Showing posts with label Brunch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brunch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brunch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brunch. Show all posts

Vegan Garlicky Roasted Asparagus And Potatoes#Fantasticalfood

This is a vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, nut-free recipe that take few minutes to put together.

The potatoes  and the asparagus are  all juicy and crispy. 
 The potatoes crunchy on the outside and  just melt in your mouth.  A perfect brunch or dinner.  

Serves: 1

12 - 15 New Baby Potatoes - halved
150 Grams Asparagus
5 Cloves Garlic - minced
1/2 tsp Paprika powder
1 tbsp rosemary (finely chopped. Sub with sage, or, if using dry herbs, use 2 tsp)
Dash  Black pepper  powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt or to taste
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. 
In a  plastic bag, mix together the olive oil, red pepper flakes, herbs, black pepper, salt and garlic. Toss  the potatoes in shaking it until the herbs have coated the potatoes. Spread in a single layer on a baking tray . Bake for 20 minutes. 

In the same plastic bag toss the asparagus. Keep this aside till the potatoes are done. 
After 10 minutes take the baking tray out and shake it. Place it back into the oven till done.   

When the potatoes are done take the baking tray from the oven, toss in the asparagus along with the remaining marinade  and give the potatoes a stir with the spatula. Place the baking tray back in the oven and bake another 10 minutes or until asparagus is lightly golden-brown. 
Serve warm.
Labels : Vegetables, Vegetarian, Roasted, Baked, Baby Potatoes, Asparagus, Garlic, Vegan, Gluten free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Brunch, Dinner, Fantastical Food Fight
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Oats & Split Green Moong Chillas/Pancakes#Foodieextravaganza

A Happy and Prosperous New Year to all my friends.
The month of December was only parties, weddings etc..
enjoyed food and drinks to the hilt. Now it's  time to start a healthy life style, hope I can maintain this. 

Starting 2019 with a healthy breakfast dish for Foodie Extravaganza. Since the theme for this month is Oatmeal, our host is Wendy Klik . Made these fabulous, healthy pancakes that are high in protein, low in calories and filling.

1 Cup Split Green Moong Dal
1 Cup Oats
3 Big Cloves Garlic
2 Green Chillies
½ Teaspoon Grated Ginger
1/3 Cup Rice Flour - * see notes
Salt to taste
Water as required

For garnishing

Grated Cheese or Cottage Cheese - optional
Chutney or Sauce for Serving

Wash and soak the split moong dal overnight or for at least 4 hours. 
Drain the water and then grind it with rest of the ingredients using water just necessary to make a coarse paste. 
This batter should be thicker than a pancake batter.
 Heat a pancake pan and brush it with oil, take a ladle full of batter spread it into a thin chilla / pancake. Drizzle little oil on it. 
When it cooks it one side then flip it and cook for a minute ( this is optional). 
Fold it into a triangle and serve with chutney or sauce . Garnish with grated cheese.
These were fabulous, healthy and are high in protein.
My Notes
If you do not have rice flour at hand then soak 2 tablespoons heaped of rice grains along with the dal.
Do not brush too much of oil on to pan or else you will not be able to spread the batter.

Labels : Pancakes, Chillas,Crepes, Oats, Vegan, Gluten free, Breakfast, Brunch, Healthy, Foodie Extravaganza Party, Split Green Moong
Foodie Extravaganza is a monthly food fest, where a group of bloggers all create and share a recipe around one of the monthly food 'holidays' as detailed in The Nibble. Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you're a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.
See all the other recipes for today's Foodie Extravaganza
Apple Banana Smoothie from Caroline's Cooking
Coconut & Banana Oat Pancakes from Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite aWhiskered Accomplice
Irish Oatmeal Brulee from Jolene's Recipe Journal
Oatmeal Crusted Chicken Strips from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Oats & Split Green Moong Chillas/Pancakes from Sneha's Recipe
Old Fashioned Oatmeal Bread from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Pumpkin Oatmeal from Making Miracles
Quick Cook Cheesy Bacon Oatmeal from Food Lust People Love

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A Colorful Veggie Baked Open Sandwich

A Colorful Veggie Baked Open Sandwich makes a excellent breakfast,  a lazy Sunday brunch or an light and wholesome evening dinner. Make the mix the previous day and assemble whenever you wish to enjoy these. 
 Crisp , cheesy and yummy.

8 Bread Slices
6 - 8 Mushrooms - finely chopped
½ Cup Boiled Sweet Corn
1 Cup Red, Yellow & Green Bell Peppers - finely chopped
1 Carrot - finely chopped
1 Onion - finely chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic powder
1 Teaspoon Italian Seasonings
1 Green Chilly - finely chopped
½ Teaspoon Black Pepper powder
Salt to taste
Grated Cheeza Cheese as required
For the Sauce 
1 Tablespoon Heaped Butter
1 Tablespoon Oil
2 Tablespoons Level All Purpose Flour
1 Cup Milk or more as required


In a pan heat the oil and butter add the chopped onions and green chillies, saute for a minute or two, now add the flour and saute for a minute add the milk and stir to make smooth sauce, stirring continuously. Add salt, Italian seasoning, garlic and black pepper powder , rest of the veggies and saute till the sauce is thick yet spreadable take off flame. Lightly cool this mixture.

Pre heat the oven at 200 degree C. 
In a lined baking tray arrange the bread slices and spread the prepared colorful veggie mix over them. 
Spread cheese as required. 
Bake till the cheese melts and starts to brown. Cool slightly and enjoy a crisp cheese colorful veggies open toast sandwich. 
Make a fantastic breakfast or brunch.
Labels: Sandwiches, Colorful Veggies, Breakfast, Brunch, Healthy Dinners, Kids delight, Cheese, Baked, Bread Slices, Open Sandwiches 

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Indo Chinese Idli Fry - Leftover Idlis

Have leftover idli's and you are tired of having them with Sambar or chutney then try this quick Indo Chinese fusion recipe. Quick, easy and delicious. We had this for a quick Sunday brunch, can pack this as your kid's  tiffin as they are moist and not dry to eat.
10 Leftover Idli's - cubed.
2 Tablespoons Oil
1 Onion - finely chopped
1 Capsicum - chopped
3 Garlic cloves - finely chopped
3 Tablespoons Tomato ketchup
2 Tablespoons Soya sauce
1 Teaspoon Vinegar
1/2 Teaspoon Red chilly powder or to your taste
1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
1 Spring Onion - chopped for garnishing
Oil for deep frying
For the batter 

1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/4 Cup Rice flour
1 Teaspoon Red Chilly powder
Salt to taste


Cut the idlis into big cubes. 

In small deep frying pan heat oil.

As the oil is heating let's prepare the batter -
Take all the ingredients for the batter in a bowl , add water to make a thick coating consistency. 
Dip the idli pieces in the batter and fry on high flame till golden.
Remove on a absorbent paper to remove any excess, fry all the remaining pieces and keep aside.

In a another pan heat the 2 tablespoons oil and add the onions, garlic , fry till translucent. Then add capsicum and toss,  it should remain crunchy. Add the tomato ketchup, vinegar, soya sauce, chilly powder,  salt, 2 tablespoon water, sugar and stir well,  let it come to a boil. Now add the fried idli's toss them well till coated with the sauce on high flame. Garnish with chopped spring onions and serve hot. 
Enjoy hot idli fry.

Labels : Breakfast, South Indian, Leftover series, Idli, Indo Chinese, Kids delight, Brunch,Vegan 

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Nutella Strawberry Bread Roll Ups

These Strawberry Nutella Roll Ups are easy to make, are perfect for a breakfast, brunch or dessert. Serve these with ice cream for dessert and you will simply love these roll ups, with nutella, strawberry and top it icecream .....yum..


8 Slices White sandwich bread - crusts removed
12 Strawberries - sliced
5 Tablespoons Nutella
Butter for frying


Use a rolling pin to roll the bread flat. This makes them easier to roll up.

Spread around 1/2 Tablespon or more of Nutella. 

Arrange strawberries along the bottom of each piece of bread.

Roll up bread. The Nutella will keep it sealed.

Melt butter in pan over medium high heat. Place  each roll upin the pan. Repeat with remaining roll ups. Cook for around 2 - 3 minutes until each side is golden, rotating it.

Serve immediately, while warm.

My Notes:

Use fresh bread to make these or the will break while rolling. The bread that I have used is a day old, hence you can see cracks.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#55

Labels : Breakfast, Brunch, Nutella, Strawberry, Blogging Marathon

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Thatte Idli / Plate Idli

This is also called Tumkur Idli and it is a Karnataka special. When I visited my daughter in Bangalore she took me to this street somewhere near VVPuram which is a street food road. At this place I had this awesome food. These are so soft and spongy and served in a bamboo plate and banana leaf . You must try this recipe in your kitchen and I am sure you too will love this idlis Well, I don't own that specialized thatte idli vessel which are plates but, I used a plate to prepare it, turned out perfect.
1/2 cup  Parboiled rice
1/2 cup  Raw rice
3/4 cup  Urad dal
1/2 cup  Cooked rice
1/2 teaspoon Soda 
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon  Oil
Soak raw and paroiled rice together in water for at least 5 hours. Soak Urad dal separately.
Grind them separately, using very little water as possible. Grind the cooked rice to finely and mix all the ground paste well. Add soda (dissolved in water), sesame oil. Allow it to ferment. May be for about 7 hours. Once the fermented Idly batter is ready. Grease plate either ghee or sesame oil. Pour little batter to it. Steam cook for about 15 mins. Serve warm along with chutney and sambar. We had with Sambar.
Labels: Breakfast, Brunch, Healthy, South Indian, Vegan,  Lentils,  Idli, Gluten free, Sourdough, Steamed

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