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Choona oondi(kozhukkattai) is normally made as a sweet. But it is also prepared as a spicy salted snack.


raw rice flour-1 cup,


coconut scrapings-1/2 cup,

green chillies-2(chopped finely)

curry leaves-few(chopped finely) and

til(sesame seeds)1tsp.


Boil 1 cup of water in a pan with little salt.

Add the flour and go on stirring till the water is completely evaporated.

After it is cooled,convert the cooked flour to a soft dough by kneading it with  hands.

Mix all the remaining items separately(call it puran).

Spread a little dough on hand applying little oil.

Place a spoonful of puran on it and close it, giving it a modak shape.

Continue till the puran/dough is completely utilised.

Steam them in a cooker separater for 15 mts.

It can be served, on cooling.

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A fast and convenient snack that can be prepared when children/working personnel return from the school or office. Besides being tasty, it is also very relishing.


potatoes-2 nos(large),

white rawa-2 tbsps,

hing powder-1/8 tsp,

green chillies-2(chopped),

curry leaves- a few(chopped),

salt to taste and

oil for shallow frying.


Wash and cook the potatoes, peel and mash them well(Potatoes can be cooked in advance and kept ready).

Add salt and the chopped items along with hing and rawa to the mashed potatoes and mix well.

Make puri size, small round and flat vodos(vadas/patties) with the help of hands.

Fry 4 or 5 vodos at a time, on a flat pan(tawa) dripping a little oil around the vodos.

When one side is done, turn them over and fry again, putting little more oil, around.

Fry both sides to a golden brown shade.

Patties/Vodos are ready and this can be served with any type of readily available sauce or chutney as a side dish.

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A time-pass snack, generally munched by the kids and youngsters whilst on their hobbies, like reading, playing games on the computer, playing board games, etc. It also goes very well with the evenimg tea. Most of the grains such as whole black chana(bengal gram), chouli(cow pea), moong and other types of beans .can be used for this preparation.


any one of the grain-1/4kg,

salt solution(made with 1 tbsp of salt and 3 tbsp of water) and

oil for frying.


Wash and soak the grain for 8 hrs.

Strain water.

Put it on a cloth, close the ends, tie it with a thread and hang it at a convenient place. Leave it for 2 days. 

A sprout maker can also be used for sprouting the grain.

Remove the unsprouted grains(it may burst while frying) from the sprouted ones.

Deep fry it till it gets crispy.

Sprinkle little salt solution on the frying grains and wait till the foam subsides.

Remove the fried grains using a perforated laddle to drain the excess oil.

Spread it on a tissue paper to remove the balance retained excess oil.


Little chilly powder can be sprinkled over the grains to give it a spicy kick.

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This is a time-pass item for the  children.
boiled rice-1cup,
chana dal-1/2cup,
moong dal-1/2cup,
red chillies-6,
coconut oil(for use while eating)
hing powder- a pinch and
salt to taste.
Wash the rice and strain water.
Wash the nachni and strain water.
Roast  separately the rice,nachni and dals(together).
Roast  pepper and the chillies for 2 to 3 mts.
On getting cooled, grind all the items together to a fine powder.
Add hing powder and salt and mix.
Eat, mixed with oil.

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Whenever the children or the adults are hungry and ask for some immediate relief, the homemaker resort to this dish, which is very tasty and spicy, at the same time, wholesome. It is also a very healthy dish as it does not contan any unhealthy add-ons. It is a very easy and simple preparation. This is an instant snack and cannot be kept for a longer time.
thin poha -1/4kg,
green chillies-2,
coconut scrapings-1 cup,
salt to taste,
 small onion-1/2 cup(optional)chopped and
 coconut oil-2tsps.
Mix  poha and coconut scrapings together and mash it well with hand to make it soft. No water is used.
Add finely cut chillies, chopped onions, sugar and salt and mix well.
Add coconut oil and mix.
The dish is ready.

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