Hummus

Hummus
Posted in : Veg/Non Veg, Vegan / Gluten Free on by : Simmi Iyer

Hummus is a savoury, smooth dip that is had along with Pita bread and also with different kinds of chips. This dip or spread comes from the Mediterranean cuisine and is loved by people all across the world for it’s smooth yet tangy taste. It is prepared with just a handful of ingredients and takes
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Smashed Cucumber Salad with Broccoli and Tofu

Smashed Cucumber Salad with Broccoli and Tofu
Posted in : Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

Ingredients 2 English cucumbers about 750 grams 2 tsp salt 2 tsp sugar 150 g broccoli cut into slivers 2 cloves garlic smashed and finely minced 1 tbsp lime juice 1 tbsp rice vinegar 2 tsp lower sodium soy sauce 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil more to taste 1/2 tsp chilli flakes black pepper flakes are nice 1 tsp black peppercorns toasted in a pan and ground to nubby powder – optional 250 g organic tofu cubed – optional 1 tbsp  chilli oil – optional
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Tofu cucumber salad

Tofu cucumber salad
Posted in : Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

Most of the people have this perception about tofu that it is boring and tasteless, but here’s one thing that you should probably know about it! When tofu is combined with any other vegetable, the taste of the other vegetable is blended well and you would surely love it. This is one of the those
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Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad
Posted in : Pasta, Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

Pasta Salad is a quick and easy recipe that can be made in just 30 minutes. Made with boiled gluten-free pasta and fresh vegetables, It is not just scrumptious but is super-easy to prepare. Pasta is one ingredient you can use in a variety of ways. The best thing about pasta is that it does not
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French Onion Tarts

French Onion Tarts
Posted in : Snacks/Breakfast on by : Simmi Iyer

Looking for a fancy dish to treat your loved ones? Do try this French Onion Tart which requires only a few ingredients and can even fail the Pizza sometimes. This mouth-watering treat is made of crusty pastry made of all-purpose flour, which is topped with sweet onion slices, herbs and gruyere cheese and then baked
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Oats Mini Uttapam

Oats Mini Uttapam
Posted in : Snacks/Breakfast on by : Simmi Iyer

A healthy kick start of the day is a must to keep your body and mind healthy. This oats mini uttapam recipe will serve the purpose well. Made with oats, sooji, curd and topped with some healthy veggies, these mini uttapams are not only tasty but also full of nutrition. You can either savor them
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Bombay Toast

Bombay Toast
Posted in : Snacks/Breakfast on by : Simmi Iyer

Need a quick and easy snack that can satiate your cravings in a jiffy? Try this crispy Indian style French toast, which is also popularly called Bombay Toast. Made with just bread, sugar, eggs and milk, this recipe can be made with easily available kitchen ingredients. Garnish with some strawberries and enjoy it with your
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Anaar Raita

Anaar Raita
Posted in : Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

Something as eternally blissful as biryani needs a side companion to give a soothing flavor and complete it as a main dish. The Anaar Raita recipe is one of the most popular and all-time-favorites which goes perfectly with biryani and pulao. This easy, three-step recipe will show you how to make this low calorie appetizer
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Jowar Phirni

Jowar Phirni
Posted in : Eid, Sweet/Dessert on by : Simmi Iyer

Are you eyeing a lot of sweets and desserts lately? If you always crave for something sweet but want a healthy dessert, then here is your chance to make healthy phirni! Well, this phirni recipe will handle all your cravings for sweets as its mouth-watering. Here’s a delicious Jowar Phirni, which is prepared using the
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Chicken Shammi Kebab

Chicken Shammi Kebab
Posted in : Eid on by : Simmi Iyer

Chicken Shammi Kebab is one of the popular chicken-based dishes and is loved by people of all age-group. It can either be enjoyed as a starter or can be clubbed with the main dishes. Chicken Shammi Kebab tastes the best when some mint chutney or ketchup. Made with boneless chicken, chana dal, onion, ginger, garlic
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Cauliflower ‘rice’ biryani

Cauliflower ‘rice’ biryani
Posted in : Rice on by : Simmi Iyer

Cauliflower takes the place of the usual rice in Monica’s vegetarian biryani recipe, for a lighter, vegetable-centric spin on the traditional Indian biryani dish.  Ingredients 1 cauliflower  2 tbsp of vegetable oil 10 cashew nuts, raw 1 bay leaf 1 cinnamon sticks 5 cardamon pods 1 onion, finely sliced 50g of green beans, trimmed 50g of carrots ,
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Pea Bhaji

Pea Bhaji
Posted in : Snacks/Breakfast on by : Simmi Iyer

This pea bhaji recipe  illustrates the versatility of this crispy fried fritter by using fresh green peas, serving them alongside a pot of silky smooth crème dip PEA BHAJIS 300g of frozen peas, defrosted 60g of gram flour 50g of cornflour 2 tsp mild curry powder 1 tsp fennel seeds, lightly toasted 1/2 tsp ground coriander 
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Lemon Curry Chicken Salad

Lemon Curry Chicken Salad
Posted in : Diabetes, Kidney ( CKD), Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

Ingredients ¼cup oil 4tablespoons frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed ¼teaspoon ground ginger ¼teaspoon curry powder ⅛teaspoon garlic powder 1½cups cooked diced chicken 1½cups grapes, halved ½cup sliced celery Directions In a large bowl, combine oil, lemonade concentrate and spices. Add remaining ingredients and toss lightly. Chill.

Healthy Corn Fritters

Healthy Corn Fritters
Posted in : Kidney ( CKD) on by : Simmi Iyer

Quick and easy low sodium corn fritters. The perfect summer savory treat! Ingredients 3 cups corn frozen or fresh cut off cob 1/2 cup all purpose flour 2 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp onion powder 2 dashes cayenne pepper 1/8 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 1 egg lightly beaten 1/3 cup low-fat milk 1 tbsp canola oil or any other oil Instructions Combine corn, flour, sugar, baking soda, spices, salt and pepper
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Broccoli Vegetable Salad

Broccoli Vegetable Salad
Posted in : Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

Carrot, celery and tomatoes go so well with broccoli and cauliflower in this crisp refreshing salad with a light vinaigrette dressing. My mom used this popular salad to round out a variety of different meals. Even when made ahead, it doesn’t get soggy Ingredients 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets (about 8 cups) 1
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