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Pumpkin and Spinach Soup: Our Detox Soup

Pumpkin soup forms a thick and creamy dish filled with the natural flavours of Pumpkin and spinach. With pumpkin being the major ingredient, the soup offers many health benefits. In addition, this vegan dish requires very few ingredients and can be easily prepared in time for a perfect detox meal. when eaten moderately, it’s gentle on the stomach and helps to balance Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Furthermore, pumpkin and spinach soup serves as a nutritious meal and is filled with Vitamin A,m and iron which help improve immunity and fight infections. Let’s see how it’s prepared. Ingredients Pumpkin- 2 cups, chopped Onion- 1, chopped Garlic- 1 tbsp, minced Dress Ginger (grated): 2 teaspoons Vegetable Broth/ warm water- 4 cup Salt- as required Pepper- 1 pinch Cumin seeds: 2 teaspoons Fennel seeds: 2 teaspoonsMustard seeds 1 teaspoon Dry pitted Prunes (cut into small pieces) 1 cup Baby Spinach leaves: 2 cups … Continue reading “Pumpkin and Spinach Soup: Our Detox Soup”

Creamy & Healthy Red Lentil Curry

While adding nutrition to your meal, Red Lentil Curry is a vegan traditional Indian curry. Without any dairy or milk, it has a creamy flavour and is a very easy delicious curry that will almost go well with almost anything! It can be even taken as a lentil soup! When paired with a bowl of rice or gluten-free naan, it makes an authentic and protein-packed meal. This dish is easy to prepare and being red lentil as the main ingredient, it offers a lot of benefits. It is gentle on the gut, good for all the three doshas, helps in weight management, improves blood circulation, builds immunity and reduces the risk of heart problems. Let’s see how this delicious dish is prepared. Without further ado, let’s see how it’s made! Ingredients Red Lentils 1 cup, rinsed and drained Tomatoes 1 cup, cut into small pieces (optional) Ginger 1 tsp, minced … Continue reading “Creamy & Healthy Red Lentil Curry”

Red Lentil Dal – The Gluten-Free Vegan Dish

Red lentil dal curry or widely known in India as Masoor dal is generally a vegan and nutritious dish. This flavoury soup or curry consists of a majorproportion of red lentils with spices and herbs. Usually served with a bowl of cooked rice, roti or butter naan, this authentic dish offers several health benefits. The nutritional value of red lentils is beneficial for your bones and teeth. This is a lentil that is tridoshic, gut-friendly and a course of protein. Additionally, they prevent diabetes, promote weight loss and help improve digestion. Now, let’s dive into the easy preparation of red lentil dal. Ingredients -Red Lentils – 1 cup, rinsed -Tomato – 2, medium chopped or juice of 1 lemon -Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp (optional) -Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp -Onion or spring onion – 1 cup, sliced -Green Chilli – 1, chopped (optional) -Dried Red Chilli – 1 or … Continue reading “Red Lentil Dal – The Gluten-Free Vegan Dish”

MIXED VEGETABLE CURRY

Mixed Vegetable Curry is an Indian dish that is truly healthy as well as delicious. Though this is a curry by its name, it’s a dry one with less gravy, and this makes it appropriate to consume as curry, main dish or side dish. Simply put, a versatile dish that can be made with any set of vegetables and can go well with almost any dish. The interesting part is that it’s easy to prepare. Every ingredient is easily available, and most of them are the ones we use on a daily basis. So, if you want to quickly make a vegan and gluten-free curry, Mixed Vegetable Curry is what you are looking for. Now, let’s see how it’s prepared. Ingredients 3 tbsp (44 ml) olive or coconut oil 1 finely chopped medium onion or spring onion 4 cloves garlic, crushed (optional) ½ inch piece ginger, crushed 1 medium tomato … Continue reading “MIXED VEGETABLE CURRY”

VEG PULAO

Veg pulao is a one-pot dish made of basmati rice, vegetables, spices, and herbs,making it a delicious, healthy and aromatic dish. The good thing about Pulao is you can choose any set of vegetables and use any grain -quinoa, barley, corn or almost any grain or millet instead of rice. Moreover, it is easy to prepare and can be served as a special meal or as lunch. The way veg pulao is made differs from one region to another region of the Indian subcontinent. Here is a simple veg pulao recipe to make a flavourful meal for yourself or your loved ones. Let’s dive into the ingredients and the way veg pulao is prepared. Ingredients: 1½ cup basmati rice2 tablespoon vegetable oil or ghee2½ cup water1½ tablespoon ginger and garlic paste (optional, you may use just ginger as well)salt as required Vegetables 1 medium shallot or spring onion2 green chilies … Continue reading “VEG PULAO”

HEALTHY BANANA BREAD

If you are looking for sweet bread to have with your tea or to have as a dessert, Banana Bread would be the best choice. With its moist texture and soft crumbs coupled with the taste of banana and sweetness, this bread can steal your heart. And, it’s not just delicious but healthy as well. Banana Bread is one of those snacks that you would not feel fed up with after eating. What’s more, you could easily bake it from your home. Without further ado, let’s see how it’s made! Ingredients 5 tablespoons coconut oil 1/2 cup honey (or pure maple syrup) 5 medium bananas 2 eggs 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups regular whole wheat Preparation 1. Take the bananas in a bowl and mash them thoroughly. 2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 3. Take another bowl and add … Continue reading “HEALTHY BANANA BREAD”

Pradhaman – A lentil pudding- A Traditional South Indian Dessert

Pradhaman is a variation of payasam (kheer/ rice pudding), which is one of the traditional desserts of South India. South Indians typically prepare this on festive occasions like Onam and Vishu. The classic Kerala Feast (Sadhya) is incomplete without a Payasam, and Parippu Pradhaman is often included in Sadhya. Yellow Moong Dhal (mung bean lentils) is the master ingredient of this delicious dessert, and jaggery, cashew nuts, coconut bits, raisins and cardamom make this dessert a perfect one. Typically, Parippu Pradhaman is served hot, but the cold version is as delicious as the hot version. Be it any way, this mouth-watering dessert is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Let’s dive into its recipe. Ingredients Yellow Moong Dhal – 1 cup Thick Coconut Milk (First Extract of Coconut Milk) – 1/2 cup Medium Thick Coconut Milk (Second Extract of Coconut Milk – 1 cup) Roasted Cumin Powder – 1/4 Teaspoon … Continue reading “Pradhaman – A lentil pudding- A Traditional South Indian Dessert”

Rice And Mung Bean Porridge

Rice and Mung Bean Porridge is a traditional dish of South India where it’s known as Payar Kanji. This dish is not just delicious but highly nutritional as well, thanks to Mung Bean and Brown Matta Rice. Furthermore, it’s easily digestible, which is why it’s perfect to be had while you are sick or is troubled with stomach upset. This delightful porridge is ideally had for breakfast or lunch. However, you can have it for dinner as well. Brown Matta rice, is a boiled rice that very nourishing, soothing in stomach and easy to digest. It’s an ideal rice for cleansing and nourishing or when the body feels sick. Now, let’s see its ingredients and how it is made. Ingredients 1/2 cup Brown Matta Rice 3/4 cup Mung Beans 1/2 cup Fresh Coconut (grated) 2 cloves Garlic (optional) 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds Half a teaspoon turmeric powder 1 Green Chilli, … Continue reading “Rice And Mung Bean Porridge”

ROASTED VEGETABLE BARLEY RISOTTO

Roasted Vegetable Barley Risotto is a versatile pasta-esque dish that can be had either as a main meal or a side dish with a salad. With a blend of vegetables and barley, this dish is truly rich in nutrients and perfect to be added to your diet. Moreover, its preparation is easy. Looking for an alternative to Pasta, you ought to try this one. Ingredients ⅓ cup Pearl Barley 500 ml Vegetable Stock 1 Medium Carrot Broccoli, finely chopped Kale, roughly chopped Mushrooms, nicely sliced (optional) 2 thinly sliced cloves of garlic 1½ tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2/3 roughly chopped fresh Sage leaves One finely chopped small onion Preparation 1. Take an oven-proof container. Put Kale, Broccoli and Carrot in thecontainer. Add a bit of oil and mix thoroughly. Heat the content at 200cfor nearly 20mins 2. Take a pan and lubricate it with oil. Put the garlic and … Continue reading “ROASTED VEGETABLE BARLEY RISOTTO”

TURMERIC LATTE

Looking for an alternative for coffee or tea? Here is an excellent option from ancient wisdom of India. Turmeric latte is a healthy gluten-free drink that can be prepared in a matter of minutes. While it’s a relaxing drink, it also provides nutritional benefits, boost immunity and is best for reducing inflammation. This drink can be had warm or cold based on your preference. Be it any way, Turmeric latte is enjoyable and comforting.Let’s see how it’s prepared. Ingredients 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk beverage. You may use fresh cow’s milk as well. 1 tablespoon grated fresh turmeric 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger Pinch of ground pepper 1 pinch of ground cinnamon for garnish Preparation 1. Mix milk, turmeric, maple syrup (or honey), ginger, and pepper in a blender. 2. Blend it until it becomes smooth. 3. Now pour the … Continue reading “TURMERIC LATTE”