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Broken wheat sweet sannan | Konkani style broken wheat steamed cake

Traditional recipes always attract me as I believe in going the age old ways to live a healthy life. Simple, homemade food combined with regular exercise even if brisk walk for atleast 30 mins a day is enough for our good health instead of any diets. Having said that, I do indulge in restaurant food and store bought goodies sometimes (especially sweets for the sweet lover in me ❤️) which I believe is necessary too for a change in tastebuds.

But finally, making sweets at home gives me happiness and specially simple and tasty Konkani sweet like this one, which is filling and doubles up as a great evening snack too. I learned to make this from my dear friend Sreeja Shenoy whom I came to know through Facebook food groups. She says she resonates with my feelings in each of my posts and feels close to me (how sweet of her ❤️) while for me, her posts take me back to my days in Kochi as her food is Kerala Konkani style.

So when she posted this broken wheat sannan, I knew I had to try this and saved the post immediately. And how amazing does it come out! So so delicious. Cannot believe this simple sweet can have such an amazing texture and flavour.

Thank you so much Sreeja for this recipe. A definite keeper and will surely be making this whenever I crave for something sweet. My kids loved it a lot too which made it even more special. ❤️

Also, I want to thank you and your sister Ambratha for always encouraging me with your kind words. It means so much to me that I am always filled with gratitude. Much love to both of you. ❤️❤️🙏🙏

Hope you all will try this recipe. Happy and healthy cooking! ❤️

RECIPE:

Ingredients: { Makes about 12 squares of 5 cm each }

1 Cup Broken wheat / Gonva Khan/ Dalia

3/4 Cup Coconut (freshly grated or desiccated)

3/4 Cup Jaggery

Seeds from 2 Cardamom pods

A pinch of Salt

Ghee to grease the bowl

Step by step recipe:

1. Soak 1 Cup Broken wheat for 3 to 4 hours in thrice the quantity of water.

2. Now drain the water completely and add the broken wheat to a mixer. Also add 3/4 Cup Coconut, 3/4 Cup Jaggery and seeds of 2 cardamom pods.

3. Add a pinch of salt and grind to a semi coarse paste. Don’t add water at first while grinding as soaked broken wheat leaves water while grinding. Only if required, add 1 Tbsp at time. It took me about 4 Tbsp to grind it to a thick semi coarse batter.

4. Now grease a vessel with ghee and pour this mixture to the vessel. Level using a spoon and spread evenly. My vessel is of 18 cm diameter.

5. Steam for about 20 mins till a knife inserted in the center comes out clear. Cool down. Slice and serve.

Notes:

* I used Patanjali brand of Broken wheat or Dalia.

* Soaking the broken wheat for atleast couple of hours ensures that the broken wheat turns soft and grinds quickly.

* The amount of jaggery can be changed according to your taste.

* You can grind to a smooth paste too but grinding coarsely gives a bite of coconut which tastes delicious.

* It takes me exactly 20 mins to steam. You can check by inserting a knife in the center. If it comes out clear, it’s done.

* Remember to level the mixture evenly in the bowl for it to steam evenly.

* Grease the bowl well with ghee so that the pieces comes out in perfect shapes.

* I poured in a round vessel of 18 cm diameter.

* You can also try this:

# Broken wheat sweet khichdi

# No rice Broken wheat idlis

# No rice Broken wheat mixed dal dosas

Collection of “no rice” dosa recipes

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My regular readers know how much my kids love dosas. So much that anyday you come to my home, you will find dosa batter ready, either fermenting or in the fridge (and if you don’t find it, don’t worry, I can magically make some instant dosas for you too 😍). It is also very handy for those sudden hunger demands by the kids, especially my son who feels very hungry after his evening nap and says, “Amma, bobbo jayi.” (I want dosa in baby Konkani 🤩)

We have a little game after he wakes up where he being held in my arms, shows me the way to the kitchen and points to what he wants to eat. I purposely do a little wiggly kind of walk (the never growing child in me 😅) to make him laugh and that brightens him up. Then it finally ends in him pointing to dosa batter bowl. So I always have any one variety of dosa batter ready for him (my little “bobbo” lover boy ❤️).

My readers also love the dosa recipes that I post and always request for more “no rice” dosa recipes. So I decided to finally compile all my dosas which don’t contain rice and I was surprised to find that I had so many of them. This is one compilation I enjoyed making as it was like playing treasure hunt with my blog. 😂 Hunting dosa recipes without rice which is indeed no less a treasure for my readers requesting for it (sorry for the poor joke 😬).

Anyhow, hope this is useful to all of you. Happy and healthy cooking! Enjoy dosa making! (That rhymed!) 😄

Instant “no rice” Dosas/ Bhakris:

1. Rava Bhakri/ Instant Semolina dosas: These are one of the oldest variety of Konkani breakfasts and my family favorite too. If I forget to soak for regular dosas, Rava Bhakri it is for breakfast the next day. Also makes for a quick snack option. Tastes oh so heavenly with butter. ❤️

Recipe here: Rava Bhakri/ Instant Semolina dosas

2. Instant Cucumber dosas: This is a variation to rava bhakri with the addition of grated cucumbers which makes it even aromatic and healthy along with being super delicious. When I have to finish off those leftover cucumbers, I make these dosas.

Recipe here: Instant Cucumber dosas

3. Eggless Tomato Omelette: Being from a vegetarian family, the only Omelette we knew as a kid was this eggless Tomato Omelette which Amma made with loads of love. She always made sure I got the omelette with the maximum number of tomato pieces in it. 😍

Recipe here: Eggless Tomato Omelette

4. Instant Oats Vegetable Bhakri: This is our favorite evening snack and is super filling too. Best way to get oats and veggies in our diet. Add loads of green chillies and coriander leaves. Tastes super yummy with butter and simple coconut chutney. ❤️

Recipe here: Instant Oats Vegetable Bhakri

5. Instant Oats Poha dosas: A soft yet delicious dosa which can be made instantly yet tastes like regular dosas. Awesome combination with sambar making it a complete meal in itself.

Recipe here: Instant Oats Poha dosas

6. Instant Jowar Vegetable Bhakri: These Bhakris contain a mix of radish, carrots, cucumbers along with Jowar flour but still comes out so tasty. A very healthy and filling evening snack that I make always. You can make them as thalipeet too.

Recipe here: Instant Jowar Vegetable Bhakri

Dosas which don’t need fermentation:

1. Moong sprouts and Oats dosas: My kids don’t eat sprouts as it is, so this is my way to include sprouts in their diet in their favorite way, the dosa way! 😄 The way our brain works overtime in motherhood. 😂😂 Turns out so delicious too! No fermentation required makes it very easy too.

Recipe here: Moong sprouts and Oats dosas

2. Masoor dal dosas: One of the most tried and loved recipe by my readers. Try masala dosa with this and it tastes amazing. ❤️

Recipe here: Masoor dal dosas

“No rice” Dosas with millet flours:

1. Ragi Set Dosas: A dosa that I make atleast weekly once to include the wonder millet, Ragi in our diet. Turns out so soft and delicious. My daughter calls it “chocolate” dosas since she was a baby and even now at almost 6 years. 😍

Recipe here: Ragi Set Dosas

2. Urad – Jowar flour dosas: I feel this is the best way to include Jowar flour in our diet. Yet another weekly once breakfast in my house as kids love it. Kids food preferences rule in my house. 😀

Recipe here: Urad – Jowar flour dosas

“No rice” dosas with Whole Millets

1. Bajra Moong dal dosa: This is the crispiest dosa that I have ever made and you can never say it does not have rice in it. Also combines the goodness of Bajra with moong dal.

Recipe here: Bajra Moong dal dosa

2. Little Millet dosa: A very healthy yet tasty dosa with Little millet. Great idea to include this variety of millet in your diet.

Recipe here: Little Millet dosa

Other “no rice” dosa recipes:

1. Oats mixed dal dosas: A dosa for which I have got many compliments from readers for making them so evenly and also for the gorgeous colour. One of my readers have even commented that it looks machine made and there’s magic in my hands that it has been crafted to perfection. 😀 So these dosas are indeed very special for me. ❤️

Recipe here: Oats mixed dal dosas

2. Broken wheat Mixed dal dosas: These are one of my recent additions on the blog but tried and loved by so many of my readers. They loved how healthy yet tasty it turns out without missing rice in the dosa at all.

Recipe: Broken wheat Mixed dal dosas

3. Urad whole moong dosas: These are my favorite because I can make both idlis and dosas with this batter. Also a great way to include whole moong in my kids’ diet as they don’t eat moong as it is.

Recipe here: Urad whole moong dosas

4. Urad wheat flour dosas: This was my last recipe that I posted on the blog. Learnt it from my friend Vinanti and have turned out to be my kids’ favorite. They eat more dosas (touchwood!) when I make them. I absolutely love the gorgeous colour that it turns out. ❤️

Recipe here: Urad wheat flour dosas

You can check all my dosa recipes here: DOSA CORNER

You can check all my idli recipes here: IDLI STAND

I have made two other recipe collections. You can check them out.

Healthy Cakes and Bakes:

Healthy sweets that can be made under 15 mins:

Broken wheat – Urad idlis | “No rice” idlis

I have been getting many requests for “No rice” idlis and dosas from my readers who want to avoid rice in their diet being diabetic. As for me, I believe strongly that if you eat whatever your grandparents used to eat, no matter which culture you belong to, you will definitely be eating healthy. But along with that, we need to keep in mind about how active they were with no gadgets to help them. So we need an active lifestyle as well for an overall healthy living (Okay, enough of “gyan” for today 😅).

I happened to try these idlis after making Broken wheat – Mixed dal dosas which is our favorite. They came out so well that I could not wait to share with all of you. It comes out so soft and delicious that you won’t miss rice at all in these idlis. It has an unique flavour due to broken wheat but still very tasty.

Hope you all try and love these idlis too. Happy and healthy cooking! ❤️

It was my birthday on December 8th and I want to share a beautiful collage made by my Amma capturing moments from my childhood. I was born at midnight between 7th and 8th December and that’s why my birthday has always been celebrated by Amma on both these days. Her love for me is my greatest strength and makes me feel that I am precious. Love you a lot Amma ❤️. Thank you for always being there for me. 🙏

After all that nostalgia and some birthday memories 😅, here is the recipe for all of you..

RECIPE:

Ingredients: {Makes about 26 idlis}

2 Cups Broken wheat (Daliya or Gonva khan)

1/2 Cup Urad dal (I use split ones)

1/2 tsp Methi or Fenugreek seeds

Salt to taste

Step by step recipe:

1. Wash well and soak Urad dal along with Methi for about 4 hours. Wash well and soak broken wheat for about 30 mins. Now drain water from both.

2. Grind Urad dal- Methi mixture with about a Cup of water to a smooth paste. Pour into a large steel vessel.

3. Grind broken wheat with about 1/2 Cup water just slightly and not completely so that it just crushes down yet have that semolina or rava kind of consistency. Mix it with the Urad dal batter.

4. Cover and keep it at room temperature for about 8 hours or overnight for the batter to ferment. Might take longer in cold weathers.

Love the colour of this fermented batter 😍

5. Add to idli molds and steam for about 20 mins or till a knife inserted in the center of the idli comes out clean.

6. Allow to cool completely and then remove from the idli molds. Serve with a chutney of your choice.

Notes:

* Since these idlis don’t contain rice, they are very soft. You need to wait for it to cool completely to remove from the idli molds or else it might break off.

* I use Patanjali brand of Broken wheat or Daliya.

* Don’t make the batter very watery. It needs to be slightly thick just like regular idli batter to get perfect idlis.

* Don’t grind the broken wheat completely. Just pulse to get it to semolina or rava consistency.

* I make Peanut Chutney with these idlis. To make this chutney, fry about 2 Tbsp de-skinned peanuts along with 3 to 4 red chillies in little oil. Cool and grind along with 3/4 Cup Coconut, a pinch of Hing and 1 tsp Tamarind paste, salt and water to a smooth paste. I don’t add seasoning to my chutney as my daughter does not like mustard seeds. You can season with mustard seeds and curry leaves.

* You can also try this Urad dal – Moong dal Idli which is also without rice. You can make dosas too with this batter.

* These “no rice” Broken wheat – Mixed dal dosas also come out really delicious.

Broken Wheat sweet khichdi | Gonva Khana Khichidi

Usually, I don’t time my recipes according to festivals as my blogging depends on the time I get after my household works along with taking care of two kids. But this time it is different. With the encouragement I got from my readers for my previous posts, this sweet recipe is definitely worth spending my sleep time on, just to post for Vijaya Dashami. Thank you readers! Without you to read this, I will never be motivated to write. ❤️

The significance of Vijaya Dashami has two stories from the Indian mythology. One is the killing of Ravana by Lord Rama and the second is the killing of Mahishasura by Goddess Durga, both of which are celebrated on this auspicious day signifying the victory of righteousness and goodness over evil.

My heartfelt prayers to God on this occasion is to not allow the bad qualities in me take over the good qualities at any moment and also let me not hurt anyone knowingly or unknowingly. As I write this, I know it is difficult as we are all humans and make mistakes. But if we continue praying, God will definitely help us overcome everything in life. We just need to leave everything to him and trust him. As my Amma says, do good and be good, that’s all we can do. Whatever has to happen, will happen according to God’s will and we can’t change it. Once we understand this, we are at peace.

On this spiritual (and a “letting out my heart” 😁) note, I would like to wish all of you a very happy Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami. Hope you all try this easy sweet which is loved in my family. May the sweetness always remain in your lives and may it be filled with happiness.

RECIPE:

Ingredients:

1 Cup Broken wheat/ Gonva Khan/ Daliya/ Lapsi

1 Cup Jaggery (powder or grated)

About 4 Cups hot Water

1/2 Cup thick Coconut milk *check notes

2 Tbsp Ghee

About 8 to 10 Cashews

About 2 Tbsp Raisins

1/2 tsp Cardamom powder

Step by step recipe:

1. Heat ghee in a pan and add cashews and raisins. Fry till the cashews turn light brown and raisins plump up.

2. Add broken wheat and roast for a minute.

3. Now, add 2 Cups hot water (at first) and cook till it absorbs all the water. Then, add 1 Cup hot water and 1 Cup more if needed, along with 1/2 Cup coconut milk.

4. Cook till the broken wheat turns soft and swells.

(Took 4 Cups water for me in total for 1 Cup broken wheat. Might vary depending upon the variety of broken wheat.)

5. Now add jaggery and mix well.

6. Keep stirring and cook till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan. Add cardamom powder.

7. Remove and serve hot with banana slices as garnish if you have.

Notes:

* The only time consuming part while making this khichdi is for the broken wheat to cook fully. Add 2 Cups of hot water first and then 1 Cup each time while checking if the broken wheat is cooked or not.

* When it cooks fully, it will swell in size and you can no longer see it white grain like but will be very soft.

* For me, 1:4 ratio of broken wheat: hot water worked perfectly to get soft yet thick texture of khichdi. If you like a little thin texture of Khichdi, then you can increase the water content.

* I add this khichdi to a plate and cut into squares. It cools down and sets, giving perfect slices. You can serve that way too if you like.

* Coconut milk gives it the richness in taste. I make Coconut milk using coconut milk powder. You can use fresh coconut milk as well.

Broken wheat & mixed dals dosa | No rice dosa

One more dosa addition to my Dosa corner page. This one is for those who want to reduce rice in their diet but still want to enjoy dosas. I have posted many “no rice” dosas and idlis before and they have been a hit with my readers especially this Masoor dal dosa and these Ragi Urad idlis.

My main reason to make these dosas is for protein in our diet as we are vegetarians. In this form, all kinds of lentils are included and we don’t even realise it. My kids love dosas and it makes things so much easier for me.

I believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day and these dosas are so filling that it keeps us full for a long time. It’s very important to have a healthy and filling breakfast so that we don’t keep snacking often.

Hope you all try and love these dosas too. Happy and healthy cooking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients: {Makes about 15 dosas}

2 Cups Mixed dals (I took half Cup each of Urad dal, moong dal, Masoor dal and toor dal)

1 Cup Broken wheat/ Daliya / Gonva khan

Salt to taste

Ghee or oil while cooking the dosa

Step by step recipe:

1. Wash well and soak the broken wheat along with mixed dals for atleast 4 hours.

2. Drain the soaked dal and add into a mixer.

3. Grind into a fine paste. Pour into a large steel vessel. Add salt and mix well with hands.

4. Ferment overnight or for 6 to 8 hours.

See how well the batter ferments 😍

5. Heat a dosa pan and pour a ladle of dosa batter. Spread into a thin dosa. Drizzle ghee or oil and cook till it turns crisp.

6. Remove and serve hot with a chutney of your choice.

Notes:

* Leftover batter can be refrigerated and used later.

* This dosa actually does not need fermentation but I love fermenting the batter as it becomes more healthy and also tastes really delicious.

* If you don’t like the fermented batter smell, then don’t ferment this dosa batter for more than 8 hours during summers. Even 4 to 6 hours is sufficient for regular fermentation.

* You can use any variety of mixed dals but don’t skip Urad dal if possible as it gives a good texture to the dosa.

* This dosa turns super crisp if you make it thin and cook longer. My kids love it that way.

* I have served it with coriander leaves chutney. For the chutney, I grind coconut with ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves, salt, little tamarind with water to a smooth paste. This chutney does not require seasoning.