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Imli Ladoos (Tamarind Balls)

imli ladoos Time to take a trip down the memory lane...time to travel to childhood days again with this tangy, sweet & addictive imli bombs!!! Taste awesome, though turned a little hard! Nevertheless I am in love with these imli ladoos again! These were my favorite munching sweet 'n savory treats as a child. What about you? I am sure kids love them as much as we love these even today. So if you buy them for yourself or kids, why not try these delicacies at home? After all, home stuff is still better than the market junk? What do you think? imli ladoo tamarind balls Imli ladoos recipe: Jaggery (gur) - 250 gm  Tamarind (fresh imli) -250 gm  Rosted cumin powder:-1/2 tsp Black salt:- 1/2 tsp ghee:-1/2 tsp Process  De-seed imli and then grind it. The purpose is to make it soft so that it easily gets dissolved in jaggery. Take a thick, heavy bottomed pan and add jaggery. Heat on a low flame. When jaggery melts, immediately

Oil Free Snacks

oil free snack/toast Any guesses? This is for all the health conscious people out there who refrain from using too much oil in their snacks. This was an experiment, but I tell you, it turned out really well! Feeling amazed and of course happy! Another oil-free recipe. Yes, this looks more like bread pakoda and tastes the same as well. But this recipe does not use bread, nor does it use oil. It is a simple combination of rice flour & besan prepared in a sandwich maker. For a change, works great as a snack when kids want something urgently and you do not have something special to treat them. They will happily enjoy this kinda snacks! Ingredients:  1/2 cup rice flour, 1/2 cup besan (gram flour) a pinch of baking soda a tablespoon of oil (if you wish; I used it) a tbs of sesame seeds (you can increase or reduce the quantity) salt - as per taste Mix all the ingredients, and then add water. It should be viscous - not to thick nor too runny.  Grease the four plates

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

How to Make Sambar Masala Powder at Home: Authentic Recipe from South India

sambar masala Sambar Masala Powder 1 cup- coriander seeds 1/4cup- Bengal gram (chana dal) 1/4 cup- Split black gram (urad dal - you may skip this, but I added) 1 tsp- methi dana 2 sprigs- curry leaves 1tsp-mustard seeds 2tsp- cumin seeds (jeera) 2tsp- black pepper corns 3 - cinnamon sticks (dalchini) 1/2-1 cup- dry red chilli ( I added 1/2cup) 1 tsp- turmeric (haldi) sambar powder Roast coriander seeds.  Then roast dals separately.  Roast curry leaves.  Roast all the remaining spices (except haldi).  Let the roasted spices cool down.  Grind all spices together.  Add haldi.  Some sambar recipes use dry coconut as well.  If you want, you can add 4 tsp dry coconut powder to the sambar masala. I did not add coconut. The authentic sambar masala recipes use coconut. I prefer to add fresh coconut along with sambar powder to the recipe. Sambar is a delectable blend of vegetables and lentils. It is a health food, since it uses little oil and is a blend

Home Made Garam Masala North Indian Style

Home made garam masala of north India is different from that of south and east India. I have shared the recipe of Odiya garam masala , which is my MIL's unique recipe. It tastes different and much better than the one bought from market!! North Indian Garam Masala Ingredients 1/2 cup coriander seeds (sabut dhaniya) 1/4 cup fennel seeds (saunf) 3 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera) 3 Tbsp green cardamom (hari elaichi) 5-6 black cardamom (badi elaichi) 2 inch cinnamon stick (dalchini) 1 tsp cloves (laung) 1/2 tsp black peppercorn (sabut kali mirch) 2 red chilies (lal mirch/kashmiri mirch) 1/2 star anise (chakri phhol ) 1 nutmeg (jaiphal) 1 javitri phal 1 bay leaf (tej patta) How to make garam masala north Indian style Roast all the ingredients on a low flame one by one. Let them cool down and then grind. Keep in an airtight container and enjoy the real taste of food cooked in home-made garam masala! Yumminess in a bowl!

Punjabi Besan Sheera Recipe: Flavorful, Gluten-Free Home Remedy for Cold

Whether you are looking for home remedy for cold or cough, this post can come in handy. What's so special about besan sheera, you might wonder. Well, the besan ka sheera is an authentic recipe from my grandmom's recipe book. I love everything about this besan halwa, which is made using gluten-free chickpea flour. Home remedies for common cold and cough are tried and tested and shared by our grandmoms. These home remedies of nanis and dadis are both effective and yummy. The monsoon is a time to enjoy rains 'n fall ill! Ooops, sorry but it's true for most of us! This is that time of the year when a number of us suffer from a severe bout of cold (yea - you may count those low on immunity). Yes, common cold can bring quite irritating symptoms.  The changing weather also has an impact n our health. When autumn knocks at our doors, most of us tend to fall ill, especially those with low immunity.  Nevertheless, I have come up with a delectable home

Bitter Gourd Recipes: Bharta, Baked Karela Chips in Airfryer

Looking for easy yet yummy bitter gourd recipes?  I understand this humble green vegetable is not a favorite at your home, especially with little kids and the adults too. But I love bitter gourd recipes like anything - whether it is karela fry, karela bharta, karela chips, chatpata karela, or bharwan/stuffed karela that mom specializes in. I make it healthier - my MIL's way - just like a stir fry vegetable. It tastes equally yum. I thank my neighboring Bengali aunt for introducing me to karela bharta recipe. It gave me inspiration for replicating the recipe and combine it to make karela and kheera bharta.  I thank Chitra B for introducing khatta meetha karela recipe to us all. It is a tangy, sweet bitter gourd recipe loved by one and all. Additionally, Karela or bitter gourd chips are a favorite this side. Crispy KARELA Chips (Diabetics, it won't hurt having a bite too) A few years back when I relocated to my present residence, I came across a south Indian c