Friday, May 6, 2016

Oats Unde

A bowl of cereals with hot milk + your favourite fruit and nut - I think its the best way to start a day. But sometimes it just gets too monotonous seeing the same stuff. Perhaps Oats are called super food because they suit our needs easily- be it a quick fix or an evening snack or even for supper! They are our favourite for this season :). So we went ahead trying something new for a snack which is loaded with fibre and essential nutrients too! The fact of loosing weight nullify the guilt while eating this treat!

Rolled Oats - 1 Cup
Pitted dates - 1 Cup
Honey - 1 Tbsp
Cocoa powder / Chocolate chips - a handful


  • Roast Oats on a medium flame till crispy. Make sure this does not get burnt so keep stirring continuously.
  • Once cooled grind this into a powder in a food processor or a mixie.
  • Next to this add the pitted dates, honey and chocolate chips and grind till all the ingredients are mixed well. Transfer this into a bowl.
  • Take a handful of the mixture and shape it into a ball. Repeat this until all the mixture is finished.
  • Oats unde or Oats ball is ready to be served as a healthy treat!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Beetroot Cutlet

The name cutlet reminds me of the days I spent in Jayanagara – yes the famous Hot Chips and their continuous supply of delicious snacks! Our favourite was the finger chips what we call fries here and heart shaped cutlet topped with a nut + dipped in chutneys. It used to be heaven – very apt for the Bangalore weather! So that triggered me to make Beetroot Cutlets. 

I like the colour of the Beet but the standard dishes gets a bit repulsive for lunchbox :-p.  This way it’s neat and easy to eat in a gang or at your table ;). For us, it worked out best as kids lunchbox dish as they can guzzle them down and run for playJ. The mom factor arouse here again :-p with the nutrition going into little ones tummy – we made beets + sweet potatoes instead of normal potatoes & added more nuts. So you can add/minus nuts of your liking like cashews/walnuts/pista/peanut/sunflower seeds/pumpkin seeds etc. This is our version of Beetroot Cutlet. Makes about 10 to 20 cutlets depending on the size.


Beetroot – 1 Kg
Sweetpotato boiled and peeled – ½ Kg
Salt as per taste
Medium sized Onion finely chopped – 1
Green chillies finely chopped – 2
Coriander leaves finely chopped – ¼ Cup
Ginger garlic grated or paste – 1 tsp
Cumin powder – 2 tsp
Dry mango powder/Amchur powder – 2 tsp
Unsalted roasted peanuts – ½ Cup
All purpose flour/Maida – 1 Tbsp
Water – ¼ Cup
Breadcrumbs as required
Oil for frying

  • Wash, peel and grate the Beetroots. Sprinkle Salt and set aside for 10minutes.
  • Mash the Sweet potato and to this add the Onion, Green chillies, Coriander leaves, Ginger-Garlic paste. Mix well and keep it covered.
  • Squeeze the liquid out of the Beetroot and mix the flesh with the potato mixture. You can use this liquid for any other dish. I just used it in our rasam.
  • To this add, Cumin powder, Amchur and Peanuts and mix well. Check the Salt and spices and add as per your taste.
  • Pinch a handful of the mixture and make tikkis out of it i.e roll them in your palms and make it a bit flat.
  • Meanwhile mix all purpose flour and Water in a bowl. Take some breadcrumbs in a plate.
  • Dip the prepared tikkis in the all purpose flour + water mixture and then into the breadcrumbs and keep it aside on a plate.
  • Repeat the above procedure with all the remaining tikkis.
  • Now keep this plate covered with a plastic wrap and refrigerate it for about an hour.
  • Next heat Oil in a deep pan and fry them in batches. You can either deep fry or shallow fry them.
  • Serve them hot with Green Chutney/Tamarind Chutney or Ketchup!!

Take a healthy bite that tastes alright ;)!

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