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A good start to a day is when you eat right and feel healthy. A bed tea followed by a nice morning stroll do wonders for me. I try to bring variations to what I eat ever morning. Though the best I like for my breakfast is toast and boiled egg. I tried poha (rice flakes sauteed with onions and potato) today.

Ingredients :

1. Rice flakes : lightly soaked in water

2. Onions : finely chopped

3. Potato : diced in small cubes

4. Tomato : diced in small cubes

5. Split green & Red chillies

5. Coriander leaves and lemon for garnishing

Method :

1. Add oil to pan and add mustard seeds and curry leaves

2. Add chopped onions and potatoes

3. Add turmeric , red chilli powder and salt as per taste . Mix nicely and lid to cook for 5 mins.

4. Add the split chillies and rice flakes and mix well

5. Cover with lid and cook for another 2 mins.

6. Garnish with coriander leaves and squeeze half a lemon.

Serve hot with a cup of ginger tea .

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Note : While serving , you can also garnish the poha with Farsan(Haldiram mixture) or Aloo bhujiya (Haldiram Aaloo Bhujiya). It adds to the taste and you will love the crunch while you eat.

 

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This is a quick recipe that can be easily made when you are in hurry and you have left over idli’s from previous night in your refrigerator. I am very fond of idli’s (steamed lentil and rice cake .. 🙂 ) . They are light to eat and yet very filling and nutritious.

Ingredients :

1. Idli’s

2. Carrot – sliced in julians

3. Bell Pepper (red / yellow / green ) – sliced .

4. Tomatoes

5. Onions – sliced

6. Green & Red chillies – split and sliced

7. Curry leaves

8. Coriander and Lemon for garnishing

Method :

All oil to pan . Once heated put in a few mustard seeds to crackle. Add onions and chillies and saute for half a minute. Add in rest of the vegetable. Add salt as per your taste, red chilli powder and lid the pan to cook for 2-3 mins. Add the idli’s (cut them in 4-6 piece each) and gently mix it all. Let it saute for about a minute or two. Garnish with coriander leaves and squeeze half a lemon in it.

Your dish is ready to eat. Wollaahh !!!

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A day without a cup of tea is a day wasted. I can not imagine my mornings without a hot cup of steaming ginger tea.

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I feel active and fresh after every sip . My recipe for a perfect tea would be

1 cup water
1 cup milk
Grated ginger as per your taste
2 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoon tea

Boil the water with sugar, tea and ginger. Add the milk and brew for 2 mins.

Perfectos.. That is it…

I also add elaichi (cardamon) to it at times .. If I am in a mood to have a special masala chai…

Going to make my cup of tea now, you guys enjoy yours..

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A New Day

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Bread Toast with Fried Egg

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Every Morning is the same story , i sit and think what to make new for breakfast.. and end up experimenting with eggs. I just love them , in any form of recipe. Today i tried a simple recipe. Toasted a few breads and made a sunny side up omlette. To experiment , I sauted a few veggies and served it with toast and egg. Believe me it was just yummmm!!

Things you need :

Eggs , Cilantro or dhaniya leaves , bell peppers , onions , tomatoes , black pepper & salt to taste.

You can also use spinach , boiled/baked potatoes , mushrooms as side serves.

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A quick Breakfast recipe which can be enjoyed with tea or any milk Shake.

Scramblewd Egg on White Bread. Can try Brown Bread if wish to reduce on calories

Scrambled eggs on Brown bread

Grill after applying butter and served with Kiwi shake

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