Category Archives: Healthy Meals

Bottlegourd curry/Sorakkai kootu (Lauki and moong dal curry) – How to make sorakkai kootu recipe

Bottlegourd kootu is a delicious curry made with bottlegourd (lauki) and moong dal and cooked in a spicy coconut masala  and is best had with plain rice and ghee.  It is a very popular South Indian dish.  Bottlegourd or lauki is also used for making halwa or kheer, which also tastes great.  This curry is

Homemade paneer recipe – How to make soft paneer at home

Paneer is a fresh cheese which is a very common ingredient in the Indian cuisine.  It is made  by curdling milk with a fruit or vegetable acid like lemon juice, vinegar or curd. It is then pressed with a heavy weight to set and then cut into pieces. Making paneer at home is a lot

Matki sprouts curry recipe – How to make matki usal or matki amti recipe – healthy recipes

Matki sprouts curry or matcki chi usal  is a very popular  and authentic Maharashtrian dish made with sprouted moth beans or matki.  This spicy dish goes well with chapatis and steamed rice.  Only the process of sprouting the matki takes 2 to 3 days.  You can also sprout the moth beans and keep them in

Dry fruits milkshake recipe – How to make dry fruits milkshake recipe – healthy drinks

Dry fruits milkshake is a nutritious beverage made with dry fruits, which provides instant energy to the body.  This milkshake is not only healthy but also very filling and ideal for occasions like vrat or fasting days when your energy levels are low.  The richness of this milkshake comes from the various dry fruits added

Jowar dosa or jolada dose recipe – How to make jowar dosa recipe – healthy dosa recipes

Jowar dosa – an instant dosa recipe which is not only healthy but also delicious breakfast dish.  Jowar also called as sorghum is high in nutrition.  It is gluten free, rich in fibre, high in protein, controls blood sugar levels, good for bone health and packed with vitamins, minerals and micronutrients.  For making this dosa,

Chickpea peanut salad recipe – How to make chana moongphali salad recipe – salad recipes

Chickpea peanut salad is a very refreshing and nutritious salad recipe made with chickpeas, peanuts, onions, tomatoes and mild spices.  This salad is rich in proteins and fibre which will keep you full for a longer period of time.  It is also a tangy snack which can be served either warm or chilled.  Except for

Carrot rice recipe – How to make carrot rice recipe – rice recipes

Carrot rice – a healthy and delicious rice recipe made with grated carrots and rice.  It is best served with curd, papad or raita.  Carrot rice is an ideal lunch box dish too, as this dish can be prepared instantly and in a jiffy.  This recipe is a good way of including carrots in your

Methi kadhi recipe – Methi or fenugreek kadhi recipe – How to make methi kadhi recipe

Kadhi is a light comfort food made with yoghurt which goes well with steamed rice.  Kadhi is basically a yoghurt based gravy to which gram flour is added and  then tempered and simmered with Indian spices.  In this recipe, methi leaves are added to give a healthy and unique flavor to the kadhi.  This kadhi

Broken wheat and moong dal dosa recipe – How to make broken wheat dal dosa recipe – dosa recipes

Broken wheat dosa with moong dal is a very healthy and instant dosa made with broken wheat and yellow moong dal.  It is not only tasty but also a very filling dish.  This dosa goes well with sambar or coconut chutney.  This dosa will not be very soft like the regular dosa, but little crispy

Palak khichdi recipe – How to make spinach or palak dal khichdi recipe – khichdi recipes

Palak khichdi is a very healthy and tasty khichdi made with rice, moong dal and spinach leaves.  Spinach gives a good flavor to the khichdi.  Palak khichdi is very similar to the traditional khichdi.  Except that spinach is added to make it more nutritious and to get all the nutrients from it.  Spinach not only