Veggies in coconut curry

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Zucchini, diced
  • 1 Sliced Onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, Chopped
  • 10-12 Snow peas
  • 1 Medium sweet potato, diced
  • 2 Sliced carrots
  • ½ Green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 4-5 Water chestnut, sliced ( I used frozen indian water chestnut)
  • Some roughly chopped bok choy
  • 1 cup Vegetable broth or Water
  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • 2 tsp coriander-cumin powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste

 Method:          

  1. Heat Oil in a large pot. Saute onion and garlic for 5 mins. Now add Sweet potato, bell pepper, zucchini and carrots and cook for further 5-7 mins.
  2. Now add other veggies, coconut milk, vegetable broth and mix properly.
  3. Also add cumin, coriander, ginger, salt and freshly grounded pepper. Mix and let it boil for sometime till vegetables are tender.
  4. Serve hot. (It goes well with brown rice)
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Cheesy Red Spaghetti

Ingredients:

  • 1 bowl Whole wheat boiled spaghetti
  • 2 big tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 1 medium broccoli (Cut into florets and boiled in salted water)
  • 1 green capsicum
  • 3-4 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 6-7 black olives (sliced)
  • 2-3 tsp of olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp mix herbs
  • ½ tsp freshly grounded black pepper corn
  • 1-2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 cube soft processed cheese
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Roast the capsicum directly on gas on medium flame till it gets soft. Dip it in the bowl filled with water and remove the skin. Chopped it in medium cubes.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan, add chopped garlic and sauté. Now add tomatoes and salt and cook it till it gets soft. Then add tomato ketchup, herbs, grounded pepper, and parsley.
  3. Stir and cook for sometime. Add capsicum, processed cheese, olives and spaghetti and mix well.
  4. Finally sprinkle grated cheddar cheese on top. Serve with cooked broccoli and mocktail.

Thalipith

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp wheat flour
  • 4 tbsp gram flour
  • 4 tbsp jowari flour
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 bowl chopped fenugreek leaves
  • 1 onion – finely chopped
  • 1 green chili – finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  • Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl and knead dough with a little water.

  • Make thick chapattis from this dough and shallow fry on a tawa, using a little oil.
  • Serve hot with butter and yogurt/ketchup.

Mayo Rajma salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup boiled small rajma (kidney beans)
  • 1 carrot shredded or grated
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 5-6 chopped black olives
  • ½ green capsicum shredded
  • Slices of 1 orange (peeled & deseeded)

Dressing:

  • 1½ tsp olive oil
  • 1½ tbsp mayonnaise
  • ¾ tsp mustard sauce
  • 1-2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp freshly grounded black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Mix all the dressing ingredients in small bowl. Stir properly.
  2. Mix all the other salad ingredients in big bowl and add prepared dressing in it.
  3. Mix properly. Serve cold.

Healthy Pasta and Fruit Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 bowl Conchiglie whole wheat pasta (boiled) (even maccheroni can be used)
  • 1 carrot – finely chopped
  • 1 capsicum – finely chopped
  • 2-3 baby corn – chopped
  • ½ cup sweet corn kernels
  • ½ apple – peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup grapes
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic (in a paste)
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp oregano/mixed herbs
  • 3-4 tsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Method:

1. In a microwave safe bowl, add carrot, capsicum, baby corn and sweet corn and microwave it with a little water for 2 min with lid.

2. Now in another microwave safe bowl, add oil, garlic, pepper powder and herbs and microwave it for 40 seconds. Add boiled vegetables and all the other ingredients to it. Mix well.
3. Microwave it again for 30 seconds.

Almond Banana Shake

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas (Sliced)
  • 10-12 Almonds (Soaked in warm water for 2-3 hours & ground to a smooth paste)
  • 1½ cup milk 
  • 2 pinches of cinnamon powder
  • 1½ tbsp honey (or as required)
  • 1-2 drops Vanilla essence (Optional)

Method:

  1. In the mixer jar, add banana slices, almond paste, cinnamon powder, honey & vanilla essence. Grind it to make it smooth.
  2. Now add milk and grind it again to make a thick shake. (More milk can be added as per required consistency.)
  3. Pour the shake in a serving glass & garnish with honey, cinnamon or chopped almond (roasted in butter) and finally with banana slice on glass.

Healthy Sprout tikkis

Ingredients:

  • 1 bowl boiled mixed sprouts
  • 2 tbsp grated tofu/paneer (Optional)
  • 1 tbsp ginger-chilli paste
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • 2-3 tbsp brown toast crumbs
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Crush the sprouts in a mixer roughly.
  2. In a bowl, add all the other ingredients in crushed sprouts.
  3. Mix well and make the dough for the tikkis. (If needed, you can add a little water)
  4. Make round-flat tikkis and shallow fry it using very little oil on low to medium heat till golden brown.
  5. Sprinkle chaat masala on the tikkis.
  6. Serve with green chutney or masala curd.