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QUINOA Bisibelebhaat

Have been making lotsa dishes with superfood "quinoa" --Quinoa is a seed high on protein and gluten free! Tried making bisibelebhaat with quinoa and it tastes yumm:)
INGREDIENTS: Quinoa - 3/4 cupToor dal - 3 tbspWater -2 cupsBisibelebhaat powder - 2 to 3 tspVeggies of your choice - 1 cupOnion - 1 Salt to tasteTamarind paste - 1 tspMustard seeds - 1 tspJeera seeds - 1 tspOil - 1 tbspAsafoetida - a pinch
HOW TO MAKE : Cook quinoa and dal mixture together in a pressure cooker or rice cooker by using 1:2 water. Keep it ready.Now take a thick bottomed pan and add oil.Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, jeera, hing .Now add in the cut onions and fry for a minute.Now add in the remaining veggies and add 1 cup of water.Let it boil well until the veggies turn soft. Add salt to taste and bisibelebhaat powder and cook again for few minutes.Add in the tamarind paste too.Now atlast add the cooked quinoa and dal mix to it and mix well.Adjust the wate…


Healthy methi or fenugreek seeds poha for breakfast!
INGREDIENTS: Poha - 2  cupMethi sprouts (methi seeds sprouted at home) - 1 cupOnions - 2 choppedChillies - 4 or 5Ginger - 1 tsp mincedCurry leaves - 2 tbspTurmeric - 1/2 tspOil - 1 tbspMustard seeds - 1 tspJeera - 1 tspUrad dal - 1 tspBengal gram - 1 tspAsafoetida - a pinchSalt to taste
HOW TO MAKE: Soak and drain the water from the poha.Heat a kadai and add oil to it.Once oil is heated, add in the mustard seeds, jeera, urad dal, Bengal gram, hing and ginger.Fry for a minute. Add in chillies and onion and fry for a minute.Add 1/2  tsp turmeric powder and m8x well.Now add in the methi sprouts and fry well until they soften for about  5 mins.Add in the salt and mix well.Add in the drained poha and mix well.Switch off the heat and add in 1 tsp of lime juice and give it a nice stir .Serve while hot!
Preparation Time: 20 minutes


Left over idli batter at home? Try tgus for some variety:) INGREDIENTS: Idli batterOnion choppedTomatoes choppedOil for greasing sandwich maker
HOW TO MAKE: Grease the sandwich maker with little oil.Switch on the sandwich maker and let it heat a bit.Pour the idli batter to the sandwich it with onions and tomatoes. Let it heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Then close the grill sandwich maker (after making sure top of batter is dry)and let it cook for about 4 mins..checking occassionally..Now serve the grill sandwich with chutney or just like that.