Category Snacks / Starters

Vazhaipoo Vadai – Banana Flower Vada

February 6, 2018 Snacks / Starters  4 comments

Vazhaipoo Vadai has been in my list since a long time. Finally made it. This is quite similar to Masal Vadai with a few changes in the ingredients. And as the name suggests Vazhaipoo is the star of this recipe. Vazhaipoo or Banana Flower is a veggie that all might like, especially because of its long cleaning process. I had recently posted about how to clean it. Once you are done with that process this Vadai is an easy one. Trust me these vadais with Vazhaipoo are so crispy.

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Zucchini Fritters – Courgette Fritters

January 30, 2018 Kids BaySnacks / Starters  2 comments

Zucchini(in American English) or Courgette(in British English) is a summer squash veggie. I always had a doubt if both the names meant the same one. Finally googled it and found out. I get it here in the name of Courgette. Many of them know by the name Zucchini. I use it quite often in making Quesadilla. So this time tried this Zucchini Fritters for a change. It tasted awesome. It is a perfect after school snack for kids or even during tea time. I saw this recipe in a magazine and changed it a bit to suit our taste buds. These fritters will be crispy outside and soft inside. The best part is u can shallow fry this.

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Vazhakkai Kola Urundai – Raw Banana Kofta

December 18, 2017 Kids BaySnacks / Starters  3 comments

Vazhakkai Kola Urundai is a delicious snack / starter. I had been wanting to make this since a long time. I have already posted a raw banana kofta curry earlier. This is a variation to it. Usually kola urundai is made with meat. This is a vegetarian version  Without much fancy ingredients and elaborate preparations, this can be made quickly. This is a very popular dish in Chettinadu cuisine.

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Onion Pakoda – Easy Onion Pakoda Recipe

November 21, 2017 Holi RecipesSnacks / Starters  10 comments

Onion Pakoda is an awesome & easy Indian snack. Its perfect to munch over a cup of coffee or tea. It does not ask for any special ingredients, just simple ones – all of which will definitely be available in the pantry. It can be made in just  15 mins.. What more do u need!?! Easy, quick and yummy snack to crunch/munch, Isn’t it? I bet your house will be filled with a very tempting aroma!! Perfect for cold & rainy days 🙂 Check other snack recipes HERE.

Post updated with new pics and video 🙂

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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 – 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.. Next to Mozzarella Sticks, these wedges are my favourite!

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. Am always happy to sneak in some spinach. 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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