Tag Archives: indian cuisine

Eggless Quinoa Pancake / Nutty Quinoa Pancake / Quinoa Breakfast Recipes

Standard

When few of my followers wanted quinoa recipes, my friend who has quinoa most of the time, these made me give a try to quinoa. My friend always says that quinoa has loads of health benefits along with the weight loss fact, why not to give a try – “One Stone but Two Mangoes”. Here starts my first quinoa recipe – Eggless Quinoa Nutty Pancake.

Eggless Quinoa Pancake, Eggless Nutty Quinoa Pancake, images of quinoa pancake, picture of quinoa pancake, how to make eggless quinoa pancake, how to make eggless nutty quinoa pancake at home, quinoa recipe, quinoa breakfast recipes, Indian quinoa recipe, tamil quinoa recipe, Indian quinoa breakfast recipe, food, recipes, Indian recipes, eggless pancake recipe, making of quinoa pancake, making of eggless quinoa pancake, making of eggless nutty quinoa pancake

Eggless Quinoa Pancake / Eggless Nutty Quinoa Pancake

Eggless Quinoa Nutty Pancake is a delicious, yum, healthy and most commonly suits everyone from kids till elders. I have infused nuts along with this pancake to get little crunchiness, a trick to make kids consume nuts. I have boiled the quinoa and used in the pancake, you can also save time by boiling it in your free time, following by refrigeration, so that it stays fresh for few days.

CLICK HERE for more Breakfast recipes. Taking it to Fiesta Friday #175 hosted by Angie@thenovicegardener.

Eggless Quinoa Nutty Pancake is super soft, fluffy, made with whole wheat flour, infused with nuts and coconut milk for more taste. It is an perfect breakfast for school going kids, weight watchers, protein lovers and health conscious people. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Quinoa – ½ cup (uncooked) or 1 cup (cooked)
  • Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Honey or Maple syrup – 5 tbsp
  • Walnuts – 10 nos
  • Badam / Almonds – 10 nos
  • Baking powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Coconut milk – ¾ cup
  • Light brown sugar or sugar – ½ cup (optional)
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Butter – 4 tbsp.

Making of Eggless Nutty Quinoa Pancake –

Preparation:

  • Rinse the quinoa in water for 4 to 5 times, otherwise it would give slight bitterness to the dish.
  • Boil 3 cups of water, add the rinsed quinoa, cover and cook until the quinoa turns soft and fluffy. It would increase in size once its boiled.
  • Crush the walnuts and almonds/badam to a coarse powder and keep it aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, add 1 cup of boiled quinoa, wheat flour, a tbsp. of butter, baking powder, salt, pour in the honey, coconut milk and milk, mix it all together and make sure no lumps are formed.
  • Heat a pan, add ¼ tsp of butter, spread it all over the pan, pour a spoonful of batter, at the center of the pan and spread it gently to a small circle.
  • Drizzle butter along the sides and little over top of the pancake.
  • Cook only in medium flame, otherwise it would get burnt.
  • After it starts leaving the sides of the pan, gently flip the side and cook on both sides.
  • Again drizzle, ¼ tsp of butter along the sides of the pan.
  • Remove it from fire, once it cooked.

Serve it hot with Honey or Maple syrup or Palm jaggery syrup or Hershey’s chocolate syrup. I have served it with palm jaggery syrup, as I have not added sugar to it.

Press Release for World On A Plate – 2 at VR Bengaluru, Bangalore – 2017

Standard

Got an invite for World On A Plate – Edition 2, Press Release hosted by VR Bengaluru with celebrity Master chefs, as a part of VR One celebrations on 2nd June 2017 – 11.30 A.M. Gold Rush Entertainment bring together all the 5 Master Chefs – Gary Mehigan, Adriano Zumbo, Janice Wong, Ranveer Brar and Elena Duggan at VR Bengaluru – The Black Box at Whitefield on 3rd June.

Press Release for World On A Plate - 2 at VR Bengaluru, Bangalore

Press Release for World On A Plate – 2 at VR Bengaluru, Bangalore

One of the most memorable, precious, happy moment, that I got to attend the Press Release of the World On A Plate – Edition 2 conducted at VR Bengaluru, Whitefield, Bangalore, on behalf of the celebration of VR Bengaluru’s 1st Anniversary.

About VR Bengaluru: VR Bengaluru is a Virtuous Retail South Asia’s flagship center in the city and is a first-of-its-kind community centric integrated lifestyle destination in India. VR Bengaluru plays host to an award-winning luxury boutique hotel & residences, collaborative communal work spaces for start-ups and entrepreneurs and a multi-level premium retail arcade.  It also includes a nine-screen multiplex including an IMAX, several pubs, cafes and restaurants along with an upscale food curt, community event spaces, public art, a fitness club, spa and salon and a rooftop pool alongside a unique banqueting space with a large-scale LED screen.

The nickname “Black Box on Whitefield Road” is inspired by the striking black façade, which makes VR Bengaluru stand out from the generic building landscape on Whitefield Main Road. Equally compelling is the unique mix of experiences and the integrated design of the development that enables customers to move seamlessly among the different uses. Also it’s my neighborhood, where I spend most of times in shopping, movies, eating and so on. Even though it was my neighborhood, imagining the Bangalore Traffic, I wanted to reach at least 10 mins earlier, the same way I got to reach the place 20 mins earlier.

Press Release for World On A Plate - 2 at VR Bengaluru, Bangalore, press release of world on a plate 2017, world on a plate 2017, world on a plate bangalore

During the release

About VRSA: VRSA is India’s only institutionally backed retail platform, developing and managing community oriented lifestyle centres across the country. VRSA is aggressively expanding its pan-India portfolio which currently includes its flagship centres VR Surat, VR Bengaluru and VR Chennai. Over the last 9 years, VR has redefined the spatial retail experience for consumers by delivering innovative centers that seamlessly integrate shopping, hospitality, F&B, leisure and entertainment. These award-winning lifestyle centres are designed and operated by VRSA as social hubs that are ‘Connecting Communities©’ and celebrate local culture while enhancing the overall brand image of the city they are located in.

Madraasi with Master Chef. Adriano Zumbo

About the Gold Rush Entertainment: Gold Rush has churned a number of exciting projects and activations across various cities in India including The George Calombaris – India  the most remarkable one being the 1st  edition of World On A Plate in Bangalore.

About the Event: The edition of World On A Plate 2 promises to be a culinary extravaganza where the chefs witll take the city’s food lovers through exclusive Master Classes as they create their signature dishes. This will be followed by an exclusive tete-a-tete where the chefs will share their personal experiences and moments. The event will end with Master Chef Live! Where the chefs will taste and judge 25 of city’s best restaurants to award them the titles of World on a Plate “Best Restaurant of the year”, “People’s Choice Award” and “Best Dessert”. 

Chef Quotes during Press Release:

 Australia’s favourite Master Chef Gary Mehigan said “India has always floored me with its diverse food palate. Coming back to India is always exciting but coming to Bangalore is a surreal experience. This melting pot of cuisines always has something new to offer. With an amazing line-up of chefs, we believe that the 2nd edition of World on a Plate will be a sensation”.

 Adriano Zumbo who is known as the Sweet Assassin said “I am really excited to be in India more specifically in Bangalore for the World on a Plate. The Indian cuisine has so much to offer, the flavours, textures and colours are a treat for any foodie.

 India’s favourite chef Ranveer Brar said “This is an extraordinary food festival bringing together some of the world’s finest chefs. The festival offers a modern take on gastronomy with new approaches in cooking. I am sure good lovers in Bangalore will be taken on a whirlwind of flavours at the World on a Plate 2”.

 Janice Wong, Patisserie extraordinaire added “I am glad to be part of this culinary food festival. It was a pleasure to explore and try new flavours and what really impressed me is India’s contemporary take on desserts. I can’t wait to share my experiences of World on a Plate when I go back home”.

 On her maiden trip to Bangalore, Masterchef Australia Season 8 winner Elena Duggan said “I am so excited to be part of World on a Plate 2 in the city of Bangalore. Working alongside Gary is always fun. I look forward to the experience and learning more about the local cuisine.” 

I was more excited to see all the 5 Celebrity Master Chefs together during the press release, also we were invited to taste the dishes curated by the chefs. Later we had a photo where we got to click with the chefs and then followed by lunch – Hotel Waverly.

Tons of Thanks to my all time favorite VR Bengaluru for the invite, this would not been possible for me without you, you made my 2017 more memorable. MADRAASI wishes VR Bengaluru many many and so many Anniversary to come with rocking events.

Mukkani Halwa / Tri-Fruits Halwa / Mixed Fruits Halwa – Summer Recipe – Exotic Indian summer recipe

Standard

Every Wednesday I share an Exotic recipe, as of now being summer and the availability of mangoes, jack fruit resulted me in preparing the Mixed Fruits Halwa / Tri-Fruits or Mukkani Halwa. Do chck out my other Halwa Recipes – Banana Halwa, Corn flour Halwa, Badam / Almond Halwa, Wheat Halwa, Carrot Halwa, Beetroot Halwa.

Mukkani Halwa / Tri-Fruits Halwa – Summer recipes – Summer dessert

As the name Mukkani in Tamil literature mentions Mango, Jack fruit and Banana and also together it tastes divine and smells fabulous. I could understand now you drool, so why wait give a try immediately and enjoy the halwa. Taking this to Fiesta Friday #161 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Mango – 1 no
  • Bananas – 2 nos
  • Jack fruit – 10 nos
  • Sugar – 4 tbsp
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 6 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 10 nos
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp

Making of Mukkani Halwa / Tri-Fruits Halwa / Summer Fruits Halwa –

Preparation:

  • Peel and roughly chop the mangoes into pieces. Peel the bananas and keep it aside.
  • Deseed the jack fruits, take 2 jack fruits flesh and thinly slice them into pieces (lengthwise).
  • Also, finely chop, a handful of mangoes and bananas into pieces, keep it aside.
  • Take the deseeded jack fruits, roughly chopped mangoes and peeled bananas in a mixier and grind it to a fine paste by sprinkling little water, only if needed.
  • Heat a heavy bottomed vessel, pour the ground fruit mixture, start stirring them.
  • Keep on stirring until it thickens and start turning golden brown in color.
  • Add sugar and cardamom powder and stir for few mins or until the sugar gets dissolved in the fruit mixture.
  • Start drizzling ghee/clarified butter little by little at this stage and stir well by drizzling ghee at regular intervals until the fruit mixture oozes out the ghee/clarified butter.
  • Meanwhile other side, heat a tbsp of ghee/clarified butter, add the cashew nuts and fry until they golden brown.
  • Transfer the roasted cashew nuts to the halwa, stir well.
  • Grease a bowl with ghee/clarified butter, transfer the halwa to the bowl and level it with the back side of the spoon.
  • Wait until it reaches room temperature.

Serve hot or at room temperature.

Note: Make sure that mangoes, jack fruits and bananas should be well ripened, else there would be a complete change in the taste, flavor and color.