A ‘not to miss’ healthy & tasty Breakfast recipe!

Wakey…Wakey…Do you know BREAKFAST is the most important meal of the day?

There’s a famous saying, “Eat Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper” but do we follow this?

Most of us DO NOT 😐 Nutritionists always advises to eat breakfast within two hours of waking.

Here’s the reason why….. Breakfast provides our brain and body with energy after an overnight fast. That’s how the name ‘BREAKFAST’ got originated, breaking the fast!

Apart from providing energy, it is a good source of important nutrients such as calcium, iron, B vitamins, protein and fibre.

So let’s kick start our day with one such super boaster yet simple breakfast recipe 🙂

Oats Upma:  Traditional dish with a Twist of Healthy Oats.

Just as the name sounds unique so is the recipe! This 30 min recipe made of oats with fresh vegetables and indian spices is one of the healthiest breakfasts suitable for kids as well as heart and diabetic patients.

Here’s how we make this delicious fusion:

Ingredients:

1 cup of oats

½ teaspoon oil

¼ cup finely chopped onion, carrots, french beans, green peas

7 to 8 curry leaves

1 teaspoon mustard

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon chana dal/urad dal

8 to 10 peanuts/cashew

½ teaspoon ginger

1 or 2 green chillies

1 to 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves

1.25 cups water

Salt as required

 

How to make:

Roasting Oats:

1.Heat ½ tsp of oil in pan & add 1 cup oats.

2.Stir and saute on low flame till the oats become crisp. Keep stirring so that the oats do not turn brown from bottom.

3.Remove in a plate and keep aside.

 

Preparation:

1.Heat 1 to 1.5 tbsp oil. Add mustard seeds, stir till the seeds crackle.

2.Add cumin seeds, chana dal or urad dal and cashew. Stir till the dal turns brown.

3.Add chopped onions, stir and saute till the onions turn translucent.

4.Add chopped green chillies, curry leaves, stir and saute for half a minute

5.Then add chopped carrots, french beans, green peas, stir and saute for 2 minutes

6.Adding 1.25 cup of water, cover the pan.

7.Let it simmer on a medium flame and cook this mixture till the veggies become soft. For about 8 to 9 minutes.

8.Add roasted oats, stir lightly and add salt as required. Cover the pan with lid on a low flame, steam for 7 to 8 mins.

9.Once cooked, add coriander leaves, stir and serve with some lemon or coconut chutney.

 

Relish this nutritious recipe to work too as it’s an excellent source of energy.

Remember in skipping breakfast, you are more likely to gain weight instead of losing weight.

Fleeing in the morning from one task to another we forget the relevance of having a nourishing break-fast. Hastily make your daily planner; include fruits, nuts, oats, eggs, juices, milk, brown bread, poha, upma, sabudana etc.

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Keep your morning cravings at bay & have a happy healthy day 🙂

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!

3 Delicious Winter Recipes! Not to be missed…

We found it 🙂 Delicious, mouth-watering & so not to be missed winter recipes.

As the temperature is rising, savouring the seasonal recipes is the most cheering sign of long awaited winter.
With these nourishing and scrumptious food on your platter just transport yourself to winter wonderland.

Gajar Ka Halwa :

Gajar ka Halwa Reliance Fresh
Gajar (Carrots) have strong cleansing properties that help in detoxifying liver. Highly responsible for reducing the risk of breast, lung & colon cancer. It also effectively nourishes the skin & prevent any blemishes.
Here’s what you need:
1/2 tin (200g)- Nestle Milkmaid Condensed Milk
2 tbsp- Any Pure Ghee
1 litre- Milk
1 kg- Carrots Grated
25 gm- Kishmish (Raisins)
25gm- Kaju (Cashewnuts) Chopped
How to make:
1. Mix grated carrots and milk in a pan, bring to a boil. Cook on low flame and stir occasionally till milk dries up.
2. Add Nestle Milkmaid Condensed Milk and continue cooking on low flame, stir occasionally till it dries up.
3. Add ghee and cook for 10 minutes. Garnish with nuts and serve hot.

 

Bajre ka Thepla:

Bajre ka Thepla
Though Bajra is available round the year, it is extremely good for winters. Good source of energy, promotes heart health & helps in digestion.
Here’s what you need:
1/2 cups Bajre ka atta
1/2 cup whole wheat atta
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp dried methi
2 tsp salt
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp garlic
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp sugar
Yogurt to knead

How to make:
1. Make paste of ginger, garlic & green chillies
2. Knead all the ingrediants with yogurt & make thin parathas.

 

Pepper Rasam Soup:

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Winters also bring in common cold and cough. In order to avoid incessant running nose and sneeze it is better to consume effective foods. Pepper Rasam Soup helps in digestion & also soothes your senses.
Here’s what you need:
100 gm Tomato
50 gm Tamarind
1 tsp Whole black pepper
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 Cloves of garlic
2 gm Turmeric powder
1 gm Coriander leaves
Few curry leaves
Salt to taste
750 ml Water
Seasoning:
1 gm Curry leaves
10 gm Ghee
2 gm Mustard seeds
2 gm Red chilli whole
How to make:
1. Soak tamarind in a cup of warm water, extract its juice and discard the pulp. Grind cumin seeds, pepper and garlic in a mixer.
2. Take a cup of tamarind extract, add chopped tomatoes, crushed pepper, cumin, garlic, salt turmeric powder and curry leaves. Boil them together.
3. Once it starts boiling, keep the flame low. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes or till the raw smell of the tamarind goes off.
4. Heat ghee and add mustard seeds to it. When it begins to splutter, add curry leaves and red chilli, and pour it over the Rasam.

Now ready your taste buds to take a break and try these winter special recipes.

One food tip- Food tastes better when you eat with your family, share with your friends and get to hear all those compliments. Isn’t it?

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Enjoy…
Eat Good! Feel Good!

A delightful Shrikhand recipe to prep you up for Janmashtami!

Come let’s celebrate Janmashtami – the birthday of Lord Krishna.

Janmashtami Recipe Reliance Fresh Direct

Being one of the biggest Indian festivals in the world, this auspicious day is celebrated with great joy to rekindle the mischievous aspects of Lord Krishna.

People enact Krishna’s childhood attempts of stealing butter & curd from earthen pots beyond his reach by hanging pots of curd suspended high above the ground and forming human towers to reach & then break them. This is popularly known as ‘Dahi Handi’. There is also a cash prize attached to such events performed across the city.

On this day, houses are decorated and Krishna’s favourite food and sweets are prepared as an offering. People do invite family and friends to celebrate this joyous festival together.

For any ardent devotee preparing sumptuous dishes to pamper Krishna, is considered to be the most vital part of the celebration. We all know that Lord Krishna was very fond of sweets and would go hunting for milk & milk products in all the houses of Gokul.

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Sweets like rabri, peda, kheer, gopalkala, mishti doi, kalakand etc. are some of the favourite sweets of Lord Krishna.

What best it could be, if you get one of the favourite & very easy to make recipe, just at a click!

Get ready to show your magic and delight our Natkhat Gopal 🙂

Janmashtami Delight #Shrikhand recipe

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Ingredients:

  1. 1 (18 ounce) container Plain Yogurt
  2. 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  3. ½ tsp Ground Cardamom
  4. 1 tsp Rose Water (optional)
  5. Dash of Ground Nutmeg
  6. Few threads of Saffron
  7. 4 tsp finely chopped Green Pistachios

Preparation:

  1. Mix all the ingredients, except pistachios.
  2. After mixing, put them in a bowl and cover it with a lid. Refrigerate it for at least 2 hours.
  3. After two hours, take the bowl off the refrigerator.
  4. By this time, the mixture has reached the consistency of a dessert.
  5. Now, stir and spoon the Shrikhand into dessert dishes.
  6. Sprinkle with pistachios.

With all your love and devotion offer Shrikhand to Krishna & do relish this amazing sweet with your family and friends.

Don’t forget to check your essentials, as you cannot afford to miss this chance to treat Lord Krishna.

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Happy Janmashtami!

Learn how to make Puran Poli this Gudi Padwa

Gudi Padvyachya Shubhechha

Happy Gudi Padwa

As the celebration begins in Maharashtra, let’s take a sneak peek about this Hindu Festival of New Year called as Gudi Padwa.

To mark this new year, many Maharashtrain families hoist a colourful Gudi which is made by placing a Kalash on top of a stick with a nice piece of cloth installed atop doors & windows. According to Hindu mythology, Gudi is installed to celebrate the victory of good over evil. People worship Gudi on this day and also do a lot of preparation to welcome New Year.

This auspicious occasion is also considered to buy new things or starting new projects.

From cleaning the house, shopping, decorating the main door,installing the Gudi, worshipping the Gudi to preparing delicious Gudi Padwa Feast like Puran Poli, Shrikhand,Gulab Jamun & other Mithais, all the rituals signify the sweet experiences of life. Isn’t it 🙂

People do invite each other for relishing the feast together.

With lots of work in hand, making sweets at home with all your love is a courageous task!

What best it could be to get the famous Maharashtrain recipe- Puran Poli, just at a click.

Puran_Poli_Recipe

So here’s the recipe, just for you. Get ready to hear the compliments.

Puran poli is a flat bread stuffed with a sweet lentil filling made from skinned chana dal/spilt bengal gram and jaggery.

Measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup powdered jaggery
  2. 1 cup chana dal/skinned spilt bengal gram
  3. 3 cups water for pressure cooking the chana dal
  4. 2 tsp ghee
  5. 1 tsp fennel/saunf powder
  6. ¾ to 1 tsp dry ginger powder/saunth
  7. ½ tsp cardamom powder or 4-5 cardamoms crushed finely
  8. ¼ tsp nutmeg powder/jaiphal powder
  9. For outer covering: 1.5 cups whole wheat flour/atta + ½ cup all purpose flour/maida (or you can also use 2 cups whole wheat flour instead)
  10. 1 tsp oil or ghee
  11. ½ tsp salt or as required
  12. ¼ tsp turmeric powder/haldi (optional, to give a faint yellow color to the poli)
  13. water as required to knead the dough
  14. oil or ghee as required for frying the puran poli

 

Preparation:

  1. Rinse the chana dal first very well in water. Soak for 30 minutes to one hour and then drain the water.
  2. Cook the chana dal in pressure cooker for 6 to 7 whistles. Once the pressure settles down on its own, strain the cooked dal. The dal has to be strained well.
  3. Heat ghee in a pan and add the dry ginger powder, nutmeg powder, cardamom powder and fennel powder. Saute for few seconds.
  4. Add the chana dal and jaggery, stir and let this puran mixture cook on a low flame till the mixture becomes dry.
  5. Keep on stirring the puran mixture at intervals.
  6. Once the puran stuffing becomes thick and dry, switch off the flame.
  7. After it becomes cool, then mash the puran mixture with a potato masher or use your mixer to mash. Keep this aside.

 

For preparing the poli dough:

  1. Take whole wheat flour, all purpose flour/maida and salt in a bowl mix well.
  2. Add a little bit of water and ghee and mix. Knead the dough by adding water as required.
  3. The dough should be smooth and soft. Cover and keep aside the dough for 15-20 minutes.

 

Making the Puran Poli:

  1. Take a medium or large size ball from the dough. Roll it 2-3 inches in circumference on a dusted rolling board.
  2. Place a portion of Puran mixture in the center of the rolled dough.
  3. Bring the edges together towards the center and join all the edges and pinch them.
  4. Sprinkle some flour and start rolling the dough.
  5. Make a medium or large circle (poli) as depending upon the size of the dough and puran filling you took.
  6. On a heated tawa or griddle, spread some ghee. Place the rolled poli/dough circle on the tawa.
  7. When one side gets browned, turn over and cook the other side till you see some brown spots.
  8. Once the second side gets browned, then turn over and apply ghee. If everything is done properly then puran poli will puff up. The poli should be cooked well with brown spots.
  9. Stack all the poli’s in a casserole or in a kitchen napkin.
  10. You can serve puran poli warm or at room temperature with milk, ghee or curd.

 

Quick Poli Saving Tips 🙂

  1. While you roll the poli, be careful as it may break a little, just add some dry flour to that part.
  2. Instead of whole wheat flour, you can use the dough with all purpose flour or maida or use half of both the flours.

So go on and roll some Poli’s. All the best.

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Happy Gudi Padwa!