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Paneer Tikki Buddha Bowl, Vegetarian Buddha bowl

A trendy looking bowl meal made healthy, colorful and filling. Not much of a recipe it is, just ingredients from the refrigerator used. This bowl has falafel, roasted cauliflower, beans, carrots, bell peppers, cucumber, grilled tomato slices and roasted garlic chilli sauce.

For roasted cauliflower:
Par coiled cauliflower florets
Turmeric powder
Jeera powder
Pepper powder
Salt
Olive Oil

Marinate florets in the above ingredients and toss until it turns crunchy in a pan.

For roasted veggies:
Sliced Bell Peppers
Carrots
Par Boiled Beans
Pepper Powder
Salt
Olive oil

Toss in a a pan one by one by sprinkling salt and pepper untl they turn crunchy.

Recipe for paneer green peas falafel:
Paneer - 1 cup, crumbled
Green peas - 1 cup, par boiled
Fresh Coriander - hand ful
Green Chilli - 1
Roasted jeera powder
Pepper powder
Salt
Olive Oil

Pulse the par boiled green peas with coriander, green chilli and make it to a coarse paste.

In a bowl add crumbled paneer, pulsed green peas mixture, spice powders mix well and shape it int…

Shifting to Clean Eating!

Shifting to clean eating should happen as a life style change and not as a task for short period. Carbohydrates are integral part of Indian diet / meals. All our three course meals contain good loads of carbs which we've been consuming all these years an theirs this sudden urge to cut down on these. Simply put sedentary lifestyle, incorrect eating habits, consuming high processed and sugar foods are all few key reasons which has made most of the individuals over weight / diabetic. 

A meal has to be a healthy mix of lesser carbs, moderate proteins and fats which we tend to miss out on. 

Here i have lined up few key steps to begin with with my very own experience. I am no Doctor / Certified professional giving diet charts / plans but am under the guidance of a Doctor and a nutritionist who has guided me thru a better life style change.

The whole approach begins with firstly cutting down on sugar in any form be it maple syrup, cane sugar, brown sugar, jaggery in any forms which also inc…

BOK CHOY MUSHROOM CLEAR SOUP

Garlicky soup with Bok Choy makes a comforting soup in this weather. Homemade veg broth makes it a double flavorful one. I used cauliflower, broccoli stalks, coriander n mint stems, onion peels, few other veggie peels with couple of pods of garlic and a bay leaf to make a cup of veg stock. Some thin noodles / pasta to this would make it a complete meal. This is a no sauce soup who would prefer could add them. 

The ones i used were baby bok choys they were tender ones, so didn't bother to remove the thick stalks. But made sure to remove the leaves individually and clean them.

What you need:
Bok Choy - 6 nos
Mushroom - 200 grams
Onion - 1 no
Garlic - 4 pods
Butter - 2 tbsp
Red Chilli Flakes - 1/2 tsp
Salt and Pepper powder
Veg Stock - 2 cups

How to make:
In a large pan melt butter, saute garlic, onions until slightly roasted.

Stir fry mushrooms and cook until it turns tender.

Add in cleaned bok choy, veg stock and simmer for 5 - 6 minutes add in chilli flakes, salt and pepper as required and enjo…

CHILLI BUTER MUSHROOMS

Chilli Butter Mushrooms, easy and super quick dish which makes a meal. Pysillium husk and almond meal can be replaced with corn flour / maida and for the crunch bread crumbs can be used. Heres a quick video of the same.


Ingredients:
Mushrooms - 1 pkt
Pysillium Husk - 1 tsp
Almond Meal - 1 tsp
Garlic - 3 pods, chopped
Ginger - 1 tsp, chopped
Green Chillies - 1, chopped
Red Chilli Flakes - 1/2 tsp
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Spring Onion
Butter - 2 tbsp

Method:
Wash Mushrooms thoroughly, slice it, mix pysillium husk, salt, pepper

Melt one tbsp butter in a pan, cook mushrooms until they browned and remove it.

In the same pan melt another tbsp butter, add garlic, ginher, green chillies until they turn crunchy,

Add diced onions, capsicum, pepper, red chilli flakes, salt add mushrooms and sprinkle spring onion.

Achari Dahi Sabzi recipe | How to make Achari Dahi Sabzi

Achari Sabzi, simply means pickled veggies which could be interpreted as sabzi made with pickling spices. A bit lengthy list of ingredients but totally worth attempting it once in a while. Traditionally this is made with more tomatoes and yogurt for the extra gravy consistency and for the creaminess. I kept them bit low to suit my Low carb meal plan. Have shared the making video above.

Ingredients:
Brinjal - 4, cubed
Boiled Cauliflower - 1 cup
Capsicum - 1/2 cup
Onion- 1
Tomato - 1
Ginger garlic - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Jeera powder -1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek powder - 1/4 tsp
Ginger powder - 1/4 tsp
Fennel powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Hung Curd/ Greek yogurt - 1/4 cup
Mustard - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Methi, Onion seeds -1/4 tsp each
Red chillies - 2
Fennel -1/2 tsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp

Method:
Melt 2 tbso ghee in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, onion / nigella seeds, fenugreek seeds, 2 red chillies and sauté on …

PANEER POLLICHATHU

A Kerala delicacy, recreated in a Vegetarians favorite Paneer. Here's the quick preparation method of the paneer pollichathu. Well marinated Paneer rolled in to a spicy masala and cooked in banana leaf.




Ingredients:
Paneer - 200 grams
Kashmiri chilli powder - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Water - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp

Cut paneer into half, mix all of the above to thick paste and spread it on the paneer and allow to marinate for 30 minutes minimum.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and fry the paneer quickly on each sides for about 30 secs on each side, remove the paneer. This step can be skipped it's totally our choice.

To the same pan with oil saute
Onion - 1, chopped
Ginger n garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green chilli - 2, slit
Tomato - 1, chopped
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp

Until the oil starts to separate.

Toss the banana leaf on the open fi…