Hot and sour vegetable soup


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Hot and sour vegetable soup

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Soups
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

This hot and sour vegetable soup recipe is an easy recipe that can be served as an appetiser or started just before a main course meal. Its a nutritionally loaded, tangy and spicy soup that will leave you wanting for more. This soup can be made with vegetables of your choice.


Ingredients

– 1 Spring onions Thinly Sliced
– 2 French beans Thinly Sliced
– 1/4 Capsicum Thinly Sliced
– 1/4 cup Cabbage cut into cubes
– 2 mushrooms Thinly Sliced
-1/2 tbsp Ginger & garlic paste
-Salt as per taste
– Black pepper to taste
– 3 drops Soy sauce
– 1/4 tbsp Tomato ketchup
– 1/2 tbsp Vinegar


Instructions

1) Take a pan. Add 1 tsp oil and heat it. Add ginger – garlic paste. Sauté for 1 minute.

2) Add all the chopped above listed vegetables in the pan and sauté it on low – medium heat. Stirring continuously.

3) Pour 1 glass vegetable stock to enhance its taste and fragrance. Bring to a boil. Add salt & pepper. Stir well.

4) Add vinegar, soy sauce, tomato ketchup and thin slices mushrooms to the boiling water. Mix well.

5) Serve hot. Garnish with the greens of the spring onions.



Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 75kcal
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Protein: 16g

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Baked yogurt bread rolls

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Baked yogurt bread rolls

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

These easy baked yoghurt bread rolls are light and delicious. These can be a part of your weekend breakfast or even dinner options apart from being served as an evening snack option.


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Ingredients

-2 slices bread fresh
-1 tsp mustard sauce – to spread
– 1 tbsp. – toned milk
-1/2tsp carom seeds (Ajwain)

FILLING
– 1 tbsp. hung curd
– 1 tbsp. finely chopped red bell peppers deseeded or deseeded chopped tomato
– 1/2 cup finely chopped broccoli
– 1 tbsp. peas
– ½ green chili – deseeded & chopped
– 1/2tsp salt and black pepper
– 1/4tsp red chili flakes


Instructions

1) Boil 1 cup water with ½ tsp salt
2) Mash peas with the hands.
3) Put the hung curd in a bowl. Add all other ingredients of the filling to the curd.
4) Cut the sides of slice, keep it flat on a rolling board. Press, applying gentle pressure with a rolling pin so that holes of the bread close.
5) Spread ½ tsp mustard on the slice.
6) Spread a layer of filling. Roll carefully. Seal end by applying some curd. Press well.
7) Brush milk on roll. Spread some carom seeds on a plate
8) At serving time, cover a wire rack of oven with foil. Grease foil lightly. Place the rolls. Grill for about 5 minutes till edges turn little golden. Serve immediately.



Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Serves 2
  • Calories: 235kcal
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 90g
  • Protein: 20g

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Ragi dosa

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Ragi dosa

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 45 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: South Indian
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Ragi Dosa are nothing but finger millet crepes/pancakes made with ragi flour. This gluten free recipe can be served as a Breakfast or Dinner meal with a side accompaniment of home made chutneys/raita’s or vegetable and dal preparations like Sambhar. Ragi is easily digestible and very nutritious and is excellent for infants, lactating mothers and for those recovering from illnesses.


Ingredients

  • Ragi flour-1 cup
  • Rice flour-1/4th cup
  • Sour curd-1/4th cup
  • Green chilli chopped-1
  • Coriander leaves chopped-2 tbsp.
  • Oil-1 tbsp.
  • Salt-as per taste
  • Water-as required to make thin consistency

Instructions

1. Take Ragi flour, rice flour, chopped green chillies and curd in a large bowl.

2. Add 1½ cups water and salt. Mix well and keep batter aside for 30 minutes to settle. Batter should have pouring consistency like buttermilk. If required, add more water to get the required consistency.

3. Add chopped onion and coriander leaves and stir to mix well.

4. Heat dosa tawa/griddle over medium flame. Stir the batter before making each dosa. When tawa is medium hot (see tips), smear oil on the surface, take ladle full batter and pour it over tawa (from the 2-3 inches height) from center to the side in circular motion. Try to keep few empty gaps in between to allow it cook evenly. Do not spread the batter. Drizzle 1-teaspoon oil around the edges of dosa and cook until color of top surface changes to brown, it will take approx. 1-minute over medium flame.

5. Ease out dosa with spatula and flip it over another side, cook for 30-40 seconds over medium flame.

6. Turn off flame. Fold crisp and hot ragi dosa and transfer to a serving plate and serve with coconut chutney.



Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 250-260Kcal
  • Fat: 18-20g
  • Carbohydrates: 35-40g
  • Protein: 8-10g

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Ragi idli

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Ragi idli

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: South Indian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Ragi idli is a healthy and delicious breakfast recipe from South India which is made from Ragi (Finger Millet) flour. It is also known by the name of Nachni in Maharashtra, Mandua in Hindi, Ragulu in Telugu and Kezhvargu in Tamil. It is a nutrient dense grain and is referred to as a local superfood since it is a great source of calcium, iron and essential amino acids. This Ragi idli recipe is quick to make and can be served as a breakfast, lunch or even a dinner meal with homemade chutneys/ salsa/ pickle/ raita/ curd/ vegetable sabzi or curries.


Ingredients

  • Parboiled rice-75 g
  • Urad dal-50g
  • Fenugreek-1/4 th tbsp.
  • Ragi flour-100g
  • Water-as required (for consistency)

Instructions

1. Wash and soak the rice, dal & methi seeds together for two hours. Add the required water and grind everything all together adding required salt & water. Lastly add the Ragi flour, grind for few minutes. Remove and ferment overnight or 10 hours.

2. After fermentation, batter would be doubled and sometimes overflow too. Stir well and make idlis.

3. Heat water in an idli vessel or steamer. Mix the fermented Ragi idli batter well and pour a ladle of batter into the idli moulds and place it inside the steamer or idli cooker.

4. Steam cook for 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the idli comes out clean. Once done sprinkle water and remove from the mould after 2-3 minutes.

5. Serve hot with sambhar or chutney of your choice.



Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 220-230Kcal
  • Fat: 10-12g
  • Carbohydrates: 40-50g
  • Protein: 20-25g

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Jowar flour and tomato cheela

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Jowar flour and tomato cheela

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Diabetic

Description

Jowar is mainly used for making bhakris or rotis which at times become time consuming . Jowar dosas are an great alternative to them. They are super quick, tasty, healthy, gluten free, protein rich and highly recommended for diabetics, cardiac patients


Ingredients

  • -1/4 cup Jowar flour
    -1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
    -1/4 cup Makki Ka Atta (Yellow Corn Meal Flour)

-1/3 cup Onions finely chopped
-1/3 cup Green Chillies finely chopped
– 2tbsp Coriander (Dhania) Leaves finely chopped
-Salt to taste
-1/2 tbsp Red chilli powder
– Water as needed
– Cooking oil for greasing


Instructions

1. In a mixing bowl, combine the Jowar flour, whole wheat flour, maize flour, onions, tomatoes, green chillies, coriander leaves, salt, red chilli powder and start adding water gradually to make a thin batter.

2. Making sure that batter should be of pouring consistency.

3. Heat a non stick tava on medium heat, grease it with oil. Pour a ladleful of batter on tava; spread it in a circular motion.

4. Drizzle some oil on the chila and around the edges. Cook on medium low flame.

5. Flip the cheela and cook it from both the sides until golden brown in colour.

6. Repeat same process to make more chilas with the remaining batter.

7. Serve Jowar vegetable Cheela along with coriander chutney.



Nutrition

  • Calories: 100kcal
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Protein: 7g

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Sautéed vegetables

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Sautéed vegetables

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

Here’s how to make one of the best and tastiest sauteed vegetables which are flavour packed, crisp and colourful! This rainbow coloured recipe is also enhanced with vegan protein such as the Tofu or one can even add any other source of protein like Paneer to enhance the nutritive value as well as the taste.


Ingredients


Instructions

  1.  Heat oil in a frying pan.
  2.  Add garlic and chili, sauté. Add broccoli, french beans, corn and again sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  3.  Add Tofu or cottage cheese and sauté for another 1-2minutes.
  4.  Add salt, freshly crushed black pepper and oregano.
  5. Sprinkle roasted sesame seeds on top.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 241Kcal
  • Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Protein: 15.5g

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Spinach raita

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Spinach raita

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Cuisine: South Asian cuisine
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This spinach raita is a popular accompaniment to almost every Indian meal. It is made using simple ingredients like curd/yoghurt, spinach leaves and herbs and spices to make it flavoursome. You can also add other vegetables of your choice to this dip and make it more nutritious.



Instructions

  1.  Wash and blanch spinach.
  2.  Drain water and finely chop them.
  3.  Whisk curd.
  4. Add Sugar, Roasted cumin seed powder, salt, rock salt and chili powder.
  5.  Add chopped spinach to it.
  6. Adjust the consistency by adding some water if required.
  7.  Mix well. Serve chilled.

Notes

If hung curd is used instead, this can be used as an excellent dip with various starters.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 5
  • Calories: 79Kcal
  • Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Protein: 7g

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Sweet potato -chickpeas kebab

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Sweet potato-chickpeas kebab

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern cuisine
  • Diet: Diabetic

Description

This Sweet potato and chickpeas kebab is a healthy and nutritious kebab recipe made with sweet potatoes, legumes, spices and herbs.You can serve it as a snack or even as a light Breakfast/lunch/dinner meal option with a side of a heart bowl of vegetable soup or salad. Serve theses kebabs along with a dip or sauce of your choice.



Instructions

  1.  Overnight soak chick peas in water.
  2.  Pressure cook them till they are soft, drain and keep aside.
  3.  Boil sweet potatoes, peel and mashed them thoroughly.
  4.  Mash green peas and chick peas in a grinder.
  5. Grind ginger and chili into paste.
  6.  Heat 2tsp oil in a pan. Add ginger chili paste and sauté foe 2 minutes. Add gram flour and sauté for 5-7 minutes till it is roasted.
  7.  Add green peas and chick peas paste, add mashed potatoes. Saute for another 5 minutes.
  8.  Add roasted cumin powder, black pepper and salt to taste, lemon juice and mix well.
  9.  Let the mixture cool down. Divide the mixture in five portions. Make six kebabs of each portion.
  10. Heat 2tsp oil in a grill- pan. Place the kebabs on it and cook for 2 minutes on each side.
  11.  Serve hot with coriander chutney and tamarind chutney and some salad on side.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 264Kcal
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 14g

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Vegetable raita

 

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Vegetable raita

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Cuisine: South Asian cuisine
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This mixed vegetable raita is a popular condiment served with almost every Indian meal as a dip especially during summers. This is a no cook, easy recipe make with curd or yoghurt, carrots, cucumber, onions, tomatoes and any other vegetables of your choice.


Ingredients

  • Curd-500g
  • Carrots -50g finely chopped
  • Cucumber-100g finely chopped
  • Onion- 50g finely chopped
  • Tomatoes -100g deseeded and finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves -20g finely chopped
  • Green chili-1 pc.finely chopped
  • Roasted cumin seed powder-10g
  • Red chili powder -1/2 tsp
  • Rock salt-1/2 tsp.
  • Sugar-1/2 tsp.
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1.  Whisk curd.
  2.  Add sugar, roasted cumin seed powder, salt, rock salt and chili powder.
  3.  Add chopped vegetables to it.
  4. Adjust the consistency by adding some water if required.
  5. Mix well. Serve chilled


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 5
  • Calories: 85 kcal
  • Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 84 g
  • Protein: 5.5g

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