As the lockdown got extended till 3 May, the anxiety and depression are running down in everyone. To calm this pressure in our body we have to distract ourselves with different tricks and solutions. Among them a good one is food, whenever we find some good food; we lose all our tension and start enjoying it. Food reduces stress, anxiety, and pain. Staying at home and looking towards your health, so that one can think more positively is very necessary. Especially during this tough period. Healthier bodies have a good immunity system that can fight more conveniently with any type of foreign particle entering your body. Let us see some good fried Indian snacks that can be served on the table in the evening. This can change your kid’s and family’s mood.
Sandwiches are the easy and simple ones to make in the evening; kids also eat them with love. Experimenting with sandwiches is also quite fun, open your refrigerator and pick out veggies along with sauces that you want to add. Chop them all, mix them with your favorite spices and then stuff them in between buns, and your sandwich is ready. But among these veggies, the most common and demanding ones are cabbage, tomato, cucumber, carrots, and some dairy products like cheese, panner many other.
This chip is very much famous in south India, mainly in Kerala. To prepare you to need some raw bananas, pan with hot oil, some saltwater that’s all. First peel of all the outer skin of the banana then chops them in thin round slices and now put them in hot oil. Don’t flip it, just after a few seconds add 1 tablespoon of saltwater in it and then flip them all and wait until all of them get crispier. When it starts looking quite yellowish and the sound of frying gets lighter take them out in tissue paper, and wait till it cools down.
Panipuri or phuchka
Panipuri is something that you will find all over India. It is one of the most popular street food, and most famous among girls. One bite of it takes you on a different journey. This perfect dish consists of three items one is puri which you can make at home or can buy it from the grocery store, the second is potato mixed in spices and the last one is (pudina pani) spicy mint water.
In preparing it you need some boiled and peeled potatoes (3-4) smashed, ½ cup boiled black chickpeas, ½ teaspoon red chili powder, ½ teaspoon cumin-coriander powder, ¼ teaspoon Chaat Masala or Jaljira powder, some coriander leaves and salts according to your taste now mix them all properly.
After it let’s go for the sour tamarind, mint mix spicy water. For this, we need 3 cups of water some tamarind and lemon juice, 3 chopped green chili, chopped coriander, and mint leaves, 1 tablespoon Chaat Masala, ¼ teaspoon black salt, 2 spoon Bondi and salt to taste mix them all in water and hurray! It’s ready. Now in the final step, you need to make a hole pani puri add some potato mix, dip in pudina pani and eat.
If you are not from India then you might not know what it is but for Indians, it’s something that can easily take your soul away without informing. Every Indian kitchen has its way of dinning it. Some people prepare it in a very casual and simple way which just takes 6-7 minutes to get prepared, put the dried noodle cake in hot boiling water when the noodles start loosening up add the instant masala given with it. Mix it a little bit and boil it for few more seconds and its ready, this is one way of preparing it.
Fried Maggi is a bit time-consuming process but believes me, it is worth it. To prepare it you need a pan with 2cups of water, some vegetables, onions and some coriander leaves and kitchen king masala of any brand. First, put the Maggi in the boiling water and when it gets cooked throw the rest of the water and put the noodles aside. Then take a frying pan to add 3 tablespoon oil and chopped medium size onion, carrot, green chilies and fry them all for about 3 minutes in low flame, add salt to your taste. Now put the boiled Maggi in it mix them all well, in the last step add the instant masala and ½ teaspoon kitchen king and fry them all well and done.
Pyaj ke pakora
This is considered the best snack in Indian, mainly during the rainy season it is on-demand with a cup of tea. Onion pakora is easy and quick belly filler, chopped thin slices of onion dip them in gram flour and then deep fry them in oil. So let’s look at the recipe. Take a mixing bowl add 100 gm of besan (gram flour), and chopped onions, green chilis, baking powder, chilly powder, carom seed, turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon and salt to your taste mix them all and add some water make it like a bit paste. Then heat the oil for deep frying, now put a small batch of batter along with onions and now keep the flame in medium. Fry it till it turns light brown and crunchy, take out the pakoras when the sound of frying and bubbling of oil stops. Sprinkle chaat masala over it and serve it to your family and friends.
Fried masala omelette
Eating an egg is very healthy, but everyone has a different way of eating it like scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, fried and many more versions of it. An egg has vitamin B6, B12, and protein that keep your body growing and away from any kind of disease. Always try to keep eggs in your daily diet, now let’s crack some eggs. Masal omelette is a special Indian desi style omelette. To prepare it you need 2 eggs, some small chopped vegetables like tomato, onion, garlic, green chili, bell pepper or any other of your choice. Among spices ½ teaspoon chaat masala, salt, and cumin powder. Heat a flat wide pan, now crack eggs in a bowl throw the veggies and masala along with some salt in it, whisk them properly. Add 2 teaspoon oil in the pan and make sure it reaches to every corner of the pan, now empty the bowl in pan and then flip when the other side is cooked. Serve it with some toast and ketchup.