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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. With just a few ingredients, this soup can be made in 40 minutes. Pair it with a light salad or bread sticks.

Broccoli Almond Soup - Slurpy Platter

I love soups and I can slurp into a big bowl of it at any time of the day. Even when I go to restaurants, I begin my meal with a soup instead of an oily starter. It is so comforting, soothing and a boon for the nippy weather in Bangalore that we’re currently experiencing.

I had this soup at a restaurant near my place, which was just out of the world. I couldn’t wait to try my hands on making them at home and thus this broccoli soup was born.

Broccoli Almond Soup - Slurpy Platter

 

It is healthy, easy and quick, so what’s not to love about this soup? If you’re not a big fan of broccoli you can try this Tomato and Basil Soup too, which is quite a cake walk.

Broccoli Almond Soup - Slurpy Platter
Broccoli Almond Soup in 30 Minutes
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.
Broccoli Almond Soup - Slurpy Platter
Broccoli Almond Soup in 30 Minutes
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.
Servings Prep Time
4 10Minutes
Cook Time
30Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10Minutes
Cook Time
30Minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Begin by Washing and cutting the broccoli into florets and dip them into hot boiling water. Add a pinch of salt and cover it with a lid. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until the broccoli looks slightly tender and boiled.
  2. In a frying pan, add 1/2 a tbsp olive oil and roast the onions and garlic till they turn slightly brown. Allow it to cool.
  3. Now, add the almonds, broccoli, roasted onion and garlic into a mixer and grind to a semi-coarse paste. (Add, water only if necessary)
  4. Add 1/2 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan and add the ground mixture to it, gradually add milk and give it a stir on medium low flame.
  5. Once it starts boiling, grate/add the cheese over it and give it a quick stir again until it thickens a bit. Transfer it to a serving bowl and season it with extra herbs if you prefer.
  6. Enjoy while it's hot with croutons or a slice of toasted baguette.
Whole Wheat Banana Bread | No Refined Sugar and Butter

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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

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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.

Navane Nucchin Unde | Foxtail Millet Dumplings

The Monsoons are here and the only thing that the tummy craves for is a spicy something that goes with a cuppa chai to soothe your senses during the downpour. How therapeutic it is to simply sit and watch the rain drops with an equally flavourful chai that is infused with the sharp taste of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and other spices that burst forth and makes your taste buds dance in joy. Just next to it with a plate full of steaming hot dumplings that has a melange of millet, lentils and the ubiquituous onions, fresh cilantro and the ingredient-that-I-cannot-live-without – HING ( a generous pinch NEVER Harms) 🙂 The hands can’t stop reaching out to them and sipping on the heavenly chai. Life is delicious! Ain’t it?

Phew! Okay, time for you to try your hands at these delectable dumplings. The process is not very painstaking, however, just a tad bit of patience will let you do a tremendous job! Yes, getting together all the ingredients and steaming them is all that it takes to this make these beauties.

Nucchina Unde is a popular traditional Karnataka recipe which is generally as a snack or as a starter especially during festivals. ‘Nucchu’ is broken lentil/grain or millet and ‘unde’ means dumplings. The process of breaking down the millet and then steaming it results in Nucchina Unde. It is usually made with lentils and here is a millet version of nucchina unde with lentils.

I have used Foxtail millets along with lentils in this recipe because not only does it add the fiber quotient along with the proteins, but also makes it a great option for lunch box.

Navane Nucchin Unde 2

Navane Nucchin Unde | Foxtail Millet 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.
Navane Nucchin Unde | Foxtail Millet 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.
Servings Prep Time
25Dumplings 10-12 Hours
Cook Time
15-20Minutes
Servings Prep Time
25Dumplings 10-12 Hours
Cook Time
15-20Minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash and soak foxtail millet in a bowl for 6-8 hours.
  2. Wash the toor dal, channa dal and moong dal and soak it for 3 hours.
  3. Drain the water and mix the lentils and millet. Mix the other ingredients along with them except onion and grind it to a coarse mixture.
  4. Add salt and onion and quickly mix it with the coarse mixture.
  5. Grease the idly plates with ghee. Make lemon sized balls out of the coarse mixture and flatten it to resemble a malai chum chum.
  6. Steam them for 15-20 minutes until they are done. Pair it with ghee or yogurt based curry/chutney.
Recipe Notes

This can be made a starter for your parties as a healthy option as well as served for a fortifying breakfast.

Mango Cake With Oats and Chia Seeds

Mango Cake With Oats and Chia Seeds

Mangoes, oats and chia seeds, there’s everything in this cake to make it a healthy indulgence. This recipe for a mango cake is perfect when paired with a ice cream or even a cup of hot chai.

Ragi Bliss Balls

Ragi Bliss Balls

Get your hands over these guilt-free ragi bliss balls. Only 5 Ingredients and you have a super healthy snack that you can enjoy without an iota of guilt.

Mavinakayi Saaru | Instant Raw Mango Rasam

Mavinakayi Saaru | Instant Raw Mango Rasam

One of the easiest rasam recipes that you can make in flat 30 minutes and just 5 Ingredients!

Come summer, the mangoes are ubiquitous and you can’t stop indulging in them. The raw mangoes come in as early as Feb end or March to usher in the Lunar New year as per the Hindu almanac. Agree that there are at least 10 variations of mango rasam but this is something I tried and tested 2 years ago and it still remains a family favourite.

This kinda rasam is an instant hit because it involves very minimal work in the kitchen. Esp when you’re super lazy and you need to make a quick meal, this comes in handy.

If only mangoes were available throughout the year, especially during monsoon and winter I’d sip on this saaru all day long. It doesn’t really have a sharp tangy flavour, the jaggery adds a sweet taste to it which creates a fine balance between other flavours.

You know what’s the best part? This can be sipped on as an appetizer before meal or even as a digestive after meal. Settles it down completely for you. That’s how you say bye bye to flatulence and keep your gut happy and clean.

Mango Raw - saaru - Slurpy Platter (3)
Mavinakayi Saaru | Instant Raw Mango Rasam
One of the easiest rasam recipes that you can make in flat 30 minutes and just 5 Ingredients!
Mango Raw - saaru - Slurpy Platter (3)
Mavinakayi Saaru | Instant Raw Mango Rasam
One of the easiest rasam recipes that you can make in flat 30 minutes and just 5 Ingredients!
Servings Prep Time
4Cups 10 Minutes
Cook Time
20Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4Cups 10 Minutes
Cook Time
20Minutes
Ingredients
For Seasoning
Instructions
  1. Pressure cook the chopped mangoes with a cup of water and turmeric for one whistle. If you don't have a cooker, you can cook it in a saucepan for 10-15 minutes until the mango is slightly tender.
  2. Let the mangoes cool completely. Retain the water and grind the mangoes with green chilli and cumin to a fine paste.
  3. Now add the ground paste with water and bring to a boil. Mix the ground paste with the cooked water and add 2 more cups of water (You will see lumps of the ground paste, give it a quick stir and let the lumps dissolve). Add salt, jaggery and give it a stir.
  4. Meanwhile heat ghee in a small kadai and add the mustard, cumin, let it splutter, add the hing. Finally add the curry leaves and pour it over the rasam mixture. Top it off with fresh coriander.
Recipe Notes

The raw mango should be semi-ripe, as in it should have a green and red tinge. This makes the rasam sweet and sour and tastes great.
Like a similar, instant rasam that can save your day? Check out this Pepper Rasam Recipe.

Barnyard Millet Idly | Millet Recipes

Barnyard Millet Idly | Millet Recipes

One of the healthiest options for breakfast, this Barnyard millet idly is all you need for a power-packed start to your morning. When I first started cooking with millets a year ago, I was really apprehensive as to how the dishes would turn out to […]