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Blackeye beans – Upma/Semolina Porridge

Blackeye beans Upma1


Upma/uppittu is a common south indian breakfast dish, cooked as a thick porridge from dry roasted semolina. Various seasonings and or vegetables are often added during cooking. Upma is served with chutney, lime slices or pickles as per individual preferences.

Health Benefits:

Black-eyed peas are part of the legume family that is known as being a primary source of plant protein. Protein helps with maintaining healthy muscles, bones and cartilage. Black-eyed peas also contain vital nutrients, such as B vitamins, vitamin E, iron and potassium. They can even help with weight loss because they’re filling but low in calories.

Serves: 2-3
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Preparation time: 30-40 minutes (including the time to cook soya bean)

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Instant Idli – Oats and Cucumber

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This is similar to rava idli just to make it more fiber rich used oats. This is instant, healthy breakfast recipe. And used cucumber as it is a wonderful vegetable. These little cuties are delicious and they make an amazing snack/breakfast on the run or as a part of packed lunch. They are rich, wholesome and filling as well they have everything you need from a breakfast/snack.

Health benefits:
Cucumber has a light to dark green thin skin, moisture rich flesh and as tiny edible seeds in it. It has slightly sweet flavour and is mainly eaten raw in salad or sandwiches or in the form of juice. Calories in cucumber are very low and it contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. Daily consumption of cucumbers can be regarded as a remedy for chronic constipation.

Makes: 12-14 idlis
Cooking time: 10-12 minutes
Preparation time: 15 minutes

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