Gluten is a composite of proteins found in wheat, barley, rye and other closely-related species. Though wheat stands next to maize and rice as staple food of the world, some health problems arising due to its gluten content cannot be overlooked. Long term consumption might bring gluten-related disorders like coeliac disease, gluten sensitivity and certain allergies relating to digestion and skin. Gluten-free diet improves general digestion and avoids the possible effects of gluten-containing foods.
We also need to make sure that the other nutrients with the food inclusive of gluten are met when we are replacing nutritive ingredients containing gluten. The commercially prepared gluten-free replacement ingredients are fortified with iron and vitamins like B complex. There are recipes around us that can be easily cooked for gluten-free diet once in a while, such that we minimize the possible ill-effects of using gluten-containing foods.
Here is an elaborate menu for this weekend that is completely Gluten-free. These recipes make a fine dinner idea this Saturday combining health and wholesome nutrition and keeping gluten at bay. Rejuvenate your digestive system with this 4-course Gluten-Free dinner idea.
Curried Apple and Celery Soup is a delicious and refreshing soup that you can serve either hot or cold. Quick Pea Soup Recipe can be made in a jiffy with healthy ingredients, steamed peas, some olive oil, black pepper and cream. Potato and Spring Onion Soup Recipe is a delicious blend of green onions that have the taste of spring to make an appetizer. Vegetable Coconut Milk Soup with Vermicelli Noodles is a simple coconut milk soup recipe with loads of Thai-inspired flavor from fresh lemongrass and other aromas.
Falahari Rajgira Aloo Tikki Recipe is a twist to a traditional tikki that is made with the use of Amaranth flour. Roasted Papad is topped with a spicy tangy Mexican Salsa and cheese, grilled just till the Cheese melts, to make Papad Nachos with Salsa. Besan Arbi Roast Recipe is very simple, contains no onion or garlic and is gluten free packed with nutrition too. Cauliflower Tortilla Recipe can be used to wrap fresh veggies, salads or baked beans to make delicious starters.
Akki Rotti Recipe is a versatile flat bread recipe of Karnataka which is made with rice flour and allows for addition of various vegetables to be grated in. Bhaat Na Thepla’s are flat breads made from leftover rice; that is combined with gram flour, asafoetida and vegetables. Bajri-Til Bhakri is a crusted flatbread with healthy sesame seeds in it. It is one of the oldest and most widely consumed millets in rural India. Matar Mushroom Curry can go well with akki rotti or ujju rotti to make it a gluten free combination. Gluten Free Rice Flour Pizza Crust with Roasted Vegetables and Feta Cheese is a great idea which does not have wheat or all-purpose flour. Vegetable Fried Rice is an excellent option for a one-pot meal. You get all the nutrition from the vegetables and the rice together. Arabian Chicken Mandhi is a traditional Yemeni dish which is a delicious combination of rice, chicken and a mixture of spices. Lucknowi Murg Biryani is a lip smacking one dish that hails from the Awadhi kitchen.
The Gluten Free Banana Coconut Milk Ice Cream is homemade and a delicious mixture the right sweetness, right flavors and perfectly creamy texture. Almond Meal Muffins are made from blanched almond flour also known as Almond Meal and hence are free of grains and gluten. Black Currant Dates Kheer or Payasam is a nutritious sweet pudding, made by mixing dates, currants and dry fruits in coconut milk and is also rich in Iron, Magnesium and the B-Complex Vitamins. Flourless mud pie is denser than a slice of chocolate cake. This version is a gluten free one with a secret ingredient to substitute all-purpose flour.