Simple Tofu Manchurian Recipe | How to make tasty Tofu dish?

Tofu Manchurian is a healthy, quick, vegan and flavourful dish that you can easily prepare at home and enjoy on its own or with rice, noodles or even quinoa.

Ingredients/ Method

350 gm firm Tofu

For marinading Tofu:
2 tbsp corn starch
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
2 tbsp Soy sauce and 1/4 cup water

2- 4 tbsp oil
1 onion
1 small green chilli
2 tbsp each Ginger and garlic chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp Red chilli flakes
1 tbsp Soy sauce
2 tbsp vinegar
1 green bell pepper
1 cup water + 1 tbsp corn starch to make gravy

Garnish: green onions chopped

Method:

– Cut Tofu into bite size pieces.
– Mix all marinade spices and soak Tofu in the marinade for atleast 10 mins. Longer the better. Tofu can soak in flavour from the spices.
– Next when you are ready to cook, heat oil in a pan and fry tofu until golden brown and set aside.
– In the same wok or another, heat oil and stir in Onions, ginger garlic, green chillies and salt and chilli flakes. Let the onions become translucent. Add in bell peppers, vinegar and soy sauce. Stir fry for few more mins and then add water ( in which we have dissolved corn starch). Allow the water to evaporate. Tofu will become glossy and gravy will thicken up. Garnish with green onions and serve with rice, noodles or quinoa.

If you like Tofu, you might also enjoy these five delicious Tofu recipes from our kitchen:

1. New Delhi Tofu Peas Curry Recipe
2. Tofu Scramble Recipe
3. Tandoori Tofu Recipe
4.Saag Tofu Curry Recipe
5. Tofu Tikka Masala Recipe

Easy Quinoa Salad Recipe | How to make Quinoa Pulao

One pot Quinoa Pulao 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.

Potato Corn Curry Recipe | Aloo Corn Curry Dinner

Aloo (Potatoes) and Sweet Corn make a great combo in this simple yet delicious comforting curry

Ingredients/ Method

2 medium size potatoes
1 finely chopped onion
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
Salt per taste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 cup water
2 medium size tomatoes
1 cup corn
1 tsp curry powder
Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve with Roti (Indian flatbread)

– Fry spices with onions and ginger garlic. Add corn and potatoes. Mix well. Add tomatoes and cook until tender. Add Curry powder. Water if required and cook until curry dish is ready.

Homemade Curry Powder Recipe
Homemade Ginger Garlic paste

How to make Ghiya Badiyan (Amritsari Vadi) – Squash Curry Recipe

Squash Curry (Lauki or Ghiya) with Vadiyan ( Amristari Badi) is quite tasty and healthy. Here’s a simple recipe that you can prepare and enjoy with rice or roti.

Ingredients/Method

1-2 Vadiyan (Lentil crackers)
1-2 long Squash (Ghiya)
1 small onion chopped
2 tomatoes
Salt per taste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder and turmeric
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp curry powder or Kadai masala/ Garam masala
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves
2-3 tbsp oil for cooking
cilantro/ coriander leaves for garnish

– Crush Vadi.
– Chop Squash
– Heat oil in pressure cooker and add cumin seeds. After a min, add onions, ginger garlic paste, salt, turmeric, red chilli powder. Mix well.
– After 2-3 mins, add Vadi. Fry for 2 mins.
– Add tomatoes and let them become tender.
– Next, add Squash. Mix well. Add curry powder and 1/2 cup water.
-Cover the pressure cooker and cook for a 1-2 whistles.
-Let the pressure cooker cool down before opening it.
– Add in dried fenugreek leaves and garnish with cilantro leaves then serve.

If you like Squash/ Ghiya or Lauki as a vegetable, also try our other Squash recipes:

1. Simple Squash curry
2. Ghiya Ka Halwa – Squash Pudding
3. Ghiya ka Raita – Yogurt Preparation
4. Easy Zucchini Curry Recipe
5. Chana Dal with Ghiya recipe

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 🙂

How to make Karahi Chicken | Chicken Curry Recipe Kadhai Chicken

Chicken is my husbands favourite ingredient and he loves curry so its obvious that I make this Kadhai chicken for him often. Kadhai Chicken is a flavourful curry with a blend of various spices. You can enjoy this dish with naan, roti, rice or parantha. Kadhai dishes usually also include bell peppers. Although Kadhai referes to a kind of dish ( sort of Wok) in which the dish is made, you can prepare it in any pan/skillet that you have in your kitchen. Here is a recipe for Kadhai Masala Spice Mix.

Ingredients/ Method for the Recipe

400 gms boneless/skinless chicken
1 cup bell peppers of your choice chopped in bite size pieces
oil for cooking
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
Salt per taste ( 1 tsp worked for us)
2-3 tomatoes
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 onion chopped
Cilantro for garnish
1 tsp dried Fenugreek Leaves
2 tbsp greek yogurt/ Whipping cream or sour cream
optional- Green chillies (chopped)- your choice seeded or deseeded
To prepare Kadhai Masala/Spice blend
(masala would be enough to prepare 1-2 curry dishes)

12-15 Black peppercorn
5-6 green cardamom pods
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1.5 tbsp coriander seeds
5-6 cloves
You can also grind bay leaf and cinnamon stick or use them as such in your dish
Dry roast all your whole spices and then grind them to make a powder (masala) and you it in your dishes ( towards the end of the preparation method)

In a wok, add oil. Let oil become hot and Fry bay leaf and cinnamon stick for 30 secs.
Add ginger-garlic paste and onions. Mix well. Give a minute or two and add salt, turmeric and red chilli powder. Mix well. Cook until onions are no longer raw and change color. About 3-4 mins
Add chillies and tomatoes. Mix well. Cook until tomatoes reduce in volume and no longer raw. This will take 4-5 mins on med heat.
Add chicken. Let it cook for another 2-3 mins and then bell peppers. We dont want peppers to wilt completely. They should maintain some of their crunch. Add some water. Cover and cook until chicken is no longer raw.
Add kadhai masala, Yogurt and fenugreek leaves.
Garnish with cilantro leaves. Mix well and serve.

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.

Easy Veg Chowmein Recipe | Quick Dinner Ideas

Interested in quick, easy, tasty noodles recipe to make at home for your family for dinner or snack, well then check this recipe out. One of my all time favourites. I love it because I get my fix of vegetables as well as noodles with it.
Here are some of our other favourite Noodle recipes that we are sure you will enjoy.

Ingredients:

300 gms of Noodles of your choice. I used Chowmein ( a local brand)
2-3 cup veggies ( I used celery, carrots, onions, mushrooms and peppers)
2-3 tbsp veg oil
2-3 tbsp soy sauce
2-3 tbsp vinegar
2-3 tbsp tomato Ketchup
1 tsp salt
1 tsp blak pepper
1/2 cup sliced onion
250 gms Tofu + soy sauce to season it
1 tbsp each of ginger and garlic crushed
Optional- 1-2 tbsp hot sauce/ garlic chilli sauce

Begin by boiling noodles and set them aside.
In a wok saute your veggies and add seasoning and sauces. Add sesame seeds and sesame oil towards the end and mix in with the noodles. Serve hot.

How to make Mango Kulfi | 3 ingredients only Mango Ice cream Recipe

Mango ice cream is a perfect summer treat and this recipe calls for only 3 ingredients. Who doesn’t like easy homemade mango Kulfi.

Ingredients (Serves 2-3)

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.

If you like ice creams then also do try this Kesar Badam Kulfi – Almond Icecream infused with saffron.. Oh so decadent and delicious.

Kesar Badam Kulfi Recipe

Kadhai Mushroom Recipe | How to make Kadhai Mushroom Curry

Kadhai Mushroom is a flavourful curry with a blend of various spices. You can enjoy this dish with naan, roti, rice or parantha. Kadhai dishes usually also include bell peppers. Although Kadhai referes to a kind of dish ( sort of Wok) in which the dish is made, you can prepare it in any pan/skillet that you have in your kitchen.

Ingredients/ Method for the Recipe

300 gms Mushrooms
1 cup bell peppers of your choice chopped in bite size pieces
oil for cooking
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
Salt per taste ( 1 tsp worked for us)
2-3 pureed tomato
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 onion chopped
Cilantro for garnish
1 tsp dried Fenugreek Leaves
2 tbsp greek yogurt/ Whipping cream or sour cream

To prepare Kadhai Masala/Spice blend

(masala would be enough to prepare 1-2 curry dishes)

12-15 Black peppercorn
5-6 green cardamom pods
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1.5 tbsp coriander seeds
5-6 cloves
You can also grind bay leaf and cinnamon stick or use them as such in your dish
Dry roast all your whole spices and then grind them to make a powder (masala) and you it in your dishes ( towards the end of the preparation method)

In a wok, add oil. Let oil become hot and Fry bay leaf and cinnamon stick for 30 secs.
Add ginger-garlic paste and onions. Mix well. Give a minute or two and add salt, turmeric and red chilli powder. Mix well. Cook until onions are no longer raw and change color.
Add tomatoes puree. Mix well. Cover and cook until tomatoes reduce in volume and no longer raw. This will take 4-5 mins on med heat.
Add mushrooms. Let them cook for another 2 mins and then bell peppers. We dont want peppers to wilt completely. They should maintain some of their crunch.
Add kadhai masala, Yogurt and fenugreek leaves.
Garnish with cilantro leaves. Mix well and serve.

If you like Mushrooms, also try some of our other favourite mushroom recipes:

1. Punjabi Mushroom Curry
2. Mushroom Paneer Masala
3. Tofu Mushroom Fry
4. Mushroom Matar Recipe
5. Mushroom Soup Recipe