This simple salad is a great afternoon snack.
Ingredients, serves 2 :
1 Apple, chopped, peeled
1 Banana, chopped
Chaat Masala to taste
Mix the fruits in a mixing bowl, add chaat masala to taste, somewhere between 1/2 - 1 tsp. Try to avoid adding salt to not increase your salt intake.
This is a great juice you can make year round.
1 pear or apple
1.5 cm or half inch of ginger
Juice all the ingredients and you have an awesome juice full of micronutrients, beta carotene and all the phytochemicals in ginger.
I have recommended this to my dad because he doesn't like salads, so this is a great way to get Live foods into your diet.
Unlike my first Cauliflower Rice recipe which uses Soy Sauce (great for Chinese meals) this one is an Indian recipe.
2 tsp Oil
1 small Onion, chopped
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cardamom
1 head of Cauliflower, shredded
On medium high heat
In a medium or large pot
Add onions and spices and sauté for 2 min
Add cauliflower and stir frequently.
Cook for 4-5 min
Add 1/3 cup water and end and give one good stir
Cover with lid (The steam will cook all the cauliflower through)
Remove from heat after 1 min
Rice is ready !
Just made this last night and they were quite tasty.
Boiled back beans, crushed by hand or blender, 2 cups
chopped onions, 1/2 cup
chopped garlic - 1 tsp or to taste
chopped ginger - 1 tsp or to taste
pine nute - 1/4 cup
jeera - 1.5 tsp
garam masala - 1/2 - 1 tsp
salt - 1/2 tsp
red chilli / laal mirch - 1/2 tsp
chopped green chilli - 1 tsp
Mix the whole ingredients up well in a bowl. I added pine nuts to give you good fats and unique flavor.
Make into tikki size patties, which is not easy and lay on a skillet/tava on medium - medium low heat.
Add the least amount of oil you can on a skillet. I recommend using an oil sprayer like Misto to make life easy.
For cooking it let it simmer so heat will go in and covered the skillet so the whole tikki gets cooked.
Flip when one side is a little crispy and cover again. When both sides are well cooked, squeeze some lemon juice and enjoy.
Again, this recipe has low GI (glycemic index), will help fill you up and replace some rice or wheat you would have eaten to feel "full"
Created by Anand Jr Gupta
July 21, 2013
1 cup boiled chickpeas
1 cup or less boiled red rice (can substitute with brown rice)
1 cup chopped cauliflower
Blend above into a tikki batter in blender. Not liquid but mildly chunky. Might need to add 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup water.
1 cup chopped onion or to taste into batter
Cilantro chopped and in batter to taste, maybe 1/3 cup
Salt to taste
Jeera 1 tbsp
Little garam masala, 1 tsp
Garlic 2-3 clove or to taste
Ginger maybe 2 tsp
Red chili 1 tsp or to taste
Chopped green chilli if needed
[You can now taste the above mix and make sure you have spiced it right before making tikkis]
Make into tikki parties and cook on tava. Use less oil and cook on medium he
Serve with nimbu and Hari chutney.
Recipe made by junior a gupta
23 jun, 2013
Great for lunch as it's filling.
Lot's of nutrients and very low GI so you will stay full for longer.
1 tomato chopped
1/2 onion chopped
1 cup boiled chickpea
1 avocado chopped (if available)
1 green apple chopped (or other firm fruit which is tart or semi-sweet)
5-6 muuli chopped (muuli=white radishes)
Sunflower seeds, maybe 1/2 cup
Cilantro, 1/2 cup lightly chopped
Add 1-2 nimbu (depending on size of nimbu [nimbu=key lime in USA])
And salt to taste
2 tsp olive oil, extra virgin
Serves 2. Great and filling for lunch. Leaves you feeling fresh and full.
Snack on fruit if you get hungry again in afternoon or raw veggies with lemon and salt
Done, salad is high in nutrients. Uses chickpeas to provide complex carbohydrates. Uses seeds to provide complex fats instead of just oil.
If avocado is there it provides fats and good nutrition too.
Recipe by Anand Jr Gupta
Jun 20, 2013
Recipe : split pea soup
Prep : Cook 1.5 cups green daal in water till soft
2 tblspn olive oil
1 clove garlic chopped
1 medium size onion chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp red chilli flakes
2 bay leaves
1/3 head of cauliflower (gobi), chopped for soup
2 small potatoes(red potatoes we used) or 1 normal size potato, chopped
1 cup vegetable broth
Sautée onion, garlic and bay leaf
Add 1 tsp salt
Add 1 tsp red pepper flakes
Black pepper to taste
After 3 min add cauliflower and potatoes
Add 1 cup vegetable soup broth
Bring to boil, Reduce heat and cover
Simmer for 7 min
Add pre cooked split pea daal
Add 1 more cup Vegetable broth
Let cook for 2 min and it's ready !