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From Aloo Parantha to Japanese Sticky Rice: Easy gluten-free recipes

Even though fitness enthusiasts might balk at the idea, there's nothing quite like a piping hot parantha served with a dollop of white butter, and a cup of steaming hot tea on the side to enjoy the nip in the air Gluten-free Aloo Parantha

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Ingredients :
Gluten-free chapati flour - 1 cup+1/3 cup
Water to help you knead the dough
Salt to taste
Onion - 1/2 super finely chopped.
Green chillies - 2-3 finely (chopped)
Green coriander - 10 strands (chopped)
Ajwain seeds - 1/2 tsp
Nigella seeds (optional) - 1/2 tsp
Mango powder - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
Boiled and mashed potatoes - 1 big potato pr 2 small
Olive oil or ghee - 2 tbsp
Method
* Mix the potatoes with the rest of the ingredients, except flour, and make sure that everything blends well.
* Knead the dough. Make small balls. With this measurement, you should be able to make 2-3 balls.
* Take one ball, make a well in the middle and fill in 1 tbsp of stuffing. After you have put the stuffing in the well, start closing it and make a ball again.
* With a belan or rolling pin, start rolling the parantha slowly. Do not put a lot of pressure else the parantha will break.
* On a hot tawa, place the parantha, give it a few minutes to cook on low heat. Flip the parantha, wait for a few minutes and then add some ghee/oil.
* Cook on low-medium heat. When the parantha turns golden brown. take it off the heat.
* Eat this hot with yogurt and green chutney.

Japanese Sticky Rice with Veggies in Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
Ingredient for Teriyaki Sauce
Gluten-free soy sauce - 1/4 cup
Water - 1 cup
Honey - 1 tbsp
Brown sugar - 4-5 tbsp
Ginger - 1/2 tbsp finely grated
Garlic powder - 1/4 tsp
Sesame oil - 1 tbsp (Or any veg oil)
Cornstarch - 2 tbsp
Water - 1/4 cup
Method
* Mix everything (except the cornstarch and cold water) in a sauce pan and begin heating. Add a cup of water.
* In a separate bowl, mix the cornstarch in 1/4 cup water.
* Add this mixture to the saucepan.
* Reduce the heat and simmer for about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool. Store in the fridge for up to a week.
Ingredients for sticky rice
Japanese sticky rice - 1 cup

Method
* Make it like your normal white rice.
* In 1 cup of rice, add water just slightly above the level of rice, turn the stove on.
* Let this cook on high heat for 3-4 minutes, after that cook till done on low heat.
* Keep checking the rice occasionally. If you feel the rice needs more water add a little hot water till the rice is nicely done.
Ingredients for the stir fry veggies
Oyster mushrooms - 1 packet
Button mushrooms - 1 packet
Green onions - 2-3 ( coarsely chopped)
Onion - 1 small (sliced)
Garlic cloves - 2-3 (finely chopped)
Red cabbage - 1 cup (chopped)
Green chillies - 1 chopped
Tofu - 1 packet
Bean sprouts - 1/3 cup
Oil - sesame/ olive: 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Vinegar/lemon juice - 1/2 tbsp
Method
* Pan fry the tofu cubes. keep aside.
* In the same pan add the garlic and the veggies on high heat. Keep stirring. Add salt to taste.
* After 3-4 minutes, add the Teriyaki sauce. This you can adjust according to taste. I usually add 2 heaped tablespoons. Mix well. Cook for another minute.
* The veggies need to be slightly crunchy, so do not overcook them. Add the vinegar. Mix well.
* Serve the veggies on a bed of sticky rice and tofu. Sprinkle some bean sprouts on top.


Gluten-free Chapati
Ingredients
Potato starch - 1/2 cup (use potato starch and not potato flour. Potato starch will provide you with light, fluffy baked goods. Whereas flour will be hard like stone)
Tapioca starch - 1/4 cup
White rice flour - 1/4 cup
Brown rice flour - 1 and 1/2 cup
Method
* Combine everything together and form a dough. Add water slowly, knead the dough for a long time. The more time you spend with the dough, the elasticity of the dough will be better.
* Make small dough balls.
* Roll them like chapati. Go slow, this is not your regular wheat flour so it will require a little practice.
* On a hot pan or tawa, place the chapati. On low medium heat, cook it for 30-40 seconds, flip it and cook the other side too. Then start pressing the chapati on the sides with a cloth, the chapati will start rising like a balloon.
* Do this on medium heat. When the chapati looks done, remove it.


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