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Cooking Recipes

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Spiced Poha curd rice ( quick snack )

Curd poha or mosaru avalakki in Karnataka is relished as quick snack. It's typically made with dairy curd. This recipe uses a plant-based peanut curd instead. This is also an oil-free version making it a healthier option. Typically people use white poha while this recipe uses red rice poha. it's also used as a Prasad and offered to Lord Krishna during Krishna Janmashtami to celebrate the friendship of Krishna and Sudhama.

Vegetable pulav - Raw & oil free

This is the delicious recipe of raw vegetable Palav. It is absolutely free of oil or any processed ingredients.

Tomato Celery Juice With Mint & Ginger

Juices are a great way to up your raw quotient. They act as our much needed natural vitamin and mineral supplement. But it may feel cumbersome to get the process of juicing going. When starting to incorporate juices in your daily rhythm, it's best to start with simple single ingredients. Here is a quick-to-do recipe of readily available tomato juice blended with the flavourful pudina and ginger. Do note, we do not add any salt to our veggie juice as salt makes it fester in the tummy!

Chocolate Ice-Cream - dairy free!

Actual prep time of this dessert is about 30-45 mins. The freezing will take 2-3 hours. The preparation of this recipe is easy, if you have extracted your coconut milk in advance. Many times, home made ice creams leave a granular texture and are not as smooth. The trick is to churn them in mixie once again after it has frozen. And freeze once more. Also, you will need to consume it quickly. The longer you keep in fridge the more icy it will become. Wellcure tip: Break this recipe over 2 days Day1: extract coconut milk and set in fridge (it lasts for good 2-3 days) Day 2: extract almond milk and make the icecream

Pumpkin Kootu (Pumpkin cooked in simple coconut gravy) - Dairy-Free! Oil-Free!

Kootu is a Tamil word means "add" i.e. vegetable added with lentils which form the dish, made of vegetable and lentils and are semi-solid in consistency. Usually a combination of vegetables with lentils and a coconut paste, it forms a part of everyday cooking. This pumpkin kootu is made without lentils but with a generous amount of ground coconut. The natural sweetness of the vegetables is countered with the sharpness of green chillies. Makes a wholesome meal with steamed rice or millets.

Coconut Milk - Your Easy And Healthful Replacement To Dairy Milk

An ingredient which is loved for its creaminess and distinctive flavour, coconut milk has many spectacular health reasons and dishes to its credit. Popularly added into Thai curries or South Indian cuisine, coconut milk is a power ingredient which can be used in many ways in the kitchen, including for dairy free recipes.A perfect substitute to dairy milk or cream, you can use coconut milk in the same way as dairy cream! Click the above picture to watch a video on coconut milk.

Ragi Pancake with Spiced Syrup- toddler-friendly! Dairy-free!

Pancakes are usually liked by most. They usually contain wheat, milk, sugar, and eggs and are cooked in butter. This finger millet pancake will make a great healthful substitute for regular pancakes. Serve it warm with the spiced syrup and you have an all-time favorite that's so easy to make.

Oil Free Torai Recipe

This simple oil free recipe is a delightful surprise. The aim of this recipe is to preserve the high water content this veggie is preserved while cooking. Adding nuts (coconut or cashew paste) towards end, enhances the flavour and nourishment levels wonderfully

Crunchy Chickpea Crisps - gluten free baked snack!

Gluten-free baked snack made of besan. Inspired by a traditional Egyptian spice mix with nuts and seeds called Dukkah. It is used as a sprinkle on top of soups and other dishes. I made my own version. It adds an extra crunch to every bite. This is a very versatile recipe where you can change the spices according to your taste and personal preference of spices and flavors.

Raw pear jam – great way to have seasonal fruits!

Seasonal fruits are not only available in abundance but are also the best food to have in a given season! While it is best to have whole fruits, you may try some variation for a change. So, have lots of pears when in season and you may choose to make this raw jam out of them!

Chilled Mango Soup - wholesome & easy-to-make cold soup!

A spiced up mango pulp blended into a cool wholesome soup that can be whipped up in a jiffy. Soups are versatile in their usage. Have them piping hot during winter and have them chilled during summer. Here's a quick to make, kid friendly, dairy free, cold soup your kids will ask for more and more.

Non-Fried Palak ke Pakode

Come moonsoons or chilly winters, and you crave for pakode (fritters). But the guilt always follows you if you indulge. So here is a guilt free oil free version of the pakode. We have simply grilled them! It tastes no different than the deep fried version. The recipe uses spinach, you could use any veggie of choice. In summers simply do an onion version.

Sliced Cucumber Peanuts Salad

Cucumbers are extremely high on water content. Add to your daily intake to keep yourself hydrated in scorching summer months. But how much kheera can one eat each day? So here is our tip: Adding a different cut to this veggie can completely change it's look and feel. Add it with a different nut or nut paste, and you have a different tasting salad each time. Here's a recipe for simple easy to do delightful raw salad - cucumbers paired with the crunchy peanuts. No more of the same boring cucumber!  

Red Rice Tender Coconut Dosa (Adsara Thambid Orava Polo )

Tender coconut is a rich source of nutrients particularly high in calories, saturated fat, and fibre. Not only that it also contains a variety of minerals, including manganese, copper, selenium, phosphorus, potassium, and iron. Due to the high content of fibre, it may help in weight management, maintain the general health of heart and brain and also boost up the immunity andfacilitateproper digestion.

Samak Rice Sandwich - go grain-free!

What if you could get to make your own bread to put together a yummy sandwich as a quick snack! The regular bread available in the market is not only made of refined flour, but rising agents and other chemicals are also used to prepare the same. Here's a recipe to prepare fresh bread, without any wheat/maida! Layer vegetables of your choice along with chutney and enjoy a filling, healthylicious sandwich!  

Cucumber Mint Juice - all natural summer cooler!

This cucumber mint juice is a perfect summer cooler to keep you hydrated as the mercury sores high! It has great health benefits as it acts as a natural detoxifier and clears your body of any impurities. Mint not only adds its unique flavour to the drink, it has a cooling effect as well. Bid farewell to aerated drinks and serve this homemade summer refresher to your family!

Mint Ice-cream - green, dairy-free, sugar-free!

Have you ever thought of mint in ice cream? The refreshing taste of mint goes so well with this dairy-free rich ice cream. The natural light green colour is very attracting for sure.  

Soaked Poha Sweet Drink– Probiotic!

Poha is Flattened rice, which is rice flattened into light, dry flakes. Rice is parboiled before flattening so that it can be consumed with very little to no cooking. This may come as a surprise to many, but poha is good probiotic food too. This is because the dish is made by parboiling paddy and then drying it out in the sun for a few hours. After this, the dried product is beaten flat to make poha. The finished product has undergone fermentation and hence retains the microbial flora from the partially digested carbs and proteins, which is healthy for the gut. In North Karnataka, poha is used to make a health drink to soothe stomach ailments, as explained by the chef at the homestay when we visited Gokarna. Do try this recipe for a quick breakfast idea.

Gluten-free instant masala rice rawa idly

This is an instant masala idly made with rice rawa and hence this is also gluten-free. The masala for the idly is also made oil-free in this recipe. Usually, rawa idly is made with wheat or sooji rawa and uses dairy curd. This is my mother's recipe and since I learnt this few yrs back, I have not bought MTR or any instant mix. I have used a plant-based curd made with peanuts.

Aam Panna (raw Mango Drink) - Drink It Sugar Free

Here's a quick recipe of our own traditional mango drink - the aam panna. This is a cooling mango drink slightly sweet and sour to taste. A healthier option to beat the heat without any preservatives or sugar. We can tell you from experience at home, it is as much loved by the kids as much by adults. We have replaced the sugar with Jaggery or Dates paste to ensure its refined sugar free!

Kokum Sherbet - no added colours! No preservatives! No sugar!

Kokum sherbet is a great summer cooler. Certainly a healthier replacement to aerated drinks or packaged juices to keep you hydrated and cool in summers. It can easily be prepared at home and even stored in the fridge for convenience / later use. Loved for its sweet and tangy taste kokum sherbet is a sure shot hit with all age groups! This refreshing drink also helps improve digestion. While Kokum Sherbet mixes are also available easily in the market, nothing can beat the taste, texture and aroma of this fresh and natural kokum sherbet prepared in your own kitchen.

Creamy Tomato Cold Soup - dairy-free & raw!

Soups are versatile in their usage. Have them piping hot during winter and have them chilled during summer. They are easy to digest and help in giving a digestive break. They serve as an easy way to introduce more vegetables in kid's meals. Here's a quick to make, kid-friendly, dairy free, cold soup your kids will ask for more and more. What's more, it's a raw soup.

Home Made Mango Pickle

Pickles are part of our traditional cultural hand-me-down wisdom on how to preserve foods naturally! Unfortunately, with the commercialization, pickles are no more your healthful side dishes. Market bought pickles are: high on chemical salt high refined oil have additives & preservatives stabilizers acid regulators It is infact a toxic overload on our bodies! If you love your pickles, best is to go back to basics. Here is a quick 15 minute oil free recipe for our favorite mango pickle.