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Hulisoppu | Mixed Greens Curry

Hulisoppu | Mixed Greens Curry

This recipe for Hulisoppu is simple food that is simply delicious. A traditional and authentic Karnataka recipe which is easy, ready in 30 minutes and absolutely healthy and satisfying.

Navane Payasa | Foxtail Millet Payasa

Navane Payasa | Foxtail Millet Payasa

Easy, quick and ready in under 30 minutes, this foxtail millet payasa is the perfect festive recipe. Serve it warm or chilled.

Korean Japchae Noodles Recipe (Sweet Potato Starch Noodles)

Korean Japchae Noodles Recipe (Sweet Potato Starch Noodles)

This classic Korean Japchae Noodles (sweet potato noodles) is a popular Korean delicacy that has a melange of stir-fried vegetables, with a savoury sauce.

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When I first heard/wrote about Japchae while I was working for my client (have written so much about Asian cuisine that I can probably hold a P.hd in authentic and modern Asian cuisine :P) back in my office days, I used to wonder what it tasted like. I was curious as hell! Then, after a successful campaign the client decided to send us all a huge goodie bag of Asian products which also had these sweet potato noodles.

If you’re wondering, what is Japchae

It is no different from our (seviya), just that it is made from Sweet potato starch. It is also known as Korean glass noodles and it means – jap meaning “mix” and chae meaning “vegetable”. Sweet potato is a healthier option compared to other noodles as it is rich in fiber and lesser carbs.

Japchae is chewy in nature and is kinda pale grey in colour. It is typically prepared with dangmyeon, a type of cellophane noodles made from sweet potato starch. You could find these sweet potato noodles at places such as Foodhall, Nature’s basket or Asian food stores that sell gourmet stuff. 

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The best bet would be to get someone to carry it for you if they’re coming from US, AU or any other South East Asian country. Of course there’s no substitute for sweet potato starch noodles, however, if you have no access to any of these special food stores in India, you can buy the sweet pototo noodles here if it is in stock. Or you could use Thai rice/glass noodles which is again a good option.

Japchae was once a royal dish in the Korean cuisine. Now it is usually served on special ocassions such as weddings, gatherings and birthdays. It was also a side dish (Banchan) earlier. The Koreans take their side dishes (Banchan) very seriously as they have various health benefits and the process of making them involves fermentation in earthen pots. There are at least 300 different kinds of Kimchi that you could find in the Korean cuisine.  So much about Japchae and Korean cuisine happened right? 🙂 I absolutely LUUUURVVV Asian cuisine after Indian because of the diversity and also, for the fact that most of their customs are similar to our culture(Esp Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia).

Japchae - Sweet-Potato Noodles- Slurpy Platter

Anyways, you can make Japchae Noodles for a quick weeknight dinner cuz its light, easy and a refreshing change away from the usual dinner set menu. Here is a vegetarian version of Japchae, feel free to add beef/chicken or meat of your choice. I’ve read that it tastes best with beef followed by chicken. Google maharaj is always there to help you with suggestions 😛

Japchae - Sweet-Potato Noodles- Slurpy Platter
Korean Japchae Noodles Recipe (Sweet Potato Starch Noodles)
This classic Korean Japchae Noodles (sweet potato noodles) is a popular Korean delicacy that has a melange of stir-fried vegetables, with a savoury sauce and can be made in flat 20 Minutes.
Japchae - Sweet-Potato Noodles- Slurpy Platter
Korean Japchae Noodles Recipe (Sweet Potato Starch Noodles)
This classic Korean Japchae Noodles (sweet potato noodles) is a popular Korean delicacy that has a melange of stir-fried vegetables, with a savoury sauce and can be made in flat 20 Minutes.
Servings Prep Time
2People 20Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2People 20Minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. To begin the preparation of Korean Japchae Noodles, cook the noodles as per the package instructions. Strain and keep it aside to cool.
  2. In a pan heat oil, add the onions and garlic. Saute till they turn light pink.
  3. Next add carrots, bell peppers, baby corn, spinach and toss until they’re slightly tender.
  4. Add the soy sauce, salt and the cooked noodles and toss again gently on low flame.
  5. Transfer to a bowl and season it with sesame seeds.
  6. Serve it warm with soup or salad.
Recipe Notes
  • Ensure that you add a lil less salt to this, as soy sauce already has salt in it.
  • You can also add basil instead of spinach for a flavour burst. 
Ragi Halbai

Ragi Halbai

Make this Ragi Halbai, a sweet native to Karnataka that is made with jaggery and coconut.

Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney | Heerekayi Sippe Chutney

Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney | Heerekayi Sippe Chutney

A simple and easy chutney recipe made with ridge gourd peel that goes really well with idli, dose, chapati and steamed rice. 

Pomegranate and Kiwi Breakfast Parfait

Pomegranate and Kiwi Breakfast Parfait

This super simple recipe for breakfast in a Jar is the easiest, healthiest and the most colourful breakfast you can make with just a few ingredients, especially for those mornings when you’re pressed for time. It has Pomegranate, Kiwi, Chia seeds and a whole lot of muesli and low fat yogurt.

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Have you heard of breakfast in a jar? Yes, you can carry it around and dig into it even at your desk while at work, or when you’re travelling or whenever you crave for a sinful dessert but you can’t have one cuz those mean calories can make you feel guilty.

Oh, did I tell you that this requires only 15 minutes of your time to make the entire thing? That’s even lesser than making upma or avalakki (poha). Not that I detest uppitu aka upma, (I love it when its super hot with a generous dollop of ghee! Oh so heavenly!). But this only requires you to layer things upon one another and you’d have most of them at home.

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You can use any fruit of your choice, make it look all the more fancy and delicious with berries and bananas, granola and coconut milk, whatever you fancy. Guess what? this breakfast parfait is so versatile that you can make this as a healthy dessert too. Or as an evening snack which lets you indulge in it guilt-free. Now, that’s how you smartly utilise your time in the kitchen when you’re in a hurry. Isn’t it an amazing option for brekkie on weekdays when you’re pressed for time?

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Don’t forget to check out the WHOLE WHEAT BANANA BREAD | NO REFINED SUGAR AND BUTTER

Pomegranate and Kiwi Breakfast Parfait
This super simple recipe for breakfast in a Jar is the easiest, healthiest and the most colourful breakfast you can make with just a few ingredients, especially for those mornings when you're pressed for time.
Pomegranate and Kiwi Breakfast Parfait
This super simple recipe for breakfast in a Jar is the easiest, healthiest and the most colourful breakfast you can make with just a few ingredients, especially for those mornings when you're pressed for time.
Servings Prep Time
2Jars 20 Minutes
Cook Time
15Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2Jars 20 Minutes
Cook Time
15Minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. To begin making the parfait, start by adding a layer of muesli in a clean dry jar.
  2. Then top it with a layer of yogurt, a spoon of chia seeds, a handful of pomegranate, a few slices of kiwis and bananas.
  3. Repeat step 1 & 2 until you reach the top. Sprinkle a few pomegranate arils and a few chopped nuts if you prefer.
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes at least and enjoy.
Recipe Notes
  1. If the yogurt and the fruits are chill, you need not refrigerate the parfait unless you're eating it immediately. If you do plan to carry it, it is advisable to refrigerate. 
  2. I have not used any sweeteners. If you prefer, you may add honey between the layers.
  3. This stays good for about an hour, post which the muesli can turn soggy. Its better to eat it soon as its done. 
  4. If you're making this for a dessert, ensure you have all the ingredients ready and chilled, so that assembling it makes it easy for you while also keeping the muesli crisp. 
Broccoli Almond Soup

Broccoli Almond Soup

Try this Broccoli Almond soup, for a simple and easy weeknight dinner option that’s a boon for those gloomy days and nippy weather. Nutritious, healthy and flavourful, this is the ultimate comfort food for those weeknight dinners.

Whole Wheat Banana Bread | No Refined Sugar and Butter

Whole Wheat Banana Bread | No Refined Sugar and Butter

No refined sugar, no butter, vegan and whole wheat Banana Bread. The healthiest banana bread you can indulge in without having to go on a guilt trip.

5-Ingredient Papaya-Banana Smoothie Bowl

5-Ingredient Papaya-Banana Smoothie Bowl

This one bowl papaya-banana smoothie bowl with muesli, chia seeds and pomegranates are just what you need  Mornings are all about hectic schedules and multi-tasking.

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Smoothie bowls are taking the world by a storm and there’s no dearth of creativity when it comes to making your own colourful smoothie bowl that spells taste and health combined.

You know, when you’re running short of time or when you just don’t know what to make for breakfast this come in handy and is loaded with health benefits. Plus this can be your post-workout snack or even to curb your hunger pangs in the evening, which would otherwise tempt you to binge on junk. Oh! You can serve this as a healthy dessert too after a heavy indulgent meal.

There’s no hard and fast rule to make the right combo of smoothie bowl, it only requires 2 fruits/1 veggie, a few berries (if its available in your region as per the seasons), and a handful of oats, ragi ganji powder to give it some body and make it thicker if you prefer a vegan version.

You can get creative with the toppings too.. Just add a few raisins, pumpkin seeds(good cholesterol), or sunflower seeds, gojiberries, dates and some muesli/cornflakes.

So here’s a bowl of power-packed goodness to start your morning afresh.

Papaya banana smoothie Bowl - Slurpy Platter

Papaya banana smoothie Bowl - Slurpy Platter
5-Ingredient Papaya-Banana Smoothie Bowl
This 5-Ingredient papaya-banana smoothie bowl is your answer to a power-packed breakfast on busy mornings.
Papaya banana smoothie Bowl - Slurpy Platter
5-Ingredient Papaya-Banana Smoothie Bowl
This 5-Ingredient papaya-banana smoothie bowl is your answer to a power-packed breakfast on busy mornings.
Servings Prep Time
1Bowl 10Minutes
Servings Prep Time
1Bowl 10Minutes
Ingredients
To Blend
Toppings
Instructions
  1. Blend papaya-banana, honey and ragi ganji powder in a blender Until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a serving bowl and top it with the toppings or fruits.nuts of your choice.
Navane Nucchina Unde | Foxtail Millet and Lentil Dumplings

Navane Nucchina Unde | Foxtail Millet and Lentil Dumplings

A healthy alternative to fried snacks, these foxtail millet dumplings | Navane Nucchina Unde are your best bet as an evening snack as well as a starter before a meal.