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Coconut Chutney With Garlic Flavors

garlic coconut chutney As you all know, I was on a holiday to Odisha, the coastal state has an abundance of coconut trees. I must tell you my in-law's place is surrounded by a plethora of coconut grooves. I simply love that serenity - it's pure bliss for me that I miss here in Delhi. I so wish to settle down there some day!!  Yay!!  So coming back to the recipe, when I was in Odisha, my mother in law did me a big favor by getting 10 coconuts grated by her maid. What I did was to dry roast the fresh coconut on a stove top so that I could carry it along to Delhi and relish the same for a good number of days. Yay!! I am already doing so. I have stored the powder in a zip lock in my refrigerator door. This coconut garlic chutney is just one example of how I am using the Odisha coconut. I have been seen many people use roasted garlic for chutney. So this idea struck me to blend it with coconut. Voila! The result did not disappoint. My sister in law invited us

Oats Daliya Idli

daliya oats idli After a successful experiment with daliya (cracked wheat) and suji (semolina), I tried to include daliya with oatmeal. The result is droolworthy. Ingredients 1 cup- oat meal 1 cup- daliya 1 cup- curd 1/4-1/2 cup- water (for idli batter) salt 2 pinches of baking soda Procedure oats cracked wheat idli Dry roast daliya and grind them to powder. Daliya needs to be coarsely grounded. Let it cool. Mix daliya powder with oatmeal. Add curd, salt and keep aside for 30 minutes. Mix required amount of water for idli batter. Grease idli moulds. Add baking soda to the batter and mix. Steam for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy with mooli sambar or chutney of your choice. I relished it with tomato chutney and chana chutney.

Idli - Steamed Rice Flour Black Lentil Dumlings

Here's what I do with the leftover dosa batter. Yes, you have guessed it right - I make idlis with it. idli Ingredients  2 cups- rice 1 cup - urad dal (black lentils) Procedure Soak both for 6-7 hours or overnight. Grind together in the morning. Let the batter ferment for 5-6 hours. Take a laddle full of the batter and pour into greased idli wells. Steam for 8-10 minutes (more or less). Enjoy with coconut chutney, Bengal gram chutney or sambar.

Moong Masoor Dal Idli

moong masoor dal idli Healthy breakfast is the current theme in my group - Healthy Recipes by Homemakers. So we are all coming up with ideas to cook healthy meals for our families, starting with health-friendly breakfast ideas. Yesterday, I had decided to make kitchudi (a mixed lentil and rice porridge) and soaked moong dal, masoor dal and rice together for lunch. But then when it was time to prepare lunch, I changed my mind and decided to experiment with lentils and rice. I let it remain soaked until evening. In the evening, I ground everything together and kept the batter covered overnight. Let's see what I was able to cook with the batter. Ingredients moong dal idli 1/2 cup- yellow moong dal 1/2 cup- red masoor dal 1 cup- rice Finely chopped vegetables - carrots, capsicum, peas Grated/chopped ginger Salt Mustard seeds Chana dal -1/4 tsp urad dal- 1/4 tsp Curry leaves Hing- pinch Procedure masoor dal idli Soak dals and rice together for 5-7 h

Oats Carrot Idli: Healthy Breakfast Idea

oats gajjar idli I love idlis and have been trying different versions. I have already tried oats idli. This time decided to make these healthier with the addition of carrot.  Healthy Oats Gajjar Idli 1 cup- Oats 1 cup -Suji 1 cup- Curd  1/2 cup -Water (check the batter consistency - should not be too flowy, rather should be of dropping consistency) Salt- as per taste 1 Carrot- grated/ground Mustard seeds (rai)- 1/4 tsp Curry leaves (kadi pata) Chana dal - 2 pinches (optional) Urad dal- 2 pinches (optional) Oil Baking soda- 2 fat inches Procedure oats suji idli Grind oats. Keep aside. Take a pan. Add oil. Crackle mustard seeds. Add curry leaves. Next add chana dal and urad dal. Let them splutter. Add suji. Roast for 2-3 minutes. Now add oat powder. Fry for 2 mins. Let it cool down for 2-3 minutes. Mix with grated carrot. Take a bowl. Mix oats-suji with curd. Now add enough water to  reach dropping consistency. Add baking soda. Stir immediat

Healthy Homemade Oatmeal Recipe: Diabetes-Friendly Idli

oats idli- a diabetes friendly recipe Oatmeal idlis, surprised, are you? Made of hulled oat grains, oatmeal has become a part of my dietary regimen. Oats idli is one such healthy oatmeal recipe that you would want to try again and again. Yes, the best thing about idlis is that they are steamed. The oatmeal idli recipe uses rolled oats or old-fashioned oats that are thin flakes, which have been ground into a corase mixture for idlis. I am glad with the results with this idli for I have tried to make it a diabetes friendly recipe for my parents in law. All of us love idli. After having tried suji (semolina) idli, I wanted to make it even healthier. So this time I have added oats for an even healthier twist. A Little About Oats The term "oatmeal" is used in Canada, U.S., and Australia for oat porridge made using rolled, steel-cut, or ground oats. rolled oats Oatmeal makes not only a healthy, but also quick breakfas