Sweet & slightly tart, with actual strawberries inside, tasty eggless strawberry cupcakes
03/15/2019 2:31:55 PM vindhyadesai
Cupcakes, muffins can be made in a wide variety of ways. So this time at FOI, we tried a strawberry cupcake, eggless as usual and they turned out to be soft and delicious. I even made a little frosting to go on top and the taste was simply delicious. You can serve these eggless strawberry cupcakes for breakfast with coffee or just as a snack at tea time.
I have used natural organic red colour (paprika extracts) to give it a nice red coloured tinge. Of course real strawberries have gone inside these soft eggless strawberry cupcakes. The main ingredient to keep them soft and moist is yogurt, so add some natural yogurt as mentioned to make these eggless strawberry cupcakes. ... “Eggless Strawberry Cupcakes | Strawberry Muffins | Cake Recipes”
Soft fluffy buns with a twist, nutella braided bread to enjoy at tea-time
02/23/2019 10:02:49 PM vindhyadesai
These days I try to bake most things at home. But kneading the dough to make bread, buns or rolls takes some effort. Nevertheless it is worth the effort and so this time I wanted to try something a bit more fancy. So I tried a nutella braided bread which is basically bread dough filled with hazelnut chocolate spread. This is braided into a nice plait and then baked off till golden brown.
A hot cup of coffee and some ooey gooey nutella braided bread to go with it can set you right up. I know chocolate spreads are rich in calories but hey cannot hurt to make this once in a while. A small piece would not hurt anyone and share your nutella braided bread. It is just fun to make it and eat it. In fact involve kids while making this, yes a bit of mess will be on your hands to clean up later. But who’s complaining! ... “Nutella Braided Bread | Chocolate Bread | Bread Recipes”
Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, tea-time special, baalekayi bajji
02/17/2019 8:02:50 PM vindhyadesai
Winter is almost over for many of us in the Northern hemisphere. But still the cold lingers on and one feels like eating something chatpata or crisp at tea time. What better than these crisp baalekayi bajji or raw banana fries/fritters. They are crisp, slightly chatpata and soft on the inside.
A simple batter made with besan and a little rice flour to render crispiness. Then a few simple masalas are added which add the right amount of seasoning. Thin slices of raw banana are dunked into the coating batter and deep fried in oil. A snack ready, in no time at all either for a lazy Sunday afternoon or for tea-time on weekdays! ... “Baalekayi Bajji | Raw Banana Fritters | Snack Recipes”
Spicy, soft yet crispy, street style paneer manchurian, perfect for an after-school snack
11/23/2018 22:52:19 vindhyadesai
A chatpata snack, hot and spicy on a rainy day or a cold winter evening will perk you up right away! Street style paneer manchurian is exactly the kind of recipe you want. It has the right ingredients and refreshes you almost immediately. Infact this is one of the sought after appetizer recipes from Indo-Chinese cuisine.
Street style paneer manchurian is very easy to make, it does not need much preparation at all. You can cheat a little and use store bought organic fresh paneer and quickly fix this snack. Fresh homemade paneer, oh yes that’s not a bad idea too! You will be a hit with your kids for a quick after school snack. But make sure you adjust the spice when serving kids! ... “Street Style Paneer Manchurian | Paneer Manchurian”
Perfect as a snack for tea time, chatpata and spicy, Maharashtra special, kottambir vadi
11/08/2018 9:57:24 PM vindhyadesai
Tea-time snack recipes are a must, these snacks are not like everyday staple food items. You cannot get away by making rice, dal, saaru, roti, chapathi, sabzi/palya. Tea-time snacks need to have variety but they cannot be deep fried snacks always. Something that goes with your favourite masala chai is definitely kottambir vadi. I learnt this recipe from a magazine clipping I had saved.
Kottambir vadi is nothing but loads of coriander leaves mixed with different masalas and made into tikkis. The specialty about these kottambir vadi is they are steamed like idli first then roasted on a tawa till crisp. Crisp roasted mungphali/groundnuts add crunch to these Maharashtra special kottambir vadi. ... “Kottambir Vadi | Coriander Tikki | Snack Recipes”
Ever-favourite piping hot beverage, masala chai or masala tea
10/23/2018 9:24:30 AM vindhyadesai
What do I say about tea! Where do we start! It is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. And by far one of the most popular beverages in the world! In India, tea is absolutely popular, no prizes for guessing! Masala chai or masala tea is infact an emotion. So many conversations start with this magical potion and some people cannot function without this.
Masala chai or masala tea is not just about the tea leaves, it is about the celebration of tea itself. The best tea leaves/powder are boiled and mixed with fragrant spices mixed with hot milk. It simply takes tea to another level. It is a beautiful thing! ... “Masala Chai | Masala Tea | Beverage Recipes”
Crisp and loaded with coconut flavour, bakery style homemade coconut biscuit
09/19/2018 9:18:32 AM vindhyadesai
Preparing droolworthy fresh biscuits and cookies at home is a very relaxing activity. Baking them fresh and eating a piece or two at tea time is a boon. The house will smell like a bakery and it can be a family activity. Involving kids too in the process of making biscuits and cookies teaches them teamwork and more importantly teaches them cooking . A childhood favourite is this homemade coconut biscuit.
Homemade coconut biscuit or kobbri biscuit was a common snack during childhood. Along with benne biscuit & khara biscuit, coconut biscuit used to be at home for an after school snack. The trio are very flavourful and the coconut biscuit recipe here completes my childhood biscuit collection. ... “Coconut Biscuit | Kobbri Biscuit | Biscuit Recipes”
Crisp and bright yellow coloured authentic Kerala special banana chips or plantain chips
08/14/2018 9:50:39 PM vindhyadesai
Crisp golden yellow hued banana chips mildly flavoured with coconut oil is a delicacy. Those perfectly fried chips have a sweet taste and the light pungency of coconut oil rounds up the flavours. Can I say that I like banana chips better than potato chips (may be not, I love them both!). I love making banana chips at home, it’s very quick and easy to make.
I generally don’t fry the entire lot in coconut oil (but please do if you want). I add a few drops of coconut oil for that unmistakable flavour in my banana chips. Ensure you have kept the frying pan with hot oil on the back burner, a sincere suggestion is to not do this with small children around. Although frying on medium heat will not splutter when turmeric solution is added, it’s good be precautious. ... “Banana Chips | Plantain Chips | Kerala Banana Chips | Snack Recipes”
Crisp, mildly spicy, reminder of your childhood, freshly baked Iyengar bakery khara biscuit
07/17/2018 11:41:48 AM vindhyadesai
Whatever the weather is, we all need a cup of our hot beverage, tea or coffee or milk. In childhood days, it was almost customary to have freshly baked goods once in a few weeks. We used to all wait for such days, freshly baked benne biscuit, fruity dil pasand, soft oozy honey cakes, hot & spicy aloo buns and nippattu! Of course Iyengar bakery khara biscuit was a regularly featured baked item from the bakery!
As I write this I can imagine those rainy days and taking in the fresh smells just after coming home from school. Oh, what joy! Iyengar bakery khara biscuit is a purely South Indian affair. Iyengar bakery khara biscuit (or simply khara biskuttu) is a mildly spicy biscuit with super tasty flavours from curry leaves & green chilli. ... “Iyengar Bakery Khara Biscuit | Khara Biscuit | Biscuit Recipes”
Bright with summer colours, spicy and chatpata, sweet potato cutlet
05/09/2018 8:30:14 AM vindhyadesai
Crispy cutlets are a filling snack. They can be eaten just for a snack or a light dinner (provided it is roasted and not fried) just like this sweet potato cutlet. They are packed with flavour and so much fun to eat. Everybody who hates sweet potato will fall in love with it after eating this sweet potato cutlet.
Sweet potato cutlet has a whole bunch of nice things in it with pop-in-the-mouth peas and crunchy groundnuts. It is mildly spicy with a distinct sweetness from the er… sweet potatoes and peas. You can of course adjust the spiciness as per your taste. Serve sweet potato cutlet with just some ketchup or pudina chutney. ... “Sweet Potato Cutlet | Starter Recipes | Snack Recipes”