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Eggless Whole Wheat Cookies: Atta Biscuits at Home

eggless wheat cookies The cookie bug has bitten me badly. My healthy cookie recipe posts are a clear reflection of my love for cookies. But as you already know, I look for healthy ingredients for my cookie recipes. Baking no maida cookies is my forte. This atta cookie batch is inspired by my memories of childhood. Remember good old childhood days when cans of cookies from traditional local bakeries would be enjoyed by the entire family?  Though childhood will never come back, you can still enjoy the tasty atta biscuits at home made of simplest of ingredients with whole wheat flour. With just a few ingredients, you can have the same taste that you used to enjoy when you were a kid! Whole Wheat Cookie Recipe Wheat - 1 1/2 cup Ghee/butter- 1/2 cup Milk-1/4 cup (add more if dough looks dry) Crushed/Powdered Sugar - 1/4 cup (as per taste - I take it less sweet) Baking Powder - 1 tsp Green Cardamom/fennel seeds - 1tsp (I love adding saunf to my cookies. It len

Easy, Healthy Lemon Pickle Recipe With Lime Peel

lemon pickle recipe Lemon peel pickle? No, I am not kidding. I have been following this trick ever since I tried it the first time and it was a big hit. How many of you use the lemon peel after squeezing lemon juice? I used to throw away the peel as trash unless I researched that every single part of the lemon fruit is beneficial for health. So why throw the peel? I made lemon achaar with that. It is no less tangier n tastier than the normal lemon pickle. lemon peel pickle So do not throw the lemon skin from now onward after squeezing juice from it!! Just dry the lemon peel for a couple of hours, add sugar, salt, and cumin seeds and store in a bottle. Keep it in sunlight for a few days and the pickle is ready!! I have two jars ready already. Since you're adding salt, sugar & cumin seeds as taste enhancers, they will supply the needed juices to the pickle. Lemon peel is scientifically proven as beneficial to health. Never ever throw it, even i

Kaju Katli (Cashew Fudge)

kaju katli Kaju Katli or cashew burfi is a hot favorite with everyone alike. Before trying making it at home, I had never imagined it was so simple to make. We would always buy it from a local sweet shop, since all of us are so fond of it. Here is a simple badam katli or badam burfi recipe for you. Remember, almonds benefit health in more ways than one, unlike cashews that raise bad cholesterol and fats. badam burfi almond fudge Kaju Katli Recipe : Cashew -1 cup Sugar -1/2 cup Water -1/4 cup 1/2 tsp-Ghee for greasing plate/aluminum foil badam ladoo; fasting recipe Preparation Grind cashew & make a fine powder. Make sure it does not become a paste. It should remain coarse. You can grind half cashew first and then the next lot. Simultaneously, make sugar syrup, with water and sugar. Bring the sugar syrup to a boil on low flame.  When it starts boiling & bubbling up, keep stirring. Switch off the flame once the syrup reaches one string

Chana Dal Halwa Burfi

chana dal halwa burfi Lightweight Chana Dal Halwa Burfi.  This delicacy is for those counting their calories and watching their sugar intake.   Try the recipe if you want a light-weight burfi,  smile emoticon   which tastes more like chana dal halwa. For more richness, you would need to add triple the amount of ghee  and load it with condensed milk or khoya and eliminate water from the recipe .  Recipe 1 cup - chana dal  1/4 cup water 3/4 cup milk sugar as per taste  1 Tsp-Green cardamom, 1 tbsp roasted til (sesame seeds) Ghee (clarified butter)- 2 tbsp A Nonstick pan Procedure Soak chana dal overnight or for 6-7 hours and then grind it. Take a nonstick pan. Add ghee. Then add ground dal and roasted sesame seeds. Keep on low flame and keep roasting. It will take a lot of effort.  Simultaneously keep water, sugar, cardamom, and milk in a pan for boiling. Once the dal is fried well, add the boiled milk-water-elaichi-sugar combination. Keep stirring until the da

Growing Up in School - Chapter 2 I Am Malala

"MY MOTHER STARTED school when she was six and stopped the same term. She was unusual in the village as she had a father and brothers who encouraged her to go to school. She was the only girl in a class of boys. She carried her bag of books proudly into school and claims she was brighter than the boys. But every day she would leave behind her girl cousins playing at home and she envied them. There seemed no point in going to school just to end up cooking, cleaning and bringing up children, so one day she sold her books for nine annas, spent the money on boiled sweets and never went back. Her father said nothing. She says he didn’t even notice, as he would set off early every morning after a breakfast of cornbread and cream, his German pistol strapped under his arm, and spend his days busy with local politics or resolving feuds. Besides he had seven other children to think about............. Malala tells that her father's dream was to open his own school. But financial hard

How to Make Kadhai Masala at Home

Masals traditionally prepared by your grandmothers have no match. Learned this aromatic kadahi masala recipe from my multi-talented mother-in-law, who lives in a rustic atmosphere in a village of Odisha. She shares many masala recipes with me. I would love to share all such aromatic recipes with you. Keep watching this space. homemade kadahi masala recipe Indian Kadhai Masala Recipe 1 tsp- coriander seeds 1/2 tsp- cumin seeds 1/2 inch - cinnamon 2- green cardamom 2- cloves 3-dry red chillies 1 tsp- kasuri methi 4-5 black peppercorns 8- cahews/almonds (optional) 1/4 tsp fennel seeds (saunf) Dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon, green cardamom, cloves, dry red chillies, and black peppercorns. Let them cool and grind without water. Do try no butter kadahi paneer, click here . kadahi paneer no butter Add kasuri methi to the powder. When you are making any kadhai recipe, just grind cashews or almonds (I use almonds) and mix with the masala

Yeast-Free Whole Meal Bread On Stove Top (No Oven)

yeast free bread Has anyone tried making yeast-free whole wheat bread at home? I experimented with it and the result was good. Of course, it does not rise as much as the yeast loaf, but still good for those days when you want a yeast-free alternative.   Since I made it with just 1 cup of wheat flour, the shape doesn't relate to bread. Moreover, I had decided to make pizza base, but owing to scarcity of time, I kept the dough unused for 7-8 hours and then instead of throwing it decided to experiment, that too without oven/microwave. Made this on a steel plate on tawa (iron skillet). The result made me happy. Why Say No to Maida? I do not use maida/all-purpose flour/white flour or refined flour, since it is nothing but empty calories. The extraction of maida or refined flour removes all the minerals, B-vitamins, fiber content from the grains, leaving it with nothing but empty calories. Additionally, there are many other refined flour disadvantages: It raises the risk

Dalma in 10 Minutes: A Unique Vegetable Lentil Curry From Odisha

Dalma -a heavenly blend of lentils and green vegetables. The first time I heard of it, I was surprised that dal could be used in this form too. Thus far we had been sampling lentils as simple lentil curry or as dal makhni, which is widely popular in Punjab. But dalma is different. It was never thought of in my mom's home in Punjab, but now dalma curry has become a regular there. After having tried out dalma the tradition way, it was high time I made the curry from Odisha. The courage I have got from recipes tried and tested by me several times was instrumental in helping me unlock the dalma recipe the way. Voila! I made it once and it was loved by Odiya hubby - which gave me the confidence to try it out again and again. Have I ever looked back at making dalma other than making it in a pressure cooker? Na, not even thought of doing so! dalma Odiya recipe way My Dalma Connection When I got married to an Odiya, I got to taste this unique blend of vegetables and