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[Back to Basics] Recipe: Dhokla

DHOKLA High protein and low-calorie snack! Recipe by:- Anjali Dua PREP TIME: 20-25 minsCOOK TIME: 25 minsTOTAL TIME: 45-50 mins  Servings:  2 Cups (or 15-20 Squares) Disclaimer:  Whenever I have guest coming over or when my family wants to have some snack for those mid-meal binge times, I am always thinking about what can I make that is low-calorie, nutrient-rich and yet is delicious for my family to enjoy. Earlier today, I was brainstorming some healthy (of course) and nutrient-rich snacks which is easy to prepare. I immediately thought of Dhokla. My family loves Dhokla and given how easy it is to prepare, it certainly gets extra points. Instead of keeping it to myself, I'd love to share the recipe with all...

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[Back to Basics] Recipe: Mung Bean Hummus

MUNG BEAN HUMMUS Recipe by:- Chavi Morawiec PREP TIME: 15 MINSCOOK TIME: 10 MINSTOTAL TIME: 25 MINS Servings: 2 CupsDisclaimer: This recipe contains nuts. Mung Bean Hummus is a delicious, healthy bean dip that’s a great alternative to traditional chickpea hummus. I love this recipe because it quick and easy and also because it is packed with nutrition. If you have a bag of mung beans kicking around your cupboard and don’t know what to do with them, then fire up your food processor and let’s make some hummus already. Since I love this recipe, I actually keep some cooked lentils aside whenever I am making my Mung Daal Curry. The weather has been hotter than normal lately, and my toddler didn’t...

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Recipe: Sprouted Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek (Methi Dana) seeds are considered to be good for cardiac health as it prevents the absorption of cholesterol and controls triglycerides. they may helps to control heart rate and blood pressure. Fenugreek seeds have so many health benefits but are slightly bitter in taste so it is a good idea to sprouts them as sprouting makes it taste less bitter, enhances the health benefits and makes it easier to digest. Step by step instructions on how to sprout fenugreek seeds. Serving size: Consider the 4:1 ratio. Sprouted fenugreek seeds will weigh 4 times the volume of seeds you start with. Ingredients: - ½ cup Bloom Organic Fenugreek Seeds- Water for rinsing and soakingShop Ingredients: Method:  1. Day 1: Rinse and...

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Recipe: Mung Dal Sprouts

Serving: Consider the 2:1 ratio. Sprouted  seeds will weigh 2 times the volume of seeds you start with. Ingredients:- 1 cup of Bloom Organic Mung Whole- water as needed 1. Take one cup of the mung whole and thoroughly rinse.2. Once rinsed, soak in a bowl or container for 8-10 hours.3. After 8-10 hours have passed, rinse thoroughly again.4. Once rinsed, place in a clean cotton cloth or muslin cloth and tighten a knot around the mung whole.5. Keep in a container and cover with a plate. Leave it undisturbed in a warm and dark place until they sprout. This process can take a day or two.6. If in a day you find the mung whole has not sprouted, sprinkle a...

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Recipe: Chana Dal Curry

Serving: 1 cup yields enough for approximately 3 people Ingredients:- 1 cup Bloom Organic Chana Dal- 2 tablespoons ghee or butter- 1 small onion diced- 1 green chili chopped- 2 garlic cloves crushed- 1 medium tomato diced- ½ teaspoon Lunn Pink Rock Salt- ¼ teaspoon Bloom Organic Turmeric Powder- ¼ teaspoon Bloom Organic Red Chili PowderFor garnishing:- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro- juice from one small lemon 1. Rinse the Chana dal thoroughly and place it in a pressure cooker along with 1 ½ cups of water.2. Cook the Chana dal on medium heat for 3-5 whistles depending on the brand of pressure cooker.3. In a separate pot, heat ghee on a medium flame.4. Add cumin and sauté until cumin darkens.5....

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