Saturday, 25 July 2015

CRUNCHY RIBBON SNACK

This snack is an instant savory, looking golden yellow, crunchy, tastes excellently and prepared during Diwali celebration.
We can prepare a lot and store in a air tight container and enjoy for more than 10 days.
Shall we take a look on the preparation of ribbon snack..

Ingredients :

Boiled rice flour one cup
Fried gram powder three cups
butter or vanaspati one spoon
Asafoetida one pinch
Ajwain /omam powder one teaspoon
I prefer this omam or ajwain powder as a must for an easy digestion coz this snack is very tasteful and crunchy,  we'll enjoy more and more..omam comforts our tummy.
Sunflower oil or any cooking refined oil to deep fry.

Procedure:

Sieve the rice four and get a fine powder.
Blend the fried gram three cups, red chilly powder, ajwain seeds into a fine texture.
and sieve this and get a fine powder.
Mix the rice flour, gram flour, salt as needed well in a dry bowl.
Add butter or vanaspathy and add water little by little so as to get a nonsticky soft dough.
Heat the oil to deepfry temperature.
Fill the chakli or muruku making equipment with the part of the dough.
Press with top pressing part directly into oil.
Let the flame in medium level.
Flip the other side of the ribbons carefully with the help of laddle.
After the sizzling sound and bubbles subsides to minimum, take out the fried ribbons out and place in the dry plate.
In the same way all the batches be squeezed and fried.
Break into pieces and store them for use.
The following images are making you clear about the procedure ...
Do try.. let me know how it come out..

MEMORY BOOSTING PENNYWORT AND DAL

Indian pennywort or vallarai keerai is known by everyone as memory booster in India. It is called by the name 'Brahmi' in Hindi. This spinach gives strength to the brain and nerves. We must cultivate this herb in our home garden or pots. We should add this green weekly once and consume. Our ancestors habituated us to remind food is thy medicine medicine is thy food. we forget and boycot their advice and eat the pizza, noodles, burger etc and invite various diseases. We should be aware about medicinal herbs and add them with dal or in various cooking methods in our regualar diet. We must learn each and every herb and its medicinal and nutritional values.
Now we are going to look on the preparation of Indian pennywort and dal recipe..

Ingredients :

vallarai / Indian pennywort/Asian pennywort/Brahmi leaves finely chopped two cups
cooked dal two cups with one cup of water
mustard seeds one spoon
cumin seeds one spoon
curryleaves one tablespoon
shallots chopped one tablespoon
green chillies 2 or red chillies three optional
Idayam gingelly oil one tablespoon.

Procedure:

Wash the Green leaves several timed and strain them.
Add half cup water, turmeric and little salt.
Cook in medium level of heat for seven minutes.
Set aside.
Heat gingelly oil and add mustard seeds.
Wait to crackle.
Add shallots, green or red chillies (your choice)
Saute a while till the shallots turn transparent.
Transfer the cooked green.
Add cooked dal.
Followed by salt required and little water.
Mix well and allow to boil..
Rub cumin seeds and add them.
Finally we cooked Indian or Asian pennywort green plus dal excellently.
This is most powerful booster to our Stamina and trigger our brain to work smart..
It gives wonderful tempting taste to hot rice with ghee.. It can be the super combination to chappathies.
Give a trial and tell me how this yummy dish is being enjoyed by your smart kids...   :)

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