Recipes Beyond Borders- sometimes Exotic, mostly Healthy, always Delicious

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Gujarati Kachumber Salad – Colourful 10 minute Summer Cooler

Gujarati Kachumber Salad – Colourful 10 minute Summer Cooler

Kachumber Salad is a very Indian salad of fresh chopped vegetables with a dash of lemon juice and chilli. Served along with rice, dal and vegetables in a thali meal, it goes equally well with roti and sabzi or with biriyani or can be had just by itself as a light lunch. Pomegranates add an exotic flavour to the salad.

Arbi ki Kadhi – Colocasia Root in Yogurt Gravy

Arbi ki Kadhi – Colocasia Root in Yogurt Gravy

Traditional Arbi ki Kadhi, this simple curry of colocasia in yogurt gravy from Chattisgarh cuisine, is a delicious treat with hot rice and ghee or with roti. Easy to make and has very little oil or spice and is yet so tasty!

Baingan Badi Sabzi – Curried Aubergine with Black Gram  Fritters

Baingan Badi Sabzi – Curried Aubergine with Black Gram Fritters

Delicious Baingan Badi Sabzi from Bihari cuisine, a curry of aubergine (brinjal) with fried black gram fritters (urad dhal badi or wadi), made nutritious with fresh spinach and dill leaves and flavoured with cumin, fenugreek and turmeric. Plan to make the badi a few days ahead as they need to be sun-dried for 2-3 days.

Assamese Aloo Pitika – Mashed Potato in Mustard Oil

Assamese Aloo Pitika – Mashed Potato in Mustard Oil

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Easy Assamese Aloo Pitika – mashed potatoes in mustard oil, onions, hot green chillies. Vegan and gluten free, this is a simple tasty dish from North East India

Oying Vegetable Stew From Arunachal Pradesh

Oying Vegetable Stew From Arunachal Pradesh

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Oying Vegetable Stew from the cuisine of Arunachal Pradesh in the Indian North East. Simple stew of potatoes, beans, cabbage boiled with chillies and ginger. No oil or spices. Vegan, gluten free

Roasted Pumpkin Labneh Buckwheat Salad with Pomegranate and Rocket

Roasted Pumpkin Labneh Buckwheat Salad with Pomegranate and Rocket

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Summery delicious nutritious Roasted Pumpkin Labneh Buckwheat Salad with Pomegranate and Rocket. With Contrasting textures & flavours – Its Heaven on a Plate!

Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili – Cluster Beans Dhal Paste Curry

Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili – Cluster Beans Dhal Paste Curry

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Kothavarangai Paruppu Usili from a traditional Tamil Iyer Style Recipe. Cluster beans sautéed with tuar dal-chilli paste, tempered with mustard seeds & hing.

Easy Vegetable Koottu -Veggies & Lentil Stew for the New Mom

Easy Vegetable Koottu -Veggies & Lentil Stew for the New Mom

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Easy, Quick to make Vegetable Koottu for the new Mom, Vegetables cooked with moong dal lentils and turmeric, tempered with curry leaves, mustard, fenugreek and cumin

Peruvian Kiwicha Salad – Amaranth and Roasted Figs with Buttermilk Dressing

Peruvian Kiwicha Salad – Amaranth and Roasted Figs with Buttermilk Dressing

A rich, nutritious salad of heirloom Kiwicha grains (a form of amaranth), with a delicious buttermilk dressing, and with honey roasted figs, charred broccoli, herbs and pistachio nuts. Kiwicha was a staple food in Peru 4000 years ago. With disease fighting properties and great health benefits, Kiwicha is the new Quinoa!

Easy Kale and Onion Pizza – Healthy and Delicious

Easy Kale and Onion Pizza – Healthy and Delicious

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Healthy and easy to make pizza with homemade dough topped with sautéed onion and fresh kale. With the nutrition and disease fighting properties of kale, pizza becomes ‘healthy food’ instead of junk!