Lauki Kofta in Appe Pan

lauki kofta
Recipe: Lauki kofta in appe pan
Lauki or bottle gourd -1 small
Besan -3/4 cup

1/4 tsp Haldi (turmeric)
1 tsp sukha dhaniya powder (Coriander powder)
1 tsp Curd 
1 tbsp Ginger grated
Salt as per taste
1 tsp Oil for greasing appe pan

Grate lauki using a grater. Squeeze water. This is an important step.
Grate ginger and add to bottle gourd. Add salt, haldi, coriander powder, chilly powder (if you are using), and besan. 
Check for consistency. Add curd. Mix well. Grease appe pan.
Make little balls and place in appe pan.
Cover appe pan with a lid. Place a skillet (tawa) beneath the paniyaram patra (appe pan) and keep on medium flame.
Check after 5 minutes. 
Flip sides of each ball in the patra and cover again.
Keep checking in between until done.

Easy Atta Cookies Recipe: No Baking Powder, No Baking Soda


almond oats cookies
The word "atta cookies" sends me back in history. Yes, I start feeling nostalgic, because I have some fond memories of atta cookies.

I remember my mama or maternal uncle bringing boxes of atta biscuits at my nani's place everytime we visited them during summer vacations. Then when it was time to return to our place, he would bring more of those boxes for us to take back home. Aww...I am getting nostalgic.

The atta cookies were simple and yet so delicious. The simple cookies with black cardamom flavor were no match to the cookies sold out in confectionaries these days.

You could munch on those healthy bites all the time. I still remember unpacking those baked goodies bursting with the flavors of black cardamom - opening those aluminum tins and then unpacking the atta bites from their newspaper packs.

I so wish to travel back to childhood now. Ever single memory gives me goosebumps now.  I have the best childhood I could imagine.

So my childhood memories inspire today's atta cookies post. Black cardamom or badi elaichi lifts the taste and aroma of this cookie batch. I have a special liking for moti elaichi and love to flavor my regular tea with black cardamom.

So, welcome to another homemade whole wheat cookie recipe post.

As you know this is a place with  a plethora of homemade healthy cookies that you cannot find elsewhere.

This website is your recourse to getting homemade whole grain cookie recipes that are not only healthy, but also crunchy bites that you can munch on at tea time or simply dunk in your big glass of milk.

You will forget packet biscuits available outside. The best part of this atta cookies recipe is that it does not use any raising agents.
The atta cookies with no baking powder, no baking soda are too sumptuous to resist.

Badam  Atta Cookies Recipe: 

3/4 cup whole wheat flour (always check the labels for the type of ingredient - make sure you buy "WHOLE" wheat flour, and not wheat flour alone, which is maida)
1/4 cup milk powder
1/4 cup ghee/ butter or 4 tbsp
Jaggery powder (more or less)
a pinch salt 
1 tsp black cardamom (moti elaichi) powder
2  tsp of milk 
benefits of whole wheat

wheat flour benefits




Authentic Atta Cookies With Cardamom Flavor



  • Sieve whole wheat flour and milk powder together for 5- 6 times. This will help make the flour airy and give you crunchy cookies without baking powder.
  • Add elaichi powder. Remember to use moti elaichi only, which gives this recipe the authentic aroma and taste. 
  • In a separate bowl, take ghee and add jaggery powder. The authentic recipe uses sugar but I wanted to replace sugar with jaggery.
  • Whisk well until the mix looks fluffy and light.
  •  Add in the flour mix. No need to knead like normal dough. Just gather the ingredients. 
  • Add milk 1 teaspoon at a time. We are looking for a semi soft dough - not too soft, nor too hard. If it feels dry, add more milk little by little.  DONT KNEAD; else you will get chewy cookies. But we are looking for crunchy bites. Kneading will result in gluten formation. It is gluten that gives you chewy rotis. So I am sure you do not want to be eating sweet rotis here, isn't it?
  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 mins. I airfried the atta cookies.
  • Bake or air fry atta cookies for about 15 mins at the same temperature. 
  • When ready, do not forget to cool the atta cookies on a cooling rack. Store these baked beauties in an air-tight container once they have completely cooled.


Do not forget to check out crunchy munchy cornflakes cookies recipe and oats-cornflakes cookies recipe.

No Yeast Bread for Hot Dog Base


yeast free bread
Looking for a no yeast bread recipe? This one can come in handy.

People of all age groups love hot dog. But it isn't the healthiest food option. So I decided to take a plunge into the making of hot dog - yes, yeast-free hot dog base. I added exactly the same ingredients as that of yeast-free bread. Voila! 

The result I got was good, though it does not give you the same taste as the market-bought hot dog, it is a good alternative for those looking for a no yeast option.

Whether you want to avoid yeast the beast for health reasons, histamine intolerance, yeast allergy, or due to religious belief, this no yeast bread recipe can be the answer to satiate your garlic bread cravings. 

Did I say this is a whole wheat bread no yeast no maida?

White flour or all-purpose flour is the worst ingredient to include in your recipes. It does your bodies no good; rather, it only adds carbs and empty calories in your bodies. 

Maida has been a cause of serious health issues. 

So let's see how I prepared the no-yeast garlic bread for hot dog base.





Yeast-Free Bread Hot Dog Recipe:

1 cup- wheat flour 
2 tbsp - oil/ butter/ ghee
7-8 roasted garlic cloves
3/4 cup - whey (you may need more to knead the dough) (or you may use curd/butter milk instead)
salt - as per taste 
sugar -1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder-1/2 tsp

no yeast bread buns
How To Make Yeast Free Bread with Whole Wheat
Take a bowl.  Mix wheat flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Use a sieve to mix the ingredients well. 
Add oil, salt, sugar, garlic cloves to the flour. Rub garlic cloves into the flour.
Finally, add whey to prepare the dough. 
Make sure the dough is not sticky. 
The dough should not be too hard. Make sure it is not too soft. If it feels sticky, add little more flour. 
Keep aside for 7-8 hours. I kept overnight.
In the morning, knead the dough very well for at least 5 minutes.
Press the dough flat.Lift from one side to another. Pat it well into a log.
If you want, you may use a fork to prick the dough for even heating.
Take a skillet (tawa). Place a heavy steel plate and grease it.
Place the log dough over it and cover with a big bowl.
Let it bake on slow flame. 
Keep an eye on it. It may take anywhere between 15 and 25 minutes.
I baked one side and then another. The second side took merely 5-8 minutes.

yeast-free bread for hot dog base
Prepare filling for no yeast garlic bread:
Boiled potato- 2
Boiled peas (not too soft, should be crunchy)- 1/4 cup or less
Ginger-chilly paste- 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves (I had coriander-garlic chutney, so I added that)
Salt as per taste
Paneer (cottage cheese)- your choice (optional)
Chopped Onion-1

Mash potatoes. Mix with chopped onions. Add ginger-chilly paste. Mix well. Add peas, salt, and coriander powder. If you wish you can add coriander leaves as well.

Make a horizontal cut mid way into the hot dog log. Add the potato-peas filling.
Heat a skillet (tawa). Place the hot dog over it. Let it fry for a couple of minutes.
Fry both sides. 
Enjoy the yeast free bread or hot dog with coriander chutney or condiment of your choice. 

Here is my latest yeast free focaccia with semolina.
no yeast bread recipe

I have tried yeast-free ragi bread as well.

Oil Free Cheese Cutlets in Appe Pan

cheese cutlets in appe pan


Cheese Cutlets Recipe

1/2 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
1 boiled potato
1/4 cup oats (optional)
2 tbsp suji
1 tbsp curd
salt as per taste
1 tsp garlic-ginger-chilly paste
1 grated onion
coriander leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)

Mix everything and make cute little balls.
Grease the appe pan with a drop of oil.
Place a skillet (tawa) on direct flame. Put the appe pan on the skillet.
Place balls. Cover the pan with a lid.
Heat on medium flame.
Fry for 5 mins and then flip sides of the little roundels so that they are evenly heated from all sides.
Serve with coriander chutney or condiment of your choice. I relished these cuties as an accompaniment with rice.

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