Monday, February 25, 2013

Chivda - Anytime Snack.


INGREDIENTS:
Fine Poha - 500gm.
Potato sticks - 100gm.
Chana Dal snack - 100gm.
Peanut - 100gm.
Green chilli - 2-3(Chopped)
Curry Leaves- 5-6
Oil - 2 Tablespoons
Salt - 1 tsp.
Sugar - 1 and 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
 
METHOD:
Heat oil in a big open vessel.
Fry the peanuts upto a light brownish color.
 

Take them out and keep aside.
In the same oil add Curry leaves and green chillies.
When onion turns pinkish, add chivda to the vessel.

Now Cook on a very low flame for upto 10 minutes till the chivda flakes turn crisp.
(Stir in between frequently)
Add salt , sugar and turmeric.
Finally add Chana Dal and Potato sticks.



Mix well and the CHIVDA snack is ready.


NUTRITIONAL INFO;
1 bowl of this snack will provide 330 calorie (approx.)
Peanut is rich source of Protein.
Healthy Snack option to banish in-between Hunger pangs.

 
 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Shahi Delight (piece)

INGREDIENTS:
Bread Slice - 4
Dalda (Vanaspati) - 1cup.
Handfull of nuts like Almond, Cashew, Pistachio -chopped and roasted in 1 tsp Ghee.
Sweet Condensed Milk - 1/2 cup.

METHOD:
Heat vanaspati ghee in a pan.
Fry the bread slices golden (NOT BROWN) from both sides.
Lay the fried bread slices on serving tray.
Spread sweet condensed milk all over the golden fried bread on the top side only.
Garnish with  Nuts.
Serve after meal as desert.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:
Its a Desert so indulge only Occassionaly!!
1 piece of Shahi Delight Bread will provide 270 calories (approx.)
Since Condensed Milk is used , you can benefit greatly from the Calcium content in it.

BURN IT OFF!
Running/cycling for 30 minutes will help you get rid of the additional calories consumed.

 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mutter Fry - Healthy Snack

INGREDIENTS:
Mutter (Peas) - 500 grams
Oil - 2 Teaspoon,
Cummin Seeds (Zira) - 1/4 Teaspoon,
Black Pepper powder - 1/4 Teaspoon and
Salt to taste

METHOD:
Heat oil in a pan, add cummin seeds, when they turn brown add the peas and salt.
Cover and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
Stirring 2 or 3 times in between.
When the peas are tender turn off flame and add black pepper powder.
Serve hot.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:
1 bowl of this snack will provide just 100 calories (approx.)
Pea is an excellent source of Potassium and Protein
and contains good amounts of  vitamin C, vitamin A and Iron.