Save The Turkey

During thanksgiving we see sweet potatoes, cranberries, green beans etc everywhere on sale and plenty. Made Black bean sweet potato burrito. Simple and tasty.

Steamed sweet potatoes in insta pot. Sweet potato taste great plain steamed or roasted . There’s absolutely no need to add thousand different things to sweet potato and ruining it.

Keep things simple and thanks your stomach for taking all abuse .

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fun Punjabi Meals

To make fun meal is easy if you apply little creativity. Take 1 main dish and then play around with sides.

When I make chhole , I make extra. You can eat chhole so many different ways.

  • Had left over roti dough so fried some puri and while oil is hot , you can fry some Papad. Little salad , yogurt , pickle on the side and it becomes nice fun meal .
  • Kulcha is easy to make and made some dal , left over little chhole and voila another good meal without spending too much time in the kitchen.
  • You can buy some samosas and make samosa chat.
  • Or make some tiki chat.
    Be creative and have fun making a meal.
    Enjoy!

Black Bean Enchiladas

If you like Mexican food , then cook black beans or pinto beans. And then you can make different things for 2-3 days.

I make quesadillas, burrito , taco salad , enchiladas etc . So many options if I have cooked beans handy.

If you are a planner , then very good . Get all ingredients including avocado and you can make at least 2 meals out if it .

I have avocado but it’s not ripe yet. Bummer .

Enjoy!

9 Mixed Bean Sprouts – Nori Nem Special

In India , there are lot of festivals , fasting days and you eat something special on that day for 1 time . Nori nem is 1 of those days and it was 2 days back I think.

This dish is specially made on that day and you eat for lunch and no food after that .

Sprout 9 different beans and it’s cooked only with chopped ginger , green chilies. So little bland for Indian taste buds . Drizzle little oil before eating. This is ancient way and now we have those 9 grain breads. May be 9 is special.

I used whatever beans I had mung, mooth, masoor, dry peas, black Chana and sprouted them.

I added chopped onion, ginger , red chili powder , turmeric and salt. Also added little oil while cooking.

Turned out very yummy.

I don’t know the reason behind nori nem but it’s a healthy , nutritious, filling dish and i will eat any day , any day of the year.

Recipe , ideas were given by my “kaki” who is a wonderful cook . She is 1 of those who cooked from magazine recipes in those times and baked a cake in cooker .

Enjoy!

Burrito Bowl

Easy quick tasty yummy lunch while working from home .

  • Cooked pinto beans in instant pot. Start early with your tea , coffee since it takes 45 minutes no soaking and natural release . Lunch time open it.
  • Mash pinto beans , add salt and seasoning .
    Now top it with your favorite toppings . Tomatoes , cucumber, olives, lettuce , cheese , green onion, cilantro , salsa , onion , sour cream , avocado.
    Trick is having toppings you like.
    Will keep you full for a while since it has protein and fiber from all veggies.
    Enjoy!