Valencia Orange Muffins


Valencia Orange Muffins


These fresh Valencia Orange Muffins are best treat and option for morning breakfast or tea time snacks. These muffins are absolutely delicious, moist, tender and have full freshness and delicate taste of orange.

Recipe just required maximum 10 minutes to prepare and 16 to 17 minutes for bake only. To make these muffins little healthier, i am using brown sugar instead of white sugar. Although in this recipe i am using valencia oranges, but you can also use any type of orange, either Mandarine or Navel orange or whatever easily available for you.

So lets begin to prepare these flavorful muffins today.

Ingredients

1.5 half cup all purpose flour
1 tea spoon baking powder
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
60 gm butter (unsalted)
1 table spoon cooking oil
1/4 cup condensed milk
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 table spoon orange zest
Luke warm milk as needed
1 tea spoon orange essense
2 or 3 drops of orange food color (optional)
Pinch of salt

Instructions

1. Preheat oven at 180℃. Grease moulds or paper cups.

2. Now take a big bowl and add melted butter, oil, sugar, condensed milk, orange essence, orange zest in it and mix them well.

3. Sieve and mix all purpose flour baking powder and salt together and then keep aside.

4. Now add dry and wet ingredients together, if the batter is still thick add little milk and mix well.

5. Now pour this batter into greased moulds or paper cups and sprinkle some orange zest over them.

6. Tap the moulds lightly to even the batter.

7. Place them in to preheated oven and bake at 180℃ for 15 to 17 minutes.

8. After that check the muffin by inserting a tooth pick in it. If tooth pick comes out clean, its done. If its not clean then bake them again about 3 to 4 minutes then remove from the oven and let them cool before demoulding. Serve hot or cold with hot cup of tea or coffee……😊Enjoy!!

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Masala Vada


Masala Vada

(With both baked and fried options)

Masala vada is very popular in all over India but originated in south India. It is also known as Parippu Vada in southern India.

Though Masala Vada is mostly used as an option for breakfast but considering today’s tasteful life – you can have and prepare it anytime. Main key ingredient for Masala Vada is chana daal(split chickpea). Since long, Masala Vada is a deep fried snack however i am adding baked option also to make it more healthier without reducing the level of taste.

You can serve these tempting Vadas with coconut chutney and sambhar and you also can have it with your favorite chatni or sauce..So lets prepare it.

Ingredients
1 cup chana daal
1.5 table spoon rice flour
12 to 15 curry leaves
50 gram fresh coriander leaves
2 to 3 green chillies (chopped)
1 medium onion (chopped)
1 tea spoon ginger paste
7 to 8 black pepper
1 table spoon fennel seeds (coarsely ground)
1 tea spoon coriander powder
Pinch of hing
Salt to taste
Oil for deep fry

Instructions

1. To prepare masala vada, first of all we need to wash and soak the chana daal in luke warm water for about 5 to 6 hours.

2. Now drain the water and with the help of mixer grinder, grind this daal along with black pepper, green chillies and curry leaves(For baked method you need to preheat your oven at this time ).

3. Take a big bowl and transfer this mixture into it.

4. Add remaining spices, chopped onion, rice flour, coriander leaves and ginger paste in this mixture and mix well.

5. Now take a baking tray and line it with a foil or parchment paper and spray oil on top.

6. Apply little oil in your palms and take  spoonful mixture and shape the mixture into 2 to 3 inch size flat discs and place them on prepared baking tray.

7. Likewise prepare 7 to 8 vadas and spray oil on top and bake them on 220℃ until they turns golden brown on Top.

8. Now heat oil in a deep pan or kadai and prepare vadas from remaining mixture, and fry them in hot oil on medium flame until they become golden on both sides.

9. Now both types of vadas are ready to be served…serve them hot with coconut chatni and sambhar or as your choice…Enjoy!!😊

 

Spinach And Sprouts Dhokla


Spinach and Sprouts both are nutritious and the healthiest food for our body.

Always healthy diet plans are incomplete without them because they contains fewer calories compared to other sancks or meal and keep us energetic full of day.

And my todays recipe related to both of them, it is very healthy snacks recipe. You can have this dish as a morning breakfast or as a evening snack, this is perfect for both. So lets get started to make this yummiest and healthiest dish today.

Ingredients

200 gram fresh palak leaves
300 gram sprouted whole green gram /moong daal
2 green chillies (chopped)
2 table spoon chickpea flour
2 tea spoon oil
1 tea spoon sesame seeds
5 to 6 curry leaves
1/2 tea spoon baking soda
1/3 tea spoon asafoetida
Salt to taste

Instructions

1. To prepare dhokla firslty we need to grind the spinach, sprouts, green chillies and water together until it becomes smooth.

2. Now take a big bowl and add this mixture into it. (Meanwhile prepare steamer for steaming the dhokla)

3. Now add chickpea flour, salt, asafoetida and mix well. Make it a smooth better add water if needed.

4. Now grease the tin and if steamer is ready that moment add baking soda in the better and mix well.

5. Now tranfer this mixture into greased tin and set this tin into steamer.

6. Cook this better into steamer for about 12 to 15 minutes.

7. When dhokla is ready heat oil in tadka pan, add sesame seeds and curry leaves in it and saute for a second.

8. Pour this tempering over the dhokla and now cut it into your desire shape.

Now the healthy spinach and sprouts dhokla is ready to be served.

Enjoy this yummiest dhokla with your favorite chatni…Enjoy!😊

Avocado and Moong Sprouts Sandwich


We all are very well aware about Sprouts are good for our health and mind development. They are very healthy to eat in breakfast or as a snack. And also we know that Avocado is considered as a unique type of fruit due to its important nutrients such as antioxidants, which are essential for a healthy diet.

You all might be thinking that why i am explain the benefits of both of them together, because my todays recipe includes both of them.

Its Avocado Moong Sprouts sandwich.
Sandwiches has endless varieties but this is very healthy and perfect for our internal system, means improving our overall health and keeping the internal system in perfect condition. So lets prepare this healthy sandwich today!

Ingredients

2 Bread slices(white or brown)
1 Avocado (peeled and sliced)
1Table spoon moong sprouts.
2 tea spoon cheese spread or cream cheese(low fat)
5 to 6 cucumber slices
5 to 6 carrot slices
3 to 4 leaves lettuce
3 to 4 slices of tomato
2 pinch Black pepper powder
1/8 tea spoon of black salt

Instructions

1. To prepare this sandwich first you need to apply cheese spread to one side of both breads.

2. Place carrot slices, cucumber slices, lettuce,tomato slices , sprouts moong, now sprinkle some pepper and salt.

3. Now place avocado slices, tomato slices and again sprinkle some salt and black pepper powder, cover with another  bread slice and press lightly.

3. Serve with fresh juice….. Enjoy😊!!

South Indian Delicacy Medu Vada


Medu Vada/ Ulundu Vadai is a very popular south Indian snack. These are doughnut shape fritters which are made from urad daal.

Although medu vada especially served for breakfast but you can make it anytime as per your choice. Medu vada is a simple recipe to prepare from urad daal but challenging task is to getting the right shape, and for this the thing which is going to help is practice and after making 2 or 3 vadas you feel satisfied with vada shapes. Its not that complicated but yes it is not so easy recipe as well if you trying it in quick time. But i bet that you will realize the taste worth equal to your efforts. Basically medu vada is served with coconut chutney and sambhar but you can have it with your favorite chatni or sauce… So lets prepare it.

Ingredient

250 grams urad daal (split black lentils)
2 green chillies
1inch ginger piece (grated)
Pinch of asafoetida
Salt to taste
12 to 15 curry leaves
Oil for deep frying

Instructions

1. To prepare medu vada, first we need to wash and soak the urad dal for 5 to 6 hours or overnight.

2. Now drain the excess water from the daal and grind it along with curry leaves, green chillies and ginger to a smooth batter.

3. Add salt and asafoetida in it and mix well.(meanwhile heat the oil in a kadai or pan for frying the medu vada).

4. Now apply water on your both palm and take a spoonful batter in your hands.

5. Roll it and make a hole in the center, then gently slid the vada in to the oil.

6. Fry the medu vada on medium flame until it become golden in color.

7. Then remove it from the oil and keep it on the kitchen tissue paper.Likewise prepare the all vadas.

8. Serve hot with Coconut chutney or sambhar or as your choice.
Enjoy!!😊

Mixed Vegetables Oats Idli


We all are very well aware about it, that Oats is very healthy to human body. Oats is a multitasking ingredient, we can make dessert, snacks, appetizers and many more from it.

It is very nutritious, full of fiber and of course more than enough to cover your stomach if you starving. 

So today i am gonna share a healthy and scrumptious recipe of Oats, this is mixed vegetables oats idli. In this recipe, along with Oats i also used some rava and yogurt which gives slight sour taste, and pinch of baking soda to get the soft and fluffy texture. So lets begin to make these yummy mixed vegetables Oats idli now.

Ingredients

1/2 cup Oats
1/2 cup semolina
1/2 cup yogurt (whisked)
1 tea spoon urad daal (split)
1 table spoon peanuts
1 table spoon cooking oil
1/3 tea spoon asafoetida
1/3 tea spoon roasted cumin seeds powder.
2 green chilli (finely chopped)
1 inch ginger piece (grated of finely chopped).
1 small carrot (finely chopped).
1 small onion (finely chopped).
1 small capsicum (finely chopped).
8 to 10 curry leaves (fresh or dry)
1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds
1/4 tea spoon baking soda
50 gram fresh coriander (finely chopped).
1 table spoon lemon juice
Salt to taste

Instructions

1. To prepare Mixed vegetables Oats idli, first of all heat a pan and dry roast the oats and semolina separately.

2. Now coarsely ground the Oats with the help of mixer grinder.

3. Now take a big bowl add the whisked yogurt in it, then add semolina and Oats powder in it.

4. Now add all chopped vegetables(except onion), salt, cumin power in it. Mix well.

5. Now heat the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the urad daal, cumin seeds,curry leaves, peanuts, onion and asafoetida in it and saute on a medium heat for few seconds.

6. Now pour this tempering on idli better and mix well.

7. Now cover this mixture and set aside for 15 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile grease the idli moulds with minimal oil and boil the water in a steamer.

8. After 15 to 30 minutes add baking soda and lemon juice in it and mix well.

9. Now put a 1 table spoon idli batter into each of the greased idli mould and steam in a steamer for about 13 to 15 minutes or until the idlis are cooked.

10. Let them Cool and then demould them…Now mixed vegetables Oats idlis are ready to serve, enjoy them with sambhar, and coriander coconut chutney…😊

*Basic Muffins Recipe*(Eggless)


*Basic Muffins Recipe*(Eggless)

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Nothing can be tastier than having muffins in such cold weather along with hot cup of tea.. Its my favorite treat during winters and i am sure most of you going to like it so that is why i am sharing the easy recipe here… This is eggless recipe… In this recipe, i used all basic ingredients which are easily available in our kitchen.. If you want, you can also add any flavor as per choice to convert these muffins flavorful like chocolate, fruits etc… So lets begin this super yummy recipe with few easy steps.

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Ingredients

1 cup refined flour

2 tblsp milk powder (Optional)

1/2 cup Melted butter

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp vanilla essence

3 tbsp yogurt (whisked)

1/2 cup condensed milk

Luke warm milk as required

1 tblsp Chopped dryfruits  (Optional)

1 tblsp Powder sugar

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Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease moulds or paper cups.

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2. Take butter, condensed milk, vanilla essence and powdered sugar in a bowl and cream together till light. Sieve milk powder into the bowl and continue to mix.

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3. Sieve refined flour, baking powder and baking soda into the bowl and mix it well.

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4. Add whisked yogurt to correct the consistency. If the batter is still thick add a little milk and mix again .

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5. Pour into the greased moulds or paper cups and sprinkle some chopped dryfruits. Tap the moulds lightly to even the batter.

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6. Place them in the preheated oven and bake at 170°C for 20- 25 minutes.

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7. After that check the muffin with inserting a tooth pick in it. If tooth pick comes out clean, its done. If its not clean then bake them again about 3 to 4 minutes then remove from the oven and let them cool before demoulding. Serve hot or cold with hot cup of tea or coffee……😊Enjoy!!

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