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So here I am - back with another healthy recipe. You mean again?
I know, all of you, who are reading this right now might be rolling back your eyes and thinking, ‘its Diwali time and who thinks healthy food now?’ Even me, I ‘m stuffing my mouth and face with ghee laden sweets and ladoos ,that have been coming in and not thinking one bit, how I will fill into that bling choli ,my sister gifted. I will, in all likely hood spill out! The kids too must be filling their faces with the chocolates and sweets gifted by dear aunts and well meaning neighbors. It is that time of the year, when thinking takes a back seat and gorging seems to work overtime. In such a scenario, I sit on the high horse and blah blah about serving something healthy at breakfast. I know, I must be sounding like a school teacher but believe me, someone has to think! And, this recipe I’m going to share is such an easy ride and so yummy that you won’t mind trying out.
Well, the mornings are innocent, the sky azure blue and the breeze still gentle and life seems under control. Kids in bed still, a moment of quietude, a sip of tea and a hug from the loved one. Let’s make the most of it and pretend that the day will turn out just fine, kids will behave themselves, eat their meals at mealtime, with no fuss and the maid will be a darling! Early mornings are so naïve, not yet corrupted by the day’s roiling , so let us have a hearty wholesome breakfast of Oat and carrot Pancakes. There will be enough of sweet eating during the day to take care of our saccharine craving.
All of us know the goodness of eating Oats and when fortified with carrot and cheese, one can’t go wrong. The cheese adds the zing . No fuss and not too much work but body is nourished and at least the day starts on a good note.
So here goes the recipe of Oats Carrot Pancake!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15/ 20 mins
2 cups rolled oats, blitz with the hand blender, to get fine flour
2 medium sized carrots, grated fine
1 egg, whisked
1/4 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp roasted cumin seeds (optional)
1 cube of Amul cheese grated
1 tsp chopped fresh coriander leaves, chopped fine
1 cup coconut milk plus a 2 /3 tablespoon water
1 tsp salt
You may sprinkle some grated cheese like I did!
Here’s how you can make that yummy Coconut Chutney!
1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
A handful of roasted peanuts
1 or 2 fresh green chilies
2/3 cloves of garlic (optional)
1 tsp salt
Simply grind all the ingredients in a blender, until smooth and homogeneous.
So gorge on sweets this Diwali, but take care of yours and your family’s health too!
Wishing you all a very Happy Diwali!