Here are some mouth watering, melt in your mouth cookies which are perfect to be enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee.
More Easy cookies and baking ideas here: Sweet Treats
1 cup of flour ( I used combination of all purpose and whole wheat)
1/4th cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar ( this amount is perfect to my liking but you can add upto 3/4 cup of sugar)
1/2 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix coconut oil, sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Beat them up to have a creamy mixture. Set aside. Add Cocoa, pinch of salt and baking soda into flour. mix well.
Combine wet and dry ingredients together to form dough. place small portions on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake cookies at 350 F for 7-8 mins. Serve with a cup of chai tea.
With Holi and Shivratri being around the corner and onset of spring, everyone wants to celebrate and have good time with friends and family. Here is a must have recipe for your festival menu which can be prepared in advance.
For the shell
2 cups of flour
(I prefer using 1 cup all purpose and 1 cup whole wheat. You can use either of the two. Usually its prepared with all purpose flour)
2-4 tbsp of Desi Ghee ( Clarified Butter)
Water to knead the dough
Pinch of salt
2-3 tbsp ghee/butter or oil
1 cup of Unsweetned shredded coconut
1 cup dry fruit (chopped)
1/2 to 1 cup of sugar
1/3 cup sesame seeds
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Oil is also required for deep frying the Kachoris
Prepare the dough by mixing ghee, flour, water and pinch of salt. Set the dough aside for 30 mins.
Prepare the stuffing by frying coconut, dry fruits and other ingredients in a wok along with sugar. Let the stuffing cool down.
Roll out small portions of dough and fill them with stuffing. Close the Kachoris and deep fry until both sides are golden.
Enjoy with cup of Tea or coffee
Lets admit that we all know that vegan, gluten free food is good for us but its hard to find good recipes.. here’s a delicious Kebab recipe using Quinoa and other veggies..certainly worth trying. Who doesn’t want a wow appetizer for their party ?
1 Cup uncooked quinoa.. Cook it like rice and use the entire quantity for the recipe.
1/2 cup chopped onion
3-4 boiled potatoes
1 cup carrots
1 tbsp grated ginger
1-2 cups chopped spinach
1-2 tsp Salt (as per your taste)
1 tsp red chilli pwd
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp Mango Powder ( Amchur)
2-3 tbsp oil for pan frying the Kebabs. You can deep fry them as well.
Mix all ingredients. Form small flat patties and cook on a pan until both sides golden brown… can’t get any simple than that 🙂
Here is an easy recipe for gluten free pizza crust. It’s delicious and ready in no time.
2-3 cups of grated cauliflower
2 tbsp parmesan cheese
1 cup grated mozarella cheese
2 medium size eggs
Seasoning of your choice. I used 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp garlic salt, 1/2 tsp each Parsley, Oregano and basil and 1/2 tsp seasoning pepper.
Cook grated cauliflower in microwave for 10 mins (with 2 tbsp water). Then mix it with all other ingredients and bake at 400 F for 20-25 mins. Pizza crust is ready. You can enjoy it just the way it is or prepare and add on some toppings.
I love Curries and don’t mind making them at home. Here is a version of Green Curry recipe which is flavourful and delicious..fun to make at home.
More tasty Food Recipes here: Indian Curries
For Green Curry Paste
1 cup thinly sliced onion ( Scallion would be even better)
4-5 garlic cloves
2 inch piece of ginger chopped
1 lemon grass
4-5 Thai basil leaves
10-12 cilantro stalks
1-2 tbsp Kafir Lime Zest1-2 green chillies ( you can keep the seeds or deseed them to not have super Hot paste)
Optional- salt and Turmeric ( if you are going to hang on to the paste for 7-10 days). These two elements act as preservatives.
For Masala: 1 tsp Cumin, Coriander and Black Pepper. We will dry roast and grind them and use 1 tsp of masala for your recipe
2.5-3 cups of Coconut Milk
I usually add a stalk of lemon grass in the pan while cooking the curry which i remove before serving
Vegetables of your choice – I use cauliflower, broccoli and bell peppers
1 tbsp of Soy sauce ( I omitted Fish sauce/ Shrimp paste to keep the curry vegan)
Salt per taste
Garnish: Thai Basil or Cilantro leaves chopped
Method: Prepare Green curry Paste. If you havent already checked my Green Curry Paste video please do so.
In a wok, heat some coconut milk. When it comes to boil, Add Green Curry Paste. Mix it well. Add salt and reduce it until it is no longer raw. Add Veggies. Thoroughly coat them with the paste. Add Coconut milk and let them cook for 7-8 mins. Add soy sauce. Mix. Add 1 more cup coconut milk. Bring to simmer and then finish off with tsp of masala and Garnish with cilantro leaves.
Serve with Coconut Rice.
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.
Craving some spicy food but dont want to spend hours in the kitchen? Let me help you out with this delicious, easy and flavourful recipe..ready in no time and so filling.
1 nest of Rice vermicelli
2-4 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 small green chilli ( you can deseed it, if you dont want too spicy)
2 tbsp grated ginger
1 small piece of onion chopped
Salt per taste
1 tsp Turmeric ( Haldi)
veggies of your choice ( what works best is 1 cup bell peppers – red/green, 1/2 cup spinach and 1/2 cup peas
Cilantro leaves for garnish
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp crushed peanuts ( roasted or unroasted)
– Boil Rice vermicelli. Make sure that you put them in hot water. As soon as they are tender, run them under cold water. do not overcook or they will become mushy.
– Add 1-2 tbsp oil on them so that they dont stick together.
– Next in a pan, heat oil. When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds. Give them 30 secs and add green chilli, ginger and onion. Mix well.
– Add veggies and salt+Turmeric. Mix and cook until almost done.
– Add noodles. Mix well. Add lemon juice.
– Garnish with cilantro leaves and roasted peanuts and enjoy warm.
More delicious South Indian cuisine inspired dishes:
300 gms of Cauliflower florets
2-3 tbsp of oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp salt
3-4 cups of water
1 small piece of celery
1 small chopped onion
2-3 cloves of garlic chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp paprika
Green onions for garnish
Heat some oil in a pan and saute onions and garlic.
Add veggies. Add salt, turmeric and paprika. Fry for 3-4 mins. Mix everything well.
Add cauliflower florets. Combine them with other ingredients.
Add water. Cover the lid and let everything cook for 2-3 whistles. When the cooker cools down, open the lid and garnish with green onions. Serve warm.