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”

PUMPKIN ERISSERY

Pumpkin Erissery would be familiar for South Indians especially those from Kerala as it’s one of the main dishes of the Kerala vegetarian platter known as Sadhya. This healthy and delicious vegetable dish consists of pumpkin, pulses, spices, and coconut. Erisseri which is an easy-to-make dish is perfect to eat by itself, or with rice, quinoa, or couscous. It could go well with Appam, Dosa, and Tomato rice as well. Be it in any manner you’re consuming, you can rest assured it’ll satisfy your taste buds. Here is its recipe. Ingredients 300 gm pumpkin 1 onion 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 dry red chilli (optional) 150 gm red kidney beans 2 green chilli (optional) salt as required 3 cup water 5 tablespoon grated coconut 3 sprigs of curry leaves 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 2 tablespoon coconut oil 1 teaspoon red chilli powder (optional) Preparation 1. Put the … Continue reading “PUMPKIN ERISSERY”

PERFECT BANANA SMOOTHIE

It’s Energizing It’s Filling It’s Delicious Description This Banana smoothie could be a perfect refreshment after a tiring day. Itcould also be had as your meal. It is ideal for a hot morning. With healthycomponents such as Turmeric, Ginger, Maca powder, Cinnamon etc, thissmoothie boasts the ability to improve the immune system, tackleinflammations, assist with digestion and so on. And, it’s easy to prepare!Find its recipe below. Ingredients 2 Small Bananas Chopped and frozen 1 Cup Mango Chopped 4 Tsp Turmeric Fresh & grated, or 2 tsp dried turmeric 4 Tsp Ginger Grated & fresh 1 Tsp Maca Powder 6 Macadamia Nuts Raw 1 Tsp Cinnamon 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk or almond milk, more if necessary 1 Tsp Rice Syrup or maple syrup or 3 dates, optional Instructions Put all the ingredients except the rice syrup into a blender and mixthoroughly. Add more coconut milk if needed. Taste and … Continue reading “PERFECT BANANA SMOOTHIE”

VEG KHEEMA

Veg Kheema can be termed as a ‘mock meat’ dish due to its resemblance tominced meat (Kheema) and so the name. Here is a vegetarian, gluten-free and,keto-friendly dish prepared with grated broccoli and mung bean sprouts.Being lowin fat, carbs, as well as cholesterol, this dish is healthy and light on thedigestive system. Veg kheema can be served with naans, rice, or eaten as itis with a salad. Ingredients 7-8 grated broccoli florets 7-8 chopped french beans 1/2 cup of mung bean sprouts 1 medium-size carrot ⅓ cup green peas boiled 2 medium-size tomatoes finely chopped (optional) 1 medium-size onion or half bunch of spring onions finely chopped 1 green chilli chopped ½ inch ginger and 2-3 garlic made into a paste 1 black cardamom 1 inch cinnamon 1 teaspoon coriander powder ½ teaspoon turmeric powder ½ teaspoon garam masala powder ½ teaspoon red chilli powder 1 to 2 tablespoons sunflower … Continue reading “VEG KHEEMA”

QUINOA, SEAWEED AND BABY KALE TABOULI

Comprising healthy ingredients, this dish would be perfect to keep you cool during summer and after your workout. Also, it can revitalize your body while satisfying your taste buds! This can be used as a snack, side dish or a meal, and can help to balance Pitta. It has a calming effect, a good source of protein and good for your cardio vascular system. Find the recipe here: Ingredients 3 tbsp – Hemp seed2 cups– Kale1 cup– Kelp1 whole – Lemon1/4 cup– Mint1/4 cup-Olive oil1/4 cup- Parsley (fresh)3/4 cup– QuinoaHimalayan Pink salt- As required1 cup- Water Preparation Simmer quinoa in 1 and a half cups boiling water for about 20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed Prepare the kale by removing from the stem and chopping finely. Add to a large salad bowl with cooked quinoa, chopped herbs, 3 tablespoon hemp seeds. Soak kelp sheets in water for 15 … Continue reading “QUINOA, SEAWEED AND BABY KALE TABOULI”

BEETROOT POMEGRANATE JUICE

Beetroot Pomegranate Juice is a detox drink that can keep you hydrated, healthy and cool during summer. It’s an ideal drink to strengthen the immune system and lower blood pressure. What’s more, it’s tasty and easy to prepare. Here is its recipe: Ingredients Beetroot – 2 peeled and cubed Pomegranate – 2 seeded Mint leaves – A handful Raw sugar/ honey/ Coconut sugar to taste Lemon Juice: from half lemon Instructions Peel and cube beetroot. Seed pomegranate and set aside. Blend both with mint in a juicer and extract the juice. Add sugar/ honey / coconut sugar and lemon juice to it Serve it cold Enjoy your detox drink!