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Idly recipe using Idly Rava / Idly Batter recipe using Idli Rava

Idly recipe using Idly Rava / Idly Batter recipe using Idli Rava

Idly Rava was very different to me, as I have seen most of them making idly with Idli rava. It was the very first time, sometime ago 11 years, I came to know about Idly rava when I was there in Hyderabad through one of my friend. One day when we were chatting over a tea, she told me that she prepares different batter for Idly and Dosa, at the moment I heard I was shocked and later she told that they prepare idly using idli rava and dosa as the same as we prepare, whereas we prepare a same batter for both Idly and Dosa using Idly rice and urad dal / whole white lentils.

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Idly using Idly Rava / How to make Idly Batter with Idly Rava

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The very next day, she prepared me the idli using idly rava and peanut chutney which perfectly matches it. I and my hubby like it, asked the recipe, prepared by myself, as the process was very easy, takes less time, just you need to soak and grind the white lentils or urad dal or ulundam paruppu and mix it with the Idly rava and ferment it overnight and next day you can have soft and yummy Idlies. Let me share the recipe…

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Idly using Idly Rava / How to make Idly Batter with Idly Rava

Ingredients:

  • Idly Rava – 3 cups
  • Whole White lentil / Urad dal / Ulundam paruppu – 1 cup
  • Salt – 1 ¼ tsp

Preparation:

  • Soak whole white lentils in water for 4 hrs and grind it to a fine paste by adding little water.
  • Soak Idly rava in water for 20 mins and drain the water completely.
  • Now pour the ground lentil batter to the idly rava, mix it well.
  • Cover and keep it aside for overnight or until it gets fermented well.
  • After fermentation, add salt and mix it well.
  • Heat an idly steamer, pour the idly batter to the moulds, and steam for 20 mins or until the spoon inserted in the center of the idly comes out clean.

Serve hot with Peanut Chutney. Also goes out well with Sambar and Chutney.

 

Chicken Noodles Pancake Recipe / Maggi Noodles Recipe / Chicken Pancake recipe

Chicken Noodles Pancake Recipe / Maggi Noodles Recipe / Chicken Pancake recipe

Thought of preparing Maggi – but when there are too many myths revolving around Maggi, few of the people ask me, why do you prepare Maggi, but just like that I ask them Don’t you use Maggi! Personally, I have experienced in my neighborhood grocery shop when I see Maggi getting filled in the racks will be over in few hours and again they fill it, this keeps on going. Maggi is most of the people’s all-time favorite where there is no age restriction right from the toddles till the elders.

Balanced diet is one which provides all the nutrients in required amounts and proper proportions. I have seen people excluding carbohydrates and fats in their daily diet instead to stay fit. But how many of them knew that balanced diet is the combination of all these. And so, no food is healthy or unhealthy – even if you proceed eating only the so claimed healthy food, how will get the balanced diet and certainly it would lead you to health disorder. You can have everything but the main thing here is the right quantity, you need to have the right quantity of food at regular intervals since “Too much of anything is good for nothing”

The total fat (visible invisible) in the diet should provide between 20-30% of total calories. The visible fat intake in the diets can go up to 50kg/person/day based on the level of physical activity and physiological status. So, include everything in your diet but in proper proportion.

Chicken Noodles Pancake / Noodles Pancake recipe / Maggi Noodles Recipe

Coming to noodles, Maggi noodles balances the diet because of the protein, carbohydrates and fat content in it. When compared to vegetable cheese sandwich, veg biryani, dosa, Maggi has lesser amount of fat content in it.

Also, to maintain the quality, Maggi undergoes different stages before packing, like steaming, baking and then fried for few seconds.

Now let me share a quick, easy and a simple pancake recipe with Maggi noodles, that goes out well for breakfast or a tea-time snack for kids, after school.

Ingredients:

  • Maggi noodles with masala – 1 packet
  • Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Shredded chicken – ½ cup
  • Black pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Eggs – 2 nos
  • Baking powder – ½ tsp
  • Butter – 3 tbsp
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Salt – ¾ tsp or to taste

Preparation:

  • Toast the shredded chicken in oil with black pepper powder and salt, cook until the chicken is perfectly done.
  • Remove it to a tissue to drain the excess oil.
  • Break the eggs, add salt and beat it well.
  • Boil the Maggi noodles in a cup of water, drain the water and remove it from fire.
  • Take a mixing bowl, add wheat flour, baking soda, a tbsp of butter and mix it well.
  • Pour milk to the bowl, mix it well and make sure no lumps are formed.
  • Add the Maggi noodles, mix it well, make sure it has reached the pancake consistency, if not add little water drained after boiling the Maggi and mix it well.
  • Add the Maggi masala to it and mix well.
  • Heat a tsp of butter in a tawa, pour a spoonful of batter, drizzle little butter, and cook on both sides.
  • Remove it from fire, once it turns golden brown on both sides.

Serve hot with a tbsp of butter.

 

 

Kosambari Recipe / Carrot Kosambari / Cucumber Kosambari / Vegetarian Salad – Sprig Gourmet Product Review

Kosambari Recipe / Carrot Kosambari / Cucumber Kosambari / Vegetarian Salad – Sprig Gourmet Product Review

Kosambari is a healthy vegetarian salad, prepared by soaking split green gram or split gram in water, then combining them with vegetables, green chillies and salt. Kosambari is a famous Karnataka salad recipe originated from Udupi, which is most commonly prepared during festivals.

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Been in Bangalore for almost few years, I have tasted this from my neighbor aunty who commonly prepares kosambari during all festivals at their home. Navratri’s are not without kosambari at their home. Following her, I have prepared two kosambari – Carrot kosambari and Cucumber kosambari.

Kosambari is also known as Koshambari, which is a healthy vegetarian salad recipe that is very easy and simple to prepare in mintues. Got products from Sprig Online Gourmet for review and Just for a twist I have substituted Six Pepper Medley powder from Sprig Gourmet instead of Green Chillies and Rosemary Lavender Sea Salt from Sprig Gourmet instead of salt.

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Lavender is my one and only favorite, the very first time tried out the flavor in food along with sea salt, absolutely delicious and more fragrant –  also a special for Navratri offering. Six Pepper Medley also had a wonderful fragnant, because of the cute little grinder over the bottle which gives out the freshly grounded powder. Give a try to this recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Cucumber – ½ no
  • Carrot – 1 no (medium size)
  • Split green gram / Paasi payaru / Mung dal – 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves – 2 stalks
  • Green chillies or Pepper Powder (Six Pepper Medley from sprig) – ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida / Hing / Perungayam – ¼ tsp
  • Grated Coconut – ¾ cup
  • Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/ tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt (Rosemary Lavender seasalt from sprig) – ½ tsp

Making of Kosambari / Carrot Kosambari Video recipe / Cucumber Kosambari Video recipe –

Preparation:

  • Soak the split green gram / mung dal / paasipayaru in water for almost 2 hours.
  • Drain the water completely and keep it aside.
  • Peel and finely chop the cucumber into pieces.
  • Peel and finely grate the carrot into pieces.
  • If you are using green chillies, finely chop them into pieces.
  • Clean and finely chop the coriander stalks to pieces.
  • Take a 2 bowls, add half the quantity of soaked split green gram to each bowls.
  • Add cucumber, half the quantity of coriander leaves, lemon juice, grated coconut, lime juice, pepper powder or green chillies and a pinch of asafetida to a bowl. Mix it well.
  • In another bowl, add grated carrot, leftover quantity of coriander leaves, lemon juice, grated coconut, lime juice, pepper powder or green chillies and a pinch of asafetida and mix well.
  • In a small vessel or tadka, heat oil, add mustard seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Pour half the quantity to each of the bowls. Mix it well.
  • Add required quantity of salt, only before you serve.
  • Serve it.

Note: Add salt to the kosambari only before serving, else it would release water and become soggy.