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.