Healthy Protein rich, Diabetic friendly breakfast option Besan chilla recipe, very easy and quick recipe

We get bored by eating same breakfast everyday that too when we are watching our weight and we need some healthy option. Most of the time we end up eating poha or upma or bachelors end up with bread or skipping breakfast. Also when you are working and have no time for cooking, you go to some cereals for breakfast. Today I have got best recipe which is easy and quick. Important thing is, it is very healthy. Besan chilla or pancakes made of gram flour,are easy to make and takes no time to get cooked. You can pair them with some chutney and your meal. is all sorted.

Benefits:

There are multiple benefits of Besan. Besan or gram flour has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also higher protein content. Also it is gluten free so if you are allergic to gluten best flour to consume. Most of weight loss recipes includes besan recipes as they helps in burning calories faster due to lower levels of glycemic index. Due to low glycemic index it is best flour choice for diabetes patients. Besan is great choice for healthy diet as it contains protein, potassium, iron, vitamins, magnesium and fiber with zero cholesterol. Besan contains soluble fiber which makes your heart healthy so good for heart health too.

Ingredients:

  • Besan (1 cup)
  • Vegetables of your choice
    • Capsicum (1 chopped)
    • Onion (1 chopped)
    • Carrots (1 no grated)
    • Tomatoes (1 chopped)
    • French beans (4/5 no chopped)
  • Green chili (1/2 no chopped or crushed)
  • Red chili powder (1 tsp)
  • Turmeric powder (1 tsp)
  • Jeera (1/2 tsp)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Coriander leaves (chopped)

Recipe:

Chop all vegetables you want to add. I have taken capsicum and onion as per availability. you can take as many as you like, just chop them nice and small pieces. Now take one mixing bowl and add your chopped vegetables to it. Add gram flour or besan to it. Now add all dry spices and salt as per taste. Add jeera seeds to it. Finally add chopped coriander leaves and mix them all. Now slowly add water to it and mix it nicely. Make thick batter out of it.

once your batter is ready, take tawa and put it on gas to get hot. Now reduce flame and pour batter on it. Now spread in a thin layer and give it a shape you like. Now you can increase the flame to medium high and let it get cooked. Once cooked from bottom, flip it and cook the other side as well. If you like you can add oil to it but if you are on diet or want to eat healthy skip oil.

Your quick and easy breakfast is ready to it. Serve it with green coriander chutney or if you are diabetic have carrot garlic chutney with it (recipe I have already shared https://critaajindal.com/2021/01/10/diabetic-friendly-no-cook-and-very-easy-to-make-carrot-garlic-chutney/?preview_id=950&preview_nonce=79c4307e07&preview=true&_thumbnail_id=961).

You can eat them with curd as well or you can eat them plain as well as we have added vegetables in it. You can have them for dinner as well. Make some tasty and healthy tomato soup to go with your healthy dinner.

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Keto friendly, Easy and quick Peanut Chutney to pair with Dosa, Uttapam or Idli

Dosa and Idli are incomplete without chutney. Today I have one easy and quick chutney recipe to pair up with Dosa, Uttapam or Idli. When there is no coconut at home, nothing to worry about. This chutney requires few ingredients and tastes amazing. You just need to have roasted peanuts, some garlic cloves and green chilies and you are ready to go. This chutney is Keto friendly as it is low on carbs and made using peanuts.

Benefits:

Peanuts are legume crop and have many health benefits. They are an excellent source of plant based protein and has other useful vitamins and minerals too. They contain good fiber, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, and vitamin B. They have a sizable amount of calories and fat, but they are nutrient-rich and low in carbohydrates. Yes, you need to have them in moderation due to high amount of calories. These all nutrients content makes them good for your heart and brain too. Also they keeps you full for longer duration which is important in weight loss. Eating peanuts in moderation also helps you get good skin and hair growth.

Let’s start our recipe,

Ingredients:

  • Peanuts or groundnuts (1/2 cup)
  • Salt (As per taste)
  • Green chilies (2/3 pieces)
  • Garlic (4/5 cloves)
  • Oil (1 tsp for tempering)
  • Asafetida / Hing (1 pinch)
  • Mustard seeds (for tempering)
  • Dried Whole red chili (1 for tempering)
  • Few curry leaves (for tempering)

Recipe:

Take peanuts and roast them in a pan on low flame. Once they are roasted well switch off the gas. Let them cool down and remove skin by rubbing them with hands.

*Removing skin is optional process, when I am in hurry I don’t remove skin and use them with skin only.

Peel 4 or 5 garlic cloves and take 2 or 3 chilies. Add them to mixture jar and add peanuts to it. Add salt to it and little bit of water to grind them in fine paste.

Make a thick paste out of it. Add water to get perfect consistency.

Take tempering pan or tadka pan, add some oil and let it heat a little. Once it is hot add mustard seeds to it, let them splutter. Now add dried red chili and pinch of hing. Add curry leaves to it. Add this tempering to your chutney and your peanut chutney is ready to serve.

Serve this chutney with hot Dosa, Uttpam or Idli. You can add little piece of ginger while grinding this paste. I skipped it as it was not available at home. It’s optional, if you have it, you can add it or skip it like me.

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Super Soft and delicious Dahi Vada recipe with special chat masala recipe

Dahi vada or dahi bhallas are popular street food in North India but they are popular with little bit variant across India like in South India they have curd vada and North has Dahi bhallas. They are super soft and melts in your mouth. Green mint & coriander chutney and sweet tamarind & dates chutney add amazing flavors to it. On top of that I am going to share chatpata chat masala recipe which can be used in various chat recipes. Also we are not going to add any soda or Eno to it. Yes, you heard it right. No need to add soda. So let’s start then.

Ingredients:

  • Urad dal / Split and Skinned Black gram (1 cup)
  • Jeera (1 tsp)
  • Salt (as per taste)
  • Chat Masala
    • Jeera / Cumin seeds (3 tsp)
    • Ajwain / carrom seeds (1 tsp)
    • Black pepper powder (1/2 tsp)
    • Salt (1 tsp – as per taste)
    • Black Salt (1 tsp)
    • Red chili powder (1 tsp)
    • Dry mint leaves or mint powder (1 tsp)
    • Chat Masala (1 tsp)
  • Sweet Dahi or Curd
    • Curd (500 gms)
    • Sugar (5 tsp)
    • Pinch of salt
  • Green Mint and coriander chutney
  • Sweet Tamarind and dates chutney
  • Oil for frying vada
  • Bhujiya sev for garnishing

Recipe:

Take 1 cup urad dal, wash it and soak it for 4/5 hours. You should be able to break it with you fingers, then it is soaked properly. Remove access water from dal and grind it in mixture jar. Don’t add too much water while grinding. Add 2/3 tbsp water as required. You will get nice thick paste.

Later you can manage the consistency by adding little water to it. Add Jeera and salt as per taste. Batter should be thick enough to make vada out of it while frying. Now take whisk and whisk it for nice 5/6 minutes to make batter fluffy. If the batter is fluffy enough, no need to mix soda or Eno. If you have whisk it properly than the vada will be super soft and won’t become oily. So whisking is main step while cooking your dahi vada.

To make masala for your dahi vada or even you can use this masala for your different chat recipes. Just make it once and store it in air tight container in the fridge. Take pan or tawa and heat it a little. Now on medium flame add jeera to the pan. Add ajwain to it and roast them till they start leaving their aroma. Keep flame on low else your dry spices will start burning. Now add black pepper powder, red chili powder, mint leaves, salt and black salt to it and mix it nicely. Add chat masala to it and mix them together. Switch on the flame and roast them with left out heat from gas. Now let them cool down completely. Once they are cool enough grind them in mixture jar or you can use your roller pin and board like I have used it.

Take frying pan and add oil for frying. Switch on the gas and heat oil. Add small ball of batter to check whether oil is hot enough. With your hands make small balls of batter and fry them in hot oil. Apply water on your hand to avoid batter sticking to your hands. Else you can use small spoon to make small balls to fry. I have tried both and with hands it is much easier and you get nice round shapes. Fry all the vada and keep them aside. You can add filling of dry fruits if you like it. Just put some chopped dry fruits and then cover them nicely with batter in order to make balls.

For soaking your vada, take water which is in room temperature. Now add little bit chat masala we prepared. Once vada are cool enough soak them in the same water for 20 minutes. You can kip a lid on them, so that they will be soaked properly in water.

For making curd, take chilled curd and beat it well with whisk to make it smooth. Now add sugar to it and whisk it till sugar dissolves. You can use plain beaten curd as well if you don’t want to add sugar. Just add little bit of salt and you can use it same as I used sweet curd.

Now when all your ingredients are ready, start assembling your dahi vada plate. Take soaked vada out of water and drain water by pressing with hands. place them on plate and add lots of curd on it. Now add green and sweet chutneys to it. Sprinkle your chat masala and your dahi vada plate is ready. Garnish it with Bhujiya sev and it will give crunchiness to your dish.

Believe me it is yummiest treat for your chat cravings. The different flavors it has are just awesome. Try this delicious recipe and let me know how was your experience with this delicious recipe. As I always say shower your love with likes & comments. Also you can request any complex recipes you want me to try and make it simple.

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Kids Special, Easy and quick, healthy snack Masala Makhana or foxnuts recipe

Healthy habits should be cultivated from the childhood. Nowadays trend is like kids are hungry want something to munch on, grab some packaged food and voila problem solved. No not at all, you are creating more problems for them, unhealthy lifestyle you are passing on. There are easy options available which are healthy too, why not try them. Get some peanuts, dry fruits or some snacks cooked at home. Easy snack recipes are there which requires minimal cooking and cooking time is also very less. Just make them and store them in airtight jars. I will share few recipes which are really quick and easy to make. One of them is Masala Makhana or you call it foxnuts.

Benefits:

Makhanas are lotus seeds and have so many health benefits. In Indian people make various makhana recipes like kheer, curry or raita. They are good for weight loss as they are low on calories and protein rich so makes stay full for longer durations. They help manage your blood pressure level as they are low on sodium and high on potassium. It is a good source of important mineral calcium which is helpful for your bones. Regular consumption of it will help fight free radicals and acts as an anti-aging agent. The astringent properties of it help reduce kidney problems. It is also good snack option for diabetic patients. In short loaded with all the goodness.

*You know what, Getting fox nuts from lotus plants is really skilled job and requires lots of hard work. I am definitely going to write blog on it.

let’s start our Masala Makhana recipe,

Ingredients:

  • Fox nuts / Makhana (50 gms)
  • Ghee (2/3 tbsp)
  • Red chili powder (1/4 tsp)
  • Turmeric powder (1 tsp)
  • Salt (as per taste)

Recipe:

Actually it is very easy and quick recipe.

Take a pan and add ghee to it. Switch on the gas and let get little hot. Once hot add Turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt to it. Just mix it and add your fox nuts to it. Roast them nicely to get crunchy texture.

*I use lots of ghee to make them crunchier and get that awesome ghee flavor.

So this recipe can have lots of variations, when I want them plain I just add Ghee and salt which make them kids friendly and yes add sendha namak to make it fasting friendly. Even for health benefits I generally use sendha namak or black salt in it. If you want to get some chatpata flavor, just roast them in ghee and at the end add some chat masala and toss them nicely and your chatpata flavor is ready. You can add dry mint powder to give mint flavor so it is up to you to add your favorite flavors but they are surely healthy snack options. Yes, you can give them cheesy flavor too, you need to get some cheese powder and add it after roasting you makhana well and your kids are going to love it.

You can also make Makhana chat. Roast your makhanas in ghee. Add sweet tamarind & dates chutney and green mint & coriander chutney. Chop some onions & tomatoes, some roasted peanuts, some chat masala, sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and your chat is ready to serve with hot tea or coffee as evening snacks.

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Domino style Cheese Burst Pizza without oven

Who doesn’t like pizza that too with loads of cheese… cheese burst. Just yummy isn’t it? Then let’s order it… oh no not outside food 😦

Hmm… let’s make it at home but pizza needs oven to bake and i have never in my life backed anything… There are different cheese available in market how i am going to choose right one for my pizza. So many question but stop worrying and start smiling as here i am gonna share my easy to make cheese burst recipe that too without oven. Sounds interesting then why to wait, let’s start 🙂

Ingredients:

For Pizza Base:

  • All purpose flour (1 cup) [You can use wheat flour too – healthy version]
  • Salt (1 tsp)
  • Sugar (1 tsp)
  • Baking Soda (1/2 tsp)
  • Baking Powder (1 tsp)
  • Curd (3-4 tbsp)

For Pizza Sauce:

  • Tomato Sauce (1 tbsp)
  • Red Chilli Sauce (1 tbsp)
  • Schezwan Sauce (1 tbsp)
  • Pizza Sauce (1 tbsp)

For Pizza Toppings:

Any topping of your choice like Capsicum (use colourful ones), onion, corn, olives, paneer cubes

Recipe:

Toppings: Cut all the vegetables and keep aside

Pizza Dough: Add all pizza base ingredients and knead soft dough, don’t forget to beat the dough enough to get better result with pizza base.

There are two steps to follow for making cheese burst pizza. First make three portions out of dough.

Take one portion and roll a chapati out of it. Heat tawa and bake chapati on it till small bubbles form it. Just a little, do not over bake it.

Take two portions and combine dough & roll chapati out of it. *Tip: Bigger portion chapati must be bigger then the one portion chapati.

Now take the bigger chapati, prick the chapati with fork and spread cheese over it. *Tip: Use cheese spread instead of grated cheese to reduce the cooking time, result will be same & awesome instead.

Till the time we make other base preparation, take one kadai, fill it with 250 gm salt (I have used chocolate flavored salt, kidding after multiple use your salt is going to look same as mine), cover it with lead and keep it on high flame to preheat process. So when we prepare our base, preheat process will be completed side by side.

Cover with small chapati, fold bigger one, seal it and prick the chapati with fork. Now spread sauces of your choice as pizza sauce. You can use homemade pizza sauce also. *Tip: User all the mentioned sauces to get best result.

Spread loads of cheese on it. *Tip: Use Mozzarella & Cheddar cheese mixed to get melted cheese look like restaurant one. You can also use ready made pizza cheese available in the market.

Add topping of your choice and again spread grated cheese on top of it. Sprinkle some Herbs (red chilli flakes & Oregano). Brush the sides of pizza base with olive oil or melted butter. *Tip: you can use regular oil too.

Now carefully open the preheat kadai and transfer your pizza to it. *Tip: Use separator / stand to keep distance between pizza & salt in kadai.

Bake for12-15 minutes and your yummiest cheese pizza is ready to serve. *Tip: check the cheese on top if it is melted properly to check, it is ready to serve or not.

Thanks for going through my recipe & if you follow it and prepare pizza do share pictures of it. I would love to check your comments & pics.

P.S. I know images are not that good but just for the reference purpose.

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