Summer season is on, and if you don’t want to spend all your time in the kitchen, then you better pay attention to this post. Today, we will be discussing a few quick Indian evening snacks recipes for your little ones and family. Believe me, they are very easy to prepare and are mouth-watering. You, your partner and your children will love it.
Though it’s a Gujarati dish and is Gujarat’s pride, but people from every zone likes it due to many reasons like; it is a very light dish, easy to cook and healthy. It is also known as Khamandhokla.
- Besan (Gram Flour) – 2 cups
- Yogurt (proper beaten) – 1 cup
- Salt to taste
- Turmeric powder – ½ tbsp.
- Green chili ginger paste – 1 tbsp
- Oil – 2 tbsps
- Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
- Soda bicarbonate/baking soda – 1 teaspoon
- Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
- Curry leaves – 15-20
- Sugar for lemon syrup
- First, in a bowl take gram flour (besan). Add beaten yogurt and one cup of water approximately and mix. Make sure no lumps left behind. Now add salt and mix again.
- Leave it aside for 10-15 minutes. After that add turmeric and green chilli-ginger paste to the material.
- Take a new bowl grease it with oil. Now put the soda bicarbonate or baking soda to the material and then put the whole material to the greased bowl.
- Now keep that bowl in the microwave for 7-8 minutes. Let it be cool then cut it into squares.
- In a pan heat, the oil and put mustard seeds and curry leaves with some green chilies and pour over the dhoklas with lemon and sugar syrup.
- Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and serve.
Now time for some fusion in dishes. It’s an awesome fusion of south Indian cuisine to Chinese cuisine. For this, you have to take the leftover idlis to prepare this different combo.
For Idli frying
- 5 leftover idlis
- Maida – ½ cup
- Corn flour/ starch – ¼ cup
- Salt to taste
- Red chili powder – 1 teaspoon
- ¼ crushed black pepper – ¼ teaspoon
- Soya sauce – 1 teaspoon
- Water required to prepare smooth batter
- Oil for deep frying
For the sauce –
- Oil – 2 teaspoon
- Onion – ½ finely chopped
- Ginger – 1 inch finely chopped
- Garlic cloves – 3 finely chopped
- ½ cubed capsicum
- Tomato sauce – ¼ or as required
- Chilli sauce – 1 teaspoon
- Salt to taste
- Vinegar – 2 teaspoon
- Soya sauce – 2 teaspoon
- Chop all the idlis into 4 quarters and keep aside.
- Now in a large bowl mix maida, salt, red chili, corn flour, soya sauce and black pepper and mix it gently. To make a smooth batter you can add water and make sure batter should be of dropping consistency.
- Then, dip each chopped idli into the batter coat them well and deep fry it until it turns golden brown and crispy.
- To remove excess oil drain the fried idlis with a tissue or kitchen paper towel.
- Take a large wok and put 2 teaspoons of oil and chopped onion. Saute for a minute. You can use a copper wok as well. If you don’t have a wok, then you can use the red copper pan as well. You should have copper cookware because the food is cooked much faster and evenly in copper cookware. You can check out red copper pan reviews on the web if you want.
- Then add chopped garlic and ginger and saute it. If you like spicy food you can add green chili
- Fry chopped capsicum. Then add tomato and chili sauce with salt.
- Now add 2 teaspoons of soy sauce and vinegar and then cook for a minute.
- Then add the deep friedidlis, mix it well with the sauce.
- Serve it with fried rice.
These are two super delicious Indian recipes that you can prepare in 30 minutes. It is important for you to note that 30 minutes is the total time of preparation, from making the batter to chopping and cutting the vegetables and cooking in the microwave or on the frying pan. These recipes are not just easy to make but are also quite healthy. The amount of oil used in these is less than most of the Indian snacks that we have like Samosas, Kachoris, Tikkis and so on. It is important that you feed healthy food to your family when they are in a mood to have something spicy and flavourful. These two recipes are perfect as your evening snacks, and you can make these recipes one by one on a regular basis because there is no harm in eating dhokla or idli.
About Author: Monica Henin is the author of this post. She is an avid blog writer and a passionate cook. She has done an in-depth research on different types of cuisines, especially Indian cuisine. Some of her best articles can be read on AddonKitchen, which is a one-stop source for finding the best kitchen gadgets and food recipes.