Waffle Uthappam

Waffle Uthappam

Can Waffles be Savory? Yes, they can and guess what they taste super delicious with some spicy chutney or a dip. I usually prefer some kind of hot breakfast in the morning. When I woke up this morning, I wanted to have Vegetable Uthappam. I had some Dosa batter in the refrigerator. All of a sudden, while taking out the pan for making the uthappams; my eyes went on the Waffle maker sitting next to the pan. I thought why not make some savory Waffle Uthappams. So here, it is my version of a Savory Waffle Uthappam that taste so delicious and I am sure it will become a part of every family’s regular breakfast menu. So what are you waiting for ?  Lets get started !!

Waffle Uthappam

Ingredients: Serves 2
2 cups Dosa Batter
2 tablespoon finely chopped onions
2 tablespoon grated carrots
2 tablespoon finely chopped green bellpeppers / capsicums
1 teaspoon finely chopped coriander leaves
1 green chilli finely minced (add more or less as per taste)
½ teaspoon Idli-Dosa Chutney powder/ Milagai Podi (optional)
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt as per taste
Water to adjust the consistency

1. Take the Dosa batter in a bowl. Add the chopped vegetables, coriander, chilli, chutney powder, turmeric and salt. Mix well. If batter is thick, add 1 or 2 teaspoon of water to adjust the consistency.

Waffle Uthappam

2. Pre-heat the Waffle maker according to your brand instructions.
3. When ready, spray some non-stick coconut oil on both the sides of the waffle maker.

Waffle Uthappam Waffle Uthappam

4. Pour 1 cup of prepared Uthappam batter on the waffle maker.
5. Close the lid and set it to the desired setting. I like my waffles to have some color but not very crispy so I set it to level 3 as per my waffle instructions. It takes about 5 minutes for the waffle to get ready with crispy edges and still soft like a Uthappam from center.

Waffle Uthappam

6. When ready, serve hot with a chutney or dip of your choice. Enjoy !!


1. You can use your own recipe for making Dosa batter or even use store bought.
2. Any other choice of vegetables can also be used.

Savory Protein Pancakes (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

My husband loves warm and sweet homemade brunches like muffins or pancakes during the weekend. Last Sunday, for a change, I decided to make a savory protein vegan pancake. Yes, pancake and vegan, it can be done!! By the way, we are not vegans; it was just that I was out of eggs and dairy that day and we wanted to have savory pancakes, without having to go out to buy ingredients; so I came up with this recipe. These pancakes are super quick and easy to put together. They can make delicious and nourishing breakfast, brunch or even dinner. All you have to do is pour the pancake batter on the pan and top it up with some veggies and cook till done on both sides. Serve them hot with your favorite condiment/ chutney. And, guess what, they are super healthy too!!!

Savory Protein Pancakes

Ingredients: Makes 6 (medium size)
Finger Millet / Ragi Flour (gluten-free): 1 cup
Chickpea Flour  (gluten-free) – ¼ cup
1 scoop of NUTRILITE All-Plant protein powder (flavorless) – optional
Chopped vegetable (spinach, onion,tomatoes,  red bellpeppers) – 1 cup
Flax Seeds – 2 teaspoon (eggs substitute)
Salt to taste
Green chilles chopped – 2 small
Tumeric Powder – ¼ teaspoon
Garam Masala or Curry Powder – ½ teaspoon
Soy Milk to make the batter.
Nutritional Yeast (optional)

1. Soak the flaxseeds in 2 tablespoon hot water for 15 minutes.
2. After 15 minutes the flaxseeds will be like egg white / gooey consistency.

Flaxseeds Flaxseeds

3. Spray a nonstick fry pan with the Non- Stick cooking spray.
4. In a bowl mix the Finger Millet flour, Chickpea flour, Nutrilite All Plant protein powder, soaked flaxseeds along with the water, garam masala powder, turmeric, green chillies, salt along with soy milk to make a pancake consistency batter. Do a salt and spice taste test.

Savory Protein Pancakes Savory Protein Pancakes

Savory Protein Pancakes

5. Pour the batter on a nonstick fry pan,top it up with some  vegetables and cook till done on both sides.
6. Sprinkle some Nutritional Yeast if needed. Serve with your favorite condiment/ chutney.

1. Any other plant protein powder (flavorless) of your choice can be added too.
2. Low fat milk can be substituted in place of soy milk if not vegan.
3. Nutritional yeast is a substitute for the regular cheese.
4. One 12.5 g serving of NUTRILITE All-Plant Protein Powder provides 10 grams of heart healthy protein. It’s 100% vegetarian, dairy free and thus is vegan friendly. It has low fat ( The highlight of this product is its’ flavorless and can be a healthy addition to any type of sweet or savory culinary preparation: omelets, crèches, home baked bagels, corn breads, muffins, stews, soup, healthy juices, shakes and smoothies. If you would like to give this amazing product a try click on the photo below.
Nutrilite Protein Powder2

Source: http://www.nutrilite.com

Vegetable Oats Ragi Rava Dhoklas (Savory Cakes)

These Dhoklas are a healthy swap from the traditionally made semolina dhoklas that is made with just semolina. These dhoklas are prepared with Ragi / Finger Millet flour along with grounded Oats powder and combined with Semolina. The reason behind adding Ragi is that it is loaded with calcium, fiber, protein and helps lowering cholesterol levels. Oats are loaded with dietary fiber, help in lowering cholesterol levels and also keeps you full for a while. I have also added vegetables to increase the nutritive value of the recipe further. It’s a simple recipe which can be served for breakfast or anytime you feel like having healthy.


Ingredients: Serves 3
Roasted Rava / Sooji / Semolina – ½ cup
Finger Millet / Ragi Flour – 1 cup
Oats Powder – ½  cup (powder the oats in a  spice blender)
Salt – 1 teaspoon (as per taste)
Crushed green chilli – 1
Ginger grated – 1 teaspoon
Yogurt – ½ cup
Water – as needed to make the batter
Veggies – 1 cup (grated carrots, shredded spinach, onions, boiled crushed peas)
Eno Fruit Salt – 1 tablespoon
Olive Oil/ Vegetable Oil – 3 teaspoon
For Tempering – 1 teaspoon Olive Oil / Vegetable Oil
Mustard Seeds – ½ teaspoon
Red Chilies – 2
Curry Leaves – 4 to 5 leaves
Sesame Seeds – 1 teaspoon
Chopped Coriander leaves – for garnishing

Method :


  1. To begin making the recipe, in a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients that is oats powder, semolina, ragi flour, salt, yogurt, 1 teaspoon oil and water to make a thick batter. Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Make a paste of the green chilli and ginger by grinding it in a blender or a pestle and motor.


3.To cook the veggies, in a pan/skillet add 1 teaspoon of oil and after the oil heats up add the onions, shredded spinach, grated carrots, boiled crushed peas and the ginger chilli paste and saute/ stir for 3 to 4 minutes. Keep aside.


4. The Eno fruit salt should be mixed in well , or else the dhokla texture will be uneven.

5. While mixing the Eno fruit salt the batter will become little frothy and bubbly, so don’t worry. The reason for adding the Eno fruit salt is because it gives the dhokla soft and fluffy texture.

6. Prepare the steamer / pressure cooker (please do not use the pressure whistle of the cooker during the steaming process) by pouring water and preheating it on medium heat.

7. Grease the dhokla pans with a teaspoon of oil well on all the sides and pour the above batter into the pan until half full.

8. Depending on the size of the pan you can pour the batter. My pan is big so I poured the entire batter in the same pan. If your pan is small you can pour in two separate pans and steam one above the other.


9. Cover and let it steam for about 20 to 25 minutes until a tester / tooth pick/ knife, when inserted comes out clean.


10. Turn the heat off, remove the stand from the steamer / pressure cooker and allow it to rest for a couple of minutes before cutting.Now, cut the dhoklas in squares /diamonds or any shape you like.

11. For tempering, heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a small pan on medium heat add the mustard seeds, curry leaves, sesame seeds, red chillies and allow them to crackle. Turn off the heat and spread the tempering over the steamed dhoklas.


12. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve them with Raw Mango Peanut chutney/ dip or any chutney you like.

The recipe for the Raw Mango Chutney can be viewed in the chutney / dip section
The recipe can also be made traditionally by using Chickpea / Besan flour.
Eno Fruit salt can be found in Indian grocery stores.
Dhokla Steamers can be bought at any Indian Grocery stores or at http://www.amazon.com

Cinnamon French Toast

Cinnamon French Toast

Ingredients : Serves 3

Bread – 3 slices
butter/coconut oil – 1 tsp for each toast
eggs – 2
Honey/Maple/Agave Nectar – 1 tbsp for each toast
Milk – 1/2 cup
Cinnamon powder – 2 tsp
Sugar (optional)

Add milk to beaten eggs season with cinnamon powder add sugar if desired.Soak the bread slice in the mixture on both sides.Cook on a slow flame and toast the bread slices on a non stick pan with butter/coconut oil until cooked on both the sides.When done sprinkle with sugar (optional) and serve hot with maple syrup…Enjoy….

Coconut oil helps in easy digestion,strengthens immune system,improves bone health,nourishes the protein loss in hair and improves hair quality and many more.
Source: http://www.organicfacts.net