Thursday, March 17, 2011

Healthy N Nutritious Snacks-5

Nuts N Seeds-1-Sun Flower Seeds-3

Some more recipes...

1. Fruit N Seed Chat
Here is something for those who love sweet, spicy and tangy..Indian chat recipe...


Musk Melon cubes        1 cup
Chickoo pieces           1cup
Pomegranate  seeds     1 cup
Grapes                       100gms
Sunflower seeds          1-2 fistfuls
Lemon Juice               1-2 tsps
Pepper powder           1/2 tsp
Chat Masala powder     1 tsp
Salt                            To taste
      Sapota or Chickoo

  • Musk Melons are available in very small sizes. Peel, de seed and cube them.
  • Chickoo as known in Hindi is known as Sapodilla in English and Sapota in Telugu. Peel de seed and cube.
  • Separate the seeds of pomegranate from the skin and keep aside.
  • You can use any type of grapes. If you are using green, red or black bigger sized grapes cut into halves, de seed and keep aside. Black ones are sweet as well as sour. Small variety of seed less grapes are also available. They can be used as it is. But soak any grapes in water for 10 to 15 minutes rinse well, drain and use.
  • Use roasted and shelled sunflower seeds.
  • In a bowl toss together all the fruit and chill them till serving time.
  • Before serving, add seeds, lemon juice, salt and spices. Toss them well and serve.
  • Adjust the quantity of spices according to your taste.
  • You can omit pepper powder as chat masala powder is enough for a spicy taste.

2.  Summer Time Chat
This one is best for Summers

Ripe Mango cubes      1 cup
Musk Melon cubes       1/2 cup
Pomegranate seeds    1 cup
Sunflower seeds         1-2 fistful
Chat Masala powder   1 tsp
Salt                           To Taste
         Golden Yellow
  • Mangoes are basically available in two varieties- for juice and for cut and serve. Choose those mangoes which are ideal for cut and serve. Banginapalli or Benishan  variety is the best. They are golden yellow in colour with good sweet and tasty flesh and also a great smell. Red and yellow varieties are also good. Alphonso is the most costliest of the mangoes and preferred one. But I don't like that variety.
  • The mangoes should be ripe. It should be fresh and  firm to touch. The skin should be clear of all blemishes and of good colour and good to smell
  • Peel and de stone Mango and cut into cubes
  • Peel and de seed and cube the musk melon
  • Separate the seeds of pomegranate from the skin and keep aside.
  • Mix all the fruit and chill till serving time
  • Just before serving toss the fruits along with salt and chat masala powder and sun flower seeds
These snacks are healthy and can be eaten any time. Try these recipes and let me know how you feel...

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