Idiyappam – How to make south Indian breakfast

Idiyappam

How To Make Idiyappam, Kerala style sevai recipe

This is the best food that tastes good, healthy and easily digestible. Made from rice atta, this can be given to people of all age like small kids to senior citizens and even those who have digestion problems and patients. It is double baked making it most healthy and taste can be varied based on individual choice.

Kids will also like this as it is different to look and can be garnished to make it attractive. Idiyappam is one of the most favorite traditional foods of Kerala and Karnataka, which is getting back to the kitchen after a short gap.

Here I am giving the recipe for this yummy food in a simple way so that you can try it at home.

Ingredients :

  • Rice Flour – 1 Cup
  • Salt – one pinch
  • Oil – 3 spoons
  • Water – 2 cups

Preparation :

Add one cup of water to 1 cup rice flour and make a paste. In a thick bottomed vessel heat ½ cup of water with 1 spoon oil and salt. When the water starts boiling add the flour paste and keep stirring continuously to make a homogeneous paste. When it is done, add the balance ½ cup water and close with a lid and leave it on low flame for 5 minutes. Now open the lid and stir till the water gets mixed to form the homogeneous dough. Switch off the stove and allow some time to cool. When it is cool, knead the dough with 2 spoons oil and make small round balls.

Idiyappam recipe

Now in a wide mouthed vessel take 3-4 cups of water and boil it. Add these balls into the boiling water and wait for 5 minutes. When the balls are hot, pick it with a spoon and put it in the Idiyappam machine and press it to form noodles.

Yummy, soft and healthy Idiyappam is ready. This is the base which is bland. Hence we need to add spices to it as per our choice. We can make it sweet or spicy and both will be good.

  • Sweet versions: You can add grated coconut, jaggery and garnish it with cashew and raisins. It can also be relished with Coconut and jaggery kheer. Some people add jaggery and Fried white sesame seed powder to this which gives a unique taste.
  • The spicy version: Take some oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, after they splutter add 2-3 green chilies, a little turmeric, curry leaves, chopped coriander leaves. Add idiyappam to this and add little salt and lemon juice to taste. Garnish with cashew and/ or groundnut.
  • Some people eat it with coconut milk mixed with jaggery and boiled, some with chutney which also tastes awesome.

The main benefit of Idiyappam is that it is double baked and soft hence easy to digest. If you have Idiyappam pressing machine, it is very easy to prepare this and kids will also love this for its looks.

Special note:

Kerala dishes are incomplete without coconut. So adding coconut milk for cooking Idiyappam instead of water makes it tastier and softer. You can use kneader to knead the dough to get a smooth texture.

 

 

Healthy Meals You Can Make in 5 Minutes

You know how important it is to eat nutritious, balanced meals. But if you’re anything like most of us, you sometimes reach for a meal or snack that’s more convenient and quick than it is healthy. It’s tough to always eat well when you’re on the go from morning until night.

Luckily, you don’t have to choose between convenience and your health. There are plenty of meals out there that are quick, easy, and healthy all at once. By learning a few new standby recipes and keeping the right ingredients on hand, you can throw together tasty meals in a snap, and you won’t have to suffer through any guilt or food hangovers later. Quite the opposite – the right food choices will keep you feeling energetic for hours.

Sound good? Here are three quick and healthy meals you can learn to make today.

Berry Smoothie Bowl

blueberry smoothie with chia seeds and fresh berry

Do you have frozen fruit, peanut butter powder, cashew milk, and a blender? If so, you can throw together this refreshing smoothie bowl in just minutes. It might taste like dessert, but this smoothie bowl is packed with filling fiber and cancer-fighting antioxidants. The recipe is also easy to tweak based on whatever you’ve got on hand. As written, this is a vegan-friendly recipe, but if you’re not vegan, you could try replacing the cashew milk with Greek yogurt. You can also vary the fruits you include or try topping the bowl with different garnishes.

To make this smoothie bowl, you will need:

  • 3 or 4 frozen bananas
  • 1/3 cup (or a handful) frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 cup (or a handful) frozen raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter powder
  • 1/4 cup cashew milk
  • Granola, extra berries, or molasses for garnishing

Toss all of your fruit, cashew milk, and peanut butter powder into a blender. Blend until smooth. This might be easier if you break up your frozen bananas first. Put the smoothie in a bowl, add whatever toppings you like, and enjoy.

5-Minute Savory Microwave Breakfast Mug

If you have five extra minutes and some leftovers in your fridge, you can whip up this fast and easy egg-and-cheese mug for breakfast (or any other meal, really). Besides being super-convenient and minimizing cleanup, one extra benefit of making this meal in a mug is that it’s portable – you can zap it in the microwave and then bring it with you on your way to work or school. What’s not to like?

To make this mug of cheesy goodness, you’ll need:

  • About 1 cup stale bread, torn into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup cooked, chopped meat
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped vegetables (like spinach, mushrooms, or bell pepper)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Start by tearing up your bread and chopping your meat and vegetables finely. Next, microwave the butter in the bottom of a large mug until it melts, about 20 seconds. Whisk in your egg, milk, salt, and pepper. Add your chopped meat and vegetables and your shredded cheese. Then mix in the bread, making sure all the pieces are coated with the egg mixture. Let the bread soak undisturbed for one minute. Then microwave the whole mug for 90 seconds, or until the center is cooked through.

No-Bake Coconut Protein Bites

Coconut Bites

Raw Homemade Healthy Gluten Free Date Bites with Cherry and Chocolate

These sweet, satisfying protein bites make a great quick breakfast or snack. If you tend to crave a pick-me-up during the afternoon slump, try whipping up a batch of these bites so you won’t be tempted to visit the vending machine. They’re also highly customizable, so you can experiment with adding your favorite ingredients!

To make these protein bites, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Put all the ingredients into a food processor or blender. Mix until the ingredients are combined into a dough. Roll the dough into balls – this recipe makes about 14. For best texture, store in the fridge or the freezer.

Guest post by Jason Malone

TOP 5 CULINARY COLLEGES IN INDIA

In today’s day and age, the limited streams and ever increasing competition in traditional avenues of education has given rise to a number of alternatives for students who have or are just about to pass XII grade. Alternative UG courses are the way forward as more and more institutions open up streams of higher education for all those who wish to pursue their own interests and passions as a career. Such streams are proving both comfortable and profitable in the long run for those willing to put in the required effort.

The demand for certified professionals is more than ever, as most organizations simply can’t count on raw talent. It needs to be tamed and nurtured. One such field which has seen a tremendous shift towards professionalism is that of culinary arts. More and more people today are focused on working and putting in the maximum time that can be spared. As such, a preference for food cooked by others has developed for most of the working class families. Since the demand is high, many are taking up culinary courses as their choice of career. It is efficient and logical since the training and familiarity for it can be started in one’s own home.

As such, here are five of the best colleges in India dedicated to providing that specific skill set to future chefs.

Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Ambala

Maharishi Markandeshwar University (MMU) is based in Mullana, Ambala. Aside from a variety of courses, the University offers two UG courses in culinary arts, namely Diploma in Food Production and Diploma in Bakery and Confectionery. Duration of both courses is 18 months, during which time students are trained in both the art of food and that of professional communication. Students are offered industrial training in the last six months as part of the curriculum, so by the time they pass out, they are well familiar with their work environment. The college has seen an excellent campus placement record in the field, since MMU is NAAC ‘A’ accredited and UGC approved.

Course Name – Diploma in Food Production/Diploma in Bakery and ConfectioneryCourse Fees – INR 43,000/-
Eligibility – Candidate should have passed 10+2 from a recognized board or university with English as a compulsory subject.
Admissions – Admissions are done on the basis of candidate’s performance in class XII.

Amity University, Noida

Those who are looking for a great quality in culinary arts may consider Amity University Noida campus as their first choice. The University offers a UG course in Food Production, which has seen many candidates turn up for the University’s annual Entrance Examination. The process of admission is more rigorous than that of other universities, but holds more promise as it has a near perfect placement and training record on campus. The course has a duration of 18 months, during which students are prepared for a practical and contemporary scenario through hands on training and internships.

Course Name – Diploma in Food Production
Course Fees – INR 1,98,000/-
Eligibility – Candidate should have passed 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board or university.
Admissions – Admissions are done on the basis of candidate’s performance in entrance test and the subsequent interview sessions.

Christ University, Bangalore

Christ University is a deemed to be university based in Bangalore. Aside from a variety of courses, the university offers a full time UG Diploma in Food and Beverage Service. The course duration is 12 months, after which students are equipped with an extensive skill set to work in any desired edibles organization across India. For those wanting to develop culinary skills part time, the University also offers a Certification course in Bakery and Confectionery, which has a duration of just 45 hours.

Course Name – Diploma in Food and Beverage Service
Course Fees – INR 25,000/-
Eligibility – Candidate should have passed 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board or university.
Admissions – Admissions are done on the basis of candidate’s performance in class XII.

SRM University, Chennai

One of the most renowned universities in South India, SRM too offers a few courses in culinary arts. The deemed University is UGC approved and NAAC ‘A’ accredited. SRM offers two UG courses and several certification courses in Food Production and Bakery and Confectionery under its Hotel and Catering Management wing. The courses are most sought after since the institute is regarded one of the best in India. The institute regularly participates in international culinary competitions and seminars held in Europe each year, which enable students to get a better experience by the time they complete the course.

Course Name – Diploma in Food Production/Diploma in Bakery and Confectionery
Course Fees – INR 52,500/-
Eligibility – Candidate must have passed class X or equivalent from a recognized board or university
Admissions – Admissions are done based on the merit scored by the candidate in class X.

Anna University:

Anna University is a Public University based in Chennai. It was established in 1978 and is one of the most prominent Universities in India for technical education. Aside from several conventional streams of B.Tech., M.Tech. and PhD, the univeristy also offers a unique course, namely B. Tech. in Food Technology. It is a UG full-time degree course with a duration of 4 years. The course consists of not only culinary, but also the elements of technical and management skill development which widens the opportunities for prospective students. The University is NAAC ‘A’ accredited and has seen an excellent placement record, with a few students even being placed in foreign countries.

Course Name – B.Tech. in Food Technology
Course Fees – INR 75,800/-
Eligibility – Candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board or university with at least 50% marks and English as a compulsory subject.
Admissions – Admissions are done based on counselling in TNEA.

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Bhakti
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Palak Poori Recipe | How to make Spinach Puri

Spinach Poori | How to make Spinach Poori -Toddler Recipe

palak puri

Today, I am going to share spinach poori or palak poori recipe. This is a special toddler recipe for those children who do not want to eat vegetable, same like my daughter 🙂
She never wants to eat vegetables so I always hide these vegetables in Poori, Paratha and chapati (roti). Same like Palak green poori, I have also tried tomato poori.

Spinach poori is healthy and delicious Indian bread which is prepared by spinach puree, wheat flour and special Indian spices such as a Garam Masala, Cumin Powder and other spices. Poori is always like by a toddler or elders but, when you try with vegetables like spinach or carrot or tomato. It always enhances the taste of puri. This palak puri takes same time to get prepared as required for simple puri. So lets try how to make palak poori with simple step- by-step instruction.

Ingredients:
wheat flour (chapati aata). : 1 Cup
Spinach: 1 Cup
Ajwain:1/4 Teaspoon
Ginger: 1/4th Inch
Salt to taste
Chilly powder: 1/4th Teaspoon
Garam Masala: 1/4th Teaspoon
Cumin Seed Powder: 1/4th Teaspoon
Oil for fry

 

Recipe for Spinach Poori:

1. Blanch the spinach. Take water and boil, add spinach leaves in boiling water and let them cook for 1 minute. Switch off the gas and remove from the water.
2. In mixer grinder, take blanch spinach, ajwain and ginger. grind it till the smooth paste.
3. Now take wheat flour in a bowl. Add chilly powder, salt and spinach paste.
4. Make a dough. Do not add water, if required only add a spoon of water. Add little oil to make smooth dough.
5. Keep it aside the dough for 10 minutes.
6. Heat the oil in kadhai. Make poori and deep fry palak poori in heated oil.
7. Serve with curd, ketchup or achar.

Spinach Poori

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