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stuffed bOti (papadam)

One of the snack items I enjoyed as a kid in Bangalore was bOti (ಬೋಟಿ). Either we used buy these prepared ones at the store or get the raw ones and fry ‘em at home. It used to be a lot of fun stacking them on our fingers and eat one at a time. And obviously one round of 10 (for 10 fingers) would not be enough, so we would go buy again and again. It was fun.

We noticed these raw ones at local stores near by so being nostalgic, wanted try them out again. Initially, we used to fry them in Oil, but imagethen a few days ago, just realized of making something different with these bOti (ಬೋಟಿ). Off late we fry them in microwave instead of deep oil and it turns out great and also quick enough that we don’t have to have a mess with oil, skillet etc.



raw bOti (i don’t know the English term, but you find these in Asian Indian stores in Papad section.
tomato ketchup
boiled smashed Potato  – 1 cup
frozen Peas – 1/4 cup
curry powder – 1 teaspoon

Prepare Stuffing:
Heat the skillet on a stove on a medium flame, put a spoon of olive oil, and a pinch of jeera. now add mashed potato and frozen peas and top it off with a tspn of curry powder, and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes.

Prepare / microwave raw bOti in microwave – we usually arrange them on a paper/ceramic plate and place in microwave for about a minute. you may choose to deep fry in oil if you choose to, but it is not required.

take ‘em out of the microwave, and fill in the prepared potato stuffing in bOti. Serve with Ketchup or with date/tamarind chutney (available in grocery stores in chaat section) if you have it.

i am not sure about adults, but Kids love it the most, well, I love it too 🙂

December 25, 2009 Posted by | Foods and Recipes | | Leave a comment

Salad #5: Quick Cucumber salad to my 4yr old


One evening, L and I thought of prep’ing a salad for us, but our 4yr imageold, being a picky eater, doesn’t eat all the vegetables. And a handful of vegetables being Cucumber, Tomato, carrots, and couple of others.

So here is a quick salad we made for her. and it excited her more because of the shapes and easier to get some vegetables to her body. 🙂

picture describes pretty much what’s required and what was done.
potato Chips

cut Cucumber and Tomato into thin slices and make the shapes you would want, in our case we tried the petals of a flower. Arrange the sliced pieces in circle. Place a last piece of tomato at the center, sprinkle some Almond cuts and Cashews. Place one Potato chip at the center. She being fond of potato chips it made a difference. 🙂  She also added ketchup on top of it – she loves ketchup.


December 20, 2009 Posted by | Foods and Recipes, Salads | , | Leave a comment