Chips for Decoration

BM # 13 Day 5

Guess, I am the last person to blog in my group of  marathon runners. My recipe for the day is Chips we use for Decoration. As in for sandwiches, burgers, tikkis , kababs. etc.. These are simple ones which can be made in a few minutes.
Potato Wafers:

Potato - 1 large washed and peeled
Oil for deep fry
Salt to taste.

Method :
Peel the potato using a peeler 
Soak the potato in ice cold water
Now slice the potato using a mandolin slicer
Pat dry the slices on paper towels
Heat oil in a wide panned wok
Deep fry the wafers till done
Remove them on kitchen towels 
Serve them as such or use them as decoration for sandwiches or kabab

Potato Julienne :

Potato - 1 large washed and peeled
Oil for deep fry
Salt to taste.


Soak the potato in ice cold water
Make very thin slices of the potato
Then make julienne s with the sliced potato
Store this too in ice cold water
When you ready to deep fry them, dry them on paper towels
Heat oil in a wide panned wok
Deep fry the julienne s are done
Remove them on kitchen towels 
Serve them as such or use them as decoration for Burgers and to make Bird s nest

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French Fries

BM#13 Day 4

What a week it has been for me, not able to post the blog in the morning times. Phew.. Anyways today my post is about the favorite of almost 90% of the population, no matter whether your young or old. Yes it is the french fries we always love to much in the theater , while shopping , with our sandwich or our burgers.

Ever since I got the product " Nicer Dicer" at home, have been wanting to try this french fries. In just minutes you can cut potato for this fries.  Off to the recipe


Potato - 2 Long ones
Oil for Deep fry
Salt and pepper to taste
Zip lock covers.


Peel the potatoes and cut them into thin rectangular pieces using Nicer Dicer.
(I am not endorsing the product)
Soak it in cold water for 10 mins
Store them in a zip lock cover in the freezer for about an hour or so
When you want to make them, take it out of the freezer
Thaw for 5 mins
Deep fry them in hot oil.
Remove them on kitchen towels to remove the excess oil
Serve hot with tomato ketchup or Tomato salsa.

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Carrot Cubes

BM # 13 Day 3

I have been having hectic schedules due to leadership team's visit to Chennai. I was very tired yesterday to check my fellow blogger creations. Today s recipe is a simple one. No fancy ingredients, just the ones in our fridge. and some oil.

I have named them as Carrot Cubes, just a different name. They look like potato cube, but no they are carrot cubes. Simple to make , but very tasty, I bet you cannot stop with one.


Carrot - 1
Oil for deep frying


Cut the carrot into small cubes
Heat oil in a wide thick bottomed wok
When the oil is hot, add the carrots and deep fry them
When done , remove them in a kitchen towel
Serve just like that.

The sweetness of carrot that is deep fried, has a very different sweet taste, which will never leave your palate. Kids would love these cubes. Some were a little soft on the inside, while some where very crispy. Either way I loved it.

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Raw Banana Chips

BM #13 Day 2

Today is the second day of BM#13. My entry for today is Raw Banana Chips. It is a regular feature at my home for every new moon day. It is a day when we definitely have to make something with Raw Banana, I end up making chips as dad likes it a lot. It is sad that my blog does not feature this easy chips so far, may be it was waiting to be a part of the blogging marathon. 

Of to the recipe.


Raw banana - 2 
Oil for deep frying
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste


Peel the raw banana skin 
Slice it using a chips slicer
Heat oil in a wide wok
Add the sliced raw banana in batches 
Fry till it is cooked well
Remove in a kitchen towel
After the oil has drained out, store in a plastic container
Mix red chili powder and salt.
Sprinkle it over the raw banana chips and mix well.

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Lady's Finger Fritters

I wanted to make pakoda kind of fritters for lunch, but did not want to make them with Onions. My second thought was to make it with cabbage, but then was reminded of the lady's finger I got from market. You can prepare it in a jiffy and the taste is very nice. 


Lady's Finger - 1/4 kg
Besan Flour - 1/2 cup
Rice flour - 2 tsp
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil for deep frying


Wash and dry the lady s finger
Cut them into julienne of 1 inch
Sprinkle Besan flour , Rice flour , Red chili powder , salt
Do not add much water.
Just sprinkle it and mix well to incorporate the ingredients well
Note : the lady s finger should not be completely covered, you should be able to see it here and there.
Heat oil in a wide pan
When the oil is hot , take small portions of the mixture and deep fry them till done
Maintain a medium flame as the lady's finger needs to be cooked completely.
When done , remove on a kitchen tissue and serve with tomato ketchup
This makes a nice and crispy tea time snacks.
Another way to make your kids eat lady's finger. 

Kerala Chips

BM # 13 Day 1

Hi All,Welcome to  Blogging marathon #13. Kudos to Srivalli for conducting it successfully. This time the topics given were challenging. It kind of helped me to challenge myself to cook differently. Every time when the themes are announced a mental picture of the dishes will come before me., but this time it was very hard for me to come up with the variety of chips I was going to make. But still, I have them in place now. My first post is about the chips Kerala is associated to, yes the very famous Kerala banana chips which many people love for the flavor of coconut oil in which they are cooked. 


Chips Banana - 1 dozen 
Coconut oil for deep fry - 1 lit
Salt and turmeric powder mixture - 2 spoons


Peel the bananas
Heat the coconut oil in a wide thick bottomed wok
Slice the banana on a plate using a chips slicer
Or you can slice them directly into the hot oil
Keep stirring till the chips are 3/4 th done
Add a little water to the turmeric and salt mixture
Add a little of this water on to the chips
Take them out in a kitchen tissue before you store them in tins
Note : You need to use coconut oil if you want to get the original flavor of Kerala, else you can use your choice of vegetable oil. Though the taste will differ slightly 

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Vegetable Semiya for Blog Hop Wednesdays

This is the second month of Blog Hop Wednesdays and I am paired with Prabha . She has a lovely blog with very creative and simple dishes. I have bookmarked a few of them, will be trying them out very soon. Simple yet easy , breezy dish is what I have chosen to make from her blog.I decide to try  her Vegetable Semiya 

This is a very simple yet hearty breakfast, in which you can include lot of veggies. If you read my blog you can see, that I love to add lot of veggies to my dishes. This is one satisfying dish with lot of veggies. It can add a variation to 

Semiya / Vermicelli - 2 cups
Veggies - 11/2 cups ( carrot, beans, green peas, capsicum)
Onion - 1 sliced
Green Chili - 2 slit lengthwise
Curry leaves - 4 - 5 leaves
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds for tempering

Boil the veggies separately and drain the water
Boil only carrots, beans and green peas
In a big pot boil water and then add the semiya to it.
Cook the semiya till its just done and not mushy . Drain it.
In a heavy bottomed wok, heat some oil
When the oil is hot , add mustard seeds followed by curry leaves
Add the sliced onions, slit green chillies and saute for 2 mins
Now add the boiled veggies followed by capsicum.
When all these veggies blend together , add salt followed by the boiled semiya
Serve hot with coconut chutney.

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