Staying healthy is everyone's ulterior motive today and it all begins with eating right and stying fit. Ditch the junk food for your own sake as immunity building is the key to avoiding COVID. Not just that, if you have different defeciencies like that of iron then it is high time you do something about it. Here are some easy and delcious iron rich recipesby Chef Kaviraj Khialani that may help out.

Prawn Exotica Delight

prawn exotica

Ingredients

  • Prawns 12- 16 No Medium- Large Sized, Cleaned, Deveined, washed

For The Marination On The Prawns: Apply And Leave Aside For 15 Mins

  • Olive Oil/Oil 1 Tsp
  • Salt & Crushed Black Pepper To Taste
  • White Vinegar 1 Tsp
  • Mixed Herbs ½ Tsp
  • Chili Flakes 1/2 Tsp
  • Soy Sauce 1 Tsp

To Saute:

  • Oil 1 Tsp
  • Lemongrass 4-5 Pieces Cut
  • Shredded Ginger 1 Tsp
  • Slit Green Chilies 2
  • Chopped Spring Onions 2 Tbsp
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • Tomato Ketchup 1 Tbsp 
  • Red Chili Sauce 1 Tsp
  • Water ½ Cup
  • Spring Onion Greens 2 Tbsp, Chop For Garnish
  • Corn Flour Water Solution 2 Tbsp
  • Sesame Seeds 1 Tsp

Method

  • Prepare all the ingredients for the prawn exotica.
  • Marinate the prawns and keep aside for 15 mins.
  • Heat oil in a skillet/pan saute the lemon grass, ginger, chilies and onions for 15 seconds.
  • Add in the marinated prawns and saute on a high flame for 1 minute add little water or stock and reduce the flame and add the sauces and seasonings to taste.
  • Allow to cook the prawns for 6-8 minutes and add the corn flour solution to thicken it all up a little.
  • Finally serve hot garnish with some greens, sesame seeds, micro greens etc.

Curried Chicken Liver 

curried chicken liver

Ingredients

  • Chicken Liver 250-300 Gms
  • Oil 1 Tbsp
  • Garlic 1 Tsp Chopped
  • Onion 1 Small Chopped
  • Slit Red Chilies 1 Tbsp
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • Thai Red Curry Paste 2 Tbsp
  • Lemongrass/ Galangal or Ginger/ Fresh Basil Leaves As Desired
  • Water 2 Cups
  • Thick Coconut Milk 2 Cups
  • Tender Coconut Shreds 2 Tbsp 
  • Corn Flour Solution 2 Tsp If Needed To Thicken

Method

  • Prepare the ingredients for the chicken liver recipe.
  • Heat oil in a pan add in the Thai elements as listed above and add in the Thai curry paste- red/green/yellow as desired and add little water.
  • Now add in the chicken livers and saute them well with the Thai flavours in the pan and add little water to allow the livers to cook, simmer for 10 mins. (Add some additional veggies as well of your choice)
  • Add in the coconut milk and continue cooking the chicken livers for another 4-5 mins, add the corn flour solution and thicken it slightly, garnish with tender coconut shreds, Thai chilies, basil leaves, roasted crushed peanuts and serve with jasmine rice/ brown rice/ brown bread etc.

Healthy Bowl Of Iron Power

iron bwl

Ingredients

For The Base Of The Salad:

  • Kale/Assorted Greens/Lettuce Varieties 2 Cups
  • For The Body Of The Salad:
  • Boiled Chicken Cubes ½ cup
  • Boiled Eggs 2 No Cut Into Wedges
  • Cooked/Boiled Chicken Liver ½ Cup
  • Broccoli/French Beans/ Tomatoes/Cucumbers 1 Cup Cut

For The Dressing Of The Salad:

  • Olive Oil 1 Tbsp
  • Lime Juice 2 tbsp
  • Fresh Orange Segments 1/4 Cup
  • Mustard Paste 1 Tsp
  • Date Puree 2 Tbsp
  • White Vinegar 1 Tsp
  • Salt & Crushed Black Pepper To Taste
  • Chopped Parsley 1 Tbsp

For The Garnish Of The Salad

  • Hemp seeds/Sunflower Seeds/Micro Greens/Raisins/Almonds 2 Tsp As Desired Can Be Used

Method

  • Prepare all the ingredients for the various parts of the salad.
  • In a presentation salad bowl or salad plate arrange the base and the body of the salad to ensure all elements are visible.
  • Combine together all ingredients for the dressing mix them well and keep ready, drizzle it just before serving the salad.
  • Garnish as desired and serve the salad chilled ideally with some toasted whole grain garlic toasts.

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Millet & Veggie Pulao

pulao millet

Ingredients

  • Millets 1 Cup Ideally Foxtail Variety
  • Carrots/Beans/Peas/Potato/Eggplant/Cauliflower 1 Cup Mix Assorted Cut Vegetables Of Your Choice Can Be Used Here
  • Oil/Ghee 2 Tsp
  • Bayleaf 2 No
  • Peppercorns/Cloves 3-4 No
  • Ginger Garlic Paste 1 Tsp
  • Slit Green Chilies 2 No
  • Chopped Onion 1 Small
  • Chopped Tomato 1 Medium
  • Salt To Taste
  • Turmeric Powder ½ Tsp
  • Coriander Powder 1 Tsp
  • Red Chili Powder ½ Tsp
  • Mint & Coriander Leaves 2 Tbsp
  • Roasted Crushed Peanuts
  • Curry Leaves 10-12
  • Mustard Seeds ½ Tsp
  • Cumin Seeds ½ Tsp
  • Hing 1/4 Tsp
  • Water As Required
  • Lime Juice 2 tbsp. (Add just before serving and mix well)

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Method

  • Clean the millets, lightly dry roast them for a minute or so and keep aside to cool.
  • Heat oil/ghee in a pan add in the hing and all ingredients for the tempering or tadka and allow to splutter and crackle.
  • Add in the ginger garlic, chilies, onions and saute well.
  • Now add in tomatoes and all spices, salt to taste and also add in the millets and bhunao for 1-2 minutes, add warm water double the quantity to start with first, cover and simmer allow the pulao to cook.
  • Stir and check if more liquid is needed for the millets to absorb and cook, add accordingly and continue cooking. Finally add in the mint and coriander, peanuts and dash of lime juice mix well and serve hot.

Dark Chocolate Fantastica 

dark c

Ingredients

  • Unsweetened Dark Chocolate 150- 200 Gms Slab Cut Into Small Pieces
  • Soy Milk/ Low Fat Milk 2 Cups
  • Honey 1 Tbsp
  • Raisins 2 Tbsp
  • Dates 3-4 No Chopped
  • Brown Bread 2-3 Slices
  • Peanut Butter 2 Tsp
  • Almonds 2 Tsp Sliced

Method

  • Prepare all the ingredients for the warm chocolate pudding.
  • Grease an oven proof dish with little oil or butter and keep aside.
  • In a saucepan warm up the soy milk and add in the honey, raisins, dates and mix well.
  • Apply the peanut butter on the brown bread slices and cut into small cubes add the bread into the soy milk mixture.
  • Allow to cook the bread in the milk for 2 mins, add in the dark chocolate and mix well, pour the mixture into the baking dish add in the nuts and cover with a foil and bake in a pre-heated oven at 160 degrees Celsius for 20-25 mins and serve warm with a fresh fruit salad on the side.

Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more such amazing recipes by Chef Kaviraj Khialani who is a creative cuisine specialist, food designer, food writer, author and consultant, based in Mumbai. He has also mastered over 33 international cuisines and featured on various TV food shows. A recepient of several National Awards, he has been recognised globally for his valuable contribution to the Food and Hospitality Industry over the past two decades now.