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Why Say No to Deep Frying

Why SAY NO to Deep Frying? Because deep frying can raise the risk of:
ØExcess calorie intake ØHigh depositionofbad fat ØRise in level of cholesterol ØOxidative stress that can lead to cancer ØDigestive disorders ØReduced oxygen level ØBodypain and inflammation
Given the high risk of deep-fried food on your health, it is best to avoid deep frying and look for alternatives. Here are a few healthier alternatives to deep frying:
Baking Airfrying Steaming
You're Taking in Excess Calories Deep fried food is high in trans fat and calories. When foods are deeply fried, they lose moisture and absorb fat from oil.

1 tsp of oil has almost 40 calories. Imagine the amount of calories you take in when you fry food in oil.
Excess calories equal access fat accummulation.
Food for thought for sure!

You're adding in trans fats When you eat deep-fried food, you tend to raise the risk of trans fats in your body.
How?
When a food item is deeply fried, the chemical structure of oil changes. As a result, it…

Coconut Gujiya Recipe Without Mawa: Baked in Airfryer

Let's take baked gujiya challenge!
Are you ready for this holi recipe?
Whole Wheat Gujiya (airfried/baked) - yes, my dear friends, this holi-special recipe comes straight from the kitchen of Anita Chahal aunty.  With holi around the corner, it will be gujjiya day in most homes in the country. What better way to serve your family and friends with this traditional delicacy than giving it a healthier twist?
What makes this gujiya recipe healthy?
Well, what is so special about the traditional gujiya that you relish on the eve of holi?

It is calorie-laden - and if you are watching your weight, have high cholesterol, thyroid, or hormonal disturbances, you might want a healthier gujiya option, right?

So my dear Anita Chahal aunty has come up with an atta gujiya alternative instead of maida.
What makes this gujiya recipe even healthier is the baking part. Yes, my dear friends, aunty ji has chosen to airfry gujiyas, which significantly cuts down the calories from fat that come with deep fryi…

Eggless Semolina Coconut Cookies Without Baking Powder, Soda: Organic Chemical-Free Baking

If I say this semolina coconut cookie recipe is the easiest to follow, would you believe my words?  If I say these are crispy, crunchy cookies without baking powder, soda, would you trust me? Well, you have got to believe my words, for this is not the first recipe in the baking without baking powder/soda series. Do not forget to check out these organic, chemical-free baking recipes. You will love each one of my baking experiments, for these use organic ingredients. When looking for a simple cookie recipe, try out these easy Indian semolina biscuits and enjoy a blast of coconutty flavor in your mouth.

Why Do I choose to bake without baking powder/soda  Remember your chemistry lessons?
Baking powder and baking soda are chemical agents. Since cookies are a regular for me, I do not want to put chemicals into my body. The idea is to bake without chemical agents so we can enjoy organic cookies without guilt.

Raising agents are nothing but chemical agents (time to remember chemistry lessons…

Amaranth Gluten-Free Coffee Cookies Without Baking Powder, Soda, Self-Raising Flour

If you love cookies, you are in for some magic.
If you love coffee, you will surely get passionate about it.
If you aren't a coffee lover (like me), you might want to try out more recipes with coffee brewed or not.

Is a loved one suffering from gluten allergy? Then this cookie without baking powder soda recipe is for you!

So are you ready friends? What's so special about this batch of gluten-free coffee cookies is that it is another addition to my baking without baking powder, soda, self-rising flour series. What's even more special is that these are perfect tea-time treats for a gluten sensitive loved one. So are these coffee cookies only for gluten intolerant people out there?

 Well, who cares?
In fact, all of us should indulge in some amount of millets too, for they are gluten-free and even healthier than whole grains.


 The amaranth cookies use brown rice flour.As some of my previous rice cookie and cake experiments have shown, brown rice makes for a yummy baked beauty…

Gluten-Free Besan Cookies With Jaggery: Baking With Chickpea Flour, Cookies Without Baking Soda, Refined Sugar Free

Gluten-free cookies?Cookies without baking powder or soda? Is chickpea gluten free?

You have recently turned to a gluten-free diet and are looking for gluten-free recipes, right? Or a loved one is diagnosed with celiac disease and cannot tolerate gluten, so you want to ease their life with some gluten-free recipes that taste yum too. Well, you can have many gluten-free recipe options, but when it comes to baking with gluten-free ingredients, you might find yourself in a fix. Reason? Perhaps the biggest reason being that gluten-free flours are difficult to bind, because they lack gluten - the elastic component that makes rotis chewy. So I have experimented with a few gluten-free options to come up with the best gluten-free cookie recipe. The recipe has a secret ingredient that gives it substance and enhances its flavor too. Wondering what it is?

Let's unravel the secret to making gluten-free cookies here!
Before that, I would like to ask if you ever find baking with chickpea flour…

Eggless Best Milk Cookies Without Baking Powder, Soda, Maida: Marbled Shortbread Cookies; Milk Powder Biscuits

Eggless milk cookies without baking powder or soda sound like magic to the ears, right? Living up to your expectations are these easy-to-please marble cookies that are a step further in my motto to experiment baking without baking powder.

These are crunchy,
These are crispy,
These are just apt for munching.
Whether you want a cookie to much,
Whether you want a cookie bomb crunch,
The milk marble bombs are going to be a hit.
What makes these marbled bombs stand out,
Is the addition of milk, powdered jaggery, and oats.
Baking without baking powder or soda,
Lends these cookie bombs an air of healthy yumminess.
Making these perfect for tea-time munching,
Or for delighting the kidoo and company :)
Any takers?

Well, without further ado, let's go to the colorful marble cookie recipe. As already mentioned, these eggless milk cookies are another addition to my baking without baking powder series.




Did you know barley comprises more fiber than oats?
I feel barley behaves similar to maida/all…

Harmful Effects of Artificial Food Colors

Artificial food colors make food look more appealing. Brightly colored foods attract the attention of consumers, especially children. You might not be aware of the risks and dangers of artificial food coloring on your health.

Do you know color additives are synthesized from petroleum byproducts? Artificial food dyes are also sourced from raw materials obtained from coal tar. Since they are cheaper and more stable under intense heat and light conditions, artificial colors have become widely popular in the food industry.

They may be used to standardize the color in products that may lose color during the production process. Food dyes make artificially flavored foods look more appealing. Artificial colors are often added to certain food products to intensify their natural color.

You might find Red #40 in foods that do not contain real fruit (cherries or strawberries) but use artificial fruit flavors.

Most common "colored" eatables with synthetic colors include:

candies
beverag…
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Authentic South Indian Recipes

Authentic South Indian Recipes
If you love south Indian food, do not leave without checking this page. Dedicated to Chitra Balachander, a south Indian homemaker, the page is all about taking a journey into her south Indian kitchen. Travel with me to her kitchen to savor traditional south Indian food.

North Indian Punjabi Recipes

North Indian Punjabi Recipes
If Punjabi recipes tempt your taste buds, then this page is a must-visit. Take a peep into Anita Chahal aunty's kitchen and see what authentic Punjabi food is all about. You will also find fusion recipes from Anita aunty's Punjabi kitchen. Not to mention, she has started to share OPOS recipes as well.