Thursday, 9 September 2010

Buckwheat & Barley Crispies With Cucumber Dip

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Hi Friends!

Today we live in a fast moving world in extreme stress and pressure which do leave impressions on our heart and our body system causing High B.P , Diabetes and heart problems. Doctors says that all this is also caused by slow metabolic rate.

To avoid these problems people have started becoming health conscious and thus started indulging in health foods which are high in dietary fiber and low in calories. All raw vegetables and fruits are surely the best sources but all of us with our pampered taste buds, we need a variety to eat and hence the process of innovating low calorie recipes started.

I personally have shifted to baking than frying and in this process I try to reduce the consumption of oil and at the same time satiate my taste buds.

Buckwheat and barley flour both are rich in dietary fiber and extremely good for heart. Barley with it’s diuretic property helps keep kidneys functioning properly and removes toxins. I had both the flours in hand and thought of using them in making low oil- low calories discs which are crispy and just perfect to be eaten during sudden hunger pangs as they can be made in advance and stored. To go along with it I made some low calorie cucumber dip. The combination is awesome and apt for health conscious people as it is very tasty, so one does not miss out not eating the oil. It can also be served as a starter in parties or get -together.

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Ingredients For Crispy

3/4 cup buck wheat flour

1/2 cup barley flour

a tbsp oil

1-1/2 tsp cumin seeds

3 tbsp sesame seeds

hot water for kneading

salt to taste

Ingredients for Cucumber Dip

1/2 cup low fat hung curds

5-6 tbsp finely chopped cucumber

1 green chili deseeded and chopped finely

a few leaves of mint chopped finely

a pinch of rock salt

1/2 tsp sugar

salt to taste

Method to make Crispy

Mix both the flours, add salt, cumin, oil to it and mix thoroughly to get a crumbly flour.

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Use hot water and knead a dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.

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Take a large marble size portion and on a greased plate flatten it, sprinkle sesame and flatten further into a disc of 3-4 mm thickness. Prick it with a fork at 3-4 places.

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Preheat the oven at 180C and bake these discs for 15-20 minutes. Remove and cool.

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Store the crispies in an air tight container.

For  Cucumber Dip

In the hung curds mix sugar, salt and rock salt.

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Add chopped cucumber, green chili and mint and mix.

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To Serve

Put a small spoon of the dip on each crispy and garnish with some mint and serve immediately.

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Sending this to my eventOnly’- Low Oil/Low Calorie guest hosted by Priya Mitharwal of Mharo Rajasthan’s Recipes and  

Also reposting two more recipes for this event.

No Oil Chana Masala

and Low Oil Multi Flour Bottle Gourd Koftas in Red Curry

also sending it to Srilekha’s EFM-Cakes and Bakes Series

and Champa’s Bake Off Event

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34 comments:

Shanthi said...

Love the crispies. and the cucumber dip part.
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Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy delight

Satya said...

wow what a healthy n delicious looking snack ...yummy ..love ur recipe ..

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear pari
Simply awesome , the dip particularly. For last one year , I have been planning to get back to baking..But for whom should I bake ? The daughters are no longer kids, they are ladies...They no longer nag me to hold baking festivals of cakes, cookies, Italian, fish etc etc ..
I think I must try with this one.
By the way I dont agree with this concept of health food but will not debate here :-)
Happy cooking

sangeeta said...

Good one ... i like sesame over any such crispies.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

love the crispies... such a healthy snack!

Kairali sisters said...

This sounds delicious Pari..Healthy to the top...

notyet100 said...

nice name,..looks so yum...

Nandini said...

It's a very nutritious snack which is very tasty and appetizing! I must say it's very attractive too!

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Rachana said...

Crispy n crunchy Snack. Loved the topping!

Sushma Mallya said...

Very healthy as well as yummy, seems really good with that dip...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, loving the idea of these cookies.

Suman Singh said...

healthy, delicious and crunchy snack..love the topping..beautifully presented.

Nitha said...

Thats a healthy and delicious snack..

Ragini Miranda said...

love the recipe and all the pics showing the prep techniques!!

Priya said...

Wat a healthy crispies, looks awesome with dip..

NIDHYA said...

Lovely snack with refreshing cucumber topping.

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Krishnaveni said...

healthy recipe, yummy

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

lovely crisps with refeshing topping..looks yum

Rekha shoban said...

new and interesting one...

sonu said...

just loving it..looks delish and healthy !

Sadhana said...

Looks very tasty dear

Uma said...

looks so good and delicious.

Reshmi said...

such a good snack pari...i love it...

chaitrali pathak said...

yummy delight

Sanjeeta kk said...

A very healthy combo indeed. Looks like the shakarparas without sugar mom used to make in those days :)

Suja Sugathan said...

Healthy snack..sounds delicious,bookmarking.

Yummy Team said...

Superb recipe, Pari..Love this snack..

Srimathi said...

Thanks Pari for all the info on your blog. I have not been blogging too often this summer and I could see at a glance all the events that are ongoing. the Barley crisps look good.

G.Pavani said...

looks crispy n yummy dear...

Parita said...

Cucumber dip sounds so yummmm..lovely pari!

Rajee said...

Great snack to beat the afternoon munchies cravings :-) Delicious...

nandini said...

I am a health freak and certainly welcome recipes like this. Looks loaded with nutrition. Like the topping .

harini-jaya said...

heathy crispies indeed!!

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