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

 

How to make Veg momos? Holi Recipes

Veg Momos is a tasty Indian street food which can be steamed, deep fried or pan-fried. It originates from Nepal and Tibet but nowadays has become very popular in Northern region of India. So, if you are thinking what to make this New year’s Eve for your friendly get together then give this recipe a try.

Bamboo Steamer I used in this recipe is from: Bang Good Website. Good Bang for your buck 🙂
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Ingredients/ Method

1 cup flour ( i used 3/4 cup all purpose flour and 1/4 cup whole wheat)
Roughly 1 cup of water
1 tsp of oil

For stuffing:

3-4 garlic cloves chopped
Small piece of chopped ginger and onion
2-3 tbsp oil
2-3 cups of veggies of your choice . I use mushrooms, carrots, beans, corn and peas
Salt Per taste
1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1-2 tsp soy sauce

Method:
Prepare the dough by mixing flour, water and oil. Let Dough stand for 30 mins covered in a wet cloth or lid
Prepare the stuffing in a pan/wok by stir-frying veggies , spices along with onion, ginger and garlic.
When you are ready to make the momos, add stuffing into small portion of flattened out dough. Seal the ends and shape as you like.
Place all the momos in the steamer and cook until done. This bamboo steamer needs 10-12 mins and I place the momos either in a foil or parchment paper.

When done, serve with a sauce of your choice.

How to make chunky Mushroom soup? Soup recipes

Hope you guys had a great holiday season. Lets make 2016 even more amazing. If one of your goals in 2016 is to take your health in control then this is a great soup recipe to try because this mushroom soup is not only flavourful, nutritious, easy to make but also helps you in weight management, boosts your immune system and helps in absorption of Vitamin D 🙂

Ingredients (Serves 2-3 people)

250 Gms of Mushrooms
1 small onion
1 large tomatoes
1-2 tbsp of ginger-garlic paste ( or minced ginger/garlic paste)
2-3 tbsp of oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin powder
4-5 Stalks of cilantro leaves

Method:

1. Wash and pat dry mushrooms and cut them in small pieces.
2. Chop up onions, tomatoes and mince ginger-garlic paste.
3. Heat oil in the cooker. Once oil is hot, add mustard seeds.
4. Give seeds 30 secs. Add onions, ginger-garlic paste. Mix well.
5. Add Salt, Red chilli pwd and Turmeric. Give everything 2-3 mins. When onions become golden brown, add tomatoes.
6. Let tomatoes cook for 3-4 mins. Add mushrooms and cumin powder. Saute mushrooms for 3-4 mins.
7. Add water and cilantro leaves.
8. Cover the pressure cooker with the lid and cook for 2 whistles. Turn the heat off and let cooker cool down. Once its cool, open the lid and serve soup with sandwich of your choice or enjoy on its own.

How to make Lentils Soup? Soup Recipes

Gluten free, Vegan, Protein rich, Fiber rich and flavourful..this Lentils soup is easy to make and it stores really well.

Ingredients/ Method

1 cup of Lentils ( yellow and orange daal)
2-3 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 large onion
2 chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp chopped ginger
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tsp salt (adjust per taste)
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp roasted cumin powder
1 tsp turmeric
6 cups of water
Cilantro leaves for garnish

Method:

– Heat oil in a cooker. Add mustard seeds. Give 1-2 mins. Add onions, ginger and garlic. Add spices. Mix well. Give them 3-4 mins.
– Add tomatoes and cook them well. Add lentils. Add 6 cups of water.
-Close the lid and cook for 2-3 whistles. Let the cooker cool down and then open it.
– Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve warm.

How to make hearty Chickpea Vegetables soup? Soup Recipes

Gluten free, Vegan, protein rich, fiber rich and flavourful..this soup will keep you full for hours. This healthy chickpea soup is a must try for all soup lovers.

Ingredients/ Method

1 cup chickpeas soaked overnight
1 tsp Salt (more towards the end can be added to adjust per your taste and requirement)
1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Paprika
1 large chopped Onion
1 tbsp chopped Ginger
2-3 garlic cloves chopped
1 large Tomato or two small tomatoes
2-3 tbsp oil
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
1-2 cups of veggies
4-5 cups of water
Bunch of Cilantro leaves for garnish

– You can use canned chickpeas or if you are using fresh ones (like I am), Soak them in water overnight.
– Heat oil in a cooker. Fry cinnamon and bay leaf with ginger-garlic and onions. Mix well. Give them 2-3 mins.
– Add veggies.
– Add salt, cumin powder, paprika and turmeric. Fry veggies for 3-4 mins.
– Add tomatoes and let them become tender. Add half of cilantro leaves now..Add half as garnish towards the end.
– Mix and add chickpeas (discard the water they were soaking in). Add water.
– Close the lid and cook for 3-4 whistles. Longer if you didn’t presoak the ingredients.
– Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve warm.