Baked Savory Onion Crackers (Nippatu)

March 27th, 2009 Madhuram Posted in Salt and Spicy, Snacks 40 Comments »

Savory Cookies

Happy Ugadi to those who celebrate Ugadi! Even though I bake a lot of sweet stuff I usually prefer savory snacks. So when Red Chillies (RC) posted a recipe for savory onion crackers (nippatu) I wanted to try it immediately. She had prepared this from Ramya’s blog. So I would like to thank both of them for this awesome recipe. RC mentions that Nippatus are very famous in Bangalore but I have never heard of it until now, even though there are a lot of Bangalore Iyengar bakeries in Chennai, where I grew up.

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Fat Free Okra Fries

March 25th, 2009 Madhuram Posted in Side Dish, Snacks, Vegan Snacks/Appetizers 47 Comments »

Fat Free Okra Chips

Priya has been a very enthusiastic participant in all my egg substitute events month after month. I think she has sent at least 30 entries so far. I can never match her contribution but I wanted to send at least one or two for her events. This month she is hosting the Microwave Easy Cooking – Snack event. I really don’t use the microwave oven that much. I heat water and I cook papads in it because we don’t deep fry it. Initially the microwaved papads didn’t suit my taste (being so used to the deep fried ones) but now have got used to it. Another little trick is I spray the appalam or the finger chips using non stick spray and then cook it for a minute in the microwave oven. This tastes really good.

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Oven Roasted Chickpeas – A fat free crunchy snack.

January 9th, 2009 Madhuram Posted in Kid Pleaser Recipes, Salt and Spicy, Snacks, Vegan Snacks/Appetizers 33 Comments »

Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Long time back in one of Rachel Ray’s show I saw her frying canned chickpea on stove top and she was mentioning that its a nice and crispy snack. I always thought that chickpeas and green peas were deep fried in oil to get that crunchiness. I used to love these while growing up. It was my grandmother’s favorite snack too but we never made it at home. We used to get it from Ambica Depot. After seeing the show I also wanted to prepare it but somehow did not get to it until last week. Instead of sauteeing it in a pan, I decided to roast it in the oven. Otherwise you would have to stand nearby and keep stirring it.

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Baked Tofu – Indian Style

September 17th, 2008 Madhuram Posted in Salt and Spicy, Snacks, Vegan Snacks/Appetizers 40 Comments »

Indian Tofu Tikkis

Next to cauliflower and broccoli, tofu is my husband’s favorite. Actually he would eat anything vegetarian if it’s healthy. For me the criteria is, it has to taste good. So I experiment with tofu to satisfy both our needs. So far our favorite is tofu paratha. I drain the tofu well, grate it, add some Indian spices and divide the mixture into small balls. Then proceed to prepare the parathas as usual, using the tofu stuffing.

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