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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.

Taking it to Fiesta Friday #204 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

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.

 

Ginger Bread Man Cookies recipe / Eggless Gingerbread Man Cookies recipe – Christmas recipe

Ginger Bread Man Cookies recipe / Eggless Gingerbread Man Cookies recipe – Christmas recipe

 

Ginger Bread Man is one of my favorite when it comes to Christmas, because of the wonderful aroma of ginger, spices and butter that pops out of the oven while baking gives the warmth of winter along with the feel of Christmas. We have lit up our Christmas tree and so wish to share a different recipe daily to boost the Christmas mood in everyone.

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Eggless GingerBread Man Cookies recipe / Eggless Ginger Cookie recipe / Eggless Christmas cookie recipe

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Been born and brought up in Thoothukudi, down south of Tamil Nadu, where there are few Anglo-Indians along with many Christian people, our town will be glowing bright with lights all over the streets, Christmas carousels, people partying and so on. Miss those childhood memories, we kids running to friend’s place to the see their Christmas tree and Kudil – where they place the idols of baby Jesus which replicates the birth place of Jesus along with his family and friends. Makes me feel nostalgic now.

Eggless GingerBread Man Cookies recipe / Eggless Ginger Cookie recipe / Eggless Christmas cookie recipe

Eggless GingerBread Man Cookies recipe / Eggless Ginger Cookie recipe / Eggless Christmas cookie recipe

Let us move on to our Gingerbread Man, these Eggless Gingerbread Man cookies, can be prepared in an hour time, with the spice mix, Maida, butter and molasses. I have substituted Palm Jaggery Syrup instead of Molasses, you can also substitute it with honey or maple syrup. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Maida / All-purpose flour – 1 ½ cup
  • Brown sugar – ¼ cup
  • Palm Jaggery syrup – ¼ cup
  • Butter – ½ cup (room temperature)
  • Baking powder – ½ tsp
  • Baking soda or cooking soda – ½ tsp
  • Salt – A pinch
  • Dry Ginger powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Cloves powder – ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – ½ tsp
  • Nutmeg powder – ½ tsp
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
  • Gingerbread Man cookies cutter

Making of GingerBread Man Cookies –

Preparation:

  • Take butter, brown sugar, palm jaggery syrup together in a bowl, mix it well or until it forms a creamy texture.
  • In a bowl, sieve flour and all the spice powders together along wit baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the sieved flour little by little to the wet ingredients, fold it well make sure no lumps are formed.
  • Knead the dough with hands and roll it in a cling film, refrigerate it for 30 mins.
  • Remove the cling film, let the flour rest for 5 mins or until it reaches room temperature.
  • Grease a tray and preheat oven to 180-degree C.
  • Dust the working surface with Maida/all-purpose flour, flatten the dough and cut using Ginger Bread Man cookie cutter.
  • Place it over the greased tray and bake it for few mins or until the cookies are bakes in 180-degree C.
  • Remove the tray from microwave, let it rest for few mins or until it reaches room temperature.
  • Remove the Gingerbread man cookies and store in an air-tight container.

Store in an air-tight container, it stays fresh for 2 weeks’ time.

 

 

 

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