Seedai

Cooks in : 60 min Serves: 4 people

In Tamilnadu Seedai is one of the most important prashad made for Krishna Janmashtami.  Sweet as well as salt versions are made and they are very tasty snack item. During my childhood, my mother and grandmother used to make a huge box of these goodies which we would enjoy for the next 15 to 20 days! Traditionally these are made with processed rice flour and urad dal.  I used home made processed millet flour for this recipe and the seedais turned out so good.  

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Ela Ada/Ilai Adai

Cooks in : 40 min Serves: 2 people

Ela Ada is a Kerala delicacy, consisting of parcels made out of rice flour dough with sweet fillings, steamed in banana leaf and generally served as a snack or breakfast item. Replacing the rice flour with millet flour makes it more nutritious. I used sorghum/jowar flour for this recipe.
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Masala Papad

Cooks in: 10 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Masala Papad is a popular fast food across India. Roasted papads are topped with onion, tomatoes, and spices and finally deep fried namkeen is sprinkled on top. In this recipe, I used roasted bajra puffs as toping and made the dish completely oil free. A healthy, nutritious guilt free snack is ready within minutes! This is served as a starter in many restaurants. 

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Ragi Khakra

Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Khakra is a thin cracker common in the Gujarathi and Rajasthani cuisines. No fancy ingredients are required for making khakras. Wheat flour and moth bean flour are mixed with spices, rolled and roasted on a tawa until crisp. I used ragi flour for this recipe and it turned out very crisp and tasted so good the next day!

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