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Vegetarian Cooking Recipes

Golden Milk (Turmeric Milk)

FD036A12-D0C2-4F65-BBB3-F04CF121592CGolden milk is a traditional Indian Ayurvedic drink made with ground Turmeric (or Fresh Turmeric),  milk, black pepper, rock sugar and ghee. Other spices and sweeteners can be added to make more tasty and nutritional.

There multiple health benefits. Turmeric Milk is full of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Supporting brain function and improving memory, preventing heart disease, may reduce the risk of cancer etc.

It is the perfect warm drink for winter months or other nighttime drink. Make for yourself and family and enjoy!!

Ingredients

  • Regular Milk or any other milk (Almond, Cashew, Coconut etc.)
  • Turmeric 1 Tsp.
  • Pinch of crushed Black Pepper
  • Pinch of Ginger Powder
  • Rock Sugar to taste
  • Optional
  • Coconut oil or Ghee (Clarified Butter) ½ Tsp. you can add if you like

Method

  • Place milk, turmeric powder, ginger powder, crushed black pepper, Sugar in a small sauce pan.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, until warm not boiling.
  • Give it taste; adjust spice according to your desire.
  • Turn off heat and Strain into your cups or in a glass.If preferred, sprinkle with ground cinnamon or cardamom powder. Serve.

Variation (Method same as above)

 Golden Milk with Saffron

  • Milk two cups + Turmeric 1 Tsp. + Saffron 4-6 stems + Pinch of ground ginger and cardamom powder

  Golden Milk with Tea Masala

  • Milk two cups + Turmeric 1 Tsp. + Saffron 4-6 stems + Tea Masala ½ Tsp. + Crushed Almonds.

   Golden Milk with Fennel Seeds

  • Milk two cups + Turmeric 1 Tsp. + Pinch of ground ginger + Fennel Seeds (Roasted and Crushed) ½ Tsp.

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Tea Masala and Dry Fruits Smoothie

 

 

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This smoothie is very energy boost, healthy and delightful. Nutrition wise is almost a meal in glass with the goodness of milk and dry fruits. I would like to make this smoothie in a morning or as a part of afterschool snack for my son. According to your choice you can add cardamom seeds or Tea Masala or any other nuts like cashew. Make one and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • Dried Figs (Anjeer) 8 soaked for ½ hour and chopped
  • Dates 6 soaked in warm water for about ½ hour
  • Walnuts ¼ cup
  • Almond ¼ cup
  • Milk 1 ½ cup
  • Dark cocoa powder 1 Tsp.
  • Tea Masala 1 Tsp. or Cardamom seeds from Pods 3-4 (Optional)
  • Honey 1 Tbsp. or Brown Sugar 1 Tbsp. (Optional)

Method

  1. First wash Figs, dates, almond and walnuts and then soak for half an hour or more.
  2. Add all ingredients and milk in to a blender.
  3. Blend until everything is mixed (I am using Vitamix Blender so blending up to 30 to 40 second).
  4. Add more milk if the mixture is too thick.
  5. Enjoy your smoothie!!
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Mashed Potato with Green Garlic (Lilu Lasan, Bataka Nu Kachu)

I am posting a recipe after long; I went to India for a trip. I have enjoyed a lot.

Here I am posting one of my favorite dish in spring time and in winter time. It’s Mashed Potato with Green Garlic (Lilu Lasan, Bataka nu Kachu). It is a simple, delicious and easy to make.

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Ingredients

  • Green Garlic 100-150 gms
  • Potatoes Boiled and Meshed 2 Big
  • Green Chili Paste ½ Tsp. or according to your taste
  • Sesame Oil or any other oil according to your choice 2-3 Tbsp.
  • Salt to taste

 Method

  1. In a mixing bowl, take two big boiled or steamed potatoes and meshed properly.
  2. Add 2-3 Tbsp. sesame oil. Add salt to taste. Add green chili Paste.
  3. Add 100 to 150 Gms of fine chopped green garlic; mix well.
  4. You can adjust the quantity of ingredients as per your taste.
  5. Leave aside at least half an hour. Lasan nu Kachu/mashed potato ready to eat.
  6. Enjoy Bataka Nu Kachu with hot roti or paratha or with a toast or on a naan etc.
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