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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

Thai Roasted Vegetables with Peanut Coconut Sauce is a healthy and quick way of making wonderful dish by simply roasting the vegetables in the oven and preparing the sauce separately. The benefits of oven roasted vegetables include retaining the most of the nutrient content of the vegetables and using less oil for cooking the vegetables. The Peanut Coconut sauce adds flavors to the roasted vegetable as it mildly sweetens the dish with peanut, brown sugar and coconut milk with mild spices like red pepper flakes. Serve Thai Roasted Vegetable Curry with steamed jasmine rice, couscous or quinoa. 

Did you know: Coconuts are highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Unlike cow's milk, coconut milk is lactose-free so can be used as a milk substitute by those with lactose intolerance. It is a popular choice with vegans and makes a great base for smoothies, milkshakes or as a dairy alternative in baking. Know More 

Published in Asian Cuisine

Tawa pulav is a fun recipe that is super quick to make. It is a famous street food dish of Mumbai, where the rice is tossed in plenty of vegetables similar to the Pav Bhaji and spiced up with Pav Bhaji Masala and Chaat Masala. If ever you go to Mumbai you must try this dish or make it like I do by packing it with nutrition from Moong Sprouts.

Published in Rice
Monday, 16 February 2015 22:49

Tomato Chickpea and Coconut Soup Recipe

The Tomato Chickpea and Coconut Soup Recipe is a nutritious and wholesome soup that you can make for weeknight dinners. The addition of cooked chickpeas along with tomatoes and coconut milk, makes this soup rich yet delicious. Serve the chickpeas along with warm toasted garlic bread or a grilled vegetable sandwich to complete a meal.

Did you know Chickpea is a storehouse of minerals and proteins. It is also a storehouse of dietary fiber and like other beans, Chickpeas, are rich in both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber.  Many public health organizations—including the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society—recommend legumes as a key food group for preventing disease and optimizing health. Chickpeas also are a remarkable food in terms of their antioxidant composition. While containing small but valuable amounts of conventional antioxidant nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene, chickpeas also contain more concentrated supplies of antioxidant phytonutrients. You can read more about chickpeas here.

 

Published in Soups
Thursday, 12 February 2015 19:21

Spinach Corn Pasta in Whole Wheat White Sauce

Spinach Corn Pasta is a great wholesome dish laced with goodness of spinach and cooked in whole wheat white sauce. There are certain apprehensions about pasta being unhealthy food but if cooked in a right way with vegetables and along with whole-wheat sauce it makes it wholesome. It is also important to know the kind of pasta you need to buy, always look for durum wheat pasta, as these have higher nutritive value. 

The Spinach Corn Pasta could be packed into kids lunchbox or even makes a good weeknight dinner.

Published in Pastas and Pizzas
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 18:40

Mixed Beans Salad Recipe

Mixed Beans Salad recipe is a wholesome, healthy and easy to make weeknight meal. When you have some pre-cooked beans in the fridge this salad could be prepared in just a few minutes. The Beans are powerhouse of protein and have a high amount of soluble fibre, which is helpful in keeping blood cholesterol low. Beans are an integral part of our daily diet most commonly consumed in a variety of curries. But the Mixed Beans Salad Recipe is an excellent option to include beans in daily protein chart without much loss of nutrients. 

Published in Salads

The Pearl Barley Soup with Vegetables is a wholesome dish that you can make for weeknight dinners. Barley is a versatile cereal grain with a rich nutlike flavour and a chewy, pasta-like consistency. When the weather's cold, a big pot of barley soup will not only improve your health along, but had to a delicious meal for dinner. Serve the Pearl Barley Soup with Vegetables, along with a warm toasted bread for lunch or dinner.

Barley's rich fiber content, helps removes cholesterol-containing bile, prevent blood sugar levels from rising too high in people with diabetes and more. Read more about Barley and its nutrition

Published in Soups
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 17:11

Mushroom and Bok Choy Stir Fry Recipe

Mushroom and Bok Choy stir-fry is an exotic combination of fresh button mushrooms and long lustrous Chinese cabbage bok choy. In addition to their delicious taste they are prized for their health benefits, garlic and ginger provides a refreshing robust flavor to the dish. In this recipe, bok choy can be replaced with any other tender green leaves like young spinach, kale or mustard. The  Mushroom and Bok Choy stir-fry recipe could be enjoyed on its own or along with dinner as a quick weeknight meal. You can also serve it as a side dish along with an Asian main course. 

Published in Asian Cuisine
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 21:56

Pear and Apple Coleslaw Recipe

The Pear and Apple Coleslaw Recipe is a wholesome salad that is simple and quick to make and full of flavors. Coleslaw is essentially a salad comprising of vegetables tossed in mayonnaise. This particular recipe, however, uses a healthy alternative. The fruits in the coleslaw gives the salad a sweet after taste that is much loved! The Pear and Apple Coleslaw makes a perfect accompaniment with whole wheat sliders; I quite often fill my Pita Bread with the fruit coleslaw and serve it for dinner

Published in Salads
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