Oats & Vermicelli Pancake

Post child birth, all a woman wants is to get back in shape. However, she is left with very little time for herself and thus, eating right bacomes the only key to fitness. Oats, which is high in fiber, is one such ingredient that helps in weight reduction and is at the same time very good for lactation. Also this is an interesting recipe for those who don’t like oats.

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Here is how I made it.

Ingredients

1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup medium thick vermicelli
1 cup vegetables finely chopped (carrot, capsicum, peas, french beans, tomato)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1-2 green chillies (as per taste)
Salt as required
Water as required
Olive oil as required

Method

Dry roast vermicelli in a pan till it turns slightly brown. Boil water in a pan and drop vermicelli in boiling water. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until they turn soft. Remove from fire, drain and run it through cold water immediately. Drain and keep aside.

In a large bowl mix oats and 1 1/2 cup water and leave it for five minutes so that oats soak up all the water and becomes sticky. Now add vermicelli,  vegetables, salt, turmeric powder, green chillies and mix everything well. Let the mixtue reast for five minutes. Check the consistency of the batter. It should not be dry. Add water if required for a medium thick consistency.

Heat a non-stick pan and add a little olive oil. When the pan is hot drop a ladle full of batter and spread. Cover and let it cook for two minutes on medium heat. Remove the lied and flip the pancake. Brush some oil before flipping if you think it is required. Cover and cook for another 2 minutes. Cook on medium to high heat till the pancakes become crisp and golden from both the sides.

Serve with ketchup or any chutney of your choice.

Hope you like this healthy recipe and keep your weight in check. See you soon with another recipe, till then happy cooking.

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Dates Raita

Hello everyone!  It’s time for another easy-peasy recipe. Just the other day I made aloo parathas and I wanted a sweet and savory accompaniment with it. I noticed I had some dates and yogurt in the fridge and I immediately thought of this recipe.

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Here is how it is made.

INGREDIENTS –

1 Cup fresh yogurt/curd
6-7 Dates deseeded and finely chopped
1 Tablespoon roasted and crushed peanuts
1 green chilli finely chopped
1/2 tablespoons chilli flakes
1/2 teaspoon roasted and crushed cumin
1/4 teaspoon black salt
1/4 teaspoon chat masala powder
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander for garnishing

Method

Mix all the ingredients together except dates. Taste the mixture once the flavours of chilli and salt should be strong, as sweetness of dates will balance everything. Put the mixture in fridge to cool. Add dates few minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve.

You can enjoy this raita with stuffed parathas, biryani or just relish it like that in summer.

Hope you enjoy this and other recipes of my blog. Do leave your comments.  See you soon with another recipe, till then happy cooking! 

Schezwan Omelette

Hello everyone! I am really sorry for the one year gap but I must tell you,  stealing ME time from your baby’s time is not that easy. Motherhood teaches you a lot of things. However, the most important lesson that you learn is preparing meal within 30 minutes. Schezwan Omelette is one such recipe that you can cook in a jiffy. This was a perfect Sunday brunch that I enjoyed with my family.

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Here is how I prepared it.

Ingredients

3 Eggs
1 Small onion finely chopped
1/4 Cup potato & carrot grated
1/4 cup finely chopped tomato, capsicum and peas
1 Tablespoons schezwan sauce
1 Green chilli finely chopped (optional)
A pinch of crushed black pepper
Salt to taste
1/2 Tablespoon butter
1/2 Tablespoon vegetable oil

Method –

Beat eggs in a bowl. Add schezwan sauce, salt and crushed black pepper.  Beat it once again and keep aside. Heat butter and oil in a pan. Add onion and saute till it becomes translucent. Now add the vegetables along with chilli and cook for a minute. Pour the egg mixture in the pan, cover and let it cook for a couple of minutes on low flame. Lift the lid and flip the omelette, cover again and cook for two minutes. And there you go…  your Schezwan Omelette is ready.
Enjoy it with toast, butter and a hot cup of coffee.
Hope to see you soon with another easy recipe. Till then you let me know how did you like this recipe.