Methi and carrot pulao recipe

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Methi carrot pulao is a very healthy and delicious rice recipe and a good way to include greens in your diet. It can be had as a one pot meal along with raita or papad. Methi carrot pulao is very easy to prepare and tastes nice too. This recipe is a very healthy way to include fibre and iron in your food.

Sprouted moong salad or moong sprouts salad recipe

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Moong sprouts salad is a very healthy and refreshing salad made with sprouted moong, onions, tomatoes and chaat masala. You can use the readily available moong sprouts available in the market or can easily sprout the moong at home itself. To sprout moong beans at home, wash and soak the moong beans with sufficient overnight or for 8-10 hours. Next day, drain all the water out with a strainer. Now cover the bowl with damp towel and place the bowl in a warm dark place. Just ensure that there is enough moisture by checking periodically. Second day you can see the sprouts coming out. You can use these now as raw in salads or boil it or have it plain or use for making a chaat.

Moong sprouts salad can be served as a starter or as a mid-day snack.

Fenugreek leaves (methi) stir-fry recipe

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Fenugreek leaves gives you all the goodness associated with green vegetables. It is a good source of iron and rich in fibre content. Inspite of so many benefits, people avoid eating fenugreek because of its bitterness. The solution is to either add the fenugreek leaves to foods like dals, curries or mix it with the flour to make tasty methi parathas. Fenugreek (methi) stir fry is a easy and quick vegetable made with fenugreek leaves, split yellow moong dal and coconut. It serves a good side dish for rice. I add sugar at the end to reduce the bitterness of the leaves and benefits be utilised to the fullest.

Matar chole recipe

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Matar chole is a very good side dish for chapatis, rotis or naans. When green peas and white chickpeas are cooked alongwith spices, it gives a unique taste to the dish. You can also use normal dry peas instead of green peas for this recipe. Matar chole is quick and easy to make too once the boiled chick peas and peas are ready. Do try this recipe and enjoy with hot rotis or naans.

Banana sheera recipe

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Banana sheera is a very popular and delicious sweet dish prepared with semolina, sugar, bananas and milk and garnished with fried nuts. Bananas when added to sheera gives a rice and sweet flavor. It is usually served as prasad or as an offering to God during Satyanarayana pooja.

Pakora kadhi recipe

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Pakora kadhi is a spicy dish which is prepared with a thick gravy based on bengal gram or besan and pakoras to which sour yoghurt is added to it to give a little sour taste. It is best served with steamed rice. I have prepared this kadhi in South Indian style by adding coconut. Instead of pakoras, you can also add boiled white pumpkin pieces which tastes good.. But pakora kadhi has a unique and delicious taste with pakora submerged in kadhi and goes well with rice.

Beetroot stir-fry recipe

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Beetroot is a simple and quick stir-fry recipe which is a good accompaniment for rice. Beetroot is low in fat and full of vitamins and minerals. It is a natural blood purifier. It is also rich in fibre and helps to lower cholesterol levels too. So try this simple stir fry recipe and include it in your daily diet..

Moongdal coconut kheer recipe

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Moong dal coconut kheer recipe is a very delicious dessert prepared with moong dal, milk, jaggery and coconut and garnished with cashewnuts and raisins. You can also use coconut milk to give a richer and creamier taste to the kheer. The moong dal is boiled and then cooked with milk and sweetened with jaggery. Moongdal coconut kheer is ideal for any special or festive occasions. This kheer is not only simple to make but tastes divine too when served either warm or cold. Do try this recipe for any festivals and enjoy!!

Matar (green peas) paratha recipe

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Green peas paratha is a very healthy and filling breakfast recipe made with green peas, green chillies and spices. It has a unique taste and is very easy to make too. Here is the step wise pictures of making green peas paratha.

Butter murukku – Diwali festival recipe

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Butter murukku is a very easy and quick to make snack recipe made with rice flour, besan and fried gram dal powder. It is also a traditional Indian snack prepared especially during festivals like Diwali and Krishna Jayanthi. Do try this simple and delicious snack and enjoy it as a tea time or any time snack.