Category Snacks / Starters

Oats Pakoda – Oats Pakora

April 29, 2016 Holi RecipesKids BayOats RecipesSnacks / Starters  5 comments

Pakoda is always our family favourite. This Oats Pakoda adds an additional healthy twist to the normal pakodas, due to the hero of the recipe “Oats”. Though deep fried, it is actually ok to have such addictive snacks once in a while. Besides oats having a sticky nature, this Oats Pakoda will be crispy, light and airy. This is a perfect after school snack too.

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Vazhakkai Chips – Raw Banana Chips

April 3, 2016 Snacks / StartersTamil New Year Recipes  8 comments

Vazhakkai Chips is an easy snack to make at home. I had been wanting to make Vazhakkai Chips since a long time. Unfortunately, the raw banana that we get here has a slight fruity flavour, may be because of the transportation time. But this time, it was really good so immediately made a batch of chips and it really vanished in no time. Not much effort is needed in making this, u just need to peel, slice, fry and season the Vazhakki Chips with salt and chilli powder.

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Corn Pakoda – Sweet Corn Pakoda

February 1, 2016 Holi RecipesSnacks / Starters  6 comments

Deep fried Pakodas are always everybody’s favourite. This Corn Pakoda is a lovely variation to the normal onion pakoda. It is a crispy, addictive snack with a mild sweetness from the sweet corn. It is yet another simple snack to be enjoyed during monsoon or any weather for that matter with a hot cup of tea or coffee. I had this Corn Pakoda with hot Masala Chai.. It was absolutely divine!! Is there a better combo than this?!?

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Ragi Pakoda – Finger Millet Pakoda

August 19, 2015 Snacks / Starters  11 comments

Pakoda is an addictive snack, especially on a rainy day it is divine to munch with a hot cup of coffee. This Ragi Pakoda is a healthier version made with ragi flour/finger millet flour. I already have a few pakoda recipes posted earlier. This Ragi Pakoda was a super hit like the other pakodas as well. Chotu did not like the look of it, but after tasting he just loved it. So if u are like him, do not underestimate this pakoda by its looks!!

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Rice Pakoda – Rice Pakora – Rice Fritters

June 18, 2015 Snacks / Starters  23 comments

I am always in the look for some evening/after school snacks. This Rice Pakoda had been in my to-do list since a long time, or to be precise since I tried Idli Pakoda. It is quite similar to it with a few minor changes as I did not want to have the same taste. These Rice Fritters were so easy to make, crispy from outside and soft inside. Perfect snack with a cup of coffee!! I bet nobody will be able to find out that it is made of rice. In fact I used a bowl of left over rice

So this recipe is a double dhamaka – perfect use of left over rice and a yummy snack in just a few mins!!

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Mozzarella Sticks – Homemade Cheese Sticks

May 17, 2015 Kids BaySnacks / Starters  23 comments

Cheese is a favourite among kids and even adults. Chotu just loves the Mozzarella Sticks that we get in Domino’s. It is one of our family favourites, among the limited vegetarian options that we are left with.. I have always wanted to try to make these cheese sticks at home, but was a little skeptical to try as I felt the cheese would ooze out and would turn into a disaster. I saw this recipe in a cook book and was really convinced to try at home, since it was mentioned to freeze the mozzarella sticks before frying. It did come out well and was a super hit at home. 

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Keerai Vadai – Spinach Vada (with urad dal)

March 9, 2015 Navaratri SpecialPillayar Chathurthi RecipesPongal RecipesSnacks / StartersTamil New Year Recipes  17 comments

Vadai is a popular South Indian snack. This Keerai Vadai is a perfect tea time snack. Its crispy outside and soft inside. Usually in the local tea shops they make it as masal vadai/paruppu vadai (with chana dal). I prefer it with urad dal as Chotu likes the Medhu Vadai best!! So I am more than happy to make this as I can add some spinach leaves to it  Its the best snack to have on a cold/rainy day over a cup of coffee or tea.

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Bread Cutlet – Cutlet Recipe

February 4, 2015 Bread RecipesHoli RecipesSnacks / Starters  13 comments

I love cutlets, be it with mixed vegetables or just with potato. Wanted to try something different and made this Bread Cutlet. The actual reason was I had some left-over bread that was about to expire 😉 I did make good use of them and it was a super hit 🙂 This bread cutlet was crispy outside and soft inside. Additionally to look attractive I made them in  shapes specially for Valentines Day  

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Idli Pakoda – Idli Pakora

January 21, 2015 Bachelor Friendly RecipesKids BaySnacks / Starters  10 comments

Idli Pakoda – Yes u read it right!! This recipe is about Idli Pakoda, made with left over idlis. Usually when I make idlis, atleast 4-5 idlis will be left over. Chotu loves pakodas especially Cabbage Pakoda and Palak Pakoda. So I tried this Idli Pakoda to impress him. Chotu could not even find out that idlis were hidden in it. I never told him as he hates idlis. Hehehehehe 🙂

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Tandoori Gobi

September 11, 2014 Snacks / Starters  4 comments

Tandoori Gobi was in my to-do list for a long time. Its a very easy starter cum snack. Kids would love it. Since this is a baked version, not much oil is used, making it even more healthy.Most of the times I made this Tandoori Gobi in a hurry and could not take pics to post it here. Finally here is my post 🙂  I adapted this from SK’s recipe.

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