Category: Breakfast

HARKA PONGAL/KODOMILLET PONGAL

Millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food.

Millets are also called Siri Dhanya’s. They contain low phytic acid and are rich in dietary fiber, iron, calcium, and B vitamins. These millets release sugar slowly in the blood and also diminish the glucose absorption. They are gluten free and non-acid forming.  These properties of the minor millets made the present consumers attracted to the consumption of millet.  It is helpful in lowering cholesterol level, BP.  It detoxifies the body.Varieties are cooked by millets porridge, upma, idli, dosa, pongal, kesaribath etc.,

Today let us learn Harka/kodo millet pongal which tastes heavenly, simple, healthy liked by everyone moreover easy to prepare.

Ingredients :

Whole green gram/hesaru kaalu             1 cup

Harka/Kodo millet                                            1 cup

Green Chillies                                                      7-8

Ginger                                                                      1 inch

Jeera                                                                           ½ tsp

Pepper                                                                      ½ tsp

Curry leaves                                                          one fist full

Coriander leaves                                                one fist full

Grated coconut (optional)

For tempering:

Mustard                                                              1 tsp

Chana dal                                                           1 tsp

Urad dal                                                              ½ tsp

Oil /ghee                                                            2 tbsp

Lemon                                                                2 nos. big

Water as required

Salt to taste

Method :

Dry roast whole green gram for 3-5 mins.

Wash Harka/kodo millet.

Keep cooker on high flame.
Take the cooker pan, put roasted green gram, washed Harka (kodo millet), slit green chillies, grated ginger, salt to taste, 1 tsp ghee, add required water (1:2::millet:water) for cooking.

Place in the cooker and cook upto 1 whistle or when it is about to start whislting.

Switch off the flame.
When cooker is cooled, remove the cooked pongal and allow it to cool.  Do not mix when it is hot.

After it is cooled mix gently/light folding.

Meantime, take a small pan put 1 tsp oil/ghee, when it is hot add mustard seeds to splutter, add chana dhal, urad dhal, red chillies, (cashew-optional) and fry till golden colour.

Add this tempering to the pongal, finely cut curry leaves, coriander leaves, jeera-pepper powder, lemon juice and mix.  If you need you can add grated coconut, it’s optional.

Now Millet pongal is ready to serve with a dollop of ghee on it. It is very tasty, healthy/diet food.

Tips :

Dry roast green gram well.  After pongal is cooked, do not mix briskly as it may go to form paste.  Also keep in mind not to mix when it is too hot.

MANGALORE BUNS-SWEET POORI-BANANA POORI

As the name says, Mangalore Buns, is popular in Udupi/Mangalore either as breakfast or teatime snack.  Buns are soft, fluffy, sweet puris made using bananas.  So they are also called Banana Pooris.  As it is little sweetish, it is consumed with spicy item like chutney, sambar, pickle.

Traditionally Buns are prepared using Maida/APF but I have shown you the recipe with Atta/Godhi Hittu

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CUCUMBER-SOUTHEKAI DOSA

Cucumber/Southekai are low-caloried veggy contain many nutritional benefits, including hydrating properties and valuable nutrients. It contians 95% water content.  It also helps in digestion.

Dose is commonly made by using batter with different ingredients.  Today we shall learn how to prepare Cucumber/Southekai Dose, which is very easy and can be prepared instantly no need to ferment. (more…)

NAVANE MENTHYA DOSE-FOXTAIL MILLET METHI DOSA

In my earlier post of Navane Dose, I had written about Navane Akki and its nutritional values.  Go through it.

Menthya/Methi/Fenugreek seeds are also good for health. It is called as reservoir of medicinal properties, few to mention, lowers cholesterol, controls sugar level, cancer etc.,

Today we shall see how to prepare Dose combining Navane and Menthya.

You all check out my other recipes of Navane and give feedback.

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BESAN BREAD TOAST

Bread is a staple food prepared from a dough of flour and water, usually by baking.  It is made from wheat-flour dough that is cultured with yeast, allowed to rise, and finally baked in an oven. Owing to its high levels of gluten (which give the dough sponginess and elasticity), common wheat (also known as bread wheat) is the most common grain used for the preparation of bread.
Besan Bread Toast can be prepared with plain bread or whole wheat bread.

Today let us learn how to prepare Besan Bread Toast.
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PROSO MILLET/BARAGU PONGAL

Millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food.  Finger millet, proso millet, and foxtail millet are also important crop species. In the developed world, millets are less important.

They contain low phytic acid and are rich in dietary fiber, iron, calcium, and B vitamins. These millets release sugar slowly in the blood and also diminish the glucose absorption. They are gluten free and non-acid forming.  These properties of the minor millets made the present consumers attracted to the consumption of millet.

Varieties are cooked by millets porridge, upma, idli, dosa, pongal, kesaribath etc.,

Today let us learn Proso Millet/Baragu Pongal which tastes heavenly, simple, healthy liked by everyone moreover easy to prepare.

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Oats Rotti/Roti

Oats is rich in essential nutrients and fiber.  Good for health. It helps in lowering cholesterol levels.

Oats contain more soluble fiber than any other grain, resulting in slower digestion, a feeling of satiety and suppression of appetite.

Today I tried with Oats Rotti which is very simple, tasty, liked by everyone moreover easy to prepare.  Can be tried out for breakfast, evening snack or as a diet subsitute.

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INSTANT RAVA DOSA-RAVE DOSE-SOJI DOSA

Rava Dosa

Rava Dosa

Rava is a wheat product in the form of semolina also called Bombay Rawa. It is used in South Indian Cuisine for preparing spicy and sweet dishes.

Upma/Upittu is a welknown and common dish prepared by using Rava. Rava Idli, Kichidis and many more dishes are prepared. Kesaribath, Halwa, Payasa, Ladoo etc., are sweet dishes out of Rava.

One famous instant South Indian breakfast out of Rava is Rava Dosa. It is very easy and tasty breakfast to prepare when you are in a hurry or you have not got prepared to do any breakfast.

Today let us see how fast and easily Rava Dosa can be prepared.

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MASALA IDLI CUBES-SPICY IDLI

Idli is commonly prepared in India.  Very easy, healthy recipe, easily digestible for all age group.

If you are bored of eating/preparing Idli and you want to surprise the family members with a new dish…… try this Masala Idli Cubes.
Sometimes Idli will be left over and we do not want to waste it.  How to make use of it ? You can try this Masala Idlis.

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GREEN PEAS-CAPSICUM UPMA-UPITTU-BATANI UPITTU

Green Peas-Capsisum Upma/Upittu

Green Peas-Capsisum Upma/Upittu

Upma/Upittu is general famous breakfast item prepared in South India. It is prepared commonly by using Rava/Soji. It is also prepared by using beaten wheat, beaten rice, sabudana etc.,

Today I have prepared Rava Upma/Upittu along with Green Peas and Capsicum. It is very tasty with the famous combination of Peas and Capsicum.

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