Kara Paniyaram/ Savoury non fried dumplings

Today’s recipe is an easy, quick snack or breakfast or dinner as we do. The only thing you have to have is Idli / Dosa batter. If you have the batter already, you can make this in jiffy.

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Ingredients

Idli / Dosa batter – 5 cups or as needed

Carrots – 1 big size or 2 medium grated finely

Onions – 1/2 cup finely chopped

Dry Red chillies – 2 broken

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Channa dal – 1/2 tsp

Salt – as needed

Oil – 1 tsp to saute veggie and as needed to make paniyaram

Method

  • Heat oil in a pan. Crackle mustard seeds and add channa dal.
  • When it turns golden add onions and broken red chilies.
  • Saute till onion turn translucent.
  • Add grated carrots and stir for few minutes. Add required salt and switch off.
  • Add this mixture to the batter. Mix thouroughly.
  • Now heat a Paniyaram pan. Add a tsp of oil in each hole.
  • When its hot, drop a big spoon of batter to each hole.
  • When one side is cooked ,flip other side using knife of skewer.
  • Cook until both sides turn golden.
  • Serve with your favorite chutney or Sambar.

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Notes

  1. Instead of dry red chilli, you can add chopped green chillies.
  2. You can add chopped Curry leaves and coriander leaves.
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Eggless Whole wheat Ragi Chocolate cake

When I was looking for a cake to try my hands on first time, I stumbled upon this Whole wheat Ragi chocolate cake. I decided to give a try as it is super healthy. I did adjusted a little with the ingredients. It turned to be super good. Kids loved it. You can have it as dessert or pack in snack box for kids.

This Valentine’s day bake this healthy yummy cake for your loved ones.

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Ingredients

Whole wheat flour – 1 cup

Ragi/ Finger millet flour – 1/2 cup

Sugar – 3/4 cup

Coconut milk – 1/4 cup

Salt – a pinch

Baking powder – 1 1/2 tsp

Baking soda – 1/2 tsp

Yogurt – 3/4 cup

Vegetable oil – 1/2 cup

Any chocolate health drink powder – 1/4 cup

Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

Method

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 9×9 pan with butter or oil.
  • Sift whole wheat flour, ragi flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, chocolate health drink in a bowl.
  • In another bowl mix yogurt, oil , coconut milk, sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Mix thoroughly till the sugar dissolves.
  • Then add flour mixture slowly and mix till all blend together.
  • Pour the batter in greased pan and bake to 20 – 25 mins or till tooth pick inserted in cake comes out clean.
  • Let it cool down completely before taking out of the pan.
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Eggless Whole wheat ragi chocolate cake

 

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Recipe adapted from Here

Notes

  1. In original recipe she used jaggery and honey but I used sugar. And I replaced coconut milk in the place of milk.
  2. You can check the cake in-between 20 – 25 mins as each oven works differently. Mine was ready in exactly 25 mins.
  3. You can add any nuts of your choice.
  4. You can even frost the cake after completely cooling down.

Thin crust Bread pizza on Stove top

Craving for Pizza? Can’t wait too long? Try this quick thin crust Bread pizza. This can be ready within minutes with handful of ingredients readily available. You can top it with your desired toppings.My version have no Italian seasonings. If you have you can add it to enhance flavor.

You can have this as breakfast or as evening snack.Kids will love it and ask for more.

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Ingredients

Whole wheat bread – 1

Mixed veg Topping – 1/2 cup ( I used chopped onions, tomatoes, spinach, capsicum,corn kernel)

Tomato Sauce – 2 tbsn or As required

Grated mozeralla  Cheese – As desired

Chilli flakes – To add when serve

Method

  • Roll whole wheat bread to thin using rolling pin.
  • Heat tawa or pan. Toast bread for one minute each side.
  • Remove it to a plate. Apply tomato sauce, top it with veggies. Top it with required amount of cheese.
  • Place it on the pan again. Cover it with a lid and cook in medium flame till cheese melts.
  • Serve warm with chilli flakes on it.

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Notes

  1. You can use any veggies you like.Chop the veggies finely.
  2. You can use pizza sauce in the place of tomato sauce.
  3. You can add Italian seasonings.
  4. You can use any variety of bread.

No bake peanut butter dry fruits Cheerios bar

I always wanted to try to make some easy healthy bars. So when I saw no bake version of making Cheerios bar I didn’t wait to try. I added my touch it. Hope you like this version of Cheerios bar.

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Ingredients

Cheerios – 2 cups

Peanut butter – 1/2 cup

Honey – 1/4 cup

Dry fruits – a handful ( I used pistachios and raisens)

Butter – 1 tbsn

Salt – a pinch

Vanilla essence – 2 or 3 drops

Method

  • In a bowl add Cheerios and dry fruits. Keep aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl add peanut butter, honey, butter, vanilla essence and a pinch of salt.
  • Microwave till peanut butter melts.( Mine took 1 minute)
  • Mix thoroughly and add to Cheerios mixture.
  • Mix till all Cheerios are coated.
  • In 2 inch deep dish, spread a aluminum foil and spread the peanut butter covered Cheerios in it.
  • Press it tightly. Keep refrigerated till it sets.
  • Cut into small squares and serve.

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Recipe slightly adapted from Here

Notes

  1. You can add dry fruits of your choice. Or you can avoid it too.

 

Tapioca / Kappa / Yucca stir fry

Hi friends, I’m posting this from our new home. Yes, we moved to Kentucky, bluegrass state. Everything happened so fast. Within 1 week my husband’s office wants him to come to Kentucky. After a short hotel stay, now we moved to our home. ( Hotel stay are tough with kids and in laws). As our things haven’t arrived yet, we are adjusting with what we have. I believe it takes some weeks to get settled down in new place.😊

Coming to today’s recipe, it’s simple,yet healthy and tasty dish. This is one staple food in Kerala. Can be had in different ways. Plain cooked , stir fry, with fish or chicken or we can even make biriyani. Yes, I’m talking about Kappa or tapioca. Kappa and Meen pollichathu is a divine combination.

Here I present simple Kappa stir fry. You can have this for breakfast or dinner or as a evening snack.

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Ingredients

Kappa / Tapioca/ Yucca root – 1 medium sized

Onion – 1/2 cup chopped

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – few

Channa dal – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Salt – as required

Oil – 1 tsp

Method

  • Peel off the skin of tapioca. Cut into half and pressure cook with required water, turmeric powder and salt for 2 or 3 whistles.
  • When it’s done, drain the water. Cut tapioca into small cubes.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Crackle mustard seeds, add channa dal.
  • When it turns golden add onions and curry leaves.
  • Stir till onions turn transparent. Then add cooked tapioca. Add salt if necessary.
  • Serve warm.

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Notes

  1. You can serve this as such or with fish or chicken curry.
  2. You can add grated coconut too.

Apple fritters

When you have a toddler in home, it means you have many half eaten apples in your fridge🍎. Our house is not an exception☹️.

When I was thinking🤔 what to do with that other than apple juice and pancakes, fritters came to my mind😎💡. My daughter totally loved it and was asking for more. Hope you love it.

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Ingredients

Wheat flour – 1 1/2 cup

Rice flour – 2 tbsn

Baking soda – 1/4 tsp

Sugar – 1/4 cup or more( depends on sweetness of apple)

Milk – 1/4 cup

Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – a pinch

Water – as required

Apple – 1 grated

Oil – to deep fry

Method

  • Make batter with all ingredients except apple. The batter should be in consistency of pancake batter.
  • Then add apple. Mix gently.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan. When the oil is hot drop a spoonful of batter. Cook in medium flame till golden.
  • Serve warm.

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Indian flavoured Onion rings(using whole wheat flour)

I had onion rings for the first time in a hospital cafeteria. From that I just loved it. I always wanted to try it. I gave it my touch using whole wheat flour and Indian flavour.😁😊😎

Hope you love this version.

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Ingredients

Onion rings – 10 to 15 (1/4 inch thickness)

Whole wheat flour – 1/2 cup

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Jeera powder – 1/2 tsp

Garam masala – 1/2 tsp

Salt – as required

Egg – 1

Bread crumbs – 1/2 cup or as required

Oil – to deep fry

Method

  • In a bowl take flour, red chilli powder, jeera powder, garam masala and salt. Mix thoroughly.
  • In another bowl, beat egg and keep aside.
  • In wok or kadai heat oil.
  • Toss onion rings in the flour mix, then in egg, again in flour then in egg ( double coat), then in bread crumbs.
  • When the oil is hot enough, fry the coated rings till golden brown.
  • Drain it in the paper towel.
  • Do the same with other rings.
  • Serve warm with your favourite sauce.

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