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Curry Puff / Tea-time Snack

Curry Puff / Tea-time Snack

Curry Puff is a deep-fried tea-time snack, which is available in all the nook and corner of the streets of Malaysia. Curry Puff being my favorite when I was in Malaysia, most of the time it would be my tea-time snack. Curry Puff is a deep-fried puff, where the stuffing is prepared by using potato. In Curry Puff, the outer coating is made of All-purpose flour (maida), kneaded with water, salt and little oil. Stuffing adds more taste to the Curry Puff, it resembles the taste of potato masala but more spiciness and little more flavored with curry powder.

Curry Puff / Tea-Time Snack

Curry Puff / Tea-Time Snack

Coming to Deep Fried snack, most of us avoid it, due to the cholesterol content and the risk of heart diseases, but recently I came across Emami Healthy and Tasty which has wide range of oil. Among their varieties I got to try Emami Tasty and Healthy – Refined Rice Bran oil and Kachi Ghani Mustard Oil

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Preparation of Curry Puff:

I have prepared this Curry Puff with Emami Healthy and Tasty Refined Rice Bran Oil – it helps in lowering the bad cholesterol, reduces the risk of heart diseases, moreover it is rich in Vitamin A, D and E and due to its high smoking point, it can be used in any type of cooking.

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Let me share the recipe of Curry Puff, give a try and share your feedback…

Ingredients:

  • Maida / All- Purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Boiled Potato – 2 nos (medium sized)
  • Onions – ½ no (medium size)
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Curry Masala / Curry Powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – 1 ½ tsp
  • Emami Healthy and Tasty Refined Rice Bran Oil – 1 ½ cups

Making of Curry Puff:

 

Preparation:

  • Take maida, ¾ tsp of salt, mix it well, pour water little by little and knead it to a dough, add a tsp of oil, continue kneading it and cover it with a wet cloth, let it rest until the stuffing is done.
  • Heat a tsp of Emami Healthy and Tasty Refined Rice Bran oil, add the onions, turmeric powder, mashed potatoes and cook for a min.
  • Add in the chilli powder, curry masala, coriander leaves, salt and cook until the raw smell of the masala goes off.
  • Remove it from fire, wait until it reaches room temperature.
  • Divide the dough into small pieces, flatten it, take the Curry Puff mould, place the flatten dough over the mould.
  • Put a tbsp of potato masala, to the dough, fold the mould, remove the leftover dough.
  • Gently remove the Stuffed Curry Puff from the mould.
  • Meanwhile heat a cup of Emami Healthy and Tasty Refined Rice Bran oil, gently slide in the stuffed puff, cook on both sides in medium flame.
  • Cook until it turns golden brown, strain the oil, and remove it from fire.

Serve hot with Tomato sauce.

 

Soya Chunks Cutlet Recipe / Soya Chunks Tikki Recipe / How to make cutlet with Meal Maker

Soya Chunks Cutlet Recipe / Soya Chunks Tikki Recipe / How to make cutlet with Meal Maker

Soya Chunks Cutlet / Tikki is an easy, simple and healthy food that can be prepared in minutes. Beauty in this dish is I have prepared soya chunks tikki with olive oil, as I came across Leonardo Olive oil – COOK ALL, which is curated in a way that it can be used in All Indian cooking.

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Soya Chunks Tikki recipe / Meal Maker cutlet recipe

I have infused boiled potatoes, grated carrots to the soya chunks cutlet for more flavor, taste and healthiness. We use to refer soya chunks as meal maker, and this meal maker cutlet is perfect when served during tea-time or and after school snack or for brunch. Let me share the recipe…

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Soya Chunks Tikki recipe / Meal Maker cutlet recipe

Ingredients:

  • Soya chunks – 100 gm
  • Potatoes – 75 gm
  • Grated carrot – 50 gm
  • Chilli powder – ½ tsp or Black Pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Garam masala – ½ tsp 
  • Cumin powder – ½ tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Coriander stalks – 3 nos
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Egg – 1 no
  • Bread crumbs – 1 cup
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp

Preparation:

  • Boil 2 cups of water, remove it from fire and add soya chunks / meal maker and let it rest for 10 mins or until it doubles in size and becomes soft.
  • Clean and finely chop the coriander stalks, keep it aside.
  • Boil the potatoes, peel the skin and mash them well.
  • Break egg, beat the egg well by adding little salt.
  • Drain the water, squeeze out the excess water from the soya chunks, and grind it.
  • Transfer the ground mixture to a bowl, add grated carrot, mashed potatoes, chilli powder, garam masala, coriander stalks and knead it well to a dough.
  • Take a small portion of the mixture, roll it to a ball, dip it in the egg mixture, then roll it over the bread crumbs and gently flatten it in between your palms.
  • Heat olive oil or any cooking oil in a tawa, gently add the flatten soya chunks mixture, cook on both sides, for few mins or until it’s perfectly cooked.
  • Transfer it to plate.

Serve hot with tomato sauce or mayonnaise.

 Note: I have used egg for coating and if you need a vegetarian option you could go for corn flour stratch (mix a tbsp. of corn flour with 2 tbsp of water) and substitute it instead of egg

Murukku Recipe / Coconut Milk Murukku / Thengai Paal Murukku recipe – Diwali recipe

Murukku Recipe / Coconut Milk Murukku / Thengai Paal Murukku recipe – Diwali recipe

Murukku is a savoury, crunchy Indian snack, perfect for tea time with a cup of tea or coffee. Murukku means twisted and is originated for Tamil Nadu. Murukku is most commonly prepared with rice flour and white lentils / urad dal flour by infusing some flavors. There are different types of making murukku commonly its made by adding the dough to the press and then pressing to the oil, few are made by rolling the dough by hands and then deep fried in oil.

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Coconut Milk Murukku Recipe / Thengai Paal Murukku recipe / Murukku Recipe – Diwali recipe

Murukku can be made in bulks and stored in an air tight container, as is stays fresh for a week. Already I have shared the recipe of Butter Murukku and Rava Murukku. Now let me share coconut milk murukku. Coconut milk murukku / Thengai Paal murukku is prepared with rice flour, white lentils (urad dal) flour and coconut milk. Make sure to use thick coconut milk, as it gives more flavor to the murukku. Compared to the regular ones this murukku is little crispy.

Making of Coconut milk murukku / Thengai Paal Murukku Video recipe –

A very easy and simple savory snack for Diwali. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Raw rice flour (store bought) – 1 cup
  • Urad dal / White lentils / ulundam paruppu – 2 ½ tbsp.
  • Coconut milk – 1 cup
  • Jeera / Cumin – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida / Hing – ¼ tsp
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Oil – 2 cups (for deep frying)

Preparation:

  • Dry roast urad dal / ulundam paruppu / white lentils for 2 mins or until it starts turning golden brown in color.
  • Spread it over a plate, bring it to room temperature, grind to a fine powder.
  • In a bowl, sieve the ground urad dal powder, add rice flour, cumin seeds, salt, asafetida and mix it well.
  • Pour melted butter and crumble it well.
  • Pour coconut milk little by little and start kneading the dough gently.
  • Take the press, put the 3-hole disc, grease it well with oil, and take a small portion of dough and fill the press.
  • Press the dough to check the flowing of the dough, if it’s tight to press, pour little more coconut milk knead the dough and continue the process.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, press the murukku to the oil, after a min, swap the sides and cook on both sides, until the oozing sound of oil comes down.
  • Cook only in medium flame, else the murukku would turn brown in color before getting cooked.
  • Drain the oil, remove it from fire.

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Serve along with tea or coffee once it reaches room temperature. You can also store it in an air tight container once it reaches room temperature and stays fresh for 2 weeks.