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Cucumber contains 95% water in it.  It is low in calories and contain a good amount of water and soluble fiber, making them ideal for promoting hydration and aiding in weight loss and also high in vitamins and minerals.  Eating cucumbers with the peel provides the maximum amount of nutrient.  It also helps in weight loss, lowers blood sugar level and helps in constipation.   It adds flavor to dishes.

We can make many raw dishes and cooked dishes from cucumber.  Today we shall see how to make Instant Cucumber Dose.



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


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.



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.



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.



Broken Rice-Nucchakki Upma

Broken Rice-Nucchakki Upma

Nucchu – Nucchakki in kannada or Beaten Rice upma is very tasty. It is easy to prepare unlike rava upma. It is one of Karnataka special authentic dish. Nucchakki/Broken Rice is easily available in all provision stores or rice shops.

Try out this recipe and give your feedback.



Rice Idli

Rice Idli

Idli is one of the famous breakfast of South India. It is prepared from Rice and Urad Dal. Idlis are white puffy steamed rice cakes which are simple to prepare and very healthy with very low fat content in them.

Now-a-days Idli is prepared in different forms rather different names and shapes viz Regular Idli, Masala Idli, Soft Mallige Idli, Mini Idli, Rava Idli, Stuffed Idli with fillings like potato, carrot, masala, Ragi Idli, Podi Idli, Shallow Fried Idli with chutney pudi sprinkled, curd Idli dipped in masala curds and many more.



Cucumber Oats Idli

Cucumber Oats Idli

Cucumber Idli is very tasty and good for health. Cucumber helps in digestion. It contains many vitamins, anti oxidants and very rich in potassium. It is helpful in hair growth. It acts as coolant, for skin, black cirlces around eyes. It helps in maintaining Blood Pressure.

As already we have learnt about Oats which is healthier I tried Cucumber Oats Idli. Everybody at home liked and it has been added in the list of breakfast.

Let us learn how to make Instant Cucumber Oats Idli. It is very easy to prepare and tasty also.

Ingredients :

Medium Rava                                 1 ½ cup

Oats                                                    1 ½ cup

Cucumber (grated)                      2 cups

Green chillies                                 4-5

Ginger paste                                   ½ tsp

Curry leaves                                   6-7

Coriander leaves                          4-5 strands

Cashew                                             for garnishing

Oil                                                      2 tsp

Mustard seeds                               ½ tsp

Curds                                                 1 cup

Eno fruit salt                                   ½ tsp

Water as required

Salt to taste

Method :

In a mixie grind half the quantity of grated cucumber, green chillies, grated cconut(optional), half the quantity of curry and coriander leaves to a coarse paste.

In a pan put oil when it is hot put mustard seeds to splutter.

In the same pan add Oats, rava, grounded mixture, ginger paste, other quantity of grated cucumber, finely chopped curry and coriander leaves, salt, curds and mix well.

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Do not add water at this point of time. Cucumber leaves water so check the necessity and add water to mix.

Keep for 20 mins.

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Meantime, keep the cooker on stove in high flame.

Now add Eno fruit salt to the batter and mix gently. If necessary you can add more water to get the right consistency.

In a pan roast cashew with little ghee and place in the Idli moulds.

Put spoonful of batter on Idli moulds and place in cooker and cook for 8-10 mins.

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Allow the cooker to cool for 3-4 mins.

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Remove Cucumber Oats Idli with the help of a spoon.

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Now Cucumber Oats Idli is ready to eat. It is served with Sambar and any chutney of your choice.

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Tips :

Batter should be appropriate to get fluffier Idli. No need to roast Oats.


Cucumber Rava Idli

Cucumber Rava Idli

Cucumber Idli is very tasty and good for health. Cucumber helps in digestion. It contains many vitamins, anti oxidants and very rich in potassium. It is helpful in hair growth. It acts as coolant, for skin, black cirlces around eyes. It helps in maintaining Blood Pressure.

Today let us learn how to make Instant Cucumber Rava Idli. It is very easy to prepare and tasty also.



Shavige Vegetable Bath

Shavige Vegetable Bath

In earlier days, Shavige/vermicelli were made at home and was very tedious job. I remember when we used to go to grandmother’s place, it was a feast day to prepare Shavige which was eaten with Kai Haalu, Kobbari-Bella, Ellu Pidu, Payasa.

Now we get packed shavige/vermicelli so that we can instantly prepare by cooking with water. Shavige / vermicelli is readily available at all stores. We get in different forms like rice shavige, wheat shavige, ragi shavige.

Today let us learn how to prepare instantly Vegetable Shavige Bath, one of the famous and common breakfast item.

Ingredients :

Shavige /vermicelli                                          2 cups

Vegetables – diced as per your choice     2 cups

Green chillies                                                       6-7

Coconut-grated                                                  ½ cup

Onion (optional)                                                 3 tsp (chopped)

Ginger paste                                                         ¼ tsp

Curry leaves                                                         5-6 strands 1 tsp

Urad dal                                                                 ½ tsp

Mustard seeds                                                     ½ tsp

Cashew                                                                    7-8

Lemon juice                                                          3 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil                                                                             4-5 tsp

Method :

Cook all the vegetables with little salt. Do not strain the excess water in it. (I don’t prefer pressure cooker for this as vegetables should not be overcooked)

In a pan put oil and keep on medium flame.

When oil is hot enough add mustard seeds. When it splutters add cashew and fry till half golden brown.

Add chana, urad dal, cut green chillies, chopped curry leaves, chopped onion (optional) and fry.

Add shavige/vermicelli and fry till golden brown.

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Lower the flame and allow to cook. Let shavige/vermicelli cook with vegetable stalk only. It will take 5-10 mins to cook, as we are cooking in low flame.

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You will be the better judge to finalise whether you need more water for cooking shavige. Check whether shavige is cooked well. If not, sprinkle required water and close the lid for cooking.

There is one more method :

You can pre-cook shavige.

Put roasted shavige in hot water along with little oil and salt.

Close the lid for 2-3 mins.

When shavige is cooked, run cool, drain it and keep ready.

You can add cooked shavige/vermicelli and cooked vegetables and

mix well.

Add grated coconut, lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves and mix gently.

Switch off the flame and keep on the stove for 3-4 mins.

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It is served along with coconut chutney.

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Tips :                                                                                                                               

You can add any vegetables of your choice. You should be careful while following the second method, as pre-cooked shavige needs more care while mixing, it may become paste. As I do not want to waste vegetable stalk, I prefer first method to make use of nutrients, vitamins in it.