Best Ever Homemade Bars – Breakfast On the Go

If you are looking for a healthy on the go snack or breakfast recipe idea then these easy homemade bars wont disappoint you.
More snacks Ideas here : Easy Indian Snacks

Ingredients/ Method

1 frozen banana
3/4 walnuts
1/2 cup cashews
2 tbsp sugar
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup pitted dates
3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Mix all these ingredients and bake them at 350 F for 30 mins in a baking pan lined with parchment paper.

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 🙂

Vegan Homemade Green Curry Recipe (Dinner Ideas)

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

Ingredients/ Method

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.

Amritsari Parantha Recipe

We Punjabis surely love Parathas and here is one amazing recipe for delicious Punjabi Paneer Paranthas which you can enjoy with pickle or Raita.

Ingredients/ Method

Dough to make Parathas. It’s just combination of whole wheat flour and water and here’s how you prepare it: Dough Recipe

Oil/ghee or Butter to cook Paranthas
Stuffing/Filling:

Grated Ginger- 1- 2 tbsp
Small piece of onion – finely chopped
1-2 green chillies ( Deseed them if you want the parathas less spicy)
5-6 Stalks of Cilantro (Finely chopped)
Grated Paneer (or crumbled) – 200 gms
Spices-
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp Ajwain (carom seeds)
1/2 tsp paprika
and any other spices you like

Method: Prepare the stuffing by mixing all the ingredients. Stuff it in small portion of dough and flatten it out with rolling pin ( using a little bit of dry flour), Once the dough is flattened out and thin..cook on a hot skillet with tons of butter/ghee or oil until both sides have brown marks.. Enjoy with pickle, yogurt, chutney or with cup of hot Chai.

5 Tasty Paranthas Worth Trying

1. Laccha Parantha Recipe
2. Egg Paratha Recipe
3. Chocolate Parantha Recipe
4. Meetha Parantha Recipe
5. Spinach Parantha Recipe

Spicy Rice Vermicelli Recipe – Vegan and Gluten Free Recipe

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.

Ingredients/Method

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)

Method:
– 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:

Rasam Recipe- South Indian Soup
Hot and Spicy Potatoes
South Indian Style Lentils Curry
How to make South Indian Curry Powder
How to prepare South Indian Tadka

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.

Don’t miss our yummy chunky Cauliflower Soup Recipe.

Chunky Cauliflower Soup Recipe – Soup of the Day

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
Cauliflower Pizza Crust – Gluten Free Cooking
Tandoori Gobi Recipe
How to make Aloo Gobhi?

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 Veg Noodle Soup – Soup of the day

Asian noodle soup is hearty, easy to prepare and quite flavourful. Here’s how you can make it at home. If you like noodles, do give try to our:

Quick Veg Noodles Recipe
Easy Asian Noodle Salad Recipe

Ingredients/ Method

200 gms of noodles of your choice ( par boil them)
3-4 cups of Veg broth
2-3 tbsp oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2-3 cups of veggies of your choice
2 tbsp stir fry seasoning mix
1 tsp salt ( adjust to taste)
1 tsp seasoning pepper
optional- Garnish with cilantro and green onions

– Par boil noodles ( as per package instructions) and set them aside.
– Cut up all the veggies.
– Heat 2-3 tbsp oil in a pan and fry some onions. Add veggies. Add seasoning and spices. Mix well. Saute veggies for 3-4 mins.
– Add veg broth. Bring it to boil and then add noodles. Let the broth simmer. Garnish and serve.