Posted in Breakfast Ideas, evening snacks, fun foods, No onion no garlic foods

Spinach Corn Sandwich

This one is the oldest in my draft. ๐Ÿ™‚ Was clicked when I had not even started blogging. Today, while going through old pictures I found and thought of sharing the recipe. Since then even if i had made these sandwiches, have never clicked pictures. ๐Ÿ˜›

We all loved sandwiches. Toasted, grilled mostly preferred, but we also love the Mumbai style raw sandwiches. Sandwiches i feel, is very versatile and almost anything or everything can be used as fillings for them. Use onion,tomato and cheese and one healthy meal is ready. Also one of the best way to use up the leftover curries is stuffing them inside the bread and grilling with addition of loads of cheese.

I normally use up the leftover curry this way, and sometimes the kiddo asks for more ๐Ÿ˜‰ and i realize the demand is more and supply less.:D ย He sometimes suggests me to make more curry to eat sandwiches. ๐Ÿ˜›

Continue reading “Spinach Corn Sandwich”

Posted in Breakfast Ideas, Product Reviews

Gits Brown Rice Dhokla

The other day tried and I must say it was justย yummy. J Loved the sour flavor. Much healthier than the regular besan one. Also filling and the quantity enough for a family of 3. Also the flax seeds give a nice crunch.

WhatsApp Image 2017-07-03 at 10.02.44 (3)

This ready to eat packs are a boon when you get up blank in the morning but still want to fix a healthy breakfast, when you run out of batter and bored of making upma. I loved this Dhokla and since kiddo too loved this itโ€™s going to be a regular at home.

Continue reading “Gits Brown Rice Dhokla”

Posted in Breakfast Ideas, Product Reviews

Gits Brown Rice Dosa – My review

The other day I got the pack of goodies from Gits to try and I tried brown rice dosa. I was very apprehensive as I felt I wonโ€™t be able to spread the dosa as crispy as the grinded batter one. ย But this one surprised me with its ability to become crisp, golden brown as normal dosa.

DSC03225

 

This is a boon for people who have no time to make breakfast elaborately. This has a home touch plus the gourmet one. Perfect for a small family and filling too.

Continue reading “Gits Brown Rice Dosa – My review”

Posted in Breakfast Ideas, Easy Snacks/ Dinner, No onion no garlic foods, No onion no garlic side dish

Adai

A very famous South Indian rather Palakkad delicacy is Adai. We love this food. Healthy and nutritious as the batter is made using dals and rice. Fermentation not necessary. And tastes heavenly when paired with Avial/ chutney/ jaggery/ podi.

Do try this. Its easy to make and filling too.

IMG_20170406_104425_087

Ingredients:

Boiled Rice: 1 cup

Dosa Rice : 1 cup

Urad dal ย  : 1/4 cup (I used Black split one)

Chana dal: 1/4 cup

Tuvar dal and Moong dal: a fistful each

Red chilies: 6-8 (see notes)

Pepper: 1 tsp

Curry Leaves: 20

Salt to taste

Method:

1.Wash and soak all the rice and dals, chilies, pepper together for a couple of hours.

2. Grind coarsely with curry leaves and salt.

3. Keep aside for sometime to ferment or use immediately. Fermented ones will give a nice tangy taste.

4. Heat tava, wipe it with oil and then spread the batter in a thick round with medium flame.

5. Drizzle lots of gingelly or sunflower oil and cook for 3-4 minutes on low flame. Turn the adai and cook for same 3-4 minutes for crisp ones.

6. Serve Hot.

7. Use up the batter or refrigerate .Stays good for 3-4 days.

DSC03072

Notes:

Red chilies, i used half bedgi and half spicy ones. The color ones give nice red color. You can reduce the spicy ones and increase pepper too.

Posted in Breakfast Ideas, easy lunchbox ideas, Easy Snacks/ Dinner, evening snacks

Set Dosa

The specialty of South especially Karnataka. This makes a good option for lunch box or travel box as it stays soft for a long time, unlike the other dosas. Also make a tasty option when paired / sprinkled with spicy podi. It is traditionally served with sagoo ( a mix kurma type veggie) I served here with red chutney
IMG_20170301_191520_903

Here goes the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • ยฝ cup each Boiled rice and dosa rice
  • ยฝ cup poha
  • ยผ cup urad dal
  • Methi seeds: 1 tsp
  • salt as needed
  • oil as needed

Dosa Batter making Method:

  1. Soak urad dal, separate, rice and poha together.
  2. Combine rice and methi seeds and soak it with enough water for at-least 4 hours. Drain the rice and poha and blend in a mixer. Make sure to make a smooth paste using required water only.
  3. Grind along with rice batter. Do not add any extra water. Grind to a smooth thick paste.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl and keep aside.
  5. Drain the urad dal and blend in a mixer. Note that urad dal has to be blended separately.
  6. Blend to a smooth paste using 3-4 tbsp of water.
  7. Transfer the mixture into the same bowl. mix the batter well.
  8. Cover and ferment in a warm place for 12 hours or overnight. Mix the batter gently.
  9. And now add salt to the batter and mix well.

how to make dosa’s

  1. Mix the batter well add a little sugar.
  2. Heat the dosa pan, sprinkle a little water on the tava and wipe it off gently using a tissue.
  3. Pour a ladleful of the batter on tava.
  4. And spread it in a thick circle.
  5. Put some oil over it and along the edges. Make sure you cook on a medium flame till the dosa turns brown in colour.
  6. Cover the dosa for a minute.
  7. After we cover it with a lid, the dosa surface should be cooked.
  8. Flip the dosa on the other side to cook.
  9. Serve immediately with chutney/sagoo/ podi

IMG_20170301_191215_528

Note:

Always useย chilled water for grinding as it helps the mixer remain cool

Posted in Breakfast Ideas, Easy Snacks/ Dinner, evening snacks

Green Poha

This is one nice variation to the regular Poha. The green chilies when grinded with coriander enhances the flavor and the chilies are also not wasted as it happens normally. ๐Ÿ˜›

green-poha

Ingredients:

Serves: 2

Thick rice flakes (Pohe) : 2 cups

Onions finely chopped : 2

Curry leaves: a spring

Oil: 2 tbsp.

Peanuts: 1 tbsp.

Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp

Lemon juice: of 1 lemon

For garnish:

Grated Coconut: 1 tbsp.

Nylon sev: for garnish (optional)

To grind:

Coriander leaves: 1 handful

Green chilies: 1-2

 

Method:

  1. Wash the poha and discard the water.
  2. Grind 1-2 green chilis and a handful of coriander leaves. Keep aside.
  3. Heat a pan, add oil when hot add peanuts. Fry till golden brown.
  4. Add the mustard seeds, when they crackle, add onions, curry leaves and the chili coriander paste. Sautรฉ on a low flame for a couple of minutes till the onion is cooked.
  5. Add turmeric powder, salt and some of the lemon juice. Add the rice flakes at this stage, add salt, sugar and mix nicely.
  6. Add the remaining lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves, coconut shavings.

Serve hot.