Malaysian Roti Canai inspired Recipe
October 28, 2015
How are you? It has been a long since I shared a recipe or a fitness article. I am sorry for that. But see I don’t disappear and I make it a point that I write something once in a while so that I stay in touch with you . You know RedGhagra is keeping me very busy.
From the time I have started working with traditional Indian Crafts. I have started to question on how influenced different cultures are from each other. Be it food or adornment or decoration. It is difficult to track the points of origin of anything. But it is interesting to trace their evolution. As people moved from one location to another. They left behind or carried forward their tendencies for eating, decorating, adorning etc. Thus, mixing cultures or rather enhancing them. And leaving a question for us to think about “How ‘traditional’ actually is traditional?
Cultures, in these times are blended. Fortunately New York City is the best place to study this unison or distribution of cultures. I sit in a Moroccan decor house, finding a sense of familiarity with the deep blue and green silk brocade throws. Wondering whether brocades originated in Indian on in Morocco?
Likewise, I sit with Roti Canai in a Malaysian Restaurant. And find the dish similar to the egg parantha back home in India. Or may be the inspiration is vice versa.
Anyways, the point I am making is that I am finding this study of the movements and unisons between cultures very very interesting. I am kind of devouring a lot of books these days. If you are interested then I can also share the titles that I am reading these days
Huhh! back to the point. This article is actually about the recipe I liked the roti canai. I tried making it at home., loved it. Sharing the recipe. I made the healthier version. I have shared this recipe before but last time I did not add the veggies and then this time, I was missing talking to you so I basically needed a reason for that . Ignore the old recipe and read this one afresh for me. Peeleease
Tomato Soup Recipe
July 23, 2015
How are you doing? You must be wondering where had I gone? I am really sorry for writing after a huge break. I am so super tied up these days, with my new venture; RedGhagra . It needs loads of hard work. Let us see! And then I also injured my ankle 3 months back. So I am in kind of a different phase of life altogether. Startup and injury management are such a hassle. I tell you! Sometimes it becomes a week of 3 to 4 hours of sleep per day and sometimes there is no time for food!
Cilantro French Toast Sandwich Recipe
May 27, 2015
How are you? I am writing a recipe after a long time now. As lately, I have mostly been cooking normal meals without much innovation. Though these days, I am eating some amazing cuisines. In fact, I got an idea for Cilantro French Toast Sandwich Recipe on my trip to a local American Deli 2 days back. The one that the deli served was so heavy and full of maple syrup, eggs etc. I thought of an healthier version and made it at home today. Fortunately, it turned out yumm
Whole Wheat Cottage Cheese and Spinach Wrap
January 11, 2015
This wrap is a easy to cook, filling and healthy meal. It needs a few preparations from before, but it is very simple to cook. Here goes the recipe..
Whole Wheat Flat Bread Desserts
December 26, 2014
This Christmas was very exciting. I made one amazing friend. Almost like a soul sister. And mom in law and husband cooked amazing recipes today. moms are definitely super cook, who are always full of creative cooking ideas. My mom in law made this absolutely yummy and creative dessert today. I loved it so much that I had to stop myself half way while eating this dessert so that I can click it’s picture . Must try! The recipe is…
Red and Green Christmas Sandwich
December 26, 2014
Merry Christmas I made these sandwiches for the breakfast today. I call them Christmas sandwich because they have Red and Green color vegetables mixed in hung curd.
Tapioca Sabudana Khichdi
December 21, 2014
My mother in law made tapioca sabudana khichdi for the breakfast today. It is amazingly delicious and healthy. Sharing the recipe..
Coconut and Ginger Rice
November 25, 2014
How are you? I was away for a while. As I was a bit occupied. I am doing a lot of cooking these days, made this coconut and ginger rice randomly and they turned out super yummy. Mister Allen loved it so much that he wants to eat them every second day now. Sharing the recipe. Hope you will try it and like it
Recipe of Egg Parantha (Flat Bread)
November 6, 2014
We shifted to a new place. It is an amazingly quiet and beautiful place though only till 5 mins of walking distance. As after that the hustle bustle of the city starts again. But right now every bit of peace and greenery around the house feels like a blessing esp after living right into the middle of manhattan.
Apart from greenery, a very amazing part about the new neighborhood is the eating places of different cuisines. In the past few days, when we were shifting and our kitchen was packed. We ate out almost daily.
I wanted to experiment so we ate different cuisines daily. I ate Korean, Mexican, Thai, Italian, Mediterranean, Greek and Malaysian. Surprisingly all of them have good vegetarian as well as healthy options. Also amazingly each cuisine is some or the other way inspired by some other cuisine. So you never feel totally lost eating any new cuisine. You will definitely find something in it that you have been eating as your staple
We went to a Malaysian place yesterday. And I was surprised to see them serve paranthas and rotis. Although they were not made of wheat and they were served with sauce instead of any curry. Yet they tasted almost the same. Basically, roti canai is a type of Indian-influenced flatbread found in Malaysia. We ordered a Malaysian dish which was kind of an egg parantha just that it was not made of wheat. I asked for the recipe from the attendant at the hotel and tried it on my own at home today. I think it is a good filling breakfast in itself.
Shared the recipe here
Mixed Vegetable Cutlet Recipe
October 27, 2014
Yesterday, I met some friends who told me that they feel very hungry in the evening when they are back from office. They also grudge that they reach out to big cups of coffee 2-3 times in a day esp whenever they have mid meal hunger pangs. There is no problem with coffee. So it will be unfair of us if we blame our weight gain on coffee.
The problem is not with drinking 1 or 2 cups of coffee or tea in a day but it is with the snacks which we eat with those cuppas. Really! When we are out we have a small muffin/cookie with coffee and when we are at home we have namkeens/biscuits with coffee. There you go!! Wise is to either have snacks or coffee at a time and that too snack should not be muffins or cookies but something more nutritious.
So these days, on the blog, I am noting down all the quick quick, healthy snacks that I prepare in my daily life. Today is the turn of the mommy’s good old recipe of vegetable cutlets, made in half a table spoon of oil. here goes the recipe…