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Baked Pakora

Ingredients: Besan (gram flour)
Cut up vegetables of choice (onion, potato, broccoli etc..)
Green chilies - optional

Corriander powder, amchur powder,salt to taste
Vegetable oil - 1-2 tbsp
Water

Method: Mix besan (gram flour), cut vegetables, spices, oil and very little water.
Line the baking dish with parchment paper and bake 400 - 420 F for 15 minutes or more.
Keep turning sides from time to time.
Serve hot with green chutney or ketchup 

Note:
The pakoras are little dry as compares to fried version. However, it tastes good with chutney and is healthy :)

Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients:
Medley of baby carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, beans, beet roots, brussels sprouts
garlic infused  olive oil
salt and pepper
Lemon juice
Springs of rosemary
chopped parsley

Method: pre-heat oven at 425 Fcut vegetables and coat with garlic infused olive oil, salt and pepperarrange the vegetables in baking tray and roast for 20 minuteskeep turning the vegetables in betweenadd chopped rosemary towards the end of roastingtransfer the vegetables in a serving bowl. add lime juice and chopped parsley serve it with salad, brown rice or marinara pasta !!

Vegetable Quesadillas

Ingredients:
Flour tortillas - 1
Red bell pepper - 1/2
Carrot - 1/2 cup, grated
Baby spinach - 1/2 cup (optional)
Mexican cheese blend
Olive oil - as needed

Method:
Chop/grate all the vegetables and saute in olive oil.   Place the tortilla on a hot girdle. Layer with cheese blend, followed by vegetables.Top it with another tortilla.Carefully turn the tortillas and cook other side until the cheese starts melting.Cut them into quarters and serve with sour cream, guacamole and salsa.