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Egg Omelette

Masala Omelette

Ingredients:

2 Eggs
1 small onion, finely chopped
2-3 green chilies, chopped
1/2 tsp red chili powder (cayenne pepper)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Finely chopped cilantro leaves as required
Salt to taste
Oil as required

Method:

In a bowl, add onions, green chilies, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, add cilantro leaves and mix again. Add eggs and whisk all the ingredients thoroughly.
Coat a small frying pan with 2 tsp oil and add the egg mixture.
Cover the pan with a lid and let the omlette cook on a medium flame for about 5 minutes.
Flip the omlette and cook for another 5 minutes or till it is crispy around the sides.
Serve hot with ketchup or bread slices.

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Besan ka Cheela

Savory Chickpea Flour Pancakes

Ingredients:

2 cups chickpea flour(besan)
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
4-5 green chilies, chopped
1/2 tsp red chili powder (cayenne pepper)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
Finely chopped cilantro leaves as required
Salt to taste
Oil as required

Method:

Put all the ingredients except oil in a big mixing bowl.
Add small quantities of water to make a smooth batter, so that there are no lumps in it. Set aside for 10 minutes.
Heat a non-stick griddle on medium heat and grease it with oil.
Pour a laddle of batter in the middle of the pan and spread it evenly like an omelette (or a crepe or dosa).
Pour 1 tsp of oil around the corners of the pancake and cover it with a lid for a minute.
Remove the lid, put some more oil on the top & flip the pancake over.Cook for another for 2-3 minutes
Press the pancake lightly with a spatula all around so that it cooks evenly and turns golden brown and crispy.
Repeat the same with the remaining batter.
Serve the pancakes hot with ketchup or chutney.

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Upma, a simple breakfast and tea-time favorite for Indians made from semolina, is now gaining popularity in the US after Chef Floyd Cardoz prepared this winning dish in the finale of Top Chef Masters. His dish was essentially a twist from the traditional Indian recipe, made with mushroom, kokum and coconut milk.

Here I present you the recipe for Upma cooked in the traditional Indian way :

 

Upma

Upma

Ingredients :

1 cup semolina (Rava / Sooji)
2 medium-sized onions, finely chopped
5-6 curry leaves
4-5 green chilies chopped
1 inch piece of ginger, grated
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
Pinch of hing (asafoetida)
Juice of 1/2 a lime
2 cups hot water
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
Finely chopped coriander(cilantro) leaves to garnish

Method :

Heat a pan on a medium flame and roast the semolina lightly. Stir frequently and do not allow it to brown. Once done,  remove in a plate and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. When the spluttering stops, add grated ginger and stir well.
Add the onions and fry till the onions are translucent and soft. Add hing and mix.
Add the roasted semolina and salt and mix well
Add the hot water, a little at a time, stirring constantly to prevent any lumps from forming.
Simmer and cover and cook till the Upma is like a very thick porridge. Turn off the heat.
Add lime juice over the Upma and mix well.
Garnish with chopped coriander and serve piping hot.

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Sushila

Puffed Rice Poha

Ingredients:

4 cups Puffed Rice ( Kurmura)
1 Onion (Finely chopped)
2-3 Green chilies
4-5 Curry leaves
1 pinch Asafoetida (Hing)
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red chili powder
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 cup Coriander. (For garnishing)
1 tsp Sugar
2 tbsp Oil
Salt (As per taste)

Method:

Wash puffed rice and drain the water completely.
Keep it aside for 10 minutes at room temperature.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, green chilies and onion.
Cook for 2 minutes. Then add turmeric powder, red chili powder, sugar and salt to it.
Add puffed rice. Mix it thoroughly. Cover the pan and let it cook for a 2-3 minutes.
Garnish it with coriander and lemon before serving.

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Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana Khichdi

Ingredients:

1 cup Sabudana (sago or tapioca pearls)
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2-3 Green Chillies chopped finely
1/2 cup roasted groundnuts powder
1 boiled & peeled potato
1/2 tsp Sugar
2 tsp Oil
Salt to taste

Method:

Wash and soak sabudana in water just enough to loosen and light for minimum 2 hrs.
Chop the potato into small cubes.
Heat oil in a deep pan and add cumin seeds and green chillies.
Add cubed potatoes and saute for 2-3 mins.
Then add the sabudana mixed with the groundnut powder, salt and sugar.
Mix well. Cover and cook on low flame for 5mins.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
You can add 1 tsp lemon Juice for taste. The hot Sabudana Khichadi is ready to serve.

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Oats Upma

Oats Upma

Ingredients

1 cup Quaker Oats
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp peas
4-5 green chillies ,finely chopped
2 dried red chillies
1/2 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp mustard seeds
a pinch of hing (Asafoetida)
2 cups water
6-7 curry leaves
salt to taste
4 tsp ghee or Oil

Method

Roast the oats in a pan without oil for about 3 minutes and keep it aside.
Heat some oil( or ghee) in the pan and add mustard seeds, green chillies, chopped onion and saute till the onion is tender.
Then add  minced ginger, curry leaves, asafoetida,salt and peas.
Add water and allow it to boil for some time and then add the roasted oats.
Keep stirring till all the water is absorbed and oats are thoroughly cooked and serve hot !!

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