Sunday, July 13, 2014

QUINOA Bisibelebhaat

Have been making lotsa dishes with superfood "quinoa" --Quinoa is a seed high on protein and gluten free!
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinoa
Tried making bisibelebhaat with quinoa and it tastes yumm:)

INGREDIENTS:
  • Quinoa - 3/4 cup
  • Toor dal - 3 tbsp
  • Water -2 cups
  • Bisibelebhaat powder - 2 to 3 tsp
  • Veggies of your choice - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 
  • Salt to taste
  • Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Jeera seeds - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Asafoetida - 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 water if its too thick.
  • Simmer it for few minutes and serve while hot with raita!:)

Friday, July 11, 2014

METHI SPROUTS POHA

Healthy methi or fenugreek seeds poha for breakfast!

INGREDIENTS:
  • Poha - 2  cup
  • Methi sprouts (methi seeds sprouted at home) - 1 cup
  • Onions - 2 chopped
  • Chillies - 4 or 5
  • Ginger - 1 tsp minced
  • Curry leaves - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Bengal gram - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Salt 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

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

GRILLED IDLI SANDWICH

Left over idli batter at home? Try tgus for some variety:)
INGREDIENTS:
  • Idli batter
  • Onion chopped
  • Tomatoes chopped
  • Oil 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 grill.top 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.

KODUBALE

Kodbale is a perfect tea time snack and can be stored for a long time!Try this recipe and enjoy snacking:) Ingredients ½ cup...