Soft, pillowy and fancy, homemade eggless gnocchi in butter garlic sauce
01/31/2019 8:11:44 PM vindhyadesai
A fancy sounding dish that can be made at home. Just like how you would have seen on the television in some masterchef show or just like how they make in restaurants. If you have always wanted to try such a dish at home then why not try this eggless gnocchi in a butter garlic sauce.
Let’s see how to make these soft, pillowy eggless gnocchi in butter garlic sauce. The main ingredient required is a starchy potato which needs to be boiled to get the right texture. But the most important thing to make these eggless gnocchi in butter garlic sauce is a pair of light hands. Yes, technique is the key, read on! ... “Eggless Gnocchi in Butter Garlic Sauce | Eggless Gnocchi”
Smooth, bright green, velvetty and fragrant, pea mint soup
01/20/2019 8:08:38 PM vindhyadesai
To continue with healthy recipes this January in the new year, I decided to post a soup recipe. Soup definitely has a place in healthy recipes series. What better than a piping hot, smooth and velvetty pea mint soup. It is such as an easy to make soup, gets ready quickly and you do not have to go to any gourmet restaurant to get such flavours.
For this pea mint soup I have kept it very simple finishing with some fresh cream to give a smooth finish. But you can make white sauce or bechamel sauce and then proceed with making the soup. White sauce recipe for another day. ... “Pea Mint Soup | Matar Pudina Soup | Soup Recipes”
Perfect to pack for lunch box, kid friendly, lauki thepla or lauki chapathi
01/18/2019 7:27:05 PM vindhyadesai
As I mentioned in my post, bharwa karela posted a few days back, karela and lauki are one the most used vegetables in India. They are staples, nutritious and healthy. But how do we disguise these vegetables in this age of fast food seeking people. A simple lauki sabzi or lauki dal will not sell and it will remain as cooked. Lauki thepla or paratha is one easy way to hide lauki and kids will love it! By the way, this is healthy recipe #5 in this series.
Knead usual chapathi dough with grated lauki and here I have added roasted ground groundnuts. It enriches the flavour and it goes very well with lauki. Lauki has a soft velvetty texture and groundnuts impart nuttiness and texture to these delicious lauki thepla. Feel free to add jeera, ajwain by slightly pounding them. ... “Lauki Thepla | Lauki Paratha | Sorekayi Chapathi | Lauki Recipes”
Crisp, tasty, full of nutrition, oats in a different form, ragi oats dosa
01/16/2019 9:43:01 PM vindhyadesai
Keeping up with the theme of more healthy recipes this new year. Incorporate some high fibrous content and different grains/millets into your diet still in the form of usual dosa, idli and chapathi. Eat what you like and how you like but a few changes in the recipes makes a difference. So after dry nuts, spinach and oats in the form of dry nuts ladoo and spinach oats rava idli, today is the turn of ragi. Ragi oats dosa it is today, one more simple dosa recipe made healthy, your everyday dish!
I believe one should eat what they really like to eat and not force oneself to eat something made up for a diet. Your everyday dishes can be made healthy and yet kept simple. Use the ingredients you have on hand, plan a little and you will get a balance of all essential nutrients. Ragi oats dosa does exactly that!
... “Ragi Oats Dosa | Instant Ragi Dosa | Dosa Recipes”
Pongal of a different kind, Sankranti special, tasty rava pongal
01/14/2019 8:01:13 PM vindhyadesai
Pongal, khichdi or huggi, whatever name it is called by, it is one of the best dishes in this world! Really, comfort food at its best! And best part is we celebrate our festivals with such fervour and make a simple and humble dish really festive. So for this Makara Sankranti or Pongal, try a pongal with a different ingredient, rava or sooji!
Rava pongal is a very hearty dish to eat with warming black peppercorn and cooling mung dal. The texture is like plain upma but the taste is like pongal, what a super combination! For the festival I generally add cashews to make it more festive. Feel free to omit cashews and just make it plain. ... “Rava Pongal | Rava Huggi | Pongal Recipes”
Steamed rice flour dumplings laden with fibrous dill leaves, sabsige soppu kadubu
01/11/2019 7:06:45 AM vindhyadesai
Looks like we are going to make it to the goal, healthy recipe #4 this month, in this new year! I love it when that happens, without overplanning you get to meet the goal. So here we are with one more no compromise on flavour yet healthy breakfast dish. Sabsige soppu kadubu or steamed rice flour dill leaves dumplings. Nice, easy and healthy and more importantly hearty!
The number of ingredients required are small and simple. All you need is to buy some fresh dill leaves, organic and homegrown even better. We first need to prepare a dough, then shape into kadubu and steam them. These steamed dumplings are known by different names pidi kozhukattai, kadubu etc. Dill leaves or sabsige soppu adds the required fibre and is rich in Vitamin A. ... “Sabsige Soppu Kadubu | Sabsige Kadubu | Kadubu Recipes”
Soft and nutritious, loaded with fibre and taste, spinach oats rava idli
01/08/2019 10:19:44 PM vindhyadesai
A few months back, I ate a special type of idli with spinach at a restaurant. It was soft, delicious and had a creamy texture in the end. So immediately I had to try making idli with spinach. More importantly I wanted to make an instant version, so I made the base batter with rava/semolina. I have also added powdered oats to the batter making it extra fibrous and tasty. Try this spinach oats rava idli and you will love the texture and taste!
A few quick and easy steps are required to assemble the batter for this spinach oats rava idli. You can then steam the idlis and serve them with your favourite chutney and breakfast is served! You can also choose to serve with some masala yogurt or curd. Nice and simple! ... “Spinach Oats Rava Idli | Palak Idli | Idli Recipes”
Cooling with mellow sweet carrot flavours, simple carrot saasme
12/08/2018 1:44:57 PM vindhyadesai
A saasme or raitha provides a much needed cooling effect to the palate. If you used eating a spicy meal it is always good to balance with a cooling raitha on the side. Today let’s learn a slightly different kind of saasme, carrot saasme. A special thing about this saasme is it has a nice sweet taste and can be used as a dip just by itself.
For carrot saasme you can grind coconut and little mustard seeds add then mix it with carrot puree and yogurt/curd. Here I have made it plain and just added some chatpata flavours in the form of amchur powder and jeera-pepper powder to balance things. This is very much a kid-friendly recipe and helps cool off some spicy flavours. ... “Carrot Saasme | Carrot Raitha | Saasme Recipes”
Cooling and nutritious Mangalore southekayi beejada tambli
12/01/2018 8:05:53AM vindhyadesai
We often discard the leaves, seeds and peels of vegetables and fruits. There are some vegetables and fruits where the part should not be consumed (like apple seeds, tomato leaves or potato stalks) or is not edible like hard peels etc. But there is no reason why the seeds and peels cannot be consumed if they are edible. Mangalore southekayi beejada tambli is exactly the recipe which resonates the idea of using usually discarded element.
Mangalore cucumber or southekayi if it is tender, the seeds are very much edible or atleast the extract that comes out of it. So if you are making Mangalore southekayi huLi/sambar then store the seeds they can be used to make this Mangalore southekayi beejada tambli or saaru. The idea is to grind and extract the pulp and liquid out of the seeds. This liquid is then mixed with well beaten fresh yogurt. An aromatic tadka on top makes the tambli very tasty. ... “Mangalore Southekayi Beejada Tambli | Tambli Recipes”
Spicy, soft yet crispy, street style paneer manchurian, perfect for an after-school snack
11/23/2018 22:52:19 vindhyadesai
A chatpata snack, hot and spicy on a rainy day or a cold winter evening will perk you up right away! Street style paneer manchurian is exactly the kind of recipe you want. It has the right ingredients and refreshes you almost immediately. Infact this is one of the sought after appetizer recipes from Indo-Chinese cuisine.
Street style paneer manchurian is very easy to make, it does not need much preparation at all. You can cheat a little and use store bought organic fresh paneer and quickly fix this snack. Fresh homemade paneer, oh yes that’s not a bad idea too! You will be a hit with your kids for a quick after school snack. But make sure you adjust the spice when serving kids! ... “Street Style Paneer Manchurian | Paneer Manchurian”