Showing posts with label fry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fry. Show all posts

Friday, February 28, 2014


Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
How are you dearies? Hope all is well at your end. 
Started my post like a letter :-), This month I got the perfect recipe from our group., February is the month of Love... and I got to make these lovely potato hearts.

A very simple, easy, quick but the yummiest snack for everyone.
I am not giving the details of the recipe here. Please visit Mon's PAGE to get the recipe.

My kids loved this chat and already ordered me to make again this Sunday :-)

Sending this to Jagruti's 

Keep Smiling,

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Its Party time again ladies. I can not wait to see your entries. I am here with a starter this month. The best way to avoid making more quantity of main course!! Starters!! If starters are tasty, then the main course remains behind, Just joking :-)))))
Starters are the main attraction of any party in any season. We Indians are more attached with fried food for starters. Baked or steamed or raw food starters are still not popular in India. I prefer even any salad bar as a starter but I don't want my guests to scold me for giving a raw food. So I am here with a fried starter which is famous in India... Samosas. Who does not like Samosas?? I!! I really don't like those regular big and hard covered samosas. This one food is always last in my menu. But I love the Mini Samosas . And here today I am with Chinese Samosas. Wondering what is this Chinese? I have stuffed the samosas with Chinese style stir fried vegetables. 
Actually to confess, I started making spring rolls, but could not get proper rolls. I was upset, this was second time it went wrong while preparing for the party. Last time also I had prepared Veg Sheekh kabab but went wrong with the clicks. 
This time I thought I will make use of the same ingredients and make something special then got this idea of converting Spring rolls into Samosas 
All is well that ends well... Here is my story of Spring rolls to Samosas. 


For the Cover:
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Corn flour - 1/8 cup
Salt to taste 
Warm water - required to make soft dough.
For the filling:
Cabbage - 1 small or 2 cups, finely chopped into very thin strips(very imp)
Carrot - 1 big, again finely chopped into thing strips
Beans - 12-15, finely cut in to cubes
Sprouted moong - 1/2 cup
Corn - 1/4 cup,(fresh or canned one)
Oil - 2 tbsp
Green Chilly or small bell pepper - 1 finely chopped
Garlic - 3 cloves, finely chopped
Ginger - 1/4", finely chopped
Soy sauce - 2 tbsp
Vinegar - 1 tbsp
Corn flour - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Pepper - 1 tsp(if not giving for kids, add some more)

Oil to fry.

Take all the ingredients for cover except warm water. Slowly add the water to make a very soft dough. (I used my darling Food Processor.) Keep the dough covered with a damp cloth for half an hour at least.
Till then,
Take oil in a pan, when its very hot, 
Add ginger and garlic, fry for few seconds, add beans and sprouts, cook for a minute. Add the carrot, corn and cabbage. Mix well and fry for 2 minutes on high flame. Turn in slow flame.
Add  all the other ingredients slowly one by one, mixing it well after each ingredient.Cook it for few more minutes till the vegetables are cooked but till little crispy.
Keep it aside.
I had kept both in the fridge for two hours(waiting for my kids and hubby to come home)
Take the dough, make small lemon size balls. Roll into small size puri 
(please follow this LINK to give the samosa shape) 
Fill the ready stuff with a small spoon.
Cover it nicely. Repeat with other stuff.
Keep the ready samosas in the fridge for 10 minutes before frying (optional)

Heat oil in a frying kadai.
Fry the samosas in batches. Serve hot with Ketchup. 
Green chutney won't go well with this as the stuffing is having Chinese flavor.

Its lovely and very different. Till you get a first bite in your mouth, your mind will be expecting the potato taste and you are fooled!! 

my spring rolls :-(

This is my entry to 
Jagruti's  event:

Keep Smiling, 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rice flour Murukku( akki hittina Chakli)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Today, I am here with a snack which is very common, liked by all the age group(only those having full set of strong teeth!!), can be eaten at any time of the day.. Easy to carry, love to share and happy to munch together.
Murukku, Chakli...
Its first time (actually second time in this month) but first time in my life that I dared to try out these mini wonder snacks all alone. And yesss!! I got them perfect in the first attempt(which rarely happens with me).
I do not know why I used to hesitate to prepare these!! may be because whenever my mom tried, either these chaklis came out very soft and got spoiled or I wanted my kids to push me into it..

My younger daughter loves chaklis, and as you know me, I do not like outside food much... I try to try everything at home.. 
Here is the recipe,
Rice flour - 2 cups
Dalia powder (puthani powder) - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 2 tbsp or little more if you want it spicy
Ajwain - 1 tsp
Sesame seeds - 2 tbsp(optional)
Oil - 1 tbsp
Butter - 2 tbsp
warm water - 1/2 cup
more water to prepare the dough
Oil to fry
Murukku maker to press the murukku.

According to my mother and aunties, The rice should be cleaned, washed, dried and the flour should be done in flour mill. But, do we have all that patience now a days? if we have patience, we do not have time for sure. So I went for the shortcut way(some times shortcut way brings you success!!). I had the rice flour(but again it was done in flour mill, not from the shop).
I kept the rice flour in M/W safe plate for a minute and allowed it to cool before adding other things.

  1. Take the all the ingredients from rice flour till sesame seeds in a big plate.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Add the butter in warm water and keep it for half a minute.
  4. Heat the one tbsp oil and add it to the flour. Add the butter and water.
  5. Mix well to make hard dough. Add some more water if you need.
  6. Keep it ready.
  7. Heat the oil in a wide kadai. Till it gets hot,

Keep few plates ready to put the murukku before putting them in to oil to fry, or I used kitchen tissue papers so that I could spread two murukku on a paper. This will make your work easy and fast. OR if you are expert you can directly put the murukku in a kadai and fry directly.
Take a big ball size of ready flour mix, put in the murukku maker. 
Press slowly, turning the upper knob to get the proper shape. Put one by one in a hot oil and fry till slight brown. Fry in batches. Allow to cool and store in a air tight jars. These can be kept for 15 days also(if remains!! )

Sending this to Nithu's ongoing event:
Event Announcement : Know Your Flour - Rice Flour
 which is started by Jagruti

Keep Smiling,

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