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Bell Pepper Bisque with Giant Croutons

October 4 2019 My New Roots 

Bell Pepper Bisque with Giant Croutons Hey friends! Im coming in hot, to drop this stellar soup recipe on you, while the weather is still fine and early fall produce is at its peak. The bell peppers in my region are bountiful and beautiful, and because I am the biggest sucker for roasted pepper anything, I came up with this dish to celebrate a seasonal favourite. But first, can we take a moment and please talk about how I just invented giant croutons? I think it might be my personal opportunity to break the internet. How is this not a thing yet?! Sure, I guess you could look at the cheese toast on French onion soup and say that is a giant crouton, but in my opinion, its merely an open-faced grilled cheese sandwich. Pfff. Not even close to this. My crouton is a cube of sourdough (important shape-distinction), kissed with garlicky oil and seared to toasty, golden perfection. The outsides are caramelized and crisp, while the center is fluffy, creamy and studded with nooks and crannies for the soup to slide in to. Guh. Too good to be true! Honestly guys, Im pretty proud of this. But I also need you to know that this soup is darn good too, even without the crouton. The recipe is loosely based on the North African Sun-dried Tomato Soup in my second cookbook, except I left out many of the warming spices, which felt prematurely winter-y. Its still t-shirt weather here, so the ginger and cinnamon had to go. Plus, I doubled the pepper count, added a teeny splash of balsamic (to round out the flavor), and made it bisque-y without the cream. Guess what I used?! Lentils!! Mic drop. But instead of bulking it up and putting the soup on legume-overload, I was conservative in my approach and just used half a cup. This made the soup rich and creamy without the cream, but in a very hush, hush way, so that you literally have no idea that theyre there. But their presence can be felt, because this soup is the real meal deal, not just a bowl of blended up veggies that will leave you hungry again in 20 minutes. With the bonus lentils, youre getting way more protein and fiber that youd normally expect from a pepper soup, and they will fill you up, and keep you energized for hours. This suddenly feels very infomercial-y. Did I mention there is a giant crouton? Moving on! Lets talk about peppers because they are in the nightshade family and that is a hot topic, if I ever heard one. Nightshade vegetables are a part of the Solanaceae family, and include tomatoes, peppers (and chilies), eggplant /­­ aubergine, and all potatoes except for sweet potatoes and yams. Originally cultivated in South America, nightshade vegetables were brought to Europe and Asia by Spanish explorers. Their name supposedly comes from the fact that they grow at night (as opposed to mushrooms, which grow in the shade). You may have heard rumors that Nightshade vegetables are toxic, that they can cause inflammation or that theyre linked to autoimmune disorders. While it is true that edible nightshades contain high levels of glycoalkaloids, specifically solanine, which at very high levels is toxic, it only seems to trigger reactions in individuals who are sensitive to it. Those with pre-existing inflammatory conditions may experience worsening of their symptoms when they consume these foods, but an elimination diet would be the only way to determine if nightshades are in fact, causing the issues. For people who do not suffer from chronic inflammatory ailments, enjoying ratatouille, a pizza, or a baked potato is likely just fine, and certainly not going to cause you to get these conditions. As far as autoimmunity is concerned, alkaloids from edible nightshades have been shown to irritate the gut, since solanine is effectively natural insecticide produced by this plant family. Gut irritation can contribute to intestinal permeability, which can set off an autoimmune reaction when proteins that should remain in the digestive tract leak into the bloodstream. The level of irritation depends on the amount consumed, and how sensitive the individual is. The highest amounts of solanine are found in green potatoes, and sprouted potatoes, but we should avoid eating those anyway.   Lets review: if you have an autoimmune disorder, leaky gut, or you exhibit symptoms of discomfort (digestive or otherwise) after consuming nightshades, try eliminating them from your diet for at least 6 weeks and see if you notice a difference. Then, re-introduce them one at a time and be aware of how you feel within a 24-hour period after eating them. If you dont have these issues, dont worry about it! There is absolutely no reason to limit your intake of these highly nutritious vegetables if they seem to do your body good. Bell peppers contain an astounding amount of vitamin C, high levels of A, and B6, with very good levels of folate, fiber, and vitamin E. They also provide flavonoids, and carotenoids. Remember to buy bell peppers that have fully ripened - anything other than the greens ones, which are typically unripe red, orange, yellow, or purple peppers. Their nutrient profile will be at its peak, and the natural sugars will be fully developed, easing their digestion. Let’s get to the recipe! If youre really pressed for time, skip roasting the peppers in the oven, and just dice them up, and add them to the pot along with the garlic in step 3. The overall flavour will be less rich, but still incredibly delicious. When Im in a crunch, Ill pull this move and have dinner on the table in 30 minutes. If you want to change things up, try orange or yellow peppers instead of the red ones. As far as sun-dried tomatoes go, I like organic, dried ones, instead of the oil-packed ones, but either would work here. With the canned tomatoes, go for whole, since they tend to be of higher quality than the diced ones. Lets talk bread. If you have access to a bakery where they make the real thing (sourdough), please use that. If you dont, find an unsliced loaf at your supermarket; bonus points if its made with wholegrain flour, organic, yeast-free, or all of the above. The bread should be cut into cubes with the serving bowl size in mind (youll want to see some of the soup around it), but if you have a huge bowl, go crazy and make that crouton as gargantuan as you want! And dont throw the offcuts away - I put them in the toaster and slathered them with hummus for my son. He was stoked about the oddly-shaped chunks.       Print recipe     Bell Pepper Bisque with Giant Croutons Makes 8 cups /­­ 2 litres /­­ Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. coconut oil or ghee, divided 2 medium yellow onions, diced 1/­­2 tsp. fine sea salt 3 large garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp. ground cumin 2 tsp. ground coriander 1/­­2 – 1 tsp. hot smoked paprika (depending on how spicy you like it) 4 large red bell peppers (stems, seeds, and ribs removed) 5 - 7 cups /­­ 1 1/­­4 – 1 3/­­4 liters vegetable broth 1 14.5-oz. /­­ 400ml can whole tomatoes 1/­­2 cup /­­ 45g sun-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped 1/­­2 cup /­­ 100g dried red lentils, soaked for 1 – 8 hours, if possible 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar Directions: 1. If you have time, soak the lentils in water overnight, or for up to 8 hours. Drain and rinse very well. If youre starting from dried, that is okay too, just give them a very good wash and drain before using. 2. Preheat oven to 400°F /­­ 200°C. Prepare the peppers by cutting each of them in half, scooping out the seeds, and rubbing with a little coconut oil. Place peppers cut-side down on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place in the oven. Roast for 25-30 minutes until the skins are totally wrinkled and charred in places. 3. In a large stockpot, melt the remaining coconut oil over medium heat. Add the onions and salt and stir to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions soften and begin to slightly caramelize, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, coriander, and smoked paprika, and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add a little broth to the pot if the mixture becomes dry. 4. Add the whole tomatoes and their juices along with the sun-dried tomatoes, lentils, and the rest of the broth. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and break up the whole tomatoes with your spoon. Simmer, covered for 15 minutes. Stir once or twice during cooking to prevent sticking. 5. The peppers should be done by now, so take them out of the oven, transfer all of them to a bowl with a lid or plate over the opening, making sure there are no gaps (this technique steams the peppers so that the skins will just slip right off, without using plastic wrap). Once cool enough to handle, remove the skins from the peppers, and place the peeled peppers in a blender. 6. Remove the soup from the heat and take off the lid to let cool just for a minute. Transfer to the blender, and blend on high until completely smooth. Add balsamic vinegar, and broth or water to thin, until your desired consistency is reached. Season to taste. Transfer back to the pot and keep warm. 7. Make the croutons (recipe below). 8. To serve, ladle the soup into bowls, top with fresh herbs, edible flowers, a drizzle of good olive oil, and of course place one giant crouton in the middle of each bowl. Enjoy! Giant Croutons Make as many as you want! Ingredients: 1 loaf of good bread (wholegrain sourdough is preferred) 2 Tbsp. expeller-pressed coconut oil (the unscented kind - very important!) or ghee, divided 1 clove of garlic, finely minced flaky salt, to taste Directions: 1. Cut the bread into 2 1/­­2 (6cm) slices - mine weighed 1.25 oz /­­ 35g per piece. Cut off the edges and make a cube (save the off-cuts for snacks). 2. Spread a little coconut oil on each side. 3. Heat remaining coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for a few minutes, just until the garlic is starting to turn golden. 4. Lower the heat to medium-low, and add the bread cube. Rub each side in the oil to coat with some of the garlic and sprinkle lightly with salt. Let cook on each of the six sides for a couple of minutes until golden brown. Remove from heat and enjoy immediately. I hope that wherever you are on this earth, youre enjoying the seasons shifting and embracing the changes that come with that. When I started writing this post, it was a very hot day, and now, just 48 hours later, I can feel a significant shift in temperature and weather. Here we go, fall! Im happy youre here. Big thanks to my friends at Foragers Farms for letting me crash the greenhouse at the crack of dawn to get these pics. Love to all, happy fall! Sarah B The post Bell Pepper Bisque with Giant Croutons appeared first on My New Roots.

Lentil Walnut Tacos with Cashew Sour Cream & Pineapple Avocado Salsa

September 30 2019 Meatless Monday 

Want a tastier taco? The combination of lentils and toasted walnuts in place of animal-protein makes for a cleaner, more complex bite. For the filling, lentils are seasoned with a blend of chili powder, cumin, and smoked paprika and tossed with toasted walnuts. The mixture is topped with a cool, tart cashew sour cream, and a bright pineapple salsa. This recipe comes to us from Carly Paige, founder of FitLiving Eats , author of Simply Swapped Everyday , and one of the finalists of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show Meatless Monday Rapid Fire Challenge. Want more meatless recipes like this? Subscribe to our newsletter  for a weekly selection of plant-based recipes delivered right to your inbox! Makes 8 tacos - 1 15-ounce can cooked lentils - 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped - 1 tablespoon tomato paste - 1 tablespoon chili powder - 1 tablespoon cumin - 1 tablespoon smoked paprika - 1 teaspoon oregano -  1/­­2 teaspoon salt - 8 romaine lettuce leaves   - Pineapple Avocado Salsa: - 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced - 2 avocados, diced -  1/­­2 jalapeno, seeds removed and diced -  1/­­4 cup red onion, diced -  1/­­4 cup cilantro, chopped - 1 lime, juiced -  1/­­2 teaspoon salt   - Cashew Sour Cream: -  3/­­4 cup cashews, soaked for 4 hours -  1/­­4 cup water - 1 tablespoon lemon juice -  1/­­2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar -  1/­­4 teaspoon salt   To make the lentil walnut taco meat, toast the walnuts in a sauté pan for about 5 minutes on medium-low heat. Add the lentils, spices and tomato paste. Stir to combine and sauté for a few more minutes to let the mixture dry out a bit and become crumbly. Meanwhile, combine the salsa ingredients in a bowl and set aside. To make the cashew sour cream, drain the soaking liquid from the cashews and add the cashews to a blender. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until creamy. To assemble, spoon the taco meat into the romaine leaves. Top with salsa and cashew sour cream. The post Lentil Walnut Tacos with Cashew Sour Cream & Pineapple Avocado Salsa appeared first on Meatless Monday.

Cozy Pantry Stew

September 29 2019 Golubka Kitchen 

Cozy Pantry Stew Hello friends! We’re back from a little hiatus having to do with my wedding. I married my love of many years under the September full moon in upstate NY, and it was such a fun party. The wedding took all of our time and energy, since we did everything we could ourselves together with friends and family. That’s why it’s been extra quiet around here. I’m sharing a few wedding photos at the bottom of this post, but otherwise it’s back to regular programming around here! We’re excited to cook with all the fall produce popping up right now and have a few digital cookbook projects in the works for the coming months. We missed this space and YOU. On to this life saver of a stew. I don’t know if this is the case for you, but in our house, when we say we have nothing to eat, most of the time it’s not really true. That type of talk usually comes from laziness or not being in the mood for whatever ingredients we do have on hand. Both my husband and I are avid home cooks and generally obsessed with good food, so we have a well-stocked pantry. This year, we’ve been trying to be more mindful of those ‘nothing-to-eat moments’ and have been cooking more from the pantry. The results always save us money and end up tasting more nourishing than any takeout ever would. This stew is something that we make all the time, using pantry staples and odds and ends from the fridge. It’s flavorful, soul-warming, and so easy. Scrapping together meals out of seemingly nothing is one of my favorite ways to cook – I love anything having to do with economy in the kitchen. (Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal is one of my favorite books). It’s like a game and so endlessly satisfying when that meal appears out of ‘thin air.’ I know everyone’s pantries are vastly different, but if you’re a vegan/­­vegetarian-inclined cook, I have a hunch that you’ll have at least some of these ingredients on hand. I love keeping red lentils around because they cook almost instantly and taste great – these make up the base of our stew. Then come the aromatics. Dig up those unused carrots and celery out of the crisper (soak them in cold water for a few hours if they’re really limp) and find an onion (or an unused half of one!), shallots, or leeks. That classic trio of onion, celery, and carrots help build great flavor for soup like nothing else does. Then, see if you have some leftover white wine in the fridge and grab a few cloves of garlic. Wine gives this stew that extra something and truly takes it to the next level. If you don’t have an open bottle, you could also open one to cook with and enjoy with dinner. Any other extras are up to you and your pantry/­­fridge. When it comes to spices, dried herbs are great, as well as turmeric, but you could also add coriander, cumin, or even curry. The stew pictured here has cherry tomatoes and sweet potato. Tomatoes add umami and I wouldn’t skip them, but if you don’t have fresh ones, you could add a little bit of canned tomatoes or even tomato paste. Sweet potato is totally optional, but use it here if you have one, or a regular potato, squash, or even cauliflower. At the end, wilt in some greens and finish the stew off with lemon juice for brightness. Add any garnish you like or have, like yogurt, herbs, or pan-fried mushrooms (as pictured), and you’re done! The description is long because I wanted to lay out our logic, but the stew itself comes together very quickly. Hope you’ll give this one a try

Curried Caramelized Brussels Sprouts (Pan Seared)

September 26 2019 Vegan Richa 

Curried Caramelized Brussels Sprouts (Pan Seared)These Curried Caramelized Brussels Sprouts have the best of both worlds. Brussels Sprouts are pan seareed to caramelize with cumin seeds, then mixed with a tomato onion sauce. No Bake. Serve as a side. Vegan Gluten-free Soy-free Nut-free Recipe.    Jump to Recipe Whats better than roasted Brussels Sprouts, These Pan caramelized and then smothered in tomato onion sauce Brussels Sprouts! Brussels are caramelized on the pan with some whole cumin seeds and removed from the pan. Then the sauce is simmered with spices and the brussels tossed in the sauce to pick up some sauce flavor. The first step adds a nice caramelization and partly cooks the sprouts. So then they don’t need to be cooked too long with the sauce or get mushy or over cooked. Change up the flavors to preference and serve these as is or as a side!Continue reading: Curried Caramelized Brussels Sprouts (Pan Seared)The post Curried Caramelized Brussels Sprouts (Pan Seared) appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Mushroom Tofu Scramble

September 9 2019 Meatless Monday 

Mushrooms and onions are seasoned with Indian spices and sautéed with crumbled tofu. This quick breakfast scramble is easily edited to incorporate whatever veggies you have in the fridge. This recipe comes to us from Amy of Mmmunch On This. Want more meatless recipes like this? Subscribe to our newsletter  for a weekly selection of plant-based recipes delivered right to your inbox! Serves 4 - 1 tablespoon olive oil - 1 onion, chopped - 2 cups mushrooms, sliced - 2 pounds firm tofu, drained and crumbled - 1 teaspoon ground coriander - 1/­­2 teaspoon paprika - 1/­­2 teaspoon chili powder - 1 tablespoon ground cumin - 1 tablespoon ground turmeric - 1/­­4 teaspoon salt - black pepper, to taste - 1/­­2 of cup nutritional yeast* *optional. Found in health food stores. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and mushrooms to the pan and cook 5-7 minutes, or until softened. Add the crumbed tofu to the sauté pan. Season tofu mushroom mixture with coriander, paprika, chili powder, cumin, turmeric, salt and pepper to taste. Sauté for about 5 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Sprinkle scramble with nutritional yeast, serve and enjoy! The post Mushroom Tofu Scramble appeared first on Meatless Monday.

Instant Pot Indian Cabbage and Peas (Patta Gobi Subzi)

August 20 2019 Vegan Richa 

Instant Pot Indian Cabbage and Peas (Patta Gobi Subzi)Instant Pot Indian Cabbage and Peas! Patta Gobi subzi. This Cabbage Curry is made in a pressure cooker. Quick Cabbage stir fry side. Vegan Gluten-free Soy-free Nut-free Braised Cabbage Recipe.  Jump to Recipe This Easy Indian Cabbage stir fry is the perfect way to use up that head of cabbage sitting right there waiting to be used. Finely chopped or shredded cabbage, braised with a tempering of whole spices such as mustard seeds and flavored with garlic and turmeric. Just a few flavors meld into a delicious cabbage side that you can serve with flatbreads or rice and a side of curry or dal. Change up the whole spices to cumin seeds, add some garam masala or add some coconut and ground coriander for variation. This Indian Cabbage and peas is made in an instant pot, so you don’t need to stand around and stir the cabbage every once in a while. Stove top option is in notes. Lets make this!Continue reading: Instant Pot Indian Cabbage and Peas (Patta Gobi Subzi)The post Instant Pot Indian Cabbage and Peas (Patta Gobi Subzi) appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Open-Faced Peppers

July 15 2019 Meatless Monday 

A play on traditional stuffed peppers, these Open-Faced Peppers get a protein boost from beans and quinoa (instead of ground beef). Plus, theyre colorful on a plate and easy to complement with just about any side dish. Try them with a side of jicama salad! This recipe comes to us from OMD: The Simple, Plant-Based Program to Save Your Health, Save Your Waistline, and Save the Planet , by Suzy Amis Cameron. Want more meatless recipes like this? Subscribe to our newsletter  for a weekly selection of plant-based recipes delivered right to your inbox! Serves 4 - 4 large bell peppers, your choice of color  - 1 tablespoon olive oil - 1/­­2 red onion, chopped   - 2 celery ribs, chopped - 1 teaspoon ground cumin - 1/­­2 teaspoon chili powder - 1/­­2 teaspoon salt - 1 cup cooked pinto beans, rinsed and drained - 1 cup frozen corn kernels, drained - 1 cup cooked quinoa - 1/­­2 cup chopped fresh cilantro - 1 cup shredded vegan cheese 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. Arrange the bell peppers on the baking sheet and bake until they begin to so en, 20 minutes. Set aside to cool. 3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, cumin, chili powder, and salt. Cook until the onion begins to so en, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the beans, corn, quinoa, and cilantro. Turn on the heat and stir the bean mixture until thoroughly combined. Set aside. 4. Remove the peppers from the oven and let sit until just cool enough to handle; keep the oven on. Slice the peppers in half lengthwise and carefully remove the stem and seeds. Return the pepper halves to the baking sheet, cut side up. Divide the quinoa filling evenly among them. Top evenly with the cheese, return the peppers to the oven, and bake until the cheese begins to brown, 15 minutes. The post Open-Faced Peppers appeared first on Meatless Monday.

Chickpea Buddha Bowl

July 3 2019 VegKitchen 

Chickpea Buddha Bowl A Buddha Bowl is a healthy meal composed of various vegetables layered over a base of grains such as brown rice, quinoa, or barley.     Save Print Chickpea Buddha Bowl Serves: 2   Ingredients 1 red onion, sliced 1 pepper, sliced 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained 6 mini bok choy 1 pinch cumin 1 pinch turmeric 1 pinch ground coriander seeds ⅔ cup cooked quinoa ½ cup sprouts 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tbsp canola oil ½ tbsp rice vinegar salt and pepper Instructions Preheat the oven to 450°F. The post Chickpea Buddha Bowl appeared first on VegKitchen.

Vegan Cauliflower Pea Curry – Gobi Matar

June 22 2019 Vegan Richa 

Vegan Cauliflower Pea Curry – Gobi MatarVegan Cauliflower Pea Curry – 1 Pot Gobi Matar masala. This cauliflower peas curry gets baked in the oven. Creamy roasted flavors without standing around roasting the sauce. Vegan Glutenfree Nutfree Soyfree Recipe. Add some cooked chickpeas to make a meal. Jump to Recipe   I like hands-off meals at times and this baked Cauliflower Curry is just that Once you have the sauce blended, mix it with veggies and put it to bake and forget it.  The sauce bakes to a nice roasted creamyness and is great with a variety of veggies and beans. Cauliflower is baked for a few mins with cumin seeds and garlic. You want to bake just enough time to cook the garlic to golden. Baking too long will burn the garlic. This time will also roast the cumin seeds taking away the raw flavor. The sauce is then blended with all the ingredients in a blender. Add to the baking dish, add peas or chickpeas and bake until the veggies are cooked to preference. Garnish and serve with flatbread or grains. Easy, Quick and Delicious!Continue reading: Vegan Cauliflower Pea Curry – Gobi MatarThe post Vegan Cauliflower Pea Curry – Gobi Matar appeared first on Vegan Richa.

Meal Plan Mini: Creamy Black Bean Bowls, Cauliflower Tacos, Raspberry Brownies

June 19 2019 Golubka Kitchen 

Meal Plan Mini: Creamy Black Bean Bowls, Cauliflower Tacos, Raspberry Brownies So happy to come out with another mini meal plan! This series is one of my absolute favorite things to work on. It definitely takes a lot of planning and energy, but making interconnected recipes that flow into each other is endlessly inspiring and satisfying. This kind of work reminds me that home cooking doesn’t need to be complicated to be good, that leftovers are a true gift, and that food waste is not a necessary part of life (though it’s so hard to avoid!). This mini is even more fun than usual, since it includes a wholesome treat recipe among the savory ones. The whole thing is centered around black beans – a magical ingredient that will make its way into tacos, bowls, and brownies. As usual, we walk you through some simple prep steps and provide a shopping list for all the ingredients. If you enjoy this mini, check out this more wintery black bean meal plan we did a few months ago, as well as all our meal plans. Let’s get started :) Menu - Creamy Black Bean Bowls - Refried Black Bean and Cauliflower Tacos - Black Bean Raspberry Brownie Bites *all recipes are vegan and gluten-free, see the recipes for serving sizes Shopping List (Print) Bring this list with you when you go food shopping, its got all the ingredients youll need for the recipes in this meal plan mini. All the items are separated by category, to make the shopping easier and more efficient. Take the time to look over this list beforehand and cross out any items you already have. The hope here is that you own some of the pantry staples, spices, and maybe even some of the produce required, which will help minimize the list. Add whatever other ingredients you’ll need for the week here, if doing shopping for the whole week. Produce - 1 1/­­2 yellow onions - 1 medium red onion - 1 head of garlic (7 cloves) - 2 jalapeno peppers - 2 limes - 1 very large or 2 small heads of cauliflower - pint of cherry tomatoes - about 4 avocados - about 6 oz fresh or frozen raspberries - 1 bunch cilantro - 1 bunch scallions Bulk and Spices - 3 cups dry black beans - 2 cups rice of choice or quinoa - 1 cup untoasted cashews - 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds - black pepper - smoked paprika - chili powder - cumin seeds or ground cumin - bay leaves Staples - sea salt - olive oil or other cooking oil of choice - coconut oil - brown rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar - tahini or other nut butter - vanilla extract - cocoa powder - coconut sugar - baking powder - hot sauce (optional) Other - corn tortillas or other tortillas of choice Basic Prep 1) Cook the beans and make the Creamy Black Beans Pot of Black Beans + Creamy Black Beans   Print inspired by the Mama Eats Ebook Ingredients 3 cups dry black beans sea salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion - sliced in half 1 jalape?o - slit down the side 5 cloves of garlic - smashed and peeled 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 2 teaspoons chili powder 1½ teaspoons ground cumin freshly ground black pepper 2 bay leaves juice from 1 lime Instructions Soak the beans overnight or up to 24 hours in plenty of purified water with a splash of apple cider vinegar. Drain and rinse the beans. Place them in a large soup pot and cover them with purified water by about 2. Add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, covered, for 30 minutes. Taste for doneness. If the beans are not completely soft, continue to cook until fully done. Salt at the last 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove 1½ cups of the beans to an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to make the brownies. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion halves, face down, and the jalape?o. Let sit on the heat for about 4-5 minutes, flipping the jalape?o halfway through, until the vegetables are slightly charred. Add the garlic cloves and let them get fragrant for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove some water from the pot with the cooked beans, so that the beans are just covered by the water (by about 1). Add the charred onion, jalape?o, garlic, and the oil from the pan to the pot. Add the paprika, chili, cumin, another generous pinch of salt, black pepper, and bay leaves, mixing everything in. Bring the beans up to a very strong simmer over medium heat. Let simmer, with the lid askew, for 30-45 minutes, until the bean liquid has reduced and become creamy, and until the beans are buttery soft. The liquid will thicken more once it cools. Turn off the heat and mix in the lime juice. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust if needed. Remove the jalape?o, onion, and bay leaves. Remove 2 cups of the creamy beans to an airtight container, catching some of the liquid but not too much. These will be used for the Refried Black Bean Cauliflower Tacos (recipe below), so keep them refrigerated until ready to make the recipe. Use the rest of the creamy beans in the Creamy Black Bean Bowls (recipe below). 3.5.3226     2) Cook the Rice or Quinoa Pot of Rice or Quinoa   Print Serves: 6 cups Ingredients 2 cups rice of choice or quinoa sea salt freshly ground black pepper (optional) olive oil (optional) brown rice vinegar (optional) Instructions Cook the rice or quinoa according to the instructions on the package (if your rice came in a package), or any other cooking method you prefer, like in a rice cooker, etc. We like to cook our rice with a generous pinch of salt, a grind of black pepper, a glug of olive oil, and a small splash of brown rice vinegar, which makes it infinitely more flavorful. Use in the Creamy Black Bean Bowls (recipe below). 3.5.3226   3) Make the Quick Pickled Onions Quick Pickled Onions   Print adapted from Simply Vibrant Ingredients ½ cup brown rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar 1 cup warm purified water 1½ teaspoons sea salt 1 medium red onion - thinly sliced Instructions Combine the vinegar, water and salt in a large glass jar. Close the jar and shake to dissolve the salt. Add the onion and shake once again to mix. Let the onions marinate at room temperature for at least 1 hour. The onions will become more flavorful as more time passes. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week. 3.5.3226   4) Make the Cilantro Jalape?o Crema Cilantro Jalape?o Crema   Print Serves: about 1½ cups Ingredients 1 cup untoasted cashews - soaked in water for at least 15 minutes ½ cup purified water juice from 1 lime ¼ - ½ of a jalape?o handful of cilantro (tender stems included) sea salt Instructions Drain and rinse the cashews. Place them in an upright blender, along with the purified water, lime juice, jalape?o, cilantro, and sea salt to taste. Blend on high until smooth, adding small splashes of water if the sauce seems too thick. Taste for salt and adjust if needed. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container. 3.5.3226   5) Roast the Cauliflower Roasted Cauliflower   Print Ingredients 1 very large or 2 small heads of cauliflower - chopped into bite-sized florets olive oil or other cooking oil of choice sea salt freshly ground black pepper ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 6 scallions - sliced into ½ pieces Instructions Preheat oven too 400° F (200° C). Prepare 2 parchment-lined baking sheets. Distribute the cauliflower between the baking sheets, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and cumin seeds. Mix to coat. Place in the oven and roast for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, flip the cauliflower on both trays and add the scallions, mixing them into the cauliflower. Roast for 10-15 more minutes, or until the cauliflower is very soft and caramelized and the scallions are slightly charred. 3.5.3226     Recipes These bowls are all about the creamy black beans, which make the best case for cooking beans from scratch. They turn out so velvety and flavorful, and you can change up the spices and aromatics based on your preferences. They’re delicious simply served over something starchy like rice or quinoa. But a few of our punchy, colorful toppings from prep day take them to that completely next level. Best part? These bowls come together in no time since you’ve done all the prep. Creamy Black Bean Bowls   Print Serves: 4-6 Ingredients about 5 cups creamy black beans (recipe above) about 6 cups cooked rice or quinoa (recipe above) quick pickled onions (recipe above) cilantro jalape?o crema (recipe above) other topping suggestions cubed avocado sliced cherry tomatoes fresh cilantro leaves sliced green onion Instructions Serve the warm creamy black beans in individually portioned bowls, over warmed rice/­­quinoa, topped with quick pickled onions, crema, avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, and/­­or green onion. 3.5.3226   We’re so obsessed with these tacos! They repurpose the creamy black beans in a refried bean scenario, which gives them a totally new life. In addition, the tortillas get loaded up with our roasted cauliflower and scallions, quick pickled onions, crema, tomatoes, cilantro, and/­­or any other toppings you like on your tacos. The result is a perfectly filling and flavorful package that we crave constantly. Refried Black Bean and Cauliflower Tacos   Print Serves: 4 Ingredients for the refried beans olive oil or other cooking oil of choice ½ yellow onion - diced sea salt ½ teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon smoked paprika freshly ground black pepper 2 cloves of garlic - minced 2 cups creamy black beans (from above) for the tacos refried black beans (recipe above) warmed corn tortillas or other tortillas of choice warmed roasted cauliflower and scallions (recipe above) cilantro jalape?o crema (recipe above) quick pickled onions (recipe above) cubed avocado sliced cherry tomatoes fresh cilantro leaves hot sauce (optional) Instructions to make the refried beans Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and a pinch of sea salt, and sauté until translucent, about 7 minutes. Add the chili powder, smoked paprika, black pepper, and garlic, and mix everything in for about 30 seconds, until fragrant. Mix in the beans and let them warm through. Mash the beans with a potato masher or a fork right in the skillet, until most of them are mashed, with some whole pieces remaining throughout. Cook for an additional 2 minutes, adding small splashes of water if the beans seem too dry. Taste for salt and adjust when needed. Serve warm in the tacos. to make the tacos Spread a generous amount of black beans in the bottom of each tortilla. Top with the roasted cauliflower and scallions, dollops of crema, quick pickled onions, avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, and hot sauce, if using. Enjoy right away. 3.5.3226   We consider these brownies to be in the snacking category as opposed to being a full-on dessert. They still feel like a treat, but definitely not your most decadent treat in the world. They’re great for lunch boxes, and it’s always a good idea to keep a batch in the freezer for a wholesome dessert option. The raspberries are pretty crucial here. They contribute to the moistness of the brownies, and their tart berry flavor just goes so perfectly with the chocolatey brownies. Black Bean Raspberry Brownie Bites   Print Serves: 12 brownies Ingredients 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds 1½ cups plain cooked black beans (from recipe above) 3 tablespoons soft coconut oil, plus more for oiling the tin 2 tablespoons tahini, almond butter, or other nut butter of choice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/­­4 cup cocoa powder ½ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut sugar 1 1/­­2 teaspoons baking powder pinch of sea salt about 6 oz fresh raspberries (or frozen but not thawed) Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F (175° C). Prepare a 12 hole muffin tin by oiling each hole with soft coconut oil. In a small bowl, combine the ground flax with 6 tablespoons of water. Whisk together and let sit while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. In a large bowl, mash the black beans until smooth. Add the oil, tahini/­­nut butter, vanilla, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, and salt to the bowl. Mix everything together until smooth. Fold in the flax mixture, which should be thickened to a raw egg-like consistency at this point. Carefully fold in the raspberries. You can also do all this mashing and mixing in a food processor if you prefer. Distribute the brownie mixture in the oiled muffin tin, patting it down into the muffin holes somewhat evenly. I like to use slightly dampened hands for this, but you can also use a wetted spoon. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, until the brownies are dry to the touch on the outside and fudgy on the inside. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before removing the brownies from the pan. Keep refrigerated or frozen in an air-tight container. 3.5.3226 The post Meal Plan Mini: Creamy Black Bean Bowls, Cauliflower Tacos, Raspberry Brownies appeared first on Golubka Kitchen.

Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Guacamole and Charred Romaine Salad

June 3 2019 Meatless Monday 

These vegan gluten-free black bean burgers are perfect for busy weeknights when you need something nutritious and satisfying quickly. Ground oats give the burgers structure and amp up the fiber content. In the flavor department, weve got sweetness from a sautéed onion, smokiness from smoked paprika, and freshness from lime and cilantro. In the summer, you can serve the burgers on a crunchy purple cabbage slaw. You can also plop them on a whole grain bun with all the regular fixins. This recipe comes to us from Alex of The New Baguette. Want more meatless recipes like this? Subscribe to our newsletter for a weekly selection of plant-based recipes delivered right to your inbox! Serves 4 For the Burgers: - 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided - 1 small yellow onion, finely diced -  1/­­2 teaspoon sea salt, divided - 2 medium garlic cloves, minced - 1 14-ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed (1 3/­­4 cups cooked beans) -  3/­­4 cup rolled oats -  3/­­4 teaspoon ground cumin -  3/­­4 teaspoon smoked paprika -  1/­­4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper - 2 handfuls cilantro leaves, roughly chopped - 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice   For the Guacamole and Salad: - 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed - 1 tablespoon minced red onion - 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro - Freshly squeezed lime juice, to taste - Sea salt, to taste - 2 small heads of Romaine lettuce, cleaned thoroughly, halved lengthwise and patted dry - About 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil - 1 1/­­2 cups grape tomatoes, halved   Burgers: 1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and 1/­­4 teaspoon salt. Stir and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Set aside. 2. Place 1/­­3 cup of the beans in a medium bowl and mash lightly with a fork. Set aside. Place the oats in a food processor and grind into a fine meal. Add the cumin, smoked paprika, black pepper, cilantro, lime juice, the remaining 1/­­4 teaspoon salt, the onion mixture, and the whole beans. Puree until smooth. Transfer the pureed mixture to the bowl with the mashed beans and stir to combine. 3. If you prefer thicker patties, divide the mixture into 4 pieces; for thinner patties, 5 pieces. Roll each piece between your palms and flatten into a patty. Place on a tray or platter. Wipe out the skillet where you cooked the onion and heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Cook the burgers about 4 minutes per side, until browned and crisp, flip and cook for another 4 minutes. Serve with charred romaine salad (below) or as desired. Guacamole and Salad: 1. In a small bowl, stir together the avocado, onion, and cilantro. Season to taste with lime juice and salt. Set aside. 2. Heat a large skillet or grill pan over high heat. Lightly drizzle the cut sides of the lettuce with oil and place cut side down in the skillet, gently pressing down. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until nicely browned, then flip and cook for another minute. Transfer to a cutting board and set aside. Reduce the heat to medium and add a bit of oil to the pan. Add the tomatoes and cook for 1 minute, just until softened. Set aside. 3. Slice the lettuce into thin strips and toss in a bowl with the tomatoes, lime juice, and salt to taste. Divide the salad among 4 plates and top with burgers and guacamole. The post Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Guacamole and Charred Romaine Salad appeared first on Meatless Monday.

Chana Masala

May 13 2019 Meatless Monday 

The chana bean, or chickpea, is a staple of the Maharashtrian diet, used in a variety of forms and variations. This Chana Masala is considered by many to be the most popular curry in India. In fact, this is one of the dishes that the women in the Masala Mamas collective make for the children in the Love2Learn school in Kalwa every week. The recipe is fairly straightforward to make, though you have to remember to soak the beans overnight. This recipe is full of aromatic Maharashtrian flavors and has a nice spicy kick. Serve with chapattis or over rice, the way the children love to eat it. This recipe is by Ranjana Ramchandra Gaiakwad and is from the cookbook Masala Mamas. Want more meatless recipes like this? Subscribe to our newsletter  for a weekly selection of plant-based recipes delivered right to your inbox! Serves 4 Ingredients: - 1 1/­­4 cup/­­ 250 gr dry chickpeas, soaked overnight in a generous amount of water -  1/­­2 tsp/­­ 2.5 ml baking soda -  1/­­2 tsp/­­ 2.5 ml turmeric - 2 Tbsp. /­­ 30 ml neutral oil - 2 tsp/­­ 10 ml whole cumin seeds - 1 tsp/­­ 5 ml mustard seeds - 4 fresh green chili peppers, chopped - 2 tsp/­­ 10 ml fresh curry leaves - 1 tsp/­­ 5 ml asafoetida (hing) - 1 tsp/­­ 5 ml finely chopped ginger - 2 tsp/­­ 10 ml garam masala - 2 tsp/­­ 10 ml ground coriander - 1 tsp/­­ 5 ml turmeric - 1 tsp/­­ 5 ml cumin - 1 tsp/­­ 5 ml red chili powder - Salt to taste   Drain the soaked chickpeas and rinse well in a colander. Fill  a  medium  or  large  saucepan  with  6  cups  of  water,  along  with  baking  soda  and  and  turmeric.  Bring to a boil, and add the soaked chickpeas.  Cook  for  1  1/­­2   hours,  or  until  chickpeas  are  thoroughly  cooked. When the  chickpeas  are  done,  heat  oil  in  a  frying  pan  over  medium    Add cumin,  mustard,  chili  peppers,  curry  leaves,  hing,  and  ginger,  and  cook  until  fragrant,  around  3-4  minutes. Add the cooked chickpeas. Stir until the chickpeas are coated with spices.  Add  garam  masala,  coriander,  turmeric,  cumin  and  red  chili  powder  and  mix    Sauté  over  medium  heat  for  a  minute  and  add  salt  to  taste. Serve over rice or with chapattis. The post Chana Masala appeared first on Meatless Monday.

Tomato Tofu Scramble

May 13 2019 Meatless Monday 

Crumbed tofu gets a golden yellow glow thanks to a spoonful of turmeric in this vegan take on scrambled eggs. We pair tofu with tomatoes, but it can be cooked up with almost any vegetable, such as leftover roasted potatoes, sautéed mushrooms, or roasted bell peppers. For a fluffier scramble, we recommend pressing the tofu prior to crumbling it to remove excess water--this takes about 20 minutes of inactive time. If youre in a pinch, you can skip the pressing step for a less defined, slightly softer-textured scramble. This recipe comes to us from the The Complete Vegan Cookbook , by the Natural Gourmet Center with Alexandra Shytsman and Rebecca Ffrench. Want more meatless recipes like this? Subscribe to our newsletter  for a weekly selection of plant-based recipes delivered right to your inbox! Serves 4 - 1 pound firm tofu, drained - 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil - 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped - 2 tablespoons pine nuts - 1 garlic clove, minced -  1/­­2 teaspoon ground cumin -  1/­­2 teaspoon ground turmeric -  1/­­4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes - 1 large ripe tomato, seeded and diced - 1 teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste - 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 1 to 2 limes) - Whole-wheat toast, to serve (optional) Line a plate with paper towels and place the tofu on top. Place another paper towel on the tofu then top with another plate. Weigh it down with cans or pie weights for 20 to 30 minutes to remove excess water, draining off the water periodically. Using a fork or your hands, crumble the tofu into small bits. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat, add the oil, and heat until it just starts to shimmer. Add the onion and cook until just softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the pine nuts, garlic, cumin, turmeric, and red pepper flakes, and continue to cook until fragrant, about another 2 minutes. Stir in the crumbled tofu, tomato, salt, and lime juice. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook until the tofu is heated through, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Divide among plates and serve. Reprinted from The Complete Vegan Cookbook: Over 150 Whole Foods, Plant-Based Recipes and Techniques by the Natural Gourmet. Copyright (C) 2019 by Natural Gourmet Cookery Corporation. Photographs copyright (C) 2019 by Christina Holmes. Published by Clarkson Potter/­­Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. The post Tomato Tofu Scramble appeared first on Meatless Monday.

Aam Ki Dal (Toor dal With Raw Mango)

May 12 2019 Manjula's kitchen 

Aam Ki Dal (Toor dal With Raw Mango) (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Aam Ki Dal - Toor Dal with Raw Mango - Instant Pot Kacche Aam Ki Dal is a very simple dal recipe but delicious. This is Toor dal with raw mango. The tanginess of raw mangoes gives a delicious flavor to dal. Today I am using Instant Pot, thats what I have been using instead pressure cooker.  - 1 cup toor dal (arhar dal) - 1/­­2 cup raw mango (peeled and cut into small pieces) - 1 tsp salt - 1/­­2 tsp turmeric (haldi) - 3 cups water Seasoning - 2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter) - 1/­­2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) - 1/­­2 tsp mustard seeds (rai) - 1/­­8 tsp asafetida (hing) - 8 curry leaves - 1 tbsp green chili (cut into small pieces) - 2 dry red chilies - 1/­­4 tsp red chili powder -  Wash dal changing water few times.  - Put dal with 2 cups water into instant pot and add salt, turmeric, and mango. Close the cover and cook on high heat for 8 minutes. Recently I have been using instant pot instead pressure-cooker. It takes the same time as pressure cooker advantage is you dont have to watch over when it starts steaming and when it is time to turn off. You can take care other things. - After dal is done it should be soft. If needed add more water, dal should not be very thick. Dal will thicken as it sits. Make it more liquid than you want it to be. seasoning -  Heat ghee in a small saucepan. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the ghee; if it cracks immediately, the oil is ready. Turn off the heat, add the cumin seeds, and mustard seeds. When they begin to crack, add the asafetida, curry leaves, and green chilies. Stir for a few seconds. Add red chili powder and 1 tablespoon of water to prevent the spices from burning. Pour spice mix chaunk over hot dal, before serving. Notes, I have been using instant pot instead of pressure-cooker. Many people think it is a time saver, no it takes the same time as pressure cooker,  but it is hassle free you start and do other things you need to do, no watching over. it is also easy to clean. The post Aam Ki Dal (Toor dal With Raw Mango) appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Ram Ladoo (Delhi Street Food)

September 11 2019 Manjula's kitchen 

Ram Ladoo (Delhi Street Food) (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Print Ram Ladoo (Delhi Street Food) Ram Ladoo is a popular Delhi street food. Ram Ladoo is a delicious snack. Moong dal pakoras served with cilantro chutney and topped with shredded radish. These ladoos takes on the flavor of chutney and radish, this is what makes this dish a yummy and lip-smacking chaat. Course Appetizer Cuisine Indian Keyword Chaat, Chana Dal Pakoras, Easy To Make, Gluten Free, Homemade, Jain Food, Moong Dal Pakoras, Party Food, Sattvik, Snack, Tea Time Snack, vegan, Vegetarian Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 20 minutes Servings 4 people Ingredients 1/­­2 cup washed moong dal 1/­­4 cup chana dal Bengal gram 1/­­8 tsp asafetida hing 1/­­2 tsp cumin seeds jeera 1 tsp salt 1 Tbsp green chili chopped 1 Tbsp ginger grated 2 Tbsp cilantro chopped, green coriander Oil for deep frying For Garnish 1/­­3 cup grated radish 1/­­3 cup hari cilantro chutney Please out the link for hari cilantro chutney 1 Tbsp chaat masala InstructionsWash and Soak moong and chana dal in three cups of water for about 4 hours after soaking this will become about twice in volume. Drain the water, and grind dal without adding any water, do not grind dal to fine paste, dal should be little grainy. Take out the dal in a mixing bowl and beat the batter for couple of minutes, till it is fluffy. This will aerate the batter to make soft ladoos. Laddos are crispy outside and soft inside. Add all the ingredients, asafetida, cumin seeds, salt, ginger, green chili, and cilantro. Whip it again. The more air is incorporated in the batter the fluffier ladoos will be. Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium high heat. The frying pan should have about 1 inch of oil. To check if the oil is ready, put one drop of batter in oil. The batter should sizzle and come up but not change color right away. If oil is very hot Ram Ladoo will not cook through and will not be crispy. Place about 1 tablespoon of batter into the oil. Fry the Ram Ladoos in small batches. Fry them until golden-brown all around. Ram Ladoo should be crispy from outside and should be soft inside. Take them out over paper towel, this absorb the access oil. Ram Ladoos should be served hot, to serve the Ram Ladoos, drizzle the chaat masala, cilantro chutney, and grated radish and little chat masala again. NotesPreparation time does not include soaking time. The post Ram Ladoo (Delhi Street Food) appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Sauteed Cauliflower

September 1 2019 Manjula's kitchen 

Sauteed Cauliflower (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Print Sautéed Cauliflower Sautéed cauliflower is a simple and delicious side dish. This is my favorite way to serve cauliflower because its simple, quick, and delicious. Course Side Dish Cuisine Indian Keyword Bhoona Phool Gobhi, Gluten Free, Healthy, Homemade, No Onion Garlic, Phool Gobhi, Quick And Easy, Sattvic, Side Dish, Vegetarian Servings 3 people Ingredients4 cup Cauliflower cut into florets 1 1/­­2 Tbsp Oil 1/­­2 tsp Cumin seeds 3 Tbsp Yogurt 1 tsp Salt 1/­­8 tsp Black pepper 1/­­2 tsp Sugar 1 tsp Ginger juice 1 Tbsp Green chili finely chopped 1 Tbsp Cilantro finely chopped For Garnishing1 Tbsp sliced almonds few thin slices red bell pepper InstructionsIn a bowl mix the yogurt, salt, black pepper, sugar, ginger juice (shred the ginger using fine shredded and squirgreen chili, and cilantro, mix it well and keep aside. Boil cauliflower in a large pot, boil them until cauliflower crisp and tender; drain well. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil. When oil is moderately hot add cumin seeds after seeds crack add cauliflowers Sauté’ the cauliflower and cook a few minutes, stirring, until it becomes lightly golden brown in color. Turn off the heat and add the yogurt mix and mix it well. Add the spice mix just before serving. Sprinkle with almonds and sliced red bell pepper The post Sauteed Cauliflower appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Tofu and Mango Tacos

July 27 2019 VegKitchen 

Tofu and Mango Tacos These tacos are colorful, delicious, and perfect for summer!   Save Print Tofu and Mango Tofu Serves: 2   Ingredients 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp cumin ¼ tsp chili powder 1 block firm tofu, cut in small cubes 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small mango, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1 tomato 8 corn tortillas ½ cup red cabbage, grated 2 tbsp coriander leaves 2 limes Instructions Mix the spices together in a bowl. The post Tofu and Mango Tacos appeared first on VegKitchen.

Sattu Paratha

July 7 2019 Manjula's kitchen 

Sattu Paratha (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Sattu Paratha Sattu Paratha, Sattu Ka Paratha is made with spicy sattu filling, sattu is roasted chana flour. This is a popular paratha in state of Bihar. Sattu Paratha is a great breakfast treat and a good lunch box option. For Dough - 1 cup whole wheat flour (roti ka atta) - 1 tbsp oil -  1/­­2 tsp salt -  1/­­3 cup water to make dough (use as needed) Filling - 1 1/­­2 cup sattu, dailya, roasted chana flour - 2 tbsp oil - 1 1/­­4 tsp salt -  1/­­2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) - 1/­­8 tsp asafetida (hing) - 1/­­8 tsp nigella seeds (kalonji) -  1/­­2 tsp mango powder (amchoor) -  1/­­4 tsp red chili powder - 1 tbsp green chili finely chopped -  1/­­3 cup water to make crumbly dough (use as needed) Also Need - 2 tbsp whole wheat flour (to roll the paratha) - 2 tbsp oil (to cook the paratha) Making Dough -  Mix flour, salt, and oil add water as needed to make a soft dough. Knead dough for about two minutes on a lightly greased surface to make the dough soft, smooth and pliable. Cover the dough and let the dough rest for at least ten minutes. Filling -  Mix all the filling ingredients together, sattu, salt, asafetida, cumin seeds, kalonji, mango powder and green chili, well. Add water as needed to bind all the ingredients together. Use just enough water, it should hold everything together. Making Paratha -  Divide the dough and filling into six equal parts and form into balls. Filling balls will be little bigger than dough. -  Roll dough into a 3 circle. Place a filling in the center. Pull the edges of the dough to wrap it around the sattu filling. Repeat to make all six balls. Let the filled balls settle three to four minutes. -  Meanwhile heat a heavy skillet on medium high heat until moderately hot. To test, sprinkle water on the skillet. If the water sizzles right away, the skillet is ready. -  Press the filled ball lightly on dry whole wheat flour from both sides. Using a rolling pin, roll the balls lightly to make six-inch circles, keeping the sealed side up. If the dough sticks to the rolling pin or rolling surface, lightly dust the parathas with dry flour. -  Place the paratha on the skillet. When the paratha starts to change color and begins to puff up, flip it over. You will notice some golden-brown spots. -  After a few seconds, drizzle one teaspoon of oil over the paratha. Flip the paratha again and lightly press the puffed areas with a spatula. -  Flip again and press with a spatula making sure the paratha is golden-brown from both sides. Repeat for the remaining parathas. Paratha are best served hot and crispy. Parathas can be kept at room temperature for up to two days wrapped in aluminum foil or in a covered container.  For later use, parathas can be refrigerated three to four days or frozen for up to a month. Re-heat using a skillet or oven. Serving Suggestions Parathas can be served with Plain Yogurt, Mango pickle, or with Aloo Tamatar ki Sabji , (Potatoes with spicy tomato gravy) a classic combination. What is Sattu The difference between  besan and sattu because they both look about the same. The difference being that whereas besan is the flour of raw gram, and sattu is the flour of the roasted gram. Roasting the besan it is not same as the flour of roasted chana. Sattu is also high in protein. The post Sattu Paratha appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Dahi Puri Chaat (Street Food)

July 1 2019 Manjula's kitchen 

Dahi Puri Chaat (Street Food) (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});     Dahi Puri, Chaat, Street Food Dahi Puri is a very commonly found Indian street food! I have been wanting to do this recipe for my channel for quite some time, but I wanted to put my own twist on it. After experimenting with different fillings, I was finally able to come up with a combination that my family approved of – a healthy and delicious salad style filling. - 16 crispy puffed puries golgpa (available in India grocery store) Filling -  1/­­2 cup yellow moong dal -  1/­­2 cup potatoes (boiled peeled and cut into small pieces) -  1/­­2 cup tomatoes (chopped in small pieces) -  1/­­2 cup cucumber (chopped in small pieces) - 1 tbsp green chili (finely chopped) - 1 tsp ginger (finely chopped) -  1/­­2 tsp salt -  1/­­2 tsp roasted cumin seed powder - 1 tsp lemon juice For Garnishing - 1 cup yogurt (whipped) -  1/­­4 cup tamarind chutney (find the recipe on web site) - 1 tbsp soy sauce -  1/­­4 cup boondi - 1 tbsp green chili (finely chopped) -  1/­­4 tsp red chili powder -  Spread the puries on microwave safe plate and microwave for about 20 seconds, this will make the puries crispier and give the freshness. Set aside. -  Wash moong dal changing water 3-4 times and boil it in 2 cups of water over low medium heat until dal is very soft and tender but not mushy. -  After dal is at room temperature mix all the filling ingredients together, dal, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumber, green chili, ginger, salt, cumin powder, lemon juice Assemble Dahi Puri -  Whip the yogurt and add the water as needed to make it consistency of thick batter. -  Mix tamarind sauce and soy sauce together. -  First make a hole with you thumb center of the golgapa, fill with 1 tablespoon of filling. drizzle with yogurt tamarind chutney, few pieces of green chili, and few boondi, red chili powder and drizzle some more tamarind chutney. Assemble Dahi Puries just before serving. You can have every thing ready day before. Filling also can be served as salad. Dahi Puri with salad like filling is very light and refreshing.  I have done the recipe for Tamarind Chutney Before. you will also like to see some other easy chaat recipes, like Bread Dahi Vada, Aloo Chana Chaat, Sabudana Bhel.   The post Dahi Puri Chaat (Street Food) appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Mexican Bhel (Indian Fusion Street Food)

June 22 2019 Manjula's kitchen 

Mexican Bhel (Indian Fusion Street Food) (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Mexican Bhel – Indian Fusion Street Food Mexican Bhel! Today I will be making a twist on classic street food Bhel Puri. Bhel Puri is a popular Mumbai roadside snack. To make this dish unique and interesting I am using all classic Mexican ingredients - such as tortilla chips, salsa, Mexican cheese and more! Mexican Bhel Puri can be served as a snack or light lunch for your next get together. For Chips - 2 flour tortillas (8 inch, uncooked) For The Bean Mix - 15 oz can black beans (drained and rinsed) - 1 cup potato (boiled peeled and finely diced) - 1 cup bell pepper (finely diced, I am using mix of different colors) -  1/­­2 cup frozen corn (thaw and pat dry) - 1 tbsp jalape?o (finely diced) - 2 tbsp cilantro (finely chopped) - 2 tsp lime juice -  1/­­2 tsp salt For Salsa - 2 cup tomatoes (chopped) -  1/­­4 cup cilantro (chopped) - 1 jalape?o (chopped) -  1/­­2 tsp salt -  1/­­2 tsp cumin seed powder For Hot Sauce - 10 dry whole red chilies -  1/­­2 cup tomatoes (roughly chopped) -  1/­­2 tsp salt -  1/­­2 tsp cumin seed powder For Serving - 1 1/­­2 cup lettuce (thinly sliced) - 1 jalape?o (thinly sliced) -  1/­­4 cup shredded Mexican blended cheeses (cheddar/­­Monterey) For Bean Mixture -  Toss all the ingredients together, beans, potatoes, bell peppers, corn, cilantro, jalapeno, salt, cilantro, and lemon juice , and set aside. For Tortilla Chips -  Cut the tortillas into 1/­­2-inch square to use as the "papdi". Heat the oil in frying pan oil should be about 1/­­2-inch-deep, on medium high heat. Fry the tortillas until they are light golden brown. For Hot Sauce -  Boil the chilies in about 1 cup of water, till they are soft and tender. If needed add more water. Blend all the ingredients together, tomatoes, chilies, salt and cumin seed powder.  make it into paste. For Salsa -  Blend all the ingredients tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno, salt and cumin seeds powder, making into chunky. Assembling -  Spread lettuce in the bowl, put the bean mix over, spread some chips, cheese some taco sauce. I will leave on individual how much they want to add the hot sauce. The bean mixture can be made two days ahead (just don’t add the taco sauce) The taco sauce and hot sauce also can be made two days ahead and refrigerate until needed. The fried tortillas can be prepared few days before and kept in an airtight container. also try Mexican Rice and Vegetarian Enchilada  The post Mexican Bhel (Indian Fusion Street Food) appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Spicy Corn (Tasty Snack)

June 9 2019 Manjula's kitchen 

Spicy Corn (Tasty Snack) (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Spicy Corn (Tasty Snack) Spicy Corn is a very enjoyable snack and not only that, but this is a quick and easy recipe to make. Make it as spicy or as mild as your heart desires. Best of all, you can also serve this as a side dish. Enjoy the spicy corn for a beautiful picnic or outdoor get together. You can also serve this over crisp slices of bread. - 2 cup corn kernels (I am using frozen corn, you can use fresh) - 1 tsp oil -  1/­­2 tsp salt -  1/­­2 tsp cumin seeds (roasted, bhuna jeera) - 2 tbsp cilantro (finely chopped) - 1 tbsp green chili (finely chopped, adjust to taste) - 2 tbsp red bell pepper (finely chopped) - 1 tsp lemon juice -  1/­­4 cup cream cheese (soft) For Garnishing -  1/­­4 cup feta cheese -  Use the flat bottom-heavy frying pan, lightly oil it and heat over medium high heat, put the corn kernels and stir fry for 4-5 minutes stirring continuously. While stir frying kernels will be getting some light and some dark brown color, some of the kernels will pop like you are grilling. -  Turn off the heat, and add salt, cumin seed powder, cilantro, green chili, red bell pepper, lemon juice, and cream cheese mix it well. Sprinkle feta cheese. -  Spicy corn taste best when it is served warm but can be served at room temperature. Spicy Corn works great for picnic or outdoor get together. Also try  Aloo Poori, Lemonade, or Watermelon Cooler The post Spicy Corn (Tasty Snack) appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Lauki Vadi Ki Sabji

May 25 2019 Manjula's kitchen 

Lauki Vadi Ki Sabji (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Lauki Vadi Ki Sabji Laucki is also known as Bottle gourd. This is a healthy and wholesome lentil and vegetable main dish. I like making Lauki as it is mild in taste and easy to digest. I usually will serve this with plain rice or rotis. - 4 cup laucki (bottle gourd, peeled and cut into byte size cubes) - 1/­­3 cup moong dal vadi (broken into small pieces) - 3/­­4 cup tomato puree - 1 tsp ginger paste - 2 tbsp oil - 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) - 1/­­8 tsp asafetida (hing) - 1 tbsp coriander powder (dhania) - 1/­­4 tsp turmeric (haldi) - 1/­­2 tsp red chili powder - 1 tsp salt - 1/­­4 tsp garam masala - 1/­­2 cup water -  I am using instant pot; I am using the instant pot instead of pressure-cooker. Not for saving time but ease of use. -  Heat one tablespoon of oil in instant pot on sautéed mode. Oil should be moderately hot, add moong dal vadi stir-fry till they are light golden brown this should take about 1 minute. take out the vadies from instant pot. -  Add remaining 1 tablespoon of oil, in instant pot keeping on sautéed mode oil should be moderately hot and add cumin seeds. When seeds start to crack, add the asafetida, stir and add tomato puree, ginger, coriander powder, turmeric, salt and chili powder and cook stirring occasional till spice mix start leaving the oil. -  Add bottle gourd, vadies and 1/­­2 cup of water. Change the setting to pressure cook on high mode. Set the time for 6 minutes. (At this time instant pot is working just like pressure cooker, it will take same time building the pressure and after cooking releasing the pressure as pressure cooker, advantage is you can take care other work you have to do or even if you have to go out.) -  Open the instant pot when you are ready. After you open the instant pot adjust the water if you need more, add garam masala. I like to serve this with roti or rice. This makes a very satisfying meal. Enjoy! Thank you The post Lauki Vadi Ki Sabji appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.

Tangy Stuffed Okra

May 13 2019 Meatless Monday 

Okra is also referred to as ladies fingers and is a popular vegetable all over India. It is mostly cooked as a deep fried dish and occasionally as a stuffed delicacy. Sometimes it is coated with batter. Recipe and photo from Phaidons The Indian Vegetarian Cookbook, by Pushpesh Pant. Want more meatless recipes like this? Subscribe to our newsletter  for a weekly selection of plant-based recipes delivered right to your inbox! Serves 4 - 1 lb 10 oz/­­750 g okra, washed and dried well, slit lengthwise - scant 1/­­2 cup (3 1/­­2 fl oz/­­100 ml) vegetable oil - 1-2 teaspoons tomato puree - 1 tablespoon yellow chili powder - 1 teaspoon lemon juice - salt, to taste For the stuffing: - 1 tablespoon black salt - 4 1/­­2 teaspoons amchoor (mango powder) - 4 1/­­2 teaspoons ground anardana or lemon juice - 1 tablespoon ground black pepper - 4 1/­­2 teaspoons ground cumin - pinch of asafoetida (hing)   Directions: Blanch the okra in a large pan of salted, boiling water for about 2 minutes, then refresh in ice cold water. In a small bowl, mix all the stuffing ingredients, then stuff the okra with this mixture. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based pan over medium heat, add the tomato puree and stuffed okra and gently stir-fry for 2-3 minutes, until cooked through. Sprinkle with yellow chili powder and lemon juice, mix well, and serve. The post Tangy Stuffed Okra appeared first on Meatless Monday.

Fantastic Falafel

May 13 2019 Meatless Monday 

These flavorful patties are fun served family style. Letting everyone have the opportunity to assemble their own distinct creation is an excellent way to inspire kids to enjoy their food. If you like your falafel slathered with a savory spread, consider adding either hummus or eggplant dip to your offerings. For a super-simple tahini sauce option, whisk some water, a tablespoon at a time, into 1/­­2 cup tahini until it reaches the desired consistency, then season to taste with garlic powder, a squeeze of lemon juice, and salt. This recipe comes to us from OMD: The Simple, Plant-Based Program to Save Your Health, Save Your Waistline, and Save the Planet , by Suzy Amis Cameron. Want more meatless recipes like this? Subscribe to our newsletter  for a weekly selection of plant-based recipes delivered right to your inbox! Serves 6 - For the falafels - 1/­­4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil - 1 onion, chopped - 4 garlic cloves, minced - 1 teaspoon ground cumin - 1 teaspoon chili powder - 1/­­4 teaspoon ground turmeric - 4 cups cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained - 1/­­2 cup whole wheat flour - 1/­­4 cup chopped fresh parsley - 1/­­4 cup chopped fresh cilantro - 1 teaspoon salt - For serving - 6 whole wheat pitas - 12 butter lettuce leaves - 1 cup chopped tomatoes - 1/­­4 cup chopped red onion - 1/­­4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped - 1 cup chopped cucumbers     In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, and turmeric. Cook until the onion softens, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer the onion to the work bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Add the chickpeas, flour, parsley, cilantro, and salt. Pulse until smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl. With a clean paper towel, wipe out the pan you used to cook the onion. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Using a tablespoon measure, carefully place heaping scoops of the falafel mixture in the skillet. Do not overcrowd the pan (six at a time is ideal). Cook the falafel until golden brown and crispy, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer the cooked falafel to a baking sheet and cover loosely with foil. Repeat with the remaining falafel mix, adding 1 tablespoon of the remaining oil to the pan before each batch. Serve the falafel family style and let each person build their own sandwich by topping their pita with the falafel and lettuce, tomato, onion, olives, and cucumber as desired.   The post Fantastic Falafel appeared first on Meatless Monday.

Aam Ki Dal - Toor dal With Raw Mango - Instant pot

May 12 2019 Manjula's kitchen 

Aam Ki Dal - Toor dal With Raw Mango - Instant pot (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Aam Ki Dal - Toor Dal with Raw Mango - Instant Pot Kacche Aam Ki Dal is a very simple dal recipe but delicious. This is Toor dal with raw mango. The tanginess of raw mangoes gives a delicious flavor to dal. Today I am using Instant Pot, thats what I have been using instead pressure cooker.  - 1 cup toor dal (arhar dal) - 1/­­2 cup raw mango (peeled and cut into small pieces) - 1 tsp salt - 1/­­2 tsp turmeric (haldi) - 3 cups water Seasoning - 2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter) - 1/­­2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) - 1/­­2 tsp mustard seeds (rai) - 1/­­8 tsp asafetida (hing) - 8 curry leaves - 1 tbsp green chili (cut into small pieces) - 2 dry red chilies - 1/­­4 tsp red chili powder -  Wash dal changing water few times.  - Put dal with 2 cups water into instant pot and add salt, turmeric, and mango. Close the cover and cook on high heat for 8 minutes. Recently I have been using instant pot instead pressure-cooker. It takes the same time as pressure cooker advantage is you dont have to watch over when it starts steaming and when it is time to turn off. You can take care other things. - After dal is done it should be soft. If needed add more water, dal should not be very thick. Dal will thicken as it sits. Make it more liquid than you want it to be. seasoning -  Heat ghee in a small saucepan. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the ghee; if it cracks immediately, the oil is ready. Turn off the heat, add the cumin seeds, and mustard seeds. When they begin to crack, add the asafetida, curry leaves, and green chilies. Stir for a few seconds. Add red chili powder and 1 tablespoon of water to prevent the spices from burning. Pour spice mix chaunk over hot dal, before serving. Notes, I have been using instant pot instead of pressure-cooker. Many people think it is a time saver, no it takes the same time as pressure cooker,  but it is hassle free you start and do other things you need to do, no watching over. it is also easy to clean. The post Aam Ki Dal – Toor dal With Raw Mango – Instant pot appeared first on Manjula's Kitchen.


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