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Perfect Accompaniments to Tea for a Rainy Evening

Updated on June 16, 2017
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A rainy day and especially a rainy evening can never be complete without a plate full of sinful fries, pakodas and cutlets or fritters. These are a must with a cup of steaming hot tea. And for those who are not tea lovers at all, a bowl of fragrant comfort soup with some crispy rolls and fries would be good; mouthwatering right? Here is an easy peasy recipe and few more ideas that you can try at home, sinful or not! You need not even be a perfect cook to try these and you don’t even require all the fancy ingredients at home to prepare these delicious dishes.

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Choicest of snacks for the rainy day

Try your hands at making these delectable snacks this weekend and have a really good tea-time with your family and friends:

Bread Roll

For this, you would require either a mix of vegetables or chicken or mutton keema for filling and bread slices and crumbs for the shell of the roll. The process of preparing bread roll is pretty simple.

Instruction

  1. Chop up vegetables and boil everything together. For diabetics, boil potato, onions, ginger and carrot in a separate pan and then discard the water. In case you are using keema as filling saute it a bit with boiled potato, cumin and salt as per taste.
  2. Prepare a paste using besan and water, keep aside.
  3. Slather a bit of butter on both the sides of the bread slices and toast them.
  4. Mix all the ingredients meant for filling well enough and form into a long roll. Cut these in cylindrical shapes smaller than the length of the bread slices.
  5. Put the cylindrical shaped filling close to the ending from where you would start rolling.
  6. Moisten the brown edges of the slice you would be rolling and slather on the besan paste. Start rolling, making sure the filling doesn’t come out. Seal the endings to avoid spillage. If required, seal the endings using toothpicks.
  7. Roll the rolls in a bit of water, not much though or else these will become completely soggy and not so appetizing. Then again roll these in bread crumbs and then bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Once done, serve hot with choice of sauce.

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Cook time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 45 min
  • Yields: One packet of bread would serve 4 to 5 people

Ingredients

  • Bread, Any would do
  • Onion, chopped and boiled
  • Potato, chopped and boiled
  • Carrot, chopped and boiled
  • Capsicum, chopped and boiled
  • As per taste Salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons Olive Oil, For brushing
  • 2-3 tablespoons Butter, For the breads
  • Besan
  • Water
Awesome Bread Roll
Awesome Bread Roll | Source

Other snack ideas

Chicken keema biscuits

This one is again very easy to prepare. You need only 5 more ingredients for this other than minced meat. Onions garlic paste, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, a bit of all purpose flour and chillis are what is required.

Keema Biscuits

Sinful Cookies - Not Really
Sinful Cookies - Not Really | Source

Baked Potato Wedges

One of the simplest dishes ever you can try at home is the baked potato wedges. You need potato, herbs (your choice of herbs), chilli powder, olive oil and a bit of salt for this. Serve this droolworthy snack with garlic sauce or cheese dips.

Baked Herbed Potato Wedges

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Masala Peanuts

You need fried peanuts, onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves, green chillis, chaat masala, coriander and cumin powder (prepared at home) and salt for this.

Masala Peanuts

Droolworthy masala peanuts
Droolworthy masala peanuts | Source

Puffed Rice Chaat

Mustard oil, puffed rice, coriander leaves, green chillis, onion, chanachur or mixture, salt and aamchur or chaat masala. You can also add boiled potato cubes, peanuts and tomato if you like.

Awesome Puffed Rice Chaat

Commonly known as jhal muri in Bengali
Commonly known as jhal muri in Bengali | Source

Corn Fry

You need 2 to 3 corn cobs, lemon juice, salt, chilli powder and olive oil for this. Don’t throw away the lemon rinds after squeezing out the juice.

Corn Masala Fry

Tangy and spicy fried corn cobs
Tangy and spicy fried corn cobs | Source

So, here are a few ideas that you can try on your own. I will be sharing recipes for all the other rainy day snack ideas soon. Stay tuned for these! And friends do share your ideas well. Would love to hear from you.

© 2017 Manali

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