These Crepe Packets have been on my mind for quite some time. I had seen crepe packets with a fish filling (I think) on a food show on TV some time back. I forgot to note down the recipe and also forgot where I saw it, but the idea kept hovering in my head….
whole wheat flour
Pumpkin-truly Pumps up your Kins! J
With loads of Vitamins ,Minerals, Carotenes this orange fleshy vegetable (I am calling this as a vegetable – that’s what it is regarded as in India) is rich in fibre and low in calories and Cholesterol. So many benefits and yet I am surprised this vegetable doesn’t enjoy the popularity it should. I know many people who will say ‘Pumpkin..yuck!’. Bhopla (in Marathi) or Kaddu (in Hindi) is looked down upon by many people. In fact Pumpkins are quite versatile and can be added to many recipes like soups, curries, Sambar,Puris,cakes,pies -the list is endless….
Spices are a way of life in India as far as food is considered! A variety of spices are skillfully blended in Indian cuisine not only for the flavor they impart to any dish but also for their health benefits….
Varan Phala (Chakolya is another Marathi name) the mere mention of this name is enough to sensitize my taste buds. A one pot wholesome meal, this recipe is commonly made in many households. Wheat flour dumplings are cooked in dal which in turn is flavoured with masalas making it sweet,sour and spicy!…
Fresh leafy vegetables are my weakness and I can’t resist the temptation of buying them whenever I go veggie shopping . Methi (Fenugreel) is loved by everyone at home even the little ones.The best thing one can easily make with a bunch of Methi leaves is Parathas.
In spite of it’s bitter taste, the innumerable health benefits of Methi leaves, makes it one of the most healthy greens recommended by dietitians,Moms and grandmothers alike.
This is a basic recipe with easily available ingredients in most pantries. You can also add some garlic -ginger paste to spice it up.The soy/oats and gram flour amp up the health quotient. You can use ready mixed multigrain flour too
Methi parathas make for a great Lunch box meal or a handy on the go snack. Serve them with your favorite pickle,chutney or curd.