I have posted my 300th post and the excitement of announcing the giveaways is finally sinking in. It was a small celebration time for my ‘blog baby’. The way we take care of our blog and spend so much time feeding it with our work, I guess all bloggers would agree calling it our ‘baby’.
Like the blog needs nourishment of good work to grow and flourish our body needs healthy food. Breakfast is an important meal of the day and take it very seriously. I might skip my dinner but never the breakfast. I try to provide my family a healthy and wholesome breakfast which gives them a feeling of properly filled and not over fed. I use sprouts, Oats, daliya (broken wheat), Red Poha, Ragi and various flours to make a healthy and tasty breakfast.
This is my first time at Blog Hop Wednesdays, the brainchild of Radhika of Tickling Palates and I was paired with Vidya of Kurryleaves. Her blog has a good collection of bakes, Chinese dishes, Kerala Preparations with beautiful clicks making all preparations look drool worthy. Out of so many options available I decided to pick a healthy combination to make an instant Idli. The word ‘instant’ has always managed to catch my attention, as I find such preparations very handy in the rush hours.
I made this instant Idli using daliya (broken wheat), Oats and Ragi flour. All the three ingredients are extremely nutritious. The Idli was a super hit preparation and S has already asked me to make again. The best part with this preparation is that, one can make the dry mix for Idli in advance and then use it when required. It’s an excellent preparation for growing kids and I’m going to make this more frequently. Thanks Vidya and Usha for the recipe.
I have followed the recipe completely and only added a few more ingredients to increase the flavour as all the basic ingredients are very bland. The recipe asks for making it instantly but I gave it a standing time of fifteen minutes and realised that it cooks faster and tastes better. In fact, the second batch tasted better than the first and cooked faster too. I made an Oats- Coconut chutney to with the Idlis and to my surprise no body could make out that there were Oats in it. I have provided step by step pictures for both the preparations.
Instant Broken Wheat & Oats Idli
Preparation Time: 10mins
Cooking Time: 15-20mins
Special Cookware/ Vessel Required- Steamer and Idli Mould
For The Mix
Mix all the ingredients except curds, under the heading ‘for the mix’.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds, once they splutter add both the lentils and cashew nuts and fry.
Add the green chillies, ginger and curry leaves. Fry till crisp.
Cool and pour this on the Idli mix and combine everything.
Pour water in the steamer and grease the Idli mould.
Mix the curds in the Idli Mix and if required add a little water.
Let it stand for 10-15mins.
Pour it in the Idli mould and steam for 10-15mins or till done. One can notice a glaze on the Idli once it is done.
Cool for 5mins and unmould.
Serve with Chutney and Sambhar or a Potato Curry.
Oats –Coconut Chutney
1/2 coconut scraped
3tbsp Rolled Oats
a few stands of coriander
a sprig of curry leaves
salt to taste
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1tbsp mix of urad-chana dal
Grind together all ingredients under the heading ‘to grind’ using a little water.
Heat oil and mustard seeds, followed by the lentil mix. Fry till golden in colour.
Pour the tempering over the chutney.
Coming to the winner of ‘Only’ Sprouts, it is Kalpana Sareesh with her Mixed Sprouts Paratha. Congrats Kalpana, please send me a mail mentioning your detailed address with a landmark and your phone/cell number to email@example.com