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Chocolate-Date Muffins

In Recipes on 21 June 2014 at 1:10 am

Made with whole wheat, sprouted ragi and dates, these chocolate muffins are wholesome enough to have for breakfast!  Or any time of day – not to mention they are so easy to pack for travel.  Stun your friends at the next potluck.  When we saw Chef Disha proudly display her creation, we asked her Amma to share the recipe.

Basic Vegan Chocolate Muffins (recipe adapted from Veganosaurus)

Disha shows us how it's done.

Disha shows us how it’s done.

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Quinoa Upma

In Recipes on 9 May 2012 at 3:51 am

Quinoa Upma
This Recipe comes to us from Meenal Amma in Rockville

Ingredients:
1 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cups water
1 medium onion, chopped
1-2 green chilies, finely chopped
dash of jira (cumin seed)
handful of peanuts
salt to taste
juice of 1 lemon
handful of kothimira (cilantro), chopped

Steps:
Bring Quinoa to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes – it should split up during the boil so you know its done.  You can also cook this in a pressure cooker or the EZ Cooker.
In minimal oil, saute onions, jira and peanuts till peanuts are brown but not burnt.

Add green chillies.  Saute lightly if desired.
Add boiled quinoa and salt.  Mix it up, squeeze in some lemon juice and top with kothmira.

Eat well 😉

Amma suggests:  Try walnuts in place of peanuts. 

 

Oatmeal Sabzi

In Recipes on 9 May 2012 at 3:49 am

Oatmeal Sabzi

Till I tasted this I had always had my oatmeal with bananas or other fruit and nuts.  The vegetables really do bring out a different side of the oats.  We usually use carrots, peas, and beans, but am curious how it would do with eggplant or okra.  Here is the recipe as told to me by  Somnath Baba in Boston:

Savoury Oatmeal with carrots and peas.
 Photo:  Balaji Narasimhan.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup assorted diced vegetables
1 cup rolled oats
3 cups water
pinch of salt
dash of mustard oil (optional)

Steps:

Bring water, salt and vegetables to a boil.
Add oats and simmer for about 20 minutes or till vegetables are cooked.
Drizzle with mustard oil for added zing!

Amma adds: EZ Cooker is wonderful for cooking oatmeal – never burns, never boils over!

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