Semolina Or Suji Quesadilla

Semolina or suji quesadilla. You can name it Indian style quesadilla. Quesadilla is a Mexican dish made of tortilla. But here is a breakfast Quesadilla made with suji pancake or our humble suji chilla. A perfect kids friendly breakfast dish. You can make any veg or non veg stuffing instead of potatoes with lots of cheese. Kids will love the taste. 

A quesadilla is a Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla that is filled primarily with cheese, and sometimes meats, spices, and other fillings, and then cooked on a griddle or stove. Traditionally, a corn tortilla is used, but it can also be made with a flour tortilla. A full quesadilla is made with two tortillas that hold a layer of cheese between them. A half is a single tortilla that has been filled with cheese and folded into a half-moon shape. Wikipedia

As I mentioned above you can make any filling of your choice. I have made a creamy stuffing with boiled potatoes, mayonnaise, some sauce, oregano and cheese. You can use any herbs and lots of mozzarella cheese. Your kids will love the taste. You can also use grated vegetables or paneer in the stuffing. You can also use any sauce of your choice instead of pizza sauce.

I like the taste of sriracha sauce but if you don’t have sriracha sauce then you can use any chilli garlic sauce. You can also use leftover roti instead of suji chilla. See the video recipe below of this roti quesadilla. 

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Recipe

For stuffing

Potato- 4 medium, boiled 

Mayonnaise – 1/3 cup 

Pizza sauce – 3 tablespoon 

Oregano – 1 teaspoon 

Tomato sauce – 2 tablespoon 

Sriracha sauce – 1 tablespoon 

Cheese cube – 2

Salt – 1/4 teaspoon or to taste 

For chila or pancake 

Semolina or suji – 1 cup

Rice flour – 1/2 cup

Curd or yogurt – 1/2 cup 

Salt to taste 

Chilli flakes – 1/2 teaspoon 

Cilantro or coriander leaves – 2-3 tablespoon, chopped 

Water – 1 cup 

Oil as required 

Cheese slices or mozzarella cheese as required 

Method

1. In a large bowl mix suji or semolina, rice flour and curd or yogurt. Add water slowly and mix well. Don’t add entire water in one go. Add 1/4 cup at a time. Mix everything well and make a lump free smooth batter.

2. Now add salt, chilli flakes and chopped cilantro or coriander leaves. Mix well. Cover the bowl and keep aside. 

3. Peel and grate the potatoes. Grate the cheese cubes and mix with potatoes. You can use more cheese cubes if you want.

4. Add salt, oregano, sriracha sauce, mayonnaise, tomato ketchup and pizza sauce. Mix well. Your stuffing is ready.  Taste and adjust the seasoning. Add little more sauce and mayonnaise if required. Add less or more sauce according to your taste.

5. You can use any chilli garlic sauce if you don’t have sriracha sauce. You can add finely chopped onion in potato mixture if you want. You can also make sandwiches with this potato mixture. 

6. Heat a pan or skillet. Brush with little oil. Pour a ladle full of batter in the middle. Spread with the back of the ladle by rotating. Reduce the heat and cook on low heat.  Drizzle little oil on the sides.

7. When the edges becomes brown flip the chila upside down and fry the other side too. Remove the chilla or pancake on a plate. Make one more pancake like this.

8. Spread potato mixture all over the pancake.   Spread small pieces of cheese slice over the potato mixture. You can also use grated mozzarella cheese. Use as much cheese as you like.

9. Place another pancake over it and flip carefully. Drizzle little oil on the sides. Press gently with a spatula. Fry both the sides till golden brown.  Remove on a plate and cut into four pieces with a knife or pizza cutter.  Serve hot with any sauce.

10..You can also use leftover roti instead of chilla or pancake to make this delicious Indian style quesadilla.  Do you have any leftover stuffing? Make sandwiches with it. It will be a delicious sandwich filling.

Notes

1. You can use any flour in chilla or pancake. But don’t skip rice flour. Rice flour will make your quesadilla crisp.

2. You can use any sauce of your choice in stuffing.

3. Grated carrot, capsicum, bell peppers, boiled sweet corn or any vegetable or paneer can be used in stuffing.

4. If your kids love cheesy stuffing then add more cheese. Use as much cheese as you like.

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Eggless Mango chia seed cake

Eggless mango chia seed cake with whole wheat flour. You don’t need refined flour or maida, egg and butter to make this delicious cake. Yes a butter free cake with mango and chia seeds. Cake is super soft, moist and very easy to make.

We normally use chia seeds in our smoothie or overnight oats now try a cake with these nutritious chia seeds.

Chia seeds may be small, but they’re incredibly rich in nutrients. A staple in the ancient Aztec and Maya diets, these seeds have been touted for their health benefits for centuries. The antioxidants, minerals, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids in chia seeds may promote heart health, support strong bones, and improve blood sugar management. Source

But chia seeds are completely optional. If you don’t like the taste, you can skip chia seeds. And if you are not using chia seeds then you need less milk for the batter. Because chia seeds soak lots of moisture.

You can always use refined flour/all purpose flour or maida instead of whole wheat flour if you want. And you can also make this cake with any fresh fruit of your choice. Already shared one more Fresh fruit cake with carrot here.

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Recipe

Whole wheat flour or atta – 1&1/2 cup

Mango puree – 1 cup

Chia seeds – 2 tablespoon

Powdered sugar – 3/4 cup

Milk powder – 1/4 cup

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Thick curd or yogurt – 1/4 cup

Milk – 3/4 cup

Oil – 1/2 cup

Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon

Method

1. Preheat the microwave convection or hot blast mode at 170°. For OTG preheat at 180°.

2. Grease a baking pan. I used loaf pan and some cupcake moulds. You can use any cake pan or make cupcakes in muffins or cupcake moulds.

3. In a bowl mix flour, baking powder and soda. Grind the mango pieces to make puree. Take out the mango puree in a bowl.

4. In the same mixer grinder jar blend half of the milk and chia seeds. Chia seeds are optional, you can skip if you don’t like the taste.

5. In a large bowl add blended chia seeds and milk with sugar. If you are not using chia seeds add only milk. And also reduce the milk. Use only half cup.

6. Now add oil and curd or yogurt. Whisk well. Add vanilla essence, remaining milk and milk powder. Whisk again.

7. Add mango puree and mix. Add half of the dry ingredients and mix well. Add remaining dry ingredients and mix to make a lump free smooth batter.

8. Pour the batter in baking pan or cupcake moulds. Fill upto 3/4 pan or moulds. Tap gently to remove air bubbles.

9. Bake in preheated oven at 170° for 28-30 minutes. For OTG bake for 35-40 minutes. Check with a toothpick after 28 minutes. Fresh fruit cake takes longer time to bake. My cupcakes are perfectly baked in 28 minutes. But I had to bake the cake in loaf pan for 4 minutes again. Every oven takes different time so check after 28-30 minutes.

10. Let the cake cool down. Run a knife at the edges. Demould on a plate. Slice and enjoy the healthy and delicious mango chia whole wheat cake. Happy baking. Stay safe healthy and blessed.

Notes

1. You can use refined flour or maida instead of whole wheat flour.

2. If you are not using chia seeds then use less milk for the batter.

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Oats Millet Coconut Sugar Brownie

Oats millet coconut sugar brownie. A gluten free soft fudgy brownie made with bajra or pearl millet flour, oats powder, coconut sugar and olive oil. Very easy to make yet taste is scrumptious. Also sharing video recipe of this delicious brownie.

Earlier I always shared eggless bakes. But this brownie is with eggs. Very nutritious and tasty brownie so it can be enjoyed by kids and adults both. You can say taste bhi health bhi. So we don’t have to compromise taste for health. Try this easy way to make kids friendly brownie and enjoy the delectable taste. Spread some melted chocolate over the brownie pieces and see the happy faces of your kids.

Here are some more gluten free bakes from this blog.

1. Date walnut chocolate cake

2. Gluten free bread with garlic and mixed seeds

3. Til gur jowar cookies

4. Date millet peanut butter cookies

5. Pearl millet pizza crackers

6. Quinoa oats apple brownie

7. Oats tutti frutti jaggery cookies

8. Gluten free vegan multigrain bread

9. Gluten free cardamom rose muffins

10. Vegan sugar free fruit cake

11. Vegan apple jaggery cake

12. Oats cornmeal lemon crinkle cookies

13. Paan or betel leaf cake

14. Gluten free beetroot buns

15. Oats almond cranberry cornmeal cookies

16. Blackberry preserve stuffed cherry cupcakes

17. Cornmeal carrot cake

18. Fennel oats millet cookies

19. Eggless gluten free fruit cake

20. Rose flavored nankhatai

21. Apple almond cupcakes

22. Lemon cherry loaf cake

23. Chocolate chiffon cake

24. Mocha coffee cake with coffee glaze

25. Pineapple cupcakes

26. Lemon glazed waterchestnut Gulkand cake

27. Pearl millet cashew almond honey cookies

28. Double chocolate black rice cake

29. Pearl millet sesame oats cookies

30. Seeds date oats cookies

31. Jaggery oats sesame cookies

32. Millet walnut date cake

You may also like to try Chai spiced banana bread from the blog of Kalyani Sri.

I have used half cup oats powder and half cup Bajra or pearl millet flour to make this brownie. If you don’t have oatmeal grind rolled oats into fine powder. I also ground regular rolled oats. Measure after grinding. You can also use any flour instead of bajra or pearl millet flour. Coffee, cocoa powder and vanilla essence will give a lovely aroma. Do try and enjoy the delectable taste and aroma.

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Recipe

Oats powder – 1/2 cup

Bajra or pearl millet flour – 1/2 cup

Egg -2

Coconut sugar – 1/2 cup

Olive Oil – 1/4 cup

Lemon juice – 1/4 teaspoon

Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon

Milk – 1/4 cup

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Cocoa powder – 2 tablespoon

Instant coffee powder -1 teaspoon

Salt – 1/8 teaspoon

Method

1.Preheat the oven at 160°. For OTG preheat at 180° and bake for 30-35 minutes. Every oven takes different time so check after 28 minutes.

2. Grease or line a baking pan. Sprinkle little cocoa powder.

3. In a bowl mix oats powder, bajra or pearl millet flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder.

4. In a large bowl whisk eggs, add coconut sugar and whisk again. Add milk, oil vanilla essence lemon juice and coffee. Whisk well.

5. Now add all the dry ingredients gradually and mix well. Make a lump free smooth batter.

6. Transfer the mixture in greased or lined baking pan. Tap the cake pan gently on your kitchen counter to remove the air bubbles.

7. Bake in preheated oven at 160° for 28 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Insert a toothpick in the middle to check. If toothpick comes out clean then your brownie is ready.

8. Let it cool down completely. Demould, slice and serve. Run a knife around the edges of the brownie and place the cake pan upside down on a plate to demould.

9. You can spread some melted chocolate over the brownie pieces if you want. Microwave the chocolate or melt on a double boiler and spread over the brownie. I served half of the brownie pieces with melted chocolate.

Notes

1. Any sweetener can be used instead of coconut sugar.

2. You can use any flour instead of bajra or pearl millet flour and oats powder. You can also make it with whole wheat flour or atta.

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Lemon Potato With Sesame Seeds

Lemon potato with sesame seeds. This tangy spicy lemon flavoured dry potato curry can be served as a side dish or also as a snack. Very simple ingredients and easy to cook but taste is scrumptious. Serve as teatime snack with toothpick.

Do you know that potatoes are highly nutritious vegetable. 

Potatoes are a versatile root vegetable and a staple food in many households. Potatoes are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which make them very healthy. Studies have linked potatoes and their nutrients to a variety of impressive health benefits, including improved blood sugar control, reduced heart disease risk and higher immunity. They may also improve digestive health and combat signs of aging. Potatoes are also quite filling, which means they may help you lose weight by curbing hunger pains and cravings. All in all, potatoes are a great addition to your diet in moderation. They are also naturally gluten-free, which means they can be enjoyed by almost everyone. To read more about health benefits of  Potato click here.

You may like some more potato recipes from this blog. 

1.  Baked potato wedges with rosemary infused olive oil

2.  Spicy potato with tamarind

3. Coriander or cilantro red potato

4. Potato with green peas

5. Swiss potato pancakes

6. Dahi aloo or potatoes in yogurt gravy

7. Grilled potatoes

8. Batata bhaji or Maharashtrian dry potato

9. Aloo chutney pulao

10. Peanut potatoes

11. Potato pie

12. Potato with nigella poppy seeds and tomato

13. Savoury potato cake

14. Potato stuffed egg enchilada

15. Potato and barnyard millet cutlets

16. Stuffed potato

17. Aloo chop or potato fritters

18. Radhaballavi with dum aloo

19. Masala aloo or spicy potato

20. No onion garlic spicy potato curry

21  Shahi dum aloo

22. Bati chochchori

23. Aloo chaat

24. Aloo ke gutke

25. Panch phoran tarkari

26. Kashmiri dum aloo

27. Ghugni and aloo kabli or chaat

28. Aloo kofta curry

29. Aloo paneer

30. Luchi dum aloo

Recipe is very simple and easy. If you want to make it gluten free skip hing or asafoetida. I used hing as tempering or tadka with cumin seeds and dry red chilli. Use only cumin seeds and dry red chilli if you want.  Lemon juice, lemon zest and little curd or yogurt made this dish perfectly tangy and tasty. This lemon potato is in one word chatpata or lipsmackingly delicious and absolutely flavorful because of cumin powder, mint and cilantro or coriander leaves. These potatoes can be also served as snacks. Serve with toothpick with tea or coffee. Or simply enjoy your munching time.

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Recipe

Potato- 14 small, boiled 

Sesame seeds – 1&1/2 tablespoon

Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon 

Hing or asafoetida – 1/4 teaspoon 

Dry red chilli – 1

Ginger – 1/2 inch piece, grated 

Green chilli – 2, finely chopped 

Oil – 2 tablespoon 

Salt to taste 

Curd or yogurt – 2 tablespoon 

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon 

Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon 

Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon 

Cilantro or coriander leaves – 2 tablespoon, chopped 

Mint leaves – 7-8 chopped, optional 

Slit green chili – 1-2, optional 

Water – 2  tablespoon 

Lemon juice – 2-3 teaspoon 

Lemon zest – 1/4 teaspoon

Bhaja moshla or dry roasted spice powder – 1/2 teaspoon 

Method

1. Dry roast the sesame seeds till light brown. Transfer the seeds on a plate. 

2. Peel and cut the boiled potatoes into half. If you have too small potatoes then use whole potatoes. Just prick the potatoes with a fork. Or you can also use cubed large size boiled potatoes. 

3. In a bowl mix thick curd or yogurt with cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and Kashmiri red chilli powder. Whisk everything well and keep aside. 

4. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, hing or asafoetida and dry red chilli.  When cumin seeds starts to splutter add grated ginger and chopped green chilli. Fry till ginger starts to change it’s colour. 

5. Add potatoes and salt. Saute till potatoes becomes light golden brown. Keep stirring to avoid sticking to the bottom. 

6. Reduce the heat and add spices mixed curd or yogurt, water, chopped cilantro or coriander leaves, mint leaves and dry roasted sesame seeds. Reserve some sesame seeds for garnishing.

7. Also add 1-2 slit green chilli if using.  Saute till everything about to dried up. Keep stirring and cook on simmer to avoid curdling the yogurt.

8. Add lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix well.  When potatoes dried up completely add roasted spice powder. Get the Recipe of roasted spice powder here.

9. Mix well and remove from heat. Taste and adjust salt if required.  Your spicy chatpata delicious lemon sesame potatoes are ready to serve.

10. Garnish with cilantro or coriander leaves, mint leaves and dry roasted sesame seeds.  Serve with any bread, puri, paratha or dal chawal. Or you can serve this as a snack. To serve as teatime snack or starter serve with some toothpick

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Mouri Mishri Jol/Saunf Mishri Sharbat Or Fennel Seeds And Rock Sugar Drink

Fennel seeds and rock sugar or mishri sharbat with mint. Sounf/mouri or fennel seeds and mishri or rock sugar soaked water is an age old refreshing drink for summer. Fennel seeds and mishri are usually used for mouth freshener. Here is a delicious chilled drink made with fennel seeds and rock sugar soaked water. Not only for mouth freshener but sounf mishri water is also an age old remedy for digestion.

Have a look on health benefits of the different ingredients used in this drink.

Fennel seeds or sounf – Aside from its many culinary uses, fennel and its seeds offer a wide array of health benefits and may provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects. Both the flavorful, crunchy bulb and aromatic seeds of the fennel plant are highly nutritious and may offer an abundance of impressive health benefits. Adding them to your diet may improve heart health, reduce inflammation, suppress appetite, and even provide anticancer effects. Healthline

Rock sugar or mishri – Mishri not only make your drink sweet but it has so many health benefits. Rock sugar or ‘mishri’ is more than just a mouth freshener. Generally, people tend to overlook the surprising health benefits of ‘mishri’. It is less sweet than refined sugar and contains vitamins, minerals and amino acid. Rock sugar, which is made from the solution of sugarcane, can be included in your daily diet to get the lesser-known benefits of health. Celebrity nutritionist, Rujuta Diwekar has unraveled how rock sugar is crucial in cough and cold. To read more about health benefits of mishri click here.

Mint leaves – Used mint to give the drink a lovely aroma. Mint leaves have not only a refreshing flavour but also have some health benefits.

8 Health Benefits of Mint

• Rich in Nutrients. Share on Pinterest.

• May Improve Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common digestive tract disorder.

• May Help Relieve Indigestion.

• Could Improve Brain Function.

• May Decrease Breastfeeding Pain.

• Subjectively Improves Cold Symptoms.

• May Mask Bad Breath. Source

Lemon juice – Vitamin C enriched lemon used to enhance the taste and a lovely refreshing flavour.

Pink or black salt, chaat masala and black pepper used for taste. But its completely optional. You can add only a pinch of pink or black salt and skip chaat masala and black pepper powder. For fasting days omit pink salt too.

You can soak the fennel seeds overnight in refrigerator. Soak the seeds in night and make the drink in next morning. If you want your drink less sweet then add little more water. Make this refreshing drink according to your taste.

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Recipe

Fennel seeds or sounf – 2 tablespoon

Rock sugar or mishri – 1 piece

Mint leaves – 25-30

Water – 1 cup + 3/4 cup

Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

Ice cubes – as require

Black pepper powder – 1/4 teaspoon, optional

Pink or black salt and chaat masala to taste, optional

Method

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1. In a bowl soak fennel seeds or sounf and rock sugar or mishri with one cup water for 2-3 hours. You can also steep fennel seeds overnight in refrigerator.

2. When soaked strain the soaked fennel seeds with a sieve. Remove and discard the thread of mishri.

3. Transfer the seeds in a grinder jar. Add mint leaves and 1/4 cup water. You can use less or more mint leaves according to your taste. For light green colour add less mint leaves.

4. Grind into a smooth paste. Strain the mixture again. Add remaining half cup water and press with a spoon to strain well.

5. Add lemon juice and mix. Add salt, black pepper powder and salt in the strained fennel seeds water. This step is optional but it will enhance the taste. Taste and add little more water if its too sweet for you. Add some ice cubes in a glass.

6. Pour the drink over it. Serve chilled. You can also store the drink in a jar and keep in refrigerator for later use.

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Cabbage Cauliflower Paratha

Cabbage cauliflower paratha. Outer layer of this paratha is made with cabbage and flour dough and stuffud with spicy delicious cauliflower. We often make gobhi paratha or cauliflower paratha or with a cauliflower cabbage mixed stuffing. But this paratha is totally different. You don’t need any sides to serve this paratha. This spicy soft paratha taste scrumptious. 

You may like to try four different types of paratha from this blog. Click on the name below to get the recipe.

1. Double layered aloo paneer cheese paratha

2. Sabudana or tapioca paratha

3. Mix veg stuffed paratha

4. Peanut stuffed paratha

Ingredients used to make this paratha 

Cabbage – Cabbage used to make the dough. Grated cabbage kneaded with whole wheat flour. 

Cabbage is an exceptionally healthy food. It has an outstanding nutrient profile and is especially high in vitamins C and K. In addition, eating cabbage may even help lower the risk of certain diseases, improve digestion and combat inflammation. Plus, cabbage makes a tasty and inexpensive addition to a number of recipes. Source

Cauliflower – Grated cauliflower with some spices used to make stuffing. 

Cauliflower is an extremely healthy vegetable that’s a significant source of nutrients. It also contains unique plant compounds that may reduce the risk of several diseases, including heart disease and cancer. Additionally, it’s weight loss friendly and incredibly easy to add to your diet. To read more health benefits of cauliflower   click here.

Salt – Salt used to enhance the taste. 

Cumin powder – Cumin powder used for a lovely aroma. 

Garam masala powder – Garam masala powder used to give a lovely aroma to the stuffing. Garam masala powder is a blend of different aromatic spices like cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, mace, nutmeg etc. 

Green chilli – Used Green chilli to make the stuffing spicy. 

Cilantro or coriander leaves – Chopped cilantro or coriander leaves used for flavour. 

Whole wheat flour or atta – I used atta or whole wheat flour to make the dough. You can use maida or all purpose flour or half whole wheat flour and half all purpose flour.

Oil or ghee/clarified butter – I used peanut oil to shallow fry the paratha. You can use olive oil or any flavorless oil or ghee/ clarified butter to fry. 

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This post is going to be featured on Facebook gourmet group Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge. In this group every month one of the members decide the theme. And members paired to give two secret ingredients each other. Best part is we paired every month with different bloggers so that we can interact with each other. And after preparing the dish members share a picture of the dish and other members have to guess the ingredients.

This month’s theme is Flatbread suggested by Anu Kollon who blog at Ente Thattukada. I have bookmarked her Neer dosa to try.

This month my partner is Kalyani Sri. You may like to try Quinoa dosa from her space.  Kalyani gave me ginger and cabbage as secret ingredients and I made this delicious cabbage cauliflower paratha.  I gave watermelon and coconut and Kalyani shared an amazing recipe of Watermelon rind dosa with these ingredients.

We have to make the dough with cabbage. Grate the cabbage,add salt and mix well. After 15-20 minutes cabbage will release enough water. Squeeze out the water completely. We will knead the dough with this water so reserve it in a bowl. In a large bowl mix flour with squeezed cabbage and knead dough with the help of it’s reserved water.  Add all the spices, grated ginger, finely chopped green chilli and cilantro or coriander. Add salt just before rolling and stuffing the paratha. Roll into a small roti, place cauliflower in the middle and close the edges. Roll again and fry all paratha on a skillet/griddle/tawa or nonstick pan with the help of little oil or ghee. Easy isn’t it? If you have grated cabbage and cauliflower ready then you can make it in short notice or whenever you want to enjoy these delicious paratha. 

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Recipe

Cabbage – 1 

Cauliflower – 1

Salt to taste 

Ginger – 1&1/2 inch piece, grated 

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon 

Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon 

Green chilli – 2-3 or to taste, finely chopped

Cilantro or coriander leaves – handful  chopped 

Whole wheat flour or atta – 2 cup 

Oil or ghee/clarified butter for shallow fry

Method

1. Rinse the cauliflower well. Drain the water completely.  Wash the cabbage. Discard the outer layer.

2. Grate the cabbage and add salt. Mix well and keep aside for 15-20 minutes. Cabbage will release water. 

3. Now wipe the cauliflower with a kitchen napkin. Grate the cauliflower with a box grater. Or you can use your food processor. Add grated ginger, finely chopped Green chilli, cilantro or coriander leaves, cumin powder and garam masala powder. Use green chilli according to your taste. Mix everything with a spoon. Don’t add salt. We will add salt just before stuffing the paratha to avoid the cauliflower becomes soggy. 

4. Squeeze out all the water from grated cabbage. Don’t discard the water. We will use it to knead the dough. 

5. Place the squeezed cabbage in a large bowl. Add whole wheat flour or atta. Knead the dough with the water of squeezed cabbage. Already added salt in cabbage so don’t add salt. Add water slowly to knead a soft dough.

6. Make equal size balls.  Add salt in the grated cauliflower mixture and mix. 

7. Roll the kneaded flour balls with the help of wheat flour. Dip the ball in flour and start to roll. Roll into 4 inch diameter. Place some cauliflower stuffing in the middle.

8. Gather the edges and pinch to close. Make a ball again. Dip the ball in wheat flour from both sides. Roll again carefully with the help of some flour. Dust some flour and roll gently, don’t press much. Stuffing shouldn’t be comes out. 

9. Heat a tawa or skillet/griddle. Place the paratha on hot tawa. Let it cook till bubbles appear on the paratha.  Flip and cook other side till light brown. 

10. Brush little oil or ghee/clarified butter and fry from both sides. Make all the paratha like this. Serve hot with yogurt, pickle or chutney.

11. If you have some leftover cabbage mixed dough then you can make roti or paratha with it. Your roti or paratha will be super soft even after a few hours.

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Carrot Smoothie/Dairy Free Smoothie

Carrot smoothie with grapes orange mint and coconut milk. Fruity flavored Vegan smoothie with a mildly spicy kick from ginger taste divine. A perfect breakfast smoothie to start your day.

Freshly squeezed orange juice and all the goodness of different fruits with mint leaves, coconut milk and ginger made this smoothly nutritious and absolutely delicious. To get some different flavoured Smoothie recipes click here.

Ingredients used to make this smoothie

Carrot – Sweet earthy taste of carrot not only makes your smoothie delicious but carrot has so many health benefits.

It is crunchy, tasty, and highly nutritious. Carrots are a particularly good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants Eating carrots is linked to a reduced risk of cancer and heart disease, as well as improved eye health. Additionally, this vegetable may be a valuable component of an effective weight loss diet. Source

Grapes – Sweet nutrients packed grapes will make your smoothie perfectly sweet tasty and nutritious.

Grapes offer a wealth of health benefits, primarily due to their high nutrient and antioxidant contents. Grapes offer several important nutrients and powerful plant compounds that benefit your health. Though they contain sugar, they don’t appear to negatively impact blood sugar control when eaten in moderation. Antioxidants like resveratrol provide most of grapes’ benefits, including their anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetes, and anticancer properties. To read more click here.

Banana – Sweet, nutritious and delicious banana will make your smoothie thick and creamy.

Bananas are a popular fruit with many potential health benefits. Bananas contain many essential nutrients and may benefit weight loss, digestion, and heart health. They may boost your digestion and heart health thanks to their fiber and antioxidant contents. Plus, they may support weight loss because they’re relatively low in calories, nutrient dense, and filling. Both ripe, yellow bananas and unripe, green bananas can satisfy your sweet tooth and help keep you healthy. Source

Orange – I used freshly squeezed orange. Vitamin C enriched orange will make your smoothie delicious and gives a lovely flavour. Discard all the seeds if you are also using freshly squeezed oranges.

Oranges are among the world’s most popular fruits — they’re as nutritious as they are tasty. They are a good source of vitamin C, as well as several other vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Some studies show that consuming citrus fruits like oranges on a regular basis may help lower the risk of certain health conditions, such as heart disease. Put simply, this bright citrus fruit is an excellent addition to a healthy diet. Source

Mint leaves – Used to enhance the taste and minty flavour. You can add more leaves if you like.

Ginger – Little ginger used to give a mildly spicy kick. If you don’t like then you can omit it.

Coconut milk – Coconut milk used to enhance the taste. I like the flavour of coconut milk. I had coconut milk powder so I used it. But you can use 1/4 to 1/2 cup canned or fresh coconut milk or use 1/4 cup grated fresh coconut instead of coconut milk.

Lemon – Used lemon to give a tangy taste and nice refreshing flavour.

Lemons contain a high amount of vitamin C, soluble fiber, and plant compounds that give them a number of health benefits. Lemons may aid weight loss and reduce your risk of heart disease, anemia, kidney stones, digestive issues, and cancer. Not only are lemons a very healthy fruit, but they also have a distinct, pleasant taste and smell that make them a great addition to foods and drinks. Source

Earlier shared two different smoothie recipes with coconut. Muskmelon coconut smoothie and Mango coconut flaxseed smoothie. You may also like to try Cornflakes banana smoothie from the blog of Priya Vijaykrishnan.

Its a filling and nutritious smoothie. You can serve this as breakfast smoothie or you can also enjoy this in your fasting days. You can also use soaked dry fruits in this smoothie. If you want to use almond, soak the almond in hot water and peel before using.

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Recipe

Carrot – 2 medium

Grapes – 1/2 cup

Banana – 1

Orange juice – 1/2 cup

Mint leaves – 12-14

Grated ginger – 1/2 teaspoon

Coconut milk powder – 1/4 cup

Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

Shredded almond to garnish

Method

1. Peel and cut the carrot into thin slices. Peel and chop the banana roughly.

2. Combine everything and blend till smooth and frothy. You can use 1/4 to 1/2 cup thick coconut milk instead of coconut milk powder. Or use 1/4 cup fresh grated coconut. Add ice cubes if you want your smoothie chilled.

3. Taste and add little more lemon juice if require. Pour the mixture in your favourite glass.

4. Garnish with shredded almond and mint leaves. You can also garnish with lemon wedges.

Enjoy……..

Notes

1. You can use any fruit of your choice.

2. 1/4 to 1/2 cup thick coconut milk can be used instead of coconut milk powder. Or use 1/4 cup grated fresh coconut. Blend well with all the other ingredients.

3. You can also use 2 tablespoon soaked and peeled almond in this smoothie.

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Mushroom Spinach Cheese Sandwich

Mushroom spinach cheese sandwiches. Grilled sandwiches with creamy cheesy delicious stuffing. Sauteed mushrooms and spinach made these sandwiches filling and delectable. And sriracha sauce made the sandwiches perfectly spicy.

Earlier shared Easy quick egg sandwich here but this spinach mushroom sandwiches different in taste and flavour. Both are absolutely delicious but this one is completely vegetarian.

You may like to try some more mushroom recipes from this blog.

1. Mushroom egg Kabab

2. Mushroom egg fried rice

3. Broccoli mushroom noodles

4. Coriander mushroom

5. Mushroom dopeaja

6. Microwave mushroom

And here are some Spinach recipes for you. Try and enjoy the different taste and flavour of the spinach dishes.

Ingredients used to make stuffing

Mushroom – Low calorie and nutritious mushrooms made this sandwich delicious. I used my mini chopper to finely chop the mushrooms because my husband don’t like mushrooms at all. So I always use minced or finely chopped mushrooms in some dishes and he always happily enjoy the dish without recognizing mushrooms. But you can use thinly sliced mushrooms if you want.

Baby Spinach – This leafy green vegetable taste great. Tender leaves are easy to cook and give a slightly sweet taste. And it also has so many health benefits. I blanched the spinach leaves before using.

How to blanch spinach

Rinse the spinach leaves well to remove all the dirt. Heat sufficient water in a pot. Keep a pot with cold water ready. When water starts to rolling boil add the spinach. Let it boil for 3-4 minutes. Leaves will becomes dark in colour after blanching. Immediately remove the spinach from hot water and place in the pot of ice cold water to retain the colour. Take out from the water before chopping.

Onion And Garlic to enhance the taste and flavour.

Sweet corn – Succulent and delicious boiled sweet corn taste mildly sweet and also enhance the taste of your stuffing.

Scallion – Mild taste and flavour of this green long leaves will also enhance the taste and flavour of stuffing.

Salt – Salt used to give savoury taste. Add salt according to your taste.

Black pepper powder – Use black pepper powder to give a lovely aroma and mild heat. You can also use freshly crushed black pepper. Add black pepper powder 1/2 to 1 teaspoon as per your taste.

Fresh cream – Little fresh cream will give a creaminess and enhance the taste. I used Amul fresh cream.

Tomato ketchup – tomato ketchup will give a sweet tangy taste to the stuffing.

Sriracha sauce – Sriracha sauce added to give a spicy kick. Spicy sweet tangy taste of this sauce will make your stuffing lipsmackingly delicious. You can also use any chilli garlic sauce if you don’t have sriracha sauce.

Chilli flakes – Little chilli flakes used to make the stuffing spicy. But its optional, you can skip it if you want.

Cheese – I used cheddar and mozzarella cheese mixed. I have a pack a mixture of both cheese. And this taste great. Used to give a cheesy delicious taste. You can use processed cheese or any cheese of your choice. Used 1/2 cup in stuffing and some to sprinkle over the stuffing. You can always use more cheese if you want. Add as much cheese as you like.

Butter And Olive oil – Used 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil for sautéing the stuffing. You can use only butter or only oil if you want. You can also use any other oil instead of olive oil.

Bread – You can use white bread, brown bread, multigrain bread, gluten free bread or any bread of your choice.

If you have the stuffing ready then you can make the sandwiches in a jiffy. You can make the stuffing one day before and store in refrigerator to make the sandwiches for breakfast or lunch. Even you don’t need any chutney or sauce in side to serve these sandwiches or to spread on bread. Because stuffing taste delectable on it’s own. Sauteed mushrooms and spinach and fried onion garlic with sweet corn, scallion, oregano and sriracha sauce, ketchup, butter, cheese and little fresh cream made these sandwich stuffing perfectly spicy creamy cheesy and lipsmackingly delicious.

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Recipe

Mushroom – 200 gram

Baby Spinach- 200 gram, blanched

Onion – 2 medium, finely chopped

Garlic – 3, minced

Sweet corn – 1/2 cup, boiled

Scallion or onion green – 2 finely chopped

Salt to taste

Black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon or to taste

Fresh cream – 2 tablespoon

Sriracha sauce – 1&1/2 tablespoon

Oregano – 1 teaspoon

Chilli flakes – 1/2 teaspoon

Tomato ketchup – 2 tablespoon

Cheese – 1/2 cup, grated + to sprinkle

Olive oil – 1 tablespoon

Butter – 1 tablespoon

Bread as required

Method

1. Chop the blanched baby spinach finely. Chop the mushrooms finely. I used my mini chopper. You can grate or thinly slice the mushrooms.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a pan. Add minced garlic and finely chopped onion. When onion becomes light brown add mushrooms.

3. Mushrooms will release water. When mushrooms about to dried up add chopped scallion and saute till dried up completely. Add blanched and chopped spinach. Mix and add boiled sweet corn.

4. Add salt, black pepper powder, fresh cream, sriracha sauce, oregano, chilli flakes and tomato ketchup. Saute till everything blend well and dried up.

5. Now add sriracha sauce, mix and remove from heat. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Let the mixture cool down a bit. Add 1/2 cup grated cheese and mix well.

6. Spread the mushroom spinach mixture on a bread slice. Sprinkle some grated cheese over it. Place a bread piece over the cheese and press gently. Make all the sandwiches like this.

7. Heat little butter or oil in a grill pan. Place sandwich on the pan. Toast on low heat till one side becomes light brown. Flip and turn the sandwich upside down and toast the other side too. Make all the sandwiches. Serve hot with any sauce or chutney. You can also use sandwich toaster to toast the sandwich.

Notes

1. You can use mayonnaise in the stuffing if you want.

2. Any chilli garlic sauce can be used instead of Sriracha sauce.

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Double Chocolate Whole Wheat Muffins With Coconut

Double chocolate whole wheat muffins with coconut sugar. Soft moist rich chocolaty muffins taste scrumptious. Cocoa powder and grated chocolate made these muffins perfectly chocolaty and delightful.

I have used whole wheat flour to make these muffins. You can definitely use all purpose flour or maida but better to avoid all purpose flour or refined flour. Whole wheat flour are packed with nutrients including several vitamins and fiber. You can also use millet flour or any gluten free flour instead of whole wheat flour.

Cocoa powder and dark chocolate made these muffins full of chocolaty flavour. Earlier I had used Morde chocolate compound but this time used Amul compound chocolate. You can use whatever you have.

Instant coffee powder used to enhance the flavour of chocolate.

Oil will help to make your muffins moist. You can use olive oil or any flavorless oil. I used sunflower oil.

Salt will balance the sweetness of muffins and enhance the taste.

Baking powder and soda used for leavening and also to make the muffins soft.

Curd or yogurt will make your muffins moist. Curd with baking powder and soda makes the eggless muffins fluffy and moist. No need for hung curd, use normal homemade curd.

Milk used to add moisture to the batter. And to make the muffins light.

Milk powder used to enhance the taste. And it also gives an extra richness. But its optional you can skip if you want.

Coconut sugar used as sweetener. You can always use cane sugar, brown sugar, jaggery or any sweetener of your choice. Coconut sugar is a healthy sugar alternative. The harmful effects of added sugar are becoming increasingly more evident. As a result, people are turning to natural alternatives. A sweetener that has become very popular in the past few years is coconut sugar. This sugar is derived from the coconut palm tree and touted as being more nutritious and lower on the glycemic index than sugar. Source

Vanilla essence used to give a lovely flavour.

You may like some other muffins and cupcake recipes on this blog. Click on the link below for recipe.

1. Gluten free cardamom rose muffins

2. Date walnut sugar free muffins

3. Mango walnut choco chips muffins

4. Sugar free Kewra flavoured almond pistachio muffins

5. Watermelon muffins

6. Fruity muffins

7. Cheesy savoury muffins

8. Chocolate stuffed orange muffins

9. Semolina blueberry custard cupcake

10. Sugar free dry fruits oats cupcakes

11. Eggless coconut cupcakes

12. Gluten free apple almond cupcakes

13. Blueberry preserve stuffed gluten free cupcakes

14. Gluten free pineapple cupcakes

15. Eggless rasgulla cupcake

You may also like to try Eggless chocolate cake from my blogger friend Poonam Bachhav.

You have to sieve the flour baking powder, soda, cocoa powder and salt. Add milk powder and keep aside. I have used grated chocolate. Heat the grated compound chocolate with milk for a minute to melt the chocolate. Used Amul compound chocolate. I had microwave for one minute on full power. Whisk well with curd, vanilla essence, coffee, oil and coconut sugar. Whisk everything well.

Now add all the dry ingredients. Don’t add all the dry ingredients in one go. First add half and mix then add remaining dry ingredients and mix well to make a smooth lump free batter. You can also use 1/4 to 1/2 cup choco chips in the batter for more chocolaty taste.

I baked in my Samsung microwave hot blast function to bake the muffins. Bake in preheated oven at 170° for 10- 12 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Insert a toothpick in a muffin to check. Let muffins cool down. Dust the muffins with icing sugar with the help of a sieve. This step is optional. Used white choco chips and icing sugar only to make the muffins attractive and kids friendly.

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Recipe

Whole wheat flour or atta – 1 cup

Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon

Cocoa powder – 4 tablespoon

Salt – 1/8 teaspoon

Cooking chocolate – 1/2 cup, grated

Curd or yogurt – 1/2 cup

Milk – 1/4 cup

Instant coffee powder – 2 teaspoon

Vanilla essence – 1/2 tablespoon

Oil – 1/4 cup

Coconut sugar – 1/3 cup

Milk powder – 1/4 cup, optional

Method

1. Grease or line muffins moulds. Preheat the oven at 170°.

2. Sift whole wheat flour or atta, cocoa powder, baking powder, soda and salt. Mix milk powder if using.

3. Grate the cooking chocolate in a microwavable glass bowl. Add milk and microwave on high power for 1 minute. You can also melt the chocolate with milk in pan on stove top. In the milk mixed melted chocolate add coffee, vanilla essence and curd or yogurt. I have used homemade curd. Whisk well.

4. Add coconut sugar and oil. Whisk again till everything combined well. If you are not using milk powder add 1-2 tablespoon more coconut sugar. Because milk powder gives an extra sweetness. And if you want your muffins lightly sweetened add 1/4 cup coconut sugar.

5. Pour the mixture in a large bowl. Add all the dry ingredients gradually and mix. Make a smooth lump free batter.

6. Pour the mixture in greased or lined muffin moulds. Fill upto 3/4 cup.

7. Bake the muffins in preheated oven at 170° for 12 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let the muffins cool down before serving. You can dust the muffins with powdered sugar with the help of a sieve. Or press some white choco chips over the muffins.

8. Enjoy the soft delicious chocolaty muffins.

Notes

1. All purpose flour or any flour can be used instead of whole wheat flour or atta. You can also use millet flour if you want.

2. You can also use 1/4 to 1/2 cup choco chips in the batter.

3. Brown sugar, powdered sugar, granulated sugar or any sweetener can be used instead of coconut sugar.

4. You can use olive oil or any flavorless oil.

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Besan Or Chickpea Flour Cookies/Nankhatai

Besan or chickpea flour/garbanzo flour nankhatai or Indian shortbread cookies. Texture of these delectable cookies are light, flaky and crisp outside. And inside of the cookies are melt in mouth. You can feel the burst of flavour of ghee or clarified butter, baked chickpea flour or besan and cardamom.

What is nankhatai

Nankhatai are shortbread biscuits originating from the Indian subcontinent, popular in Northern India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. The word nankhatai is derived from the Persian word naan meaning bread and khatai from a Dari Persian word meaning biscuit. Source – Wikipedia

You can make these nankhatai with different flavour. Here are some different types of nankhatai from this blog.

1. Multigrain chocolate nankhatai

2. Whole wheat coffee jaggery nankhatai

3. Gluten free rose nankhatai

4. Orange nankhatai

5. Oats thandai nankhatai

6. Nankhatai

You don’t need any fancy ingredients to make these superbly delicious cookies. All the ingredients are easily available in your pantry. Main ingredient is besan or chickpea flour or garbanzo flour.

And flavoured with cardamom powder. Baked besan and cardamom will give a wonderful taste and flavour.

Also used semolina or suji with whole wheat flour or atta to give a crispy texture. You can use butter to make these cookies but better to use ghee or clarified butter. Aroma of ghee made these cookies heavenly. You can use shredded almond or cashew nuts in the dough. I didn’t but used some cashew nuts and pistachio for garnishing. But this step is optional. You can also make the cookies without nuts if you want. Do try and after tasting these cookies, I am sure you will never buy nankhatai from store. Homemade nankhatai are much better than store bought.

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Recipe

Besan or chickpea flour – 1 cup

Atta or whole wheat flour – 1/2 cup

Semolina or suji – 2 tablespoon

Powdered sugar – 3/4 cup

Ghee or clarified butter – 3/4 cup

Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon

Milk – 2 tablespoon or as required

Cashew nuts and pistachio as required

Method

1. Preheat the oven at 170°. Grease a baking tray or line with parchment paper.

2. In a bowl mix besan or chickpea flour, atta or whole wheat flour, semolina or suji, cardamom powder, baking powder and soda.

3. In a large bowl whisk melted ghee or clarified butter and powdered sugar. Whisk till mixture becomes creamy. If the weather is hot use room temperature ghee. No need to melt the ghee.

4. Now add all the dry ingredients. Combine everything to make a dough. In chilled weather ghee solidify quickly so if require add little milk to make a smooth dough. Or you can also add 2-3 tablespoon more ghee if you want. I used 2 tablespoon milk because my kids like crisp cookies. If you want mouth melting cookies skip milk and add 2-4 tablespoon more ghee to make a smooth dough.

5. Make small balls. I made 26 cookies with this dough. Press the balls gently with your palm and arrange on the greased or lined baking tray. Don’t forget to leave some space between the cookies.

6. Place half cashew nut on the middle of the every cookies. Press gently. You can also use pistachio or almond. I have used cashew nuts and pistachio. You can also use both on every cookies.

7. Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes or till edges becomes light brown. Take out the cookies immediately after baking. I have made the cookies in two batches. And taken out the first batch after a few minutes. Colour of the cookies becomes brown. So don’t leave the cookies in hot oven after baking. Take out the baking tray from oven immediately after baking.

8. Enjoy the delicious cookies or nankhatai when completely cool down. Or store in airtight container for later use.

Happy baking!

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