Come 4 o’clock and I crave my cup of tea. And a savoury snack with it.
Since I eat fruit for breakfast and salad for lunch, I really yearn for something spicy and crunchy at tea time. And that almost always entails Indian snacks – murukkus, chiwda, samosas, bondas, bajjis, ribbon pakodas…..don’t even get me started- which are not high on the healthy food list.
With the Diva at home, we buy a lot of cereals and I had a box of slightly stale Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, with no takers. And this is what they asked to turn themselves into…..crunchy, spicy, tasty and not unhealthy at all!
2 cups of Rice Krispies
1/2 tsp vegetable oil
Mustard seeds (optional)
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
2 green chillies, diced (less if you can’t take the heat)
3-4 curry leaves
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chilli powder
2 tsps fine grained sugar
In a large wok, heat oil and add the mustard seeds. When they pop, add the chillies and curry leaves.
Fry for a minute, then add the turmeric powder and the Rice Krispies.
Toast on low heat for a few minutes longer, adding chilli powder and salt.
Once done, turn off the heat and add the sugar onto the Rice Krispies. Stir to mix in completely.
Cool and serve with a cup of tea! Enjoy guiltlessly!