Healthy, Fibre Rich and easy to make this Quinoa Khichdi recipe is a must try for everyone.
1/2 cup Quinoa (+ 1 cup water)
1/2 cup blend of Red kidney beans and black chickpeas ( Soak them in water waternight or atleast an hour) + 1 cup of water
1/2 cup Oats
Salt and Paprika as per taste
For Tempering/ Tadka
2 tbsp oil
1/4 to 1/2 cup onions and 3-4 cloves of garlic
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Soak Beans and chickpeas in water overnight. Then add all ingredients in a pressure cooker and cook on medium heat for 3 whistles ( or until beans are tender). Open cooker once it has cooled down. Fry onions, garlic and cumin and pour tadka/tempering over quinoa and enjoy with plain yogurt, raita or curry of your choice.
Do you like Ricotta? How about trying this delicious, flavourful Ricotta- Peas dish which goes well with any kind of flatbread or simply enjoy it on its own 🙂 This recipe is for 1- 2 people.
1/2 cup Peas
1/2 cup Ricotta
small piece of onion chopped
1/2 cup of tomatoes chopped
3-4 garlic cloves chopped
1-2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Salt per taste
1/2 tsp red chilli pwd/Paprika
1/2 tsp turmeric (Haldi)
Optional- 1/4 tsp garam masala or seasoning pepper
Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves
– Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin and mustard seeds. Saute some onions/garlic/ Peas. Add spices. Add tomatoes. give few more mins for all flavours to mingle. Add ricotta. Mix well. Add pepper. Garnish with coriander/cilantro leaves and serve with roti or your fav flatbread.
Bulgur is a quick-cooking form of whole wheat that has been cleaned, parboiled, dried, ground into particles and sifted into distinct sizes. Bulgur is a nutritious, versatile wheat product with a pleasant, nut-like flavor and an extended shelf-life that allows it to be stored for long periods. Bulgur is high in fiber and rich in B vitamins, iron, phosphorus and manganese.
Often confused with cracked wheat, bulgur differs in that it has been pre-cooked. In contrast to cracked wheat, bulgur is ready to eat with minimal cooking or, after soaking in water or broth, can be mixed with other ingredients without further cooking. Bulgur can be used in recipes calling for converted rice (and it’s more nutritious than rice).
The many spellings of bulgur can be confusing too: bulgar, bulghur, burghul, just to name a few. Here we prepare a delicious Pilaf with this tasty grain.
1 cup cooked Bulgur wheat
2-3 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup of veggies of your choice
(Peas, corn , mushrooms
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
2-3 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves.
Cook Bulgur Wheat, just like rice. It cooks way quicker than rice. Set aside.
Heat some oil in a pan. In hot oil, add cumin and mustard seeds. Fry some onions. Add salt and Chilli powder.
Fry veggies. Stir them well.
Add bulgur. Mix thoroughly. Add lemon juice and cilantro leaves and enjoy.
Vegan food can be quite healthy and delicious. Here is my take on sloppy joes. It’s easy to prepare, quick and flavourful.
Give it a try today.
1 cup onions
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 cup Mushrooms
1 cup of Red pepper
2 cups stewing tomatoes
350 gms of Tofu
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp seasoning pepper
2-3 tbsp oil
Heat oil in the pan. Add onions and garlic. Add salt and red chilli powder. Mix well and fry for 2 mins.
Add mushrooms and red peppers. Add Tofu. Mix it well. Add Cumin and tomatoes. Let everything cook for 4-5 mins. Finish off with seasoning pepper.
Pour on a bun. Top up with pickled onions and avocados and enjoy.
If you like Salmon and want to try a baked version, here is a tasty recipe for you to try.
2 salmon Filets- Cut in 4 long pieces
2 tbsp Mustard
2 Tbsp lemon juice
Salt/ Pepper per taste
2 tbsp Bread crumbs
1 tbsp oil
Combine Mustard and Lemon juice. Prepare crust by combining Pistachios/ Breadcrumbs/ Salt/pepper and Oil in a blending jar..blend together. When all components are thoroughly combined, transfer this mixture in a plate.
Apply mustard and lemon juice mixture on Salmon and then pistachio mixture. Now bake at 375 F for 15-20 mins or until done.
Here is an easy recipe to prepare Mexican inspired Beans and veggie soup. Its hearty, healthy and flavourful.
1 cup of Black Beans ( soak them in water overnight)
1/2 cup chopped Onions
2-3 garlic cloves
2-3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin powder
Salt Per taste
1/2 tbsp Taco seasoning
4-5 cups of water
1 cup corn
1 cup chopped carrots and bell peppers
Optional- Cilantro as a garnish
– Soak beans in water overnight.
– Heat some oil in a pressure cooker. Fry some onions and garlic. Add salt and cumin.
– Stir for 2-3 mins. Add veggies. Mix well. Add tomatoes.
-Add beans and taco seasoning. Add water.
– Cover the lid and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
– When the cooker cools down, open the lid and garnish with cilantro.
– Serve Warm
Asian Street food sandwich- Pork cooked in soya sauce, hoisin sauce and sesame oil, topped with sesame seeds, cilantro and caramelized onions. served on a toasted and buttered bun.
Learn how to prepare this flavorful Asian Pork Sandwich at home for quick lunch or snack or combine with soup of your choice for a complete meal. Easy to prepare, this sandwich is really delicious.
350 gms of pork
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
1-2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp red chilli flakes
1 tbsp sesame seeds
Sandwich bread of your choice
2-3 tbsp oil for cooking (Peanut oil, vegetable oil or olive oil)
2 tbsp Mayo
Cilantro for garnish
1. Cut Pork Chops in long strips and Marinade with sesame oil, soy sauce and hoisin sauce for 15 mins.
2. Caramalize onions in one pan.
3. In another pan, add oil, fry thinly sliced garlic and add pork. Cook until both sides done. half way through flip the sides and sesaon with salt and red chilli flakes. Also add vinegar and lemon juice.
4. Top up Pork pieces with sesame seeds.
5. Toast the bread, add some mayo and assemble the sandwich- Pork, caramalized onions and cilantro leaves. Enjoy!