Semolina Pancakes

Tired of thinking what to make for breakfast? or Bored of making those sweet pancakes with fruits. I bring to you these healthy yet yummy savory pancakes.

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Hello Lovely Readers,

When I did my earlier post on Savory Pancakes i.e Farmhouse Oats Pancakes little did I know about savory pancakes. For me they were quite an innovation. I honestly preferred the savory ones more in comparison to the sweet ones. Although, I cant wait for the strawberry season to hit in so that I can make my favorite strawberry pancakes ๐Ÿ˜› Nonetheless, today I am up with another savory pancake recipe which is the semolina pancakes.

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This recipe is one of my favorites and I wouldn’t be lying if I said that I have these at least 3 times a week. This one is totally my Mom’s recipe and I do not want to take credits for this. It is ready with simplest of ingredients and is so surprisingly delicious. You can have them for breakfast, or for your evening snack or also for lunch. These are light yet filling. Who doesn’t want these kind of recipes which are healthy yet satisfying to the taste bud.

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My semolina pancakes are ready in a jiffy and wouldnt take much of your time and effort. This is the best part. I mean, I am always looking for recipes which hardly take any time but the end results are amazing. Easy yet delicious is the way to be. These pancakes are best when they are served hot and they do not require any syrup or dip. You can enjoy eating them just the way they are.

P.S- They do not have any vegetables in them just the goodness of semolina.

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Semolina is very healthy and it is very light for the stomach. I simply love any dish made out of it. You can have it daily. It does not carry any fats if it is steamed or cooked with minimum amount of oil. As I said earlier this recipe has minimal ingredients and it works the best that way. If you wish you can add veggies to it but it is not a compulsion. The main ingredients to be used in this one are green chillies, curry leaves and yogurt.

RECIPE: SEMOLINA PANCAKES

Makes : 4 to 5 medium sized pancakes

Prep Time: 15 mins

Making Time: 5 mins

Serve: Hot

INGREDIENTS:

  • Semolina- 1 cup
  • Yogurt- 1/2 cup
  • Water- 1/4th cup
  • Green Chillies- 2 Finely Chopped
  • Onions- 1 Finely Chopped
  • Cilantro- A handful Chopped
  • Salt- to taste
  • Black Pepper- to taste
  • Curry Leaves- A handful
  • Black Mustard Seeds- 1 Tsp
  • Oil- 2 Tbsp
  • Cooking Soda- 1/4th tsp

PROCESS:

1. In a bowl mix semolina along with yogurt, water, green chillies, onions, cilantro, salt, black pepper and cooking soda.

2. Mix all the ingredients to for a smooth consistency. It should have a pour-able consistency but not to thin. If needed add more water.

3. Leave this mixture aside for atleast 15 mins for it to be ready to be made.

4. In a deep pan, add 1 tsp oil and heat.

5. When heated add black mustard seeds a little and curry leaves. Once it starts cooking add a ladle full mixture in the pan. Cover the pan and let it cook for a minute. Now flip it on the other side and again cook for a few minutes.

6. Cook until it has brown spots on both sides. Make sure you cook it on low flame and covered.

7. Serve hot with yogurt or eat it just like that.

Your Semolina Pancakes are now ready.

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Oats and Vegetable Pattiesย 

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Farmhouse Oat Pancakes

These Savory Pancakes are the heartiest breakfast meal and the best way to start the day. My all new breakfast recipe is high on taste quotient but super high on health quotient.If you wish to make a tasty and healthy breakfast combination this one is a must try for you!!!

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My Oats and Vegetable Patties were a huge hit. They were amazingly delicious and healthy. When I made those, I thought that they were the best oats recipe attempt ever. But I guess I was wrong. Because these Oat Pancakes are a 10 on 10 recipe. A complete win-win…You neither lose on the taste quotient and nor on the health quotient.

P.S- These are my new favorite breakfast recipe โค

I have been attempting a lot of healthy breakfast options these days. My motive is to make the first meal of the day as healthy as possible. No matter how much we aspire to eat healthy food… Lets face it…The fact is, if the food isnt tasty then we really don’t like to it. Oats is one of those. As I mentioned in my previous post I am not a oat lover at all. Infact, given an option I would rather skip it. But its really high on protein and fiber and should be a part of your daily meal. So here is yet another healthy oat recipe.

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These pancakes are savory unlike the regular pancakes or the fruit flavored ones. Also, they have a lot of vegetable toppings. The choice of vegetable is totally yours. The batter too is a mix of herbs and spices. It has rice flour, semolina, herbs and vegetables. Its a really easy mix and an instant pancake. These pancakes take very little time to cook and are ready in less than 15 mins.

P.S- MyFarmhouse Oat Pancakes are perfect to start your day with!!

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Oats are really high on Protein and Fiber. They help you maintain weight and its worth it if you include them in your diet plan. They keep you full for quite sometime and yet are low on fats and sugar content. This recipe is a hub of nutrients. Oats and alot of healthy vegetables. I have used carrots, bell peppers, onions and tomatoes to top my pancakes but you can use a wide variety of other vegetables like mushrooms, corn, green leafy vegetables etc. I have drizzled over some Sweet Thai Chilli Sauce over them. Its not compulsory but this sauce really enhances the taste and flavor. You can again use any sauce of your choice but yes a sweet and sour flavor would work well with the pancakes.

The pancake batter is really rich in flavors. The taste quotient is high. You don’t need to add too fancy ingredients on top because there are a lot of flavors and spices added to the batter. The green capsicum and spring onions gives them a nice earthy flavor. All other spices add to the exotic flavor to the pancakes.

RECIPE: FARMHOUSE OAT PANCAKES

Makes- 8 Pancakes (Medium Sized)

Preparation Time- 10 mins

Cooking Time- 5 mins

INGREDIENTS:

For the pancake:

  • Oats Flour- 2 cups (Roast the oats in a pan for 5 to 6 mins and then grind them)
  • Rice Flour- 3/4 cup
  • Semolina- 1 cup
  • Capcicum- 1/2 finely chopped
  • Corriander- 2 Tbsp finely chopped
  • Garlic- 5 to 6 cloves
  • Green Chilli- 2 to 3
  • Spring Onions- Finely chopped (Greens of it)
  • Garam Masala- 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Black Pepper- 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon Juice-1 Tbsp
  • Water- 1/2 cup

For the Toppings

  • Onions- 2 sliced
  • Tomatoes- 2 to 3 Chopped
  • English Carrots- 2 to 3 Grated
  • Green Chilli- 2 to 3 Finely Chopped
  • Crushed Black Pepper- 1/2 tsp

PROCESS:

1. Add all the ingredients under the pancake section in a grinder along with a 1/2 cup water and grind it until a smooth consistency is reached. Add a little more water if desired.

2. The batter should be smooth and not too watery.

3. Now heat a non- stick pan and add a little oil to it.

4. Add a spoon full of the mix in the pan to get a perfect round. The pancake would be thick.. dont spread it.

5. Now, add the toppings along with crushed black pepper and flip.

6. Cook evenly from both sides. This process should take about 5 mins

7. Line the pancakes one on top of another and drizzle some Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce over it or any other sauce of your choice.

8. Serve Hot.

Your Farmhouse Oat Pancakes are now ready.

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Oats and Vegetable Patties

Whoever Said ” HEALTHY IS NOT YUMMY” didn’t know what to cook. Yes, you heard it right. These Oats and Vegetable Patties are healthy and yummy Super Yummy โค

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Hello Lovely Readers,

My Oats and Vegetable Patties are the yummiest I have had so far. Trust me it truly breaks the notion that Healthy Food is Not Tasty. You will fall in love with this and just end up craving for more & more. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it has to be full of nutrition. ย With all my attempts of breakfast recipes on the blog, I have made sure that they are healthy yet delicious. My Fruit Parfaits & Orange and Banana Smoothies were a huge hit.

I am not a diet freak and not a calorie counter. But yes, I like to balance my diet. Even if you are eating junk or unhealthy food it is important to balance it the next day so that you can maintain your weight. When I began with the breakfast column on the blog, I only had one thing in mind i.e Healthy Breakfast Ideas. These Oats and Vegetable Patties are a total win-win. You are eating the healthiest breakfast and it is delicious too.

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Honestly, I wasn’t an Oat lover until I made these. I liked to eat it once in a while, that too the flavored ones that we get these days in the market. I liked strawberry one A lot. But I could manage to eat it only once a week. These patties were the most amazing experiments which have come true. I wished to make Masala oats with all the veggies in it, but then thought why cant I make something out of oats and vegetables……. And here it was.

P.S- These Patties are rich in Protein and Fibre.

Oats are really high on Protein and Fiber. They help you maintain weight and its worth it if you include them in your diet plan. They keep you full for quite sometime and yet are low on fats and sugar content. This recipe is a hub of nutrients. It has Oats, Green Grams and Vegetables. The best part about the recipe is that, even if you don’t like Oats you can make these because you can’t really taste it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I added 1 1/2 cup of oats in this recipe but no one could actually make out if I had added oats in it. My mom didn’t actually believe this had Oats.

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Like my other breakfast recipes, this too is really easy to make. You require no skills at all…Zero..Even a 5 year old kid can make this….Its that easy. If you are a beginner and wish to start cooking, I would suggest you to start from these. They make you feel like a pro in the kitchen and you would get a lot of compliments for making such a breakfast ๐Ÿ˜€

RECIPE: ย OATS AND VEGETABLE PATTIES

Makes- 10-12 Medium Sized Patties

Prep Time- 10 mins

Cooking Time- 5 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • Sugarless Wholegram Oats- 1 1/2 Cups
  • Green Gram (Moong Dal)- 1/2 cup
  • Onion- 1 finely chopped
  • Carrot- 1 finely chopped
  • Green Chillies- 1/2 Tbsp finely chopped
  • Cilantro- 1 to 2 Tbsp finely chopped
  • Chilli Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Chat Masala- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon Juice- 1 tsp

PROCESS:

1. Soak Green Gram in water and leave it for atleast 6 hours or overnight. Add little water and make a smooth paste.

2. In a non-stick pan, roast the oats until they turn light brown. This process should take about 3 to 4 mins.

3. Now In a large bowl take the smooth green gram paste. Add the roasted oats and all the other ingredients and combine everything together.

4. Take equal portions and shape each into a desired shape.

5. Heat 1 Tbsp oil, in a non-stick pan and cook the patties until golden brown. Dont add more oil. This much oil is enough. Cover them and cook for 5 mins.

6. Sprinkle some cilantro and chat masala on top and enjoy,

Your Oats and Vegetable Patties are now ready.

 

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Banana Chocochip Loaf

Super Moist, Super Chocolaty, Super Yummy. Best Banana Loaf Ever.

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Hello Lovely Readers,

Baking a Bread has always been on top of my bucket list but I had never tried them. Honestly, I was always scared that they might not turn out the way they are supposed to be. Well, I am so so glad that I have finally baked them and to my surprise it turned out amazing. They are on my hit list and a Ten On Ten recipe. My family loved it too and trust me they are high on demand. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Banana Bread is the best creation ever. I wonder why I didnt try them earlier ๐Ÿ˜ฆ This Banana Chocochip Loaf is easyย  very easy to bake. All you have to do is throw all the ingredients in the bowl, mix them and bake it. Simple isnt it. My super moist Banana Chocolate Loaf along with a scoop of ice- cream is the best dessert you could make. If you are a beginner at baking, and dont know where to start from- I would suggest you to try baking these Banana Chocochip Bread. They are moist, chocolaty and really really easy to make. They make you feel like a perfectionist.

P.S- I have used whole wheat flour forย my Banana Chocochip Loaf .

This Banana Chocochip Loaf is low on calories. There are a lot of bananas, whole wheat flour and walnuts. They are low in calorie which is why you wont mind picking another piece of it. I am not really a calorie counter, but if you can bake something healthy yet so delicious then why not? I have used 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour to 1/2 cup cake flour. But if you wish, you can bake them with cake flour itself. The choice is totally yours. It wont make a difference to the taste and the moistness of the cake.

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A banana loaf cake is like a really vintage dish in the baking world. Its been made since ages. They are called Banana Bread but its more like a moist, sweet, fluffy piece of cake. I wonder why are they called BREADS . The best part about a banana breadย is that you can eat it for Breakfast, with your Evening Tea or as a dessert. It serves all your cravings at its best.The shelf life of this cake is 3 to 4 days and trust me its as tasty as it is on the 1st day. All you have to do is microwave it for a few seconds and its ready ๐Ÿ™‚

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The trick to a really moist and flavored banana bread is to use a very ripe banana. Yes, you heard it right. Those bananas which have black dots on them are the ones you are supposed to use. When i asked my mom, to get me the ripest bananas she could find, She just laughed at me thinking I was talking nonsense.. LOL. She got me pretty looking ones and I had to wait for 2 days for it to ripe…arghh…. So, next time you have bananas rotting in the house, don’t throw them away, BAKE. ๐Ÿ™‚ The best part about this bread is that you can Bake them any time you like. Banana is a fruit which is available almost all the time. With the most basic ingredients available in the kitchen, you can bake them.

P.S- Use the Ripest Banana Possible.

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Lets begin with the Recipe for my Banana Chocochip Loaf.

INGREDIENTS:

    • Over Ripe Bananas- 4 ( Medium Sized)
    • Unsalted Butter- 50 gms
    • Whole Wheat Flour- 1 1/2 cup
    • All Purpose Flour- 1/2 cup
    • Baking Powder- 2 ย tsp
    • Corn Starch- 1 Tbsp
    • Castor Sugar- 3/4 cup
    • Salt- 1/2 tsp
    • Milk- 1/2 cup
    • Semi Sweet Chocochips- 1 cup
    • Walnuts- 1/2 cup (Optional)

PROCESS:

Makes 1 Loaf ( 9 to 5″)

Preparation Time- 15 mins

Baking Time- 50 mins

Pre Heat oven for 15 mins at 180 degrees.

1. Mash the bananas with your electric whisker or with the help of a spoon. This process should take about 5 to 7 mins. Make sure there are no lumps and its smooth.

2. In a bowl, sieve together, wheat flour, Cake flour, sugar, salt, corn starch and baking powder and keep aside.

3. Once the bananas are mashed, Add butter and Vanilla extract and beat it for 1 min.

4. Now add the dry ingredients alternatively with milk until everything is combined.

5. The batter will be thick and do not over beat.

6. Once everything is combined add chocochip and fold in with the help of a spatula.

7. Line your 9 to 5″ baking tray with a parchment paper and pour the batter in it.

8. If you wish, you can add some chocochips and walnuts on the top.

9. Bake for 50 mins in a preheated oven at 180 degrees. Check after 40 mins with the help of a skewer. If the skewer does not come out clean, bake for 5 more mins.

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10. After 25 mins, cover the tray loosely with aluminum foil to avoid heavy browning.

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Your Banana Chocochip Loaf is now Ready ๐Ÿ™‚

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* Use as ripe banana as possible for a super moist Banana Bread.

* Do not overfill the baking tray as the bread will have no space to rise.

* You can bake a simple Banana Bread too and avoid Chocochips.

*You can substitute milk with yogurt in this recipe.

*Dont Over beat the batter.

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Love

Shruti

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Orange And Banana Smoothie

Take this smoothie, lie back in the sun and taste the fruity, refreshing and zingy flavors of this summery sensation.Gorgeous, Refreshing, Sweet and Summery.

I love Smoothies for Breakfast and the combination of Orange and Banana is wonderful. My Orange Banana Smoothie is a perfect breakfast drink and an amazing kick start for your day. The count on the calories is less…but is loaded with nutrients. This drink is perfect for your diet plan and helps you shed off that extra fat. Have this for your breakfast and you keep full for really long.

Christmas, New years, Birthdays, And all those sweets and hot chocolates in winters add on that extra line of fats to your waistline. The problem comes during summers when all those jackets and sweatshirts are gone to hide the extra fat. No crash diets but just try and eat healthy. This gorgeous smoothie is apt for my diet and I am trying to shed off those extra kilos. ๐Ÿ™‚

Smoothie 1

Summers are here!! And so is the need to keep drinking lots of liquids ย to keep yourself hydrated all day.

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I also love it so I absolutely had to share it with you.ย  Itโ€™s a really easy smoothie to make with the ingredients most people generallyย  have lying around their homes, oranges,yogurtย and bananas, the most common ingredients.ย  Who would have though it would taste so good with these standard ingredients.ย  A little bit of ginger here and a squeeze of lime juice (or lemon juice) there makes all the difference. The choice is yours. ๐Ÿ˜€

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INGREDIENTS:

Serves: 4

Making Time: 10 mins

  • Low Fat Yogurt- 1 Cup
  • Fresh Orange Juice- 2 Cups
  • Banana- 1 1/2 (You can use frozen Bananas too)
  • Flax Seeds- 1 Tbsp
  • Honey- 1 Tbsp ( You can use Sugar too)
  • Dash of Lime and Ginger

PROCESS:

1. Blend all the ingredients together in a Food Processor.

2. Blend for about 1 minute.

3. Add Ice Cubes and blend until smooth.

4. Pour out in a glass and Enjoy!!!

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Sit back and enjoy your drink.

* If you wish to make a green smoothie add a handful of spinach or kale .

* You can add sugar if you dont like honey and dont mind the calories ๐Ÿ˜‰

* Dash of ginger and lime adds that extra flavor but its completely optional.

Enjoyy Drinking!!

Shruti

XOXO

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Fruit Parfaits

Hellloooo Lovely Readers ๐Ÿ™‚

Are you looking for an easy, fast, delicious and healthy breakfast option?ย Are your children or siblings not eating fruits…….. which you want them to?ย Do you find it difficult to make a healthy yet delicious breakfast when you are running short of time?

Well if Yes…………. The answer to these queries is the most easiest and healthiest breakfast option: “FRUIT PARFAIT”

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Breakfast is the start of the day and you want it to be amazing…… Isnt it? Its reallly annoying when you wake up to a breakfast you don’t like…………………. Well, i get super annoyed. I have been trying to make really fun breakfasts these days….that are so gorgeous looking that it just makes your day ๐Ÿ™‚

Hellooo…. Aren’t all of us bored with the routine- Milk, Cornflakes, Breads, Toasts, Butter, Pancakes etc??????There has to be something different!!! All of you will agree to this ๐Ÿ˜› …. So to your rescue i will be posting a lot of easy yet healthy breakfast options that would make your day…. This is the first one i am posting in this categoryy…….

Whenever we look at something like the picture posted above, we are too scared to try them. It just shows so much effort must have gone in….But trust me it is super easy to make….. And the best part is , with everything available in hand you can make them any time of the day you want to!

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to add as much nutrients as possible to this. Fruit Parfaits are full of nutrients from all raw ingredients and the best part about them is that you can make it the way you like………….. Isnt that cool? The fruits can be of your choice… the Yogurt can be of your choice and you can even carry them in plastic cups for work or school…… … It fulfills the urge of a dessert tooo.. but yeahh… A healthy dessert i must say ๐Ÿ˜›

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INGREDIENTS:

Serves- 4 to 5

Prep Time- 30 mins

Presenting Time- 10 mins

  • Biscuit Crumbs- 1 cup
  • Vanilla Yogurt- 3 cups
  • Castor Sugar- 2 Tbsp
  • Salt- A pinch
  • Chocolate Chips( white/dark)- 3 Tbsp
  • Sprinklers- 1 Tbsp (Optional)
  • Fresh Fruits Diced
  • Mixed Granola- 1 Cup

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PROCESS:

  1. In a food processor, grind the biscuits and granola together. If you like it crunchy you may skip grinding the granola in the food processor.
  2. Line your service glass with a layer of this mixture.
  3. You may add chocolate chips to the mixture too…. Its completely your choice..( I like mine a lil chocolatyy ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  5. Once you have lined your serving glass with it… Allow it to cool in the refrigerator for about 15 mins.
  6. Now you gotta start layering the yogurt and the fruits one by one.Add a pinch of salt and sugar to your yogurt to enhance the taste. This is entirely optional. Create as many layers as you like.

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7. Add sugar to citrus fruits so that they dont taste too sour.

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8. Layer with the fruits you like and use your creativity to make it look beautiful.

9. Top with chocolate chips and sprinklers to give it an additional taste .

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Your healthy and easy breakfast is now ready. :* ๐Ÿ™‚

*The biscuits can totally be of your choice. You could use digestive biscuits, bourbon biscuits, oat cookies, chocolate cookies or any other flavor and texture of cookies you like.

* Using chocolate chips and sprinklers is optional…. Its entirely your choice. They just add a little more flavor to your parfait.

* You can use any yogurt of your choice. Vanilla yogurt is not compulsary.

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Hope you enjoy making them….. Do contact me for any queries…. I would love to answer them.

Enjoy Cooking ๐Ÿ™‚

Love

SHRUTI

XOXO