Gluten Free Kodo Millet

In india , we use lot of wheat flour and eat roti, Paratha everyday. Growing up, always heard old ppl wanting to eat jowar millet roti since it’s easy to digest and they tried to get away from wheat. This was before we all learn abt gluten.

Kodo millet is available in india , Indian stores easily. Made with vegetables and added some biryani powder . Instant pot cooked in 7 minutes.

Are you including millet in your diet ? Or waiting for doctor to tell you ?

Enjoy!

Gluten Free Halwa

Rajgira or Amranth flour is gluten free and rich in calcium. We use it during fasting days . It’s very quick to make. If you like to include different grain , seeds in diet then try this . If you are Indian , this is a good sweet to break the wheat , rice routine .

Recipe is simple. You can use coconut oil or ghee or unsalted butter . Traditionally we make it using ghee.

For 1 cup flour , use 1/3 cup ghee and 1/2 cup sugar. I use raw sugar. And 2 cup warm or boiling water .

Heat ghee , roast flour for few minutes until you smell it or color is changed little bit.

Add water and it will be quickly absorbed,

Add sugar and cook for a minute or two.

Garnish with cardamom powder, nuts if you like.

Eat warm. So make, eat and be done . No storing. Make just enough. You can just have this as a meal lunch or dinner.

Enjoy!

Tofu Tikka

Paneer Tikka is a popular appetizer in Indian restaurant but you can use Tofu too . Use extra firm tofu. I had firm tofu and so you can see how it disintegrated.

Basically vegetables are marinated in yogurt sauce. We add some roasted chickpea flour but if you use greek yogurt it’s thick enough . Or you can use any flour you generally use to thicken your soup or sauce here.

Now add spices like red pepper, turmeric , cumin powder etc . Your choice, likes snd creativity into plain yogurt. If you have kasoori methi and mustard oil add that for Indian flavor. Or little olive is good too. We are flexible , right ?

Marinate vegetables like colored pepper , tofu, onion , mushrooms.

Put it on skewers and bake in oven for 30 -40 minutes turning them around few times in between . You can pour little butter when you turn it around .

This is no way authentic tikka recipe that you find in restaurants but at home for fun, healthy meal.

With little salad on side and cilantro chutney makes a good meal.

Appetizer for dinner . Why not ? Our minds are so conditioned that we get stuck on right and wrong and forget to be just happy.

Enjoy!

Gluten Free Vegan Ragda Pattice

Everyone or should I say health conscious ppl are trying to be gluten free and vegan. Have been realizing lot of Indian recipes can be vegan and gluten free with just few changes.

  • Ragda is made of dry white peas. Insta pot here will do the job.
  • Pattice is made of potatoes.
  • We top with date, tamarind sauce and coriander chutney, onion, tomatoes.
  • Skip sev and yogurt on top. Sev is made of besan so gluten free but unless you make at home , you don’t know what all it is made if. Without it, it still taste good and very feeling because of peas.
    We have to make things work for us instead of complaining. Isn’t it?
    Enjoy!

Insta Pot Boiled Peanuts

Hiker friends love boiled peanuts and we call boiled peanut lovers squirrels now. So I have been making them for few years now for our hikes. Now with insta pot they are much easier to make. Here’s how I made them in 6 quarter insta pot.

  • Soak raw dry peanuts for 10-12 hrs in insta pot only with trivet that comes with it on so that they stay in water else they will float.
    Rinse and add fresh water, salt. Needs lot of salt. You can taste water and it should taste good salty. You can also add spices you like.
    Pressure cook on high for 50 mins. And let it release naturally.
    Taste and if salt is less , add more and cook for a minute and natural release again so it has time to absorb more salt.
    Fun healthy snack to relax and chit chat with friends.
    If you have green peanuts (lucky you) then no need to soak. It should be done in 25-30 minutes.
    Peanuts are gluten free. So this is vegan gluten free snack. It will keep you full for a long time too.
    Enjoy!