Cornflakes Chivda Recipe | Savoury Tea Time Snack | Cornflakes Mixture

Namkeen is one snack that is loved by all, especially with tea. A quick, healthy, and light snack that requires minimal ingredients easily available in your kitchen pantries. This namkeen is a healthy alternative to store-bought namkeen.

Cornflakes Chivda Recipe

Cornflakes mixture is an easy Indian sweet and savory snack made with cornflakes as the main ingredient. Along with peanuts, raisins, curry leaves, cashew nuts, lentil, dried apricot, sesame seeds, and tossed with some spices and brown sugar. It only takes 15 minutes of cooking and 5 minutes of mixing them. You can alter the spices as per your liking.

Savoury Tea Time Snack

This delightful Indian munch on a snack is known by many names – Cornflakes Mixture, Cornflakes Chivda Mixture, Cornflakes Namkeen, Makai Chivda. 

Cornflakes Mixture

Cornflakes namkeen is perfect munch with evening tea time. It’s a great substitute for your regular namkeen. Cornflakes Namkeen is also a great edible present, that can be packed in mason jars and shared over Diwali or Christmas.

Healthy Snacks

Cornflakes Chivda Recipe| Savoury Tea Time Snack | Cornflakes Mixture

This cornflakes chivda is very versatile as there is no rigid proportion or combination to be followed. It stays crispy for a month if stored in an airtight container. You can send it to school for a short break or serve it as an after school or between play hunger chaser.

Namkeen Recipe

Ingredients :

For Namkeen :
Cornflakes – 2 cups
Peanuts – 1/4 cup
Roasted chana daal – 1/4 cup
Cashews – 1/4 cup
Raisins – 1/4 cup
Sliced pistachios – 1/8 cup
Pecans – 1/4 cup
Coconut flakes – 1/4 cup
Dry apricots – 1/4 cup
Sesame seeds – 1/8 cup
Curry leaves – 10
Olive oil – 2 tbsp

Spices :
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
Roasted fennel powder – 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Dry corainder leaves powder – 1/2 tsp
Amchoor powder – 1/4 tsp
Brown sugar – 1 tsp
Black salt – 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

Healthy Cornflakes Mixture With Dry Fruits

Method :

  1. In a large pan take about 1 tbsp oil. Now roast peanuts and cashews for 2-3 minutes on slow heat while continuously stirring it.
  2. Remove it from the pan once crisp and likewise roast pecans, coconut flakes, sesame seeds, raisins and keep them aside.
  3. Now in the same pan add 1 tbsp oil and curry leaves. Fry curry leaves until crisp.
  4. Then add all spice powders (except brown sugar) along with all roasted ingredients, sliced pistachios, and roasted channa daal. Roast them for a minute.
  5. Now add cornflakes with brown sugar and mix them well for 2 minutes on medium flame.
  6. Switch off the gas and add chopped dry apricots. Mix well.
  7. Allow it to cool properly and then store it in an airtight container.
Snacks with less oil

Palak Dal | Whole Green Moong Dal With Spinach | Tasty Lunch Recipe With Green Gram & Spinach

Whole Green Moong Dal With Spinach is a healthy dish made from Lentils (Dal) & Spinach (Palak). This delicious recipe is made with onions, tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste, and tempered with basic Indian spices. This whole green moong dal is one such curry which has only a few spices and is perfect for a simple lunch or dinner.

Palak Dal

Hari sabut moong (whole green gram) is healthy, high on fiber, good for digestion, and easy to cook as well. This small, oval-shaped green bean is widely used in Indian cuisines.

Hari sabut moong (whole green gram)

Dal is excellent for healthy bones and also aids in weight loss. Dal or lentil is one such versatile ingredient that is bursting with protein and weight-loss friendly fibers. Dal is an indispensable part of Indian cuisine. It is high in protein level and also keeps the heart healthy by lowering cholesterol levels.

Perfect Lunch

Dal Palak is a healthy combination of lentil and spinach. The dish is also liked by kids and is a great way to include green leafy vegetables in your diet.

Whole Green Moong Dal With Spinach

Spinach is a green, leafy vegetable with a high nutritional value. You can have it raw in salads, steamed, blended in a soup or sauteed with other veggies. It is a very versatile ingredient that can be used in many ways. For me, the best way to add spinach is to cook with lentils and beans. Earlier, I shared recipe spinach with rajma and my son loved it.

Palak Dal | Whole Green Moong Dal With Spinach | Tasty Lunch Recipe With Green Gram & Spinach

Whole moong dal cooked with spinach is a healthy combination of lentil and vegetables. This is a great way to get your greens and protein in your meal. Paired with a hot steaming bowl of rice or any Indian flatbread, it is a soothing and tasty side dish for lunch or dinner.

Serve with steamed white rice

Ingredients :

Whole green gram ( soaked overnight ) – 1 cup

Spinach – 2 bunches

Chopped onion – 3

Chopped ginger – 2 inch

Chopped garlic – 6

Chopped green chilly- 2

Sliced tomatoes – 2

Juice of one lemon

Oil – 4 tbsp

Butter – 1 cube

Homemade Red chilli flakes for topping

Spices:

Cumin – 1 tsp

Kitchen king masala – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 3 tsp

Red chili powder – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Healthy & Protein Rich Lentil

Method:

  1. Put soaked whole green gram with 2 cups of water, a pinch of salt, in a pressure cooker. Mix them well and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  2. Remove stems from the spinach and wash thoroughly in running water. Blanch in salted boiling water for two minutes. Now transfer boiled spinach into ice-cold water to retain the green color. Squeeze out excess water and grind it into a smooth puree (Add lemon juice while grinding). Keep It aside.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a deep non-stick pan and add cumin seeds.
  4. Allow the seeds to crackle. Then add chopped onions and saute on a medium flame until translucent. Now add ginger, garlic, green chili, and cook for 5 minutes on the medium-low flame.
  5. Then add chopped tomato and cook until they’re soft. Then add red chili powder, coriander powder, kitchen king masala, salt, and cook until masala leaves oil on low flame.
  6. Add boiled dal in a prepared masala and cook for 5 minutes on the medium-low flame.
  7. Now add puree spinach and cook on low flame for 5 minutes.
  8. Then add one butter cube and mix them well. Close the lid and cook dal for 2-5 minutes on high flame.
  9. Yummy dal is ready to serve. Serve with plain white rice.

Tasty Lunch Recipe With Green Gram & Spinach

Tuesday Tip | Homemade Garlic Powder | Knoflook Poeder | Microwave Method

Fresh garlic powder is great way to sprinkle on a kick of savory flavor to any dish. Making homemade garlic powder at home is super easy and it will taste so much better than the commercial version. Homemade garlic powder is actually a great, because it’s 100% pure garlic and the flavor intensity is so rich.

Fresh garlic powder

There are four easy steps to make homemade garlic powder – Peeling, Slicing, Drying, and Grinding.

How to peel garlic easily? One of the easiest ways to peel garlic. First, separate the cloves of garlic. Second, submerge the garlic cloves in a bowl of warm water (not boiled) and let them sit for 15 minutes.

The heat will easily get rid of the tight skin of the garlic. Remove the cloves from the water and the skins should pop off more easily.

How to slice garlic ? Using a sharp knife, cut your cloves into thin slices. Try to keep the slices all the same thickness, so they cook evenly.

How to roast or dry garlic ? Put garlic slices on the baking tray and out tray in the microwave to dry the garlic. Microwave garlic (250 gms) high power for 18 minutes.

Stir and shake the pan every 2 minutes and continue cooking until it crumbles easily in your hand. Watch it closely, because garlic goes from dry to burned quickly.

How to grind garlic ? Let the dry cloves cool completely then place them into dry blender or food processor and grind it into a fine powder.

Wait for 2 minutes or tap the lid of the grinder after processing for the powder to settle before you open the grinder’s lid.

How to store garlic powder? Transfer the dry powder to a glass jar or other lidded container and store it in a cool dark place. Homemade garlic powder stays good for up to 6 months when keep in a refrigerator.

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Homemade Garlic Powder | Microwave Method

Garlic – 250 gms

Fresh Garlic Powder

Method:

  1. Soak garlic cloves in a bowl of warm water (not boiled) and let them sit for 15 minutes. Peel the skins from the garlic.
  2. Slice your garlic cloves into thin slices.
  3. Put garlic slices on the baking tray and out tray in the microwave to dry the garlic.
  4. Microwave garlic (250 gms) high power for 18 minutes. Stir and shake the pan every 2 minutes and continue cooking until it crumbles easily in your hand.
  5. Watch it closely, because garlic goes from dry to burned quickly.
  6. Allow to cool and crisp up.
  7. Now grind the garlic in a dry grinder.
  8. Once ground, store in a glass airtight container.
Microwave Method

Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowl | Morning Yogurt Protein Rich Bowl | Green Greek Yogurt Bowl

Greek yogurt is another excellent source of protein to eat in the morning. It is also rich in calcium, contains probiotics that help support a healthy gut and immune system.

Healthy Breakfast Bowl

This green greek yogurt energy bowl is packed with fruits and vegetable that give you plenty of energy to help you power through the day. It has cucumber, avocado (My favorite), kiwi (with skin), mung bean sprouts topped with roasted pumpkin seeds and dried coriander leaves.

Green Greek Yogurt Bowl

Kiwi is one my favourite fruits. The kiwifruit skin is completely edible and makes this nutrient-dense fruit even more nutritious. A recent study shows that eating the skin triples the fiber intake compared to merely eating the flesh and by not peeling the skin, you preserve much of the vitamin C content as well.

Kiwi With Skin

Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowl | Morning Yogurt Protein Rich Bowl | Green Greek Yogurt Bowl

Ingredients : Serving 2

Plain greek yogurt – 1 cup Toppings –
Chopped cucumber – 1/2 cup
Ripe Avocado – 1
Kiwi (chopped ) – 1
Mung bean sprouts – 1/2 cup
Roasted pumpkin seeds – 1/4 cup
Dried coriander leaves powder – 1/2 tsp

Perfect Breakfast For Busy Morning

Method :

  1. Place Greek Yogurt in Bowl.
  2. Top all above ingredients and enjoy healthy breakfast.
Quick Breakfast

Sunshine Smoothie | Three Ingredients Beverage | No Sugar Smoothie | Vegetable Fruit Smoothie

A pop of sunshine color to your healthy diet with this bright orange smoothie. Made with sweet peaches and tangy fresh orange juice deliver a burst of antioxidants to help you feel great from the inside out. Fiber-rich carrot has a stronger flavor, vibrant color, and hint of sweetness that makes this smoothie perfect summer drink.

Sunshine Smoothie

These three ingredients of smoothie are the best way to enjoy fruits and vegetables together. Sweet and fresh carrots are one of the best vegetables to enjoy during summer. Fresh carrots and freshly squeezed orange juice with peach in this smoothie are unique and outstanding. It has the right balance of sweetness of carrots and tanginess of orange juice.

Three Ingredients Beverage

The bonus of this drink I made this drink with freshly squeezed orange juice so NO SUGAR added. I chilled orange juice in the refrigerator for half an hour before serving.

Fresh Orange Juice

Orange is known to have several health benefits and is among the most popular fruits around the world. You can have Orange as a snack and also a major recipe ingredient in many dishes. Nowadays orange juice is an integral part of a healthy breakfast. Oranges are also a good source of fiber, vitamin B, vitamin A, calcium, and potassium.

Vegetable Fruit Smoothie

Sunshine Smoothie | Three Ingredients Beverage | No Sugar Smoothie | Vegetable Fruit Smoothie

I love this smoothie as it is a no-sugar snack. Even my son drank it right up and it’s a great way to get a serving of fruit and vegetable.

No Sugar Summer Drink

Ingredients :
Fresh orange juice – 2 cups (Juice of 8 oranges)
Chopped peach – 1 cup ( 5 peaches)
Chopped carrot – 1 cup ( 2 medium size )

Fresh Orange

Method :

  1. In a blender add chopped peaches, carrots with 1/2 cup fresh orange juice.
  2. Blend everything until smooth.
  3. Then add the remaining 1/2 cup of orange juice and blend it again.
  4. Use a mesh strainer to strain smoothie into a container.
  5. Pour smoothie into a glass and garnish with an orange slice or with peach.
  6. Enjoy delicious and quick smoothies.
Sunshine Summer No Sugar Drink