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Gluten-Free Cookies With Moong Lentils in Airfryer

There's a lot of buzz around gluten these days. Rightly so, the dragon of gluten sensitivity seems to be spreading its tentacles around the globe so much so that a vast majority of people are sensitive to gluten now. Unfortunately, a number of small children have developed intolerance toward gluten. So you, too, seem interested in gluten recipes, or for that matter, gluten-free cookies for kids and elders alike. But before moving to the gluten-free cookie recipe, let's do a small discussion on gluten and gluten intolerance or celiac disease.

What is Gluten
We have already discussed gluten in another post on gluten intolerance.  Gluten is a protein found in certain cereal grains, including wheatbarleyryeoats (if the oat crop is grown adjacent to wheat fields - unfortunately, product manufacturers never reveal this) When you develop intolerance to gluten, you tend to experience: digestion issuesstomach ailmentsskin problems related to celiac disease Gluten is not bad for everyone…

Eggless Sesame Seed Cookies Without Raising Agents: How To Make Oatmeal Delicious

Sesame seed cookies without raising agents are going to be a real treat for biscuit lovers. When someone who was never too interested in cookies loves to munch on your whole grain baked beauties, this shows you have done justice to  the recipe.If you are looking for no raising agent recipe of cookies, then this is just another addition to my long list of no baking powder, no baking soda cookies. I am glad I keep experimenting with different combinations.  I rarely try out my own recipes the second time, because I am wearing the thinking cap all the time and want to experiment with next combos. But this sesame seed recipe is just akin to my eggless cashew cookie recipe, because I was getting constant feedback from one friend, whose cookies were failing her following the cashew cookie proces. So I had to go back to my cashew cookies to see if there was something that could be improved in that recipe. The only difference then and here is the type of wet ingredients used - I have substitu…

Barley Dosa for Diabetics: Diabetes-Friendly Recipe

Did you know that barley is a diabetic-friendly food grain? Now what makes barley a diabetes-friendly ingredient is its special type of soluble fiber or beta glucan (which is also found in oats) that helps promote healthy blood glucose levels. Research comparing two groups of diabetic men - one group fed with barley muffins and another one with cornstarch/maida muffins - claims that the former experienced significant reduction in blood glucose and insulin resistance. So this brings us to our diabetic-friendly food post - barley dosa.
Diabetics or not, this barley dosa will surely become a regular in your kitchens.

Unlike the typical rice dosa, barley dosa is a diabetic-friendly food because of its use of:

barleyoatsmoong dal/yellow lentils
With the highest amount of dietary fiber in the grain, barley may be beneficial for those with metabolic syndrome, such as diabetes or thyroid.
 Besides, barley benefits health in more ways than one. It is rich in:


flavonoids that are antioxidantsmag…

Instant Chenna Poda Recipe: No Raising Agent Odiya Cheesecake With Jaggery

It's Akshaya Tritiya special today in my home. Hubby loves chenna poda, but I have never dared to attempt this calorie-rich delicacy from his state of Odisha. But since it is Akshaya Tritiya, I wanted to surprise him with his favorite. I have never tasted the delicacy, but still went ahead with it my own way following one pot one shot technique. This means the sweet which otherwise takes anywhere between 30 and40 minutes took only 12-14 mts for me. Additionally, unlike the traditional recipe that uses white sugar, I have substituted it with jaggery powder. The verdict: hubby loved it. Mom loved it too - and really didn't know that it was made only from paneer and semolina - no raising agents. Of course, it was my first trial and I cannot perfect it in one go. But happy me for I could serve him one of his favorites :)




Followed OPOS bhapa doi process and got my Chenna Poda right in 12 minutes. When I opened the cooker, the golden beauty was starring at me. Chena Poda is my Odiy…

Yeast-Free Atta Paav: How To Make A No Yeast Bread Recipe

Call these sweet bread buns or yeast-free atta paav, this recipe is a keeper for those looking for a yeast alternative for baking. Well, personally, I tend to avoid the use of baking powder and soda in most of recipes, but as of now, this yeast-free recipe gets its perfect sponge and shape from these two leaveners. Let's try out this yeast-free atta paav unless we get to a point where we can make these without raising agents. The challenge is tough, but not impossible. The feat looks tough, but culinary experiments can lead to any direction. I can't say it quits unless I get one yeast-free recipe without raising agents too. Fingers crossed.

Anyway, so coming back to the no yeast atta paav recipe, I got a request in this regard a few days back. So decided to take a plunge into making yeast-free buns. Did the recipe disappoint?

Well, if you are used to enjoying market food, then this yeast-free recipe may not be for you.
If you are used to relishing maida buns that use yeast, t…

Oat Milk Vegan Recipe: How To Make Oatmeal Delicious

Call it vegan milk, oat milk, or dairy-free milk, this is surely going to be a showstopper. Well, my dear friends, if there is a lactose intolerance problem at home or you have turned vegan or have soy sensitivity or want to try out dairy-free alternatives, then you will surely fall in love with this white beauty. If you trust me and my recipes, then this one is a MUST TRY. I have already experimented with it in a dairy-free ice cream yesterday. Nobody in the family could think of it being a no cream, no milk kulfi. It was one delish, healthy attempt at kulfi making.

Since it was just an experiment, I have used only 1/4 cup of oats here. I suggest you go for a small batch initially and do a taste test. If the taste appeals to your taste buds (which I am sure will), you can go for a bigger batch. But if you have nut allergy, besides lactose intolerance, then this will surely be your go-to milk recipe.

The dairy-free alternative is a healthy choice for one and all, not just those who a…

Diabetic Diet Cake With Watermelon: A Vegan Recipe

While people are still debating whether watermelon is a diabetes-friendly fruit, I still stick to my notion that diabetics can have this fruit for its sheer hydration effect. Not only this, the fruit is loaded with minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants that make it a health-friendly food. However, diabetics with kidney issues should avoid watermelon. Anyway, let's come back to the watermelon cake recipe for diabetics. Well, this cake uses another fruit - banana- which even I do not think is diabetes-friendly. But I went ahead with including a banana for this recipe merely to keep the fat content low. I hope you all know that a banana is a good substitute for an egg for an eggless cake recipe.

Since an egg is also loaded with saturated fat, diabetics should avoid it at any cost. So I had to choose between an egg and a banana for this diabetes-friendly cake, and ended up voting for this humble fruit - which is one of my favorites too. Yes!

When you think of a vegan diabetes-friendl…
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