How to cook Quinoa

Quinoa is one of my favorite super foods. It’s really versatile – can be eaten hot or cold and is a great replacement to many different types of staples.

I use it in place of rice, I throw it in a salad to make it a fulfilling meal, I use it to make burgers and more.

As a part of my youtube channel, I work on teaching people how to make simple and healthy recipes. Today I am making a really basic recipe for quinoa.

Here is the recipe:

 

I will be uploading add-on recipes with what you can do with your cooked quinoa soon. Be sure to subscribe to stay up-to-date!

Cheers,

Sheetal

Quick and simple spinach recipe

Hi!

I have been trying to get all that spinach into my diet and I have been struggling with it. Other than in smoothies – spinach isn’t really a favorite of mine – so I set out to find really yummy spinach recipes and make them healthy and easy too.

Today I have given the traditional palak paneer (a spinach and cottage cheese dish) that’s loaded with cream and decided to leave the cream out to make it healthy. It did require some adjustment – and finally arrived at this recipe which is really simple!

 

The ingredients you will need are:

  • 4 teaspoons oil
  • 2 small chopped onions
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 small chopped tomatos
  • 1 bag of spinach (chopped)
  • 1 cup paneer or cottage cheese
  • Salt to taste
  • Chilli powder to taste

Be sure to add this recipe to your list – it hardly takes 15 minutes to put together and you will absolutely love the flavors!

Let me know how it turns out.

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Instant raw mango pickle

It’s mango season!!! The best time of the year is right around the corner and we are going to be indulging in mangos this season. Raw, ripe, raw, cooked – the whole 9 yards.

Today I have for you a recipe for an instant raw mango pickle. It’s a healthier take on a regular indian pickle – using less oil and salt than a regular pickle.

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Here are the ingredients you will be needing:

1 raw mango

2 tablespoons of salt

1 tablespoon of oil

1 pinch of asafoetida

2 teaspoons of chilli powder

1 /2 teaspoon of mustard powder

1/4 teaspoon of fenugreek powder

You can see the recipe below for instructions on how to make it:

What did you think of the recipe? Do you have any questions? Be sure to let me know in the comments! And ofcourse, if you are looking for more simple, healthy and delicious recipes – be sure to follow me!

 

Sauteed onion curry indian style!

The other day I was going through Facebook when someone posted that they had too many onions and nothing to do with them. It got me thinking of this really simple sauteed onion recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation as a meal that you can make in minutes.

This is a simple Indian recipe that you can make when you have a lot of onions on hand, or even if you are looking for a simple but healthy side to your rice or roti.

The ingredients you will be needing for this recipe are:

Oil
6 small onions or 2 big onions
4 table spoons Gram flour (Chickpea flour)
1/2 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Chilli Powder
Salt to taste

The instructions and exact recipe are here here:

 

Let me know how it turns out! And be sure to comment, like, follow, share or subscribe if you like the video!

 

Almond milk and date smoothie recipe

At Big Blender, we had an almond milk and date smoothie on our menu and it was an absolute favorite. The oats, the dates and the almond milk come together to bring you a flavorful healthy breakfast smoothie.

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Now, handing over the recipe to you so you can make it on your own!

Here’s how you make it!

 

Ingredients:

1 cup almond milk (Find out how you can make your own here)

3-4 pitted dates

1/4th cup instant oats

Instructions:

Put everything into the blender. Blend! Serve.

Let me know if you try it and how it turns out!

Spiced carrot salad

 

I love a good salad. And a spicy salad that takes just minutes to make is always a good idea to serve with dinner. Coming from India, we definitely love a little heat in our food and this salad is just brimming with Indian flavors.

This is a favorite in my house – we hardly go a week without this popping up on the menu.

Spiced Carrot Salad Recipe:

  • Serves: 2
  • Prep: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: none
  • Total time: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

The ingredients you need for the spiced carrot salad are:

  • Shredded carrots
  • Peanut Powder
  • Roasted Gram Powder
  • Spiced Chillies
  • Salt
  • Spiced Oil
  • Lime/ yogurt

Instructions:

Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix! Serve with roti’s or as a side to rice.

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