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Thursday, 19 February 2015 19:01

Healthy Methi Mutter Malai (No Cream)

Light & Healthy Methi Matar Ki Sabzi is a classic dish that is most often made with a lot of cream and cashew nuts, making it heavy. This recipe is light and nutritious and made with ingredients like hung curd and almonds to neutralize the bitterness of the fenugreek leaves. You can serve the Methi Matar Malai along with Tawa Paratha for a weeknight dinner.

Did You Know: Just a handful of almonds, approximately one ounce, contains one-eighth of our necessary daily protein? Almonds are a source of vitamin E, copper, magnesium, and high-quality protein.

Fenugreek (Methi) is loaded with various minerals, vitamins and anti-inflammatory compounds. The seeds and leaves are rich in vitamins such as thiamin, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamins A, B6, and C. Fenugreek (Methi) is also a storehouse of minerals such as copper, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, manganese, and magnesium.

By using Fenugreek (Methi) in your diet, you can reap various health benefits - 1. Helps reduce cholesterol  2. Helps reduce the risk of heart disease 3. Fenugreek is beneficial for people with diabetes. 4. Aids digestion and many more

Published in Vegetables-Gravy
Saturday, 11 April 2015 01:14

Grilled Vegetable Empanadas Recipes

Grilled Vegetable Empanada is a grilled vegetable stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried that you can serve as a main course or as an appetizer for parties. These empanadas also make a great entrée when served with some soup or salad. Barbecue sauce gives the intense flavors when combined with vegetables and stuffed in homemade empanada dough. Serve Grilled Vegetable Empanadas warm along with fresh salad and Vegetarian Mexican Chili for an elaborate Mexican weekend dinner.

Published in Appetizers

Crispy Whole Wheat Flatbread with Roasted Vegetables and cheese makes a delicious appetizer or even an entrée when served with soup or a salad. It’s perfectly layered with spinach pesto and loaded with roasted vegetables. The addition of herbs adds to the punch in this recipe of crisp flat bread. The tomatoes are dried with herbs and it gives a great taste to this recipe. You can try using different pesto sauces for each bread to try a variety of taste and flavors. Serve the Crispy Whole Wheat Flat bread with Spinach Pesto for a one dish quick weeknight dinner or even as an appetizer or main course for parties.

 

Published in Pastas and Pizzas

Mushroom Strudel Recipe with Filo Pastry is a savory strudel pastry that can be served as side dish or as an appetizer too. A strudel is a type of layered pastry that is most often filled with something sweet. The Mushroom Strudel is a savory version of the strudel pastry where the filling is very easy and quick to prepare. 

Did you know:  Mushrooms are an exceptionally nutrient-dense food, with one serve offering a surprising amount and array of essential nutrients. Mushrooms are naturally low in sodium, fat, cholesterol, and calories and have often been referred to as "functional foods." The fiber, potassium and vitamin C content in mushrooms all contribute to cardiovascular health. Potassium and sodium work together in the body to help regulate blood pressure. Consuming mushrooms, which are high in potassium and low in sodium helps to lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.

Published in Gourmet Favorites
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 13:26

Watermelon and Cucumber Gazpacho Recipe

Watermelon and Cucumber Gazpacho is a delicious soup perfect for the summer season, made with fresh watermelon, cucumber and flavored with olive oil, feta cheese, and black pepper. Gazpacho is a traditional Spanish soup made of raw vegetables and served cold, usually with a tomato base. This soup makes healthy and refreshing weekday lunch or summer party appetizer as well. 

Did you know: Despite popular belief that watermelon is made up of only water and sugar, watermelon is actually considered a nutrient dense food, a food that provides a high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for a low amount of calories. Each juicy bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. There's even a modest amount of potassium. 

Research says that along with tomatoes, watermelon is also considered a high lycopene foods. Lycopene is a carotenoid phytonutrient that's especially important for our cardiovascular health, and an increasing number of scientists now believe that lycopene is important for bone health as well.

Published in Soups

The Wheat Berry Salad Recipe is a simple wholesome salad that is made from whole wheat kernels that are also known as wheat berries. Most often we are used to eating wheat in the form of flour or broken wheat, but this form of a salad with cooked wheat berries bring in a lot of fiber into our diets. The addition of orange, cranberries and herbs makes this salad outstanding and delicious. You can serve the Wheat Berry Salad with Cranberries and Carrots as a complete meal for Summers or even as a salad for dinner or lunch.

Did You Know: Wheat berries contain the bran, germ, and endosperm of the wheat kernel, which translates into the maximum nutritional value. There is a lot of fiber and protein in these small grains, along with a bounty of Vitamin B. Wheat berries are rich in vitamins B1 and B3, and the minerals magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese and selenium.

Published in Salads

The Rustic Cottage Pie With Mushroom Sauce Recipe is an incredible one-pot meal that is perfect for lunch or dinner. The Cottage Pie also sometimes known as the Shepherds Pie is made from vegetables that are baked with a sauce and crusted on the top with some mashed potatoes. There are multiple variations to this pie and you can experiment with a great number of fillings. The Rustic Cottage Pie With Mushroom Sauce is a perfect combination of subtle and spicy flavors blended to make a one-pot meal. Mushroom sauce can be prepared ahead and stored in the refrigerator. This sauce can also be served with pasta or vegetables. The variety of mushrooms used alters the flavors of the sauce.

Did you know:  Mushrooms are an exceptionally nutrient-dense food, offering a surprising array of essential nutrients. Mushrooms are naturally low in sodium, fat, cholesterol, and calories and have often been referred to as "functional foods." The fiber, potassium and vitamin C content in mushrooms all contribute to cardiovascular health. Potassium and sodium work together in the body to help regulate blood pressure. Consuming mushrooms, which are high in potassium and low in sodium helps to lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.

Published in World Recipes

Stuffed Gobi Ka Paratha Recipe is a simple wholesome flat bread, that is easy to make and even more nutritious to eat. The addition of flax seeds, along with spices and herbs, makes this paratha a perfect choice for a lunch box or a weekend breakfast along with a spicy mango pickle and yogurt.

Did You know: Cauliflower is a member of the cancer-fighting cruciferous family of vegetables. Cauliflower is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich, and may boost both your heart and brain health. Eating cauliflower will provide your body with impressive amounts of vitamin C, vitamin k, beta-carotene, and much more while supporting healthy digestion and detoxification.

Published in Indian Breads
Thursday, 19 March 2015 14:17

Broccoli Malai Kofta Recipe

The Broccoli Malai Kofta Recipe, is a wholesome and nutritious way to combine the broccoli and paneer into a Kofta. The Broccoli Malai Kofta using a non-deep fried recipe to make the Kofta using the Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan Method. You can alternatively use the oven to make the kofta's and it will turn out just as good. These Koftas are also made without the use of onion and garlic, making them sattvik. Serve the Broccoli Malai Kofta with a soft Phulka's and a Paneer Pulav for a weeknight dinner or for your parties when you call friends over.

Did You Know: The health benefits of broccoli are very extensive. Not only is the vegetable loaded with essential nutrients, it also has therapeutic properties. It contains high levels of fiber (both soluble and insoluble) and is a rich source of vitamin-C. Broccoli is also rich in vitamin A, iron, vitamin K, B-complex vitamins, zinc, phosphorus and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are compounds which lower the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, according to the USDA's Agricultural Research Service2. Read More

Published in Vegetables-Gravy
Thursday, 19 February 2015 19:16

Chinese Eggplant in Spicy Chilli Garlic Sauce

The Chinese Eggplant in Spicy Chilli Garlic Sauce Recipe is one dish that is extremely quick to make that can be served along with an Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice or Vegetable Hakka Noodles. The eggplants, when roasted absorbs the spices from Schezwan sauce along with ginger and garlic making it flavorful and delicious.

Published in Asian Cuisine
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