Living in a small town, I don’t have access to a lot of Indian veggies. But that is kind of good actually, once I get over my initial reaction of – ” Oh my god! The same vegetables again this week!” I have to genuinely try to cook veggies differently to stop myself from getting bored of the same food 😀 Last week that repeat vegetable was zucchini – hence this recipe is up on the blog!
Bisibelebath is a spicy porridge made using rice and lentils. It is quite popular in my home state of Karnataka. In fact, almost every single restaurant has bisibelebath on the menu and that too for breakfast!
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 🙂
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.
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.
Place 2 slices of bread on a non stick skillet. Spread a little oil on both sides of the bread and toast very lightly.
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.
Now toast this sandwich on both sides.
Repeat with the other 2 slices of bread.
Serve warm. You can add some more honey/nut butter on top for a variation.
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!