Friday, October 31

Sunday Snacks - Fry it Round up

First off sorry to each and every contributor to this event, that I could not comment on your submissions as I am so busy with my moving. Here is the list of entries that I received this time.

Goli Baje from Uma of Essence of Andhra
Banana Sweet Appam from Sujatha of Spicy Khazana
Coriander Medhu Vadai from Priya Suresh of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes
Sprouted Moongdal Pakodas from Priya Suresh of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes
Oats Vadai from EC of Simple Indian Food
Surna Phodi - Yam Fritters from Divya Kudua of Easy Cooking
Zucchini Fries from Cham of Spice Club
Ribbon Pakoda from Vijaya of Daily Meals
Vegetable Kababs from Sireesha of Mom's recipes
Chana Dal Masala Vada from Pallavi of All Thingz Yummy
Goli Baje from Sushma of Savi-ruchi
Pakoda and Shavige Payasa from Lakshmi of Taste of Mysore
Veggie Wonton from Shifali Katyal of Recipes and More
Jantikalu from Aparna of Sumi's Weblog
Shallow Fried Idli's from Shruti of Yummy4tummy
Paneer Bread Pakoras from Apu of Annarasa
Pazham Pori from Jayasree of Kailas Kitchen
Murukku from Divya of Dil Se
Athirasam from Divya of Dil Se
Srathul from MT of Menu Today
Masal Vadai from Vidhya of Appetizing Recipe
Maida Biscuits from Srivalli of Spice your Life
Potato Bonda from Vidhya of Appetizing Recipes
Ribbon pakoda from Prema Sundar of Prema's CookBook
Methi na bhujia from Meera of Enjoy Indian Food

My entries for the event are

Masala Vada
Pesara Garelu

This event will be continued by Pallavi of All Thingz Yummy. So to participate in further coming themes please head to her blog.

Wednesday, October 22

Pesara Garelu

Sick of eating the same Medhu Vadas all the time, then try this variation. These are made with whole moong dal. Here is the recipe:

1 cup Moong Dal
1/4 cup Urad Dal
1" piece of Ginger
3 to 4 Green chillies
Salt as per taste
a pinch of Baking Soda

Wash and soak moong dal overnight. Just before 3 to 4 hours before wash and soak urad dal also. Grind both dals along with ginger, green chillies and salt. Add baking soda to the batter.

Wet your both hands. Take a lemon size batter and spread it on your left hand palm. Dip your right hand finger into water again and make a small hole and drop it with your right hand into the hot oil. Fry until they turn golden brown colour.

They taste excellent with any pickle of your choice. Enjoy.

This is contribution to my own event called Sunday Snacks with the theme being Fry it.

Tuesday, October 14

Lacha Paratha

This is a better variation to the normal phulkas. Its flaky texture temps you to have more than two easily and when you pair it with a wonderful gravy, they taste awesome. For the first time when I made them, I fell in love instantaneously. Here is how you make them:

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp oil
warm water as needed

Rub oil into the flour and then add warm water as needed and make a stiff dough. Let it rest for an hour.

Make lemon sized balls out of the dough. Take a ball and roll into oval shape. Coat the top side oil and sprinkle flour generously. Now fold it from one side to other side like a saree pleats. Now roll it like a coil and continue to do the same with other balls too.

Now heat a tawa/pan on medium-high heat. Roll each coil shaped ball into a flat chapathi. Fry it on both sides applying little oil. Remove from the pan and put it on a paper towel or kitchen towel and press it from sides such that the flakes will seperate.

Serve it with any gravy of your choice. I served it with my favorite Alu Gobi.

This is off to Zorra for her World Bread Day event.

Wednesday, October 8

Masala Vada

These vadas are nothing new to food blog world. Almost every blog has a recipe posted for masala vada. This is such a famous snack, especially for south indians. My husband loves them so much, so I make them most often. Here is the recipe for the masala vadas that I usually make:

1 cup Chana dal soaked for 45 minutes
2-3 green chillies
1/2" piece of ginger chopped roughly
1 tsp cumin seeds
few curry leaves
salt as per taste
1 small onion chopped finely
oil to fry

Drain chana dal and take all the ingredients except onion into a blender and blend them all together without adding any water into a coarse paste. Add chopped onion to the paste. Make small patties in your palm and fry them in hot oil. Serve them with any chutney or sauce of your liking. I served them with Tomchi suace.

Such a simple recipe and tastes great. This is my first contribution to my own event called Sunday Snacks with the theme Fry it.

Saturday, October 4

Sunday Snacks - Bake it Round Up

As usual before going to the list of items I received for the theme Bake it, let me present you with the theme for the next month.

For the month of October lets go little unhealthy by frying a snack. Yes, the theme for this month is Fry it. Send in any snack that is shallow fried or deep fried in oil. Please see that you come up with a new item and do not send an item that is already posted before.

The last date for this month will be the last sunday ie., 26th of October. Send in your name, your blog name, name of the entry and the URL to I am so sorry I forgot to mention the email id before. Please feel free to use the following logo and spread the word.

One more thing I would like to bring to your notice is that I am going back to India for good in month of november. So I will not be able to continue with this event any more. Any blogger interested in taking up this event may contact me.

And here is the list of wonderful entries that I received for the theme Bake it.

Cumin Cookies from Divya of Dil Se

Eggless Chocolate Cake from Madhuram of Eggless Cooking

Eggless Sponge Cake from Jayasree of Experiments in Kaila’s Kitchen

Sweet and Spicy Bread Basket from Suma of Suma’s Cuisine

Chimp Cakes from Pavani of Cook’s Hideout

Lemony Little hearts from Divya Vikram of Dil Se

Egg puffs from Divya of and a little bit more

Fruit Chocolate and Almonds Granola Bars from Yasmeen of Health Nut

Fruity Chunky chocolate cookies(Vegan) from Yasmeen of Health Nut

Cherry Blueberry Scones from Yasmeen of Health Nut

Almond Cherry Banana Cookies(Vegan) from Yasmeen of Health Nut

Biscotti from Yasmeen of Health Nut

Granola Cookies from Yasmeen of Health Nut

Spiced up Pop-corn from Yasmeen of Health Nut

Bread Custard Pudding from Sowmya of Creative Saga

Mungbean sprouts roll from Sowmya of Creative Saga

Homemade Oven Baked Potato Chips from Divya of Dil Se

Blueberry Yogurt Cake from Mandira of Ahaar

Fat Free Quick Rasmalai from Divya of and a little bit more

Vegetable Burger with Chick Peas and beans from Shifali of Recipes and More

Sugar Hearts from Priya of Priya’s Easy and Tasty Recipes

Upside Down PineApple Cake from Priya of Priya’s Easy and Tasty Recipes

Quick Pecan Bites from Sweatha of Tastycurryleaf

Tutti Fruity Cake from Sukanya of Sukanya’s Musings

Vegan Pizza Pockets from Madhuram of Eggless Cooking

Jalapeno Poppers from Cham of Spice club

Eggless Apple Almond Cookies from Sangeeth of Let us all cook

Stawberry Apple Almond Cookies from Sangeeth of Let us all cook

Cilantro Pinwheels from Usha of My Spicy Kitchen

Oven Roasted Garlic Potato Wedges from Divya of and a little bit more

Fusion Farinata from Soma of eCurry

Yummy Zucchini Nut Bread from Pallavi of All Thingz Yummy

Bread Pizza from Divya of Easy Cooking

Baked Gobi Manchurian from Bhawana of from my palate

Baked Onion Pakoda from Uma of Essence of Andhra

Almond Biscotti from Aparna of Sumi’s Weblog

Oven Roasted Kale from Geeta of Payt Pooja

Corn Patties from Manali of Manali’s Cravings

Spicy Paneer filled Rolls from Apu of Annarasa

Crispy Chewy Oatmeal Walnut Cookies from Becke of Columbus Foodie

Crispy lentil fritters - Healthy Masala Vadai from Divya of and a little bit more

Wheat Barley Sesame Crackers from Usha of Veg Inspirations

I hope I added all the missed ones as well. Please let me know if I missed any one of them.

And here are my entries to this event.

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Eggless Vanilla cake

Baked Bread Rolls

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