Cauliflower Paratha

There are lots of recipes for cauliflower paratha. My basic version is like this :

  • Shred cauliflower and add chopped cilantro leaves, dry spice powders and salt.I added pav bhaji masala. Yay. I saw this trick on vah re vah to add butter to the mixture . So I added little softened butter.
  • Make paratha as usual.
  • Tip for Raita: add some chia seeds to yogurt and let it sit for a while . Will make yogurt thick and some more nutritious. Sprinkle some pomegranate seeds on top.
  • Enjoy!
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Thalipeeth From Maharashtra

As I was roaming around Indian grocery store , saw thalipeeth mix and of course I had to buy it. I have tried thalipeeth before and basically it’s multi grain flour mix but this pkg has more different grains and millet. Also I never had authentic thalipeeth so wanted to see what it taste like. And it tasted so good . Earthy flavor and reminded me of Indian village food .

Instructions, recipe is on the pkg and i just followed it . It’s very simple . Add some chopped onion, cilantro, yogurt , water and mix.

I had with yogurt and Brussels sprouts which are so much in season right now. Make it look festive by throwing some pomegranate seeds. We all need some antioxidants.

Happy Holidays!

Mint Paneer Paratha

Mint is so easy to grow and is very useful in summer . It’s liver cleansing and cooling. You can use so many different ways. Chutney, lemonade, Raita, paratha , salsa etc etc. You can tell I have it growing , right? Have been looking for new mint recipes and found this good one with paneer and has lot of mint flavor. Here’s how I made it.

  • Make paratha dough and keep it aside.
  • Crumble paneer , add lots of chopped mint, little bit finely chopped red onion, salt and black pepper powder. Mix.
  • Here’s the new thing . Add some roasted chickpea flour for binding. And mix well. Stuffing is ready.
  • Make stuffed paratha as usual.
  • It has nice strong mint flavor which I liked .
  • If you don’t have paneer, try cheese. I think it will taste good.
  • Here’s the link to recipe :https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YLK_0qg7qiA
  • Enjoy!

Buckwheat Banana Bread

Everything we do is abt life and can teach us something new. As I was making Buckwheat bread , and had realized you can only add little bit Buckwheat flour because it has strong chalky taste. I was contemplating why I should bother adding little. Jesus came to rescue and realized that we don’t need more of everything. It just has become our tendency to have everything more which includes more money, more cars , more status … list is endless.

Same way, to make life happier or to start with a day, we just need to spend 5 mins everyday doing something we enjoy. Whatever it is that you enjoy.

So made banana bread happily just the way I usually make . But replaced 1/4 th flour with Buckwheat and it made a huge difference and bread taste more wholesome.

Do you spend 5 mins a day doing things you enjoy? Start now.

Enjoy!

Buckwheat Idli

Let’s be clear first. This is Buckwheat idli and it taste like Buckwheat. No comparison. Comparison starts war so stay away from it.

Idli turned out very soft and spongy. It will taste good with chutney and sambhar on the side . Or do seasoning and add spices to batter before steaming. Here’s how I made it.

  • Rinse and Soak 1/2 cup Urad dal with 1 cup of Buckwheat groats. Found groats in Indian store but available on Amazon too. Groats have to be raw. And yes add few methi seeds.
  • After 5-6 hrs, grind everything and let it ferment.
  • Make Idlis like you do generally.
  • Remember again , it’s Buckwheat Idli.
  • Google Buckwheat benefits and you will start liking it.
  • Enjoy!