Thursday, February 21, 2013

Quinoa Adai

Quinoa – 2 cup
Toor Dhal – 3/4 cup
Urad dhal – 1/4 cup
Chana dhal – 1/3 cup
Moong dhal – 2 tbsp.
Red chillies – 5
green chillies – 1
Salt – based on taste
Asafoetida – 2 tsp
Soak Quinoa and dhals for atleast 3 hours. Then grind quinoa and dhal together along with red chillies , Green chillies to a thick batter. Add salt and Asafoetida and mix well.
Heat a tawa and pour a ladle of batter and spread it to a circle. Spray the oil in the corners and allow it to cook until the corners turns brown. Flip the adai and cook the other side.
Serve it hot with any spicy chutney of your choice. I prepared coriander chutney.
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Monday, February 18, 2013

Almond meal pancakes


Almond meal is low in carb and has a good fiber content. It is more healthier and can be used to make muffins , breads and pancakes. I was looking for a pancake recipe and got this from

The recipe suggested for sweetener and I substituted with brown sugar.

  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp. oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar

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Beat the eggs in the bowl. Add Almond meal , water , salt , sugar and oil and blend all together .

Make the pancakes in a non stick pan using little oil. Enjoy with maple syrup and a dollop of butter

Note : If you are on low carb diet , instead of maple syrup , you can substitute with Agave syrup

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