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Lauki Kofta in Appe Pan

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

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'…

No Yeast Bread for Hot Dog Base

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…

Oil Free 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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