Category Archives: Lunch and Dinner Ideas

Recipe – Soya Bean Chunks’ Manchurian

Recipe – Soya Bean Chunks’ Manchurian

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 35 minutes

Serves: 3

Ingredients

  • Soya Bean Chunks: 1 Cup
  • Water: As required
  • Oil: 1 Tablespoon
  • Onion: 1 medium sized, chopped into thin slices
  • Green Bell Pepper: 1 medium sized, chopped into thin slices
  • Ginger: ½ Teaspoon, chopped
  • Garlic: ½ Teaspoon, chopped
  • Green chili: 2, slit into 2 pieces lengthwise
  • Sesame seeds: ½ Teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 Teaspoon or to taste
  • Red chili flakes: ½ teaspoon
  • Black Pepper Powder: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Spring Onion: 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  • Tomato ketchup: 3 Tablespoon
  • Soya sauce: 1 Teaspoon
  • Chili Sauce: 1 Teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves: 1 tablespoon

Method

  • Boil 4-5 cups of water in a pot.
  • In a pan, dry roast soya bean chunks for 5-6 minutes. Add the roasted soya chunks in the boiling water. Let it boil for 15 minutes or till soya chunks puffs up and cooked well. Drain the water and keep aside.
  • Heat another frying pan.
  • Add oil and heat it for 1 minute.
  • Add onion, ginger, garlic, green chili, bell pepper. Saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce, soya sauce, chili sauce, salt, black pepper powder, chili flakes, sesame seeds and spring onion. Mix well. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the cooked soya bean pieces.
  • Gently fold the sauce all over the soya bean pieces.
  • Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
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Recipe – Chia Seeds’ Paratha

Recipe – Chia Seeds’ Paratha

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Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 16-18 mins

Serves: 8 Parathas

Ingredients

  • Whole wheat flour (Aata): 2 cups
  • Chia Seeds: 2 Tablespoon
  • Salt: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Water: As required
  • Ghee / Butter / Oil: as required to roast.

Method

  • Dry roast the chia seeds for 3-4 minutes. Grind it to coarse powder.
  • In a bowl, add wheat flour, chia powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Using water knead a soft dough. Cover it with a wet cloth and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • Take the aata dough, divide into eight equal portions.
  • Roll out wheat balls to small discs, spread little ghee evenly on 2 side. Seal the edges in the middle and lightly roll out into thick paratha. Use dry flour while rolling, if required.
  • Heat a tawa. Once tawa is hot, place the rolled paratha on it. Flip it after 30 seconds. Apply some ghee or oil. Flip and apply ghee or oil. Now roast till both sides are done evenly.
  • Serve hot with curd or any curry.

Cook’s Note

  • You may use the ready-made chia seeds powder as well. No need to roast it, directly add in the dough.

Recipe – Potato Brinjal Curry

Recipe – Potato Brinjal Curry

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Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cooking time: 15-18 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Baingan (Eggplant / Brinjal): 6-8 small sized
  • Potato: 6-8 small sized
  • Mustard Oil: 1 Tablespoon
  • Onion: 1 medium sized, chopped
  • Ginger: ½ Teaspoon, chopped
  • Garlic: ½ Teaspoon, chopped
  • Tomato: 2 medium sized, chopped
  • Green chili: 2, chopped
  • Cumin seeds: ½ Teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 Teaspoon or to taste
  • Turmeric: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Red chili powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: 2 Teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Water: As required
  • Coriander leaves: 1 tablespoon, chopped

Method

  • Trim the edges of brinjals and cut into small pieces. Soak in water.
  • Peel and chop the potatoes. Soak in the water.
  • Drain water from potato and brinjal pieces. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add cumin seeds.
  • After 30 seconds, add the chopped onion, garlic and ginger. Sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add tomato and green chili. Sauté for another 3 minutes.
  • Add the potato and brinjal pieces, salt, turmeric powder and 1 cup of water. Mix well. Medium the heat and cover the pan. Cook for 9-10 minutes or till cooked.
  • Remove the cover. Add red chili powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder. Cook in high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add coriander leaves and serve with rice or chapati.