Friday, March 07, 2008
A Healthy Breakfast
While I never skip breakfast (hey, I'm a foodie after all!), I have not always been eating healthy, nutritious foods for breakfast. My resolution for this year was to eat wholesome, healthy breakfasts on weekdays (am giving myself a break over weekends and vacations!). Apart from the usual whole grain cereals, one of the things that I find easy to make are quick bean-based bhajis (usli with rajma, black-eyed bean, garbanzo beans, navy bean etc)that I use as a sandwich stuffer. This is not only healthy & wholesome but is spicy, tasty & easy to carry on the go too, stuffed between 2 slices of tomato-pudina ketchup smeared toasted whole grain bread! I vary the beans, veggies and spices each time. Here is one version of the usli -
1 can kidney beans
1 small onion chopped
1/2 bell pepper chopped
1-2 green chillies chopped
1/2 tsp each coriander powder & goda masala
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tbsp oil
Mustard seeds for tadka
Salt to taste
Heat oil. Do the rai tadka and fry the onions & green chillies. Add the beans, chopped cilantro, salt and the powders. Mix well & use as a sandwich stuffer or as a side with rotis or just by itself!
Update: This is my entry for the WBB#20 hosted by Mansi of FunnFud, an event that was started by Nandita of Saffron Trail. Thank you both, ladies!
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