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Snacking can be a tricky habit to navigate. While it's important to keep your energy levels up throughout the day, snacking on unhealthy foods can lead to weight gain and other health issues. However, there are plenty of tasty and nutritious snacks out there that can help you maintain a healthy diet while satisfying your cravings.

Let’s have a look at some of these healthy snacking options which are nutritious yet tasty.

#1 Trail Mix

Trail mix is a classic snack that's both nutritious and filling. It typically includes a variety of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, which provide a healthy mix of protein, fibre, and healthy fats. Plus, the combination of sweet and salty flavours makes it a satisfying snack that can help you stay full between meals.

When buying trail mix, look for options that are low in added sugars and salt, and make sure to check the portion size to avoid overeating.

#2 Greek Yogurt with Berries

Greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein, while berries are loaded with antioxidants and fibre. Together, they make a perfect snack that's both nutritious and delicious.

To make this snack, simply mix a serving of Greek yogurt with a handful of your favourite berries, such as strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries. You can also add a drizzle of honey or a sprinkle of cinnamon for extra flavour.

#3 Roasted Makhanas

Roasted makhanas, also known as roasted fox nuts or roasted lotus seeds, are a popular snack in many parts of India. They have a light, nutty flavour and a texture that's similar to popcorn, making them a healthy and satisfying snack option. Makhanas are also a great source of nutrition, as they are low in calories and fat but high in protein and fibre. You can try roasted makhanas in different flavours for a pop of taste.

#4 Baked Methi Mathri  

Mathris are a type of snack that originated in North India and are popular throughout the country. Mathris are typically deep-fried, but you can try baked mathris to make them healthier. Opt for baked whole wheat mathri with methi to make your snacking healthier and tastier.

#5 Multi-Seed Crackers

Love the crunch of seeds? You can add whole wheat multi-seed baked crackers to your tea-time snacking options. Roasted seeds in crackers give you not just flavour and crunch but also keep you satisfied and full for longer.

#6 Whole grain energy bars

When you are looking for quick energy and taste the oats or rye energy bars with peanut butter can be a good option. Oatmeal and peanut butter make a good combination that is not just healthy but nutritious and tasty. Oatmeal is full of fibre and keeps you full, peanut butter gives you instant energy making the energy bars super tasty.


In conclusion, there are many options available for healthy snacks that not only satisfy our cravings but also provide us with essential nutrients. Choosing healthier snack options is important to maintain a balanced diet and improve our overall health and well-being.



Airfryer Workshop by Healthy Kadai


TIME: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM



MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTIONS: Hinglish (Combination of English and Hindi)

PLEASE NOTE: You don't need to own a specific model of air fryer to learn from this class.


  • You’ll get to learn tips to efficiently and optimally use your air fryer to get amazing results with your day to day snacks/meals with minimal oil and no mess!
  • You’ll learn the basics of cooking in your new favourite kitchen appliance (airfryer) from scratch – frying, baking, grilling, roasting.
  • This workshop will cover the following Airfryer Recipes:
    • Semolina Cake
    • Paneer Tikka
    • Roasted Nuts
    • Kofta 


Richa Gupta in a foodie who loves to experiment with food a lot and to make our favorite dishes a bit more healthy at “Healthy Kadai”, a food recipe YouTube Channel.

Healthy Kadai is all about healthy cooking, focusing on simple yet interesting recipes, and appliance based cooking with a goal to move towards a healthier lifestyle. It is purely a food recipes channel where recipes are spread across various domains including Indian Delicacies, Pickles Recipes, and Innovation in cooking, Healthy Airfryer Recipes, Baking Recipes, Appliances Based Recipes, and many others. She makes the common, not so common and innovative recipes which have a mass appeal.

Via this channel, Richa has shared around 100+ airfryer recipes so far which is probably the largest in India.


  • The session with be conducted on Zoom.
  • The total duration of the session will be 90 minutes.
  • Meeting invite and recipes will be sent via an email a day prior to the workshop.
  • In case you do not receive a confirmation email upon registration, please check you SPAM folder.
  • All Communication will take place via email.
  • For queries, you may contact Shilpi Batra via Whatsapp on +91 9818105643 or email at


A hot summer day calls for a refreshing summer drink. Sugarcane juice is one such beverage which is refreshing and great for dehydration. But making sugarcane juice is not possible at home. Today we are sharing sugarcane juice recipe without using sugar cane. 

The key ingredient of this drink is jaggery (gud) which is actually a bi-product of sugarcane only. This beverage rich in antioxidants so it helps fight infections and boosts the immunity. It's rich in iron, magnesium, calcium and other electrolytes so is great for dehydration and refreshing to have during the hot summers.

Here is the video recipe for easy reference:

Below is the detailed recipe as well:


Jaggery (Gud) - 20 gms/ 1/4 cup for 1 glass (approximately)
Ginger - a small piece
Juice of 1 Lemon
Rock Salt - 1/2 tsp
Fresh Mint Leaves 
Ice Cubes 

1. Soak jaggery in water for 10-15 minutes until it melts. 
2. Add all the ingredients in blender jar and blend well to form juice. 
3. Serve chilled. 

Lets see how to make Paneer Tikka at home. Sharing easy Paneer Tikka recipe which kids can prepare under adult supervision. Paneer Tikka is a popular and delicious tandoori snack where paneer cubes are marinated in a spiced yogurt-based marinade, arranged on skewers and grilled in the oven/ Airfryer. Paneer tikka is the most common dish ordered in restaurant.


Here is the video recipe for easy reference:

Below is the detailed recipe as well:

150 gm Paneer
1 Medium sized capsicum, Onion, Tomato

For Marination:
2 Tbsp besan (gram flour)
1/2 Cup hung curd
1/2 Tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 Tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
1/2 tsp Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
1/2 Tsp roasted jeera powder (cumin)
1/2 Tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp Amchur Powder (Dry mango powder)
1 Tbsp mustard oil
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
Some salt to taste

1. Prepare a marinade using all the ingredients. Coat paneer with other vegetables in the marination and keep in refrigerator for 2 hours.
2. Place the coated paneer and vegetables in skewers. Grease with little oil
3. Preheat the airfryer and place all skewers in the basket and airfry at 180 degrees for 10-15 min until golden brown.
4. Serve hot with lemon, sliced onions and green chutney.

Try out this super simple and healthy Tea Cake - Banana Oats Chocolate Cake in a blender. Its a Vegan and Gluten Free Tea Cake, without Eggs/ Curd Milk.

Here is the video recipe for easy reference:

Below is the detailed recipe as well:


1.5 cups Instant oats 
1 tsp Baking powder 
1/2 tsp Baking soda 
1/4 tsp Salt ( add salt if not using butter ) 
1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder 
2 Ripe Bananas 
1/2 cup Brown/ White Sugar 
1/2 cup Oil or Butter
1 tsp Vanilla essence 
1 tsp Vinegar 
1/4 cup Water 
Dry fruits or chocochips

1. In a blender jar, add instant oats, baking power, baking soda, cocoa power and salt. Grind it to form powder. Transfer the mixture in a bowl.
2. In same blender jar, blend banana, sugar and oil. Transfer in another bowl.
3. To banana mixture add in vinegar, vanilla essence and mix well.
4. Combine dry and et ingredients together. Add water as the last step to prepare smooth batter. Add in chocochips or any nuts of choice. 
5. Bake the cake:
  • Airfryer at 180 degrees for 30 min + 5 min with foil to avoid over browning of top layer. 
  • Oven at 180 degrees for 35 min
  • Convection oven at 180 degrees for 35 min 
6. Once baked cool down the cake completely and cut into pieces. Store the cake in an air tight container. 

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Manchurian Fried is a perfect Indo-Chinese restaurant dish which can be served as Lunch and dinner as well. Best part is that Manchurian balls are made in healthy manner without frying, which gives a healthy twist to the recipe. Manchurian with fried rice is the best combo for Lunch or Dinner.

                                                        Here is the video recipe for easy reference:

Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Gravy Manchurian:
Grated/chopped Vegetables - 3 cups (carrot, Cabbage, Cauliflower)
Rice flour - 2 tbsp
Corn Flour - 2 tbsp
Chopped Garlic - 1 tsp
Chopped Ginger - 1 tsp
Salt , Black Pepper - As per taste
Vinegar - 1 tbsp
Tomato Ketchup - 1 tbsp
Green Chili sauce, Red Chilli Sauce- 1 tbsp
Soya Sauce - 1 -2 tbsp

Fried Rice:
Par Boiled Rice- 3 cups
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Soya Sauce, Chili Sauce, Vinegar - 1 tbsp
Chopped Vegetables of choice - 1 cup
Salt, Black Pepper Powder - As per taste
Oil - 2 tbsp

1. Manchurian Balls - Mix all ingredients together and make balls. Grease all balls with little oil and airfryer at 180 degrees for 10-15 minutes until golden brown in colour. Else one can deep fry the balls or bake in oven.
2. Manchurian Gravy - Heat 1-2 tbsp oil in a kadai, saute ginger garlic with chopped onions till translucent. Add all the sauces. Prepare a slurry of corn flour with water and add it. Add more water if required, continue to cook the gravy until it will becomes thick. Add salt and black pepper as per taste. Cook the gravy for 2-3 minutes.
3. Gravy Manchurian - Add prepared manchurian balls in the gravy and cook for 2-3 minutes until balls absorbs the gravy. Sprinkle little coriander leaves and serve hot.
4. Fried Rice - Heat 1 tbsp oil in a kadai, splutter cumin seeds. Saute all the vegetables for 1 minute. Do not over cook the vegetables else it will loose it crispness. Add in sauces and then mix boiled rice. Add in salt as per taste. Mix everything well with gentle hands to avoid breaking rice. Saute for 1-2 minutes and serve hot .

An Easy Mango Dessert Ready in 10 min. It is one of the easiest Mango dessert recipe which takes only 10 minutes to prepare if all the ingredients are ready. One can call this Eggless Mango Cake but no baking, No condensed milk, No cream is required to make this. This easy mango dessert recipe is very delectable and scrumptious. Do try it out. 



                                                 Here is the video recipe for easy reference:

Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Mango Puree - 1 cup
Mango Cubes - 1 cup
Hung Curd - 1 cup (of 500ml milk) 
Powdered Sugar or Condensed Milk - 2 tbsp 
Bread Slices - 4 pcs 
Food colour - Few drops (optional)

1. Prepare hung curd by hanging curd in a muslin cloth for overnight till all the liquid is squeezed out. Use the liquid to knead soft dough.
2. Add milk along with sugar in hung curd and blend together to get smooth paste. Divide this mixture in 2 portions.
3. In one portion add mango puree along with food colour. Mix well. 
4. Cut sides of the bread slices and keep it ready,
5. Layering - Take a square dish, dip bread slices in mango puree mixture till bread is completely soaked in it:
1st layer - Soaked bread at bottom. 
2nd layer - Top with mango cubes
3rd layer - White hung curd mixture
Layering can be repeated depending upon the height of the bowl.
6. Keep the dish in refrigerator and serve chilled. 

Aloo Bonda or Batata Vada is a popular South Indian Snack usually served as a evening snack and is a popular street food too. Today we are sharing a variation of this, Vegetable Bonda. These bonda have a distinct flavour and tastes really different from usual Aloo Bonda because of its stuffing.

Here is the video recipe:

To fry these Bonda, I have used Fortune Groundnut Activ oil as it gives an authentic taste of groundnut oil with the health benefits of Sunflower. So lets quickly see how to make it.

Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Ingredients: For the Stuffing: 7-8 Boiled Potato ½ cup Diced Carrot ½ cup Green Peas ½ cup Sliced Onions ½ tsp Chopped Ginger ½ tsp Mustard Seeds (Rai) ½ tsp Cumin Seeds (Zeera) 1 tsp Urad Dal Curry leaves Salt as per taste ½ tsp each Red chilli powder, Turmeric Powder ¼ tsp Coriander Powder (Dhania) ¼ tsp Garam Masala Coriander Leaves (optional) For the Batter: 1 cup Gram Flour (Besan) 6 tbsps Rice Flour Salt, Turmeric Powder, Red chilli powder 1 cup Water Fortune Groundnut Activ Oil for frying


1. Mash potatoes. Finely chop carrot and peas in a chopped else use steamed carrot and peas.
2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Here I am using Fortune Groundnut Activ oil. It gives an authentic taste of goundnut oil with the health benefits of Sunflower. This oil is high in MUFA and PUFA, which lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. 

Now sauté mustard seeds, cumin seeds and ural dal in oil. Once dal is cooked, sauté ginger and add onions to it. Add curry leaves.

3. Once onions turns little brownish, add coriander powder, garam masala, salt, turmeric. Saute all spices for a minute, do not overcook it to maintain the flavour.

4. Add all the mashed and chopped vegetables in the cooked masala – potato, carrot and peas. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes and add chopped coriander leaves to it. Remove from the flame and cool it down completely.

5. Heating Oil for frying Bonda – While the stuffing is getting cool, we will keep oil for heating. For frying Bonda we will use this ground nut oil only. Traditional and organic cold processing extraction is done to maintain purity of oil. This oil is stable at high temperatures so is ideal for frying as well as sautéing. You can even fry poories and pakoras in this same oil. 

6. Once the mixture stuffing cools down completely, divide the mixture into 8-9 equal portions and roll it in balls.

7. Batter preparation – In a bowl, add all the ingredients and add water to prepare a smooth batter. The batter should be thick, in case it becomes thin then add more gram flour and rice flour to it.

8. Coating and Frying – Check if the oil is hot enough by dropping a portion of batter in oil. Coat the stuffing in the prepared batter and gently drop the ball in the heated oil. Do not disturb the balls as soon as it is dropped else it will break. Let it fry for few seconds and then stir it till golden in colour. 

9. Take out the fried hot veg bonda on a kitchen towel and serve immediately with green chutney or hot cup of tea.

The mix vegetable bonda tastes incredibly delicious and taste best when served hot with a cup of tea.


Gond Pak is a traditional Indian sweet or dessert recipe. Gond Pak is generally made during winter months and it is made using gond (edible gum), khoya or mawa, and sugar. 

Gond or edible gum is very healthy and in winter is an absolute essential. Edible gum is known to boost stamina and health, helping one keep away from falling sick due to cold and cough. It is good for bones too. The most common usage of gond is in form of Gond Ladoos, which are delicious and absolutely amazing. Check out my how to make Gond ladoos

Here is the video recipe for easy reference:

Wish to make other traditional Indian desserts:

Poha Ladoo
Ghiya ki Barfi
Besan Ki barfi

Below is the detailed recipe as well:


Gond (Edible Gum) - 50 gms
Khoya/ Mawa  - 250 gms
Sugar - 60 gms
Desi Ghee (Clarified Butter) - 1-2 tbsp for frying   
Dessicated Coconut - 30 gms (optional)
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Chopped nuts like almonds, cashew nuts. Pista 

1. Heat desi ghee in a heavy bottom pan or kadai. Fry gond on medium to high flame else it will not puff up well. Fry till gond are crispy and puff up well. Remove the edible gum from kadai. Crust it with bac side of steel bowl or use a crusher. 
2. In same kadai, add mawa to roast and roast while stirring it until colour changes or fragrance appear. The colour of mawa will change slightly and  it will turn soft. 
3. Thereafter add sugar and continue cooking till mawa leaves sides of the pan. At this stage add 3/4 quantity of crushed edible gum and mix it well with roasted mawa. Cook till a ball is formed. 
4. Grease a tray or plate with desi ghee or line it with parchment paper. Spread the mawa mixture on it as per the required thickness of barfi. Sprinkle leftover crushed edible gum, chopped nuts and press it gently on top of the barfi. 
5. Keep the barfi for setting at room temperature at least for 2 hours. Cut the barfi into desired shape and store it in an air tight container. It can last up-to 15-20 days.  



Sharing 2 quick gluten free roti recipes which are best to consume for weight loss diet. Both rotis are fibrous and can also be consumed by those who have BP, Cholesterol, Diabetes problem. Ragi roti and Besan roti are very nutritious and healthy to consume by all age groups. Do try out these quick breakfast recipes.

Here is the video for easy reference:

Below is the written recipe as well:

Ragi Roti Ingredients:
1 cup Ragi flour (Finger Millet)
1/4 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup grated cabbage
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp Zeera (Cumin Seeds)
1/2 tsp Ajwain (carom seeds)
Salt, Red chilli as per taste
Desi Ghee

Besan Roti Ingredients:
1 cup Besan (Gram Flour)
1/4 cup curd (optional for vegan)
1/4 cup grated Radish
1/4 cup chopped Radish leaves
1 tsp Grounded Flaxseed Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Ajwain (carom seeds)
1/2 tsp Zeera (Cumin seeds)
Salt, Red chilli as per taste
Desi Ghee

1. Knead a soft and firm dough using all the ingredients. Use Luke warm water to prepare the dough. Allow the dough to rest for 5-10 min. 
2. Roll out rotis using dry flours on a flat surface. Cook the rotis on griddle on both the sides. 
3. Smear the rotis with desi ghee and serve it immediately with curd or any green vegetable of choice. 

Check out our other weight loss recipes below:


Sharing 2 gluten free roti recipes which are best to consume during winter months and are very effective in weight loss. These recipes are good for BP, Cholesterol, Diabetics as well. Bajra roti and makki roti are very nutritious and healthy to consume by all age groups. Both the grains Pearl millet or Bajra and corn or makki are full of fiber and have good amount of vitamins and minerals. So do try out these recipes.

Here is the video recipe for easy reference:

Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Bajra Roti Ingredients:
1 cup Bajra flour (Pearl Millet)
1/4 cup curd (optional for vegan)
1/4 cup grated cauliflower
1/4 cup chopped spring onion
1 tsp chopped ginger garlic
1 tsp til (sesame seeds)
1/2 tsp Ajwain (carom seeds)
a pinch hing (asafoetida)
Salt, Red chilli as per taste
Desi Ghee

Makki Roti Ingredients:
1 cup Makki ka Atta (Corn Flour )
1/4 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup chopped methi
1 tsp chopped ginger garlic
1/2 tsp Ajwain (carom seeds)
1/2 tsp Zeera (Cumin seeds)
Salt, Red chilli as per taste
Desi Ghee

1. Knead a soft and firm dough using all the ingredients. Use Luke warm water to prepare the dough. Allow the dough to rest for 5-10 min. 
2. Roll out rotis using dry flours on a flat surface. Cook the rotis on griddle on both the sides. 
3. Smear the rotis with desi ghee and serve it immediately with curd or any green vegetable of choice. 

Check out our other weight loss recipes below:


Vegetarian Frittata

Sharing a gluten-free, Soy-free, Egg- free and protein rich breakfast recipe Vegetarian Frittata. A vegetarian omelet recipe, Frittata, a very popular Egg based Italian Breakfast. Frittata is an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelette or crustless quiche or scrambled eggs, enriched with additional ingredients such as meats, cheeses or vegetables. The word frittata is Italian and roughly translates to "fried." But I am a vegetarian and hence wanted to make my Frittata without using any eggs!!! I am sure you will love this recipe... Try it out...

Do check out my other healthy and simple breakfast recipes below:

Here is the video recipe for easy reference:

Below is the detailed written recipe as well:

Ingredients: For Batter Chickpea Flour (Besan) - 1 1/2 Cup Curd - 1/4 cup Water - 1 1/2 cup Salt - 1 tsp Turmeric Powder, Chili powder - 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds powder - 1/2 tsp Baking Soda - 1 tsp Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp Oil - 1 tsp Greens (Spinach/mint/coriander) - 1/4 cup Vegetables Sliced onions, capsicum, carrot - 1 Shredded cabbage- 1/2 cup Chopped Broccoli, cauliflower, tomato - 1/2 cup Peas - 1/2 cup Salt - 1 tsp Oil - 1 tsp

1. Batter - In a bowl, whisk all the ingredients to prepare a thick batter until smooth. 
2. Vegetables - Saute all vegetables in a pan with little salt until tender. Ensure not to overcook. 
3.  Grease a baking 9" baking dish/pie pan and transfer the vegetables at base. Spread it evenly. Pour the frittata mixture into the dish and bake for 45 to 50 minutes at 180 degrees, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean. The top will crack and get golden. Spray or brush some oil on the top of the frittata while it is still hot. Let it sit for 10 minutes before serving. Store refrigerated for up to 3 days.


Christmas is the best time of the year for baking. So today let me prepare a healthy treat for all of you - Eggless Whole Wheat Fruit Muffins. No eggs, No refined flour, No refined sugar and No rum  is needed to prepare this super healthy and delectable muffins. 

Learn how to bake an eggless whole wheat muffins using jaggery. Eggless fruit muffins are must for any party be it Christmas, New year eve or even a birthday party. So let's get started. 

Here is the video recipe for easy reference:

Below is the detailed written recipe as well:

10 Servings
10 min (plus 1 hour soaking time) Preparation time
20 minutes in Microwave 

Whole Wheat Flour (Atta) – 1.5 cups
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon powder – 1/4 tsp
Ginger powder - 1/8 tsp (optional)  
Jaggery Powder– 1 cup 
Refined oil – 1/2 cup
Curd –  1 cup 
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp

Fruits & Nuts:
Nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashew nuts etc) – 1/4 cup
Dried Fruits, chopped (Raisins, black berries , apricots, figs, dates) - 1/2 cup
Fruit Juice (Mixed Fruit/ Grape/ Orange/ Apple) - 1/3 cup

1. Soak all dried fruits in fruit juice for 1-2 hours. Cook soaked dried fruits for 5 min to make it soft and tender. But cooking is an optional step.
2. Sieve all dry ingredients in a bowl - Whole wheat flour, baking soda and powder, cinnamon powder, ginger powder.
3. In separate bowl, add oil, jaggery, curd, vanilla essence. If using jaggery, then melt in microwave for one min with interval of 30 sec and add into the mixture to form a smooth puree.
4. Add both dry and wet ingredients to form a thick batter. Add little milk, if batter gets too thick.
5. Add soaked dried fruits along with half quantity of almonds and walnuts.
6. Grease muffin molds or alternatively place cupcake liners in paper cups. Half fill each cup with batter and top with leftover dried fruits and nuts.
7. Bake muffins in preheated microwave at 180 degrees for 20 min till toothpick comes out clean. Place muffins on wire rack to cool down. If the toothpick is little sticky, then continue baking for another 2-3 min. One can also bake this cake in airfryer or an oven. 
8. Once cool, serve immediately.

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Sharing a very healthy quinoa recipe for weight loss. Quinoa is a gluten free grain which is a rich source of high quality protein, fibers, vitamins and minerals. If you are following a weight loss diet or want to eat a healthy wholesome meal, then you can certainly include this quinoa in your diet. So let’s check out how to make this incredibly healthy salad recipe.

Here I am using NeuHerbs Raw, unroasted, white quinoa which is 100% natural. It comes in a zip lock bag, making it convenient to store the left over quantity. I ordered this one on Amazon. You can also buy it here .

You must be wondering how quinoa will help in weight loss. The combination of fiber and protein in quinoa keeps you full for longer period of time and you feel satisfied whole day, thus helping in weight loss. Quinoa also adds a boost to your everyday nutrition and gives a healthy start to your day.)

Check out another healthy quinoa recipe: Quinoa Uttapam for weight loss

Here is the video recipe for easy reference:
Below is the detailed written recipe as well:
INGREDIENTS Quinoa - 1 cup Soaked Urad Dal - 1/2 cup Black Cardamom, Green Cardamom - 1 pcs each Bay Leaf, Cinnamon - 1 pcs Chopped Vegetables - 1 cup (Carrot, Broccoli, Onion, Capsicum, Tomato) Sunflower seeds, Pumpkin Seeds - 1 tsp each Nuts like almonds, walnuts, berries Salt, Black pepper - As per taste Fresh herbs like mint, coriander, Parsley etc


Preparation of quinoa:

1. The most important step to use quinoa is washing the quinoa. One needs to wash the quinoa by rubbing it nicely with your palms. Quinoa has a natural coating called saponin which can make cooked quinoa taste little bitter or soapy. Rinsing well before cooking reduces the saponin.

2. After washing 2-3 times, drain the water and then soak the quinoa in fresh water for at least 30 minutes.

3. Post soaking, add the soaked quinoa and water to a pan and boil it first. Actually it is cooked just like rice. Cook the quinoa at a low flame until all the water has absorbed. This will take around 10 to 15 minutes depending upon the quantity of quinoa. Once the quinoa becomes fluffy, remove the pan from heat and cover with a lid for five minutes. And our quinoa is ready to use in your favorite recipes.

Cooking Urad Dal:

 I am using soaked urad dal. I had soaked it for 30 minutes. We need to cook the dal in excess water in a open pan. Ensure not to cook the dal completely. It should not turn mushy. We need to cook it till it is firm and holds shape. Once dal is cooker, drain out the excess water and shed off the water as much as possible. Spread the dal on a cloth so that it becomes little dry. 

Assembling the salad:

Now its time to assemble our salad. In a bowl, combine cooked quinoa, urad dal. Adding dal will make our salad every more full and satisfying. Instead of dal, you can even add boiled chickpeas, beans. Here goes all the veggies and nuts. When you mix quinoa with colourful veggies and crunchy seeds or nuts, then it enhances the richness and freshness of this healthy quinoa salad. So feel free to load your salad with these. Finally squeeze in fresh lemon juice, salt, black pepper as per taste. And our super healthy, very nutritious, satisfying Quinoa salad is ready to serve. This salad tastes incredible and I am sure this will become your new favourite salad.    


Jaggery rice or gud ke meethe chawal is a very quick and healthy rice based recipe which can be served as a snack, dessert or even as a meal for toddlers and kids. Kids relish this rice as these are soft and easily digestible too. Carrot has been added in the traditional jaggery rice or gud ke chawal to enhance the nutritional value of the dish. So do try it out.

Here is the video recipe for easy reference: 

Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Ingredients: Rice - 1/2 cup Jaggery - 1/4 cup Grated Carrot - 1/2 cup Desi Ghee - 1 tsp

1. Soak rice for half hour.
2. Heat desi ghee in a pressure cooker, saute soaked rice for 1-2 min. Add in jaggery pieces along with grated carrot. Saute for another 2-3 min.
3. Add 1.5 cups of water and let it boil. Then pressure cook the rice until 1-2 whistles. Keep at lowest flame for 5 min and switch off the flame.
4. Add in cardamom powder and serve immediately.

1. One can add chopped nuts, when serving to kids.
2. This recipe can be given to 10 month old baby. Just ensure not to be chopped nuts but nuts powder can be added after checking nuts allergy to baby.

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