Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Instant Khaman Dhokla (steamed using Instant POT)



Khaman or even known as Khaman Dhokla is a popular Gujarati snack. I favor this one over the khatta dhokla. Normally , I prepare it from scratch (Recipe here).  But on some busy days like the past weekend, I prefer using ready made Dhokla mix from GITS. This is my preferred brand. So, I would call today's post "semi-homemade" :) Mix from outside but prepared at home:) The only new thing I tried this time is I steamed it in an Instant pot rather than in the traditional pressure cooker.





Monday, July 9, 2018

Instant Rava Idli (steamed in the Instant Pot)



Instant rava idli is one of our most favorite breakfast or brunch items and is prepared often over the weekends. Since it doesn't require any fermenting, it can be prepared in a jiffy. I have prepared this idli  today with the basic tadka or tempering. You can very well convert this into an elaborate one by adding shredded veggies like carrots and also cilantro/dhania.





Thursday, July 5, 2018

Mangalore buns / Banana poori



Mangalore buns or Banana  poori are a mangalorean speciality. Growing up, my mum would make it often whenever we had too many ripe bananas lying around. Nowadays , we have the option of making Banana Bread  but in those days, mangalore buns is what my mum would make.

Really ripe bananas work really well in this recipe. The dough is prepared mixing together bananas, yogurt, sugar and flour into a dough. It is set aside for a good 5-6 hours. Later, the dough is kneaded again. We make small balls out of the dough. Roll them out into circles just like poori (remember not to roll too thin). They rolled circles and then deep fried.



Saturday, May 12, 2018

Eggless Banana and Walnut bread (Vegan)


Today , I present to you a very easy to prepare loaf cake. Egg-less Banana Walnut Bread is very easy to prepare  that even your kids can make it:) I have kept this recipe vegan by using almond milk and oil instead of regular milk and butter. But if you wish you can very well use them.I have used toasted walnuts in this recipe that add a very beautiful flavor to this bread/cake. This is a perfect coffee or tea time cake/bread.





Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Quinoa Upma (Instant pot method)



Quinoa  (pronounced as "KEEN-WAAH") is a flowering plant that belongs to the amaranth family. The seeds are harvested and processed to remove the bitter tasting outer seed coat. Quinoa has  a good amount of protein and dietary fiber among many other nutritional values. Today I am sharing with you all "Quinoa Upma".  Serve this hot upma with some chilled yogurt and have a healthy , fulfilling meal:)