Sunday, June 30, 2013

Carrot Zucchini Muffins (Butterless)



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Hi all,
      As you all know I keep on trying to make my breakfast the most healthier n tastier as well as the easiest one also. I have always been conscious about what goes into the food which I eat, So in my trial versions I came across this healthy recipe which combines the goodness of carrot n zucchini in a muffin form (which is always easy to consume). Zucchini's are very new to me and I started using them very recently, to be exact after questioning about this wonder veggie to a Filipino in the super market. Stories apart (:-D) More than everything there is no butter in this recipe which makes it more and more healthier to consume for breakfast. Lets have a look at the recipe...



Ingredients:

1/2 cup sugar (can use brown sugar for more healthier form)
2 Tbsp. canola or vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 large egg
1 cup grated zucchini
1 cup grated carrots
1/4 cup chopped nuts of your choice, toasted (optional)
1 cup whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
2 Tbsp. wheat germ
1 tsp. baking powder
Method:
Preheat oven to 375.
In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, oil, salt, and egg.


Add grated zucchini, carrots, and nuts (if using).

Now add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix well.
Now scoop up the batter to the lined muffin tins.
Bake the muffins until the edges are lightly browned and they feel firm if gently pressed, about 18 to 25 minutes or toothpick inserted should come out clean. 
Cool muffins in the pan for 10 minutes; transfer to a rack, and cool completely.
Transfer to a airtight container and store in refrigerator. Stays fresh for 5 days. 


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Breakfast Cookie



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Everyday morning for the breakfast I would like something like cook easy or a very easy :) and healthy dish. As the breakfast is the very important meal of the day I prefer it to be the healthy and tastiest one too... I still have the idea of making the granola at home but don't know what's stopping me, so I thought of making the same formula with a little change and in an easy cookie form... Here are the results...



Ingredients

dates 1/2 cup (this can be replaced with dried apricot, cherry, raisins or any dry fruit of ur choice)
flour 3/4 cup (all purpose or whole wheat flour)
oats 3/4 cup
wheat barn 3 tbsp
chopped nuts 1/2 cup (I used a mix of chopped pista, almonds and walnuts)
unsalted butter 1/4 cup
sugar 1/2 to 1/3 cup
honey 2 tbsp.

Method


Preheat the oven to 180 C.
Cut the dry fruits in to pieces and add to a large mixing bowl.
Add the oats, flour, wheat barn and chopped nuts to the bowl.


Mix well to combine them.


Add the butter, sugar and  honey to a sauce pan and heat it till they all melt and mix well.


Add the butter mixture to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.


Now make small portions out of this mixture and flatten them and place them in the greased or lined tray.


Bake them in the preheated oven for 12 - 15 mins.
Once done cool them completely and store them in a air tight container.


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Spicy Fish Egg Fry



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Very Easy n Spicy Dish...



Ingredients

Fish egg- 250 gms or 4 large eggs
Chilly pwd- 1 tbps
Turmeric pwd- 1/2 tsp
Fennel pwd- 3/4 tsp
Garlic- 2 grated
Oil- to shallow fry + for mixing the masala
Salt - to taste
Curry leaves- few springs

Method

Wash and clean the eggs nicely.

Mix all masala together with the oil.





Smear the masala on the eggs and let it marinade for atleast 1/2 an hour. Sprinkle with few springs of curry leaves.



Now shallow fry the eggs in a hot tawa.


Turn after 5 mins to the other side and fry till done.



Serve Hot.