Diwali Snacks, Snacks

DRY FRUIT CHIVDA

It is festive time and I am afraid most households will be busy preparing their family’s favourite sweets and snacks. Though I make various varieties of snacks, it is sweets that is most liked by my husband. He is very choosy about sweets and when I set out to make Kaju Pista Roll, which will soon feature here, I set aside some cashews for the Chivda. It is an instant recipe and hardly needs 10 minutes to make. Even working women who find it hard to stand in the kitchen due to lack of time, this is easy, spicy and…

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Diwali Snacks, Snacks

OATS CHIVDA

  I am fond of chivda and South Indian Mixtures. But then, who isn’t? But in that process we all end p in deep frying and or calorie intakes are also considerably increased. But this wonder recipe with very less oil content and no compromise on the taste, I was too much tempted to try out. Recently my Mother-in Law was diagnosed with very high Diabetics and I had to make many changes in her daily diet. From white rice to red and brown rice and switching to millets was the many changes that is taking place in her diet…

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Diwali Snacks, Gokulashtami Recipes, Indian Festival Recipes, Potato Recipes

POTATO MURUKKU

Potato Murukku is a crispy snack made out of rice flour and potatoes.Since Janmashtami is tommorow,you can give it a try in addition to the regular delicacies.Here in Bangalore Kannadigas offer many sweets in savouries for the occasion.I wanted to try some sweets too,but since I was unwell had to do with this recipe only.Potato Murukku is a recipe I saw in a magazine and was tempted to try and to my satisfaction came out well.This is a very and fool proof recipe and involves very less ingredients and takes less time for preparing too.You can use homemade rice flour…

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Diwali Snacks, Snacks

KARA THENKUZHAL

Thenkuzhal is a deep fried snack made during Diwali or Janmashtami with rice and urad dal flours.Kara means spicy in Tamil and this recipe is a variation to the regular Thenkuzhal which is made with added flours of tur dal and spiced up with red chilli powder.I happened to see this recipe in television and was hooked to it.As Ravi is fond of snacks,I made this last month and we all thoroughly enjoyed.You can grind these flours in a flour mill,but since I made a very small quantity,I ground it in the mixer.This was the first time I made this…

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Diwali Snacks, Snacks

DAL CHIVDA

All kinds of snacks are a welcome at home and quickly disappears too from the kitchen.On my recent trip to New Delhi my husband brought a pack of this from the famous Bikanerwala shop.They have a beautiful array of snacks and sweets,my favourite there being Idli Dhokla.So when he brought that and I tasted it I knew I would be preparing these when I return back.True,I did and here I am with the recipe.It is an easy combination of green gram and channa dal with sev,cashews and almonds topped with masalas.You can add poha too,but I have not added since…

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Diwali Snacks, Snacks

MOONG DAL CHIVDA

Besides the various courses of dishes I make,snacks occupy an important place as I keep on making something or the other.I have many snack recipes in my blog and this one is a long pending on the list which was due to be posted long time back.As we all know,moong dal is packed with proteins and low on carbohydrates. It is also called green gram dal or green mung.Long time use of this dal will have numerous health benefits.It helps in detoxification and benefits metabolism.Coming to this recipe though I have deep fried in this recipe you can use Microwave…

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Diwali Snacks, Navarathri Recipes, Snacks, Vrat Recipes

SABUDANA CHIVDA/JAWWARISI MIXTURE/DIWALI SNACKS

It was some time back that I made this Sabudana Chivda,during diwali to be precise.It is an easy to make snack which can be made in a jiffy when you have assembled the ingredients.Also during navarathri people fast and this can be had as a snack during that period as well.Whatever the occasion,this is a crunchy and tasty snack.I made this for the first time and wondered how this would taste as I have not tasted this before.But when I tasted this I instantly liked this not only because of easy preparation but also very crunchy.I adapted this recipe from…

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Diwali Snacks, Gokulashtami Recipes, Indian Festival Recipes, Snacks, Traditional Recipes

MILAGU THATTAI/PEPPER THATTAI

Tomorrow is Diwali and I am afraid all of you must be busy preparing sweets and savouries.I tried my level best to include many Diwali recipes this year in my blog and I am happy that I could do it.This Pepper or Milagu Thattai is a slight variation from the original thattai recipe I have in my blog.It is easy and great to munch upon snack,which comes in handy for those who are doing last minute preparations.All the ingredients for this are readily and easily available in all homes, so there should not be any difficulty in making these super…

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Diwali Snacks, Indian Festival Recipes, Snacks

AVAL MIXTURE/POHA CHIVDA/DIWALI SNACKS

Mixture or chivda is a super snack enjoyed by all.And for this diwali iam posting those which are easy to make and with a crunch which can be nibbled upon any time of the day.This recipe is a quick fix recipe,meaning a chivda which can be prepared in a matter of a few minutes. This is very tasty and as we all know aval or poha is healthy and filling too.I have also added a few spices and other ingredients to add flavour. All the things required are ready made and you just have to fry them and that’s it.Without…

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Diwali Snacks, Easy, Indian Festival Recipes, Snacks

CORNFLAKES MIXTURE/DIWALI SAVOURIES

I have been posting too many sweet recipes and so I thought of posting a spicy yet less oily and guilt free snack of that of Cornflakes Mixture.I have already the classic Madras Mixture in my blog,but this is an easy and tasty version to munch upon without fear of adding up a few calories.This is a very easy recipe so much so that even bachelors and beginners in cooking can make for this Diwali.I have kept the spices very less,keeping health point in mind.Also use cornflakes which are plain in flavour.This crispy snack’s recipe is down under.. Notes

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Diwali Snacks, Gokulashtami Recipes, Snacks

BUTTER MURUKKU/JANMASHTAMI RECIPES/DIWALI SNACKS

Iam fascinated by the making of kai murukku,which requires real expertise in making.But this butter murukku is an easy one to make and you can make this with the press and can be made in minutes.I made this during Krishna Janmashtami 10 days back.But somehow I couldn’t post it.You can make this in no time and have it as an evening snack or for Diwali snack also.Whatever the occasion this one will melt in your mouth and tastes crispy too.It has the nice flavour of roasted gram and gram flours and the butter does the magic.See the easy recipe of…

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