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Showing posts with label energetic. Show all posts

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Rava - Oats Idli

Today's  Food is breakfast food. It is Rava - Oats Idli.
This idly is healthy and yummy, easy to prepare and good breakfast and keeps us energetic for the whole day.


I have used medium rava/semolina, a cup of curd and a small cup of Oats.
The idli turns very soft and spongy and yum to have it.
Let us see the recipe Now :
Rava/Semolina : 3 Cups
Oats : 1 Small Cup
Curd : 1 Cup ( Better to Use savoury curd)
Salt : As required
Water : As required
Eno Salt : 1 Teaspoon
For Seasoning : 1 Tsp Oil
Mustard seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 8 to 10

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Method :

1. Take a big bowl. Add Rava, curd, salt and mix it well.


2. Add oats and required water and mix the batter nicely to Idli batter consistency.
3. Add seasoning done with mustard seeds, curry leaves and cashews. (optional).


4. Let the batter settle for 5 minutes.
5. Wash idli plates and apply ghee for each plate.


6. Add 1 teaspoon of Eno salt and mix the batter nicely.


7. Put the batter to idli plate and steam for 10 minutes. ( Pressure cooker or idli steamer).


8. Remove the done idlis and sprinkle some water on idli and take it out to a bowl.


9. Serve hot idli with ghee, sambar and coconut chutney.

Note :

Use of savoury curd results good idlis. Use of cooking soda instead of Eno is optional.
Roasting Rava in seasoning is optional. Use of medium size rava is best.
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Rose Petals Laddu.

Preparing Laadu in a healthy way is always my pleasure. I do use lots of dry fruits, jaggery, and other ingredients. It not only provides energy, it also fills the stomach and good for all age group.
Healthy laddu provide energy, vitamins and minerals to our body.


Rose petals are used here to add natural flavour of rose. The roses are from our pot plants. The roses are slightly pink and good for health.
This time I have used Oats, lion dates, wheat flour and some dry fruits like raisins, cashews.  Use little jaggery to add little more sweet. Rose petals adds to the natural flavour of Roses.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Oats : 250 Grams
Wheat flour : 2 Cup
Jaggery : 1/2 Cup (Powdered).
Poppy seeds : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Lion Dates : 500 Grams
Raisins : 1 Cup
Cashews : 10 to 12 (Cut into small pieces.
Rose Petals : 4 to 5 Rose flowers.



Method :

1. Wash and dry rose petals.

2. Dry roast oats and dry grind it. Remove the seeds from dates and smash dates and make it soft.


3. Dry roast wheat flour till the raw smell goes off.
4. Add poppy seeds to dry roasted wheat flour and put of the fire. Put dry roasted ingredients, soft dates to a  a big bowl. Mix it well.


5. Keep a pan on the fire and put jaggery and 1/4 cup or little less water. Let the jaggery melt.
6. Keep stirring till it turn one string consistency.


7. Add rose petals and stir for 5 to 6 minutes.


8. Pour this jaggery on the top of dry ground oats and wheat flour.


9. Keep a small pan on the fire and and put 2 to 3 tbs of ghee. Add raisins and let it bubble up.
Add cashews and fry.  Pour this cashew - raisins to powdered ingredients.


10. Now mix all the ingredients nicely and make laadu/Unde.

11. Have a Oats - wheat - Dates laadu as evening snack. It is one of the best snack for kids. So while preparing snack box add this unde.


12. Serve or eat whenever you like it.


Note :

If you find the ingredients are dry and if you are not able to prepare laddu, use 1/4 glass of hot milk or 2 to 3 tbs of melted ghee. So that you can nicely prepare laddu. Remember, milk added laddu get might get spoiled, so it is better to keep them in the fridge.
Time : 40 Minutes.
50 Small Laadu can be prepared. (According to  size).

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Spring Onion Mixed Flour Chapati

Spring Onion Mixed flour Chapati has turned so well and the taste was good. So give a try and enjoy some yum spring onion chapatis.


I have used wheat flour, ragi /finger millet flour, little garam masala powder, chilly powder and jeera powder.
These Spring Onions are grown in our pot nicely and I am happy for getting home grown spring onions.\
Let us know about the benefits of using Spring Onions in our diet.

Spring Onions are good source of Vitamin C and Calcium. They ar rich in dietary fiber and Vitamins A and B6, iron and minerals like copper, phosphorous, potassium and manganese. They are rich in antioxidant and anti fungal properties. They help in balancing cholesterol level in our body.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

Wheat flour : 2 Cups
Ragi/Finger Milellet flour : 2 Cups
Spring Onions : 1 Bowl (1 small bundle).
Jeera Powder /cumin seeds powder : 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder : 1/2 tsp
Salt : As required
Ghee : 2 Tsps
Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Wash and cut spring onion leaves and the bulbbs into small.



2. Take a big bowl and add wheat flour, Ragi flour, salt, garam masala powder, jeera powder and  ghee.
3. Add cut spring onion and mix it nicely. Add required water and prepare dough.


4. Kneed the dough well and divide into small portions.


5. Take a small portion of the dough and roll into chapati.


6. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put rolled chapati on hot tava and cook.
7. Sprinkle some oil on the top. Turn the other side and cook for a minute.


8. Now Spring onion Chapatis are ready to serve.


9. Repeat the same with remaining chapatis.


10. Serve Mixed flour Chapatis with the side dish of your choice.

Note :

Cut spring onions into small pieces. Adding more ragi flour is optional. 2 cups Rag flour and 1 cup wheat flour.
Adding more ghee is optional. No need to fry the leaves. It adds to the taste and good for health too.
Adding more spice is optional.
Use of ghee while cooking chapatis is optional.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 .


Monday, August 5, 2019

Simple Laddu

Lovely laddus are good to have to boost your energy. I try and make it as simple as they are but a healthy way. These laddu is filled with soft dates, lots of raisins, almonds and cashew pieces with poppy seeds. They are real energy booster, healthy filler and delicious crave builders.


There is no cooking here to prepare these laddus. It is as simple as it is. No cooking on fire, no ghee, no jaggery or sugar or any other forms of sweets except the soft dates.
It is good for kids snack box, good to take it for travel, good energetic when you feel tired. It is good for people who diet and it is diabetic friendly.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Dates Soft and fruity dates : 500 Gr
Raisins : 2 Cups or 200 Gr
Almonds : 200 Gr.
Cashews : 100 Gr.
Poppy Seeds : 50 Gr.

Method :

1.Remove the pods from dates and keep it aside.
2. Cut almonds and cashews into small pieces and keep it aside.
3. Now put dates, almonds, cashews, raisins in a big bowl.
4. Kneed them together. Add poppy seeds/ gasgase to the dates mixture.
5. Mix all the ingredients nicely and prepare laddu.
6..Take a handful of the almond, dates, raisins and cashew mixture and make small round ball shape laddu.


7. Laddu is ready to eat /serve.


8. Keep them in a steel box or air tight container.

Note :

Use very soft dates. Smash them nicely and then add all the other dry fruits you use. You can powder the nuts instead cutting. But you can relish the bigger pieces. No sugar/jaggery or any other sweet content is not added. Use of more raisins helps to add the sweet to laddu and good for health. You need to kneed them well to get the perfect taste. no ghee or oil is added here.
 Time : 30 Minutes.
15 to 20 Laddus  or according to the size you prefer.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Bottle Gourd - Almond Kheer

Bottle Gourd - Almond Kheer is a sweet dish and it is one of the quick and delicious dish.
One of the yummy desert to serve after food.


 This way you can make kids eat some veggies. Bottle gourd is full of fiber, rich source of vitamins and minerals. Jaggery and almonds provide energy and boost your health.
We South Canara People have sweet tooth, and do eat lots of Payasa/kheer. Many vegetables are used in preparing Payasa/Kheer.
I have used jaggery, bottle gourd, almonds, coconut milk, poppy seeds and Seasoned with cashews, and raisins. Added cardamom to give inviting aroma.
We had some guest some time last week and I prepared this delicious Bottle gourd - Almond kheer.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed : 

Bottle Gourd Gratings : 1 Bowl
Jaggery : 1 Cup
Coconut : 1 Cup
Almonds : 6 to 8
Poppy Seeds : 1 Tablespoon
Cardamom : 3 to 4 Pods

Method :

1. Wash bottle gourd and take out the outer layer and grate bottle gourd.
2. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Soak almonds in hot water and remove its skin.
3. Clean poppy seeds and soak in plain water for 5 minutes.
4. Keep a pan and add 1 cup of water. Heat it. Add jaggery and let it melt completely.
5. Sieve jaggery liquid and keep it aside.
6. Now keep a pan on the fire and put jaggery liquid to the pan.
7. Let it boil for 2 minutes. Add bottle gourd grating and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
8. Grind, coconut, almonds, poppy seeds and cardamom with little water.
9. Grind it nicely. It should turn into fine paste consistency.
10. Add this ground coconut mixture to boiling bottle gourd mixture.
11. Let it boil for 5 minutes. Let it cook on low flame. Stir in between Shift the Kheer to a serving dish.
12. Add ghee fried cashews and raisins to the kheer and serve.

Note 

Adding more almonds makes the kheer thick. It is just enough to add 5 to e almonds to get the aroma and good health. You can add more jaggery. But I like mild taste. Adding ghee fried cashews and raisins is optional. You can add them with out frying .
Time : 20 Minutes. 
Serves : 4 to 5 .

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Mooli - Aloo Parota

Mooli/Radish and Potatoes are good combination for making parata/parota. The Parata is taste yummy and is filled with nutritious and potatoes provide energy. Kids will definitely love to have this  soft Mooli - Aloo Parota for any time of the day.

Let us see some benefits of having Jeera /Cumin Seeds in our diet.

Jeera /Cumin Seeds promotes digestion. Cumin seeds are rich in iron. It is filled with antioxidant properties and they help to protect from free radicals. Jeera is good for controlling diabetes. Cumin seeds help to improve blood cholesterol.  They fight against inflammation. It boost immunity to our body. Takes good care of skin and hair. It prevents anemia and good for bone health.It helps in relaxing and good sleep. It has the qualities of antifungal, antimicrobial properties and it helps  in natural way of healing. It is good for improving our memory.
It is very easy, quick, simple and healthy. You can have them with pickle /Chutney powder/curd Coriander leaves chutney. Choice is yours.
You can pack this Mooli - Aloo Parota to kids snack or lunch box. You can also take it for travelling.
It is good for breakfast and also for dinner or brunch.
Remember 
Eating spices will certainly damage your liver .Eating less spice helps you to stay healthy. 

NO Onion or NO Garlic is used here in this Mooli - Aloo Parota.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Radish : 2 Medium sized
Aloo/ Potato : 2 to 3 /Small ones
Jeera Powder/Cumin Seeds Powder : 1 Teaspoon
Red chilly Powder : 1 Teaspoon
Coriander leaves : 1 Handful /3 to 4 Tablespoons
Salt : As required
Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons
Wheat flour : 3 Cups

Method :

1. Wash and boil potatoes in pressure cooker  and remove its outer layer after it cools.
2. Wash and scrape out the skin of mooli / radish and grate it and keep it aside.


3. Now take a big bowl, add grated mooli, boiled potatoes and mix it well. Smash potatoes nicely.


4. Add wheat flour, salt, chilly powder and cumin powder/jeera powder. Mix all the ingredients and prepare parota dough. Use of water only if requires.


5. Add a tablespoon of oil and kneed the dough well. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
6. Divide the dough in small portions and make as ball.
7. Keep little dry wheat flour in a small bowl.

8. Take a small portion of the dough and dip in dry wheat flour and roll it with a chapati roller.
9. Keep a pan on the fire and heat.


10. Put rolled parota on the hot pan. Sprinkle little oil on the top.
11. Cook for a minute and turn the other side and cook.


12. Parota is ready to serve.
13. Repeat the same and prepare remained parotas.


14. Serve with your choice of side dish. We had it with curd, chutney powder and pickle.


Note :

Use of water should only if required. Radish and boiled potatoes do contain water. So first mix the flour nicely with grated radish and boiled and smashed potatoes. You can prepare parotas as soon as you prepare the dough. Adding ghee instead of oil is optional. I have added oil. Adding more chilly powder is optional. Adding more spice is not good for health. Use of more oil to prepare parotas is optional.
Time : Preparation 15 minutes.
Preparing parota 15 minutes : Total time 30 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4.



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