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#1 aanabill

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:11 AM

well,the topic head says it all!!

please add ur recipes (which preferably doesn't need any kitchen stuff except for probably an electric kettle)!!lets just make this thread for everyone 'helpless'!lol!!!grinwink.gif 

 

easy-to-make puffed rice mix

 

things u need:

 #puffed rice

#spices - dry roasted (in a pan) cumin ground (which u can make once and store almost forever)

#chilli(chopped)

#oil - any form really. the original recipe uses mustard oil.(this is optional)

#chopped onion

#finally chopped ginger

#chopped cucumber

#peanuts or any other nut/seeds etc. (this is optional if u are intolerant);  u can use roasted pumpkin seeds as well.

#lemon juice

#chopped boiled potato(optional again for those to run away from anything white)

(note : potato can be boiled in an electric kettle ,in case u have it in ur hostel room)

 

direction:

just add everything and toss!

really!!!

 

 



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:06 AM

Wow dee,this was exactly what i tried searching and am still searching for.... We have a state of the art kitchen in our apartment.But ironically i still can't have healthy and pro ache food.I'm forced to eat what my other friend's eat :(...cooking for yourself saps your energy which is required for other important deeds... I do have my green tea regularly though :)



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:25 AM

i know!

overnight oats(as i've seen on some blog) and fruit chaat are good ideas.

there are some things that u should keep with u like a simple masala(make it once and store it as long as u can in a small air-tight jar),get sprouts(i don't know what its called in hindi- there are different kinds..we call it chhola in bengali .u can get alfalfa.(here's a method mentioned :http://www.vegrecipe...lfalfa-sprouts/)

 

then, black salt(sandh namak in hindi i suppose), honey, fruits(that can be stored for few days atleast like guava,apple,cucumber,pears etc.) and sattu(am sure u know what it is - ground chickpea with some pulses)

 

 

the masala/spice mixes

 

1. dry roast cumin seeds in a pan with/without red chillies.(dont overdo,just toss in medium/low flame for a minute or two).cool them and grind them in powder.

    can be stored in room temperature for months.this has multi-purpose use in puffed rice,sattu,poha(flattened rice) and more!

(note : roasting and grinding chiili(red) is not a pleasant process.either skip that part if u can't handle or use a cloth to cover ur nose!saywhat.gif  )

 

2.garam masala

 

3.roast cumin and coriander and grind.(follow the old technique)

 


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:16 AM

Wow dee,this was exactly what i tried searching and am still searching for.... We have a state of the art kitchen in our apartment.But ironically i still can't have healthy and pro ache food.I'm forced to eat what my other friend's eat :(...cooking for yourself saps your energy which is required for other important deeds... I do have my green tea regularly though :)


We have a cooking for newbies thread.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:41 PM

sattu is  half boiled (cooled) --> dry roasted(on sand) --> then ground chickpeas.

(although some site - read wikipedia says there's other pulses too,but its primarily(or only) chickpeas).

this doesn't need cooking and has many recipes.

u can make drinks too.

 

benefits : 

 

EASY-TO-MAKE REFRESHING SATTU DRINK

 

U need: sattu(its quite heavy on stomach so start with less initially,increase a lil' next day if u feel u can have more),black salt(low sodium),the 1st spice mix(roasted-ground cumin-chilli),lemon juice.

u can add a lil' jaggery if u like it sweet but thats not a must.

add water as per ur need.

u don't need a blender or anything.

stir it up in a glass or jug and u stor it for two days without a fridge.



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 10:18 AM

Well the place from where i hail, children who have a problem sweet tooth and who crave for sweets all the time are given a healthier sweet dish.They mix sattu + cold water +lots of sugar.It's a delicious thick paste which kids gulp like pre- digested food :) . I loved it when i was small. 
                                                                          Now, people also eat roasted sattu. And it tastes pretty good.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:28 PM

Well the place from where i hail, children who have a problem sweet tooth and who crave for sweets all the time are given a healthier sweet dish.They mix sattu + cold water +lots of sugar.It's a delicious thick paste which kids gulp like pre- digested food smile.png . I loved it when i was small. 
                                                                          Now, people also eat roasted sattu. And it tastes pretty good.

lots of sugar?

ur health won't like it.

 

use a lil' jaggery.jaggery is good in terms of nutrients too.



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 05:19 AM

Well the place from where i hail, children who have a problem sweet tooth and who crave for sweets all the time are given a healthier sweet dish.They mix sattu + cold water +lots of sugar.It's a delicious thick paste which kids gulp like pre- digested food smile.png . I loved it when i was small. 
                                                                          Now, people also eat roasted sattu. And it tastes pretty good.

lots of sugar?

ur health won't like it.

 

use a lil' jaggery.jaggery is good in terms of nutrients too.

arey i was talking about childhood... went in an anecdotal mode. Yeah i love jaggery :)



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:08 AM

oats!! 

not the instant oats.

get rolled oats that just takes 3 minutes to cook.

 

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but u needn't need fire.

but u definitely need hot water.

(u could use an electric kettle or a heating rod in a mug to make more or less boiling water)

 

 

EASY-TO-MAKE HEALTHY OATS WITH FRUITS/DRY FRUITS

 

U Need hot water/boiling water or less hot than that will also do.

use a heating rods(u can get them cheap compared to electric kettles)

take a bowl and pour some oats(100% oats - i got the quaker rolled oats)

pour in hot water till all of it is just submerged.

DON'T use too much of water because that is going to make the oatmeal all gooey and too soft to eat.

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cover the bowl.it hardly takes 3-4 minutes; but there is no worries if u keep it longer.

(it's gonna soak in all the water it can and swell up.if any excess, then it's gonna just remain!!)

 

use honey(instead of sugar)

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jaggery in this case is not a great option IMO.

(i actually don't mind having it without any sweetener or even honey)

i just add apples chopped into smaller pieces.

u could add any fruits that's available and u like - strawberry,mango,berries,

dry fruits/nuts of ur choice - walnut,almond(chopped),cashew(chopped),etc.

 

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READY-MADE SNACK OPTION 1 : DRY ROASTED CHHOLE         

 

(BLACK CHICKPEAS/ WHOLE BLACK GRAM        or      USE GARBANZO BEANS) :

 

http://whfoods.org/g...tname=foodspice

 

http://nutritiondata...products/4326/2

 

the black chickpeas are smaller but more nutritious than the bigger white chickpeas(garbanzo beans).

 

preparation :http://tablespooning...hana-chickpeas/

 

NOTE : the traditional method is different and not done in an oven but on sand.that is infact the method used when getting the store packet ones - which btw are crunchier and tastier.

 

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Edited by aanabill, 11 August 2013 - 07:45 AM.