Crunchy food is that which makes a little crackling or crunchy sound when bitten into. Crunchiness is a result of the sensation that is felt when a crunchy food is eaten. Crunchy foods leave a granular feel in the mouth and crunchiness is generally attributed to foods that are firm and at times dry. Some popular crunchy foods are carrots, peanuts, crackers, lettuce, cucumber, cabbage, etc. Certain firm fruits too fall into the category of crunchy foods.
Popular Crunchy Recipes
Crunchy food is part of all the cuisines, in some form or the other. It is served as part of a main course, side dish, dessert or even snacks. Some popular crunchy recipes are:
- Simple Side Salad – This crunchy dish is made by mixing and tossing various crunchy foods such as carrots, lettuce, cucumber, and beans (blanched). It is a refreshing crunchy side dish. Variations of this salad are served in almost all the cuisines.
- Crunchy Granola Cake – Ingredients such as crunchy granola and nuts not only add flavor, but attribute to the crunchy feel of this crunchy food.
- Crunchy Pakora – This crunchy Indian side dish is made by frying various crunchy ingredients such as capsicum and baby corn dipped in a batter that is mixed well with spices.
- Crunchy Filling – Crunchy recipes for like rolls, vegetables and even meat (like turkey, chicken, etc) are filled or stuffed with some interesting crunchy food as stuffing like nuts and certain vegetables.