Navarathri is 9 days of fanfare and socializing apart from the festive atmosphere it ushers in. In South India, some else that is popular than the Navarathri Golu is the delicious Sundal (Tamil). Sundal is fried Salad usually made of a variety of sprouts and pulses. A different variety of Sundal is prepared on each of the 9 days of Dasara. Sundal is offered as Neivedhyam (Offering to a deity) and thereafter distributed to guests and neighbors. Harini Murali from Chennai shares these delectable Navarathri Sundal recipes that are simple and traditional.
“I don’t go long without eating. I never starve myself: I grab a healthy snack”- Vanessa Hudgens
Indian food never seems to be short of options for Snacks and short-eats. But like every home, budding cooks want to try out something different. We are a cookery-show inspired home and weekends are the perfect time for experimenting various dishes shown on TV. I’ve always wanted to make those spring rolls similar to that of a restaurant’s but couldn’t get around it so far. But now, I’ve finally made them! This one is a crispy variety of spring rolls, but this one has a potato filling instead of other veggies that you normally find in a roll.
It tasted great with tomato ketchup and is a perfect starter for any party. Tell us how you like it in the comments.
Recipe follows below:
What do you with leftover Idlis? Throw them? Naaah! Make a super duper new dish of course. Idli Manchurian sounds like a perfect combination of South India and China We tried this on a weekend and believe me they taste delicious. Try this as an evening snack or as a brunch specialty.
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This yummy looking dish greeted us on a rainy evening. Inspired from a cooking show on TV, my mom says that this dish can be made by bachelors and amateurs alike. We used KrackJack biscuits here and the taste was both sweet and tangy. But it is preferable to use salt biscuits. Leave your feedback below in the comments.
- Salt Biscuits – 2 packets
- Chopped Onions – 1 cup
- Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tablespoon
- Readymade Sev or Snacks Mixture - 1 cup
- Spiced groundnuts – 1 cup
- Red chilli sauce, green chilli sauce and tomato sauce – 2 teaspoons
- Tomato slices (optional) – 1 cup
- Puffed rice – 2 cups
The only hard work you’ll have to do with this dish is the presentation ??:-) Arrange the biscuits in a design that appeals to you. My mother chose a squarish design to arrange the biscuits.
On top of these sprinkle the chopped onions, top it with the sev and serve with the sauces. You can also serve each biscuit with the toppings. You can also add tomato slices to this quick salad. To increase the quantity you can add puffed rice with a twist of lemon which gives it a tangier taste.
The same dish but tomato slices replacing the biscuits below:
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This recipe was contributed by Kavitha from the United Kingdom. Thattai (in Tamil) or Nippattu (in Kannada) is a savoury cracker found in South India. Though not regularly prepared in households they make for a yummy accompaniment for rice-based dishes of South India. Kavitha makes this recipe look so easy even I think I can make it Try this as as one of your evening specials and let us know how it goes.
Samosa is probably the only snack food that is found all over India in different shapes tastes and sizes and is also favorite chaat in many parts of India. It can make for a perfect tea-time snack on a dull rainy day. These can also be the perfect appetizers before embarking on a rich Indian meal
In case you didn’t know, Samosa is a stuffed pastry / dumpling usually filled with either vegetables or meat. Though it is also prepared by baking, most Indian varieties are deep-fried. Previously I had posted a video on how to prepare Samosa
North Indian Samosas usually have a filling of mashed potatoes and are served with Chutneys. The South Indian varieties are filled with a mixture of vegetables and Chutneys are usually not part of the standard menu when serving them.
Perhaps the most difficult part in making a Samosa is getting those perfect triangular shapes. But with a little practice and a little more food love, you should be able to make them without a problem (like my mom says ).
Serve them as an appetizer with Mint Chutney or thoroughly enjoy them as an evening snack.
Three Samosa Recipes are featured here:
- Mixed Vegetable Samosa
- Aloo Samosa
- Sweet Samosa
Also included (see at the end) is a Green Chutney recipe to serve your Samosas.
Samosa Tip: To get crispy samosa outer cover, add some rice flour to the dough. You can also add a pinch of soda to the cooking oil to add to the crispiness. Continue reading