Category Archives: noodles/soups

Gnocchi Soup

A soft dough dumpling made often from Potatoes and semolina makes a good soup when mixed with steamed vegetables and spiced with Italian herbs. A wholesome meal alone for this season of spring!!!

A soft dough dumpling made often from Potatoes and semolina makes a good soup when mixed with steamed vegetables and spiced with Italian herbs. A wholesome meal alone for this season of spring!!!

Serves 4 bowls
Ingredients:
500 gms  of Gnocchi
1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
3 cups of mixed steamed vegetables
4-5 cups of vegetable broth
2 tablespoons of chopped ginger
1 tablespoon of mixed Italian herbs
1 tablespoon dry or fresh dill
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup of chopped parsley
¼ cup oil
Crushed black pepper as per taste
1/2 teaspoon of asafetida (hing)

Process: Boil the gnocchi in salted water. Once they rise to the surface, strain the water and then use it by mixing some olive oil with it (just to avoid the sticking of the gnocchi together).
Heat the oil in a pot on medium, add the hing, ginger and saute till it turns golden brown.
Put the mixed herbs, saute for 30 seconds and reduce the heat. Add the steamed vegetables, stir well. Add the vegetable broth, salt, stir well and let it cook. During that time prepare the all-purpose paste with ¾ cup of water. Once the mixture is hot, add the paste, gnocchi, dill and allow it to boil. Once it boils then reduced the heat to low and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Turn off the heat, sprinkle some crushed black pepper and garnish with chopped parsley leaves.

Delicious and wholesome Gnocchi soup is ready to serve.

 

 

Spicy Tofu

Quick stir fry meal within few minutes. So many coloured veggies and spiciness of ginger. Try this recipe for  relishing a satisfying meal.


Serves 4
Ingredients
2 cups medium firm Tofu
1 cup sprouts
2 tablespoon chopped ginger
1/2 tablespoon red chilli flakes
1/2 tablespoon salt
1.5 tablespoon oil
10-12 broccoli florets
1/2 cup each celery and bell pepper (chopped big long pieces)
2 tablespoon of corn starch
1 cup chopped cilantro
2 teaspoon of lemon juice
Please check (Measurements)

 

Process: Heat oil in a wok on high. Add the ginger and constantly saute it till it turns golden. Add the broccoli and constantly stir fry it for 1 minute, then add the remaining vegetables and do the same.

Reduce the heat between medium-high and place the tofu gently for 1-2 minutes.  Add 1/2 cup of water to cornstarch and pour it on the tofu. With a spatula flip the tofu, add the chilli flakes. Turn off the stove, add the sprouts, cilantro, lemon juice and salt. Mix everything well.

This wholesome meal is ready to be served.

Quick Pasta

This innovation happened when I had a very hectic day and my stomach screamed for something quick,simple,filling yet delicious.
Requires common spices and can be prepared within 10-12 minutes.

Serves 2
Ingredients
1 cup mix vegetable pasta or any kind of your choice
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1½ tablespoon unsalted butter
few drops of lemon juice
1 teaspoon dry parsley leaves
Please check (Measurements)

Process: Boil 3 cups of water in a medium size pot , once it starts boiling,add the pasta. Cook till soft, remove the pasta and put in cold water.
Heat butter in a non-stick pan on medium temperature, add the cabbage, stir fry for a minute on high heat. Reduce the heat again to medium, add the pasta,all the spices, 1 cup water,cover and cook for 3 minutes. Remove the lid, add few drops of lemon juice and dry parsley leaves.

Thai Rice Noodles

The fragrance of ginger, different vegetables and the freshness of lime leaves will remind you the simple cooking of Thailand. Get ready to try this simple yet exotic looking rice noodles.

Serves 4
Ingredients:
3 cups shredded(carrots, bell pepper, cabbage)
4 cups of boiled rice noodles
1 cup of broccoli florets
4-5 crushed or fresh lime leaves
1/4 cup coconut milk or regular milk
1 tablespoon grated ginger
2 teaspoons salt
2 chopped green chilies
2 tablespoons oil
Please check (Measurements)

Process: Boil the rice noodles till they are soft. Transfer them in a cold water bowl.
Heat the oil in a non-stick pan.Add the green chilies and ginger and saute them for 30 seconds. Add the broccoli, cook for 2 minutes by occasionally stirring them.
Add all the other shredded veggies, stir fry on high heat. Add the milk,noodles,salt and lime leaves. Cover with a lid for 5 minutes and let it cook on slow heat. It’s ready to serve.