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Diet Snack: A Healthy Evening Snacking Option

Besan Paneer Peda

We all love besan ladoos and burfi. After having made different types of ladoo and burfis with besan, this time I have tried using paneer (cheese) to make besan (gram flour) ladoos or pedas.

Ingredients

1 cup- besan
1/2 cup- paneer/khoya
3 tbsp - rice flour
2 tbsp-sugar (as per taste) - I added 2 tbsp melted jaggery (gur) as well
green cardamom/elaichi
2 tbsp- ghee (clarified butter)
Almonds or any other nuts
2 tbsp - milk


Take milk in a pan and add rice flour.Add crumbled paneer and switch on the flame.Heat on low flame and keep stirringAdd sugar and mix well.Add elaichi.Meanwhile take another pan and add ghee.Roast besan (preferably thick besan)on low flame.Keep aside.Now add paneer mixture into the roasted besan.Keep stirring.Add gur and stir very well.Switch off the flame when done.Roll out into small balls and flatten them with your palm.Delicious besan paneer pedas are ready.

Wheat Custard Cookies: Perfect Christmas Gift

I am not fond of custard, unlike hubby who loves it. Nevertheless, while browsing through a food group, I came across Soniya Saluja's whole wheat custard cookie recipe. The cookie clicks tempted me into trying out the recipe myself.










Here's the recipe:

1 cup - wheat flour
1/4 cup - custard powder
3 tbsp- powdered sugar (as per taste)
1/4 cup - olive oil (or any vegetable oil)
2 tbsp -milk
1/4 tsp - baking soda
1/4 tsp- baking powder
Cardamom/cinnamon (or any essence of your choice)
pinch of salt

Custard cookie procedure:

Preheat oven (mw convection) at 180 degrees for 10 mins.Sieve wheat, custard, baking soda, and baking powder.Add sugar.Next, add cardamom or cinnamon.Now add oil and mix well.Add milk if the dough feels dry.Roll out into small lemon-size balls and press them gently with your palm.Use a fork or knife to make design on the cookies.Grease a baking tray.Place cookies at a distance from each other.Bake wheat custard cookies at 180 degrees for 20 mins.Cool on a cooli…

Kuttu Crackers (Savory Buckwheat Crackers)

All of us love snacks. But some of us are always on the lookout for healthy snacks. I have come up with a healthy snacking recipe for you all, using kuttu atta (or vrat atta).


Kuttu/Buckwheat snacks
3/4 cup- kuttu atta/vrat ka atta (Buckwheat flour)
1/4 cup- besan (gram flour/roasted chickpea flour)
1/2 tbsp- oats (optional)
2 tbsp- olive oil (or any vegetable oil)
4-5 tbsp- cold water
1/2 tsp-sesame seeds
1 tsp- flax seed powder (roasted)
red chilly powder
salt as per taste
1/4 tsp- kasoori methi (powdered with hand)/ dried fenugreek leaves
1 tsp- cumin seeds
2 pinches- carom seeds (ajwain)
1/4 tsp- baking soda






Procedure

Preheat oven at 180 degrees for 6 mins.Sieve kuttu atta, besan, and baking soda.Add powdered oats.Add all the spices and herbs (you may choose any herbs you want).Add salt.Now add, olive oil. Rub the flour with your hands.It's time to add chilled water to make a dough.Do not knead. Just gather the ingredients.Flatten the dough with a rolling pin (it may stick to t…

Easy Way To Make Homemade Whole Wheat Cookies Flavored With Pistachio

How do you make crunchy homemade whole wheat flour cookies?

You are here, so it's understood that you are looking for a healthy cookies recipe, isn't it? Of course, given the amount of disadvantages of refined flour or maida or white flour, whole wheat flour certainly makes a healthier alternative.

After having read and understood how maida affects our bodies, besides providing it no nutritional value, I have quit including it in my grocery. I can proudly say, maida finds no place in my home!

All my baked goodies are healthy, for they use healthy grains and cereals, including whole wheat flour, oatmeal, barley, chickpea flour, almond meal, and what not!

So, let's come back to the healthy whole wheat cookies recipe. I prepared this batch of healthy cookies when mom and dad were here last year. I wanted to send a batch of fresh cookies for my dearest brother.So did I , for home-made cookies have no match in terms of taste and health quotient.


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