Quinoa Vegetable Khichdi Recipe is a hearty preparation of quinoa, vegetables and spices, cooked together in a single pot. Quinoa has gained the reputation of being a superfood, and is popularly used as a substitute for rice, which is exactly what this recipe does. By cooking it in a South Indian style, it brings the wholesome goodness of this superfood…
The Puffed Rice Upma Recipe (Murmura Upma) makes a quick and easy breakfast for those busy weekday morning. Puffed rice is a type of grain made from rice, commonly used as a breakfast cereal or snack foods, and served as a popular street food in India in the form of Bhel Puri. And this is a twist to the traditional bhel…
The Instant Masala Oats Kuzhi Paniyaram Recipe, is a twist to the traditional kuzhi paniyaram which is made using leftover idli or dosa batter. Oats kuzhi paniyaram is an instant and easy to cook dish. There is no soaking, no fermentation involved. If you are in a hurry to whip up a quick and healthy breakfast you can make this…
The Kuthiraivali Upma Kozhukattai Recipe is a twist to the traditional Kozhukattai recipe. It is traditionally made from broken rice, but here I used Barnyard Millet also known as the Kuthiraivali in tamil. This millet is very popularly used in southern India and made by most south indian families. The Upma Kozhukattai is usually made for breakfast, evening tiffin or even served for…
The Instant Oats Rava Idli Recipe is a perfect blend of oats and grains that you can make for a weekday breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it's believed that eating a healthy, heavy and balanced breakfast is very important. Oats is one of the great choice for breakfast to kick start your day in…
Paneer Stuffed Kuzhi Paniyaram is a refreshing twist to the traditional Paniyaram recipe. The addition of the spicy paneer filling in the center of the paniyaram makes it really delicious in taste. These Paniyaram make an a wholesome breakfast and can be packed into the school snack box as well along with coconut chutney. With some idli dosa batter in…
Bengali Chirer Polao Recipe is a twist to the poha variations that you find in other states of India. In Bengal, Poha is a staple breakfast dish and has a mild sweetness taste to it. The addition of vegetables to the Bengali Chirer Polao makes this dish packed with nutrients and a healthy menu choice for the school lunch box as well.…
Sevai also known as savory rice noodles is a tiffin speciality in Tamil Brahmin households. There are many variations to this classic breakfast sevai: lemon sevai, coconut sevai, ell sevai, vella sevai, curd sevai and puli sevai. Nothing is more satisfying than making the sevai from scratch. A very humble and simple dish, with little effort you can make these…
Karuveppilai Podi is an essential condiment in every Tamil Brahmin household. Idli tossed in spicy and flavorsome Karuvepilai Podi tastes simply divine. Prepare mini idlis for the breakfast and save few to be tossed in the spice powder for the evening tea-time snack. The Karuveppilai Podi Idli can be packed in the school snack box as well. Did you know: Miraculous…
The Amaranth Sooji & Oats Dhokla Recipe is a delicious steamed cake made with a blend of greens, semolina and oats. It makes a very wholesome and nutritious variation from the traditional Sooji Dhokla that is often made. The addition of sauteed Amaranth along with oats makes it not only nutritious but a perfect lunch box snack for adults and children.…
The Oats Pesarattu recipe is inspired from the classic South Indian dish “Pesarattu”. Pesarattu is a crepe that is made from lentils and rice, but in this recipe I have used Saffola oats to the recipe, adding to the nutritive value. The addition of green chillies and ginger, along with finely chopped cabbage, makes this Pesarattu a favorite even with…
The Mangalorean Neer Dosa Recipe, is a simple, quick recipe to make. This dosa unlike other dosa batter, the neer dosa is made purely from rice and combined along with coconut. The coconut not only gives the batter a good taste, but also gives it a soft texture. If you have never made Rava Dosa or Neer Dosa before, then…
The Medu Vada Recipe is a very traditional South Indian Tiffin/ Breakfast dish that is made from whole urad dal. Each home has a special recipe of how they spice up the Medu Vada batter. In this recipe, I have spiced and flavored the batter with ginger and green chillies. And yes shown you a special equipment that I have begin…

Oats Ven Pongal Recipe

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 11:48

The Oats Ven Pongal Recipe is a simple, wholesome and full of flavor dish that is very quick and easy to make. The Oats Pongal is made very similar to the Traditional Rice Ven Pongal, except that the cooking time is reduced. I created this recipe as part of my Saffola FitFoodie, collaboration. Surprisingly, the addition of oats did not change…
The Vegetable Jowar Upma Recipe is made from sorghum pearls that are stir-fried along with seasonal vegetables, and flavored with garlic, peppers and vegetable stock. Jowar is one of the five top cereal crops in the world rich in protein, iron, and fibre. Jowar also has great antioxidants properties and is also gluten-free, hence making this Jowar Vegetable Upma a…

Oats and Coconut Dosa Recipe

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 16:09

The Oats and Coconut dosa is something that I make often as an instant version of the regular dosa. A lot of times it is by mixing flours together, but sometimes I also add the Oats Flour and coconut to the regular dosa batter and make dosa’s too. When you add oat flour and coconut to the regular batter, then…
Carrot Onion Uttapam Recipe is a nutritious breakfast or dinner made from Ragi Idli Dosa Batter. Ragi Dosa Batter is my recent obsession and discovery that helps me incorporate the much needed millets in our diet. The addition of carrots and onions flavoured with lots of coriander makes this Uttapam healthy and makes a great kids lunch box recipe too.
The Tawa Handvo is a nutritious protein packed meal is one of the most popular Gujarati one-dish meals. Traditionally the handvo is cooked in an earthen pot over low flame but due to conveniences in modern cooking techniques, families use ovens to bake them or use a skillet to pan cook them. I personally prefer the tawa (skillet) method, as…
The Bread Upma Recipe is a dish that we look forward to whenever we have excess bread lying around the refrigerator. This recipe is a great way to use any kind of excess bread. The addition of onions, green chillies, sambar powder and fresh herbs like coriander leaves along with toasted buttered bread is super delicious.
Chenna is a high protein homemade cottage cheese that is made from curdling the milk with lemon juice. Most often chenna is used in making sweets or paneer, but at home its a staple breakfast protein that we have every single morning. Each member of the family gets a large tablespoon for breakfast. Chenna /Cottage cheese  is naturally rich in…
The Vegetable Semiya Upma recipe is a simple to make breakfast dish that is made from roasted Vermicelli. It is a very traditional South Indian breakfast recipe that is had often with Coconut Chutney or Tomato Chutney and Bananas. Children love the Semiya Upma for their school lunch box.
The Ragi Rava Idli recipe is a healthy preparation of the traditonal Rava Idli that is made with just Semolina. In this Ragi Rava Idli recipe I have combined the ragi flour, also known as the finger millet flour along with semolina (rava) and spiced it up green chillies, mustard and curry leaves. Its a super simple recipe that can…
The Savory Millet Pudding also known as the Millet Upma is a wholesome breakfast or dinner dish that can be made with just a few ingredients. With a little bit of planning by having vegetables chopped the previous night, preparing this dish in the morning for the family gives me a sense of satisfaction. At home we love to have…
The Gluten Free Ragi Roti is a healthy Indian Flat Bread recipe that is made from finger millets and flavored with drumstick leaves and green chillies. The Ragi roti is one such bread that is packed with nutrition, vitamins and minerals and packed with fiber; thus making it a wholesome breakfast option. This Ragi Roti has to be made fresh…
Green Moong Dal Dhokla is a steamed mung bean cake that is seasoned with mustard, sesame and curry leaves. This recipe of the Dhokla is a variation of the traditional Khatta Dhokla and falls into the category of a Gujarati farsan is a regular staple weekly dinner at my home. Weekends when there is low edge to cooking, I typically…
     
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