Wednesday, January 22, 2014

SAVORY WHOLE GRAIN WAFFLES

Whole Grain Savory Waffle
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How are you'll doing? Hope you are keeping yourself warm and safe.  
What have I been up to?? 
Not a lot.  Watched a very bad movie, infact the worst Indian movie ever and it had the biggest cast.  
Ran 6 miles today after taking a break for a while, feels AMAZING.
Ohhh and by the way, watching episodes of STAR GATE.  I remember watching it long back.  Now on Season 2 and I am quite addicted now. After the boys are in bed, hubby and I watch at least four episodes, loving it.
And also made a huge batch of these waffles.

I am always impressed with my waffle machine, it never ceases to amaze me. I remember owning a waffle maker even before I knew a single recipe for a good waffle.  
Waffles are a staple in our home.  The kids can have sweet waffles everyday.  Every once in a while, I love to make these. I've put my waffle iron to good use, and quite shocked that it still serves me after years of tormenting it with spice after spice.

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SPICY WHOLE GRAIN WAFFLES

Ingredients:
1/2 cup finger millet flour(ragi)
1/2 cup black lentil flour 
1/2 cup chickpea flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp sugar
1 cup fat free milk 
1 egg
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 green chillies finely diced
2 whole carrots grated finely
optional-chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds(2 tsp together)

Method:
1. In a large bowl, mix the millet flour, black lentil flour, chickpea flour, cornmeal, salt, baking powder, soda and sugar.  Keep aside.
2.  In a small mixing bowl, beat the egg, fat free milk, vegetable oil, green chillies and carrots.
3. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together well till incorporated.  You can add the chia, hemp and flax seeds and incorporate it.
Let the mixture sit in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.
4. Bake it in a waffle maker or you can make small pancakes and cook at low temperature.  
ENJOY!!

Quick Note:
You can made thick pancakes out of the batter.  That is how we make in India.
I made a sandwich with alfalfa sprouts and some green and date chutney.  You can also serve it with some chana masala or chicken curry(yum).  
You can make this vegan by omitting the egg.  The result is pretty good.
You can substitute the fat free milk for unsweetened soy milk.
You can make the waffles and freeze it and toast whenever ready to eat. Let the waffles cool well before freezing. 
Serve with a gravy or make waffle sandwiches.
  


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59 comments:

Dixya said...

savory waffles on my things to try soon. What other flours could I use instead of finger miller and black lentils?

Gloria Baker said...

these waffles look wonderful!!!

Mike @TheIronYou said...

Those are scrumptious savory waffles ASh!
I'm so digging the use of 4 different kinds of flour (all GF btw, score!) and the add-ons.
I need to get me some black lentil flour and ragi to make them happen!

Shashi Charles said...

6 mile runs DO leave you feeling BRILLIANT! And, these savory Waffles are BRILLIANT! THESE waffles I could eat with chicken - I am not a fan of the traditional Southern "chicken and waffles" because the waffles are so sweet - now if they were replaced with these...hmmm...which gives me an idea - you could start a business selling these savory, healthy waffles and chicken! Yes? :)

Shibi Thomas said...

These savory waffles looks delicious. I loved the last shot before the recipe. Nice workout with running 6 miles :)

Denise Browning said...

Healthy, out of grains waffles...It is to be full for a while with great stuff! Love pics, Ash!

Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ said...

Stunning photography and incredibly original recipe!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I've never had savoury waffles before but they sound great. And why not? Savoury pancakes and crepes are delicious!

Liz Berg said...

Your waffles look wonderful...I'd much rather have your savory version than a maple syrup soaked breakfast one :) PS...I took the week off exercise while in FL and I can't wait to hit the treadmill tomorrow!

Nazneen Hamilton said...

Waffles are my favourite! Sweet or savoury! I love the flour mix in these, and they would be so good with some cholay, yummy!!

Angie Schneider said...

These waffles not only delicious, also very healthy with all the wholesome ingredients, Asha.

sprinklesandsauce said...

These waffles are very original! Love this recipe!

Little CookingTips said...

What a a beautiful work, once again!
Never had savory waffles, since they're not that common here in Athens:)
Thank you dear Ash!

Mix and Stir said...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing the recipe.. it is new to me.

Marcie FlavortheMoments said...

It sounds like you're doing well, and I'm glad to hear it! What a wonderful meal to have after a 6 mile run…or any time for that matter. The combination of flours and spices sound incredible! Have a wonderful weekend, Ash! :)

Julie @ This Gal Cooks said...

Good for you for running 6 miles! I've been doing about 2.5. Not every day but 3-4 days per week. I feel great and after only doing this for a week, I've noticed a lot of changes. You definitely get back into shape faster than you do with only walking!

These waffles look delicious. And of course, your photos are amazing. I was just scrolling through your site looking at your photos. Some I've seen before, some I haven't. I think I could spend hours scrolling through them! Pinning this. Have a lovely weekend, Ash!

Guru Uru said...

Such a healthy and delicious breakfast :D

Cheers
CCU

Joanne said...

I LOVE the idea of savory waffles!! Such a fun twist!

CQUEK said...

Totally scrumptious!

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef said...

What clever waffles and nifty meal. Just thinking about running 6 miles makes me tired. :)

eatgood4life.blogspot.com said...

Stunning pictures, and awesome recipe. I love the tint of different color these waffles have. Where do you get black lentil flour from? I have never heard of it. I have chick pea flour that I use when making pakoras so I would love to experiment with the lentil flour :-)

Harini M said...

Picture perfect,Waffles look so tempting

Kelly said...

Oooo! Savory lentils! What a great idea! Do you have a place in San Francisco that you get your lentil flour?

Simi J said...

Awesome Photography! Loved the images, the recipes and everything about the post ! love it!

Kitchen Riffs said...

We don't have a waffle machine, and I so have to get one! Such amazing things one can do with them. Terrific recipe -- thanks.

Medha said...

These waffles are out of this world!Love the combination of whole grain flours! Gorgeous photography - I am getting hooked on your pictures:)

Jeanette said...

I love how pretty your savory waffle is and all the whole grain goodness in these!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl said...

I love how you made waffles but incorporated veggies and more in this! Genius!

easyfoodsmith said...

I always prefer savory over sweet flavors and this creative healthy waffle recipe looks so amazing and delicious. Great post Asha!

dentistvschef said...

what a luscious booster waffle, just perfect to starting a day!!!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

Stargate? is that the one with Richard Dean Anderson? LOL!

Anyway, this is the first time I've seen savory waffles and it looks really delicious.

Monica said...

I love the sound of savory waffles. Having them with gravy or making a sandwich sounds amazing. What a great way to shake up a meal and do something a little different!

veganmiam.com said...

I’ve never tried ragi nor black lentil flour before….but I would love to incorporate that in my recipes since they sound pretty rad. The waffles look brilliant….wonder if this recipe will work with just coconut milk & egg replacer… or flax seeds. I <3 savory breakfast btw!

the Squishy Monster said...

I love the idea of a savory waffle---great technique in dressing them up too, Ash!

the Squishy Monster said...

I love the idea of a savory waffle---great technique in dressing them up too, Ash!

Tara said...

I love savory breakfasts. :) I am sure your kids are happy to have a mom that is such a great cook!

Also, congrats on your run! That is more then I have run in a very long time.

Swathi Iyer said...

I need to buy waffle maker now. your wholegrain waffles looks delicious and healthy one.

valentina maria kenney wein said...

WOW, these look absolutely fantastic! Such delicious ingredients -- and perfect for breakfast, lunch OR dinner! Beautiful!

Helen @ Scrummy Lane said...

These look so delicious ... and healthy too which is great as I've always considered waffles to be a little 'naughty'. Keep seeing waffle recipes around so I have to get myself one of those pretty waffle irons!

Honey said...

wow, only you could work magic on this Asha. Reminds me of chilra (this indian dish my mom makes, indian pancakes sort of).. looks out of this world.

indugetscooking said...

Wow, that is one different recipe! Just the kind of thing to start the morning with. I should be getting a waffle iron!

Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen said...

LOVE this recipe, Ash! I really dig the flour blend...such a creative healthy recipe. We adore waffles at our house, too. Waffle irons are the best. But, my dear...these photos! Ohmahgosh...I wish I was half as talented as you with the camera. I love the artfully arranged shots as much as the closeups. So dreamy and captivating. Thanks for sharing, my friend! xo

Rekha Vengalil said...

This is so new to me... Whole grain waffles looks really awesome Ash with that filling! I wish I had a waffle iron .

Katerina said...

My husband and I do exactly the same thing! Put my son to sleep and then watch our favorite series. Your waffles look amazing!

Bill said...

I love the idea of a savory waffle. You can do so many things with them, including sandwiches. The look delicious and your photography is fantastic, Ash!

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

We have a waffle maker and don't use it nearly enough! I've never considered savory waffles but it makes so much sense, what with all those delicious crispy pockets. I don't know what millet flour is but this recipe is enough inspiration to find out :)

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I'm totally inspired here. Savory waffles and waffle sandwiches! My brain is so hard and not creative at all. I really never thought of that. Wow, this is great! Love all these pictures too. Very pretty, Ash!

Julia | JuliasAlbum.com said...

These waffles look so healthy! What a great idea! And I love that they are savory - I love to add savory stuff like eggs and bacon to sweet waffles anyway to make them savory, and your waffles are savory to begin with. Genius!

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

I love waffles way too much!! Savory version and a sandwich looks like the best way to enjoy :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful idea! Those healthy waffles look promising.

Cheers,

Rosa

AdriBarr said...

A 6 mile run. Brava!! I also love my waffle machine. In fact, I ought to make more waffles, and you have inspired me, not the least because you discuss ingredients, such as finger millet flour, that are entirely unknown to me. Thank you for the inspiration, and your photographs, are as always, brilliant.

Shema George said...

Beautiful pictures and wonderful recipe... loved it!!

Gintare @Gourmantine said...

You're photos are so so beautiful. Seriously! And love the those waffles too!

Daniela Grimburg said...

These waffles look stunning!
Love the combination of spices, it's so clever of you to present a waffle recipe with a twist .
Those are going to be my first spicy waffles and I'm sure I will enjoy them enormously .

Asha Shivakumar said...

Thank you all for your constant encouragement..

Lail | With A Spin said...

I love savory breakfast and this waffle sounds delicious. On top, it is healthy too. Awesome!

Shumaila The Novice Housewife said...

Savory waffles are just an awesome idea. I dont own a waffle maker, but my parents do. Will tell them to try these out!
Pinning it!

Ranjini Sundareshan said...

You take stunning pictures!

Nusrat Azim said...

Pretty-face waffles! Savory waffles! Who else but Asha, the food fashionista, could come up with such a great idea!
Your food pictures can sing and whisper, did you know that? :)

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