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

Besan(Khaman) Dhokla

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Besan(Khaman) Dhokla

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 5min
  • Cook Time: 15min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Diabetic
  • Method: Steaming
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This homemade Besan Khaman dhokla recipe is not only easy to make, but is also extremely fulling, tasty, soft and a delightfully warm cake that can be consumed for breakfast, as a tea time snack or even as an appetizer.


Ingredients

Besan (Bengal gram Flour)- 1 Cup

Semolina- 1 Cup

Sugar – 2 tsp

Ginger-green chilli paste- 1 tsp

Lemon Juice- 1 tsp

Mustard Seeds-  1 tsp

Oil- 3 tsp

Fruit Salt- 1 tsp

Salt- To taste


Instructions

  • Combine Besan, semolina, ginger-green chilli paste, lemon juice and salt
  • Add 3/4 cup of water in a deep bowl and mix well using a whisk to get a smooth batter.
  • Just Before steaming , add fruit salt and mix lightly.
  • Pour the mixture immediately to greased 7” diameter plate(tray) and spread evenly by rotating the plate clockwise.
  • Steam in a steamer for 10-12 min or till the dhoklas are cooked . Keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a non stick pan, add mustard leaves.
  • When seeds crackle, add sugar and 3/4 cup of water and mix well.
  • Pour the tempering over the prepared dhokla and spread it evenly. Wait for 5 minutes and let the water absorbed.
  • Cut into pieces, garnish with coriander.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3
  • Calories: 78 Kcal
  • Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.9g
  • Fiber: 2.3g
  • Protein: 3.2g

Keywords: Vegan, Diabetic friendly, Snack

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