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Chutney & Curry – Sides for Indian Breakfast Dishes

Happy Thursday folks! Hope you all enjoyed our last post about Uttapam. I got quite a few requests last week asking suggestions for the chutneys and sides that go with Uttapam. So this week we bring to you some delicious and easy to make sides that goes well not only with Uttapams but most of the other Indian breakfast items. So without further ado, here you go… Peanut Chutney  The first one the list of sides is the ever so tasty peanut chutney. You can make this chutney at home and store in your fridge for up to a week if you’d like. For those of you who are allergic to peanuts do not get disheartened you can make coconut chutney instead. Follow below process to make coconut chutney by omitting peanuts and replacing it with same quantity of chopped or grated fresh coconut. Now to make this chutney you will need – Ingredients: For Peanut Chutney: Peanuts – 1.5 cups Dry chillies – 4 Green chillies – 4 Tamarind juice – 2 spoons Cumin – …

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Uttapam – Rice & Lentil Pancake

Happy Thursday dear friends! Hope you are having a great week. This week we decided to treat you to some yummy Indian breakfast item ‘Uttapam’. We made this dish regularly when my parents were over.  It is a healthy and filling breakfast item. Uttapam is essentially made with rice and urad dal and is a very versatile pancake as you can add the toppings of your choice. The colorful uttapam packs a punch with the necessary carbohydrates from rice and protein with the lentil. I topped my pancakes with grated carrots, chopped green chillies and garnished it with a drizzle of roughly chopped cilantro. You can have these pancakes as is or try them out with some spicy chutney and yogurt. Try this out and let me know how you liked it! For the Uttapam 1.5 cups  White Rice 1.5 cups Cooked Rice (preferably white) 4 tbsp White lentils (urad dal) salt – to taste Water For the toppings Grated carrots – 1 cup Green chillies – finely chopped 1-2 depending on how spicy you’d like …

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Mini – Blueberry Pancakes

It’s the weekly recipe time again! Hope you are all enjoying our wide variety of weekly recipes. As usual, we would love to hear from you about what you like about our recipes and what kinds of cuisines or recipes you would like to see in the future. Well without further ado, we bring to you the simple, yet delicious Blueberry pancakes. Today’s breakfast recipe is intended for a weekend or a day when you have a little bit of time to spend in the kitchen. This is not something you quickly put together, but something you spend time making and then savour bite by bite. This also makes for a great breakfast in bed recipe..All of you planning for a father’s day surprise for your dads, make a note! Alright then, go ahead and checkout our recipe and let us know how you liked it!    For the Mini – Blueberry Pancakes: 1-1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 1 tbsp baking powder 3 tbsp sugar 1-1/2 cup whole milk (plus more as needed) 1 egg …

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Cinnamon Chia Pudding with Summer Fruits

Happy Thursday folks! This week Umami Kitchen brings to you a delicious yet healthy breakfast food. In the past, we have posted chia based breakfast dishes and this one joins the list. Chia is one of my favorite seeds. I love experimenting with it. A small portion of it packs in a good amount of nutrition and its easy to make chia a part of different breakfast foods. Today’s recipe is one that brings together the nutty chia with the ever refreshing pom and, the sweet and juicy guava & kiwi. I garnished it with fresh strawberries, hemp seeds and pepita seeds. With the strawberry season coming up, you can pick a fresh batch of strawberries and add them to your pudding! This chia pudding is flavored with cinnamon. Cinnamon works great in combination with chia and is a helpful combination for folks who are looking for a healthy way of losing weight. Cinnamon helps reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels and leading to healthy weight loss. This can be your breakfast on the go …

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Baked Eggs with a Green Twist

Getting a dose of greens right in the morning is a great way of starting your balanced diet for the day. And it doesn’t have to be a smoothie always. Here is a dish that that brings together yummy and healthy eggs with a cocktail of greens to start your healthy day. This could be a great way of surprising your loved one with a breakfast in bed. If you pre-make the veggies the night before, then all you have to do is to add the eggs in the morning, season it and bake it! Voila! This is sure to bring a smile on your loved one’s face. For the Baked Eggs with a Green Twist: Serves 2 1/2 bunch of Dino kale 1/4 broccoli head cut into small florets 1/4 cup of peas 1/2 avocado sliced into small cubes 3 Eggs 3 tbsp of milk pinch of ginger garlic paste (optional) salt & pepper as per taste 2-3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese chili flakes for garnish (optional) Directions: Saute garlic, kale and broccoli on …

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Chia Pudding with Mango puree and Granola

Chia…a new ingredient I learnt about recently and I am completely loving experimenting with different flavors to go with it. Chia by itself doesn’t have a particular taste, it is pretty much neutral in taste but it does have a very interesting nutty texture to it. What is cool about Chia is how healthy it is and how perfect it is for breakfast. Small amounts of chia pack a powerful nutritional punch, they have very less calories, they are rich in antioxidants, almost all the carbs in them are fiber, filled with high quality protein and the best part is that eating chia goes with my motto of eat healthy not less. Chia while being filling and healthy helps you with weight management. My recipe below brings together the neutral and nutty Chia with the king of fruits.. MANGO. Mango is everyone’s favorite back in India and in my opinion, most Indians love the hot summers only because they can get to eat this yummy fruit. It is a very quick recipe to make for …

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Ottolenghi’s Sabih Open Sandwich

This recipe is one of my golden finds on The Guardian. In the words the author of this recipe, this is a rich Moreish – Iraqi inspired combination of aubergine, egg, bread and all manner of other tasty goodies. Each bite of this dish is like a celebration in your mouth. It brings together great flavors and ideas brought on by the israeli immigrants. I will not take up any more of your time, get set ready to try this awesome dish for your breakfast. Head over to The Guardian to get your hands on the recipe.

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Egg Salad

Eggs are packed with proteins and good cholesterol and make a great addition to your breakfast. It is a powerhouse of an ingredient and goes well with many veggies. For this salad, I’ve added radishes to go with chopped eggs and a simple dressing to go with it. Again, like most of my recipes, this one is a quick fix for your busy schedule. Try it and let me know what you liked about it! Ingredients: Serves 4 8 boiled eggs, chopped 1 bunch radishes thinly sliced 1/2 cup of chopped celery 1 bunch chives sliced ½ cup Greek yogurt 2 tbsp Dijon mustard salt and black pepper 4 slices bread/pita/baguette Directions: In a bowl, combine the eggs, radishes, and chives with ½ cup Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, and salt & pepper. Taste, then add more seasonings as desired. To assemble, spread egg salad on toasted slice of bread, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle cracked black pepper and celery frond (if using). Serve!

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Chia Pudding with Nanaicecream

Chia…a new ingredient I learnt about recently and I am completely loving experimenting with different flavors to go with it. Chia by itself doesn’t have a particular taste, it is pretty much neutral in taste but it does have a very interesting nutty texture to it. What is cool about Chia is how healthy it is and how perfect it is for breakfast. Small amounts of chia pack a powerful nutritional punch, they have very less calories, they are rich in antioxidants, almost all the carbs in them are fiber, filled with high quality protein and the best part is that eating chia goes with my motto of eat healthy not less. Chia while being filling and healthy helps you with weight management. In this recipe I’ve combined the rich banana icecream to go along with the nutty chia pudding. Banana adds the much needed shot of energy for your busy day ahead. Checkout other variations of chia pudding on this website. For Chia Pudding with Nanaicecream: 2 cups of sliced frozen banana 2-3 tbsp …

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Butternut squash smoothie

Having smoothies in the mornings is a great idea for a breakfast on the go. I usually make it in the evening while cooking my meal and stick in the fridge so all I need to do in the morning is to pour it in a sipping jar and I am all set. This smoothie is generally liked by many mainly because of the rich and comforting flavor. It is naturally a little sweet so you don’t have to add any extra sweeteners. Butternut squash, I think is one of those vegetables that is hard to peel and cut but once you are past that step you will love to cook and eat it. One way to get over this initial step is to just cut the vegetable in half and roast it in the oven. While roasting, butternut squash becomes softer and makes it easy to get the pulp off the shell while absorbing all the nutrients from it. While on the topic of nutrients, it is a great winter vegetable and it is …