Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Instant Wheat Dosa - Instant Whole Wheat Vegetable Dosa

Instant Whole Wheat Vegetable Dosa is a quick and wholesome breakfast or even an easy lunch-dinner option since it requires no fermenting and can be made the moment you craving a Dosa. Its as simple as mixing whole wheat flour (atta) with water, adding veggies and seasoning it . Let it sit for 15 mins and you are ready to make dosas.  These are so easy and quick to make that they are now a regular in my kitchen. I usually  pair these some Tomato Chutney for breakfast. We love eating these for lunch/dinner too in which case I serve some dosa (potato) bhaji along with the Chutney. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cabbage Potato and Green Peas Stir Fry - Kobichi Bhaji

Cabbage Potato and Green Peas Stir Fry Or Kobichi Bhaji as its called in Marathi is a simple dry curry/sabji from the Maharashtrian cuisine that can be served with hot Phulka/chapati. Its a non onion-garlic one involving stir-fry of the main ingredients i.e. cabbage, potato and green peas flavored with  very few ingredients like curry leaves, coriander leaves, turmeric powder and green chillies (for spice). Ever since I was a kid, I have seen my mom and granny make this recipe and now its one of the favorite Indian side dishes in my home. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Arugula Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwich - Tea Sandwiches

Arugula Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwich is a super easy recipe that can be enjoyed for breakfast, snack or even as appetizers. It can be made ahead of time and are best when served cold so no heating/reheating required. Thus these make the best options to carry for picnics, lunch box or for Tea parties, bridal showers and baby showers. We have been enjoying these sandwiches this summer with our evening tea. I usually serve these with a mix of tomato ketchup and mayonnaise. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rice Kheer - Rice Pudding - Chawal Ki Kheer - How to make Rice Kheer

Rice Kheer (Pudding) is a very popular, thick, creamy and delicious Indian dessert made with rice, milk, sugar and flavored with some cardamom powder and nuts. Some like to use cooked rice for making this dish but for today's post I'll be sharing the recipe for making this pudding from scratch. Its my MIL's recipe and comes out perfect every single time I make it.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Chilli Cheese Toast

Chilli Cheese Toast is a quick and easy appetizer, snack or breakfast recipe which is as simple as topping bread with a mixture of cheese, chillies, veggies and baking until bread is crisp and cheese has melted. I like to add green chillies but you could use red chilli flakes too. Adding some onions and bell peppers gives it a nice crunch and color. But you could totally add some other veggies like finely chopped carrots or cabbage too. Its the perfect after school or office snack when you want something spicy and cheesy to go with your glass of milk or cuppa. For serving, I like to cut the bread sides off and slice each slice into 3 giving them a finger shape and making the perfect portion to binge on.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Nectarine Smoothie Recipe - Nectarine Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are the just the perfect breakfast recipes for a quick, healthy and delicious way to kick-start your mornings. For today's post its the Nectarine Banana Smoothie recipe. If you like the combination of tart and sweet then you are going to love this smoothie. For this recipe, I have used ripe nectarine (which looks very much like a peach but just with a smoother outer skin) but you can also use peach too. Banana is optional but I like to use it as it provides the bulk and creaminess to the drink along with the boost of energy needed to kick start my mornings.  I have used whole fat milk and homemade curd but you can use low fat variations or even almond milk, soy milk or any kind of choice. Also low fat or greek yogurt can be used too. My banana was nice and ripe and gave me the right amount of sweetness so I skipped adding honey/sugar. Would recommend tasting your smoothie before adding any sweetness. Last but not the least trying to get my Omega-3 in so a tbsp of milled flaxseeds and my yummy breakfast/snack is ready.