My Recipes

Reducing calories or improving the nutritional content of a meal doesn’t mean reducing taste and flavor.  In my personal experience, I’ve found quite the contrary: I’m enjoying my meals far more than I ever have.  Also, many times I have caught a member of my family admiring my meals.  Small tweaks to recipes can make a world of difference to a meal’s nutritional content.  While I do enjoy cooking, I’m not one to stand around the stove for hours on end, so I rather have recipes at hand that I know can be quickly created within 15 to 20 minutes.  If you have any recipes you recommend, PLEASE share..Would love to try new stuff.  For now, here are some of my favorites:

Vegetables/Salads

Fish

Oats

Rice/Grains/Pasta

Tofu

Other Veggie Protein

Chicken/Eggs

Side Dishes

Bread

Dessert

Drinks

Other

 

Sapna April 1, 2010 at 9:33 am

Basin Coated Tofu (can also be made with salmon)

In a large plate/flat dish, make up a powder of basin (chickpea flour – high in protein), rajah tandoori masala, ajwan (caraway seeds), a bit of salt (to taste), and some kothmir (coriander). Add a little bit of yoghurt and lemon juice so that it becomes a bit of a paste.

Separately, slice a block of tofu (the solid kind) and roll each slice in this powder till the tofu is fully coated in it. Leave the individual slices of tofu for a while (half an hour-ish?) so that the masalas soak into it.

Heat pam spray on a fry pan and pan-fry each slice. The basin becomes a crispy coating around the tofu. Serve with sliced lemon..

kvthadani4 April 1, 2010 at 11:07 am

Thanks for that! Have lately been alternating between terryaki, bbq, and honey mustard tofu so looking forward to trying something new! x x

Sapna April 9, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Tandoori/Basin Tofu Recipe REVISED: sorry i just made it make sure you put enough yoghurt in to make it quite a thick paste, rather than a powder. leave the tofu to marinate for as long as possible before pan frying with fry light. you don’t even need the lemon on the side if you put enough into the batter! 🙂 These are the exact measurements needed: For half a block of tofu (200g approx), use 2 very heaped tbsp basin (gram flour), 1 level tbsp tandoori masala, 1/2 tsp ajwan, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tbsp lemon juice, yoghurt – enough to make it into a slightly runny paste, a pinch of red chilli powder.. coriander to taste..

Comes out delicious for vegetarians and great as a party snack but you may need to use a little more oil if you’re serving it to guests and its not just a healthy meal!

I had it with corn and spinach on the side.. recipe at the bottom..

Karina April 4, 2010 at 6:46 am

Fab tips!!!! Loving the blog! Must try out your recipies, they look lush;)

Malvika April 6, 2010 at 11:18 am

You are amazing!! Loving the blog idea!

I have some questions to trouble you with 🙂

1) Any suggestions for packed lunches at work?
2) How can we incorporate lentils into diets without it being a daal?
3) Gluten and Wheat free, healthy and yummy food ideas?

Sonam April 6, 2010 at 10:49 pm

Tortilla Pizza’s-

In London, mostly during the winter months, you crave ‘comfort food’ like pizza- I’ve come up with a low WW point option which is approximately 3/4 points.

Just go to any grocery store and buy tortilla wraps- toast the tortilla wraps so that they are slightly crispy… Add on a tomato paste/sauce and some low fat mozerella or chedder cheese, you can also add mushrroms, corn, sliced green peppers, green chilli etc. and put it in the oven for 6-8minutes (until cheese has melted, and has gone golden brown).

This is a great substitute for regular pizza’s which are very high in points and easy to make. You’ll particularly like this if like me, you;re a fan of thin and crispy pizza! 🙂
Voila! Bon a petit!

Sapna April 9, 2010 at 1:49 pm

SPINACH AND CORN (another foolproof recipe!)

Fry in light fry 1 1/2 tsp pureed garlic/chopped garlic
Add 1/2 a chopped onion
Add 1 bag spinach – let it shrink
Add salt to taste
Put it all in the blender – keep switching the blender on and off
Put the puree back onto the hob and add a dollop of light cream cheese or a slice of light cheese
Cook for a while, and add a tin of sweetcorn..

Delicious even on wholemeal toast or ricecakes/cornthins!

KK July 7, 2010 at 4:32 pm

banana-rama …..was oaty-licious 🙂 really recommend the banana cake! 5 – star all the way 🙂 xx

Tina August 19, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Khushboo u r a star!Am soo impressed and inspired,may this be the beginning of greater surprises for you,tv shows,magazine articles a book!

Mahima September 5, 2010 at 2:29 am

khushboo your recipes are fantastic! you have caused quite a ‘stir’ (sorry your puns must have rubbed off on me 😉 ) out here in Lagos. You are a local celebrity out here and the proof is literally in the pudding 🙂 keep up the brilliant work you are my hero!!!

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