Peas Curry

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Peas Curry

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 -10 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minute
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Method: Saute
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Peas curry is a healthy, delicious and easy to make recipe that can be consumed as a main course with rice or chapati or parantha. It can be consumed as a healthy breakfast option too. It is a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin E and Zinc.


Ingredients

  • Green peas- 200g shelled

  • Green chilly – 2 chopped

  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp

  • Salt – as per taste

  • Chopped onion – 2 small

  • Turmeric powder- 1/4th tsp

  • Coriander powder – 1tsp

  • Cooking oil- 1tbsp

  • Coriander leaves – for garnishing


Instructions

To prepare Masala:

  1. Add oil in a pan and heat it over medium flame. Once the oil is sufficiently hot, add onions and sauté till they turn little pinkish in hue.

  2. Then add chopped tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes, while stirring continuously.

  3. Add green chilies, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder and 1/4 cup of water. Stir well and cook for another minute.

  4. Add green peas and salt. Stir it until it is evenly mixed. When the peas are cooked properly and the gravy starts to thicken, remove from the flame.

  5. Transfer peas curry in a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.


Notes

Crushed Kasuri methi leaves can also be added to enhance the flavour.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 110Kcal
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Protein: 6g

Keywords: Vegan, Diabetic friendly, Healthy breakfast option, Main dish, Vegan food, Vegan lunch.

Paneer Do Pyaza

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Paneer Do Pyaza

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes

Description

Paneer Do Pyaza is a gravy-based Indo-Pakistani Mughlai recipes that use plenty of onions to add both body and flavor, with the onions cooked in two different ways and incorporated into the recipe at different times. Paneer dopiaza is a dish, half the onions are blended into a paste, with aromatic spices, garlic, ginger, and a mild souring agent like tomato or yoghurt (or powdered unripe mango) or lemon/lime in Hyderabadi Cuisine), and briefly cooked with a little oil until fragrant, before the main ingredient is added and the mixture cooked down further to form a thick gravy. The remaining onions are sliced and deep-fried until browned and crisp to serve as a topping, which is added to the dish just before serving.


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Ingredients

  • 100 gms Paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 2medium Onion
  • 1 Green Chili, de-seeded and chopped
  • 1 tspKasuri Methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • 1 large Tomato
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Green Cardamom
  • 1 small piece of Bay Leaf
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Coriander Leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Water

Instructions

1) Cut paneer into 1-inch cubes. Finely chop tomatoes into puree.

2) Finely chop 1 onion. Cut remaining onion into 4 equal parts and separate its layers. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan and sauté onion layers until light brown. Transfer them to a plate.

3) Heat ½ tsp oil in the same pan. Add cumin seeds, green cardamom and bay leaf, when they begin to sizzle, add chopped onion and sauté until light brown.

4) Add grated ginger garlic paste and green chili; sauté for a minute.

5) Add crushed tomato puree and sauté until oil starts to separate.

6) Add kasurimethi, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, sugar and salt; mix well and cook for 1 minute.

7) Add paneer cubes, shallow fried onions, 1/2 cup water and cook for 3-4 minutes.

8) Transfer prepared sabzi to serving bowl. Garnish paneer do pyaza with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.



Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 160 – 170 KCAL
  • Fat: 15 – 17 GM
  • Carbohydrates: 25 – 30 GM
  • Protein: 10 – 12 GM

Palak Paneer

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Palak Paneer


Description

Palak paneer is a vegetarian dish, consisting of paneer (a type of cottage cheese) in a thick paste made from pureed spinach. Palak paneer is prepared by first boiling and pureeing spinach. The puree is then mixed with sauted tomatoes and onions. Grilled cubes of paneer are then added to the puree. Palak paneer is typically spiced with ginger, garlic, tomatoes, garam masala, turmeric, chili powder and cumin. Paneer contains high biological value protein and spinach contain Iron, insoluble fibre, soluble fiber. this recipe is good for diabetic, weight loss or any eye related issues.


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Ingredients

34 cups roughly chopped spinach

1 green chili (deseeded)

1 tsp ginger & garlic paste

1 medium chopped onion

1 medium chopped tomato

1/3 tsp cumin seeds

1/3 tsp turmeric powder

½ tsp red chili powder

1/3 tsp garam masala (optional)

1 tej patta

35 pc paneer

1 tsp kasuri methi

Salt to taste


Instructions

1) Rinse spinach leaves in running water. Remove the stems.

2) Boil 3 cups water in a pan, add ½ tsp salt to the hot water and stir. Add spinach leaves and stir. Let the leaves settle in water for a minute.

3) After 3 minutes, strain by reserving the spinach stock.

4) Immediately add spinach leaves in a pan or bowl containing ice cold water which helps preserving the green color of the spinach. Allow the leaves to be in cold water for 5-7 minutes.

5) Drain the leaves and grind to a fine paste with green chili, ginger and garlic.

6) Make a smooth spinach puree and keep it aside.

7) Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add chopped onions and cook till golden brown in color.

8) Add tej patta, chopped ginger and garlic and chopped tomatoes and all the seasonings. Cook till oil separates. Stir well.

9) Add spinach puree and stir well. Add ½ cup water and give it a boil.

10) Cook it for 10 minutes till the gravy thickens.

11) Add paneer cubes to the gravy, stir gently on low flame and stir softly.

12) Serve hot with ginger juliennes on top.



Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 210 - 220 KCAL
  • Fat: 15 - 20 GM
  • Carbohydrates: 30 - 35 GM
  • Protein: 12 - 15 GM

Baked dal vadas

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Baked Dal vadas

  • Author: Sanjana
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4

Description

Chana dal vada is a popular snack in Maharashtra and Gujarat, India. Traditionally, it is made by frying.  But if you love it and looking out for an healthier variation , then do try this baked style dal vadas!!


Ingredients

  1. Soaked Chana dal: 1 cup
  2. Finely chopped onions: ½ cup
  3. Finely chopped garlic: 1 tsp
  4. Ginger-Green chilli paste: 1 Tsp
  5. Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
  6. Chopped coriander leaves: 1 tsp
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Ghee- 1tsp

Instructions

  1. Keep aside one spoonful of soaked chana dal.
  2. In a mixer-grinder bowl, add the remaining soaked chana dal and grind into a coarse paste.
  3. In a bowl take the coarsely grounded chana dal paste, add chopped onions and coriander, salt, turmeric, chopped garlic, ginger- green chilli paste, the kept aside 1 spoon of soaked channa dal and mix well.
  4. Heat up an appam stand, add in a droplet of ghee into each cavity. Pour in ladle full of mixture into each cavity, cover and cook it for 5 minutes.
  5. Flip the vadas to other side, cover and cook again for 5 minutes till done.
  6. Serve it piping hot with coriander mint chutney

Notes

  1. Sufficient soaking of chana dal is needed to that it grinds well without using much water and turns crisp without the need to add the baking soda. Soak for 5-6 hours
  2. Do not add water while grinding the Chana dal. And if there is a need for water, add in spoon by spoon. Keep the batter as water free as possible.
  3. If you do not have appam stand, you can bake it in oven at 200C for 10 mins

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Serves 1
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 8.3g
  • Protein: 10.6g

Oats Poha

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Oats Poha


Description

Oats Poha is a savoury dish originating from the Indian Subcontinent, most common in South Indian breakfast, cooked as a thick porridge from dry roasted semolina or coarse rice flour. Oats poha is a healthy breakfast and a healthier version of Rice flakes Poha. This can be consumed in the breakfast as well as snack items. Various seasonings and/or vegetables are often added during the cooking, depending on individual preferences. Today it is popular in most parts of India and is prepared in various ways. This recipe is good for weight loss, diabetic and heart diseases as it is rich in fiber.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup vegetables (Chopped carrots, peas, capsicum )
  • 1 tomato medium sized
  • 1 onion thinly sliced medium
  • ¾ cup water (adjust as needed)
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 pinch Turmeric
  • Oil as needed
  • 34 Cashewnuts
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • Coriander leaves as needed

Instructions

  • Dry roast oats until golden or they begin to smell good. Set aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil. Add mustard seeds ,allow to crackle.
  • Add cashew nuts and saute till they are lightly browned
  • Add onions and fry until they turn slightly golden or pink.
  • Saute vegetables carrot, capsicum,  peas for 2 to 3 mins. Add chopped tomatoes, sprinkle salt and turmeric.
  • Cook until the tomatoes turn completely mushy.
  • Add chili powder
  • Mix and fry for 2 to 3 minutes until it smells good.
  • Add water and bring it to a boil.
  • Add oats and stir well.
  • Cover and cook. If needed add more or less water to adjust the consistency.
  • Add coriander leaves.
  • Serve it hot


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 225 Kcal
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 4 g

Lotus Stem Curry

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LOTUS STEM CURRY


Description

These luscious Lotus sets are a great source of dietary fibre, phytonutrients and other source of vitamins and minerals. It helps reduce stress, water retention and is great for skin, hair and those who have hypertension. They can be boiled, air fried, added into salads or even eaten raw. Try out this lotus stem curry and surprise your friends and family with this delicious treat.


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Ingredients

1 medium size Lotus Stem – cut into small rounds

1 Green Chilly, finely chopped

½ Tsp Cumin

Masalas:

Salt, to taste

1/4 TspTurmeric

½ Tsp Red Chili powder.

1 tspDhania Powder.

¼ tsp garam masala

 


Instructions

  • Thoroughly clean the Lotus Stems by scrubbing off all visible traces of mud off them. Run water through the holes till they are clean.
  • Peel, wash once again and cut into medium sized rounds.
  • In a pressure cooker add the chopped Lotus stem with enough water to cover them, add salt and pressure cook till half cooked (2-3 whistles should be good) When done, keep aside, with the water.
  • Heat a heavy bottomed Kadhai and add Oil to it.
  • When the Oil heats up add the Jeera and wait for it to pop.
  • Add the chopped Green Chilies and sauté till they don’t seem raw anymore.
  • Fry well, till the masalas are cooked and Oil starts leaving the mixture.
  • Add this cooked mix to the semi cooked Lotus Stem in the cooker. Add water if required.
  • Pressure cook till done (2-3 whistles).
  • Serve hot with Rice or chapattis.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 100 - 110 KCAL
  • Fat: 3 - 6 GM
  • Carbohydrates: 14 – 18 GM
  • Protein: 4-6 GM

Hara Bhara Kebab

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Hara Bhara Kebab


Description

Hara bhara kebabs are vegetarian kebabs made using fresh ingredients. It is a quick energy boosting snack which can can also serve as a starter, or side dish or even part of a light dinner option.


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Ingredients

¼ bunch spinach leaves

1/2 tsp oil

12 green chili, finely chopped

¼ capsicum, finely chopped

¼ cup beans, chopped

1 tbsp. peas, fresh / frozen

½ potato, boiled and grated

1 tbsp. paneer / cottage cheese, crumbled

1 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped

¼ tbsp corn flour

½ tbsp breadcrumbs

½ tsp red chili powder

½ tsp coriander powder

¼ tsp amchur

¼ tsp garam masala powder

salt to taste

½ cup breadcrumbs, to coat

2 cashews, halved

oil for greasing


Instructions

  1. Firstly, in a large kadhai heat oil and add green chili, also add capsicum and sauté till the moisture disappears. Further add beans and peas. sauté well.
  2. Transfer to the blender and allow to cool completely. Blend to coarse paste along with blanched spinach. Transfer the blended paste into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Also add grated potato, paneer and coriander leaves. Further add corn flour and breadcrumbs. Add in the spices and salt. Mix well.
  4. Grease hands with oil and make a small patty. Cover the patties with bread crumbs and garnish with cashew.
  5. Now AIR FRY the prepared patties (stirring occasionally).
  6. Finally, serve hara bara kabab with coriander chutney.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 130 – 140 KCAL
  • Fat: 10 – 12 GM
  • Carbohydrates: 15 – 20 GM
  • Protein: 6 – 8 GM

Oats banana pancake

 

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Oats banana pancake

  • Author: Sanjana
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Category: breakfast
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Delicious gluten free Oats banana pancakes are wholesome, heart friendly and nutritious breakfast  choice for the whole family. Quick and easy to prepare dish, an great way to kickstart your day!!!


Ingredients

  1. Oats Flour: 1/2 cup
  2. Ripe banana small mashed: 1
  3. Milk: 50ml
  4. Cinnamon Powder: 1/4th tsp

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients and whisk well to form a batter of a pouring consistency.
  2. Heat up a non stick tawa, add a ladle full of batter and spread a bit into a thick circle.
  3. Flip over and let it cook on other side.
  4. Serve hot

Notes

  1. You can make the batter a night before and refrigerate.
  2. For garnishing, you can use nuts or berries of your choice
  3. For egg lovers, you can use one whole egg and whisk it along with the batter

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1- Makes 2 pancakes
  • Fat: 7.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.7g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Protein: 9.4g

Keywords: Gluten free, Oats, easy breakfast ideas, continental, pancakes

Gobi (Cauliflower) Masala

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Gobi (Cauliflower) masala


Description

Gobi (Cauliflower) masala is one of the easiest recipes to make. This flavourful and healthy dish is one of the most commonly made side dishes since Cauliflower is a popular vegetable available all year round. It can be served as a side with Roti/Flat bread/steamed rice.


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Ingredients

250 gms Cauliflower (cut into small florets)

12 Green chilies (deseeded)

1 small Onion, finely chopped

1 tsp Garlic paste & Ginger paste

1 large Tomato, finely chopped

1 tsp cooking Oil

1 tsp roasted Cumin seeds

1 Bay leaf

¼ tsp Turmeric

Salt – to taste

¼ tsp Garam Masala

½ tsp Red chili powder

½ tsp Coriander powder

To garnish freshly chopped Coriander leaves


Instructions

  • Heat oil and add the cumin seeds and the bay leaves.
  • When seeds splutter, add chopped onions, ginger and garlic and sauté till brown and fat separates.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric, salt, garam masala, red chili powder and the coriander powder, and stir fry till the fat separates.
  • Add Gobi and deseeded green chilies and sauté over high heat till the vegetables is soft and tender.
  • Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, covered till cooked through.
  • Serve hot, garnished with freshly chopped coriander leaves.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 110 - 120 KCAL
  • Fat: 6 - 8 GM
  • Carbohydrates: 12 - 15 GM
  • Protein: 4 - 6 gm

Fish and vegetable stir fry

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Fish and vegetable stir fry


Description

This healthy Fish stir fry will knock you off your feet and is a light protein packed dish that will keep you full and satisfied all day, which means less cravings. This recipe is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and B Vitamins and is a sure delectable dish.


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Ingredients

1 tsp vegetable oil

1 serving boneless fish fillets (sliced)

2 medium onions

23 French Beans

23 baby corns (sliced)

¼ carrot (sliced)

¼ Bell pepper

1 tsp. Soy Sauce

1 tsp. Sweet chili sauce

1 tsp. Ginger – Garlic paste

Salt – to taste

Cilantro / Coriander leaves (for garnishing)


Instructions

) Heat oil in a frying pan on high flame. Stir-fry fish fillets for 2-3 mins until cooked through. Transfer it to a plate.2) Add all the vegetables listed above to the same wok. Stir-fry for 3-5 mins until soft.

4) Toss all the vegetables with fish fillets. Add Soy sauce and sweet chili sauce. Serve hot topped with freshly chopped coriander/ cilantro.



Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 250 - 260 KCAL
  • Fat: 15 - 18 GM
  • Carbohydrates: 30 - 40 GM
  • Protein: 20 - 23 GM
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