Ragi rotti is one of my favorite breakfast.It is healthy millet recipe. Ragi Rotti extremely popular breakfast in Karnataka. Ragi is rich in calcium, iron and fiber. It also contains phytochemicals, which aids in slowing down the digestion process. Ragi's high levels of niacin help in increasing HDL cholesterol while lowering Triglycerides. For this you can add any vegetables like zucchini, daikon, bottle gourd, and greens like methi leaves or dill.
Poori is one of the most popular fried bread in India. Poori is made of wheat or maida/all purpose flour. Everyone irrespective of the age loves it. Now a days many of us are looking for a gluten free poori recipe, here is the interesting gluten free poori using rice flour. Along with rice flour we are adding some flavors like onion, jeera and some coconut. You can enjoy the poori with coconut chutney.
For the vegan option instead of ghee, heat the required amount of oil and add it to the flour.
10 to 13 years back we had this group called Makkala Balaga, small group of my close friends – 5 to 6 moms and our kids. The purpose of this group was to teach our kids to read and write Kannada and teach them Shlokas. We were all committed to this Friday evening meeting, kids used to eagerly wait for Friday meeting since they got to play together after the class. After the meeting, we used to sit around and drink a nice, hot cup of coffee together. Occasionally there used to be a snack to go with it. We used to chat, laugh… unforgettable days! Thanks to these meetings, my son speak, read, and write Kannada.
We used to celebrate festivals together too, preparing the food according the festival we were celebrating :) mmm.. I’m getting hungry just thinking about the yummy foods. Everyone was a great cook. I remember for one of the DeepavaLi get-together, Bharati prepared this one dish, I don’t know the name of it, but in our home kids call this Indian Pumpkin Pie. We loved it so much on that Deepavali day, it has become a regular “Pie” in our home.
It is always good to incorporate beans in our daily diet., especially if you have young ones at home. Beans are high in minerals and fiber along with protein and without the saturated fat found in some animal proteins. It is believed that soaking the beans before cooking helps to remove some of those indigestible sugars that cause flatulence and helps to cook then fast. Soaking long hours helps in digestion of the cooked beans. Beans are rich source of soluble fiber which can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Usli/sundals are one of the many ways we can use the beans. You can soak the beans and add to sambar, add handful of beans when you soak the ingredients for Dose/dosai. It’s a simple side dish to add to a packed vegan lunch for some easy protein!