Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Love at first bite!

When I tasted this crunchy bite for first time, I felt in love for spicy gooey cooling effect!
If you are spice lovers, well the snack is just for you otherwise caution you are in hot /heat spot. Yes, the jalapeno poppers are just great hors d’oeuvres, party food but may be for adult!
Jalapeño poppers are stuffed chillies with cream cheese and deep-fried. When you think calorie wise cheese and deep-fried. Argh, that push you away! But when you have all the alternate way to substitute without compromising the flavor and taste why you should worry about your waistline! Yes, the poppers are baked and stuffed with fat free cream cheese and changed according to my taste and need.
Are you ready to burn your tongue, cool you can proceed further down and get tempt to make it soon.


Jalapeño poppers


Ingredients:
Jalapenos: 8 number make a split in middle a remove a thin strip (DO NOT CUT THE CHILI)
Fat free cream cheese (Philadelphia): 6 ounces
Cilantro minced: 1tbsp (optional)
Cumin powder: 1tsp

For coating the jalapenos
Milk: 1 cup
All purpose flour/maida: 1 cup
Panko (Japanese bread crumb) or breadcrumb: 1 cup

Oil: to spray


Preparing the chillies

split chilli

Make a split in middle without cutting apart the chilli


Now, Take the chilli and make a spit in middle without separting the chilli (as shown in picture). Take a knife or back of spoon, scrap all the seeds out. I blanched the chilis to remove the heat. Boil some water, drop the split chillies for 3 min, take out and give a shock in cold ice water to stop cooking the chilli. Or you can soak in warm water the chillies for 15 min. Or if you like fiery skip it

Pat it dry the chillies.

Now take a bowl, put the cream cheese minced cilantro and cumin powder and mix well.

Stuffed with cream cheese mixture the chillies.

*Keep the milk in separate bowl.
*Flour in separate plate
*Breadcrumb in separate plate.

Now dip the stuffed chilli in milk first and next rolled in flour. Do for all your chillies and keep in fridge for 15 minutes.
Start dipping again after 15 min, in milk and next to breadcrumb. Make sure the chillies are well coated or otherwise repeat the process of dipping & rolling.

Now spray with oil a baking sheet place the split side of chillies up and spray once again the chilies, bake at 350 C until the crust is golden brown (approx 20 or 25 min) or until the cheese starts to melt and come out. Roatate the chillis in midlle of cooking process. But really watch out if you bake a longer time, the cheese will be in your baking tray.

Cool it sometimes and give a bite, they might be still hot inside!


Note: You can deep-fry the poppers and get even golden color!


*The jalapeno poppers is entering Calcium rich contest hosted by Sangeet
*The baked version of snack is great treat at anytime, sending to Sunday snack event hosted By Hima

54 comments:

Madhavi said...

OMG my fav, yes love at first bite. Looks awesome, divine, delicious, mouthwatering, mouth-drooling, yummmmmmmm. thanxxxx for sharing this with us!!!!!

mitr_bayarea said...

Cham-

this is definitely a great hit at all parties and events. I usualyl buy the frozen variety and bake it in the oven and pop it in my mouth.

kamala said...

Mouthwatering Cham...but sad I couldnt eat more hot and spicy becos of acidity..Great entry

Divya said...

Cham, love that you have used Panko(my fav. among bread crumbs) and it is healthy too. Whatz not to like!

Cham said...

Kamala Sorry about ur acidity, i had it for many years , now i don't know where it has gone the acidity and started eating only spicy food :)

Sangeeth said...

first of all loved the post title.....great pics thr cham....thanks for the entry....i appreciate it

Usha said...

Wow Cham this is brilliant I love this but rarely have it because of the calories...yours looks wonderful and low fat too,what's not to love:)

srikars kitchen said...

wow... nice entry... looks yummy & Awesome... thxs for sharing dear..

Sujatha said...

Looks crunchy and delicious! One of my fav party appetizers.. Fat-free cream cheese and baking is a nice idea, Cham! I am ready to burn my tongue, right now :)

aprna said...

This is my fav snack. So iam going to try it very soon. Thanks for the recipe

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

lovely title .. love at first bite .. Iam a big fan of spicy food .. looks really nice ..

Uma said...

I felt love at first sight of your lovely bites Cham! Thanks for making those spicy bites for the pleasure of our eyes (only eyes..sad)! Beautiful pictures too. YOu can send this to Say cheese event too as it has some cheese in it!

Vidhya said...

woo! I can feel the spiciness here Cham. That looks awesome. will try it soon

Divya Vikram said...

That is a very appropriate title Cham..I can imagine the cheese and the jalapeno peppers..Yum!definitely going to make these..

Cham said...

Uma That is MBP should be from other blog, i looked first but got only deep fried version :)
Next post will be MBP:)

sowmya said...

beautiful recipe..looks good..will try it!!

Siri said...

the jalapeno poppers look yummy and mouth watery Cham! Thanks for sharing with us..:)

Hugs
Siri

Priti said...

Wow that's a absolute new recipe for me and it looks just yummy...sound simple too. great entry :)

Laavanya said...

Cham this looks awesome and I'm SOO happy to see that this is baked and not fried!! :)

rekhas kitchen said...

hai first time to your blog Ieat pickled once but never tryed as a snack this is very new for me and recipe is just supperb will try it soon thanks for sharing this awesome recipe

Vij said...

lovely post!! lookss yummmooo yummm!!
Nice pics too!

karuna said...

oh my god i cant tell u how much i love jalepeno poppers. have them all the time at jack in the box, and get them frozen from costco. wht a nice recipe. from now on i will make them at home.this is great. i love it.

sra said...

I've begun seeing these in restaurants here and wondered how they are made - thanks for this recipe. They fill it with mozzarella here.

Illatharasi said...

My mouth waters.... definitely it should be love at first bite ;)

Happy cook said...

yumm reading that first sentence made my mouth water and then while reading the rest of the post made me drool more.
Have bookmarked them, i don't get tje jalapeno peppers here, but i have seen other big peppers lighter colours, ill try with them.

Jayashree said...

One of my favourites....never made it myself, though. I've only used the frozen ones or eaten it at restaurants.

Sireesha said...

That looks really mouth-drooling ,tempting and inviting.I can't take eyes of it.Lovely Pics.

jayasree said...

I am drooling over the pics. Loved the title. Baked and low fat. What more to ask for. Bookmarked. Thanks for sharing.

Madhuram said...

You definitely eat a lot of spicy food. I can still remember your Wasabi creation. It looks so good, but I think I'll simply stop with looking, because we literally eat bland food.

ANJALI J. said...

ur post title itself is so catchy...love at first bite!!! they must have tasted good, i bet... but for me its was love at first sight !!!! :)

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

NICE................
I love thw idea that you baked my fav snack. I will make this one for my NFL game soon. Thanks for posting this one.

Sunshinemom said...

Sounds yummy!! I am not much of a 'hot' eater but this looks so crunchy and crisp!

Hima said...

I love Jalapeno poppers. I usually deep fry them. Your baked version is so mouthwatering and that too without egg. Thanks for such a wonderful entry cham.

easycrafts said...

It looks so very crispy and mouthwatering

Prema Sundar said...

very nice recipe and Iam bookmarking it. u have explained the steps very clearly and it will surely help for the first timers..thanks.

Rachel said...

Jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese...you just got me craving for that now..I have a cold and this would do me good :)

raaji said...

Vow..this is sth i love to make....mouthwatering recipe....going to try it out for sure......

Cilantro said...

I love them. Looks crunchy . Thanks for the recipe

karuna said...

hey cham, the jalepeno poppers just made me subscribe to ure blog. hehehehehe.

Archy said...

Wow.. looks so yum !! shall surely try!! Great party snack !!

LG said...

you present us with such a tasty treat and I fell in love at first sight too..Delicious alternative to bonda :)

Ramya Bala said...

Thats a gr8 appetizer Cham...I was reading the recipe with a big Aah...

OMG,I neednt write that I am gonna try..everyone who reads will be tempted...

Srivalli said...

aww...those look great cham..not sure if I will be able to eat so spicy..but for looking accounts its great..:)

Richa said...

spicy bite indeed ;) that sounds incredibly tasty and looks so crispy!!

Sia said...

yes, i am a spice food lover and i seriously cant take my eyes off from my screen. why u do this to us cham!!!

Yasmeen said...

Cheese stuffing in hot peppers sounds super good.

Aparna said...

This is definitely my kind of snack. I love savoury food and since it is baked, what else is there to say? :)

n33ma said...

looks so good.....wanna take abite rite out of your page.

Lavi said...

with cheese it should have been so yummy. On seeing the picture..i want to try it soon.

Archy said...

Hey Cham..
Tagged u and an award waiting!!

Suma Rajesh said...

this recipe really rock...lovly coating and mouthdrooling dish..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Liked the heading! Thats true!

Swati said...

Oh yes Cham, anyone would love these..
It feels great to see your posts again..Missed being here !

Pearlsofeast said...

Cham, this is excellent recipe.Cream cheese filling is divine and a great starter too.