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Desserts, chutneys, pickles Ekadashi

Lauki (Bottle Gourd) Raita

Lauki or Bottle gourd mixed with yogurt makes a delicious, cooling and quick Ekadashi recipe. A perfect side dish which is very light on the stomach and is a great accompaniment with pakoras, wadas or bhajiyas. Ingredients:1 medium size bottle gourd1- 1/2 tablespoons cumin seeds1-2 green chilliessalt as per taste750 grams yogurt4-5 curry leaves2 tablespoons ghee/sunflower oil1/2 cup chopped cilantro Process: In a pot of boiling water, add the peeled and chopped gourd. Reduce the …

Dals, Soups, Kadhis Ekadashi

Tapioca Potato Clear soup

Soaked tapioca granules combined together with boiled potatoes and few selective spices gives rise to this delicious clear soup.A unique Ekadashi Soup! Serves 4 Ingredients 1 medium boiled potato ½ cup of tapioca granules (Soaked in water for 30-50 minutes) ½ cup chopped cilantro 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 finely chopped green chillies 2-3 curry leaves 2 -3 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon of lemon juice ½ tablespoon oil Process: Peel the boiled potatoes and cut …

Savories

Puffed Rice Chewda

This is a simple snack chewda, very mild in flavour andtasty at the same time. This is one of my favorite snack which I add to the salted buttermilk and relish it. Makes nearly 6 cups Ingredients 5 cups puffed rice ½ teaspoon turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder 1 tablespoon oil 2 cups thin sev salt as per taste Process: Heat oil in a non stick wok. Once oil is little medium hot …

Dals, Soups, Kadhis

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!!! Serves 4 bowls Ingredients: 500 gms  of Gnocchi ½ 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 …

Ekadashi Savories

EKADASHI TAPIOCA (SAGO) BALLS

My most liked option during fasting is making these crispy stretchy grain free balls. Rolled with few spices and good amount of cilantro makes a good meal with some fresh chutney or soup. Makes 20 Tapioca BallsIngredients for tapioca balls:1 ½ cups of soaked tapioca granules (nearly for 30 minutes in 2 cups water)1 big or 2 medium Potatoes (boiled)1 teaspoon of cumin seeds2 chopped green chillies1- ½  teaspoons of salt3-4 curry leaves1 tablespoon of broken roasted peanuts (optional)1 cup finely chopped …

Sabjis

Paneer Tikka Gravy Masala

This recipe has two parts, first marination and frying of paneer (hardened indian cheese) and vegetables with fine spices and then cooking them in a thick creamy gravy together. A perfect combination of pretty rich and heavy meal. Serves 4 Ingredients For panner tikka 3 tablespoons ghee/clarified butter 1- ½ to 2 cups cube cut paneer 1 cup chopped veggie sausage or plain seitan chunks (optional) 2 cups whisked yogurt 1 medium lemon’s juice ½ …

Desserts, chutneys, pickles

Apple Pie

A traditional dessert recipe made commonly during seasonal festivals. In this recipe, the apples are baked slowly in the sauce covered by top and bottom layer of pie crust. 6-9 inches pie Ingredients: DOUGH FOR PIE CRUST 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt ¾ cup butter cubes Between ¼ – ½ cup cold water 9-inch pie dish oil for greasing flour for dusting PIE FILLING:6 small organic gala apples (peeled, cored & sliced vertically) …

Asian Noodles, Pastas

Lemongrass Seitan

In this recipe we will see how the homemade seitan (wheat gluten) cut in various shapes can be used for making a gingery lemongrass stir fry. Serves 2 Ingredients 2 cups coated strip shaped seitan 2-3 big cabbage leaves cut in Julienne slices or ½ cup shredded cabbage ½ cup shredded carrots or carrot strips ¼ cup of minced lemongrass or lemongrass powder or ½ cup lemongrass paste (made from thick base of the stem) …

Breads,Buns

Banana Methi Thepla

Fenugreek leaves have a reservoir of medicinal properties. The slight bitterness of fenugreek and sweet flavour of banana makes a good combination of Theplas. Mixed with other spices this thepla not only has wonderful flavours but also has pleasing texture to it. Around 10 chapatis Ingredients: 2 cups whole wheat flour (best is durum flour) 1 cup of fenugreek leaves ½ cup mashed ripe banana ½ teaspoon Baking powder  1 teaspoon Sugar 2 teaspoons salt 2-3 tablespoons of oil Warm water …

Rice

Veg Biryani

Here I am presenting to you an aromatic full of different flavors and traditional spices restaurant style Biryani which you can prepare at home. This Biryani will boost your appetite and awaken your senses, try it yourself to believe! Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 sticks of celery and carrots (cut in long and thick slices) 20 cauliflower florets 1- ½ cups of basmati rice (thoroughly washed and soaked for 15 minutes)2 cups of fresh mint leaves200 grams of cubed size paneer 1 cup chopped cilantro 3 tablespoons oil for …

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