MOONG DHAL MUFFINS

Mafaza’s Moong Dhal Muffins

it’s spicy, its healthy, it yummy

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup moong dhal flour
  • 1/2  cup milk
  • 1 slice of boneless chicken breast (cooked and cut into cubes)
  • 1/3 cup green peas (cooked)
  • 1/4 cup corn (boiled)
  • 2 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon sunflower margarine
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup cheddar

Method of Preparation

  1. beat eggs, margarine and milk together
  2. stir in the tomato ketchup, tomato paste and salt
  3. add the moong dhal flour and beat for 3 minutes
  4. incorporate the chicken, corn and green peas
  5. gently stir in the cheddar
  6. divide the mixture in individual muffin cups
  7. cook on a microwave for 4 minutes on 50 degrees temperature

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check at 3 minutes  and cook more if it’s not set well the cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your oven. i used a carrefour model microwave which was 4 years old and it cooks stuff very fast but the oven I use now is a Panasonic convection microwave which takes more time than usual. so the best way is check in 3 minutes just in case you have a different microwave.

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chicken muffins

20140805_184746Trying things without flour was tought 2 years ago and now I’ve taken it as a challenge and started creating my own low carb or flourless recipes of course inspired by reading online.

Yet i have learnt the fact that you need to be a bit of experimental if you want to build up your own line of recipes. A lesson learnt in 2 years.

So here is my version of flourless chicken muffins

 

Ingredients

1 and 1/2 cup minced chicken meat (cooked)

1/2 cup peas

1/2 cup corn

1/3 cup tomato paste

2 tablespoon butter

2 eggs

1/4 cup fresh milk

1 tablespoon cream cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions to cook

1. Combine the minced chicken meat,  green peas and corn together.

2. Beat in the 2 eggs, milk, cheese, tomato paste and butter on a separate vessel.

3. Incorporate the two set of ingredients into one bowl and season with salt and pepper.

 

Bake on individual muffin pans on a moderate oven.

I used my microwave and it took me 4 minutes to bake a batch of 6 chicken muffins.

So please bake on a moderate oven.

As all ingredients used are precooked i guess it takes less time to prepare.

 

Low carb lunch

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People have become more health conscious as a result restaurants and cafes have introduced a line up of healthy meals which are low in carb or made out of an alternative ingredient to make it healthy.

A few alternative ingredients I use-

Brown rice
Whole wheat pasta
Red rice flour
Kurakkan flour

Ideas –
Make buriyani out of brown basmathi rice.
Add a few whole wheat pastas for your salad.
Make pittu using red raw rice flour.
You can make rotti using kurakkan flour.

Recipe for a low carb salad –
Ingredients
1 cup shredded chicken (boiled)
Half a carrot (thinly julienned)
1 cup Shredded cabbage
A handful of peas
Half a tomato chopped
1 teaspoon fresh olive
1 teaspoon olive oil
Salt to taste
Pepper as required
*Use low fat low salt feta cheese and avoid the salt
*lettuce leaf to serve

method

Mix all ingredients except feta cheese together gently coating with olive oil.
Spread over a large lettuce leaf.
Sprinkle the feta on top and enjoy.

Ideas to make it with 25%carb

1) Add a few croutons.
2) Wrap it on a thin whoke wheat rotti.
3) sandwich it between two slices of multigrain bread.
4) serve with 1/2 a cup of brown rice.

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