Kodbale – A deep-fried snack

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It’s a very tasty and difficult snack to make or so I thought, until I saw this recipe on TV, it’s not the exact authentic recipe but yeah the taste is almost like the authentic recipe and it’s easy to make. So let’s start.

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: 10 minutes.
Idle Time: NIL
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
makes:   30 small kodbale’s

What you will need

½ cup – rice flour

¼ cup – Maida

2 tbsp – fine sooji (chiroiti rava)

1 tsp – chilly flakes

½ tsp – salt

1 pinch – hing

1 tsp – carom seeds/om kalu

½ cup – water

Oil – 1 tbsp + for frying

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This is how it should be rolled before cutting it into small pieces and attaching the ends to make kodbale,like the below photo and the deep fry it.

 

 

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How to make

First keep the oil for heating. In a bowl take all the ingredients, except water, by now the oil will be hot , add the hot oil from the frying pan, the oil should be very hot, now add water and mix well. It should be soft like chapatti dough.

Then take small balls and roll it into 1 cm in thickness  and cut it into 2 or 3 inches pieces and join the ends to make like the kodbale shape. And then deep-fry and it’s then its ready to serve.

Notes

I have made small kodbale’s, you can make bigger once.

The oil should be very hot, like when we deep fry we need the oil hot so the oil should be that hot, then only the kodbale will be crispy.

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Microwave Masala Peanuts

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Masala peanuts are my all time favourite snack; since we are doing it in microwave instead of deep-frying it is a bit healthier. It a very easy recipe and can make it within 10 to 15 minutes. It’s tasty, easy and fast. So let’s start the recipe.

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: 5 minutes.
Idle Time: NIL
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
makes:   ½ cup

What you will need

½ cup peanuts

4 tbsp besan/gram flour

1 tsp chilly powder

¼ tsp chat masala

¼ tsp garam masala powder

1 pinch baking soda

½ tsp salt

2 tbsp water

2 + ½ tsp oil

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How to make

Wash the peanuts and keep it aside. In another bowl add gram flour, salt, chilly powder, garam masala , chat masala, 2 tsp oil and  baking soda, then add the washed peanuts and coat the gram flour mix nicely, then add the water and mix thoroughly .in a microwave safe plate grease the ½ tsp oil and spread the peanut mixture on the plate and microwave it for 3 minutes and then stir and microwave it again for 2 to 3 minutes until it become crispy, be careful it might burn, once it’s done you can eat it directly or sprinkle some chat masala and its ready to eat.

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Notes

While the peanuts are in microwave, be careful it might burn so keep an eye.

You can double the quantity and make more.

You can add your choice of spices like fennel powder, jeera powder etc

Add salt accordingly because chat masala contains salt.

Eggless lemon cup cakes

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I am posting a baking recipe after such a looooong time anyways, It was the most yummiest, moist and tasty cup cake after a long time, when you give to someone who bakes with the eggs, they will wonder how it’s so airy and moist without the egg. Actually lemon/lime gives a nice texture for the eggless cakes.I was too much into baking breads, buns,rolls sigh all yeast recipes,I still need to perfect in some more yeast recipes before I post it here. Ok lets start baking.

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: 10 minutes.
Idle Time: NIL
Cooking Time: 22 minutes
makes:   6 cup cakes

What you will need

Maida – ½ + 1tbsp

Baking Soda – ¼ tsp

Baking Powder – ¼ tsp

Salt – one pinch

Almond Meal – 2 tbsp

Curd – 2 tbsp

Milk – 3 tbsp

vanilla essence – 1tsp

Lemon/lime – rind 1 tsp

Lemon/lime – juice 1 tsp

Sugar – 1/4th cup = 2 Tbsp

Oil – 2 tbsp

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How to make

First preheat the oven for 10 at 180 degrees. The line the cupcakes pan and keep it ready.

In a bowl take all the dry ingredients and mix well and keep aside. In another bowl take all the wet ingredients and mix well, mix the sugar well until it is dissolved properly.

Now mix both the dry and wet ingredients together, mix it well, and then pour it in the baking pan. Bake it the preheated oven for 22 minutes at 180 degrees, or until done. I made exactly 6 cupcakes.

Notes

If you don’t have almond meal add, you can just grind the almonds and add it.

I added ground almonds.