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Bottle gourd or Lauki is a healthiest and the most versatile vegetable to use. It can be used in a curry, in a stir fry, in a dessert, health juices and in soups. Its easy on the stomach and easily digestible. Bottle gourd or Lauki belongs to the cucumber family and enables weight loss.

As per Ayurveda, Lauki is a must have, wholesome food that helps our body fight with infections and dieseases. Lauki has various vitamins like A, B, C, K and E. It is also rich in minerals like manganese, potassium and iron. Bottle Gourd aids in weight loss as it is easily digestible. Lauki has no calories, no saturated fats and is made up of 90% water.

This recipe is a quick and easy recipe of Lauki. It uses only salt, turmeric and black pepper as spices. Whenever you are tired make this instant lauki and enjoy a wholesome and nutritional meal.

Watch the video of this recipe – https://youtu.be/9W_Hb6cefdY

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 4 Cup Diced Lauki / Bottle Gourd
  2. 1 Tomato
  3. 1 Green Chilli
  4. 1 Teaspoon Jeera / Cumin Seeds
  5. 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
  6. Salt as per taste
  7. Black Pepper as per taste
  8. 1/2 Cup Fresh Coriander
  9. 1 Tablespoon Oil / ghee preferably
  10. 1/2 Lemon Juice (Optional)

PREPARATION TIME: 10 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • In a wok, heat oil and crackle jeera or cumin seeds
  • Add in Turmeric and diced Lauki or Bottle Gourd.  Mix well
  • Cover and cook till lauki gets soft.
  • Add in tomatoes, salt and black pepper.  Mix in well
  • Cover and cook until lauki and tomatoes release water.
  • Add water if more curry is required.
  • Add in fresh coriander and green chilli and let it cook for few more minutes
  • Serve hot with rice or chapati.

Paneer bhurji is a irressistable and flavourful recipe from the North India. Paneer bhurji is a quick, easy and staple food from Punjabi Cuisine. It is made by crumbling the paneer and saute it with onions and tomatoes. Paneer bhurji best tastes with Roti, Parathas or even Toasted Bread. Paneer bhurji is a favourite dry vegetable – best for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Ideas.

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 200 gms Paneer
  2. 1 Onion
  3. 1 Tomato
  4. 1/4 Cup Peas
  5. 1 Green Chilly
  6. 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Seeds
  7. 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
  8. Salt to taste
  9. 1 Tablespoon Oil
  10. 1/2 Cup Fresh Coriander

PREPARATION TIME: 10 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • Chop Onion, Tomato and Green Chilly
  • In a pan heat oil and crackle jeera seeds
  • Add Onions and Saute till Translucent
  • Sprinkle Red Chilli powder and Chopped Green Chilly
  • Add Tomato, Peas, Salt and Saute till it gets dry and peas get soft
  • Add Crumbled Paneer and mix well
  • Garnish with Fresh Chopped Coriander and serve hot with parathas and bread

 

Fried Rice is a dish of cooked rice that has been stir-fried in a wok or a frying pan and is usually mixed with other ingredients such as eggs, vegetables, seafood, or meat. But today in “Jai Ki Rasoi Se” used very simple ingredients like Paprika Powder & Lemon Juice and made “Paprika Lemon Fried Rice”. This dish can be served with curd or raita

Ingredients
1. Cooked Rice (Paka Huwa Chawal) – 250 grams
2. Finely diced Potato (Barik Kata Aloo) – 1 Medium Size
3. Finely Chopped Green Coriander (Barik Kata Hara Dhaniya) – 1 Bunch
4. Ginger Garlic Paste (Adrak Lasoon Paste) – 1 Table Spoon
5. Slit Green Chillies (Kati Hari Mirch) – 5 to 6
6. Black Cumin Seeds (Shahi Jeera) – 1 Tea Spoon
7. Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch Powder) – 1 Table Spoon
8. Turmeric Powder (Haldi Powder) – ½ Tea Spoon
9. Lemon Juice (Nimbu Ka Ras) – 2 Table Spoon
10. Oil – As Per Requirement
11. Salt (Namak) – According to Taste

Preparation
1. In a bowl add cooked rice, red chilli powder, lemon juice and season it with salt according to taste. Mix all the ingredients and keep it aside

2. Heat oil in frying non-stick pan or kadai, once the oil is hot add the black cumin seeds and cook them till the oil get its flavour

3. Add finely diced potatoes, very little salt and mix them. This will help potatoes to get cooked fastly. Cover and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or till potatoes become soft

4. Now add ginger garlic paste turmeric powder and slit green chillies. Mix and cook till mositure from the paste gets evaporated.

5. Add the mixed rice that you kept aside. Mix gently and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes

6. Finally add finely chopped green coriander. Mix and cook for one more minutes

7. Now the dish is ready can be served with curd or raita

Amaranth Leaves or Cholai Saag are nutritious and full of iron, vitamins and minerals. In India is widely used in every household in various forms like stir-fries, soups, salads, saag, or curries.
I tried it out as a stir fry with Kala Chana Sprouts. Sprouts being a source of power and protein, this Amaranth with Chana Sprouts Stir fry is the healthiest meal one can include in their daily meal plans.
INGREDIENTS:

1) 1 Bunch Amaranth Leaves
2) 1 Bunch Spinach Leaves
3) 1 Cup Chana Sprouts
4) 1 Chopped Onion
5) 2 Chopped Tomatoes
6) Few Garlic Cloves
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin Seeds
8) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly powder
9) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
10) 1/2 Teaspoon Dry Mango powder
11) Salt to taste
12) 1 Tablespoon Mustard oil

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Wash and chop the spinach and amaranth leaves
* Chop onion, tomatoes and garlic cloves and keep aside
* In a wok, heat up oil and crackle jeera seeds, and saute garlic
* Add in chopped onions and saute till it turns translucent
* Add in Chopped tomatoes and turmeric, saute till tomatoes go soft
* Add red chilly powder, salt and Chana sprouts, mix well
* Add little water, cover the wok and cook for few minutes
* Finally ad in chopped Spinach and Amaranth leaves and mix well
* Sprinkle dry mango powder and cook till leaves wither
* Cook till all water is evaporated and leaves come together
* Serve hot with parathas and chilled curd