacks / Starters  2 comments

Making Moong Sprouts at home was a long time due post. My mom includes Moong Sprouts in her cooking quite often. When I thought of trying some dishes with it, I could not find it here. I am sure we get it in Chennai – especially in any Pazhamudhir store. The only dis-advantage in using the store bought sprouts is the use of unclean water in making it. Having said that, HOMEMADE is always the best right?!? As a result, I made it at home. It is a very easy & straight forward process. U just have to plan ahead as it will take a couple of days to sprout.

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Paneer 65 – How to make Paneer 65

January 17, 2017 Holi RecipesPaneer DishesSnacks / Starters  8 comments

Paneer 65 is a very popular starter in any Indian restaurant menu. It is a spicy pakoda kind of snack that can be had with coffee/tea or as a starter. Paneer is an universal favourite especially for vegetarians. Chotu just loves paneer in any form. I made this Paneer 65 during the holidays and he could not resist to pick one while I was clicking the pics. U can see the result below 🙂 The only planning that u need to do is to marinate the paneer. Once that is done it is only a 15 min process.

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Cheese Rice Balls – Cheese Balls

November 20, 2016 Kids BaySnacks / Starters  3 comments

As winter has started we definitely need some soups or snacks recipes to cope with the weather. This Cheese Rice Balls is a damn easy and tempting recipe made with left over rice, good amount of veggies and cheese. This was a super hit at home. Am sure it will not only impress the kids but the adults too. However carefully I cook, I will be left with some rice. So this is a perfect way to use it up. Agree?!? Recipe with video 🙂

Do check my Rice Pakoda recipe which is also a saviour to use up left-over rice.

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