Recipes

    • Bottle Gourd Peel Chutney

      Bottle Gourd Peel Chutney

      INGREDIENTS Peel of 1 large or 2 small bottle gourdsCoconut oil – 1 tbspRoasted peanuts – 2 tbspGarlic – 5 clovesGreen chillies – 2Cumin seeds – 1tspBrown sugar – 1tspSalt – 1tsp or to tasteJuice of half a lemon For tempering:Coconut oil – 1tbspMustard seeds – 1/2 tspUrad dal – 1/2 tspChana dal – 1/2 … Continue reading "Bottle Gourd Peel Chutney"Read more...
    • Pakoras made from leftover rice

      Pakoras made from leftover rice

      INGREDIENTS 2 cups cooked rice 1/4 cup yogurt 1/4 cup gram flour 1 small to medium size onion chopped 2 green chillies chopped 1 tsp ground fresh ginger 2 to 3 sprigs of fresh coriander chopped Salt to taste Oil for frying METHOD Mix rice with yogurt. After 1/2 hour add rest of the ingredients … Continue reading "Pakoras made from leftover rice"Read more...
    • Quinoa, vegetables and moong sprouts salad

      Quinoa, vegetables and moong sprouts salad

      INGREDIENTS 1 cup quinoa 1 red pepper 1green pepper 1 chopped carrot small pieces ( you can add any veggies of you choose. Tomatoes, cucumber) 1.1/4cup moong sprouts 1 cup corn ( cooked) 1 lemon juice and tsp zest Fresh coriander Mint Black pepper METHOD To start with 1 cup quinoa and 2 cup water. … Continue reading "Quinoa, vegetables and moong sprouts salad"Read more...
    • Homemade Granola

      Homemade Granola

      INGREDIENTS Porridge oats – 300 gm Flaked almonds – 100 gm Pumpkin and sunflower seeds mixed – 100 gm Maple syrup – 125 ml Honey – 2 tbsp Extra virgin coconut oil – 2 tbsp Vanilla essence – 1 tsp Black raisins – 100 gm METHOD In a bowl mix the oats, almonds and seeds. … Continue reading "Homemade Granola"Read more...
    • Avocado salad

      Avocado salad

      INGREDIENTS 1 large avocado 1 tomato 1 red onion A handful of fresh coriander 1/2 lemon Finely chop the avocado, tomato, onion & coriander. METHOD Mix & add the lemon juice. Serve as a snack with cheese biscuits or as a starter with garlic bread. EnjoyRead more...
    • Eggless Carrot Cake

      Eggless Carrot Cake

      INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup milk 1tsp vinegar 1/2 cup oil. Any vegetable oil 1/2 cup condensed milk 1tsp vanilla essence 1.5 cup plain flour 1/2 cup ice sugar 1/4 tsp cinnamon  powder 1tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda A pinch of salt 1.5 cup grated carrot Raisin or chopped walnuts some for topping  METHOD Take … Continue reading "Eggless Carrot Cake"Read more...
    • Millet and mung dal khichdi

      Millet and mung dal khichdi

      INGREDIENTS 1 cup millet grains1 cup yellow mung1 medium onion2 medium tomatoes1/2 cup peas1 cup roasted peanuts1 tsp each of ginger, garlic and chilli paste1 tbsp coconut oil1 tsp cumin seedsA pinch of asafoetida4 dried whole red chillis1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp coriander powder2 tsp salt or to tasteJuice of one lemon  METHOD Soak the … Continue reading "Millet and mung dal khichdi"Read more...
    • Panjiri

      Panjiri

      Welcome to Brinder’s kitchen. I show you how to make a quick and nutritious ‘Panjiri’ packed full of minerals, vitamins and fibre. A Panjiri is a healthy energy mixture and in this recipe I make it protein rich by using black chickpeas (kala channa) as the main ingredient. The panjiri helps lowers Cholesterol, stabilises blood … Continue reading "Panjiri"Read more...
    • Mixed Veg Sabji

      Mixed Veg Sabji

      INGREDIENTS 400 g Brussels sprouts 4 medium-size carrots 1 cup frozen peas 3 small potatoes 1 onion 4 cloves of garlic 1” piece fresh ginger 3 chopped tomatoes Fresh coriander 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 cinnamon stick 1 tsp mustard seeds 1/4 tsp asafoetida 1/2 tsp ajwain 2 tbsps of ghee Salt … Continue reading "Mixed Veg Sabji"Read more...
    • Khatiaya

      Khatiaya

      INGREDIENTS 1 cup plain flour1 cup semolina1 cup besan (gram flour)1 cup caster sugar1 cup ghee – or little less     METHOD Mix all 5 and make into dough. Pick small mixture Make little doughs, place on non stick tray or even steel thali. Make small cross with knife on top. Gas mark 4( … Continue reading "Khatiaya"Read more...
    • Microwave barfi recipe

      Microwave barfi recipe

      INGREDIENTS 300 ml double cream 125 gm sugar 300 gm milk powder Flaked almond or any other nuts to garnish  METHOD Mix the three ingredients together in a bowl Microwave for 3 minutes Take out and mix Microwave for 2 minutes Take out and mix Microwave for 2 minutes Take out and tip out onto a flat dish. … Continue reading "Microwave barfi recipe"Read more...
    • Besan Puras (pancakes)

      Besan Puras (pancakes)

      INGREDIENTS Makes about 10 puras   1 bowl besan ( 180gm approx) 2 heaped tbsp of self-raising flour 1 bowl finely chopped methi Hand full of chopped dhania Half a bowl of finely chopped spring onions Heaped tsp Roasted jeera slightly crushed Green chilli to  taste finely chopped Salt to taste 2 heaped tsp of chat masala 1 heaped tsp garam masala or kitchen … Continue reading "Besan Puras (pancakes)"Read more...
    • Bajra roti

      Bajra roti

      INGREDIENTS Half a courgette shredder -shredded  Onion finely chopped  One carrot shredded Methi; coriander or spinach Chilli one finely grated to your taste Now for the spices Salt, spoon of haldi fresh ground pepper  Little Jawain crush it with hand to release flower  Cumin seeds  SaltRead more...
    • Poha, semolina and oats veg baked tikkis

      Poha, semolina and oats veg baked tikkis

      INGREDIENTS 1 cup washed poha 1/2 cup semolina 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup of yoghurt 1 finely cut onion (and garlic if you wish) Salt and spices to taste, black pepper, ajwain, jeera, chilli flakes and green chillies Grated or chopped vegetables – choose as many as you like from peppers, peas, spinach, carrots and … Continue reading "Poha, semolina and oats veg baked tikkis"Read more...
    • Masala Chaa

      Masala Chaa

      INGREDIENTS 1 tbs fennel seeds 1 tsp black peppers Two 2″ cinnamon sticks 1 tsp ginger powder 10 green cardamom 10 cloves 1 star anise Loose tea/tea bags Milk Sugar   METHOD Grind all the masala ingredients together and store in a glass container – this will stay fresh for 1 month To make one … Continue reading "Masala Chaa"Read more...
    • Matthiaa / Mattri

      Matthiaa / Mattri

      INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp sooji 1 cup of maida flour 1 cup of normal roti flour 1 tsp ajwain seeds 1 tsp salt 1/4 cup of oil Lukewarm water Oil for frying METHOD Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl Add the oil and mix by hand Mix the dough so that it is not too … Continue reading "Matthiaa / Mattri"Read more...
    • Turmeric cafe latte

      Turmeric cafe latte

      INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp instant coffee 2 tbsp brown sugar or to taste 2 tbsp boiling water 2 cups milk(semi-skimmed) 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp cinnamon   METHOD Whisk the coffee, sugar and boiling water in a tall glass or mug using a hand whisk or electric whisk/beater, until well blended and frothy Bring the milk … Continue reading "Turmeric cafe latte"Read more...
    • Idli with semolina

      Idli with semolina

      INGREDIENTS 2 cups of semolina 1 cup of yoghurt 1/2 ” grated ginger Hing Salt black pepper Curry patta Hing (Asaffoetida)ENO ENO (fruit salad) Mustard seed   METHOD Mix semolina, yoghurt, ginger, green chilli, and half a cup of water into a batter and let soak for 20 minutes Mix the salt and Eno into … Continue reading "Idli with semolina"Read more...
    • Cream of tomato soup

      Cream of tomato soup

      INGREDIENTS 12 medium tomatoes, diced into big chunks 1 medium onion, diced in big chunks 4/5 celery stalks, cut finely into small pieces 8/10 cloves of garlic 2 tsp salt 1 tsp crushed black pepper 2 tsp paprika 1 tsp dried mixed herbs 1 tbsp tomato puree 2 tsp sugar 1-2 tbsp oil/butter 3-4 cups of … Continue reading "Cream of tomato soup"Read more...
    • Kadhi with pakoreh

      Kadhi with pakoreh

      INGREDIENTS 5 containers water 400 g natural yoghurt 6 tbsp gram flour 1 medium sliced onion 2″ thinly sliced ginger 8 chopped cloves of garlic 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp brown mustard 1/2 tsp methi seeds 1/2 tsp kalonji 1/2 tsp fennel seeds 1/2 tsp asafoetida (Hing) 15 curry leaves 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp … Continue reading "Kadhi with pakoreh"Read more...
    • Handova

      Handova

      INGREDIENTS 1 cup rice 1/2 tsp ginger paste Green chilli 1 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp chilli powder 1 tsp eno / fruit salt 1/4 tsp Hing (Asafoetida) Few curry leaves 1 tsp sesame seeds 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 3/4 tsp mustard seeds oil 1/2 cup chana dal 1/4 cup toor dal 2 tbsp urad dal … Continue reading "Handova"Read more...
    • Banana cake

      Banana cake

      INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 bananas 2 eggs 150 g sugar 65 ml milk 75 g wholemeal flour 75 g plain flour 110 ml vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 pinch of salt 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda 1/2 baking powder   METHOD Mash the banana into a bowl and then mix in the eggs, sugar, milk, … Continue reading "Banana cake"Read more...
    • Atta (wheat flour) biscuits

      Atta (wheat flour) biscuits

      INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups of wheat flour 1/2 cup ghee (room temperature) 1 cup powdered sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup milk (room temperature)   METHOD Whisk ghee and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy – the mixture should change colour to almost white Sift the flour and baking powder together … Continue reading "Atta (wheat flour) biscuits"Read more...
    • Salad chaat

      Salad chaat

      INGREDIENTS Boiled chick peas Broccolli Red Onion Cucumber Red bell peppers Avocado Tomatoes Green chillies Fresh mint, coriander and methi leaves   METHOD Dice all of the ingredients finely Mix sunflower seeds in Mix corinader, mint and methi leaves in Sprinkle chaat masala and squeeze lemon over Enjoy this healthy saladRead more...
    • Leek and potato soup

      Leek and potato soup

      INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp olive oil 2 leeks 2 medium sized potatoes 1-2 chillies 5 cloves of garlic pinch of oregano 1 lemon   METHOD Sauté chopped leek and potatoes for 3 minutes before adding chillies, pressed garlic and pinch of oregano Add 3 cups of hot water and 1 cube of vegetable stock Let it … Continue reading "Leek and potato soup"Read more...
    • Probiotic kanji juice

      Probiotic kanji juice

      INGREDIENTS 4 medium carrots 1/2 beetroot 4 level tsp black salt 4 tsp brown mustard 1 tsp fennel seeds 1 tsp nigella seeds (kalong) 2  1″ cinnamon stick 8 cups of cooled-boiled water METHOD Wash and slice the carrots and beetroot and put them into a glass container Add salt, brown mustard, fennel seeds, cinnamon … Continue reading "Probiotic kanji juice"Read more...
    • Green chillies, lemon and ginger pickle

      Green chillies, lemon and ginger pickle

      INGREDIENTS 250g green chillies 250g mustard oil 1 lemon 50g ginger 4 tbsp brown mustard (dal) 1 tbsp crushed fennel seeds 1 tbsp whole fennel seeds 1 tbsp turmeric powder 1 tsp asafoetida (hing) 2 tbsp salt 1 tsp nigella seeds (kalongi) 1 tbsp amchoor powder (dry mango powder)   METHOD Wash dry chillies and … Continue reading "Green chillies, lemon and ginger pickle"Read more...