Rajasthani Dal Bati Churma Recipe

Rajasthani Dal Bati Churma Recipe is a very traditional recipe from Rajasthan and one if the favorites at home. The Baatis are made from whole wheat flour, sooji and ghee with the addition of ajwain that adds to the delicious flavor of the baati.

I like to personally use freshly ground wheat for certain dishes like baati as it brings out the best flavors. The dal is usually a combination of multiple dals and I keep making variations to the dal to give the family a fresh taste.

Serve the Rajasthani Dal Bati Churma for a wholesome weekend lunch or even for parties with friends.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other recipes such as

  1. Chena Kaya Erissery Recipe
  2. Moong Dal Dubka Recipe
  3. Paneer Kundan Kaliyan Recipe
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Vegetarian Tofu Matzo Ball Soup Recipe

Vegetarian Tofu Matzo Ball Soup is a famous Jewish soup made with matzo dumplings. They are prepared especially during Easter or what they call as Passover dinner. Matzo dumplings are made from a mixture of matzo meal, eggs, oil and water. This is a recipe using Tofu Matzo balls. The matzo mixture is prepared ahead and needs to be refrigerated overnight. This helps the ingredients to get firm enough to hold and shape the matzo balls.

Serve Vegetarian Tofu Matzo Ball Soup along with Herb Mushroom Bruschetta.

Other recipes that you can try are:

  1. Light And Healthy Spinach Soup Recipe
  2. Light And Creamy Broccoli Soup Recipe
  3. Quick Creamy Pea Soup Recipe

 

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Crispy Whole Wheat Pizza With Spinach Pesto & Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Crispy Whole Wheat Pizza With Spinach Pesto & Roasted Vegetables Recipe makes a delicious appetizer or even an entrée when served with soup or a salad. It’s perfectly layered with spinach pesto and loaded with roasted vegetables. The addition of herbs adds to the punch in this recipe of crisp pizza.

The tomatoes are dried with herbs and it gives a great taste to this recipe. You can try using different pesto sauces for each bread to try a variety of taste and flavors.

Serve the Crispy Whole Wheat Pizza With Spinach Pesto & Roasted Vegetables for a one dish quick weeknight dinner or even as an appetizer or main course for parties.

Other recipes that you can try are:

  1. Quick Roasted Vegetable Bread Pizza Recipe
  2. Skillet (Tawa) Pizza with Roasted Vegetables in Tomato Basil Sauce
  3. Mini Pita Pizza With Tahini Roasted Vegetables Recipe

 

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Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe – Spiced Raw Mango Tempered Rice

Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe is a delicious preparation of rice from the raw green mangoes that you get in the summers. The tartness of the mangoes along with the green chillies and the seasonings, brings out the flavors of this classic South Indian Rice recipe. 

While you’re probably enjoying the beautifully luscious ripe mangoes of the season, don’t forget to enjoy your share of the raw mangoes too by trying this Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe. Summer feels incomplete without getting enough of the tangy hit of raw mangoes, balanced by hot spices,salt, lime and the right tempering, raw mangoes are delicious in a range of preparations. 

Serve the Mavinakayi Chitranna along with a Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita or High-Protein Peanut Chutney and a roasted papad for lunch or even for dinner. The Mavinakayi Chitranna makes a great picnic lunch too.

If you like this recipe, here are a few more Mixed Rice recipes:

  1. Lemon Rice Recipe (Elumichai Sadam/Chitranna)
  2. Nellikai Chitranna Recipe (Gooseberry-Amla Rice)
  3. Doddapatre Soppina Chitranna Recipe (Spiced Indian Thyme Rice)
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The Oat and Green Moong Dal Pesarattu-Savory Lentil Crepe Recipe

The Oats Pesarattu recipe is inspired from the classic South Indian dish “Pesarattu”. Pesarattu is a crepe that is made from lentils and rice, but in this recipe I have used Saffola oats in the recipe, adding to the nutritive value. The addition of green chillies and ginger, along with finely chopped cabbage, makes this Pesarattu a favorite even with children. 

Serve the Oats Pesarattu along with jaggery and butter or along with Tomato Onion Chutney and Buttermilk for a wholesome breakfast or even a weeknight dinner.

Here are more crepe recipes to try

  1. Zucchini Pesarattu Recipe
  2. Tomato Uttapam Recipe
  3. Lauki and Whole Green Moong Dal Cheela Recipe
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Barley Salad With Mint, Cucumber & Olives

Barley Salad with Cucumber and Mint is a combination of simple flavors of mint and crunchy cucumber. It is a fresh, light salad ideal for weekday lunch or dinner. Store some boiled barley in the fridge and on a busy weekday this salad can be prepared in few minutes only. 

Did you know: Barley has a nutty flavor and is a great substitute for Rice or Pasta. Barley helps to reduce the blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. Barley also helps in promoting weight loss. Barley water consumption helps in regulating digestion and stomach problems. 

Cucumber’s high water content helps ward off dehydration and combat the heat while their refreshing and mild taste appeal to people of all age group.

Here are more salad recipes to try

  1. Couscous Salad with Raw Mangoes
  2. Thai Green Papaya Salad Recipe
  3. White Bean Salad with Onions and Bell peppers
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Wheat Berry Salad With Cranberries & Carrots Recipe

The Wheat Berry Salad With Cranberries & Carrots Recipe is a simple wholesome salad that is made from whole wheat kernels that are also known as wheat berries. Most often we are used to eating wheat in the form of flour or broken wheat, but this form of a salad with cooked wheat berries bring in a lot of fiber into our diets. The addition of orange, cranberries and herbs makes this salad outstanding and delicious. 

Serve the Wheat Berry Salad with Cranberries and Carrots as a complete meal for summers or even as a salad for dinner or lunch alongside Cheese and Spinach Tart Recipe.

Other recipes that you can try are:

  1. Moong Sprouts Salad with Grated Carrots and Coriander
  2. Papaya Parsley Salad with Cheese
  3. Charred Corn and Radish Salad Recipe
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Pan Fried Broccoli Pakora Recipe

Pan Fried Broccoli Pakoras is a delicious healthy tea time snack that you can savor without any guilt. The pakora is filled with flavours from fennel seeds, chaat masala and is made without deep-frying, hence preserving nutrition of the vegetable.

Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan is used to make the Broccoli Pakora, giving it a good taste and texture. The process of cooking pakora in a pan preserves nutrition and the addition of broccoli giving an added taste and nutrition for this classic tea time snack. If you love broccoli then this is a must try recipe.  Fennel (saunf) acts as a natural digestive and helps in ingesting the pakora with ease. A cup of cooked Broccoli offers as much vitamin C as an orange, and is very rich in beta-carotene. Broccoli contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc too. It is also high in fiber and low in calories.

By using Broccoli in our Diet you can reap various health benefits. Broccoli is a great anti-inflammatory and may slow down the damage to joints associated with osteoarthritis. Broccoli can aid in heart health by helping to keep blood vessels strong. Broccoli can help lower cholesterol because the soluble fiber in the vegetable binds with the cholesterol in the blood. 

Serve Pan Fried Broccoli Pakora along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney for your evening snacks. 

If you are looking for more Snack recipes here are some that you can serve for your evening snacks 

  1. Mathri | North Indian Savoury Snack Recipe
  2. Healthy Snack Bowl Recipe
  3. Vazhaipoo Vada Recipe (Banana Flower Fried Savoury Snack)

 

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Lebanese Fattoush Salad Recipe

The Lebanese Fattoush Salad is a classic Mediterranean bread and mixed vegetable salad. This salad has toasted pita bread wedges along with mixed greens and crispy vegetables. Greens, herbs and vegetables can vary according to seasonal availability. 

Serve Lebanese Fattoush Salad along with Lebanese Style Mujaddara and Creme Caramel Flan for a complete weeknight dinner.

Other recipes that you can try are:

  1. Sweet Potato & Green Bean Salad Recipe
  2. Mixed Beans Salad Recipe
  3. Couscous Salad with Raw Mangoes

 

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Beetroot And Celery Juice Recipe

The Beetroot and Celery Juice Recipe is a very wholesome juice that comes with multiple health benefits. The beets can be combined with carrots and you can also add the beetroot leaves along with the juice to get added benefits of vitamins and minerals. Since beets have a natural sweetness, sugar is most often not required, but you can optionally add honey if you like it sweeter. 

The pigment called betalain that is present in the juice is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, fungicidal and aids in detoxification. The green leafs of the beet are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C  and many other vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper and magnesium. Research indicated that beetroot juice helps in anemia, lymphatic circulation, fatigue, eye sight and many skin problems.

Serve Beetroot And Celery Juice in breakfast for a healthy start to your day along with Whole Wheat Pancake Recipe With Banana, Honey And Nuts.

Other recipes you can try are:

  1. Muskmelon (Kharbuj) Juice Recipe
  2. Ice-Apple and Plum Rose Juice Recipe
  3. Beetroot, Amla And Pudina Juice Recipe
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