Side Dishes

Cabbage Kofta Recipe

Cabbage koftas are a wonderful treat to every day dinner menu. Cabbage koftas are vegetarian alternative to meatball. The finely grated cabbage mixed with spices and besan (gram flour) and deep fried, then simmered in to the spicy gravy.

for the koftas
3 cups cabbage, finely chopped
1 cup besan
¼ tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp red chili powder
¼ tsp garam masala
1 tsp carom seeds
1 tsp dahi
A pinch of hing
A pinch of baking soda
Salt as required
¼ cup of water
Oil for shallow frying
for the gravy
3 tomatoes, finely chopped
1 large onion, finely chopped
½ inch ginger, crushed
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 black cardamom
2 green cardamoms
1 inch cinnamon
3 cloves
1 bay leaf
¼ tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp red chili powder
½ tsp coriander powder
2 tbsp oil
½ tsp kasuri methi
1 tbsp bitter
2 cups water
3 tbsp cream
Salt as required
Chopped coriander leaves for garnish.
for the koftas Mix the cabbage, carom seeds, powders, hung, curd and salt together well. Keep the mixture aside for thirty minutes. Add the besan flour and baking soda and mix well. Pour in the water if the mixture become too dry. Stir well. Drop spoonfuls of the cabbage mixture into a pan of hot oil. Fry the koftas until they are crisp and golden. Place the koftas on a sheet of kitchen paper to seep out excess oil. for the curry Fry the bay leaf, cardamoms, cinnamon and cloves in hot oil for about ten seconds. Add the onions, stir and fry until golden. Add the ginger garlic paste and sauté for ten seconds. Add the tomatoes and powders and stir well. Remove the mixture from the stove, allow it to cool and the grind it into a smooth paste. Add ¼ cup of water before grinding. Heat the butter in a pan on a low flame. Stir in the paste and then add two cups of water. Add salt as required and allow the mixture to simmer until it thickens slightly. Add the cream and stir. Then, stir in the kasuri methi. Remove the curry from the stove and add the cabbage koftas. Garnish the kofta curry with coriander leaves. Serve with rice, naan or rotis.
Nutritions

Calories
1086

Sodium
204mg
8% DV

Fat
64g
99% DV

Protein
40g
81% DV

Carbs
128g
43% DV

Fiber
39g
159% DV

Zucchini Cake

240

This delicious yet simple Zucchini Cake is made moist with fresh garden zucchini and walnuts. The warm spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice along with a brown sugar cream cheese frosting take it over the top. I love to take this cake to potlucks and family functions as it is always a huge hit.

Zucchini Cake:
3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
3 cups grated zucchini
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting:
12 ounces cream cheese (1 1/2 boxes)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
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Nutritions

Calories
496

Sodium
284mg
11% DV

Fat
28g
43% DV

Protein
6g
12% DV

Carbs
49g
16% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV

Homemade Spiked Lemonade Recipe

186

Check out this homemade lemonade recipe, a refreshing drink to pair with your delicious dinner ideas. A wine flavored lemonade recipe made with just five ingredients.

There is a cool way of getting all the juice out of your lemons. Quarter the lemons and put them in the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Use low speed to squeeze the lemons, then strain the juice directly into a measuring cup. A cool way to juice some lemons, right?

3 cups water, divided
1/2 cup raw honey
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 bottle of white wine
1/2 cup mint leaves
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  1. Combine 1 cup of the water with raw honey and cook over medium-high heat until the honey is dissolved.
  2. Then transfer out of the saucepan and allow it to cool.
  3. In a large...
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Nutritions

Calories
122

Sodium
7mg
0% DV

Fat
5g
8% DV

Protein
2g
4% DV

Carbs
34g
11% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

122
https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/balsamic-brussels-sprouts/
1 1/2 lbs brussels sprouts ( trimmed and halved )
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
6 slices bacon ( chopped )
2 tbsp balsamic glaze
1 tbsp chopped parsley
cooking spray
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Nutritions

Calories
163

Sodium
240mg
10% DV

Fat
13g
20% DV

Protein
4g
8% DV

Carbs
3g
1% DV

Fiber
1g
5% DV

Spaghetti Salad

123

This Spaghetti Salad makes a delicious quick and easy light summer meal or side for all your grilling recipes. It is full of wholesome ingredients from the garden and drizzled with a homemade Italian dressing. The end result is pure bliss!

Italian Dressing:
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
Spaghetti Salad:
12 ounces spaghetti noodles (broken in half)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup chopped English cucumber
1 cup grape tomatoes sliced in half
1/2 green bell pepper chopped
1/2 yellow (or red) bell pepper chopped
1/4 cup sliced black olives
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/4 cup sliced pepperoncinis
1/3 cup chopped hard salami
2 tablespoons grated Fresh Parmesan
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Nutritions

Calories
386

Sodium
334mg
13% DV

Fat
15g
24% DV

Protein
13g
27% DV

Carbs
47g
16% DV

Fiber
2g
9% DV
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