Mung dal lentil crepe(Pesarattu)

Pesarattu (Mung dal lentil crepe) is healthy protein rich breakfast recipe prepared by soaking whole mung along with some rice for couple of hours and blend it into a smooth paste.This lentil crepe can be had as is or served along with Upma and ginger chutney. Prep time:15 mins + 2 hours soak time Cook time:5-8…

Mixed Bean Quinoa Chili

Hearty filling homemade vegetarian chili is combination of mixed beans, corn, quinoa and seasoned with herbs, spices. Healthy one pot meal for lunch or dinner. It can served with corn bread or eat as is. prep time:10mins cook time:40mins Ingredients: 2 cans kidney beans 2 cans chickpea 2 celery ribs finely chopped 1 zucchini chopped…

Cauliflower Paratha

Cauliflower(Gobi) Paratha is a Indian flatbread filled with grated cauliflower and some Indian spices. It goes well with plain yogurt. Prep time:20mins cook time:5mins Makes 6-8 Ingredients: For dough: 1 cup Multi grain flour water for kneading the dough salt to taste Procedure to make dough: -In a large bowl prepare the dough by mixing…

Bok Choy chana dal stir fry

Bok Choy is a Chinese green vegetable and it is most commonly used in stir fry. Low calorie nutrient dense green. Today I put together a recipe with bok choy, chana dal, garlic and shredded coconut. It can be served as side for roti, rice or quinoa. Prep time: 5mins cook time: 5mins soak time…

Tawa pulav

Tawa pulav is a one pot meal prepared from steamed rice, vegetables along with pav bhaji masala. Quick and easy to make for weekday nights. Prep time:10mins Cook time:15mins Serving 2-3 Ingredients: 1 cup cooked basmati rice 2 cups steamed vegetables(potato,carrot,peas, cauliflower) 1 large finely chopped capsicum(green or red) 2 medium finely chopped tomatoes 1…

Apricot ginger jam

This homemade golden color apricot jam has just 3 ingredients with a perfect chunky texture.Adding ginger to the jam elevates it taste. Prep time:5 mins Cook time:35 mins Ingredients: 1 cup fresh apricots(wash and roughly chop apricots and set aside) 3 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger Procedure: 1)Combine all the ingredients in a…

Sweet potato fennel seed flatbread

Steamed sweet potato along with roasted fennel seeds ,cayenne pepper and salt. Combine with buckwheat flour and multigrain flour to form a soft dough and  rolled into a flat bread. Prep Time:10mins cook time:25mins Makes 6 serves 2-3 Ingredients: 1 medium steam sweet potato(wash and place it in steamer. Once cooked allow it to cool completely and…

Spinach & Swiss chard Pakora

Spinach & Swiss chard pakora (fritters) are prepared with chickpea flour, rice flour along with some seasoning and deep fried or baked until it is golden brown and crispy. It can be served as a tea time snack. Prep time:8mins Cook time:20mins Ingredients: 2cups chopped spinach and Swiss Chard 1 cup chickpea flour 3 green…

Green beans & carrot stir fry

Steamed Green beans and carrot cooked along with fresh grated coconut. Served with steamed rice or quinoa along with some lentil stew. Prep time:8Mins Cook time:10mins Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 2cups steamed green beans finely chopped 1cup Steamed carrot finely chopped few curry leaves 1/4cup fresh grated coconut blend along with couple of dry red chilies…

Masala corn

Masala corn is prepared by boiled corn kernels and seasoned with Indian spices.It is a must try recipe and easy healthy evening snack. Prep time:5mins Cook time: 15mins Ingredients: 2 Corn cobs(Boiled cobs,kernels removed and set aside) 1 tsp butter For Seasoning: 1/4 tsp red chili powder 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp chaat masala…

Okra fry with Chickpea flour

Okra fry is a crispy side dish that goes well with rice, roti or snack as is. Prep time:10mins Cook time:20mins Makes 3-4 Ingredients: 750gms Fresh Okra (Rinse, chop head, tail and cut into small pieces and set a side) Salt to taste 1/2tsp Red chili powder to taste 1tsp Cumin seeds 2tbsp Chickpea flour…

Minnapa Sunnundalu or black gram lentil sweet

Minnapa Sunnundalu(Urad dal sweet or black gram lentil sweet) it is a traditional Andhra sweet made with roasted urad dal mixed with powdered sugar or palm sugar along with melted ghee.It very rich in calcium and protein. Prep time:15 Mins Cook time:30-35 mins Makes 10 Ingredients: 1 cup whole or split urad dal 1 or…