The 7 Healthy Chips Week, Day 06: Sweet Potato Shreds

These thin shreds are super crunchy and yum! The smacking tang from the chaat masala went very well with the inherent sweetness of the sweet potato making it impossible for either T or us to stop at just a few.

Chaat masala is a mix of spices found in the Indian subcontinent. It typically consists of amchoor (dry mango powder), cumin, coriander, dried ginger, salt, black pepper, asafoetida and chili powder. We sprinkle this magic mix on almost anything when we need a burt of flavour to our dish.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Sweet Potato large, Shredded
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive oil
  • A sprinkle of ‘Chaat’ masala

 

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Method:

  • Scrub the sweet potato clean under water
  • Dry it well with a kitchen towel
  • Shred with the skin on
  • Rub the seasoning and olive oil onto the strips
  • Pop into the oven for about 10 – 15 mins on 200C
  • Toss them around once to avoid burning
  • Remove from oven once they have started to crisp and let them rest

Note: Please keep a watch, for they burn easy

Pizza Thins

We went to really nice café to dine the other night and amongst the many scrumptious dishes that we’d ordered, what topped my list was the single serve pizza square with rocket, goat’s cheese and sweet potato. I am not a huge fan of goat’s cheese but the whole combination hit the ball outta the park for us! The base was supremely thin and crisp almost like a wafer. My mind immediately started racing and figuring out what the ingredients for the base might have been, because this would make one hell of a snack for T. I mean imagine, the crunch with cheese, veggies and seasoning, bang Bang, BANG!! T’d be hooked and I could bet my life on it.

I don’t quite know what went in the base at the café but I concocted my own little recipe and it sure did come close if I can say so myself. I figured I can make jars of these and use them as and when I need to. There are a hundred things one can use as toppings. Make it sweet, make it savoury, the delight of the first crunch will always make it a winner!

The base:

  • 1 cup Maida
  • 1/2 cup Rice flour
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of sugar
  • A little water to bind

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Method:

  • Mix all ingredients together and make a dough
  • Flour the base well, take a small amount and roll out super fine with a rolling pin
  • Use cookie cutters to cut the rolled out dough into the desired shape or cut into small squares
  • Brush some olive oil on the top and the bottom of the shapes
  • Pop into the oven and bake until golden brown
  • Use the quantity you desire with the toppings and cheese
  • Bake until the cheese melts
  • Store the extra thins in an air tight container for future use

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