Starting your morning with a delightful breakfast will ensure a good mood for rest of the day. If you precede your breakfast with some Yoga or pranayam will make things even sweeter. Almost all recipes I am about to share can be done under 20 minutes or less. I will try my best to keep things healthy! So lets jazz up the mornings a bit!
Recipes in this post:
Pancakes with Homemade chocolate sauce and Strawberry Relish
Really Quick Uttapams
Vegetarian egg sandwich without any egg
Open Paneer Egg Sandwich
PANCAKES with syrup
1 cup self raising flour, 1 egg, half cup milk, 1.5 tb sp melted butter or fat, 2 tb sp castor sugar, 1 tsp vanilla essence.
Throw everything into food processor and mix well. Dont over mix. If mixing by hand make sure the sugar is dissolved. The batter should not be too thin (somehting like a pakora batter). Heat a flat pan. Spoon ladle fulls of batter into it. Cook the first side till bubbles form on the surface...about 1-2 miuntes is all it should take. Flip, cook for anuther minutes or so. Serve with honey or Sauce of your choice.
Chocolate Sauce- The chocolate sauce we get in the market is more of a syrup than sauce (check below the label) so make your own! Use chocolate melted in a double boiler or the chocolate powder available in the market. A double boiler is simply a water so that chocolate doesn't burn. Take water in a Pan and boil it. Take chocolate in another smaller vessel and put it in the boiling water. Melt the chocolate gently. In100 gms of chocolate, add 1tbsp of butter, 2 tbsp water and 2 tbsp sugar- if using unsweetened chocolate.
Strawberry Sauce- This is less of a sauce than a delicious fruity relish that you can pour over the pancakes. 100 gms chopped strawberries, 1/2 tsp of balsamic vineger(optional), 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1tsp vanilla essence. Throw the strwberries and sugar in a pan and swirl aorund over low heat till berries release all juices. Will take about 5 minutes. Take off heat and add lemon juice and vanilla. Eat!
Add another cup of sugar and reduce till mixture is almost half to get your homemade strawberry jam!
1 cup Sooji/ Rawa, 1 cup thick curd, chopped onions, tomatoes, peas, coriander, red chilli, salt . Mix Rawa, Curd and salt. Beat well till a light batter forms. Heat a little oil in a flat pan. Throw in vegetables and saute for 2 minutes. add red chilli. Pour the batter over the veggies. Cover the uttampam and steam for about 8 minutes. Serve.
Proportion of ingredients are upto your preference. Beat eggs till just starting to get fluffy. Add salt and pepper. Heat oil in a pan and saute sliced onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and chopped ham (optional). After 1 minute add par boiled, cubed chicken. Add salt and pepper Add oregano and fresh parsley if desired. The egg eating vegetarians can use peas, beans, carrots, cook them with the peppers. Take the filling out in a bowl. Heat oil in a pan and pour in the egg. after 1/2 a minute add the filling. Place cheese slices on top or grate morzarella or cheddar over the filling. Cook the omelette till done and cheese melts. Serve.
VEGETARIAN EGG TOAST without any egg-
This sounds confusing but you'll know when you make it. Its better than any egg sandwich! 4 slices of bread, 1/4 cup sooji/ rawa, salt, pepper, chooped cucumber, carrots, peas, onions, 1/2 cup thick cream. Mix all ingredients together and apply on the bread slices. Heat pan. Grease it with very little oil. Place the slices carefully filling side down on the pan.
4 slices of day old bread, 3/4 cup milk, 3 tsp sugar, small pinch of salt, 1 egg, 1 tbsp of melted butter. Beat all ingredients except bread into a smooth batter. Dip each slice into the batter. Heat pan and toast the slices or bake them in an oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees. Serve with chocolate sauce or honey. Jazz the up usual frenach toast with some cinnamon powder added to the batter
PANEER AND EGG OPEN SANDWICH-
6 slices of bread, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1 egg, 1 small finely chopped onion, finely chopped fresh, coriander, salt pepper, red chilli. Mix everything except bread and apply on each slice. Heat little butter in pan and toast with filling side down.