**Originally published Jun 2017, edited and updated Feb 2021. Poblano What?! A burger with Pav Bhaji?! Yep you heard it right. A Pav Bhaji Burger….. with Poblano Peppers. Pav Bhaji is a very popular dish in India and among Indians everywhere in the world. Back in the 1800’s, workers would take leftover veggies and turn… Continue reading →
Today, i have a very nutritious and healthy rice recipe to share with you all. Broccoli chickpea rice, Yes ! A one bowl meal filled with plant protein and healthy broccoli. With a hint of coconut at every bite, it is very nutty, filling and more over healthy. The addition of chickpeas and broccoli your leftover rice becomes a healthy rice bowl. Off late, veggie bowls and buddha bowls are trending. With simple concept to build a one dish meal that has whole grains, healthy veggies, protein and sauces. They make a complete balanced meal. Are you into meal planning? Do you cook rice ahead at the begining of the week? Do you have leftover rice often? With simple ingredients as broccoli, chickpea and coconut to the rice. Here i have combined the broccoli and chickpea stir fry/curry with the rice. You can even deconstuct the recipe , be creative and recplace or add veggies to make an awesome buddha bowl. Broccoli chickpeas rice is loved by adults and kids alike. A single bowl dish that’s healthy, hearty , filling and moreover ready in less than 20 minutes. VARIATIONS TO MAKE TO BUDDHA BOWL Replace white rice with brown rice or even quinoa. To make it more flavorful, cook rice with coconut milk in place of water. Add some toasted nuts for a more nutty flavor. Make your favorite sauce and serve as aside. Add roasted veggies as brussel sprouts or even carrots. Spice up the broccoli stir fry as per your choice. Replace chickpeas with other protein sources. INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THIS BROCCOLI CHICKPEAS RICE BOWL Rice : Cook rice ahead in time. Leftover rice works great as the rice has to be completely cooled. Chickpeas : Cook chickpeas ahead if using dry ones. Canned chickpeas also work great for this recipe. Coconut : Fresh coconut or use dry shredded coconut that’s unsweetned. Garlic Powder : Garlic powder adds a nice flavor to this rice bowl. Use minced garlic in place of powder. Coconut Oil/Oil : While coconut oil adds a nice flavor to the rice bowl. Replace with chioce of oil. Coriander Powder : Coriander or Cumin powder adds additional flavors to the rice bowl. Adjust as per taste preferance. Papirika : Adds spice to the rice bowl. Adjust as per spice level. HOW TO MAKE BROCCOLI CHICKPEA RICE ? Cook rice and chickpeas ahead, if using dry chickpeas. Soak dry chickpeas in water overnight or atleast 8 hours. Drain and cook with enough water till soft. In an instantpot cook for 8 minutes or pressure cook for 3 whistles. Do not over cook, they become mushy. Heat coconut oil or any oil in a skillet. If using fresh garlic mince and add at the begining. Roast for a minutes and add broccoli florets. Cover and cook for a fe minutes till they are slightly tender. Add a pinch of salt to fasten the cooking process. Add chickpeas and saute for a minutes or two. Add spices as garlic powder, coriander powder, salt and cook. If using fresh grated coconut add it along with the spices and cook till the raw smells goes away. If using dry coconut add after the spices are mixed and cooked . Give the mixture a good mix. For a deconstucted veggies bowl, use this stir fry mixture and add to the veggies bowl. Serve the stir fry along with chioce of grains as brown rice, coconut rice or quinoa. To make a single serving rice bowl, add cooked rice to this mixture a combine well till mixed. Serve warm and enjoy… https://youtu.be/x8SZQx0zfGo TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK !!! As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this recipe if you make it. So drop me a comment below, and be sure to tag on social media. Also, let us know about any varaitions you made to this recipe, we would love to try it too. Love to share your yummy pictures with us? Please share on Instagram @connect2hameesha and hashtag it #connect2hameesha Subscribe to my Youtube Channel Hameesha for more amazing videos.
This pasta salad is such a simple dish that it barely needs a recipe; that’s part of the reason I love to make it! The second reason is that it gets some nice veggies into the kids’ diet without any fuss - they love pasta in every form. This is a great, easy supper dish. I often serve it with my wine-infused burger patties, for a hearty lunch or evening option. It’s also the perfect dish to feed to those guests who came round for coffee - and are still here hours later, when dinner is due! Cooking pasta is the easiest, quickest thing, and there is always enough in the fridge to help me rustle up this recipe. You might’ve noticed I use Greek yoghurt here, instead of mayonnaise. This really brings the calorie count back under control; it’s still an indulgent pasta, but the added protein from the Greek yoghurt and the decrease in calories make it easier to warrant cooking regularly. I tend to make a big batch of it, hoping to have it in the fridge to use as a side dish over the next two to three days - but my family often thwart this plan, demolishing it in one sitting!
A leftover lamb Lancashire hot pot is a wonderful meat and potatoes dish that is perfect for using leftover roast lamb! This one-pot comfort meal features lamb, potatoes, and veggies that are braised in the oven with a savory gravy until delightfully tender- it's as tasty as it sounds!
This Vegan Frittata is easy to make and a great way to use up leftover vegetables. It's egg free, gluten free, and oil free, and is a delicious savory dish for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner!
Onion Bhaji Curry is a delicious and reliable indian curry recipe. In this preparation, fresh or leftover Onion Bhajis (Onion-Gram flour Fritters) are cooked in Onion-Ginger paste with some chopped Tomatoes and ground spices. It goes superb with any Indian bread like Rotis, Parathas, Pooris, Naan etc. In fact, it also goes amazing with rice items like Steamed Rice, Ghee Rice, Jeera Rice, Pulao etc.
A complete meal in itself with goodness of lentils, vegetables, chicken and rice all in one dish. Ideal as an iftar dish if you need to serve a large crowd. You can also make use of your leftover rice and transform it into a spicy and tasty porridge.
Cabbage rice or pulao is a healthy one-pot dish made with minimal spices. Naturally gluten-free and vegan, this cabbage pilaf is very easy to make and is ready in less than 30 minutes, with less than 10 minutes of hands-on time.
Vegan Beetroot Kofta Curry is a very delicious and healthy recipe. The Koftas that have been prepared with a perfect combination of Beetroot, Carrots, Potatoes, Onions, Garlic and some spices create a mouth-watering chemistry when prepared in the Onion-Tomato-Ginger-Garlic curry with some spices. This versatile dish can easily be paired up with any Indian bread or rice items.
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With a base of mashed potatoes and carrots softened in aromatic ginger, garlic and spices, and added crunch of yellow sweet corn kernels, chickpea flour, fresh parsley and lemon juice, the spicy vegetable burger patty can be cooked outdoors or on an indoor grill pan.
Not sure what to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers? Make this delicious turkey burger topped with stuffing and cranberry sauce for a fun twist on the Thanksgiving sandwich.
Dhokla chaat is a very simple and refreshing fusion chaat recipe Indian. In this preparation, soft and fluffy dhoklas are topped with yogurt, chutneys and vegetables like chopped onion, coriander leaves and green chillies with sprinkle of spices, sev and pomegranate arils. This salivating preparation is mostly relished as evening snack, breakfast or as a side for lunch as well. It could be a perfect leftover dhokla recipe whenever you have some leftover extra pieces of khaman dhokla.
For a seriously delicious Indian chicken and rice dish you have to try this homemade chicken biryani! It's an easy dish to make at home even though there are lots of ingredients. Why not make a double batch as the leftovers are great the next day too?
Amazing Creamy Vegan Broccoli Rice Casserole is an easy way to use up leftover rice. This comforting vegan broccoli rice casserole dish is perfect for large crowds, it is easy to prepare and flavorful.
Aloo Methi is one of the most popular iconic Indian dry curry recipes. It is a flavoured palatable dish which is very easy to make. It is prepared with the deadly combination of Potatoes and Fenugreek leaves which are cooked with Tomatoes, Ginger paste and minimal spices. It is a no onion no garlic vegan recipe. It is mostly accompanied with Indian flat breads like Rotis or Parathas.
Spice up your leftover rice by transforming it into scallion garlic indian fried rice for dinner tonight!
This easy Vegan Chipotle Mayo is so creamy, with the perfect level of spice, and just a hint of lime. Perfect for veggie burgers, sandwiches, fries, tacos, onion rings, and more!
Sheem Aloo Shorshe (Hyacinth Beans in Mustard Sauce) is an authentic Bengali food and one of the most reliable comfort dishes. It is a very popular vegan side dish of winter season in India. In this preparation, Flat beans and Potatoes are cooked in Mustard paste with Tomatoes, green Chillies and minimal spices. It is an excellent side and goes superb with Dal-Chawal or with Indian flat bread.
An Italian dish that may seem a little unconventional, pasta paired with potatoes. A soupy pasta dish made with leftover pantry items such as potatoes, veggies, herbs, and mixed pasta.