South-Indian breakfast: Sooji Upma (Healthy, savory semolina porridge)

Upma has been a regular breakfast item in my home, throughout my childhood. It is quick to make, delicious and nutritious, all at the same time. Sooji upma is everyone’s comfort breakfast food. It is best served with hot tea or a cup of filter coffee. Give this recipe a go and enjoy! Ingredients: -1/2 cup…

The famous Indori Pohe (Savoury flattened rice)

Now where do I start with describing my hometown Indore’s connection with Poha? Let’s just say that the term Indore is synonymous with Poha. I remember, throughout my childhood, whenever we had guests visiting our home from the other cities, almost everyday they would demand Indori poha for breakfast. Pohe or poha is a staple…

Healthy Moong-dal Cheela (Green lentil crepes)

Moong dal ‘cheela’ or ‘dosa’ is a thin, crisp savory crepe/pancake which is made with soaked and grounded green lentils. It is much healthier, easier and faster to prepare than your traditional south-indian dosa and is a breakfast option that is both filling and delicious. For me, it’s perfect to whip up on weekday mornings, when hubby is in…