Lets dive in to a snack recipe this January because it is icy weather in this part of world. The winter season where sun disappears early, wind blows sharply bringing down the temperatures and freezing our lives. The weather influence on ones life is so very significant. The life changes upside down in terms of clothing, food and sleeping pattern. We tend towards wearing warm clothes and hide ourselves within woollen hoods. When it comes to food, it’s like warm it up every time situation as you serve. Also we certainly choose to prepare food that can make our body warm internally.(Say hi to horsegram rasam). Food for winter also includes some deep fried goodies and snacks to keep our longings at ease. In light of such food cravings I happened to make this crispy deliciousness green lentil nippattu today.
Unlike the authentic nippattu recipe which uses peanuts, this green lentil nippattu has lentils. Every bite of nippattu tastes lentil-crunchy, spicy and flavorful which the weather demands. All food loving, creative and recipe testing people around should actually make this at their own kitchen. It’s a favor that you do to yourself in order to fulfill your snack desire.
An important trick while making this green lentil nippattu is adding warm oil to the flour. Warm oil forms crumbles of flour and it helps in keeping the goodies crisp. Also it is advisable to knead the dough very stiff with minimum amount of water otherwise lots of oil gets consumed. As a foodie I am loving this winter weather and eating lots of food that warms me up internally. At the same time inspired by icy weather I eat such snacks too.
What are your food habits for winter? which food you often cook during chilly weather? You can comment on that.