Let’s go Gluten Free

Consumption of substances which comprises gluten might be harmful for those who are struggling to lose weight. Gluten is a mixture of two proteins present in cereal grains and this mixture can be a reason for trans-fats which get saturated around your body. Trans-fat are the fats which body does not uses and it gets accumulated in certain areas of your body. These trans-fats further becomes difficult to reduce causing to weight gain. Here we are presenting gluten free recipes which will help a person to follow their diet without any guilt.

Smoked Tofu: – Tofu is also known as paneer which is made from soya milk. This is a healthier food item to be consumed by any individual who is on a nutritious diet. Tofu enables a consumer to enjoy the pleasure of having paneer or cottage cheese. Tofu has a pint-sized amount of fats, which a body needs to a certain extent. Try this smoked tofu and let us know how you enjoyed this gluten free recipe.

Ingredients:

Tofu
Tofu
  • 500 grams of extra firm tofu
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon fresh black pepper powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed white pepper
  • Olive oil in the baking sheet/tray

Method:

Wash tofu and make slices as per your requirement and rub all the spices with salt to these pieces and marinate them at least for a couple of hours. If you require finest flavoring to your tofu slices, I would suggest you to marinate them overnight. Once your tofu is marinated. Preheat your oven and till then prepare your baking try by applying lightly olive-oil to the tray. Place all the tofu slices on this greased tray and put it in the oven for about 10-15 minutes. Your smoked tofu is ready and one can accompany this amazing dish with our tomato sauce.

Tomato Sauce: – Just like various jams are made, this is made in a similar way but it will taste different. The combination of sour and sweet taste will act wonders to your taste buds, especially when one is on a diet.

Tomato Sauce
Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:

  • ½ Kg ripe tomatoes, cored and finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala (mixed spices)
  • 2 teaspoons Leaves of Ajwain (if you are not able to find ajwain ke phool then opt for ajwain powder/ also known as thyme)
  • 1 dried chili powder (Kashmiri powder will be perfect)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

Method:

Take a sauce-pan and add all the ingredients one by one. Let all the ingredients boil, then reduce heat to cook slowly. Let it cook for about 1 hour, until all the ingredients are blended together and it acquires jam-like consistency. Take away from heat and add into a glass jar. Refrigerate it and the sauce will keep for about a week if you and your family can resist.

Red Lentils with rice: – Red Lentils, which means masoor are famous in India as it is important diet for Indians. Masoor acts as a substitute for those who do not consume non vegetarian food as red lentils has nutritious qualities as like meat. So, if you are a vegetarian just like me, grab your hold on this amazing recipe given below.

Ingredients:

Red Lentils with Rice
Red Lentils with Rice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil + more for the cooking
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 cup brown basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup brown lentils, picked through
  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint, thinly sliced

Method:

Soak red lentils overnight and the next day, cook them in cooker with 4-5 whistles. If you want masoor to be smashed then take 5-6 whistles. My personal choice of having masoor is I like them cooked properly till they are smashed completely and keep the cooker aside. Heat a medium vessel over medium-high heat and lightly coat the bottom of the vessel with oil. Add the diced onion and garlic and cook for a few minutes, until the onions become transparent or golden brown. Add all the masalas (spices) one by one as mentioned above and cook until fragrant. When your masoor is ready smash it more with pao-bhaji smasher or you can also add whole red-lentils with water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let cook for about 30-40 minutes. Cook your brown basmati rice on the other side as you cook your rice daily. Once you have completed making, spoon the lentils and rice into bowls. Garnish with frizzled onion and fresh mint.

Enjoy all the recipes mentioned above and give us your feedback. You can also have smoked tofu as starts and red lentils and rice in your main-course. The dishes are lip-smacking and keep reading for many amazing recipes.

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