October 19, 2016

Homemade Fried Croutons !!!

I always love fresh croutons on hot soup / vegetable biryani / Salads.  Store bought croutons are usually too dry and flavourless.  Homemade croutons is super simple and best way of using leftover bread slices and more than that its healthy & delicious with added flavours....

Ingredients :
  1. 4 slices of bread diced into cubes
  2. Oil - 3 tbsp
  3. Garlic powder (optional) - 1/4 tsp
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Pepper powder
  6. Dried herbs, optional - 1/2 tsp

Method :

1.   Dice the bread slices into small cubes.

2.   In a mixing bowl, combine together oil, pepper powder, garlic powder, dry herbs and salt to taste. 

3.   Mix the diced bread cubes and roast them over the frying pan till crunch & golden brown on either sides.

Serve on salad or soups or anything that suits you....

October 17, 2016

Iyengar Bakery Khara Biscuit | Savoury Cookies | Masala Biscuit

 Cookies don't have to be served as a dessert or with coffee or tea, they can also be a nice party appetizer or a tasty snack.  This Iyengar bakery style khara biscuit is sure to tickle your taste buds.

Ingredients :

  1. All purpose flour - 200 gms
  2. Icing Sugar - 50 gms
  3. Butter - 100 gms
  4. Salt - 1 tsp
  5. Milk - 15 ml
  6. Green chillies, finely chopped - 2 nos
  7. Cumin seeds, roasted & coarsely crushed - 1 tbsp
  8. Ginger powder - 1/2 tsp
  9. Few Curry leaves, finely chopped
  10. Few coriander leaves, finely chopped

Method :

1.   Sieve together flour and salt together.  Keep aside.

2.   Cream together butter and icing sugar till the sugar dissolves.  Add milk and continue beating.

3.   Add in the flour mixture, green chillies, cumin seeds, ginger powder, curry leaves and coriander leaves.  Gently knead the dough and rest the dough for 10 mins.

4.   Preheat the oven at 180 C and line up the baking pan with parchment paper.

5.   Using the rolling pin, roll the dough and cut them in the desired shape.  Dust the working space with flour.

6.  Arrange the cookies in the prepared pan and bake them for 10 - 15 mins or until the golden brown.  Allow them to cool completely before storing them in an air tight container.

Happy baking :)
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