Mupotohayi Or Chimodho/Zimbabwe Cornbread

Mupotohayi or chimodho or cornmeal bread from Zimbabwe. Gluten free and eggless cornmeal bread. Instead of all purpose flour I have used soybean flour and oatmeal with cornmeal. Usually this bread is served with jam or butter. I have served with mixed fruit jam and peach spread from Pushpita.
This cornmeal bread is a very common bread of Zimbabwe. It was popular in 80’s and 90’s. Traditionally this bread was used to prepared on stove top or in a potjie or caldron ( a metal pot with a lid and handle) over a fire. Baking method seems to have popular later.

Earlier I have followed this recipe.
but halved the recipe to make a small bread.This time I have made as original recipe. Just made it gluten free and eggless. This bread requires 1 egg. I have used flaxseed powder instead of egg. And used oatmeal and soybean flour instead of all purpose flour.

This Monday our 224 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is Due South suggested by Kalyani Sri who blog at Sizzling Taste Buds. Do visit her space for many wonderful recipes. Kalyani has a vast collection of interesting recipes. I have recently bookmarked her Baked broccoli casserole to try. And I have a long list of mouthwatering recipes from her blog.

So this week we bloghop members sharing different recipes from Southern hemisphere.
Southern Hemisphere is the half of the earth that is south of the equator. It includes all or parts of five continents. I have made this cornbread earlier from Zimbabwe and loved the taste.
I have used oatmeal and soybean flour instead of all purpose flour or maida. And these flour needs more moisture than all purpose flour so I have also added some milk to make a thick batter. You can also use all purpose flour instead of oatmeal and soybean flour or use only soybean flour or oatmeal with cornmeal. Serve with butter or jam. We also enjoyed it with chilled custard, just toasted cornmeal bread pieces to make crisp in halogen oven.

Recipe

Cornmeal – 1 & 1/4 cup

Soybean flour – 1 & 1/4 cup

Oatmeal – 1/4 cup

Sugar – cup

Oil – 1/2 cup

Flaxseed powder – 1 tablespoon

Water – 2 & 1/2 tablespoon

Buttermilk – 1 cup

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Milk – 1/2 cup

Method

1. Preheat the oven at 180°.

2. Grease a square baking pan or a loaf pan with oil and dust with flour or line with parchment paper.

3. In a bowl mix flaxseed powder and water. Mix well and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.

4. In a bowl mix cornmeal, oatmeal, soybean flour, baking powder and baking soda.

5. In a large bowl whisk buttermilk, flaxseed mixed water, oil and sugar.
Now add all the dry ingredients and mix.

6. Add milk slowly to make a thick batter. Don’t add all the milk. You may need 1-2 tablespoon more or less milk.
Pour the batter into the greased and flour dusted baking pan.

7. Bake in preheated oven at 180° for 40 – 45 minute or until toothpick comes out clean. Insert a toothpick in the center to check.

8. Slice and serve warm or room temperature with butter or jam.

Notes
1. Recipe adopted from here.

2. You can use all purpose flour instead of oatmeal and soybean flour. Or only soybean flour or only oatmeal with cornmeal can be used in the bread. If you are using all purpose flour with cornmeal then omit milk.

3. 1 beaten egg can be used instead of flaxseed powder mixed water.

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Moong And Masoor Dal Cutlets Or Yellow And Red Lentil Cutlets

Dal or lentil cutlets. Cutlets made of yellow and red lentil or moong and masoor dal.
A spicy delicious teatime snack with all the healthy ingredients.
I have fried the cutlets but you can also air fry or shallow fry the cutlets to make completely guilt free.

Yellow and red lentil, all the spices, paneer or cottage cheese, potatoes and a binding agent. Mix everything together and make your spicy and tasty evening snack. You can also make these round to make burgers. Choice is yours.
I have used powdered oats for binding but you can use bread crumbs, roasted chickpea flour or corn flour for binding. Use whatever you have.
If you want your cutlets more spicy, then use more chopped green chilli, red chilli powder or chilli flakes. I have used two green chilli and one red chilli. I have used fresh homemade paneer or cottage cheese. Get the recipe here.
I have served these cutlets with green chutney and tomato oambal or chutney.
You may like some more cutlets recipes on this blog.

1. Potato and barnyard millet cutlets

2. Mixed veg cutlets

3. Beetroot cutlets

For some more snacks with lentils and chickpeas click on the name below.

1. Dal corn paneer pakoda

2. Green gram Kabab

3. Oats black chickpea Kabab

This week’s 223 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is Crunchy Munchy Dal suggested by our bloghop member and a very talented blogger Aruna who blog at Vasus Veg Kitchen.
Do visit her space for some amazing recipes. I specially love her different types of chutney recipes. Recently bookmarked her Khatta palak chutney to try.

Recipe is very simple yet delicious. If you have boiled dal or lentil, boiled potatoes and paneer or cottage cheese ready then you can make it in a jiffy. If you want to make it guilt free, shallow fry the cutlets or use your air fryer to fry the cutlets.

Recipe

Moong dal or yellow lentil – 1/2 cup

Masoor dal or red lentil – 1/2 cup

Potato – 2, boiled

Paneer or cottage cheese – 1/4 cup tightly packed

Ginger – 1 inch piece, grated

Green chilli – 3 – 4, chopped

Garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Chaat masala powder – 1 teaspoon

Freshly crushed black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon or to taste

Cilantro or coriander leaves – 1/2 cup, chopped

Oats powder – 4 tablespoon

Onion – 1 large, finely chopped

Water – 1 cup

Bread crumbs as require

Oil for frying

Method

1. Wash and pressure cook both the lentil with 1 cup water for 2 whistle. Let the pressure settle on it’s own.

2. Take out the dal or lentil in a bowl. Dal should be dried up completely. If not cook for a few more minutes.

3. Mash the paneer or cottage cheese.

4. Peel and mash the potatoes.

5. Add mashed paneer and potatoes in the boiled dal.

6. Add grated ginger, garlic paste, chopped onion, cilantro or coriander leaves, green chilli, cumin powder, chaat masala powder, salt, oats powder and freshly crushed black pepper. You can use black pepper powder instead of crushed pepper. I have used two green chilli and one red chilli.
Mix everything well.

7. Make medium sized balls and give them any shape of your choice.

8. Spread bread crumbs on a plate. Roll all the cutlets in bread crumbs. Cutlets should be coated with bread crumbs.

9. Heat sufficient oil in a pan or wok.
Fry the cutlets on low medium heat until golden brown.

10. Place the fried cutlets on a paper towel.

Serve hot with any sauce or chutney.

Notes

1. You can use bread crumbs, roasted chickpea flour or corn flour for binding instead of oats powder.
2. Chana dal or Bengal gram, whole masoor/black lentil or whole moong/green lentil can be used instead of yellow and red lentil.
3. Use green chilli according to your taste. You can also use more green chilli, red chilli or chilli flakes if you want your cutlets spicy.
4. You can add 1 teaspoon lemon juice or amchur/ mango powder in the cutlets.

5. You can shallow fry or air fry the cutlets instead of deep fry.

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