1. Goli Baje
Goli Baje is one of the popular snack in South Karnataka. It is also known as Mangalore Bajji. Bisi Bisi Goli baje is a default snack in all Mangalore Hotels during evening tea time. Goli Baje is soft elastic and easy to make.
Having bisi bisi Nale Raje Goli baje are the popular lines hummed by most of the Mangaloreans when a holiday was declared. If tomorrow is a holiday, feast with Goli Baje.
2. Moong Dal Tikki
The simplest, healthiest and richest in proteins recipe is made with few quick and easy steps. We need mashed potatoes and mashed stuffed veggies with moong dal, shaped into tikkis and served with our favorite side dish. Being the most preferred snack by mothers, overall the tikkis are a good snack for tea time.
The delicious and healthy combination of protein rich yellow moong dal, fibre-rich oats and a range of Indian spices brings this dish on a higher level of health quota.
Ambode or Bengal gram vada is a traditional dish prepared during festivals and functions in South India. It is also savoured during rainy seasons with hot coffee or tea. Ambode is generally relished eaten hot. But it can also be eaten after it is cooled with chutney or ketchup.
The rice flour in the recipe makes the ambode crispy and can be eaten over 2 days without any refrigeration. Bengal gram is protein rich and nutritive.
4. Togari Nuchina Unde and Hasi Majjige Huli
Togari Nuchina Unde and Hasi Majjige Huli are one of the favourite preparations of Karnataka. Onion and dill leaves (sabsige greens) can also be added. some people add bengal gram dal in addition to the Tur dal as per their taste.This steamed preparation is both healthy and nutritious.
Tur dal is protein and fiber rich. Curd is used daily in South Indian preparations. Sabsige soppu builds up immunity and is good for general health particularly in controlling blood pressure and diabetes. Sabsige Soppu adds to the flavour of the dish. So, try this healthy snacks this weekend!
5. Keerai Vadai
Fried foods are known to be dangerous for our health and fitness. It is not a sin of we are eating it right with the right amount of health quotient. Keerai vadai can be prepared with urad or chana daal and is healthier than any other alternative. It is the most popular tea time snack known to Southern Indians.
If you want to try something different than the usual vada or idli, this recipe will surely make you grin. When you soak the daal, your kids would realize that an interesting vadai is coming their way! Happy Cooking!