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Mouthwatering Monday – Baked Veggie Chips

Kids love Chips. If allowed they can live on just chips.

Are they tasty? Yes. Are they addictive? Yes.

Are they healthy? No.

So, I devised a new plan. Everytime my kids crave for chips I gave them home baked Veggie chips. They don’t like it as much they loved the ones from the market, but who cares? I am their Mother, and I will feed them what I think is right for them. Mommy Power 😛

Baked Veggie Chips
Baked Veggie Chips

Ingredients

  • You can use vegetables like Potato, Radish, Zucchini, Carrot or any other of your choice.
  • Salt as required.
  • Oil to spray.

Method

  • Preheat your Oven to 400 F.
  • Cut your vegetables in thin slices or in shape of your preference.
  • Wash them with water and then rinse thoroughly.
  • Sprinkle some salt and let them rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove excess water, if any.
  • Spray baking Pan with some oil and lay your veggie chips on it.
  • Sprinkle little salt and try some herbs if you want, like I have used Thyme here.
  • Bake for around 40 minutes, or when veggies turn a little crispy.
  • Remember, some vegetable need more time in oven so just put them in different pans, if you can, and bake them till they are crisp.
  • Let them rest for 2 minutes, and then serve with a dip or chutney.

Simple and healthy recipe.

Baked Veggie Chips
Baked Veggie Chips

 

I have served these delicious veggie chips with Mint chutney. Awesome combo. Try it, you will not regret. 🙂

Enjoy!!!

 

P.S. My cooking is experimental. You will find many similar and different recipes, but the idea is to explore your food and do experiments with it. Enjoy Cooking Experiments and Experiences 🙂

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Mouthwatering Monday – Oven Baked Mathri

Oven Baked Mathri by Jyoti Singh
Oven Baked Mathri

Mathri and Namakpaare are the most eaten snacks in India. My husband love these salty snacks; only problem – It’s not a healthy snack.  😦

To overcome this problem I tried the oven baked method instead of frying them in oil.

Oven Baked Mathri by Jyoti Singh
Oven Baked Mathri

 

Ingredients

Method

  • Preheat your Oven to 350 F.
  • Mix Flour, cumin seeds, cumin powder, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add melted butter/ghee to it and with the help of water knead into a dough.
  • To make Mathri, make small balls of dough and place them on baking sheet; just like you do with cookies.
  • To make Namakpaare, flatten the dough and then cut it into elongated rectangular shape with the use of a knife.
  • Spray some oil and put Mathri and Namakpaare on baking sheet.
  • Bake them in Oven for 20 minutes, turn them over and again bake for 15 minutes.
  • Oven temperature varies so just make sure that your Mathris are light golden brown and are crisp.

Mathris and Namakpaare are ready to serve. You can team them up with coriander or mint chutney, or ketchup. Best served along with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

Oven Baked Mathri by Jyoti Singh
Oven Baked Mathri

Enjoy!!!

P.S. My cooking is experimental. You will find many similar and different recipes, but the idea is to explore your food and do experiments with it. Enjoy Cooking Experiments and Experiences 🙂

Mouthwatering Monday – Basic Chocolate Cake

Basic Chocolate Cake by Jyoti Singh
Basic Chocolate Cake

I have found this basic Chocolate Cake recipe which is bang on when it comes to right amount of softness in a cake. I made this cake for my daughter Tisha’s birthday. It was soft and tasty. Kids loved it along with all the guests.

I am not sharing recipe for frosting as I used vanilla buttercream frosting from market.

Here, it goes – a very simple and basic Chocolate Cake recipe.

Ingredients

Method

  • Preheat your Oven to 350 F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients – sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In another large bowl, mix whisk Egg with water, milk, oil and vanilla extract.
  • Combine both and mix them slowly, making it a smooth paste.
  • Grease your Cake Pan and pour this mixture on it.
  • Bake it for 27-30 minutes.
  • Every oven heat is different so check on your cake with a toothpick in the center of cake. Your cake is done when toothpick comes out clean.
  • When cake is done, let it rest on wire rack for a minute or two.
  • Let it cool completely before applying frosting.

You can decorate cake the way you like, or just forget about all the fuss, and eat it, the way it is. 🙂

Basic Chocolate Cake by Jyoti Singh
Basic Chocolate Cake

Enjoy!!!

P.S. My cooking is experimental. You will find many similar and different recipes, but the idea is to explore your food and do experiments with it. Enjoy Cooking Experiments and Experiences 🙂

Mouthwatering Monday – Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Cookies… cookies. I love cookies. My kids too. What we don’t love is Oatmeal.

Oatmeal is healthy and cookies are not. What to do??

Idea!!!

Lets make Oatmeal Cookies. Why not add Banana too and make Banana Oatmeal Cookies. 😎  

Banana Oatmeal Cookies by Jyoti Singh
Banana Oatmeal Cookies

 

Ingredients

  • 2 mashed Bananas
  • 1 cup Oats
  • 10-12 Raisins (optional)

Method

  • Mix Oatmeal with mashed bananas.
  • Add Raisins to the mixture and mix.
  • Scoop out mixture on cookie sheet and bake them for 15 minutes at 350.
  • It would be lightly brown when done.
  • Take them out and let them cool for 2 minutes before serving.

It is a good way to eat Oatmeal and Banana together. These cookies can be served with tea or coffee, or they can be eaten by themselves.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies by Jyoti Singh
Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Easy, and quick to make, healthy to eat. 🙂

Enjoy!!!

P.S. My cooking is experimental. You will find many similar and different recipes, but the idea is to explore your food and do experiments with it. Enjoy Cooking Experiments and Experiences 🙂

Experimental Cookies

 

 

Experimental Cookies
Experimental Cookies

 

 

Experimental Cookies
Experimental Cookies

 

One Cookie….. Two Cookies…. Three Cookies

 

That’s how Otu (My 2 yr Old son) was counting cookies by watching a “counting for kids video” running on TV. Suddenly, I started hearing “Cookies, Cookies…. Mamma….I want cookies”.

 

First it was just Otu, and within seconds two more monsters Tisha and Renne joined him. Ratio of Power just got shifted to 3:1, in fact 3:0, because, I don’t have any say, when all three kids unite against me 😛

 

Only reasonable thing to do next was to convince them that they will shortly receive some cookies. On that note, I was wondering why do kids always want that particular food item, which just got out of stock. :O

 

So, I went ahead and made some plain chocolate chip cookies. But, nothing is plain when it comes to cooking. Problem being, I try something new every time I make something. So what new now? Well, you have to read more to know that.

 

Here is the simplest Recipe for chocolate chip cookies.

 

Ingredients

 

2 ¼ Cup All Purpose Flour

 

1 tbsp Baking Soda

 

1 tbsp Salt

 

1 Cup Butter

 

¾ Cup Sugar

 

¾ Cup Brown Sugar

 

1 tbsp Vanilla Extract

 

2 Large Eggs

 

2 Cup Chocolate Morsels (was out of them, so used butterscotch morsels)

 

1 Cup chopped Nuts

 

 Experimental Cookies

 

Method

 

 Preheat the Oven to 375 degree F.

 

Mix Flour, Baking Soda and salt.

 

Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in another bowl. Add eggs to it, one at a time, mixing thoroughly.

 

Mix the flour mixture with egg mixture.

 

Add morsels and nuts, stir well.

 

Now make small rolls and place them in baking sheet.

 

Oven time.

 

Bake for 9 to 11 Minutes.

 

Let them rest for 2 minutes, and Ready to go.

 

Experimental Cookies
Experimental Cookies

 

But, what was new that I talked about? Well, it got more to do with presentation.

 

So, instead of chocolate, I used butterscotch morsels, for the one thing.

 

Next to do was use shredded coconut. For this, roll your small cookie dough into shredded coconut, and then bake.

 

Third, I used my pineapple jam, as filling. Just placed a half spoon of it in the middle. Baked and done.

 

Experimental Cookies

 

Fourth, I used chocolate syrup to do some fancy work on some of the plain cookies.

 

Fifth, did some mix n match.

 

Experimental Cookies
Experimental Cookies

 

After 10 minutes, Otu and Tisha were jumping and clapping seeing their cookies in different flavors. Renne as usual has by now forgotten about the cookies, and was busy destroying one of my book. Next mission, save the Books.

 

Experimental Cookies
Experimental Cookies

 

P.S. half of the cookies were finished in an hour 🙂