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Recipes — Healthy eating



Tandoori (BBQ) Veggies

In India Tandoori Veggies are served as entrée in North Indian restaurants, its traditionally had with green coriander chutney. You can use any veggies like potatoes, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, capsicum or paneer (cottage cheese) etc. We have used our Punjabi Tandoori Seasoning to give it a delicious flavour.  INGREDIENTS  1 Cup Cauliflower cut in florets  1 Red onion cut in 1 inch pieces or large chunks 1 Red or green capsicum cut in large chunks 1 Cup Mushroom (Button, Flat or Portobello) any kind cut in halves or quarter chunks 2 Cups Yogurt ( Dairy or Vegan )  2 Tbsp Punjabi Tandoori Seasoning   1 Tsp Salt 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice 2 Tbsp Olive Oil METHOD: Mix all the ingredients gently,...

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Creamy Palak (Spinach) Mushroom

Indian cooking is all about seasonal cooking, and in winter when spinach and green leafy vegetables are in abundance they are incorporated a lot in diet. Indians love making variety of dishes with spinach and this is one Quick, Simple Vegan recipe. Serve with roti, rice or just bread.  INGREDIENTS  1 Bunch Spinach roughly chopped, about 2-2.5 cups 1 Tomato, Quartered 1 cup sliced mushroom  1/4 cup Cashews  1 1/2 inch chopped ginger 2 cloves of garlic 1 green chilli (use thai or Indian chilli or half long green chilli) 1 Red onion, chopped finely 1 Tsp Cumin seeds 1 Tsp Masala Turmeric Blend or Just Turmeric 1 Tsp Ground Cumin 1/2 Tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder  1/2 Tsp Rose Garam...

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Tawa Paneer (Cottage Cheese cooked in Iron Pan)

Paneer is Indian cottage cheese. Its made by curdling hot milk by adding sour agent like lemon or vinegar. It's then strained and moulded into desired shape before adding to dishes. There are many paneer dishes in Indian cooking, one of the ways I like to eat is by making it as a side dish in a dry stir fry style just like this dish. I cook this dish in Iron pan, but you can use stainless steel pan or nonstick pan (though I don’t recommend using non-stick pans). Cooking in Iron Pan also adds extra Iron to dishes.  INGREDIENTS 250g Paneer (Cut in small cubes) (You can buy paneer from Indian shops or make it yourself. Bring 1 litre...

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Tehari (Not really Pulao or Biryani)

Today's recipe is closer to my hometown Lucknow in India. This region is known as Awadh region and has Awadhi cuisine, known for its nuanced flavours and techniques of making food. Lucknowi Biryani, Roomali roti, seekh kebab, kakori kebab, shami kebabs, korma, tehari these are some of the dishes this region is popular for. Tehari is a veg rice dish traditionally made with potatoes, cauliflower, some other veggies and of course rice. It's not a pulao or Biryani but somewhere in between. It makes for one wholesome dish and pleases everyone around dinner table.  INGREDIENTS  1 Medium size red onion (finely chopped) 1 Small chilli red or green (finely chopped) 1.5 cups of chopped veggies (I used veggies I had...

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