Oats porridge with toasted nuts and raisins | Oatmeal with dry nuts

Healthy oats porridge with crunchy toasted dry nuts
07/02/2016 5:09:46 PM vindhyadesai

When people think of porridge they are not very excited about it and if it is made of oats it might further drive them away. Oat is a cereal grain rich in dietary and soluble fibre and is known to lower bad cholesterol. Oatmeal or porridge need not be boring or tasteless. If it is made the right way it can be very tasty.
Do not buy the microwaveable variety instead buy regular unrefined whole bran oatmeal. Make porridge in milk, it will be very tasty and creamy. Adding in a handful of toasted nuts spikes up the health quotient of you oatmeal. Oatmeal or porridge oats are best for making porridge whereas old fashioned rolled oats can be used for making oats upma, cereal bars, crisps etc. ... “Oats porridge with toasted nuts and raisins | Oatmeal with dry nuts”

Eggless Banana Bread | Eggless Banana Loaf

Rich and fruity banana loaf, tastes best toasted lightly
06/10/2016 7:33:02 PM vindhyadesai

Banana bread or banana loaf makes for a nice breakfast. It is fruity, lightly spiced with cinnamon and wal-nutty. You can make it ahead of time. It stores well for 2 days at room temperature or 3-4 days when refrigerated. It has a nice deep colour from the brown or muscavado sugar. I make it with wheat flour(atta) and tastes better if it is toasted with butter. The key to a good loaf of banana bread is to use ripe bananas which makes the bread moist. Do not over mix the batter especially because wheat flour makes a slightly denser and chewy crumb. ... “Eggless Banana Bread | Eggless Banana Loaf”

Khaali Dosa | Khali Dosa

Light and fluffy dosas served with coconut chutney and a blob of butter
06/05/2016 1:05:57 PM vindhyadesai

Khaali Dosa, it always reminds me of Sunday mornings. A famous hotel from old Bengaluru/Bangalore, Hotel Dwarka serves the best khaali dosas. Khaali meaning ’empty’ in Kannada, khaali dosas do not have any filling in them like masala dosas. Light and fluffy dosas served with chutney and butter, simply one of the best breakfasts. Here’s the recipe for khaali dosa for you to make them and reminisce about good, old, traditional dishes from South Karnataka. ... “Khaali Dosa | Khali Dosa”

Orange Marmalade

Orange marmalade made at home, enjoy it smeared on toast
22:40:13 05/26/2016 vindhyadesai

Orange marmalade is a fruit preserve made with oranges(obviously) and lemon, boiled with sugar till it is set. The speciality of a marmalade is peels or shreds of skin are added to get all the flavour of the fruit. Use organic fruits where possible especially when consuming the skins or peels. Preserving sugar or regular granulated sugar can be used. Lemon juice cuts through the sweetness of the oranges and gives a nice zing between orange flavours. Taste the oranges before making the marmalade, if the juice is bitter try avoiding those oranges. I learnt to make this from a recipe published by a supermarket. They make it in bulk, I have adapted the recipe to yield about 400-450 gm of marmalade. Orange marmalade on buttered toast is the best way to eat this. I also make other jams like, strawberries, cranberries, mixed fruits, mango morabba(gulambu), grapes, will post them all soon. ... “Orange Marmalade”

Aloo Masala

Potato gravy or aloo masala for rava idli
05/22/2016 11:50:35 AM vindhyadesai

Aloo masala is a light gravy to accompany rava idli or chapathis or rotis. Boiled and mashed potatoes are mixed in tangy tomato gravy. Simple ingredients and easy to make. MTR hotel serves rava idlis with aloo masala along with ghee and chutney, a unique combination not found in a lot of eateries. I have already posted Rava Idli recipe and here is the aloo masala recipe to go along with it. Enjoy it for a sumptuous weekend breakfast! ... “Aloo Masala”

Steamed Akki Roti | Ukkarisida Akki Roti

Light and soft, melt in the mouth rotis made from rice flour
04/29/2016 10:29:20 PM vindhyadesai

Wondering what to make for breakfast on a weekend? Try making these soft steamed akki rotis. Soft melt in the mouth rotis made from rice flour with very less or no oil are a perfect start to a day. They are extremely light, can be served with any chutney of your choice or even leftover sabji. I served them this time with cluster bean/gorikayi chutney. ... “Steamed Akki Roti | Ukkarisida Akki Roti”

Red Grape Apple Smoothie

Easy to whip up, red grape, apple, banana smoothie, thick and smooth
04/28/2016 05:49:38 AM vindhyadesai

If you are in a hurry and you are looking for a quick breakfast light yet filling then a smoothie is the answer. Loaded with fibre and packed with nutrients, fruit smoothies require no added sugar and are absolutely delicious. Here I have used vanilla yogurt icecream and milk. You can substitute them with a non-dairy icecream and almond milk and skip honey to make it vegan. I have also added weetabix which is a high fibre high protein biscuit. Whip them all up till smooth and you will be set for a busy morning. ... “Red Grape Apple Smoothie”

Sorekayi Dosa | Lauki Dosa

Soft dosas made with sorekayi/lauki
04/18/2016 9:43:39 PM vindhyadesai

Sorekayi/Lauki or bottlegourd in any form is very good for health. Getting kids to eat lauki can be an arduous task. But when they cannot see that you are actually feeding them lauki it would make your job a lot more easier. These soft fluffy dosas are so tasty that no one can guess that you have added sorekayi/lauki in them. It is a type of squash mostly found in South Asia. It is a highly recommended vegetable to aid in weight loss. ... “Sorekayi Dosa | Lauki Dosa”

Rava Idli | Breakfast Recipes | Idli Recipes

Steamed savoury cakes made of cream of wheat/semolina
03/28/2016 4:23:28 PM vindhyadesai

Rava Idli, claimed to have been invented by MTR (Mavalli Tiffin Room) during World of War II is a savoury breakfast dish popular in South India especially Karnataka. It is made of coarse cream of wheat or semolina, a bunch of chopped coriander, golden fried cashews, raisins & dals.
Rava Idli makes a light yet filling breakfast and very good for digestion since it uses curd/yogurt. Yogurt is added along with a pinch each of baking powder, soda which make the idlis light and fluffy. Serve it with chutney or aloo masala or sambar
... “Rava Idli | Breakfast Recipes | Idli Recipes”