Vegan Sweet Potato Mash Recipe – Healthy Lunch Ideas

Delicious, healthy, Vegan Sweet Potato Mash dish inspired from Punjabi cuisine. It is great to enjoy with a toast, flatbread, on sandwiches or even as a dip. If you love bright and bold flavours of Punjabi cooking then do try our: Punjabi Parantha, Punjabi Chickpea Curry
and Punjabi Fish Pakora Recipe

Ingredients/ Method

2 sweet Potatoes – Boil and mash them.
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds (Methre) – These lend that unique flavour to the dish.
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 small chopped tomato
1/2 tsp seasoning pepper. Optional 1/2 tsp garam masala (or curry powder)
2-3 tbsp oil
Spices- Salt, Turmeric and Red chilli powder/ Paprika

– Get sweet potatoes ready (boil, peel and mash them)
– Heat oil in a pan and add cumin and fenugreek seeds. Let them sizzle and add onions and ginger. Add salt, turmeric and red chilli powder
– Fry for 2-3 mins and add sweet potatoes. Mix well. Add tomatoes. Cook for 2-3 mins. Season with pepper/ garam masala and serve warm.

How to make Bulgar Kebabs? Vegan Recipes

In this recipe, we make these super yum Kabobs with Burgol, boiled potatoes, various spices and greens (mainly spinach and baby Kale chopped)These are easy to prepare, great for potlucks and store well too.
Burgol or Bulgur is a grain from the ancient Middle East; from there it spread quickly around the world. Bulgur is wheat berries that are partially hulled, steamed, then cracked and dried. Often confused with cracked wheat, both look the same, however, Bulghur is steamed (precooked) unlike cracked wheat. Bulghur is gritty and flaky and used primarily in Tabbuleh or Tabouli (a typical Lebanese salad). Bulgur is also commonly used as a meat substitute.

Ingredients/ Method

1 cup Burgol/ Bulgur wheat
4-5 boiled/mashed potatoes
2 cups chopped greens – Spinach/Kale
2-3 tbsp oil for pan frying. You can deep fry these as well.
Spices I used- salt, garam masala, seasoning pepper, red chilli powder (or paprika), garlic salt and curry powder. Adjust quantities as per your liking.

Mix everything well and then form small patties. Pan- fry both sides on a skillet until golden brown. Outside will be crispy and inside soft but cooked. Enjoy it with chutney of your choice.

Quinoa Kebabs Recipe ( Gluten free, Vegan Recipes)

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 ?

Ingredients/ Method

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 🙂

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

Creamy Vegan Mix Vegetable Soup – Soup of the day

Easy one pot soup with plenty of nutrition and lots of flavour. This tasty soup is perfect for weekday lunches or light dinner. Give a go to our other delicious and healthy soups as well.

Ingredients/ Method

1/2 cup Red lentils
1 large onion chopped
Lots of chopped ginger (1/4 cup)
3-4 cloves of garlic or 1/2 tsp garlic paste
You can use Vegetables of your choice like carrots, turnip and celery etc (Rough Estimates)
1 cup carrots
1 cup spinach
1 cup broccoli
1 cup celery
1 cup Kale
1 tsp turmeric
Pepper for seasoning
3-4 cups of water ( just enough to cover the veggies)

– Add everything in the pressure cooker and cover with water.
– Mix well and close the lid.
– Cook for 3-4 whistles and then turn the heat off.
– When cooker cools down, open the lid and blend everything with the handheld blender.
-Garnish the soup as desired and serve warm.

More easy, homemade vegan Recipes:

Zucchini Pasta Recipe – Vegan Recipe
Vegan Chickpea Curry
Vegan Kebabs Recipe
Rice Vermicelli Recipe – Vegan

Easy Sweet Potatoes Stew Recipe

Here is an easy but super delicious, flavourful sweet potatoes stew with plenty of dry fruit to keep you warm and filled during cold winter days. If you love Sweet Potatoes then also check out:
Vegan Sweet Potato Mash
Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet Potato Chips
Sweet Potato Cutlets – Fritters

Ingredients/Method

1 large sweet potato
1/2 cup dry fruit of your choice (I used combination of cashew, almonds, walnuts and pistachios)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 small onion
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cumin powder

– Dry roast nuts and set them aside.
– In hot oil, fry some onions and garlic with paprika and salt.
– Add sweet potatoes, cumin and cinnamon. Mix in 1/2 the quantity nuts and fry for 4-5 mins.
– Add water and bring to boil and then let simmer until sweet potatoes are tender.
– Garnish with rest of the dry fruit and enjoy on a cold rainy or chilly winter day.

Easy Lentils Stew Recipe – Healthy Lunch Ideas

Here is an easy lentils recipe with veggies and flavoured with Zaatar. This one pot dish can be made in bulk and enjoyed anytime during the day. If you are a huge fan of Lentils like I am then also do try: Dal Makhani Recipe, Lentils and Beans Curry or South Indian style Lentils

Ingredients/Method

1 cup light brown Lentils
1/2 cup dark brown lentils
1/2 cup chopped onion
3-4 garlic cloves
2-3 chopped carrots
2-3 chopped potatoes
Salt per taste
1 tsp paprika/cayenne or red chilli powder
2 tbsp zaatar
2-3 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
6-8 cups of water (dependent on quantity you are cooking)
1 tsp pepper for seasoning

– Soak the lentils in water overnight or at least 30 mins.
– Heat oil in the cooker. Fry cumin, onions and garlic.
– Add salt, paprika and zaatar.
– Mix well. Add veggies and lentils.
(discard the water lentils were soaking in)
– Add water. Adjust seasoning and serve with flatbread of your choice.

 

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.

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