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shakshouka
Breakfast Recipe

Easy shakshuka recipe

Nothing can go wrong with poached eggs ,runny yolks sunk into a rich spicy tomato based luscious sauce,specially during breakfast time. Shakshouka is a dish popular in the Middle East and North Africa with variation in spices.To bring the heat on you can add Harissa ,cayenne pepper, paprika or your local chilies. I grow chilies …

roasted chicken salad
Breakfast Chicken Recipe

Smoked chicken salad

Generally on a typical busy week day my  husband reaches home late at night from the office but rarely he eats outside.He is a perfect foodie and lover of home cooked food.and further more he is a lover of traditional typical Indian food like “roti sabji”, “traditional Bengali chicken curry and rice” or “fish and …

basil sandwich
Breakfast Recipe

Egg potato basil sandwich

This is a simple breakfast sandwich made of fresh ingredients which can make your day healthy and full of energy.I loved the freshness of the greens and wholesomeness of multi grain bread along with the goodness of protein packed boiled eggs. Serving:for 3 Ingredients Multi-grain bread (6) 3 Eggs (hard boiled ,shelled and chopped) Basil …

Breakfast Chicken

Crispy chicken fry

This is a crunchy fried chicken recipe which you can quickly make during any time of the day.The chicken is first marinated and then coated with a crispy coating followed by deep fry in oil.Kids will love it. Ingredients for marination chicken with bones or chicken legs(500 gm) Lemon juice (2 tbsp) Salt ( 1 …

Idli sambar chutney
Breakfast Recipe Vegetarian

Idli sambar chutney

This is  a popular Indian breakfast all over the world.The hot steamed ,soft rice and lentil cakes are traditionally served with a dal (lentils gravy)prepared with vegetables and special spices.Curry leaves are the only herbs which can endow this indigenous and authentic  taste for this dish.Apart from this gravy a chutney is also served which …

Breakfast Dessert

Dorayaki(Dora cakes)

At home I hardly get time to watch TV shows like daily soaps etc  because most of my daily life is spent juggling with traffic ,office work and home chores.The best time to relax is when my daughter returns home from the school and starts watching TV. Sometimes,  I wait for the shrill voice of …

Breakfast

Potato latkes sandwich

Potato latkes are potato pancakes combined with salt ,onions and eggs. They are good as starter but do you know they are excellent when used between bread slices to form sandwiches. You can top the latkes with veg and cheese or mayo to form an innovative sandwich recipe which your family will like. The bread …

Breakfast Vegetarian

Grilled Peas sandwich

Green peas are popular food during Winter season Because of their attractive color ,sweet taste and starchy texture.Besides being full of antioxidants green peas contain phytonutrients which can serve as a protection against stomach cancer.This is a very interesting filling which is generally used traditionally for stuffing flat breads but in this recipe the same …

Breakfast Vegetarian

Grilled vegetable mozzarella sandwich

The sandwich is stuffed with one’s choice of veggies and mozzarella cheese.It is nutritional filling and beautiful looking dish per cfect for a Sunday breakfast or brunch. Ingredients 1.Lettuce(torn with hand ) 2.Tomato(sliced) 3.Onion(sliced) 4.Green bell peppers(sliced finely) 5.Red Black pepper(sliced finely) 6.Yellow bell pepper(sliced finely) 7.Cucumber (sliced) 8.Chilly flakes(1 tsp) 9.Black pepper(1 tbsp) 10.Lemon …

Breakfast Vegetarian

Padma Nimki

Diwali ,the festival of Lights is near the corner .During this festival we make our traditional sweets and savory dishes and share among our family,friends and neighbors. Traditionally this festival not only attempts to light our home and surroundings which also signifies eradicating the darkness from one’s life but also lighten the inner soul with knowledge …

Breakfast Dessert

Payesh

This is a humble dessert which graces all the festivals and occasions in India.India is a vast country where the language and dialect changes every 100 km.So this  dish changes its name and flavor in various regions of India .In West  it is known as Basundi,in South India it is called payasam,in North India it is …

Roht
Breakfast cakes Dessert

Roht

This a sweet bread from the Afghanistan kitchen taken alongside morning or evening tea.This can be taken as a breakfast or as a dessert.It is packed with energy and a good dish to start the day with.It has a texture which is more dense than a cake and you can add walnuts and dry fruits …

Breakfast Vegetarian

Afghan bolani

Bolani is a stuffed flat-bread which originally hails from Afghanistan which is stuffed with vegan fillings such as potatoes,spinach etc.But it has many variants made in Western countries where meat fillings are also used. The Afghans prepare bolanis on special occasions or festivals and also when they need elaborate breakfasts.It is also served as an …

Breakfast

Laccha paratha

Lachha paratha is a multi layered North Indian Flatbread which is prepared in a creative way such that it is crispy and flaky outside and soft inside.If you want it soft inside you can add eggs.You can serve it with any vegetarian or novegetarian side dish.. Ingredients Refined wheat flour (2 cups) Eggs 2 Milk …

Breakfast Vegan Vegetarian

Mysore Masala Dosa

This is very popular snacks on the streets of Mumbai.The street food vendors have very special way to prepare this snacks which makes it very appealing to the masses.Originally this dish belongs to South India, a city Mysore.Mysore a city in the state of Karnataka also known as the City of Palaces is not only …

Breakfast Dessert

Rice and jaggery pancakes

Busy days   have started again after the Christmas holidays .So I have fallen back to quick hassle free recipes.These pancakes are healthy and easy to make .I personally love them because they are fast and easy to make and you need only three ingredients to make them.They are filling too.I love the topping with …

Breakfast Egg

POTATO EGG TOAST

Providing kids with a filling and nutritious snacks for their school tiffin is a challenge.During the morning among the hustle and bustle you often have to follow your instincts and cook with whatever is ready at hand.This recipe is a fusion of the Maharashtrian Bread pakora and french toast.The French toast contains sugar and vanilla …

Breakfast Vegetarian

Medu vada and Sambar[snacks made from split black gram lentils]

It is a traditional snacks of South India.It is made from split black gram lentils which is rich in essential fatty acids.This snacks is one of our family favorites though our origin is not South India.The Lentils is ground and the batter is immediately deep fried in oil.For fluffier vadas I add a pinch of baking soda.You can serve this snacks with any sauce or coconut chutney.But I find it the best when immersed in another type of cooked lentils called sambhar.The sambar is made with yellow lentils  and is extremely nutritious as it is packed with other veggies.The main challenge is how to make the hole at the center of the vadas.This time I took a shortcut and used icing bag without the nozzle to make ring like vadas.
Ingredients

1.Split black gram lentils 1 cup
2.Green chillies 2 to 3.
3.red chilli 1
4.Garlic 5 to 6
5.Coriander leaves chopped (around two tbsp)
6.Baking soda (1 pinch)
7.Salt
8.Oil(2 cups for deep fry)

 

 

Preparation
1.Soak the Split Black gram lentil in sufficient water
2.Soak it for 4 to 5 hours(Just put enough water to just soak,do not add lots of water)
3.Strain the water with a strainer
4.Grind it smooth with all the above ingredients.
5.The batter should be thick but not pouring and runny.
6.add the batter in icing bag ,remove the icing nozzle.
7.Heat oil for frying
8.Make rings with the help of piping bag in the oil and fry in medium heat,till crisp.

Sambhar Dal
This is a lentil curry which can be served with any south indian dish.It is spicy and tasty.
Ingredients
1.Toor Dal or Bengal gram lentils( 1cup)
2.Assorted vegetables(cut into small pieces ) 1 cup
3.Mustard seed 1/2 tbsp
4.Curry leaves( 6 to 7)
5.Asafoetida(1/2 tbsp)
6.Kashmiri chilli powder( 1 tbsp)
7.Turmeric( 1 tbsp)
8.Seedless Tamarind soaked in water(1 tbsp)
9.Sambhar powder(readymade)
10.Onions (chopped into big pieces)
11.red chillies 2 to 3 whole

Preparation
1.Boil the vegetables and onions with little salt separately.
2.Boil the lentils with salt and turmeric.
3.Cool the dal and once it is cool mash the cooked lentils with a blender.DO not have to make it very smooth.
4.In a wok add 2 tbsp of oil and add mustard seeds,
5.Once the seeds starts spluttering add curry leaves ,asafoetida and red chillies whole.
6.stir it for sometimes taking care not to burn the seasoning.
7.Make a paste of sambhar powder and red chilli powder in water and add.
8.Add the boiled vegetables.
9.Add the cooked and mashed lentils now.
10.Add 1/2 cup of water and soaked tamarind.
11.Allow to simmer covered for 10 to 15 minutes.[take care and stir it often] 12.When the lentils changes its color and looks blended with spices take it off from the fire and serve in bowls with medu vada added.

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Medu vada sambhar

It is a traditional snacks of South India.It is made from split black gram lentils which is rich in essential fatty acids.This snacks is one of our family favorites though our origin is not South India.The Lentils is ground and the batter is immediately deep fried in oil.For fluffier vadas I add a pinch of baking soda.You can serve this snacks with any sauce or coconut chutney.But I find it the best when immersed in another type of cooked lentils called sambhar.The sambar is made with yellow lentils  and is extremely nutritious as it is packed with other veggies.The main challenge is how to make the hole at the center of the vadas.This time I took a shortcut and used icing bag without the nozzle to make ring like vadas.  
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Keyword appetizer, breakfast, medu vada
Prep Time 12 hours
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 day 12 hours 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author indrani

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1. Split black gram lentils 1 cup
  • 2. Green chillies 2 to 3.
  • 3. red chilli 1
  • 4. Garlic 5 to 6
  • 5. Coriander leaves chopped around two tbsp
  • 6. Baking soda 1 pinch
  • 7. Salt
  • 8. Oil 2 cups for deep fry

Instructions

Preparation

  1. 1.Soak the Split Black gram lentil in sufficient water
  2. 2.Soak it for 4 to 5 hours(Just put enough water to just soak,do not add lots of water)
  3. 3.Strain the water with a strainer
  4. 4.Grind it smooth with all the above ingredients.
  5. 5.The batter should be thick but not pouring and runny.
  6. 6.add the batter in icing bag ,remove the icing nozzle.
  7. 7.Heat oil for frying
  8. 8.Make rings with the help of piping bag in the oil and fry in medium heat,till crisp.

Sambhar Dal

  1. This is a lentil curry which can be served with any south indian dish.It is spicy and tasty.

Ingredients of sambhar

  1. 1.Toor Dal or Bengal gram lentils( 1cup)
  2. 2.Assorted vegetables(cut into small pieces ) 1 cup
  3. 3.Mustard seed 1/2 tbsp
  4. 4.Curry leaves( 6 to 7)
  5. 5.Asafoetida(1/2 tbsp)
  6. 6.Kashmiri chilli powder( 1 tbsp)
  7. 7.Turmeric( 1 tbsp)
  8. 8.Seedless Tamarind soaked in water(1 tbsp)
  9. 9.Sambhar powder(readymade)
  10. 10.Onions (chopped into big pieces)
  11. 11.red chillies 2 to 3 whole

Preparation of sambhar

  1. 1.Boil the vegetables and onions with little salt separately.
  2. 2.Boil the lentils with salt and turmeric.
  3. 3.Cool the dal and once it is cool mash the cooked lentils with a blender.DO not have to make it very smooth.
  4. 4.In a wok add 2 tbsp of oil and add mustard seeds,
  5. 5.Once the seeds starts spluttering add curry leaves ,asafoetida and red chillies whole.
  6. 6.stir it for sometimes taking care not to burn the seasoning.
  7. 7.Make a paste of sambhar powder and red chilli powder in water and add.
  8. 8.Add the boiled vegetables.
  9. 9.Add the cooked and mashed lentils now.
  10. 10.Add 1/2 cup of water and soaked tamarind.
  11. 11.Allow to simmer covered for 10 to 15 minutes.[take care and stir it often]
  12. 12.When the lentils changes its color and looks blended with spices take it off from the fire and serve in bowls with medu vada added.

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