Showing posts with label Snack. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Snack. Show all posts

Spinach Toast using Oven

Spinach is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, iron, calcium and therefore its very important to include spinach in our everyday diet. This recipe is easy to prepare and also a very healthy tasty dish to eat as a evening snack with tea.

Spinach Toast

Preparation Time: 15 min
Baking Time: 10 min
Serves: 2

  1. Bread Slices (white or wheat)
  2. Spinach - 1 cup finely chopped
  3. Garlic - 5-6 cloves - finely chopped
  4. Grated Cheese - 1/2 cup
  5. Oil - as required
Note: Put the spinach in boiling water for a min and chop them

  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg F for 10 min. 
  2. Meanwhile arrange the baking tray. Spray or grease little oil over the baking tray. Arrange the bread slices in the tray. Spread the chopped spinach over each bread slice. 
  3. Then sprinkle chopped garlic over them and finally top them with grated cheese. I used grated mozzarella cheese. you can also use Mexican blend cheese.
  4. Place them in the oven and bake for 10 min. Remove it carefully from the oven and serve hot.

Bread Masala

Bread is a very common food that we usually roast, toast or make sandwiches. This bread masala adds a spicy flavor to bread and makes it more tempting to eat.

  • Bread slices can also be fried for making these bread masala. Those who worry about extra calories can just roast them in a pan ;-)
  • While mixing the bread with the masala, do them slowly without losing the shape of bread pieces.
Try this and do post your comments :-)
Bread Masala
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 20 min
Serves: 2

  • Bread - 5 or 6 slices
  • Onion - 1 medium sized - cut lengthwise
  • Tomato - 1 big sized - finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder -1 pinch
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1 pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil or butter - 1 tbsp
  • Cilantro - for garnishing

  1. Roast bread slices in a pan. You can add oil or butter while roasting the bread. After roasting the bread slices, allow it to cool and cut them into small square shaped pieces. 
  2. Now heat a large pan and add a tbsp of oil. As the oil is hot, add cardamom cinnamon clove powder. If you do not have powder, it can be added in pieces. As the spices are roasted nice flavor comes out. Add onion and saute until it becomes translucent.
  3. To the sauteed onion add ginger garlic paste. Saute until the raw smell leaves. Then mix them with turmeric powder and chili powder. keep in medium flame and add the tomato.
  4. Saute them until it gets mushy. Sprinkle water if it gets too dry. Then add the remaining spices (Coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala) and mix well. When its completely cooked add the roasted bread slices and stir them slowly, otherwise the slices will shrink. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

Easy Broccoli Cutlet

Experimenting in kitchen is always a fun and appreciation is always a boost to do more and more different tempting dishes. I prepared this broccoli cutlet when my friends came home for an evening. All loved this cutlet and 1 year old prani kutty even loved eating this cutlet :-) wow...!! I am so happy to see my friends and kids enjoying my preparation....!! A very simple and a quick recipe..!! Made everyone to eat more and more...!! Healthy one too...!!

Easy Broccoli Cutlet

Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 15 min
Serves: 10 - 15 cutlets

  1. Broccoli - 1 crown (12 florets) - finely chopped
  2. Onion - 1 big sized - finely chopped
  3. Garlic - 3 or 4 pieces - chopped
  4. Oil - 1 tbsp
  5. Cheese - 1/4 cup
  6. Bread crumps - 1/4 cup
  7. Salt to taste

  1. Heat a pan with oil, add garlic and sauté it. Garlic gives lot of flavor when sauté  in oil.
  2. Add onion to the pan, sauté until it becomes translucent. To this add broccoli & salt for taste. Cook them until broccoli becomes tender. 
  3. Remove from heat and add cheese and mix it up with the broccoli. So that cheese is equally spread around the broccoli and onion. Allow it to cool a little, segregate the mixture into small balls. Balls, need not be too tight, make it easy, cheese helps in making broccoli & onion stick to each other. Smaller the balls,  more tempting to eat :-)
  4. Take bread crumbs in a plate, roll the broccoli ball over the bread crumb and make It flat like a cutlet pressing with fingers.  Just use little energy while pressing. 
  5. The purpose the bread crumbs is just to give a little crunchy feel, make sure too much crumbs are not covering the broccoli. Lets roast them in a pan, Heat the pan (No oil required) to a medium level. Keep the flame mild.
  6. When heat is medium, place the flattened broccoli cutlet in the pan, just add couple drops of oil over the cutlet. (Oil can also be avoided, if you are worried about the extra calories :-) ) Turn the cutlet, until it is evenly cooked on both the sides. The bread crumbs turn a little brownish. Remove the items from the pan and Hot Broccoli Cutlets are ready to serve.
Simple, Quick, Tasty & Healthy Broccoli Cutlets are ready.

Stuffed Baked Potato

Do you like potatoes?? I know this question would sound funny as its hard to find any one who do not like potatoes. Here is a great treat to the potato lover....!! Especially kids...!! These stuffed potatoes would definitely be a great appetizer or snack that you love to eat...!! A very tasty way to fill your tummy..!! :-)

Stuffed Baked Potato

Preparation Time: 15 min
Baking Time: 25 min + 10 min
Serves: 2

  • Potato - 4
  • Olive oil - 2 tbsp
  • Pepper - 1 tsp
  • Chili paste - 1 tsp
  • Parmesan cheese - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

  • Onion - 1 scoop
  • Tomato - 1 scoop
  • Cilantro - 2 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
  • Sour Cream - 1/2 tbsp
  • Pepper - 1 pinch
  • Salt to taste

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 deg F for 10 min. Meanwhile, Clean the potatoes and tap them dry using a kitchen tissue. Coat them with olive oil, salt and pepper. 
  2. Arrange the coated potatoes in a baking tray and pierce them with a fork on all side for uniform baking. Place them inside the heated oven. Bake them for 25 min.
  3. After baking check with a fork or knife. It should be soft. Allow it to cool for 10 min and cut the potatoes into two halves, either horizontal or vertical. I cut them in horizontal style. Using a spoon, scoop inside of the potato leaving a small thick wall and transfer to a bowl.
  4. Mash the scooped potato. Add chili paste and salt. Mix them well and set aside.
  5. Meanwhile, mix the ingredients given in "Stuffing" section except sour cream. Mix them well and allow it to rest to 5 min. Then add sour cream and give a stir. 
  6. In the potato shell, first add the mashed potato and give a light press. Then add the prepared stuffing. Arrange them on baking tray. 
  7. Top each stuffed potatoes with Parmesan cheese. Again bake them for 8 min and broil for 2 min. Keep an eye on your potatoes while in Broil.
Yummy baked potatoes..!! :-)

Stuffed Baked Potato

Ragi / Keppai Roti

Ragi Roti is a very healthy and tasty food. This can be prepared in minutes and can be served as breakfast or snack. Ragi roti can be made little thicker or thinner. If you make thick patty, make sure that the inside is also cooked well. More onion added to this roti will give more flavor. And also if you are preparing for kids, you can skip green chili.

You can also try ragi dosa with urad dhal, instant ragi dosa...!! ;-)

Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 10 min
Serves: 2

  • Ragi flour - 1 cup
  • Small Onion - 10-12
  • Green chili - 3 (for mild level of spicy)
  • Oil - as required
  • salt to taste

  1. In a large mixing bowl add ragi flour, salt, onion, green chili. Mix them well. Add water and make it into a smooth dough. I used my food processor for preparing the dough. Them make small balls from the dough.
  2. Heat a pan. Now take little oil in the palm / polythene sheet / banana leaf. Place the small ragi ball and tap them to form a small circle. Transfer it slowly in the heated pan. I usually tap them directly on the pan. keep in medium flame. When one side gets cooked, turn to other side. It usually takes little longer time to get cooked in the middle. If they turn white, just grease with little oil.

Hash Brown - Potato Fry

Hash brown is a easy quick potato recipe. Shredded potato are pan-fried. It is served during breakfast with bread roast and omelet. I prepared this in combination with bread roast and Egg Omelet Roll. Hash brown is crispy on the outer surface, they are soft and fluffy on the inside. You can also make them as separate circle shaped pieces. Flavor hash browns with salt and pepper while serving or can be added while frying.

Hash Brown Potato Fry

  • Potato - 2 big sized
  • Pepper - as required 
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

  1. Clean the potatoes in water. Remove the skin of potatoes and grate them.
  2. Heat a frying pan and grease them with cooking oil. When pan is hot, reduce to medium flame. Then spread the grated potatoes over the pan. You can make them into two or three small circular shapes. Temper with salt and pepper.
  3. Color of potatoes will start changing to a darker color as it gets cooked. Check whether the other side is roasted to golden brown color. Then flip them to the other side and roast. Transfer it to plate with tissue to remove excess oil. 
Serve with bread roast and Egg Omelet Roll...!!!

Hash Brown Potato Fry Egg Omelet Roll Bread Roast

Egg Omelet Roll

Here is a twist to the regular egg omelet with onion. This small egg omelet rolls is loved by kids and its great to serve with bread roast. Egg omelet roll can also be served as snack or appetizer. Egg is always a very healthy dish and it is one of the few foods that contain vitamin D. Most common method of preparing egg are omelet, hard-boiled, scramble and this egg omelet roll is a different presentation of the egg.

Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 10 min
Serves: 2

  • Egg - 3
  • Milk - 1 tbsp
  • Onion - 2 tbsp
  • Carrot - 2 tbsp
  • Spring Onion - 1 tsp
  • Pepper - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

  1. Take a large mixing bowl to whisk the eggs. Break and pour the eggs into the bowl. Then pour milk and whisk them together for few minutes. 
  2. To the whisked egg, add onion, carrot, spring onion and mix them well. Add salt and pepper. Beat them until everything gets mixed well.
  3. Heat a pan and grease it with oil. When the pan gets heated, pour the egg to a thin layer. Keep in low-medium flame for 2-3 min or until it gets almost cooked. Start rolling from one side.
  4. Once 2/3 of the omelet is rolled, drag the rolled omelet to the middle and then pour rest of the egg. Wait till the later poured egg gets cooked and roll again into a complete roll.
  5. Transfer the rolled egg to a plate and allow it to cool for sometime. Then cut them into small pieces. 
Serve with Bread Roast and Hash Brown ..!!!!

Broccoli Cutlet

Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family, whose large flower head is used as a vegetable. Broccoli is high in vitamin C and dietary fiber. Broccoli is the World's Healthiest Food.

Preparation Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 40 min
Baking Time: 45 min (If using Oven)


  1. Broccoli - 12 florets - grated
  2. Potato - 2 big sized - cooked and mashed
  3. Carrot - 3 to 4 medium sized - cooked and mashed
  4. Onion - 1 cup - finely chopped
  5. Garlic - 3 cloves - finely chopped
  6. Bread crump - 1 tbsp
  7. Corn flour - 1 tbsp
  8. Oil - to roast
  9. Salt to taste


  1.  Heat a pan with oil, add onion and saute until it becomes translucent. Add finely chopped garlic.
  2.  To this add turmeric powder, chili powder, salt. Give a stir. Then add grated broccoli. Saute for 5 min and transfer to a bowl. Allow it to cool.
  3.  Pressure cook potato and mash it. Then cook carrot also.
  4.  Add cooked carrots to mashed potato. Finally add this mashed potato carrot mixture to broccoli mixture. Mix them all thoroughly.
  5.  Make them into small cutlets and roast them in a pan. Add oil to roast them. You can also coat them with bread crump and corn flour mixture before roasting.
  6.  To use oven, preheat to 350 deg F for 10 minutes. Then bake them for 30 minutes. 

Wheat Fritters

Wheat Fritters are crispy fried snack. Its a perfect evening snack and can be stored for later. Its easy to make and tastes great.

Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 30 min
Serves: 2


  1. Wheat Flour - 1 cup
  2. Onion - ½ cup - finely chopped
  3. Curry Leaf - 1 sprig
  4. Cilantro - ¼ cup finely chopped
  5. Green Chili - 2 - finely chopped
  6. Jeera - 2 tsp
  7. Ajwain - 2 tsp
  8. Salt to taste

To fry:

Oil - as required


1. Mix all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
2. Add water to make it into a soft chapatti dough.
3. Make into big balls and roll it gently. Then cut them into small squares or diamond shapes.
4. Heat oil and fry them until the sound ceases. You can store them in air-tight container and use it for a week.

Poms Salad

Here is very healthy protein rich snack for kids and adults. This pomegranate salad attracts everyone to eat more.

Preparation Time: 3 min
Cooking Time: 0 min


  1. Whole Moong dal - 1/2 cup
  2. Pomegranate - 1 cup


  • Soak whole Moong dal for 6-8hrs. Drain water and transfer it to a hot pack box and keep close for 6-8hrs. Moong dal will start germinating.


  1. Mix sprouted moong dhal and pomegranate in a mixing bowl and serve