Do you want to taste something truly different when creating healthy recipes? You’re in the right place! I’d love to introduce you to my tindora moringa sauté. Moringa is nothing but drumstick leaves. Not just for people that love Indian recipes, this is the one that most people haven’t heard of. But this all-natural vegan-friendly Indian recipe is going to win you over. Tindora is also called ivy gourd, scarlet gourd. Tindora is Indians favorite staple food and party food. Tindora turns out so crunchy when sautéed and stays crunchy for a long time.
Introducing Malabar spinach (Basella alba or rubra) to the western world. Malabar spinach is highly grown and consumed widely in India and other parts of South Asia. Malabar spinach is fleshy, thick and slimy. Leaves and tender and vine stems are edible. They may be eaten in appetizers, sautéed, stir-fried, in soups, and curries. Even use in omelets, pasta dishes, casseroles.
Malabar spinach is not spinach. To me, there isn’t any relation visually or in taste. Maybe scientifically they are distantly related. This dish called bachali Kura in Telugu.
There is nothing more comforting than a piping hot soup during winter. This healthy, all-natural, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, no-stock soup is full of good stuff. When you want to keep your dinner light, this delicious soup is the one. This warm and comforting soup is your weight loss treatment, your vitamin pills. Fresh from the farmers market, fine butternut squash is simmered, adding body, and cooked in all-natural spices.
Butternut squash is steamed, preserving valuable nutrients, loaded with unprocessed spices and flavor. Low in fat, calories, high in protein, vitamins. Healthy starter, snack whatever you can think of.
Gravy is the base for most Indian dishes. Indian gravy is not the turkey gravy as most westerns are familiar with. This vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo gravy adds up taste and smooth, silky texture to the dish. In parties, festival gatherings, gravy curry is staple. Thats because gravy adds up volume and smooth gravy simply slides thru the throat. Though I am not fan of freezing, you can make extra gravy, freeze and use when you need.
Common way’s to use Indian gravy is to cook with vegetables or meat and as a side to biryani dishes. Add your favorite vegetables or meat to this gravy, simmer and enjoy. Chicken and Potatoes are most crowd cheered combination which is cooked in gravy.
In south India, traditionally food is served on banana leaf. The leaves are not eaten by themselves but are used as natural disposable plates and food wrappers. It was common to use for serving food before plates were discovered, better yet plates were widely available. Food wrapped and cooked in banana leaves absorbs flavor and nutrients, making food lusciously aromatic and much healthier. A natural seasoning god gifted to us. Eco-friendly, all-natural, chemical free disposable serving plates and utensils. Precisely as someone said – A beautifully biodegradable table setting.
Banana leaf is digested slowly. By cooking food on a banana leaf, you get the nutrients which are hard to digest for humans if eaten as-is. The waxy water proof coating on banana leaves gives the food a distinct better taste.