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Showing posts with label Wholewheat. Show all posts

Baked Papdi | Carom and Cumin Crackers

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Guilt free baked popular Indian snack made from wholewheat flour and spices...

popular Indian snack - baked flat discs made of four and spices

Hiya folks!!

This is my first outstation post in a long time. As you must have read here, I am not in Bangalore, but at my in-laws place near Mangalore on the West Coast. I've been enjoying my time off but definitely not the heat. We can feel the full effect of summer out here. I'm just thankful for the bursts of rain at night which make it cool enough for me to sleep.

And of course, the ice creams!! If you have come to Mangalore and missed the ice creams here, you have missed out on a lot of deliciousness. From when I can remember, Mangalore had the best ice creams ever!! I never miss a chance to hog on those when I'm out here.

While the ice creams are tempting, this post is not even remotely related to ice creams, but I could really not get them out of my head. This post is about a much healthier snack - Papdis, that have been baked. Papdi are just flat discs made from wholewheat flour and flavored with some spices. Traditionally these are deep fried, but I baked them, just to keep them guilt free. And they tasted just as delicious, but now I can eat a lot more without worrying.

popular Indian snack - baked flat discs made of four and spices


Papdis can either be eaten as a tea time or mid day snack or can be added to other dishes, most popularly - Chaats. Chaat is a collection of Indian street food and many of them use papdis as the building blocks for them. They are the crunch element of the dish. They are added to Masala Puri, Papdi Chaat, Sev Puri etc. You can either make plain papdi, where you don't add any spices but personally I like ajwain (carrom) and jeera (cumin) a lot, so I never skip them out.

Also, I suggest get on to making papdis fast and log onto the blog soon. I have a new recipe planned that uses these crunchy papdis in a simple yet fabulously delicious dish.

Until then, goodbye from the West Coast!


popular Indian snack - baked flat discs made of four and spices

popular Indian snack - baked flat discs made of four and spices


popular Indian snack - baked flat discs made of four and spices

popular Indian snack - baked flat discs made of four and spices


popular Indian snack - baked flat discs made of four and spices

popular Indian snack - baked flat discs made of four and spices


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Baked Papdi


popular Indian snack - baked flat discs made of four and spicesFlat round discs made with flour and spices, a popular vegan Indian snack.

Recipe Type:  Snacks
Cuisine:            Indian
Prep Time:     60 minutes
Cook time:     14-20 minutes
Total time:     80 minutes
Yield:                75 papdi


Ingredients:


0.5 cup Wholewheat Flour (50 gms)
0.5 cup All Purpose Flour (50 gms)
0.5 tsp Carrom seeds
0.5 tsp Cumin seeds
3 tsp Oil
0.5 tsp Salt
0.75 cup Water
Oil for brushing
Wholewheat flour for dusting

Method:


1. Take wholewheat flour, all purpose flour, carrom seeds and cumin seeds in a large bowl.
2. Add the oil and salt. You may need less/more salt, so add it little by little.
3. Start by adding half the water and knead the dough. Add more water by the spoonful as required.
4. The dough should have a stiff consistency.
5. Cover and rest the dough for 20-30 minutes.
6. Divide the dough into 2 balls and roll one of them out until it is 1 millimeter thick.
7. Use a cookie cutter to cut the dough into papdis. You can also use a bottle /box cover to do the same. 
8. Do the same with the second ball of dough.
9. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
10. Grease a baking sheet and place the papdis on it in one layer. They should not overlap.
11. Using a fork, prick holes into the papdis.
12. Brush oil over them and bake until golden.
13. Mine took 14-15 minutes to bake. If the papdis are rolled out thin they will start burning, so I suggest checking on them after 12 minutes.
14. Allow the papdis to cool completely before storing in an air tight box.



popular Indian snack - baked flat discs made of four and spices



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Eggless Blueberry Muffin Recipe [Video Recipe]

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This is the ONLY recipe you will ever need for Eggless Blueberry Muffins! Moist, dense and basically just perfect, these Blueberry muffins will win over your loved ones.


Eggless Blueberry Muffins with streusel topping



Eggless Blueberry Muffins with streusel topping


These Blueberry Muffins got voted Number 1!!! Seriously!! By my biggest food critic, my sister.

I've got a perfect sister. Don't get me wrong, I'm not calling her perfect (after all only one of us can be perfect, and I'm the "one"), but that she plays her part of being the older sister perfectly. When we were younger, the 5 year age gap between us seemed so wide. I annoyed her incessantly -  I followed her around, I copied her all the time. I had to have the exact same dress she bought. I loved using her stuff. I basically just wanted to be her. Then we moved to a phase where I think neither could stand the other very long - we had millions of wars, some could pass off as world wars. And then overnight, we became the best of friends. Just like that. We knew what the other was thinking, we did not even have to finish our sentences. The age gap seems non existent now. 

Back to the perfect sister bit - she smothers me with love, she's always been protective but she's also annoyingly critical. So when she ate these Blueberry Muffins and she ranked number 1 on her list of favorite baked desserts, I was super excited. And I knew I had to share it with you guys. Wouldn't you want to try my number ONE Blueberry Muffins?

Eggless Blueberry Muffins with streusel topping


And it is the perfect season for these muffins. Spring is in the air, the freshest and plumpest of the berries are making their way to the markets.

This isn't really a new recipe. I actually made these muffins for the first time 5 years ago and then for some reason, never made it again. I've had it on the blog for the past 5 years with sad little photos that did not make justice to the deliciousness of these Blueberry Muffins. Back then I had used canned blueberries as I could not find fresh ones. But this time it was all fresh fruit in my muffins. I have to say, the fresh ones triumph over the canned ones any day. I got these wonderful berries for a steal at Namdhari's Fresh. They were on sale for almost half the price. So if you are based in Bangalore, check out your closest outlet and they may still be available at that price. 


Eggless Blueberry Muffins with streusel topping

These muffins are vegetarian and are baked without using egg or egg replacer, yet they were moist and perfectly dense, just as muffins are meant to be. I topped these muffins with a simple streusel made from butter, vanilla, white and brown sugar which is totally optional but definitely recommended. 

Also, in the video recipe, you will see a small difference in color in the wet ingredient mix, this is because I made these muffins twice, once with melted butter and once with oil. And I kinda messed up a part of my video when I made them with butter, so I had to re-shoot that part of the video when I remade the muffins with oil. You can use either butter or oil, but I highly recommend butter, as it adds more richness to the muffins.

Psst... Want to know what else made it to Gee's list? This Persian Love Cake and then the Almond brownies.

Eggless Blueberry Muffins with streusel topping


One of my pics from 5 years ago

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Blueberry Muffin


Eggless Blueberry Muffins with streusel toppingEggless Blueberry muffins made using fresh blueberries and wholewheat flour. Streusel topped Blueberry muffins.

Recipe Type:  Dessert / Breakfast
Cuisine:          International
Prep Time:     20 minutes
Cook time:     25 minutes
Yield:              12


Ingredients:


0.75 cup Blueberries (about 80 gms)
0.75 cup All Purpose Flour (about 100 gms)
0.75 cup Whole wheat flour (about 100 gms)
0.75 cup Milk powder or Dairy whitener (about 80 gms)
0.75 cup Powdered sugar (about 100 gms)
75 gms Butter
1.25 cups Milk (about 125-150 ml)
2 tsp Baking powder (about 8 gms)
0.5 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
0.25 tsp Salt 
3-4 tbsp Streusal topping


To make Streusal Topping:


2 tbsp Cold Butter
1.5 tbsp All purpose Flour
2 tsp Jaggery powder or Brown Sugar
1 tsp Powdered Sugar

Method:


1. Mix together all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, milk powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda until combined. You can sift these too.
2. Whisk together melted butter, vanilla extract and 0.5 cups milk until combined. Add the apple cider vinegar and mix well.
3. Add in half the dry ingredients and whisk until combined without any lumps.
4. Add in the remaining flour and milk and mix until you have a smooth batter.
5. Fold in the blueberries.
6. Line a muffin tray with paper liners.
7. Spoon the batter into the liners until they are 3/4th full.
8. If making the streusal, mix together cold butter, flour, brown sugar and powdered sugar with your fingers until it forms a coarse mixture like powdered cookies.
9. Sprinkle the muffins with about 0.5 tsp each.
10. Bake for 22-25 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 degree C
11. Serve warm.


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Baked chapati chip | Baked wholewheat nachos

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Chips are irresistible, and of those, I love Nachos. Loaded with beans and cheese or with simple guacamole, they are simply my favorite kind of chips. I made these cause I really wanted to eat nachos. I searched far and wide for masa harina, the flour from which tortillas are made in Mexico. But nobody carries it here. In fact, I cannot even find makki ka atta in Bangalore to make makki roti :( So I stuck to what I had. I always have chapatti atta at home. Chapati is essentially Indian flatbread that resemble tortillas. You can deep fry the chips or bake them. I baked them and they turned out crisp and equally tasty. And incidentally I had a nice ripe butterfruit / avocado in the fridge to make some yummy guacamole. 1 chapati makes around 25-30 chips.














Baked chapati chip | Baked wholewheat nachos


Baked whole wheat chips/nachos
Baked whole wheat nachos
Recipe Type:  Snacks
Cuisine:          Mexican
Prep Time:     30 minutes
Cook time:     30 minutes
Yield:              75-100

Ingredients:

1 cup Whole wheat flour/ atta (This may make 3-4 chapatis)
Whole wheat flour for dusting
1 tsp Olive oil per chapati
A pinch Salt
Water

Method:

  • Take the whole wheat flour in a large bowl. Add water by the tbsp. and start kneading. Knead until you get a soft smooth dough. The dough should not be shaggy and stick to your hands.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
  • Take a small lemon sized dough ball.
  • Dust the counter surface with whole wheat flour and roll out the chapati as thin as you can. I suggest making a fresh chapati instead of using a leftover one. You can use leftover dough though.
  • Heat a tava/griddle on the gas stove, reduce the flame once the tava is hot. Put the chapati on the tava and cook until small bubbles appear on one side.
  • Flip the chapati and cook on the other side.
  • Remove from heat. Allow it to cool for 5 mins.
  • Cut into triangles.
  • Place on a baking sheet. Do not let them overlap each other. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle the salt.
  • Bake for 6-8 mins until browned and crisp.
  • Enjoy with guacamole or salsa.
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Almond Chocolate Brownie (Eggless)

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I absolutely LOVE, LOVE and more LOVE these Eggless Almond Chocolate Brownies. They are chocolate-y (Oh ya!) to the core and they have crunchy Almonds, what's not to love?


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I'm definitely a chocoholic at heart, soul, fingers and toes. I've never been able to resist a good piece of chocolate. Dark, Milk, White, I'm game for any type of chocolate. All that talk of chocolate is enough to make me wanna crave one this instant. I wonder how people save their chocolate for later. As for me, if I know there is a chocolate around the house, I can think of at least 10 reasons why it should be in my mouth and not on the shelf.

I'm also totally NUTS about nuts. I'm always stocked with Almonds, Cashew nuts, Pistachios, and sometimes Walnuts. They are the best in-between-meals snacks I can think of. I carry a handful in my bag all the time to munch on in the bus.



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They say chocolate is good for you, they say nuts are good for you, I say these Almond Chocolate Brownies are really good for you. May not be calorie wise but spirit wise, big Thumbs up!! Nothing like an awesome brownie to raise your spirits and make you feel like you are flying high up in the sky.

Everyone has their favorite brownie recipe. This recipe is mine. These Eggless Almond Chocolate Brownies have become a birthday regular for me. I've made it twice in a row now and I'm still amazed how something so easy to make can be so wonderful in taste. 

One would think Brownies are for kids, but I feel the older I get, the more I want them. 


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This recipe makes cakey brownies that are not sickly sweet. The semi sweet dark chocolate (my favorite kind of chocolate) gives this Brownie that slight bitter darkness and not making it sickly sweet. I'm not really a fudgy sweet brownie kinda girl. 

This recipe is eggless aka vegetarian, however, it is not vegan. The condensed milk replaces the eggs as the wet ingredient. If you can find vegan sweetened condensed milk, then you can make these brownies vegan. To make these brownies, I recommend buying good quality cooking chocolate. If you cannot find it, you can use any dark chocolate bar that has more than 50% chocolate (70% is better). 

I've used wholewheat flour in the brownie, you may replace it with all purpose flour or maida.

Remember not to aerate the batter too much, else, you will end up with a chocolate cake and not a brownie. Also, do not over mix the batter, you will get a tough brownie. 

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Recipe Type:  Dessert
Cuisine:          International
Prep Time:     30 minutes
Cook time:     60 minutes
Yield:              9


Ingredients:


1.25 cups Whole Wheat Flour(appx. 160gms)
2 Tbsp Corn Flour
1.5 tsp Baking Powder
0.5 tsp Baking Soda
150 gms semi sweet Dark Chocolate
2 Tbsp Powdered Sugar / Icing Sugar
0.5 tin Milk Maid
50gms Unsalted Butter
0.5 cup Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
10-12 Almonds

Method:


Sift together the whole wheat flour, corn flour, baking powder and baking soda at least twice
In a pan, put in the dark chocolate, broken into pieces and until the chocolate melts.
Add 0.25 cups of  milk to improve the consistency. Stir well to get a smooth sauce and keep aside to cool.
Cream together the butter and the sugar in a bowl. Whisk it for around 3-4 mins.
Add the milkmaid, vanilla essence and the dark chocolate and mix well until combined.
Add the flour in parts and mix well.
Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
Grease a shallow square pan and dust it with flour.
Pour the batter into the pan and sprinkle chopped almonds over it.
Bake for 45-50 mins.
Serve with chocolate sauce, ice cream or with Love.
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Wholewheat Tomato & Basil bread

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I often miss having the Mediterranean veggie sandwich at Panera bread for lunch. Since we don't have any Panera Bread's out here, I cannot enjoy their tomato and basil bread. Which is what set me on a path to create my own. I found several recipes on the net, but I modified them to suit me. I am not so keen on cooking with maida(flour) so I use atta (whole wheat flour) more often. I also had no parmesan cheese as the recipes asked for. Also, I added the oats and the fennel just as an experiment which worked successfully. This was a yummy breakfast today morning with oodles of butter....

Tomato & Basil bread



Before first rise

After first rise


After baking
Crust & crumb
Ingredients:
Whole wheat flour / Atta – 1.5 cups
Oats – ½ cup
Tomato – 1
Basil leaves – 10-12
Fennel seeds / Saunf – 1 tbsp
Olive oil – 1 tsp
Active dry yeast – 1 tsp
Red chilli flakes – 1 tbsp
Tomato ketchup – 1-2 tbsp
Water – ¼ cup
Salt – ½ tsp
Method:
Puree the tomato and mince the basil
Warm the water and dissolve the yeast in it
Add the tomato puree, basil, crushed fennel seeds, red chilli flakes, tomato ketchup, oats and salt and mix well
Add the flour and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic. I kneaded for around 15 mins.
Grease a vessel with olive oil and place the dough in it. Turn the dough so that it is covered in oil. Cover the vessel and allow it to proof for 2 hours or until doubled in size.
Knead again for 1 min and place in the loaf tin or the baking sheet and allow it to rise for another 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 240 degree Celsius.
Bake for around 20-25 mins.
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Baked Flat Puri

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With masala puri on the menu for a Saturday night dinner, I could either go out and buy puris, or make my own. I could have deep fried them, but my ever supporting hubby said lets bake them (I'm trying to give up deep fried food). So bake them it was. If you want the authentic road side puri taste, I suggest you deep fry them or take the healthy route like me and bake them :)


Baked flat puris


The stiff dough

Cut the puris using a cookie cutter

Place the puris on a baking sheet to bake



Baked Flat Puri


Baked flat puris or savoury tea time biscuits

Recipe Type:  Snacks
Baked Flat PuriCuisine:          Indian
Prep Time:     60 minutes (Includes dough resting time)
Cook time:     20 minutes
Yield:              40

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour / Atta
1/2 cup Chiroti Rava / Fine Semolina
1 Tbsp Corn Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
4 tsp Oil
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Water

Method:

  • Mix the atta, rava, corn flour, salt and baking soda
  • Rub in the oil
  • Add water by the tbsp. and mix to form a stiff dough
  • Cover it and allow it to rest for 30 mins
  • Roll into small puris or roll out a large roti and cut into small puris using a cookie cutter
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius
  • Bake for 7-10 mins. Mine were done in about 8 mins.
  • This recipe made around 40 small puris.


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Pizza Base (50% Whole Wheat)

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I recently got a GoodFood magazine from the library, the masterclass in the book was about pizza, this inspired me to make Pizza for lunch today. The recipe called for all purpose flour, I used a mix of plain flour and whole wheat flour. The below recipe made one medium sized thick crust pizza. Split the dough to make 2 thin crust pizzas

Dough before proofing

Dough doubled in size

Spread out the dough using your hands




Ingredients:

1  cup Maida/ All Purpose Flour
1 cup Atta / Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 cup Warm water
1.5 tsp Active Dry Yeast
1/2 tsp Salt
1.5 tsp Olive Oil

Method:

Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and allow it to rest for 5 mins
Add the olive oil and the two flours and mix well
Add the salt and knead for 15-20 mins
Cover and rest for 1 hour or until doubled
Sprinkle some dough into the working surface and place the dough on it
Using your hands spread the dough into a circle
For think crust, the thickness should be as much as a pancake
For thick crust, the thickness is around 1cm
Place the dough in the baking tray
Preheat the oven to 200 degree Celsius
Use a fork and poke the dough to prevent it from puffing up and allow even cooking
Bake for 10-15 mins until a toothpick comes clean
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Instant Wheat Dosa | Savory Whole Wheat Pancake

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savory wholewheat pancake goduma dosa godi dosai vegan indian breakfast

Have you had hunger pangs at say about 4.30 - 5 pm? I believe I'm hungriest at that time in the evening. And the worst part is, I'm sitting in a bus on my way back from office at that time. All I can think about is food and I cannot reach out to any food. I tell you that is the WORST situation to be in. 

Then what do I do? I obsess about food. I start browsing Pinterest. Isn't it like the most AWESOME app for all us food lovers? So much beautiful food out there. Click here to follow me on Pinterest. Then I realise I'm getting hungrier, and I really really cannot sleep when I am hungry, so on days I have a good book with me, I read, or on other days I look out those large bus windows and keep spotting street food vendor.. 

savory wholewheat pancake goduma dosa godi dosai vegan indian breakfast

And as soon as I get down from the bus, I run to the nearest bakery or street stall for may some crisp Puff or the spicy Samosa. Later on at night, I obsess about having eaten all that fried food or fatty food. Guilt definitely weighs heavy on my heart and my tummy. 

To avoid all that I wrote about, I keep a few quick to make yet absolutely HEALTHY recipes up my sleeve. And this Wheat Dosa fits it to a T. Everyone I know knows that Whole wheat is healthy. Protein, good Carbs, Filling, need I go on? No sugar, no frying, no butter - This is perfect for evenings as much as for mornings. Effort required - chop tomatoes, onions (and these are optional) and add to some whole wheat flour. Add water, salt and spices if you love them as much as me. And then just spread on a pan and cook with barely 1 tsp of oil. That's IT!!!


savory wholewheat pancake goduma dosa godi dosai vegan indian breakfast
Mix all the ingredients to get a dosa consistency batter

savory wholewheat pancake goduma dosa godi dosai vegan indian breakfast
Spread the batter on the tava and spoon oil

savory wholewheat pancake goduma dosa godi dosai vegan indian breakfast
Flip when one side browns


Instant Wheat Dosa | Savory Whole Wheat Pancake


savory wholewheat pancake goduma dosa godi dosai vegan indian breakfastInstant savory dosa or pancake made with whole wheat flour.

Recipe Type:  Breakfast / Snacks
Cuisine:         Indian
Prep Time:    10 minutes
Cook time:     20 minutes
Yield:             6 small pancakes

Ingredients:


1 cup Whole wheat flour or Atta
1 small Onion
1 Tomato
8-10 Curry leaves
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
2 cups Water
A handful Coriander Leaves
Salt to taste
Oil to fry

Method:


Chop the onion, tomato and coriander finely
Mix all the ingredients except oil and make a dosa / pancake consistency batter
Heat a tava or a griddle and grease it
Spoon the batter on the tava and spread it
Spoon oil onto it
Flip it when one side browns
Cook it until both sides brown
Enjoy it hot with chutney
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