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Coco Chia Pudding With Berry Nanaicecream

Hello hello my friends how are you all doing? Well I am glad this work week is coming to an end. As you all know we moved into our new house and like all new home owners hubby and I have been planning and re-planning all our renovation projects. I love working on that stuff and so look forward to the weekends for that. Anyhow with a busy weekend and a busier week coming up I wanted to share a simple breakfast recipe with you so you don’t forget to eat healthy while still being busy. This is a breakfast item that you can plan for your next week or simply make it a mid day snack for all the busy days when you need some extra energy. This week we bring to you Coco Chia Pudding with Berry Nanaicecream! My mouth is already watering writing this post and I hope I have tempted you enough. So without further ado, lets dive into the recipe – For the cocoa chia pudding: 1 cup almond milk …

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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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Avocado Nanaicecream

Happy Thursday friends! How are you all doing? This week has been quite warm for us and it is a delight to see all the plants and trees soak up the light and grow with it. While on the topic of being warm, what would compliment this weather better than some cold ice cream. What say? Presenting to you, our avocado and nanaicecream! This is a blend of my two favorite and power packed ingredients, avocado and banana. Both of them are so rich in potassium and many other nutrients. This recipe is a great way to include these two superfoods in your regular diet. You can also add more fruits as toppings depending on your choice. For this, I added a bunch of berries including blueberries, cherries and goji berries. I went cherry picking recently and I had a great lot of fresh and juicy cherries at home so I was all the more motivated to add them to this recipe. Well without further ado, go ahead and checkout our recipe and let us …


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 …


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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Greek Yogurt with Blueberry Marmalade

A bowl of Greek yogurt is a great way to start your day. According to – Few foods pack as healthy a punch in such small serving sizes as Greek yogurt. A bowl of Greek yogurt can keep you fortified with essential nutrients like proteins, vitamin b12 and probiotics and even help you lose weight. Greek yogurt goes great with the sweet and tart blueberry marmalade, both taste and visually. It is a tasty and healthy breakfast option and the best part of it all is you can put this together in 5 minutes. So for all of you healthy eaters with busy schedules can try this at home and don’t forget to post suggestions and comments on this recipe 🙂 Ingredients: Serves 4 1 cup of store bought or homemade blueberry marmalade 2 cups of greek yogurt 2 tbsp honey (if desired) 2 tsp of vanilla extract 4 tbsp granola Instructions: Mix 2 cups of greek yogurt with vanilla extract and honey until nicely incorporated. Take a serving glass and layer alternatively with …