Thursday, November 16, 2006

Snacks for this weather...

As i am heading for a vacation after long time, thought of leaving you all two delicious snacks to enjoy .My lil' one calls both of these as "chicken", which happens to be his fav.food.Whenever he calls something i cook "chicken", then i know it's a hit...:))


Vendhaya keerai/Methi vadai


Ingredients


Yellow split dal - 2cups

Methi leaves - 1 cup

Jeera - 1tsp

Red chillies - 10-12

Ginger - 1 inch piece(grated)

Green chillies - 4 (chopped)

Onion - 1 (chopped)

Asafoetida/Perungayam - 1


Method


Soak yellow split dal for 2 hours.Take out abt 3-4 tbsp of dal and keep it aside.Grind rest of the dal with red chillies into a coarse paste without adding water.In a pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil and saute methi leaves well.Now in a bowl, mix dal paste,methi leaves,kept aside dal,ginger,green chillies,jeera,perungayam and salt well.Make them into small patties (vadas) and deep fry them in oil till golden brown.







Noodles balls




Ingredients


Noodles - a handful (i used lo mein noodles, you can use pretty much any type)

Onion - 1 medium sized ( chopped fine)

Green chillies- 4 ( chopped)

All purpose flour or maida - 4 tbsp

Cheese - optional

Salt - as needed

Oil - for frying



Method


Cook noodles in boiling water and drain them.In a bowl, mix cooked noodles,onion,green chillies ,salt and maida together.Make balls out of it and deep fry them in hot oil.


For kiddie version, i placed tiny pieces of parmesean cheese in the midlle of the ball and replaced green chillies with little crushed pepper.Try adding ginger,coriander leaves...



3 comments:

Lakshmi Krishnan said...

Hi Maheswari

Nice recipes. Will surely try them out.

Foodie's Hope said...

Oh Yeah baby!:)) All those snacks I want desperately right about now!
You are tempting me to fry some.

RP said...

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Nice blog.