Milk, curd, cheese, cream and other milk products.
Breakfast at my parent’s home. Paneer bread roll, pan-fried and served with red chili sauce. I did nothing this morning except click pictures and eat :-)
Bread rolls are generally deep-fried but my mom makes this shallow-fried version to save on the oil.
Sooji or semolina, as Wikipedia tells us, is
the coarse, purified wheat middlings of durum wheat used in making pasta, breakfast cereals, puddings, and couscous.
That description covers wide ground, taking in its span popular Indian dishes like halwa and upma – versions of pudding/breakfast cereal made of semolina.
Cooking sooji as a cheela (pancake) is a relatively unusual way of using the flour, but once you try it, you’ll definitely want to do frequent repeats.
I got up this Sunday morning with a halwa craving, fondly remembering the sooji ka halwa my mom used to make on weekends. There was no sooji (semolina) in the pantry to recreate her recipe, so I turned internet-wards for recourse.
The recipe for gur aur atte ka halwa (jaggery and whole wheat flour halwa) on Divine Taste struck an instant chord: the pictures were mouth-watering, and the key ingredients – whole wheat and jaggery – were healthy substitutes (well, more importantly, available with me!) for semolina and sugar.
Okra is one of the most versatile vegetables around, isn’t it? I cook it with onions or without, deck it with Indian spices or sometimes look westwards for inspiration. Despite the same core ingredient, each of these okra dishes tastes worlds apart from each other. Dahi bhindi – okra with yogurt – is another such unique recipe. (more…)
Cool homemade yogurt, flattened rice that needs no cooking, honey/jaggery and fresh fruit. A breakfast so healthy it’ll give you a palpable halo around your head. Presenting for you staple morning-time food from Bihar – dahi chura.