Saturday, August 7, 2010

Funny Bunny Face

children will love making this cute rabbit face.


2 slice of bread
1 strawberry cream biscuit
2 black pepper (for eyes)
1 gems or smarties (for nose)


* For the face cut the bread in round shape using a bowl.
* For ear cut the bread in shape with knife.
* Take out cream from biscuit and make shape for the inner pink part of the ear.
* Now place all the ingredients in place and make rabbit face.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Chivda (Crispy beaten rice snack)

Chivda is one of the very popular indian tea time snacks.


2 cups thin poha (thin beaten rice)
1/2 cup unsalted peanuts
2 tsp cashew nuts (cut in halves)
2 tsp raisins
2 tsp dry coconut (sliced thin)
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
2 green chillies chopped
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp sugar
few curry leaves
salt to taste


* Fry poha in oil till light golden or roast them in oven or pan by taking 1-2 tsp oil until crisp and keep aside.
* Heat 2-3 tsp oil in a pan and fry peanuts, cashews, raisins, dry coconut, green chillies, curry leaves, sesame seeds till light golden brown and crispy.
* Add poha, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilly powder, salt, and stir all well for 2 minutes on medium flame.
* Turn off the gas and finally add sugar and mix well.
* Allow it to cool and store in air tight container.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Moong Dal Namkeen ( Crispy & Salted yellow split lentils )

Moong Dal Namkeen is one of the crispy, tasty and protein rich tea-time snack of India.


1 cup Moong Dal(lentils)
1 cup milk
oil for frying


* Wash the dal and soak it in water (also add milk in the water) for overnight.
* Next morning drain all the water and spread dal on cloth to dry for 10 to 15 minutes.
* Heat the oil in a frying pan.
* Fry dal on medium flame till light golden colour for 2-3 minutes.
* Drain on paper napkin to remove extra oil.
* Sprinkle salt and mix well.
* Let it cool and store in a air tight container.