Nippattu rice crackers karnataka recipe

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Nippatu or rice crackers as they may be called are popular snacks prepared during festivities. They can be stored for a long time and can be used with tea or as an evening snack. In Karnataka, nippattu is different from other states. Here is one such kind. (more…)

How to make chiwda at home

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Chiwda is one of the snacks stored in the kitchen shelves. It is primarily made during Diwali, when a variety of snacks are prepared. Here is my version of Chiwda recipe.

Plain chiwda is usually made by frying flattened rice or poha. It is then mixed with spices and other condiments. But, here we are lucky enough to get the ready version of it. Thus, it was only the seasoning that I made.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kilogram plain chiwda
  • 1/2 cup groundnuts
  • 1/2 cup split dalia (putani)
  • 8 cashewnuts
  • 15 raisins
  • curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sesame
  • 1 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying and roasting

Method:

  1. Take oil in a thick bottom pan. Deep fry the ground nuts in oil. Do not burn them. Remove them and put them aside.
  2. Now, similarly fry the other ingredients, split dahlia, cashewnuts, raisins and curry leaves seperately.
  3. If you do not have readymade chiwda, you need to fry the rice flakes (poha or aval) also.
  4. Remove the excess oil in a bowl. You need two tablespoon of oil for the seasoning.
  5. Add mustard seeds, as it splutters put cumin and then the sesame seeds. After a few seconds, put turmeric powder, asafoetida, chilly powder, salt and sugar. Mix well and heat it for a few seconds.
  6. Add all the fried ingredients and plain chiwda to it.
  7. Mix well and heat it on a low flame for three to four minutes.
  8. Once it is cool, store in an air tight container.

Take a tip: To make chiwda, deep fry thick aval in oil and keep it aside, then proceed with the recipe. Alternatively, used the ready one, it is not deep fried also.

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making of chiwda

Deep fry the groundnuts, split dahlia, cashew pieces, raisins and curry leaves separtely.

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Make the sesoning. Take two tablespoon of oil, add mustard seeds, as it crackles put cumin and then sesame. Next add turmeric powder, asafoetida, chilly powder, salt and sugar. Mix well and let cook for a few seconds. Then add the plain chiwda to it and mix.

 

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How to make chiwda

Chiwda is a delectable snack to binge on. It is usually made during festivals as Diwali and Holi. 

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1/2 kilogram plain chiwda
  • 1/2 cup ground nuts
  • 1/2 cup split dahlia
  • 8 cashewnuts
  • 15 raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sesame
  • 1 teaspoon chilly powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • salt to taste
  • curry leaves
  • oil for frying and roasting

Instructions

  1. Take oil in a pan. Deep fry the groundnuts. Remove them and keep aside.

  2. Similarly, fry the split dahlia, cashew nuts, raisins and curry leaves seperately.

  3. Take two tablespoon of that oil and make the seasoning. Add mustard seeds, as it splutters, put cumin and sesame. Add asafoetida and turmeric. A few seconds later, add chilly powder, salt and sugar.

  4. Mix well. Put the fried ingredients into it. Add the plain chiwda and mix well.

  5. Heat it for a few minutes. Tasty chiwda is ready to binge.

Recipe Notes

To make chiwda, take flattened rice (poha or aval) and deep fry in oil. Do not make it brown in colour.

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Ring Murukku snacks in the jar

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Ring murukku is another kind of dry snacks. It is from the state of Andhra Pradesh. They are soft but crispy, different from the usual kodbole that we make.

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Other snack recipes;

Kodbole Instant Chakli Poha Chiwda

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon moong dal
  • 1 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • asafoetida
  • oil for frying

Method:

  1. Wash and soak moong dal for half an hour.
  2. Heat one cup of water. Drain the soaked dal and put it in water along with salt.
  3. Once the water, put the rice flour, keep stirring continuously.
  4. When the consistency becomes thick, turn off the gas. Let cool.
  5. Add chilli powder and asafoetida to it. Knead it to a dough.
  6. Take a small ball of the dough and roll into the shape of a ring.
  7. Repeat for a few more balls.
  8. Heat oil in a frying pan.
  9. Once it is hot, put a few murukku (six to seven ) in the oil.
  10. Deep fry on medium flame until golden in colour.
  11. Repeat for the rest of the dough.
  12. Ring Murukku are ready to serve.

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Ring Murukku

Ring Murukku is another kind of snack that can be made and stored in jars. They are crispy on the outside but soft inside.

Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon moong dal
  • 1 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • asafoetida
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Wash and soak moong dal in water for thirty minutes.

  2. Heat one cup water. Drain the water from the soaked moong. Put it in water along with salt.

  3. Once it boils, add rice flour and stir continuously, it should come to a thick consistency.

  4. Let cool. Add chilli powder and asafoetida to it and knead well.

  5. Take a small ball of the dough and roll into a ring shape. 

  6. Make a few more rings.

  7. Heat oil in a pan.

  8. Once it is hot, put a few rings (about six or seven) and deep fry on medium flame until golden in  colour.

  9. Remove them on an absorbent paper. 

  10. Repeat for the rest of the dough. Ring murukku are ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Make them more circular in shape like a small ring. Mine are not exactly like a ring, could not make them again for the photograph.

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Alu Methi | no onion garlic recipe

Paneer Tikka

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Paneer or cottage cheese is extensively used in Indian cooking . It is used in gravies, sabzies and snacks. Paneer tikka is a popular north indian snack ,often served as an appetiser. These tasty bits are ideal to binge on a holiday or at a party. It is made by marinating the cottage cheese  in a blend of spices along with a few veggies and later deep fried. This post is also a part of blog hop with the theme “appetisers”  (more…)

Alu Palak Potatoes in spinach gravy

Spinach is widely used in my cooking. I like this green vegetable for its versitality. One can use it in various kinds of dishes, from starters to rice dishes. Being a store house of nutrients, its one of the reasons, vegetarians should use it. The gravy of spinach is the basis for many north indian dishes. (more…)

Vada pav the desi burger

Vada pav is very famous in the streets of Mumbai and is known as the desi burger. It is tasty and serves as a good snack for a memorable  evening with a cup of hot tea or coffee. This snack is a  favourite of my children.

Ingredients that you need :

10 pav buns

butter

tomato ketchup

For the vada  (dumpling) :

6 potatoes boiled

 2 onions finely cut

1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder 

1 teaspoon chilli powder 

 1 tablespoon coriander leaves finely cut

1/2 teaspoon amchur powder 

salt to taste

For the batter :

1 bowl gram flour 

1 tablespoon rice flour 

1 teaspoon chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 

salt to taste

a pinch of soda bi carbonate

oil for frying

For the green chutney :

1 bunch coriander leaves 

30 mint leaves 

6 green chillies 

4 cloves garlic 

salt to taste

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mouth watering

 

 

 

To make the green chutney:

Grind all the ingredients together sans water. Remove it in a bowl.

To make the vadas :

Mash the potatoes, add the onions, garam masala, chilli powder ,salt, amchur powder and coriander leaves and mix well. Mix the ingredients of the batter with a little water. It should be of semi thick consistency.  Make small balls of the filling, keep aside. Heat oil in a kadai.Take a ball, dip it in the batter and slowly let a few of them in the oil. Fry till a  dark hue engulfs them. Remove on an absorbent paper. 

To make the vada pav :

Cut the pav bun into halves . Heat a skillet, smear some butter on it and  roast it slightly. Apply tomato ketchup on one half and the green chutney on the other half. Take ,a fried dumpling, press it between palms and keep it between the two halves. Heat it on the skillet for a few seconds. Serve hot. 

 

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Lemon rice for festive season

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This is one of the easy, tasty and wholesome food which can be prepared in fifteen minutes. It is customary in our traditions to make this during festivals.

It is popular as Chitranna in South India. It is ideal to pack for lunch box. The various variations that you can make here are many. If it is not festive season, use onions in the seasoning. If it is the season of peas, you can use them.

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lemon rice

The ingredients that you need are:

1 cup of cooked rice  (measurement: 1 cup = 250 ml)

2 tbsp of groundnuts

3 green chillies cut into pieces

a few curry leaves

1 tbsp of gram dal

1 tbsp of urad dal

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1/4 tsp asafoetida

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

salt to taste

1 lemon

2 tbsp oil

2 tbsp fresh coconut

2 tsp coriander leaves

Procedure:

At first, prepare the rice and allow to cool.

Take a kadai and make the seasoning with all the ingredients. Allow the  groundnuts to cook  for a few seconds. Now, remove from fire and keep aside. Add the cooked rice and salt. Mix well. Add the lemon juice. Garnish with fresh coconut and finely cut coriander leaves.

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Lemon rice

Lemon rice is a tasty variety of rice that is usually prepared during festivals in South India.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 2 tbsp groundnuts
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp bengal gram
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • a few curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 4 green chilly
  • coriander leaves
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp fresh coconut

Instructions

  1. Wash and cook the rice in pressure cooker. The grains should be separate. Add water accordingly. 

  2. Take oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, as it crackle add bengal gram and urad dal, let cook for a few seconds. Add groundnuts, let cook for a few minutes. Then add the green chilly, asafoetida, turmeric powder and curry leaves.

  3. Put the cooked rice in it. Add salt and mix well. Put lemon juice to it. 

  4. Garnish with coconut and coriander leaves.