Healthy Vegetable Poha


Poha or Rice flakes are very good source of instant energy. It is very light and easy to digest, not only these benefits, even it is a good source of vital minerals, vitamins and iron too.


You can have it in different forms like fried, with milk, with yogurt and plain as well.

Poha is perfect for breakfast but you can have this as a snack too and replace unhealthy snacks with that like, chips and junk food. We all are very well aware about that it is light, healthy and good for diabetic patient as well, but once we add mix vegetables in it, they gives us additional benefits with yummy taste. It is easy to make recipe so lets prepare this healthy meal today.

Ingredients
1 cup poha/ flatten rice/rice flakes.
2 table spoon peanuts (dry roasted)
1 table spoon clarified butter
1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds
1/3 tea spoon cumin seeds
6 to 7 curry leaves
1 lime
1 cup finely chopped mixed vegetables ( i used carrot, cabbage, green peas, capsicum)
2 Green chillies (chopped)
1 Onion (finely chopped)
1/2 tea spoon turmeric
50 gram fresh coriander (finely chopped)
2 table spoon fresh pomegranate seeds for garnishing
Salt to taste

Instructions

1. To prepare healthy vegetable poha firstly we need to wash the poha and drain the water completely, and then keep it aside.

2. Take a pan and heat clarified butter in it. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and once they start to splutter add onion and curry leaves in it.

3. After 2 to 3 minutes add mixed vegetables in it. Saute them until they become soft.

4. Now add green chillies, salt turmeric and then cover the pan with lid and cook it for 2 to 3 minutes on low heat.

5. Now add poha and mix it very well, then add roasted peanuts and lime juice and mix well.

6. Now turn off the flame and garnish it with fresh pomegranate seeds and fresh coriander leaves.


Now the yummy healthy poha is ready to serve.
Serve hot with plain yogurt or anything as per your choice.😊 Enjoy!!

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Cheesy Bread Disc


Cheesy bread discs are like drops of water in desert when you are hungry and need some quality food. This is a quick appetizer recipe made with bread, cheese and veggies. I am also using Mozzarella cheese but you can skip it in case you dont like it or like to avoid it.

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There can be multiple options for adding vegetables like carrots, capsicum, olives, mushroom, broccoli etc. You can add or remove vegetables as per your choice. I am going to share recipe in oven method but you can also make it on non stick tawa or pan.

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Ingredients

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8 bread slices (white or brown)

1 tblsp chopped tomato

1 tblsp chopped onion

1 tblsp finely chopped coloured capsicums (red, yellow, green)

1 tbsp chopped carrot (optional)

1 tblsp sweet corn

2 tblsp grated cottage cheese

2 tblsp grated mozzarella cheese

1 tsp black paper powder

1/2 tsp organo leaves

2 tblsp tomato ketchup

1 tsp chilli sauce (optional)

1 tsp butter

Salt to taste

 

Instructions

1. First of all we are preparing discs, take a circle cookie cutter(to get maximum big circle from the bread) and cut all bread slices to circles(as shown in picture).

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2. Now take four round bread slices and cut smaller rings out of them(as shown in picture). Now cover all the slices and keep them aside.

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3. For filling, take a big bowl, now add all chopped veggies and Spices in it.

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4. Then add 1 tblsp tomato ketchup, 1 tblsp cottage cheese, 1 tblsp mozzarella cheese and crushed organo leaves in it and mix them well.

 

5.Now take a medium bowl and add soft butter, remaining tomato ketchup, chilli sauce, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, pinch of salt and pinch of black pepper powder in it and mix it well.

6. Now preheat the oven on 180℃.

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7. Now apply prepared butter spread on all four round shapes slices.

 

8. Now cover all of prepared slices with bread ring (as shown in picture).

9. Press the edges lightly so that the rings stick to the slice properly.

10. In the centre of the ring, put a tbsp of cheesy veggies filling (as shown in pictures).

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11. Place all the ring in a baking tray and bake them in preheated oven for about 7 to 8 minutes or until they become golden in color.

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Now cheesy bread disks are ready. Serve them with tomato ketchup or hot cup of tea or as your choice….. Enjoy😊!!

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Moong Daal Potli Or Deep Fried Split Green Gram Pouch


Moong Daal Potli or Deep Fried Split Green Gram pouch is a starter Recipe. These mini pouchs are inspired by the Asian Wontons, momos, dimsums and dumplings. It taste really good, and also looks very unique because of their shapes. In this recipe i am using moong daal stuffings, but you can stuffed them with mix vegetables, dry fruits, noodles and many more, based on your choice. Although i am sharing deep fried version of this recipe, but if you want a healthier alternative, then you can also bake them.

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This is super easy to wrap stuffing… It might be little struggling in the beginning but after two or three potli, you going to feel that you are expert in potli making😜this is the funny part of this recipe😃😃So lets begin to make our daal potli…..

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Ingredients

1 1/2 cup refined flour

2 tblsp clarified butter

Salt to taste

Water as needed

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For stuffing

1/2 cup split skinless green gram (Soaked)

Pinch of Asafoetida(hing)

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp dry mango powder(amchoor)

2 tblsp coriander powder

2 tblsp coarsely grounded fennel seeds

2 tsp oil

1 tsp salt

1.5 tsp raisins

1 tblsp chopped almonds

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Instructions

1. Take a big bowl, add refined flour, clarified butter and salt in it. Mix well.

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2. Now add enough water and knead the dough, cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.

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3. To prepare the stuffing, coarsely ground the soaked moong daal (without water)as shown in pictures.

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4. Now heat a non stick pan, add 2 tsp cooking oil in it. Then add all spices, chopped almonds, raisins and grounded moong daal in it. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes (stir continuously).

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5. Now turn off the flame and transfer the mixture into a bowl.

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6. Now divide the dough into ten equal sized portion and roll into balls.

7. Flatten them slightly with your palm to form discs. And roll out the  discs into small pooris, then apply little water on edges.

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8. Now place 2 tsp stuffing in the center, form the pleats of pouch. Evenly and carefully pinch together the edges of the poori to form pleats and complete them as a pouch shape(as shown in pictures).

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10. Now your Delicious Moong daal pouchs are ready to eat….Serve them hot with hot cup of tea….enjoy!!😊

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Indian Tea (Chai) Masala Powder


*Indian Tea (Chai) Masala powder*

Indian Chai masala powder is a aromatic spice powder used for making masala tea. Indian tea is a common beverage for us. We start our day with a hot ginger- cardamom tea. If you make the masala tea powder, then you don’t have to add any spices to the tea while making it. It provides a nice aroma and delicious taste to normal milk tea. So lets begin how to make masala tea powder.

(रेसिपी इंग्लिश और हिन्दी दोनों भाषा में उपलब्ध है)

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Ingredients

1. Green cardamom = 2 tbsp
2. Dried ginger = 50 gm
3. Cinnamon = half inch piece
4. Black pepper = 1 tsp
5. Nutmeg = 1
6. Cloves = 1tsp
7. Dried basil leaves = 2 tbsp

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Instructions

1. Don’t directly put dried whole spices into mixer jar, first use mortar pestle to soften it and then put them mixture jar to make powder.

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2. Now add all spices into mixture jar and make smooth powder of it.

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3. It’s ready to use. Store it in container in room temperature, it can be used for many months.

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*इंडियन चाय मसाला पाउडर*
आवश्यक सामग्री

1. हरी इलाइची = 2 बड़ी चम्मच
2. सोंठ = 50 ग्राम
3. दालचीनी = आधा इंच का टुकड़ा
4. काली मिर्च = 1 छोटी चम्मच
5. जायफल = 1
6. लोंग = 1 छोटी चम्मच
7. सूखी तुलसी पत्तिया = 2 बड़ी चम्मच

निर्देशानुसार बनाएं

1. सूखे मसालो को पहले ओखली में पीस कर थोडा छोटा छोटा पीस कर मुलायम कर लें ताकि उन्हें मिक्सर में आसानी से पीसा जा सके.

2. अब सभी मसालो को मिक्सर में डाल कर बिल्कुल बारीक़ पाउडर बना लें

3. चाय मसाला पाउडर तैयार है .आप इसे किसी कंटेनर में भरकर कमरे के तापमान पर कई महीनो तक प्रयोग में ला सकते हैं

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