Ramadan healthy recipes

Hello everybody.

Hope you are doing well.

Ramadan has always been an experimental and cooking month than a spiritual one. not like 100% food. I’ve always enjoyed hogging the hot snacks and sweet dishes in Ramadan. This is fifth Ramadan after I got married and only last year I knew i wasn’t eating healthy. But last year wasn’t the turning point yet I don’t remember why I dint stop binge eating.

But this time I was very much confirmed that I will stick to healthy eating and no sugar content. Yes, that white sweet thing just makes me gain weight in the body and nothing else. However, I love sweets and this time I am just stopping it! Not like forever but 10% of what I used to eat before.

I’ve few recipes which I would like to share not 100% healthy but better than those oil hot things!

1.chattipathir. (Layered crepe)

Ingredients:

For chicken filling.

1 Chicken breast piece

1 tbsp Chili, ginger, garlic paste

1 cup finely chopped cabbage

1 medium sized onion

Handful of coriander leaves.

For batter.

1 egg (optional)

2 cups of Whole wheat flour

Salt.

For coating:

2 eggs.

Splash of milk

Salt

Pepper.

Method:

*For batter mix all the ingredients with water until lumps dissolve.

*should be little thin than dosa batter consistency.

*prepare dosa out of it.

(7 to 8 dosas)

IMG_1857Chicken filling:

*Heat 1 tsp of coconut oil or any other oil as per your preference and sauté onions.

*add in cabbage when onions turn transparent.

*sauté well. Then add the chili, ginger, garlic paste. Fry till the raw smell goes.

*cut the chicken breast into small pieces and add in sauté well.

*add salt and let it cook for 5 min covered.

*switch off the flame add in coriander leaves.

For coating:

Mix all the ingredients well and keep aside.

Assembling:

1.Heat a nonstick pan and add a tsp of ghee.

2.Take a prepared whole wheat dosa dip it in egg mixture and place it on greased pan.

3.Add in the chicken filling. Spread equally onto the dosa

(chicken filling should be adequate and not more)

4.repeat step 2 and 3 and keep layering until u finish the last dosa.

5.the last dosa should be covered upside down and the leftover egg mixture must be poured on top of it.

6.cover and cook for 6 to 7 min.

7.flip it and cook for another 5 min.

Remove out and cut into desired shape.

Your chattipthir is ready to go to the ifthar table.

Vermicelli biriyani.

Ingredients:

2 cups of vermicelli.

1 tbsp of chili, ginger, garlic paste.

1 medium sized onion chopped.

1 medium sized tomato chopped.

Shredded chicken.

Salt.

Method:

1.roast the vermicelli for 5 min.

2.Boil water in a large pot and add in the roasted vermicelli.

3.keep stirring and strain it once cooked.

4.take a nonstick tawa heat oil and sauté the onions until transparent.

5.add in chopped tomatoes and cook.

6.add in the shredded chicken followed by the chili ginger garlic paste.

7.sauté well and add in salt

8.then add the cooked vermicelli and mix well.

9.add in chopped coriander leaves and cover sim for 5 min.

IMG_1988The vermicelli biriyani is ready to be attacked.

Bread layered sandwich.

Ingredients:

For chicken filling refer the first recipe.

1 pack of whole wheat bread.

3 eggs.

Salt.

Pepper.

Method:

1.keep the chicken filling ready

(refer recipe 1 for details)

2.heat a nonstick pan and spread some ghee or butter.

3.whisk eggs adding salt and pepper.

4.take a slice of bread, dip it in egg mixture and place it on pan.

5.dip another slice of bread dip it in egg mixture and place next to the first bread.

6.continue with the next 2 slices to form a base of 4 breads.

7.spread the chicken mixture on top of the bread.

8.cover the chicken mixture with the dipped bread slices to form the third layer.

9.cover and cook for 5 min.

10.flip the layered bread slices together.

11.spread the chicken filling on top of the cooked side of the bread.

12.then again layer and cover the chicken filling with the egg dipped bread slices.

13.cover and cook for 5 min.

14.flip it again cover and cook for 5 more min.

15.remove from pan and cut into triangle shape.

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sorry for the blur pictures!

The layered bread sandwich is ready to be finished.

Macaroni pizza.

Ingredients:

2 cup boiled macaroni.

1 cube of chicken stock.

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

3 eggs

Sliced onion

Sliced tomato

Sliced capsicum

1 cup mozzarella cheese.

1 tbsp of tomato ketchup

1 cup of Shredded chicken

Method:

1.whisk eggs adding salt, pepper and chicken cube.

2.to this add in the boiled macaroni and mix well.

3.heat a nonstick pan and spread some butter or ghee.

4.pour in the egg macaroni mixture.

5.top it as pizza with sliced onion, tomato, capsicum and shredded chicken.

6.grate some cheese on top of it.

7.drizzle some ketchup all over it.

8.sprinkle some pepper for spicier preference.

9.cover and cook sim for almost 7 to 8 min.

10.remove from the pan and your pizza is ready to be hogged.

Wheat kathi roll.

Ingredients:

Whole wheat parotta (id brand)

Eggs.

For chicken filling.

Half small cabbage

2 carrots finely chopped.

1 cup of Shredded chicken

1 tbsp of green chili, ginger, garlic paste

1 tbsp of tomato ketchup.

For green chutney:

3 chilies.

2 cups of coriander leaves.

1 cup of mint leaves.

Ginger half inch

Few garlic clove

1 tsp cumin.

1 tbsp of grated coconut (optional)

1 lemon.

Salt.

Method.

For green chutney.

Add all the ingredients in a blender and make into a paste adding 1 tbsp of water.

For chicken filling.

1.Heat a deep vessel add 1 tsp of coconut oil and sauté onions.

2.then add chopped cabbage and carrots. Sauté well.

3.add the green ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes.

4.add in the shredded chicken. (u can add any dry masala of your desire)

6.lastly add the ketchup sauté for one last time and switch off the flame.

IMG_E2179Frying parathas:

1.heat a nonstick pan and fry the parathas.

2.whisk one egg with little salt and make an omelet.

3.one egg for one paratha.

4.heat little oil in a same pan and pour in the egg.

5.when the egg is half done place one paratha over the omelet and fry till done.

IMG_E2182Assembling the kathi roll.

1.take the egg paratha.

2.spread some green chutney and add in the chicken filling.

3.drizzle some more green chutney and sliced onion.

4.roll it firmly using butter paper or foil.

5.serve hot!

That’s it guys.

I have used mostly the wheat option and coconut oil.

Do give it a try and let me know your favorite in the comment section below.

Until we meet again

Stick around.

My Trip To Mysore.

Hello everybody.

Hope you are doing well.

Mysore a city close to Bangalore is a backup plan for all long weekends. Only a bangalorean knows what the true importance of Mysore is😉

I have been to Mysore a zillion time and trust me am not complaining here. My dad used to take me every year to this place and I have seen almost everything. for me destination is not important I enjoy drives and talks during the trip also not to forget I get motion sickness.

IMG_0377My husband seldom goes to Mysore for his work and I never miss a chance. I bump into car as if I have got an invitation or if I say my husband begged me to join.  That’s hardly the case. As I told earlier I love the drive not the destination.

So, we recently visited Mysore you would know if you are following me on Instagram. My sister came over to Bangalore and we planned for this trip. Obviously, we planned for other places like ooty, Goa and Hyderabad. What comes better when there is already a backup plan done!

So, we planned for a staycation in Mysore.

IMG_0315We started around 5.30 am from Bangalore on 22nd of April 2018. We started early to skip some traffic and yes, we did skip traffic😊

We had our breakfast near ramnagar and continued. I dint eat much because I was sleepy. Even if I dint eat much I had got some power nap if I can say. I love talking and which women doesn’t? yes, I am talkative, but my husband knows me better when I say I am talkative. So, my chit chat started right after our small break in between. it continued for almost an hour and my energy drained. Craved for some Mangalorean breakfast but couldn’t get any and survived with cupcakes☹

We stopped at hunsur for husband’s office work and continued from there around 11.30. my sister was much excited for this trip because she was waiting to sleep alone in a hotel room.

We stayed at Carlson by Radisson. This trip was more of relaxing than of any sort of sightseeing.

IMG_0345We did visit mysore zoo to entertain our toddler. She was happy seeing all animals. It’s a 3 km walk inside zoo not like I dint knew it before and I was just waiting to come out of it. I have visited zoo a hundred times and by now i have seen all animals grow and vice versa.

IMG_0564IMG_0394After zoo visit we went straight to the hotel room, enjoyed pool side and play area. My favorite thing about staying in a hotel is to make a hot tea and enjoy the view. Ah, how much I love it and how much I miss it!

For dinner we had some authentic mangalore sea food. I loved it to bits! After that watched ipl and slept off. The next morning was more of relaxing and enjoying the calmness that place had. My daughter was with my sister and that’s how we got some “we” time. just sat in front of our large window which was all green outside with a cup of tea, and just did nothing. Alhamdulillah! I love times when me and him sit together either talking or doing nothing.

IMG_0484After that we went for our buffet breakfast. So many options to choose from. South Indian, north Indian, English breakfast, desserts! I get drooled thinking about it. I take almost everything I like and end up eating only few of my favorites.

IMG_0453After a heavy breakfast took some pictures. Less for keeping it for memories more for updating on instagram. It was time for us to checkout and hit reality again. We reached home around evening and that’s how my trip ended. Alhamdulillah.

It’s a greatest blessing from Allah for this life. My loving husband and a small world of mine. I got a message on Instagram about my previous blog saying “you’re very lucky everyone doesn’t have a life like you”

First up Alhamdulillah! Second, I never compare my life with others. Whatever comes in life good or bad I face it and I don’t complain. Its easier to complain than to be thankful. Never compare a person who is higher in status, beauty, money and other pleasing things than you. rather see a person who doesn’t have what you have, and they are struggling to get what you have got it easily. And then you’ll know the importance of life. I am a person who is happy with the tiniest things in life! No am not joking ask my husband!! Yes, but I quite often plan(PLAN) for a vacation. But that’s okay!

That’s it guys.

Until we meet again,

Stick around.