Cheesy soft bread rolls for a quick evening snack. Bread flour is used for this recipe which usually yields slightly chewy, but soft dense texture bread. My college cafeteria used to have this soft white bread sticks which i always crave for …. as there is no escapism, the whole corridor smells like parmesan cheese and just makes irresistibly hungry during mid morning breaks. So… tried that at home too which was soo easy and satisfying. This is made with all-purpose and its quite similar process wise with slightly change in measures and temperature. Try both and have fun.
Bonda is a simple deep fried dal dumpling, a tiffin item originating from Mysore, Karnataka and hence the name Mysore Bonda. This is mostly popular in restaurants often served as an evening tiffin item with Kaara Chutney and sambar. Here is a little peek of its secret…
Bonda / Plain Bonda / Mysore Bonda / Set Bonda / Evening Tiffin / Snack / Deep Fried / Fritter / Deep fried Dumpling / Lentil Batter / Restaurant Menu / Drive -in Woodlands Special
The term sukka refers to any dry fry. Here in this recipe goat meat(mutton) is being used with spicy masala powders to make this inviting dry fry. This is our family sunday speciality and most of the time it never makes it to the meal table as they will dig in while its still frying in the kadai.
Mutton Chukka / Mutton fry / Dry fry / Sukka / Sukke / Goat meat / Lamb / Dry curry / Kari varathathu / Varutha Aatu Kari / Kadai Mutton / Chukka
Mild Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup, low fat version, a hearty warm bowl of soup for your lunch box on a cold day with any kind of hard bread roll.
Lunch Box Idea 2 / Thermos preferred / Microwave / Kids / Adults / Mild Soup / Capsicum / Red Pepper
Snake Gourd is called Podale in Konkani. Mostly this vegetable is stir-fried like poriyal or used with dal to make kootu varieties. But to my surprise.. one Goan restaurant served them as appetizer in a buffet and that's how I got the idea for this recipe. Well.. those were deep fried with semolina and stuffed with meat. You must have probably had a shot of these if you've already tried any of those Mangalorean style buffets.
Edible flowers anyone?? Quite surprised to see that these were offered for a dollar a pint at my farmers market and coundn't resist buying. Once these were tossed and other well known flowers like cauliflower, broccoli and artichokes were given importance. But things to do change, nowadays these zucchini flowers are gaining more popularity… and considered gourmet due to its medicinal properties. What do you think they have the most??? Rich folic acid, so give it try if you happen to see…
Small white beans are always considered staple here in USA as they go in most of their food preparations. They are well suited for soups, stews, salads and chunky chili. Baked form is most relished and used as dip for variety for breads. In my home once in a week we have SSS day.. ??? Ok its Soup, Salad and Sandwich day and I always try to make it hearty to go with a light sandwich. This recipe of mine is close to "Ruby Tuesdays" restaurant chains White chili, give it a try and see if it matches the taste.
Masala Vadai takes a healthy transformation in this recipe. Bengal gram / Kadala Paruppu is teamed with broccoli to make this crispy snack. You can either fry them in the form of fritters or vadai shaped. Either way this recipe will bend to your needs to make you a broccoli addict.
Broccoli Fritters / Broccoli Vadai / Broccoli Paruppu Vadai / Aama Vadai / Dal Vadai / Dhal Vadai / Lentil Vadai / Fritters
Baba Ganoush is a famous Middle- Eastern dish or dip primarily made with roasted mashed eggplants and sesame paste called Tahini. Mostly this is prepared like a thick dip for toasted pita bread and served as an appetizer. This is almost like our Indian Baigan Bharta except includes fresh sesame paste and citrousy lemon juice and few seasonings. As far as the recipe for simple Baba Ghanosh goes, eggplants are fire roasted or grilled , then the pulp is scooped, mashed with Tahini and salt, garnished with lemon juice and fresh parsley.
Green gram is full of proteins. long time i had an idea of trying vadai out of green gram. rececntly i tried it for evening snack it came out really good and tasted yummy. try it out 🙂