Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cheese Sandwich Bread Pakoda for Kids

Everyone has emergency in their lives. My emergency is mostly because of my Little one. This one I mean this sandwich, was developed in emergency. And I am glad my little one liked it. It is something different, and it tastes different too. This is yesterday morning's story. Hehehe, ya that's true every morning is a story at our house. So it goes like this. I got up 10 minutes late from my usual time. Thought do not have much time to cook for my little ones lunch so I can make an emergency lunch for her and that was butter and cheese sandwich. And I was all set, and woke her up. When she was only 15 minutes left to leave for bus and she asked me whats for lunch today. And I told her "Hey it's your favorite today." And when she got to know it's a butter and cheese sandwich, and she bluntly said,"No Mamma I don't want to take this today for lunch. Give me something else". 

Now, trying convincing her was a wastage of time, so the first thing I did was look around in the Kitchen. And then I saw Besan (gram flour) sitting on the shelf. Actually I was planning to make khadi in the lunch, so last night I took it out and kept in on the Kitchen Shelf. I immediately made the batter, switched on the stove with a pan and very little oil. By the time, it was heated my batter was ready, and I dipped the sandwich in besan batter and fried them. And, here you go my "Cheese Sandwich Bread Pakoda" was ready in less than 10 minutes. And we were ready to go.

Though it was made in an emergency, but it does taste too yummy. I did made it for myself second time and yes it is definitely something which I will recommend everyone to give it a try once for your child.

The recipe goes like this - 

Ingredients for 1 Cheese Sandwich Bread Pakoda - 
  1. Bread - 2 slice
  2. Cheese Slice - 1
  3. Butter to spread
  4. Besan (Gram flour) - 1 tbsp
  5. Suzi (semolina) - 1tsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Turmeric Powder- 1tsp
  8. Cumin Powder - 1tsp
  9. Cilantro dry leaves - 1tsp
  10. Oil - 1cup
Directions - 
  • Spread butter on one slice of bread. Add a slice of cheese and cover it with another slice of bread.
  • In a pan heat 1cup of oil.
  • Mean while, in a different bowl, add besan, suzi with salt, cumin powder and turmeric powder, mix properly with little amount of water, to make a smooth batter, no lumps and pouring consistency.
  • Dip the bread and fry on medium flame till the pakoda are light brown in color on either sides.
  • Take it out, let them cool down for 2 minutes( i didn't as I was running out of time) cut in triangular shape and serve or pack.

Soya Twist

Some people says Facebook is just wastage of time, but I say it is a wastage of time only if you are not utilizing the information in a correct way. So I learnt a recipe from a facebook friend or I should lots of recipes, but other recipes will come eventually by time. But today I am going to share one of the easiest recipe which you are gonna love it.
When I fist ate it I went crazy for it and the recipe is just so easy and cooking time is only maximum 10 minutes. What say???? Lets give it a try.
The recipe includes Soyabean/Nutrella. Many of you must be knowing it is a good source of protein and we should definitely include it in our meals. Now, I want to share some more good points of Soyabean/ Nutrella-

Complete Protein

Meat alternatives that come from soy beans are complete proteins. This means they have all the essential amino acids present. Amino acids are the building blocks that create protein. Protein is a macronutrient that the body needs in large amounts for cell repair, immune function and muscle growth. A 3.5-ounce serving of soya chunks contains over 54 grams of protein. This is more than the same serving size of meat and eggs. The recommended daily intake of protein is 56 grams for men and 46 grams for women.


What separates meat alternatives from actual meats is their carb contents. Regular meat is carb-free, but soya chunks contain a high amount. This is because they derive from beans, which are carb-containing foods. A 3.5-ounce serving of soya chunks contains just under 30 grams of carbs. The recommended intake of carbs for the average adult is 130 grams. Carbs are a primary source of fuel for the body. Athletes who train rigorously for an extended period of time need a higher amount to meet these demands. A daily intake of 250 grams is more optimal.


The calories in a food derive from protein, carbs and fat. Because soya chunks have only a negligible amount of fat, the calories come from the carbs and protein. A 3.5-ounce serving has about 336 calories. Based on a 2,000-calorie diet, this comprises about 18 percent of your total intake.


Iron is an electrolyte mineral needed for oxygen transport in the body. Being deficient in iron can lead to physical weakness, fatigue and a compromised immune system. Soya chunks have a very high concentration of iron. A 3.5-ounce serving contains just over 21 milligrams. Males aged 19 and older and females 51 and older need 8 milligrams a day. Women from 19 to 50 however, need 18 milligrams a day. One serving of the chunks provides more than 100 percent of the recommended daily intake for both genders.


Calcium is another electrolyte that helps strengthen bones and teeth and also aids in muscle contractions. Soya chunks contain over 530 milligrams of calcium per 3.5-ounce serving. The daily recommendation for this mineral is 1,000 milligrams for men 19 to 70 and women 19 to 50. Women aged 51 and older, and men aged 71 and older should get 1,200 milligrams a day.
Ingredients for 3 people:
  1. Soya Chunks - 2 cups  
  2. Capsicum - 3-4  
  3. Onion - 2  
  4. Soya Sauce - 2 tsp  
  5. Vinegar - 2 tsp  
  6. Tomato Ketchup - 2 tsp  
  7. Sesame Seeds - 1/2 tsp  
  8. Salt to taste  
  9. Red Chilli - 1/4 tsp  
  10. Oregano - 1/2 tsp 
  11. Oil - 2 tsp

Directions to prepare -
  • Wash soya chunks. Put 3 cups of water, 1 tspn of salt and soya chunks in a pressure cooker.  
  • After 2-3 whistles drain out extra water. Squeeze the chunks.   
  • Put oil in a pan saute onions and capsicum, after 5-6 minutes add soya chunks, red chilli, tomato sauce, soya sauce, vinegar, sesame, oregano, salt and mix it well.   
  • Keep it on high flame for 2 mins. Enjoy it with garlic bread of fried rice. Simple and healthy.

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