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Radish, Carrots, and Spring Onion Waffle

Radish is one vegetable I struggle to feed my kids as this Nutrient packed, antioxidant-rich, humble vegetable has a sharp, spicy, and bitter flavor. (1)(3)I make radish-stuffed flatbreads (paratha,) but I wanted to explore and experiment more to fit this nutritious vegetable into my kid's weekly menu. So last weekend morning, I decided to make healthy vegetable waffles with radishes, carrots (4) (5),(7), and green onions (8). A vegetable waffle is considered a healthy breakfast because it is a high-fiber, low-calorie option that can provide essential vitamins and minerals. It can also help provide energy for the day.



All three vegetables are a great source of vitamin C and other antioxidants, which help boost the immune system and protect the body from infection and disease. In addition, Daikon radishes, carrots, and scallions are all high in fiber, which helps to promote regularity and reduce constipation. Furthermore, carrots are a great source of beta-carotene, which can help to improve vision and reduce the risk of developing cataracts. Finally, all three vegetables are high in antioxidants and can help reduce cancer risk. I used rice flour instead of wheat flour to make it a gluten-free version of a healthy breakfast idea. In addition, I have added cumin seeds for extra flavor. I loved how the waffle turned out, and my kids also loved it. A perfectly healthy, yummy breakfast with very few ingredients and more nutrition was loved by my kids. My kids also found it visually appealing, and they finished it in an instant. You can also use the waffle dough to make a pancake.


serves: 3-4

Preparation time- 15 mins

Resting time- 5 mins

Cooking time - 5-7 mins per 2 Waffles

Total time- 25-30 mins


Ingredients :

Rice flour - 1 cup

Water- 1 cup

Daikon Radish - 1 cup ( grated and water squeezed out)

Carrot - 1 cup (grated)

Spring onion- 3-4 (chopped)

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Salt- as per taste

Oil ( any cold press of choice) - for greasing the waffle maker



Directions:

  1. Boil 1 cup of water in a pot. Add 2-3 drops of oil and 1/2 tsp salt.

  2. Add Rice flour to boiling water, and switch off the stove. Mix the flour and water mixture, cover the pot, and rest it for 5 mins.





3. Add grated radish, carrots, spring onions, and cumin seed to the rice flour dough. Mix the dough uniformly. At this point, adjust the salt according to your taste.



4. Grease the waffle plate and cook till desired crispiness.




5. Serve it with your favorite dip or chutney. I enjoyed it the most with green coriander chutney.



6. Enjoy



Tips:

  1. If the dough is too moist, sprinkle rice flour on the patties before putting it into the waffle maker.


2. Double the ingredients if you want to make more Waffles. ( There is a high probability You'll need more).


References:

  1. Deciphering the Nutraceutical Potential of Raphanus sativus—A Comprehensive Overview - PMC (nih.gov)

  2. Isothiocyanates | Linus Pauling Institute | Oregon State University

  3. Radish (Raphanus sativus) and Diabetes - PubMed (nih.gov)

  4. Advances in research on the carrot, a critical root vegetable in the Apiaceae family - PMC (nih.gov)

  5. Dietary carrot consumption and the risk of prostate cancer - PubMed (nih.gov)

  6. Carrot Intake and Risk of Colorectal Cancer: A Prospective Cohort Study of 57,053 Danes - PubMed (nih.gov)

  7. Phytochemicals in Daucus carota and Their Health Benefits—Review Article - PMC (nih.gov)

  8. Consumption of large amounts of Allium vegetables reduces the risk for gastric cancer in a meta-analysis - PubMed (nih.gov)

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