18 Sep 2013

Tweaked Breakfast Menus - Part 2

Hello Healthizens!

Hope you have enjoyed reading my last post : Health Tip No 15

This is my second recipe from the series Tweaked Breakfast Menus

1) Upma

According to me this is the easiest Breakfast option and can be made in a very very Healthy Way!

Normal ingredients: Semolina (Rava/Sooji), Onion, Curry leaves, Oil, Green Coriander, Green chillies, Lemon, Mustard seeds.

The ingredients As per Chef's Tip are: 

1) Mustard seeds - Add it liberally to very hot oil and let it splutter completely.
2) Dry Red Chillies - This adds a very good flavor to the dish
3) Curry leaves - Increase the quantity and chop them finely.
4) Chana Dal (Bengal gram dal) - Let it get cooked in the oil.
5) Udad Dal ( Black gram dal) - Add it after Chana dal and let it cook the same way.
6) Groundnuts (Roasted) - Quantity depends on your taste for them
7) Green peas (depending on the season and availability)
8) Carrots - For enhancing the colour and flavour of the dish
9) Tomato - Finely cut
10) Capsicum - Finely cut.
11) Milk - Instead of adding Water to the Roasted Mixture, add Milk to enhance taste and increase the nutritional value.
12) Green coriander Leaves -  (for Garnishing)Use them liberally.
13) Dessicated Coconut -  Dry or Fresh depending on availability.
14) Green chillies - For garnishing.
15) Lemon - As per taste.
16) Curd - As per taste.

Chutneys -
    (a) Fresh Coconut, Green chillies, Garlic, Ginger, Coriander leaves, and lemon juice

    (b) Mint leaves, Green chillies, Coriander, Ginger, Garlic, 1 tsp sugar, and a little lemon juice

Both of these chutneys make a perfect combination for this wonderful recipe.

These all things not just increase the taste, appearance and flavor of the dish but also give an instant boost to the nutritional content of the dish!

I use very less oil to make Upma, bare minimum needed to cover all veggies.

Hope this helps you all! Shall discuss another recipes on other posts.
Add-ons in this recipe and Suggestions for the entire blog are always welcome!

Mangez séjour healthy
(Eat Healthy Stay Healthy!)