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Fudge With Leftover Rice (No Fancy Ingredients)

Burfi is a tasty sweet relished across the country.

What about a burfi/fudge with leftover rice?

Seriously, I am not kidding.

Leftover rice is usually a big headache in many homes, especially in India, where we do not want to throw away anything.

So what about making a fudge with leftover rice?

Since I have imposed a complete ban on outside food in my house (sweets, snacks included), I certainly have to work little harder to do the needful myself, especially if we experience cravings for sweets or snacks (which is of course rare).
Today, I was churning out paneer (cottage cheese) and suddenly decided to experiment with a sweet.

Once milk curdled to form paneer, leaving a good amount of whey, I decided to use just 2 tbsp of paneer for my experiment along with half of the whey, removing the rest in a different utensil.








I frequently stirred whey and paneer and then decided to
add some leftover rice (2 tbsp).
Then I added 1 tbsp of milk powder to it, 1 tsp of cream (malai), and 2 tbsp of…

Eggless Semolina Cake

Suji or semolina cake is light, healthy, and flavorful. When I cam across the recipe of suji cake for the first time, I was surprised that this fine form of wheat flour can be used to make cakes. I was on cloud 9, since I love cakes, but want to avoid maida or all-purpose flour at any cost. This recipe came to my rescue. I have written many times about maida side effects and the reason why I do not pick unhealthy ingredients for baking or cooking of any form. You,too, should try to do so. After all, health comes first, isn't it?
cake is good to go with your evening tea. Any baking plans for today?

if so, you have got to give this classic recipe a try! Simple, quick, and easy to bake, the suji cake can be made with easily available ingredients on the shelf. What more could you ask for?

This is a simple healthy cake recipe for beginners. In fact, it was my first attempt at making suji cakes. I must admit I was the happiest person on earth for having successfully baked a cake with semoli…

Kurma Masala Powder

Looking for a kurma masala recipe? This kurma masala or powder recipe can come in handy. Taking inspiration from Radha Natarajan's kurma masala is this humble recipe. It is amazingly delicious and aromatic. Do give this kurma masala recipe a try to cook deliciousness in your kitchen.

Lift the taste and aroma of your gravies with this aromatic kurma masala. This is Radha Natarajan's recipe of Your Everyday Cook. 

Radha has a lot of healthy recipes on her blog. Please visit her page for more health-friendly recipes.








Kerla kurma masala Recipe:
1 cup coriander seeds (sabut dhaniya)
3/4 cup poppy seeds (khus khus)
5-10 red Kashmiri chillies 
4 - 1 inch cinnamon sticks (dalchini)
8-10 green cardamom pods (hari elaichi)
2 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf)
1 star anise (optional)
2 bay leaves (tej patta)
1 tbsp cloves (laung)
1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp black pepper corns (sabut kali mirch)
1/2  tbsp dry ginger powder (sukhi adrak)
2 tbsp roasted gram dal (Bengali roasted dal - you may use chana dal - I…

Raw Papaya Stir Fry

Looking for a low sodium, low calorie recipe. Worry not, we have one of the most health-friendly recipe here.

Raw papaya has multiple health benefits, thanks to its antioxidant content. It is loaded with vitamins and minerals.

Papaya, raw or ripe, is a liver-friendly fruit. In raw form, it could be used to make a variety of dishes. While its ripe form can serve your tummy in more ways than one. Make beverages, shakes, soups, and desserts with ripe papaya.

Here is a simple yet yummy raw papaya recipe to use this healthy fruit. 

Raw papaya stir fry. Enjoy as an accompaniment/side dish with rice 

Let's make lip smacking raw papaya stir fry:




Take 1 cup raw papaya slices 
Take a small piece of ginger (thin slices or ginger julienne)
4-5 garlic cloves (slice them just like ginger)
1 kashmiri red chilly
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
salt as per taste
curry leaves (optional)
1/2tsp oil
1/4 tsp turmeric (haldi) I did not add, but you can!

Take a pan. Add oil. Add mustard seeds. Let them splutter. Add thinly sli…

Baked Atta Samosa: Airfryer Wheat Samosa/Airfryer Indian Recipes

Wondering how airfryer Indian recipes turn out? Well, given the amount of oil most Indian recipes use, you tend to doubt whether airfryer Indian recipes turn out good. But they do.
Hubby loves samosa, but I always make sure he never has it. Yes, you may call me devil, but I really do not want him to serve him with any deep-fried stuff merely for his love for samosa.


So I decided to surprise him with a baked samosa instead, that too made of whole wheat flour, little suji, and besan. I must accept that there is a difference between wheat and maida. Maida (all purpose flour) tastes better but it isn't the healthiest option. So I tried with wheat, as I am watching our food intake closely.









My baked samosa tastes good, though it may not be the best, as we get from the halwai or its fried alternative. But since health comes first, taste can wait!
Now I have tried samosa in airfryer too. The end result is pretty satsifying. I am glad I chose to bake samosa in airfryer.

Baked Samosa Whole Whe…

Healthy Paneer Makhni With Little Oil

Looking for taste as well as health? Here's a super easy recipe that is a perfect blend of both. 

Though paneer makhni is quite rich and thick gravy, I have omitted the thickness part. But this does not mean it is not tasty.

This healthy paneer makhni is mouth watering and lip smacking.

Recipe:

2 onions
2 tomatoes (may take more), 
2 cloves, 
6-7 garlic cloves, 
1-2 green chillies, 
1 inch cinnamon stick, 
2 green cardamom,
 1 bay leaf (tej pata), 
3-4 black pepper corns
1/2 cup milk (you can take malai/cream as well)
1/2 cup water or more
2 tbsp loose curd
1/2 tsp oil
Paneer- 250 grams
Take 2 onions, 2 tomatoes (may take more), 2 cloves, 6-7 garlic cloves, 1-2 green chillies, 1 inch cinnamon stick, 2 green cardamom, 1 bay leaf (tej pata), 3-4 black pepper corns and boil them with 1/2 cup of water in a cooker. Just 2 whistles will do! Let them cool.











Take out boiled onion, tomato, green chilly, cloves, black peppercorns, 1/2 cinnamon stick, 1 green elaichi. Let them cool and grind them to a paste. T…

Diabetes-friendly recipes

Diabetes-friendly recipes
Food for diabetics - what & what not to eat!No Sugar does not mean diabetes friendly! Do not believe every word that falls on your ears.