4 Steps Peri Peri Makhane: Healthy Evening Snacks

Makhane with a twist. Your evening breaks can get healthier & chatpata with this recipe. It’s super easy and you know its good when none is left. 😛

Seeing how much the “Easy Healthy Evening Snacks: Puffed Rice Namkeen & Garlic Grilled Corn” was loved & appreciated, decided to put up another recipe for munching healthy snacks during the evening.

This recipe is inspired from my mother’s recipe. When she tells me to eat makhane as they are rich in calcium. So we stopped bringing namkeens, seeing how bad the oil they are using & replaced them with murmura (puffed rice, makhane). Was reading how unhealthy canola/sunflower/palm oils are. This recipe is cooked in Ghee.

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 100 gm Makhane
  • 6 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tbsp Kashmiri mirch/deghi mirch
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chat Masala

Method

  • Take a large big pan/kadhai. Add 3 tbsp of ghee.
  • Stir & roast the makhane for 10 mins on low flame.
  • On a separate pan, add 3 tbsp of ghee, kashmiri lal mirch, red chilli powder, salt, chat masala.
  • Mix the tadka with the crispy makhane. Stir well. Mix well

Notes

  • Keep stirring the makhane, otherwise they will stick to the pan & easily burnt.
  • You can add more chat masala or chilli powder if like it on the spicier side.
  • You can use olive oil also.

Happy healthy eating guys! 😀

Easy Healthy Evening Snacks: Puffed Rice Namkeen &Garlic Grilled Corn

For evening cravings, two very easy recipes that can be made with a cup of tea or coffee. I was surprised how quick they are with bare minimum ingredients.

Puffed Rice Namkeen

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp kashimiri mirch
  • 1/4 tsp red chilly powder
  • Salt, chaat masala to taste
  • 3-4 chopped curry leaves
  • Peanuts
  • 1 cup Puffled rice (Murmura)
  • 1/2 cup Flat rice (Poha)

Method

  • In a pan put oil, heat at medium flame, add turmeric, kashmiri mirch, chilly powder, curry leaves, flat rice, peanuts & roast it.
  • Add puffed rice, salt, chaat masala & mix well. Done 😀

Tip:

Initially I used mustard seeds, you can avoid it. Tastes better without it.

Garlic Grilled Corn

Ingredients

  • 2 Medium sized corns
  • 2 tbsp butter & olive oil
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Chopped garlic/ Garlic Salt

Method

  • In a bowl mix butter, oil, garlic, salt, pepper, chilly powder, oregano.
  • Brush the corns with the mixture
  • Pre-heat oven at 350F & bake for 25 mins. Done 😀

Tip

You can roast the corns by baking it at broil mode for 2-3 minutes to give an extra crunchy texture.