Chana dal dosa

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Chana dal dosa

  • Author: Shampa Banerjee
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: South Indian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Dosa is a very popular South Indian food. Chana Dal Dosa is a variety of the regular Dosa we eat. It is primarily eaten during breakfast. Chana Dal Dosa is a pure combination of health and taste. It combines cereal protein and pulse protein to improve the overall quality of protein that goes in our body. Chana Dal Dosa can be served with Sambar and Chutney.


Ingredients

  • Rice : 1/2 cup
  • Chana dal: ¼ cup
  • Urad dal: 1 tbsp.
  • Fenugreek seeds: 1/4th
  • Green chilli: 1-2 nos.
  • Salt as per taste

Instructions

  1. Soak rice, urad dal , chana dal and fenugreek seeds in water for 4-5 hours
  2. Then put rice, urad dal, chana dal and fenugreek seeds in a mixer-grinder. Add water and grind to make a smooth paste.
  3. Transfer the batter into a deep bowl and mix well. Cover the lid and keep aside to ferment in a warm place for 10-12 hours.
  4. Once fermented, add 2 tbsp of water and salt. Mix well to make a smooth dosa batter.
  5. Heat a non –stick tava in high flame then sprinkle little water on tava and wipe it off
  6. Pour a ladleful of batter on it and spread it in a circular motion.
  7. Smear a little oil over it and cook on medium flame till the dosa turns golden brown and crisp
  8. Serve with sambhar and chutney


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 126Kcal
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Protein: 6g

Keywords: #healthybreakfast

Moong Dal Cheela/Pancake Recipe

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Moong Dal Cheela/Pancake Recipe

  • Author: Mubarra
  • Prep Time: 5 - 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minute
  • Category: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Moong dal Cheela/Pancake is a healthy, delicious and quick to make recipe that can be consumed as a breakfast or snack item. It can be made with minimal ingredients and within minutes given, that the Moong dal is soaked overnight or for few hours before preparation. It can be served without any sides but it tastes best when served with homemade chutneys/pickle/curd/raita.

 


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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Moong Dal (whole or split with husk) 
  • 1 tablespoon Green Peas
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • 2 teaspoons of finely chopped Onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon of finely chopped Ginger 
  • 1/4 teaspoon of finely chopped  Coriander leaves 
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4  teaspoon of finely chopped Green Chili 
  • 1  teaspoon ghee or Oil

Instructions

  • Wash and soak the moong dal for around 3-4 hours prior to making the batter.
  • Then take the soaked and drained moong dal, blend it in a mixer along with green chillies, green peas, ginger, using little water to make a thick paste.
  • In a bowl, add onion, coriander leaves, salt and the blended moong dal and peas paste.
  • Mix well and add water to make a thin dosa like batter. Remember to add water in small batches to get your desired consistency (Medium thick consistency)
  • Heat a large nonstick frying pan on medium-high heat. Add a little oil to coat the pan.
  • Pour a ladle full of batter when the pan is hot and flatten out until 1cm thick. 
  • Pour a little oil on either side and cook until golden brown.
  • Flip and cook on the other side. 
  • Serve hot with any Chutney/Pickle/Salsa/Curry

Notes

The Moong dal Cheela/Pancake can be stuffed with or topped with vegetables of your choice to make it more nutritionally balanced.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 167.75 Kcal
  • Fat: 5.325 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.11 g
  • Protein: 8.79 g

Keywords: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack, healthy, vegetarian, Protein, weightloss

Paneer Tikka

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Paneer Tikka

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Diabetic

Description

Paneer tikka is a healthy, delicious and easy to make recipe that can be consumed as a snack or main course. It can be made with minimal oil. Since it is a grilled food its healthy and suitable for weight loss too.  It can be served without any sides but it tastes best when served with homemade chutneys, dips, raita and onion salad.


Ingredients

  • Paneer -200 Gram
  • Red Bell pepper-1/2
  • Green bell pepper- 1/2
  • Onion- 1 medium size

For Marination

  • Curd- 200 gram
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1 tablespoon
  • Ajwain powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
  • Dry mango powder-1 tsp
  • Chaat masala- 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt-as per taste

 

 

 


Instructions

Method

  • Cut paneer in 2” square shape.
  • Cut onion, capsicum in square shape

Marination

  • In a large Bowl, Take curd and whisk it till it becomes smooth.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and all the spices and powder
  • Mix it well.
  • Add vegetables and paneer into the marinate.
  • Marinate for at least 2 hours
  • Skewer the vegetables and paneer alternately on skewers.
  • Bake paneer tikka for 15-20 minutes at 240 degree.
  • Serve it with coriander or mint chutney.

 

 


Notes

More vegetables can be added like mushrooms, cauliflower, broccoli while marination. We can make different variety of paneer tikka by adding coriander chutney to the marination mix.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 420
  • Fat: 16g
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 18g

Keywords: Vegetarian snack, Healthy Snack, High protein, Vegetarian Dinner option,

Mixed Vegetables preparation

 

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Mixed Vegetables preparation


Description

This mixed vegetables preparation with added Paneer is not only easy to prepare, but also has the goodness of vegetables and different flavours from the spices used which makes it an overall delectable nutritious dish.


Ingredients

Onion (freshly chopped) – 1 medium

Mushrooms – 6 – 8 (sliced)

French beans – 4 – 6 (chopped)

Green capsicum – ¼ (chopped)

Yellow bell pepper – ¼ (chopped)

Tomato (deseeded) – ¼ (chopped)

Cauliflower florets – 2-3

Paneer – 100 gms

Carrot – ½ (chopped)

Green peas (boiled) – ½ cup

Salt – to taste

Turmeric powder – ½ tsp

Red chili powder – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Garam Masala – ½ tsp

Tandoori Masala – 1 tsp

Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tsp


Instructions

1) Take a heavy bottomed kadhai. Add oil and heat it. Add cumin seeds and sauté for a minute.

2) Add chopped onions and stir well. Sauté till transparent. Add salt and mix well.

3) Add all the above listed chopped vegetables to the sautéed onion and cover it with a lid. Cook for 4-5 minutes on low medium heat stirring occasionally.

4) Add boiled peas and mix well. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes.

5) Add seasonings: Turmeric powder, salt, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, tandoori masala. Mix well.

6) Add chopped deseeded tomato to the pan and mix it well. Cover and cook on low medium heat.

7) Add paneer cubes to the vegetables and mix well. Cover and cook on low medium heat.

8) Add freshly chopped coriander leaves on top. Serve hot and garnish with chopped ginger on the top.



Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 65 - 75 KCAL
  • Fat: 5 - 7 GM
  • Carbohydrates: 15 - 20 GM
  • Protein: 4 - 6 GM

 

Aloo – Peas (Dry)

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ALOO – PEAS (Dry)

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30

Description

This Aloo-Peas dry preparation is an easy and simple North Indian cuisine recipe prepared with basic ingredients : Potatoes and peas. This vegan and gluten free recipes makes and excellent pairing with steamed rice/roti for as an ideal lunch or dinner choice.


Ingredients

Potato – 2 medium size (diced)

Peas – ½ cup (half boiled)

Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp

Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp

Fennel seeds – ¼ tsp

Green chilies – 1-2 finely chopped

Red chili powder – ½ tsp

Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Amchoor powder – ¼ tsp

Garam masala – ¼ tsp

Salt – to taste


Instructions

  1. Heat a non-stick pan. Add 1 tbsp. oil. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, green chilies. Mix well.
  2. Add diced potato to the pan, half boiled peas, mix well.
  3. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt. Mix well.
  4. Simmer the flame & cover the pan with the lid.
  5. Stir occasionally & check if the vegetables are soft.
  6. Add the remaining seasonings & mix well.
  7. Cover the pan & cook for 1-2 minutes more. Stir it well.
  8. Add some coriander leaves & mix.
  9. Serve hot with a drop of lemon juice over it.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 100 - 110
  • Fat: 7 - 10
  • Carbohydrates: 35 - 40
  • Protein: 6 - 8

Hummus dip

 

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Hummus dip

  • Author: shampa Banerjee
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Description

Hummus is an extremely popular dip that is widely used all across the Middle-East. Hummus is made with chickpeas, sesame seeds and some other healthy spices. It is both healthy and tasty, and literally takes minutes to prepare.


Ingredients

  • Chickpeas : 25g
  • Olive oil: 2 tsp.
  • Sesame seeds:10 g
  • Coriander powder: 1/2 tsp.
  • Paprika powder: ½ tsp.
  • Garlic pods: 2-3 nos.
  • Lime :1 no
  • Salt as per taste

Instructions

  1. Soak raw chickpeas in water overnight.
  2. Boil chickpeas and put them in a container. Also keep the water in another pot.
  3. In a frying pan roast sesame seeds. Put the roasted sesame seeds and add a teaspoon of olive oil on a mixing bowl. Mix them well to make tahini paste.
  4. Put tahini paste, boiled chickpeas, garlic pods, lemon juice, roasted cumin powder, olive oil (1/2 tsp.) and salt in a mixer-grinder. First mix them without water and then add water which was used for boiling chickpeas.
  5. Mix well and serve adding olive oil (1/2 tsp.) and paprika powder on top.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 116Kcal
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Protein: 7g

Bhetki paturi

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BHETKI PATURI (Barramundi Fish Wrapped in Banana Leaf)

  • Author: Shampa Banerjee
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Cuisine: Bengali

Description

Bhetki Paturi is a popular Bengali dish where fillets of Bhetki fish are cooked by wrapping them in banana leaves. This recipe can be prepared using other types of fish as well. To prepare Paturi very little oil is needed as the cooking is mostly done by steam. Bhetki Paturi is both incredibly delicious and healthy.


Ingredients

  • Bhetki fillet : 2 pcs (200 g)
  • Mustard oil: 1 tsp.
  • Poppy seeds: 1 tbsp.
  • White mustard seeds: 1 tbsp.
  • Turmeric powder: 1 tsp.
  • Curd: 1 tbsp. (Optional)
  • Green chilli :2-3 nos.
  • Lime :1 no
  • Salt as per taste
  • Banana leaf / foil paper (For covering the fish)

Instructions

  • Marinate the bhetki fillets with 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice and salt for 15 minutes.
  • Mix white mustard, poppy seeds and green chillies well in a mixer-grinder with one teaspoon of water.
  • Add turmeric powder, salt, curd and mustard oil and mix until a smooth paste is formed.
  • Cover the bhetki fillets with the mixture evenly and add 2-3 drops of mustard oil on top.
  • Take a rectangular banana leaf and place one spiced up bhetki fillet on it. Cover the fillet properly with the leaf using a thread. If you are using aluminium foil instead of banana leaves, make sure to cover the fillet properly. Repeat the process with the second fillet.
  • Place both the covered bhetki fillets onto a pan and close the lid. Cook for about 3-4 minutes on medium flame. Turn them upside down and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Turn off the flame and leave them inside the pan for another 5 minutes with covered lid.

 


Notes

  • Serve bhetki paturi with brown rice or pulao.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 225 kcal
  • Sugar: 0
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Protein: 31g

Keywords: #healthyfish #omega3fattyacids #hearthealth