Brown Rice Uttapam

Brown rice Uttapam came out so soft and fluffy that I was highly impressed . I think it’s because batter was fermented well. I hardly get impressed so when I get impressed or something grabs my attention, it has to be special.

Here’s how I made batter.

3 part brown rice ( I use mahatma brand)

1 part urad dal

1 tsp fenugreek seeds

  • Soak everything together for 5-6 hrs. Yes, wash it .
    Grind it and then leave it 24 hrs to ferment.
    Make uttapam with onion, cilantro, tomatoes topping .
    Good easy lunch if you started batter process day before .
    Remember to make your favorite chutney.
    Enjoy!

Buckwheat Pilaf

Do you like to use different grains, seeds or just stick to rice and bread ? It’s good to have variety unless you are doing mono diet for few days.

Buckwheat is not a grain.

Buckwheat with vegetables and spices cooked in instant pot and topped with some roasted cashews. Easy breezy meal.

Enjoy!

Enjoy!

Burrito Bowl

Easy quick tasty yummy lunch while working from home .

  • Cooked pinto beans in instant pot. Start early with your tea , coffee since it takes 45 minutes no soaking and natural release . Lunch time open it.
  • Mash pinto beans , add salt and seasoning .
    Now top it with your favorite toppings . Tomatoes , cucumber, olives, lettuce , cheese , green onion, cilantro , salsa , onion , sour cream , avocado.
    Trick is having toppings you like.
    Will keep you full for a while since it has protein and fiber from all veggies.
    Enjoy!

Cauliflower Manchurian

Manchurian is Indo Chinese and can be made with cauliflower, mushroom, paneer etc etc . It’s deep fried , and too many steps, so I never made it home before .

Finally made it at home and it came out good. What I liked best was the sauce. It is sweet, sour , spicy. If you never had it before or want to try , do try . All ingredients are easily available and don’t need special trip to Indian store . Plenty of recipes online so I won’t repeat.

  • You can serve it on bed of greens and put some cucumber , tomatoes , onions etc slices around to make a meal out of it .
  • If you make more sauce then you can have it over rice or quinoa.
  • Makes a good appetizer.
  • If you have air fryer , this will be a good dish to make. I am considering buying one.
  • Or like me just have some mangoes on the side and call it a nice dinner .
  • Enjoy!

Vegetable Fried Millet Poha

Millet Poha or may be it’s called millet flakes too is very handy. Quick and easy when you want to take break from rice , wheat. This Poha tasted very good.

  • Crackled some cumin seeds in hot oil.
  • Add sliced onion, colored pepper , mushroom, corn etc etc.
  • Oh and some chopped green chili for that kick.
  • Sauté , cook for few mins so crunch is still there.
  • Add some cashew nuts and then washed Poha.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder and give it a good mix.
  • Sprinkle some cilantro leaves and squeeze some lemon.
  • Very Yummy.
  • If you are working from home , this makes a good lunch in 15- 20 minutes .
  • Enjoy!