MONACO BISCUIT SNACK

INGREDIENTS

Monaco biscuit packet – 1

FOR THE FIRST TOPPING

Finely chopped onions – 2 tbsp

Finely chopped capsicum – 2 tbsp

Finely chopped tomatoes – 1 1/2 tsp [without seeds]

Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1/2 tsp

Chat masala – 3/4 tsp

Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Tomato ketchup for spreading

For the second topping

Britannia cheese spread cream cheese – 2 to 3 tbsp

Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1/2 tsp

Finely chopped onions – 1 tsp

Hot garlic sauce- 1 tsp

Finely chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

METHOD

For the frist topping

  1. Take a bowl and add all the ingredients. Mix well and keep it aside. Check out the seasonings.
  2. Just before serving, place monaco biscuits on a serving plate. Spread tomato ketchup evenly on monaco biscuit .
  3. Top with 1 to 1 1/2 tsp of topping and add some ketchup on it . Serve immediately.

SECOND TOPPING

  1. Take a bowl. Mix cheese spread, chopped coriander leaves, chopped onions and hot garlic sauce.
  2. Top the biscuits with the prepared mix. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve immediately.

NOTE

These toppings can be enjoyed on any biscuit of your choice.

MASALA PONGANALU

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Dosa batter – 1 cup

Finely chopped onions – 1 1/2 tbsp

Freshly grated coconut  – 1 tbsp

Red chilli powder – 1/3 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Baking soda – a pinch

Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp

Oil for frying

Salt to taste

METHOD

  • Take a bowl, add dosa batter and add all the remaning ingredients except oil. Mix throughly.
  • Heat ponganalu pan and add 3 to 4 drops of oil in each mould of the pan.
  • Once the ponganalu pan is hot, pour the batter into each mould to 2/3  and cover with lid.
  • Add some more oil on the top and close the lid and cook on low-medium heat.
  • When the base turns golden, flip them and cook them until done. Serve with chutney of your choice.

SUGGESTIONS

Cook on low medium heat, if not you will end up having raw batter in the middle .

You can add finely chopped vegetables like carrot, capsicum, cabbage and tomatoes.

SPICY CORN KERNEL

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Corn kernels or sweet corn – 1 cup

Oil – 1tsp

Pulav masala – 1/4 tsp(for recipe check out my previous post )

Red chilli powder – 1/3 tsp

Salt to taste

METHOD

  •  Heat oil in a pan. Add corn kernels and fry on medium flame for 2 minutes .
  • Then add salt and mix well. Fry for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Adjust seasoning.

SUGGESTIONS

You can also use sweet corn.

Adjust the quantity of chilli powder and pulav masala as per your taste.

Feel free to experiment with whatever seasonings you may have at hand.

MURMURA BHEL

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A quick snack of puffed rice sold around parks, play grounds and road side.

INGREDIENTS

Murmura – 1cup

Chopped onions – 2 1/2 tbsp

Finely chopped tomatoes – 1 small size (without seeds)

Finely chopped green chillies – 1

Roasted peanuts1 tsp (optional)

Karam boondhi – 1tbsp (optional)

Finely chopped coriander – 1 tbsp

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Mustard oil – 1/4 tsp(optional)

METHOD

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Serve immediately in individual cones before the mixture becomes soggy.
  • Garnish bhel with chopped coriander leaves and chopped onions.
  • The salt and spice powders can be adjusted as per your taste.

RAVA BREAD TOAST

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Bread – 6 to 8 pieces

Bombay rava [suji ] – 1/2 cup

Finely chopped tomato – 1/3 cup [ with out seeds ]

Thick curd – 1/2 cup

Fresh cream – 1 tbsp [optional]

Salt to taste

Finely chopped green chillies – 3

Finely chopped garlic – 6 pods

Black pepper powder – 1/4 tsp 

Finely chopped coriander – 2 to 3 tbsp

Oil – for frying

METHOD

  • Take a bowl. Except oil, combine all the ingredients well and make a batter. Rest for 10 to 15 minutes or till the rava turns soft.
  • Take the bread slices. Spread the rava mixture evenly with a spoon. Heat a frying pan and drizzle oil. Place the bread with filling facing down on the pan.
  • Cook for a few minutes on medium flame till the mixture gets light brown.
  • Drizzle some oil on top. Then flip the bread and cook the other side as well.
  • It should be brown, crispy and toasted. Remember to keep the flame on medium or low to get the perfect crisp bread.
  • Remove onto a plate and cut into half. Serve hot.

SEV ( KARAPPUSA)

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Bengal gram flour ( senagapindi) -1 cup

Rice flour ( varipindi) – 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Red chilli powder- 1/3 tsp

Carom seeds ( vaamu) – 1/4 tsp optional

Water – 1/3 cup

Curry leaves- 2 springs

Oil for deep frying

METHOD

  1. Take a large bowl,add Bengal gram flour,rice flour,red chilli powder,carom seeds ,salt and mix well.
  2. Add water and make a non-sticky dough. Heat oil in a frying pan. Oil should be moderately hot.
  3. Grease the mould with oil .Fill the dough in the mould .
  4. Now hold the sev maker over the frying pan. Press the handle, as the dough starts to fall slowly move the sev maker in circular motion to make a circle .
  5. Fry both the sides. Make sure it turns to light golden brown, in colour .
  6. Remove it using slotted spoon and place it over paper napkin to remove excess oil .continue the same process for remaining dough.
  7. In the same oil, deep fry curry leaves until crisp. Keep it aside.Let the sev cool completely .
  8. Break sev and curry leaves lightly with your hands . Mix well . The sev is ready to serve.

Suggestions

Adjust Red chilli powder.