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 😉 ) 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… 

Sprouts

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..!!

 

Gajar Matar

I love love love winters.. With winters we get the beautiful red carrots which are a part of anything I cook now-a-days.. And the fresh peas.. Nothing like them.. Now this recipe is purely to be made when you have both of these.. because it is not the same taste with the orange carrots and the frozen peas.. 🙂

Gajar Matar

Preparation Time:- 5 mins |  Cooking Time:– 20-25 mins |  Serves:- 2-3 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups Carrot (Gajar) chopped in small cubes
  • 1 cup Peas (Matar)
  • 1 table spoon Mustard oil (Sarson ka tel)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tea spoon Turmeric powder (Haldi Powder)
  • 1/4 tea spoon red chilli powder (Lal Mirch powder)
  • 1 tea spoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 & 1/2 tea spoon garam masala
  • 1 tea spoon Dry Mango powder (Amchoor Powder)

PREPARATION:

Heat the mustard oil  in a pan and add cumin seeds. Allow them to crackle.

Add the chilly powder, salt and turmeric powder to the oil. Now add the chopped vegetables and mix gently so that everything gets folded in the masala properly.

Simmer the stove and add 1/2 cup of water. Mix again and cover the lid.

Allow the vegetables to cook in steam for about 15-20  minutes, by mixing in between. Once the water dries out and the veggies gets soft sprinkle the garam masala and dry mango powder. Mix well.

SERVING:
  • Gajar Matar goes well with hot chapatis/paranthas and curd.
  • Try to add a bit ghee before serving, it will change the taste of the dish.

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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.. 🙂

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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..!!

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Banana Muffins

We had been invited for a birthday party of our sweet little neighborhood girl, Suku.. (sorry Arushi.. 🙂 ). Just the previous day I came to know that two of these kids actually checked my blog and loved it.. 🙂 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.. 🙂

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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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