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Healthy easy-to-make snacks

Updated on April 18, 2014

Evening snacks the traditional way!

Everybody loves snacks. These are healthy and easy to make as the ingredients are all commonly available. The best part is all these snacks do not take much time to cook. It will be an instant hit with your family. They can also be used as tiffin box snacks and can be packed to school for your kids. The nutritional value in these type of foods is high though the ingredients look simple. The combination in the right ratio is very important to release the flavors in these foods. Try them in a small quantity till you become confident of the taste and texture. After that you can cook for a large number of people. Many of these snacks are famously made of special occasions or family celebrations.

Ubittu

Ubittu is a snack best served with tea. It is easy to prepare and is done on many festivals.

Ingredients:

For the batter:

Pastry Flour - 500 g

Sugar-250 g

Salt to taste

Oil to fry

For the Stuffing:

Roasted Gram - 250 g

Grated Coconut - 1 cup

Sugar - 100 grams

Procedure:

Mix the pastry flour, salt and sugar along with a little water to make the batter and keep it aside.(similar to Dosa Batter)

Grind roasted gram to a coarse powder.

Mix it with grated coconut and sugar.

Add a little water to the mixture and make it into small balls.

Keep oil in a pan to heat.

When the oil is ready, dip these balls into the batter and fry till they become golden brown.

Ubittu is ready!

Best Combination:

Serve with Coffee or Tea.

Alternate Tip:

Instead of roasted gram, Bengal gram can also be used. In that case, Bengal gram has to be cooked previously before grinding it into coarse powder.

Kadamittu

Ingredients:

Sooji(Semolina) - 500 gm

Jaggery- 250 gm

Coconut (grated) - 2 cups

Ghee - 100 gm

Water as required

Salt as required

Procedure:

Fry the sooji in ghee till it becomes golden brown.

Fry the grated coconut in oil and keep it aside.

Mix the sooji and coconut with the other ingredients above to make a paste.

Mould the paste into small balls.

Cook them in steam using the normal idly cooker for twenty minutes.

Remove after 20 minutes and serve hot.

This is a snack which is famous in my family. Sometimes it is even had as breakfast during festivals.

Cook Time

Prep Time: Half an hour

Total Time: One hour

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • Sugar : 200 gm
  • Maida Flour : 500 g
  • Baking Soda : 1/4 tsp
  • Water (as required)
  • Salt
  • Oil to fry

Instructions

  1. Mix all the above ingredients and beat it into a fine jelly-like paste.
  2. Keep it covered for half an hour for the paste to set.
  3. Heat oil in a pan.
  4. Take a flat bottomed utensil (approximately 4″). Turn it upside down and cover the vessel’s bottom with a clean wet cloth.
  5. On it,spread the jelly like paste in small quantities.
  6. Tilt the cloth slightly to transfer the jelly spread to your hand then to the heated oil carefully.
  7. Keep turning the sides. When both the sides become light golden brown, remove them from the oil.
  8. Serve hot with coffee or tea
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Gulla Paniyara

This is done in two versions - the sweet and the hot one. Generally it is done in the given method

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: half an hour

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • Maida Flour : 500 Gm
  • Sugar : 200 Gm
  • Salt to taste
  • Baking Soda : A pinch
  • Coconut : Cut into small pieces
  • Dried fruits : 50 gm
  • Water as required

Instructions

  1. Mix all the above ingredients into a batter
  2. Paniyaram is done is a separate pan called the Paniyaram Pan. A small pan has six grooves. In the pan pour oil.
  3. When the oil is heated, pour the batter into the provisions given in the pan.
  4. When one side becomes, light brown, turn it to the other side using a thin stick.
  5. Remove from oil when both the sides have become golden brown.
  6. Serve hot

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    • OhMe profile image

      Nancy Tate Hellams 3 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Wow, I have never heard of any of these so thanks for the Healthy Snacks Recipes

    • Heidi Vincent profile image

      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      These recipes all look good, Scindhia, but why not add some photos to make our mouths water :)