Category Snacks / Starters

Bajji Recipe – Vazhakkai Bajji – Aloo Bajji

November 9, 2016 Diwali SnacksSnacks / Starters  8 comments

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Bajji is a totally addictive snack, especially in a cold/rainy weather. U can use quite a few veggies in making Bajji. I have showed how to make Vazhakkai Bajji and Potato Bajji in this post. The other veggies that u can use are onion, brinjal and Bajji Milagai (chillies specially for making Bajji). My personal favourite is with potato. 🙂 Though u do not need any special ocassion to make these deep fried goodies, we usually make it on Diwali too.

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Bread Vada – Instant Bread Vada

September 22, 2016 Bread RecipesHoli RecipesSnacks / Starters  8 comments

Vadai is everybody’s favorite at home. This Bread Vada is an instant vada that can be made in just minutes. Unlike the normal traditional vada there is no soaking, grinding here!! It is a perfect after school snack or even for any parties. Bread is an ingredient that is always available at home. As usual I had a few slices of bread left over and ended up making these crispy Bread Vada. Why dont u try too?!?

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Paneer Pakoda – Paneer Pakora

June 12, 2016 Holi RecipesPaneer DishesSnacks / Starters  11 comments

Pakodas always have a high demand at home, am sure it is the same in every household. This Paneer Pakoda is an easy and tempting pakoda variety. I totally forgot to use a litre of milk and realised it only when it went overdue the expiry date. It curdled upon boiling which was what I expected!! So I added some curd and made it as paneer/cottage cheese. Make sure to check that the paneer is not sour. If it is please do not use it, if it tastes good continue to use it.

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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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