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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Very tasty and easy to make Aamla Pickle or Aamla Launji

Single woman can take care of whole family, but when it comes to her own health, they neglect it. Many a times they are busy with households or job workload or kids, so simply they avoid taking care of themselves. They know exact likings of family members but often forget to cook something they like. My suggestion to all those lovely ladies is take care of yourself too. What you can do is add smaller changes to lifestyle. Add healthy things in your everyday food, some fruits with your breakfast or lunch, few good nuts when you feel like eating in between your meals etc… Today I have Aamla recipe for you all which is also a good option to add to your diet when in season.

Benefits:

Aamla or Indian Gooseberry are very interesting fruit, small in size and has big health benefits. They are best source of Vitamin C, has antioxidant properties, good source of fiber and what not. They are good to control your sugar level, they help reducing risk of cardiovascular diseases, they are good for your immune system, they have blood purifying properties etc… In short they help you increase your immune system, help getting good skin and great for you hair too, what else we can ask. Let’s try n add them to our meal plans.

Jumping to our recipe,

Ingredients:

  • Aamla or Indian Gooseberry (250 grams)
  • Mustard Oil or sesame oil (2 tbsp)
  • Cumin seeds / Jeera (1 tsp)
  • Fenugreek seeds / Methi dana (1 tsp)
  • Fennel seeds / Saunf (1 tsp)
  • Asafetida / Hing (1 pinch)
  • Ginger (1 inch piece grated)
  • Jaggery (As per taste – about 1 cup)
  • Red chili powder (1 tsp)
  • Turmeric powder (1 tsp)
  • Cumin powder (1 tsp)
  • coriander powder (1 tsp)
  • Fennel powder (3 tsp)
  • Salt (As per taste)
  • Black salt (3/4 tsp)
  • Garam Masala (1 tsp – optional)

Recipe:

Take pan and boil water. Once water starts boiling add washed aamla to it. Let them boil for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes check with knife whether they are properly boiled or not. Slice them by hand when they get cold.

Put pan on gas stove and switch it on. Add oil to it. Once oil is hot enough start adding whole spices we have taken, add fenugreek seeds, jeera and saunf to it. Add pinch of hing. Let them cook a little. once they are done add grated ginger to it and let it cook too.

When your ginger is cooked add your sliced aamla to it. Add your dry spices, red chili powder, salt, black salt, turmeric powder, jeera powder, coriander powder, saunf powder and mix them all nicely.

Now mix jaggery to it and let it cook for till jaggery melts and makes nice gravy to your pickle. Add little garam masala if you like it. It is completely optional.

Cook it nicely for 2 minutes and your spicy and sweet aamla pickle or aamla launji is ready.

You can store it in glass jar and it has good self life, so you can store it for few months. You can eat it with chapati or paratha. Serve it with your regular sabji and chapati like any other pickle.

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Upma

Easy and Healthy Breakfast recipe: Vegetable Upma

Upma very popular breakfast recipe which is common across Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil nadu, Andhra Pradesh and where not. Very easy to cook and very healthy breakfast made out of semolina (Sooji) and sometimes coarse grinded rice. You get different flavors and recipes across India.

Semolina or Sooji is rich in Protein and Vitamin B. It is considered good for heart health and liked by many for supporting weight loss. But yes it is a wheat product which makes it high in carbohydrates, should be avoided by PCOS or Thyroid patients or can be taken in smaller quantities.

Talking about today’s recipe we are going to make Vegetable Upma which will have lots of vegetables and little quantity of Semolina or Sooji. Whenever I cook Vegetable Rice / Vegetable Khichdi / Vegetable Upma I make sure to add lots of seasonal vegetables available at home. You can do the same to include healthy vegetables in your meal.

Ingredients:

  • Semolina or Sooji (1 cup)
  • Salt (as per taste)
  • Turmeric Powder (1/2 tsp or you can avoid it completely)
  • Red Chili Powder (1/2 tsp or you can avoid it completely)
  • Mustard Seeds (for tempering)
  • Jeera Seeds (for tempering)
  • Pinch of Hing (asafetida)
  • Ghee / Oil (1 tsp for tempering, I have added 2tsp)
  • Onion (1 Big Onion)
  • Green Chilis (as per taste)
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves to garnish
  • Lemon Juice (2 tsp)
  • Chana Daal (1/2 tsp optional)
  • Urad Daal (1/2 tsp optional)
  • Vegetables of your choice
    • Green Peas
    • Boiled Corn
    • French beans
    • Capsicum
    • Baby corn
    • Potatoes
    • Tomatoes
    • Carrots

Recipe:

First chop all the vegetables and keep it aside.

Dry roast Semolina or Sooji and keep it aside.

Take pan and put on gas stove to heat it. Once the pan is heated add ghee or oil. let it get heated and add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add jeera and pinch of hing. Now add curry leaves. If you want you can add Chana daal or Urad daal at this time and let it cook till it gets golden color. You can avoid it completely.

Now add finely chopped Onions and green chilis. Let them cook till onions become transparent in color.

Tips: You can add Peanuts or Cashew nuts if you like. It will add crunchy texture to your upma while eating.

Once Onions are cooked add chopped vegetables and let them cook for few minutes. Keep the lid on to reduce cooking time for vegetables. While vegetables are getting cooked, keep water to boil on the other burner so that you will have hot water ready for cooking your Upma fast.

Once vegetables are cooked add your roasted semolina or sooji to it and mix all together. Now add your dry spices and salt as per taste.

Tips:

  1. Add your vegetables ordered by hard to cook goes first and easy to cook goes last. Let’s say potatoes, carrots and beans will take time to cook so add them first. Add capsicum or boiled peas and corns after vegetables are cooked a little so that they won’t become mushy and you can have bites of them while eating.
  2. Use boiled water to reduce cooking time. It will save your time as well semolina will get cooked nicely with hot water.

Now add boiling water to the mixture. be careful while adding water as the temperature created will make the water splutter and you can get burnt. So carefully and slowly add water to it, little at once. When you feel the water is appropriate and after mixing no lumps are there, let it cooked with lid on.

Tips: Water quantity is based on type of Semolina or Sooji you are using. You can’t blindly add water to it. Just check while adding water to it. If you like you can keep running consistency or you can have khichdi kind of texture, totally depends on your liking.

Just cook for five minutes. Add lemon juice to it and your yummy healthy Upma is ready to eat.

Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and Namkeen like bhujiya sev, or you can grate fresh coconut on it.

Enjoy your hot Upma with ginger tea or have it as a light dinner option. It can also help in your late night spicy food cravings.

Do try this recipe and let me know experience in comments below. 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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