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Eggless Sesame Seed Cookies Without Raising Agents: How To Make Oatmeal Delicious

Sesame seed cookies without raising agents are going to be a real treat for biscuit lovers. When someone who was never too interested in cookies loves to munch on your whole grain baked beauties, this shows you have done justice to  the recipe.If you are looking for no raising agent recipe of cookies, then this is just another addition to my long list of no baking powder, no baking soda cookies. I am glad I keep experimenting with different combinations.  I rarely try out my own recipes the second time, because I am wearing the thinking cap all the time and want to experiment with next combos. But this sesame seed recipe is just akin to my eggless cashew cookie recipe, because I was getting constant feedback from one friend, whose cookies were failing her following the cashew cookie proces. So I had to go back to my cashew cookies to see if there was something that could be improved in that recipe. The only difference then and here is the type of wet ingredients used - I have substitu…

Barley Dosa for Diabetics: Diabetes-Friendly Recipe

Did you know that barley is a diabetic-friendly food grain? Now what makes barley a diabetes-friendly ingredient is its special type of soluble fiber or beta glucan (which is also found in oats) that helps promote healthy blood glucose levels. Research comparing two groups of diabetic men - one group fed with barley muffins and another one with cornstarch/maida muffins - claims that the former experienced significant reduction in blood glucose and insulin resistance. So this brings us to our diabetic-friendly food post - barley dosa.
Diabetics or not, this barley dosa will surely become a regular in your kitchens.

Unlike the typical rice dosa, barley dosa is a diabetic-friendly food because of its use of:

barleyoatsmoong dal/yellow lentils
With the highest amount of dietary fiber in the grain, barley may be beneficial for those with metabolic syndrome, such as diabetes or thyroid.
 Besides, barley benefits health in more ways than one. It is rich in:


flavonoids that are antioxidantsmag…

Instant Chenna Poda Recipe: No Raising Agent Odiya Cheesecake With Jaggery

It's Akshaya Tritiya special today in my home. Hubby loves chenna poda, but I have never dared to attempt this calorie-rich delicacy from his state of Odisha. But since it is Akshaya Tritiya, I wanted to surprise him with his favorite. I have never tasted the delicacy, but still went ahead with it my own way following one pot one shot technique. This means the sweet which otherwise takes anywhere between 30 and40 minutes took only 12-14 mts for me. Additionally, unlike the traditional recipe that uses white sugar, I have substituted it with jaggery powder. The verdict: hubby loved it. Mom loved it too - and really didn't know that it was made only from paneer and semolina - no raising agents. Of course, it was my first trial and I cannot perfect it in one go. But happy me for I could serve him one of his favorites :)




Followed OPOS bhapa doi process and got my Chenna Poda right in 12 minutes. When I opened the cooker, the golden beauty was starring at me. Chena Poda is my Odiy…

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.