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Oil Free Snacks With Leftover Rice

Usually I do not use leftover rice, but today decided to experiment with them. Glad the experiment worked well.

Recipe for Oil Free Cutlets 

Leftover parboiled rice- 1/2 cup
Boiled potato- 2
Suji- 1/4th cup
Besan (gram flour)- 2 tbsp
1 tbsp- oatmeal (optional)
Salt - as per taste
Black pepper- 1/2 tsp
Slit Green chilly -1
Ginger- 1tsp
Chopped onion- 1
Coriander leaves- as per preference
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric- 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds (jeera)- 1/2 tsp
Lemon - for sprinkling after the tikkis are cooked
Oil- 1/4th tsp (just for greasing the tawa/ utensil) (I used skillet)

Try to mash leftover rice. Then mix with potato.
Chop onions and grate ginger. Add to the mix.
Add suji and besan. Mix everything well.
Add salt and the remaining ingredients, except oil and lemon.

Make small balls and press them with both hands. Keep the cute roundels in fridge for 30 minutes or longer.
Grease a non stick pan or utensil.
Place an iron skillet (tawa) over direct flame.
Keep the nonstick tawa over …

Instant Coconut Ladoo Recipe: How to Make Ladoo With Coconut

How many of you love coconut ladoos? No, I am not talking of those made using sugar syrup, but of the richer ones that use condensed milk (home made). I can tell you, these are super soft and tastier.

Looking for an instant coconut ladoo recipe. This easy coconut ladoo recipe can come in handy. Made with condensed milk, the coconut ladoo are simply melt-in -the-mouth and so rich. You cannot settle for one.

The coconut ladoo recipe  takes inspiration from smile emoticon
 from a dear friend (Radha Natarajan), who has a rich repertoire of yummy, healthy recipes.


Coconut offers umpteen health benefits, contrary to popular belief. 



Coconut Ladoo Recipe:
1/2 cup grated/ ground fresh coconut
1/4 Cup - milk powder (if you do not have powder, you can skip it and instead use cream or malai)
1/4 cup sugar 
1/2 cup milk 
1 tbsp ghee/melted butter (optional)
1/4 tsp. green cardamom powder





Mix milk powder and milk well. Add sugar and 1/2 tbsp ghee and keep it on low flame. Stir continuously until it becomes th…

Quick Oil-Free Diet Snacks With Flattened Rice (Poha)

Oil free diet snacks are a favorite with me. You can munch on them whevever you wish to. 

A hot cup of tea always comes in as a great accompaniment.

I love tea and pair it with crunchy cookies. But sometimes I do love to munch on this healthy chiwda snack...

The best thing about this simple oil free diet snack is that it is quick to process. 

In fact, the diet snack recipe is all about:


gathering the ingredientsdry roasting themtempering them with carom seeds and curry leaves to enjoy an aromatic snack that is high in fiber and calories




This diet snack recipe is extremely simple and nutritious with a blend of healthy ingredients, viz. fiber-rich flattened rice and oats, nutritious peas and peanuts/almonds, and aromatic carrom seeds.


 Ingredients of diet snack

 1 cup Poha (rice flakes)
1/4th cup oats
little salt
corn flakes or mixture - 3 tbsp
Dry peas (optional)- 2 tbs
Roasted peanuts (I didn't use, as they raise bad cholesterol)
1/2-1 tsp of oil (I used olive oil)
1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
r…

Roti Pizza

Looking for a healthier version of pizza? Yes, this one does not look like one, but it still is a healthier way to relish the desi version of the Italian delight. I made roti pizza - with whole wheat flour and sattu (black gram flour), oats, capsicum, and onion.

This is a no cheese, no butter pizza, since I wanted to avoid all the buttery part and make it completely healthy. I did not even add tomato or tomato sauce, since a dear one is fighting allergy from tomato. Nevertheless, to give a little tangy flavor, I added lemon juice, coriander powder, and curd as topping.

The best thing: hubby liked it as a healthier snack.
What more could I ask for?





Here is the super simple recipe:

Whole wheat flour: 1/2 cup
Sattu: 1/2 cup (you can skip sattu and use wheat flour)
Curd: 1/4cup
Salt: as per taste
Oil: 1/2tsp
Warm water: as required for kneading dough

Mix flour, sattu, salt, and oil. Add curd and mix well.
Add warm water to knead dough.(should be like roti dough, but not sticky)
Keep it a…

Eggless Whole Wheat Cookies: Atta Biscuits at Home

The cookie bug has bitten me badly. My healthy cookie recipe posts are a clear reflection of my love for cookies.

But as you already know, I look for healthy ingredients for my cookie recipes.

Baking no maida cookies is my forte.

This atta cookie batch is inspired by my memories of childhood.

Remember good old childhood days when cans of cookies from traditional local bakeries would be enjoyed by the entire family? 


Though childhood will never come back, you can still enjoy the tasty atta biscuits at home made of simplest of ingredients with whole wheat flour. With just a few ingredients, you can have the same taste that you used to enjoy when you were a kid!


Whole Wheat Cookie Recipe

Wheat - 1 1/2 cup
Ghee/butter- 1/2 cup
Milk-1/4 cup (add more if dough looks dry)
Crushed/Powdered Sugar - 1/4 cup (as per taste - I take it less sweet)
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Green Cardamom/fennel seeds - 1tsp (I love adding saunf to my cookies. It lends a distinct taste & aroma) (I added black cardamom, but it …

Easy, Healthy Lemon Pickle Recipe With Lime Peel

Lemon peel pickle? No, I am not kidding. I have been following this trick ever since I tried it the first time and it was a big hit.


How many of you use the lemon peel after squeezing lemon juice? I used to throw away the peel as trash unless I researched that every single part of the lemon fruit is beneficial for health. So why throw the peel? I made lemon achaar with that. It is no less tangier n tastier than the normal lemon pickle.




So do not throw the lemon skin from now onward after squeezing juice from it!! Just dry the lemon peel for a couple of hours, add sugar, salt, and cumin seeds and store in a bottle. Keep it in sunlight for a few days and the pickle is ready!! I have two jars ready already.
Since you're adding salt, sugar & cumin seeds as taste enhancers, they will supply the needed juices to the pickle. Lemon peel is scientifically proven as beneficial to health. Never ever throw it, even if it may taste bitter sometimes.  

Recipe
Lemon peel (I make lemondae with …
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