Veg Steamed Recipes
With people turning health freaks day by day, their lifestyle and food preferences are also changing. It is not possible for everyone to buy healthy cooking ingredients that's when the method of cooking comes in scenario. Steaming and boiling are the healthiest cooking techniques to create quick, lighter dishes.
Steaming removes the need for cooking oil, which results in healthier meals. Also, it preserves the color and flavor of vegetables which in turn retains other nutrients. The best way to steam your food is of course to have a steamer at home. You don't need any other fancy equipment's in your kitchen.
Steamed Veg Breakfast Recipes:
Idli are fluffy, spongy savory cakes generally made using rice and lentils. They are a popular South Indian breakfast delicacy. Cutting some carbs from diet? Try replacing rice with oats to make healthy idli.
Try this no soak, no fermentation, and quick Dhokla recipe made using poha. Relish them with green chutney or garlic chutney.
Muthia is a traditional Gujarati dish made using vegetable and different flours. The dumplings are steamed and then given a tempering with sesame seeds and mustard.
Steamed Veg Dumpling Recipes:
Vegetable dumpling or Dimsum, popularly known as momos are a popular street food in the Northern states of India. They are served with hot garlic or schezwan sauce.
Cottage Cheese Dumplings with Spinach Sauce:
Looking for a light and healthy dinner alternative? These cottage cheese dumpling are a perfect balance of textures – with soft paneer, crunchy cabbage and mushy potatoes. The creamy spinach sauce makes it a perfect platter.
Does your kid hate leafy vegetables? Make these colorful spinach dumplings to make them eat some healthy greens.
Steamed Veg Main Course Recipes:
Palak Kofta Rice:
Koftas are balls made using different vegetables, dry fruits, cottage cheese, etc. They are generally deep fried in oil but, we have made a healthy version of palak kofta which are steamed and tossed in rice.
Cabbage Soya Koftas in Coriander Tomato Gravy
This gravy is a rich source of folic acid, while the unique koftas made of cabbage, soya granules and paneer is a treasure of fiber, protein and calcium.
Looking for a light dinner option? Make this popular Gujarati snack made using corn and semolina. It is steamed between banana leaves.
Lauki Kofta Curry:
Combine the ingredients for dumpling and put them to steam, simultaneously you can cook your gravy. Making cooking easier, this recipe is surely also, an amazing option for health freaks!
Baking is an ancient art of cooking that uses dry heat in an enclosed space to cook food so that it retains its benefits and enhances the flavors. In common parlance, when one uses the term “Baking”, they refer to breads and desserts, but that is a myth because wide variety of vegetables, fruits and grains can be baked to make excellent dishes.
In the modern day, baking is usually done in an Oven. These ovens can either be electric ovens, wood or gas. Many of these modern day ovens also have tools for grilling and broiling inbuilt which are also cooking methods that require dry heat.
Advantages of baked food
Baking is considered to be one of the healthier cooking methods as it requires little or no oil. Due to this, the vegetables being baked retain their natural flavor as they get cooked in their own oil.
4 Tips to remember while baking
1. Time and temperature: The key thing to remember while baking is that the baking time and temperature will determine how your food will turn out. This will always depend on the size of your dish or its weight. For example if your dish is very dense and large, it will take longer to cook.
2. Pre-heating the oven: This simply means keeping your oven ready at the required temperature you want to cook your food at. Firstly, preheating your oven saves up on your actual cooking time as the oven is hot already. Secondly, a lot of times food is cooked unevenly due to uneven heating of the oven. To avoid such complications, pre-heating is a must.
3. Always make sure to use oven mittens or a thick folded cloth to remove the baked food out of the oven.
4. If you are baking breads, cookies or other desserts, make sure you allow it to rest before slicing or consuming. For example, cookies eaten straight from the oven will be soft and will lack the crunch and texture.
Baked sweet desserts
Craving for a lovely dessert post dinner or trying to serenade a loved a one? Try baking these scrumptious desserts. The variety of baked desserts is endless but one of the most loved one is a basic sponge cake. A springy, sweet, soft cake that can be molded into different shapes and can also be made in exciting flavors like a rich vanilla sponge cake, tropical Pineapple sponge cake and chocolate.
Choco Dip Cookies
A chocolate and vanilla cookie is loved by kids and adults alike. The buttery cookies are baked to perfection using a concoction of butter, condensed milk, sugar and flour. Serve it with warm milk, as a snack or a post dinner dessert, after all chocolate cookies never disappoint.
Eggless Marble Cake
This is a lusciously spongy cake with delicious aroma of condensed milk and vanilla, and is alternated with portions of rich dark chocolate cake.
Creamy Lemon Tarts
A creamy and delicious concoction of paneer, dahi, sugar and lemon which can either be eaten as lemon curd or a tart. The zingy and sweet dessert can be made even more fun with to eat by adding whipped cream or jelly on top.
Baked Cinnamon Pinwheels
This brilliant creation is buttery, soft and filled with cinnamon which is a beautiful spice in itself. You can eat this when you are tired of your usual desserts and it doesn’t even take up a lot of time. This amazing dessert is a kids and adult favorite vegetarian dessert recipe.
Healthy baked recipes
Ever had a craving for something junk but skipped out on it because it’s unhealthy? There are a lot of ways where you can get the same taste and still have it be healthy! You can bake brown bread to use for a sandwich or make Baked Chaklis for shaam ka nashta. Here are a few simple healthy baked recipes you can make to satiate your cravings.
Baked Vada Pav
A vada pav with a surprise! A soft bread roll filled with garlic chutney and a spicy potato to mixture to make the ultimate vada pav. It tastes delectable in every bite you take. Have it alone or invite some friends over but we are sure you will have no leftovers.
Whole Wheat Pizza Base recipe
A much healthier option than the store bought pizza base, this recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make. It is delectable, healthy and to have some fun, you can shape it into any shape you like. With only 2 minutes of actual hands-on work, this recipe is so addictive that you will never go back to the store bought bases.
Bread Samosa Recipe
Bread Samosa Recipe This samosa is made with brown bread and a potato mixture. Even though it takes a little time to bake, it is definitely worth the effort you put in. Savour these warm samosas green chutney, imli chutney or ketchup.
Indian Baked Recipes
A lot of people cook under the impression that Indian food does not require baking, which is not true at all! Till and Jowar Puris can be baked easily which makes it a much healthier recipe than the fried ones or you can go for the baked cheese rolls which oozes out cheese on eating. Here are few recipes that provide an Indian touch to your favorite food.
Ragi and Oat Crackers with Cucumber Dip
These crispy, light crackers are served with a cool cucumber dip and make for a perfect snack for the summers. It is also a very good way into making your kids eat healthy grains like Ragi and oats. Since they are easily stored, you can make a large batch at one time and store it in an airtight container.
Creamy spinach toast
A quick recipe that can be made anytime, either for Breakfast or as an evening snack. The creamy spinach, with the addition of simple ingredients like chopped onions and green chillies, lifts a simple toast bread to a delectable dish!
Baked Pav Bhaji Pasta
A street side favorite dish turned into a fusion Italian delicacy, it should be a must try on everyones list. This amazing dish is definitely a fan favorite and will leave your family and friends wanting for more.
Easy Veg Baked Recipes
So simple and yet so drool drool worthy, these recipes are so popular that you will never have enough of them. May be it be puff or a risotto, you will savour them in every bite.
Oven Baked Pumpkin Fries
These fries are a much healthier alternative to the regular fries we are so accustomed to eating. Made with pumpkin, which provides a sweet touch to the classic, they are tossed in olive oil and baked to perfection.
Bellpepper, Zucchini and Pesto Pizza
The pesto pizza sauce is a more garlicky and rustic one compared to the regular Pizza sauce. Combine it with some bell peppers, zucchini and cheese and you have a winner.
Homemade soft French bread recipe
This is a soft, fluffy bread that can be eaten alone, with jam and butter or with soups like Corn, Basil and Fusilli Soup. Once you make this, your kitchen will smell like the inside of a bakery and that smell is so addictive that you will want to back to it again and again.
Savoury Veg Bakes
There is not one person who does not like gorging on freshly baked savoury food. Whether it’s soft paneer in white sauce or a classic open corn toast, you will definitely not want to wait for them to cool before you dive in. You can try these new and exciting recipes for your next meal!
Baked Stuffed Capsicum
A rich, creamy risotto stuffed into a bell pepper to make you a one of a kind meal. Since it is so colorful and lusciously rich, it makes this dish a favorite for the kids.
Baked Vegetables with Creamy Coconut and Tomato Sauce
A perfect blend of tangy tomato sauce with hints of coconut makes eating vegetables far more exciting than usual. The addition of raisins (kismis) and cashews (kaju) adds a bit of sweetness and crunch to the already appetizing dish.
Khamiri rotis are the Mughal’s answer to leavened flatbread. They are spongy, soft and extremely unique in taste as they have a slight tangy taste. You can have it with a sabzi like Lajjatdar paneer or make it into a kebab.
Microwave cookery is cooking using electromagnetic waves in a microwave powered by electricity. Microwaves activates the water molecules of the food, causing heat by friction which cooks or reheats the food. It is a very quick and easy method of cooking. Cooking in microwave is clean and efficient, quick boiling and mixing, no fermenting, less oil consumption and shorter cooking time.
5 Basic tips for beginners while using microwave:
1. The foods will be hot after cooking, so use heat proof mittens while removing them.
2. If you are covering something with a lid, make sure to leave a portion uncovered, to let the steam pass.
3. Make sure any glass, plastic containers, you use are labeled 'microwave safe'.
4. Never operate a microwave if the door doesn't close or is broken.
5. Don't forget to read the instruction manual or recipe and follow the cooking time, temperature etc.
In this age of ready-to-eat meals and takeaway food joints, there are still many professionals who like to cook their own food after a long day at work but, are unable to spare time. This is when microwave acts like a life saver for them! Unfortunately, most people still use microwave to reheat food or just heat water for tea, coffee, melt butter/chocolate or just make popcorns. But, the appliance can do so much more! We have tried creating exciting Veg Indian recipes using a microwave, do try your hand at it!
Dal is a staple food of India. We consume varieties of lentils in our daily diet. This simple, healthy recipe can be easily cooked by any novice cook within minutes.
Baked Beans with Buttered Rice:
A continental version of our desi Rajma Chawal. Try this wholesome easy recipe for a quick meal.
Who doesn't love Biryani? Serve this easy to make vegetable biryani with a bowl of raita and some papad!
Microwave Veg Subzi Recipes:
Baingan Bhurta :
A simple Punjabi recipe made using few basic ingredients. Sercve this subzi with roti or rotla.
Paneer Makhmali :
Paneer is a versatile ingredient and can be used to make a number of Indian Subzi, starter etc. Here , we have made a protein rich , creamy subzi using it.
Kadhai Khumbh Subzi :
Create this simple yet delicious Kadhai sabzi using a quick-fix tomato gravy and mushrooms. You can make any other kadhai sabzi by adding (other vegetables) or replacing (mushrooms)
Microwave Veg Snacks Recipes:
Khaman Dhokla :
Khaman Dhokla are traditional Gujarati snack made using fermented chana dal. We have created an instant version of this delicious tea time snack!
Moong Dal Khandvi:
Another Gujarati lip-smacking delicacy, try this melt in the mouth starter tempered with sesame seeds and grated coconut!
A quick fix for your hunger pangs, this multi purpose cheese sauce can be made within 5minutes and can be used to make a variety of dishes.
Something that makes us drool easily is the smell of buttered corn. Try this tastebuds tantalizing, flavorsome masala corn on cracker while watching a movie/sitcom marathon.
Quick No Cooking Veg RecipesItalian Bhel Puri and Quick Bhakarwadi Chaat are inspiringly innovative, yet so simple that you can make them any time, as an evening snack or starter for a party. Guacamole, a Mexican dip made with avocadoes is also easy to make but has an enchanting creaminess and appetizing flavor that all will love. Serve it with nacho chips or strips of veggies. It is ideal to munch on when you are watching a movie or chatting with friends! Couple a sandwich such as the Cheese-N-Celery Sandwiches or the Schezwan Paneer Cold Sandwich with a milkshake such as the Oreo Milkshake to make a sumptuous meal that will appeal to young and old alike!
Quick No Cooking Heathy JuicesKick start your day with this healthy Beetroot Carrot Juice or try the Calcium Booster or the all green Palak Kale Juice.
|1.||Kids can help in making the recipes as there is no risk of flame or oven cooking.|
|2.||Can be made quickly and easily.|
|3.||Use lesser ingredients compared to traditional recipes.|
|4.||Recipes for kids and adults can be made without cooking.|
|5.||Make Healthy Juices and Smoothies.|
|6.||Enjoy Healthy Salads, Salad Dips and Raitas.|
Shallow Fry Indian Veg RecipesCooking is an art and requires a set of method to prepare and cook food. The texture of final product largely depends upon the method of cooking. It is extremely important to understand different cooking techniques which will help you master any recipe. There are many cooking methods like Boiling, braising, poaching, blanching, frying etc
Shallow Fried Tikki Recipes:Tikki's are patty made by combining together different ingredients along with some binding agents like soaked bread or flour and cooked. They can be turned into delicious chat by drizzling some curd and chutneys!
Shallow Fried Cutlet Recipes:Cutlet refers to a mixture of ingredients, combined and shaped into different forms. They can be baked or fried. They can be served as snacks with sauces or dips.
Shallow Fried Kebab Recipes:The term Kebab is used to refer skewered, grilled vegetables, meat or cottage cheese and also Kebabs, various forms of patties, made with different ingredients like dals, vegetables and sometimes even dry fruits. They can be of different shapes and sizes depending upon the occasion to be served.