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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

NaBloPoMo 2018: Day 20: Easy snack recipe

Did the title of this post make you pause for a while because I don't generally write about food? Let me explain.

When I sent the message about my blogathon, one of the replies I received was from Aparna Parinam, who was my senior in Pharmacy college, and continues to be a good friend. She requested me to write a piece on my favourite breakfast/or comfort food or snack. I agreed. 

Later, when I got to thinking on the topic, I realized it’s a little difficult for me – because I couldn’t settle on what dish to choose.

Now, judging from my dimensions, I won’t be surprised if this statement is misunderstood 😉😁

So, I’ll clarify. There’s no dish I can claim to be a favourite. Nor any one I claim to hate. Except for two items that I’d avoid if possible (and consume without getting disturbed if there’s no alternative), when it comes to food, I have achieved equanimity.

But because I’ve said “Yes” to Aparna, I must write about something. So, here’s a snack I like for the simple reason that it’s very easy to prepare, and I don’t have to spend more than 300 seconds to put it together. That it’s reasonably filling and nutritious too is a bonus.

I don’t know what to call it. As you can see from the picture, all I’ve done is mix puffed rice, tomatoes, grated carrot, coriander leaves, moong (green gram) sprouts, and something that we in Bangalore call mixture (a mix of spicy sev, boondi and roasted groundnuts).

People who are very conscientious about the nutritive value of their food are welcome to consider the sprouts an essential part of the recipe 😀
As for me, I don’t always have the sprouts ready to add.

On the day I took this pic, they were available because I had soaked the moong two days before, then forgotten all about it, then realized I couldn’t do anything with it on a festival day, and so, tied it up in a cotton cloth to sprout.

Like my husband teases, perhaps I’m better at creative modification of existing food than at actual cooking from scratch 😎

So, that’s the end of my recipe. But before I finish this post, I must tell you that my friend Aparna Parinam is a great cook, and a food blogger. You can check her blog Tangy Tales here. What’s more, she’s recently published a book on chutneys that I’m sure all people interested in food will love. You can check it out here.
Aparna's book

Today is Aparna’s special day, so I’d like to wish her health, happiness, lots of good food, and more book writing in the years to come!


  1. Yummm... My mouth is watering.. Will definitely try this out... I love such food that gives me comfort

  2. Wishing Aparna all the best and best wishes on her special day. Started to follow her on her site.

    1. So nice of you! I'm sure you'll enjoy her blog - she writes about her travel experiences too sometimes.

  3. Replies
    1. Haha...oh yes, there's no chance of burning anything...go-ahead !!

  4. Yummy humble chats of our nation
    Thanks, Madhavi


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