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Eggless Jowar Cookies: How To Make Oatmeal Delicious

Baking with whole grains gives me a great deal of satisfaction. The happiness that I am choosing healthy ingredients has no match.

My cookie experimentation spree continues, as I try to include healthy ingredients in my bakes. Yes, baking isn't the best option, but I can't have my tea without cookies, so here's my take on jowar-oats cookies.


The result I have got with this variation of almond cookies is just awesome.






Wondering how to make oatmeal delicious?
This jowar cookie recipe with oatmeal can come in handy.


Jowar Cookie Ingredients
1/2 cup- jowar flour (sorghum)
1/2 cup-wheat flour
1 cup- oatmeal (grind oats to powder)
1 cup- almond meal (check the procedure to make almond meal here)
3 tbsp- desi ghee (clarified butter)/butter
3 tbsp- oil
2-3 tbsp- milk (to bind the dough)
2 tbsp- sugar powder (I take less sugar, you may add more)
1 tsp- fennel seeds (saunf) I like the aroma of saunf in cookies/you may add cardamom or cinnamon or any other spice
1 tsp- baking powder

Jow…

How to Make Buttermilk With Cucumber: Mint Lassi

How to make buttermilk at home?

Well, who does not like a refreshing glass on a hot summer day?

We all love cucumber lassi.

 Yes, cucumber buttermilk is a healthy, refreshing drink. The cooling summer drink can be savored during winters as well. At least, I can do that, for I love everything curd :)


Cucumber is nature's gift for summers. It has cooling properties and helps bring down our body temperatures during summers. It is primarily eaten raw in salad form. In south India, they make cucumber pachadi as well, which I must say tastes yum. I plan to make it soon and shall post the recipe for you all.

Let's get back to cucumber lassi.











Ingredients
1 cucumber
1/2 cup- curd
salt
1-1 1/2 cups of water
roasted cumin powder (jeera)
2 pinches flax meal (optional)
mint, coriander leaves
pinch of sugar powder
1 small piece of ginger

Procedure

Add cucumber, ginger, coriander and mint leaves in a blender and whisk until smooth.Add curd and salt. Whisk again.Add water and whisk again.Garnis…

Oats Daliya Idli

After a successful experiment with daliya (cracked wheat) and suji (semolina), I tried to include daliya with oatmeal. The result is droolworthy.












Ingredients
1 cup- oat meal
1 cup- daliya
1 cup- curd
1/4-1/2 cup- water (for idli batter)
salt
2 pinches of baking soda

Procedure


Dry roast daliya and grind them to powder. Daliya needs to be coarsely grounded.Let it cool.Mix daliya powder with oatmeal.Add curd, salt and keep aside for 30 minutes.Mix required amount of water for idli batter.Grease idli moulds.Add baking soda to the batter and mix.Steam for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy with mooli sambar or chutney of your choice.I relished it with tomato chutney and chana chutney.

Tomato Chutney for Idli, Dosa, Rice, Roti

The tasty & tangy tomato chutney tastes yummy with idlis and dosas.  It's a simple recipe, which is quick to churn out.
Whether you are looking for a chutney for idlis, dosa,rice, or roti, you will love to sample this yummy tangy dip.

Enjoy the tomato chutney with rice, dosa, or idlis.

Ingredients 3 tomatoes 1/2 tsp- chana dal 1/2 tsp- urad dal 1/4 tsp- mustard seeds 1 small piece of ginger curry leaves 1/4 tsp oil salt, 1 dry red chilly or green chilly sugar- 2 fat pinches or little more 1 tbsp-curd


How to make tomato chutney for idli, dosa, rice, roti Take oil in a pan.Heat on high flame.Add dry red chilly, chana dal, urad dal and mustard seeds.Next add curry leaves. Stir fry.Now add tomatoes. Switch off the flame. We do not want to heat tomatoes much.Grind the mixture with curd, salt, and sugar.Enjoy with oats idli, daliya idlis or any other idlis.Check for Bengal gram chutney recipe here.

Mooli Sambar (Raddish Sambar)

Mooli sambar?I would have not believed my ears had I not seen somebody sharing this finger-licking recipe.

Yes, mooli ki sabzi is still popular, but the word sambar did surprise me!

I came across this recipe a few days back, shared by Karthik from ChinnisCorner. I have been in love with south Indian food ever since I met my hubby. No he is not from south India, but Odisha. However, there is some form of similarity in south Indian and Odiya cuisines.

Let's get back to mooli sambar recipe. I was wondering whether we could put mooli to other uses, except salad. I thought why not experiment with raddish sambar. SO I looked for recipes online, which guaranteed that mooli can be used as a veggie for sambar. It was then that I added raddish along with other veggies to see how it tastes in sambar.

Given the immense radish benefits for health, it is a must-include vegetable in our regular meal planning, though it is available in winters alone.

Let's do a recap of Radish Benefits:
Radi…
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