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Instant Poha Idli Recipe / Instant Aval Idli Recipe

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Usually idlies consumes time due to fermentation, but there are few varieties of instant Idlies, that can be prepared without fermentation. I have already shared Instant Rava Idli / Instant Semolina Idly which is very easy and quick to prepare, but in this Instant poha idli / Aval Idli, we don’t need to ferment but here comes the 2 hrs of soaking time. I came across this recipe, through one of my foodie friend – Meenakshi Ramesh, much thanks to her, we all liked the idli to the core.

Instant Poha Idli / Instant Aval Idli is a common breakfast among all south Indian families which is served with chutney, sambar and podi. This idli can be consumed for dinner also, a best for babies below 12 months and above 7 months.

Instant Poha Idli / Instant Avali idli is easy and simple to prepare, also it is very soft, fluffy and spongy and so this can be served for anyone from a 7 months old baby till an elder person. I have paired this idli with Kara Chutney / spicy Chutney and Idli milgai podi. Let me share the recipe …

Making of Instant Poha Idli / Instant Aval Idli –

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Ingredients:

  • Poha / Aval / Flattened Rice – 1 cup
  • Idly Rava / Rice Rava / Rice in the form of semolina – 1 ½ cups
  • Sour curd / Yogurt – ¾ cup
  • Eno / Cooking soda / Soda uppu – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Soak the idly rava for 4 hours, I have soaked for just 2 hrs.
  • Wash the aval/poha and soak it for 2 hrs.
  • Drain the water from the idly rava and aval/poha, mash the soaked poha with the backside of your spoon.
  • Mix both the idly rava and aval/poha, pour in the sour curd followed by eno/cooking soda and salt.
  • Mix it well, let it rest until you ready the idli steamer.
  • Pour water in the idli steamer, cover and bring it to boil.
  • Scoop the batter to the idli mould, place it in the steamer, cover and cook until the idli is steamed. (insert a spoon in the center of the idli, if the spoon comes out clean the idli is perfectly steamed).
  • Remove it from the idli mould and transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot with any chutney. I have serve it with Spicy chutney / Kara Chutney.

Bread Scramble / Bread Bhurji / How to scramble bread – Easy and Quick Breakfast

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Bread scramble is an easy, simple and quick breakfast or a tea-time snack that goes out well with cup of coffee or tea. My hubby was the one who told me about this dish, as he used to have this in the office canteen. Also, this would be perfect when you have few slices of bread, you no need any side dish for dish. Let me share the recipe…

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Bread Scramble / Bread Bhurji / Scrambled Bread Egg - Easy and quick Breakfast recipes

Bread Scramble / Bread Bhurji / Scrambled Bread Egg – Easy and quick Breakfast recipes

Ingredients:

  • Bread slices – 8 nos
  • Eggs – 4 nos
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a strand
  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Making of Bread Scramble / Bread Bhurji / Scrambled Bread Egg –

Preparation:

  • Cube the bread slices to medium pieces.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions into pieces.
  • Heat a heavy bottom vessel, add half of the butter and toss the cubed bread slices.
  • Remove from fire and transfer it to a plate, once they start turning golden brown in color.
  • Heat the leftover butter in the same vessel, add curry leaves once they crackle, add the onions.
  • Cook until the onions turn golden brown in color.
  • Add the chilli powder, garam masala, cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Break the eggs one by one and continue stirring it.
  • Cook in medium flame, once the eggs are half done, add the bread slices and stir it well.
  • So, that the bread slices get coat well with the eggs.
  • Cook for few mins or until they are scrambled to the perfection.
  • Remove it from fire.

Serve hot with a cup of coffee or tea.

Sweet Potato Paratha with VIDEO

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Sweet Potato Paratha is one such delicious recipe, which made in minutes and also good for lunch box. As they have a sweet taste, it would be liked by most of the kids. I could remember very well during winters; sweet potatoes are available all over the local markets. During Pongal, my mom use to get these sweet potatoes, cook them, peel the skin and we have it as such. It would be yum, but nowadays when I served it the same way my mom served it me, my kids do not want to have it.  

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Health Benefits of Sweet Potato – Sweet Potato is one of the high calorie food with no saturated FATS or CHOLESTEROL and rich in dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. The Vitamin B6 in them, helps keep the walls of arteries and blood vessels flexible and healthy which allows blood flow freely. It helps in the treatment of anemia and several premenstrual symptoms in women.

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Usually I don’t miss to use the seasonal produce, so thought of creating a recipe with sweet potatoes and this resulted in my sweet potato paratha where I served it with Tomato dip and Mushroom potato curry. Let me share the recipe…

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Sweet Potato Paratha

Ingredients:

  • Sweet potato paratha – 2 nos (medium sized)
  • Wheat flour – 2 cups
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 4 tbsp

Making of Sweet Potato Paratha:

Preparation:

  • Roughly chop the sweet potatoes to medium size and pressure-cook them for 2 whistles (up to mashing consistency).
  • Finely chop the green chillies and keep it aside.
  • Take the wheat flour in a wide mouth bowl, make a well in the center, pour ½ cup of water, and knead the flour to a dough.
  • Pour water little by little and knead the flour to dough.
  • Finally pour a 1 tbsp of oil and knead the dough for 15 mins.
  • Cover it with a damp cloth and let it rest for 15 to 20 mins.
  • Meanwhile, remove the lid from the pressure-cooker when the pressure subsides.
  • Drain the water, peel the skin and transfer the sweet potatoes to a wide mouth bowl.
  • Add the cumin powder, salt and green chillies, mash them to a paste.
  • Divide the dough to a medium size ball, dust the surface and flatten the rolled balls.
  • Place a small portion of the mashed sweet potato and again roll the dough to a ball.
  • Dust the surface with flour and gently flatten the rolled-out dough.
  • Heat a tawa, rub the tawa with oil, place the flatten dough, drizzle oil along the sides of the paratha.
  • Cook in medium flame by swapping both sides, until they turn golden brown in color.

Serve hot with Tomato Dip and any gravy or curry. I have served it with Mushroom Potato curry.