Beetroot Paratha

Cooks in: 30 Minutes Serves: 4 People

In addition to bringing a pop of colour to the dish, beets are highly nutritious and packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds, many of which have medicinal properties. They are low in calories and contain a bit of almost all of the vitamins and minerals. Some studies show that beetroot juice could significantly lower levels of both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Beets contain pigments called betalains, which possess a number of anti-inflammatory properties. Adding beet puree to the millet flour to make beet parathas is an easy way to include this veggie in our diet.

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Banana Bread

Cooks in: 60 Minutes Serves: 4 People

Banana bread is a type of bread made from mashed bananas. It is often a moist, sweet, cake-like quick bread. This banana bread recipe is soft and delicious. This recipe is vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free. Try this healthy bread and enjoy as a tea time snack.

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Vendhaya Paniyaram | Menthe Paddu

Cooks in: 30 Minutes Serves: 5 People

Paniyaram are ball shaped dumplings made with fermented batter. They are known by different names paddu, gundu pongala, guliyappa etc. In this recipe I have used whole jowar grains and fenugreek/vendhayam seeds as main ingredients. Fenugreek seeds are rich in vitamins such as thiamin, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamins A, B6, and C, and are a rich storehouse of many minerals such as copper, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, manganese, and magnesium. Fenugreek leaves are a rich source of vitamin K as well. Both Jowar and fenugreek seeds are rich in fibre which helps for proper digestion, weight loss and controlling sugar.

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Dal Dhokli

Cooks in: 30 Minutes Serves: 5 People

Dal Dhokli a traditional dish of Guajarati cuisine generally prepared with dals (lentils) and wheat flour as base ingredients. It has soft textured dhokli submerged in semi thick dal like lentil gravy and has mild sweet and spicy taste of aromatic spices and crunchy peanuts. Apart from being easy to prepare, healthy and stomach filling, this dal dhokli can be served as a one dish meal. I have used ragi flour for making dhoklis for this recipe and it turned out so yummy. Enjoy Dal Dhokli with the goodness of ragi.

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Brinji | Coconut Milk Biriyani

Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 4 People

Coconut and coconut milk is widely used in Indian cuisine for ages. Vegetable brinji is a delicious one-pot vegan dish made with spices, coconut milk, rice and mix veggies. I have replaced rice with Barnyard Millet. This recipe is from Tamil Nadu. Coconut Milk strengthens immune system, promotes hair grown and its fat helps to retain the moisture of the skin. It is a healthy substitute for individuals who are lactose intolerant. It has anti inflammatory properties and antioxidants.

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