I personally think (and its proven as well) that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A good healthy and nutritious breakfast, half the problems are solved :) So this Friday let me focus on some yummy and nutritious breakfasts… yeah yeah u got it right, I am posting multiple recipes here. There are so many recipes I want to post and so little Fridays ;-)
Sprouts is a food whose goodness has been emphasized on this blog too often ;) I love sprouts in any form and the fact that they are yummilicous too adds to it. Also sprouts have a distinct flavor that suddenly gives any dish a pep up. I saw this sprouts dhokla recipe in one of the magazines (I think Food lovers) long long back and since then I have been making this at home quite often. Easy, yummy, healthy and low cal…. Can we ask for anything else ?
- 100 gm gram flour
- 200 gm sprouted bean sprouts, pureed
- 1 cup curd blended
- 1 tsp green chilli paste
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp eno fruit salt
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp oil
- juice of 1 lemon
- for the tempering
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 2 tsp oil
- 3-4 green chillies slit vertically
- coriander and curry leaves for garnish
- In a bowl mix gram flour, curd, pureed sprouts and water to form a smooth batter of thick consistency. Add salt, mix and set aside for 4 hours covered with a lid (I left it overnight)
- Add the green chilli paste (the original recipe also asks for ginger paste which I skipped I really dont know why), turmeric to the batter and mix well
- Keep the steamer or cooker ready on the burner and grease ur steaming dish (I have a lovely dhokla maker at home… basically its a stack of three steel plates which go in the cooker, just like idly plates… so helpful)
- Mix eno, oil and lemon juice. Add the mixture to the batter and mix well
- Pour in the steaming dish and steam for about 10-12 mins or till done. Cool completely before taking out and cut in big cubes
- For the tempering, heat the oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds, when they splutter add the curry leaves and green chillies.
- Fry for a minute and pour over the dhokla, garnish with coriander and serve with green chutney
Green Oat Cakes
or in simple language pan fried oat cutlets ;-)
Oats is such a healthy grain. I simply love it (atleast in my mind I think I should love it ;-) ) but none in my house even touches the oats porridge however tasty I make it by adding fruits, dry fruits, anything… everyone refuses to touch it. :( So I am on the constant lookout of Oats recipes… and when I stumbled upon this one yes yes Nita Mehta’s book again (gosh I have fallen in love with her… her recipes always always work) I was delighted… and when I made it the MNO household was delighted too… the servings for 4 was polished off by 2.5 of us in 10 minutes :D
- 1 cup oats – roasted in a kadhai for 5 minutes on low heat till golden
- 1/2 cup boiled peas
- 1 cup chopped spinach
- 1 green chilli – chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh coriander
- 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
- salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 2 tsp lemon juic
- 1 tsp oil
- Wash spinach and put in a kadhai. Cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes
- Add 1 green chilli and chopped corainder. Add the roasted oats and mix well
- Put in a grinder and grind to a rough paste. Add all the other ingredients.
- Add 4-4 tbsp of water to make the mixture bind together.
- Add lemon juice to taste.
- Divide into 8-10 balls depending on what size u want. Flatten them a little. Pan fry in a non-stick pan in 1 tsp oil till golden brown. Serve hot with ketchup and salad.
And while we are at oats one of my favorite breakfasts.. oats dosa or crepe whatever u want to call it ;-)
- 1 cup oats
- 1/4 semolina (sooji)
- 1/4 cup wheat flour (atta)
- 1/2 cup curd
- 2 cups water
- 1 green chilli chopped (or alternatively put a little red chilli powder)
- 1 bunch methi leaves chopped ( u can use any other vegie also if u like)
- handful of chopped coriander
- salt to taste
- oil/ghee/butter for making dosa
- Mix all the ingredients together and set aside for half an hour
- Spread on the tava to make like dosa’s using oil, ghee, butter or if the non stick tava is nice than it will come with anything too
- cook both sides till golden brown and serve with chutney’s of ur choice
So what tell me what are your favorite breakfast recipes?
And on a side note one item has been ticked in my wishlist… I got a Canon SX 200IS yesterday and I have been supremely happy till now… hopefully u guys will get better food pics now, from such a long time the only camera I had was my cellphone one….