Easy Watermelon Salad Recipe | Easy Summer Salads

Learn how to make Super healthy, tasty, quick and easy salad – this summer salad is perfect to take to your Canada day or 4th of July Celebrations. Let’s enjoy summer with this clean and delicious salad.

Ingredients/Method

1 Cup Baby Spinach Leaves
1 cup chopped watermelon
1/ cup blue berries
1/3 cup chopped cashews and walnuts
1-2 tbsp lemon juice
1-2 tbsp olive oil

Combine all the ingredients. Let the salad chill and enjoy 🙂

Easy Fruit Quinoa Salad| Quick Lunch Ideas

Need Light lunch? Try this yummy Fruit Quinoa salad.

Ingredients/ Method

1 cup quinoa
1 small chopped apple
1 cup of strawberry and pineapple
1/2 cup dry fruit of choice ( we used pecan and walnuts)
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp blueberry syrup/ or maple syrup
Salt and pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon

-Fry apples with a little bit of oil. Add in dry fruit. Mix in quinoa. Add other fruit. Add cinnamon, salt, pepper and drizzle blue berry syrup on top. Enjoy.

3 Easy Ice cream Recipes with 3 ingredients only | Summer Recipes

Summer is here and so its time to enjoy summer treats like tasty homemade icecreams a.k.a Kulfi. Here are 3 icecream recipes – 3 different flavours with 3 ingredients only. Let me know whats your favourite icecream flavour?
3 recipes I am sharing with you are: Mango Icecream, Coconut Cream icecream and Almond Kulfi

Ingredients (Serves 2-3)
For Mango Icecream
3/4 cup Condensed Milk
1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
1 cup mango chunks

Method:

1. Put mango chunks in a blender. Add Condensed milk and cardamom powder.
4. Blend everything together and pour it in popsicle moulds, plastic cups or a container.
5. Let freeze overnight or atleast 4-6 hrs. Once frozen, take out from the freezer, remove from the mould and serve the way you desire.

For Almond Icecream

1 cup Condensed Milk
1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
1/2 to 1/4 cup Blanched Almonds

Method:

1. Put Almonds in a blender. Add Condensed milk and cardamom powder.
4. Blend everything together and pour it in popsicle moulds, plastic cups or a container.
5. Let freeze overnight or atleast 4-6 hrs. Once frozen, take out from the freezer, remove from the mould and serve the way you desire.

Coconut Cream Icecream

3/4 cup Coconut Milk
2 tbsp coconut cream
1 cup shredded sweet coconut

Method:

1. Put all the ingredients in a blender.
4. Blend everything together and pour it in popsicle moulds, plastic cups or a container.
5. Let freeze overnight or atleast 4-6 hrs. Once frozen, take out from the freezer, remove from the mould and serve the way you desire.

Simple Veg Biryani Recipe | Easy Indian Dinner Recipes

Learn how to prepare simple Veg biryani at home. This tasty and easy rice dish is best enjoyed with plain yogurt, raita, pickles or chutney. Complete meal in itself, this biryani recipe is not only delicious but quick and super easy to make.

Ingredients:

1.5 cup rice
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp butter
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
2 green cardamom
1 black cardamom
4 cloves
4 peppercorns
1 small onion
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp turmeric
Salt per taste (may we recommend 1.5 tsp)
1 green chilli
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
Vegetables of your choice (2 cups)
2-3 stalks of cilantro leaves for garnish
1/2 cup well beaten plain yogurt

Method:

1. Soak rice in cold water for atleast 10 mins.
2. In a pot, heat 2 tbsp of oil and fry whole spices (Bay leaf, cardamoms, cinnamon stick, peppercorn and cloves) for atleasta minute.
3. Add double the quantity of water in the pot and bring it to boil. Once it starts boiling, add rice and cook until water evaporates and rice are done. (about 10 mins or so)
4. Set rice aside. While the rice is cooking, in a pan heat 2 tbsp butter and fry 1/4 tsp cumin seeds. After 30 secs, add onions, green chilli, turmeric, paprika, salt and ginger garlic paste. Saute for 2-3 mins.
5. Add vegetables of your choice and further fry for 4-5 mins. Add plain yogurt. Mix well and cook along with vegetables until they are done.
6. Layer rice and vegetables one after the other in a deep dish or casserole. Garnish with cilantro leaves and gently mix.
Serve hot with plain yogurt or raita, pickles or chutney.

Two Amazing Raita recipes

1. Aloo Ka Raita
2. Ghiya Ka Raita

Curried Quinoa Recipe | Gluten Free Vegan Lunch Ideas

Quick, easy and delicious Stir- fried Quinoa for lunch with vegetables. This recipe is perfect for any day lunch meal.

Ingredients/ Method for the Recipe

1 cup cooked Quinoa
Vegetables of your choice – we used onions, carrots, celery, mushrooms and peppers
oil for cooking
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Salt per taste
1 tsp curry powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 small chopped tomato
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp paprika

Method:

Cook quinoa (just like rice and set aside)
In a wok, add oil. Let oil become hot and Fry cumin seeds for 30 secs.
Add ginger-garlic paste, onions and carrots. Mix well. Give a minute or two and add salt and paprika/red chilli powder. Mix well. Add other veggies. Add tomatoes. Mix well.
Add curry powder. Add Quinoa and then for some crunch Red peppers.
Add lemon juice. Mix well and serve.

If you like Quinoa , also try:

1. Quinoa Kebabs
2. Easy Quinoa Salad
3. Quinoa Pilaf

How to make Malpuas ? Easy Holi Recipes

Happy Holi to all our friends and viewers. Here is an easy, delicious, quick Holi special recipe for Malpuas . Homemade Indian Pancakes a.k.a Malpuas are perfect for any celebration.

Ingredients/ Method

1/2 cup Milk powder
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 tbsp Sooji/Rava/ Semolina ( Cream of wheat)
1 cup Milk
Desi ghee for cooking
Cardamom powder and fennel seeds for flavouring

For Syrup:

1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water
Remember Syrup thickens upon standing.
Cardamom for flavour.

Dry fruits for garnish

Method:

Mix flours and make batter by adding milk. Add cardamom powder and fennel seeds and fry on a pan until both sides are brown. Prepare syrup and dip malpuas in the syrup. Garnish with dry fruit and serve.

Watch hindi recipe for Malpuas here

Easy Healthy Burfi Recipe- Banana and Dates Burfi

One of my favourite snacks during Holi festival is Burfi ( or call it bar). Here is a healthier, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, No artificial Sugar, High Fiber and Protein Rich recipe idea which is ready in no time. Give it a try and you will love it.

Ingredients/Method

2 tbsp coconut oil
2 ripe bananas
200 gms chopped dates
1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
1.5 cup Dry fruit of your choice – chopped
1/2 tsp cinnamon and cardamom powder
2 tbsp charmagaz – Cantaloupe seeds

Method:
Melt oil and roast dry fruit. Add coconut, mix well. Add spices.
Add dates and bananas. Mix well and let banana melt. While mixture is still warm, spread evenly on a plate. Let cool then chill ( i put it in the freezer for 2 hrs). Cut into bite size pieces and enjoy. Stays fresh in the fridge for a week, in an airtight container.

Quinoa Khichdi Recipe with Beans

Healthy, Fibre Rich and easy to make this Quinoa Khichdi recipe is a must try for everyone.

Ingredients/Method

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

Method:
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.

Gluten free, Vegan Brownies – Black Bean Brownies

Protein rich, Fiber rich, gluten free and vegan..these brownies are tasty and healthy. Instead of calling them brownies, it would be better to refer to them as Chocolate power bars.
Perfect for snacking and to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.

Ingredients/Method

1 Cup Black beans ( Cooked or uncooked..if uncooked, we pressure cook them after soaking them in water overnight or atleast an hour)
1/2 cup coconut shredded ( i used unsweetened but you can use sweetened version too)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup walnuts ( or nuts of your choice)
1/2 cup sugar
2 drops Almond extract
3 tbsp Chia seeds ( soaked in 1/3 cup water for 10 mins) – using this as an egg replacement.

Method:
– Pour cooked beans in the blender along with other ingredients. Form a mixture.
– Pour batter in a baking tray and bake at 350 F for 25- 30 mins.
– Let the cake cool down and set before cutting it into pieces.

Easy Healthy Ladoo Recipe – 3 ingredients only

Super simple, delicious and healthy recipe for making ladoo in 5 mins at home. Ok..this is not a traditional ladoo but new age, full of taste and easy to make.

Ingredients/ Method

1 cup dates – pitted
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1 cup of dry fruit of choice

Blend all ingredients together until coarse mixture is formed. Take out of the blender. Pour in a plate. Form small round balls and let chill. Decorate with cashews if need be and serve with tea.