Vibrational cooking – Steamed Vegetables

 

 

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  • Most of the indian cooking involve too much cooking of vegetables and it loses nutrition. Steamed cooking retains most of the nutrition and seems to be recommended way of cooking everywhere. Other good way is to roast vegetables.
  • So finally i bought steam basket. And to my surprise, it’s very quick to steam and vegetables tasted so good. Carrot never tasted this sweet. If you have never tried, must try.
  • Here’s what i did: Put some water in a pot and arrange your steam basket.. You need very little depending on your vegetables. I added hardly 1/4 th cup.
  • Once water boils, add your cut vegetables. Close the lid and let it steam.I did cauliflower, broccoli , carrots and some green pepper. You can add some greens too. I will try that next.
  • These vegetables took hardly 3-4 mins to cook. They look very vibrant once done.
  • Vegetables should have little crunch to it. Do not over cook again. 🙂
  • Once done, i added little salt and lemon juice. You can add black pepper if you like.
  • You can add some avocado, tomatoes too after vegetables are done.
  • With a side of brown rice, it was too good. You can have as a side dish too with your regular meal and you will get some nutrition.
  • Try it out. It’s really good and doesn’t taste all blah like what most of us think .
  • Enjoy !

Quinoa Chickpea Tikki/Burger

 

 

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  • This is for all quinoa lovers or who is trying to include quinoa in the diet. People who doesn’t know yet, quinoa is a good protein source, has complete protein meaning it has all 9 amino acids. Enough of technical knowledge, isn’t it?
  • Recipe is simple as usual. Saute onion, garlic , green chilli in your choice of oil for a min or 2. Add some cooked corn, chickpeas, cooked quinoa, few torn bread. For 1 cup corn, 1 cup chickpeas, 3/4th cup quinoa,  used 2 bread slices. Add some crushed red pepper, garam masala, chat masala or lemon juice, salt. Use whatever spices you like.
  • Mash everything with potato masher or process in food processor. Add some chopped coriander leaves or parsley.
  • Make tikkis from it, cover with bread crumbs and shallow fry.
  • You can have it a snack with ketchup, chutney or you can use it as a burger and assemble a burger using tomato, onion, lettuce.
  • It’s very filling and of course delicious. Mixture on its own also tasted very good.
  • Enjoy !

Peanut Chat

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  • My friend made this quick chat 1 day and it was really good. She even decorated little bit for me to take picture. See that green chilli? 🙂
  • She had brought some indian style salty peanuts with her, but you can use any roasted peanuts you have. Spanish peanuts will go well. Am not sure abt honey coated ones. Boiled peanuts will work too.
  • Add chopped onion, green chillies if you like, squeeze some fresh lemon juice. Adjust salt. You can add tomatoes too.
  • Garnish with cilantro.
  • Too simple..isn’t it? Eat immediately. You don’t store this chat.
  • Enjoy !

Spinach With Navy Beans

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  • Sometimes i wonder if all this time and energy am investing in justlunchideas is worth it and if anyone is learning anything or cares to read. Then every time i realise that this is am doing for myself and not for others. Am enjoying  and learning new things here. So many things i have realised writing here, all the new things i tried so i can share here. Well, list is long… Few weeks back, wanted to make lasagna and searching for basic recipe since it was a long time since i made last time. Then I remembered having recipe my friend contributed here. Voila, i followed post from here and lasagna was a big hit.
  • Back to today’s recipe. It’s pretty simple but is really good so thought won’t hurt to share.
  • Cooked spinach with onion , usual indian spices , tomatoes. Had cooked navy beans to make soup and realised i can throw some in spinach.
  • For ppl don’t have all spices, saute garlic in olive oil. Add some chopped onion, tomatoes and spinach. Cook until spinach wilted. Can add some crushed red pepper too. Add navy beans or chick peas and salt. Try to use fresh ingredients. Fresh spinch i would say must.
  • You can use this in wrap with some cheese. Corn tortilla will go well with this.
  • Or use as a side dish.
  • Enjoy !