Okra without Stickiness: Part 2

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Couple of months back I had posted the recipe Okra without Stickiness. But it used whole okra and not many kids like it this way.

So this is technique is when you want to cook it after cutting into smaller pieces. Rub chilly powder, turmeric, salt and 2 tablespoons of sesame oil on 500 gms of Okra. Start cooking on high heat. Then spread them all out so that no piece is on top of another. When it almost cooked, stir it well and add 2 tablespoons of besan flour and garnish with grated coconut.

No Sticky or gooey mess. Just a lovely vegan dish.

Mushrooms & Broccoli

Cut broccoli into florets and soak them in salt water for about ten minutes.

Meanwhile cook mushrooms in butter on high heat. Avoid boiling them by constantly stirring. Once all the water has evaporated add chopped garlic, some extra virgin olive oil and the florets.

Cook covered in low heat for about ten to fifteen minutes but keep checking so it does not burn.


Don’t overcook the broccoli. Check by eating a floret and it must have a little resistance.​  Season with salt and serve your family a super healthy dish.

Pumpkin with Coconut Milk

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Chop up a pumpkin into small pieces and put them in a thick pan with some oil. Cook covered on low heat for about 15 mins. This is enough to soften them up.

Now add in about 100 ml of coconut milk and ground up spices. I used pepper, cumin, onion seeds and fenugreek seeds. But anything with some pepper will do.

Cook covered on low heat for another 10 minutes. Garnish with coriander and dry it up on high heat.

Enjoy a yummy feel good vegetable meal.

Mushrooms and Basella

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Mushrooms are like sponges. So clean them up and then drizzle olive oil and sprinkle chilly flakes on them.They will absorb the olive in about 10-15 mins.

Then place them head down on a hot pan. Let them sizzle for a couple of mins and turn them over when they are almost done. Move them to one side and add in basella leaves. Do not crowd the pan and instead make a pit in the center where the water can collect and not end up boiling the vegetables.

There is no need for salt but a little pepper is fine.

Enjoy a simple mineral rich dish.

Romaine Salad

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Its all about balance.

Romaine lettuce, lot of coriander, chopped onions with yellow or red capsicum. After you wash these drain out every single drop of water. Anything left in them will dilute the dressing and make it soggy.

For the dressing take the juice of one lemon and add approximately three times its quantity of extra virgin olive oil to it. Season with salt and pepper. Flavor it with finely chopped garlic.

Takes less than 10 mins to make a super yummy summer salad.