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Energise Your Mornings with Nutritious Breakfast Delights!

Hey there, breakfast enthusiasts! Are you ready to embark on a culinary journey that promises to tantalise your taste buds while keeping you fueled and energised throughout the day? Well, you're in for a treat! Today, I'm bringing you not one, not two, but three delicious breakfast recipes that are as easy to make as they are healthy. So, whether you're a busy parent juggling family responsibilities or a diligent student rushing off to classes, these recipes are tailored just for you!


1. Oats Chilla - A Twist on Traditional Pancakes


Let's kick things off with a delightful twist on the classic pancake – Oats Chilla! This savoury pancake variation is not only quick and easy to whip up but also packed with the goodness of oats and gram flour. Perfect for those busy mornings when you need a nutritious breakfast on the go.


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats

  • 1/2 cup gram flour (besan)

  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds or carom seeds

  • 1/4 teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes

  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves

  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped ginger

  • 1/2 to 2/3 teaspoon finely chopped green chillies

  • Salt to taste

  • 2/3 to 3/4 cup water

  • Oil for cooking


Instructions:

  1. Take ½ cup quick-cooking oats in a mixer or grinder and grind to a fine powder.

  2. Transfer the ground oats flour to a mixing bowl and add gram flour, cumin seeds, Kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric powder, chopped onion, tomatoes, coriander leaves, ginger, green chillies, and salt.

  3. Pour water gradually into the mixture while whisking until you get a smooth-flowing consistency batter without any lumps.

  4. Let the batter rest for 30 minutes.

  5. Heat a tawa or flat pan on low heat and grease it with oil.

  6. Pour a ladle full of batter onto the tawa and spread it gently to form a thin pancake.

  7. Cook until the top begins to look cooked, then drizzle some oil around the edges.

  8. Flip the chilla and cook until both sides are golden brown.

  9. Serve hot with chutney or sauce of your choice.


2. Rava Idli - A South Indian Classic with a Twist



Next up on our breakfast adventure is a beloved South Indian classic with a twist – Rava Idli! These soft and fluffy idlis made from semolina are a game-changer for those hectic mornings when you need a quick and satisfying meal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rava (semolina)

  • 2 tablespoons ghee

  • 14 halved cashews

  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

  • 1 teaspoon husked and split Bengal gram (chana dal)

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 10 to 12 curry leaves

  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger

  • 1 finely chopped green chili

  • 2 tablespoons finely grated carrots

  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup curd (yogurt)

  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup water

  • 1 teaspoon fruit salt (Eno) or 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • Salt to taste


Instructions:

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee and 1 tablespoon of oil in a heavy-based pan or kadai. Add mustard seeds; when they start to crackle, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, chana dal and urad dal. Sauté until the dal turns light brown. Add curry leaves, dry red chilli and cashew nuts and sauté for 30-40 seconds.

  2. Add rava (semolina) and mix well.

  3. Roast on medium flame until it turns golden brown, and stir continuously to ensure it does not burn. Turn off the flame and transfer it to a plate. Allow it to cool for 7-8 minutes.

  4. Prepare a mixture of curd, chopped green chillies, grated ginger and salt in a large bowl and add roasted rava and (1 cup + 2 tablespoons) water and mix well. Make sure that there are no lumps.

  5. Add grated carrot and chopped coriander leaves and mix properly. Keep the batter aside for 15 minutes to settle.

  6. Pour 2 glasses of water into a steamer and heat over medium flame. Grease Idli moulds (plates) with oil. Add Eno fruit salt to the batter and stir for a minute.

  7. Pour batter into greased moulds and steam it on a medium flame for 10-15 minutes. Do not steam it on very high or very low flame.

  8. After 15 minutes, turn off the flame and remove moulds from the steamer. When it cools down a bit, remove prepared idli from it.

  9. Instant rawa idli is ready, serve with coconut chutney.


Enjoy the delightful twist on this South Indian classic – your taste buds will thank you!


3. Banana Peanut Smoothie - A Quick and Nutritious Powerhouse



Last but certainly not least, we have a refreshing and nutritious Banana Peanut Smoothie that's sure to become your new go-to breakfast option. Packed with the goodness of bananas and protein-rich peanuts, this smoothie is the perfect way to kick-start your day on a healthy note.


Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 25g peanuts (de-shelled)

  • 1 tsp honey

  • 1 glass of water/milk


Instructions:

  1. Roast the peanuts over medium flame till they turn golden brown. Remove from the flame and cool down.

  2. Add the banana, peanuts, honey and water/milk to a blender.

  3.  Blend till smooth and serve.

For more detailed instructions, you can refer to the following video:




So there you have it– three mouthwatering breakfast recipes that are as easy to make as they are nutritious. Whether you're a busy parent, a hardworking student, or just someone looking for a quick and healthy meal, these recipes are guaranteed to hit the spot. Stay tuned for more delicious breakfast ideas coming your way soon!


Until next time, happy cooking!


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