Thursday, February 25, 2010

Coriander Mint Bakes with Cheese Dip

Savoury muffins and other such stuff are always a big hit with me and my family - especially when they go with lots of yummy dips.

Coriander leaves are my all time favourite herb, and I use tons of it per week - and have a big problem if my refrigerator runs out of the fresh green coriander leaves. It combines well with mint for a variety of recipes - coriander and mint, I feel, enhance each other's flavours and produce something unique in combination.



Ingredients

140 grams - whole wheat flour
1/2 tbsp - baking powder
1/4 tsp - red chilli flakes (adjust according to your taste)
7 tbsp - low fat yogurt
3 tbsp - olive oil
1/3 cup - coriander leaves and mint leaves, finely chopped
5 tbsp - water (its an approx measurement, may need more or less)
2 tbsp - pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp - ginger, peeled and grated
2 - low fat cheese slice
salt to taste

Method 
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degree C and grease a sqare 20 cm pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, red chilli falkes, cheese slice, mint-coriander leaves and salt.
  3. In another bowl, mix together yogurt, olive oil and water.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add in the liquid mixture and mix lightly with a wooden spoon so that everything just comes together. (add 1 tbsp of water at a time if required)
  5. Spoon the batter in the greased pan and sprinkle the pumpkin seeds over it.
  6. Place the pan in the centre of the preheated oven and bake for approx 20- 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. When cool, cut into squares and serve with a dip of your choice.
Cheese Dip

2 - low fat cheese slice
1/3 cup - low fat milk
a pinch of cinnamon powder
salt and pepper to taste

Method 
  1. Place everything in a pan and cook, stirring continously, until the cheese melts. 




My husband spontaneously made a cheese dip to go with the bakes, and it turned out to be really amazing as well. 



Enjoy!

70 comments:

  1. Gorgeous snack. Like savory cake with white cheese sauce. I can imagine the wonderful aroma in your kitchen! Mmmm...!!! We foodies are hopeless, aren't we? :D

    Great post.

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  2. Wow! what a lovely snack fresh mint bakes and cheese dips!

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  3. It would be a great breakfast! Cilantro is an aromatic addition!

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  4. Oh this is another fantastic recipe from ur booty....i tried ur brinjal curry and it was so so so so amazing that have to make it soon again now that the brinjal season has begun...everybody raved about it...thanx a ton....

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  5. Rachana,

    this is absolute healthy snack and nice dip

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  6. thats looks so tempting.. feel like snatching from the pic.. very healthy also..

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  7. Here's a kind of dish that I like very much! Good looks, good recipe!
    I'll try!

    :o)

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  8. You are right about the perfect marriage of coriander and mint. they product a "great-tasting" baby! BTW, the snack looks delicious and mouthwatering.

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  9. Woww lovel bakes both coriander and mint would have tasted awesome together....yummm!!

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  10. Looks delicious ,beautiful click what more can I say My mouth is watering at the sight.

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  11. Rachana
    Your whole family likes coriander and its opp in my family.If i garnish also they just remove and keep aside.Thats why i always grind those leaves.Only me and my FIL eats anything prepared with coriander.Honestly your dish gives me courage to prepare and sere everyone at home.Hope they will like it.

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  12. Absolutely guilt-free snack..tempting pics too

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  13. What a yummy idea ,great snack

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  14. Looks so delicious and tasty!! I can smell these coriander already..;0))

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  15. Oh wow! I can almost get the mints aroma here just by looking at the pics! It looks super delicious!

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  16. That sounds like savory cake..nice one

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  17. Such a flavorful savory bake,love the herby touch :D

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  18. creative family... love both the dishes...

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  19. I don't think I've had coriander and mint together, but I like both so this should be great.
    Mimi

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  20. Wow, So Rachana good to know you love to cook with Coriander/Cilantro leaves too. I love them too.. and ur right Cilantro and mint go so well together. This Savory Bake-Cake has all my fav ingredients and looks delish too. Ur husand seems to be passionate abt cooking as well to make the cheese dip which I'm sure wd have complimented the delightful and aromatic cake.

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  21. I don't think I can manage to cook without coriander leaves either. It is something I simply have to have in the ref!
    Savoury muffins sound yum, but that cheese dip is to die for!
    First time here, I like the fact that you have some very unique stuff here.

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  22. what a great combo,love those muffins.

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  23. Perfect snack & dip... great combo..

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  24. Totally different and yummy with the dip....

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  25. I will have to agree with everyone else who commented here... lovely and tasty!
    compliments and many thanks for visiting my blog!
    XO

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  26. Perfect combination.Beautiful clicks too!!

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  27. Reminds me of dhokla..Looks good.

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  28. Wow! Awesome coriander mint bakes!!
    Very aromatic savoury!!!
    Even My fridge is always loaded with big bunches of coriander:))

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  29. Looks fab, Rachana Wow...The pic looks gorgeous!!

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  30. pic is so beautiful, first pic just reminded me of your header,almost the same....looks very delicious rachana...

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  31. Rachana
    You are opening my eyes to a whole new way to bake!

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  32. Perfect snack and a fantastic dip

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  33. Hi. Love the herbs, especially the cilantro and I also hate running out of them.
    Very healthy bake and perfect with cheese sauce.

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  34. Ces muffins doivent être très parfumés.
    Ils semblent délicieux.
    See soon.

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  35. Grt snack to with the lovely dip.

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  36. Great idea for a breafast n a dip:)
    I love herbs anytime... spl cilantro

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  37. Love this healthy and perfect dish..and love the cheese dip..the last click looks really awesome..

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  38. Aww... Who wudnt love it btw? Looks so gorgoeus and delectable!

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  39. très parfumés et surement excellents pour les papilles, jolie recette
    bonne journée

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  40. Interesting snack Rachana looks like savory cake would like to have a pice......

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  41. Superb sank dear..loved the mint in it...

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  42. This is such a great snack and as always, love your pics! Coriander is a very unique addition.. perfect tea-time snack.

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  43. Looks spongy and yumm..I can smell the aroma of ground coriander:)

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  44. wow..this is simply awesome, dear...looks so perfect.

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  45. They look very soft and fluffy...great idea for breakfast :)

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  46. Awesome..very flavorful also..loved the click..

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  47. This sounds totally yummy with the mint, coriander and pumpkin seeds!

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  48. wow very nice snack...perfect for eve...loved the dip too...awesome tasty combo rachna...pics r so yummy

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  49. Oh wow, these look perfect! I want some!

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  50. These look amazing! You have such a fabulous blog i am so happy I found it!

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  51. Rachana a super hit bake...simply irresistable...tho i seldom make sumthing fm my fellow bloggers recipe not coz i don't like the recipes simply coz no time to go online and follow. But will dfntly tk all de pain to follow dis one...too good.
    Cheers.

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  52. U too, hows the cold? Shall I make some rasam ;)

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  53. love that it has whole wheat flour which makes it more healthy and it will be great for breakfast

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  54. nice snack,thanks for the recipe............

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  55. I am SUCH a coriander fan as well. My god these look fantastic!

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  56. Nice, can smell the mint aroma and spices from here! Can I have one, please?

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  57. This is such a gr8 snack! looks awesome!

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  58. The coriander mint bakes are very unique! The cheese dip is a great addition to the bake.

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  59. Such a healthy bake:) I will try it soon..... nice one for savory lovers like me.

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  60. I think the tummies would love this thank you!

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  61. Thank you darling for you good wishes. These cookies I bet are delicious, the ingredients are all my favourites. A blessed Sunday to you darling.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  62. gr8... reminds me of munna... m sure he not gonna eat coz of coriander....

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  63. Those look great, healthy and filling!

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  64. this is a very wonderful bread , love the flavors and i bookmarked your recipe to try it..
    thanks for sharing

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  65. Loved the combination of wheatflour, coriander and mint. I look for easybakes like these. Bookmarking this!

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