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HULLED MILLET GULIAPPA

Hello !!!

This week I have teamed up with Alka Jena who is a good friend and guide from Odisha . Both of us are full time working professionals and and have a passion for food blogging.This is our passion and we try our best to keep it alive inspite our hectic work commitments and hectic schedules. I am sure many working woman can relate to our stories.We decided to explore the flavors of regional cooking and showcase the recipes from all parts of India out of which many areas are unexplored. We will pick one state every month.

This month we will be sharing some wonderful recipes from Karnataka from where i belong.I will be sharing some healthier version of recipes along with Alka who blog at www.culinaryxpress.com

This week i am sharing a very healthy and easy breakfast recipe called Guliappa in Karnataka , Paniyaram in Tamil Nadu and Gunta ponganalu in Andhra .I have made these using hulled millet. Millets in general are an
excellent source of dietary fiber. It is also a good source of manganese, magnesium, phosphorous and copper. It is Gluten free. Millet is alkaline which makes it easily digestible, and helps maintain pH equilibrium in the body and low in Glycemic Index. A good substitute from White Rice which high in carbs.

Now Coming back to the recipe:

Recipe for Hulled Millet Guliappa:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Hulled Millet
  • 1/4 Cup Whole Urad Dal /Black Gram
  • 1 Tsp Methi seeds / Fenugreek
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 Big Onion finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chilli Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 Carrot Grated
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped fresh Coriander
  • Few Curry leaves finely Chopped
  • 1 Tsp Mustard
  • A generous Pinch of Hing
  • Oil
  • 1 Tsp Grated Ginger

Method:

Wash the millets and soak it in water for about 4-5 hours .Wash and soak Urad dal and fenugreek seeds as well separately.

Grind all the ingredients separately to get a smooth paste. Allow it to fermant overnight.

Take a wide bottom pan. Add a tsp of oil. Add mustard seeds and once they splutter add the chopped onions and slightly roast them for about a minute. Add grated carrots , chillies, grated ginger,salt ,chopped curry leaves and coriander and mix well. Add this mixture to the millet batter and mix well.

Heat the guliappa pan. Add 1/4 Tsp of oil in each mould. Pour a tsp full of batter in all the moulds.Cover the pan and allow it to rise and cook. As soon as it starts to leave the sided turn them to cook on the other side. As they turn brown and crisp remove them from the pan .

Serve hot with any Sambar or Chutney. I served it with Spicy Onion Chutney. It was enjoyed guilt free.

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SMOOTHIE BOWL

Smoothies are packed with nutrients and makes a perfect meal when you have a busy schedule or works perfect even for breakfast. It is quick , light and healthy.

This is Vegan ,filling and refreshing.It is loaded with Vitamins and minerals. This smoothie bowl is made from Mangoes,chia seeds,Kiwi, Avacado and Strawberries.

Fresh mango contains a variety of nutrients but only vitamin C and Folate are in significant amounts .

Green kiwifruit provides 61 calories is 83% water and 15% carbohydrates, with negligible fat and protein). It is particularly rich in vitamin C (112% DV) and vitamin K (38% DV), has a moderate content of  vitamin E(10% DV), with no other micronutrients in significant content.


Avocados are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals. Avacado is rich in Vitamin K,Folate,Vitamin C,Potassium,Vitamin B5,Vitamin B6 Vitamin E.It also contains small amounts of magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous and vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin).

Chia seeds are rich in Antioxidents.It is rich in Protein and a high source of Fiber.

Information Source –Various websites from Google.

All the above ingredients are good for your skin and body. Healthy skin reflects your inner health. These fruits are so nutritious and good skin food too.For 185th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Glowingskinrecipes is this nutritious Smoothie Bowl. No added sugar or sweetener.Thank you Amrita for the wonderful theme. Check out her wonderful blog http://thefoodsamaritan.com/

Recipe for Smoothie Bowl:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Mango cut into cubes
  • Pulp of 1 Medium Size Avacado
  • 1 Kiwi cut into cubes
  • 6 Strawberries
  • 1 Tsp Chia Seeds
  • 8-10 Black Raisins
  • 1 Tsp Sun Flower Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Pumpkin seeds

Method:

Add fresh mango cubes , kiwi cubes, avacado pulp , strawberries in a blender and blitz to get a fine paste.

Transfer the contents to a bowl. Garnish with Chia seeds, black Raisins, Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds .Add few strawberries pieces and mango pieces and serve .

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!

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MANGO THOKKU MINI DOSA

 

A warm hello to everyone from this part of the globe. We are approaching month end already in this year.Time just flies. We are all looking forward to the Chinese New year as we get a good break from work.I am very eagerly looking forward to it.Atmosphere here is so festive with all the Chinese new year decor. Places are all vibrantly decked up.

Today amazing theme for 179th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Foodmagbest was suggested by Seema who blogs at www.mildlyindian.com.Check out her wonderful blog for awesome recipes. Thank you Seema for the wonderful theme which really got me thinking .Due to hectic work schedule  just managed to make a very simple yet delicious dish.

Recipe for Mango Thokku Mini Dosa:

Ingredients:

1 Cup =250 ML

2 Cups Dosa Batter

1.5 Tbsp Mango thokku

4 Tbsp Dry Chutney Powder

2 Tsp Dry Dill Leaves

1Cup Pomegranate Arils

1 Cup Cheese

Method:

Take a wide bottom bowl. Add dosa batter and mango thokku and mix well. Heat the Tawa. Once the tawa is hot, pour  the batter to make mini dosa. Once the bottom starts to turn crisp and brown and the top is also cooked sprinkle chutney powder, some cheese and a little dry dil leaves.Once done repeat the process for the remaining batter.

Transfer the dosa to a plate . Garnish with pomegranate Arils and enjoy the cheesy Mango thokku Mini Dosa.

My boys just loved it for breakfast and now they want me to pack it for lunch as well.

You must try it to believe it.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!

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BROWN RICE AND RAGI VERMICELLI UPMA

A warm hello from my part of the world!!!!!!

It is monday and I am sharing a wonderful recipe made with the goodness of Brown rice and Ragi Vermicelli. Something yummy ,healthy and different .This  upma is loaded with fresh veggies .

This week’s theme for #156th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop  @anybutwhiterice was suggested by Mayuri dee . I came up with this yummy Brown rice and ragi vermicelli upma has my humble contribution.My boys enjoyed every bite and believe me I am not exaggerating .You must surely try it to believe it.

Recipe for Brown Rice and Ragi Vermicelli Upma:

Ingredients:

1 Cup Cooked Brown Rice

2 Cups Cooked Vermicelli

Carrot cut into Cubes

2 Potatoes Cut into Cubes

3 Onions Cut lengthwise

1/2 Cup Chopped French Beans

Salt to Taste

4 Green Chillies Chopped

1/2 Cup fresh coriander finely chopped

1 Tsp Channa Dal

1/2 Tsp Urad dal

1/4 Tsp Hing /Asafoetida

1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds

2 Tbsp Ghee

1 Tsp finely chopped Ginger

Method:

Take a wide bottom pan. Add ghee. Once it melts add channa dal and urad dal and slightly roast untill it turns golden brown. Now add mustard seeds and hing. Once the mustard seeds splutter add green chillies (keepsome for garnishing), chopped onions and ginger.Once the onions turn slightly brown as all the chopped veggies and mix well. Add 1/2 cup water and allow it to cook on medium flame.Once the veggie are cooked, add cooked rice and cooked vermicelli and salt taste.

Mix well.Garnish with chopped fresh coriander and green chillies and serve hot.Another option is to garnish with freshly grated coconut.I chose option 1 as i love green chillies.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!

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EGG OMELETTE

 

 

 

HELLO!!!

Here I am with another Basic recipe that is loved by my family. It is a healthy breakfast option for many of us. Egg Omelette is eaten for breakfast in many households in different parts of the world.Omelettes are infinitely customizable to suit our tastebuds.

Our theme for #154th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop is #FilmyFoodies. I am not a movie buff but I have tried to contribute for this theme .Egg Omelette is eaten for breakfast by many actors and actresses .I have tweaked in to suit the palette of my family. We love Omelette loaded with black pepper, onions and bell peppers.A great idea to incorporate bell peppers in your child’s diet or any other veggie of your choice. Hence i thought of sharing this simple Ande ka Funda that is a part of many movies.

Recipe for Egg Omelette:

Ingredients:

2 Eggs

Salt to taste

1 Small Onion finely chopped

1/2 Green bell pepper finely chopped

1/4 Tsp Coarsely ground black pepper

Chilli Flakes for Garnish(Optional)

40 ML Water

1/4 Tsp Jeera

Pinch of Red Chilli Powder

1/4 Tsp Olive Oil

Method:

Break the eggs in a wide bowl. Beat the eggs untill nice and fluffy. Add water and beat again untill well incorporated. Add all the ingredients except oil and chilli flakes and mix well. Heat a pan. Add oil. Pour this mixture and cook on low flame untill the eggs are cooked.I cook it for 5-7 mins max on low flame.It turns out nice and fluffy.

Transfer it on to a plate ,sprinkle some chilli flakes  and serve hot!!!

I enjoy this with a glass of Dates blended milk.

Have a great Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Check out more egg recipe:SPICY EGG BIRYANI ,SAVOURY EGG MUFFINS

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BREAD STICKS

 

Hello!!!

Today i am sharing a very easy recipe that you can make along with your kids during these summer holidays.One of the easiest recipe that your kids will enjoy. We need to keep our kids engaged and at the same time teach them to be independent .Kids will have the sense of pride when they are able to make such simple recipes.My boys love to cook and they do help me whenever they can.They have learnt the basics of cooking and can manage when I am travelling or busy at work.

When this theme was selected i had many ideas. I was preparing to travel so chose to settle with this simple recipe.My Contribution for 146th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Bread Recipe is this simple and yummy recipe Bread Sticks that is so cheesy.Kids will eat without any fuss .It is irresistible and you cannot just stop at one.

Recipe for Bread Sticks:

6 Slices of White Bread

1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese

1/4 Cup Cheddar Cheese

2 Tbsp milk

3 Tsp Oil

Method:

Mix both the cheese in a bowl.

Remove the sides of the bread. Roll each slice to make it flat.Repeat this process for all the slices of bread. place the cheese generously in the centre and roll the bread .Pat the sides with milk so that the sides can stick together.Repeat this process for the balance slices of bread.

Heat a flat pan. Add oil in the pan. Place the rolls and roast them untill they turn slightly brown and all the sides are crisp.

Serve these yummy bread sticks with any sauce of your choice and enjoy!!!!!

Is it not easy??Do try at your convenience and enjoy!!!!!!

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BERRYLICIOUS BRUSCHETTA LOADED WITH MUESLI

 

 

Hello from my part of the word!!!

Hope you all gearing up for the  upcoming festivities and new year.I am also looking forward to it as I have some travel plans to unwind and usher in the new year with a bang. Looking for healthy appetizers or breakfast ideas? Then try this easy and yummy recipe.

My Contribution for 123rd #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Berryrecipes. Berries are in season here and I love to have them very often.I have not baked for a long time now due to hectic work schedules. I would love to bake. Today I am sharing a very easy recipe will be loved by all age groups. It just takes max 10 mins to assemble and seconds to wipe off.

Recipe for Berrylicious Bruschetta Loaded with Muesli:

Ingredients:

1 French Baguette sliced

1/2 Cup Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp Honey

2 Tbsp Cream Cheese

1 Cup Muesli

12 Strawberries

12 Blueberries

Method:

Slice the baguette into 1/4 Inch thick slices .Lightly toast them on both sides in a oven for about 5 mins. Once done remove from the Oven. In a bowl mix greek yogurt ,honey and cream cheese. Spread this mixture on the toasted slices. Garnish with Muesli and  chopped strawberries and whole blueberries and serve.

I loved the flavours with naturally sweet berries and crunchy Muesli.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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MULTIGRAIN POTATO PANCAKES

 

Hola from my part of the world!!!!!

It’s been a week since I shared a new recipe.Hmm.. been busy at work.I have many recipes yet to be shared with all wonderful people who encourage me. Today’s theme is PANCAKES and I will sharing an easy and yummy recipe which will be loved by everyone!!!

pancake (or hotcakegriddlecake, or flapjack) is a flat cake, often thin and round, prepared from a starch-based batter that may contain eggs, milk and butter and cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle or frying pan, often frying with oil or butter.Most of the recipes have eggs. I was inspired by Korean Potato Pancakes also known as Gamja-jeon. I have done some variation to suit our tastebuds. My boys just went gaga over these yummy pancakes. It is filling and perfect for breakfast too. I don’t have a sweet tooth so chose to make a savoury Pancake for this week’s theme.

My Contribution for 117th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #PANCAKES is this yummy Multigrain Potato Pancake.

Recipe for Multigrain Potato Pancake:

Ingredients:

For Pancakes:

2 Medium Size Potatoes peeled and grated

1 Tbsp Multigrain Powder (A mix of quinoa, greengram, flaxseeds and bajra)

1/4 Tsp Potato Starch

Salt to Taste

1/4 Cup finely Chopped Spring Onions

1 Green Chilli finely Chopped

For the Sauce:

2 Tbsp Soya Sauce

1 Tsp finely chopped white Onion

1 Tsp finely chopped Spring Onions

1/4 Tsp Sesame (Roasted slightly)

Add Chilli to adjust your Spice levels

4 Tbsp Oil(1 tsp oil for each pancake)

Method:

Take a wide bottom bowl. Mix all the ingredients of Pancake. Heat a skillet. Add oil. Then spread the potato mixture as per your desired thickness. Once the bottom turns golden brown flip the side and cook until the other side also turns golden brown.Once done remove and transfer the pancake to a plate.Repeat the process for the balance potato mixture.

For the Sauce:

Mix all the ingredients for the sauce and serve with hot pancakes.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!

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MASALA SPAGHETTI OMELETTE (FUSION RECIPE)

 

Hello!!!!!

Hope you are all doing good. I have been unable to post lately as i have been on rest and recovering from a toe injury. I miss posting and interacting with all of you lately.I will bounce back to normal soon with your blessings and best wishes.

Our Challenge for this this week was a fusion recipe. I am unable to cook an elaborate menu.I did not want to miss this challenge. So my contribution for #116th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Fusionfiesta is Masala Spaghetti Omelette.This was a healthy and wholesome breakfast for my boys.An Indo-Italian Fusion that was a perfect hit.

A very simple recipe that can be made when you are short of time.

Recipe for Masala Speghetti Omelette:

Ingredients:

2 Eggs

1/4 cup finely chopped Green Bell Pepper

1 Small Onion finely chopped

1 Small tomato finely chopped or sliced

1/2 Red chilli finely chopped(optional)

Salt to Taste

A generous pinch of Red Chilli Powder

A generous pinch of Coarse Black pepper powder

A generous Pinch of Chana Masala / Garam Masala

1/2 Cup Cooked Spaghetti

1/4 Tsp Jeera / Cumin

1/4 Tsp Olive Oil

Method:

Beat the eggs in a bowl. Add all the finely chopped onions,bell pepper,tomatoes,fresh chilli,salt,pepper powder,chana masala,chilli powder,jeera and mix well.

Heat a Pan. Pour oil and spread it on the pan. Now pour the egg mixture ,add spaghetti and cook on low flame. Once the bottom is done flip the side. Once both the sides are done switch off the flame.

Serve hot . I washed it down with a hot cup of Masala Chai.

Bliss!!!!!!!!! Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SAMVAT KE CHAWAL KA DHOKLA /BARNYARD MILLET STEAMED CAKES

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Hello !!!!!!!!!

Today’s Post is all about Millets. Millets are mostly cultivated in Asia and Africa. They have gained a lot of popularity these days. There are different types of Millets. Millets are gluten free and an exceptional source of Nutrients to gluten intolerant people. There are many types of Millets. Today I am sharing a recipe using Barnyard Millet.

Barnyard Millets are Low in Calories , Rich in Fiber, Low in Glycemic Index , Gluten free and also rich source of Iron. I am sharing a simple Dhokla recipe that is made using Barnyard Millet. This is my contribution for 108th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Millets.

Recipe for SAMVAT KE CHAWAL KA DHOKLA /BARNYARD MILLET STEAMED CAKES:

Ingredients for Dhokla Batter:

1 Cup Barnyard Millets (Soaked for 5 hrs)

1/3 Cup Rava(soaked for 5 hrs)

1 Tsp Cumin / Jeera Roasted and crushed

Salt to Taste

1/4 Tsp Haldi / Turmeric

3 Tbsp Buttermilk

4-5 Tbsp Water

1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

1.5 Tsp Baking Powder

1 Tsp Sugar

1 Tsp Oil for greasing

For Tempering:

4 Green chillies chopped

15 Curry leaves roughly torn

1 Tsp Mustard seeds

2 Tsp Oil

Apinch of Hing / Asafoetida

Method:

Soak barnyard millet and rava for 5 hours. Drain the water and grind the millet and rava to get a fine paste.Ensure there are no grains. To this mixture add buttermilk, lemon juice,roasted and crushed Cumin,salt, haldi,sugar and baking soda. Mix all the ingredients and then add water as needed to get a nice lump free mixture. Blend it with  hand mixture to incorporate more air in the mixture.This will make the dhoklas light and fluffy. Transfer this mixture to a greased plate and steam it for 15 to 20 mins. You can insert a toothpick to check it is perfectly steamed.

Remove from the steamer and allow it to cool. In a wok add oil. Once the oil is hot add mustard seeds, curry leaves and chopped chillies and hing. Pour the tempering on the steamed cake /dhokla ,cut into desired shape and serve it with green chutney.

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Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!