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Sunday, April 30, 2023

Buckwheat pasta recipe

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Buckwheat is a seed which is gluten free and rich in heart-healthy nutrients. It lowers cholestrol and helps in managing diabetes. Buckwheat is a good source of protein, fiber, magnesium and improves heart health. It also has a good source of plant compounds.

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Buckwheat is commonly used in North India on Ekadasi and Vrat days, as it is not a grain and thus approved for days when you are fasting from grains. Buckwheat flour is popularly known as 'Kuttu ka Atta' in North India. However, Ekadasi/Vrat protocols are different in South India.


Buckwheat pasta - 2 cups
Tricoloured bell peppers and Broccoli - 2 cups
No rennett parmesan cheese - 1/4 cup
Blanched tomato puree - 1 cup
Oil - 1 tsp.
Butter - 2 tablespoon
Milk - as needed
Salt - to taste
Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Oregano - 1 tsp.
Dried basil - 1 tsp.


Boil water. Add pasta, salt, oil. 
Cook al dente or follow instructions in pack. Drain.

Heat pan, add butter. When butter melts, add veggies, salt, tomato puree, stir. Add milk as needed. Mix, allow to boil.

Add cooked buckwheat pasta. Mix gently, add black pepper powder , oregano and dried basil. Add milk to get desired consistency. Cook in low flame for 3-4 minutes. 

Yummy buckwheat pasta is ready. Offer to Krishna 🙏🙏. Serve hot.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Millet (Samo) coconut rice recipe

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Ekadashi and festivals like Navaratri has some restrictions like abstaining from consuming rice, grains, lentils etc. Samo Rice (Moraiyo) is a  good option during fasting. It's gluten-free, low on calories and has a low glycemic index. It is an ideal food for diabetics too. Let's go to the recipe.


Cooked Samo millet (OR any millet) - 1 cup
Grated coconut - 3/4 cup
Coarsely ground roasted peanut - 2 tablespoons
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.
Green chilli - 2 or 3
Cashews - few
Curry leaves - few
Raw peanuts - few
Ghee - 2 tablespoons
Salt - to taste ( sendha namak OR pink salt)
Hing (optional, as some don't use for vrat)


Wash Samo millet (Moraiyo) a couple of times and soak in water for half an hour. Drain, add 2 cups water and cook millet in open boil method along with salt.

Heat a heavy bottomed kadai, add ghee and fry peanuts and cashews until golden colour. Now add green chillies, curry leaves and cumin seeds. Saute for a while, add coconut and continue sauteeing without changing colour. Now add a pinch of salt for coconut. ( Millet is already cooked with salt).  Add cooked millet and coarsely ground roasted peanuts. Mix gently. Samo coconut rice is ready. 

Note: Samo( Moraiyo) is used in vrat ka khana. Any millet can be substituted instead of Samo. during normal days.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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