Banana chips recipe – How to make banana chips

A banana is an edible fruit, botanically a berry, produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants. Banana Chips are deep fried or dried slices of Bananas. The word banana is thought to be of West African origin, possibly from the Wolof word banaana, and passed into English via Spanish/ Portuguese

Nutritional/Health Benefits of Banana: 

Fried banana chips, usually made in Kerala, and known locally as nenthra-kaayaoopperi or upperi, are fried in coconut oil.Both ripe and unripe bananas are used for this variant. Sometimes they are coated with masala or jaggery to form spicy and sweet variants respectively. It is an integral part of the traditional Kerala meal called ‘Sadya’ served during weddings and traditional festivals such as Onam.

The chips can also be consumed during Fasts so we are choosing Rock salt for the recipe.

Here is my recipe for preparing Banana Chips. Enjoy it folks!

Banana Chips

Banana Chips
Ingredients

Banana Chips ingredients

  • One Dozen Raw Banana (KacchaKela). Make sure to check it properly. (Green color is the sign of the Raw Banana).
  • Oil for frying.
  • Rock Salt (Normal salt can also be used. Too much salt could be harmful to health).
  • Black Pepper.
  • Optional: Red Chili Powder (if you want to enjoy it Hot!)

How to Make

Estimated Preparation Time: ~35 mins

Take some quantity of Oil for frying in Kadai. Heat it for 5 to 7 minutes.

quantity of Oil for frying in Kadai

In the meantime peel off the banana using knife or peeler whichever is suitable to you.

peel off the banana

Put one slice of the banana in Oil.[ Make sure that you don’t drop any water in the oil. Stay safe from the hot oil.]

After the oil is hot enough, you need put one teaspoon of Rock Salt in the hot oil.

put one teaspoon of Rock Salt

Here is one important point. Don’t make the slices of the Banana well in advance. This could make the banana slices black in color. You need to make the slices slowly and steadily and directly fry them in the Kadai.

Now slice the banana directly and put them into the oil for frying. You can slice one complete banana in round and fry them

banana directly and put them

Fry the banana slices for ~3 to 4 minutes on medium to high flame.

banana slices

Follow the same procedure for the second banana.

One more point you need put rock salt after frying 2 bananas. Rock salt is to be put separately so that each banana slice will get the equal amount of Salt. Don’t put too much salt initially otherwise some banana slices could be get too much salty hampering there taste.

Once all the banana slices are fried. You need to re-fry the banana slices again, so that they can be made crispier. The second step is crucial as the first round of frying may not give the required crispness to the chips.

banana slices are fried

banana slices are fried1

Now sprinkle some black pepper on the chips and mix it well. You can also use Red Chili pepper if you really want to make it hot! (for someone special! J)

black pepper on the chips

Put the fried chips in an airtight container. This step will prevent the chips from getting moist.

airtight container

You can serve it with Tea, Coffee, Cold-drinks etc. Enjoy! Chips taste better with a Thanda!

Chicken Frankie non vegetarian recipe – Spicy chicken Frankie roll

How to make chicken Frankie at home? Chicken Frankie is popular fast food that is available in India which is also a famous street food item. Frankie is usually stuffed or rolled with different meat or vegetables. Just see how to prepare this mouth watering chicken Frankie. I have used chicken boneless for preparing the Frankie roll and also three different types of masalas. These all ingredients give the Frankie a different taste and fragrance. You can use any other meat like mutton or lamb or you can even prefer vegetables like cabbage, peas, potatoes, paneer, carrot and capsicum. For rolling the chapathis I have used cloves if you have the tooth picks you can stick them. Garnish with tomatoes, coriander leaves and onion springs. While stuffing the chicken Frankie I have used tomato sauce for more taste. You can also add chili sauce a little. Taste the chicken Frankie with tomato sauce.

Now a day’s children prefer to eat fast foods. So let your child taste that fast food which is prepared at home. Eating homemade food gives good health. So why delay here is the recipe of spicy chicken Frankie roll.

Chicken Frankie roll

Chicken Frankie roll

Preparation time – 10mins

Cooking time – 20mins

Serving – 4

Ingredients

Chicken Frankie roll ingredients

  • Chicken (boneless) – ¼ kg
  • Wheat flour – 2 cups
  • Maida flour – 1 cup
  • Egg – 2
  • Tomatoes – 2
  • Onions – 2
  • Ginger – 1 medium size
  • Garlic cloves – 10
  • Green chilies – 3
  • Coriander leaves
  • Oil – 5tbsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt (required)
  • Turmeric – ½ tbsp
  • Chat masala – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Garam masala – ½ tbsp

How to Make

Preparation process

Step 1: Take a pan on stove and give a light flame.

Step 2: Add coriander seeds and fry it for 5 mins. Collect it into a bowl.

coriander seeds

Step 3: In the same pan add cumin seeds and fry it for 2mins. Turn off the flame and collect them a side.

pan add cumin seeds

Step 4: Now take small jar add fried coriander seeds and grind it into a fine powder. Collect it a side.

small jar add fried coriander seeds

Step 5: In the same jar add fried cumin seeds and grind it. Collect that powder into a small bowl.

same jar add fried cumin seeds

same jar add fried cumin seeds1

Step 6: Now chop the onions, green chilies, ginger, garlic, tomatoes and coriander leaves. Keep them a side.

onions, green chilies, ginger

Step 7: Take a bowl add wheat flour and maida flour to it.

add wheat flour

Step 8: Add little salt and 1tbsp of oil.

Add little salt

Add little salt oil

Step 9: Mix these flours by adding water. Like how you prepare dough for chapathi.

flours by adding water

Step 10: Remember the dough should be smooth. After preparing dough cover the bowl with lid and keep this a side.

dough should be smooth

Step 11: Wash the boneless chicken nicely and cut the chicken pieces into small pieces. Keep this also a side.

boneless chicken

Step 12: Now take eggs and beat them into fine liquid and keep it a side.

eggs and beat them

mash the egg

Cooking process

Step 13: Take a pan on stove give a medium flame. Add oil to it. Allow the oil to heat.

Step 14: Now add chopped onions and green chilies.

chopped onions and green chilies

chopped onions and green chilies1

Step 15: Fry it for 5 mins.

Step 16: Add chopped ginger pieces and garlic pieces. Fry it for 2 mins.

chopped ginger pieces and garlic pieces

chopped ginger pieces and garlic pieces1

Step 17: Add tomatoes and fry it for 2 more mins.

Add tomatoes and fry

Step 18: Put required salt, red chili powder and turmeric to the mixture.

salt, red chili powder and turmeric

salt, red chili powder and turmeric1

Step 19: Mix it well and now add garam masala, chat masala, cumin seeds powder and coriander seeds powder.

and now add garam masala

Step 20: Fry it for 2 mins and now add chicken pieces.

add chicken pieces

Step 21: Mix the chicken pieces with the spicy mixture.

chicken pieces with the spicy mixture

Step 22: Cover the pan with lid and leave it for 10 mins. Give a low flame.

pan with lid and leave it for 10 mins

Step 23: Meanwhile you can prepare the chapathis. So take the dough, little maida powder and chapathi stick.

Step 24: Make a round balls with dough.

round balls with dough

Step 25: Spread the maida flour little on the surface where you want to make the chapathis.

maida flour little on the surface

Step 26: Start pressing dough balls with stick and make nice round shape chapathis.

dough balls with stick and make nice round shape

Step 27: Follow the procedure with remaining dough balls. Keep the chapathis a side.

Step 28: Now open the chicken pan and see whether chicken is cooked or not.

Step 29: Garnish the chicken mixture with coriander leaves and turn off the flame.

coriander leaves

Step 30: Now take a chapathi tawa on stove. Give a low flame.

Step 31: After tawa getting hot put the chapathis.

tawa getting hot

Step 32: After 1min spread the egg beat liquid with spoon on chapathi.

egg beat liquid with spoon

egg beat liquid with spoon1

Step 33: Turn the chapathi to other side and add little drops of oil to the corners of the chapathi. (Remember don’t spread oil on entire chapathi).

Step 34: Roast the chapathi both sides and collect it into a plate. (Don’t roast too much).

chapathi both sides

Step 35: Roast the remaining chapathis also.

Step 36: Now start stuffing the chicken on the chapathis (as shown in figure).

stuffing the chicken

Step 37: Put some tomato sauce on it.

some tomato sauce

some tomato sauce1

Step 38: Roll the chapathis along with chicken (as shown in figure).

chapathis along with chicken

Step 39: Use cloves to stick the chapathi corners, so that the roll remains normally.

stick the chapathi corners

stick the chapathi corners1

Step 40: Garnish the chicken Frankie rolls with onions and coriander leaves.

chicken Frankie rolls

You can taste these chicken Frankie roles with tomato sauce.

Tasty snacks with besan / gram flour – Mirchi bajji / Mirapakaya bajji & Onion pakodi / pakora recipes

How to make introducing the famous Andhra snack items that are prepared with gram flour / besan atta /senaga pindi / chickpea flour called as Mirchi bajji / Mirapakaya bajji and Onion pakodi / onion pakoda. The evening without these two snacks is so incomplete. Gram flour items usually give taste and even good for health too. Preparing of these two snacks is so easy and simple. People like to prepare these two snacks when the climate is cool. Mirchi bajji is popular snack item in Guntur which is a famous for Mirchi.

As we know that nutty flavor is the behavior of the besan flour that creates taste and also the flour is having lot of proteins and folate content. This gram flour is used to prepare lot of sweet and hot items. I have mixed the besan flour with water and made a thick besan flour batter to coat the green chilies and onions. Lets see how it have prepared these two tasty snacks. Here you go with recipes.

Mirchi bajji / Mirapakaya bajji / green chili bajji

Mirchi bajji is a delicious Indian recipe served as a best snack. People won’t dare to eat the green chilies because of the spiciness. But here is the recipe which makes you to taste the mirchi spiciness. I have stuffed the green chilies / mirchi with carom seeds powder and besan atta to reduce the spiciness of the mirchi. When it is dipped in gram flour paste and fried in oil the spiciness is almost gone and sure you can taste the bajji without any fear. Keep remember that not to use the normal green chilies which you add in dishes. There are special green chilies that are made for preparing bajji’s. Use them and taste the mirapakaya bajji.

Mirchi bajji / Mirapakaya bajji / green chili bajji

Mirapakaya bajjiIngredients

Mirapakaya bajji ingredients

  • Gram flour / besan atta – 3 cups
  • Green chilies (big size for bajjis) – 15
  • Salt (required)
  • Soda salt – ½ tbsp
  • Oil for deep fry
  • Water (required)
  • Carom seeds powder – 2tbsp

How to Make

Step 1: Take the besan atta flour / gram flour into a bowl.

besan atta flour

Step 2: Add required salt and soda salt to the flour.

besan flour by adding little

Step 3: Mix it well.

Step 4: Now take water and start adding to besan flour. Remember not to pour water all a time. Slowly mix the besan flour by adding little little water so that it will form like a thick paste.

salt and soda salt

Step 5: Avoid lumps while mixing the flour with water. Mix it well and keep this bowl a side.

while mixing the flour with water

Step 6: Now take a small bowl and add carom seeds powder to it.

Step 7: Put 2tbsp of besan powder and 1 pinch of salt into the carom seeds powder.

carom seeds powder.

Step 8: Mix it well.

Mix it well1

Step 9: Take green chilies and pin the chilies straightly, so that the chilies will open.

green chilies and pin

Step 10: Now put the powder which we made before (carom seed powder & besan atta powder) into the chilies as shown in figure.

put the powder which we made before

Step 11: By doing this the spiciness in green chilies will reduce and allows eating the bajji along with green chilies.

eating the bajji along

Step 12: Now take a pan for frying on stove. Fill half it with oil.

Step 13: Heat the oil in medium flame.

oil in medium flame

Step 14: After oil getting hot dip the green chilies into a besan atta paste or gram flour paste which we mixed before.

dip the green chilies

Step 15: Dip the chilies well so that the green chilies should cover completely with besan paste.

Step 16: Now put that green chilies into hot oil.

green chilies into hot oil.

Step 17: Fry them nicely till the bajji becomes golden yellow in shade.

bajji becomes golden yellow

Step 18: Collect the mirchi bajji into a plate and serve it hot to your family along with onions and sauce.

Onion pakodi / onion pakora

People like to enjoy eating pakodi when the climate is cloudy or while raining. The best snack that strikes into mind in the evening is nothing but the onion pakora. Preparing of this dish is very easy. Just a simple method, one best ingredient called besan or gram flour will allow you to taste the nice snack. Start preparing the onion pakodi by reading this recipe.

Onion pakodi / onion pakora

Onion pakodi
Ingredients

  • Gram flour / besan atta – 3 cups
  • Onions – 2
  • Salt (required)
  • Soda salt – ½ tbsp
  • Oil for deep fry
  • Water (required)

How to Make

Step 1: Take the besan atta flour / gram flour into a bowl.

gram flour into a bowl

Step 2: Add required salt and soda salt to the flour.

salt and soda salt to the flour

Step 3: Mix it well.

Step 4: Now take water and start adding to besan flour. Remember not to pour water all a time. Slowly mix the besan flour by adding little little water so that it will form like a thick paste.

pour water all a time

Step 5: Avoid lumps while mixing the flour with water. Mix it well and keep this bowl a side.

lumps while mixing the flour

Step 6: Now cut the onions into straight slices.

onions into straight slices

Step 7: Put these onions into besan paste and mix it well.

onions into besan paste

onions into besan paste 1

Step 8: Now take a pan for frying on stove. Fill half it with oil.

Step 9: Heat the oil in medium flame.

Heat the oil in medium flame

Step 10: After oil getting hot take the onion mixture which is mixed with besan paste and slightly sprinkle in the oil (as shown in figure).

onion mixture which is mixed

Step 11: Fry the pakodis till they become golden yellow in shade.

pakodis till they become golden yellow

Step 12: Now collect the fried pakodis into a plate and serve it hot with tomato sauce and raw onions.

NOTE: If you want more spiciness you can add green chilies and red chili powder

Gram flour or besan atta or senaga pindi or chickpea flour are the different names. Eating of besan atta gives lots of health benefits like improving heart health, reduce allergies and control diabetes. One cup of Senaga pindi / besan flour contains rich fiber, carbohydrates, proteins, zinc, potassium, magnesium, calcium, selenium and copper. So don’t lose these health benefits. Start eating the tasty items and be healthy.

Junnu / Milk pudding – Natural Colostrum milk cheese recipe

Junnu is one of the natural cheesy desserts made from natural colostrums milk. Junnu is called with lot of names in india like Ginnu in kannada, Posu in Konkani and Kharvas in Marathi. Actually this junnu is made with colostrums milk which you can get from the cow or buffalo at the time of calving. After giving birth to a calf the milk which is produced by the cow is known as colostrums milk. The color of this milk is light yellow. If you want to taste the real flavor or junnu then prefer the first two days milk of cow or buffalo after calving. The thickness of the milk gives more taste.

Yesterday we got some colostrum milk from my village. So I thought of introducing the recipe to how to make readers. Junnu is my favorite dessert. It is also a traditional dish in most of the places of India. It is delicious thick milk white pudding. This natural colostrum milk is not available all time so some people prefer making this milk pudding by using condensed milk. But tasting the real flavors gives a different taste. Do you agree with me? Yes that’s why I have chosen this natural colostrum milk for today’s recipe. This colostrum milk or the junnu palu consists of lot of health factors. After preparing the junnu it looks like milk cake but taste like pudding. Coming to health corner this junnu consists of lot of growth factors, fatty acids, minerals, vitamins and rich immune factors.

So why do you want to lose this healthy super food if it contains these many health benefits. Junnu can be served as a snack. You can store it for three to four days in refrigerator. You can taste when it is hot or cool. Jaggery gives a nice sweet taste. So why delay start preparing this tasty dessert with natural colostrums milk / junnu paalu.

How to make junnu

how to make junnu

Ingredients

ingredients for junnu

  • Colostrum milk / Junnu palu (natural)– ½ liter
  • Jaggery – ¼ kg
  • Sugar – 2tbsp
  • Black pepper powder – 2tbsp
  • Elachi / cardamom – 2

How to Make

Step 1: Take a cutter cut the jaggery into small pieces.

jaggery into small pieces

Step 2: Keep it a side.

Step 3: Take black pepper seeds, elachi and sugar in a jar.

pepper seeds

Step 4: Grind these into a fine powder.

fine powder

Step 5: Take junnu milk in a bowl and add jaggery grate to it. Mix it well till the jaggery absorbs into the junnu milk.

Step 6: Add pinch of salt to this milk.

salt to this milk

 

Step 7: Now add the grinned black pepper powder into that milk.

grinned black pepper powder

 

Step 8: Take a tea filter and filter this junnu milk.

Step 9: Now pour this milk into the vessel which you want to cook the junnu.

Step 10: Now take rice cooker / pressure cooker.

Step 11: Add ½ liter water into the cooker. And keep this junnu milk vessel into the cooker.

water into the cooker

Step 12: Switch on the cooker and cook it nicely till the cooker comes into warmer.

If you are choosing the pressure cooker don’t keep the whistle. Keep only lid. Cook it for 20 minutes and turn off. Take a spoon and dip it into the vessel. Test whether it is cooked or not.

Step 13: Take out the vessel from cooker and let it get cool.

vessel from cooker

Step 14: Start making into pieces and serve it.

pieces and serve it

 

Note: If the junnu milk is freshly taken means if it is first day junnu milk then you can add ½ liter of fresh milk along with jaggery grate.

Points to remember

  • Before starting the recipe just test the thickness of the colostrum milk by adding normal milk. If the obtained junnu is watery or loose in substance then reduce the amount of normal fresh milk.
  • If the junnu is hard then you can increase the amount of adding ordinary milk to the colostrum milk.
  • After making black pepper and cardamom seeds powder doesn’t forget to cover the jar with lid till you use this retain the flavors.
  • While removing junnu from the vessel rum the knife to the edges of the vessel and cut the pieces.
  • Don’t keep weight if you are using the pressure cooker.

Ground nut masala and sweet corn masala – Easy and quick snack recipes

Groundnut and sweet corn masala can be served as a best evening time snack. Most of the people like to eat chaat or masalas in the evenings. Since it is rainy season it’s not so preferable to eat outside food. So why can’t you make yourself cherish by preparing the tasty ground nut masala and sweet corn masala at home. How to make is offering you the recipes of these two masalas. We wish you to stay healthy by eating homemade food.

I have chosen ground nuts and sweet corn because both are considered for good health. Filling the stomach with junk food and get satisfied is not important consuming the tasty and healthy food gives lot of benefits. Here you go with our cool groundnut or peanut masala and sweet corn masala recipes.

Ground nut masala

Peanut chaat or groundnuts chaat is a very healthy snack that can be served in tea time. It is prepared with boiled peanuts and onions. If you want you can use the vegetables and mint leaves. Boiling the groundnuts and taking the nuts out by pealing will take much time for individual so in that cases collecting all the groundnuts or peanuts after boiling and making the chaat with garam masala saves time and also gives a healthy taste.

Ground nut masala

Ground nut masalaIngredients

Ground nut masala ingredients

  • Groundnuts – 1 cup
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Lemon – 1
  • Salt (required)
  • Red chili powder – ½ tbsp
  • Onions – 1
  • Coriander leaves

How to Make

  • Wash the pea nuts or fresh groundnuts nicely.
  • Now cook these groundnuts in pressure cooker by adding water and salt.
  • Allow it to cook till it get 3 whistles.
  • Now turn off the flame and let the pressure goes out.
  • Remove the peel of groundnuts and collect the boiled seeds into a cup.
  • Chop the onions and coriander and keep a side.
  • Now take a bowl add boiled groundnuts seeds, chopped onions, salt, red chili powder, lemon and butter.
  • Mix all nicely.

How to Make

  • Now add chopped coriander leaves and taste it.

Note: If you like to eat spicy then add chaat masala powder. We have added lemon while preparing the recipe so the chaat gives little sour taste.

Sweet corn masala chat

I have done little experiment on this sweet corn chat. I did not use any garam masala but if you like you can add. Those who are having gastric trouble can easily eat this chat because this chat doesn’t consist of any masalas. Just a pinch of red chili powder doesn’t affect much. There is lot of ways to eat sweet corn like adding pepper, sweet corn soups or biryani etc. My recipe is quite different and it did not take much time for me once the sweet corn is ready then the procedure will be simple. No need of standing in kitchen longer or no need to wait for tasting the chaat. It only takes 5 minutes to prepare. Enjoy this tasty recipe by preparing at home.

Sweet corn masala chat

Sweet corn masala chat

Ingredients

  • Sweet corn – 1 cup
  • Onion – 1
  • Lemon – 1
  • Butter – 1tbsp
  • Salt (required)
  • Red chili powder or pepper powder – ¼ tbsp

How to Make

  • Cook the sweet corn in pressure cooker by adding little water.
  • Cook it till it get two whistles.
  • Turn off the flame. Allow the pressure to go out from cooker.
  • Now peel of the sweet corn and collect them into a bowl.
  • Chop the onions and keep a side.
  • Take a bowl add this sweet corn, salt, chopped onions, butter and red chili powder.
  • Squeeze the lemon after mixing the ingredients.
  • Serve it in bowl and taste the flavors.

How to Make

Note: You can also use black pepper powder or chat masala powder instead of red chili powder.

Benefits of eating ground nuts or peanuts masala and sweet corn masala

Benefits of eating ground nuts or peanuts masala and sweet corn masala

  • Groundnuts are rich source of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients which plays a major role in health.
  • Consuming of groundnuts will increase the memory power and allows the brain to work sharp.
  • Sweet corn consists of high carbohydrate s, fiber, potassium, vitamin a, proteins and fat.
  • Some people choose eating sweet corn in their diet. Those who want to lose weight can consume this super food.
  • Sweet corn is also gives skin benefits like good skin texture, delays ageing, promotes radiant skin, removes acne scars and also boosts cell generation process.

How to prepare bread pakora at home

Bread pakora is a crispy snack item with delicious taste. Pakora snack item is prepared in many ways with different vegetables but this pakora is made with bread which is crispier. It is easy to prepare this recipe at home. Let us see how to make bread pakora..

Ingredients:

  • White bread slices- 6
  • Besan flour- 2 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil as needed
  • Hing powder- pinch
  • Cumin seeds- 1 spoon
  • Chopped green chillies- 3 spoons
  • Water
  • Coriander leaves- 1 cup
  • Red chilli powder- pinch

Procedure:

Step 1: Cut the edges of every bread slice

Step 2: Cut the bread into equal shapes.

Step 3: Take a bowl, add besan flour, rice flour, hing powder and water.

Step 4: Stir it well and make into thick dough.

Step 5: Add salt as required, cumin seeds and mix it well.

Step 6: Add pinch red chilli powder, green chillies and coriander leaves and keep aside for 5min.

Step 7: Heat oil in a long bottomed vessel, dip bread slices and drop in the oil.

Step 8: Fry the bread slices till they turn into brown colour.

Step9: Off the flame and serve in a plate.

Enjoy the taste of bread pakora with mint chutney or tomato sauce!!

How to make masala oats vadai recipe

Masala oats vadai is a spicy snack item. Oats contain fibre which helps to reduce the cholesterol levels. Oats are best example for reducing fat in our body. Preparing recipe with such ingredients is really beneficial to health. It is easy to prepare this recipe at home. Let us how to make masala oats vadai..

Ingredients:

  • Pepper masala oats- 50gms
  • Plain flour- 2cups
  • Butter- ½ cup
  • Crushed black pepper- 2 spoon
  • Sugar- 3spoons
  • Egg-1
  • Milk- 1cup
  • Lemon juice- 1spoon
  • Chopped coriander leaves- ½ cup
  • Cream- ¼ cup
  • Spring onions chopped- 1 spoon
  • Tomato sauce

Procedure:

Step 1: Take a bowl, add butter, pepper, sugar and egg stir it well using beater and make into smooth paste.

Step 2: Later add refined plain flour, milk and stir it well.

Step 3: Add spicy masala oats and coriander leaves and mix it well.

Step 4: Make the mixture into smooth dough and marinate it for 10min.

Step 5: Make dough into small balls and coat it with plain flour.

Step 6: Press batter balls evenly on all sides and bake the balls in oven for 10-15min.

Step 7: Take a bowl, add cream, lemon juice, crushed pepper corns, parsley leaves and mix it well.

Step 8: Serve masala oat vadai in a plate and garnish with cream and spring onions.

Enjoy the taste of spicy and crispy masala oats vadai!!

How to make onion rings recipe

Onion rings are tasty and spicy snack item with Italian seasoning. It is a crispy item with delicious taste. Onion rings are easy to prepare at home in very short time. Let us see how to make onion rings.

Ingredients:

  • Cut onions into separate rings- 1 cup
  • Italian seasoning- 1 spoon
  • Plain flour- 1cup
  • Baking powder-pinch
  • Parsley springs- for garnish
  • Black pepper powder- 1 spoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder- 1 spoon
  • Egg- 1

Procedure:

Step 1: Take a bowl, add onion rings, egg, pepper powder and stir it well.

Step 2: Add pinch of salt and red chilli powder and stir it well.

Step 3: Add 2 spoons of oil to the mixture and keep aside to marinate for atleast 5-10min.

Step 4: Take a bowl, add plain flour, salt and baking powder. Mix them well.

Step 5: Spread the flour on plain surface.

Step 6: Coat onion rings in flour mixture and keep in a plate.

Step 7: Heat oil in long bottomed pan, fry onion rings in oil till it turns into brown colour.

Step 8: Serve in a plate, sprinkle red chilli powder and garnish with parsley leaves.

Enjoy the taste of onion rings!!

How to make chicken tikka roll – Recipe of chicken tikka roll

Chicken tikka is a delicious snack made in the form of spring rolls. There are different recipes that are made with chicken but this is favourite for everyone. Let us see how to make this chicken tikka rolls at home.

Ingredients:

  • Spring roll sheets- 3
  • Chopped coriander leaves- 1cup
  • Chopped mint leaves-1cup
  • Chopped ginger- 1spoon
  • Chopped onion juice- ½ cup
  • Lemon juice- 2spoons
  • Chopped cabbage- 1cup
  • Cream-2spoons
  • Plain flour paste- for 3 dough surfaces
  • Green chilli chopped- 1 spoon
  • Oil for deep fry

Preparation:

Step 1: Clean chicken with water thoroughly.

Step 2: Cut chicken into small pieces and serve in a bowl.

Step 3: Add ginger, chopped green chillies, lemon juice and onions and stir it well.

Step 4: After 2min add chopped cabbage, mayonnaise to chicken and mix it well.

Step 5: Take a plain spring role, put the chicken mixture and roll it tightly.

Step 6: Close the edges with flour paste.

Step 7: Heat oil in kadai and fry the chicken rolls till it turns into brown colour.

Step 8: Serve it plate and garnish with carrot, tomato and onion slices.

Step 9: Eat chicken tikka spring rolls along with the mint chutney.

Enjoy the taste of chicken tikka rolls!!

How to make masala cashew nuts fry

Masala cashew nut fry is a spicy and crispy snack item easy to prepare at home. With its delicious taste cashew nuts became a favourite food for all. These are low fat contents, it also have anti-oxidants and minerals that boost our health. Now let us see how to prepare masala cashew nuts fry.

Ingredients:

  • Cashew- 2 cups
  • Garam masala- ½ spoon
  • Chat masala – 1 spoon
  • Amchoor powder- ¼ spoon
  • Black pepper powder- ¾ spoon
  • Red chilli powder-1/4 spoon
  • Salt pinch
  • Ghee- 2 spoons
  • Oil to fry

Procedure:

Step 1: Take cashew nuts in a bowl, add garam masala, amchur powder, black pepper powder and red chilli powder and salt

Step 2: Mix them well by adding some ghee.

Step 3: keep aside for 15min.

Step 4: Heat oil in kadai to fry the cashew

Step 5: Fry cashew nuts till they turn into brown colour.

Step 6: Off the flame and serve them on plate.

Step 7: Sprinkle chat masala powder on hot cashew nuts.

Step 8: Store masala cashew nuts in a tight container after temperature reduces.

Step 9: If you need you can also sprinkle lemon juice.

Enjoy the taste of masala cashew nuts!!

How to prepare tomato bhurjee

Tomato bhurjee is a tasty snack sour to taste. it includes paneer, capsicum and green chillies. It is easy to prepare at home. Let us see how to prepare paneer and tomato bhurjee.

Ingredients:

  • Tomatoes – 6
  • Paneer- 2 cups
  • Capsicum chopped- 1
  • Green chillies- 3 chopped
  • Chopped onions- 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder- pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Garam masala – 1 spoon
  • Lemon juice- ¼ cup
  • Chat masala- 1 spoon
  • Red chilli powder- ½ spoon
  • Grated ginger- ½ spoon
  • Cumin seeds- 1 spoon
  • Chopped coriander leaves- ½ cup
  • Oil – 3 spoons

Procedure:

Step 1: Heat oil and fry the paneer pieces till it turns to brown.

Step 2: Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and grated ginger and fry them.

Step 3: Add chopped onions, green chillies, capsicum and coriander leaves fry them for 2min.

Step 4: Add pinch turmeric powder and salt and stir it well.

Step 5: Add paneer cubes, garam masala and stir it well.

Step 6: On other side cut the tomato into half and remove pulp in tomato.

Step 7: Drop the panner mix in tomato and place on plate.

Step 8: Grill tomato in oven for 5min.

Step 9: Serve tomato bhurjee on plate.

Step 10: Sprinkle lemon juice and chat masala on each tomato.

Enjoy the taste of tomato bhurjee!!

How to prepare Madurai kara vadai

Madhurai kara vadai is a vegetarian recipe famous in south India. Madhurai kara vadai is popular snack item for most of them. Madhurai kara vadai is easy to cook at home. Let us learn how to prepare madhurai kara vadai.

Ingredients:

  • Dalia dal – 2 cup
  • Rice flour- ¾ cup
  • Wheat flour – 3 spoons
  • Plain flour- 1 cup
  • Besam gram- ½ cup
  • Curry leaves- ¼ cup
  • Coriander leaves- 1/2 cup
  • Ginger chopped- 1 spoon
  • Chopped onions- ¼ cup
  • Chopped green chillies- 2 spoons
  • Salt- to taste
  • Chilli powder- ½ spoon
  • Oil to fry

Procedure:

Step 1: Clean and soak besan gram for 1hr

Step 2: Wash dalia dal and soak it for 30 min.

Step 3: Grind dalia dal into a thick wet flour.

Step 4: Add rice flour and wheat flour mix it well.

Step 5: Add salt, chopped onions, chopped green chillies and mix well.

Step 6: Now add curry leaves, coriander leaves, besan gram  and pinch of chilli powder. Mix it well and keep aside for 3min.

Step 7: Heat oil in a long bottomed vessel.

Step 7: On other side, make wet flour into small balls.

Step 8: Press the ball evenly and dip the ball in plain flour.

Step 9: Drop in hot oil, fry it until it turns to brown colour.

Step 10: Repeat the process for all the batter.

Step 11: Serve vadai in a plate.

Enjoy the taste of madurai  kara vadai with mint chutney or tomato sauce.

How to cook celery root mash

Celery root mash can be cooked, roasted and mashed. Celery root is a root vegetable with high amount of proteins, calories and carbohydrates. Water content is high in celery roots. Celery root mash is prepared in short time. Let us learn how to cook celery root mash recipe easily.

Ingredients:

  • Chopped celery root- 2 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped Celery leaves- 3 spoons
  • Unsalted butter- 2 spoons
  • Milk cream- 3 spoons
  • Chives- 1 spoon
  • Pepper- ¼ spoon

Procedure:

Step 1: Peel off the skin of celery roots.

Step 2: Cut the celery root into small pieces.

Step 3: Clean them thoroughly with cool water.

Step 4: Boil 2 cups of water in a vessel for 2 min.

Step 5: Add the celery root pieces into water and leave for 20 min.

Step 6: After the celery roots gets boiled add milk cream and leave it for 5 min.

Step 7: Add unsalted butter to celery roots and leave for 2 min.

Step 8: Add a pinch of salt if necessary.

Step 9: Off the flame and leave it for 2 min.

Step 10: Using masher, mash the celery roots into thick paste.

Step 11: Garnish celery root mash with celery leaves and chives.

Step 12: Sprinkle pepper powder on celery root mash recipe

Enjoy the smooth and spicy celery root mash.

How to cook apple for a baby

For 6 months baby fruits play a vital role in baby’s diet. Feeding a fruit to baby is entirely depends on type of fruit we prefer. Feeding liquids to a baby are given in 1 or 2 spoons. In case of fruits it has to be smashed or boiled for easy digestion of baby. Apple contains high amount of fibre, vitamins and nutrients that are needed to baby. We have to check symptoms of baby after feeding apple whether it is suitable to baby or not. Feeding an apple to baby is quite easy and healthy too.

Ingredients:

  • Apple- 2
  • Water-3 cups
  • Peeler to peel off apple

Procedure:

Step 1: Take an apple and peel off the skin using peeler.

Step 2: Cut the apple into small pieces.

Step 3: Take vessel and boil water it bubble raises.

Step 4: Add apple pieces into water and leave it for 10 min.

Step 5: Let the apple gets boiled completely.

Step 6: Serve the apple pieces in a bowl.

Step 7: Smashed the apple pieces into thin paste.

Step 8: Till the temperature reduces store apple pulp in a container.

Step 9: Feed apple for baby in small amounts daily for better results.

How to cook the potato wedges recipe at home

Potato wedges is a spicy snack with delicious taste. Potato wedges is the crispy snack item easy to prepare at home.

Ingredients:

  • Potatoes-3
  • Plain flour- 2 cups
  • Chat masala powder- 1 spoon
  • Pepper powder- 1 spoon
  • Chili flakes- 1 spoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Refined oil to fry the potato

Preparation:

Step 1: Take potatoes wash them and peel of the skin.

Step 2: Cut them into desired pieces.

Step 3: Take a vessel and bowl the water. Add sliced potatoes into water and boil them.

Step 4: Let potato gets boil up to 3/4th part.

Step 5: Take a bowl and mix the ingredients such as plain flour, chat masala, pepper powder, chili flakes and salt.

Step 6: Check the potatoes and off the flame. Let it cool down for sometime.

Step 7: Take potato slices and coat them evenly with spicy flour.

Step 8: Take a pan and pour oil into it and heat them well.

Step 9: Fry the potato in oil till it turns into deep brown color.

Step 10: Hot and spicy Potato wedges are ready.

Enjoy the taste of hot and spicy potato wedges

How to make rava idli for breakfast

Rava idli is famous south indian breakfast. Rava idli is very easy to prepare using pressure cooker.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup roasted sooji (rava)
  • Carrot – ½
  • Baking soda _1/4 table spoon
  • 1 cup of Curd
  • Oil 2 spoons.
  • Mustard-1 spoon
  • 2 spoons chopped green chili
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • Cashew nuts
  • Coriander leaves

Preparation:

Step 1: Take 1 pan heat oil.

Step 2: Add mustard , green chili, curry leaves, cashew nut to oil.

Step 3: Add roasted sooji, curd, chopped coriander leaves, baking soda and salt to taste to it.

Step 4: Mix them well without any lumps. Keep aside for 30min.

Step 5: Take idli vessel. Pour the mix in idli vessel

Step 6: Cook in steam for 10-15 min.

Step 7: Serve the rava idli with tomato chutney.

Enjoy the taste of hot rava idli….

How to make chicken popcorn at home

Popcorn chicken is delicious and tasty snack. This snack is crispy chicken popcorn prepared easily within less time. The ingredients that are used in making the chicken popcorn are preferred depending on the taste of the individual. Let us see how to make this chicken popcorn at home.

Ingredients:

  • 300gms of boneless chicken
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 spoons of milk
  • 1cup of bread crumbs
  • 2 spoons of corn flour
  • 2 tablespoons of Maida flour
  • 1 spoon of onion powder
  • 1 spoon of garlic paste
  • ¼ turmeric powder
  • ¼ spoon of chili powder
  • ½ spoon of pepper powder
  • Salt – to taste
  • 1 spoon of Garam Masala
  • Oil to fry the chicken

Preparation:

Step 1: Cut the chicken into small cubes. Wash the chicken and let it dry for some time.

Step 2: Add egg white and milk to chicken. Keep aside or 30 min.

Step 3: One by one add the remaining ingredients such as bread crumbs, corn flour, Maida flour, onion powder. Mix them well.

Step 4: Add garlic paste, turmeric powder, chili powder, pepper powder, salt to taste. Mix them well. Keep aside for 10 min

Step 5: Take a pan and heat the oil

Step 6: Fry the chicken in hot oil till it gets brown color.

Crispy and tasty chicken popcorn is ready to serve…

How to make crispy banana chips at home

Banana is the largest flowering plant grows from a structure usually called a corm. The fruit is described as leathery layer with protective layer. Banana is naturally radioactive. The food is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. Banana is good source for dietary fiber.Banana chips are popular snack and very easy to make at home. Homemade banana chips are perfect for healthy food.

Ingredients:

  • Oil
  • ¼ table spoon turmeric powder.
  • Salt according to taste
  • 4-5 raw bananas

Procedure:

Step 1: Take off the protected layer of banana and put in plenty of salted iced water.

Step 2: Cut the banana into slices with chip slicer. Mix the turmeric powder.

Step 3: Store them in water for 10 min. remove out of water fully.

Step 4: Spread the bananas on the cotton cloth to take off the moisture.

Step 5: Heat the oil .Fry the banana slices one of the other till they become crispy.

Step 6: Lift the chips out with spoon. Place the dried bananas on the tissues.

Step 7: Sprinkle the salt before serving.

Hot Hot banana chips are ready to eat!!!

How to prepare some South Indian Snacks?

South Indian cuisine is mostly rice based. Rice is combined with other lentils to make delicious idlis dosas, vadas and uttapams that are popular all over the world. These food items are delicious, nourishing and digestible they are served with sambhar and coconut chutney.

Recipe of South Indian Snacks

Palak Paneer Dosa

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  • Spinach paste – ½ cup
  • Dosa batter -3 cups
  • Salt – 1 tsp

Ingredients for stuffing:

  • Chopped Spinach – 2 cups
  • Crumbled Paneer – 200 grams
  • Oil – 2-3 tbsp.
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Green chili – 2
  • Ginger – ½ inch

How to make dosa batter?

  • Soak 3 cups of rice and 1 cup of urad dal separately for 5-6 hours. Grind the two together with little water and 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds. Add salt, mix well and let the batter to ferment. Make the spinach paste by grinding fresh, clean spinach leaves in a grinder.

How to prepare stuffing for palak dosa?

Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan; add cumin seeds, chilies and garlic paste, and chopped spinach, salt, red chili and paneer.

How to make dosa?

  • Add the spinach paste and salt to the dosa batter. If the batter is thick, add some water into it.
  • Pour some batter on a heated tawa and spread it into a round shape with the back of a spoon.
  • Cook until it gets golden brown in color from beneath.
  • Place 2 tsp is stuffing in the entry and spread in thin. Fold the dosa and take it off from flame.
  • Serve piping hot Palak paneer dosa with sambar or coconut chutney or peanut chutney

Neer Dosa

Neer dosa is a popular breakfast item of Karnataka. Neer in kannad means water and the consistency of the batter of this dosa is like flowing water. Neer dosas are fine, light, paper thin crepes which are not fermented like other dosas and are very simple to make.

Neer-Dosa-Recipe

  • Raw rice – 1 ½  cups
  • Fresh coconut – 2 tbsps., grated
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to grease pan
  1. Wash and soak rice for 3-4 hours.
  1. Grind the rice with the grated coconut to a fine paste adding water as required. The batter should be like a flowing liquid and must be ground smooth.
  1. Add salt to taste and mix well. The consistency of the batter can be tested by seeing that the batter should not form a coating on the back of the spoon. If it does, add more water to the batter. It can be used immediately
  2. Reduce flame after the tawa is sizzling hot, pour a ladle full of batter from the sides of pan in a circular motion. Fill the center and holes if any with more batter.
  3. Place a lid over the pan and cook on medium high flame for a minute. The dosa will remain white, but will leave the sides when ready. Do not cook from the other side.
  4. Fold the  neer dosa like a triangle and serve with chutney of your choice, egg curry or chicken curry.

Appams

Appam is an easy to make the healthy Kerala breakfast dish. They look like lacy pancakes with crispy sides, soft in touch  and fluffy in the center. It is served with varieties of vegetable stews, chicken stew, egg roast or sweetened coconut milk.

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  • Raw rice – 1 1/2 cups  soaked  in water for 4-5 hours
  • Grated coconut –¾  cup
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Sugar – 2 tsps.
  • Baking soda –¼  tsp
  1. Grind the rice  with grated coconut in a mixer grinder. Add water little by little while grinding. The ground batter can be la little coarse, but not too coarse.
  2. In a stainless steel vessel, add ¼  cup of the ground batter and ¾  cup of water. Cook over  low flame while  stirring  it constantly.  Continue stirring and cooking  till it appears like a transparent thick mixture and cool it.
  3. Add the cooled cooked batter to the remaining ground appam batter and mix well.
  4. Add ¼  cup water, if necessary to make the batter  like a  rava dosa batter with a pouring consistency.
  5. Place lid and ferment this batter overnight.  Add salt, sugar and baking soda and mix  lightly.
  6. Heat the non-stick appam pan on medium flame for 2 mts.  Grease the pan with 1or 2 drops of oil. Pour a spoon full of batter in the center of the pan  and shake the pan to spread the batter in a circular manner, there will be more batter in the center. Cover and cook on low flame
  7. The edges will be crisp and will slowly leave the sides of the pan. Remove from pan
  8. Serve warm appams with vegetable or chicken stew, egg roast or sweetened coconut milk.