Gobi Paratha (Cauliflower stuffed Indian Bread)

Gobi Paratha (Cauliflower stuffed Indian Bread)

  What better bliss than having some hot paratha with some fresh butter to top it off with some tangy pickle and curd. If you can't understand the joy, you really need to give this a try. Stuffed Indian breads are the best way of disguising any veggie that you aren't a big fan of and proudly eating it way ;)     What's your favourite stuffed paratha? I love paneer, egg, daal, brocolli, carrot almost all of them. Let's share. Ohh yes, recipe is below:   ...
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Aloo Paratha (Potato-Stuffed Indian Flat Bread)

Aloo Paratha (Potato-Stuffed Indian Flat Bread)

Aloo Paratha is like the absolute favourite at our home and the easiest of all stuffed Indian breads as well. It hardly needs any preps and gets done in literally no time. And yes a true paratha is eaten with yoghurt/curd and some tangy pickle. This is a breakfast item at almost any Punjabi (North Indian) home or can be paired with any curry during lunch or dinner as well. Do you have any favorite stuffed bread that you like?       Do give this recipe a try and let me know :) Happy Cooking! ...
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Cheese Uttapam

Cheese uttapam - delicious fusion of south indian & Italian cuisine. A cheesey delicious uttapam which will be an instant hit amongst your kids and elders. Making this uttapam will be an easy task if you have dosa batter left in your fridge You can use only cheese as a topping for this uttapam or can even add even onion, capsicum, corn or tomato in addition to cheese.  I have used cheese & onions along with black pepper and mixed herbs as seasoning. You can add sliced green chillies or even red chilli flakes for seasoning Ingredients Dosa batter - 1 bowl Cheese cubes grated - 1 bowl black pepper powder& mixed herbs: as per taste Sliced Onions - 1 bowl Green chilli sliced - 1 Tablespoon  Method: Heat a non stick tava. Grate cheese with help of grater With a laddle spread dosa batter about 3 inches to make an uttapam. Drizzle oil from sides & allow it to cook on medium flame. ...
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Eggs and Bacon – Sunday Special

Eggs and Bacon – Sunday Special

On days when I have nothing much left in my fridge and yet I need to whip up something for breakfast, the frozen meat in my fridge comes to my rescue. This wouldn’t quite qualify into healthy breakfast if cooked with way too much oil and if consumed in higher quantities regularly. But what is a weekend if you don’t indulge into something like this and yet maintain your healthy meal plans. I had some scrambled cheesy eggs with bacon, sausage, bell peppers and toast with a huge mug of coffee. Ingredients for 2 people: Whole Eggs – 2 Milk – 2 tablespoon Mixed cheese (parmesan, cheddar, gouda) – half cup Salt as per taste Bacon – 4 strips Chicken/Pork Sausage – 4 Mixed chopped Bell Pepper – 1 cup Multigrain Toast - 2 Method: Whisk the eggs with milk, cheese and salt in a bowl till the eggs turn frothy. Meanwhile in a pan add the bacon and let it look itself...
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Foxtail Millet Upma

Millets have been the most ignored grains for long in Indian meals. In one of my earlier post I have shared the benefits of millets. Do visit this recipe to know more. This is my brekkie for the day Foxtail Millet Upma with Chai something absolutely simple and quick making it into my #100healthybreakfasts series. Foxtail millets are high in calories, giving strength and energy. It is a vegan food and also gluten free cereal, rich in proteins, and low in fat. Foxtail Millet has good amount of fibre content, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and carbohydrates. It does not have sugar in any form. Foxtail millet is a diabetic food. Unlike rice, foxtail millet releases glucose steadily without affecting the metabolism of the body. Some of the Health Benefits of Foxtail Millets It is good to control diabetics (Controls Blood Sugar Level) Keeps your digestive tract clean Reducing Heart Attack Risk High in Anti-Oxidants Helps in weight loss Reduces gastric problems Ingredients for 2 people: Foxtail...
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Neer Dosa

This is my go-to breakfast option on days when I feel like eating south indian but also haven't done any planning for it a day earlier. In Maharashtra it is called Dhirde or Neer Dosa made out of only rice flour - no fermentation, absolutely instant and ad-hoc like how my mood was today. This is my 4th addition to the #100healthybreakfasts series started by me on my Instagram page. Incase you haven’t visited it yet, please do follow me there under the name @theadventuresofahomecook Although the Dhirde pancakes are popular in Maharashtra, you’d not find them on the menus of restaurants. Well, the reason behind this ignorance is quite simple and straight forward. It is not one of those dishes that you can make every day. When you’re making it at home, you can also implement your own creativity in this recipe. For instance, you can simply replace rice flour with different flours or combination of flours. This way, you can feed more...
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Instant Chocolate Mug Cake

Today morning started with my little experiment, not a huge deal for all the bakers out there but in my case I suck at baking and have hardly succeeded in my experiments with the oven. And to add to this my husband loves cakes and cookies and everything that's baked. So for this morning I thought of trying this super easy simple 2 mins Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake. It is so simple and quick that even a nOOb like me succeeded in it. This is a must try for all you there who want to make something sweet and show-off your baking skills to the world ;) Ingredients for 1 mug cake: All Purpose Flour (APF) – ¼ Cup Brown Sugar – 3 Tablespoons (This can be easily substituted with Cane Sugar/Honey as well) Skimmed Milk – 3 tablespoons Cocoa Powder – 2 Tablespoons Baking Powder – 1/3 Tablespoon Vanilla Extra – 1 teaspoon Chocolate Chips – 1 tablespoon Whole Egg...
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Mix Veg Appe with Chutney

Did you know the famous Paniyarams/Appes of India is also something which is common in the European continent? During my travel last year to the Netherlands I was surprised to find sweet appe at the local Pancake vendor and it is called Poffertjes and then found ebelskivers in Denmark/Sweden. I just love to see how all the cuisines across the world is almost the same just the taste/ingredients slightly vary. My tryst of finding more similarities in cuisines across the world is still on. Well Paniyarams and Appes are my favourite because I can add in as many veggies as I want, make them gluten free and vegan as well and that too with almost equal to no oil.  The one I have made here is a mixed veggie Appe/Paniyarams with coriander chutney and morning tea. This is such an easy peasy meal option that it can be done in no time at all even on a working day making it...
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Idli with Chutney

Idli with Chutney or Sambar is my bae! Absolutely love soft, pillowy idlis/steamed rice cakes for breakfast with a mug of filter coffee. This has been an eternal love for as long as I remember. Getting perfect idlis is not rocket science trust me, all that needs to be done, is the idli batter which becomes a challenge in colder temperatures. In case you live outside India where you are blessed you have cold temperatures for most part of the year like me then you need to find a warmer corner of the house like the heater room/oven/dishwasher just after it has washed and cleaned the utensils. Living outside India and still making Indian food at home which needs fermentation is like a challenge but a great challenge I say!  Ingredients to make Idli Batter: 3 cups rice, sona masuri / idli rice 1 cup urad dal ½ tsp methi / fenugreek seeds 1 cup thin poha / avalakki / beaten...
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Oats Upma

Mid week/Humpday Special breakfast for me has been Oats Upma filled with veggies and a Mug of Adrakwali Tea (Ginger Tea). I always try and use gluten free version of oats. Most of the brands assure that they are gluten free but reading the label helps choose the best variety. This is a great twist to a non-Indian breakfast item by adding Indian spices and converting it to a spicy porridge. Ingredients to make for 2 people: 1 Cup of rolled oats 1 medium sized onion 1 cup of chopped carrots, beans and green peas 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds Handful of curry leaves 1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter) Salt as per taste Method: In little ghee (clarified butter) I tempered mustard seeds, curry leaves. To this add chopped onions, carrots, beans, green peas and allowed this to cook through for 5 minutes under low heat. I generally dry roast oats before starting step 1 but if you like mushy and soft upma,...
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