indian easy snacks
Homestyle Potato chips
Homestyle potato chips is really loved by my kids.It’s fun and easy to cook for them.I like to use olive oil because it has less trans fats, but you can use any oil of your choice.
Preparation Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves : 4
4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced paper-thin
2 tsp turmeric powder
salt as required.
1 quart oil for deep frying
Direction || How to make Potato chips
Transfer the potato in the cold water as you slice.
Washed the potato well.Drain, and rinse, then refill the bowl with water, and add the salt.
Let the potatoes soak in the salty water for at least 15 to 30 minutes.
Drain, then rinse and drain again. Add turmeric powder and salt to the potatoes.
Heat oil in a pan . Fry potato slices in small batches.
Once they start turning golden, remove and drain on paper towels. Continue until all of the slices are fried.
You can even serve it as a side dish with dal rice or ketchup.
Applying salt to the sliced potatoes prevents it from turning black.
You can also use deep-fryer and set it to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C) for frying.
Kothimbir vadi-Coriander Patties ( micro-oven)
Kothimbir vadi One more favorite Maharashtrian snack made from coriander leaves and chickpea flour.
Kothimbir vadi can be served as snacks or an appetizier for lunch/dinner.
It can be served with any chutney or ketchup.
Prep time:20 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
1 or 1½ cups of chopped coriander/cilantro leaves(2 bunches)
2 cups of besan – chickpea flour (add more if required)
½ tablespoon turmeric powder
2-3 green chillies paste(add more if prefer having spicy)
4 cloves of garlic paste
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
¼ or ½ cups water
a pinch of hing
salt as required
¼- ½ Cup oil to fry
Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and knead to make a firm, smooth dough.
Shape it into a cylindrical roll .
Apply oil at the base and sides of a microwave safe cooker or bowl.
Cover it with its lid or a microwave safe lid.
Microwave on high for 3 to 5 minutes or till done.
The mixture should be cooked and firm.
Insert a knife or toothpick and if it comes out clean, the vadi is cooked well.
Let it cool.
Then remove the steamed cylindrical roll on a tray and cut it into oval shaped.
Shallow fry or pan fry in hot oil till crisp and browned.
Serve Kothimbir Vadi hot with green chutney or tomato sauce or you can it have it just with tea/coffee.
If you don’t have microwave or microwave bowl you can even steam it in gas steamer.
Healthy tips to avoid frying you can just have the steamed vadi instead ,even the steamed vadi’s tastes good the only thing will be missing its the crunchy taste
Sev Puri Burgers
Sev Puri is another famous chaat snack from the lands of Mumbai. You can either prepare Dahi Sev batata puri those are prepared with round puri with masala stuffed in it or you can make it with flat puri.
I gave this recipe a little twist , a new form of having these puris so that the kids would just won’t resist it , yes the innovative Sev Puris Burgers
This recipe is absolutely simple to make if you have your puris, sev and chutney ready.
All these three ingredients can be brought ready made or you can prepare it at home.
Try this at home, and do share me your experiences with your kids 🙂
Preptime: 10-15 mins
Cooking time: 5-10 mins
Serves: 4 + people
2 medium size boiled and peeled potatoes
2 tbsp curd
½ cup tamarind chutney
½ cup mint coriander chutney
½ cup red chutney
chaat masala as required
1 tablespoon red chili powder
1 cup fine sev
1 cup sev
1 to 2 tsp lemon juice (optional)
Directions || How to prepare Sev Puri Burgers
Mix chopped potato, dahi,onion ,1 tsp of green chutney ,lemon juice,salt and chat masala.
Arrange the puris on a plate , you can decide the puris to be served each plate.
Now top each puri with the prepared mixture.
Now top the puris with mint coriander chutney, and tamarind chutney one on top of the other
Now cover all the puris with puris like a burger.
Apply red chutney at the edges of all the puris one by one and sprinkle sev over it.
Ta Da.. the new style Sev Puri Burger style is ready to be served to your naughty kids 🙂
Rice and Dal homemade cerelac(4 Months +)
Rice Dal homemade cerelac makes very handy whenever you want to make instant food for baby.
Rice is considered to a very low allergic food and it is ideal for babies to consume.Rice can be given to babies who are as young as 5 months old.Rice is a good source of B complex vitamins and proteins and easy to digest.
The health benefits of moong dal for babies include good source of vitamins, minerals, and protein
and easy to digest.
I made this rice dal porridge powder in small quantity but you can make it in bulk for a month.
Store it in air tight container and use it whenever required.Try to introduce this porridge after you have started rice and moong dal water separately for your little one.
Check out in my next recipe , how to prepare porridge of this rice and dal cerelac.
1 cup Rice
3/4 cup Moong dal
Directions || How to prepare Rice Dal homemade cerelac
Rinse the rice and moong dal well with water and remove it in a kitchen towel.
Let it dry or use it directly.
Dry roast the rice in kadai, till you get a shiny, puffed up turned slight into golden brown.
Similarly dry roast the moong dal
Cool and grind to a powder. Sieve the coarse particles to get a fine powder.
Store in an airtight box in a cool and dry place.
Kids Creative Recipe Ideas
It gets very very tough and stressful to make your kids eat healthy especially for those fussy and picky eaters. I have gone through this pain all these 8 years as my elder daughter is one of them. So to make my life little easier , I used some tricks or some creative food art to attract her to finish her meals.
I am sharing these creative recipes for kids with you all . They look so good that most children will be tempted to give them a go. It might be an extra efforts for the mom’s but trust me I am sure you will be happy to see the end results of it.So do try these recipes with me and share me your experiences . I would really love to hear back from you all 🙂 This keeps me motivating to upload more recipes and try something new.
Cheesy Potato Nuggets Tree
Potato Nuggets are yummy little bites which can be eaten as snack at any time of the day.
Filled with cheese makes it an amazing delicious cheesy bites which melts in the mouth.
They are great party starters especially for kids party.
You can prepared them in advance and refrigerated for a day or two and use it when required.
You can serve these lovely nuggets with ketchup or any dips.Read full recipe..
Falafel made using chickpeas is a popular Middle Eastern chick pea patty. Falafel is stuffed in pita bread with salad and sauce. Falafel is quite popular as a replacement to meat and its high in protein.This is the based snacks across the world and my kids most favorite dish.
Trust me try this recipe at home and you never know you might get the full marks and a pat on your back as well:) Its very very simple and healthier too.
To make it more healthier option these can be baked instead of deep frying.You can also prepared all purpose flour(maida) and wheat (atta) ki roti if you fail to arrange any Pita bread.
You can serve this with tahini sauce or hummus whatever you can arrange. I prepared hummus at home. please check my recipe to prepare hummus.
So lets get set go. Read full recipe..
Pizza Hut (Bread Pizza)
If you are craving for pizza and don’t have time to prepare the dough and let’s try this bread pizza.
An easy quick and really delicious. It takes no more than 15 or 20 minutes,you can choose your favorite pizza toppings and is done, ready to be served. Not only kids but everybody loves pizza , so try this mini bread pizza at home.I tried some innovative way of serving this pizza to my kids my creating a hut shape pizza and named it as Pizza hut .So do try this Pizza hut at home 🙂 and I am sure you and your family will love these. Full recipe
Egg Broccoli Train Roll (Egg Brocoli Bhurji Wrap)
Egg Bhurji is nothing but a Indian scrambled eggs, its one of the favorite breakfast for kids.This recipe is super easy to prepare but I added just a twist to it by including some veggie like broccoli to make it more healthier. Broccoli egg roll combination works mind blowing , the kids will not find any difference in the taste as such.(For all those veggie moms you can try out this same recipe by replacing the eggs with paneer)To encourage kids to finish their roll especially those fussy kids like my elder one , you can design the rolls in the shape of train and present it to your kids. Trust me they will want it more and more 🙂 Full recipe
Kids Sushi Rolls
Sushi is a traditional food from Japan. It is a popular dish in other countries as well, such as America, Canada, and the UK, along with many other countries.
Sushi is made with specially prepared rice and it mostly contains raw or cooked seafood, and sometimes vegetables as well. I tried to prepared homemade Sushi roll for my kids with raw vegetables. Read more..
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