Archive for the ‘snacks’ Category

Hand grenades (cheese, onion bread roll)

Once in a while, the deep-fry syndrome hits. And no matter what you do, your feet are dragged to the cabinet with the kadai and your hands irrevocably reach for the oil can. Well, what I do is give up and quietly get some lip-smacking ingredients ready for a tum-smacking snack. So this time when […]

Snack in a box, apple checkers

The weeks are zipping by and it’s almost the end of Feb! Soon the summer hols will kick in and aaaahhhh I don’t have to wake up at an unearthly hour and worry about what to put in the boxes!!! But, while we are still here and the school days skip on – here is […]

Snack in a box, black chickpeas

This should actually be called lunch in a box, but the ‘siab’ phrase is growing on me :). I’d pack just rice and a salad, or just rotis and a salad all these days for Sid’s lunch..without ever thinking a wee bit out of the box (!). But ever since the 3-compart’mentor’ entered the kitchen […]

Holiday gifting!

I like to say I like giving more than receiving, but then who’d believe me  😉 ? The DIY bug, however, has put me a very giving mood I must say. And gifting something that you’ve put effort into can be very satisfying. So I gift wrapped some cookies I’d made.  Actually, you don’t even […]

No-deep-fry potato bondas

Who doesn’t want an alternative to deep fried yummies these days?! And if there’s one thing that Indians can’t seem to stay away from, it’s the deep fried goodies. Bondas, chips, snacks, most evening, morning or any-time-of-the-day snacks are deep fried. here’s an alternative way of making potato bondas with a fraction of the oil […]

Andy’s cutlets

Here’s that great cutlets recipe from Andy! “When I was in school, we had this whole system of a tuck shop every once in a while where the school made us kids bring food from home and sell it in school and give the proceeds to them.  What a racket I say! But we used […]

Maddur vade

Channapatna, Maddur, Mandya…stops any Bangalorean traveling to Mysore knows, by the wares that vendors bring along the route… Maddur is different from the others, as it wafts up the aroma of the long famous Maddur vade (a fritter) into train windows and bus doors. It seems like the vendors know the trick, hold it as […]

Chundal – The All Time Snack

Rajesh shares an age old chundal (sundal) recipe that’s straight from the heartland of south Indian food. Amma prepares this on Navarathri days. I used to hog it like crazy, cause I wouldn’t get it after the festival. Then when I started cooking on my own (I was away for home for some time), I rediscovered […]

Easy peanut-sugar chikki

My mother-in-law is SO good at making this, it’ll be a while before I can catch up! So here she is, making a favourite chewy munchie for the kids, again. Her recipe for peanut chikki… Ingredients: 1 cup roasted and coarsely ground peanuts. You need to roast and remove the outer skin before you can […]

Snack in a box, apples and cheese

Apples cheese chikki

I reached into the refrigerator and pulled out an apple and…cheese.