Recipe: Indian Burrito Bowl

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You can never question a Punjabi’s love for Rajma chawal. I can eat rajma rice all day, everyday.

And I am yet to taste a plate of badly made rajma rice. Also, I am never careful of what I wish for.

Anyhoo there are people in my life who do object eating rajma every day and my love for them keeps me on my toes and gets me to try new things so that they don’t get bored.

Last weekend I decided to experiment with the love of my life- Rajma Rice and made quick and simple Burrito bowls that are made up of everything Indian and seasonal. Trust me they can’t get more Indian than this (Or maybe they can with a serious drizzle of ghee?)

Since the recipe is so quick, healthy and delicious; I can have this every day too. 😛

This recipe perfectly brings together different flavours and has a healthy mix of seasonal foods. While the rice adds the aroma and the spice, the hung curd adds the creamy texture with hints of garlic, the corn- you can literally feel the sweetness and the juices flowing in your mouth, the crunchiness of the veggies makes it all worth biting into, and all this drizzled with lemon juice. The rajma? It’s at the heart of this meal and needs no explanation. I think I need to make another bowl now.
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Recipe:

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked rice (cook it with tomato puree and red chilies)
1 cup boiled rajma
2-3 Garlic pieces- minced
1 small Onion
1 small Carrot (You can add any vegetable of your choice, just ensure that you keep it crunchy)
Indian Corn
Juice of 1 lemon
3-4 tbsps Hung Curd
Cheese (Optional)
Nachos (Optional)

Procedure:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add the minced garlic to it.
  2. Once the raw smell of garlic disappears, add the onions, cook for 30 secs and then add the carrots.
  3. Cook for 2-3 mins on medium heat and take it off before the crunchiness disappears.
  4. Parallely, boil the corn. You can also cook it directly on a medium flame.
  5. Now add the cooked rice to a bowl. In case you have some leftover rice, you can simply add some tomato ketchup and chili flakes to it and use the same.
  6. Top this layer of rice with some boiled and salted rajma, cooked veggies, hung curd (I add some crushed garlic while hanging the curd to add some flavor to it); nachos, cheese/paneer, Lemon juice and corn.

AND DONE!

Have fun!

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Beetroot Hummus

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Who doesn’t love hummus? The texture and the richness of flavours. Oh and the versatility- which actually got me to add beetroots and create beetroot hummus.

Last weekend, while it was pouring I decided to sit at home (read: trying to live the slow life) and whip some healthy ingredients together, with some minor tweaks which were not so minor once I saw the outcome. I had beetroot in the fridge and decided the try a variation. I was very skeptical about the idea of these vastly different flavours coming together but then this pretty pink beauty turned out crazy stupid delicious.

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I like Hummus but then the people in my life LOVE Hummus and hence get me to whip this beauty often. One batch and I can use it for breakfast, pack mid meals, use it on salads. It sorts the weekly meal plan a lot.

You can adjust the ingredients as per your liking, because it’s perfect in every way.

Below is the recipe:

Ingredients:

  1. Chickpeas (Channa)- Soaked in water overnight, drained and boiled: 1 Cup
  2. Beetroot- 1 medium sized- roasted or cooked
  3. Garlic cloves- 3-4 Minced (2 Garlic cloves would do but since I like my hummus extra garlicy, I add more)-
  4. Tahini- 2 heaping tbsps
  5. Extra virgin olive oil- ¼ cup (Keep some extra olive oil handy)
  6. Zest of 1 large lemon
  7. Juice of 2 medium sized lemons
  8. Salt & black pepper- as per taste
  9. Dry red chili- 1/Chili flakes (As per taste) (Optional)
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Beetroot Hummus being whipped

Method:

  1. Boil the beetroot till it becomes soft. If you can easily insert a fork inside it, it’s cooked.
  2. Cool, peel and cut the beetroot. Place it in a food processor and blend. Small pieces will remain, but don’t worry about it.
  3. Throw in the chickpeas, minced garlic, dried red chill whole, tahini, lemon zest and lemon juice in the blender. Blend.
  4. Sprinkle salt, black pepper, some olive oil and blend again.
  5. Check the taste and adjust.
  6. Add more olive oil if it feels dry.

And done.

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Add 1 tsp of olive oil before storing to keep it creamy.

Keeps well for 4-5 days.

It is super rich in protein, good fats and carbohydrates.

Share pictures if you try this! J

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Do you know what skipping breakfast does to your body? It makes you hangry! Hell yeah!

Hangry is hungry + angry. 🙂

Also, skipping breakfast makes you gain weight! THAT’S TRUE.

People who skip breakfast consume more calories than anyone else. And since they consume these calories in the later part of the day, when the metabolism slows down, the fat starts depositing. Hence, weight gain. And thousand other health problems of course!

For all those who skip breakfast, they key to change this habit is to start with simple recipes that don’t need a lot of work.

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Ever thought that eating can help you burn fat? Yes! Eating proteins with the right amount of carbohydras can help you get a lean and toned body. However, a myth has been doing rounds of the internet- vegetarian diet doesn’t provide complete protein & non-vegetarian foods are richer in protein. Read on as I prove this wrong.

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Summer Delight: Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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I have lost count of the number of people who have milk, tea or coffee in the morning and call it breakfast! And why? Because they don’t get time to make and eat breakfast.

How about switching off you phone for 10 mins.? Or waking up 10 mins early then you usually do?

Or maybe let’s just save time by not thinking of excuses for skipping breakfast and JUST HAVE IT!

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