Pizzas are an all time favourite food for kids (and adults as well). What more could you ask for if you could create your own grain free and grain free pizza, fresh at home. This recipe is a healthy customized version of the regular pizza minus the grain, dairy as well as sauces laden with preservatives. So, go ahead and try this recipe for a weekend meal with your family. Enjoy guilt free, healthful pizzas!
Here is a simple recipe that you can try as a replacement for your regular (egg based) omelette. The trick is to make an omelette look-alike by mixing in common ingredients like onion, tomatoes, green chillies and coriander. The omelette like aroma is achieved by using black salt or kala namak. Try this one as you choose to transition to a plant-based lifestyle!
Roast an assorted variety of urad, ragi or moong dal papads on an open flame and place on a tray. Sprinkle with onions, tomatoes, green chillies, coriander and squeeze lime juice on top. Serve as a snack. Variations- You can add different vegetables like colourful peppers, grated carrots, beetroot etc To know more, please visithttps://sharan-india.org/healthy-recipes/
Patra/patrode/ Aluvadi is a very common dish in western India made by smearing a spice paste of rice and lentils on taro leaves or arbi ke patte and steamed. It is then tossed in tempering with oil. Consuming greens in raw form is always a challenge. Now we can have an excellent raw patra, equally delectable made of raw spinach leaves. It's unbelievably tasty and succulent.
A classic Bengali recipe which is prepared with marinated brinjal slices, which are commonly known as 'Begun' in Bengali, that are fried and enjoyed alongside a meal. Begun Bhaja is a favourite of Bengalis and is super-easy to prepare. Though, popularly the eggplant slices are round in shape, you can also use the long brinjal and cut long slices. There are many variations to this simple dish. Easy to make and serve without much pre-preparations.
This is an instant masala idly made with rice rawa and hence this is also gluten-free. The masala for the idly is also made oil-free in this recipe. Usually, rawa idly is made with wheat or sooji rawa and uses dairy curd. This is my mother's recipe and since I learnt this few yrs back, I have not bought MTR or any instant mix. I have used a plant-based curd made with peanuts.
Very often we accost hunger pangs with specific desire to eat something tangy and spicy during the evenings. This is the time we could stray away from our healthy eating habits. Here is a no-cook snack that's healthy, tasty and wholesome. Made with vegetables and poha and spices of your choice. It is quiet a flexible recipe. Use your own imagination to vary the taste.
Baked potatoes are a delicious treat for kids. They taste like chips but healthy as this uses no oil or grease while cooking. This is a healthier option compared to the store bought cheesy foods. The aroma of the spices attracts the kids and it's a perfect snack to enjoy after school.
Another simple fruit-based dessert which no one at home is going to say no to! Offer these to your fussy eaters, and see their delight. The choco mousse-like taste ensures it's lapped up by kids and adults alike.
Dhokla is the mainstay of Gujarati cuisine. Any mention of Gujarati food is incomplete without Dhokla. I have heard from those who have attended raw food workshops, conducted by BV Chouhan Saheb, about the really yummy raw dhokla that was served there. I have attempted the same thing and would like to share it with you. Needless to say it's not going to be like the dhokla we are used to which usually has a raising agent like soda or Eno salts, refined semolina/ rawa and chickpeas flour. This is made with whole soaked lentils. It is definitely worth trying. Soaked lentils consumed raw are an excellent source of nutrition.
Nuts are great ways to add a variety of nutritional profile. Healthy Oils, Natural source of fats, calcium, and even fiber, there is no reason why not add them more. A wide variety of various nuts on a weekly basis will ensure you are never to worry ‘where is my protein and calcium coming from'! This delightfully easy recipe is sure a good one for the busy-bees who find it tough to spend much time in the kitchen.
Just like the Kabuli chana Sundal,Kabuli chana navaratri sundal satvik oil-free Lobhiya can be turned into a delectable dish. Another Navratri specific dish in South India. The combination of legumes with spices and the sweetness of coconut is really something od a gastronomic thrill.
Navaratri is celebrated across the country in various ways. Every state has different rituals, different styles and different foods. Essentially celebrating the power of Mother Goddess and acknowledging the triumph of good over evil. In Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, there is a tradition of arranging clay figurines and dolls on step like shelves and placing a Kalash. Pooja is performed every morning and evening and special offerings are made. This ritual of displaying dolls is known as Golu/Kolu. In the evenings, children and women are invited home and are felicitated by giving haldi kumkum , fruits, flowers, bangles and a serving of the day's offerings or Prasad. That's where Sundals make an appearance. Navaratri and Sundals are inseparable. They can be made with chana dal, green moong, white peas, chickpeas, Black chana, peanuts, Lobiya, or yellow moong dal and a generous amount of coconut. With slight variations in flavouring ingredients, each of
Sweet potato or shakarkandi in Hindi, is a popular food in India especially in winters. Check out how the humble sweet potato transforms into a lip smacking chaat, when combined with the classic khatti meethi imli chutney! Nature for sure created ample flavours and tastes to satisfy our taste buds in a healthy way!
I have known of cabbage rolls being a popular meat dish in many parts of Europe. When I made momos for my daughter, I realized that I can make a gluten-free wrap for her with cabbage leaves and stuff them with vegetables. Thus was born this interesting cabbage roll recipe. Teamed with a spicy momo chutney it becomes a family favourite.
Struggling to incorporate seeds into your diet! Here's a snacky way to do so - easy, oil-free, gluten-free seed crackers. Great way to add the nutrition of seeds especially for fussy eaters or even busy office goers. Easy to carry and eat when on the move! Seeds contain all the starting materials necessary to develop into complex plants. Because of this, they are extremely nutritious. Seeds are great sources of fiber. They also contain healthy fats and many important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
While it is very common to find peanuts as a snack in roasted or cooked form, having soaked peanuts in raw form helps to get the most out of its nutrition. Try out this scrumptious raw peanut chat and serve it up at your next party. Tasty, filling and healthy.