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No Oil, Butterless Whole Wheat Cookies

no butter cookies No oil, butterless cookies with whole wheat for dieters The secret to this simple cookie recipe lies in its beauty. Unravel a unique cookie-cracker recipe and indulge in these baked goodies guilt free, for these use not a single drop of oil or butter. Did I say these are yummy and healthy if you are on diet? This batch of whole wheat cookies butterless are unlike typical biscuits but these are certainly good to go for those willing to indulge in oil-free, guilt-free cookies. This almond cookies recipe is for those who want to avoid the use of butter/ghee/oil or limit the quantity of fat. I did not add a drop of oil to the recipe, so they turned out hard. So I suggest adding little ghee/malai to the recipe to make your cookies soft from inside and crispy from outside. These cookies taste awesome with the fennel aroma and goodness of almond milk. Despite their hardness, my hubby, who rarely eats cookies, loved them. I didn't add baking powder,

Fudge With Leftover Rice (No Fancy Ingredients)

fudge Burfi is a tasty sweet relished across the country. What about a burfi/fudge with leftover rice? Seriously, I am not kidding. Leftover rice is usually a big headache in many homes, especially in India, where we do not want to throw away anything. So what about making a fudge with leftover rice? Since I have imposed a complete ban on outside food in my house (sweets, snacks included), I certainly have to work little harder to do the needful myself, especially if we experience cravings for sweets or snacks (which is of course rare). Today, I was churning out paneer (cottage cheese) and suddenly decided to experiment with a sweet. Once milk curdled to form paneer, leaving a good amount of whey, I decided to use just 2 tbsp of paneer for my experiment along with half of the whey, removing the rest in a different utensil. I frequently stirred whey and paneer and then decided to add some leftover rice (2 tbsp). Then I added 1 tbsp of milk powder to it

Eggless Semolina Cake

Suji or semolina cake is light, healthy, and flavorful. When I cam across the recipe of suji cake for the first time, I was surprised that this fine form of wheat flour can be used to make cakes. I was on cloud 9, since I love cakes, but want to avoid maida or all-purpose flour at any cost. This recipe came to my rescue. I have written many times about maida side effects and the reason why I do not pick unhealthy ingredients for baking or cooking of any form. You,too, should try to do so. After all, health comes first, isn't it? why say no to maida In my attempt to avoid maida, I tried this suji cake . Light & tasty, this eggless  semolina cake is good to go with your evening tea. Any baking plans for today? if so, you have got to give this classic recipe a try! Simple, quick, and easy to bake, the suji cake can be made with easily available ingredients on the shelf. What more could you ask for? This is a simple healthy cake recipe for beginners. In fact,

Kurma Masala Powder

Looking for a kurma masala recipe? This kurma masala or powder recipe can come in handy. Taking inspiration from Radha Natarajan's kurma masala is this humble recipe. It is amazingly delicious and aromatic. Do give this kurma masala recipe a try to cook deliciousness in your kitchen. Lift the taste and aroma of your gravies with this aromatic kurma masala . This is Radha Natarajan's recipe of Your Everyday Cook.  Radha has a lot of healthy recipes on her blog. Please visit her page for more health-friendly recipes. Kerla kurma masala Recipe: 1 cup coriander seeds (sabut dhaniya) 3/4 cup poppy seeds ( khus khus ) 5-10 red Kashmiri chillies  4 - 1 inch cinnamon sticks (dalchini) 8-10 green cardamom pods (hari elaichi) 2 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf) 1 star anise (optional) 2 bay leaves (tej patta) 1 tbsp cloves (laung) 1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera) 1 tsp black pepper corns (sabut kali mirch) 1/2  tbsp dry ginger powder (sukhi adrak) 2 tbsp roa

Raw Papaya Stir Fry

raw papaya stir fry Looking for a low sodium, low calorie recipe. Worry not, we have one of the most health-friendly recipe here . Raw papaya has multiple health benefits, thanks to its antioxidant content. It is loaded with vitamins and minerals. Papaya, raw or ripe, is a liver-friendly fruit. In raw form, it could be used to make a variety of dishes. While its ripe form can serve your tummy in more ways than one. Make beverages, shakes, soups, and desserts with ripe papaya. Here is a simple yet yummy raw papaya recipe to use this healthy fruit.  Raw papaya stir fry. Enjoy as an accompaniment/side dish with rice  Let's make lip smacking raw papaya stir fry: Take 1 cup raw papaya slices  Take a small piece of ginger (thin slices or ginger julienne) 4-5 garlic cloves (slice them just like ginger) 1 kashmiri red chilly 1/2 tsp mustard seeds salt as per taste curry leaves (optional) 1/2tsp oil 1/4 tsp turmeric (haldi) I did not add, but you can! Take a pan. Add

Baked Atta Samosa: Airfryer Wheat Samosa/Airfryer Indian Recipes

Wondering how airfryer Indian recipes turn out? Well, given the amount of oil most Indian recipes use, you tend to doubt whether airfryer Indian recipes turn out good. But they do. baked samosa Hubby loves samosa, but I always make sure he never has it. Yes, you may call me devil, but I really do not want him to serve him with any deep-fried stuff merely for his love for samosa. So I decided to surprise him with a baked samosa instead, that too made of whole wheat flour, little suji, and besan. I must accept that there is a difference between wheat and maida. Maida (all purpose flour) tastes better but it isn't the healthiest option. So I tried with wheat, as I am watching our food intake closely. My baked samosa tastes good, though it may not be the best, as we get from the halwai or its fried alternative. But since health comes first, taste can wait! Now I have tried samosa in airfryer too. The end result is pretty satsifying. I am glad I chose to bake

Healthy Paneer Makhni With Little Oil

paneer makhni Looking for taste as well as health? Here's a super easy recipe that is a perfect blend of both.  Though paneer makhni is quite rich and thick gravy, I have omitted the thickness part. But this does not mean it is not tasty. This healthy paneer makhni is mouth watering and lip smacking. Recipe : 2 onions 2 tomatoes (may take more),  2 cloves,  6-7 garlic cloves,  1-2 green chillies,  1 inch cinnamon stick,  2 green cardamom,  1 bay leaf (tej pata),  3-4 black pepper corns 1/2 cup milk (you can take malai/cream as well) 1/2 cup water or more 2 tbsp loose curd 1/2 tsp oil Paneer- 250 grams   paneer makhni masala Take 2 onions, 2 tomatoes (may take more), 2 cloves, 6-7 garlic cloves, 1-2 green chillies, 1 inch cinnamon stick, 2 green cardamom, 1 bay leaf (tej pata), 3-4 black pepper corns and boil them with 1/2 cup of water in a cooker. Just 2 whistles will do! Let them cool. healthy paneer makhni recipe Take out boiled onio

Oil Free Snacks With Leftover Rice

rice potato oil free cutlets Usually I do not use leftover rice, but today decided to experiment with them. Glad the experiment worked well. Recipe for Oil Free Cutlets  Leftover parboiled rice- 1/2 cup Boiled potato- 2 Suji- 1/4th cup Besan (gram flour)- 2 tbsp 1 tbsp- oatmeal (optional) Salt - as per taste Black pepper- 1/2 tsp Slit Green chilly -1 Ginger- 1tsp Chopped onion- 1 Coriander leaves- as per preference Coriander powder- 1 tsp Turmeric- 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)- 1/2 tsp Lemon - for sprinkling after the tikkis are cooked Oil- 1/4th tsp (just for greasing the tawa/ utensil) (I used skillet) Try to mash leftover rice. Then mix with potato. Chop onions and grate ginger. Add to the mix. Add suji and besan. Mix everything well. Add salt and the remaining ingredients, except oil and lemon. Make small balls and press them with both hands. Keep the cute roundels in fridge for 30 minutes or longer. Grease a non stick pan or utensil. Place an iron s

Instant Coconut Ladoo Recipe: How to Make Ladoo With Coconut

How many of you love coconut ladoos? No, I am not talking of those made using sugar syrup, but of the richer ones that use condensed milk (home made). I can tell you, these are super soft and tastier. Looking for an instant coconut ladoo recipe. This easy coconut ladoo recipe can come in handy. Made with condensed milk, the coconut ladoo are simply melt-in -the-mouth and so rich. You cannot settle for one. The coconut ladoo  recipe   takes inspiration from  smile emoticon  from a dear friend (Radha Natarajan), who has a rich repertoire of yummy, healthy recipes. Coconut offers umpteen health benefits, contrary to popular belief.  Coconut Ladoo Recipe: 1/2 cup grated/ ground fresh coconut 1/4 Cup - milk powder (if you do not have powder, you can skip it and instead use cream or malai)   1/4 cup sugar  1/2 cup milk  1 tbsp ghee/melted butter (optional) 1/4 tsp. green cardamom powder coconut ladoo Mix milk powder and milk well. Add sugar and 1/2 tbsp gh

Quick Oil-Free Diet Snacks With Flattened Rice (Poha)

oats poha oil free snack Oil free diet snacks are a favorite with me. You can munch on them whevever you wish to.  A hot cup of tea always comes in as a great accompaniment. I love tea and pair it with crunchy cookies. But sometimes I do love to munch on this healthy chiwda snack... The best thing about this simple oil free diet snack is that it is quick to process.  In fact, the diet snack recipe is all about: gathering the ingredients dry roasting them tempering them with carom seeds and curry leaves to enjoy an aromatic snack that is high in fiber and calories   This diet snack recipe is extremely simple and nutritious with a blend of healthy ingredients, viz. fiber-rich flattened rice and oats, nutritious peas and peanuts/almonds, and aromatic carrom seeds.  Ingredients of diet snack  1 cup Poha (rice flakes) 1/4th cup oats little salt corn flakes or mixture - 3 tbsp Dry peas (optional)- 2 tbs Roasted peanuts (I didn't use, as they raise