- Title: Chutneys & Thokkus: 45 Plant Based, Gluten Free, Low Calorie Recipes
- Author:Navolina Dr.
- Pages: 150
- Publisher (Publication Date): July 15, 2020
- Language: English
- ASIN: B08D3JFT7Z
- Download File Format: PDF
Here is a book with a compendium of 45 delectable recipes of chutneys, podis, and thokkus, to enrich your gastronomical experience. Illustrated with evocative photographs of the food that you are about to prepare and eat, this book with step-by-step procedures will undoubtedly inspire you to opt for a healthier way of life by including various fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables, lentils, and herbs in your diet. It will persuade even a novice to start their cooking journey. And the more experienced cooks will find innovative recipes in the book, using an assortment of orange, green apple, pineapple, guava, betel leaves, almonds, and green peas etc.
All the recipes in this book can be created effortlessly and are suitable to inculcate healthy eating habits in both children and adults. The uncomplicated nature of cooking is exemplified with simple, fuss free, under 20 minutes, wet chutney recipes that will help you strike a balance between your work and personal life. These wet chutney recipes can easily fit into your daily food menu and are also equally suitable as dips for occasions such as parties.
All the recipes can be made with a basic kitchen setup and ingredients that are easily available at the local grocery stores. Varied, delicious, and healthy recipes made from cauliflower, radish, snake gourd, chayote, bottle gourd, beetroot, carrot, cabbage, capsicum, pumpkin, etc. will add the necessary dose of everyday vegetables to your day-to-day menu. The book also features recipes using mineral rich ingredients such as sorrel leaves, dill leaves, raw green banana peel, horse gram, watermelon rind, and various lentils.
India is fortunate to have brilliant culinary traditions within each of its states, with each region contributing its unique taste and blend. This book focuses on South Indian cuisine particularly comprising of recipes from Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada cuisine. Each of the 45 recipes in this book, uses one main ingredient and a medley of other ingredients. The versatile combinations not only cater to a wide palate but also generate a burst of flavour in your mouth.
The recipes in the book are categorized under 8 headings:
1) Fruit Based Raw Chutneys
2) Fruit Based Cooked Chutneys
3) Nut & Seed Based Chutneys
4) Vegetable Based Chutneys
5) Lentil Based Chutneys
6) Herb Based Chutneys
7) Podis (Dry Chutneys)
You can eat these Chutneys & Thokkus, as spreads on bread, bun, pancake, roti, paratha, naan, kulcha, puri, and as a side dish with rice, idli, dosa, uttapam, adai, paniyaram, appam, rava upma, etc.
In addition to the 45 recipes, the book has 14 bonus recipes using ‘Chutneys & Thokkus’ that can be made quickly for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a late night snack. All the 59 recipes can be relished by children and adults alike. Cooking is therapeutic for some, a passion for some, and a hobby for some! So, come take a journey into the delights of easy and effortless cooking!