The Humble Biryani for Midweek Meals

Midweek, everyone needs a little boost . Why not something delicious and light for lunch or dinner ? I have been searching for an easy vegetarian biryani recipe for lunches ..which I can serve with my signature Daal makhani and cooling raita. I did find a lovely recipe thanks to @cookinacurry . It was very flavourful and one can tweak it as one likes.. this is my take , loved by the family ! Ingredients For 4-5 PERSONS For Cooking the vegetables 1 tblsp ghee or any oil that you use 1 1/2 nos. large onions , sliced thinly 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 bay leaves 4 cloves 6 green cardamoms 1 1/2 inch stick cinnamon 2 '' ginger , coarsely grated 2 cups of chopped tomatoes with 1 tblsp

Make it Moringa Mondays

Native to India , the moringa tree has been serving as a traditional medicine to many since ancient times . It has several benefits not limiting to providing essential proteins, vitamins and minerals like Vitamin , A , B6, C , Riboflavin ,magnesium and iron. Freshly steamed Millet Idlis can be had as a meal or a snack so if you team it with Moringa Sambhar , it would be a powerhouse of health on your plate. Today many parts of the world celebrates Meatless mondays...why not dedicate this day to the Moringa ..and make it Moringa Mondays.. I got this recipe from Saffron trail that is a wonderful aromatic daal recipe . Ingredients : 1 cup toor , arhar daal or yellow split pigeon peas 1 1/2 cup

Bake a Millet Brownie and say 'Mmm'

I have a number of chocolate brownie recipes on my blog and I don't think I can ever stop baking them in different ways. I wanted to bake with different variety of flours, not getting just stuck to the all purpose or wheat fours . So I tried out my favourite gluten free healthy flours - Jowar (Sorgham)and Rajgira (Amaranth) . Indulge in these brownies and say 'mmmm' Ingredients : Makes 9-10 brownies 50 gm Sorghum or Jowar Flour 25 gms Amaranth or Rajgira Flour 1 no. Egg and 1 tblsp flax seeds in 3 tblsp water or 02 nos. Eggs 02 tblsp cocoa powder, high quality 50 ml olive oil 100 gms powdered jaggery

Pamper yourself on Holiday lunches with Almond Crust Vegetable Quiche

Fridays are holidays here and its time when the family unwinds and does look forward to a lunch that means 'together time' and that also means a table full of delicious food and loads of laughter ...I have always wanted to make a gluten free crust since there are certain advised restrictive diets amongst family members and I wanted to cook something that is healthy and which everyone could eat . The Almond crust Vegetable Quiche is a perfect way to start conversations , hear mmm's around the table and see dishes being cleaned up ! Ingredients : For the Pie Crust: 2 1/2 cups Almond flour , grind blanched skinned almonds 1/4 cup ghee , solid and then melted 1 tsp dried herbs 1/4 tsp sea salt 1

The Versatile Oatmeal

What if you can turn your daily oatmeal into Pancakes ..I tried mine today with the goodness of flax seeds , alive seeds , walnuts and almond or coconut milk. I need to make them lactose free due to restrictions but you can make them with full fat milk too . The secret it to let the crushed oats sit for 10 minutes or so before adding the other ingredients. Ingredients 11/2 cup old fashioned or porridge oats Made 8-9 pancakes 1 cup milk 1 egg or 1 tblsp flax seeds in 3 tblsp water 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder 1/4-1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp aliv seeds - soaked or in a ladoo form chopped walnuts Butter or oil

Instant Oats and Semolina Idlis for light and fresh breakfasts

Innovating for school tiffins can be a task . If you ever forget to ferment the rice or millets for your morning idlis , don't worry , it just takes a few minutes to prepare light and fluffy healthy idlis for delicious breakfasts for your little ones . Ingredients: Makes 15-16 idlis 1 cup oats four 1/2 cup semolina 1 no. carrot , grated 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 /2 cup curd or 1/2 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp mustard seeds 1/1/2 tsp chopped ginger 8-10 curry leaves oil for tempering salt to taste To prepare: Roast the Semolina for 2-4 minutes on medium flame , stir it often. Then add the oats flour to this and roast for an

Murgh Biryani ....for lazy holidays

I have been looking for a very easy Biryani recipe since ages ...something that can be cooked in no time ..though I know the best Biryanis are prepared with lots of time on hands... and that's the way food should be cooked . But its also good to have a recipe that allows you to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family on holidays. This recipe is a take from Zarine Khans kitchen. I further shortened it . This wasn't intended to be a post therefore the lack of photos, but since I received a lot of requests for the recipe..here it is! Murgh Biryani Lazeez with potatoes Ingredients 2 cups Rice, basmati preferred 1 no. chicken boneless thighs or breasts or whole cut into pieces 1

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