If you are wondering what ‘gluten’ means and why suddenly should your food be free of it, we don’t blame you. The fact is that these words have entered the Indian lexicon rather recently. So, here’s your dose of ‘all about Gluten’ and recipes without this ‘demon’ as you might like to call it, if you are gluten intolerant. Here it is for you!

What Is Gluten Free Food?

Basically, gluten is a protein found in wheat and its byproducts. It has been found that some people have an allergy to this protein. Some of the symptoms include gas, nausea, nasal congestion, difficulty in breathing and other digestive issues.

Is Gluten Free The New Fad?

Is gluten-free diet a fad or a life-saving diet? While the debate still rages on in the recent past, more and more studies have emerged which show that the so-called ‘gluten-free movement’ might actually have an at least some health benefits. And while scientists and experts from both camps try to prove or disprove each other, how about some lip-smacking recipes that will leave you drooling? Here we go:

Chicken Korma With Veggies

What…you thought just because the food is gluten-free it will be boring? Proving your wrong is this first dish on our list. Get ready to treat your taste buds with some insane Chicken Korma the gluten-free way:

Ingredients

Onion – 1 (medium sized) – sliced and chopped

Vegetable oil – 1½  tablespoons

Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

Potatoes – 2 (small)

Carrots – 4

Tomato sauce – 100 grams

Garam masala – 1½  tablespoons

Green peas – 1 cup

Capsicum – ½  -seeded and chopped

Cream – 1 cup

Salt to taste

Coriander for garnish

Method

Step 1: Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.

Step 2: Introduce the chopped onion slices and cook until tender.

Step 3: Put a teaspoon of ginger garlic sauce and cook for a minute.

Step 4: Add the potatoes, carrots and tomato sauce.

Step 5: Add a little salt and garam masala according to taste.

Step 6: Add the peas, capsicum and cream into the pan.

Step 7: Let the pan simmer in low flame for 10 minutes.

Step 8: Garnish with coriander and serve.

Desi Bhuna Chicken

Gluten-Free-Recipes

Yet another dish featuring the crowd pleaser…chicken! Simple and easy to cook, you can rustle up this dish in no time at all!

Ingredients

Chicken – 1 (small) whole

Onion – 1 (chopped)

Carrot – 1 (chopped)

Leeks – 2 to 3

Garlic – 1

Butter – 3-4 tablespoons

Red chilli powder – 1 tablespoon

Jeera powder – 1 tablespoon

Turmeric powder – ½ tablespoon

Garam masala – 1 tablespoon

Ginger garlic paste – 2 teaspoons

Dried fenugreek seeds

Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Step 1: Prepare the marinade by adding red chilli powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, garam masala.

Step 2: Add ginger chilli paste, kasoori methi, salt and pepper to the marinade.

Step 3: Marinate the whole chicken with this mixture in a bowl and add some butter.

Step 4: Roast chicken for about 45 minutes at 180 degrees.

Coriander Fish

Straight from Bengal, you can almost smell the aroma of this delectable dish even as you read!

Ingredients

Rohu Fish – 5 to 6 pieces

Turmeric powder – 1 tablespoon

Salt – 1 teaspoon

Oil – 2 teaspoons

Coriander – Large handful

Garlic – 6 cloves

Fenugreek seeds – 1 tablespoon

Coriander seeds – 1 tablespoon

Tomatoes – 2 (finely chopped)

Garam masala – 1 tablespoon

Lemon – 1

Method

Step 1: Marinate the Rohu fish with salt and turmeric powder and leave it for 25 minutes.

Step 2: Grind the fresh coriander, garlic and green chillies in a blender.

Step 3: Heat oil in a pan and fry the fishes over medium flames till they become slightly golden. Remove the fish pieces.

Step 4: Add garlic, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander paste along with powdered fenugreek seeds and coriander seeds to the remaining oil and heat for 3-4 minutes.

Step 5: Add finely chopped tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 6: Add garam masala and let the gravy boil and add the fried fish pieces.

Step 7: Add salt according to taste and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 8: Garnish with coriander and serve hot.

Paneer Pakoda

Gluten-Free-Recipes

What better way to spend wintery nights or rainy days than in the company of your loved ones and a bowl of these delicious paneer pakodas?

Ingredients

Paneer – 250 grams divided into 14 to 16 cubes

Yogurt – 2 tablespoons

Corn flour – 4 tablespoons

Ginger – ½ teaspoon of grated ginger

Green chillies – 1

Salt – ½ teaspoon

Coriander – 1 tablespoon (minced)

For The Batter

Chickpea flour – 100 grams

Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon

Salt – 1 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1 Pinch

Water as needed

Method

Step 1: Grind the green chilli and ginger in a blender.

Step 2: In a large bowl, add yoghurt, corn flour, salt, ginger, green paste and coriander and mix till it becomes a paste.This will be your marination.

Step 3: Coat the paneer with the above mix and set aside for an hour.

Step 4: Take the second bowl for preparing the batter. In this bowl, mix the chickpea flour, cumin seeds, salt and baking soda. Add water as needed to get a thick consistency.

Step 5: Heat a little oil in a small pan.

Step 6: Coat the paneer cubes in batter and deep fry in hot oil till the colour changes to golden brown.

Step 7: Serve with chaat masala and coriander chutney.

Palak Paneer

Gluten-Free-Recipes

Straight from the Punjabi heartland is this paneer delicacy that has been warming the hearts of both vegetarian and non-vegetarians alike.

Ingredients

Ginger garlic paste -1 teaspoon

Vegetable oil – 2 tablespoons

Spinach – 500 grams

Green chillies – 2

Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon

Onion – 1 (chopped)

Dried fenugreek leaves – 1 tablespoon

Butter – 1 teaspoon

Paneer  – 250 grams divided into 14 to 16 cubes

Add salt according to taste.

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Method

Step 1: Heat oil in a pan and saute the spinach. Let it cool for a bit.

Step 2: Add two chopped chillies to the Spinach.

Step 3: Introduce the spinach and chillies to the blender and grind till they become a smooth paste.

Step 4: Take another pan and heat some more vegetable oil and add cumin seeds.

Step 5: Add some onions and fry them gently in the pan. Add salt and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 6: Then go in ginger and dried fenugreek leaves. Heat till it becomes a thick masala paste.

Step 7: Add the blended spinach to the pan along with a cup of water (if necessary). Heat till it begins to boil and leave it to simmer. Make sure that the mixture is not watery.

Step 8: Take a frying pan and add the butter. Once melted add the paneer and stir. Leave the paneer to heat for 3 minutes.

Step 9: Add the paneer to the spinach puree and stir gently.

Step 10: Add some garam masala.

Step 11: Garnish with some cream and serve hot.

So now you have the recipes for 5 absolutely delicious gluten-free dishes that you can easily rustle up at home. We hope you enjoy your lip-smacking treat and stay healthy!

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