Aug 21, 2014

Wheat Germ Kheer | Wheat Germ Payasam- Eat Well Live Well



Few Days back, I got a mail through Ritu who shared two packs of Harmony original toasted wheat germ, each of 250 grams with me. Today I shared some nutrition value of wheat germ and one recipe delicious traditional Indian Dessert “Kheer” with my readers.  The term Germ in wheat germ often gives an impression of bacteria but here germ stands for germination. Wheat germ in hindi will be गेहूँ का अंकुर.



Wheat germ is the part of wheat that sprouts and grows into a new plant. Wheat germ is a nutritious super food, rich in vitamins, minerals, protein enzymes, and much more that the body needs to grow and stay healthy. Wheat germ has more nutrients per gram than any other vegetable or grain. Wheat germ contains complex carbohydrates, protein, fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E & A, B9, B1, Biotin, Calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, and potassium. Wheat germ is a delicious and easy way to add the nutrients to the foods you love.  These days’ wheat germ easily available in supermarkets and the cost of 500 grams pack is 200 INR only; even you can shop through website also. For more detail you can visit the website: http://wheatgerm.in/ or http://www.harmonyfoods.in/ 


How to use Wheat Germ:
You can sprinkle the wheat germ on fruits or salad.
Stir it into your oats and cornflakes.
Blend it with shakes and smoothies.
Add it into curd and yogurt.  Mix with wheat dough to make nutritious chapattis.
Add to baked foods like bread, cookies and muffins and cakes.




Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Dessert

Ingredients:
3 1/2 Cup Full Cream Milk
2 Tbsp. Vanilla Flavoured Custard Powder
2/3 Cup Harmony Toasted Wheat Germ
1/2 Cup Sugar or as per taste
1/4 Cup Chopped Nuts (Pistachios, Cashews, and Almonds)
3-4 Cardamom Pods
Pinch of Saffron strands

Instructions:
Mix the custard powder with ½ Cup of cold milk and keep aside.
Boil 3 Cups of milk in deep bottom pan. When milk starts boiling, add custard powder and mix mixture into pan and stir continuously.
Add chopped nuts, cardamom powder and wheat germ and mix well. Cook for 5 minutes until to combine everything.
Add sugar as per taste and saffron strands and mix well. Remove from the flame and serve hot or chilled.


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Aug 4, 2014

Soya Cutlets | Soya Pattices


Soya chunk cutlets are rich in proteins and very healthy starters which are good option for ongoing monsoon season. For this recipe, you have to just combine the soya chunks with mashed potatoes, onion and spices to form patties. It’s a prefect snack for parties and picnics. You can replace the potatoes with cottage cheese or paneer. 


Preparation time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Snacks

Ingredients:
1 Cup Soya Chunks, Cooked
2 Medium Sized Potatoes, Boiled and Mashed
1 Large Onion, Chopped
1 Tbsp. Green Coriander Leaves
2 Green Chili, Finely Chopped
1 Tsp. Ginger Paste
2 Tbsp. Cornflour
1 Cup Bread Crumbs
Salt to Taste
Red Chili Powder to Taste
1 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
1 Tsp. Coriander Powder
1 Tsp. Lemon Juice
Oil for Shallow Frying

Instructions:
Boil the soya chunks in a sauce pan with enough water for 15 minutes till to double size. Squeeze out the excess water with the help of hands and keep aside. 
Add these chunks in mixer and grind them till to coarse crumbs.
Heat the 1 tsp. oil in separate pan and add cumin seeds. 
When they start splutter, add chopped green chilies, ginger paste and sauté for 1 minute. 
Add chopped onion and add coriander powder, chili powder and mix well.
Add the onion masala and mashed potatoes with coarse chunks. 


Add salt, cornflour, lemon juice and green coriander leaves and mix well. 


Divide the mixture into equal portions and form into round pattices.  
Toss the pattices one by one into bread crumbs and keep aside.


Heat the enough oil in non-stick pan and place the pattices and shallow fry the each pattice on both sides till to crisp and golden. 

Serve hot soya pattice or cutlets with ketchup or green coriander dip.

Notes:
You can add some season veggies also like green peas, beetroot, and capsicum.
If you are calorie conscious, you can replace potatoes with paneer or cottage cheese.

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