July 10, 2008

Breakfast in a jiffy

I’d asked everyone to send me a breakfast that’s ready in 15 minutes. What I didn’t realize was that this round up would definitely need much more than 15 minutes. I had an ulterior motive behind the choice of this theme. I really am hard-pressed for time in the mornings (not that my evenings are any different) and I’m perennially on the lookout for wholesome meals that can come together in a jiffy. And all of you have sent me so many entries that I haven’t classified the entries I received by the type of food item. I’d have loved to. After all, so many of you have sent in my favourite: Upma! But lack of time and the overwhelming desire to post the round up have made me take all kinds of crooked shortcuts. And that includes merging all your lovely photographs into one collage. But hey, this was an event designed to save time, wasn’t it?

These mini photographs are in alphabetical order. Top to bottom, left to right. For ease of identification, I will list the entries row by row. I had posted a big collage earlier, but half the pictures didn’t show and so for the moment, I’m going with the small sized collage. Should I find time during the course of this month, I shall reorganize the photographs. I’m participating in the NaBloPoMo this month and shall be posting once a day. Considering it took me three hours to just get home last night, I doubt I’ll find much time. But if I do, I’ll get to this. Going through this round up will cost you more than just 15 minutes!

Row 1

Archana of Archy’s Recipes: Wheat Sweet Pancakes
Arundathi of My Food Blog: Mango Jam with Cumin
Arundati of Escapades: Besan Roti (Picture not included in collage)
Arundati of Escapades: Upma
Asha of Aroma Hope: Baja Kichuri
Becke of Columbus Foodie: Sublime Scrambled Eggs
Bharti Khemani of VeggieFoodist: Chocolate Oatmeal
Bharti Khemani of VeggieFoodist: Oatmeal Seera
Cham of Spice-club: Wheat Idlis
Deeba of Passionate Baker and Beyond: Dropping Scones

Row 2

Deepa of Culinary Adventures: Roti from Leftovers (No Picture attached)
Deepthi Shankar of Vegetable Platter: Poha
Divya of Divya's Cookbook: Sweet Puttu
EC of Simple Indian Food: Mixed Flour Dosas
EC of Simple Indian Food: Ragi Sevai
Jaya of Spice and Curry: Tropical Smoothie
JZ of Tasty Treats: Middle Eastern Onion-Mushroom Omelette
K of K for Khichdi: Dhokla
Kalva of Curry In Kadai: Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie
Kamala of Mom’s Recipes: Rava Idli
Laavanya of Cookery Corner: Cucumber Sandwiches

Row 3

Latha of Masala Magic: Masala Kharabhaat
Meera of Enjoy Indian Food: Phovva Usli
Miri of Peppermill: Baked Eggs
Mona of Zaiqa: Upma
Nags of For the Cook in Me: Wheat Puttu (Picture not included in collage)
Nidhi of Charche Chauke Ke: Choode Matar ki Tehri
Nupur of One Hot Stove: Tikhat Sanja
Priya of Akshayapaatram: Berry Tasty Pancakes
Priya of Live to Cook: Express Potato Pancakes
Radhika of Tickling Palates: Coconut Pancakes
Radhika of Tickling Palates: Rava Upma
Ramki of Ramki Cooks: One page cookbooks - 1001 quickie breakfasts (Picture not part of collage)
Ramya of Ramya Cooks: Quick Dosa

Row 4

Ranjani of Wake up and smell the masala: Eggs Benedict
Ranjeetha Prabhu of RB Cuisines: Onion Wheat Dosa
Remya of Spices and Flavors: Vermicelli Veggies Upma
Renuka of FUSION: Onion Roti
Sharmila of Kichu Khon: French Toast
Sheetal of My Kitchen: Bhagar Swang
Sheetal of My Kitchen: Pangi
Sheetal of My Kitchen: Pumpkin Paratha
Sheetal of My Kitchen: Wholemeal Pancakes

Row 5
Sheetal of WhatzCooking: Besan Ke Cheeley
Shifa Firoz of Voiz Out: Upma
Sia of Monsoon Spice: Khatta-Meetha Khaman Dhokla
Sia of Monsoon Spice: Sabudana/Sago Kichidi
Sireesha of Mom's Recipes: Phodnichi Poli (Queen of leftovers)
Sireesha of Mom's Recipes: Batata Poha
Sireesha of Mom's Recipes: Tomato Omelette(vegetarian)
Siri of Siri's Corner: Akoori
Sita of Andhra Flavors: Simple and Healthy Avocado Sandwich

Row 6

Skribles of Food with a Pinch of Love: Samosa Sandwich
SriLekha of Me and My Kitchen: Bread Upma
SriLekha of Me and My Kitchen: Curd Rice
SriLekha of Me and My Kitchen: Temple Rice
SriLekha of Me and My Kitchen: Vegetables Noodles
Srivalli of Cooking 4 all Seasons: Sevai ~ Coconut Rice Noodles
Srivalli of Cooking 4 all Seasons: Ragi Idli
Suganya of Tasty Palettes: Eggs En Cocotte
Sujatha of Spicy Khazana: Tomato Uthappam

Row 7

Suma of VeggiePlatter: Coconut Poha
Suma Rajesh of Suma's Cuisine: Quick Upma
Sumi of Sumi's Kitchen: Mixed Veggie Egg Scramble
Supriya (who doesn’t have a blog as yet): Couscous Upma with Edameme Beans (Recipe Below)
Supriya (who doesn’t have a blog as yet): Scrambled Tofu (Recipe Below)
Sushma of CookSpot: Semolina Steamed Balls/Rave Unde
Trupti of Recipe Center: Carrot Sandwich, Eggless Tomato Omelette, Karela Fritters, Multigrain Cucumber Vada , Poha, Ragi and Karela Dosa , Shewaya
Uma of Telugu Ruchi: Millet Dosa
Usha of Spicy Kitchen: Murmura Upma

Recipe for Couscous Upma:
I soaked 1 cup dry couscous in warm salted water for 5 mins. In the meanwhile, heated 2 tsp oil in a non-stick fry pan, tempered with mustard seeds, cumin seeds and hing. Then added 1 small chopped onion, 2 dry red chillies (broken), handful of broken cashew pieces. Next went in about 2 cups of frozen edamame beans (soy beans) and few tblsps of water. Covered and cooked this for about 5 mins. Then mixed in the soaked couscous, salt, sugar and lemon juice. This can be garnished with coconut and coriander, but I didn't have any on hand on Saturday.

Recipe for Scrambled Tofu:
This was Sunday's b'fast. I heated 2 tsps olive oil, added 1 tsp jeera seeds, then 1 small chopped onion and 1 chopped green chilli. Fry this for a few mins. In the meanwhile, I drained 1 14 oz. packet of firm tofu and roughly chopped it. I added this to the onions, increased the heat to high and sauteed the tofu for about 5 - 7 mins till all the water that the tofu leaves dries up.Then add turmeric, salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Row 8

Vandana Rajesh of Cooking up Something Nice: Bread Cutlets
Vidhya of My Receipes: Kunukku
Vani of Ilatharasi: Fried Idlis Capsicum Sandwich

And lastly, my own entries:

Gava Pittye Doddak
Potato Peas Peanut Poha
Dal Paratha
Capsicum Semia Upma
Instant Semolina Dosa

Now you have no excuse to not eat breakfast. "I didn't have enough time" is such a redundant excuse now. Happy breakfasting everyone!


Sujatha said...

Wow, Great collection! Bookmarked :) Thanks for hosting this great event, Raaga!

TBC said...

I'm bookmarking this one. Lots of good ideas there...

Deepa said...

Thanks Arundhati. Great topic. Very useful. I quickly skimmed the titles to pick healthy ones and found several. This's sure to add some variety to our breakfast, although 15 minutes is too much to be preparing breakfast - so we'll do these on weekends.

I'd like to make a suggestion to those who have oatmeal recipes. Try oatBRAN with the same recipe. FAR higher in fiber, just as tasteless :).

Thanks to all the contributors here, for adding variety to our weekend breakdfast!! --Deepa

Trupti said...

Wow Raaga..nice round up and nice entries ..thanks for hosting this event.

Anonymous said...

Great round-up Raaga. I have found quite a few interesting recipes. Thanks for hosting a very helpful event:)

Bharti said...

Great round up Raaga! Finally some ideas to go to on the weekends. Hopefully will bring us out of our peanut butter rut!

Nupur said...

Many great ideas here. Thank you for the round-up!

Vibaas said...

Hi, this is a great collection.I didn't know about it otherwise i would have sent an entry too :)

Sig said...

great job sweetheart, you missed my entry... oh wait, I didn't send one, did I? Sorry :) I am not a breakfast person... but this round up is giving me some ideas...

Vidhya said...

Great work, thanks for adding my entry too.

Sameer said...

Awesome stuff! :)

Anonymous said...

fabulous round up and a super theme...looks like you missed out my first entry ....

Raaga said...

Sujatha: Thanks. It is worthy of bookmarking... thankfully I have it all in one place :-)

TBC: Yup.. quick healthy and tasty... what more can one want?

Deepa: I think anything less than 15 minutes would only be cereal in milk, oats or a granola bar. All of which I really don't like to eat everyday! :-)

@Trupti, Nidhi, Bharti and Nupur: Thank you :-) Your entries were great too.

Vibaas: Do keep looking at Taste of India. You'll know of all foodie events. Next time :-)

Sig: I didn't get that entry which included opening a granola bar!! :-)

Vidhya: Thanks for participating :)

Sameer: Are you cooking breakfst these days?

Arundati: Fixed it now... but you sent the entry to the wrong ID. I never check this one for entries... too complicated for me :-) Sorry though

Sameer said...

Well I've just started with Soup and khichdi now. Hopefully, I will graduate onto more complex dishes in the coming weeks/months. :)

Raaga said...

Sameer: I do hope this blog helps you in some way :-)

Anonymous said...

Lovely roundup Raaga! Thanks for all the effort! This is a great bookmark!

bee said...

this is one of the most useful roundups. i will be referring to it often. thank you.

Sunshinemom said...

Neat roundup! Bookmarked!

Richa said...

now this is one useful link, many of which can be made into a meal, atleast for me ;)

Shilpa said...

This will be a great help to me for sure.

Meera said...

Wonderful roundup. Thanks for including my phovva usli, however I don't see my rrullav. Sorry, if my email didn't reach you.

Anonymous said...

There it is - the round up I have been waiting for! Excellent!

Srivalli said...

Excellent round up!!!...great efforts..thanks..

Siri said...

Wow! this roundup is a definite keeper Raaga. I always fall short of time for my breakfast and manage to skip at times! thanks to ur roundup, I have many breakfast choices now.


Deeba PAB said...

What an excellent array Raaga...have hidden it form DH lest he starts placing the order right off your blog!! Delicious!!

Suganya said...

So you did your roundup too? :D. Thanks for coming up with such a brilliant theme.

Sia said...

oh how on earth did i miss this round-up!!! thank you raaga for this fab theme and round-up... no more excuses for not having breakfasts :)

Arundathi said...

what a great round-up!! :D thanks girl!