Healthy Cooking : Sooji Idli

When planning to eat healthy food, sooji idli is a great and tasty and healthy food to start your day with… Trust me 3-4 of the idlis with a glass of cold coffee or Mango shake (why to miss out on it since it is Mango season ūüėČ ) kick starts your day..

Sooji Idli

Preparation Time:- 5 mins | Cooking Time:- 15-20 mins | Makes:- 12 idlis

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups Dry¬†Roasted Semolina (Sooji/Rava)
  • 1 cup curd
  • 1 tea spoon ghee/oil
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 small Carrot¬†finely chopped
  • 3-4 french beans finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tea spoon Mustard seeds
  • 2-3 curry leaves (Kari patta)
  • 1 tea spoon Eno powder

PREPARATION:

Mix the roasted sooji with salt and curd, add some water to make a thick batter.  Keep aside for 15 mins.

In a pan heat the oil and add mustard seeds and curry leaves, allow them to crackle.

Now add the vegetables and saute them for a few mins.

Add these vegetables to the sooji batter and mix well.

Grease the idli stand with some oil.

Add the eno powder to the batter mix properly and fill the idli stand.

Steam the idlis, generally takes 7-8 mins to steam. Can check by inserting a toothpick and make sure nothing sticks to it.

Ready to serve.

SERVING:

  • I have used various variations for vegetables, like spinach, peas, capsicum… basically anything available can be used.. Or you can eat them plain also.
  • Serve with any chutney or Sambar.

Tasty Cooking..!!

 

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Healthy Sprouts Salad

Sprouts is a healthy way to start the day.. Moong dal sprouts is what my husband loves, I make it often either for breakfast or as a salad for lunch or dinner…¬†

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Preparation Time:- 10 mins | Cooking Time:- 15 mins | Serves:- 2 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups Sprouted Green Moong Dal
  • 1 tea spoon ghee/oil
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 small Cucumber finely chopped
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tea spoon Red Chilly Powder (Lal Mirch)
  • 1 tea spoon Garam masala powder
  • 2 tea spoon Chaat masala powder
  • 2 table spoon lime juice
  • 2 table spoon fresh coriander leaves finely chopped

PREPARATION:

In a pan heat the oil and add salt, chilly powder and garam masala. 

Now add the sprouts to the pan, mix.

Add 1 cup of water and simmer. Allow to cook till the sprouts boil, and then evaporate any excess water.

Allow to cool the sprouts.

Once cooled down, mix the chopped vegetables, chaat masala, lime juice and coriander leaves to the boiled sprouts.

Ready to serve.

SERVING:

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Tasty Cooking..!!

 

Chocolate Chip Cup Cakes

When you have neighbors boxes to return, and the neighbors have two cutie pie kids.. then these cup cakes have to go in the boxes when returned.. The kids loved them and want me to bake them yet again.. ūüôā

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Preparation Time:-¬†20 mins |¬† Cooking Time:–¬†20 mins |¬† Serves:-¬†Around 6 cup cakes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 and 3/4 cup All purpose flour (Maida)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tea spoon¬†Vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup Chocolate chips + 1/4 cup for sprinkling
  • 2 tea spoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 tea spoon Baking Soda
  • 2 table spoon Cocoa powder
  • 1 cup Milk

PREPARATION:

Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, sugar, and 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips into a large bowl.

Mix the dry and wet ingredients together, remembering that a lumpy batter makes the best muffins.

Line the cup cake tin with paper. Divide the batter evenly among the papered tins. Sprinkle some chocolate chips on each cup cake.

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees C for 20-25 min.

Insert a tooth pick  in the center to check, it should come out clean.

Cool the cup cakes on the wired rack for about 5-10 mins.

SERVING:

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  • Serve with any frosting as topping.
  • Decorate with chocolate chips or sprinkles.

Tasty Cooking..!!

Sending this recipe  to:

Kid’s Delight Potluck Party¬†& main¬†Announcement page

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Bake Fest #24 & Vardhini’s Bake Fest Event

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Whats with my cuppa & Nupur’s main event page

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Its Birthday Party time Event

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Banana Muffins

We had been invited for a birthday party of our sweet little neighborhood girl, Suku.. (sorry Arushi.. ūüôā ). Just the previous day I came to know that two of these kids actually checked my blog and loved it.. ūüôā I truly have no words to express myself, it was one of the happiest moments I have had.. So for the birthday girl and the other kids, Snehith and Sanskaar I decided to make some muffins.. I just hope you guys liked them as well.. Love you kids.. ūüôā

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Preparation Time:-¬†20 mins |¬† Cooking Time:–¬†20 mins |¬† Serves:-¬†Around 6 cup cakes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 and 1/4 cup All purpose flour (Maida)
  • 1/2 cup butter (unsalted & metled)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 tea spoon Baking Soda
  • 3 bananas riped and mashed

PREPARATION:

In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until creamy.

Add the eggs and beat till fluffy

Stir in the mashed bananas and mix properly.

Add the flour and baking soda, fold them in the batter.

Line the cup cake tin with paper. Divide the batter evenly among the papered tins.

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees C for 25-30 min.

Insert a tooth pick  in the center to check, it should come out clean.

Cool the cup cakes on the wired rack for about 5-10 mins.

SERVING:

  • Serve with any frosting as topping.
  • Decorate with chocolate chips or sprinkles.

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Tasty Cooking..!!

Sending this recipe  to:

BakeFest  & Bake Fest announcement

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Kid’s Delight Potluck Party¬†&¬†Announcement page

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Tangy Aloo Rolls

With the same vegetables everyday.. life was getting boring.. I was just not feeling like making the same dishes again yesterday night.. So after a whole lot of googling.. and searching for some recipes.. I settled with Aloo Roll.. It was the best Aloo Roll I have eaten.. Simply loved it..

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Preparation Time:- 30 mins |  Cooking Time:Р5 mins per roll |  Serves:- 4-5 Rolls

INGREDIENTS:

  • For the Dough:-
    • 1 and 1/2 cup wheat flour (Gehun ka Aata)
    • 1 tea spoon salt
    • Some water to make the dough
  • For the potato filling:-
    • 1 and 1/2 cup of Potatoes boiled and finely chopped
    • 1 and 1/2 tbsp¬†oil
    • 1 tea spoon ginger garlic paste
    • 1/2 tea spoon chilly powder
    • 1 tea spoon garam masala
    • 1 tea spoon chaat masala
    • 1 table spoon fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
    • salt to taste
  • For the Onions Filling:-
    • 1 large Onion finely sliced
    • 1/2 tea spoon chilly powder
    • 1 tea spoon Dry Mango powder (Amchoor)
    • salt to taste
  • For the water mixture:-
    • 3 table spoons of water
    • 2 tea spoons Dry Mango powder (Amchoor)
    • 1/2 tea spoon chilly powder
    • 1/2 tea spoon garam masala
    • 1/2 lemon’s juice
    • salt to taste

PREPARATION:

Dough Preparation:-

Mix the wheat flour and salt, and make a dough by slowly poring water in it. Make sure that you don’t make it sticky. It should have a consistency of the dough like for chapatis. (You can add some All Purpose flour as well (Maida))

Cover the dough and set aside for 10 minutes.

Potato Filling Preparation:-

Heat the oil in a pan and add the ginger garlic paste and fry for few seconds.

Add the potatoes, garam masala, chaat masala, chilly powder, coriander leaves and salt. Mix properly by mashing the potatoes.

Fry for a few minutes.

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Onions Filling Preparation:-

Mix the onions well with all the masalas listed and keep aside.

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Masala Water Preparation:-

Add the amchoor, chilly, garam masala powder and salt to the water and mix properly. Add half a lemon juice to it, and mix again.

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Roll preparation:-

Take a some dough, almost equal to the dough used for making paranthas.

Using a rolling pin make a round chapati using the dough.

Heat a non stick tawa and spread half tea spoon of oil on it. Now place the chapati on the tawa, and allow it to cook for 1 minute.

Apply half a tea spoon of oil on the other side and spread all over.

When blisters start appearing on the top of the chapati turn it around  and allow the other side to cook properly using a flat spatula.

We need to cook the other side completely.

Once the other side is cooked turn over the chapati and simmer the stove.

Take a spoonful of potato filling and place in a single row in the centre of the chapati. Now sprinkle some onion stuffing over the potato filling and then sprinkle some masala water over this filling.

Now roll the chapati starting from one end and slowly using your fingers roll it towards the other end.

Wrap it in a foil/Kitchen paper on one edge to avoid the filling to fall, and serve hot.

SERVING:
  • Aloo Roll goes well with Tomato Ketchup.
  • Cold Drink is a must to have with a roll.

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