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Mixed Bean Falafel | Mixed 3 Bean Falafel Recipe

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Falafels are a deep fried snack from Middle East Cuisines and now they are popular in many countries as a street food. Traditionally, Falafels are made with chickpeas, herbs, and a few spices and then they are fried in oil until golden brown which gives them a crisp texture.

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Falafels are yummy and delicious and can be made in many ways and can be served in many ways. Serves them as a snack with Hummus or Tahini sauce or served as a stuffing in a pita bread with pickled vegetables or served as a salad with pickled onions and vegetables. You can also serve it in a sandwich or as a burger. Hummus or Tahini sauce or garlic yogurt would be best to serve along with this Falafels or just serve them with ketchup and enjoy.

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Did you ever try Mixed Bean Falafel? You must try…they are the best! Now, who needs take-out when you can simply make delicious Falafels at home? If you have never tried Mixed Bean Falafel then I insist you try these whenever you get time. Enjoy your tea-time with this easy and delicious snack.

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Serves 15-18 Falafels

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ Cup mixed bean (black bean, black eye bean, red bean), soaked for 6-8hrs
  • ½ Cup onion, chopped
  • ¼ Cup parsley, chopped
  • ¼ Cup coriander, chopped
  • 3-4 Green Chilies, chopped
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 ½ Tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 Tsp coriander powder
  • 1 Tsp red chili powder (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour, for binding
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ Cup- ¾ Cup bread crumbs
  • Coconut oil/ cooking oil for deep frying

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Recipe:

Step 1- Take soaked beans, chopped onion, garlic, green chilies, coriander leaves, parsley,  and cumin seeds to a grinder jar and grind to a coarse mixture. Transfer to a mixing bowl

Step 2- Add coriander powder, red chili powder, lemon juice, bread crumbs, all-purpose flour, and salt and mix it. Refrigerate the mixture for an hour or two

Step 3- Heat oil in a deep frying pan. Take out the mixture from the fridge and divide the mixture into 15-18 equal portions and make balls. Flatten them a bit using your fingers and dust them with breadcrumbs. Keep them on a plate. Drop a small portion of the mixture to check if the oil is hot enough for deep frying

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Step 4-  Deep fry the balls on medium. Adjust heat to fry the balls from inside too. Too hot oil can leave the balls uncooked from inside. Fry them until golden brown and crisp. Drain them on a paper towel. Fry the rest balls in batches

Serve warm with your choice of sauce and enjoy the crispy from outside and soft from inside Falafels.

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Paneer Stir Fry | Paneer Stir Fry With Veggies | Indo-Chinese Recipe

There are days when you just sit and wonder what to make for dinner and trust me, nothing troubles me more than planning menu for the next meal. 😛 Well, for that there are hundreds or thousands of Instant and quick recipes and, this Paneer stir fry is one of them. This is a quick, easy, colorful, and wholesome vegetarian meal.

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This is the fastest and simplest Indo-Chinese dish I have prepared so far. This whole thing starts to finish, from preparing to serving dinner on the table will take half an hour. And when I  am cooking any Indo-Chinese dish obviously I want fried rice or noodles to pair it up. This time I ditched the but-so-obvious Hakka noddles and served Paneer Stir Fry with Basil-Pesto Noodles. Tastes Ah-mazing! 😀

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I have shallow fried the paneer pieces to give a little crunch and if you want it to be crisper then shallow fry for few more minutes until it is golden brown. Add your favorite veggies to the stir fry and to make it more healthy add more green veggies like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, sugar peas, bok choy, etc. Pair it up with vegetable fried rice, Schezwan fried rice,  Hakka noodles, steamed rice, or pasta OR just roll it up in a tortilla and eat as a Paneer Stir Fry Roll. 😀

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Serves 2

Ingredients;

  • 1 Cup paneer, cut into thin strips or cut into cubes
  • ¼ Cup onion, sliced lengthwise
  • 2 Tbsp spring onion whites, finely chopped
  • ¼ Cup Carrot, cut into Julians
  • ½ Cup green bell pepper, cut into Julians
  • 2 Tbsp spring onion greens, chopped, for garnishing
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, finely chopped or lengthwise sliced
  • 1 Tbsp green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, finely chopped or lengthwise sliced
  • 1 Tbsp red chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp green chili sauce
  • 1 Tsp vinegar
  • 1 ½ Tsp white sesame seeds, roasted
  • Salt as required
  • 2 Tbsp oil/ butter

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Recipe:

Step 1- Heat oil/butter in a skillet pan and shallow fry the paneer until light brown on medium flame. Transfer them to a plate

Step 2- To the same pan add chopped ginger, garlic, and green chilies and sauté for 30secs on medium flame. Add onion julians and spring onion whites. Fry for a minute on high flame

Step 3- Add carrot and green bell pepper to the pan and fry them for 2-3mins and then add red chili sauce, green chili sauce, and required salt and mix well. Adjust sauce accordingly and if you want to increase the heat add red chili powder

Step 4- Add the fried paneer and vinegar. Give everything a nice mix and turn off the flame

Step 5- Add the spring onion greens and roasted white sesame seeds. Serve warm

Pair it up with vegetable fried rice, Schezwan fried rice,  Hakka noodles, or over plain steamed rice.

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Cookies | Whole Wheat Choco- Chip Cookies | Whole Wheat Cookies

These are a bit crunchy and a bit soft textured cookies. I guess these are one of the best cookies I have made so far. Healthy, guilt-free and Oh-so addictive. ❤

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There are many ways to make choco-chip cookies, with eggs or eggless, with all-purpose flour or with whole wheat flour, or by mixing both of them, with or without cocoa powder etc…etc…and etc. 😀 So make your own version of cookies with your favorite dark/ light or white choco-chips and enjoy. You can bake these cookies right after making dough though I recommend refrigerating for 30-40mins as this helps the cookies to stay in shape without spreading out all over the baking tray.

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These homemade cookies are healthy as they are made with whole wheat flour and instead of using white sugar I have used brown sugar here. You can replace butter with sugar oil to make it more healthy. SO there is no need to feel guilty about enjoying those extra cookies from the jar. 😉

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Enjoy these cookies with some warm milk or a cup of coffee. 🙂 Store in an airtight jar and enjoy any time of the day.

Serves 20 Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 Cup olive oil or melted butter
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Egg white
  • ½ Tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ Tsp salt (if using unsalted butter or olive oil)
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tsp baking powder
  • ¼ Tsp baking soda
  • ½ Cup choco-chips

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Recipe:

Step 1- In a mixing bowl take melted butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and egg white. Using a whisk or spatula mix very well. Add the Stir in whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt (if using), cocoa powder, and choco-chips

Step 2- Mix everything with a spatula and then gather the whole mixture to form a dough. Do not knead the mixture. Divide the mixture into two equal parts an make logs out of it. Roll them in a parchment paperRefrigerate the mixture for 30-40mins

Step 3- Pre-heat the oven at 375ºF. Take out the rolled dough from the fridge and cut them into round cookies, ¼inch thick cookie. Place them on a baking tray and bake for 12-14mins

Step 4- Remove the tray from the oven and let the cookies cool down completely before storing in an airtight container

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