Healthy Chickpea Salad


Healthy Chickpea Salad

This protein packed salad is such a delicious and nutritious way to enjoy summer veggies. This healthy salad is loaded with fresh vegetables, herbs, chickpeas and some spices only.

It is very easy to prepare so this one is a perfect option for tiffin box, snacks and breakfast as well. In this recipe i am using fresh boiled chickpeas but you can also use canned as per your interest.

Chickpeas salad recipe is so versatile, so you can add or remove vegetables as per your taste and availability.

Ingredients
1 cup cooked chickpeas
1 tea spoon olive oil
1 small onion (finely chopped)
1 big tomato (finely chopped)
1 green chilli (finely chopped)
1 cucumber (bite-size chunks)
1/4 cup chopped carrot
1/4 cup frozen sweet corn
1/4 cup chopped capsicum
Handful of fresh cilantro or parsley
Chopped lettuce as per choice
Rock salt and fresh ground black pepper powder (as to taste)
2 table spoon lemon juice

Instructions

1. Take a big bowl and add cooked chickpeas in it.

2. Now add all veggies, olive oil, salt and black pepper powder together in this bowl.

3. Pour fresh lemon juice over the salad and toss. Then garnish it with fresh cilantro or parsley. And serve immediately.

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Fruit Salad


 

In such health conscious world today, fruits are most real, authentic and trustworthy resource. Fruits are not important just because of their naturality or because of their color but for their unique nutrition profile that helps human body free from diseases and keep it healthy. Today i am going to share an easy peasy healthy fruit salad recipe. Fruit salad is one of those things you can literally just throw together and it will taste good. Fruits options are endless and just as delicious, so you can add or remove fruits as your taste in this recipe…so lets get prepare..

Ingredients

2 cups bite sized fruit pieces or thin sliced
1/3 tea spoon black salt
1/3 tea spoon chat masala
1 table spoon lime juice
Some fresh mint leaves

Instructions

1. Add all fruits, spices, lime juice and mint leaves together in a large bowl.

2. Gently toss with a spatula then let sit in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes or serve immediately if using bananas and garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Now enjoy this healthy summer treat with your family..😊

Flavoured Almond Milk


When it comes to being healthy, there are few selected things comes in mind and Milk is one of them.

It is the best source of calcium for all age groups. Sometimes kids or included adults are not like to drink plain milk, that time flavoured milk is a best choice to go ahead with. There are so many options of flavoured milk like chocolate, strawberry, vanilla and all, almond flavoured milk is also one of them. But it is more than flavoured milk because its made by almond and almonds are among the world’s best sources of vitamin E, it contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein and magnesium as well. So this flavored milk is a perfect combo of health pack.

The best time to have this drink is a breakfast time or it is the best option during fasting because it keeps your body energetic full day.

Ingredients

25 almonds
1/8 tea spoon saffron
2 green cardamom (crushed)
500ml milk
Sugar as to taste

Instructions

1. To prepare this healthy milk, first we need to wash and soak the almonds overnight or atleast 7 hours.

2. Now drain the excess water and peel the skin of almonds (meanwhile boil the milk in a thick bottomed pan).

3. Now add peeled almonds into the blending jar and with the help of little water make a smooth paste of it.

4. Add this paste into the boiling milk and let it simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.

5. Now add sugar, saffron and crushed cardamom in it and mix well. And let it simmer another one minute.

6. Now turn off the flame.


Super healthy Almond Milk is ready now.You can serve this milk hot or cold as your choice.

Tilkut/ Til ke Laddu


Tilkut or Til ke laddu/laddoo is Indian traditional sweet which is prepared on the hindu’s auspicious occasion of Makar sankranti and sakat chaturthi.

To prepare traditional tilkut, main required ingredients are jaggery and Til/sesame seeds only. But to make them more delicious and healthy, you can add your favourite nuts and dry fruits in it.

These are most healthy alternative of sweets during winter. Make these tempting traditional sweet at your home, the taste and fragrance of this recipe will make your festival like most special.

Ingredients
200 gram sesame seeds(white)
200 gram jaggery (crushed)
1 table spoon clarified butter

Instructions

1. To make tilkut, heat a thick bottomed pan on a low flame and add the sesame seeds in it.

2. Roast sesame seeds until they become light brown in color.(stir continuously)

3. Now turn off the flame and grind them coarsely with the help of grinder mixture, then keep aside.

4. Now again heat a heavy bottomed pan and add clarified butter and crushed jaggery together and melt this mixture on low flame.

5. When it melts, add sesame seeds mixture in it, then mix well.

6. Now laddu/ ladoo mixture is ready so turn off the flame.

7. Now apply some pure ghee on your palms and take spoonful mixture and make smooth laddu..likewise prepare all laddu.

Now Tilkut or Til laddu are ready to be served.

Note- To make them more attractive you can coat them with whole sesame seeds and with nuts as your choice.

Gulkand Or Rose Petals Jam


The most famous flower, Rose can be used in various ways.

Although Roses have always been known as ornamental flowers but its health benefits are also amazing.

As we know rose petals are used to make sharbat/cold drinks, sweets or many more things, in the same way,

Gulkand is very well known product which is made from rose petals.

Gulkand is an ayurvedic preparation made out of selected rose petals and then sugar or honey is added to it.

It is used to treat many diseases like excess heat in the body, provides relief from acidity as it has cool properties. So you can treat this jam like a medicine as well.

Even gulkand can be used as a mouth freshener as well because it is also good for our digestion system, so lets prepare this aromatic, multipurpose jam today.

You need few ingredients, less effrorts, and 5 minutes only to prepare this useful recipe😊

Ingredients
250 gram fresh rose petals
100 gram sugar
2 table spoon fennel seeds(coarsely grinded)
2 table spoon honey

Instructions

1. To prepare gulkand first we need to wash the rose petals, thoroughly wash them with water and then dry them on kitchen towel.

2. Now take a big bowl and add the rose petals in it.

3. Now add sugar in this bowl and crush the rose petals in sugar with your hands.

4. Heat a pan on medium flame and add this mixture into it.

5. Now stir it continuously, and add fennel seeds and honey as well.

6. Cook this mixture untill sugar get dissolved completely.

Now Gulkand is ready. Once it get cold completely serve as your choice and refrigerate the remaining mixture in an airtight container and you can use it up to 4 months.

Healthy Vegetable Poha


Poha or Rice flakes are very good source of instant energy. It is very light and easy to digest, not only these benefits, even it is a good source of vital minerals, vitamins and iron too.


You can have it in different forms like fried, with milk, with yogurt and plain as well.

Poha is perfect for breakfast but you can have this as a snack too and replace unhealthy snacks with that like, chips and junk food. We all are very well aware about that it is light, healthy and good for diabetic patient as well, but once we add mix vegetables in it, they gives us additional benefits with yummy taste. It is easy to make recipe so lets prepare this healthy meal today.

Ingredients
1 cup poha/ flatten rice/rice flakes.
2 table spoon peanuts (dry roasted)
1 table spoon clarified butter
1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds
1/3 tea spoon cumin seeds
6 to 7 curry leaves
1 lime
1 cup finely chopped mixed vegetables ( i used carrot, cabbage, green peas, capsicum)
2 Green chillies (chopped)
1 Onion (finely chopped)
1/2 tea spoon turmeric
50 gram fresh coriander (finely chopped)
2 table spoon fresh pomegranate seeds for garnishing
Salt to taste

Instructions

1. To prepare healthy vegetable poha firstly we need to wash the poha and drain the water completely, and then keep it aside.

2. Take a pan and heat clarified butter in it. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and once they start to splutter add onion and curry leaves in it.

3. After 2 to 3 minutes add mixed vegetables in it. Saute them until they become soft.

4. Now add green chillies, salt turmeric and then cover the pan with lid and cook it for 2 to 3 minutes on low heat.

5. Now add poha and mix it very well, then add roasted peanuts and lime juice and mix well.

6. Now turn off the flame and garnish it with fresh pomegranate seeds and fresh coriander leaves.


Now the yummy healthy poha is ready to serve.
Serve hot with plain yogurt or anything as per your choice.😊 Enjoy!!

Cookies And Cream Dessert


Whipped cream is a multi purpose ingredient, you can use it in multiple ways and today i am going to share a new way to use whip cream throughout this yummiest Cream & Cookies dessert.

This is a chilled creamy layered dessert with crunchy cookie crumbs. Its not only the quickest recipe but easy as well and you will find its worth more than the time and efforts you will spend on it. Your kids going to love it and going to be more demanding during this summer, moreover you can make it more tasty by using your favorite chocolates in it.

So lets get start to prepare this yummy cookies and cream dessert today.

Ingredients

200 ml whipping cream

1 table spoon icing sugar

2 table spoon hazelnut spread

1 tea spoon vanilla essence

10 oreo chocolate sandwich cookies

Instructions

1. To prepare this recipe first of we need to whip the cream.

2. Take a bowl and add whipping cream in it and whip it until it becomes thick in consistency, then add vanilla essence and icing sugar in it,  mix well.

3. Now divide this cream into two equal portions.

4. Take one portion and add hazelnut spread in it and mix well.

5. Now coarsely crush the oreo cookies.

6. Now take small glasses and set them all three layer by layer – first hazelnut flavored whip cream then cookie crumbs over them and then simple sweet whip cream, likewise prepare all glasses and garnish them with your favorite chocolate.


Now this delicious dessert is ready…serve chilled!!😊👍