SAVOURY EGG MUFFINS

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Hello !!!!

I am back in action after 2 weeks of travelling. It was a memorable trip as i met one of my best friend and guide Alka Jena. She is a gem of a person. We never felt we were meeting for the first time. Memories to be cherished for ever.

Well i am back to my routine after a good break. Are you looking for breakfast ideas that is healthy and can be made in no time? Here is an idea. Today i am sharing a simple savoury egg muffins loaded with veggies and flavourful coriander chutney. A perfect breakfast for kids and adults too.

My contribution for 105th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Savourybakeddish is this healthy and yummy savoury egg muffins.

Recipe for Savoury Egg Muffins:

Ingredients:

3 Eggs

1 Onion finely chopped

1/2 Tomato finely chopped

2 Tsp Coriander chutney (coriander ,tamrind,ginger and salt ground together)

1/4 Bell Pepper finely chopped

1/4 Tsp Pepper powder

Salt to taste

Method:

Beat the eggs lightly in a white bowl.Add all the other ingredients and mix well.

Preheat the oven at 190C for about 10 mins. Pour the egg mixture into greased mini bunt pans and place these pans in the preheated oven. Bake them for about 20 mins.

Remove them from the Oven . Place it upside down on a plate  and the muffins slide easily .

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Serve it hot and enjoy this scrumptious breakfast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BROCCOLI AND COCONUT RICE(NO ONION NO GARLIC RECIPE)

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Everyone is  busy with a hectic life style these days. We are always on the run juggling work ,family,home.When you are short of time to cook and still want your family to have a healthy meal, one pot meal recipes come in handy. They can be cooked in a less time and yet be a nutritious meal.I usually cook one pot meals on weekday morning. Best way to incorporate veggies into my family’s diet. Today i am sharing one such healthy and yummy recipe.

Broccoli is a powerhouse of nutrients.It is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Manganese.Broccoli has low content of carbohydrates, protein, fat, and dietary fiber.Coconuts are known for their great versatility, as evidenced by many traditional uses, ranging from food to cosmetics.They form a regular part of the diets of many people in the tropics and subtropics.Broccoli and freshly grated coconut make a great combo.

My contribution for our 95th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Onepotmeal is this yummy and healthy Broccoli and Coconut Rice.

Recipe for Broccoli and Coconut rice:

2  Cups Basamati Rice (each cup is 160ml)

1.5 Cups Broccoli florets( 1 cup is 250 ml)

3/4  Cup freshly grated Coconut (1 Cup is 250 ML)

2 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds

1/4 Tsp Pepper corns crushed

2 fresh Red Chillies

8-10 Cashews

2 Tsp Oil

Salt to taste

Method:

Soak Rice for about  15-20 mins.You can skip this step if you are short of time.

Make a fine paste of  grated coconut, red chillies and 1 tsp jeera and keep it aside. Do not add water when grinding.

Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add Jeera and then the broccoli florets. Keep in on medium flame for about 7-8 mins. Now add the coconut mixture , crushed pepper corns and mix well. Now add the soaked rice and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients and switch off the flame. Transfer the contents to a electric Rice cooker and add the required amount of water.One done  garnish with roasted Cashews and serve hot with any Raita or Nonya Achar.

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

 

MANGO YOGURT SMOOTHIE BOWL

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Hello !!!

I was craving for some dessert this weekend. I had a few ingredients in my pantry and viola i came up with a yummy and healthy Smoothie bowl with the goodness of Mango , greek yogurt, honey and organic dried Mulberries.Yogurt is a staple at my place. An important part of our daily diet.

Yogurt is extremely versatile. You can dip it, spread it, freeze it, add fruit to it or eat it plain. Yogurt is often included on healthy food lists and for a good reason. Yogurt is highly nutritious and is an excellent source of protein, calcium and potassium. It provides numerous vitamins and minerals and is relatively low in calories. The difference between yogurt and Greek yogurt is that Greek yogurt is more creamier as it is strained thrice compared to the normal yogurt.

Here are some other ideas:

1.Make a breakfast parfait by layering yogurt, dry cereal or granola, and topping with your favorite fruit

2.Top waffles or pancakes with yogurt and sliced strawberries

3.Enjoy a mid-day snack by blending yogurt, fruit and juice to make a delicious smoothie

4.Dip raw vegetables in plain yogurt

5.Use yogurt for salad dressing and dips

6.Serve plain yogurt on quesadillas, tacos, soups and chili—as an alternative to sour cream

Today I am sharing a healthy recipe for Mango yogurt smoothie bowl which can be whipped up in just 5 mins and can satisfy your sweet cravings and hunger pangs.By adding some cornflakes or Museli you can serve it as breakfast too.

My Contribution for #92nd #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #YOGURT my contribution is this simple and yummy Mango Yogurt Smoothie bowl.

Recipe for Mango Yogurt Smoothie bowl:

Ingredients:

1 Ripe Mango Pureed

4 Tbsp Greek Yogurt

6 Physalis (Fresh fruit)

10 Raisins

6 Almonds grated

10 Organic dried Mulberries

2 Tsp Honey

Method:

Add Mango puree , Greek yogurt,honey and blend to get a smooth paste. Pour this mixture in a bowl . Garnish with raisins,grated almonds, organic dried mulberries ,Physalis and serve as a dessert.

Enjoy this healthy and yummy no fuss dessert at the comfort of your home.

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THAI RED CURRY BEE HOON SOUP

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Soups are healthy and filling and can serve as a quick meal when you are in a hurry. Bored of your regular meals? Hmm.. then this soup is perfect for you.It can be whipped within 20 mins if u have all the ingredients at home and can adjust the recipe to suit your palate.You can add any vegetable or meat of your choice. I am sharing a vegetarian version with you today.

I was excited when the theme was decided for this week .My Contribution for #91st #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #20minrecipes. I am looking forward to all the recipes which my fellow bloggers will share.

Recipe for Thai Red Curry Bee Hoon Soup:

1Cup=250 ml

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp Organic Thai Red Curry paste(Mekhala Brand)

10 Snow Peas

1/4 Cup Green Peas

1/2 Cup Cooked Beehoon

Salt to taste

1/4 Tsp  Olive Oil

1.5 Cup Water

1Tbsp Coconut Milk

400 Gms Canned Lentils

 

Method:

Heat Olive Oil in a wok. Add the snow peas and green peas and saute on medium flame for 3-4 mins. Now add the thai red curry paste and mix well.Add the canned lentils and  water and allow it to simmer on medium flame for about 5 mins. Once done add the cooked beehoon ,coconut milk and salt to taste. Keep it on medium flame for about 2-3 mins.Switch off the flame.

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Sprinkle some black pepper or sliced red chillies  and serve hot.

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

OMURICE / OMELETTE RICE

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Omurice is a popular Japanese food that was originally influenced by Western cuisine. Prepare fried rice and a thin omelette separately, then cover the fried rice in the omelette before serving.I liked this recipe as you can incorporate lot of vegetables into your kid’s diet. It is yummy and they will surely love it.

I made Omurice on my younger son’s demand. He had watched a video of this recipe and wanted me to make it for him. I have made this dish to suit the taste of my family.

You can make a lot of variations to this recipe. Kids will love it and it is so easy to cook. Serve for lunch or dinner.

Recipe  for Omurice / Omelette Rice:

Ingredients:

1 Cup =180 ML

½ Cup of  green bell pepper cut into small pcs

½ Cup yellow bell pepper cut into small pcs

½ Cup red bell pepper cut into small pcs

1/2 Cup French Beans chopped

¼ cup chopped carrot

5 white mushrooms cut into medium chunks

3/4 cup chopped onion

1 garlic clove crushed

2 Cubes of Cheese

1 green chilli  chopped

1 Tbsp butter

Salt to Taste

½ Tsp ground black pepper

1 cup cooked rice

2 Tbsp Tomato ketchup

2 eggs

¼ Tsp sugar

1 Tsp Oil

Finely Chopped Coriander or Mint to garnish

 

Method:

 

Heat a heavy Bottom Pan. Add butter and garlic and saute for few seconds. Once the garlic turns crisp, add the green chilli,green bell pepper,yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, carrot, mushroom, and onion. Stir a few minutes until the onion turns a little translucent. Once done add salt and ground black pepper and mix well. Now add the cooked rice, tomato ketchup, and mix well. Let it cook without stirring for a minute, so that the bottom of the rice gets a little crunchy. Remove from the heat.

Transfer the fried rice to a bowl. Fill about half the cup with the fried rice, then if place the cheese cubes and then fill the rest of the bowl with the balance fried rice.

Keep it aside.

Now let us make the omelette.

Beat 2 eggs in a bowl with salt,pepper powder and sugar.Heat up a non-stick pan. Add  oil and spread the oil .Ensure the pan is properly greased .Turn the heat to medium low, so that the egg is not burnt.Pour the egg mixture into the pan and swirl the pan around to make a nice circle. Keep moving  the pan around and let the low heat cook the egg.Once done switch off the flame.

 To Assemble:

Put a large plate over the bowl of stir-fried rice. Flip everything over and remove the bowl in order to have a perfect dome of fried rice.Place the omelette over top of the dome. Garnish with a cheese cube , sprinkle some pepper or garnish with a bit of ketchup or as you like, and serve hot.

I served Omurice with pan fried Baby corns.

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

 

Watermelon Yogurt Smoothie

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Summers are in full swing these days. Healthy and hydrating coolers are always on my mind.Watermelons are found everywhere during summers.The best natural cooler.They  are tropical or subtropical plants and need temperatures higher than about 25 °C to thrive.Watermelon pulp contains carotenoids, including lycopene.The amino acid citrulline is produced in watermelon rind.I managed to get seedless watermelon here.The pulp is deep red in colour and tastes sweet too. They are used in Juices, Shakes ,Smoothies, Salads, Curry and pickles to name a few.

For the #88th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop Theme #Watermelon my contribution is this easy and yummy Watermelon yogurt Smoothie with no added sugars.

Recipe for Watermelon Yogurt Smoothie :

2 Cups of Watermelon pieces

1 Cup Greek Yogurt

4 Tbsp Honey

Ice Cubes (Optional)

Method:

Blend the watermelon pcs and 3/4 Cup yogurt till you get a lump free smooth texture. Refrigerate this mixture for about an hour. Blend this chilled mixture with balance greek yogurt and honey .Serve Chilled Watermelon Yogurt Smoothie. Adding ice is optional.

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

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Stay hydrated!!!!!!!!!

CHOCOCHIP PANCAKES

 

A pancake  is a flat cake, often thick, and round, prepared from batter that may also contain eggs, milk and butter, and cooked on a griddle or a pan.They may be served at any time with a variety of toppings or fillings including jam, fruit, syrup, chocolate chips. In America, they are typically considered to be a breakfast food. You can serve healthy pancakes to your family for breakfast .Kids will love them anytime.

Today i am sharing a easy and yummy recipe.

Recipe for ChocoChip Pancakes:

Ingredients:

1 Cup All purpose flour (Unbleached)

1/2 Cup Almond Meal

1/2 Cup Wheat Flour

3/4 Tbsp Baking Powder

1.25 Cup of Milk

2 Eggs

Fresh Strawberries

1/2 Cup Chocochips

1.5 Tbsp Honey

Butter for Greasing

Honey or Maple Syrup to drizzle before serving

Pinch of Salt

Method:

Combine all the flours ,baking powder and salt in a wide bowl. In a seperate bowl beat the eggs and mix with honey and milk.Add1/2 of the  choco chips to the flour mixture and mix with the egg mixture.Mix well to ensure there are no lumps.Heat a  griddle on medium heat and grease the surface with a little butter. Pour a level tablespoon full of  batter onto the griddle  and cook the pancakes for 2 minutes on each side, or until they turn golden brown.Transfer the pancakes as they are cooked to a plate, top it with fresh strawberries, chocochips and drizzle some honey or Maple syrup.

Serve!!!!!!!!!!

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

 

 

 

WHOLESOME BREAKFAST BOWL

 

Breakfast is an important meal of the day. Sugar levels are low in the morning as there is a long gap after the last meal.Today I am sharing an easy and healthy recipe that can be whipped up within 10 mins.Tastes yum and also very nutritious with the goodness of oats crisps, berries,Muesli and milk I have skipped sugar and replaced with Honey.

Recipe for Wholesome Breakfast Bowl:

1 Cup = 120 ML

1 Cup Low Fat Milk

1 Cup Oats Crisps

10 Blueberries

10 Raspberries

2 Tsp Honey

1 Cup Muesli

Method:

Blend 5 Raspberries , 5 Blueberries,milk and honey together. Pour this mixture into a bowl. Garnish with Oats crisp, Muesli, raspberries and blue berries and enjoy the yummiest breakfast .

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There can be many variations.I will share more ideas soon.

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

 

Pachai Pattani Sundal /Green Peas Sundal (No Onion No Garlic Recipe)

 

Hello Peeps!!!

Hope you are back to your healthy routine.Well this week our theme for 74th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop is #Peas.My Contribution for the theme is simple,healthy and yummy Green Peas Sundal.The dish can be made within 15 mins.Sundal is a dry legume or lentil prepared using fresh Coconut.Mix it with Yogurt and serve it as Raita or mix it with Rice and serve as fried rice.You can just eat it as a snack as well.

Green peas are one of the most nutritious leguminous vegetable rich in health benefiting phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.They are low in calories too.Garden peas are packed with several vital vitamins like folic acid, vitamin-C, and Vitamin-K.This is abundantly found in winters.Many excotic dishes can be cooked using fresh green peas ranging from Salads to curries.

Recipe for Pachai Pattani Sundal / Green Peas Sundal :

Ingredients:

1 Cup Fresh green peas

1 Cup Fresh  Grated Coconut

6 Dry Red Chillies

2 Tsp Channa dal /Split Bengal Gram

1 Tsp Urad Dal / Split Black Gram

1/4 Tsp Black Pepper Corns

1/4 Cup finely chopped Fresh Coriander

Few Sprigs of Curry Leaves

Salt to Taste

1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin

1 Tsp Mustard

1/4 Tsp Hing/ Asafoetida

1/4 Tsp Haldi / Turmeric

2 Tsp Oil

Method:

Wash the green peas and keep it aside. Heat a heavy bottom pan. Dry Roast Channa dal, urad dal ,pepper corns and dry red chillies untill the dals  turn slightly brown .Switch off the flame. Grind the roasted ingredients along with grated coconut .Do not add water . Heat the same pan. Add  oil. Once the oil is hot add Jeera ,mustard ,hing and haldi.Once you hear the crackling sound add the green peas and saute until they are cooked.Once done add the ground masala and salt and mix well for about 2-3 mins. Once done garnish with finely chopped coriander and curry leaves.

Serve hot with Phulkas, Rotis and Steaming hot Rice and Ghee.

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Pure Bliss!!!!

 

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

 

 

No Bake Dry Fruits Energy Bar

 

Hello Everyone !!!

Wishing all my readers Merry Christmas!!!!!

If you are looking for some natural energy boosters minus the junk here is one such easy recipe which you can whip up in no time .No need to bake or cook. There is natural sweetener without any artificial colours or preservatives. Best way to incorporate these energy bars in your kids diet so that you can keep them away from unhealthy snacking.

You can mix and match the dry fruits of your choice.There are numerous combinations.

My Contribution for #72nd  #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Dryfruits is yummy No Bake dry fruits energy bars.

Ingredients:

1 Cup Dried Figs

1 Cup Pitted Dates

1/2 Cup Cashews

1/2 Cup Almonds

Method:

Mix all the above and pulse in a blender until smooth and dough like. Take a baking tray and place a parchment paper. Spread the mix and flatten it . Freeze it for about an hour or two. Remove from the fridge and cut them into desired shape and size and store it in an air tight container.

PS: You can roast the nuts if you like. I have not roasted them.

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Enjoy this yummy bars with your family, friends and guests this holiday!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wishing all my readers a very Happy New Year in Advance !!!!!!!!!!!!!