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Showing posts with label healthy snacks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label healthy snacks. Show all posts

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Channa Sundal / Chickpeas Stir fry

Sundal is a quick and easy south Indian snack very commonly served in Tamilnadu. This easy to make dish can be made out of cooked dried beans. We can use dried Chickpeas/Chana, Green beans/Moong daal or any dried beans for this preparation.

  • Kadala (Chickpeas) - 1 cup
  • Grated coconut - ¼ cup
  • Gingely oil - 1 tsp
  • Urad daal - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida / Hing - a pinch
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Red chilly -2 nos
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves - a few

  • Soak kadala in water for 6 hours .
  • Cook soaked kadala, salt and water in a pressure cooker for 5-6 whistle.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds and red chilly and let it splutter.
  • Add urad dal and fry it.
  • Once urad dal becomes golden colour add asafoetida, and curry leaves into the hot oil.
  • Add cooked chana / kadala into it and mix.
  • Add grated coconut and roast it for 2 -3 minutes.
  • Remove from fire and serve.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Beetroot Vada

Beetroot Vada is a quick tea time snack. It is a healthy and nutritious vada. kids also love this colourful and
delicious snack.

  • Grated Beetroot - 1 cup
  • Finely chopped Shallot - 10 nos or  Onion - ½ cup 
  • Beasn Flour / Gram Flour / Kadala Maavu  - 1 cup
  • Finely chopped Ginger - 1 tbsp
  • Red Chilly - 3 nos
  • Curry Leaves - 1 stem
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

  • Mix chopped shallot,chopped Ginger, chopped Red chilly,Curry leaves, Beetoot and salt with gram flour/ Kadala maavu.
  • Sprinkle some water to make a thick dough like parippuvada dough.
  • Heat oil in a pan .
  • Take small amount of the mixture and make a ball. 
  • Flatten the ball in to a round shape using hand.
  • When the oil is hot put each one slowly and fry both sides.

Recommended Combination: Serve hot with Black Coffee or Tea