5 Recipes to Keep You Healthy this Quarantine!

Quarantine life can be hectic while balancing work from home and household chores. We should always remember that health is as important as wealth. To make sure that your eating habits remain healthy during this quarantine The Academy of Pastry & Culinary Arts, India; brings to you these easy to make recipes.

 

1. Swiss Bircher Muesli

Chef Name – Kris Barboza (Assistant Pastry Chef APCA Bangalore)

Ingredients –

  • Quick Oats – 150Gms
  • Milk – 420ML
  • Apple Juice – 60ML
  • Lemon Juice – 03 Tbsp
  • Apple – 01 No
  • Honey – 02 Tbsp
  • Plain Yoghurt – 375 Gms
  • Cinnamon – A pinch
  • Fresh fruits, Berries, Dry fruits, Toasted coconut

Method –

  1. Mix the oats with yoghurt and the milk.
  2. Next add in grated green apple.
  3. Add in the cinnamon powder, apple juice and lemon juice.
  4. Mix well and keep in the refrigerator overnight.
  5. Next morning add in dry fruits and enjoy.

 

2. Couscous with Ratatouille

Chef Name – Charles Jayakumar (Culinary Chef APCA Bangalore)

Method –

(For Couscous)

Ingredients –

  • Instant Cous Cous – 200Gms
  • Water – 200Gms
  • Salt – To Taste
  • Butter – 50 Gms
  • Extra Virgin Oil – 01 Tbsp

Method –

  1. Boil water along with salt and butter.
  2. Once water boils, add in cous-cous and stir. Remove from heat, cover, and let it stand for five minutes.

Before serving drizzle some Olive oil, stir with fork to break up lumps

(For Ratatouille)

Ingredients –

  • Tomatoes – 150Gms
  • Onions – 75Gms
  • Zucchini Green – 100 Gms
  • Capsicum Green, Red and Yellow Bell Peppers – 120Gms
  • Eggplant – 120Gms
  • Tomato Paste – 50Gms
  • Thyme – 10Gms
  • Fresh Basil – 10Gms
  • Garlic – 25Gms
  • Salt – To Taste
  • White Pepper Powder – To Taste
  • Olive Oil – 50ML
  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes then add the capsicum and cook for further 2 minutes.
  2. Transfer onions and capsicum into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Add the eggplant into the pan and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Return onion and capsicum to the pan and stir in tomato paste.
  4. Add thyme and tomato concasse. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in basil and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.

 

3. Granola Bar

Chef Name – Shreya Monga (Assistant Pastry Chef APCA Gurgaon)

Ingredients –

  • Oats – 150Gms
  • Honey – 125Gms
  • Sugar/Brown Sugar – 75Gms
  • Raisin – 25Gms
  • Dates – 25Gms
  • Almond flakes – 25Gms
  • Pistachio – 25Gms
  • White Chocolate – (28%) For Dipping or Lining Decoration

Method –

    1. Roast all the nuts and allow cooling.
    2. Warm the honey to 80°C and mix in all ingredients.
    3.  Use rectangular mould or cut into rectangular shapes.
    4. Bake at 170°C for 10 min.
    5. Once cooled, pipe white chocolate designs over bars or dip half the bar into melted white chocolate.

 

4. Probiotic Yoghurt

Chef Name – Raghunandan (Pastry Chef APCA Bangalore)

Ingredients –

  • Hung Curd – 200ML
  • Fresh Cream – 200 ML
  • Condense Milk – 250 ML
  • Alphonso Mango – 100Gms
  • Probiotic Milk – 100ML

Method –

  1. Whisk the hung curd, condensed milk and cream together.
  2. Can add Mango puree for flavor
  3. Pour into the ramekins.
  4.  Bake in a water bath at 160 degrees for 15 minutes.
  5. Garnish with sliced Mango and serve chilled

 

5. Greek salad

Chef Name – Charles Jayakumar (Culinary Chef APCA Bangalore)

Ingredients 

  • Japanese Cucumber – 1No
  • Tomatoes – 2Nos.
  • Onions – 1No
  • Bell Peppers (Red, Yellow & Green) – 1No each
  • Arugula (Optional) – 100Gms
  • Green Olives – 25Gms
  • Black Olives – 25Gms
  • Olive Oil – 50ML
  • Lemon – 1 No
  • Red Wine Vinegar – 50ML
  • Feta Cheese – 50Gms
  • Salt & Pepper – To Taste

Method –

  1. Add the diced red onions and ¼ cup red wine vinegar to a small bowl.
  2. Allow to sit for about 15 minutes, then drain. Meanwhile, prepare the rest of the salad.
  3.  In a large bowl add lettuce. Evenly add bell peppers, cucumber, tomatoes, and drained red onions.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl combine 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar, lemon juice, dijon mustard, minced garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  5. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil into the dressing mixture, vigorously whisking until a thickened dressing is achieved. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  6. Add the dressing with the above-mentioned ingredients in a bowl and toss gently.
  7. Add kalamata olives and feta cheese on top of the salad.

 

Eat healthy, stay healthy and work healthy!

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