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Quick Badam Burfi (Almond Fudge)

badam burfi Who does not like badam burfi? Nobody, I guess! Well, if you have been buying kaju katli until now, this may be the recipe you need. Yes, I am sharing a foolproof badam katli recipe that seconds as kaju katli recipe as well. kaju katli While making the power-packed treat for your family, you may be tempted to lick it when it reaches halwa-type consistency, Do not blame me if you end up eating the finger-licking badam halwa, leaving yourself with nothing to make badam katli. Badam burfi is a delectable treat. A delicious way to savor almonds and make your kids enjoy the benefits of this heart-friendly nut, this badam katli recipe is what you need. Enjoy the benefits of almonds with this almond fudge, which makes a lip-smacking fasting treat as well. Here's another badam burfi recipe made differently with slightly different ingredients. benefits of nuts Almonds are a power-packed snack that make lip-smacking treats, savories, and sweets.

Healthy Meals Cookbook: A Unique Collection of Low Fat Recipes, Food for Kids, Healthy Snack Ideas

As promised, we have launched our first healthy recipes cookbook, with recipes contributed by members from Healthy Recipes by Homemakers, a Facebook food group. Perhaps you are looking for healthy snacks ideas. Or healthy recipes for diabetes or weight watchers? You may be looking for healthy meal ideas even or for that matter healthy dinner recipes. Of course, there is a diabetic loved one or a friend you want to host and looking for food for diabetics options. Whether you are looking for healthy dinner ideas, diabetic food, low fat recipes, recipes for kids, healthy meal idea planning, low carb recipes, healthy lunch recipes, or quick healthy meals  this healthy food recipes cookbook has you covered. Available for zero cost download is our Healthy Recipes cookbook (veg only) - with recipe contributions from over 25 home chefs living in different parts of India. Our motto is to spread healthy ideas and bring those homemakers from the kitchen to the forefront of healthy co

Instant Gatte Kadhi: No Onion Recipe

gatte kadhi If you love gatte, you have always tried these savory snacks with gram flour (besan). In continuation of my experimentation spree, I went ahead and tried gatte with a blend of besan, suji (semolina), and oats. This no onion recipe post is inspired by Ritu Mendiratta's Dahi wale gatte. I have used chana sattu (roasted bengal gram) in place of besan or chickpea flour. This is the yummiest ever gatte ki sabzi - do give it a try. Ingredients for dahi gatte ki sabzi For Gatte 1 cup- sattu 1 tsp- oil coriander powder- 1tsp 1/2tsp- Red chilly powder 1tsp Curd Salt, Ajwain (carom seeds), jeera (cumin seeds)  Haldi - 1 pinch For gravy  Curd 1 cup Water 1 cup + 2 cups Haldi -1 pinch Red chilly powder 1 tsp Salt , coriander powder For tadka Dried Red chilly 1 curry leaves a few Hing 1/2 tsp 1 tsp- ginger garlic paste 1 tsp-oil Let's make gatte first: Mix all the ingredients listed first under gatte. If you need little water, add 1/

No Butter Kadahi Paneer Recipe

kadahi paneer Kadahi paneer is loved by one and all. It is rich, creamy gravy with dipped paneer cubes. This delicacy makes a complete meal with plain roti, tandoori roti, or naan. As usual, I have prepared kadahi paneer, sans the creamy part. Rather, I have substituted butter and cream with almond- curd paste. To me, my version tastes divine, even without the usual kadahi paneer ingredients. Happy me! Kadahi Paneer Ingredients Paneer- 250 gram 4 onions 2 tomatoes (puree) 1 capsicum or more Ginger-garlic paste- 1tbsp kadahi masala- 1 tbsp curd- 1/4 cup almonds-10 jeera- 1 tsp kasuri methi- for garnishing Oil- 1 tbsp Water or milk for gravy cinnamon (dalchini)- 1 small salt, turmeric coriander powder Procedure no butter kadahi paneer Who doesn't love kadahi paneer?Paneer recipes are loved by kids and elders alike. Soak almonds in hot water for 10 minutes. Peel off their skin. Keep aside. Take 1/2 tbsp oil. Let's fry 2 onions f

Oats Manchurian

oats manchurian I have been in love with the spicy Manchurian balls ever since I tasted them for the first time. I relish Manchurian with plain rice. This time I decided to give a healthy twist to my favorite manchurian balls by substituting maida with oats and frying these in paniyaram pan. I rarely deep fry anything. The result did not disappoint - at least I am happy I have a healthier Manchurian recipe now. Ingredients for oats manchurian balls oats manchurian in appe pan 1 cup - grated cabbage  1/2 cup - grated carrot 3 tbsp- oat meal (oats powder) 1/2 tsp- black pepper 1 tsp- Garlic paste 1 tbsp- curd Salt to taste Mix all ingredients and make small balls. Grease an appe pan. Put balls in each of the wells. Put on medium flame.  Cover the paniyaram pan. Keep checking at regular intervals - after 3-4 minutes. Change sides of the balls.

How to Cook Oatmeal: Dhokla (Steamed Oatmeal Cake Recipe)

homemade oatmeal recipe of dhokla How to prepare oatmeal for breakfast ? Well, here is a simple recipe with oatmeal that makes a healthy, filling, and delicious breakfast. Call it oatmeal dhokla or handvo, the homemade oatmeal recipe is sure going to be your family's favorite. I loved the healthy oatmeal recipe of idli that I tried earlier. This was the turn of oats dhokla. It did not disappoint me either. Enjoy this healthy snack and feel happy that you are feeding your family health food. This recipe takes inspiration from Sonia Saluja's oatmeal  recipe  of dhokla. This is a sure pleaser! Do you love oats? Or do you still need to give this healthy cereal grain a try? Wondering how to cook oatmeal? This is a sure shot way of preparing homemade oatmeal recipes! A favorite with kids and elders alike, the oatmeal recipe will tinkle your taste buds and change your idea of oats. You will no longer think oatmeal is boring. Ingredients 1 cup- oats 1 c

Diet Snack: A Healthy Evening Snacking Option

diet snack To me, diet food or diet snack is simple, easy, and healthy. When it comes to making health food, this unique blend of ingredients comes in handy. You would not stop at eating the mixture that contains poha, murmure, roasted almonds, sprinkled with chaat masala and tempered with carom seeds, with the flavor of curry leaves just enough to tinkle your taste buds. Make this easy diet snack for Diwali and serve it to your guests. You are ready to receive compliments. Did I say this makes a great Diwali gift or for that matter a good presentation to a foodie friend or a health freak? No, this may not be counted as diet snack for weight loss, but it certainly can satiate your cravings when you experience hunger pangs. Yes, this may qualify as a low-carb snack - a healthy snack for those on diet. If you are looking for healthy evening snacks or for that matter best healthy snacks for work, this dry roasted mixture is for y

Paneer-Alloo Kofta in Appe Pan for Navratri Fast

paneer-alloo kofta Navratris have already started. It is that time of the year when most of you observe fasting for nine days. While some fast for ashtami, some others observe Navmi. My mom follows her mother in law when it comes to observing Navratris. So my mom's family fasts for Ashtmi, so do I and hubby dear. Traditional Navratri recipes were kuttu parantha and potato curry. Today, we have some many brains working to include falahari or fruit-based navratri recipes. Navratri Fast Recipes I am a big admirer of appe pan because it gives me health food. Of course, it saves me time and offers me unmatched health benefits, since I can make non-fried versions of fried recipes. While fasting last ashtami, I wanted to change my traditional navratri recipe of having only potato curry with kuttu roti. So I decided to prepare paneer at home by adding 2 tbsp curd in 2 cups of boiling milk. The milk curdled quickly and whey separated from paneer. Sieve paneer from whey.

Coconut Tikki (Coconut Cutlet): Health Food

Nobody would deny that traditional recipes appeal to us all. What's more, they are a delicious combination of taste and health. Today, I have come up with another delectable snack from the state of Odisha. Coconut is a rare commodity in North India (though it has started to become popular now), but it is a staple in coastal states of the country. Odisha is one such coastal state of India with copious production of coconut !! coconut tikki Here's presenting coconut tikki (cutlet) or nariya bhajja - as it is commonly called in Odisha.  The recipe uses simple easily available ingredients at home - including ginger, garlic, besan (gram flour - besides coconut. Let's make this scrumptious snack that I usually enjoy as a side dish or accompaniment with rice. Recipe : 1/2 cup besan (gram flour/chana dal) 1/2 cup fresh coconut - the more the better 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste 1/2 tsp- turmeric salt as per taste Green/red chilly - optional Water -little

Dahi Vada (Steamed Dumplings in Curd Gravy)

Dahi vada is a favorite with everyone. More often than not, vadas are deep fried, I have come up with a steamed version just like idlis. Yes, these steamed dumplings taste equally good and are a healthier alternative to their fried counterparts! A soul-pleasing dish for health freaks with the goodness of curd and mint leaves. Who says health food cannot be tasty? Dahi vada is a popular delicacy all across India. It is one dish that serves as an accompaniment to meal times. Besides, dahi vada is savored as a snack. Here's presenting steamed dahi vada recipe. Does that disappoint? Of course, not! Enjoy these vadas guilt free! Ingredients 1/2 cup urad dal 1/2 cup roasted Bengal gram/ chickpea flour (chana dal) 2 pinches- baking soda/eno Little salt Procedure Soak both dals for 3-4 hours. Grind them with very little water. Add eno/baking soda before steaming in idli steamer. That's it. If you have the time for fermenting the batter, then le

Instant Milk Badam Ladoos: Navratri Recipe

Looking for a healthy sweet recipe with almonds? Perhaps you want an instant ladoo recipe for kids. Well, this milk badam ladoo recipe is instant, sugarfree, gluten-free, and oh so so yummy that you cannot stop at just one cute little badam balls. I am sure your tiny tots would relish these melt-in-the-mouth moments as much as you! 5-minute milk badam ladoo sugarless kid-friendly recipe: gluten free almond balls Then these c ute little almond balls are sure going to appeal to you. No, this is not the first time that I have tried  these melt-in-the-mouth delicacies. Tried these on a previous occasion when I had just started doing kitchen experiments, and they exceeded my expectations. But then that wasn't an instant badam ladoo recipe. It was the traditional churning method. smile emoticon The milk badam ladoo recipe is different-  it's instant it's fudgy it's yummy it's kid-friendly it's paleo it's gluten-free it's not diabetes