Monday, April 18, 2011

Healthy eat

Mashed Potatoes
Boil and mash potatoes. Whip with half & half till desired consistency. Add salt, garlic powder, parsley & grated Parmesan. Serve with a dollop of sour cream on top sprinkled with parsley. Eat with favorite gravy.

Steamed mixed vegetables
Steam cauliflower, carrots, green peas, green beans & corn for 15-20 mins in a steamer. Toss with butter, salt & pepper.

Grilled Portabello Mushrooms & Asparagus
Toss Mushrooms with olive oil, garlic powder, salt and chili flakes. Grill on grill pan.
Toss asparagus with olive oil, salt and Italian herbs. Grill on grill pan. 

Oven Roasted Potato Wedges
Toss potato wedges with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper & chili flakes. Place on a oiled tray or foil and bake in oven at 450 F for 15-20 mins or till crispy brown on all sides. Toss the potatoes around in regular intervals while it is roasting.

Tandoori Chicken
Marinate chicken thighs (breast fillets are more fibrous) in tandoori masala, ginger-garlic paste, yogurt & salt for a couple of hours. Place on a greased tray or foil, and coat the top of the chicken with some oil too. Place in oven on the the topmost rack at 450 F for 20 mins. If the outside of the chicken is not roasted enough, broil for the next 3-5 mins. Do not overcook chicken of it will become dry.

Oven Roasted Tilapia
Marinate fish fillet with ginger-garlic paste, yogurt, fish fry masala, chili powder, haldi & salt. Place on oiled tray or foil, coat the outside of fish with some more oil and bake in oven at 450 F for 20 mins or less. Serve with chat masala, kala namak & lemon.

Note: Make slits on the chicken thighs and fish before marinating so that the masalas get incorporated into the meat better.

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