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6/26/09 12:44 P

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Thanks Madhu .

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emoticon I'm not sure....I was just trying my best to help out a emoticon

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6/25/09 11:38 A

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Madhu , does this not sound like " Punjabi methi ka Paratha !"

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6/25/09 11:14 A

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Meera, some recipes and directions on how to make khakhra at home:

www.whereincity.com/recipes/r
otis-para
ntha-breads-naans/whole-wheat
-meth
i-khakra-in-just-20-minutes-1137.htm


www.indobase.com/recipes/deta
ils/khakr
a.php


indianfood.about.com/od/bread
recipes/r
/khakra.htm


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6/21/09 12:53 P

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Thanks for the information Rekha.

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6/20/09 12:44 A

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Gulati Uncle, rawa idlis are my fav...though we have it fr brkfast not tea.

Here is a link to the food blog that has ur requested recipe.

www.aayisrecipes.com/2006/12/05/rava
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6/19/09 10:08 A

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Thanks Tara/Rekha/Neeta for the recipes!

Rekha (SonPari) - thanks for creating new threads for the various meal ideas.

Gulati Uncle - I like the idea of having idlies to go with tea. Can I get a recipe for making dhokla please?

Truly appreciate everyone's suggestions!


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For me Dhokla and Rava Idliies pl.

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6/19/09 1:10 A

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Rekha, tara,thanks for the recipes.....like meera, i would love to have the khakra recipe.

Reeta, I think it makes sense to have different threads for breakfast ideas and lunch/dinner ideas where others can share their recipes. I love to try new recipes all the time esp the low cal ones. i'll add the threads right away.

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6/18/09 9:51 P

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this is recipe for guilt free bhel recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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6/18/09 4:49 P

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I have seen a couple of comments that this was a good thread/discussion and lots of great suggestions!

How do others feel about having similar threads to get ideas for mealtimes - breakfast, lunches, dinners, snacks?

I find that I get into a rut where I eat the same things over and over again and it just simply gets BORING! This would give people an opportunity to explore new meal ideas.

Thanks again.
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6/18/09 4:45 P

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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

I will be doing some shopping this weekend and the chiwda and murmura are definitely on my list of things to make - YUMMY YUMMY :-)

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6/18/09 11:36 A

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on popular demand here is the Chiwda recipe emoticon

Chiwda recipe:

What you need:
Thin Poha
Raisins
Peanuts raw
Thinly sliced coconut pieces (optional)
Kadhi Patta
Salt and pepper
1 tsp olive oil
Mint powder (I dry some home grown mint and then crush it in my palms)
Roasted chana (for protein)

Method:
1. In a big flattish wok/ kadhai put the poha in….keep stirring it as it will start burning very quickly once the wok is hot.
2. stir and rotate the poha with a Spatula till it is totally crispy (u can keep eating to test it LOL )
3. in another pan heat the oil (if using olive oil don’t heat it too much as its not heat stable and loses its goodness if heated too much)
4. put the kadhi patta and let it splutter
5. roast the peanuts in the oil and add pre-soaked raisins, coconuts flakes and roast for some more time.
6. add the crisp poha in this and mix
7. Turn off the gas and sprinkle salt, pepper and mint powder and add the roasted chana

And voila it is done!!!! Tastes delicious!!! Enjoy and mujhe yaad karo!!! emoticon
PS: There are other spices u can add…mustard seeds, a little sugar, garlic powder…but I like to keep it simple…..



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6/18/09 11:20 A

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Could you share home made khakra recipe please.

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6/18/09 9:37 A

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Mine is Khkhara(Home made) or wheat bread. I do not take tea but I would take with coffee.

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6/18/09 5:39 A

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interesting thread...Tara, I too would like your oil free chiwda recipe, please..
I too usually have 2-3 marie biscuits with tea...and if still hungry (that is the time I am most hungry), I take a fruit..

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This is an interesting thread, my snacks depends on my FIL,. can u believe it? he usually drops by alternate days, so depending on what he gets and how tempting it is, I have it. The only good thing is that I have learned portion control after joining SP. One trick I use when i feel like having namkeen is to sprinkle 1-2 tbl sp on my Salad!
I stick to Rusk and good ol' marie otherwise.



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6/17/09 8:59 P

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Hi Reeta:)

Roasted channa - I buy a bag of it with no oil or salt from Indian grocery store and munch on it whenever I feel the craving for munchies. When my Mom was ill, this is the only munchie she was allowed to eat...so, it makes me feel close to her. However, everyone in my family thinks I am crazy to eat it!! DH won't go near it with a 10 foot pole.

I make my own Murmura mix. I buy the roasted kind with added salt - a large bag. No idea how much salt is in it which is why I stay away from this snack. But, DH loves it. Heat a tsp of Olive oil, krackle 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp jeera in it. Stir in red hot chili pieces ( green chili too - if you like it spicy)and chopped curry leaves. Stir in the murmura. Mix well with a little sugar if you like. Separately, I roast raw peanuts, raw cashew pieces in a drop of oil, salt it and add black pepper to peanuts only ( yum by itself too) and stir them in as much as you like to the Murmura mix! More than what the store bought ones have. If you like spices, add any spice powder mix to the oil ( you may have to use a bit more) before mixing in with the murmura, do the same if you need more salt. you can add raisins too for the sweetness. We generally don't add any spices or salt.

Then, I buy the Anand brand Khara ( made from besan) sticks ( 1 bag - don't bother to fry my own any more)and add that too. You do get some namkeen but less than if you had eaten just that!

Oh forgot! We also add daliya ( I roast it in a wok - plain) for protien. My Sons IL love it too. It just disappears when we play games.....


Chiwda that Mom made to avoid frying Phoha in oil:
I make dry, crispy phova with thin phoha also. The same thing - heat oil, add mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp of urad dal, red chilies (1/4 cup of daliya. loads of peanuts and cashews - stir in later), salt and drop about 2 cups of phoha in it. On a low flame roast the phoha until its crispy. Store in a dry tin with air-tight cover. When you want to serve, sprinkle a bit of coconut on top.

NOT sure if this is your cup of tea but, we grew up eating this as children.

khakra - you can buy them in Indian grocery store - loaded with salt!! Yummy - my friends form NI love the spicy kind with their tea.


Edited by: NITAINMN at: 6/17/2009 (21:03)
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This is perfect! Drinking tea in the afternoon has always been my downfall - I don't normally like the combination of fruit with my tea and resort to namkeen, biscuits, rusk.....you get the picture!

All of the suggestions are great and my mouth is already watering! I really like the following and want more information:

Murmure - Madhu/Neeta - I have heard of it and think it is the same stuff that is in bhel puri and the like. Is it something that you make at home or buy readymade?

Khakra - same as above. Need to understand better.

Roasted channa w/o oil/salt - Neeta/Rekha - tell me how exactly how u make it

Bhel - Rekha - give me your recipe please?

Chiwda - Tara - give me your recipe please

Thanks everybody. This will be a great start and I would love to get more - maybe I am getting greedy here but it is always nice to have a variety!

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Reading all of your posts on Murmura reminded me we too have home made Murmura for my DH. I was under the impression (being that its made from white rice)it is high in carbs. So, I only eat it once in a while. Same goes with seasoned, roasted phova, that I love so much!

Getting good ideas here - Rekha, what kind of baked chips do you make? Can you give us the recipe?

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this is a wonderful thread!!! Since i stopped taking sugar in my tea I have almost given up on tea also!! :( sometimes when i have a headache or sore throat i am keeping my options open heehee!!

I like to eat:-
1. Parle-G bisuit (chai mein dubo ke!!) but limit to two
2. i make my own chiwda without oil...yup and it tastes awesome (can send recipe if anyone is interested)
3. dry roasted peanuts (about 15-20) without salt
4. khakhra..a very low fat option
5. bhuna chana with a little gud (if the tea is without chini)

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i generally eat

1.bhel without sev and puri (make my own dont buy ready made)

2.roasted chana with salt and lemon squeezed in to it

3.egg white salad on whole wheat toast.

4. Handful of nuts including peanuts

5. soy chips

6. baked chips(make my own)

7 rusks and multigrain biscuits.



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I usually have a small handful of nuts like walnuts or peanuts or soynuts, sometimes even a tablespoon of sunflower seeds.

My personal favorites are fruit slices like apples or pear or peach. This way, I can even avoid sugar in my tea.




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Hey Reeta:) I, like you love crunchy snacks with my afternoon tea while, my friends simply enjoy their tea taking 15 minutes to drink it!! I am so envious of them!!!

Well, my favorite snacks are:

*Roasted channa without any oil or salt
*Roasted edamamae ( I eat this daily to up my protein in take)
*Ritz multi grain crackers with Whole foods fig preserves and Woolwich goat cheese - very satisfying!
*At times if I have a craving for salt and spice, I will go for the low salt Abuelita brand tortilla chips with fresh home made or Costco's salsa.

When I crave Indian namkeen, I try to buy and keep plantain chips with low salt and less fat than most other brands. For the plantains have potassium...I benefit in some way!!

You are not restricted to any sodium factor. Do you like any Western style crackers?

I love cheese and crackers! Since we cook quite low fat, it works well for me to get enough fat into my body. My favorite crackers are:

Dr. Kracker pumpkin seed crackers. You can eat 8 of these - wow! These have 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber!!!!! Taste awesome! Just made me realize how much I love them.

Ok rambling here.........

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6/17/09 10:27 A

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In moderation:

Suji Rusk
Multigrain biscuits
Puffed rice (Kurmure/Murmure)
Baked Chips(if you can get them - we don't get these in India unfortunately)
Slice of whole-grain or multi-grain toast with nut butter
Khakra

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One of my biggest challenges is what healthy snack can I have when I drink tea? Obviously having some biscuits, namkeen, rusk are not the best choices.

So I would like to know what you enjoy with your tea (especially when you have tea in the afternoon).

Thanks in advance for all suggestions!

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