Fluffy Cracked Wheat Idlis

February 26th, 2013 Madhuram Posted in Idli, Low Fat Meals, Vegan Breakfast, Vegan Meals 6 Comments »

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It’s been a while since I prepared idlis using idli rava. For those who are not aware of idli rava, it is finely cracked boiled rice. It’s available in almost all Indian grocery stores in Canada and USA. This idli rava with urad dal is used to prepare idli batter instead of the traditional method of soaking boiled rice, raw white rice and urad dal. You still have to ferment the batter but it’s less work because you don’t have to grind the rice. I have used this method to prepare the batter for these colorful cocktail idlis.

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Low Carb Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

December 6th, 2011 Madhuram Posted in Gluten Free Recipes, Low Carb Meals, Low Fat Meals, Vegan Meals 8 Comments »

Low Carb Vegan Shepherd Pie

Over the past couple of months I have been reading Raj’s wonderful blog and have been following his Facebook group and have gained invaluable insight about nutrition and fitness. It’s a long way to go but I’m glad that I have at least found “the” path. I’m gradually incorporating some of his principles in my(our) routine, starting with food. He does advocate eating meat (and at least eggs for vegetarians) which is not an option for our family (although I’m thinking of including eggs for my kids), so I’m trying to stick to his other rules, the most important being including a lot of vegetables, going easy on grains (including whole grains), avoiding unhealthy oils and simply eating real food.

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Brown Rice Dosa

May 6th, 2010 Madhuram Posted in Dosa, Low Fat Meals, Vegan Breakfast, Vegan Meals 18 Comments »

Brown Rice Dosa

When I saw the barley dosa recipe in Champa’s blog I decided to try it immediately because we try to incorporate more whole grains and healthy ingredients in our daily meals. I didn’t have whole grain barley so I used pot barley instead. The dosas came out very good and the only one issue I had was that it was a bit sour.

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