Thursday, 18 August 2016

Healthy & tasty Indian breakfast recipes!

1. Panki:
Easy to make and cooked between banana leaves, Panki is a great breakfast option. Made across Gujarati households with rice flour, this steamed breakfast can be relished with mint chutney. Combine 4 tablespoon rice flour, 1 tablespoon black lentil flour, 1 spoon yogurt, green chili paste, a pinch of roasted & coarsely ground cumin seeds, 1 tablespoon oil, salt & water to make batter of medium consistency. Spread the batter evenly on greased banana leaves cut into roundels with help of a cookie cutter. Cook on a non-stick pan till done & the Panki comes off the leaves easily. Serve immediately. 

2. Poha Idli:
Poha or flattened rice is a common ingredient across across Indian households. Fluffy & soft idlis made with poha & parboiled rice are a great way to add variation to our regular idlis. Soak a cup each of poha, parboiled rice & 3 tablespoons whole black lentils for 6 hours. Grind well to medium consistency & leave overnight to ferment. Steam in regular idli molds & served hot dunked in sambar with coconut chutney on the side. 

3. Oats Chilla:
The health benefits of oats are immense. This easy oats chilla recipe will satiate your taste buds with its crisp savory taste. Combine 1 cup powdered rolled cooking oats, ½ cup besan (gram flour), 1 chopped onion, green chili paste, pinch of turmeric, finely chopped coriander & salt along with water to make a smooth paste. Pour a spoonful on a heated non-stick pan & cook the chilla on both sides till golden brown. Serve plain or with green chutney. 

4. Matar Parantha:
Bored of eating aloo paranthas & need something different? Get some variation in your breakfast with protein-rich matar (green peas) paranthas. Make regular dough with whole-wheat & keep aside. Saute chopped onions, ginger-garlic paste, finely chopped green chillies & cumin powder along with a cup of shelled green peas till tender. When cooled, grind coarsely. Divide into equal portions; roll like regular paranthas & cook on both sides on a non-stick pan. Serve with a bowl of fresh yogurt. 

5. Ragi Dosa
Ragi also known as finger millet is a rich source of calcium & is extremely nutritious. Mix 1 cup ragi flour & quarter cup rice flour along with some curds, salt, chopped green chillies & water to make a smooth batter of thin consistency. Let it rest for some time. Add finely chopped onions, chopped coriander, mix well & spread on a non stick pan like a regular dosa. Cook the dosa on both sides till crisp & serve immediately with coconut chutney.

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