Thursday, October 24, 2013

Roasted masala soybean




This is actually the first time I am writing up a post without photographing the dish. I prefer to have a visual inspiration, and then write. I am surprised that I have an urge to write. I always thought writing would be my waterloo, not really! I finally said that! For the longest time I would claim on the blog, about my bad writing skills. Some reprimanding from friends from the blogging community and my own family, 'stop saying that'. I have stopped saying that and am finally ready to embrace the writer in me. I read somewhere, we are all born story tellers. So true! I certainly am not Shakespeare, but I love to share the little happenings from my world.

Last week was the week of 'clutter attack' and it was dealt with an urgency! Don't ask me what was the urgency, it was like a woman with a mission. Every nook and cranny has been examined and taken care of, except the basement, am not cleaning the man cave and risking it. I did take care of the little prop space I have there, it's shinny and gleaming. I dislike clutter and de cluttering was like yoga (I hope my better half is reading this) Finally teen was ecstatic, finally I was not breathing down her neck, asking her to clean her room, I took charge. ( hope she's not expecting that, every week). Well, my family is used to these outburst every two to three months. Probably this is what has spoilt them. I really don't mind spoiling them, they are so worth it. It did give me a pain in my neck ( literally) and I almost thought of taking a couple of weeks of from blogging. All the gawking at the food pictures did not help, and slowly I found the way into the kitchen... ;)

Something very simple today, simple but healthy. Snacking is my middle name, and I try and eat healthy ( key word is 'try')...this is something I enjoy with my chai. Btw it goes great with beer. You can add some onions, cilantro and pomegranate and squeeze some lime juice over it and enjoy. Don't we always love chaat and try and make chaat with every possible thing ? I dig chaat!





2 cups roasted soybean
1 tbsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp amchur ( dry mango powder) or chaat masala
1/4 cup of curry leaf
1 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp asafetida
1 tsp sugar

Take a big walk, roast the curry leaves, keep aside. Take oil heat and then add all the masala, add the soybean and toss, add salt, and crush the curry leaves and add the sugar, toss. Store in airtight container.





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24 comments:

  1. looks so healthy and delicious, great alternative to peanuts!

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  2. Wow! I am big fan of Soy beans! what a treat! I bet it is hard to stop

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  3. Delicious and colorful looking snack. Wonderful preparation.
    Deepa

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  4. A deliciously healthy treat and something I can munch on whole day ;-)

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  5. I always loved the way u write and photography is beyond words.. M the greatest admirer of your photography

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    1. Thanks a ton! Means a lot to me Sangeetha.

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  6. Gorgeous! Love your clicks and presentation too!

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  7. your photos are breathtaking Simi, and bring more stories as I love reading your story! Esp love the shot with soybean in a wok, gorgeous!

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  8. I applaud your efforts to de-clutter and clear out. I can't stand clutter so I love to throw things out but I am not good at doing long, thorough cleanings and organizing. This is a wonderful snack. I snack all day long as well so I welcome healthier ideas!

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    1. Monica, when you are left with no choice, that is the only road you take lol! feeling good after autumn cleaning !!

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  9. Thats seriously very addictive and guilt free roasted masala soyabean..Breath taking pictures, you speaks through ur clicks..Amazing.

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  10. There is typo in title post, can check that, roasted soya bean looks awesome nice clicks.

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    1. Thxs Swathi! I wonder what I would do without you guys :))

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  11. I seriously get into action when it comes to cleaning. THis is the perfect and delicious snack to unwind!

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  12. Organizing and de-cluttering is my favorite hobby...
    Really lovely moody shots and the lighting works so well here and a great healthy snack after all the organizing.

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  13. Lovely light and photography! You are right de cluttering is like yoga- i can relate to that feeling:) This recipe looks easy and delicious- surely going to try my hands on it!

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  15. Do you have to soak the soybean or use it raw?

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