Snacks

Dabeli

Dabeli is a famous snack of Northern part of India. Dabeli is basicallly a sandwich where filling is of potato mixture with different chutneys and peanuts. I really like Dabeli still have memories and taste of Dabeli which I used to have in Mumbai it was soo delicious..Oh boy I miss those days.

I prepared this Dabeli for my friends few of them never had Dabeli and they really liked it. It is good snack for a gatherings and when you have to feed many mouths.

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Pav (Dinner rolls)

What can be more good than homemade bread. 🙂 Pav are  very popular in Maharashtra. It is very soft bread which is served with many dishes like pav bhaji, dabeli, Missal pao and they are really easy to make.! My family enjoys the most these pav with Pav bhaji a blend of vegetables. I will share the recipe with you guys, so do try them out.

Ingredients:

  • Milk – 100ml
  • Yeast – 1 Tsp
  • Sugar – ½ Tbsp
  • Maida / Plain Flour – 125g / 1 Cup
  • Salt – ½ Tsp
  • Milk Powder – 1 Tbsp / 9gms
  • Butter – 10 gms / 2 tsps
  • Milk & Butter – For Brushing

Instructions:

  1. To the warm milk, add the sugar and the yeast. Stir and keep aside to proof for 10 mins.
  2. In your working platform place the flour, salt and the milk powder. Mix and make a well in center.
  3. Add the proofed yeast mixture, which would have been frothy so far. Get your hands in and form this into a soft-pasty kind of dough. If the mixture does not turn out to be soft and sticky consistency, add more milk to it and make it sticky and soft.
  4. Add in the butter and start kneading it. Knead this by pushing the dough with heel of your palm.. This is going to be very sticky and kind of paste like, but this is how it is supposed to be. Just keep kneading and scraping once in a while for 15 minutes.
  5. After about 15 mins of kneading, this will come together and would be more like a dough than a sticky pasty mass.
  6. Place this into a bowl with a lil bit of oil, coat the dough and the bowl with the oil, cover with a damp cloth and let it proof for 1 hour or until doubled in a warm spot.
  7. Once doubled in volume, punch and take the dough out, sprinkle a bit of flour and knead for a minute.
  8. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions. My dough weighed 245 grams. And I portioned about 40gms each.
  9. Smooth-en out each portion by rolling them between your palm and fingers. Place the shaped portions in a 6″ square cake tin. You can make in a round one as well.
  10. Cover the cake tin with a cloth and let the pavs proof for another hour or until well risen.
  11. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  12. Now bake them in a preheated oven for 12- 15 minutes, check after 12 minutes if lightly brown than broil it for few seconds monitoring closely.
  13. Take them out once they’re baked well.. Brush the tops with butter. Now take a damp cloth and cover the tin for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  14. Using a knife, loosen the sides and carefully take the pavs out..
  15. Fresh homemade Pavs are ready to enjoy..!!

Do try it out guys and share your experience.!

Paneer Tikka

As you guys know how obsessed I am with Panner (Indian Cottage Cheese). I just love paneer. Paneer Tikka is one of my family’s favorite snack to order whenever we go out to eat. They all love it so much and so does me…:-D

Panner Tikka is basically paneer cubes marinated in a yogurt based spicy mixture with onions and bell peppers than arranged on skewers and grill or bake in oven. Traditionally in restaurants they are made in tandoor but you can make it in oven or stove top.

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Dahi vade or dahi bhalle

Dahi bhalle or dahi vade..!! This is north India’s one of the most popular dish in every household, everyone just loves it and so does me and my husband..😊

I made them few days back and trust me guys they were yum yum yum…the balls were sooo soft just melts in the mouth with the yogurt and other spices and chutneys ooh boy my mouth is watering while writing this post… 😄

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Moong dal ( split green gram) Paniyaram

With split green gram you can make different dishes like pesarattu dosa, this dosa is eaten in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is healthy, light and tastes delicious. Like here I have tried these paniyaram with split green gram and they were delicious too.

This recipe is easy to prepare which gets ready in no time. You can make it for breakfast or for evening snack. This delicious recipe is healthy option for your small hunger panks..

Here are the list of ingredients and steps

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Protein Bars

Protein bars I just love them and when you can make them at home it’s more awesome . It’s really great to make your own protein bars as you can control what is going into it. You can add ingredients of your choice and even you can control the sugar by using dates etc. that is why I love making  my own bars at home.

These protein bars are full of protein and Fibre.  It is very simple to make and takes no times. Here I have used some brown sugar and Manuka honey, almonds, walnuts and dried fruits like apricots and cranberry. You can use ingredients of your choice like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and for kids you can even add some milk chocolate, M&M, peanut butter etc. These protein bars are perfect for snacking and keeps you full for long period of time. These bars are so delicious that once you start making them at home I promise you won’t buy that from store any further.😊

That’s why I love making my own protein bars at home.

So here goes the list of ingredients and recipe for Protein Bars

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