Dips

Everyday Herb Oil from the book Whole Cooking and Nutrition

  Ingredients 1 cup Parsley Leaves 4 sprigs fresh Oregano 2 springs Fresh rosemary 6 sprigs fresh thyme 2 cups extra-virgin olive oil Process Bring a medium pot of waterĀ  to boil. Fill medium bowl with ice water and set nearby Add parsley,Oregano,rosemary and thyme leaves to the boiling water. Blanch the herbs for 10-15… Continue reading Everyday Herb Oil from the book Whole Cooking and Nutrition

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Breakfast · Main Dishes

Savory Chickpea (Besan) Pancakes

Ingredients 1 cup Chickpea Flour Veggies of choice Grated Carrot Chopped Onion Tomato Spinach/Fenugreek leaves 1tsp Carom seeds 1 tsp Cumin seeds Salt as needed Green chilies Oil 0.75 cups of water Process Mix sieved chickpea flour,carom seeds,cumin seeds, salt. Add water and mix to make the batter. Add veggies to the batter. Heat the… Continue reading Savory Chickpea (Besan) Pancakes

Breakfast · Desserts

Eggless Banana Walnut Whole Wheat Bread

Ingredients 1.75 cups whole wheat flour 2 Bananas mashed 0.5 cup honey 0.25 cup to 0.5 cups Almond Milk 0.5 cups walnuts/pecans/choc chips 2 Flax Eggs(2 tbsp flaxseed powder and 6 tbsp water) 1tsp baking soda 1 tsp vanilla extract 0.5 tsp salt 0.5 tsp cinnamon Chia Seeds 1/3rd cup oil Dried Cranberries (optional) Oats… Continue reading Eggless Banana Walnut Whole Wheat Bread

Breakfast · Main Dishes

Quinoa Pongal and Quinoa Kichdi

Ingredients 0.5 cup quinoa 0.5 cup moong dal (split yellow lentils) 1 Carrot Half Bell Pepper 0.5 cup Green Peas 6-7 Green beans 1 tsp Cumin 3 Green chilli 1 Tomato(optional) 2 cups water Salt Pepper (for pongal only) Process Quinoa Kichdi Dry roast quinoa and moong dal for a minute. After cooling down,soak quinoa… Continue reading Quinoa Pongal and Quinoa Kichdi

Breakfast · Main Dishes · Salads

Chickpea patties and Chickpea sandwich

Ingredients 1 cup Chick peas 2 tsp Flax Seed Salt 1 tsp Chilli Powder (optional) 1 tsp Garam Masala 1 medium Onion 0.5 cup Grated Carrot Coriander Green Chillies as needed (optional) Oil For Sandwich Mint Chutney Tamarind Chutney Cheese Process Boil Chick peas first or use the canned chickpeas. Mash chick peas and mix… Continue reading Chickpea patties and Chickpea sandwich

Breakfast · Smoothies

Oats Apple Blueberry Smoothie

Ingredients 20 gms Oats 1 Medium Gala Apple 1 cup Blueberries 1 tbsp Chia seeds 5 almonds 5 walnuts 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk 1.5 tbsp Dried Cranberries Process Powder the oats. Blend all ingredients in a blender for 5 minutes. Add ice if needed. Healthy additions/substitutes/other alternatives Below are some variations to the smoothie.… Continue reading Oats Apple Blueberry Smoothie

Appetizers

Black Eyed Beans Fritters / Alasandala Vadalu

Ingredients 0.5 cup Black Eye Beans 1 Medium Onion 2 Green Chillies or 1 Jalepeno 1 sprig Corainder 3-4 Mint leaves Salt Garam Masala Rice Flour/Chickpea flour (optional) Grated carrot Oil for deep frying Process Soak the black eyed beans overnight. Do not cook the beans Chop onion,coriander,Jalepenos,mint leaves,carrot Add the soaked Black eyed beans… Continue reading Black Eyed Beans Fritters / Alasandala Vadalu