Zucchini Corn Spinach Fritters/Bhajiyas/Pakoras

*Corn Zucchini Fritters/Bhajiyas* INGREDIENTS: 1 C grated zucchini 1 C whole fresh or frozen corn 1C fresh chopped spinach or greens of your choice 1 C raw grated potato 1 C thinly sliced onion 1/4 C oat flour or rolled oats 1/4 C rice flour 1 T roasted cumin 1-2 T chopped jalapeno or greenContinue reading “Zucchini Corn Spinach Fritters/Bhajiyas/Pakoras”

Sprouts – A powerhouse of nutrients, simple method

Sprouts are the highest in anti-oxidants, similar to berries and many other fruits and vegetables. They are a powerhouse of nutrients and pack a sizable amount of proteins as well. Whole beans and lentils are very easy to sprout and add a wonderful variety to any meal. They can be lightly blanched, cooked, ground upContinue reading “Sprouts – A powerhouse of nutrients, simple method”

No Oil seasoning tadka/oggarne/thaalippu/vaghar – Make it Pop!

Oil-free Tadka or Seasoning Ingredients:1 C chana dal (split chana dal) 1 C urad dal (split urad dal) 1 C jeera 1 C small black mustard seeds 1 C sesame seeds 1 C dry red chilies 1 C curry leaves Method: 1. Heat a wok or steel kadai on medium heat.2. Roast each dal separately,Continue reading “No Oil seasoning tadka/oggarne/thaalippu/vaghar – Make it Pop!”

No Knead Spicy Bread

Simple Whole Wheat Spicy Bread – without Kneading! Ingredients:1 1/2 C unbleached, whole wheat flour 1 1/2 C unbleached, all purpose flour 1/4 tsp yeast 1 tsp salt 1 or 1 1/2 C water (If you add chopped greens you will need only 1C water. But if you use dried herbs you will need aContinue reading “No Knead Spicy Bread”

3 Ingredient Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients: 2 C or 2 large roasted or steamed organic sweet potatoes 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder 12-15 dates Method: Blend in food processor until very smooth and creamy. Add a pinch of salt! Serve with berries or a sprig of mint…🌱 Note: substitute mashed, ripe avocados for cooked sweet potatoes! Simply delicious!

Instant Pot Mixed Vegetable Kurma

Ingredients for paste:1 T cashews 1 tsp khuskhus (white poppy seeds) 1/4 cup fresh or frozen grated coconut 3-6 cloves garlic (optional) 1 inch piece ginger 1 tsp red chilli powder (or to taste) 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp sea salt (or to taste) 2 tsp coriander powder (dhaniya) 1 tsp garam masala powderContinue reading “Instant Pot Mixed Vegetable Kurma”

Instant Pot Raagi Mudde (a Karnataka specialty)

Raagi Mudde Recipe in Stove-top Pressure Cooker or IP Ingredients: 1 C waterA pinch of salt (optional)1/2 C raagi flour Method: Add water and a pinch of salt to pressure cooker, and cook for 2 whistles on high (Steam and More 2 mins) Quick pressure release Mix in raagi flour thoroughly, avoiding lumps and ensuringContinue reading “Instant Pot Raagi Mudde (a Karnataka specialty)”

Grits Handvo – an Indian savory cake

Ingredients :2 C yellow corn grits/polenta, millet rawa, or raagi rawa 1-2 T cream of wheat/sooji, (optional) 1 T chickpea flour or besan as thickening agent (optional) or handvo flour in place of sooji + besan 2 T flax meal 5 small or 2 large zucchini, grated 1 small bottle gourd, grated (doodhi) 1-2 onions,Continue reading “Grits Handvo – an Indian savory cake”

Instant Pot Karnataka Gojju/Gotsu

A karnataka favorite Gojju is a sour-spicy-sweet relish that adds flavor and spice to any meal. It complements any Indian meal with the burst of flavors that it encapsulates. Option of vegetables: Bittergourd, Okra, Eggplant, Pineapple, Organic Clementine Peel, Butternut squash, Pumpkin, Raisins etc. In an Instant Pot or pressure cooker layer:1. 1/4 C tamarindContinue reading “Instant Pot Karnataka Gojju/Gotsu”

No Oil Parathas

Ingredients: 1 C organic whole wheat flour1/2 C water (add 1 tbs of water at time) Method: 1. Mix with the back end of a wooden ladle to wet sand consistency until no dry flour remains. Set aside for an hour so that the dough becomes soft and pliable.2. Pinch off a golf ball sizedContinue reading “No Oil Parathas”