Guacamole paratha


Guacamole Paratha Recipe is a quick to make flat bread, that makes a wholesome and delicious breakfast. The creaminess of the Avocado in the paratha is keeps the paratha soft and yet crispy from the outside. You can serve it for breakfast, a quick lunch or even pack it into a kids lunch box

I have shared by Guacamole recipe in my last blog . It has become very popular in Indian kitchens these days. so after eating with tortilla chips ,just get an idea to make something which every Indian like something Yummy & healthy too .check my other paratha recipes

Aloo Paratha

Palak Paratha

So here I am sharing Quick Version of Paratha (called as Indian flatbread)

ingredients

2 cups Whole Wheat Flour

Salt to taste

Guacamole 3-4 tbsp

1 grated carrot (optional)

oil/ghee for cooking

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Method

Take a mixing Bowl add the wheat flour and Guacamole and grated carrot then knead all the ingredients together until it forms a smooth dough. Do not add any water. The moisture in the guacamole will be enough to form the dough.

Cover the bowl and leave it aside for about 30 mins.

Divide the dough in small portions. Roll the portions into balls; flatten them with the palm of your hand. Toss them in flour or apply oil on rolling pin to and roll them out into thin circle.

 

As you roll them out, you can keep tossing the dough in dry flour to prevent sticking when rolling them out. Continue the same process of rolling the dough out with the remaining balls. It is ideal when you can roll out the all portions of dough before you can start cooking them.

Place a skillet on high heat, place the rolled out dough on the skillet. After a few seconds you will notice small air pockets popping out.

At this point flip the paratha and smear about 1/2 a teaspoon of ghee or oil and using a flat spatula and do a light pressing and turning motion to cook to the parathas. Flip to the other side and press and turn in a similar way. You will notice brown spots around the cooked paratha. Remove from heat and place on a flat plate. Continue the similar process with the remaining rolled out portions.

Serve Avocado Paratha with pickle or Curd or ketchup or pickled onion and enjoy

notes

if in case at the end you feel that the dough is little too dry, add couple of tbsp. of water to bring it together Dough.

Adding Salt to paratha dough ,just be careful as Guacamole also contain Salt.

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quick idli bites


Idli Bites-Super soft and spongy idlis coated in spicy and tasty masala and tempered with mustard and curry leaves coated with few spices and it really tastes yum.

do check my recipe on how to make Soft Idli and serve with Green Coconut Chutney or Peanut Chutney or coconut chutney.

Here in the United States, no one discards leftover food so I always do make something new recipe with my leftover food and even my husband told me I can develop a new recipe with any leftover food either its a snack or desserts.

Normally in South India, they use chutney podi and leftover idlis to make the podi idli or masala coated idlis but tweak the recipe and use the simple basic spices, onion slices and just little bit red chilli powder and tomato chilli ketchup for some tanginess and trust me it really taste yummy.

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ingredients

15-16 idlis

2-3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or ghee

1 tsp red chilli powder(to taste)

1 tbsp tomato chilli ketchup

1 tsp mustard seeds

few curry leaves

1 sliced onion

salt to taste

Method

Cut the idlis into four, six or eight equal parts depending upon the size of your idlis. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and curry leaves let it crackle .add sliced onion and saute till it becomes translucent add red chilli powder, ketchup and salt to taste. Add the sliced idlis into the pan and mix gently to coat the idlis in the masala.

Remove from heat and serve with your favourite chutney

NOTES

Adjust the spices as per your taste and preferences.

 

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Banana Almond Pancake


Soft, fluffy and delicious banana pancakes made without eggs. Indeed these pancakes are one of the yummy and delicious.

These make a great BREAKFAST and can be made under 15 minutes. They can be served with any kind of your favourite toppings.

Like butter /maple syrup or any fruits of yoUr choice or Chocolate syrup with caramelized bananas & choco chips are some of the toppings that go very well for these pancakes.

It works well with plain flour or whole wheat flour. I have used Self-raising flour and almond Flour.

I have used fat-free milk in this recipe, since. You can also use plain water or any nut milk or organic milk.

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Ingredients

2 overripe banana

3/4 cup Fat-Free milk 

1 cup Self Raising flour or all-purpose flour + 1.5 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp Almond flour

Toppings

Maple Syrup

Butter (optional)

Method

In a bowl, mash the peeled banana and add milk and make a smooth paste.in a separate bowl Take self-raising flour & Add-in Banana and milk mixture. Whisk until incorporated. Let the batter sit for a few minutes.

Spray a flat pan or griddle with oil and heat it up to medium to low heat. Add a small ladle of pancake batter

Let it cook until the middle becomes bubbly and the corners set, then flip with a spatula. Let it cook on the other side until done. Repeat for all the pancakes.

Stack the pancakes, drizzle with Maple Syrup add a dash of butter (optional ) or top with fresh fruits or whipped cream.

Notes:-

If the batter spreads too much in the pan, whisk a bit more flour into the batter. If it doesn’t spread enough, add a bit more milk. Flip the pancakes when you see small bubbles in the centre.

If your pancakes are golden brown on the outside but not cooked all the way through, reduce the heat!

If your pancakes stick to the pan, make sure you use a non-stick pan or griddle and to spray the pan with oil before adding the batter.

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overnight oats with chia Seeds


Make breakfast a breeze with a grab-and-go recipe for Healthy Overnight Oats with Chia and your choice of toppings.

Instead of cooking oatmeal and milk, it is refrigerated overnight to become soft and creamy.  The key is to refrigerate the overnight oats for at least 4-5 hours.

After the overnight oats have been chilled, top them with fresh fruits, nuts, coconut, almond butter, or peanut butter anything your heart desires.

All you have to remember is the ratio 1:1. That’s one part old fashioned oats to one part liquid (i.e. milk, yoghurt, juice, etc.). Stir in a tablespoon of nutrient-rich chia seeds then pop your breakfast into the fridge.

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INGREDIENTS

1 cup Quaker old fashioned oats

1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy variety)

1 tablespoon organic chia seeds
 
2 teaspoons organic honey/maple syrup 
 
Fresh fruit, for serving(optional)
 
method
 
Combine the old fashioned oats, milk, chia seeds and dry fruits of your choice in a Mason jar or small bowl. Stir to combine and cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
When ready to enjoy, stir the oats, top with fresh fruit and serve.

Note:-Old-fashioned  oats are the best choice for overnight oats. They soak up the liquid overnight, leaving you with a creamy (but not mushy) texture.

Chia seeds also provide a good amount of fibre, omega-3’s, and protein. but do consult your health provider before using it.

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Vada Pav


My hubby spent his earlier job days at Mumbai still somewhere inside his heart,he is a Mumbaikar  and really like Mumbai street food
one day he asked me ,do you know how to make Vada Pav ??

i had never visited Mumbai but ate this dish at a friend house here at the USA.

it is a vegetarian fast food/street food dish native to the state of Maharashtra. The dish consists of a deep-fried potato dumpling (vada) placed inside a bun (pav) sliced almost in half through the middle then apply a little or as much one prefer Spicy green chutney and dry garlic chutney on the inner sides of the pav and stuff with a hot vada and serve with fried green chillies.

Here I am sharing my version of Vada Pav which I prepared today the first time and he really loved it.

For today’s Vada Pav recipe, I have made everything from the scratch dry and wet chutneys and vada.Except Pav its store bought.

Ingredients

Pav or bun

For vada (potato dumplings )

Boiled potatoes 2-4

Mustard seeds 1 tsp

Turmeric 1 tsp

Curry leaves 10-12

Salt to taste

Garlic /ginger /green chilli crushed  2 tsp

Oil 1 tbsp

Batter to fry dumplings

Gram flour (Besan ) 1 cup

Red chilli 1 tsp

Turmeric 1/4 tsp

water

Salt to taste

oil for deep frying

green chilli 2-3 ( optional)

method to prepare Vada
Take oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves Then crushed garlic ,ginger & chilli  and saute well.Now add turmeric powder, a tsp of salt, and boiled potatoes Mix them well.keep aside to cool down and make a ball of round shape or any shape you prefer.

mix all ingredients for batter and make a smooth paste.Add enough water to make a thick batter. Whisk well until you get a lump-free batter.Once the batter is ready, keep it aside for 15-20 minutes.

heat oil in a pan to fry potatoes Dumplings .

Dip the potatoes balls completely in to the besan mix and deep fry in the pan over medium heat & fry till golden brown.

Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside. (You can make rest of Dumplings  using rest of the batter).

How to Fry Green chillies

In the same pan add green chilies and fry them.
note :- Be careful, as green chilies tend to splutter.so slit green chilli and deep fry .

For green chutney 

1 bunch cilantro /coriander leaves

1 garlic cloves 

1 green chilli 

Salt as per taste 

Lime juice 1tsp or as per taste 

mustard oil 1 tsp

method
In a grinder jar add all ingredients & Grind smooth with little bit water .Empty you jar &  pour your mixture in a container or a bowl. add oil ,i prefer Mustard oil or you can Skip it.

Dry garlic chutney

8-10 cloves 

1/4 cup desiccated coconut or fresh 

2 tsp sesame seeds 

Salt to taste 

Kashmiri red chilli powder or Red chilli 1 tbsp 

Oil 1 tsp

method
Heat pan add oil on med-low heat then add garlic and saute for 30-40 sec or till it starts browning .Same pan saute desiccated coconut on low heat (30-40 sec) & remove it .Same way sesame seeds .Let all ingredients cool down.

In a blender jar add all ingredients & add chilli powder & salt.

Press pulse button (otherwise ingredients will release oil ) once or twice & don’t make it fine leave it coarse .Chutney is ready .

Note :- i don’t have fresh coconut so i used desiccated one.My family Doesn’t like too much Spicy so i have used kashmiri red chilli powder.

How to assemble Vada Pav

Take buns or pao and put green chutney,  and dry garlic chutney inner side of both bun and keep fried potato dumplings  between them.

Serve with the garnishing of fried green chillies and sprinkle more dry garlic chuney ontop. Serve immediately.

Note :- You can adjust the amount of all chutneys as per preference.

 

 

HOW TO FERMENT THE BATTER IN INSTANT POT?


 

Fermenting batter is difficult in colder places like the US, especially during the winter months. But guess what Using InstantPot it come to the rescue.

I used to have a hard time getting the batter right. Sometimes it would not ferment and rise enough, and at other times it would be perfect, keeping me wondering what went wrong. But eventually now I can make perfect batter every time.

Today I am sharing one more method of fermenting Idli batter using the Instant pot. Yes, you read that right…you can ferment batter in instant pot. Mix the rice and urad dal batter very well. Add salt and mix thoroughly using a wooden spatula. Place the batter in the inner pot and place the Instant pot in the “yogurt” setting on Normal for 8 hours.
Ensure that the vent is left open for the Yogurt mode.

 

Using the Instant Pot YOGURT mode is a great idea. With an insulated case, the temperature is maintained for the time we need, giving great results irrespective of outside temperature.

NOTE: i removed instant pot sealing and use Instant pot lid or you can Use normal lid to cover that lets a little air through.if its doesn’t ferment then put on low settings for 1-2 hrs more.

In the 8 hours, the batter would have become lighter and doubled in volume as it ferments and you can tell that from the smell too. Now you are all set to cook the batter for some soft and Spongy Soft Idli

try this with this Accompaniment and check it 

Sambar Green Coconut Chutney Peanut Chutney

 

Triple Berry Chia Pudding


Chia seed pudding is a simple and delicious way to easily get the benefits of chia seeds. It takes minutes to make and has enough protein and nutrients to be a quick, on-the-go breakfast option.

I love this with some chopped fresh fruit, for breakfast or a delicious low-sugar dessert.

Ingredients

Chia seed 1 &1/2 tbsp

Almond milk /Any regular Milk 1 cup

Sugar /Stevia /honey /maple syrup as per taste

Blueberries

Strawberries

Raspberries

Method

Soak chia seeds at least for 20 minutes.add sugar in milk .wash your fruits before you use.One can chop or use whole.Take a glass/Mason jar, add soaked chia seeds.then on top pour milk.add your fruits.serve chilled or eat instant.

Tips:- I have used Almond milk.

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Mixed Berry & Oatmeal smoothie with Chia seed


It’s A creamy, thick smoothie filled with ground oats, fresh mixed berries and chia seeds. Healthy and satisfying!

As well as my current obsession with chia seeds.  until the last few months when I started noticing recipes on other blogs and read on the internet.check one more recipe Triple Berry Chia Pudding

Ingredients

1/2 Cup quick oats

1 Tbsp chia seeds

1 Cup of mixed berries fresh (Strawberries, Raspberries &bluberries)

1 Cup of Unsweetened almond milk or Regular milk

1 tbsp honey or any sweetener optional

Instructions

Blend everything in a blender till smooth.except for chia seeds .pour blended mixture in glass .add chia seeds & keep aside for 15 minutes and drink.

Tips:-One can pre-soaked chia seeds with 2-3 tbsp of water for 15-20 minutes or add chia seeds directly with other ingredients too.

Adjust for sweetness with honey, I didn’t add at all. the chia seeds will make the smoothie get very thick if you let it sit for a while before drinking, so be sure to enjoy the smoothie right after you blend it up!

Please consult your dietician before using chia seeds.

Veg Uttapam


Uttapam is a dosa-like dish made by cooking ingredients in a batter. Unlike a dosa, which is crisp and crepe-like, uttapam is a thick pancake, with toppings cooked right into the batter or just a sprinkle red chilli powder.batter is made of a urad dal and rice.The dal and rice are ground and fermented. The outer surface is crisp like Plain Dosa and the inner layers are like Soft Idli.Serve with Green Coconut Chutney & Peanut Chutney .check one more plain mini uttapam recipe

Ingredients

2 cups Rice

1/2 cup Urad Dal (Split black lentils)

1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds

2 tsp salt

Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp (optional)

Vegetable Toppings

Onion finely chopped 2 tbsp

Tomatoes chopped 1-2

Green chilli finely chopped 1-2

Method:

Wash & rinse rice and dal soak rice & dal along with fenugreek seeds.Grind to a smooth batter adding water gradually add salt and mix well using your hands.Allow the batter to ferment Overnight.

To prepare Uttapams:
Mix the batter well. If it is thick, add a little water.Heat a griddle.When it is hot, grease it with oil.take a ladle full of batter.Pour it in the centre.Do not spread it.Drizzle oil around the corners.After a minute, sprinkle red chilli powder & vegetable toppings flipped it and cook the other side.Serve hot with chutney.

Tips:-If using non-stick pan no need to grease the pan. Tawa/griddle has to be hot. while making uttapams adjust the flame from low to high.before pouring the batter, reduce the flame to low.Cook on medium flame.

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Paneer Sandwich


A sandwich is a food typically consisting of vegetables, sliced cheese or meat, placed on or between slices of bread, or more generally any dish wherein two or more pieces of bread serve as a container or wrapper for another food type.The bread can be either plain or coated with condiments such as mayonnaise, tomato ketchup or green chutney to enhance its flavor and texture.There are both savory sandwiches, such as sandwiches, and sweet sandwiches, such as a peanut butter or  jelly or jam sandwich.

I am sharing simple Toasted sandwiches with cottage cheese (paneer) using a sandwich maker

Cottage cheese(Paneer) 1 cup

Onion finely chopped 1 small

Grated Cabbage 1/2 cup

Cilantro/coriander leaves chopped 1tbsp

Salt to taste

Black Pepper to taste

Grated Mozzarella Cheese 1/4 cup

Red chilli flakes to taste

Mixed Herb 1 tsp (optional)

Whole Wheat Bread slices 4-6

Method Mix all ingredients in a bowl & check seasoning.Turn on sandwich maker keep bread slices & Spread mixture on bread cover with another slice of bread & toast.Serve hot with ketchup.

Tips: One can use any type of bread whole wheat or white Bread.Either grill Or toast bread with butter on Pan & then use in a sandwich maker.

Mysore Dosa


Dosa is a kind of crepe made from a fermented batter. Its main ingredients are rice and black gram(urad dal). It is a typical  South Indian diet and popular all over the Indian subcontinent. Traditionally, Dosa is served hot along with sambarchutney

This traditional South Indian dish usually ate for breakfast or dinner  They can either be made plain or stuffed.A Lot of variation of dosa can be prepared using a batter like a masala dosa,Onion dosa, Butter dosa, Masala dosa, Mysore masala dosa.one can check other south Indian delicacies on my blog  Plain Dosa Soft Idli Medu Vada Mini Plain Uttapam

Today i am sharing recipe of Mysore Dosa is very different from all the other dosas. It has a soft inside that is coated with Spicy chutney, and is crisp on the outside.

Ingredients for Dosa batter

Black gram (urad dal) 1 cup

Bengal Gram (chana dal) ½ cup

Rice 4 ½ cups

Flattened rice (poha) 1 cup

Salt to taste

Ingredients for Spicy Chutney

Garlic 5-6 cloves

A dash of ginger

Dry Red chillies 4-5

Small onion 1 chopped

Bengal Gram (chana dal)2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Oil 1/2 tsp

Method for preparing chutney

Roast channa dal and red chillies in medium flame with few drops of oil. Add onion, garlic along with and fry for few minutes. Cool down and transfer to the mixer & then Grind it to a thick paste once done add salt & adding a little water for a spreadable consistency.

Method for preparing dosa

Wash & Soak Rice,Bengal gram and Black Gram together.In a separate bowl soak flattened rice .Allow to soak for 7-8   hours or overnight.Rewash the rice by draining the water 2-3 times.Grind to a paste adding flattened rice ,like grains should be felt in the batter or smooth consistency.now take the batter in a large bowl or pan.add salt. mix very well. cover and allow to ferment for 8 to 9 hours or more. time of fermentation will vary depending on the temperature conditions. lightly stir the batter before you begin to make dosa.

Heat the iron griddle or non-stick Tawa well.Pour a spoonful of batter in the center, spread with the back of the spoon to a thin round.Pour a tsp of ghee or oil over and once the dosa is half cooked, then spread a tblsp of red spicy chutney.Pour oil around the dosa and Cooked well.The dosa may then be folded in half and served or rolled as in a wrap.Remove from Griddle & Serve hot with chutney or sambar.

 

 

 

Plain Dosa


Dosa is a kind of crepe made from a fermented batter. Its main ingredients are rice and black gram(urad dal). It is a typical  South Indian diet and popular all over the Indian subcontinent. Traditionally, Dosa is served hot along with sambarchutney

This traditional South Indian dish usually ate for breakfast or dinner  They can either be made plain or stuffed.A Lot of variation of dosa can be prepared using a batter like a masala dosa,Onion dosa, Butter dosa, Masala dosa, Mysore masala dosa.one can check other south Indian delicacies on my blog Soft Idli Medu Vada Mini Plain Uttapam

I am sharing my recipe of Plain dosa ,this crepe has to be crusty and crisp.

Ingredients

make 10-12 dosa

Plain rice 1/2 cup

Parboiled rice 1/2 cup

Flattened Rice 2 tbsp

Black Gram(urad dal) 1/4 cup

Fenugreek (methi)seeds 1/4 tsp

Ghee or oil for cooking as preferred

Water or as required for grinding

Salt to taste

Method

Wash & Soak Rice and Black Gram together.In a separate bowl soak Fenugreek seeds & flattened rice .Allow to soak for 7-8   hours or overnight.Rewash the rice by draining the water 2-3 times.Grind to a paste adding Fenugreek seeds & flattened rice ,like grains should be felt in the batter or smooth consistency.now take the batter in a large bowl or pan.add salt. mix very well. cover and allow to ferment for 8 to 9 hours or more. time of fermentation will vary depending on the temperature conditions. lightly stir the batter before you begin to make dosa.

Heat the iron griddle or non-stick Tawa well.Pour a spoonful of batter in the center, spread with the back of the spoon to a thin round.Pour a tsp of ghee or oil over and cooked  for a very short time with oil or ghee until golden brown. The dosa may then be folded in half and served or rolled as in a wrap.Remove from Griddle & Serve hot with chutney & sambar.

Tips

1)proper fermentation will double up the volume of the batter and one can see tiny air pockets in the batter with a light sour aroma.

2)cook till the base is nicely golden and crisp. the base will leave the pan when its gets cooked.

Mini Plain Uttapam


Mini Uttapam is a dosa-like dish made by cooking ingredients in a batter. Unlike a dosa, which is crisp and crepe-like, uttapam is a thick pancake, with toppings cooked right into the batter or just a sprinkle red chilli powder.batter is made of a urad dal and rice .The dal and rice are  ground and fermented. The outer surface is crisp and the inner layers are like Soft Idli.Serve with Green Coconut Chutney & Peanut Chutney

Ingredients

2 cups  Rice

1/2 cup  Urad Dal (Split black lentils)

1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds

2 tsp salt

Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp (optional)

Method:

Wash & rinse rice and dal soak rice & dal along with fenugreek seeds.Grind to a smooth batter adding water gradually add salt and mix well using your hands.Allow the batter to ferment Overnight.

To prepare Uttapams:
Mix the batter well. If it is thick, add a little water.Heat a griddle.When it is hot, grease it with oil.take a ladle full of batter.Pour it in the centre.Do not spread it.Drizzle oil around the corners.After a minute, sprinkle red chilli powder & flipped it and cook the other side.Serve hot with chutney.

Tips :-If using non-stick pan no need to grease the pan. Tawa/griddle has to be hot. while making uttapams adjust the flame from low to high.before pouring the batter, reduce the flame to low.Cook on medium flame.

Bell Pepper Egg Ring


Bell pepper serves as a beautiful edible egg ring.It’s an easy breakfast using egg served alongside whole wheat toast or served as side dish .The bell pepper adds gorgeous color to a simple breakfast.Use any color of Bell pepper of own choice.Add cheese as a topping or seasoning with Paprika or black pepper.

Ingredients

Green Bell Pepper Ring 1

Olive oil or any cooking oil 1/4 tsp

Egg 1

Salt to taste

Black Pepper to taste

Paprika a pinch (optional)

Method

 

Sprinkle a pinch of salt & black pepper & season bell pepper ring .Heat a non-stick pan put a ring on a pan if one wish can cook both sides  for charred flavor or directly break an egg in a ring hole & season with salt ,black pepper & paprika.if one like egg soft, cook over low heat for 3-5 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to preference.If one like your egg hard, break up the yolk with the skillet for even cooking. Cook 6-9 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to preference.

Tips :- for a large family breakfast use more bell pepper rings & more no of eggs .

Soft Idli


It is made of soaking ,grinding  & fermented rice ,lentil then Steamed. Serve with sambar & chutneys.

Ingredients
(Make 25-30 idlis )

Idly rice 2 cup

Urad dal 1/2 cup

Flattened rice  thick 1/3 cup

Fenugreek seeds 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Method
Wash & Soak rice & Flattened rice together for min 4 hrs.
(for grinding use water used for soaking)In a different bowl soak urad dal & fenugreek seeds.Grind separately.Mix both mixture using hands.add salt & cover.Let it ferment overnight.In cold places ,it may take longer time.Steam idli & serve with sambar & chutneys

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Medu Vada


It is made with spiced urad dal batter and fried in donut shape dumplings. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They are served with Sambar or Coconut Chutney.

ingredients

1 cup urad dal
3 green chillies , roughly chopped
3 to 4 peppercorns 
8 to 10 curry leaves
1 tsp ginger
salt to taste
Method
Clean, wash and soak the urad dal in enough water for at least 2 hours.Drain, add the green chillies, black pepper, curry leaves ,and ginger and blend in a mixer to a smooth batter, adding a little water.
Add the salt and mix well and divide the mixture into equal portions. Keep aside.Wet your hand.Take a portion of the mixture in your hand.Make a hole in the center with your thumb.Heat oil in a kadhai(temp Med-hi) up turn your hand and drop the vada in oil.Deep fry the vada till both sides turn golden brown in color.Repeat with the remaining batter to make more medu vadas.Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot with coconut chutney and sambar

Vermicelli Upma


Vermicelli cooked with veggies & seasoned.

ingredients

2 cups vermicelli

3 cups water

1 small red onion, chopped

3/4 to 1 cup chopped vegetables of choice (carrots, peas, beans, OR u r fav veg

2-3 green chillies, slit (as per u r choice)

1″ piece of ginger, grated

1 tbsp oil

1/4 tsp mustard seeds

1/4 tsp Bengal gram

1/4 cup roasted peanut(optional)for garnish

A few curry leaves (optional)

1/2 tsp lemon juice (optional)

Chopped coriander leaves for garnish (optional)

METHOD
Roast the vermicelli in a dry skillet or pan until golden brown. This will take about 4-5 mins but keep an eye on it and stir frequently otherwise they will brown on one side only or even burn. Set aside when done.Heat oil in the same pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, Bengal gram and green chillies. When the mustard seeds pop, add the chopped onion. When it becomes transparent, add the ginger and the vegetables. Mix well until well coated and cook covered on sim for 6-8 mins until the vegetables are soft. Sprinkle some water if necessary.Once the vegetables are cooked, add the water with some salt and bring to boil. Once the water comes to a rolling boil, dunk in the roasted vermicelli stirring continuously so that it doesn’t clump. Let it cook in the open pan until the vermicelli has cooked all over and there’s no water left. Usually a vermicelli : water ratio of 1 : 1.5 works well for me.
Garnish with coriander leaves ,peanut roasted & lemon juice and serve hot

Oats Dhokla


Ingredients

Oats -(roasted & powder)-1/2 cup
Gramflour -1/2 cup
Ginger & Green chillies paste -1 tsp
Salt- to taste
Lemon juice -1 tsp
Fruit Salt -1 tsp
Turmeric pwd-1/4 tsp
Water to make batter
For tempering
Mustard seeds-1 tbsp
Oil -1 tsp
sugar- to taste(optional)
Lemon juice -1 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves-10
water -1/2 cup

method

Into a bowl  Gram flour,powdered oats,green chilli paste ,salt ,lemon juice & make a smooth batter adding water.add fruit salt at last .now take pressure cooker add water ,as we do for Idli ,grease idli stand pour batter ,..close lid put on flame for 8 min High & low flame 4 min.meanwhile prepare tempering to pour on dhokla.take out dhokla on a plate & pour tempering on top of it.once it absorbed .Serve hot with chutney!!

Yellow Moong Dal & Spinach Crepe


Crepe prepared using Soaked & grind Split yellow moong Dal with Spinach .

Ingredients

Yellow moong dal (soaked) 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Salt to taste
Spinach (chopped ) 1/2 cup
Onion chopped small
Green chillies 1
Method
Grind soaked moong dal .takeout in a bowl add salt, spinach,Asafoetida , cumin seeds.
Heat pan or griddle .pour batter on it spread..as we do for dosa..sprinkle chopped onion & green chillies..add oil on side cook both sides.till it crisp.Serve with Chutney!!

Spicy oats & moong crepes with mint & cilantro chutney


Crepes prepared using Oats ,yellow split lentil & veggies .
Ingredients
Old fashioned Oats(powdered) 1/2 cup
Yellow moong dal (soaked) 1/2 cup
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Green chillies 1-2
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Black Pepper powder to taste
Onion finely chopped optional
Tomato deseeded chopped optional
Oil
Method
Powder oats using a grinder.now make a paste of soaked moong dal.adding green chillies. take paste in a bowl add all spices & oats.make a batter.if u feel a batter is thick add a
little water.now heat a pan or dosa pan ..drop with ladle..drop oil with a help of spoon .add chopped onion & tomatoes .flip & cook both sides ..till it crisp
Mint & cilantro chutney
Handful of mint & cilantro
Garlic 1-2
Yogurt 1 or 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Mustard oil few drops (optional)
Grind all ingredients except oil & salt.tske in a bowl add salt & oil .
Serve ur healthy crepes with chutney & enjoy !!!

 

Oats Uttapam


Oats & semolina Pancakes  prepared with  Indian spices & seasoned

Ingredients
Oats (roasted & powder) 3/4 cup
Rava 1 tbsp
Yogurt 1 cup
Onion chopped.
spinach chopped (optional)
Curry leaves few chopped
Green chilli chopped
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder optional
Eno fruit salt 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice few drops
Water if required
oil for cooking
Method
Take a bowl add oats,rava,onion ,green chilli,curry leaves & spinach .then add yogurt mix properly.add salt if a batter is very thick a little water.Before preparing uttapam.add Eno fruit salt & lemon juice.mix properly.Heat a pan on med heat.drop full ladle on pan .sprinkle red chilli powder.add little oil .cook both sides.Enjoy plain or with Chutney.

Yogurt & fruits Parfaits


Layered yogurt ,fruits & cereal bars.Complete Breakfast in a jar.Grab & go !!

ingredients
Thick low-fat Yogurt-1/2 cup
Banana-1 small
Honey-1 tsp (optional)
strawberry chunks
Cereal Bars(vanilla flavour)
Mixed dry fruits-(cashew nut,almonds,walnut& raisins)
Mint leaves -Twig(for garnish optional)
Method-
Put thick yogurt in a glass.on top of that add cereal bars crumble half.add banana slices & adding a  honey top of it ,add strawberry chunks.add cereal bar on top..add mixed dry fruits .and at last, add dollops of yogurt ,decorate with mint leaves .!!!