by Pallavi Purani

breakfast

Red Rice Poha Appe

Red Rice Poha Appe

Red rice poha is my new discovery and with the initial inhibitions of it not being as soft as the regular one, I am happy to be surprised with the recipe. This is a wholesome and healthy recipe that has lots of lentils, vegetables and red rice poha.

Manisha’s Bread Upma

Manisha’s Bread Upma

The adorable pint sized lady who makes lunch and breakfast for us announced one day, “Didi today I will make something new for you.” She took out the lovely loaf of multi-grain artisan bread loaf from the fridge and tempered it with awesome spice mix and voila, breakfast was served. I could not get mad at her for using the loaf that I was sparing to use for the garlic bread. She was all smiles and was proud of making something new for us. Such are our small blessings.

Kobi-Gajar-Jowar na Muthia

Kobi-Gajar-Jowar na Muthia

Muthias come is a lot of forms, deep fried, steamed, steamed or steamed and stir fried. They are a power house of whole grains, vegetables and are sturdy health wise. I have found a super simple way to make a keep muthia’s base ready to use. Once it is available, it takes almost 10 minutes to assemble dinner/snack. I used Moong dal, tuver dal, cracked wheat and chana dal as the base. To this I keep adding flours like jowar, bajra, ragi etc to make the muthias. Keep the lentils and kansaar mix as a ready to use. I always…

Misal Pav or Spicy Lentil Sprout Stew

Misal Pav or Spicy Lentil Sprout Stew

Misal pav is one of the easily recognizable breakfast for the Maharashtra region. Different parts of the region believe to make the “best” of all, this is a never ending debate. Traditionally Misal is a made with matka/moth bean, dry sprouts, kala masala and red spicy water. I made my version with Moth bean sprout, moong dal sprout, kulthi sprout, hara matar sprout, black gram sprout and green gram sprout. Pav here is Ladi pav which are little soft buns like pillows.

Bread Upma

Bread Upma

There is a constant war between the bread and the masala while making the bread upma. The masala should not be too wet and bread should not be too fresh. After trial and error I have found a few tricks that help me make the prefect version.

Sprouts and Barley Flour Pancakes / Bajre ka Pooda

Sprouts and Barley Flour Pancakes / Bajre ka Pooda

Poodas or savory pancakes are our go to breakfast after long walks. They are easy to put together and very healthy. A Pooda is basically a mix of flours, spices and water. When I was younger, mum used to make these with besan/chick pea flour, onion and green chilly. However I out-lived my love for t

Paneer Methi Paratha – Cottage Cheese Fenugreek Leaves Flatbread

Paneer Methi Paratha – Cottage Cheese Fenugreek Leaves Flatbread

My earliest memories of food have been with Parathas, All sorts, aalu, mooli, gobhi, paneer, missi roti, dal paratha, leftovers paratha… Oh so many.

Instant Ragi and oats Dosa

Instant Ragi and oats Dosa

The frantic rush to fix a breakfast gets to me sometimes. But then missing ingredients also has the same effect. I wanted to eat rava dosa but there was no rice flour 🙁

Oats Idli with pearl onion chutney

Oats Idli with pearl onion chutney

I am watching what goes in my mouth these days. 🙂 It is funny how smallest of things make such a huge impact. I still shudder at the mention of oats but I have started to enjoy making different things with them.

Sprouts Salad

Sprouts Salad

My Imagination is running far and beyond these days. I am happy about it but it makes me wonder about so many things that we ignore/hate for no reason. There was a time when I could not chew a raw sprout. YUCK was the first thought. Then I came across this simple fix to help me munch the very essent