Vegan Cauliflower Soup Recipe

With Winter upon us, we all crave hearty, soul warming delicious soups..Isn’t it? Here is a vegan Cauliflower soup recipe that will make your cold, chilly winter nights a little more comforting.

Ingredients/ Method

1 small Cauliflower
2 tsp salt
1 small onion chopped
1 tbsp of chopped or grated ginger
1 tsp crushed coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp garam masala
1-2 tsp red chilli powder ( or paprika)
2 tsp turmeric
4 cups of coconut milk
3-4 cups of water
Cilantro for garnish
Seasoning pepper ( as per your taste)

Method: Place cauliflower florets on a baking sheet and add oil, salt, turmeric and red chilli powder. Combine well and then Roast/ Bake or cook cauliflower florets at 375 F for 30 mins. While cauliflower is cooking in a pan, heat a tbsp of oil. Add cumin and coriander. Add onions, ginger and spices. Mix well and cook for 3-4 mins.
When cauliflower is done, add them into a blender. Add coconut milk, Water and onion mixture. Form a paste and then add more coconut milk and water. Pour this blend in a pot. Cook until it comes to a boil. Add garam masala. Mix well. Add seasoning pepper and cilantro and serve with flatbread of your choice.

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Healthy, low calorie, hearty cauliflower soup recipe is perfect for those who want some help with weight management or are looking for light lunch options.

More exciting and Tasty Cauliflower Recipes not to be missed:

Curried Cauliflower Soup Recipe
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Tandoori Gobi Recipe
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Ingredients/method

300 gms of Cauliflower florets
2-3 tbsp of oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp salt
3-4 cups of water
1-2 carrots
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

Method:

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.

Potatoes and Peas Curry – Easy Vegetarian Recipes

Aloo matar is a very common Indian dish which can be prepared with or without gravy. Here is a little twist to our usual dry sabji.
Other Simple Indian vegetarian recipes worth trying:

Potatoes and Peas Curry with Gravy
Bombay Potatoes Recipe
Achaari Aloo Recipe
Mix Vegetable Recipe

Ingredients/ Method
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 small piece of onion chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic chopped
2-3 chopped potatoes
1 tsp turmeric
Salt per taste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 cup of peas
1/3 cup water to cook
200 gms of grated paneer ( Indian cottage cheese)
1/2 tsp Dry Mango Powder
1/2 tsp kasoori Methi ( dried fenugreek leaves)
1/2 tsp Garam masala

1. Heat Oil in a pan and fry some cumin seeds, onions for a min.
2. Add 2-3 cloves of garlic chopped. Mix well. Add 2-3 chopped potatoes.
3. Add Spices. Mix and add peas. Add water. Cover and cook until 80 % done ( almost done)
4. Add grated panner. Mix well. give another 2-3 mins.
5. Finish off with mango powder, dried fenugreek leaves and garam masala. Serve warm with Roti

Easy Homemade Potato Soup – Soup of the day

Potato soup can warm you up on the coldest of days. Its quite comforting, easy to prepare and who doesn’t love potatoes. I love the chunks of potatoes in this recipe, they give so much body to the soup.
Check out some other yummy Potato based dishes:

Potato Broccoli Masala Recipe
Hot and Spicy Indian Potatoes
Pan-Fried Potatoes recipe

Ingredients/ Method

8-10 small potatoes ( I used Petite merlot for the recipe). If you are using bigger ones, use 4-5.
2 tbsp oil
1 small onion chopped
3-4 cloves of garlic
salt per taste
5-6 cups of water
1 tsp seasoning pepper
1 tsp crushed cumin seeds
Cilantro and green onion for garnish

– Heat oil in a pan and add onions and garlic. Add salt and cumin.
– Fry onions for 3-4 mins. Add potatoes and cook them for 4-5 mins. Add water and bring it to boil. Turn the heat down and let potatoes simmer for 15-20 mins ( depending on the quantity you are preparing)
– Season with pepper. Garnish with cilantro and green onions and serve.

Easy Okra And Radish Soup Recipe – Healthy Lunch Ideas

Bringing to you another vegan, gluten free soup which is easy to make, tastes great and can be stored easily.

Ingredients/Method

2 cups of Okra (chopped)
1 cup of Radish (Mooli)
2-3 tbsp of oil
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 small onion chopped
3-4 cloves of garlic chopped
Salt Per taste
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp chickpea flour ( besan)
1 cup of tomato pulp
1 tsp seasoning pepper.

– Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. Let them splutter for 30 secs and add onion+ garlic.
– Mix in spices. Stir well. Add Radish. Fry for 2-3 mins.
– Add Okra in the pan. Prepare a mixture of chickpea flour and water. Set aside.
– Add tomato pulp after few mins. Let everything cook for few more mins.
– Add water and chickpea flour mixture.
– Bring soup to boil and let it simmer for 15 mins or so.
– Serve Warm.

Check out some of our other delicious Okra (a.k.a Lady finger, bhendi, Bhindi Recipes)
Okra Curry
Okra Masala
Indian Okra Recipe- Bhindi Do Pyaza
Stuffed Okra Recipe
Aloo Bhindi Masala

How to make Zucchini Pasta Dinner? Easy Recipe Ideas

Here is an interesting twist to your regular pasta meal.. its zucchini pasta/ noodles which can be spiced up with sauce of your choice. This is a healthy, gluten free, vegan recipe worth a try.

Ingredients/Method

2 medium size zucchinis
3-4 Tomatoes
3-4 cloves of Garlic
1 large Onion
2-3 tbsp oil
Salt per taste
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil

– Prepare Zucchini Spaghetti by using veggie twister.
– Heat Oil in a pan. Add onions and garlic.
– Stir and add salt. Add other spices. Fry onions for 2-3 mins.
– Add tomatoes. Cook tomatoes until tender.
– Add zucchini. Mix well and cook until done.
Optional – Keep vegan or add cheese of your choice and enjoy.

More delicious Zucchini recipes:

– Zucchini Soup Recipe
Zucchini Potato Masala Recipe
Easy Zucchini Chutney Recipe

Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes Stew Recipe – Healthy Lunch Ideas

Super delicious, flavourful roasted tomatoes and eggplant stew..you can blend it to make it soup or enjoy it as a stew. I liked it either way. Hope you will give this recipe a try and will share it with friends and family too. If you like eggplants then do try our eggplant chutney or tasty eggplant curry.

Ingredients/Method

1 large Aubergines/ eggplants/ brinjal
3-4 tomatoes
1-2 tsp salt ( adjust per taste)
1 tsp pepper
1 tbsp curry powder
3 -4 tbsp oil
1 large ( or 2 medium size onions)
1 tsp cumin seeds/ Jeera
3-4 cloves of minced garlic
Cilantro for garnish

Method:
– Preheat oven to 425 F. Roast tomatoes and eggplant for 40 mins. These eggplants and tomatoes have been cut in bite size pieces and seasoned with spices. Turning half way through.
– When they are done. set them aside. In a pan, heat some oil and fry onions and garlic. Mix in eggplants and tomatoes. Mix well.
– Add water and bring to boil. Season with pepper and add coriander seeds. Serve over rice.

Easy stuffed Capsicum Recipe (Paneer Stuffed Peppers Recipe)

Presenting to you Super yum and fairly healthy, full of flavour Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe which is easy to prepare and it goes well with all sorts of dinners as a side or serve it on its own with Roti and Lentils curry.

Ingredients/ Method

200 gms Paneer ( Indian Cottage Cheese)
5-6 small bell peppers
Salt Per taste
1 cup of coleslaw ( chopped/shredded cabbage/Carrot)
2 tbsp grated ginger
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 tsp Carom Seeds (Ajwain)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder ( or Paprika)
1 tsp roasted cumin Powder
1 tsp Amchur ( Mango Powder)
Handful of chopped Cilantro Leaves
1/2 tsp crushed Dried Fenugreek Leaves ( Kasoori Methi)
2-4 tbsp of Oil for cooking

Method
Wash and Cut Bell Peppers either into 2 halves or hollow them out by removing the tail end.
Prepare the stuffing by combining spices with paneer and slaw. Mix well and then saute in a pan for 3-4 mins.
Next fill the stuffing in the peppers and pan-fry peppers until they are charred/wilted or golden brown marks appear.
Enjoy with Roti, Parantha or Naan.

If you like Paneer, do check out our Paneer Recipes Playlist.

How to make Rasam at home? South Indian Spicy Soup Recipe

Learn how to make Rasam (South Indian spicy, flavourful, tamarind soup) with this recipe video. This soup can be served as an appetizer or as a main with some sort of rice dish. Every family has their own rasam recipe and here’s mine 🙂

Ingredients/ Method

-Small piece of tamarind to make tamarind juice- 1/2 cup of water to soak pulp in
– 2-3 tbsp oil
– 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
– 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
– 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
– 1 dried red chilli
– 10-12 dried curry leaves
– 2-3 cloves of garlic chopped
– 1/2 tsp turmeric
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/2 tsp pepper
– 2 small tomatoes
– 3-4 cups of water
– cilantro leaves for garnish

– Begin by soaking small portion of tamarind pulp in water. After about 10-15 mins, remove the pulp and pass the juice through a sieve. Set the juice aside.
– Heat Oil in a pan and fry mustard+cumin seeds. Add asafoetida, curry leaves, dried red chilli (crushed or whole as per your preference), garlic cloves. Fry for 3-4 mins.
– Add tomatoes. Add turmeric. Let tomatoes become tender.
– Add tamarind juice. Mix well. Add water and bring to boil. then let simmer for 4-5 mins.
– Add salt, pepper and garnish with cilantro leaves before serving. Serve warm.

Like South Indian Food? Try Hot and Spicy South Indian style Potatoes and South Indian Style Lentils Curry

 

5 basic Ayurvedic spices that you must have in your pantry

Indian spices

When you want to know how to eat healthy and improve your lifestyle, then adding few Indian spices to your diet is a great option.  5 basic ayurvedic spices that you must have in your pantry are:

Turmeric : Bright yellow in color, Turmeric not only gives curries a lovely color but is full of excellent properties like its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-viral and anti-fungal. My mother always had a box of turmeric in our pantry and its common to use turmeric in Indian cooking. A few years ago when I discovered that Turmeric is being sold in medicinal stores in North America as a capsule, I was surprised. Why not just add a dash of this spice in your cooking today.

– Cumin : Popularly known as Jeera in Indian subcontinent is perhaps one of my favourite spices. Have you ever tried Jeera Biscuits, oh how you’ll love them 🙂 In Ayurveda this common spice is used to treat different health problems due to its antiseptic, carminative, diuretic, antispasmodic, anti inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-flatulent properties. It is used in the treatment of various health problems like indigestion, amnesia, diarrhea, morning sickness, nausea, acidity, flatulence, stomach pain, common cold, cough, and insomnia.

– Coriander :  Often called Dhaniya is used as leaves (cilantro leaves) for garnish and its seeds. It has small brown seeds which I personally find a little repulsive to bite into but love to roast and grind them and add it onto my vegetables. Next time you try an Indian vegetarian dish, flavour the oil with cumin and coriander powder and enjoy truly authentic curry. Coriander is used to treat health problems like arthritis, stomach gas, urinary tract infections, and nausea, mood swings associated with menstruation, menstrual cramping, bloating, anemia, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, diabetes, bladder infection, intense itching, conjunctivitis, and eczema.

– Ginger : I love ginger Tea when I have coughs or colds. It is also effective for fighting flu, arthritis, headaches, heart disease, and poor digestion. Ginger has been known to alleviate nausea, vomiting, and motion sickness. Ginger also is a powerful anti-oxidant with cancer-fighting attributes that may even help prevent Alzheimer’s. So, a great reason to incorporate ginger in your cooking whether directly as a root or in its dried powdered form.

Fennel : Fennel is a cooling spice and has small green seeds. Tastes a lot like Licorice but completely different. According to Ayurveda, fennel is extremely good for the digestion. Did you know that eating a few fennel seeds after a meal is a common practice in India. Fennel removes mucus and fat from the intestinal tract, and is a natural appetite suppressant. 
It is one of the best herbs for digestion, relieving gas and indigestion or digestive weakness in the elderly or children. It strengthens agni without aggravating pitta. Fennel is calming for the nerves and provides mental alertness.

So, head to your nearest grocery store and stock up your pantry with these healing spices.