Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Quinoa Idli

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Breakfast Menu, Gluten Free | 4 comments

  Quinoa is a healthy grain rich in protein, fiber, antioxidants and vitamins. It is essential to incorporate whole grains and seeds in your daily diet. There are lot of Indian dishes you can make using quinoa. Idli is one of the staple Indian breakfast dish. It will be a great start for your day after having these super healthy Quinoa Idlis.   Preparation time: 12 hours Cooking time: 15 minutes Yield: 25 to 30 idlis Ingredients: Quinoa – 1 cup Par boiled rice – 1 cup Whole urad dal – 1/2 cup Fenugreek seeds (methi) – 1 tsp Salt to taste Method of Preparation:   Wash and soak rice, quinoa for 4 hours. Wash and soak urad dal for 1.5 hours. Soak everything separately. Grind urad dal separately. Sprinkle water in between. Batter should be light and fluffy....

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Fried Quinoa

Posted by on Apr 27, 2013 in Healthy Eats, Gluten Free | 3 comments

Quinoa is a healthy wholegrain and you can substitute it for rice in many recipes. Fried Quinoa (rice) is very easy to make, delicious and a great source of nutrition. It is also suitable for the 28 days detox diet that I have written about. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes No. of servings: 3 Spice level: 3 out of 5 Ingredients: Cooked Quinoa – 2 cups Garlic – 4 cloves Minced ginger – 1/2 tsp Vegetables – 2 cups (red bell pepper, broccoli, snow peas, carrot, green peas and carrot) Green onions or spring onions – 2 to 3 Low sodium soy sauce or liquid aminos – 1 tbsp Hot sauce or Sriracha sauce – 1 tsp Canola oil – 1 tsp (can use cooking spray) Sesame oil – 1/2 tsp (optional) Salt and pepper to...

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Quinoa Oat Muffins (Gluten Free and Dairy Free)

Posted by on Apr 20, 2013 in Baking, Diet plan, Cookies and Cakes, Gluten Free | 2 comments

I was looking for a healthy and delicious muffin recipe with whole grains for my 28 Day Weight Loss and Detox Diet. This recipe caught my eye in Pinterest and I decided to give it a try. I made a few changes to the original recipe and the output was delicious. I have used all gluten free ingredients. It definitely satisfies my sweet cravings and it is guilt free. When you are on this diet, do not eat more than one muffin per day. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Yield: 9 muffins Ingredients: Oat flour – 1.5 cups Instant oats – 1/4 cup Oat bran – 1/4 cup Cooked Quinoa – 1/3 cup Almond butter – 3 tbsp Agave nectar – 3 tbsp Sugar substitute – 3 packets (I used stevia) Canola oil – 3 tbsp...

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Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie (Gluten and Dairy Free)

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Beverages & Drinks, Gluten Free | 1 comment

If you are looking for a delicious, dairy/gluten free smoothie then this is perfect for you. I have used almond milk which is very nutritious and has a nutty flavor. This is also perfect for the 28 Day Weight Loss and Detox Program that I have written about in our blog. Ingredients: Strawberries (fresh or frozen) – 10  to 12 (washed and cleaned) Kiwi fruit – 2 (wash and peel the skin) Almond milk (gluten free) – 3/4 cup Agave nectar – 1 tsp Ground flax seed – 1 tbsp Method of preparation: Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend till everything is smooth. Transfer it to a serving glass and you can top it with chopped fresh fruits. You can add a few ice cubes to the blender along with the other...

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Pesarattu – Healthy Mung Bean Crepe

Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in Veggie Entrees & Sides, Featured, Healthy Eats, Gluten Free | 14 comments

Pesarattu is a type of dosa or crepe from the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It has moong dal (muzhu pasipayaru), green chilies, ginger and salt. It is a protein packed and fiber packed dish and is suitable for the 28 Day Weight Loss and Detox Program. You can serve these crepes or dosa with chutney or Idli podi (spicy lentil powder). Ingredients: Whole green moong dal or green gram – 2 cups Grated ginger – 2 tbsp Green chilies – 3 to 4 (adjust to spice level) Salt to taste Oil or cooking spray Method of Preparation: Wash and soak whole moong dal in water overnight. Next day, drain the excess water and reserve the drained water. Grind it along with ginger, green chilies and salt to a fine batter (like the consistency of dosa batter). You can grind it in...

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