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3-Min Coffee Cake in Mug No Egg

Cake in a mug? Are you kidding me? This was my reaction a year back! But the world of food and baking is vast. It's like a huge ocean, which is filled with endless treasures.


Here, treasures are the recipes that tantalize taste buds and give you something to relish and remember!

Mug cakes are such a breeze. I never knew this until a year back. But then I never had the confidence to try these quick cakes.
Now the time was ripe enough for me to give this microwave mug cake a try after I tried no oil, no butter cake in a mug, getting inspiration from Sangeeta Sethi's eggless mug cake post.





I experimented with the ingredients and voila! The recipe was a hit.

Do check my almond butter microwave mug cake recipe, which is unique, healthy, and of course flavorful. It does not use oil or butter, nor refined flour. Rather, I have chosen the healthiest of ingredients to come up with a quick cake recipe. It gives me a soft, spongy cake.

Need I say it's such a breeze to make cakes in …

Whole Wheat Crackers With Sesame Seeds

Do you love crackers? What if you get to relish whole wheat crackers that too home made. With the goodness of sesame seeds (til), wheat crackers are an instant hit at my home. I have recently returned from my parental home. Got this idea of using sesame seeds from a bakery - dad brought crackers from a local bakery. I was itching to give them a try. Of course, the bakery crackers use maida, but this recipe is a no maida recipe. You know it all about me now!

Whole wheat flour is a healthier alternative to plain/refined flour, which takes longer to digest, has no nutritional value, and contributes to blood sugar spike. Contrarily, whole wheat flour has more nutritional value. You will not find any recipe that uses maida in this blog. Yes, I did use maida once for a cake rusk recipe.

Let's get back to the wheat crackers recipe. Now you must be wondering why I have added sesame seeds? Well, sesame seeds are a widely popular condiment in India. Their nutty taste and crunch makes them …

Palak Dal (Spinach Lentils Gravy)

Call it palak dal or dal palak, or even spinach dal, this healthy, flavorful, and rich gravy is going to be a hit in your family. This is my mom's recipe, though I have never tried it. Since these days I am with mom, I have learned the dal palak recipe from her.

Simple, sumptuous, yet filling, palak dal Punjabi style is a bowl full of health. I have enjoyed this blend of spinach and lentils during childhood, but never had the curiosity to learn. But those days are long gone; now I am eager to learn and unlearn things that add value to my life and profile.

Yes, I want to learn healthiest ways of cooking food, for I am a health freak.

This dal palak recipe was made on demand - mom made it one day and then next time, I was curious enough to learn how to make this simple yet scrumptious blend of lentils and spinach.

Let's see how mom makes it:

Palak Chana Dal Ingredients
1/4 cup- chana dal
1/4 moong dal (yellow lentils)
1 bunch of palak (spinach)
1 tbsp or more - ginger
8-10 garli…
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