Friday, 25 October 2013

Rice Cakes 4 a Breakfast/Snack



This is a no cook breakfast, it can be either made with Rice Cakes or very much with a toast bread. We all love it at home. When we are having a lazy weekend for go for this breakfast and the little ones can help them make too. 

Here`s what you need :

- rice cakes (4 pieces)
- 1 kiwi, peeled and cut into circles
- 1 banana, peeled and cut into circles
- 3 strawberries, cut into half or half an apple cut into thin slices
- chopped walnuts or almonds

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Upma


Upma

Upma is mainly a breakfast dish (sort of a porridge but salty) but it is often cooked also as a small meal. It is a dish from the South India but is equally famous in the Central part of India. Today it is widely cooked in the whole of India and loved for its simplicity. It is made from Semolina, you can either take the finer one or the bit grainier one. 

Here is what you will need:

- 1 cup semolina/suji
- 1 tbsp ghee
- a few string of curry leaves if available
- 1 green chili, finely chopped or to taste
- handful of peanuts, Cashew nuts and raisins
- 1 red/white onion or to taste
- 1 tsp of mustard seeds
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 tsp finely grated ginger
- 3 cups of warm water
- Lime juice
- pinch of sugar

Lobia curry

                                                 
                                                
Lobia beans or black eyed beans are as famous and loved in India as they are in Europe and Mexico. They are so easy to cook and are super creamy after cooking. Unlike other whole beans you don't have to soak them overnight/8 hours, they are good after a soak of 1-2 hours as well. 

Here is the Lobia curry which goes well with Rice or even Chapati/Naan. 

Here is what you will need:

- 250 gms of dried lobia beans, soaked 
- about an inch piece of ginger
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1/4 tsp of turmeric

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