A welcome twist to the good old ragi dosa with a Mexican filling inside. Healthy, quick, easy and full of flavour. Just 10 ingredients and 30 minutes. You have a healthy snack ready to bite into, especially during the cold evenings.
Healthy, light, easy and loaded with proteins and fiber, this little millet pongal recipe is the healthiest dish you can make for Sankranthi. Cooked with split moong dal, little millet and seasoned with pepper, cumin and a generous hint of ginger – there’s no better way to start your day than with this healthy dish.
When life gives you oranges, you pair them with cranberries because they’re a match made in heaven. Moist, fluffy, festive and bursting with zesty flavours, this recipe for orange and cranberry muffins is your best bet for a quick snack or even the kid’s snack box. Not to forget the pistachios and almonds that adorn the muffins, good enough to allure you to grab a bite.
This is the season of oranges and when you get them in abundance I believe in making the best use of it. I love eating oranges as is, cuz of how juicy they are are and it also means loading up on natural Vitamin C.
I honestly think Ornage is cranberry’s soulmate! it is its best friend. Oh! BTW, Both orange and cranberry are a potent combination to reduce heat in the body as well as prevent UTI (Urinary tract infection) respectively. So the Christmas season after the rich plum cake I thought cranberries deserve some love and should pair it up with oranges to have a happy dance.
When I was looking at pinterest for some simple inspiration to bake this season, and especially to do with orange a lot of cranberry and orange recipes popped up. Since, I’ve made a lot of laoves in the past I thought, it was time to make some muffins. Aren’t they beautiful? Guess what? They’re made of whole wheat and I was really apprehensive that they’d be dense. Thankfully enough, they turned out to be just moist and perfect. If you are baking this for the first time and you aren’t sure about using wheat, you could definitely give it a shot with APF, but if you’ve got the hang of baking and you’re a moderate baker like me and know how to handle flours and consistency fairly well, you’re most welcome to try this.
Also, I was intending to use foxtail millet flour, but hell no, I was scared. I am determined to give it a try sooner or later.
These muffins are so festive, fluffy and packed with flavor. The orange zest and juice plus the flavours of cranberry are a match made in heaven! You could gulp it down with mulled wine and more desserts this season.
They’re so simple to make with just a few ingredients that could be your best breakfast on hurried mornings too. I used sweetened cranberries. You could use frozen or fresh depending on the availability in your region.
Besides being tangy-tart and sweet, the texture of these cranberry orange muffins are super moist and just melt in the mouth. Although I haven’t used butter in this recipe, the fluffiness is intact.
These beauties are just warm out of the oven topped with roasted pistachios and almonds. You could even glaze them with orange juice and sugar. I like to keep mine a little less sweet since the cranberries are already a little on the sweeter side. You could use brown sugar too.
Try these other eggless bakes:
[EGGLESS CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKE | PLUM CAKE] – THE STAR OF MY CHRISTMAS BAKES THIS SEASON!
Orange and Cranberry Muffins | Eggless
These orange and cranberry muffins are so festive, fluffy and packed with flavor. Orange and cranberry are truly a match made in heaven. Made with whole wheat flour, these muffins are a hit with your kids and adults alike this season.
- 1/4Cup Dried/fresh/frozen cranberriesChopped
- 1Medium sized Whole OrangeJuice extracted
- 1Tsp Fresh Orange zest
- 250gms Whole Wheat Flour
- 180gms Sugar
- 100ml Yogurt/Curdat room temperature
- 20ml CointreauOptional
- 1Tsp Baking Soda
- 1tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 Cup Oil
- A handful of Roasted Almonds and Pistachioschopped, for topping
- Temperatures may vary with different oven types. So keep an eye on the muffins after 15 minutes to ensure they dont burn.
- You can use brown sugar too instead of white sugar, but they'd look a little more darker.
It’s not Christmas without the customary fruit cake. This recipe for eggless Christmas Fruit Cake or Plum cake is rich, decadent and loaded with rum-soaked fruits and nuts. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, this boozy cake is all that you want to make this Christmas special.
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.
A simple, no fuss, eggless Coffee caramel cake with walnuts for a light snack over tea or even a quick bite to satiate your hunger pangs. Made with homemade caramel sauce and generously sprinkled with walnuts. There’s nothing quite like a tea cake that can […]
This recipe for Hulisoppu is simple food that is simply delicious – Healthy, full of greens and tasty, this traditional and authentic Karnataka preparation, is native to most rural areas in Karnataka and is a must-try if you love adding greens in your diet. It is also the ultimate comfort food with ragi mudde (ragi balls) or even a bowl of steamed rice.
Hulisoppu – roughly translates to tangy greens – However, in this context, it is a concoction of mixed greens (Spinach (palak), (Dantu) Amaranthus and Harive, another kind of green that belongs to the Amaranthus family).
If you do not find harive soppu, you can most definitely use spinach and amaranth to make this curry. The essence of it lies in the simplicity of this curry and is extremely tasty. It is usually paired with ragi mudde (Learn how to make ragi mudde with step-wise instructions and pictures).
You can also pair it with akki rotti, steamed rice and dosa. This is one of those recipes you want in your quick-and-easy list for days when you need something on the table fast and you’d prefer it to be healthy and absolutely satisfying.
This would be perfect for lunch/dinner even on a weeknight. I hope you like this recipe and try it. Do leave your feedback and tag @slurpyplatter on Instagram if you like it!
Hulisoppu | Mixed Greens Curry
This recipe for Hulisoppu is simple food that is simply delicious. A traditional and authentic Karnataka recipe which is easy, ready in 30 minutes and absolutely healthy and satisfying.
- 1Cup Fresh SpinachWashed and chopped roughly
- 1Cup Green AmaranthusWashed and Chopped roughly
- 1Cup Harive soppuWashed and Chopped roughly
- 1Big OnionDiced
- 1Tsp Jeera/Cumin
- 1/2Cup Freshly grated coconut
- 5-6 Green Chillies*Increase it you want it to be more spicy
- As needed Salt
- 1lemon sized ball TamarindPulp Extracted (Alternatively you can you a tbsp of tamarind juice)