Hi friends and followers, hope you havn't forgotten me, sorry I couldn't post anything for 1 month. The reason for that is I had relocated last month and was busy settling in new place from scratch. I had no time for checking your blogs not even mine. But it was really tough for me to stay away from my blogbaby for so long. So after a whole one month, I'm posting a breakfast recipe for my event, "Spotlight : Healthy Breakfast Ideas", hosted by my sister, Chandrani of Cuisine Delights.
Bread is now such an important part of our diet that without eating bread a day's diet can't be complete. But always choose wholemeal bread over white bread or white flour bread. The basic difference between these two types of bread is during production of wholemeal flour the whole grain is used. This type of flour has an extraction rate of 100%, which means nothing is removed during milling. White flour is refined. The bran and nutrient-packed germ are separated from the rest of the grain losing many nutrients. The wholemeal flour contains all parts of the grain: the fibre-rich bran (outer layer), the endosperm (middle layer) and the germ (inner layer). The bran provides fibre, B vitamins, minerals, protein and other phytochemicals. The endosperm contains carbohydrates, proteins and small amounts of B vitamins. The germ is packed with minerals, B vitamins, vitamin E and other phytochemicals. The regular consumption of whole grain foods has been linked by researchers to a reduction of several diseases including heart disease and cancer, especially colon cancer. My family likes bread over cereal or any other breakfast stuff. So I'm in a constant look for something different to serve them with bread. Few months back, I came accross one such recipe which can be served as a breakfast and also for evening snack. My daughter loved it and now every day she wants only this for her evening snack...so try it some time and let me know how your kids have liked it...........
Bread Utthapam........It's very easy to make and simply delicious bread snack recipe, which will be loved by all ages. If you don't know what a uttapam/utthapam is, it is dosa like dish made from same batter like dosa, but it's thick and not filled like dosa and different grated veges spread over it and fried.
Bread ( any type of bread) : 6-8 slices ( I used Focaccia, it was just yummy)
Curd/yoghurt/Dahi : 1/2 cup
Semolina/Suji : 1/4 cup
Grated Onion : 1/2 cup
Grated Carrot : 1/2 cup
Grated Capsicum : 1/4 - 1/2 cup
Finely chopped tomatoes : 1/2 cup
Grated Ginger : 1 tblsp.
Finely chopped Green chillies : 1 tblsp.(Omit if cooking for kids)
Finely chopped Coriander leaves : 1/2 cup
Chilli powder : 2 tsp.( as per taste)
salt to taste
Butter/Margarine : as needed
Oil/ghee(clarified butter) : 2 tblsp.
- In a big bowl, take curd/yoghurt, whip it a little. Then add all the ingredients except oil and bread.
- Spread butter or margarine in only one side of your bread.
- Heat tawa or a wide pan, put butter side of the bread down, let it brown, on the top side, spread the yoghurt batter evenly in a thin layer. Once the down part is done, pick it up with a flat spatula, drop 1 tsp. of oil, flip to the other side.
- In medium heat, let it brown. Remove from tawa. Prepare other slices same way.
- Serve hot with a ketchup or any sauce of your choice.
You can have this as a breakfast and even as an evening snack with a cup of hot tea.
Sending This to my event
, "Spotlight : Healthy Breakfast Ideas",
hosted by my sister, Chandrani of Cuisine delights. also to Pari's "Only Snacks and starter"
, guest hosted by Raji of Vegetarian tastebuds