Quinoa with Soya chunks and Veggies

Quinoa has excellent source of protein and fibre. I have been using it for a while now and tried different recipes with that. I used the Organic tricolour/white quinoa from Trader Joe’s. Compared to the Indian sooji/broken wheat, I personally found Quinoa to be delicious. Buying this grain in India is expensive. The benefits of quinoa are available…

Multicoloured nutritious chapati

As the subject goes, this chapati/roti has nutrients packed from spinach and beetroot. This is one of my kids’ favourite dish. The multicoloured chapatis are visually very appealing to the kids. Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E,…

Curry leaves Dosa

The yummiest dosa packed with lots of nutrients and a super hit amongst my family. My close friend is a Bengali and she tasted this dosa at my house and has started making this dosa every week. She supplies the batter to me when I need 🙂 This dosa comes out spongy and the aroma from the…

Sprouted Dalia(Broken Wheat) Upma

Sprouted Dalia is also known as Bulgar wheat or broken wheat. It is prepared after sprouting wheat of superior quality and then processing it on a solar-operated grinder, thus ensuring all the vitamins and minerals are well-preserved. When cooked, broken wheat has a very hearty, warm aroma and a grainy, delightful taste. It has a…

Macaroni with Soy nuggets

This dish is easy to prepare and is one of the favorite healthy breakfasts at my home. I conceived this recipe while trying to cultivate the habit of including wheat and soya for breakfast. This dish offers rich sources of protein, dietary fiber and carbohydrates from the wheat based macaroni and more protein from the…

Uppadai and Vella Adai

Kaaradaiyaan Nombu (pronounced ‘Car-a-dye-on Nomboo’) is celebrated in Tamil Nadu as the tamil month “Panguni” dawns. During this auspicious time, all married women and young girls tie a sacred yellow color thread around their neck. This is observed for their respective and prospective husband’s well being and that the couples should remain together always. On…

Bread Balls

Bread balls have mashed potato stuffing in it (which is made into a ball) and bread forms the crusty outer covering and it is deep fried in oil.Its a real good evening snack with hot coffee or tea. INGREDIENTS: For Making Of Balls: 2 OR 3 Potatoes 1 large onion 2 green chillies 1/2 cup…

Vermicilli Vada

Vermicilli vadai is a crunchy tea time snack and its very simple to make ..Children will love it because it has their favourite ingredients like potato and vermicilli..Its total fun ..(both preparing and eating) INGREDIENTS: 1 cup vermicilli 1 cup potatoes 2 or 3 green chillis 1/4 cup dry coconut powder 1″ginger 1/2 tsp coriander…

Vazhaipoo(Banana Flower) Vada

Vazhaipoo((Banana flower) vadai is a delicious starter which is prepared with the combination of vazhaipoo and Channa Dhal and then deep fried. Ingredients 1 Banana flower 1/2 or 3/4 cup(depends on small or large flower) Channa Dhal (soak for 1 hr and grind coarsely keeping few channa dhal seperately) 1 medium sized onion(finely chopped) 1…