Gluten is a mixture of proteins found in wheat, barley, rye and oats. Those who have weak intestines or have any gluten-related disorders should avoid these substances in their daily diet. A gluten-free diet should be based on naturally gluten-free food and not on ready-made gluten-free products. For eating gluten-free but genuinely healthy food, it is better to cook it at home; this way, we get to know how to prepare it and how it is made.
Right from main meal dishes to desserts, one can make a gluten-free dish. The flour choice to make gluten-free recipes is almond flour, buckwheat flour, brown rice flour.
17 Amazing Gluten-Free Food Recipes
1. Gluten-Free Pancakes
Use buckwheat flour to make these pancakes. It is gluten-free; if not available, use rice flour. It adds texture and flavour of its own. The rest is easy as per the recipe.
2. Potato Coins And Eggs
Potato coins and eggs is a delicious combination that is even more lip-smacking when paired with rice or bread. Wash and slice the potatoes in a bowl along with an onion, sauté it, and salt till the potatoes are soft.
Chop up some thyme, parsley and rosemary; add minced garlic to the potato mixture. Half fry the eggs in a pan with a pinch of salt and pepper. Serve the potato mixture on a plate, and on top of it, serve the eggs, garnish with some chopped chives and serve it hot.
3. Kale And Pea Salad
Chop kale, mix in a bowl with peas, olive oil, cumin powder, salt and pepper. For the dressing, use almond flour or cornflour. Mix it with water, tahini, lemon juice and minced garlic. Add it to the bowl and mix well to enjoy the gluten-free salad.
4. Quinoa Salad
Mix quinoa with salt and pepper as required. Cut green apples, red onion and sweet potatoes. Mix it in a bowl. To make the dressing, mix apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and arugula (if required). Add this to the veggies and mix well. This is the easiest recipe to make, which is effortlessly gluten-free.
5. Prawn Tacos
Tacos are my all-time favourite, tasty, delicious and gluten-free. Chop up the onion, and shred the cabbage. Add some oil and sauté the onion with sesame seeds, nigella seeds, green chillies, and cumin seeds in the pan. Add prawns with turmeric, coriander powder, chaat masala and salt. After it is sautéed well, place a clean lettuce leaf on the mixture. You can try this with brown rice.
Zero oil lentil cutlets are easy to make, high in protein, rich in fibre and flavour. Soak the lentils overnight and make a paste of it by grinding it with garlic paste or minced garlic, baking soda and water. Chop up onions, coriander, green chillies, add them to the mixture along with the ginger paste. Beat it well, make small oval shapes of the batter and fry them in oil. Serve it with coconut chutney.
7. Potato And Broccoli Soup
Soup is comfort food with a lot of nutrients. To make this delicious gluten-free soup, you do not have to go out for the ingredients; it can be made with all the available daily ingredients.
Peel the potatoes and chop them. Chop the broccoli as well. In a large pot, heat the veg stock with some water, add the potatoes, broccoli, salt, pepper; then, after letting it cool down, blend it well in the blender and serve it in a bowl garnishing it with chopped nuts, basil, parsley and some sweet corns.
8. Clear Soup
The clear veg soup is made with a vegetable stock of various veggies. Chop up green beans, cabbage, carrots and spring onions in smaller sizes. Add them to the broth and mix well; add salt, pepper and corn as well.
It is a popular Mediterranean recipe that can be eaten alongside bread, salads and other snacks. Make it with chickpeas, olive oil and garlic. Toast walnuts until golden brown, then combine them with oil and garlic and blend them until smooth.
Add canned chickpeas, orange zest and juice along with salt and pepper. After it gains a smooth texture, serve it in a bowl alongside pita bread and other raw veggies like zucchini, lettuce, carrots and enjoy it.
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10. Coconut Chia Pudding
It is a healthy recipe that can be eaten as a snack or for breakfast. In a large bowl or a glass, add chia seeds, along with honey, coconut milk and, if required, some sugar. Chill the mixture in the fridge for a while. Once chilled, take it out and serve it in a bowl, garnish with coconut flakes, banana slices, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries.
11. Banana And Choco Chip Ice Cream
In a blender jar, add peeled and sliced bananas, blend well until it is a smooth puree, and add chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, a tbsp of honey, and vanilla extract. Blend it once again. Once done, transfer it to a container and chill it in the fridge for around an hour. Then scoop it out and enjoy a healthy ice cream along with caramel, chocolate sauce or a dash of honey.
Who doesn’t love macaroons?! They are the easiest, greatest sweet treat anyone can make. In a mixing bowl, mix the almond flour with powdered sugar and mix it. In the other bowl, beat egg whites till they are foamy, add tartar and beat till they have a stiff peak.
Mix dry ingredients with egg white slowly while stirring with a spatula. Pour the entire batter into a pastry bag, and on baking paper, make small rounds and bake them. Then, make the macaroons’ filling; in a mixing bowl, add buttercream and beat egg yolks, sugar until it’s smooth.
Heat this mixture in a pan on a low flame and make a thick pudding. Let it cool down. After the macarons are baked, fill them with this filling and sandwich another macaroon. Dust some cocoa powder upon them, and they are ready.
13. Tahini Cookies
These cookies are made without oil, butter or eggs. The recipe is easy as well; they do taste the best even without these ingredients. In a bowl, mix tahini, maple syrup, and vanilla essence until there are no lumps left. Then mix in almonds. Mix buckwheat flour and baking soda in a separate bowl after sifting it; add the tahini mixture to this bowl and mix properly.
Divide this dough into even parts, then roll it or shape it into the desired cookie shape. Dip these balls into sesame seeds and bake them. Cool them thoroughly before eating them. Enjoy it with milk, any milkshake or garnish it with honey or powdered sugar or honey and enjoy it as they are.
Except for these dishes, many other dishes like meat dishes, ratatouille, spinach lasagne, and spinach artichoke dishes can be made, which are gluten-free. Desserts such as cake can be made without flour; mousse can be made and eaten. Other sandwich cookies, milkshakes can also be prepared.
In Indian cuisines, a lot can be made and eaten on a gluten-free diet. All the meat included dishes are consumed on a gluten-free diet; pairing them with rice makes it even more enjoyable. Here are some dishes that can be eaten on a gluten-free diet in Asia.
This dish is a speciality of Maharashtra, with different variations as a snack or breakfast. This dish is made from beaten rice; wash them in water and in a pan add cumin seeds and turmeric to oil, add some curry leaves, add chopped onion, sauté it, and potatoes.
In another variant, add fried peanuts to it. After it does, it will turn golden brown; add poha along with spices, green chilli pieces, and salt. Serve it with coconut chutney or sambar and garnish it with chopped coriander.
Paneer means cottage cheese. Cooking it with veggies will make a delicious paneer dish. To make a snack, roast the paneer and add some spices to it. To make a delightful dish, chop some onion, bell pepper and coriander. In a pan, add oil, add cumin seeds and the veggies, sauté it till it’s mixed well. Then add paneer and spices as per taste. Serve hot along with rice.
16. Tukdiya Bhaat
It is a slow-cooking rice recipe. It is a famous dish from Himachal Pradesh. To prepare this rice, chop tomatoes, onions, green chilli and coriander leaves. Mix the spices, cinnamon, cardamom, minced garlic, star anise, stone flower (a herb found in India), poppy seeds and red chilli powder. After mixing the spices, mix them with the chopped vegetables.
Slice some potatoes and mix them with the mixture and allow it to rest for an hour. In a cooker, add ghee and sauté in bay leaves, add the mixture and sauté it well. Add rice and water and let it cook for around 10 minutes. Once done, serve hot and garnish it with chopped nuts and coriander.
Momos have become the most favourite and enjoyable snack all over India. Luckily, they are gluten-free as well and relatively easy to make at home. To cook gluten-free momos requires some patience.
Start by making the stuffing of the momos. In a bowl, mix in chopped onion, cabbage, mushroom and tofu along with salt. If you want the taste in the filling itself, add pepper, garlic paste and minced ginger along with coriander. Add soy sauce to the mixture and toss it well till it is combined. Next, prepare the dough; add buckwheat flour and mix well with water till it is smooth. Make small balls, roll them out, and stuff them in the filling; give it slanting creases for pattern, steam it in, and serve the momos hot with sesame seed oil, chilli flakes, and tangy sauce.
Indian desserts are made from milk, and milk is gluten-free. Hence, the desserts served in India are majorly gluten-free.
These are the food recipes that can be cooked at home which are gluten-free. There is a wide range of gluten-free food. Let us know in the comments if other recipes come under this category and what your favourites are!
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