I Say Organic : Vegan Recipes {Oven Baked Vegetables + Colocasia and Spinach} & Giveaway!

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Hi guys!

If you have been following my Instagram account or even this blog, you’d know that I absolutely LOVE eating healthy {atleast i try! } I am a firm believer of the fact that healthy food can be really yum and scrumptious too. One can be on a diet but that doesn’t mean that they need to starve themselves or only eat salads {which can get a bit boring after a while}. Since I try my best to incorporate as many vegetables as possible to my diet, I have been on the lookout for where to buy good quality, clean organic products. With the market being flooded with overpriced vegetables that have been imported god knows how many days ago, the sad truth is that even though we think we are eating healthy, we aren’t. Full of pesticides, we are constantly infusing our body with everything that we should be. 

I came across www.isayorganic.com a while ago and couldn’t have been happier. Organic {Farming methods that do not involve using any kind of chemical pesticides, fertilizers, genetically modified seeds (GMOs), preservatives and additives }  healthy eating is really picking up and nothing could be better than a home delivery service where you can shop for your groceries online!  What’s important here is that not only do they sell clean+safe food {void of any chemicals}  but also recongise and support the farmers who grow this food. Another thing I personally love about I say organic was the simplicity of their website. It’s easy to browse through and one can find exactly what you’re looking for in no time.

Since I have posted tons of non-vegetarian dishes on this blog, I thought it would be fun to go ahead and prepare some exciting Vegetarian/Vegan dishes and share with recipes with you all! I ordered the 6 kilos assorted vegetable pack. This is what came in the pack:

 Potato – 1 Kg 
Onion – 1 kg
Tomato Desi – 500 gm
Cucumber – 500 gm
 Green Chilly – 50 gm
 Lemon – 100 gm
Mint – 100 gm
Garlic – 100 gm 
Bhindi – 500 gm
Brinjal – 350 gm
Bottle guard 500 gm
Chaulai Saag – 500 gm
Pumpkin -500 gm
Arbi -350 gm
 Along with this pack, I also added some Zuccini and a bottle of Organic Mustard Oil.
 
Since I live in Gurgaon, my ordered reached on a Thursday {Orders reach Gurgaon on Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday} . All the vegetables were neatly delivered in brown paper bags on a large tray. They looked really fresh; definitely a recent produce!
 It’s really important that we start paying more attention to our health and really consider buying organic products which don’t only carry the label but are instead sourced from farmers new you! 
 
[GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF THE POST]

IMG_6222Recipe One: Oven roasted vegetables with full pods of garlic and rosemary, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil

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Ingredients:

2 Potatoes

2 Onions

2 Garlic pods (full)
 
3 Bringals
 
2 potatoes
 
1/4 Zuccini 
 
100 grams pumpkin
 
2 Tomatoes
 
1 Arbi (Colocasia)
 
Rosemary leaves 
 
Olive Oil
 
Salt
 
Pepper
 
Lemon
 
Procedure: 

1. Cut all the vegetable as shown in the photograph below.

– Garlic pods would not be cut and would be placed as it is. 

– Tomatoes would be cut in halves

– Onion would be cut in halves

– Pumpkin would be sliced (4 slices)

– Brinjals would be cut in half

– Arbi would be sliced thinly {Like potato chips}

– Zucinni would be sliced diagonally

2. Place these vegetables them on your oven proof baking tray 

3. Keep the oven preaheated to 180 degrees celcius for 20 minutes

IMG_62324. Drizzle {very generously} the vegetables with olive oil and sprinkle roasemary leaves, salt and pepper (according to taste) for the added flavour.

5. Take out the tomaotoes from this baking dish and place them in another plate for now. DO NOT put them into the oven.

6. Once the oven is pre-heated, place the vegetable dish  into the oven and let them bake. 

7. 45 mins later, open the oven and quickly place the tomatoes into the dish (make sure youre wearing mittins)

8. Now, let the vegetables bake for another 15 mins.

9. The cooking time in total: 60 mins.

Check if they’re done. My baked vegetables were cooked well within 60 mins after the oven was pre-heated for 20 minutes. They should have a lovely shine to them and shouldnt be shriveled up (over-cooked)

10. Take the dish out of the oven. Take out the full garlic pods and squeeze out the pulp and mix it throughout the dish. Do that with the onions as well. Make sure the onions and garlic are evenly distributed throughout the dish.

11. Squeeze one lime and serve hot.

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 Recipe Two: Arbi & Chaulai Saag { Colocasia and Spinach}

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Ingridients For the Saag

500 grams Spinach (Chauali Saag) 

3 tablespoons Mustard Oil

Haldi Powder (1 pinch)

Zeera Powder (1 teaspoon)

Salt (to taste)

1 tomato

Dhaniya Powder (1 pinch)

Red Chilly Powder (1 pinch)

Chopped Garlic (1 teapsoon)

For the Arbi

300 grams Arbi (Colocasia)

Salt (to taste)

Ajwain (1 pinch)

Haldi (1 pinch)

Dhaniya Powder (1 teaspoon)

Heeng (1 pinch)

Zeera Powder (1 pinch)

3 tablespoons of Mustard Oil

3 Green Chillies

1 Lemon 

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Procedure:

For the Saag: 

1. Take 3 tablespoons of Mustard Oil in a wok and bring it to a smoking point.Let it cool down. 

2. Add the Zeera Powder into the wok.Roast it for a few seconds.

3. Add the garlic untill it turns a light brown.

4. Take one totmato and chop it in really small pieces. Add it into the wok.

5 Next, add all the other spices and let them cook for a minute.

Haldi Powder (1 pinch)

Dhaniya Powder (1 pinch)

Red Chilly Powder (1 pinch)

4. Take the Saag (roughly) chopped and sautee in the wok with the spices and tomato for 5 mins.

5. Add salt to taste.

For the Arbi: 

1. Take the Arbi and bring it to a bowl in a pressure cooker (3-4 whistles)

2. Once done, take out the arbi from the pressure cooker- peal and dice into squares (or however you like). Keep side

3. In a pan, take the oil, bring it to the smoking point and let it cool down.

4. Add the Zeera powder and let it roast.

5. Next, take the green chilies and sauteee them.

6. Add the other spices

Ajwain (1 pinch)

Haldi (1 pinch)

Dhaniya Powder (1 teaspoon)

Heeng (1 pinch)

7. Let the spices and chilly cook for a minute and add the Arbi into the pan.

8. Stir fry the arbi with the spices for 3 minutes. Add salt to taste.

9. Squeeze half a lime on the arbi for some freshness.

10. Serve the two dishes together for a perfect meal.

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GIVEAWAY!!!!

You can win the  SIX kg organic veggie pack along with the Mustard Oil for yourself! Just follow the simple steps on Instagram OR/AND Twitter {Whatever you prefer!}

Instagram

1. Follow @isayorganic and @melangeofmusings on Instagram 
2. Comment on the Giveaway picture {uploaded by @melangeofmusings} telling us what you would like to create out of this veggie basket. Be as descriptive as possible! {You don’t need to write down the recipe! Just tell us what dish you would like to prepare using the I say Organic Vegetables 6kg pack}
3. Tag @melangeofmusings and @isayorganic on your entry!
4. Tag atleast 2 friends in the same comment
{You can repost the picture to increase your chances of winning 😉 }
 
Twitter
1 Follow @isayorganic and @sarasuri on Twitter.
2. Retweet and Reply to the giveaway tweet {tweeted by @sarasuri} of what you would like to create out of this veggie basket. 
 
Rules
1. The giveaway is applicable for only DELHI NCR residents
2. You can repost/ tweet us as many times as you like.
3. The giveaway will close on Saturday 27th and the winner will be announced on the 28th of September, Sunday.

 Good luck! 

 

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