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. ūüôā
  • 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? ūüôā
  • 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 !