Gond Laddoo

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Gond Laddoo

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 10-12minutes
  • Cook Time: 15minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minute
  • Category: High Energy
  • Method: Stir fry
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Gond Laddoo, a winter special energy dense food. This helps to keep your body warm and provide extra burst of energy needed t overcome the lethargy in winters. Gond is known to boost stamina and health, helping one keep away from falling sick due to cold and cough. These laddoos help lubricate joints and are extremely powerful to reduce back pain as well as other joint pains. These are highly recommended to women post delivery to avoid aches and pains.


Ingredients

Whole wheat flour – 200g

Powdered sugar  or sugar free – 1/2 cup

Coconut oil or pure ghee – 1.5 tbsp

Gond – 30g

Almond (churned in a mixer) – 1 tbsp

Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp


Instructions

  1. Heat  Ghee or coconut oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Roast almonds and nuts of your choice until golden colour. Stir occasionally. Remove and keep aside.
  2. Ghee or Coconut oil should be medium hot to fry gond. Coarsely crush gond with the help of a rolling pin. Mix it with nuts. Keep aside in a tray.
  3. Sauté whole wheat flour stirring continuously until deep golden.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients including cardamom powder. Mix well till the temperature slightly comes down.To make laddoos, take small portions of the cooked mixture and roll in between palms to make it round in shape.
  5. Store laddoos in an air tight container, cool & dry place.

Notes

You can add chopped pistachios, walnuts or macadamia nuts along with almonds. Few strings of saffron can be added too. For better taste use coarsely grounded whole wheat flour in place of regular whole wheat flour.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 130Kcal
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Protein: 6g

Keywords: Vegetarian, High energy balls, Post pregnancy food, Bone healthy food, Energy balls, Winter food, Winter snack, Healthy snack.

Minestrone Soup

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Minestrone Soup

  • Author: Banhishikha
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 - 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 - 50 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Minestrone soup is a thick Italian soup, made with vegetables, addition of pasta, noodles or rice. Common ingredients include beans, onions, celery, carrots and tomatoes. The food is a traditional dish in Italy. Milestrone soup was traditionally made to use up leftover vegetables, so feel free to use any seasonal vegetables and greens. It can be used as detoxification and also helps to stimulate the purification of the liver and the entire body and a good source of multiple Vitamins and Minerals. Essentially, minestrone is a thick, hearty variety of vegetable soup. There is no set recipe for minestrone, since it can be usually made out of whatever vegetables are at one’s disposal. it can be vegetarian, contain meat, or contain an animal bone based stock (such as chicken stock)

Minestrone soup is a healthy and quick to make nutritious recipe, can be consumed in breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack item. always try to serve hot to enjoy the taste.


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Ingredients

  • Onion 30 gm
  • Carrot – 50 gm
  • French Beans – 40 gm
  • Celery – 20 gm
  • Salt – 0.5 tsp
  • Freshly grounded
  • Black pepper – 0.5 tsp
  • Small macaroni – 100 gm
  • Kidney beans – 50 gm
  • Tomato – 100 gm
  • Garlic- 8 cloves
  • Oil – 20 ml

Instructions

  1. Chop onion, garlic, carrot, French beans, celery and tomatoes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan.
  3. Add the chopped onions, garlic, carrot, French beans and celery over a medium flame and cook until the vegetables soften and stir occasionally.
  4. Add vegetable stock, salt, pepper and bring it to boil and cook about for 10 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes and macaroni and peas; simmer for 15 to 20 minutes more.
  6. Taste for seasoning and adjust to taste.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 90 - 92 kcal
  • Fat: 5 - 6 gm
  • Carbohydrates: 10 - 12 gm
  • Protein: 15 - 16 gm

Keywords: #HEALTHYSOUP

Healthy Pop

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Healthy Wheels

  • Author: Banhishikha
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 Minutes
  • Yield: 15 - 16 pcs

Description

Healthy Pops are high energy food products containing cereals and energy giving foods targeted at people who require quick energy, or athletes and don’t have time for meals.

 

This recipe contains good fat, protein, and carbohydrates and healthy as it contains no added sugar and mix of dry fruits and nuts which can be easily varied as per preferences. This is ideal to consume after work out, a fasting season like Iftar or just satisfying the hunger or can be served to the children or Sports person after their evening games.


Ingredients

  •  Dates – 250 g
  • Oats- 100 g
  • Pistachios- 8 pcs
  • Almonds- 25 pcs
  • Walnuts- 15 pcs
  • Melon seeds- 2 tbsp
  • Sunflower seeds- 2 tbsp
  • Pumpkin seeds- 2 tbsp
  • Poppy seeds- 2 tbsp
  • Chia seeds- 2 tbsp

Instructions

  1. Dry roast all the ingredients except chia seeds separately.
  2. Rinse the dates and de-seeded them.
  3. Grind the dates in the mixer and make a pulp.
  4. Heat the pulp for 2 mins by adding 1 cup of hot water.
  5. Chop Pistachios, Almonds and Walnuts.
  6. Add all the chopped ingredients except poppy seeds to it.
  7. Pour it on the aluminium foil and sprinkle it with roasted poppy seed.
  8. Roll it with the help of an aluminium foil.
  9. Freeze it for 10 mins.
  10. Cut it like a size of a cookie (3 – 4 inches).
  11. Again freeze it for 30 mins.
  12. Your healthy pops are ready.

Notes

Please be careful about the exact time when the dates pulp is cooked.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 - 2
  • Calories: 133 - 134 kcal
  • Fat: 5 gm
  • Carbohydrates: 17 - 18 gm
  • Protein: 4 - 5 gm

Keywords: #HEALTHYPROTEINBAR

Vegetables Oats Upma

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Vegetables Oats Upma


Description

Upma is a 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 Upma is a healthy breakfast and a healthier version of Upma. 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.


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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.
  • Sauté 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

Chana dal sundal

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Chana dal sundal

  • Author: Sanjana
  • Prep Time: Soaking time - 2hours
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 2hours 15 mins
  • Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Chana dal sundal is an protein rich healthy snack especially made as prasad offering during the 9 days of Navratri in South India.

It is quick to make as it requires only 2 hours of soaking as compared to other sundals which requires overnight soaking


Ingredients

  1. Chana dal- 1/4th cup
  2. Water to soak and pressure cook
  3. Green chilli -1/4th tsp
  4. Coconut grated- 1/2tsp
  5. Mustard seeds -1/4th tsp
  6. Oil-1/2tsp
  7. Curry leaves -2-3
  8. Asafoetida – a pinch

Instructions

  1. Rinse thoroughly and Soak the Chana dal in warm water for 1 hour.

COOKING THE CHANA DAL

  1. In a pan, take the dal and add in 2 ½ water, cover and let it cook on medium flame till the Chana dal becomes soft and cooked.
  2. Do stir and check in between till the dal gets cooked.
  3. Drain off all the water and keep the cook dal aside

MAKING OF THE CHANADAL SUNDAL:

  1. In a pan, heat the oil and add mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves. Let it splutter for few minutes
  2. Add in the cooked Chana dal and salt as per taste.
  3. Mix well and simmer it more for 2-3 minutes. If there is any liquid retained in Chana dal then cook till moisture  dries up.
  4. Switch off the flame, garnish with grated coconut and serve hot.

Notes

  1. You can alternatively pressure cook the dal, as it is soaked well just 1 whistle works well
  2. Make sure you do not over pressure cook, it may turn mushy.
  3. You can use red chillies instead of green chillies

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 5g

Keywords: healthy snacks, protein rich, south indian cuisine

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