Nucchina Unde or Nuchinunde (Steamed Indian Lentil Dumplings) – Healthiest Snack!

A couple of days ago, I was craving some snack in the evening. It was raining and the weather was perfect to sip some coffee and have something yummy! So I put together this nucchina unde ๐Ÿ˜› And I managed to take a video of it too! Now you guys don’t have any excuse to not try it out.

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Semiya (Vermicelli) Pudina Pulav – Vermicelli Stir-Fry

Does it feel like you just can’t think of any new breakfast recipes at all? It happens to me so often. I try out a ton of different dishes when I am in the mood to cook, but on some other days, I just can’t seem to decide on anything to cook! So I have now put together a bunch of go-to recipes for those days that I am cranky. These recipes look fancy, taste great and are absolutely easy to put together. Ok, I need to stop mentally ticking off a bunch of check boxes and feeling happy about how this semiya recipe is so perfect for a weekend breakfast! You get my point, right?

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Hara Bhara Kabab with Raw Banana (Plantains)

For as long as I remember, if some restaurant happened to have hara bhara kabab on their menu, I would never miss ordering them. Somehow the color, crunch and taste of these kababs is unbeatable! I have another variant of this Hara Bhara Kabab already on the blogย – Check it out!

In this recipe, I have introduced plantains into the recipe. Plantains act like good binding agents and wonderfully complement the other veggies here. I totally skipped the deep frying part and opted to just cook these on a skillet with a little oil. Trust me – these are still as crunchy and tasty as the original kababs. Don’t take my word for it – give this recipe a try! 20 min and you will have this all ready at the dinner table ๐Ÿ™‚

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Roasted Banana & Honey Sandwich

Sandwiches are about the easiest snacks/breakfasts you can put together. There are a ton of variations that you can do with the fillings – savory and sweet. When it comes to something sweet, my favorite combination is bananas and honey! I always prefer using a whole wheat or multi grain bread over white bread because it is healthier. Pair 2 slices of whole wheat bread with 1/2 large banana and you get a super filling breakfast or snack that will keep you powered for hours.

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In this recipe, I have chosen to roast/caramelize the bananas. This adds a wonderful flavor and makes the bananas seem sweeter. The slightly cooked bananas also help in binding the sandwich together well. The recipe is fairly simple, roast the bananas, toast the bread and then assemble the sandwich. I added some honey to add some sweetness. I also added some almonds in to give some crunch. You can leave this out or try other variations. I sometimes spread almond butter onto one of the bread slices for a slight variation.

Roasted Banana & Honey Sandwichs

  • Servings: 2 sandwiches pancakes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients
  1. 4 slices whole wheat bread
  2. 1 large or 2 medium bananas sliced
  3. 1 tbsp chopped almonds
  4. 1 tbsp honey
  5. 2 tsp oil

Method

  1. In a non stick pan, place the sliced bananas. Drizzle some oil and let the bananas roast well on one side. Gently flip the bananas and let the other side cook for a min or two. You might notice the bananas stick to the pan – if that happens, just gently scrape off those sticky bits to prevent them from burning.
  2. Place 2 slices of bread on a non stick skillet. Spread a little oil on both sides of the bread and toast very lightly.
  3. Assemble the sandwich by placing the caramelized bananas on one slice of bread. Drizzle some honey and add some chopped almonds as well. Place the other bread slice on top and press gently.
  4. Now toast this sandwich on both sides.
  5. Repeat with the other 2 slices of bread.
  6. Serve warm. You can add some more honey/nut butter on top for a variation.ย 

 

Healthy Whole Wheat Eggless Carrot Pancakes

For at least the last 6 or 7 months, my Saturday breakfast has been pancakes! They are super easy to put together and really filling. Especially on weekends when breakfast is always on the verge of becoming brunch ๐Ÿ˜€ I have a pretty standard pancake recipe that I tweak to include different flavors. Check out these other healthy pancake recipes: Banana Pancakes and Mango Pancakes!

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Microwave Savory Oats Stir-Fry (Oats Upma)

Back after a break from Thanksgiving! Whenever I travel it is harder to eat healthyย – so I was thinking of something easy that I can put together and prepare in a microwave. This recipe is perfect for that. All you need is a few basic ingredients and breakfast will be ready in minutes. This is the answer to busy weekday no-time-for-breakfast issue ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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Beetroot Channa/Chickpeas Cutlets/Patties (No potatoes)

I had this idea of doing beetroot channa patties for a long time – unfortunately due to work, I never got around to trying it! I am a little picky about beetroot – I like it in cooked in some specific dishes ๐Ÿ™‚ But because it is high in iron content and very nutrient-rich, it is generally good to include in the diet in different ways – hence I tried these cutlets!
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