Stuffed Tomato Snack
This is a quick and easy snack. You can also use it as a starter. I’ve tried some stuffing , you can try and make many many variations with it. So much fun!
Firstly, slice off very thin slices from the top and bottom of the tomatoes. Then cut the tomato into two pieces. Scoop out the centre carefully. It would look like this:
Now the tomato is ready to be stuffed.
I’ve tried out three themes for it, as I said, you can make many different varieties with this.
Mr. Tomato goes to Italy
Carrots – chopped into small pieces
Spring onions – finely chopped
Garlic – 4 cloves, chopped
Milk – 5 spoons
Cheese- one cube
Oil – one teaspoon
Heat the oil in a pan. Add garlic spring onions and carrots to it. After a min, add milk to it. Turn the flame off after a few seconds. Add grated cheese to this, and after it begins to melt, mix well. Add a pinch of salt. Let this mixture cool down.
Stuff this in the tomato and sprinkle some pepper powder over it and serve.
Mr. Tomato goes to China
Garlic – 5 cloves
Soya sauce – One teaspoon
Oil- 1 teaspoon
Pepper powder (as per taste)
Salt (as per taste)
Chop cabbage, carrot and capsicum into thin, long slices.
Heat the oil in a pan and add garlic and the chopped vegetables to this. Mix well and let this cook on a high flame for a couple of minutes. Then add salt according to taste and pepper powder. Add soya sauce to this and mix well. Let it cook for a minute. Turn off the flame and let this cool down.
Stuff this in the tomato and serve.
Mr. Tomato goes to India
Boiled potato – cut into small pieces
Amla – cut into very thin slices
Ginger – finely chopped
Tomato sauce – 2 teaspoons
Coriander for garnishing
Mix together all of these ingredients.
Stuff this in the tomato and garnish with coriander and serve.
Maladu – Visual Recipe
Maladu or Pottu kadalai urundai is an easy to make laddu variety.
- Bhuna Channa (roasted gram / pottu kadalai)
Take a measure of bhuna channa (pottu kadalai) and sugar as per your choice.
Grind bhuna channa (pottu kadalai) and sugar together into powder form.
Add ghee to the grinded flour.
Mix well to the consistency as shown in the picture below.
Make balls out of the mixed flour to make laddus.
Delicious maladu is ready to eat. Enjoy the yummy dish!
Black Til Laddu – Visual recipe
This is a simple, easy to make , healthy traditional snack made with black sesame seeds ( black til seeds) . In Tamil the dish is called Ellu urundai.
- Black Til (black sesame seeds)
Step 1: Roast the til (sesame seeds) in low flame till they crackle.
Step 2: Grind the roasted til in mixie grinder to make a powder. Add shredded jaggery to it and grind again. You will get the final mix like how its shown in the picture below.
Step 3: Make balls with the mixture. Your delicious black til laddu is ready to eat.
Black til laddu makes a healthy, nutritious and delicious laddu for your kids.
Eat healthy, Stay healthy.