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.

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.



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.

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!