Cookies/Snacks

Massala Bruschetta with Leftover Bread

Ingredients: 5-6 slices of yesterday’s bread, 2-3 tomatoes, 4-5 garlic cloves, salt&pepper to taste, 2 tbls of olive oil, 1 tsp of your favorite curry powder or hot pepper, some fresh or frozen herbs: chives,basil and or cilantro and 2 tbls of any grated cheese

Preparation: Brown the garlic puree in the oil and then add the chopped tomatoes; cook till tomatoes are well done and then add in the rest of the spices , herbs and bread pieces. Remove from stove when the bread pieces are well covered with the “masala“. Sprinkle the cheese before eating.

Eggless Cardamom Cookies

Ingredients:
2 cups of multigrain flour (or plain white flour)
1/2 cup of fine semolina
3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 tsp of baking soda
3/4 cup of melted ghee or butter or oil
2 tbls of plain yogurt
1/2 tsp of powdered cardamom
Some cashews or almonds for topping
Preparation:
Mix all the ingredients well and make a stiff dough
Pre-heat oven to 180°C
Make small balls, flatten and top with a cashew or almond
Bake for about 15-20 minutes.
I like them crisp so I leave them in the oven a little longer.

Spicy Baked Snacks

Ingredients:

1 cup white flour + 1 cup whole wheat flour or 2 cups of multi-grain flour which works out even better.

Tomato paste – 2 tbls

Garlic puree of 4 big cloves

Salt: 1 / 2 tsp

Curry powder or plain red pepper: 1 / 2 tsp or more

Oil or Clarified Butter: 3-4 tbls

Preparation:

Make dough with some hot water and let it rest for 20-30 minutes

Roll out the dough like a pizza (if it sticks apply a few drops of oil) and then cut into strips

Preheat oven to 180° and bake 10-12 minutes or till done Store in an air tight container and it can stay for days/weeks.

Serve it with any dip of your choice but I like it best with a creamy fig/grape based cheese.