I never really realized my love for food until I came to Dubai. This is one city that spoils you with its exuberance!! From food to clothes Dubai has it all in abundance! I grew up in a household where preparing food was the center of our everyday life. My Grandmother, mother, my sisters all of them are excellent cooks too!! I cannot really claim to be a great cook but I do love to try things on and off. In my trials I came upon some interesting recipes which I guess could be of help to quite a few people reading this blog.
So today I jot down some of the snacks/meals which are quick to make yet easy on your tummy!
Egg Tomato Cucumber Sandwich:
I was taught this in school and it still remains one of my favorite sandwiches! All you need:
- Bread – 2 slices
- Butter – 1 spoon
- Hardboiled Egg- 1
- Salad cucumber- ½
- Tomato- 1 Small
- Lettuce – Optional
Toast the bread and spread butter on both the slices. Now cut the egg, tomato & cucumber in to round rings and place it on one of the buttered bread slices. I love lettuce and so I add it to almost all of my meals. You can sprinkle some salt and pepper powder as well. Now keep the other slice on top to close the sandwich and its ready to eat!!!! This sandwich is so filling that it will keep you going for atleast 4-5 hours.
Oats is one cereal which can be had any way you choose. A lot of people find Oats in Milk way too gooey and hence not very palatable. And so perhaps you could try making it in to dosa or puttu.
Oats dosa is almost synonymous to our traditional pancake. All you need to do is, take say 1 cup of oats and add 2 glasses of water. Blend it well in a mixer and add the required amount of Salt. Your mix is ready. Do not try to make the dosa thin by spreading the batter on the thava, instead just pour 2 tablespoon of batter like how you would make a pancake and cook both sides! Your Oats dosa is ready!!!
As for puttu, there are a few things which you need to take care. Take a thava and put the required amount of Oats into it and keep stirring. Add salt to taste and then sprinkle half a glass of water in to it. Make sure you keep stirring and do not end up pouring too much of water. Take it off the stove and let it cook for some time. Once cold, add this mix in to a mixer and grind it. And then make it the way you usually make puttu!!! Yummy Oats puttu is ready!! (you may garnish it with coconut, to add flavor)
One of the biggest cooking hacks you could try if you have left over curry and rice is to mix both and make a meal the next day. All you need is : Heat up some oil and splutter mustard add some ginger paste and add the curry to it and mix the cooked rice to it. Almost everything tastes good when prepared in this way and you could always take the credit of having cooked something very novel!!
It’s said anybody can cook. Cooking does not have to be elaborate, it is almost always the simplest of the recipes that often leave a lasting impression!!