Kadhi

Ingredients 3 tbsp gram flour (besan) 1 tbsp amchur powder 4 cups water 1 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi) Salt and turmeric to taste   For Tempering 1/2 tsp mustard seeds (rai) A pinch asafoetida 4-5 curry leaves 1/2 tsp ginger minced 1 green chilli slit and deseeded 1/4 tsp Turmeric 1/2 tsp red chilli powder…

Methi Mattar Malai

Ingredients 1/2 cup peas boiled 1/2 cup methi (fenugreek) leaves finely chopped 1/4 cup almond milk 2 tbsp cashew cream Salt and pepper to taste   For Garam Masala 1/2 stick cinnamon 1 big elaichi (cardamom) 2 cloves Roast and grind into masala   For Gravy 1 big onion (boil in water and remove) 1…

Salad Parcels

Ingredients 4-5 spinach leaves 1 tbsp Carrot grated 1 tbsp Cabbage grated 1 tbsp Onion finely chopped 1 tbsp Capsicum finely chopped 5-6 mint leaves finely chopped 1 tbsp Tamarind paste 1 tbsp date paste 2 cloves garlic minced 1/2 tsp ginger minced Salt, pepper and chilli flakes to taste   Directions Choose big spinach…

Yogurt Trifle

Ingredients 1 cup coconut curd 1-2 tbsp jaggery powder/ date paste 1/2 cup mixed fruits chopped – chiku (sapodilla), pomegranate, banana, strawberry, mango etc 1/4 cup granola or crunchy muesli Mint leaves for garnish   Directions Stir the jaggery/date into the curd. Divide the mixed fruits into glasses/bowls. Pour in the set curd mixture. Top…

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingredients Red/yellow bell pepper halved 1 cup brown rice 1 small onion finely chopped 2 cloves garlic minced 1/4 cup broccoli florets chopped and steamed 1/4 cup avarekkai beans steamed 2 tbsp tomato puree 1 tsp thyme 1 tsp red chilli flakes 2 tbsp seed cheese   Directions Preheat the oven to 175 deg C.…

Quinoa Crackers (Gluten-free)

Ingredients 1 cup uncooked quinoa 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp mixed herbs 1/3 cup water Sesame seeds for sprinkling   Directions Soak the quinoa in water for 5-6 hours until they double in size. To save time, you can also soak them in very hot water for an hour. Then, drain and rinse the quinoa.…

Raw Hummus

Ingredients 1 cup zucchini diced 1/3 cup sesame butter 1 – 2 tbsp lemon juice 2-3 cloves garlic minced 1/2 tsp cumin powder 5-6 mint leaves Salt to taste Red chilli powder to garnish   Method Add the diced raw zucchini first to the blender. Then add the remaining ingredients and blend till smooth. Remove…

Moringa Soup

Ingredients Drumsticks cut and slit in half – 2 cups Drumstick leaves – 1 cup Sambar onions – 6-7 Garlic cloves – 5-6 Tomato – 1-2 Whole Black Pepper – 1 tsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Salt to taste Coriander leaves for garnish   Directions Take drumstick in a sauce pan, cover with water.…