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Quinoa Salad

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Quinoa salad is a healthy and delicious salad. This bright and colorful salad is also a great summertime recipe. For this particular salad, I made my own homemade dressing with ginger. Ginger gives a refreshing kick to the salad. Quinoa is naturally gluten free and also high in protein.

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Spicy Plantain (Green Banana)

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Spicy plantain makes a delicious side dish. Plantain is green raw banana that is used for cooking. They do not have the sweetness or flavor as regular bananas, but taste amazing when cooked with salt and spices. I like to serve them with dal and rice.

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Khaman (Besan) Dhokla

Appetizers, Diabetic, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Lunch Box Suggestion, Snacks, Street Food Recipes, Vegan,

Khaman (Besan) dhokla, is a tasty Gujarati snack. This salty snack has a texture similar to cake. This is a popular street food in Gujarat. The best snacks are usually easy and quick to make. This is a delicious guilt-free snack, or side dish that can go with any meal.

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Grilled Veggie Pasta Salad

Low Fat, Lunch Box Suggestion, Soups and Salads, Vegan,

Grilled Veggie Pasta Salad is nutritious, tasty and full of flavor. This salad is made with a combination of vegetables and pasta. These are then tossed with a homemade dressing. Grilled Veggie Pasta Salad will make a very enjoyable lunch box meal.

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Aloo Chana Chaat

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Aloo chana chaat is a spicy potato and chickpea snack. It’s very easy to make and is a favorite tasty treat of mine. This recipe involves marinating boiled potatoes and chickpeas in spices to make a great savory snack.

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Eggless Omelet (Vegan)

Breads, Breakfast Recipes, Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Quick & Easy, Snacks, Vegan, , ,

This Eggless Omelet is similar to a variation of besan chila. I combine lots of vegetables including bell pepper, spinach, and tomatoes and then add in some light spices. Now you have a healthy and delicious choice for breakfast or light lunch. It is also vegan and gluten free!

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Masala Khichdi (Rice and Moong Dal)

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Masala Khichdi is a spicy variation of simple khichdi. This is healthy but ultimate comfort food. Khichdi is basically prepared with rice and lentils. Every hosehold has their own recipe for khichdi. At my home khichdi was made just with rice and moong dal. Adding a few vegetables with spicy tomato seasoning makes khichdi a complete meal. Usually khichdi is served with yogurt, pickle and papdam.

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Modak – Sweet Rice Dumpling

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Modak is a delicious sweet steamed rice dumpling filled with coconut and nuts. It is also vegan and gluten free. This is a very popular sweet for Ganesh Chaturthi festival which is a celebration in western and south India.

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Moong Dal Khichdi

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Moong dal khichdi, is a very basic and healthy food. Every house hold has their own recipe for khichdi. At my home khichdi was made with split moong dal and rice. I have added the laucki (ghia, opo squash, bottle gourd), to make this a more complete one dish and one pot meal.

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Spicy Corn Patties – Fritters

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Spicy corn Patties makes a healthy and delicious snack. They are also vegan and gluten free. This is a quick and easy recipe.

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Spinach Couscous Salad

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There’s nothing like a fresh salad. They are healthy and contrary to popular belief they can be quite filling and extremely satisfying! Spinach Couscous Salad is made with fresh spinach, arugula, couscous, sliced red grapes, cheese crumbles, pecans and my special house-dressing!

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Sindhi Kadhi (Vegetable in Gram Flour Gravy)

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Sindhi Kadhi is very delicious and nutritious. This tangy Kadhi is made with roasted besan, (gram flour) and mix of vegetables. Traditionally it is served with rice and also can be served as a soup.

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Masala Zucchini

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Masala Zucchini has a nutty and spicy flavor. It’s great as a side dish. For this recipe, I used a popular Bengali spice mixture known as punch poran. Punch poran is a blend of five spices which gives a very unique flavor to Zucchini.

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Spicy Green Peas

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Spicy Peas, touch of spices added to sweetness from peas and sourness from lemon makes this a great snack or a side dish. This is an easy recipe to make. Bright green color gives a nice touch to any meal.

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Peanut Chaat

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Peanut Chaat is a combination of peanuts, tomatoes, cucumbers and spices. It is a delicious and satisfying snack-not to mention healthy and low-fat! It is easy to make. It can be served as an appetizer or anytime spicy snack.

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