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”
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”
A collection of warming and comforting winter foods
12/17/2016 4:47:24 PM vindhyadesai
It is mid December and winter is at its peak. Cold temperatures and early sunsets do not help much either. After a long day we all love to eat/drink something that comforts us and soothes our senses, like a bowl of piping hot soup, some noodles or even dal with some warm rice – so here’s the comfort food recipes collection!
There is come magic in these kinds of food. It makes you feel comforted and suddenly lifts up your spirits. I have put together these recipes from FOI in this special comfort food recipes collection. ... “Comfort Food Recipes Collection | Winter Recipes”
A collection of breakfast recipes to kick start your day
11/18/2016 9:19:14 PM vindhyadesai
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Nashta/Tindi/Tiffin meaning breakfast has to be a grand affair! ‘Eat breakfast like a king…’ and so on is the mantra here.
But I say eat well, eat in small portions and eat often but do not skip breakfast. Without much ado, let us now look into some breakfast recipes from FOI. From dosas to idlis to pancakes, have breakfasts which are nutritious and tasty. Here’s a compiled breakfast recipes collection ... “Breakfast Recipes Collection | Breakfast Recipes”
Mix and match Mediterranean nibbles and snacks platter with dips
09/30/2016 9:52:55 PM vindhyadesai
Mediterranean cuisine is a very vast cuisine. It covers various regions with a wide variety of dishes. Over the last few days I have posted recipes which are simple dips from the Mediterranean cuisine. These dips can be easily converted into a big party platter, forms a great starter with simple nibbles to munch on. The dips included Hummus, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and Tzatziki. This platter is great for parties or potlucks. Very easy to prepare, easy to put it all together and is very portable. Nibbles and snacks can include very simple things like sliced avocado, pita chips and even tortilla chips (ok may be not Mediterranean but tastes awesome!). Other common things from the Mediterranean region like olives, some Greek Feta cheese (available in most supermarkets) all make up for great snacks on this platter. Include other things if you want to like slices of toasted pita bread, roasted aubergines etc. Restaurant quality dishes at home ready in few minutes. Easy on the stomach and on your pockets! A colourful photo fest below 🙂 ... “Mediterranean Platter 1”
World Cuisine Series – A quick round up
08/31/2016 9:40:38 PM vindhyadesai
In this month, August’16 on FOI, I did the first series, World Cuisine Series. The series had recipes from different countries that celebrated local produce and local dishes from that country. In this post, I want to share a quick summary of those recipes, 8 in total. Try out the recipes and do let me know how they come out. If you like to see more of these kinds of series with different themes please drop in a comment on this post. ... “World Cuisine Series – 1”