breakfasts

Whole wheat bread recipe – easy bread baking recipes

I really love baking bread and buns at home. Home made breads are always interesting to make and eat. Its healthier and creates opportunity for a wide number of options too. Saying all this, I make bread very rarely though I want to do atleast once a week. Its the time constraints and partly my laziness too. But when I saw this recipe , I wanted to try it totally as the recipe used whole wheat flour and the ghee and yogurt in it gave an Indian touch and flavour to the bread. I had the maximum portion of the…

 

Quick pizza buns – easy kids snack recipes

This is another recipe I made for the kids during the chinese new year holidays. They enjoyed this for breakfast. My son loves pizza , so this quick , instant and easy to make recipe always comes in handy for me when the kids are hungry. I have made this couple of times with burger buns, hot dog buns or even butter rolls. When I made this time with hot dog buns, my little one called them pizza boats which sounded quite apt due to its shape!! Now when the first term break is approaching again, I do look forward…

 

Millet (kuthiraivali) dhokla recipe – Easy snack recipe

If you are a regular reader here, I have mentioned before that I make use of millet once or twice a week.Thanks to blogging that I have actually come to know about this important healthy ingredient. I mostly make upma or use instead of rice in a rice variety. But seeing other blogs , I also decided to be more creative with this ingredient. I have been making alot of dhokla varieties off late and so decided to make the same with millet too. We all loved it. Its not as spongy as the regular dhokla. Its also a bit…

 

Cherry parfait recipe- Easy and quick breakfast recipes

This has become one of my favourite breakfast nowadays.I have always been wanting to make this, but kept postponing it. Recently during our Bangkok trip, we had had yogurt and fruit mix everyday during our breakfast among several other continental dishes served at our hotel where we were staying. My hubby reminded me to try it at home as he had really enjoyed this particular thing. As I had bought some really delicious and sweet cherries, I decided to make parfait with it. Usually I don’t buy cherries as they are really expensive. But this time, they were damn cheap…

 

Bhutte ka kees recipe- Grated corn upma – Easy corn recipes

I buy corn quite often as my son loves it.I roast the corn directly on fire and coat them with spices and lemon juice and he loves it this way. Sometimes I microwave the corn for a few minutes and then serve it. I have also tried pakode/fritters with corn and posted it before. A couple of years ago in India , I used to buy lot of sweet corns and bring back home. They used to sell fresh from the farms near a place I worked. I really miss the farm fresh fruits and vegetables we used to get…

 

Indori poha recipe – Easy indian breakfast recipes

Poha has been a regular thing at my place since my childhood. Its made once or twice every week for our breakfast or sometimes even a snack. Its made so often that I never ever thought of posting it in my blog. My mother used to serve poha often garnished with some sev or grated coconut on the top. But I make it quite plain without much of the fancy ingredients and garnishings. But when I saw the recipe for indori poha in several blogs , I thought of making it that way for breakfast one day as it was…

 

Avacado salad and moong bean patty sandwich – bread recipes

I usually try to make make our dinner light and balanced. We usually don’t opt for rice in the night as its too tempting especially if there is delicious side dish along with it and then we end up eating more. So its usually a millet variety with a side dish or some kind of upma with either semolina or cracked wheat. Sometimes, I make a sandwich with different ingredients and my kids love this kind of food for dinner. So when I made it last time, I decided to use lentils as well as vegetables to make it wholesome….

 

Stuffed Aloo puri recipe – kids lunchbox recipes

Its definitely a challenge to cook for the kids. Its difficult to please them. But its so satisfying if they eat something so well, especially if we have put a lot of efforts cooking something for them. I have a tough time cooking for my 7 year old. He is my best food critic, definitely a tough job to please him and a happy “me ” if he gives me a thumbs up!! He usually loves the cakes I make, especially if it is chocolate. I often wonder about what to send for his school lunch time. He has his…

 

Corn Mayonnaise grilled sandwich – easy bread recipes

Making food for kids is the most difficult thing.Especially if your kids is choosy like my son, then cooking is definitely a challenge. That is why if my son appreciates something I cook, then I can guarantee that the recipe is keeper. I have won!! He is more fond of restaurant styled food, pizzas, pastas and burgers. When I try to recreate at home with healthy ingredients as I always do, it seldom wins some appreciation by him. But anyway, I keep trying and try to avoid too much of outside food. I do have to force him sometimes though….

 

Tomato Quinoa – Easy recipes with Quinoa

In an attempt to lose weight and get fitter after my surgery, we have been trying to switch over to healthier food and have been avoiding/reducing high carbs, oil and spice in our diet. My hubby has also been giving me company in this attempt. So we have been avoiding rice and taking more of whole grains and high fiber food. We went shopping to Mustafa especially for buying different kinds of wholegrains. Mustafa has been stocking every kind of food grains nowadays. You think of it and its there!!!So we got a few packets of quinoa, millet, beans,steel cut…