Friday, August 24, 2007

Who doesn't love a deep fried,crispy,spicy snack on a rainy day???
Did I hear you gasp "Calories"!!!
What if I were to tell you that this snack is made out of a flour packed with nutritional benefits???
Not a rainy day, you say???
Well, I live in Chennai and I still love this any time of the day.

Now if you've run out of excuses, let's move on to the recipe.....

I came to hear of the several health benefits of ragi(millet) only after having a baby. In fact, my little girl's introduction to the world of solid foods was through ragi koozhu (porridge???)
Now I make sure that it is a part of our weekly diet in one form or the other.

Here's a quick snack that can be made using ragi.

What you need:

Ragi flour - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Fried gram - 1 tsp
Cashew (broken into small pieces) - 1 tsp
Groundnut - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder
Curry leaves & cilantro - a handful each, chopped fine
Onion - 1, minced
Carrot - 1, chopped into tiny pieces

Mix all the ingredients to a stiff dough adding water a little at a time. Take care not to add too much water. The dough should be a little stiff.
Tear off unevenly shaped bits from the dough and deep fry in hot oil until crisp.
Serve hot.

Recipe source: A cookery show on a TV channel(don't remember which one, though) watched while I was channel surfing....

This is my entry to Hima's new event What's your Favourite Snack.


Asha said...

Hi Jaya, she is eating solids already! Time flies, huh?:))
Sounds good, I gave my kids some rice cereal for their first food!;P
RCI Karnataka is up, I am hosting.Any K dish for me!:)

Padma said...

Hey Jayashree, wish I could see those pictures, but I think you missed some point in the recipe, what to do with the dough after you knead it? LMK

Jayashree said...

Padma, you need to tear off little pieces of the dough....not in any particular shape...and fry it in hot oil until golden brown.
I do have that part posted on the blog too...don't know why it didn't show up when u were reading.
As for the pics, my internet connection right now is abominably slow.....Iam working on getting broadband....hopefully once I do, I'll be able to upload all those pics.

Jayashree said...

Asha, cliched as it may sound, time really does fly....she is making me run around in circles trying to feed her....
Will cook up something for RCI-K. Good luck hosting.

Meera said...

Wow! I love to include ragi flour in the cooking and am always looking for ragi recipes! thanks for sharing