Cool, refreshing watermelon avocado salad, with watermelon vinaigrette
05/06/2018 12:17:10 PM vindhyadesai
Summer is here and a refreshing watermelon avocado salad is the order of the day. Salads are good for you, they provide fibre and all the essential vitamins. Watermelon is a very wholesome fruit, it is full of water and is rich in vitamin A & C. I can chow down big pieces of watermelon in a jiffy, love the texture, love the taste, love watermelon!
This watermelon avocado salad is dressed with a watermelon vinaigrette packed with flavours, tangy and peppy. It lifts the watermelon avocado to a whole new level, rather than adding plain old vinaigrette (emulsified dressing made of oil, vinegar/lemon and seasonings). The watermelon vinaigrette makes it even more watermelony 🙂 ... “Watermelon Avocado Salad | Salad Recipes”
Fresh and fragrant, basil pesto pasta with homemade basil pesto
11/07/2017 6:34:55 PM vindhyadesai
Fresh pasta need not only be a restaurant affair. It is can be easily made at home and also in a very simple way. Take for instance this basil pesto pasta, it has fresh basil leaves, grown at home (can be easily bought in a shop too). So it is pot to pan in this fresh and fragrant basil pesto pasta.
Pesto is a very famous condiment in Italian food, it is essentially a sauce made with fresh basil leaves, parmesan, olive oil and nuts(pine or walnuts) all coarsely made into a sauce. This sauce is then tossed with fresh pasta and a humble dish of basil pesto pasta is served. ... “Basil Pesto Pasta | Pesto Pasta | Pasta Recipes”
Protein filled, delicious Mexican style black bean burger, a sure crowd pleaser
02/25/2017 3:41:21 PM vindhyadesai
Burgers are generally processed foods and is considered junk food. Certain foods can be converted to become healthy by drawing up nice recipes. You can still enjoy all the taste and fun associated with foods bought outside. This delicious Mexican style black bean burger falls into that category.
Mexican style black bean burger is loaded with proteins and good vegetables. You can also control the amount of cheese added to these burgers. Unprocessed cheese is also healthy when consumed in moderate amounts. It is rich in calcium and is good for your teeth.
No compromise on taste, this Mexican style black bean burger is made with whole wheat buns! Infact it adds to the taste and more fibre! Black beans can be replaced with red kidney beans, borlotti beans or cannellini beans or white beans. ... “Mexican Style Black Bean Burger | Mexican Recipes”
Mildly spicy, creamy, fragrant Thai green vegetable curry, one-pot meal
12/07/2016 9:03:37 PM vindhyadesai
A bowl of Thai green vegetable curry on a bed of rice is soothing to both the mind and the body. Clean, fresh, fragrant flavours all amalgamated into soft succulent vegetables is a treat. In my opinion, it is one of the best kind of dishes for an early dinner.
Thai green vegetable curry is creamy from all the coconut milk that we add into it. All the fresh spices and flavours from the Thai green curry paste get absorbed by the veggies. This makes one fall in love with Oriental cuisine and flavours. ... “Thai Green Vegetable Curry | Curry recipes”
Hot, sour and spicy flavourful Chinese sesame noodles
11/27/2016 12:19:13 PM vindhyadesai
A bowl of hot noodles on a cold winter evening is food and nourishment to the body and soul. Very comforting and refreshing dish is this sesame noodles. With mild flavours of sesame oil and the crunch of toasted sesame seeds makes this the ultimate sesame noodles.
It has the perfect balance of flavours from vinegar, soya sauce and the hint of garlic. This is very very easy to make. Just throw in noodles in hot water and cook it according to package instructions. Meanwhile you can prepare the extremely flavourful sesame sauce to pour over hot noodles. ... “Sesame Noodles | Noodles Recipes”
Comforting and tasty, quick to make, garlicy spaghetti
10/16/2016 8:55:38 PM vindhyadesai
From the land of Italy comes a very simple pasta dish called “Spaghetti Aglio e Olio” which means spaghetti in garlic and oil. This dish is super quick and easy to make. It is one of those quick fix dinners that I make sometimes after a long day or sometimes when I just have only a bunch of garlic and no other vegetable. This can be served with garlic bread or just some toasted bread or even just on its own. I have used whole wheat spaghetti here but durum wheat spaghetti can also be used, anything that you can get your hands on. This pasta dish can also be made with thin spaghetti, angel hair pasta or any other kind of pasta you like. Enjoy the benefits of garlic with this easy dish. Simple, aromatic and tasty! Other pasta dishes and many more Italian dishes to try. ... “Garlic Spaghetti | Spaghetti Aglio e Olio | Pasta in garlic oil”
Hearty, filling, mixed vegetable Mexican Enchiladas
9/08/2016 7:48:02 PM vindhyadesai
Enchiladas is a Mexican tortilla based dish. Tortillas covered with sauce, finished off with cheese and baked in the oven till cheese melts. This is very hearty and filling, spicy and cheese’y and how can that not taste good! I have used leftover Mexican mixed bean veg chilli which I have posted earlier. Any kind of tortillas can be used, corn, whole wheat, plain tortillas, anything you like. I have also used hung yogurt to make the filling for the tortillas instead of sour cream to cut the calories. I have also used sliced avocado for the filling but you can use boiled corn, olives, onions, tomatoes, anything you like. This is one of those dishes you can make it your own. Add anything you like, make variations and enjoy! Other Mexican dishes to try. ... “Mixed Veg Enchiladas | How to make Mexican Enchiladas?”
Creamy potato corn chowder with rustic dinner rolls
06/29/2016 6:20:41 PM vindhyadesai
A bowlful of creamy potato corn chowder after a long day, perfect! Chowder is a type of soup made using vegetables or seafood in a cream based sauce. It has it origins in England. The sauce is creamy and smooth generally thickened with a roux. Corn chowder is one of the most comforting foods, sweet corn kernels popping inside the mouth with thick cream based soup and potato chunks in the background, it is a super combination. Season with lots of black pepper for a lot of flavour. Enjoy this on a rainy night or a dull winter evening with some dinner rolls or bread toast. I served it with homemade wholewheat rustic dinner rolls. ... “Potato Corn Chowder”
Melty quesadillas with spinach, avocados and sweet caramelized onions
06/23/2016 10:34:34 PM vindhyadesai
Quesadilla (pronounced: ‘kesa-Deeya’) is a famous dish from Mexico. They are made by stuffing tortillas with different types of fillings on the open side with cheese and roasted till cheese melts. The filled tortillas are folded into a semi-circle or half moon shape and served. Sometimes they are cut into quarters or 6s or 8s and they make a great starter dish for a party. There are many ways of making a quesadilla. It is really all about the different types of fillings. Fresh homemade tortillas are the best to hold the quesadilla together. Tortillas are like thin rotis without any oil, made using whole wheat flour or corn flour or white flour. Here, I have used fresh homemade whole wheat tortillas. Slowly caramelized onions taste sweet along with with some sweet red chillis. Quesadillas need patience while assembling, an easy way is to put together all ingredients, making them will then be a breeze. ... “Spinach Avocado Caramelized Onion Quesadilla”
Tangy, creamy yogurt based gravy with sweet notes
05/24/2016 8:51:36 PM vindhyadesai
Kadhi is a yogurt/curd based dish made using besan(chickpea flour) to thicken it into a gravy like consistency. Besan also prevents yogurt from splitting when it is heated. Yogurt can be sour or sweet, it depends on the type of Kadhi you are making. Yes, there are various types of Kadhi that are made in India. Almost every state has its own type of Kadhi, from the Punjabi version which has pakodis to Rajasthani Kadhi which is not as sweet as Gujarati Kadhi. Then there are more variations from South India like majjige huLi from Mysore/Bangalore, majjige paladya made in North Karnataka, Mor Kulambu from Tamil Nadu. There are so many variations and every version is very comforting.
Gujarati Kadhi is sweet because of the sugar or jaggery. You can make this in a jiffy after a long day and feel comforted on a cold winter night or a hot summer evening. Kadhi has cooling properties, it is known that it prevents formation of phlegm and can be eaten for dinner as the yogurt is cooked.I generally serve this with ‘rotlis’ (rotis with ‘L’ are Gujarati rotis or phulkas smeared with desi ghee) or plain steamed rice. ... “Gujarati Kadhi”