Crunchy Bread Rolls Recipe

Bang! it’s festive time! you love and we love the smell coming out of your secret Kitchen! hate it! but you simply can’t keep off those peeping toms!

Argh!When there is a health conscious person around you, you need to think and be choosy about your prepared cuisines and snacks, Maam. You cannot compromise on the nutritional quality of every dish and snack you make for such persons. After all, ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ (Guests are like Gods – so, treat them nicely).

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The snack recipe that I am going to tell you is ‘Crunchy Bread Rolls’. The ingredients of this recipe have nutritional qualities. I have used fresh whole wheat bread, fresh paneer or cheddar cheese, boiled potatoes, dry roasted peanuts, onion, ginger, rava or sooji, and low-fat cooking oil. This snack is very easy and healthy to make and very tasty and delicious when you will eat it. So, here is the recipe. You can quickly note it down and enjoy trying it at home during every festive occasion.

Ingredients:

10 or 12 fresh Sandwich Brown Bread (made of Whole Wheat) slices

100 gram fresh Paneer or Cheddar Cheese

2 medium-sized potatoes – boiled with skin

2 big serving spoons of Peanuts – dry roasted with skin

1 medium-sized Onion (Finely Chopped)

1 teaspoon grated Ginger

2 teaspoons Corn Flour

4 to 5 tablespoon Rava or Sooji

(Dry Spices)

1 small spoon Garam masala

1-2 small spoons Red Chili Powder

1 teaspoon Cumin (Jeera) Powder (Roasted)

Salt to taste

1 cup finely chopped Green Coriander Leaves

Low Fat Cooking Oil for Deep Fry

Preparation Method:

(For Filling)

Peel off the potato skin and mash it evenly to make a smooth paste. Keep aside.

Grate the paneer on a grater and keep aside.

Heat one teaspoon of low-fat cooking oil in a pan. Add grated ginger and chopped onion and lightly sauté them till you good smell starts coming to your nose.

Add the grated paneer, all the dry spices, the mashed potato, and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and put off flame. No water is required here.

When the mixture is cooled, put it into a large bowl.

Remove the skin of the dry roasted peanuts. Crush half of the peanuts and dry grind the rest of them. Now, add these into the paneer mixture and mix well. Keep aside.

(For making Bread Rolls)

Dissolve the corn flour into one cup water to make a very thin consistency.

Take one dry bread slice, just sprinkle some corn flour water on it and gently press it with both your palm. Then, place the damp bread on your left cupped palm; fill it with one or two spoons of the mixture and seal the edges of the bread on all sides. Give it an egg-like or round shape to your snack roll.

Repeat the above step with all the other bread slices and make nice egg-shaped or round rolls. Keep them aside.

Note: Make sure that all your bread rolls don’t crack anytime during the making process.

Heat some cooking oil in a frying pan. First smear the bread rolls with the dry sooji and then deep fry them on medium flame till golden brown and crisp.

Place all the Bread Rolls on absorbent paper to drain out the extra oil. Serve hot with Mint Chutney, Coriander Chutney, or Tomato Ketchup.

Tips and Variations:

  1. While giving a shape to your bread rolls, make sure that all the edges of the bread are sealed properly. Otherwise, it would look crude and not well-formed.
  2. If you wish to give a more glaze texture to your bread rolls, dip each of your bread roll into beaten egg whites before deep-frying them golden brown. This can be a good idea for the brown bread rolls to hold back the filling from coming out.
  3. Seriously, if you are using whole wheat brown bread slices instead of the white bread, use fresh ones and do not dip into the water or else it will break.
  4. You can also use the white bread to give a more elasticity to the texture.
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Raw Banana Kebab Recipe

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When in India- tasting incredible food is a must! You might hate to take a walk down the bazaar roads- but when It comes to Bananas- you cant simply tear off your eyes from the juicy delicacies- the kitchens across the country are known to prepare!

Since raw green bananas are non-seasonal vegetable, they are available fresh in the market all the year round. They taste very good and even have high nutritional and medicinal values with minimal calories. One cannot resist relishing them when cooked. It would be a great idea to make snacks with these raw green bananas and you can surprise your visitors even. So, here is the recipe of Raw Banana Kebabs. You can quickly note them down and enjoy trying them at home.

 

Ingredients:

 

4 to 5 fresh raw green Bananas

1 medium size Onion (chopped)

1 teaspoon Garlic paste

1 inch Ginger – paste or grated

2 tablespoon Bengal Gram Flour or Bread Crumbs of 4 or 5 bread slices

 

Dry Spices –

2 teaspoon Black Pepper powder

2 teaspoon Roasted Cumin (Jeera) powder

2 teaspoon Dry Mango (Amchur) powder

1 teaspoon Black Salt (powder)

2 teaspoon Garam Masala (grind equal amount of small and big cardamom, cinnamon sticks, and cloves) powder

 

Common Salt to taste

Some handful of fresh green Coriander Leaves (finely chopped)

2 or 3 Green Chilies (finely chopped)

Some Low Fat Cooking Oil for Fry

 

Preparation Method:

 

Wash the raw green bananas thoroughly and steam them. You can pressure cook all of them with the skin. Pour little water while steaming. You can also bake them along with the skin in the Microwave Oven for healthy reason.

 

When cooled, peel off the skin and mash them with your fingers or with the flat part of the strong serving spoon. Watch out; no lump should be there.

 

Take a large clean dry bowl. Place the mashed boiled or baked bananas into it. Add the chopped onion, ginger, garlic paste, gram flour or bread crumbs, all dry spices, chopped coriander leaves, chopped green chilies, and salt to taste. Mix well.

 

Now, slightly grease both your hands. Take small quantity of the mixture and roll it into small dough with your hands. Then flatten a little from the centre to make it into a Kebab shape. Keep it in a dry container.

 

Do this procedure again till the mixture is finished. Now you have some 8 to 10 or more small kebabs depending on their sizes.

 

Heat some cooking oil in a shallow frying pan. Put 3 or 4 kebabs at a time and cook on both sides till cooked and golden brown.

 

When all the kebabs are shallow fried, put them in a plate or a pot to serve.

 

Serve the Raw Banana Kebabs hot with Mint or Tomato Chutneys or Tomato Ketchup.

 

Aren’t these Kebabs good snacks for your festive occasions? It would be great when your guests and friends will keep on munching and guessing till you tell your little secret to them!

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Tips and Variations:

  1. Non-stick flat frying pans are recommended for shallow fries.
  2. You can put paper napkins on the serving plate before placing your snacks. In this way extra is absorbed in the napkins.
  3. You can place these Kebabs inside small buns or bread slices to make burgers or sandwiches.
  4. You can serve these Kebabs with Lachha Parathas along with thin onion rings or mixed pickles for variations.
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Oats Barfi Recipe

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Indian sweets and desserts have long been savored and relished not only by Indian people but also by people of other countries. Recently, there has been a fashion of including low carbonate foods and low-calorie food diets in our 3 meals. As far as we wish to live a healthier lifestyle, having Oatmeal or Oats Cereal in our breakfast is always a good choice. Since Oats is a significant source of dietary fiber, it helps in controlling blood pressure, lowering bad cholesterol, controlling blood glucose and insulin levels in our body, and maintaining general health and longevity. Oats is really a super food and has high nutritional values.

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Ruchita Misra’s The (In)eligible Bachelors: Book Review

Book: The (In) eligible Bachelors
Author: Ruchita Misra
ISBN: 8129118637
ISBN-13: 9788129118639,978-8129118639
Binding: Paperback
Publishing Date: 2011
Publisher: Rupa
Number of Pages: 252
Language: English

 

 

 

 

Ruchita Misra has done a good job being a debutant writer. She has kept in mind the Indian backdrop while scripting the manuscript, and the fact that parents are much worried about their child, especially daughter’s marriage. Continue reading

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In Pursuit Of Infidelity By Sujata Parashar: Book Review

 

Book: In Pursuit Of Infidelity
Author: Sujata Parashar
ISBN: 8129115247
ISBN-13: 9788129115249, 978-8129115249
Binding: Paperback
Published: 2009
Publisher: Rupa and Company
Pages: 195
Language: English

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In today’s fast paced world, infidelity is the term in almost every mouth. There has been many books written and published on this particular subject of infidelity so far, but this story is the one with which you can relate yourself.

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Piyush Jha’s Mumbaistan- a shocking treat

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With my muffins getting baked at this siesta hour I finally sit to write what I feel about the new entry in my little library. I am talking about Piyush Jha’s Mumbaistan. The title runs along with a defining line- 3 explosive crime thrillers. Clearly, this is not a book I will read out to my young elves. Continue reading

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Listen To Your Home’s Appeal

Your home is an extension of your lifestyle. It is your own space, cocoon and expression of you. Thus, it speaks volumes about the person that you are. If you observe closely, your room/ home will introduce you to the person that you are. The pictures that you display at home, the colors that you choose, the style of furniture, the arrangement, all of these display your frame of mind and nature. Whether you like chaotic or strictly neat arrangement, antique or modern furniture, loud colors or cool colors, traditional made up or modern look, all defines you. Continue reading

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