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Huggi OR Pongal brown rice with Soya beans

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This is a south indian dish, which is similar to Pongal or Kichadi. Huggi is a dish prepared on the day of Makara Sankranthi, which can be served with peanut chutney. This is made similar to Pongal with few variations. Usually Avarekayi or Indian bean is used to this dish and in this recipe have used Soya bean.

I used brown rice and low oil hence the rice tends to dry faster. So feel free to add oil or butter or ghee or coconut milk for an added creamy texture.

Health benefits:
Brown rice nutrients are retained and it is a healthy alternative for white rice. Brown rice when consumed in adequate proportion suffice the nutrient requirement of your body to a large extent. It’s also a great meal idea for those being on a weight loss diet, and for diabetics and heart patients.

Serves: 2
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes
Soaking time: 1 hour

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Porridge: Orange and Oatmeal

Orange Oats Porridge1

Health benefits:

According to the studies eating a healthy breakfast will keep your glucose levels balanced and make you less likely to snack throughout the day. However, to do your body the most good, your breakfast needs to include a combination of healthy foods — such as those found in a smoothie made of oatmeal, banana, milk and orange juice
I was surprised to learn when eating fortified oatmeal; our bodies don’t absorb all the IRON it has. So, in order to help our bodies retain the iron in oatmeal, we need to consume ORANGE JUICE along with the oatmeal. So tried this combination of oatmeal cooked in milk and orange juice.

Cooking time: 10-15minutes

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