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Oatmeal Cookies Eggless With Chickpea Gluten Free Flour

Oats seem to have become an integral part of my cooking. I can't think of recipes without including this healthy grain - which is the healthiest of all! Earlier, my impression of oats was something bland, tasteless and boring. I never wanted to include it in my meals. But the story has changed now, especially ever since my food experiments begun and I realized the importance of this fibrous grain.














By now you already know that I am a cookie lover and keep experimenting with different flour combinations to bake healthy, tasty cookies. I have already tried this combination before - but this time I included pistachio along with almonds. The besan oats cookies are the best I have ever had!

This is one easy oatmeal cookie recipe that you can try on stovetop. Yes, absolutely. However, if you wish to try it in oven, go for it
Some of my friends were surprised with the gram flour-oatmeal combination, but trust me you get the tastiest, crunchiest, and healthy oatmeal cookies you have ever …

Eggless Wheat Banana Cake

Do you love banana cake? Perhaps you love bananas or cakes or both. What if we combine both? Loaded with the goodness of fiber-rich oats, bursting with roasted nutty flavors, and smelling of fruity haven, this eggless wheat banana cake is a must try.
 One try at this banana cake and you will be addicted. Yummy, fruity, and nutty, this eggless cake recipe is very simple - perfect for beginners.

My previous attempts at making an eggless banana cake weren't as successful as this one. I really wanted to get perfect with this eggless cake recipe with banana. Voila! Today was the day when I got it right. The eggless banana cake is yummy and tastes just like the fruit cake we used to buy from the market.

I did add coconut to the recipe, but I do not feel the need to include it, since the banana taste overpowers that of coconut. So it is completely optional whether you want to include coconut.

Here's the simple cake recipe with whole wheat and banana:


Ingredients

1 cup- wheat flour
1…

No Sugar 3-Ingredient Fruity Popsicle With Mango Watermelon

It's summer time and we need something chilling to beat the heat. But I never have chilled water even on hottest days. Of course, it's not the safest thing to do. Nevertheless, I can still enjoy ice cream - my favorite since childhood. I still remember the Khoya wali kulfi that we used to have. The nostalgia surrounds me when I still hear the sound of any ice cream vendor.

Anyway, cutting the long story short. I decided to try a no sugar ice cream. I had 1 cup of watermelon and wanted to include it. Then I had a few leftover pieces of a mango, which wasn't completely ripe. Of course, you will always find hung curd in my stock.

I took the watermelon pieces. Threw them in the food processor and adding 1/4 cup of hung curd and 1/2 mango. Gave everything a churn until I got a pulpy (more watery) mixture. Poured the mixture in ice cream moulds and set them in the freezer.

The next day took these no sugar beauties out and enjoyed! Taste more like khatti meethi toffees that we u…

How To Cook Cracked Wheat: Cookies With Dalia/Broken Wheat

Does the title spring a surprise on you - cracked wheat cookies? Are you wondering whether you are being misled here? Well, if you love broken wheat or know about the immense health benefits of cracked wheat, you will find a number of reasons to include this fiber-rich, nutrient-enriched ingredient in your every day meals.

One is in dalia cookie form!

In fact, your daily diet plans should include some space for cracked wheat.  The best way to cook cracked wheat is in idli form. I love broken wheat or dalia idlis. What about you?
These are a favorite with my hubby!


I have been itching to try my hands at dalia cookies. Previously, I had made whole dalia cookies, but wasn't too happy with the result.

So this time I have come up with a simple cookie recipe with broken wheat.

The cracked wheat cookie recipe includes broken wheat along with other flours.

The result is crunchy cracked wheat cookies, with dalia lending the crunch.You will love these crunchy bites while enjoying the healt…

Eggless Wheat Cake Rusk

Eggless whole wheat cakes are a favorite with everyone. I am no exception.

But cakes or any bakes aren't the healthiest food choices.

Nevertheless, it is always better to bake eggless atta cakes at home and that too using the healthiest of ingredients for guilt-free snacking.

This time I wanted to bake a wheat cake for a double delight, since I was craving for biscottis - the double baked beauties.

So I started with my baking experimentation, taking no recipe as my reference. Glad, I was able to do so successfully.

Here I come with an eggless atta cake and cake rusk no egg.







Ingredients
1 cup- multi-grain flour (or you may take whole wheat flour)
1/2 cup-milk powder
1/4 cup-cornmeal (makki atta - optional)
3 tbsp- oil
2 tbsp- butter/ghee
1/4 cup- condensed milk (optional - you may take milk instead)
3/4 cup- curd
1 tsp- baking powder
1/2 tsp- baking soda
Pistachio and nuts - powdered or chopped as per your desire
4-5 tbsp sugar (as per your taste)
cardamom and cinnamon

Whole grain ca…

Lauki In A New Avatar: Lauki Bhurji-Cum-Paruppu Usli (Bottle Gourd Stir Fry)

Ever since I tried my hands at beans paruppu, I have been making it often. Thanks to Chitra Balachander di for sharing the recipe that has found a place in my heart and of course a permanent entry in my weekly meal charts.

After having tried the recipe with beans, I have changed the main ingredient, substituting beans with lauki. Certainly nobody can say I have used bottle gourd in the recipe.

Try it for yourself to see how you can introduce lauki in a new avatar in your family meal planning. I know how kids and even some elders have to be forced to eat lauki - the humble vegetable is not a favorite in any home!

If lauki s on your mind and are looking for a simple tasty lauki recipe, then this one can easily fit in. One of the best ways to make a healthy serving of this humble vegetable is to combine it with lentils - just like they do in the south and make Paruppu usli. Trust you me, it is one of the best ways to make lauki delicious or for that matter any vegetable.








Ingredients
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