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Using up Leftovers – Tandoori Chicken Sandwich. 

Using up leftovers 😋

I had a piece of Tandoori Chicken leftover from last night. We always have a bit of Roast Chicken leftover, don’t we ? & if you don’t, then make a little extra next time, just so that you can try this recipe, for a quick snack the next day. 

I decided to shred the chicken & make a spicy Sandwich with it. 

So on a slice of fresh white sandwich bread, I slathered some Mayonnaise, & piled the shredded chicken on it. 

On another slice I spread some spicy green chutney, & onion slices, with a generous squeeze of lemon.You could also add a cheese slice to make it yummier. 

I grilled the sandwich with a small dollop of butter on top, till golden and crisp. 

The spicy chutney, and tandoori chicken, with the creamy mayonnaise tasted SO good ! 

Next time I’m gonna save a piece or two of chicken, just to make this sandwich the next day 😜 

* You can roll up the same ingredients in a Chapati, instead of using Bread. Cook till golden brown, with a dollop of butter, on a frying pan. *

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Healthy, No Cook Breakfast Ideas. Banana-Peanut Butter-Granola. 

Imagine the saltiness of generously slathered creamy peanut butter against the sweetness of banana and the crunchy texture of homemade granola packed with Almonds, Walnuts & Cranberries !

That was my breakfast today 😍 

You don’t need to slave in the kitchen for hours, neither skip breakfast bcoz you don’t have time to cook.

I just slit a banana lengthwise,  slathered some creamy peanut butter on it, & genrously sprinkled my favourite homemade granola packed full of the goodness of Oats, Almonds, Walnuts, & Cranberries. 

There you have it, a complete breakfast full of all the essential nutrients to start your day, ready in under 5 minutes, without any cooking at all ! 

Can anything be easier than that ? 

 Just use a little imagination ! Experiment a little. 

Stock up your groceries smartly. 😎

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Smoothie in minutes 

​Morning rush, no time to cook, but don’t wanna skip breakfast ?
This quick, healthy & delish smoothie is good enough to keep you satiated till lunchtime. 

Just blend together  –

 ● half cup Granola 

 ● 10-15 black grapes 

 ● 1 banana 

 ● half cup yogurt 

Done ! 

You’ll never have to skip breakfast again 😃 

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Didn’t know Over-Ripe Bananas would make such wonderful Parathas ☺👏(flatbreads) 

​Few days ago I made a  banana walnut loaf using over-ripe bananas, that I somehow wanted to finish off. Thats when a friend gave me a recipe for this sweet paratha. Now honestly, I had never thought of using bananas to make parathas, so I was quite curious about the taste. 

And guess what…. I never thought overripe bananas would make such wonderful easy recipes ! I loved it ! 

I modified the recipe slightly, as I didn’t want to use sugar, or make the paratha too sweet. 

So this is my version of the banana paratha – • 2 over-ripe bananas • big pinch of Cardamom powder

• big pinch of Salt

• 1 tsp Jaggery (I just wanted a hint of sweetness, but you can add more if you want your paratha Sweeter) • 1 tsp Ghee • Wheat Flour (as much as the banana paste can hold, and make a soft yet firm ‘chapati’ like dough) ● Blend cardamom powder , jaggery and bananas to a fine paste.

● Knead a soft yet firm dough by adding little wheat flour at a time, to the banana mixture. Add Salt and Ghee while kneading. ● Roll out Parathas, and cook on a griddle till golden and crisp on the edges. Use few drops of ghee on the sides while cooking. Serve hot

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Savoury Rice Pancakes

This simple and nutritious breakfast is so tasty, you’ll want to make it again & again :mrgreen:
This savoury pancake / dosa is very easy to make and can be eaten any time of the day.

All you need is a little planning in advance, to soak the Rice & Dal overnight. Once you have the batter ready, making breakfast/dinner is just a matter of minutes.

Rice – 1 cup
Moong Dal – 1/2 cup
Whole Moong beans (with green outer skin)- 1/2 cup
Ginger – 1 inch pc
Green Chillies – 2 nos (or as required)
Salt – to taste
Ghee / Oil – few tsps.

Method –
* Wash and soak Rice, Moong Dal and Whole Moong in water, overnight. (You could also use only whole Moong Beans with green skin which are more nutritious than skinless Dal.
* After soaking overnight, drain out excess water and coarsely grind the mixture into a thick paste.
* Add Ginger, Green Chillies and Salt to taste while grinding the mixture.
* Add little water if necessary, to adjust consistency. The mixture should have a thick but pouring consistency like Dosa batter.
* Cover and keep aside for few hours, so the mixture ferments slightly.
* With a ladle, spoon out and spread the mixture evenly like a dosa, on a non stick pan.
* Spread few drops of Ghee/Oil on the sides, and cook on medium heat, with a lid on for 2-3 mins.
* Flip the dosa and cook further for 2-3 mins till lighlty golden and crisp on the edges.
* Serve hot with Coriander Chutney/Ketchup

# You can also add any other Dal or Beans of your choice.


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Jazz up your French Toast with a tangy Peach-Plum Compote

Transform bread, eggs and milk into an indulgent brunch dish, with this easy to make French Toast. Want to make it more interesting ? Jazz it up with a sweet, tangy Peach n Plum Compote.

Sounds yumm ?!

Here’s how you can make it –

French toast is an easy breakfast dish. Slices of bread are simply dipped in a mixture of beaten eggs and milk, and then fried in butter, until the outsides turn a nice golden brown with crisp edges, and the bread stays soft and fluffy inside.

There is no set measurement for this recipe.

  • In a bowl, whisk together eggs and few teaspoons of milk.
  •  Add a pinch of salt, vanilla extract (optional) and a pinch of ground cinnamon, and mix well.
  • Dip sliced bread in this egg mixture and let both sides of the bread soak up the mixture nicely.
  • In a fry pan, heat a little butter, and shallow fry these soaked bread slices on medium heat, until golden brown.
  • Transfer to a plate.

Peach & Plum Compote –

  •  In a pot of boiling water, add couple of peaches and plums. Let them cook for few minutes till their skins start peeling off. Transfer to a bowl with chilled water, take off the skins, and chop into bite sized chunks. (You can skip this step, if using canned peaches)
  • In a saucepan, heat some butter and sugar, add a stick of cinnamon and few cloves, along with the chunks of fruit.
  • Cook the fruit till its soft and the sugar is syrupy, and the mixture in infused with the spices.
  • Allow to cool for few minutes and then pour over prepared French Toast. (tastes even better with a dollop of whipped cream on the side

This compote can be stored in a jar and refrigerated. Keeps well for a 8-10 days.

Fruits like Strawberries, Pineapples, Raspberries, or Apples can also be used instead of Peaches / Plums.

Try this simple and delicious recipe for your lazy Sunday brunch.

Perfect breakfast in bed, to woo that special someone  *just saying*   😉