Showing posts with label breakfast. Show all posts
Showing posts with label breakfast. Show all posts

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Gluten Free Fruit and nut bread

I was in mood to make some yummy nutty desert bread, I was going through the book 500 gluten free and found this recipe interesting, I gave my own to make it Vegan and some other changes .

Ingredients :
1 cup dried tropical fruits, I had one from Walgreens, I removed coconut from it.
1/4 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup chopped figs
1/4 cup golden raisins , I will try cranberry for a twist next time
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp applesauce
Litchi juice (1/4 cup)

1/4 cup almond meal
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup potato starch
1 tsp xantham gum
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, I used earth balance to make it Vegan, at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
4 tsp GF egg substitute (mix with water per instructions on package)
1/2 cup applesauce


In a bowl add all dried fruits and 1 tsp applesauce.
Heat litchi juice , heat until heated, no need to boil.
Pour heated juice in bowl containing dry fruits and applesauce . Mix well , cover and keep for 3 hours.
Preheat over at 350 degree farenhite.
In a large bowl add almond meal, potato starch, xantham gum, baking powder, cinnamon, cornstarch and mix well.
In separate bowl, take melted butter , add sugar , mixture of egg substitute in water slowly and mix well, then add flour mixture, applesauce, dry fruit mixture . Stir until just combined. Grease 2 loaf pans. I made 1 in muffin tray and 1 in loaf pan.

Bake for about and hour, about 35-45 minutes if making in muffin tray.

Check if toothpick when inserted cones out clean.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out and cook completely on a wire rack.

Enjoy ! It finished fast in my house :)

Gluten Free Fruit and Nut Bread

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Sorghum flour Upma

I was looking for a easy quick recipe for a lazy lunch afternoon, when i was at home. i came across this recipe which. Really impressed me,

Sorghum flour (Jowar flour) -1 cup
Water - 3 Cup
Yogurt - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Red chill powder - to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Ginger paste - 1 tsp
Chill paste per taste

For tempering (tadka):
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 7-8 leaves
Oil- 2tsp

Take Sorghum flour in a big bowl, add yogurt and water and mix well.
Add oil, salt, turmeric powder,chill powder, ginger paste, chill paste.

Heat 1 tsp in a pan and add above prepared mixture and let it boil. Bring gas to medium heat and keep stirring , after 5 minutes cover and cook until water evaporates a bit.

Prepare tempering on the side, heat oil in separate pan, once heated add mustard seeds and let it tempered . Then add sesame seeds and curry leaves cover for a minute. Add half of tempering in the prepared Upma.

For garnishing take prepared Upma in a bowl, let it set for few minutes, then serve on plate with some tempering on the top. The taste is superb and you can serve this a really hearty dish any time as a breakfast , evening snack or a light lunch everybody will just love it. One doesn't have to on gluten free to enjoy this dish:).

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Quinoa Appam


  • Quinoa [1 cup] (I usually buy organic one from Costco)
  • Brown Rice [1 cup] or white rice [1 cup]
  • Split Pigeon peas  (Toor Daal)  [1 cup]
  • Ginger [around 1 inch piece]
  • Green Chillies [approx 3-4] according to taste
  • Salt according to taste
  • Cumin Seeds [1/2 tsp]
  • Garam Masala [1 tsp]
  • Shredded Carrots [1/2 cup]
  • Shredded Cabbage [1/2 cup]
  • Turmeric powder [1/4 tsp]
  • Shredded coconut [1/2 cup ] [optional]
  • some oil for making appam

1.     Soak Rice, Quinoa , Lentil (Toor daal) for around 3 hours in water.
2.    after 3 hours remove excess water and grind into a paste (use some water if needed for grinding), but avoid excess of water.
3.    Mix ginger and green chili and grind again.
4.    Once grounded properly mix salt, cumin seeds, garam masala , shredded cabbage and carrots , turmeric powder, coconut.
5.    When ready Heat appam pan on gas on medium or low medium heat. pour few drops of oil in each mold.
Quinoa Appam
6.    Then pour spoonful of batter in each mold, cover with a lid and cook until the lower side turns golden brown. Keep the heat on low to medium low the entire time, otherwise the outside of the appam will get dark while the inside remains uncooked. 

Flip over and cook the other side until it is cooked . Remove and serve hot with some ketchup or chutney.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Corn Steam Cakes (Makki Idli)

  • CornMeal (1 Cup) I use Gluten Free Bob's Mill
  • Ginger (Grated) 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  • Green Chilly, finely chopped, 1 tsp
  • Oil 2 Tbsp
  • curry Leaf , 2 strings
  • Plain Yogurt (1 cup), beaten
  • Chana Daal , 1 tsp
  • Urad Daal, 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Instant Fruit salt (1 tsp)
  • Green Coriander (chopped)

  1. Heat oil in a pan, saute both cana daal, urad daal, Mustard seed , until daal turns brown
  2. Mix ginger, chilly , curry leaves saute for few seconds
  3. add corn meal, saute for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Take roasted corn meal in a bowl, mix beaten yogurt throughly.
  5. Add salt per taste, green coriander
  6. Prepare idli molds, I use one available to use in microwave. Oil the molds a bit
  7. add water in the base.
  8. When ready add eno salt in the prepared batter and add a spoonful of batter in each mold.
  9. Microwave after covering for 8 minutes.
  10. keep for 1-2 minutes, serve with green cutney, shambhar.