Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Healthy Breakfast

The saying "Have Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dinner like a Pauper" is completely true. Breakfast is your start of the day and as the name suggests it is necessary to “break” the “fast” that has been going on since dinner the previous night to fuel ones’ body for the day.


A wholesome broken wheat and oat porridge served with apples and bananas.

Cooking Time : 10 mins. Preparation Time : 5 mins. Serves 4.

¼ cup broken wheat (bulgur wheat)
¼ cup quick cooking rolled oats
1 cup low fat milk
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon (dalchini) powder
1½ cups apple, diced
3 cups bananas, sliced
4 teaspoons low fat butter
For the garnish
4 cinnamon (dalchini) sticks (optional)

1. Clean, wash and drain the broken wheat.
2. Heat the butter in a pressure cooker, add the broken wheat and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes.
3. Add the oats and cook for 2 minutes.
4. Add the milk and 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
5. Mix in the sugar and cinnamon powder. Cool in the refrigerator.
6. Add the apples and bananas. Mix well.
7. Serve chilled garnished with cinnamon sticks.


Vaishali said...

Welcome to the world of blogging, Ms. Dalal. Hope you enjoy it here. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mrs. Dalal - I love oats and will definitely relish this


Sumitha said...

Glad you too joined the blogosphere ma'am!Looking forward to learn lots from here!

FH said...

Very nice to to see your blog!!I have bought many books from your site until it gave trouble processing the shipping rates!!
I love your books and there are more here to come back in this blog,thanks for this!:)

Sia said...

thats a visual treat! its really nice to see u blogging where we can interact directly with u. i am looking forward to many good recipes from ur kitty:)

Jaya M said...

Oh we are so excited to see you Blog too Ma'am , looking forward to learn a lot from here ..

sunita said...

What a wholesome kickstart to the day!

I've always been an ardent admirer of your culinary skills.Welcome to the blogosphere and hope you have a pleasant stay here.

starry said...

Welcome to the Blog world. I think you will be a nice addition to all the bloggers we have .I am looking forwARD TO READING AND TRYONG OUT ALL THESE DELICIOUS RECIPES.tHANK YOU FOR SHARING.

Sri said...

Ma'am its real pleasure to see you in this blogsphere. Have tried lots of your recipes...and still are. Good to see you here once again.

roma said...

Warm wishes ....

indianadoc said...

Great to see you here Ms Dalal...Blogs have a very personal touch and it is indeed nice to know that you have a blog too...hope to learn a lot from your blog as well...All the best indeed!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the bloggers' world, Mrs Dalal...!!

Hope you participate in Memes and JFIs too :)))))

KF said...

Welcome to the food blogging world!!Hope that I can learn more techniques from You...Thank You.

Unknown said...

welcome Ms Dalal, i am a great fan of yours and trying out many recipes from your site.looking forward to do so from here also and learn a lot.

Aishvarya S Bharrat said...

thanks for starting blogos Mrs Dalal.it is really fantastics to learn a lot recipes & directly interact with you


zobars said...

We are so happy to see your blog. Congrats on the padmashri.

Enigma said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Enigma said...

Hello Mrs. Dalal

Its great to see that you blog too.
My entire family is a great fan of yours.

Can u please suggest a healthy n easy to prepare breakfast other than Oats...tht can b prepared quickly on a fast run and can b had daily


Richi Aggarwal said...

HI, Can you Please tell me what is quick cooking rolled oats?

Tarla Dalal said...

Dear Richi,

Oat is a cereal, flat and brown in colour and is easily available in the market as Quick rolled cooking oats. Oats when cooked in milk makes a nutritious breakfast. It is also commonly known as oatmeal. Oats are rich in nutrients like protein, calcium, iron, zinc, B complex vitamins, fibre etc.

Tarla Dalal said...

Dear Sanjit,

here are a few breakfast recipes for you....alternatively you can refer to "Healthy breakfast" for more recipe ideas...

Nutritious Chila
Makes 4 chila.
Source Title : Healthy Breakfast Page No : 13
Cooking Time : 10 mins.
Preparation Time : 4 mins.

* 3 tablespoons maize flour (makai ka atta)
* 3 tablespoons jowar flour (whole millet flour)
* 3 tablespoons wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
* ¼ cup onions, chopped
* ½ cup tomato, chopped
* 2 tablespoons chopped coriander
* 2 green chillies, finely chopped
* salt to taste

Other ingredients
* 1 teaspoon oil for cooking

To serve
* coriander garlic chutney

* Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl and add enough water to make a soft loose dough. Divide into 4 equal parts.
* Heat a non-stick pan and grease it lightly with oil.
* Spread a layer of the batter to form a pancake of 4 mm. thickness.
* Cook on both sides till golden brown, using a little oil.
* Repeat with the remaining batter to make 3 more chilas.
* Serve hot with coriander garlic chutney.

Soya Upma
Serves 4.
Source Title : Healthy Breakfast Page No : 15
Cooking Time : 10 mins.
Preparation Time : 20 mins.

* ¾ cup soya granules
* 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
* 1 tablespoon urad dal (split black lentils)
* ¼ teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
* 1 teaspoon grated ginger
* 1 to 2 green chillies, slit
* ½ cup onions, chopped
* ½ cup carrots, grated
* ½ cup cabbage, chopped
* 2 teaspoons oil
* salt to taste

For the garnish
* 2 tablespoons chopped coriander
* 4 lemon wedges

* Soak the soya granules in hot water for approx. 15 minutes. Drain, squeeze out all the water and keep aside. Discard the water.
* Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds. When they crackle, add the urad dal and sauté till the dal turns light brown.
* Add the asafoetida, ginger, green chillies and onions.
* Sauté the onions till they are translucent. Add the carrots and cabbage and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes.
* Add the soya granules and mix well.
* Season with salt and mix well.
* Serve hot garnished with the coriander and lemon wedges.

Anonymous said...

hello mrs dalal- saw ur journal at railway news stand . i as astonished to see it. actually people like us from small cities are devoid of such delights . i wish if i could subscribe to ur magazine. i m an ardent fan of ur simplicity n ur amazing recipes