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 blog – 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 🙂

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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. 

 

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 😀 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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Bottle Gourd Multigrain Flatbread (Sorekayi/Lauki Rotti)

I have been on a break for a while – traveling for the holidays! Now I am slowly easing my way into my routine. You will start seeing more posts soon 🙂 I have always been fond of Akki Rotti – a crisp flatbread made with rice flour. Growing up, akki rotti was a staple breakfast at least once a week. Most commonly people add onions to akki rotti, but at home I prepare a wide variety of rottis with different vegetables. Some of my personal favorite veggies to add to akki rotti are – capsicum and peas, methi leaves, spring onion, grated carrot, grated radish, grated kohlrabi, … The combinations are endless! Recently, I moved away from making this flatbread with just rice flour. I generally prepare the dough with wheat or a combination of different whole grain flours.

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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 healthy – 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 🙂 🙂

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Sweet Potato and Methi (Fenugreek) Theplas (Whole Wheat FlatBread)

Do you have that one vegetable that you have always wanted to try? For me, that vegetable is sweet potato. I try a sweet potato recipe once in way and can never decide if I like the vegetable enough to feature that dish regularly! In fact, I have just one recipe up on the blog using sweet potato – it’s one of my all time favorite Mexican inspired lentil sweet potato tacos. That recipe is an exception – I make it often 🙂

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