How To Make Weight Loss Cookies With Oatmeal, No Baking Powder


Who says you cannot munch on cookies when on a diet? Oc course, people will tell you thousand tales to avoid calorie-laden cookies. But what if cookies are homemade with the best of ingredients available?
weight loss cookies: a simple cookie recipe


Okay wait!

What does a weight loss regimen look like? What is the best food to eat on a diet?
Which foods are best avoided for weight loss?

Well, not a simple question, right?

Worry not! This blog will help you find the key to living healthy following a healthy lifestyle.
We live, eat, and talk healthy!!

It's anywhere, anytime health on our minds.
Of course, the only drawback is we do not breathe healthy, for there are so many pollutants in air these days that you cannot step out of your home without a burqa!! 

Anyway let's come back to the weight loss cookies recipe. Did I tell you this is a no baking powder cookie recipe?


oats benefits



If you are on a diet, one ingredient you MUST include in your meal plans is - oatmeal.
There is no substitute - trust me!
The fiber-rich oatmeal is a blessing for us all - touted to be a super food, the whole grain cereal has many benefits for weight loss, heart health, cancer, thyroid, diabetes, and what not!
oatmeal cookies for weight loss, dieters

So can you think of avoiding oats from now on?
If you are wondering how to make oatmeal delicious, we have hundreds of oats recipes here.
You might be surprised to find how delicious and healthy oats can be.
So what are you waiting for?
Let's explore oats further - oats is a complex carbohydrate, and your body needs complex carbs more than simple carbohydrates.



So you have already tried out my weight loss digestives cookies and might be wondering what's so special about this batch. Well, well, well, you might want to explore the recipe for weight loss, isn't it? Worry not! With the rustic aroma of cinnamon and fennel, this batch of beauties is baked just for you. Any takers?
diet cookies with oats for weight loss 


The simple cookie recipe 


  • does not use saturated fats 
  • does not use butter or ghee, which are trans fat-laden and not advised for those following a weight loss regimen 
  • does not use white sugar, which is just empty calories
  • uses raw cane sugar, which is rich in minerals and sourced directly from sugarcane - the first produce you get from the sugarcane processing
  • uses seed oil and Greek yogurt to create a butter substitute (you'll love it)
  • is full of fiber from oats
  • gives you no baking powder cookies
  • add 2 tsp of cocoa powder to bake these kid friendly cookies

Now people are wondering whether these will help in weight loss?O my my!For weight loss, you ought to follow an exercse regimen, without which, you are NEVER going to lose those extra pounds hanging around your belly! If you wat a balanced diet and follow an exercise regimen, you can manage your weight loss goals beautifully, without having to give up on your favorite foods.This recipe may not help you with weight loss, but this will surely come in handy while you are craving for a cookie while dieting.
One cookie is good enough for indulgence on a diet! 


raw cane sugar from More stores


Ingredients: What Goes Into Diet Cookies for Weight Loss
1 cup- oatmeal (1 cup= 175 ml)
½ cup- whole wheat flour
4 spoons (I used regular spoons here)- oil (I have used saffola sunflower oil/ feel free to use any seed oil/olive oil)
3 spoons- hung curd/Greek Yogurt (quickest way to make hung curd..click here)
4 tsp- cane sugar (I do not buy white sugar anymore - raw cane sugar is way healthier, since it has natural minerals that are otherwise lost during processing of white sugar)
Cinnamon powder and fennel powder
Pinch of rock salt/mineral salt
Nuts of your choice (I have used toasted almonds and sunflower seeds to top the cookies)


A Little About Raw Cane Sugar

You get raw cane sugar as a byproduct from sugarcane processing - here goes the list of byproducts --
first, sugarcane juice -
then molasses.-
heated molasses give you jaggery
since jaggery has some impurities, it is refined to make raw cane sugar -
further refining gives you brown sugar -
final refined product is white sugar
bura is powdered white sugar

How to Make Weight Loss Cookies


Take a bowl and add oil and hung curd to it.
Throw in cane sugar.
Add salt, fennel powder,  cinnamon powder, and whisk very well until the mix gets nice and fluffy.
Does it look light and fluffy?
If so, go ahead to the next step.
Take a strainer and sift both flours well. The more the better.
Add the flours to the oil mix and mix. 
PLEASE NO KNEADING REQUIRED HERE.
We are going to make a crunchy cookie batch and not a chewy one here.
Kneading will help form gluten and your cookies might turn out chewy.
So the idea is to mix everything and leave it covered for half an hour on the kitchen counter shelf.
Throw in the toasted nuts.
After 30 minutes, the dough would look beautiful and should have absorbed the wet mix.
Let's go to making weight loss cookies with the dough.
Either roll out into a thick chapati or make lime sized balls.
Do not play with the dough much now.
Make cookie shapes and bake at 170 degrees for 12-15 mins.
I have airfried this batch of weight loss cookies with oatmeal.
Airfry the cookies at 170 degrees for 12 mins. If they look unbaked, airfry for a couple of mins more.
Allow your weight loss digestives to cool down completely before storing them in an airtight container.
These are perfect munchies for your tea time.


feedback on weight loss cookies

Instant Aloo Matar Paneer Recipe for Beginners:5-Minute Curry

Long gone are the days when making aloo matar paneer was a big task for me. Today, it is a breeze to make just about any meal, thanks to OPOS. In the pre-OPOS era, it was all about sauteeing, sauteeing, and sauteeing the onion-ginger-garlic and tomato mix to add taste to any gravy. Today, we do not need to do any sauteeing and standing in the kitchen before the stovetop. Just layer all the veggies and you are done making a lip-smacking curry base for any recipe - be it aloo matar paneer, paneer korma, paneer badami, kadahi paneer, or any non-veg item. You can take my words for it. If you still do not believe me, then you have got to give this finger-licking aloo matar paneer instant recipe a try. You will be sorted for lifetime.
instant aloo matar paneer recipe

What's so special about Instant Recipe for beginners of Aloo matar paneer?

  • It's quick, instant
  • It's yummy
  • It's colorful
  • It's flavorful
  • It's healthy
  • It's a perfect blend of spices, starch, and dairy!

On top of it, the recipe uses 5-minute paneer OPOS way.

Let's come back to my collection of healthy paneer recipes.

Yummy is the right word to go with this lip-smacking aloo matar paneer curry recipe for beginners.
Aloo matar paneer has always been a favorite with vegetarians. Paneer or cheese stays on top of the vegetarian's favorite meals.Rich in proteins, paneer adds richness and thickness to any gravy. You can make just about any meal, snack or dessert with paneer.
opos aloo matar paneer recipe

Here are a few healthy paneer recipes:
Instant recipe of paneer bhurji
Paneer Mango kulfi - no cream
Paneer idli toast
Paneer badami
Kadahi Paneer - no butter
Palak paneer
Pahala Rasgulla instant recipe for beginners
Paneer do pyaza
Instant paneer besani
Zero oil matar paneer korma
Paneer kofta for navratri recipe
Paneer biryani

Let's come back to the aloo matar paneer recipe instant that you can make in a jiffy.

L1: 1 tbsp oil
L2: 3 onions chopped, 1 big tomato chopped
L3: Ginger-garlic paste
L4: Handful of peas, 1 Big potato chopped
L5: Salt, turmeric, garam masala, kasuri methi
1 Bowl of water as PIP
I gave 4 whistles, as I had kept potato pieces a little bigger than normal- released pressure, mixed, and then added paneer marinated with a little amount of salt and black pepper. Added the pot of hot water which was kept as PIP.

Enjoyed with autolyzed oats roti or diabetes-friendly roti :) No, I am not a diabetic, but I prefer to keep everything healthy, so my choice of ingredients revolves around health.


I have followed OPOS technique, which is patented by Rama Krishnan - the OPOS mentor. OPOS recipes are simple, hassle-free, quick, healthy, and oh so yummy. In order to start with OPOS, you need a 2 or 3-liter pressure cooker. Add 1/4cup of water to it and set on high heat. If your first whistle comes between 1 and 2 minutes, your pressure cooker is all set to join the OPOS bandwagon.

Til Burfi With Jaggery: Instant Recipe for Beginners

If you are a Punjabi or have been to Punjab during the cold season, you must have got an opportunity to savor Punjab specialty - til ladoo. The winter treat is widely relished in the north Indian state in winter months, especially January during Lohri time. Today, I have come up with an instant recipe for beginners with this quick til burfi. This simple recipe is a must try for those who are experiencing sweet cravings and want something healthier.
instant til burfi


If you are looking for instant recipes for beginners, this blog can lead you in the right direction.
Sesame Seeds Benefits for Joints

sesame seeds benefits
Can you imagine doing a burfi or an Indian delicacy in merely 5 minutes? Had it not been one pot one shot, this might not be possible. Thanks to Rama Krishnan for coming up with OPOS and transforming the way we cook.

I may call this OPOS sweet or instant til burfi, which will be an instant hit with your loved ones. Sweet lovers or not, this burfi will get you accolades from everyone who gets to indulge in this simple Indian sweet recipe - a winter delicacy.

Ingredients: Instant til burfi
1 cup- amaranth seeds (puffed) - optional- you may increase the amount of til/sesame seeds in the recipe or add roasted Bengal gram powder/sattu/roasted besan instead
1 cup- roasted black sesame seeds
1/2 cup- roasted white sesame seeds
handful of pumpkin seeds
Handful of sunflower seeds
The choice is endless with this recipe. You can play with the ingredients and substitute the same with other nuts or seeds, whatever is available at hand.
3/4 -1 cup- jaggery powder or 4 pieces of gur (I had gur pieces)
4 tsp water
1 tbsp ghee
ajwain/carom seeds
fennel seeds
black pepper
pinch of black salt
ginger powder
vegan til ladoo


How to make Til Burfi: Instant Recipe for Beginners

Here's one til ladoo recipe that uses no ghee, requires no heating, and is quicker than any other ladoo recipe.

Take a 2/3-liter pressure cooker.
Drop the gur pieces or jaggery powder.
Add the water.
Throw in salt, black pepper, fennel seeds, carom seeds, and ginger powder
Cook for 4 whistles.
Open and mix in the remaining ingredients.
Keep stirring until a ball is formed in the center.
You may want to make til ladoo with it.
If you wish to go ahead with burfi, take a greased plate/aluminum foil.
Spread the mixture and press it with a heavy utensil.
Keep it pressed for half an hour.
Cut and enjoy gur til burfi: an instant recipe for beginners and fall in love with it.

The sugarless recipe is a must try for those who want to cut down on white sugar intake, as this one substitutes refined sugar with mineral-rich jaggery. However, indulgence in this Indian sweet does not bode well for your health, for too much of everything is bad. Sugarless does not make it a diabetic friendly recipe.

There is more to diabetes than merely sugarfree!! You may want to hop onto this diabetes-friendly page with information and diabetic recipes.


I have followed OPOS technique, which is patented by Rama Krishnan - the OPOS mentor. OPOS recipes are simple, hassle-free, quick, healthy, and oh so yummy. In order to start with OPOS, you need a 2 or 3-liter pressure cooker. Add 1/4cup of water to it and set on high heat. If your first whistle comes between 1 and 2 minutes, your pressure cooker is all set to join the OPOS bandwagon.

Easy, Healthy Oatmeal Cookies: A No Baking Powder Recipe To Make Oatmeal Delicious


Another healthy yet simple cookie recipe comes your way. Yes, it is oats on my mind once again. Rather, it is always oats and oats flocking my mind. Nevertheless, there are too many benefits to relish this dietary fiber grain so why shouldn't I think of oats all the time? Like it or dislike it, oats is here to stay! This oatmeal cookie recipe will give you more reasons to fall in love with this whole grain cereal and enjoy its goodness. Combined with the deliciousness of sunflower seeds, this oats cookie recipe is going to be a regular on your baking journey. Do not believe me? Well, you have got to give the healthy oatmeal cookie recipe a go right away.

healthy oatmeal cookies sunflower seeds recipe
When it comes to baking a healthy batch of cookies, you need just a few ingredients. Perhaps you do not need any raising agents. Of course, no all-purpose flour here. There is no place for white flour in my home, which only adds empty calories and raises sugar levels in your blood.

Contrarily, substitute all-purpose flour with the goodness of fiber-rich oats and you have a healthy cookie batch that can easily become a favorite in your home. Wondering whether these cookies will be a kid favorite? Well, kids will be kids, and if you wish to make a kid-friendly recipe, add 2 tbsp of cocoa powder or Horlicks to make chocolate cookies for kids.

Add nut powder to make a wholesome cookie batch for kids.

Sunflower Seeds Benefits

Looking for a quick snack for your evening hunger pangs?
Get a handful of sunflower seeds and munch on these crunchy nuts.
Sunflower seeds are a high source of polyunsaturated fat (23 gram in 100 grams) and monounsaturated fat (19/100gm)
They contain a good amount of iron and magnesium.
Sunflower seeds are a rich source of vitamin E (35.17mg/100 gram), potassium (645 mg/100 gram).
Vitamin E is a skin healthy friendly vitamin, which travels throughout your body to neutralize the effect of cancer-causing free radicals. These oxidizing agents can damage fat-containing structures in the body, including brain cells, cell membranes, and cholesterol.
It is thought to prevent the oxidization of cholesterol.
A good source of magnesium, sunflower seeds help people fighting neural and muscular problems.It blocks calcium's entry into the nervous system, helping keep nerves relaxed.
If your diet is deficient in magnesium, calcium can easily enter the nervous system, resulting in too many messages from the brain.
Insufficient magnesium can result in blood pressures pike, muscle and heart spasms, muscular cramps, fatigue, soreness, headache, and migraine.


Ingredients for Oats Cookies with Sunflower Seeds: Recipe
3/4 cup- powdered oats
1/2cup- whole wheat flour
2 tbsp- desi ghee/clarified butter
3 tbsp- olive oil/any seed oil
1 tbsp- milk
1/4 cup- jaggery powder/raw cane sugar (I have used cane sugar) - you may add more if you have a sweet tooth
pinch of salt
sunflower seeds- 1/4 cup
oatmeal cookie recipe with sunflower seeds

How to make the best oatmeal cookie s:  No Baking Powder Recipe

Take a vessel.
Add ghee and olive oil.
Whisk both.
Next drop raw cane sugar, salt, and milk.
Whisk again until fluffy and light.
This is what will give you crunchy cookies.
Now take a sifter and sieve whole wheat and oatmeal.
Mix dry and wet ingredients with hands.
Stir in sunflower seeds. Keep a few seeds aside to top the cookies later.
Do not knead. None of my cookie recipes need to be kneaded. Kneading will create gluten in the cookie dough. Gluten gives you chewy texture. Do you want chewy cookies? Of course not, then mix the ingredients with hands and forget all about kneading.
Keep everything covered for half an hour.
You may check this video to get an idea as to how to go about making no baking powder cookies crunchy.

The ingredients would have come together as a dough after 30 mts.
Take lime-sized balls or roll out as a thick chapati.
Cut using a cookie cutter or give desired shapes.
Top each cookie with 2-3 sunflower seeds.
Airfry for 10-12 mts at 170 degrees.
If you wish to bake the oats cookies, preheat the oven (mw convection) at 170 degrees for 10 mts and bake at the same temperature for 10-12 mts.
Allow the cookies to cool down on a cooling rack.
Enjoy crunchy oats cookies with sunflower seeds.
So here goes my another contribution for oatmeal recipe collection - which gets bigger and better, of course, healthier.

Oats Parantha: How To Make Oatmeal for Breakfast Recipe

Oats parantha is a healthy start to your day, agree? Absolutely, oats not only make the parantha fiber rich, but also soft and yummy. If kids or a loved one is not keen to take to oats, this is one of the best ways to make oatmeal delicious.
oats parantha

Ingredients
1/2 cup- rolled oats powder/oatmeal/grind oats to powder
1/2 cup- whole wheat flour
1/4 cup- chana sattu or besan
1 onion - chopped
1/2-3/4 cup- curd (as required for kneading the dough)
black salt (I add black salt for paranthas - cutting down on our sodium intake, as rock salt is a rich source of minerals)
Jeera (cumin seeds)
Ajwain (carom seeds)
1 bunch of coriander leaves
1 tsp- coriander powder
oil for smearing both sides/roasting the parantha (I use extra virgin olive oil)
oats parantha for breakfast 

oats benefits

benefits of oats for health
oats breakfast parantha recipe

oats recipes

How to make oats parantha

This is one of the yummiest paranthas you will ever make. I am already in love with the soft flavorful flatbread.

Take a vessel.
Add curd to it. Beat the curd with a spoon.
Next drop all the masalas along with chopped coriander leaves.
Now add sattu, oats, and whole wheat flour to it.
Mix everything with a spoon.
It should look like wet sand.
If it feels dry, you may add little more curd or even water to the dough.
No need to knead it at the moment.
Cover for half an hour.
I left it covered for 2 hours, as I prepared this before leaving for a morning walk and returned to the kitchen counter after almost 2 hours.
Knead it gently for 1-2 times. That's enough.
Make small-sized balls and roll out into a chapati.
Place on a tawa and make parantha as you usually do.
Enjoy yummiest oats parantha bursting with coriander flavors.
This is sure going to be a regular in your kitchen.

Multipurpose Homemade Churan Powder: Home Remedy for Digestion, Nausea


The Everyday Churan or powder for digestion aid and nausea relief is finally here!  Well, what makes this churan special is the type of ingredients used here. Now you might be surprised what is it for? A digestion aid, a relief from those nauseating days, and you name it! You might have tasted or come across this multipurpose churan many times in your life. Forget the market ones, now you can prepare it at home in a jiffy.
digestion powder
Jeera/Cumin for Weight Loss/Digestion
You are already aware that cumin seeds for digestion are widely popular, right? But do you know jeera, which is a quintessential spice in Indian recipes, also helps improve immunity and respiratory disorders. Used extensively as a condiment in the Indian subcontinent, cumin is touted to be a rich source of energy. Surprisingly, the cute little spice is loaded with vitamin A,  B6, C, E , amino acids, and minerals, including calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, potassium, copper, and magnesium. It has a substantial amount of carbohydrates and fats & fatty acids.

One teaspoon of cumin is enough to meet your daily requirements.

Cumin adds taste and flavor to simple recipes. But the best thing is that cumin is a weight loss aid. It is rich in an organic compound, Cuminaldehyde, which activates your salivary glands and thus work as a digestion aid.

Second, cumin contains thymol, which stimulates the glands secreting acids, enzymes, bile juice that aid in complete digestion. Cumin is also carminative, which means that it relieves you from gas troubles, and thereby, improves digestion and appetite. Due to its essential oils, magnesium, and sodium content, cumin promotes digestion. Cumin works best when taken with hot water, providing relief from stomach aches.

Fennel Seeds Benefits for Digestion
fennel benefits

A pleasant-smelling spice, fennel is another condiment widely used in Indian kitchens. Fennel is used for various digestive problems, which may be troubling you, such as bloating, intestinal gas, and heartburn. In India, kids are given fennel milk when they are still infants, as it works as a digestion Additionally, it works as a home remedy for loss of appetite. Fennel is used for treating colic in infants.
The pleasant smelling spice is also used as a mouth freshner. Not only this, it is a good remedy for upper respiratory tract infections and bronchitis. Fennel can help strengthen your vision.

As you have already tried my lactation cookies recipe,you are aware that it uses fennel seeds, which are touted to help with lactation in nursing moms.


Ajwain or Carom Seeds Benefits for Digestion/Weight Loss
Ajwain or carom has amazing benefits for digestion and weight loss. We have been hearing our moms and grandmoms suggest us to use ajwain with lukewarm water to get relief from stomach ache and digestive issues. In fact, if you can include carom seeds in your daily routine, you can benefit in more ways than one. 

Thanks to its laxative properties, ajwain helps produce bowel movement that clears your bowel and provides stomach ache relief. Ajwain for digestion has been used for ages.Carom seeds comprise thymol, which helps improve the secretion of bile and gastric juices. This further helps in the better absorption of food particles.

  • It works as a laxative and provides relief from constipation.
  • Carom helps combat gastric issues, nausea, and stomach-related problems.
  • It helps improve metabolism and boosts weight loss.
  • Carom helps remove toxins from the body, thus helping in digestion and weight loss.

This sugarfree recipe uses mineral-rich jaggery and Himalayan rock salt. Do not forget to check the benefits of black salt.



Ingredients
2 tbsp- ajwain (carom seeds)
3 tbsp- fennel seeds (saunf)
2 tbsp- jeera (cumin seeds)
2 tbsp- gur powder/powdered jaggery or raw cane sugar
1/2 tsp- black salt

I buy organic jaggery powder from 24 Mantra posted below.: The best thing about this powder is that it is dry unlike other brands.
24 Mantra organic jaggery

You may also get powdered jaggery at Patanjali store.
Else, you may buy raw cane sugar from More stores:

raw cane sugar from More

How to make digestion aid powder:

Dry roast all spices.
What I do to dry roast things is to keep them on a hot skillet after making rotis.
Flip them once and you will get beautifully roasted spices.
Mix gur powder with black salt.
Add the roasted spices to this mix
digestion powder
Upon cooling, grind everything to powder.
Enjoy homemade multipurpose powder, which works as a digestion aid.
Take 1/2 tsp of it after meals. You will love to relish this spice mix. Yummy!

You may have this homemade digestion aid as is or with half a cup of lukewarm water.

Weight Loss Tip/Recipe:
weight loss drink


  • Take a 2 or 3-liter pressure cooker.
  • Add 1 cup of water to it.
  • Mix in 1 tbsp of jeera or cumin seeds.
  • Cover with lid and heat on high for 4 whistles.
  • Strain the liquid and enjoy the drink warm after meals for digestion.
  • If you drink jeera water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning, it can help promote weight loss.
  • You can use the leftover jeera - dry roast jeera on a tawa/skillet and you have roasted cumin ready. Grind it to powder and add to raita/curd/buttermilk, curries, masala cookies or paranthas.
  • This is an effective weight loss remedy. However, the best way is to stay fit and active, eat healthy, and drink a glass of the lukewarm jeera water - this should help you reach your weight loss goals :)


The Best Horlicks Biscuits Recipe With Oatmeal: Eggless Crunchy Bites in Airfryer, No Baking Powder


How about munching on crunchy flavorful bites? Think about Horlicks and your mind cannot go beyond the Horlicks milkshake. But this was a few years back until Horlicks biscuits were introduced. These crunchy cookies with Horlicks flavor became widely popular with tiny tots. Although I was not a toddler then, I fell for these flavorful bites too. Of course, you know me by now - I am a cookie lover. But then the health bug bit me and  I started quitting anything and everything suspicious. Then was the turn of the baking monster, which got me into baking cookies every now and then to satiate my cookie cravings. This was the time my experiments with wholegrain baking began. Yes, I no longer need to travel to Patiala's Kwality Bakers to get my favorite biscuits, for I can bake everything at home. Happy me!

eggless cookies - simple cookie recipe


horlicks cookies sugarless

Hey, but this is the first time I have tried Horlicks biscuits market like. My earlier attempt was different. It was Horlicks nankhatai at that time, though I had added Powervita to the cookie mix. But if you love Horlicks biscuits, then these power-packed cookies are a must try. Believe you me, this simple cookie recipe will take you by storm and draw you toward baking healthy biscuits at home.
ragi benefits


What's So Special About Horlicks Cookies

eggless horlicks biscuits

Easy eggless Horlicks biscuits are special because they use:


  • fiber-rich oatmeal
  • iron, calcium-rich ragi (finger millet)
  • mineral-rich jaggery as a white sugar substitute
  • half and half of the ghee-olive oil mix, so you can have the best of both worlds
  • chocolaty Horlicks flavor
  • protein-rich almond flour
horlicks biscuits wholegrain baking 

So what makes this batch of sugarfree Horlicks biscuits with oatmeal so special?


  • These are buttery, without too much butter
  • These are crunchy, without baking soda
  • These are healthy with the goodness of almonds, ragi, oats
  • These are a favorite with kids and elders alike
  • These are my most special biscuits - for I got the best compliment from dad, when he said "there is nothing better than these - nothing can compare with these delicious bites"

Baking With Horlicks: Recipes Using Malt Powder

So if you are wondering about the recipes using Horlicks, you will find 3 here;

  • Horlicks cookies or nankhatai with whole wheat
  • Horlicks flavored energy bars with oatmeal
  • Horlicks biscuits with ragi, almonds, and oats
  • Horlicks kulfi or ice cream will be next
  • I do plan to come up with a range of recipes with Horlicks
Now you might be wondering if baking with Horlicks is a challenge. Well, of course, not! My two recipes using Horlicks are cookie recipes. I have used airfryer for cookies on both occasions. You might choose to bake in microwave convection or oven. These cookies can be tried on stovetop as well. The options are galore.

So what are you waiting for? Let's get started with this easy Horlicks biscuits recipe without further ado:

Ingredients for Horlicks cookies

3/4 cup- oatmeal/powdered oats/ground oats
1/4 cup- almond powder
3 tbsp- Horlicks powder
2 heaped tbsp- ghee/clarified butter (vegan recipe may use coconut oil instead)
2 tbsp- olive oil/or any flavorless oil
1/4 cup- dry jaggery powder or more for a sweeter taste
1 pinch- salt
1 heaped tbsp- wheat bran (optional)
1 tbsp- milk (almond/coconut milk for a vegan cookie recipe)
3 tsp- Ragi/finger millet flour (or whole wheat)

How to make Horlicks biscuits sugarfree: Baking With Horlicks/Malt Powder

  • Whisk ghee, oil until well combined.
  • Add jaggery powder and salt. Whisk again. Add milk and it's time to whisk for the final time until light and fluffy. This step is very important to baking crispy, crunchy cookies with Horlicks.
  • Next, take a strainer and sift through the remaining dry ingredients.
  • Start mixing everything with hands.
  • Combine the ingredients into dough. DO NOT KNEAD. We are not adding any raising agent here, so kneading will result in gluten formation. Gluten gives chewy texture to cookies. Do you want your cookies to be chewy? Of course not! So why would you want to knead the dough here? We are not trying to make chapatis!
  • Make a log and wrap in a cling film or aluminum foil or airtight container and refirgerate for 30minutes.
  • After half an hour, preheat oven (mw convection) at 170degrees for 10 mins. I airfried the cookies, so preheat the airfryer for 3 mins.
  • Take out the log from the refirgerator. Roll out into a thick roti using rolling pin. Cut into desired shapes.
  • Bake/airfry for 8-10 mins at 170 degrees. Oven setting vary, so you may need a couple of minutes extra to bake these chocolaty beauties.
  • Allow the eggless Horlicks biscuits to cool down before munching on crunchy bites. Do not try to touch the cookies when they are still hot, as they might crumble. The Horlicks cookies need time to tighten up and become crunchy. They will be ready in half an hour. So patience is advised.
  • This is one of my favorite cookie batches now - packed with fiber, minerals, proteins, and energy bites! So when are you trying out this simple cookie recipe? It's time to surprise your tiny tots with a healthylicious cookie recipe that tastes divine and oh so chocolatty!





Candied Ginger Sugarfree: How To Make Sweet Ginger Candy


Whether you often suffer from a viral attack or nausea, candied ginger can give you the much-needed respite from these tough symptoms. There may be someone in your home with a motion sickness problem. The candied ginger promises to provide them with some relief on the road. Perhaps it might be your answer to the travel blues. What's more, if a loved one is undergoing chemotherapy, ginger can provide therapeutic benefits and immense relief from that nauseated feeling, which is one of the worst side effects of chemotherapy for cancer patients. Of course, candied ginger can give you relief from nausea and morning sickness during pregnancy.
candied ginger sugarfree one pot one shot: ginger for nausea relief


One ginger and so many benefits!!
This surely puts ginger in the category of therapeutic herbs for;


  • cold
  • cough
  • nausea relief
  • motion sickness
  • morning sickness
  • travel blues
  • sore throat
  • gastric problems
  • acidity
Promotes Digestion
Besides being predominantly used as a spice for Indian cooking, Ginger can be consumed fresh, dried, or in powdered form. Ginger benefits health in more ways than one. The phenolic compounds in anti-inflammatory ginger can help relieve gastrointestinal irritation while stimulating salivation and bile production. It helps suppression of gastric contractions when food flows through your GI tract. Studies are underway to look into the benefits of ginger as a preventive aid for colon cancer as well as constipation.

Eases Menstrual Pain
As ginger is a diaphoretic, it activates the sweat glands and promotes sweating, helping keep the body warm from within. This makes ginger beneficial to ward off winter blues.

Research reveals that ginger helps ease exercise induced-muscle pain as well as menstrual cramps for some women.

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger can help treat inflammation and osteoarthritis symptoms.

Chemotherapy aid
An immensely beneficial aid for chemotherapy patients, ginger for nausea relief provides soothing effects for those fighting cancer.

A loved one is undergoing chemotherapy, and with God's grace and hubby dear's depth of knowledge, we have been able to minimize the chemo side effects for her. But that does not mean there are no adverse events. There still are minimal effects but compared to many other chemo patients, she has the minimum number of side effects. This fact was noted even by her chemo team. We are glad about it.
We would love to share her cancer treatment approach and therapies once she undergoes them successfully. There is still a long way to go. Fingers crossed.
sugarless ginger candy

Our efforts are paying off. I wish she gets better soon.

Here's the simple sugarless candied ginger recipe in one pot one shot:
1 cup- sliced ginger (I prefer thin slices)
1 cup- jaggery powder
2 tbps- water

How to make OPOS candied ginger sugarfree 


  • Scrap ginger cover.
  • Wash and slice it into thin pieces. I prefer to keep it thin for quicker drying of the candies. The thicker they are, the longer they will take to dry.

  • Take a 2-liter pressure cooker.
  • Add sliced ginger pieces.
  • Add jaggery powder on top of the pieces.
  • Pour 2 tbsp of water and cook for 15-20 whistles. 
  • If you sense a burning smell, turn off the stove immediately.
  • If the jaggery syrup looks watery and has not thickened, cook it for a few more minutes until the syrup thickens. You may choose prepare the candied ginger in an open vessel too.
  • When the syrup has thickened, your ginger candy is done.
  • Remove and strain in another vessel.
  • Place the candied ginger on a kitchen towel or tissue paper for drying.
  • I changed the tissue paper every day for 3 days.
  • My sugarfree candied ginger was ready in 3 days.
Some more ginger benefits from Anita Chahal aunty ji:

Enjoy !
The ginger candy tastes good as a medicine. The sweet coating makes it palatable for kids too, but once the sweet cover dissolves in your mouth, get ready for a spicy effect of ginger on your tongue!
I love it this way - my dad too likes my kinda candied ginger.
This ginger candy recipe is my gift to Balvinder Kaur Khera, who had asked for some home remedies for motion sickness for her princess. 

How To Make Milk Chocolate Sugarfree With Cocoa Powder


Chocolate is a mood enhancer - the ultimate comfort food. But is chocolate good? Are there any chocolate benefits? Well, there are both positives and negatives. If you crave for chocolates, take heart from the fact that dark chocolate has some health benefits. But if you indulge too much in everything chocolatty, then you are counteracting chocolate benefits and will end up adding pounds around your belly. Anyway, this post is not just about chocolate benefits, but more about how to make chocolate at home.

how to make chocolate with cocoa powder
Have you ever tried making chocolate at home? Chocolate- the very word itself makes your mouth to water, right? Whether you are a teenager or an octagenarian, your love for chocolate knows no bounds. Of course, exceptions are always there. One living example is yours truly! I was fond of chocolates during school days. When the health bug bit me, I quit everything I was fond of relishing - butter, desi ghee, malai/cream, creamy kulfis, and chocolate. But since the demand of the times is a healthy homemade chocolate, especially when my nephew and niece are deeply in love with anything chocolate, I decided to accept this challenge to make milk chocolate sugarfree with cocoa powder.

When the final product was produced before my loved ones, one said, "Is it Cadbury's", another said, "it is Dairy Milk." Well, their remarks were enough to make me smile and feel on cloud 9. Of course, there is still room for improvement, as my homemade chocolate is not as solid as the market stuff, but it is yummy nevertheless - just like the packaged version. I know well where I have gone wrong and will correct it the next time. But at the moment, I simply wanna enjoy the fruits of my labor -yes, I am happy with the result, especially seeing my people enjoy every bit of homemade chocolate with milk and cocoa powder.
homemade chocolate recipe




Next, I am going to revise my chocolate making journey with some twists, because I will be making chocolate at home for Paro and Sherry - my two cuties (niece and nephew).

Well, unlike professionals, I do not use any fancy equipment for my baking recipes or making chocolate at home.

Of course, professionals have an invaluable set of tools specially designed for your homemade chocolate adventure. But I do things in a simple way - as simple as it can get. Because I want to reach those with no fancy appliances and equipment. After all, everybody is not as lucky as a handful of us.
This reflects in my videos as well!


Making Chocolate at Home Sugarfree

Wondering how to make chocolate with milk powder? Well, making milk chocolate at home is the dream of many. This is exactly what we are going to do here. This simple chocolate recipe will come in handy if you are craving for something chocolaty.

Have a party in the evening and you do not want to serve market junk to your junior guests? Worry not, start with this homemade chocolate recipe now and it should be well set by that time, so your tiny guests can simply grab their share and enjoy the heavenly taste of homemade chocolate.

I have tried to keep my chocolate recipe healthier than other recipes available online, but it is still buttery, as I did not want to use coconut oil for vegan chocolate recipe because this is not going to be one. I have substituted sugar with honey. You may simply want to keep it as a chocolate sauce if you wish ti. The recipe should work well both ways.

A Little About Chocolate 

Some types of chocolate are rich in flavonols, especially those loaded with cocoa powder. Antioxidants in chocolate may help control blood pressure levels, besides fighting cognitive decline. .

Chocolate is often considered the ultimate comfort food for a majority of us. Some relish it as a stress buster. For some, it is a reliable source of consolation, especially as a mood-enhancer. But is a chocolate at all healthy?

Research is under way to look into the benefits of chocolate for human health. Nevertheless studies claim that moderate consumption of dark chocolate


  • is good for the heart by helping restore flexibility of arteries, reducing inflammation, preventing blood clots because flavonoids in cocoa powder reduce blood pressure and improve blood circulation..research has revealed short-term benefits of chocolate on heart health. Studies are being done to look deeper into long-term benefits
  • prevents clogging of arteries by preventing white blood cells from sticking to the vessels 
  • lowers risk of stroke - according to a Finland research report
  • promotes blood  circulation  throughout the body, including the brain
  • is a mood enhancer
  • is loaded with minerals, including selenium, zinc, and potassium
  • lowers bad/LDL cholesterol and raises good or HDL cholesterol
  • can help keep your skin healthy, protecting it against sun damage
  • helps in weight management - how? because it creates a feeling of fullness, which means you are more likely to eat less during mealtime-so if you're trying to lose weight, but are unsure how to go about your food cravings, snack on a dark chocolate 30 minutes before mealtime!
  • is a stress buster, making it a perfect snack for expectant mothers, who are otherwise at a risk of prepartum depression
  • improves blood flow to the brain and helps prevent dementia, mental decline, risk of Alzheimer's - performing the brain protective role
  • cocoa helps improve insulin sensitivity, so a bite goes a long way in satiating sweet cravings in diabetics while helping keep insulin under control
  • makes you feel good by upping the production of the feel good hormone - it  contains phenylethylamine - the chemical your brain produces when you fall in love
Did you know a 100gram bar of dark chocolate which has 70% of cocoa powder, provides 67% of the RDA of iron?
But a chocolate is calorie dense.
Remember, moderation holds the key here.Indulgence in chocolate can amount to guilty eating, which you do not want to do. Why? After all, a chocolate needs butter for the typial layering effect. Then it needs sugar to coat the bitterness of cocoa powder. However, this recipe gives you a sugarfree chocolate version. I have used honey in place of sugar, and got awesome results. I offered this to a close friend, who is mad about eveything chocolate, and she loved every bit of it.


Ingredients
1/4 cup- milk powder (for a milkier version, add 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup- cocoa powder
1/2 cup- butter/desi ghee (for a vegan chocolate recipe, substitute with coconut oil0
3 tbsp or more- honey or sugar powder/jaggery powder (vegans may replace honey with sugar or jaggery powder for a healthy twist) - with sugar powder, you will get a silky smooth chocolate, which you can't get with honey but to me healthy comes first.

Procedure: How To Make Chocolate at Home

Take butter in a pan. Place the pan in another pot, which has 1 cup of water.- the double boiler method/Baine Maire method. You may take a glass cassarole as the inner pot. However, I took a steel one only.
Let the butter melt. Lower the flame.
Add cocoa powder and milk powder.
Start stirring constantly.
Turn off the flame and add honey to the chocolate mix.
Mix everything well.
Pour in molds or in a greased flat tray. I placed a few roasted chopped almonds and then poured the chocolate sauce over the almond layer.
Freeze for 4-5 hours and enjoy homemade nutty milk chocolate sugarfree.
If you love chocolate, you cannot say no to this chocolate recipe - a delectable blend of oats and chocolate gives you a yummy kulfi dessert.
chocolate kulfi with oatmeal - sugarless, no cream
Feedback on homemade chocolate sugarfree


Masala Cheese Crackers: How To Make Oatmeal Delicious


Do not be misled by the title here. Perhaps, these are minty masala crackers, but with a healthy twist. Of course, when you are here at Mercury IMP, you have got to be served with healthy recipes, right? What is healthy and what isn't healthy is one question that keeps you pondering. Of course, family health comes first, and you want your kids to eat healthy. Kids love everything cheesy, but cheese is not too healthy an option- but if you have active kids, every ingredient can be forgiving, for their physical activity can negate all the unhealthy features of an ingredient. Nevertheless, we will still be focusing on health and healthy ingredients here - with this simple recipe of minty cheese masala crackers.
kid friendly masala crackers 

Masala bottle gourd crackers with a healthy twist :)
Minty, cheesy, spicy crackers with the goodness of fiber! No maida of course!
Looking for a kid-friendly recipe of masala cheese crackers? Well, there is no cheese here per se, but the golden beauties are loaded with fiber. The goodness of bottle gourd and aroma of mint and coriander lends a unique twist to the masala crackers.

Bottle Gourd Benefits
bottle gourd benefits 


Ingredients
1/2 cup- paneer (I have used the leftover milk solid when making ghee- paneer can work equally good here)
1/4 cup- powdered oats
3/4 cup- whole wheat flour or multigrain flour
Salt, Black salt, Jeera (cumin seeds)
Mint leaves, coriander leaves,
1 green chilly
1/2 cup grated bottle gourd (lauki) - this was my healthy twist
1/4 tsp- baking powder
1-2 tbsp- cold water
2 tbsp- desi ghee (solid - I kept ghee in the refrigerator before using)
1 tbsp- dry roasted flax seed powder (alsi)

How to make masala paneer crackers: A Kid-friendly recipe

kid friendly masala cheese crackers

Take a food processor.
Add oats, whole wheat, flax seed powder, and baking powder.
Run the processor so that flours are sifted well and baking powder is distributed properly.
Next add butter/ desi ghee.
Run the processor so that butter is equally incorporated in the flours.
Next add crumbled paneer and salt. Again it's time to work with the processor.
Throw in washed but not wet coriander and mint leaves along with cubed/sliced bottle gourd, green chilly and cumin seeds. I did not squeeze bottle gourd and simply threw the lauki cubes in the processor.
Run the grinder again.
Add cold water if the dough looks little dry.
Remove to a wide plate and gather into a ball.
Cover with a cling film and refrigerate for30 minutes.
Remove after half an hour. Roll into a thick chapati and cut into desired shapes.
Use a fork to make insertions.
Bake masala crackers in a preheated oven/mw convection at 170 degrees for 10 -12 mins.
I airfried these crackers for 10 mts.
Allow masala cheese crackers to cool before indulging in baked goodness - yummy, bursting with unique flavors and healthylicious.

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