Instant Fig Jam

Got few figs y’day. It was a surprise and few were more than few I could eat. For breakfast, made instant fig jam. Few still left.

Chop figs roughly. Start cooking and add little fresh lemon juice. Throw 1-2 cloves and small stick of cinnamon.

Now if you have orange , add little zest of it . Gives a very good flavor.

When water is almost gone from figs, remove from heat. Add some chia seeds to thicken jam.

Voila , jam ready. I am having it on a toast with goat cheese .

Enjoy!

Avocado With Sprouts

Avocado and sprouts together taste very good . If you are like me , then when you have avocado, sprouts are not ready and by the time sprouts are ready , avocado is eaten up. This time I had half avocado and alfalfa sprouts.

When you are busy, this is a good filling combination. Use on toast or Indian thepla or Paratha. Simple yet delicious, nutritious.

Enjoy!

Quinoa Oat Uttapam

Indian kind of pancake. Taste good . Soak quinoa , steel cut oat and 1 tsp of yellow split peas or lentil. Indian ppl can add Chana dal and urad dal. This will give a good flavour . Quinoa and oat can be half half cup or adjust whatever you have , like. Soak for 2 -3 hrs.

Blend it with little water and keep consistency like pancake batter. Not too thick and not too thin.

Add finely chopped red onion, cilantro, salt. You can also also add grated carrot , chopped green chili.

Use olive oil to coat skillet and drop few drops around as it cooks .

Try it out if it appeals to you.

Enjoy!

Almond Flour Upma

Do you like to use Almond flour ? This upma turned our pretty tasty. Make it just the way you make rava upma.

From my last almond Halwa experiment I learned this flour can give little too smooth texture. So what I did was , added 1 tsp of rava to get grainy texture . Even if you skip rava it will be ok if you add urad dal in tadka. It will give crunch.

Try it out. Like me try small quantity first time and see how you like it . Gets done in no time . Roast almond flour for like 2 mins .

Enjoy!

Fermented Ragi Idli

Ragi Idli can be made so many different ways but sometimes Ragi taste is very overpowering and not everyone will enjoy. This combination I tried turned out really good. Don’t remember where I read.

0.5 cup long grain white rice

0.5 cup urad dal

1 tsp methi seeds

Soak everything together for 5-6 hrs and grind it. I just use my magic bullet .

Now add 1 cup of Ragi flour and mix . Add water if needed.

Let it ferment for 12 -24 hrs.

Make Idli or Dosa as usual.

Taste nice wholesome and rich in calcium , iron.

Happy Valentine’s Day !

Enjoy!