Dal tadka and that too oil free! Flavour bhi health bhi.Yes, that's possible. Yet another favourite and staple item in all Indian households, done in simple oil free way. You can keep the process same, and do any daal of your liking. Watch the "Heal with Food" video by clicking the above picture to know more.The recipe here, soaks the daal overnight,which reduced the cook time to only 15-20 minutes next day, and that too without pressure cooker. This infact is a more healthful way to cook lentils, to ensure the nutrition is preserved. If you are in hurry do feel free to use pressure cooker, but do it the traditional way once, and you will realise its an easy switch to do.
Chole is your whole bean & legumes family, thus a must-add to your ‘Whole foods' repertoire. Here we are doing the classic Indian recipe in a healthful version so that you can include this happily in your weekly meal plans.There are several variations in how chole is prepared in different households. This version, brings the taste of your favourite curry in the most healthy way - cooking wholefoods (chana) without any oil! Flavour and taste not compromised!
This simple oil free recipe is a delightful surprise. The aim of this recipe is to preserve the high water content this veggie is preserved while cooking. Adding nuts (coconut or cashew paste) towards end, enhances the flavour and nourishment levels wonderfully
Fermented foods are nature's provision for promoting our gut health, as such foods are high on live bacteria that join hands with the good bacteria already in our gut. They also facilitate better absorption of minerals. While there are different ''probiotic” options consumed in different parts of the world, south Indian cuisine has had a long culinary lineage of fermented foods.The popular dosas and uttapams are not only healthy and yummy but also easy to make and serve for anytime meal! Soaking tip: It's easier to break the prep for this recipe as follows: Soak the Urad dal and rice in morning In evening just before sleeping, grind the two. Mix and keep in a patila with cover (utensil) Let it ferment. Dosa / Uttapam batter is ready to cook in morning
This is a much loved standard curry in Indian homes. But cooking it without oil? Yes thats possible, with no compromise on flavour! When we made this the first time, we realised the ample addition of lovely herbs and masalas just makes it so flavourful that no oil was missed at all! The easy trick to go oil free in most curry preps is: Steaming veggies (including potatoes) and making the masala the usual way without oil ofcourse!
Yes! you can do peanut butter under 10 minutes at home! If you keep grinding your roasted peanuts in a mixie it turns into butter ☺ Yeah that simple and easy – you have to try it to believe it. Great addition to kids meals. Preservatives-free, additives-free!
Using peanuts in your food is a good way of consuming natural fats. They are also very economical on the pocket, and adding them to family meals ensures you are adding whole natural foods easily.This recipe is an easy to cook, daily curry. When you cannot figure out ‘Aaj Kya benga' just chop any available veggie in the fridge and cook it in the peanuts curry! The best part, you don't need to be particularly high on culinary skills to prepare this yummy, wholesome curry!
Raungi/Lobhiya chillas are delicious, packed with protein & a great replacement for wheat rotis. They are also very close in taste to a dosa. If you have kids in the family who don't like raungi kee sabzi, you can surely try these chillas. Works well for adults too!
If you have been struggling to cut out sugar from your diet, this is one of the best sugar substitutes. Date paste is a natural sweetener made from delicious & healthful dates. It is easy to make at home, easy to store. You can keep it in the refrigerator for upto 2 weeks & use it in your fruit smoothies, shakes & desserts. Health, simplicity & convenience bundled into one!!
Cashew based pesto is a creamy, pungent dip. Uplifts the flavour of any salad. Acts as a lovely dip, for parties ...serve it with simple veggie sticks such as cucumber, red & yellow capsicum… even carrots and lightly steamed french beans when winter sets in. You can use Thai Basil leaves if available. The one we have used is the Indian Basil (Also called the Ram Tulsi or Sweet Basil). This is not your regular tulsi, but somewhere a cross between Thai Basil and Tulsi. Indian Basil, is more pungent, and has a sharper flavour.Worry not if you cannot find the basil, just make a plain cashew dip then and add any other herb of choice!If you have forgotten to soak the cashews, you can use regular unsoaked cashews too - soaking makes it more creamy in texture
An ingredient which is loved for its creaminess and distinctive flavour, coconut milk has many spectacular health reasons and dishes to its credit. Popularly added into Thai curries or South Indian cuisine, coconut milk is a power ingredient which can be used in many ways in the kitchen, including for dairy free recipes.A perfect substitute to dairy milk or cream, you can use coconut milk in the same way as dairy cream! Click the above picture to watch a video on coconut milk.
Nuts are live foods, they are whole foods. Whether you are dairy free or are simply looking for some variation in your milk, almond milk is a highly nutritious option! Though there are couple of options available in stores, making your own almond milk is a great way to save money and avoid additives. As a bonus, you can use the leftover almond pulp to make almond flour for use in recipes!It is easy to make and has a light taste.Feel free to use it in place of regular milk in recipes and baking. Can be enjoyed cold or hot!
Trying to go off dairy, but concerned about missing out on the goodness of milk especially for your kiddos?Here's a recipe to offer you a dairy free ( read as free of chemicals and hormones) alternative, full of nutrition! Raw cashew milk is rich and buttery, and most closely resembles the look and texture of dairy milk. By blending cashews and water, you can make a milk that's incredibly smooth, and doesn't need straining.
Here's a quick recipe of our own traditional mango drink - the aam panna. This is a cooling mango drink slightly sweet and sour to taste. A healthier option to beat the heat without any preservatives or sugar. We can tell you from experience at home, it is as much loved by the kids as much by adults. We have replaced the sugar with Jaggery or Dates paste to ensure its refined sugar free!
Sabja seeds or sweet basil seeds have a nice crunchy texture. Sabja seeds are rich in antioxidants and have a cooling effect on the body. Watch our video on Sabja seeds by clicking the above pictureto know more. So here's a recipe to beat the heat on those scorching summer days. Try this sabja lemonade cooler for your kids when they are back from school or play. Have this concoction especially if you have indigestion or loose motions - soothes us internally.
This Homemade Amla Pickle is a true tongue-tickler, with the perfect masala for tangy amlas! Ideal to serve with any meal, it tastes especially great with rice and dal. It has a lingering flavour, which is both spicy and sour, thanks to the use of various spices and seeds ranging from fennel and fenugreek seeds to chilli powder and asafoetida. Unlike the commercially available pickles this one is totally oil free, additives and preservatives free!
In this recipe sweet potato is combined with fresh spinach, which is available in abundance during the winter season. It's a great way to add on the green leafy vegetable to your meal fusioned with the juicy, naturally-sweet potatoes. A quick, easy-to-do recipe, even along with your kids!