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Back to school Healthy Snacks with Del Monte

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…t likes fruits and vegetables a lot. Since her school time is from 8.30 AM to 3.30 PM packing her lunch box and snacks is really challenging. It was really head pinching job for me. I wanted a back to school healthy snacks, and while grocery shopping in the Wal-Mart I found the Del Monte’s Fruit Burst Squeezers and Fruit cups (mango slices). They are really helpful. During summer her breakfast was strawberry and whipped cream or blueberry whipppe…

Deepavali/Diwali Snacks and Sweets Round up

…g with lots of enthusiasm. We are so lucky to have one festival every month.Here is my collection of Deepavali snacks  and Sweets. Thattai Mullu Murkku Pakku vada/Ribbon Pakkoda   Sabudana murukku   Mixture   Boondi   Omapodi   Parippu vada/ Lentil fritters Deepavali Sweets Mysore pak: Chickpea flour fudge  Athirsam Rava  laddo/ Sweet Semolina balls   Peda/Milk Sweet   Okkari/ Chanadal and Jaggery Sweet  Gulab Jam…

Munthirikothu/ Roasted and Fried Moong Bean Sweet Balls: Gluten and Vegan free Snack

…at I am fan of these kind of snack especially we call it Nalumani palaharam in Malayalam. Meaning 4 O clock tea snacks, usually tea is served at four ‘o’ clock. However it never happened during my childhood. While growing up amma used to make tea around 5-5.30 P.M when appa came back from work. Now I am making Tea around 6.30 P.M as my hubby comes back from work during that time.  Munthirikothu is   usually made in home and sweet shop which make…

Seepu Murukku

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…que spice mix read from this post. . Not only are they known for spicy cuisine, they are also known more making snacks and sweets. Some of the popular Chettinad snacks and sweets dishes are Kandarappam, Ukkarai, Pal Paniyaram, Thenkuzhal, Karupatti Paniyaram, Kavanarisi, and Seepu Seedai etc. This Seepu Murukku /Seepu seedai is one of snacks that nowadays you can get in stores. I remember dad used to buy occasionally buy it from stores. Since I h…

Chegodilu / Chekodilu/ Deep Fried rice flour rings For ICC

Snacks are important in my kitchen; I like to make more savory snacks than any sweet dishes. My hubby likes to munch something during his evening tea time. One of the Andhra (South India) savory snacks I got familiarized after Srivalli selected this one for this month Indian cooking challenge. I was skeptical in the beginning, how I am going to make it, will they come out good. To my surprise it tastes good and come out perfect at first time…

Sukhiyan/Sugiyan/ Fried mung beans sweet balls

…about politics, could end up in fight over their favorite political leaders.  The tea is always accompanied by snacks like parippu vada, uzhunnu vada, Neyappam, Undan pori, Vettu cake and sukhiyan. Appa always bought sukhiyan from these shops while coming back from work. Actually we were addicted to the snacks that we got from there. My grandma used to make the best sukhiyan, she was an awesome cook, and nobody in the world can beat her. She c…

Mattar Dal Amti/ Split Green Peas Cooked in Maharashtrian way

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…mattar dal amti  for a change. Last week while shopping at the Indian store grocery shopping, I didn’t buy any snacks or pickle from there, and the store owner Paul was upset that we are were not buying much. Still my bill was around $100. I told him, as we have only two adults in the house, most of the items will get spoiled if I kept it for long time. My hubby was looking at me and laughing. Then while in the car, he told me why you didn’t tel…

Parippu Vada/ Lentil fritters, Roasted spiced chickpeas: Super Bowl Treats.

…d small benches and people sitting and enjoying tea (one meter tea) with parippu vada (being one of the popular snacks), and discussing national and local politics. There is also a famous song sung by K.J. Yesudas (Popular singer) is here. In that the lyricist mentions that if eat one you want another one, but if you don’t eat you will not be able to quench your desire.  Another place you can eat good parippu vada is at the railway stations, whe…

Unnakaya/Stuffed Plantain Fritters

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…ld if you want to try the authentic taste you need to add egg. Without eggs it is hard to imagine north Kerala, snacks. Yes Malabar cuisine always makes tasty dishes with eggs. I love their white rice flour flat bread called pathiri, also famous for their biriyani and special snacks like unnakaya, mutta mala, Kinnathappam etc.  Kozhikode halwa is another die for sweet dish. I tried once making halwa, but not yet reached the taste it suppose to be…

Kuzhalappam/ Rice flour cannoli / Fried rice flour tubes: Version 2

Fried snacks are an important part of daily life everywhere in the world. It is hard to say no to them, they are deadly delicious, but not so healthy to our heart. Still we love to munch on them. In India for every festival, there will be a load of fried snack in the form of sweet or savory. Nowadays I am trying to avoid fried goodies as much as possible, still in the name of festival I make them (It is one way of satisfy my guilty mind that…

Shankarpali /Sweet fried cookies

…Wishing all my readers and friends a Happy and Prosperous Deepavali/Diwali. I do Hope everybody made lot savory snacks as well as sweets and bought new clothes.  Diwali/Deepavali/ festival of lights are unique among all the festivals, and I loved it so much while growing up. I miss those firecrackers, my mom’s cooking and all that crazy ads on TV and Radio about the sales going on for Deepavali. As this year’s Diwali is falling on a weekday, t…

Chinnappam/Fried Savory Rice Cookies

…tep to the recipe, as it is not mentioned in the original recipe.  Taste wise it is closer to the famous Kerala snacks like    Murruku and Kzhulappam.   May be we can call them cousins. However it differs from both because of addition of coconut.   You need to fry them until it is crisp otherwise it won’t taste great. First batch was slightly under done, after taste testing hubby doesn’t liked it. Next batch onwards I made sure that it should co…

Kande Pohe/ Spicy flattened Rice flakes

…g to eat. On reaching home, it is like hungry elephant grazing all around. We will look all containers in which snacks are usually kept at home to find something. Amma knows this and would make aval nanachathu (Pohe /aval with jaggery or sugar with coconut) or some other snacks. At that time we are not fan of the savory dish made with poha/aval. After getting married I learnt to make the spicy version as my hubby likes spicy aval/pohe than the…

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