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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Snacks

AVOCADO GUACAMOLE SANDWICH

Sandwiches are eveyone’s favourite aren’t they?And children love to grab them at any time of the day. Keeping this in my mind, I made this recipe which is not only easy to make but is healthy and tasty as well. As we all know avocados are a good source of vitamins and minerals and tastes yummy also.They have very less sugar content and so they can be had by sugar patients without guilt. I have  used brown bread here which is more healthier than the whiter ones. This recipe does not involve any cooking except the toasting part as the…

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Kids Recipes, Roti/Indian Flat Bread, Snacks

PIZZA PARATHA

Who is not fond of pizzas and cheese?It is an universal food enjoyed by all at any time of the day. But bringing in a variety for kids is always a hard task and I made such an attempt by making this Pizza or lunch box. It is healthy version with wheat flour and vegetables loaded with cheese. It is a completely easy recipe and you can please anyone with this in no time. Unlike the other paratha varieties I have added the stuffing on top which is cheesy as well as tasty. But of course you can stuff it in…

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Chaat, Kids Recipes, Snacks

MAGGI BHEL

My daughter is fond of Noodles and can have it any time of the day. Besides making it tasty and healthy, I try out various methods of making it different to break the monotony and try out something new. I saw a rather unconventional way to make Maggi noodles and was instantly hooked by it and was so tempted that I tried it instantly. Needless to say, it was loved by Dhivya and this will feature in my kitchen often. A fusion of Chinese and Indian  this will be a super duper hit with all who try this out. If…

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Chaat, Kids Recipes, Snacks

SWEET POTATO CHAAT

Chaats are everyone’s favorite and I am no exception to this. I made this on one Sunday for evening snack. My daughter loves Sweet potato and I give it to her  in some form or the other in her diet. I have made this recipe with simple ingredients and time taken for this recipe is also very less. You can follow the recipe using potato as well. I am following the recipe given to me by my friend who makes this frequently at her home during fasting. They call it Shakkarkand Ki  Chaat. Sweet potatoes are rich in fibre, Vitamin…

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Authentic Brahmin Recipe, Snacks

THAVALA ADAI

Thavala Adai is a heavy yet tasty snack or dinner recipe prepared in Tamil Nadu. It is a very filling recipe and my grandma used to make it with much passion. Loaded with lentils and rice this is liked by people of all ages. Some make the powder in advance and store it and make it whenever necessary. This is a Tanjavur District dish of Tamil Nadu. The crust formed on the outside portion is very delicious and coconut adds a nice flavour. It can be had as such without any  side dish but coconut chutney would be an awesome…

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Bachelors' Recipes, Chaat, Snacks

CORN ANAR CHAAT

These days I am making and eating a lot of chaats or salads for those sudden hunger pangs. This is one such recipe which was a truly innovative one, which was made almost instantly with the available ingredients at home that day. When one evening when I was thinking of making something with evening coffee, I found some leftover corn and a pomegranate fruit lying in the fridge. I also had some karaboondi and lo! A tasty recipe was born with added spices at home. This was a nice surprise when Dhivya came back from college and she enjoyed it…

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Dip, Reviews, Snacks

CHEESE DIP

Cheese is one such accompaniment which is truly loved by kids and Dhivya is no exception. I try to include cheese in forms such as spreads, slices, processed or pizza cheese for various favorite recipes. It is loaded with milk protein and good for growing kids. It also has an ample source of Vitamin D. As you might recollect, Dipfoods have sent some baked crunchy goodies for review and made a appetizing dip out of cheese. It was an easy recipe to make I made it on a Sunday evening to munch. Needless to say it was loved by all…

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Reviews, Snacks

ALU TIKKI BURGER

No one can resist burgers and if it is homemade,then it is all the more better. I love Alu Tikkis very much.Growing up in New Delhi, I have seen street vendors here and there selling hot Alu Tikkis all time of the day.Those times I never bothered what kind of oil goes in to it ,but enjoyed only gulping them down. But with growing years as many things changed now I am too choosy about eating things out. My daughter loves both burgers and Alu Tikkis and she was doubly happy as I made this 2 days back. Mc Donalds…

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