RED KIDNEY BEANS OATS IDLI/DHOKLA WITH PUMPKIN SEEDS CHUTNEY – SAME BATTER 5 DIFFERENT RECIPES – INSTANT POT

Red Kidnay Beans Oats Idli /Dhokla with Pumpkin Seeds Chutney  – Same Batter 5 different recipes – Instant pot 

Recipe for 24 Idli’s . Preparation and Steaming time: 20 minutes. 

I have shared so many Idli /Dhokla recipes with Lentils, Beans and different grains . Adding One more to the list . Red Kidney Beans Oats Idli . We eat Idli for Breakfast everyday . Easy to prepare in the morning  and Kids won’t trouble to eat as they are soft and melt in mouth with Soupy Chutney ( I prepare Chutney little thinner . When you dip Idli in the chutney they just melt in mouth ) . These Idli’s are soft and fluffy and you don’t find any difference from regular idli’s . I prepared a new chutney with Pumpkin seeds and roasted asparagus . My kids called it as Green chutney . Even I like trying new Chutney recipes to serve with Idli . When ever I prepare Idli I cook some extra for Dinner and serve with Vegetable Sambar. So no need to think what to cook for Dinner.Or  else I CRUMBLE Idli’s and prepare IDLI Upma with raw mango ( as  Raw Mangoes are in season ) and Pack with Plain curd. If you have Kids who trouble to eat food try to feed Idli Upma ( A healthy version for Lime or Mango rice) . Here is the recipe for IDLI /DHOKLA and Pumpkin seeds Chutney .

YOU CAN PREPARE DOSA OR UTTAPAM OR PANIYARAM OR FRITTERS OR SPICY MASALA DOSA WITH THE SAME BATTER .

20 IDLI RECIPES IN ONE PAGE FOR BREAKFAST/LUNCH BOX/DINNER 

Recipe Link :

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2017/08/04/Ten 

RECIPE FOR PUMPKIN SEEDS CHUTNEY : Add 1/2 cup  Dry Coconut to the Blender with 1/4 th cup Peanuts , 1/4 th cup Pumpkin seeds. roasted Asparagus , roasted Green chillies ( 2 mild ) , Red chillies , Garlic cloves , Salt , Tamarind and Coriander  . Grind with enough water . Transfer to a Bowl . Heat 1 or 2 tbsp Oil . Add Urad dal , Cumin seeds, Mustard seeds and Broken red chillies . Add this seasoning to the chutney . SERVE with Idli .

RED KIDNEY BEANS ( RAJMA) OATS  PANIYARAM 

RECIPE FOR 24 IDLI’S/DHOKLA 

INGREDIENTS :

1. Urad dal – One cup

2. Red Kidney Beans – 1/2 Cup raw

3. Oats – 1 cup

4. Brown Basamati rice – 1 cup

5. fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tbsp

6. Salt

7 . Water – 1 1/2 cup to 2 measuring cups 

METHOD: 

1. Soak Urad dal, Fenugreek seeds  and rice  for 2 hours .

2. Soak Red kidney Beans ( Rajma) overnight .

3. Wash them before grinding .

4. Add Oats to soaked urad dal, rice and Red Kidney beans and grind altogether in 2 batches with enough water .

5. Ferment overnight .

6. Pressure cook in Instant Pot or Pressure cooker .

                  SERVE with PUMPKIN SEEDS CHUTNEY or with VEGETABLE SAMBAR or Prepare Upma with  Crumbled Idli and raw mango or PANIYARAM or DOSA or UTTAPAM topped with vegetables Or Spicy Onion Dosa or MASALA DOSA 

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BARLEY IDL /DHOKLA – 5 INGREDIENTS – WITH EDAMAME BEANS CHUTNEY – INSTANT POT

Barley Idli /Dhokla – 5 ingredients with Edamame Chutney ( You can prepare DHOKLA with same batter. Add chopped Vegetables to the batter and add Tadka on top) 

We like eating Idli for Breakfast and for any meal. Easy to prepare and easy for my kids to eat with Soupy chutney. Even my H eats for Breakfast as he leaves so early in the morning to drop Kids at school and to office. MY idli batter is fermenting well in Instant pot and  I like trying new recipes with Lentils and grains. For today’s Breakfast I tried Barley Idli with Lentils and no rice added. You don’t find any difference from regular idli ‘s . They are soft and fluffy ( Batter must be well fermented) . You can prepare DHOKLA with the same batter. I even tried a new chutney with Edamame Beans . Prepare Chutney a little soupy . Idli will melt in mouth when Kids dip Idli in Soupy Chutney . You can add chopped vegetables or Grated vegetables to the batter before steaming. Next time I will add Veggies and Update with the photo . Here is the recipe with 5 Ingredients .

Beans and Legumes are incomplete protein. Match them to the right grain and you can complete the amino acid profile. Some Legumes , grains and other plant based foods can be complete source of protein ( Like Quinoa and soya beans ) on their own. What foods mixed with lentils provide a complete source of amino acids. Grains such as rice, oats, wheat , Barley , rye and corn can act as a complementary proteins for legumes such as Lentils. They contain the cysteine and methionine that lentils lack and Lentils provide the lysine that grains do not contain enough of . Whole grains are more nutritional option than refined grains. Legumes and grains are one of the most common pairing for complementary protein . Indian Dal with rice is an example of lentil and grain dish. Source : HM 

NUTRITIONAL INFO of BARLEY : 1/4 TH Cup – calories -70 , Calories from fat – Zero , Cholesterol – Zero , Sodium – Zero and Sugars – Zero .

SOAK in the morning, GRIND in the evening ( In a regular Blender for 5 minutes in 2 batches with sufficient water ) FERMENT overnight . And enjoy SOFT and FLUFFY Idli’s  with EDAMAME BEANS  CHUTNEY . 

RECIPE FOR EDAMAME CHUTNEY : 

Grind 1/2 cup Coconut with Edamame Beans ( Dry), Peanuts, green chillies, Red chillies , coriander , Salt and Tamarind with enough water. Take SEASONING(Tadka) with Black Split Urad dal, Cumin seeds , Mustard seeds and Red chillies. Serve with BARLEY IDLI.

Recipe for 24 Idli’s and some left over batter .

               You can prepare PANIYARAM or DOSA  or UTTAPAM  .  Grease the pan with little oil and Try small Uttapam .  Second one a little bigger  . You can added some Roasted wheat rava or Semolina or RICE FLOUR for crispness  if you want to prepare Dosa or Uttapam or Paniyaram and OPTIONAL . 

Steaming time : 12 minutes 

Note : You can add finely chopped Vegetables to the Batter ( for  VEGETABLE IDLI) 

INGREDIENTS and FERMENTED BATTER : 

1. Urad dal – 1 cup

2. Green split Moong dal or Whole Green Moong dal – 1 cup

3. Barley – One cup

4 . Water – 1 Measuring cup . If needed add 1/4 th cup water. Batter must be little thick . When fermented it will be light and fluffy .

5. Fenu greek seeds – 1/2 tbsp and Salt 

              OR TRY THIS COMBINATION TOO :

              1/2 Cup Urad dal , 1/4 th cup  Split Green moong , 1/4 th cup Channa dal , 1/4 th cup Yellow Moong dal and One cup BARLEY . 1/2 tbsp Fenugreek seeds . Soak , Grind with sufficient water and Ferment Overnight .

METHOD: 

1. Soak Dal and Barley  in the morning. Grind in the evening in a regular Blender for less than 5 minutes in 2 batches by adding water and little salt .

2 Ferment overnight .

3. Grease Idli plates with Oil and pour big spoonful of batter in each mould. . Pour water in inner pot . Place Idli plates.

4. Steam for 12 to 13 minutes with vent open.

5. Open the Instant pot lid and take out Idli plates. Wait for couple minutes. Take out Idli’s with wet Steel Spoon. SERVE with EDAMAME BEANS Chutney . 

MORE RECIPES WITH BARLEY

1. BREAKFAST PATTIES /SANDWICH PATTIES with BARLEY 

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/B

2. ZERO OIL SOUP WITH BARLEY 

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/Zero 

3. BARLEY SALAD with ORANGE HONEY MUSTARD DRESSING

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/Barley

4. BARLEY SOUP :

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2018/03/27/Barley 

5. BARLEY PULAV 

 

BLACK CHICKPEAS IDLI -KIDS LUNCH BOX WITH CAPSICUM ALMOND CHUTNEY -INSTANT POT-5 INGREDIENTS

Black chickpeas Idli ( Stemed Lentils cake) with Coconut Raita or Capsicum Almond chutney or Vegetable sambar – Kids Lunch Box – Instant Pot – 5 Ingredients. With Brown Basmati Rice or Daliya( Cracked wheat) or Daliya and Oats or Millets of your choice( Jowar , Bajra etc) or with Quinoa .

Pack for Kids Lunch Box with Coconut Raita . When Kids dip Idli in coconut raita they just melt in mouth . These Idli’s are  soft at room temperature and need well fermented batter . You can steam in Pressure Cooker or in Instant Pot. I’m steaming in Instant Pot because the inner pot is light to clean . You can ferment the batter in IP or in the Oven or Kitchen counter if you are living in warm place. So far I tried more than 10 Idli recipes Instant and Fermented. In today’s recipe I tried with Black Chickpeas as my kids doesn’t show much interest eating it as curry . So I need to hide in their favorite food. Yes they like IDLI for Breakfast , Lunch Box or for Dinner with Vegetable Sambar .  I tried with different grains ( Brown Basmati rice or Daliya ( cracked wheat ) or Daliya and Oats or Millets or Quinoa . You can try with any grains of your choice. Here is the Simple recipe with 5 Ingredients .

NOTE : You can add tadka and finely chopped vegetables to the iDLI  batter.

FOR MORE IDLI RECIPES :

https://vegetarianhomestylecooking2015.wordpress.com/2017/08/04/Ten

Kids Lunch Box : Black Chickpeas Idli with Coconut Raita : 

RECIPE FOR COCONUT RAITA :

                Grind handful of coconut with 2 Green chillies and small piece of ginger. Add this to 2 cups of Yogurt . Add Salt and finely chopped Coriander. Heat a tbsp Oil and add 1/2 tbsp Black split urad dal , Cumin seed, mustard seeds and Broken red chilli . Cool the tadka and add to yogurt mixture.

RECIPE FOR CAPSICUM ALMOND CHUTNEY : 

Grind 1/2 cup Dry coconut , Handful Almonds , Handful Peanuts and roasted chickpeas( optional) , Salt , Marble size tamarind , Roasted capsicum, 2 red chillies , 2 Green chillies, Chopped coriander , 2 cloves garlic  with  sufficient water. Add Tadka .

INGREDIENTS : 

1. Urad dal – 1 cup

2. Black chickpeas – 1/2 cup ( I will try with One cup and will update . )

3. Brown Basmati rice or Cracked whet ( Daliya) or Daliya and Oats or Quinoa or Millets( Jowar or Bajraetc) – 1 cup 

4. Fenu greek seeds – 1/2 tbsp

5. Water for grinding 

FERMENTED BATTER :

Ferment the batter overnight in the Oven or in Instant Pot or Kitchen counter .

METHOD:

1. Soak urad dal , Black chickpeas and Brown Basmati rice or grains of your choice . Grind with sufficient water. Batter must not be too runny . Ferment overnight . If batter is fermented well , batter  will be light and Idli will be soft and fluffy . 

Soak Black channa overnight . Urad dal and Brown Basmati  rice for couple of hours. Grind everything together in 2 batches with sufficient water. Grind in the evening and ferment overnight . 

2. Grease Idli moulds with little oil . Pour 3 spoonfuls or little more  of batter in each mould .

3. Pour water in Inner pot of IP . Keep the Idli stand. Close the IP lid . Steam mode 12 minutes with vent open .

4.  After 12 minutes unplug it and Open the lid . Cool sometime and take out Idli’s with wet Steel spoon.

5. Serve them with Capsicum Almond chutney or with Coconut Raita or Vegetable Sambar .

PICKLED VEGETABLE VERMICELLI – INSTANT POT – KIDS LUNCH BOX – 5 MAIN INGREDIENTS

Pickled Vegetable Vermicelli – Instant pot – Kids Lunch box 

Pickled Vegetable Vermicelli . Different in taste from regular . First time I tried Vermicelli in IP ( I bought IP few months back ) . Nice and fluffy . I like cooking in Instant Pot whether it is Simple or Complicated for two reasons. Food stays Warm for 3 to 4 hours after we UNPLUG it. . Yesterday half day for Kids and had early Lunch and me at regular time.  No need to transfer to a BOWL and reheat it .And One Pot to clean Now and then I prepare  Vegetable Vermicelli for Breakfast and to pack for Kids Lunch Box. I prepare Lime juice Pickle to add at the end of Stir fry Veggies or to eat with Snacks. I also keep Pickled Green chillies( Zero spicy)  . I usually squeeze Juice of Lime after I prepare Upma.  One day I’m out of Limes and I just added Pickled lime juice to vermicelli Upma. It really changed the taste of Upma. It became regular to add for all my Upma recipes. After I bought INSTANT POT this is the first time I tried Vermicelli . It is very fast cooking. I just added everything to the Pot and didn’t do much sauting and used store bought roasted Whole Wheat Vermicelli  . In less time it was done and NPR too in 5 minutes.If you do preparation night before like gathering and chopping it will take very less time to Cook in the morning. I like cooking in IP.  Try this simple and Easy recipe to prepare for any MEAL . 

Recipe for 3 

INGREDIENTS:

One cup – Measuring cup 

1. Whole wheat Vermcelli – 1 cup

2. Water – 1 1/2 cup

3. Vegetables – Onion – Medium( finely chopped) , Potato – 0ne ( Finely chopped) , Carrots , Green Peas ,  Green Beans and Tomato – One ( Finely chopped)

4. Green chilles – 2 ( chopped) , Ginger – small piece ( chopped)

5. Oil – 2 tbsp and Ghee – 1 tbsp 6. Salt

7. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp and Mustard seeds -1/4 tbsp 8. Juice of Lime – Half

9. Finely chopped Coriander and Mint Leaves

10 . Roasted Peanuts or Cashews – Handful 

11. Pickled Green Chillies 

12. Pickled Lime  juice ( Squeeze juice of Lime -3 . To this add Red chilli powder, Cumin powder , fenugreek powder , salt and turmeric. Chopped Coriander too. Heat 2 tbsp Oil and splutter Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds, Black split urad dal , Hing and Red chillies. Cool and add to Lime Pickle) 

METHOD : 

1. Gather all your ingredients. Chop the vegetables

2. Turn IP on saute mode . When warm add Oil and Ghee . Add mustard seeds , Cumin seeds and roasted peanuts or Cahews .

3.Add whole wheat vermicelli . Fry for couple minutes .  Followed by Chopped Green chillies and Ginger. Add finely chopped Onions and Potatoes . Season with salt.

4. Add Green peas,Chopped tomato ,  water and Salt . Mix well. Taste the water for Salt and add accordingly .

5. Close the lid. Cancel saute . Press Manual 4 minutes . NPR ( 5 minutes).

6. Take out the steel Pot . Wait for few minutes and fluff it with fork .

               Cool and add Pickled Lime Juice and Pickled Green chillies ( Zero spicy) .

Pack for Kids Lunch Box or Serve for Dinner .

RAW BANANA PATTIES -BREAKFAST /APPETIZER – INSTANT POT

Raw Banana Patties for Breakfast /Appetizer

Easy way to feed Raw banana and Beans for my kids . Need to hide in Pancakes and Patties. For a change try these Raw Banana patties for Breakfast. It was hit with my kids. Simple recipe you can prepare with 5  ingredients and  you can even serve as an   appetizer for gatherings or Tea time snack or Pack for Kids Lunch Box  . How much I cook sometimes Raw Banana becomes dry by the time I serve for Lunch or Dinner . So I cooked in Instant pot and the result is perfectly cooked Raw banana with Beans. By the time you can gather other ingredients it will be cooked . Cool and add other ingredients or Do the preparation night before and refrigerate ( Mash the Raw Banana and mix with Spices, Salt  and little Oil. So it won’t discolor ) or Cook freshly before you serve  . Don’t mix the ingredients. Mix them before you Pan fry    . You can Pan fry or  cook in Paniyaram Pan . I cooked Raw Banana and channa dal or Chickpeas or blackeyed Beans  in Instant pot . Cool them before you add other ingredients. You can substitute Channa dal with Chickpeas or Black eyed Beans or Black chickpeas .Serve them with Onions and Lime or with Dates Tamarind chutney or with Ketchup . Try this Simple 5 ingredients recipe for Breakfast or for Tea time snack . 

What I  learned about Beans ? Beans are the only food in the food pyramid to fit into two categories on the USDA Food Guide Pyramid . Legumes are considered both a vegetable and a Protein. During hard times , the bean was used as a meat substitute . During the Great Depression in the United States beans were used as a good source of protein when meat supply was low. They were also used during World War II as a food staple , and after the war bean production soared.The U.S Dry Bean council states that eating beans regularly can promote a Healthy Heart , and the Phytochemicals in Beans may reduce the risk of certain Cancers . Beans have a low calorie count , but tout high fiber content . They can help lower cholesterol and are high in antioxidants , Protein , B vitamins , Iron , Magnesium , Potassium , Copper and zinc , thus making them a must have addition to any household pantry . 

Beans have Low GI which in turn assists in Blood sugar management for those with Diabetes. They offer a good source of energy and the high fiber content can even contribute to a slimmer waistline . Source – HL

Recipe for 20 Medium vada’s . Preparation time – 10 minutes Cooking time – 15 minutes or less ( together less than 30 minutes)

                         NOTE : YOU CAN PAN FRY OR SHALLOW FRY WITH MINIMUM OIL or in PANIYARAM PAN . 

INGREDIENTS:

1. Raw Banana – 2  Small cooked and Mashed

                   Note : You can try with Potato or Sweet Potato or combination of Raw Banana and Potato or Combination of Sweet Potato and Raw Banana .  

2. Channa dal – 1 cup ( Cooked) or Black eyed Beans or  Cooked and mashed Chickpeas  or  cooked and Mashed Black chickpeas 

3.  Roasted Semolina ( store bought) – accordingly  and  2 tbsp Chickpea flour Semolina( available from Indain store or Roasted  wheat rava upma mix  ) 

4. Onion – 1 ( finely chopped) , Green chillies -3 ( Chopped or Green chilli paste . Zero spicy) , Chopped ginger , Finely chopped Coriander .

5. Oil –  2 tbsp or less Oil if you cook in Paniyaram Pan or Pan fry them .

6. Spice powders of your choice – Curry powder( Blend of Red chilli powder , coriander and cumin powder , Garlic cloves and fresh Coriander. In MORTAR and PESTOL )  or Rasam powder or Sambar powder 

METHOD :

INSTANT POT : Pour water in main pot . Place Trivet and cook Raw Banana and Channa dal or chickpeas or Blackeyed Beans in separate containers. Manual 7 minutes .  When you see Low unplug it .NPR( 10 minutes) or do QPR and Open the Lid.  . 

PRESSURE COOKER : Cook Raw Banana and Channa dal or Chickpeas or Blackeyed Beans  or Black Chickpeas in separate containers for 3 whistles. 

1. Mash the cooked raw Banana . To this add cooked  and Mashed Channa dal  or Chickpeas or Black eyed Beans , Semolina, Chickpea flour ,Salt , Curry powder , Chopped Onion , Green chillies, Chopped ginger , Chopped coriander. Mix and taste for Salt ,  Spices and add accordingly.

2. Heat Pan on a medium/medium high  flame. Grease the pan with little Oil .Take lemon size ball and shape like patties  and place on the warm pan . Drizzle Oil over the edges . 

3. Fry till golden brown on both sides. .

4. Serve with Onion Lime salad  for Tea time or Dates Tamarind chutney or Ketchup .

Note : You can cook Raw Banana in Instant Pot /Pressure cooker 

DALIYA(CRACKED WHEAT) GREEN MOONGDAL UPMA/DALIYA GREEN LENTILS BIRYANI -INSTANT POT – BREAKFAST/KIDS LUNCH BOX /DINNER

Daliya(Cracked Wheat)   Green moong dal upma/DALIYA( Cracked Wheat Green Lentils BIRYANI – Instant pot – Breakfast/Kids Lunch Box/Dinner 

Daliya ( Cracked wheat)   Green Moong dal Upam is an easy to prepare One pot meal that can served for Breakfast/Dinner and for Kids Lunch Box( all ages) . Our everyday Breakfast will be Idli( Steamed cakes prepared with Lentils and Grains) or Uttapm . For Weekend Breakfast I tried this Daliya upma in Instant Pot . I added Green Moong dal  and Veggies ( One pot meal so I don’t no need to pack Dal and curry along with Daliya  )  so I can  pack for Kids Lunch Box during week days. It turned out good without burnt bottom and no water left. You can even serve for Dinner as it is loaded with Vegetables. I squeeze Juice of Lime at the end for citrus flavor . Serve with Plain yogurt. Before turning IP on saute mode gather all ingredients and chop vegetables . So it won’t build pressure immediately and cooks evenly . Here is a simple recipe . Easy to prepare . What you will like about it is transfer everything to the  pot and done in very less time without stirring and Baby sitting. 

Recipe for 3 to 4

INGREDIENTS:

1. Wheat rava – 1 cup

2. Soaked Green Moong – 1 cup ( Dry – Half cup)  or Green Lentils or Red Lentils  – 1/2 cup( Soak for 30 minutes)

3. Onion – thinly sliced , Green chillies – 2 ( Chopped) and Ginger – small piece ( Chopped) 

4. Finely chopped vegetables – 1 cup or more , Potato – 1 Peeled and Chopped 

5. Water – 2 cups

6. Seasoning – Black split urad dal – 1 tbsp , Cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp, Mustrad seeds – 1/2 tbsp , Red chillies -2 , Cashews – Handful 

7. Oil – 2 tbsp and Ghee – 1 tbsp

8. Juice of Lime – 1

9.  Finely Chopped coriander

10 . Cashews half – Handful or more 

FOR DALIYA GREEN LENTILS /RED LENTILS/MASOOR DAL VEGETABLE  BIRYANI :

              1. Add Whole Garam Masala ( 5 Cloves , 3 cardamom , small cinnamon stick , Bay Leaves and 1/2 tbsp Cumin seeds) in Oil .

2. Add Chopped Onions, Crushed Garlic and Ginger. Fry for Couple of minutes .

3. Then add chopped Vegetables , 2 Tomatoes( Chopped) , Chopped Potato , Water , Salt , Sambar powder or Biryani Masala powder – 1 tbsp and  washed Daliya( cracked wheat) and Soaked and washed Red lentils or Green Lentils .

4. Close lid. Rice mode . NPR ( 5 to 10 minutes) .

5. Open LId and serve with Vegetable raita.

METHOD:

1. Gather all your ingredients. Chop vegetables .

2. Turn IP on saute mode . When warm add Oil and Ghee followed by Mustard seeds, Black split urad dal , Cumin seeds, Red chilli , Cashews , Green chillies , Curry leaves and Ginger. Fry for a minute.

3. Add thinly sliced Onions , Chopped potato and Vegetables . Season with salt . Close with glass lid and fry for couple of minutes .

4. Add water. Taste water for salt . Add accordingly .

5. Add soaked moong dal and washed Cracked wheat.

6. Cancel saute . Close the lid . Rice mode . NPR ( 5 minutes)

7. Open the lid. Take out inner pot. Wait sometime . Add chopped coriander and Squeeze juice of Lime. Mix gently . Taste for salt and add accordingly .

                                      SERVE FOR ANY MEAL .