I hope the name looks funny – “Crunchy Munchy Roasted Gram”, since this snack was prepared by my hubby, during his bachelor days 😝, most commonly during the lazy times or with no pocket money, this would be their hunger food for sudden cravings with little job, easily available and less expensive ingredients. Recently when he was chatting about his good olden days in Bangalore more than 15 years ago, this resulted in the discussion of this recipe 😊.
Taking this to Fiesta Friday #176 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.
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Crunchy Munchy Roasted Gram – Tea time snack
A quick and easy snack with little work more delicious for the evening or best preferred for the rainy days are boon to most of us. Also, this fills your stomach like anything – roasted gram used here has lots of health benefits for women, onions used here gives the crunchiness and easy digestion. Give a try to this snack for your tea time with a cup of tea or coffee.
Not only me even my kids liked it. Give a try and enjoy your evenings, so now onwards do not worry about your cravings. Let me share the recipe…
- Roasted gram / Pottukadalai / Porikadalai – 1 cup
- Onions – ¾ cup
- Coriander leaves – 3 stalks
- Sesame oil – ½ tsp
- Lemon juice – 3 drops
- Chilli powder – ½ tsp
- Salt to taste
Roasted gram, fienly chopped onions, lemon juice, chilli powder, salt
With sesame oil
With finely chopped coriander leaves
Crunchy Munchy Roasted Gram – Tea time snack
- Peel and finely chop the onions.
- Rinse and finely chop the coriander leaves including the stalks and keep aside.
- Take roasted gram, finely chopped onions, finely chopped coriander leaves along with lemon juice, chilli powder, sesame oil and salt in a bowl.
- Mix it well and let it rest for 5 mins.
Serve with coffee or tea.
Note: You can also add finely chopped cucumber, tomato with this.
Hung Curd is nothing but the curd is made to hang in a cloth, which helps in draining all the water and only the thick portion of the curd stays there, which can be used for variety of dishes. Most of them think this a very difficult process and buy packed ones, but this process is very easy. It consumes little time, when you are in need of hung curd you can prepare them the day before and store it in refrigerator. Let me share the recipe, also don’t forget to check out the video…
- Curd / Yogurt – 1 cup
- White cloth
- A small bowl
Making of Hung Curd / Hung Yougrt / Thick curd at home –
Spread the cloth over a bowl or shallow plate, pour the curd/yogurt over it, bring all the edges of the cloth together and squeeze out the water. Tie the cloth with the thread and hang it over or you can hang it in refrigerator by placing a bowl or a shallow plate below the cloth to avoid the water splitting. Hanging in refrigerator avoid the curd getting more sour in taste.
Recently we did cake mixing with Dry fruits and Nuts, and so next its cake making right? Here comes the Non-Alcoholic Christmas cake with VIDEO from the SCRATCH (including the video of Caramel syrup).
As Christmas, Christmas cake is being the hero but imagines about the NON-ALCOHOLIC Christmas cake. It was divine and tastes heavenly, I am sure it with vanish in minutes in your home. Even now it’s not late, start soaking nuts and dry fruits now, and prepares the cake by tomorrow. I would say that the Christmas cake tastes best after 24 to 48 hrs. I would go for 48 hrs, but with kids I am sure it would not be possible. So I prepared three small cakes and a big one, small one can be consumed by them immediately and the bigger one after 48 hours.
If you dint soak the dry fruits and nuts – CLICK HERE for Non-Soak Version of Non-Alcoholic cake Christmas Cake
Christmas Cake / Non-Alcoholic Chrsitmas Cake
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“MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR” from MADRAASI
- Maida / All-purpose flour – 2 cups (300 gms)
- Eggs – 5 nos
- Powdered Sugar – 1 ½ cups
- Butter – 1 ½ cups
- Baking powder – 1 ½ tsp
- Sugar – ½ cup (for Caramel)
- Soaked Dry fruits and nuts – 1 ¼ cups
- All spice powder – 1 tsp (cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and ginger in equal proportion)
- Salt – ¼ tsp
Making of NON-ALCOHOLIC CHRISTMAS CAKE –
- Sieve Maida/All-purpose flour, salt and baking powder all together and keep it aside.
- Take a wide mouth bowl, beat butter and powdered sugar together, until the sugar dissolves and let it rest for few mins.
- Meanwhile start preparing CARAMEL SYRUP – heat a dry kadai, add the sugar, keep on stirring until the sugar melts and starts turning black in color. Once it turned dark black in color, pour ¼ cup of water immediately and turn off the flame. Keep on stirring for few seconds (else the sugar could form crystals) CLICK HERE for video of texture and consistency.
- Pour the caramel syrup to the butter, sugar mixture and beat well until the caramel syrup gets blended well.
- Pour the eggs to the caramel syrup + butter mixture and beat until the eggs become fluffy.
- Add the all spice powder and beat for few seconds.
- Meanwhile take a small portion of the sieved flour, add the dry fruits and nuts to the flour and crumble it well.
- Pour the leftover soaked fruit juice to the caramel + egg+ butter mixture and beat for 2 mins.
- Now add the sieved flour little by little and start folding them (make sure no lumps are formed).
- Finally add the crumbled nuts and dry fruits and fold them well.
- Meanwhile preheat the microwave to 180 degree C and grease a tray.
- Pour the cake batter to the tray and bake at 180 degree C for 15 mins or until the tooth pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Let it rest in the baking tray until it reaches room temperature and then remove it to a plate.
Let it rest it room temperature for 24 to 48 hrs and then serve it.