Friday, June 19, 2015

Bread Vada - Spicy Bread Donut

Today, I am sharing a quick and easy snack, Bread vada..As in a name,this snack is made with bread and combined another ingredient which is shaped into medu vada ( uzhunnu vada) or donut...This snack is suitable for those who wants to have quick snack and it can be made for few minutes..You can make this snack for iftar too..It tastes crunchy and delicious..Off to the recipe..

Recipe source : here


  • Bread slices ( white,brown or whole meal) - 5 to 6 slices
  • Yogurt - 1/2 cup
  • Semolina ( rava or sooji) - 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour - 1/4 cup
  • Onion,chopped - 1 small 
  • Curry leaves,chopped - 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves, chopped - 1 tbsp
  • Chopped green chillies - 1/2 to 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Ajwain ( carom seeds) - 1/4 tsp ( optional)
  • Salt - to taste 
  • Oil - for deep frying
  • Cut the bread into small pieces and combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and make into dough..
  • Divide the dough into small equal parts..
  • Take one dough and gently press and make a large hole in the middle like medu vada or donut as shown in the picture..Repeat with other balls..

  • Deep fry the bread vadas till both sides are golden brown..
  • Drain into kitchen paper towel and serve it with chutney or ketchup..

  • You can also add spice powders according to your requirement.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Vegetable Fingers

Today, I am sharing healthy and easy vegetable snack, Vegetable Fingers..As name suggests, this contains lots of vegetable and spice and taste delicious too..As Ramadan is approaching near,you can try this snack for iftar or tea tea time snack..This snack is shallow fried in very little oil..Its good for kid who don't eat vegetable..Off to the recipe.

  • Boiled Potatoes - 2 medium
  • Boiled Carrot - 1/2 of one large carrot.
  • Boiled green peas/frozen peas - 2 tbsp
  • Boiled beans (chopped) - 3 to 4 no,s
  • Chopped green chillies - 2 no.s
  • Chopped onion - 1/2 of one small onion
  • Chopped garlic - 1 tsp
  • Fresh/Dry Fenugreek leaves ( Methi leaves/Kasoori methi) - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper pdr - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric pdr - 1/4 tsp
  • Kashmiri/red chilli pdr - 1/2 tsp ( optional)
  • Garam masala pdr - 1/4 tsp
  • Amchoor pdr ( dry mango pdr) - a pinch ( substitute with few drops of lemon juice)
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
  • Bread slices - 2 no.s ( grounded into fine powder)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Mash the vegetables and combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and roll into finger shape..
  • Heat very little oil in a frying pan and fry all the vegetable fingers till light brown on all sides..
  • Serve hot with tomato ketchup or any sauces or chutneys of your choice..
  • You can add desired vegetables of your choice..
  • You can adjust the spice powders according to your requirement..You can also ignore some ingredients which is not there in your pantry..
  • Make sure when you boil vegetables,strain the water completely..There should not be any water content in vegetables,otherwise it will break when frying...
  • If you can't shape it, add little more bread crumbs and shape again..

Monday, June 15, 2015

Homemade Mango Ice Cream

Mango is the national fruit in many countries like India,Pakistan,Bangladesh,Philippines and many other countries..There are different varieties of mango available in SM and Hypermarkets like Badami mango, Alphonsa Mango,Kesar,Pakistani mangoes etc..Mango is commonly called as 'King of Fruits'..Its a mango season for few months.. mango is my favorite fruit and I used to buy lots of mango in nearby supermarket..Sometimes I do convert mango into shake,lassi (yogurt smoothie)or dessert..Today, I am sharing a tasty and creamy homemade ice cream...Its so delicious with lots of fresh mango flavor and you don't need to buy anymore store bough ice cream...Its so easy to make homemade ice cream,but it takes more time to set..I made this ice cream before..There are many methods of making homemade ice cream in google..But now I am sharing a creamy texture of ice cream which I found somewhere in google...I am so amazed by its taste..My son loves my ice cream very much..I made this ice cream without ice cream making machine.I use electric beater or blender to make this ice cream...Lets go the recipe..Do try my other mango recipes:
mango lassiTender Coconut-Mango Smoothie and Mango Cheesecake.

       Yields: 1 ltr Ice cream
  • Fresh Ripe Mangoes - 3 medium ( I use alphonsa mango)
  • Milk powder - 3/4 cup ( I used tea cup measurement)
  • Milk - 1 cup ( I used tea cup measurement)
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup ( I used tea cup measurement)
  • Mango Essence/Vanilla essence - 1 tsp (optional)
  • Whipping cream - 250 ml
  • Peel the skin and discard the seeds of mangoes..Cut into pieces and keep aside.
  • In a blender, add mango pieces, milk powder, milk, sugar, mango/vanilla essence ( optional) and blend into smooth paste..
  • Keep the bowl and electric beater blades in a freezer for 10 minutes..Then take out and beat the cold whipping cream till stiff peaks forms..
  • Add blended mango mixture into the whipped cream and fold it.

  • Pour the mixture into a container and cover tightly with a aluminium foil or plastic wrap..You can use any large container with tight lid and keep it in a freezer..

  • After 1 hour,take out the ice cream container and beat ice cream again with a electric beater or swirl lightly with a fork..Transfer these into container again,cover tightly and freeze it..
  • Again after l hour, beat again and continue the step..Repeat this step three times..It is beaten three times in order to avoid forming of ice crystal..
  • Freeze it for 6 hours or overnight...
  • Take out the ice cream ,scoop and serve into ice cream bowls..
  •  Enjoy eating this tasty creamy homemade ice cream..You can serve it with a pinch of saffron  and chopped mangoes ( optional)
  • Better use fresh ripe mangoes to make this ice cream..Do not use overripe or under ripe mangoes in making ice cream,as it will not taste good.
  • If using ice cream machine, no need to beat three times..But,if you are using electric beater or blender,you must beat the ice cream three times,after each l hr to avoid forming of ice cream crystals.
  • Always pour the ice cream mixture into container with a tight lid or cover the container tightly with aluminium foil or plastic wrap..Do not keep it in a freezer uncovered as ice crystals will form in top.
  • Instead of mango, you can add any seasonal ripe fruits of your choice or you can make it plain without adding any fruits..