L Cook With Jovi: July 2017

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Super Healthy Indian Spiced Oatflour Pancake

OAT PANCAKES
If you think oats make for a boring breakfast, it’s time to think again. This morning staple gets a major upgrade when you mix in some Indian spice powders and turn these oats into a delicious smelling and tasting pancake. Oat pancakes are super healthy and are sure to become a regular at the breakfast table. They are loaded in dietary fibre and have a range of healthy cholesterol-lowering properties. You’ve got a new reason to rise and shine!

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 12 mins
Serves: 1
Basic Ingredients
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • Olive oil (as required)
  • ¼ tsp chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Water


Method
  1. Whiz the rolled oats in a blender till they turn into a fine flour form. This should take about 30 seconds. 
  2. Mix the oats flour, chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and salt in a bowl.
  3. Add about ½ cup water and whisk to make a smooth paste. Keep aside for about 3 minutes.
  4. Heat a pan and spray or drizzle oil olive on it.
  5. Now spread the batter on the pan. This batter is a bit thick and you can spread it out nicely with the back of a spoon. If it’s too thick, you could add 1-2 teaspoons of water to it.
  6. Cover and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes on each side.  
  7. Uncover and cook for another 2-3 minutes to make it crispy.  
  8. Serve hot with coriander and green chilli chutney.





Jovi’s Notes
This recipe makes just one pancake, so double your ingredients based on how many people you are serving.
For added flavour and texture, add ¼ cup gramflour to the oats flour.

You can also experiment by adding chopped onions, green chillies, fresh coriander or any other vegetables you like. 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

CASHEW GINGER ENERGY BALLS

CASHEW GINGER BALLS
These cashew ginger balls are the perfect pick-me up, when the hunger pangs grow on you. They make for a super healthy snack and are so easy to carry in your bag. They take just about 10 minutes to make and are vegan! Its time to gift yourself a small box of cashew ginger balls or bombs, whatever you like to call them. 

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 8 balls
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1-1.5 tsp ginger powder
Method
  1. Place the cashews and rolled oats in a mixer and blitz till they crumble.
  2. Add the cashews and continue grinding till you get a crumbly powder.
  3. Add about 1-1.5 teaspoons of ginger powder. You can add more or less, based on your likeness for ginger.
  4. Grind once more to ensure everything combines well.
  5. Now take out this mixture into a bowl.
  6. Start picking up some in your hands and pressing it tightly in your palms to form a ball.
  7. The mixture might look like powder with small pieces of cashew but you will soon find that it sticks together.
  8. It’s not too hard to make about 8 small balls out of it. Let them sit in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow them to set.
  9. Store in an airtight box in the fridge and grab one whenever hungry.
  10. Don’t forget to share with your friends as well.



Jovi’s Notes

Incase you have trouble making balls, you can try adding 1-2 teaspoons of almond butter to the mixture to make it easier to make balls. I have not used any almond butter in the recipe above and just used my bare hands to press the mixture into balls. 
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