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How to make soya paneer pancake

Soya Paneer Pancake is a healthy and nutritious pancake recipe made with soy flour, paneer, and a blend of aromatic spices. This recipe is gluten-free and vegetarian, making it suitable for many dietary preferences. It is also a great source of protein and fiber, thanks to the soy flour and paneer. However, people with a dairy or soy allergy should avoid this dish.


1 cup soya flour: 120gms – 1/2 cup paneer, crumbled: 50gms – 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder: 2.5gms – 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder: 2.5gms – 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder: 1.25gms – Salt to taste – Water, as needed: 100ml – Oil, for cooking: 10ml


1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the soya flour, crumbled paneer, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, and salt.

2. Add enough water to make a smooth batter. The batter should be of pouring consistency.

3. Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat. Brush some oil on the pan.

4. Pour a ladleful of the batter onto the hot pan and spread it into a circle.

5. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the bottom is golden brown. Flip the pancake and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes.

6. Remove the pancake from the pan and repeat the process with the remaining batter.

7. Serve hot with chutney or sauce of your choice.


  • Calories: 140 kcal
  • – Protein: 10g
  • – Fat: 6g
  • – Carbohydrates: 10g
  • – Fiber: 4g

How to make Healthy Bajra Chilla

 Bajra is an extraordinary health food, rich in iron and the highest plant-based source of calcium. It also contains essential minerals and a good amount of protein, making it excellent for maintaining strong teeth and bones.

It can help lower your total cholesterol and lower the blood sugar.

Ingredients –

  1. Bajra flour-1 cup
  2. Pumpkin, grated-1/4 cup
  3. Oil-2 tsp
  4. Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  5. Garlic, chopped-1/2 tsp
  6. Green chilies-chopped to taste
  7. Tomato chopped1 tbsp
  8. Onion chopped1 tbsp
  9. Coriander leaves chopped
  10. 2 tbsp Black pepper powder
  11. 1/2 tsp Salt to taste

Serving Size: 1


  • Firstly Heat the pan, add 1 tsp of oil in a pan.
  • Now Add cumin seeds and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Then add garlic, onions, green chilies, tomatoes and grated pumpkin.
  • Saute for 3-4 minutes till the pumpkin and other vegetables get softs.
  • Then add salt and black pepper powder in it and saute for another 1 minute. Keep pumpkin mixture aside. 
  • In a a Big Bowl add bajra flour, pumpkin mixture and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Mix it well, then add required water and make a smooth batter.
  • Heat pan and drizzle oil over it.
  • Regulate the heat to medium flame. Mix the batter well and pour 1 ladle full of batter.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of oil around the edges. Cook until the base is firm and set well. Flip it.
  • Cook on the other side as well, pressing out gently with a spatula.
  • Cook on medium flame, until the chilla is brown on both sides.
  • Serve hot with green chutney.

Nutritional Value Of Bajra Chilla

Carbs-9 gm
Fat- 3 gm
Protein-2 gm
calories-70 cal

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How to make healthy Ragi Uttapam

Ragi Uttapam is a simple, healthy, gluten-free recipe from the South Indian cuisine. It  is very healthy and easy to make breakfast.

Ragi is a powerhouse of proteins, minerals, and amino acids. It is also rich in calcium and iron and antioxidant. 

This is gluten free and good for weight loss

Ragi helps in relaxing the body naturally.


1.Onions,Finely chopped -1/4 th cup

2.Ragi (nachini/red millet ) flour -1/4 cup

3.Rice Flour -1/4 cup

4.Low fat curd -1/4 cup

5.Green Chili,Finely chopped- 1/2

4.Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp

5.Cumin seeds- 1/4 tsp

6.Curry leaves -3-4

7.Asafoetida ( Hing)- a pinch

8.Coriander leaves, chopped-1 tsp

9.Salt to taste

10.Oil-1/2 tsp


1. Combine the Ragi flour,rice flour, onions,coriander,curd,green chilies, salt and water in bowl and mix well to make a batter of pouring consistency

2. Keep aside for 2 hours to ferment

3. Now take one pan, heat 1 tsp oil in small pan and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

4.When the seeds crackle, add the curry leaves and hing and saute  for few seconds.

5.Pour This tempering over the batter and mix well.

6. Now Pour a spoonful of the batter onto the pan each and cook them on both sides using 1/4 tsp of oil.

Nutritional Value Of Ragi Uttapam –

Protein-6 gm
calories-195 cal

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How to make Healthy Jowar Khichdi

Jowar contains more fiber and protein than rice and wheat. Jowar is a good source of antioxidants.

Eating khichdi might aid in the body’s detoxification process, maintaining digestive balance and assisting in weight loss. 

 jowar is digested slowly, thus leading to maintained and stable blood Sugar levels. Being rich in fibre, Jowar gives a feeling of satiety, when consumed.

This is good low glycemic food,good for weight loss.


Jowar Grains -1/2 Cup

Sprouted Horse Gram (Channe ki Dal)-2 Tbsp

Oil- 2 tbsp

Mustard Seeds -1/2 Tsp

Jeera-1 Tsp

Turmeric Powder 1/2 Tsp

Salt -1/2 Tsp

Green Chillies-2

Chopped Ginger -1 Tsp

Asafoetida -1/8 Tsp

Mixed Vegetables ( Carrot, beans, peas and capsicum) -1 Cup

Chopped Coriander Leaves -2 Tbsp

Curry leaves- 10

Serving Size: 1 bowl


1. Soak Jowar grains for 15 hours and pressure cook adding 3 cups of water along with horse-gram for 20 mins.

2. In a pan add oil and temper mustard seeds, jeera, green chillies, ginger, asafoetida .

3. Add veggies, curry leaves and saute till they become soft.

4. Add salt, turmeric powder and and the cooked jowar with water and simmer for 10 minutes or till it becomes little dry.

5. Switch off when the khichdi is little soggy.

6.The water is absorbed once cooled.

7. Sprinkle coriander leaves and serve warm.

Nutritional Value Of Jowar khichdi –

Protein-5 gm
calories-138 cal

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How to Make healthy Jowar Upma

 Jowar is one of the five top cereal crops in the world rich in protein, iron, and fibre. Jowar also has great antioxidants properties and is also gluten-free.

This recipe is easy to cook and nutritious.  jowar upma is healthy due to its high fiber content, which aids digestion and promotes satiety.

This recipe is an ideal food to diabetic and celiac patients.


1.Jowar Seeds-2 cup

2.Onion, finely chopped- 1

3.Carrot, finely chopped -1

4.Green peas -1/4 cup

5.Roasted Peanuts -2 Tbsp

6.Ginger , grated-1 inch

7.Garlic , crushed-2 cloves

8.Green Chilli-2 chopped

9.Lemon juice-2 tsp

10.Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp

11.Rock Salt- as per taste

12.Black pepper powder-2 tsp

13.Oil -2 Tbsp

14.Water-4 cups

15.Coriander Leaves, finely chopped

Serving Size: 1 Bowl


1. wash and soak Jowar pearls overnight or for at least 6 – 7 hours in water.

2.Drain the excess water. Place the Jowar into the pressure cooker along with 4 cups of water and salt.

3.Pressure cook for one whistle, turn the heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes and turn off the heat. Allow the pressure to release naturally.

4.The Jowar will continue to cook in the pressure that exists in the cooker.

5.Open the lid of the pressure cooker, you will see the jowar pearls have chewy texture. So you will need to add a little more water and allow it to cook through for some more time.

6.Steam the vegetables and keep them ready to make the upma.

7.Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat and saute the chopped onion, garlic and ginger for a couple of minutes until it is soft.

8.Once the onion turns translucent, add the peanuts and saute for another couple of minutes.

9.Now Add the steamed vegetables, turmeric powder, jowar, salt and black pepper. Adjust the seasonings to suit your taste.

10.Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid, reduce the heat to low and let Jowar Upma cook for about 5 minutes.

11.Turn off the heat and drizzle lemon juice over upma

12. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot, with chutney(optional).

Nutritional Value Of Jowar Upma –

Protein-3 gm
calories-99 cal

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How to make Bottle Gourd Peanut (Sorakkai Verkadalai) Masala


This is Bottle Gourd Peanut (Sorakkai Verkadalai) Masala. A traditionally made Healthy and Tasty also known as Bottle gourd peanut curry. This is the perfect recipe with balance of flavors in our Bottle Gourd Peanut Curry recipe. This simple and easy vegan dish combines with the goodness of bottle gourd and the rich and nutty flavorful peanuts, creating a delightful and nutritious combination.

A wholesome and satisfying meal gives you many health benefits due to its nutritious ingredients. Such as – it is rich rich dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, proteins and good fats. It is good in Weight Management, improves Digestive Health, good for heart health, also it gives you immunity system support and regulates blood sugar levels. Now let’s jump to the recipe.


  • Bottle gourd chopped in cube – 2 cup
  • Peanut powdered – 1/3 cup 
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  • Onion small, finely chopped – 1
  • Tomato small finely chopped – 1
  • Green Chili – adjust to taste
  • Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Red Chili cracked – 2
  • Cooking Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 4-5
  • Salt adjust to your taste
  • Water -1¼ cup


  • To make Peanut powder masala – Firstly, heat a pan and Add 1 tsp jeera, some red chili and 1/3 cup of peanuts to the pan. Stir them till the peanuts are dry roasted nicely. Take them into a mixer jar.
  • After allowing all ingredients to cool down. Now, blend them and make a fine powder. Keep this powder aside for later use.
  • To make the Curry – Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Once the oil get heated, add 1 tsp mustard seeds. Now, allow it to pop. Now, gently add green chilis and curry leaves, let them roast a little. After that, add chopped onions and sauté them over medium heat until they turn pink in color. Then, add chopped tomatoes and cook it for a while.
  • After that, Sprinkle ¼ tsp turmeric powder, slightly roast it and let mixture to simmer. Cook the mixture until it’s mushy.
  • Next add the chopped bottle gourd to the onion-tomato gravy, mix all together. Then sprinkle ¼ cup water and salt to your taste.
  • Now, Cover the pan and let the curry cook on a medium flame. At regular intervals, check the bottle gourd should be cooked nicely.
  • Once the bottle gourd is thoroughly cooked. Add the ground peanut powder into the curry. Now, mix everything together for 1 min, and then switch off the flame.

Your South Indian Sorakkai Verkadalai masala or Bottle Gourd Peanut Curry is now ready to be served. Enjoy it with roti of rice.

Macros of Bottle gourd curry (per serving):-

  • Calories: 200-250 kcal
  • Protein: 6-8 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 15-20 grams
  • Fat: 12-15 grams

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Let’s make Traditional Mor Kulambu (Buttermilk curry)


This is a Traditional Mor Kulambu (Buttermilk Curry). This easy and quick curry is very popular recipe in southern part of India, made with yogurt or buttermilk and various spices. It is primarily enjoyed for its delicious taste and flavors, and the uniqueness of Mor kulambu is made with veggies. These veggies are traditionally and commonly used in every where, that are okra(bhindi), pumpkin, brinjal, cucmber and bottle gourd It is not only quickly prepared, also gives you several health benefits like-

Probiotics, Mor kulambu is made up curd or buttermilk, which are the great sources of probiotics. Buttermilk has good bacteria that promote a healthy gut microbiota. Consuming foods rich in probiotics can help improve digestion and support overall gut health. This curry have cooling effects, especially during the summer. Mor kulambu also helps in weight management and provide you a feeling of fullness. Mor kulambu typically contains various spices and herbs and vegetables, which are rich in fiber, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. These ingredients can contribute to boost your immunity.


  • Rice – 1 tbsp
  • Toor dal – 2 tbsp
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch
  • Green chilli – adjust to taste
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves 4-5
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Coconut fresh grated – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  • Curd/buttermilk – 1 cup
  • Dry red chilli – 2 cracked
  • Veggies – 1 cup (okra, tomato, brinjal) add as per choice.
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  • To prepare dal rice paste: Take a mixer jar, add soaked dal and rice, green chilies, grated coconut and cumin seeds, coriander leaves, turmeric and ginger. Add a little water and blend till it become smooth paste. Keep it aside.
  • For cooking: Heat some oil in a pan, add all the chopped vegetables(except tomato), turmeric powder. Now, add some water and cover it. Let them cook 4-5 min on a medium flame or till all vegetables cook well. And keep veggies aside for a while.
  • To make the curry base: Take a mixing bowl, whisk the yogurt or buttermilk until smooth. Now, heat some oil in a kadhai or wok. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves and let it splutter. After that add dal rice paste in kadhai and mix all together well.
  • Now, add whisked curd/buttermilk into the kadhai. Combine the curd and mixture together as a base. After wards, add all cooked vegetables together along with chopped tomato. Let all material cook for about 3-4 min.

Your South Indian Traditional Mor Kulambu Curry/Buttermilk Curry is ready. Serve hot with rice or roti and enjoy the flavor of south Indian cuisine.

Macros of Mor Kulambu:-

Calories: 134 kcal

Protein: 3 g

Carbohydrate: 8.6 g

Fat: 8 g

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How to make ragi idiyappam

Introduction ragi idiyappam

Ragi idiyappam, a popular South Indian recipe made with ragi millet, is a healthier option. Idiyappam is generally made with rice flour. This is an ideal morning breakfast recipe and it is mostly shared with the spicy chutneys as the traditional and tastes equally good.

Everyone wants to consume wholesome, stomach-friendly meals. This Ragi Idiyappam dish is ideal for all such individuals and is always a hit with both children and adults. This is well-known by numerous names all across the world. Rice or Ragi noodles, string hoppers, idiyappam, and nool puttu (together with nool appam) are all available in Tamil.

list of health benefits of ragi idiyappam

  • Maintains blood sugar levels.
  • Treats anemia
  • Improves nervous system performance.
  • Improves heart health.
  • Healthy breakfast options.
  • Supports a gluten-free diet.
  • Provides essential amino acids.
  • Increases bone density.

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Ingredients ragi idiyappam

  •  Ragi Flour – 2 cup
  • Rice Flour – 2-3 tablespoon
  • Boiled Water – As per requirement
  • Oil – 2 tablespoon
  • Salt – As per taste


  • Firstly, Heat the pan, add ragi flour to it, and roast it on medium heat until the flour turns aromatic. Transfer the roasted flour to the large bowl and keep it aside.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of oil and 1 teaspoon of salt to a container. Bring the water to a rolling boil, then pour it over the flour and stir with a spoon. Add water to the flour and stir to combine.
  • Allow the dough to cool a little. Oil your hands and knead for two minutes. There will be a non-sticky dough created.
  • Now take the idiappam mold and grease it with some oil. This will prevent the dough from sticking to the mold.
  • Let’s make ragi idiyappam by making a cylindrical-shaped dough and placing the dough inside the mold. Keep the remaining dough covered, or it will harden.
  • Tighten the lid and start preparing idiyappam on the greased plate by pressing in a circular motion. Then, stack the plates and place them inside the pot, and steam it for 15 minutes.
  • After that, you can serve ragi idiappam with coconut chutneys, spicy chutneys, etc.

Macros for ragi idiyappam

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How to make Easy Nutrient Rich Upvas Cutlet


This is very Easy and Nutrient rich Upvas cutlet. We always heard about cutlets are made up of potatoes’. Here we are introducing a great alternative of traditionally made potato cutlets. This healthy rich in nutrient cutlets is made up of raw banana and yam. These is a perfect dinner or breakfast option during your fasting days.

This Guilt free cutlets have several health benefits – It is rich micro nutrients such as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc. Also it is rich in soluble and insoluble fiber, it has macros in good amount like complex carbs and proteins. A diabetic friendly can gives you feeling of fullness.


  • Raw banana – 1
  • Yam – 250 gm
  • Ginger green chilly paste (add garlic in non fastong days) – 1 tbsp
  • Singhara atta (Water chestnut flour) – 100gm
  • Coriander leaves chopped
  • Sendha namak (rock salt) to taste
  • Suji for coating (non- fasting days)
  • Ground nut Oil for fry


  • Firstly, peel and cut raw banana and yam into one inch pieces.
  • Now, prepare a steamer or idli maker. Steam chopped banana and yam till it become soft.
  • After that take a bowl and mash steamed items into the bowl.
  • Then, dd sendha namak, singhara flour, chopped coriander, green chilly ginger paste and mix all together. Now, grease little oil on your palm and make small tikkis or cutlet in shape.
  • After that, Heat 2 tbsp oil in non-stick pan. Cook all the cutlets from both side nicely, till it turns light brown in color.
  • Now, Off the heat. Take all your cutlets in a plate. Serve it with your favorite chutney.

Your Nutrient rich Raw banana Upvas yam cutlet is ready.

Nutritional value of Moonglet (per servings):-

Calories: 180 kcal

Protein: 3.4 g

Carbohydrates : 28.7 g

Fat: 7 g

Fiber: 5 g

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How to make Yummy and Oil free Avial


This Yummy and Oil free Avial is a great combination of flavors and nutrients. Avial curry is a traditional kerala’s famous dish, which is not only flavorful with combination of vegetables and coconut also has numerous of health benefits like. it is a flavorful combination of vegetables and coconut provide a range of essential minerals and vitamins with dietary fiber, and antioxidants reducing risk from many disease.

Now let’s jump to its preparation.


  1. Coconut grated – 1 cup
  2. Green chilli – 4 (adjust to your taste)
  3. Turmeric – 1/2 tbsp
  4. Cumin – 1 teaspoon
  5. Vegetables medium chopped – 2 cup (Yam, drumsticks, beans, carrots, capsicum, peas, lauki or as per your choice)
  6. Raw banana – 1 diced
  7. Curry leaves – 6 to 8
  8. Curd – 1 cup
  9. Water as required
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Coriander leaves for garnishing.


  • Firstly, Heat a wok or kadhai on a medium flame and add some water to boil.
  • Cut all the vegetables into cubes or as the size of finger (as per your choice).
  • Now, when the water start boiling, add some chopped vegetables like carrot, yam, drumsticks, pea and lauki (in first half) into the wok. Then add salt, cover with the lid and let them cook for 3-4 min on a low flame.
  • Meanwhile, Take a mixer jar and add fresh coconut, cumin seeds, green chilli, turmeric powder. Blend all together to make a smooth paste.
  • Afterward, check the vegetables should be cooked semi hard. Then add rest of the vegetables like – beans, capsicum, raw banana on second half. Cover it and let them boil for more 2 min.
  • Now, when all vegetables are nicely cooked. Add coconut paste into the vegetables. Mix all together well and allow it cook for 2 min.
  • Now, add curd and off the flame. Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves.

Your Yummy and oil free Avial is ready. Serve it hot and enjoy it with rice.

Macros of Avial (per serving):-

Calories: 60 kcal

Protein: 2.5 g

Carbohydrates: 6 g

Fat: 4g

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