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Tired of regular dishes for breakfast and also want to avoid sugar? Check out these savory muffin recipes that are easy to bake.
My favourite muffin is, of course, a chocolate muffin, even better if there is molten chocolate coming out after I take a bite! It’s just heavenly! Snapping out of my chocolaty dreams, I am sure I cannot have it on a daily basis owing to too much sugar and there by calories. Savory muffins are then the answer for muffin lovers.
The appearance of muffins makes the meal look exotic. They look cute in miniature sizes wanting one to hog on them. A dish that is plated well in an artful manner tastes better, as they say – looks as good as it tastes! And with muffins they look pretty even without plating up.
If you need something savory to kick start your day and are bored with regular breakfast, then these muffins recipes are for you to try. These are savory ones and can be included in your breakfast or an evening snack and works well with kids too. Here are few more reasons to try them sooner –
So let us check out these muffin recipes without wasting any more time!
Let me tell you the secret – these are baked upma muffins! On those days, when all you have is basic upma ingredients but are dreading to have the same upma, go for this! Add your favourite veggies and to make it little interesting the author adds some grated paneer on the top just before baking, making it more so Indian and protein rich too!
These muffins are rich in green with coriander as the main ingredient. Sometime I end up with too much coriander when I get a big bunch home and wonder what to do with it! Then I make something like a coriander rice or add coriander in chutney, sambar, dal, rasam, curry – well in almost everything to optimize its usage. If you too have coriander problems, or want to add some extra iron or flavour to your meal, try this recipe!
Carrot is one of the hit vegetables with kids. Cooked carrot is even used as the first finger foods and a raw carrot works wonders when you want to save yourself from your tiny tot’s bites! This muffin looks colourful with grated carrot, cheese and nuts and is nutritious too. If you do not want to use store bought herbs masala, you can stick to your homemade spice mix with basic ingredients.
All of us must have read a lot about how oats are good for health, but for many it is hard to shift from a flavourful breakfast to an almost bland oatmeal. Thanks to our desi recipes, oats are being incorporated as a hidden ingredient in almost all of idlis, dosas, rotis, upma, pongal and what not! Now it is the turn of the muffins – a great way to savour oats!
These muffins make me wonder if there can be a wholesome Indian meal in one cute cup, which even includes the traditional tempering! However this muffin recipe takes considerable time as it needs dals and rice to be soaked properly. That apart, it looks almost like a south Indian adai in muffin form to me.
The combination of corn and cheese has been our favourite for sandwiches at home. But then given the versatility of corn and cheese, they can be easily added to many Italian dishes and Indian breakfast/snacks. When it is crunchy and creamy all at the same time – what more can one ask for?
Another south Indian twist here – baked idli batter, which is loaded with veggies. Idli is by far the most common breakfast in south India and with the growing cosmopolitan environment everyone wants to try something new. Well, this fits the bill in that case I guess. Next time serve these idli muffins rather than regular idlis to please your guests with a fancy yet traditional breakfast.
Pizzas for breakfast sound offbeat, isn’t it? Breakfast can be made elegant with some pleasant dishes once in a while, to celebrate the joy of eating exotic foods! If you have some readymade pizza/pasta sauce at home then this muffin recipe can be made in a jiffy. It can also make up for a great party treat.
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I huffed, puffed and panted up the hill, taking many rest breaks along the way. My calf muscles pained, my heart protested, and my breathing became heavy at one stage.
“Let’s turn back,” my husband remarked. We stood at the foot of Shravanbelagola – one of the most revered Jain pilgrimage centres. “We will not climb the hill,” he continued.
My husband and I were vacationing in Karnataka. It was the month of May, and even at the early hour of 8 am in the morning, the sun scorched our backs. After visiting Bangalore and Mysore, we had made a planned stop at this holy site in the Southern part of the state en route to Hosur. Even while planning our vacation, my husband was very excited at the prospect of visiting this place and the 18 m high statue of Lord Gometeshwara, considered one of the world’s tallest free-standing monolithic statues.
What we hadn’t bargained for was there would be 1001 granite steps that needed to be climbed to have a close-up view of this colossal magic three thousand feet above sea level on a hilltop. It would be an understatement to term it as an arduous climb.
Why is the Social Media trend of young mothers of boys captioning their parenting video “Dear future Daughter-in-Law, you are welcome” deeply problematic and disturbing to me as a young mother of a girl?
I have recently come across a trend on social media started by young mothers of boys who share videos where they teach their sons to be sensitive and understanding and also make them actively participate in household chores.
However, the problematic part of this trend is that such reels or videos are almost always captioned, “To my future daughter-in-law, you are welcome.” I know your intentions are positive, but I would like to point out how you are failing the very purpose you wanted to accomplish by captioning the videos like this.
I know you are hurt—perhaps by a domestic household that lacks empathy, by a partner who either is emotionally unavailable, is a man-child adding to your burden of parenting instead of sharing it, or who is simply backed by overprotective and abusive in-laws who do not understand the tiring journey of a working woman left without any rest as doing the household chores timely is her responsibility only.
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