JACKFRUIT PANIYARAM


I made this with left over hopper batter. I have

posted recipes made with hopper batter. This is

one more addition to the previous post.

Pancake batter also may be used.

A few health pointers on jack fruit

•Boosts energy levels

•Good for anaemic

•Good for eye health ( VitaminA content)

•Builds strength in bones

Raw jackfruit and its seeds can be made into

lovely recipes too.( will upload later)

INGREDIENTS

1 cup batter

1/2 cup ripe jackfruit ground

2 tbsp ghee

1 egg

Sugar / palm sugar

1/2 tsp elaichi powder

Few cashew nuts and raisins

Oil for frying .( preferably ghee/coconut oil)

METHOD

Mix all the ingredients together .

Heat the paniyaram pan ,add a little oil in each

mould and pour spoonfuls.

Fry on medium flame.

Flip onto the other side and fry till golden

brown.

You can sprinkle powdered sugar or serve with

any syrup of your choice if you have a strong

sweet tooth.

You can make in mould like this 👇.or use your favourite pancake moulds.

Amazon link to buy mould.

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WHEAT +SWEET POTATO DOUGHNUTS + BREAD ( 2 healthy recipes)


Another sweet potato delight, from my kitchen!

The remaining breakfast of sweet potatoes and

coconut,was triggering my brains to make

something new with it and finally rested upon

making sweet potato bread. I couldn’t separate

the coconut from the potato,so gave it a nice

mash,and added to the normal bread making

process. The bread was amazingly soft ,and the

doughnuts too.Finally ,a healthy doughnut with

a vanilla butter glaze.

This amount is for a loaf of bread and 10

doughnuts

INGREDIENTS

1-2 cups of mashed sweet potato

3-4 cups wheat flour

2 tsp yeast

2 tsp sugar

Lukewarm milk / milk +water

2-3 tblsp flax seed powder ( optional)

A pinch of salt

Olive oil / butter

METHOD

First mix the yeast, water and sugar in the

mixing bowl.

Add the mashed potato and the rest of the

ingredients , except the oil and knead to a soft

dough for 10 minutes. Add oil and knead again

for another five minutes.

Cover and set aside . Once you see the dough,

doubled in size ,turn over into a floured board

and make 3/4 of the dough into a loaf shape,

and transfer to a loaf tin . After it rises in the

tin, bake in a 200C oven for 20 – 30 minutes.

Make doughnut shapes from the remaining

dough ,and fry in oil till golden brown and

glaze.

For the vanilla butter glaze

1/4 cup powdered sugar

25 gm melted butter

Vanilla essence

a little milk

Mix all the ingredients to a smooth syrupy

texture .

Dip each doughnut and allow to cool.

Variation: I added salted caramel syrup to a

little portion of the dough and dipped in glaze .

It was melt in mouth doughnuts ,so do try this

healthy doughnut and comment !

(I have added only light glaze in the photo )

DINNER ROLLS


Dinner rolls with a white sauce garlicky smear!

When it comes to bread or pizza dough , I don’t

follow recipe,it’s the amount my eye ,mind,and

hand actions direct me !😃

So,it’s like winding my brain to write the

recipe .

This was a more than quick dinner . All done

within 45 minutes.Thanks to my mixer. The

result was ”super soft”.

This time I tried adding a little curd ,but it

didn’t seem to give vast changes.

Anyway ,to the recipe now .

INGREDIENTS( 8-9 portions)

4-5 cups flour

Lukewarm water (1 cup)

Lukewarm milk(1/2 cup)

2 tsp yeast

2 tsp sugar

2 tblsp curd

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tsp salt.

METHOD

Add a little lukewarm water into the mixing

bowl,and add sugar and yeast.Sprinkle 2-3

tblsp of flour ,cover and allow to ferment .

Once you see the bubbles,add the rest of the

ingredients except oil and knead well.

Next ,add olive oil and knead well (when you

pull the flour with your hands it should not

snap)

Even if the flour is sticky do not add more flour

(You can adjust after the dough rises)

Cover and allow to rise double ( in a warm

place)

After the rise ,just add some flour onto a

kneading board , divide into portions .

Makes shapes of your choice,and allow to rise

in the baking tray.

Brush the tops with egg yolks and bake in a hot

200C oven for 20- 25 minutes.

For the garlic smear

25 gm butter

1 tsp flour

4-5 tblsp milk

1 green chilli /chilli flakes(I used pickledgreen

chillies)

1 tsp finely chopped garlic

Salt to taste

You can add herbs ( thyme ,parsley)if you like

Method

Heat butter , add garlic and flour , and the milk

till it lightly thick .

Smear this on the hot bread and serve.

You can add cheese for a variation

COCONUT MILK-RICE KANJI


There are days when you,like to have non spicy

food like this ,and trust me this kanji is not only

slips down your throat easily,it is tasty,healthy

comfort food .

As fenugreek seeds are added to this,it has

cooling properties on your body.The addition of

coconut milk soothes your intestines too.

This is good food for ulcer related problems

and could be served for breakfast .

Some serve it with red coconut’thovayal’(thick

version of coconut chutney),or a piece of

jaggery.

It’s your choice to have it plain or with

accompaniments

This time I made with freshly plucked moringa

leaves from my culinary patch.

So, here’s the recipe for you!

INGREDIENTS (serves 4-5)

1 cup raw rice /red raw rice

3 cups thick coconut milk

3 cups second extract of coconut milk

A handful of moringa leaves

Few cloves of garlic

1 tsp.fenugreek seeds

Salt to taste

METHOD

Wash the rice and fenugreek seeds and cook

with 2-3 cups water and salt till very soft. ( You

could use pressure cooker at this stage).

Once,it is cooked to very soft consistency,mash

the rice lightly and add second extract milk and

cook for 10 minutes on a medium flame.

Next add the thick coconut milk and moringa

leaves and cook only for 3-4 minutes.

Remove from fire and serve .

HORSE GRAM IDDLI


Horse gram or Kollu (Tamil) is a lentil with the

highest form of protein,calcium, iron …,,,,,

Power packed promoting heat and energy, in

your body keeping you vibrant and energetic .

Used as feed, for horses and cattle stock has fat

attacking properties,thus considered good for

Obesity.Insulin level regulator,and many more

to find if you hit the search button.

As ,it provides heat to the body, it is good for

colds and coughs.Due to its heat inducing

properties ,you should either stabilise by other

cooling agents .Sprouted horse gram is good to

be included in salads too. There are many ways

you could include this humble lentil.

Soups,rasam, dosas , chappathi……to add to

the list today my recipe is for kollu iddli.

This is made with the basic iddli mix and pre-

soaked ground gram.

It’s easy to make varieties of iddli and dosa if

you have basic iddli mix always in your fridge .

So without the hassle of soaking for each

variety this is an easy way of having different

iddlis on your table.

INGREDIENTS

Half cup horse gram soaked overnight

3-4 cups of iddli batter

salt to taste

A pinch of baking soda

METHOD

Wash and grind the kollu to a paste .

Add to the batter with salt and a pinch of

baking soda.Mix well and set aside for 10

minutes.

Pour into iddli moulds and steam till done.

Serve with chutneys of your choice.

You could make dosas from the same batter

CHEESE ‘N’SPINACH WHEAT FLOUR BUNS


Buns for a meal is comfort food .Less hassle in

serving and eating it too….. I used cream

cheese and cheddar cheese ( unprocessed),but

if you want more richer flowing cheese ,do use

Mozzarella cheese.

The filling is only a mix in a bowl,so it’s easy

and quick to make .

One healthy point I would like to highlight :

Please do not use processed cheese.

INGREDIENTS

4 cups wheat flour

1/2 cup all purpose flour ( optional)

2 tsp rapid rise yeast / dry yeast

1/2 cup lukewarm water

2 tsp sugar

1 egg

2-3 tblsp olive oil

1 tsp salt.

METHOD

First mix yeast ,sugar and warm water together

Once you see it has risen to a bubbly mix,only

then mix in the ingredients,except oil .

Mix well to bind to a soft sticky dough ( use

warm water to bind).

Now add the olive oil ,and knead for (10

minutes in mixer,15-20 minutes if you are

mixing by hand). Cover and set aside to rise

double.

After the rise,punch the dough down,and

lightly knead for 5 minutes .Cover and start

making the filling.

For the filling

Any cheese you like.

A bunch of Palak/spinach leaves cut.

2 green chillies chopped fine ( I used pickled

green chillies )

A little grated nutmeg

Pepper and salt to your taste.

1/2 tsp cummin seed powder. ( optional)

Method

Mix all the ingredients together and use as

filling.

Divide portions of the dough.Roll lightly and

keep filling and make your desired shape and

style.

Brush the tops with beaten egg yolk

Bake at 200C for 20 minutes!

CHICKEN CUTLETS


Chicken cutlets or any cutlets is any time

favourite to all.

You can serve cutlets with any cuisines of the

world.

This time I mixed some sesame seeds with

breadcrumbs for coating.

I used leeks for onions ( forgot to cut and take

photo).You can use spring onions too.The

aroma and taste of these greens bring out a

nice flavour.

So do try this recipe and post in your comments

INGREDIENTS

250 gm boiled chicken ( shredded)

125 gm boiled and peeled potato ( mashed

light)

leeks or spring onions finely cut

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

3-4 green chillies ( finely chopped)

Pepper powder ( to your taste)

1 tsp.cummin seed powder

1/2 tsp.garam masala powder ( I use my mom’s

spice powder recipe uploaded)

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1 tomato

Lime to taste

A little breadcrumbs

salt to taste

1-2 tblsp.butter/oil

Breadcrumbs ( enough to coat)

1-2 beaten eggs ( you could mix a little flour in water and dip in batter if you don’t like eggs)

METHOD

Heat butter and add the tomatoes,ginger-garlic

salt and sauté till tomato is soft .

Add leeks ,green chillies,boiled chicken,rest of

the spices and boiled potato and mix well.

Remove from fire,add lime juice and a handful

of breadcrumbs and bind.

Divide portions and shape into balls.

Dip in beaten egg and coat with fine

breadcrumbs mixed with sesame seeds and fry

MOONG-PALAK DOSAI


This is made from a mixture of iddli batter,

ground green gram,and spinach leaves.

Soft,tasty and healthy breakfast rich in protein!

To the green,green recipe now!

INGREDIENTS

1-2 cups iddli batter

1/2 cup green gram soaked for 10 minutes

A handful of Palak/spinach leaves

1/2 tsp cummin seed powder

2 green chillies

A small piece ginger( optional)

Salt to taste

METHOD

Grind the soaked green gram,green chillies,ginger

Spinach to a paste ,and mix into the iddli batter.

Mix well and pour into dosas.

Serve with chutneys of your choice!

If you prefer you could add onions and make dosa

CAPSICUM ALOO PARATHA +KOKUM MINT CHUTNEY


It’s stuffed roti with ground capsicum ( no

green chillies) and mashed potato with a sweet

tangy chutney.

I have posted aloo paratha recipe before , but

this one is a little different from that recipe.

As it was the menu for dinner , I wanted to

make a less spicy one.With a sprinkle, of ajwain

and dried fenugreek leaves,the aroma and taste

was excellent with the kokum ( garcinia

cambogia)chutney.

Now to the recipe

INGREDIENTS

Wheat flour ( I’m not specifying the quantity)

1-2 tblsp.dried fenugreek leaves

1/2 tsp.ajwain

1/2 tsp.black cummin seeds

2-3 tblsp. oil

salt

Ghee for frying

METHOD

Mix all together and bind to a soft dough and

set aside.

Filling

1 small capsicum ( any color you prefer)

A small piece of ginger

4-5 boiled and peeled potatoes

2 tsp.dry mango powder ( amchur powder)

A pinch of asafoetida

A pinch of nutmeg powder

Pepper powder ( optional)

Salt to taste

First grind the capsicum,and ginger to a paste

Mix the paste with the rest of the ingredients

listed for filling .

Divide dough into preferred portions.Shape

each portion like a cup ,and keep enough filling

Seal the edges . Flatten on the frying pan itself ,

or roll on a floured board lightly. ( not too thin)

and cook in ghee on both sides till done.

For the kokum chutney

4-5 kokum peels ( in the photo)

Few mint leaves

Few almonds

2 tsp date syrup

1 -2 tsp. chilli flakes

Salt to taste ( you could use black salt)

Grind all to a chutney. Serve with paratha!

ORANGE LASSI


Refreshing drinks are the need of the season

now in Chennai.

Fizzy drinks and bottled drinks is a big ‘No‘ in

my home.It’s always fresh fruit,vegetable,lassi,

or buttermilk.

So, I keep mixing and matching fruits and

vegetables to make juices .( at times I don’t

have time for photos, and not able to upload).

Well,for today’s absolute refreshing lassi.

Before I go any further I would like to enlighten

the word lassi for those who don’t know .

It relates to a pet name for some ,but in India

it means thick curd whipped with salt or sugar .

It is really a great refresher served with fruits

nuts or served plain with its uniqueness !

Healthy and excellent body coolant.

You could use your favourite fruit to make this!

To the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

1 cup curd

2 oranges

A pinch of salt

2-3 tblsp palm candy sugar (use sweetness of your choice)

METHOD

Blend the oranges ( remove seeds) with sugar

and salt.

Add the curd and whip up smooth.

Serve chilled.