Crisp, tasty, full of nutrition, oats in a different form, ragi oats dosa
01/16/2019 9:43:01 PM vindhyadesai
Keeping up with the theme of more healthy recipes this new year. Incorporate some high fibrous content and different grains/millets into your diet still in the form of usual dosa, idli and chapathi. Eat what you like and how you like but a few changes in the recipes makes a difference. So after dry nuts, spinach and oats in the form of dry nuts ladoo and spinach oats rava idli, today is the turn of ragi. Ragi oats dosa it is today, one more simple dosa recipe made healthy, your everyday dish!
I believe one should eat what they really like to eat and not force oneself to eat something made up for a diet. Your everyday dishes can be made healthy and yet kept simple. Use the ingredients you have on hand, plan a little and you will get a balance of all essential nutrients. Ragi oats dosa does exactly that!
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Pongal of a different kind, Sankranti special, tasty rava pongal
01/14/2019 8:01:13 PM vindhyadesai
Pongal, khichdi or huggi, whatever name it is called by, it is one of the best dishes in this world! Really, comfort food at its best! And best part is we celebrate our festivals with such fervour and make a simple and humble dish really festive. So for this Makara Sankranti or Pongal, try a pongal with a different ingredient, rava or sooji!
Rava pongal is a very hearty dish to eat with warming black peppercorn and cooling mung dal. The texture is like plain upma but the taste is like pongal, what a super combination! For the festival I generally add cashews to make it more festive. Feel free to omit cashews and just make it plain. ... “Rava Pongal | Rava Huggi | Pongal Recipes”
Creamy, delicious, perfect sweet for the winter & to celebrate Sankranti, til khoya ladoo
01/13/2019 8:19:43 PM vindhyadesai
Til or yellu or sesame is such a wonder ingredient. I am mesmerized with the versatility of this ingredient! It can be used as a base for savoury items like chutneys, gojjus and it can also be used to make sweets. In the Middle East, usage of sesame is on an other level! Tahini used in hummus, sesame halvah and what not! Indian cuisine uses sesame in the most unique ways. Here is one such delicious creation, til khoya ladoo or til ke bugge!
A rich and decadent ladoo made with oil-rich sesame seeds mixed with rich homemade khoya and sugar. How can that not be tasty! This Sankranti I decided to make these wonderful til khoya ladoo and wanted to post it immediately so many of you can try! By the way, I recently learnt these are called til ke bugge in Delhi and Punjab from a TV show (Tyohar Ki Thali) ... “Til Khoya Ladoo | Til Ke Bugge | Ladoo Recipes”
Steamed rice flour dumplings laden with fibrous dill leaves, sabsige soppu kadubu
01/11/2019 7:06:45 AM vindhyadesai
Looks like we are going to make it to the goal, healthy recipe #4 this month, in this new year! I love it when that happens, without overplanning you get to meet the goal. So here we are with one more no compromise on flavour yet healthy breakfast dish. Sabsige soppu kadubu or steamed rice flour dill leaves dumplings. Nice, easy and healthy and more importantly hearty!
The number of ingredients required are small and simple. All you need is to buy some fresh dill leaves, organic and homegrown even better. We first need to prepare a dough, then shape into kadubu and steam them. These steamed dumplings are known by different names pidi kozhukattai, kadubu etc. Dill leaves or sabsige soppu adds the required fibre and is rich in Vitamin A. ... “Sabsige Soppu Kadubu | Sabsige Kadubu | Kadubu Recipes”
Soft and nutritious, loaded with fibre and taste, spinach oats rava idli
01/08/2019 10:19:44 PM vindhyadesai
A few months back, I ate a special type of idli with spinach at a restaurant. It was soft, delicious and had a creamy texture in the end. So immediately I had to try making idli with spinach. More importantly I wanted to make an instant version, so I made the base batter with rava/semolina. I have also added powdered oats to the batter making it extra fibrous and tasty. Try this spinach oats rava idli and you will love the texture and taste!
A few quick and easy steps are required to assemble the batter for this spinach oats rava idli. You can then steam the idlis and serve them with your favourite chutney and breakfast is served! You can also choose to serve with some masala yogurt or curd. Nice and simple! ... “Spinach Oats Rava Idli | Palak Idli | Idli Recipes”
Loaded with dry nuts & fruits, laced with fragrant spices, dry nuts ladoo
01/06/2019 1:14:40 PM vindhyadesai
Many of us would have made resolutions for the new year and most of them are connected to eating and fitness. A nutritious dry nuts ladoo could be the answer. This is rich both in taste and texture but equally nutritious if not more. You can pretty much add any kind of dry fruits or nuts you prefer like dried figs, apricots, dry cherries, candied fruits apart from the ones mentioned in this recipe.
Jaggery is rich in minerals and also provides calcium. But for me the favourite part of this ladoo dry nuts ladoo is neither nuts nor jaggery. Uh-huh! Anyone can imply that from the name, dry nuts and ladoo saying it has something sweet. ... “Dry Nuts Ladoo | Dry Fruits Ladoo | Ladoo Recipes”
Loaded with tasty masala stuffing, bitter sweet bharwan karela
12/28/2018 6:22:09 PM vindhyadesai
Bitter gourd or karela is always advertised as a vegetable not preferred by many. But infact it is one of those vegetables made regularly in many Indian homes. Karela, lauki or kaddu (bitter gourd, bottle gourd or pumpkin) atleast one of them will definitely feature on the menu. This might be the reason why it is not liked by many as it is dull, routine and boring. But how about we make the boring bitter gourd or karela interesting and a bit fancy. Bharwan karela is a very commonly made Punjabi dish.
Bharwan karela or stuffed bitter gourd as the name indicates has a flavourful masala stuffing filled into the cavity of karela and then cooked off in a sweet onion base. The flavours mingle so well in this dish and balance the pungent bitterness of the karela really well. Along with bharwan karela I served a simple Methi kadhi and some steamed rice, I say comfort food at its best! ... “Bharwan Karela | Stuffed Bittergourd | Bharwa Karela”
Fun to eat, colourful and festive, eggless tutti frutti cake
12/25/2018 1:21:45 PM vindhyadesai
A soft fluffy cake loaded with colourful tutti frutti sounds like a fun cake to eat. I have used homemade tutti frutti in this eggless tutti frutti cake. It is completely free of preservatives and the taste is uncompromised. You can use a simple vanilla sponge cake recipe to make this eggless tutti frutti cake.
I have used wholemeal flour to make the eggless tutti frutti cake. Also I have baked it in a loaf tin making it more tutti frutti loaf than a cake. But then who’s to judge, it’s all fun to eat! Adding yogurt or buttermilk to cake makes the crumb really soft and moist. Use good vanilla to flavour your cake, makes a lot of difference. Avoid using artificial vanilla or other flavouring substances in the interest of taste and health. ... “Eggless Tutti Frutti Cake | Tutti Frutti Loaf | Cake Recipes”
Cooling with mellow sweet carrot flavours, simple carrot saasme
12/08/2018 1:44:57 PM vindhyadesai
A saasme or raitha provides a much needed cooling effect to the palate. If you used eating a spicy meal it is always good to balance with a cooling raitha on the side. Today let’s learn a slightly different kind of saasme, carrot saasme. A special thing about this saasme is it has a nice sweet taste and can be used as a dip just by itself.
For carrot saasme you can grind coconut and little mustard seeds add then mix it with carrot puree and yogurt/curd. Here I have made it plain and just added some chatpata flavours in the form of amchur powder and jeera-pepper powder to balance things. This is very much a kid-friendly recipe and helps cool off some spicy flavours. ... “Carrot Saasme | Carrot Raitha | Saasme Recipes”
Delicate and light, super flavoursome coconut idiyappam
12/04/2018 7:31:37 PM vindhyadesai
Delicate and light filled with coconut flavour, coconut idiyappam is very easy to make. It needs a little patience and you can serve some really fancy looking food in no time. I generally use good quality store-bought idiyappam flour, organic of course. But you can also use rice flour to make idiyappam, check the notes in the recipe card.
For coconut idiyappam it’s best to grind the coconut into a paste before adding to the flour. I skipped this as I was in a hurry but coconut can get stuck in the plate while pressing out the idiyappam. Ensure to season the idiyappam dough well or your coconut idiyappam will taste bland. ... “Coconut Idiyappam | Tengu Idiyappam | Breakfast Recipes”