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Crunchy Munchy Roasted Gram – Quick and Easy Munch / Snack

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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…

Ingredients:

  • 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

Preparation:

  • 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.

Bittergourd Pakoda / Pagarkai Pakoda / Pavakkai Pakoda

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Pakoda is a deep fried snack which is most popular street food all over Tamil Nadu. My hubby loves pakoda to the core, when we were abroad we use to get pakoda from VelayudhaNadar Shop, sivakasi and would hold it almost for 2 to 3 weeks. Not only in while abroad but also whenever we go to our hometown, we never miss to get this pakoda. Not only my hubby even my dad, grandpa and the whole family till my son loves to have Milk rice and pakoda for dinner. I would say that this one of the staple dinner among all sivakasi and virudhunagar people.

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #160 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Thought of trying it the pakoda with bittergourd and something different than the usual recipe, besan/gram flour is used in pakoda and I have substituted corn meal/maize flour instead of besan/gram flour.

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Bittergourd pakoda was slightly bitter in taste, but as it was crispy and crunchy my kids (9 year and 5 year) loved it to the core. This can be served in various forms as tea-time snack, side dish for lunch, side dish for dinner along with rice. I would say try this combination – Steamed rice (mashing consistency), boiled milk with a tsp of sugar (optional) and this pakoda would taste heavenly for dinner. Give a try…

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Bittergourd Pakoda / Pagarkai Pakoda / Pavakkai Pakoda

Ingredients:

  • Bitter gourd – 2 nos
  • Onions – 1 no
  • Curry leaves – 2 strands
  • Corn meal / Maize flour – 1 cup
  • Rice flour – 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder – 2 ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida / Perungayam / Hing – ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Wash and thinly slice the bitter gourd to pieces. Thinly slice the onions (lengthwise), keep it aside.
  • In a bowl, add corn meal, rice flour, chilli powder, salt and sprinkle ¼ cup of water, mix it well.
  • Add the sliced bitter gourd and mix it well, so that the flour should get coated well bittergourd.
  • Let it rest for 15 to 20 mins.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, now add the thinly sliced onions and curry leaves to the bittergourd and mix it well.
  • Once the oil is hot, take a small portion of the bittergourd mixture and add it to the oil, swap and fry on the both sides until they turn brown in color or crispy.
  • Drain the oil and remove it from fire.
  • Continue the same process with all the bittergourd.

Serve hot.

Note: Bring it room temperature and store it in an air-tight container, stays fresh for almost a week.

Nachos Chips / Home-made Nachos Chips / Nacho Chips

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Nachos are a snack food from Mexico, and now been popular among all parts of the world. Nachos are served as starter with a layer beans, veggies, non-veg with a variety of dips. Not only its me but my family like nachos to the core, and this was one long wait to try recipe in my list and finally done today.

Nachos was very easy, simple and consumes very little time to prepare with the combination of Maize flour, maida/apf and salt. No one would say no to this Nachos chips, as this goes out well as munch even with plain coffee or tea. Let me share the recipe…

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Nachos Chips / Home-made Nachos Chips

Ingredients:

  • Maize Flour / Corn Meal – 1 cup
  • Maida / All-purpose flour – ¾ cup
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Carom (ajwain/omam) or Oregano – ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Making of Nachos / Nacho chips –

Preparation:

  • In a wide mouth bowl, take corn meal, maida/all-purpose flour, red chilli powder, carom seeds and salt all together.
  • Mix it well.
  • Pour water little by little and start kneading the flour and roll out to a dough.
  • Take a small portion of the dough, dust the working space, flatten the dough and cut them to the right shape (check out the video).
  • Meanwhile heat the oil in a kadai, gently drop the nacho dough one by one and continue cooking.
  • Cook only in medium flame (otherwise it would turn out to dark brown in color).
  • Flip the sides, cook on both sides until they start turning golden brown.
  • Drain the oil and remove them from fire.

Store it an air-tight container once it reaches the room temperature. Stays fresh for a week time.