Pizza Muffins

These are just an amazing, feel good, pick-me-up snack. Packed with vegetables, they can be made and stored in the refrigerator for upto a week. Best eaten hot, do microwave before sinking your teeth into their yummy goodness! All vegetables I use are raw, except for corn, which I boil before adding. Avoid red / white onions as they tend to make the muffins smell stale if left for over a day.

Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 20-30 mins

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Rajgira Vegetable Paratha

It is winter time & in India, this is the time to eat Parathas! Methi, Mooli, Bathua, red Carrots – so many yummy winter veges to choose from!

This recipe will allow you to increase the amount of veg per paratha. This recipe also freezes very well. Freeze the cooked parathas in an air tight box. When you want to use them, take them out and re heat on a hot tava to ensure crispness!

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: ~20 mins

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Banana Bread

This is a really wonderful bread that comes together in less than 10 minutes and takes about 45 minutes to bake. Easy to make on a weekend – it lasts a full week and provides a ready, healthy snack to carry along wherever you go. You can toast it and butter it. You can eat it cold, straight out of the fridge. It is truly a blessing.

Prep time: < 10 mins

Cook time: 45 mins

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Rajgira (Amaranth) rotis

Rajgira or amaranth is a locally grown seed, that has recently gained popularity as a “superfood” in the western world. And of course, since then, we Indians have rushed to embrace this food, despite it being (literally) in our backyards for centuries together J It is a high protein option to wheat and rice and a phenomenally cheaper option to imported seeds like quinoa. it is a power house of nutrition: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and it is the only grain which contains Vitamin C. It can be used whole and as a flour.

More nutritional information of rajgira compared with quinoa and other grains can be found here.

An aside: I detest making rotis, but I make these myself – they are so delicious when hot!

Acknowledgement: This recipe was given to me by my neighbour. Food is one of things we bond over (obviously!)

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: ~15 mins

Serves: 8 – 10 rotis

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