I wouldn't have thought of making this snack if it wasn't for the Khakras that were given by my neighbour. I came to know about the khakra only through the TV soap "Krishnaben Khakrawala". I must say that after tasting these khakras, I wondered why I hadn't heard or tasted the khakras earlier. Though, not perfectly circular, they were crisp on the outside and yet melted in the mouth. They tasted just PERFECT.
The idea for this snack came from Tarla dalal's healthy snacks for kids. I have tweaked the recipe to suite my tastes and I must say that this snack proved to be a great hit with my little Purvi. She just couldn't get enough of these. This is definitely the best way to make a child eat vegetables. The whole wheat and fibre rich khakras, topped with fresh vegetables and cheese makes a great tea time snack for adults as well as an amazing finger food for tiny tots.
Exotic Khakra snack recipe:
Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 15mins
Khakras- 4-5, broken into bite sized pieces
For the topping:
Carrot- 1, diced
Beans- 6-8, chopped fine
Cabbage- 1/4 cup, chopped fine
Capsicum- 1, diced
Onion- 1, chopped fine
Garlic- 1clove, minced
Jeera or cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
Pepper corn- 4, powdered
Paprika powder- 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Butter- 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves to garnish
Mozzarella Cheese to top
- Heat butter in a pan and add the minced garlic and onion and saute till translucent.
- Add the chopped, carrot and beans and fry on high heat for 3mins till half done
- Add the cabbage and capsicum and fry for 2 more mins
- Add the chopped tomatoes and saute for 2-3 mins
- Add the salt, sugar, paprika powder and Cumin seed powder and fry till all the water is absorbed and the oil is separated
- Take off the heat and garnish with coriander leaves and keep aside.
- To serve, arrange the khakra pieces on serving dish and sprinkle the topping mixture on top.
- Grate some mozzarella cheese over the topping and serve immediately.