Paddu | Davanagere Benne Paddu | Gundupongala

Crisp, golden Davanagere benne paddu, served with groundnut chutney
07/03/2016 7:16:13 PM vindhyadesai

Again, a super-speciality dish from Karnataka, Davanagere benne paddu. Davanagere/Davangere is the famous city which has given the famous benne dosa, benne khaali dosa, benne paddu is another super tasty dish. Paddu/gundupongala, is it dosa? Is it idli? It looks both like soft idli and crisp dosa, tastes like dosa and a little soft inside. Make this instead of dosa or idli for a weekend morning breakfast. Making paddu needs a special type of pan which looks like an idli plate but is like a non-stick or cast iron skillet/tawa. Making paddus needs patience but once the paddu pan isĀ  seasoned and is hot, paddus can be made easily. ... “Paddu | Davanagere Benne Paddu | Gundupongala”

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”

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”

Haal Kesari | Milk Kesari

Fudgy, melt in the mouth sweet, oozing with ghee and kesari flavour
04/21/2016 9:34:35 PM vindhyadesai

Made with ordinary ingredients found at home, it makes for a very satisfying sweet or dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth. It is made with fine cream of wheat, cashews, raisins, milk, ghee and sugar with saffron enhancing the flavour & colour. Most importantly it can be served warm, at room temperature and you can even make it ahead of time. The classic South Indian breakfast combination of upma & kesari together is called chow chow bhaat. ... “Haal Kesari | Milk Kesari”

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”

Whole Wheat Pancakes | Pancake Recipes | Eggless Pancakes

Tasty and healthy whole wheat pancakes with blueberries and bananas
04/03/2016 3:56:46 PM vindhyadesai

Healthy and packed full of fibre are these whole wheat pancakes. They are light, fluffy, slightly sweet with a golden crisp texture on the outside. Make them for a quick Sunday morning breakfast or brunch and serve them with any kind of fruits or berries you have on hand. But remember, do not miss the bananas. Ripe bananas go really well with whole wheat pancakes.
Try more pancake recipes from FOI:

Applesauce Pancakes
Chocolate Pancakes

... “Whole Wheat Pancakes | Pancake Recipes | Eggless Pancakes”