Snacks

Maggi Cheese Dosa

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Dosa is a perfect healthy and filling breakfast or even as a snacks.You can always keep some dosa batter ready and handy in a refrigerator,so whenever required you can some quick dosa or idlis for your family.Normally,my kids don’t like idli’s, they like dosa.But I was quiet fed up of making same dosa for them like oats ,bread and plain dosa.So today, I thought of giving a twist to our normal dosa and made dosa by adding some maggi masala noodles filling loaded with full cheese. This Maggi cheesy dosa is delicious and has an amazing aroma.
It really turned out good and yummy , they just couldn’t stop eating. I was quiet happy with my experiments as i also tried making cheesy sandwich dosa and aloo masala cheese dosa.
Check out this recipe , video shared on you tube.

Preparation time : 10 mins
cooking time : 5 mins
Serves : 2

Ingredients

1 bowl dosa batter / rice /rava/oats/any dosa batter
1 small packet of maggi masala noodles
1/2 cup boiled corn
1 tsp pepper powder
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
¼ cup grated cheese, like cheddar or any other melting cheese
oil as required
salt as required

Directions || How to make Maggi cheese dosa

Take a pan and make Maggi masala noodles,keep it aside once done.
Add dosa to the set dosa batter and mix well.
Heat griddle or dosa pan/tava , sprinkle some water and wipe it off gently using a tissue(this helps to remove dosa quicklyavoiding to stick)
Pour a ladleful of the batter on griddle and spread the batter gently in circular motion.
Spread some butter over it , allow it to melt over dosa
Now spread prepared maggie noodles all over the dosa.
Top it with some boiled sweet corn
also spread tomato ketchup all over and spread it evenly,
now sprinkle some pepper powder.
sprinkle shredded cheese all over the dosa.
Lastly fold the dosa and slightly press uniformly so that it gets sticked.
Flip the other side and cook for a minute so that cheese melts.
Maggie cheese dosa is ready to be served , You can also serve by cutting into triangle shape.
Serve hot with any peanut or coconut or tomato chutney or even ketchup.

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Aloo masala Cheese Dosa

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Dosa is a perfect healthy and filling breakfast or even as a snacks.You can always keep some dosa batter ready and handy in a refigerator,so whenever required you can some quick dosa or idlis for your family.Normally,my kids don’t like idli’s, they like dosa.But I was quiet fed up of making same dosa for them like oats ,bread and plain dosa.So today, I thought of giving a twist to our normal dosa and tried this aloo masala dosa loaded with full cheese. It really turned out good and yummy , they just couldn’t stop eating.
I was quiet happy with my experiments as i also tried making cheesy sandwich dosa and maggie cheese dosa.
Do check the other two dosa varieties and share me your feedback.
Check out this recipe , video shared on you tube.

Preparation time : 10 mins
cooking time : 5 mins
Serves : 2

Ingredients

For Aloo bhaji/Sabzi:

2 tsp oil
½ tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp jeera / cumin
pinch of hing / asafoetida
½ onion, finely chopped
1 inch ginger, finely chopped
1 green chilli, finely chopped
½ tsp turmeric / haldi
salt to taste
2 potato, boiled & peeled
¼ cup water, adjust consistency
2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice

For Aloo masala dosa

1 bowl dosa batter / rice /rava/oats/any dosa batter
prepared aloo bhaji/sabzi
2 tsp green chutney / mint chutney / sandwich chutney
¼ cup grated cheese, like cheddar or any other melting cheese
oil as required
salt as required

Directions || How to make Aloo masala cheese Dosa

Take a pan and prepare aloo bhaji or sabzi using your method.
Add dosa to the set dosa batter and mix well.
Heat griddle or dosa pan/tava , sprinkle some water and wipe it off gently using a tissue(this helps to remove dosa quicklyavoiding to stick)
Pour a ladleful of the batter on griddle and spread the batter gently in circular motion.
Spread some butter over it , allow it to melt over dosa
Now spread prepared aloo masala all over the dosa.
Spread green chutney on top of the masala and spred it evenly.
now sprinkle some pepper powder.
sprinkle shredded cheese all over the dosa.
Lastly roll the dosa and slightly press uniformly so that it gets sticked.
Flip the other side and cook for a minute so that cheese melts.
Serve hot with any peanut or coconut or tomato chutney or even ketchup.

Cheese Sandwich Dosa

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Dosa is a perfect healthy and filling breakfast or even as a snacks.You can always keep some dosa batter ready and handy in a refrigerator,so whenever required you can some quick dosa or idlis for your family.Normally,my kids don’t like idli’s, the like dosa. But I was quiet fed up of making same dosa for them like oats ,bread and plain dosa. So today, I thought of giving a twist to our normal dosa and made a sandwich by adding some potato and tomato filling just like sandwich style and loaded with cheese. It really turned out good and yummy , they just couldn’t stop eating. I was quiet happy with my experiments as i also tried making cheesy maggie dosa and aloo masala cheese dosa.
Check out this recipe , video shared on you tube.

Preparation time : 10 mins
cooking time : 5 mins
Serves : 2

Ingredients

1 bowl dosa batter / rice /rava/oats/any dosa batter
1 tsp butter
1 small potato , boiled and thinly sliced
1 small tomato, thinly sliced
1 tsp pepper powder
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
2 tsp green chutney / mint chutney / sandwich chutney
¼ cup grated cheese, like cheddar or any other melting cheese
oil as required
salt as required

Directions || How to make Cheesy Sandwich dosa

Add salt to the set dosa batter and mix well.
Heat griddle or dosa pan/tava , sprinkle some water and wipe it off gently using a tissue(this helps to remove dosa quicklyavoiding to stick)
Pour a ladleful of the batter on griddle and spread the batter gently in circular motion.
Spread some butter over it , allow it to melt over dosa
Now place sliced potato and sliced tomato on half of the dosa
On the other half of dosa, apply green chutney and spread it out.
also spread tomato ketchup all over and spread it evenly,
now sprinkle some pepper powder.
sprinkle shredded cheese all over the dosa.
Lastly fold the dosa and slightly press uniformly so that it gets sticked.
Flip the other side and cook for a minute so that cheese melts.
cheesy dosa sandwich is ready to be served , You can also serve by cutting into triangle shape.
Serve hot with any peanut or coconut or tomato chutney or even ketchup.

Paneer Cutlets/Paneer Patties

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Paneer cutlet recipe, easy to prepare crisp cutlets made with cottage cheese (paneer) ,potatoes and corn mixed with spices,coated in breadcrumbs and shallow fried.
They are a very popular Indian snack dish that can also be served as an appetizer.
Elders as well as kids will surely love this recipe that is made using paneer and potatoes and can be served as after school snacks.
Watch this step by step recipe and do leave me your valuable feedback.

prep time 20 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
serves 4

Ingredients

200 grams paneer OR 1.75 cups grated or crumbled paneer
3 small OR 1 cup potatoes
1 cup boiled corn
2 green chilies, chopped
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
1 teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
1 cup rice flour or corn starch
2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup breadcrumbs
oil for pan frying

Directions || how to make paneer cutlet

In a bowl, add crumbled paneer,boiled potato and boiled corn.
Next add all the spice – red chili powder,cumin powder and garam masala , green chillies and chopped coriander.
Add 3 to 4 tablespoons rice flour and salt as required. instead of rice flour, you can also use corn starch.
Squeeze some lemon juice and mix everything very well. do check the taste and if required add more salt.
Take a portion of the mixture and shape in to patties.
Next in a plate take some breadcrumbs, place the paneer cutlet on the breadcrumbs coat well.
Make all cutlets this way and coat them with breadcrumbs.keep aside.

frying paneer cutlets:

heat 3 tablespoons oil in a pan or tawa. keep the flame to medium-low or medium and place the paneer cutlets.
when the base is golden, flip gently without breaking them.
fry the second side too without golden. flip a couple of times till the paneer cutlets are crisp and golden.
place fried paneer cutlets on kitchen paper towels to remove excess oil.
serve paneer cutlet hot with any sauce or chutney or dip.

lunchbox sandwiches ideas | snack ideas for kids | Back to school lunch ideas

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Vegetable Cheese Sandwich(Kids Lunch box ideas)

13 Nov 2017

Vegetable cheese sandwich is very simple and quick sandwich which doesn’t need any cooking as they are prepared using raw vegetables. You can either have them raw without toasting it or can be made on a griddle or tawa. You an use any vegetables of your choice with an addition of cheese.


Avocado Cheese Sandwich (Kids Lunch box ideas)

12 Nov 2017

Two of my favorite avocado and cheese, so I tried to combine the two in a sandwich.And to my surprise it turned out to be the delicious and stunning avocado cheesy sandwich.This sandwich is very nutritious and has all the melted, cheesy flavor with added benefits of avocado which adds healthy monounsaturated fats.
This sandwiches makes a very healthy lunch box for kids in school or as a snacks after school.


Fruit Sandwich (Kids Lunch box ideas)

11 Nov 2017

Fruit sandwich makes a filling snacks ,just cut the fruits, apply cream to the bread slices, and assemble the sandwich. Kids love this sandwich due to its sweet taste. So if your kids are not fond of fruits , this is the best way to make them eat.
You can add any type of non-citrus fruits to this sandwich.So if you are looking for something healthier for kids, this is the best  lunch box ideas or snacks for your kids.You can pack them with any fruits This sandwich is inspired from Japanese cuisine.If you have never had a Japanese Fruit Sandwich, try it.


Nutella Banana Sandwich (Kids Lunch box ideas)

10 Nov 2017

Yes, it?s a Nutella and banana sandwich fried in butter. This recipe is very simple and easy and will make a very enjoyable lunch box meal for your
kids. You can also serve them as after school snacks if you are in real rush.
Try this yummy delicious chocolaty nutella sandwich and let me know your experience.

Vegetable Cheese Sandwich

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Vegetable cheese sandwich is very simple and quick sandwich which doesn’t need any cooking as they are prepared using raw vegetables. You can either have them raw without toasting it or can be made on a griddle or tawa. You an use any vegetables of your choice with an addition of cheese.

Recipe type: breakfast / snacks
Preparation time : 15 mins
Cook time : 0 mins

Serves: 2 Servings

Ingredients

4 bread slices, brown / white bread
1 cup cheese spread
½ cup capsicum finely chopped
½ cup carrots finely shredded
½ cup cucumber finely shredded
1 potato boil and mashed
½ capsicum, finely chopped
1 tbsp garlic minced
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp pepper powder
salt to taste
2 tsp butter

Directions || How to prepare Vegetable cheese sandwich

Drain out the water from the shredded cucumber.
In a bowl , add 1 cup of spread cheese,chopped capsicum,shredded carrots,shredded cucumber,boil potato,garlic,red chilli powder,pepper powder,
salt and chopped coriander.
Mix all the veggies and cheese together.
Now take 2 breads and spread butter on both the slice.
also place the prepared stuffing and spread uniformly on the two bread slice.
Cover with the other slice of bread.
Now cut the bread into half and serve.
finally, serve hot or pack for kids lunch box.

Thin Poha Chivda(Patal Poha Chiwada)

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Patal Poha (Thin Poha) Chivda is another diwali snack. This is my all time crispy favourite snack and it can be a good tea time snack too. This is a very simple and easy recipe and a quick snack made from thin poha, dry fruits, peanuts, spices in maharashtrian style.

preparation time 5 minutes
cooking time 20 minutes

servings 4 to 5

Ingredients

For roasting

2 cups white poha ( flattened rice)
⅓ cup peanuts
⅓ cup chana dal bengal gram)
⅓ cup cashew nuts (kaju)
¼ cup chopped dry coconut slices – optional
⅓ cup of oil for frying

For tempering poha chivda:

3 green chilies – sliced or chopped
4 to 15 curry leaves (kadi patta)
¼ tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tablespoon sugar or powdered sugar
1 to 1.5 teaspoons salt or add as required
½ tablespoon oil

Directions || How to prepare Poha chivda

Keep ready all the ingredients as per the measurement in a bowl.

Take a thick bottomed pan or kadai with a handle.

Add for oil and fry the peanuts till it turns crispy and crunchy , remove it from pan or kadhai and allow it to cool in a bowl or a plate.

similarly fry 1/3 cup of chana dal till they become crisp. remove the chana dal and cashews from the pan and place it in a bowl.

For tempering :

In the same kadai or pan,heat 1/3 cup of oil for deep frying.

Then add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter , next add cumin seeds.

Add curry leaves, green chilies and a generous pinch of salt.

Then sprinkle ¼ turmeric powder and 1 to 1.5 teaspoons salt or add salt as per taste.

Now add ¼ cup dry coconut slices till they become crisp and light golden or golden.

Keep the flame to a low. then add 2 cups of thin poha or rice flakes in it.

Roast the poha. gently shake the pan so that the poha gets evenly roasted.

since they are papery, light and delicate saute it very gently ad lightly.

Within 3 to 4 minutes the poha flakes will change their texture and become crisp. don’t roast the poha on a high flame.

Next add the fried ingredients – peanuts, cashews and chana dal to the roasted poha and shake the pan so that everything gets mixed.

on a low flame, add sugar and keep mixing the chivda gently and lightly.

Turn off the gas and let the chivda mixture settle in the hot pan for 1 or 2 mins ,this will make the chivda more crunchy and crispy.

After 2 mins remove the poha chivda in another plate and let it cool at room temperature. once cooled, then store in an air-tight box and container.

Serve the poha chivda as a tea time snack.