Lentil- Quinoa salad with chickpeas

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Lentil- Quinoa salad with chickpeas

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Diabetic

Description

This Lentil Quinoa and chickpea salad recipe is a classic gluten free and heart friendly recipe flavoured with lemon and fresh mint. Since this salad is rich in protein and fibre, this will keep you full for longer and can be served as a snack or even a Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner option coupled with a heart bowl of green leafy vegetable soup.


Ingredients

-3/4th cup Lentils : Washed and soaked for 2 hours and cooked till they become soft.
– 100gm Chick peas : Soaked overnight and boiled till they are cooked.
-1/4 cup Quinoa : Washed thoroughly and soaked for 10 minutesboiling water. Drain excess water.
– 150g Cauliflower florets : blanched
– 200g Carrot : Cut into thick slices and blanched.
– 4 Garlic cloves minced.
– 2 big Onion sliced
-1 cup parsley, Finely chopped
-3tsp Lemon juice
– Salt to taste
– 2tsp Pepper
– 3tsp Olive oil


Instructions

1. Heat oil in pan. Add garlic and sauté for some time.
2. Add onion slices and sauté for 2 minutes.
3. Add cauliflower and carrots and sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
4. Add lentils, chick peas and quinoa and sauté for 1 minute. Add salt, pepper and mix well.
5. Remove from fire.
6. Add parsley and lemon juice and mix well.



Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Serves 5
  • Calories: 158kcal
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 8g

Quinoa pasta

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Quinoa pasta

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner/Lunch
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This vegan and gluten free recipe is a delicious and healthy recipe which can be prepared in well under 30 minutes. Quinoa is a super grain and having it in the form of delicious pasta is an ingenious idea! Quinoa is not only rich in protein, but also has high fibre, magnesium, b vitamins, calcium and various essential vitamins and minerals.


Ingredients

  • Quinoa Pasta: 200g
  • French Beans: 50g
  • Cherry tomatoes:18pcs
  • Broccoli: 200g
  • Garlic cloves: 3-4
  • Olive oil: 10ml
  • Chili flakes to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Oregano to taste.
  • Parsley Chopped 1-2tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta till al dente. Strain.
  2. Heat pan, add oil and heat.
  3. Add chopped garlic, sauté, add French beans, broccoli sauté till these are partially cooked.
  4. Add cherry tomatoes, sauté, add salt, freshly crushed black pepper.
  5. Add Pasta, mix well. Adjust salt.
  6. Turn off the heat. Add chili flakes to taste, dried oregano.
  7. Garnish with chopped Parsley.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3
  • Calories: 345Kcal
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Fiber: 15g
  • Protein: 20g

Quinoa salad

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Quinoa salad

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

This nutritious Quinoa Sala is easy to prepare and is a quick make which can be consumed as a snack or even a Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner meal option with a side bowl of healthy soup.  Quinoa is a great source of protein and is an  ideal choice for someone who follows a vegetarian diet as it contains all 9 essential amino acids.


Ingredients

  • Water-1 – 3/4 cups
  • Uncooked quinoa -1 cup
  • Tomato-½ cup coarsely chopped seeded
  • Coriander leaves- ½ cup chopped
  • Peanuts- ¼ cup roasted
  • Raisins-1/4th cup
  • Cucumber- ¼ cup chopped
  • Green chilies – ½ tsp. finely chopped 
  • Lemon juice- ¼ cup fresh
  • Extra virgin olive oil-1 tbsp.
  • Onion-finely chopped 1 tbsp.
  • Salt-1/2 tsp.
  • Black pepper powder -1/4th tsp.

Instructions

  1. Combine water and quinoa in a medium saucepan, bring boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  2. Remove from heat; fluff with fork.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  4. Cover, let stand for an hour.
  5. Serve chilled or at room temperature.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 193kcal
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 5.5g
  • Protein: 5g

Quinoa with stir fried veggies

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Quinoa with stir fried veggies

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

If you love asian style recipes, then this Quinoa with stir fried vegetables is a must try! This gluten free recipe is a great choice for breakfast/lunch/dinner meals and can be prepared in well under 30 minutes. Quinoa is not only rich in protein but is also an excellent source of magnesium, manganese and antioxidants and proven to be beneficial for managing high blood pressure and great for heart health.


Ingredients

  • Quinoa-1 cup
  • Bell peppers-100g cut into small cubes
  • Carrots-100g cut into small cubes
  • French beans-100g 1 inch small pieces
  • Onion-50g thinly sliced
  • Tomato-2 medium sized. 1 cut into cubes and 1 chopped finely
  • Cherry tomatoes-8-10 pieces, cut into halves
  • Sliced almonds-1-2 tsp.
  • Black raisins-1-2 tsp.
  • Sunflower seeds-1-2 tsp.
  • Sun dried tomato-2-3 small pieces cut into thin slices
  • Olives-4-5 pieces, cut into small thin circles
  • Paneer cubes-250 g
  • Garlic-2-3 cloves,minced
  • Seasoning-Chili flakes ,oregano,sea salt,lemon juice,extra virgin olive oil, freshly crushed black pepper.
  • Chaat Masala

Instructions

  1.  Cook quinoa as per instructions on the pack.
  2.  Stir fry chopped garlic, onions, french beans, carrots, bell peppers, add finely chopped tomatoes and stir for 2-3 mins. Add paneer cubes, add salt, black pepper powder. Cover cook for another 2mins on low flame. Add chaat masala
  3.  In a separate bowl add quinoa, cooked vegetables, add tomato cubes, cherry tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, olives. Add seasoning, add sliced almonds, sunflower seeds, black raisins and toss well.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 140 - 150 kcal
  • Fat: 5 gm
  • Carbohydrates: 35 - 45 gm
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 10 – 12 GM

Grilled tofu steaks

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Grilled tofu steaks

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Indian tandoori
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These grilled tofu steaks are the perfect low carb vegan protein packed recipe that can be served as a side or even as a no grain dinner meal option alongside a hearty bowl of vegetable soup. In terms of health benefits, Tofu is not only a great source of protein but is also a valuable plant source of manganese, iron , calcium and phosphorous!


Ingredients

– 100 gms Tofu
– 8 leaves Spinach
– 1 onion Chopped
– 2 garlic Chopped
– 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Oil
– 2 Blanch Tomatoes
– salt to taste
– Crush pepper to taste
– Oregano seasoning
– 1 onion small
– 1 garlic
– 1 Tomato Paste medium


Instructions

1) Slit upto 2/3rd of tofu steak.

2) Stuff the spinach mixture and close with soft hand.

3) Heat extra virgin oil in pan and grill the tofu steak till golden brown.

4) Grill vegetables in overheated pan in virgin olive oil as per your taste.

5) Add tomato sauce over the tofu steak and serve.


Notes

Accompaniments: Grilled vegetables (broccoli, zucchini, bell pepper, mushrooms, Baby corn, Asparagus, Carrot)

For stuffing: Heat extra virgin oil, sauté garlic and chopped onions until golden brown, add chopped spinach and cook to perfection. Cool the mixture for some time.

Sauce: Put little oil in pan, sauté garlic and onion till golden brown. Blanch chopped tomatoes, add seasoning to taste. Add tomato paste to adjust the consistency.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 160kcal
  • Fat: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Protein: 22g

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

Jowar dosa

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Jowar dosa

  • Author: Sanjana
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15
  • Yield: 3 medium dosas
  • Category: Snacks, Dinner, lunch, breakfast
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

If you looking for adding jowar into diet but bored of the JOWAR BHAKRIS , here is an super easy, quick dish for breakfast/ lunch or dinner/ snacks. Goes in all..THE JOWAR DOSA!!


Ingredients

  1. Jowar flour-1/2 cup
  2. -Rice flour-1/4th cup
  3. – Buttermilk -1/2 cup optional
  4. -Cumin seeds- 1tsp
  5. -Ginger green chilli paste-1/2tsp
  6. -Coriander leaves chopped-1tsp
  7. Oil/Ghee for drizzling

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, take jowar flour, rice flour, cumin seeds, coriander leaves, ginger chilli paste.
  2. Add buttermilk (optional) or water. Mix it well making sure no lumps are formed. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Mix again and check the consistency. Batter should be running consistency like rava dosa batter.
  4. Heat up an non stick pan, when the tawa is very hot pour in a spoonful of the batter starting from the outer side of the tawa towards inner side. The process is similar to that of rawa dosa
  5. Add in few droplets of oil/ghee over it. Cover and cook on medium flame for 3-5 minutes till the bottom side does not turn crisp golden.
  6. Fold it and serve hot with coconut chutney

Notes

  1. Rubbing onion to the hot tawa prevents dosa from sticking to the tawa.
  2. Pour the batter only when the tawa is Super hot. so in between each dosas you make. wait for the tawa to get hot again.
  3. You can add veggies like chopped onions or grated carrot on top.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 2.5g
  • Protein: 4g

Keywords: Ready to eat meal options, Jowar recipes, millet, gluten free

Quinoa lentil dosa

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Quinoa lentil dosa

  • Author: Sanjana
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 3 medium dosas
  • Category: Snacks, Dinner
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Hectic routine or work schedule does not allow you to plan meals ahead OR craving for an dosa but did not get the time to soak and ferment the dosa batter.

Try this quinoa lentil dosa, an quick healthier version which requires no soaking or fermentation.


Ingredients

  1. Quinoa- ½ cup
  2. -Yellow split moong dal-1/4th cup
  3. – Urad dal -1/4th cup
  4. – Chana dal-1/4th cup
  5. -Ginger chilli paste-1tsp
  6. -Cumin seeds -1tsp
  7. -Salt to taste
  8. -Oil/Ghee to prepare dosa (optional)

Instructions

  1. Rinse quinoa and all the dals with water one by one till the water runs clear.
  2. Soak quinoa, urad dal, moong dal, Chana dal together for 5 hours.
  3. After 5 hours, drain the left out water. In a mixer grinder, add cumin seeds, Quinoa and all dals , with the help of little water blend it into a smooth dosa batter consistency.
  4. To this batter, add salt and ginger chilli paste. Let it rest for 30 minutes, if time permits or else you can directly start preparing.
  5. Heat a non stick pan, pour in one big spoonful of batter and spread it in a circular motion like a thin dosa.
  6. Apply oil or ghee as desired.
  7. Cook it till the bottom of dosa turns golden crispy. Roll and transfer it onto the plate.
  8. Serve hot with green chutney or coconut chutney.
  9. Make similar dosas from the remaining batter.

Notes

  1. Rinsing the Quinoa thoroughly with water will wash off Saponin content in it. Saponin gives quinoa an bitter taste.
  2. Use vegetables of your choice as toppings to make it more healthy

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Serves 1
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 9g

Keywords: Quick dinner, gluten free, quick dosa

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

Coriander chutney

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Coriander chutney


Description

This coriander chutney/dip is a staple in Indian cuisine. Its a vegan, gluten free dip that serves as an accompaniment with idlis/dosas/pancakes/sandwiches/tikkis etc.


Ingredients

Fresh coriander leaves – 1 cup

Ginger – 1 tsp

Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp.

Roasted cumin seeds – ½ tsp

Green chili – 1

Black salt / White salt – as per taste


Instructions

1) In a blender, add all the above listed ingredients. With some water, blend all the ingredients till smooth paste.

2) Check the seasoning and add lemon juice as per taste.

3) Store chutney in a container in a refrigerator and serve as and when required.



Nutrition

  • Calories: 20 - 30 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 5 - 7 gm