No bake, Power Packed Chocolate Breakfast Cookies

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Hello my Dear Wonderful Readers!!

How you all been? I have been quite busy of late with my grandma visiting us in Bangalore and she wanting to spend time with her great grandson. So every morning after the morning chores are done, I take my son to my mum’s house. This does not leave much time for blogging or cooking as me, my mum and her mum (my grandma) are busy taking turns and playing with my son. Mr R is very busy in office as usual and comes and picks me up from my mums place after work. We are travelling to Cochin this weekend as I am scheduled to get my gall bladder removed there. The only niggling factor i am worried about is Mr R’s capabilities in terms of child care. He’s a good dad but still getting a hang of the soft skills involved in day to day baby management. In any case, all those adventures are for a different post. Until then I will leave you with these very awesome power packed cookies. I am trying to get up early to get a post in these days and i have understood that I am not a morning person and takes a lot of effort. Till next post, Adios Amigos. 🙂

Ingredients :-

  1. Dark Chocolate – 250 gms
  2. Oats – 1 + 1/2 cup (Instant)
  3. Mixed Dry fruits – 1 cup ( I used pistachio + raisins and dry figs)
  4. Coconut Oil – 4 tbsp (50 gms of butter)

 

Instructions :-

  1.  In a microwavable bowl melt the chocolate on medium power at 30 second intervals and stirring frequently.
  2. Add the coconut oil to the melted chocolate. Set the chocolate aside to cool ( You could add cream at this stage to make it more creamy and rich)
  3. In another bowl add the instant oats
  4. Then add the dry fruits. I did not chop the nuts but you could if you want to
  5. Finally add the melted chocolate and coconut oil mix into the oats
  6. Stir well to combine and coat all the ingredients well
  7. Now oil your hands with a little oil and slowly make small balls of the oats mixture. Arrange them on a large cookie sheet
  8. Once you are done with all of them use a spoon and push them downwards (press them to form flat cookies)
  9. Pop the cookie sheet into a fridge and let them set till nice and hard ( 1.5 to 2 hours)
  10. Your breakfast cookies are ready!!

 

Menasinakai Bajji / Green Chilli Fritters

 

 

 

 

 

Hello my wonderful readers! How have you all been? I have ben down with a horrible fever and cold again! and this time it resulted in a horrible syncs attack too! argue. As I type out this post I have a big box of tissues near me and a hot mug of rassam. Now that is why I haven’t ben able to cook or post anything this week.

Tomorrow is Onam! My little baby is going to celebrate his first Onam and I am so excited! I can’t wait to go to my moms place for all the good food. I will try to take a few photos of the spread.

Till then I would like to share the recipe for this hot hot green chili fritter.

Ingredients :-

  1. Banana green Chilli – 10 – 15( slit vertically)
  2. Gram Flour – 2 cups
  3. Water – 1 cup
  4. Chilly Powder – 1 tsp ( or according to taste)
  5. Cooking Soda – just a pinch
  6. Ginger Garlic Paste – 1/2tbsp
  7. Salt – according to taste
  8. Oil – for frying

Instructions:-

  1. Mix gram flour , chilly powder, soda, ginger – garlic paste together in a bowl
  2. Then add water little at a time. Make a nice thick paste. Just enough to coat the chilli when dipped into it ( it shouldn’t be runny)
  3. Then add salt and taste the batter to make sure you have enough there
  4. Now heat oil in a khadai or a heavy bottom wok
  5. Now dip the chillies individually into the flour batter and fry till nice and golden brown
  6. Let them sit on a kitchen towel or tissue paper to drain out the excess oil
  7. Serve hot with chilly chutney or tomato sauce
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