Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Jamun Oats Smoothie Bowl / Indian Blackberry Oats Smoothie Bowl

Breakfast has to be healthy and filling to start your day! You eat breakfast almost after a gap of 8 to 10 hours. After dinner there is a long gap till you take food in the next morning. Hence the breakfast has to be healthy, nutritious as well as filling. However, in today's busy life people often skip their breakfast which is not a healthy choice. Skipping breakfast may increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity.



Smoothie Bowls are trending as a healthy breakfast option. You can prepare a healthy smoothie bowl in no time. You can add your choice of fruit into the smoothie bowl. Last month it was the season of Jamun or Indian Black berry. So I prepared a black plum oats smoothie bowl. I have added chia seeds and also added muesli to give the extra crunch to the smoothie bowl.



Black Plum Oats Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

Oats - 1/2 cup, quick cooking oats
Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Milk - 11/4 cup
Jamun/Indian Black Berry - 6 to 8
Banana - 1 small, sliced
Muesli - 2 tablespoon
Chia Seeds - 1 teaspoon
Honey - 1 tablespoon

Procedure

1. Soak the oats in 1 cup of milk for 30 minutes.
2. De-seed the jamun and keep aside.
3. Now in a blender add soaked oats, deseeded black plum, remaining milk, honey and yogurt. Blend them until smooth.
4. Next pour the smoothie in a wide bowl and top it with sliced banana, muesli and chia seeds.



Thursday, 29 June 2017

Corn Cheese Muffins / Savoury Muffins

Muffins are generally sweet but today I am going to share a recipe of savoury muffin. Corn Cheese Muffin is a savoury muffin. People who does not have sweet tooth like me should try these savoury muffins. This could be your evening snacks or you can have them in breakfast too. If you are arranging a kid's party at home, this is a must try dish.



Coming to the recipe, you can make it spicy by adding some chopped green chilies but I avoided it as our daughter cannot eat spicy much. This not an eggless recipe however, you can substitute egg with yogurt (Though I have not done it, so you need to do the experiment :)


Corn Cheese Muffins / Savoury Muffins

Ingredients

All Purpose Flour/Maida - 1 cup
Corn Kernels - 1/2 cup, boiled
Green Peas - handful, blanched
Cheese - 1/2 cup

Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves - chopped, 2 tablespoon
Eggs - 2
Milk - 1/4 to 1/2 cup
Refined Oil - 1/4 cup
Baking Powder - 1 teaspoon

Procedure

1. Sieve flour and baking powder together and keep aside.

2. Now take a mixing bowl and add refined oil, salt and coriander leaves and whisk them well.

3. Beat the eggs in another bowl and add it to the mixture and mix well.

4. Now slowly add the flour mixture into the wet mixture and fold it using a spatula. Also add milk into the mixture while folding. Do not add the milk at a time, use as it is required.

5. After that add, boiled sweet corn kernels, boiled green peas and grated cheese and fold them.

6. Now take lined muffin pans with paper liners or silicon moulds (greased) and fill with 3/4 th portion of batter.

7. Bake them in a preheated oven (180 degree C, 5 minutes) for 20 - 25 minutes or unless a toothpick comes out clean.

8. Serve warm with sauce or dip or just like that.





Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Banana Peanut Butter Sandwich

Banana Peanut Butter Sandwich is an easy sandwich recipe. It is a kid friendly recipe too. Early morning when you are busy preparing your kid and yourself , you really need some quick recipes for breakfast or for kid's lunchbox.



Not only that after school when kids come back they look really tired and need some energy boosting food to rejuvenate their power house. Banana gives instant energy and peanut butter also provide good amount of energy. So the combination of banana and peanut butter is really just perfect.  You can prepare banana peanut butter sandwich with minimal ingredients available in your pantry. Here is the recipe for you so try it and share your feedback:

Banana Peanut Butter Sandwich

Ingredients

Bread - 4
Peanut Butter - 2 tablespoon
Banana - 1, sliced
Butter - 2 teaspoon

Procedure

1. Remove the brown crust of the bread from all four sides.
2. Lightly apply butter on each side of the bread.
3. Now apply peanut butter on the other side of two breads.
4. Place the sliced banana on the peanut butter applied side and cover it with the breads keeping the butter applied side on top.
5. Now take a grilled pan and toast both the sides.

N.B: If  you do not have a grilled pan you can toast them on your non-stick pan. If you have sandwich maker, you can toast them in it.