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Snacks 01: Avocado Slices

Avocados are life!! They are healthy, delicious, and seriously easy to prepare. I personally love how creamy they are and I absolutely crave it on toast, even though I’ve never really been much of a breakfast person.  There are endless recipes one could make with avocados and never, ever get enough. A few of my favorites include avocado sauce, sliced or creamed in salad, as topping on pizza or tacos, & the list goes on. Avocados have a high fatty acid content but are low in cholesterol, promoting a healthy heart.  Its anti-aging properties include improving vision, treating arthritis, & maintaining healthy skin. Avocados are also said to be an anti-cancer food.

 

 

 

 

Avocado Slices

Serves: 1
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Avocado - 1 or 2
  • Red Onion - 1/4 of a small onion
  • Chilli Flakes - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Himalayan Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black Pepper - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coconut Oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Pomegranate - 1/2 cup (to garnish)

Instructions

1

Cut the avocado thru the middle in a circle.

2

Then choose how thick or thin you want the slices.

3

Once you finish cutting the avocados, heat a pan.

4

Add coconut oil and fry the onion.

5

Once the onion turns brown throw some water to get that caramelized taste.

6

Slowly put them on top of the avocado slices.

7

Add salt, pepper, and chili flakes on top.

8

Throw some pomegranate seed for some more flavor.

9

It's ready! Enjoy!

Notes

I love them with toast on the side.

Recipes/ Snacks

Recipe 02 : Pakora

Where should I start about this amazing dish? It is always the main attraction of any party and an outstanding appetizer for every meal. This is one of my favorite fried foods and very simple to cook. It is extremely popular throughout Nepal and India, where you can find lines everywhere for small food carts with different kinds of pakora. Even now, I wander around random streets at night dreaming of the pakora carts from back home.

There are a considerable amount ways to make pakoras with many different types of flour but I will be teaching you one of the simplest today.  I almost forgot, in my opinion the only way to eat pakoras correctly is with my special”gloveda achar” sauce. Stay tuned for the recipe.

Hope you’ll like it!

 

 

 

Pakora

Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • White Golden Potato - 3 medium size (350 gm)
  • Red Onion - 1 medium size (220 gm)
  • Green Chillies- 2 (spicy one)
  • Cilantro - 1/2 cup
  • Black Pepper - a pinch
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tea spoon
  • Salt -1/2 tea spoon
  • Chick Pea Flour - 100 gm
  • Water - 1/2 cup or 10 oz.
  • Coconut oil - 400 ml or 1 cup

Instructions

1

Wash your vegetable properly.

2

Thinly slice potatoes and onion.

3

Chop cilantro and green chillies.

4

Mix all of the above in a bowl, then add salt, black pepper, turmeric, chick pea flour and water.

5

Once the batter is mix well together, keep it aside for 5 minutes for fresh flavor.

6

Now, heat a pan and add coconut oil. Make sure you keep the heat in med. heat.

7

Once the oil is hot, make small balls of the mixed batter and slowly put them in the oil.

8

When the pakoras are brown on one side, flip them on the other side with the help of a strainer or tongs.

9

Once both sides look crispy and brown, take them out and place it on top of paper towel.

10

They are ready to serve.

Notes

Please feel free to use your choice of potatoes and make sure you put the salt as per you like as you know people have different taste. Oil can be hot so be careful while putting the veggies in the oil. Don't throw them in the oil, instead slowly slide them so that the oil won't spill. You can mix the chick pea flour, all the spices and water separately in a bowl and mix all the ingredients. Now, make sure you put the water slowly because you want to make the batter thick so they can stick together when you are ready to fry them. If you put extra water, your mixture can be watery. In that case you can add more chick pea flour. Also, sometimes i use less oil just because I don't want to waste the extra oil. Paper towel helps soak extra oil. 1cup = 12oz.

Recipes/ Salads/ Snacks

Recipe 03 : Mung Bean Salad

 

The Mung bean has ways it assists in your physical well-being, nourishing you from the inside out. It contains Protein, Carbohydrates, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Magnesium, as well as Copper. This salad is not the traditional Nepali style but we do eat Mung bean dal (soup) often. They are also common in Thai, Vietnamese, Korean and other Asian dishes. Personally, I like the fresh and juicy taste of the sprout itself.

I customarily enjoy eating them as a side dish but occasionally I just throw them on top of a noodle dish. Now, make sure you boil them thoroughly for around minute because the sprouts grow in warm, moist conditions and have a high risk of bacterial contamination otherwise.

Mung Bean Salad

Serves: 2
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Mung Bean Sprout: 1 lb
  • Sea Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Lime Juice: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Sesame Oil: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Green Chillies: 1 (finely chopped)

Instructions

1

Wash Mung Bean thoroughly.

2

Boil them for a minute then drain the water.

3

In a bowl, add the sprouts, salt, lime juice (depending on your taste), sesame oil, and green chillies.

4

Mix them all together.

5

Salad is ready.