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Breakfast in office: Ragi uttapam and more

LiveMint logoLiveMint 03-03-2017 Nishant Kumar Choubey

Ragi uttapam

MethodMix 150g ragi flour, salt (to taste), 5g sugar and some water to make a smooth batter. Pour a ladleful of batter on a greased tava and spread. Sprinkle chopped onion, tomato, coriander and green chili and cook till the underside turns golden. Roast from the other side till golden and crisp.

By Nishant Kumar Choubey, corporate chef, The Roseate

The goodness factor

Ragi is gluten free and a low glycemic index carbohydrate.

By Kavita Devgan

Sabudana khichdi’

Sabudana khichdi

Method

Soak 50g sabudana in water for 3 hours. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan, add 5 curry leaves, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds and 1 chopped green chilli. When cumin seeds crackle add boiled potato (cubed),sabudana’, 10g roasted peanuts. Sauté for 5 minutes. Sprinkle water, add salt and lemon juice.

By Nishant Kumar Choubey, corporate chef, The Roseate, New Delhi

The goodness factor

This carbohydrate-rich dish helps boost energy.

By Kavita Devgan

Oats ‘idli’.

Oats ‘idli’

Method

Mix 50g rava, 150g oats, a pinch of baking powder, 75g curd, salt to taste, 5 curry leaves and 2g mustard seeds. Put the mix in a idli mould and steam for 12 minutes. Serve hot.

By Nishant Kumar Choubey, corporate chef, The Roseate, Delhi

The goodness factor

This is a filling, no-fat breakfast dish delivering the goodness of both oats and rava.

By Kavita Devgan

Pongal

Pongal

Method

Cook 50g rice and 25g moong dal in a pressure cooker. Add 1tsp ghee to a pan and temper with 5g cumin seeds, 10g cashewnut, 10g ginger (chopped), a pinch of asafoetida, 5 curry leaves, 3 slit green chilis and 2 crushed peppercorns. Mix in the rice and dal.

By Nishant Kumar Choubey, corporate chef, The Roseate, Delhi

The goodness factor

This protein and carbohydrate-rich dish is easy for the body to digest.

By Kavita Devgan

Zucchini and potato pancake

Zucchini and potato pancake

Method

Grate potato and zucchini, 100g each. Season with salt and black pepper. Add a pinch of grated nutmeg. Heat a pan, add 1 tbsp olive oil, pour the mix and shallow fry on both sides till crisp.

By Nishant Kumar Choubey, corporate chef, The Roseate

The goodness factor

This quick dish is gluten free and high in fibre.

By Kavita Devgan

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