SUMMER RECIPES

  1. Recipe: Sattu (Toasted gram flour) Pancake with Dal Cutlet

      Ingredients: For Sattu Pancake: Sattu (Toasted gram flour), Chopped onion, green chillies, coriander, 1tsp mustard oil   

The method of preparation: Add chopped onion, green chillies, coriander, 1 spoon of mustard oil and some water to the Sattu and bind it. Stuff this Sattu mixture in whole wheat flour and make pancakes.

Ingredients: For Dal:Toor Dal (Pigeon peas or arhar dal) – ½ cup, Water –1 cup

For Cutlet:Whole wheat flour (Chapati atta) – ½ cup,  optional, Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon, Red chili powder – ½ teaspoon , Asafoetida – a pinch, Salt – to taste, Water- 3/4th Cup.

Mix the dal with water in a pressure cooker and cook till 6-7 whistles. Then turn off the stove. Let the pressure go down by itself. While the dal is pressure cooking, make the dough for Cutlet. Take all dry ingredients (Wheat flour, salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, asafoetida) in another bowl. Mix well.  Make Small Cutlets. Work with one flattened disc at a time. Roll it into about 12-inch diameter circle. Make sure that it is not too thick or too thin. Transfer it to a plate, cover it with clean kitchen towel. Roll the same with second dough ball.

Now add two-three Cutlet at a time into boiling dal and stir it so they do not stick to each other. If you add all cutlet at once they will stick and make a big lump. So make sure to add few at a time and after adding stir it once. Then add few more and stir. Let it simmer for 10-12 minutes and don’t forget to stir in between. If needed add some more water. Taste one Cutlet piece to check if it is cooked. Once cooked turn the stove off.  Lastly, add chopped coriander leaves and serve.

 

2.Oats Uttapam: This can be a great option to carry in the tiffin box too.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Cup Powdered oats
    1 cup low fat yogurt
  2. Veggies of your choice

Procedure:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together. Add salt and cumin seeds. Can prepare this mixture a night before.
  2. Take the batter in a large spoon and pour it on the non-stick pan and spread. You can use some cold compressed coconut oil for greasing the pan.
  3. Once cooked flip the side and let it cook.

Ingredients:

  1. Choose your favourite fruits
  2. Hung curd
  3. Some nuts like walnuts, almonds, raisins
  4. Honey or Jaggery by choice to add sweetness.

Procedure: Throw in all the ingredients in the blender and have it chilled.

Conclusion:

The above 5 recipes are quick, healthy and refreshing. These are good choices for those who are running out of time and are managing alone with their meals. These snacks can be taken any time of the day. They are healthy and easy to prepare.

 

3. Fruity Nutty yogurt:A delicious healthy smoothie, easy to make as well.

Ingredients:

  1. Choose your favourite fruits
  2. Hung curd
  3. Some nuts like walnuts, almonds, raisins
  4. Honey or Jaggery by choice to add sweetness.

Procedure: Throw in all the ingredients in the blender and have it chilled.

Conclusion:

The above 5 recipes are quick, healthy and refreshing. These are good choices for those who are running out of time and are managing alone with their meals. These snacks can be taken any time of the day. They are healthy and easy to prepare.

 

4. Sprouts and Paneer Schezwan Cigar

Ingredient

  • Green Gram (Moong) Sprouts – 1 cup
  • Grated Cottage Cheese (Paneer) – 1 cup
  • Szechuan Sauce – 3 tbsp
  • Sweet and Chili sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Grated cheese – 1/4 cup
  • For rolls: wheat flour Indian breads (chapatti) or multi grain flour bread (chapatti).

Method:

  • In a big mixing bowl, take sprouts, cottage cheese, Szechuan sauce, sweet and chili sauce, cheese and salt. Mix them well. Keep it aside.
  • Take one wheat flour or multi grain cooked bread (chapatti). Place a portion of the cottage cheese and sprouts mixture at one corner of the bread. Roll it up tightly starting from the end where the filling is placed to make a cigar. Seal the edges of the bread (Chapattis)
  • Shallow fry it in the pan.

Paneer and Sprouts Szechuan Cigar is ready. Serve them immediately with spicy sauce.

 

5. Sprout Cutlet/Tikki

Ingredients:

  • Mixed sprouts [garbanzo bean (kabuli chana), Green Gram ( moong)] 20 gm
  • Grated veggies (carrot, potato, pumpkin, lauki, etc.)
  • Cheakpea Flour (Besan) (just for binding) 1tsp
  • Semolina (Suji/rawa)-for wrapping
  • Dry masalas-turmeric powder-1/4tsp
  • Red chili powder-1/2 tsp
  • Salt according to taste and tangy spices (chat masala) -pinch

Method:

Boil sprouts and potato. Mash it. Don’t boil other veggies just grate it finely. Mix all the ingredients except semolina (Suji/Rawa). Make flat balls out of the mixture and then wrap it in the semolina and shallow fry it. Finally serve it with chutney or sauce.

 

6. Steamed Spinach breads (PALAK DHOKLA)

Ingredients Amount
Rawa 1-2 TBS
Gramflour 1-2 TBSP
Spincach (palak) (finely chopped) 1 bunch
greenchilli paste ½ Tbsp
Salt To taste
Oil 1 tsp

 

METHOD:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a vessel.
  2. To this mixture add 1 tsp of warm oil.
  3. Add luke warm water to make the batter of some flowing consistency.
  4. Pour this mixture into a greased tin and steam the mixture for around 30 minutes.
  5. Garnish with Spinach leaves. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

 

Nutritional Benefits: This can serve as a super evening snack as it contains goodness of fiber, calcium, B vitamins of the spinach and is also a cereal pulse combination which improves the protein quality. Wholesome meal which is low in calories and has high satiety value.

 

7. FENUGREEK PANCAKES (METHI PUDLA)

Ingredients Amount
fenugreek leaves (chopped) ½ bunch
Wheat flour 1 TBSP
Bajra flour 2 TBSP
Onion 1 no.
Gingerchilli paste 1 Tbsp
Garlic paste ½ tsp
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Salt To taste
Oil 1 tsp

 

METHOD:

1.Mix all the ingredients except oil in a vessel.

2.Add water to make the batter of pouring consistency

3.Make two pancakes on a nonstick pan

4.Serve hot with tomato ketchup/ Mint sauce (Pudina chutney)

Nutritional Benefits: It is not only rich in B vitamins (fenugreek leaves) and helps in improving hemoglobin but due to the addition of onion, ginger, garlic it is highly anti-inflammatory and good for gut health. Researches prove that consumption of ginger, garlic and onion helps fight GI infections too.

 

8. Bottle Gourd and Semolina Pancakes (DOODHI-RAWA PANCAKE)

Ingredients Amount
Semolina 3 TBSP
Bottle gourd 100 gms
Curds (skim milk) 3 TBSP
Gingerchilli paste 1 Tbsp
Carrot For garnish
Salt To taste
Oil 1 tsp

 

METHOD:

  1. Grate the bottle gourd.
  2. Add semolina, ginger chilli paste, curds, salt and make a batter of pouring consistency by adding water.
  3. Make 3 small pancakes on a nonstick pan by adding oil.

4.Garnish with grated carrot and coriander.

5.Serve hot with green chutney

Nutritional Benefits: Bottle gourd has multi benefits like it is high in fiber, helps curb the acidity too, good for heart, and the list goes on. Curds are rich in probiotics which improves the gut bacteria.

 

9. COTTAGE CHEESE VEGETABLE WRAP ( PANEER VEG WRAP)

Ingredients Amount
Gramflour 2 TBSP
Capsicum ½ no
Carrot ¼ no
Tomatoes 1 small
Spring onions ½ cup
Paneer (COTTAGE CHEESE) 200 ml(20 gms)
Coriander leaves Few sprigs
Lime ½ no.
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Red chilli powder ½ tsp
Pavbhaji masala/ Garam masala ½ tsp
Salt To taste
Oil 1 tsp

 

METHOD:

  1. For the Wrap:

To the gram flour add chopped coriander leaves, red chilli powder, salt and make a batter by adding water. Pour this batter on a nonstick and make a chilla

  1. For the filling:

In a nonstick pan, take 1 tsp of oil. Add chopped capsicum, carrot, spring onions, tomatoes, paneer cubes and cook for a minute. To this add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, lime juice, pav bhaji masala or any garam masala (blend of ground spices like peppercorns, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, cardamom, bay leaf, caraway). You can even use herbs instead of this. Mix well. Cover the pan for 1-2 minutes. Cook until done. Place this filling into the centre of the chilla and wrap it. Cut it into pieces. Garnish with spring onion leaves and tomatoes.Serve hot with tomato ketchup.