by Pallavi Purani

healthy 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.

Beetroot Methi Theplas

Beetroot Methi Theplas

Beeetroot and methi together were a marriage made in heaven. The earthy beets against the slightly bitter and edgy methi leaves were gorgeous with the bajra and whole wheat flour. I was floored the first time I tried it. Now it is a staple at my and even my mother’s and his mother’s home.

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.

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

TheĀ 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 šŸ™

Oats Idli with pearl onion chutney

Oats Idli with pearl onion chutney

I am watching what goes in my mouth these days. šŸ™‚ 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.

Spinach Corn and Lentils Pancakes/Cheela

Spinach Corn and Lentils Pancakes/Cheela

I was so scared to try the cheela but thinks to the awesome motivation by Monika and Swati I decided to dive in.

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

Breakfast Sub

Breakfast Sub

Arrgghhh I was tired of the toasts, the pohas, the bhakris, the dal parathas and then I picked amazing sub loafs from a store calledĀ  Food Triangle opposite Koramangala BDA complex. [bangalor