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Simple, filling, nutritious and healthy – these ragi paniyaram with dill and onions are a treat for the taste buds and are the quickest brekkie you can make for those hectic mornings.
I love millets and my diet is mainly comprised of at least one millet that I use to make my meals. Ragi, for one is great with fiber and also known to have cooling properties. Of course, not to forget the potassium and calcium that entail it 🙂 No wonder it is a staple in most households in Karnataka. It takes longer to digest, hence leaving you full and preventing you from binge eating, while also strengthening your bones.
Having said this, I’m a hardcore no-readymade-store-bought-batter kinda person who prefers to make idli/dose (dosa) batter at home, since I have a mini version of me who needs to be fed all-in-all-homemade-stuff 🙂
But, when you’re pressed for time and have those unusually lazy mornings when all you need is a quick brekkie then the last resort would be to make an instant dosa or make do with cereals. This time though I tried the ID Ragi batter, and to my surprise the paniyarams turned out to be really soft, fluffy and flavourful.
The best part is that the dill and onions gave it a really nice flavour. ID batter does not use preservatives and soda either, so this was a welcome change in the breakfast menu from the usual grind.
When you have a really hectic morning and if you have to make a quick breakfast, all you need is a handful of dill leaves and an onion plus a few chillis that you need to fry and add to the batter, and pour them into paniyaram pans to get fluffy paddu that goes well with coconut chutney or chutney pudi (well, it is totally your choice as to what you want to pair it with). But, if you have a strong dislike towards dill (cuz of its overpowering flavour, which , by the way I love, You can substitute it with spinach or methi or just do with the onions). Either ways, these paniyarams are great for breakfast or even a light dinner if you prefer.
So here is a really simple recipe for dill and onion paniyaram.
PS: The batter is slightly salted and you might want to add a lil more salt if you prefer. Suggest, you try making one or two paniyarams and then adjust the salt as per your preference.
You might also like more ragi recipes:
Ragi Bliss Balls for a healthy snacking indulgence.
More Millet Recipes:
This recipe is made in association with ID Fresh Foods.
Ragi Paniyaram With Dill and Onions
Simple, filling, nutritious and healthy - these ragi paniyaram with dill and onions are a treat for the taste buds. With just 5 ingredients, make the quickest brekfast for those hectic mornings.
- CuisineSouth Indian
You can add spinach/methi instead of dill if you prefer.
You can also make a no-onion version using just the greens.
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Recipe for the easiest homemade caramel sauce – gooey, rich, sinful and melt in the mouth. Just 3 ingredients and you’re all set to dig into the smoothest butterscotch sauce ever.
When I first made these almond butter-crunch toffees, little did i know that making caramel sauce involved the first step. After making this caramel sauce at home I swore to myself that I will never buy them at store. I mean, it is easy as hell to make it, involves just 3 ingredients and you have such gooey goodness at the end of it all, that you’ll almost start licking it while making it, and CANT RESIST yourself from not licking the bowl. Ummmmm.. the richness, the smoothness and the perfect golden-hazel hue that makes it look oh-so-good! You’re bound to get a room to make all the noises 😛 Mini-orgasm for sure!
Even for a rookie, this recipe will prove as fail-proof because it only involves 3 ingredients and a the process isn’t too much. So, are you ready to make this super easy caramel sauce?
Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce
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This classic Korean Japchae Noodles (sweet potato noodles) is a popular Korean delicacy that has a melange of stir-fried vegetables, with a savoury sauce.
When I first heard/wrote about Japchae while I was working for my client (have written so much about Asian cuisine that I can probably hold a P.hd in authentic and modern Asian cuisine :P) back in my office days, I used to wonder what it tasted like. I was curious as hell! Then, after a successful campaign the client decided to send us all a huge goodie bag of Asian products which also had these sweet potato noodles.
If you’re wondering, what is Japchae
It is no different from our (seviya), just that it is made from Sweet potato starch. It is also known as Korean glass noodles and it means – jap meaning “mix” and chae meaning “vegetable”. Sweet potato is a healthier option compared to other noodles as it is rich in fiber and lesser carbs.
Japchae is chewy in nature and is kinda pale grey in colour. It is typically prepared with dangmyeon, a type of cellophane noodles made from sweet potato starch. You could find these sweet potato noodles at places such as Foodhall, Nature’s basket or Asian food stores that sell gourmet stuff.
The best bet would be to get someone to carry it for you if they’re coming from US, AU or any other South East Asian country. Of course there’s no substitute for sweet potato starch noodles, however, if you have no access to any of these special food stores in India, you can buy the sweet pototo noodles here if it is in stock. Or you could use Thai rice/glass noodles which is again a good option.
Japchae was once a royal dish in the Korean cuisine. Now it is usually served on special ocassions such as weddings, gatherings and birthdays. It was also a side dish (Banchan) earlier. The Koreans take their side dishes (Banchan) very seriously as they have various health benefits and the process of making them involves fermentation in earthen pots. There are at least 300 different kinds of Kimchi that you could find in the Korean cuisine. So much about Japchae and Korean cuisine happened right? 🙂 I absolutely LUUUURVVV Asian cuisine after Indian because of the diversity and also, for the fact that most of their customs are similar to our culture(Esp Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia).
Anyways, you can make Japchae Noodles for a quick weeknight dinner cuz its light, easy and a refreshing change away from the usual dinner set menu. Here is a vegetarian version of Japchae, feel free to add beef/chicken or meat of your choice. I’ve read that it tastes best with beef followed by chicken. Google maharaj is always there to help you with suggestions 😛
Korean Japchae Noodles Recipe (Sweet Potato Starch Noodles)
This classic Korean Japchae Noodles (sweet potato noodles) is a popular Korean delicacy that has a melange of stir-fried vegetables, with a savoury sauce and can be made in flat 20 Minutes.
- 200gms Korean Sweet Potato NoodlesSubstitute it with rice noodles if it is not available
- 1Medium size OnionThinly sliced
- 1Medium Size CarrotJulienned/Thinly sliced
- 1each red, yellow and green bell pepperthinly sliced
- 4Sticks Baby CornSlit
- 5-6Fresh Spinach LeavesChiffonade them
- 3big Garlic clovesfinely chopped
- 2Tbsp Sesame OilYou can use vegetable/olive oil if you prefer too
- 1Tsp Soy Sauce
- Salt As needed
- 1Tsp Sesame seedsRoasted
- 1/4Tsp Sriracha/red chilli pastePURELY OPTIONAL if you prefer to make it spicy
- Ensure that you add a lil less salt to this, as soy sauce already has salt in it.
- You can also add basil instead of spinach for a flavour burst.