Category Archives: Munchies – Hunger Food

Crab Rangoon

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Getting ready for a big party need some finger food??? Crab Rangoon is just the thing to make. I call these my Win-Win Recipe. Easy On the chef and delicious on the tongue.
I always have a box of 12 ready and frozen before time. Remember to freeze them in parchment paper or cling wrap, foil tends to stick and tear the wrapper shells.
Uninvited Guest?? You are now welcome home.

Ingredients

• Imitation Crab Sticks – 50 gms Shredded
• Cream Cheese – 100 gms
• Spring Onions – 3 Sticks Finely Chopped
• Wanton Wrappers – Defrosted
• Egg – 1 beaten for Egg Wash
• Oil – For Frying
• Tabasco – To Taste
• Green Chili – Deseeded and Finely Chopped

Method

• In a bowl mix the cream cheese, crab, spring onions, green chili, then add a dash of Tabasco.
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• Brush the edges of a sheet of wanton wrapper with the egg wash.
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• Place a dollop of the cream cheese mixture in the center of the wanton wrapper. Do not over fill.
• Join the edges of the wanton wrapper so that it resembles the shape of a triangle;
continue this method till all the cream cheese mixture has been filled.
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• In a skillet, heat oil for frying. Gently place the wanton wrappers and fry till golden brown and crispy.
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Eat With These Recommended Sauces:-

• Kimball’s Thai Chili Sauce,
• Maggie Hot and Sweet
• Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce

 

P.S :- TURN THIS INTO A VEGETARIAN RECIPE BY SUBTRACTING THE CRAB

MunchTime – Spicy Poha

Poha, also called flattened or beaten rice is one of my favorite hunger foods. Eaten at lunch or munch time which is between 4 pm and 5 pm my time. It takes a few times to get this recipe right, mostly because you need to be careful not to over-soak the rice as that makes the rice lumpy. The trick is to use a strainer and wet the rice just before cooking the poha.

In order to make following recipes easier for everyone I have taken the advice of my good friend Irina Kovaleva and added directional pictures to this recipe.

I would also like to thank all of you reading ‘The Bawi Bawarchi’ for the wonderful emails and comments about this blog. It’s always a good feeling when you love what you do and follow your heart while doing it.

Ingredients:

2 Cups Thick Poha/ 3 Cups Thin Poha

2 Small Potatoes

10- 15 Roasted Peanuts

1 tsp. Jeera/Cumin Seeds

2 tsp. Rye/Mustard Seeds

10 Curry Leaves

1 Large Onion

2 Green Chilies

½ tsp. Haldi/Turmeric Powder

1/4th tsp. Sambhar Powder

½ tsp. Kashmiri Chili Powder

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Method:

In a small pan, fry the potatoes with turmeric powder.

In a strainer, wet the poha and drain all the excess water (do not soak it in water).

In a larger cooking vessel, heat three tablespoons of oil and fry mustard and cumin seeds for 1-2 minutes on a medium to high flame.

Add the onions and allow to cook until translucent, then add the curry leaves, green chilies and peanuts, then allow to cook for 5 minutes.

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Now add the sambhar and kashmiri chili powder.

Stir for a few moments before you add the poha and cook for 5 minutes then add the fried potatoes.

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Serve Hot

My Twisted Recipe – Papeta Par Eeda Cupcakes

I like to see the New Year, as a day that helps me dream up the future and ponder over my past. I think it is important to learn not only from my mistakes but also from the challenges that get to see my shining set of teeth smiling back at them.

How many times, have you heard someone tell you the past was shitty and tomorrow is going to be a better day? Note to ourselves, hasn’t the past made us who we are today? Should we not be stronger than who we were last year? Are we so blind that we are unwilling to see that we are, who we are? Loosened nuts and bolts and all of that.

I read a smart line in a very dumb book last year, it said “Life is beautiful, as long as you see it that way.” and if like me, you do not judge your book by its cover, you too will find the beautiful things that occurred this past year. Figure them out and boldly go where you have never been before.

Therefore today, to lead by example I am going where I should have gone before, to my own judgments and results from trials and errors, all with the same Bawi Bawarchi flair – The Twisted, Papeta Par Eeda Recipe that will blow the delish out of your taste buds and add some chub to your cheeks.. Can’t end it without saying it – Eat And Be Merry For Tomorrow Is  Definitely Another Day To Eat – Navroze Mubarak Everyone, Have a Happy New Year

Papeta par eeda

Ingredients –

For Crust – 1 cup flour
– 1 stick of cold hardened butter
– Salt
– 3 tablespoons of water

For Potatoes
– 4 potatoes thinly sliced
– 2 tablespoons of butter
– 2 green chilies
– 1 red onion
– Salt to taste

Extras

1 Egg per pie
Cheese for topping
Cupcake baking tray ( Lined with butter or cooking spray)

Method
For Crust
– Sift the flour with the salt and add cubes of cold butter
– Using your fingertips lightly rub the butter into the flour until it  resembles breadcrumbs
– Sprinkle the cold water and knead briefly
– If you find the dough too sticky add some flour on the other hand, if the dough is dry add more water
– Roll the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap and chill for 30 minutes

For Potatoes
– Heat butter in a pan and add the onions and chilies till the onions lose their color
– Next add the potatoes and cook for till done and ready

-Roll the crust into circular rounds and place them in the cupcake baking tray and bake them blind

(Baking blind is a term used when you add weight to your baking dish. Simply wrap uncooked rice or beans in silver foil to add weight to the piecrust to prevent the pastry from rising)

– Bake in a preheated oven 350 degrees F for 10 – 15 minutes till it  resembles the shape of a cup
– Remove the foil covered rice and add the potatoes, then break an egg on the top and bake for 30 min
– Cheese may be added for decoration

Valhalla Sandwiches – Poetry In Motion

While inspired by a sea of hunger
Patiently craving this slumbering soul
The mind beseeches creatively
The other side of my hungered whole
This path to Valhalla is born out of verse
Conveying me visions that sound like a curse

Its poetry in motion in an archaic sense
When a morsel of brie slips through like a wench
From the crevasse of your tongue when the chocolate smolders
Beware of the crumbs this journey through boulders

To find what you seek and to seek what you find
Are two very different paths of two very different kinds
In an honest to thought, if food is your heaven
To appeal to this piece is left to your discretion

Valhallla Sandwiches

Ingredients

– Nutella
– Wholegrain Bread
– Brie / White Stilton (with cranberries)
– Strawberry Jam (preferably with chunks of strawberry)
– Butter

Method

– Spread a good portion of jam on both sides of the bread
– Add a few thin layers of cheese
– Butter the outsides of the bread and toast them preferably in a toasty machine or a griller that shuts
– Layer it with a scoop of Nutella while it is hot.
– Then simply bite in a piece of heaven.

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