Edamame Hummus


Ingredients
16 oz. bag of edamame
1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas, drained
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 lemon
2 tbsp. tahini
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup olive oil

Add all the ingredients into the Blendtec blender and blend on soup setting until creamy
Serve with Whole Grain Pita (recipe)

Per Serving: 96 calories; 4 grams protein;
7 grams carbohydrate; 6 grams fat; 2.5 grams fiber;
0 gram sugar; 18 servings

Curry Coconut Sauce


Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the coconut milk, soy sauce, sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. 
  2. Place a wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add red pepper flakes, zest, garlic, and curry powder and stir-fry until fragrant, about 15 seconds.
  3. Add the coconut-milk mixture and bring to a boil. Cook until the sauce thickens slightly, 1 1/2 minutes. Add basil. Pour into a bowl.

Sweet Beet Salad


Level:Easy Servings: 4 Cook Time:30 min.   Ready in:1 hr. 45 min.

Ingredients

5-6 beets
2 cups water
1 small red onion, peeled and sliced into thin half moons
2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp. sea salt
Bring beets and water to a boil.
Simmer for 30 minutes or until tender. Cool.
Remove beet skins.
Cut beets in half and then into thin half moons.
Combine beets with red onion.
Mix dill, lemon, olive oil and sea salt. Coat beet salad and marinate for 45 minutes.
Transfer to a platter or bowl and serve.

Samosas


Stuffing # 1
2 tbsp oil

ginger
1 small diced Serrano pepper
2 tsp Cumin
1 ¼ cup precooked peas
Pinch of Carom Seeds
½ tsp  Garam Masala
1 tbsp dry mango powder
1 tbsp Chaat Masala
1 tbsp cayenne chili powder
1 tbsp coriander1 tbsp salt

6 pre-boiled and diced potatoes
Handful of cilantro
Lemon or Lime juice 



Over medium heat add oil (for every six potatoes)
Add ginger, Serrano pepper, cumin (should be making popping noises). 

You will know it is done because the cumin slightly increases in size.
Add peas, spices (carom, garam masala, mango powder, chatt masala, chili powder, coriander, salt) and potatoes (add them last so they can soak up the flavor)
Mix and cook
Add cilantro and turn off heat/gas
Add the juice of ¼ of a lemon or lime
(It is important not to over stir because the peas get squished)

Stuffing # 2 
2 pinches of Cumin
1 clove of garlic
½ red onion chopped
1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp Garam Masala
1 lb defrosted blanched spinach (can defrost for about 4 minutes)
3 tbsp feta
1 spoon salt 
Lime juice

Use veggie oil to cover the bottom of the pan and heat to medium-low
Add cumin (if the oil is too hot it will crackle and turn black)
Add garlic, red onions and cook for about a minute (they have been cooked too long if they are clear)
Add chili powder, Garam Masala, and spinach mix and sauté
Remove from the heat and allow to cool
Then add feta, salt and ½ of the juice from a lime

Dough #1 (Pepperidge Farm Sheet Dough)
Cut into a rectangle (sometimes you will have to roll it)
Cut it into smaller rectangles (don’t forget that it is ok to stretch)
Make the dough into a cone and add the stuffing
Close it up and use a fork to score the edges
Set the oven to 400 degrees and bake for 10-12 minutes

Dough # 2 (Filo Dough)
Must keep the dough under a damp paper towel
Follow the folding instructions and use water to seal the edges
Once they are stuffed, put them under damp paper towels
Fill a pan with vegetable oil and heat on medium (the oil is hot enough when a tiny ball of dough is dropped in and makes a popping noise and immediately rises to the top)
Gently place the samosa in the oil and wait 2-3 minutes (until the edges are brown)
Take out and place on a plate covered with a paper towel

Dough # 3 (homemade)
1 cup of flour
2 tbsp cream of wheat
2 tbsp ghee
½ cup water
Pinch of salt
Pinch of carom seeds



Add flour, cream of wheat, ghee and ¼ a cup water directly into the blender
Blend while slowly adding the rest of the water
Add carom seeds
When the dough is in a ball remove from the blender
Slowly split the dough in half until you have 16 equal pieces
Roll each ball into a circle and cut in half (the edges should be thinner than the center
Fold and stuff
Follow the above instructions for cooking while remembering that home made dough takes longer to cook!

Vegatable Cutlets


Ingredients:
1) 1/2 cup green peas boiled and mashed
2) 1/4 cup grated carrot
3) 1/4 cup grated cabbage
4) 1/4 cup finely chopped green beans
5) 6-7 medium sized potatoes boiled and mashed
6) 1/4 cup grated beet root ( optional)
7) 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger and garlic and 1 tsp of chopped green chilies
8) 1 tbsp Pav bhaji masala or 1/2 tbsp of Garam masala
9) 1 tsp Chaat masala
10) 2 tsp lemon/lime juice
11) Handful of chopped coriander
12) 1 Tbsp corn starch
13) Samolina or bread crumbs for coating
14) Oil for shallow frying

Recipe :
1) In pan heat 1tbsp oil and saute chopped garlic, ginger and green chilies
2) Saute all the veggies except potatoes starting with carrot and cabbage since it takes longer to cook.
3) Add all the dry masalas and let it cook for a min.
4) Add constarch 
5) Add salt and mashed potatoes.
6) Turn off the heat and then add lemon juice.
7) Once the stuffing is cooled down make cutlets in any shape you like, most popular is ‘HEART’
8) Coat each cutlet with either semolina or breadcrumbs and shallow fry till golden brown.
9) Garnish with salad leaves and onion rings and serve with Green chutney or tomato ketchup.
You can add any other veggies of your choice like grated zuccini,spinach, even arugula.

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