Special Diets


Grilled Veggie Healthy Bowl (Air Fryer Recipe)

Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Fat, Soups and Salads, Vegan, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

“Grilled Veggie Healthy Bowl” is inspired by my daughter-in-law, who enjoys light, fresh, and healthy meals. She suggested I do this video after trying my recipe out. It’s hard to believe something this healthy makes such a delicious and filling meal! In this recipe, I grilled asparagus, broccoli, bell pepper, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes. I then toss the grilled veggies with spiced chickpeas and a homemade ginger dressing. The ginger dressing definitely adds a kick to the flavor. This bowl is also pleasing to the eyes as it’s filled with colorful vegetables and the chickpeas add some texture, in addition to protein! This dish vegan and gluten-free. This makes for a great lunch. Or you can serve this as a side dish or make a wrap using tortillas or flatbread.

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Lauki Vadi Ki Sabji

Dal (Lentils), Diabetic, Gluten Free, Instant Pot, Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetables Curry / Gravy, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Laucki is also known as Bottle gourd. This is a healthy and wholesome lentil and vegetable main dish. I like making Lauki as it is mild in taste and easy to digest. I usually will serve this with plain rice or rotis.

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Makhana Matar Curry

Diwali, High Protein, Navaratri, Party Recipes, Vegetables Curry / Gravy, , , , , , ,

Makhana Matar Curry is a delicious gravy-based dish. This can be a tasty side dish for formal dinner or even a quiet dinner with a few friends. Makhana and matar is made with a spicy tomato and cashew gravy. I like to serve with fresh hot puris or white rice.

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Roasted Caramelized Makhana

Appetizers, Gluten Free, High Protein, Krishna Janmashtami, Navaratri, Snacks, Vegan, Winter Recipes, , , , , , , , , ,

Caramelized Makhana is the perfect snack for all ages, especially kids. My grandchildren absolutely love this recipe and my youngest even calls it kettle corn. This is not just quick and easy to make, but it is a healthy snack because it is high in protein and has many nutritional values. This recipe is the perfect tea time munchie and will be a hit with everyone who enjoys a sweet and crunchy snack.

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Paneer Methi (Methi Malai Paneer) Recipe by Manjula

Diwali, Gluten Free, High Protein, Krishna Janmashtami, Paneer (Indian Cheese), Party Recipes, Vegetables Curry / Gravy, , , , , , , ,

Paneer Methi is a delicacy of Northern India. This recipe is paneer with creamy gravy flavored with dry fenugreek leaves known as Fasoori Methi. Paneer Methi is a perfect side dish for formal dinner or even a quiet dinner where you want to impress someone. Any way or time you serve this, it is delicious.

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Masala Lauki Ki Sabji

Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Fat, Quick & Easy, Vegan, Vegetables Curry / Gravy, , , , , , , ,

Lauki is a simple and healthy vegetable side dish that is also known as opo squash, or Bottle Gourd. Lauki is a staple vegetable in most Indian homes because of its many known health benefits. The vegetable itself is rather bland, so I love manipulating its flavor.

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Zucchini Pasta, delicious vegan and gluten free pasta, Zucchini Noodles

Diabetic, Fusion, Gluten Free, Kid-Friendly, Low Fat, Quick & Easy, Vegan, , , ,

Zucchini Pasta is a healthy replacement for pasta. This is a great recipe, super easy, quick and delicious. I like to serve this with homemade tomato sauce or you can serve with your own favorite sauce. Zucchini Pasta is also vegan and gluten free.

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Chole Rajma Curry

Dal (Lentils), Gluten Free, High Protein, Party Recipes, Vegan, Vegetables Curry / Gravy, , , , , , , , ,

Chole Rajma Curry is a healthy and delicious main course meal. This is a popular north Indian cuisine which consists of boiled beans cooked with spicy tomato gravy. It goes well with roti, naan or rice.

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Spicy Corn Chaat

Appetizers, Chaat, Gluten Free, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Lunch Box Suggestion, Snacks, Vegan, , ,

Craving something savory and delicious? This Spicy Corn Chaat is the perfect spicy snack that is sure to satisfy your cravings. It’s also easy and quick to prepare!

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Chana Chaat (Spicy Snack)

Appetizers, Chaat, Diabetic, Gluten Free, High Protein, Lunch Box Suggestion, Quick & Easy, Snacks, Vegan, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Chana Chaat is a healthy and delicious snack. I am using kala chana for this recipe. Kala chana looks like chickpeas, but brown in color. This is a delightfully sweet and tangy snack. Channa Chaat will also make a very enjoyable lunch box meal.

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Quinoa Salad

Diabetic, Gluten Free, High Protein, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Quick & Easy, Soups and Salads, Summer Recipes, , , , , , , , ,

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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Kache Kele Ki Sabji, Spicy Plantain, Raw Banana Sabji

Gluten Free, Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetables Sauteed / Dry, , , , ,

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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