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Lauki Kofta in Appe Pan

lauki kofta Recipe: Lauki kofta in appe pan Lauki or bottle gourd -1 small Besan -3/4 cup 1/4 tsp Haldi (turmeric) 1 tsp sukha dhaniya powder (Coriander powder) 1 tsp Curd  1 tbsp Ginger grated Salt as per taste 1 tsp Oil for greasing appe pan Grate lauki using a grater. Squeeze water. This is an important step. Grate ginger and add to bottle gourd. Add salt, haldi, coriander powder, chilly powder (if you are using), and besan.  Check for consistency. Add curd. Mix well. Grease appe pan. Make little balls and place in appe pan. Cover appe pan with a lid. Place a skillet (tawa) beneath the paniyaram patra (appe pan) and keep on medium flame. Check after 5 minutes.  Flip sides of each ball in the patra and cover again. Keep checking in between until done.

Easy Atta Cookies Recipe: No Baking Powder, No Baking Soda

almond oats cookies The word "atta cookies" sends me back in history. Yes, I start feeling nostalgic, because I have some fond memories of atta cookies. I remember my mama or maternal uncle bringing boxes of atta biscuits at my nani's place everytime we visited them during summer vacations. Then when it was time to return to our place, he would bring more of those boxes for us to take back home. Aww...I am getting nostalgic. The atta cookies were simple and yet so delicious. The simple cookies with black cardamom flavor were no match to the cookies sold out in confectionaries these days. You could munch on those healthy bites all the time. I still remember unpacking those baked goodies bursting with the flavors of black cardamom - opening those aluminum tins and then unpacking the atta bites from their newspaper packs. I so wish to travel back to childhood now. Ever single memory gives me goosebumps now.  I have the best childhood I could imagine. So m

No Yeast Bread for Hot Dog Base | Yeast-Free Bread Recipe With Whole Wheat Flour

yeast free bread Looking for a no yeast bread recipe? This one can come in handy. People of all age groups love hot dog. But it isn't the healthiest food option. So I decided to take a plunge into the making of hot dog - yes, yeast-free hot dog base. I added exactly the same ingredients as that of yeast-free bread . Voila!  The result I got was good, though it does not give you the same taste as the market-bought hot dog, it is a good alternative for those looking for a no yeast option. Whether you want to avoid yeast the beast for health reasons, histamine intolerance, yeast allergy, or due to religious belief, this no yeast bread recipe can be the answer to satiate your garlic bread cravings.  Did I say this is a whole wheat bread no yeast no maida? White flour or all-purpose flour is the worst ingredient to include in your recipes. It does your bodies no good; rather, it only adds carbs and empty calories in your bodies.  Maida has been a cause of serious h

Oil Free Cheese Cutlets in Appe Pan

cheese cutlets in appe pan Cheese Cutlets Recipe 1/2 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese) 1 boiled potato 1/4 cup oats (optional) 2 tbsp suji 1 tbsp curd salt as per taste 1 tsp garlic-ginger-chilly paste 1 grated onion coriander leaves 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) Mix everything and make cute little balls. Grease the appe pan with a drop of oil. Place a skillet (tawa) on direct flame. Put the appe pan on the skillet. Place balls. Cover the pan with a lid. Heat on medium flame. Fry for 5 mins and then flip sides of the little roundels so that they are evenly heated from all sides. Serve with coriander chutney or condiment of your choice. I relished these cuties as an accompaniment with rice.

Dengue: Symptoms, Cure, Prevention

dengue treatment With a sudden spike in the number of dengue cases, especially in Punjab and Delhi, it is but imperative to understand dengue symptoms for each one of us. Sudden fever with severe headaches, joint and muscle pain, and fatigue are the most common signs, which are typical of viral fever. Unmindful of the fact that it could be dengue, we mistake it for common cold, flu, viral infection, exhaustion, or body fatigue. In such conditions, we tend to use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including  voveran,  disprin, aspirin, brufen, and ibrufen, and paracetamol-based drugs (which include combiflam, Dolo). Please do not use these drugs on your own without medical advice , as these actually increase the risk of death from dengue. These over-the-counter drugs reduce platelet levels considerably and cause gastric or intestinal tract bleeding that decreases blood platelets, further enhancing the dengue effect. Please increase your

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

Almond Fudge (Badam Burfi) Recipe for Navratris, Festivals, Fasting

badam burfi for navratri It was my navratri fast today, so I was in no mood to cook anything. All I was able to make was navratri special sweet - badaam burfi.  When hubby says this is the best almond fudge he has ever had, what more can I say?  Almonds are power-packed nuts - rich in calcium, dietary fiber, proteins, and magnesium. Almonds benefit health in numerous ways.  Help manage blood glucose levels Add dietary fiber and aid in digestion Make a powerful snacking option Are loaded with vitamins & minerals, making them a complete health food Health benefits of almonds have been a matter of discussion for centuries, with no controversies whatsoever. Eat them raw or toasted; flakes or sliced, slivered or floured or simply turn them into almond milk or almond butter.  Believe me or not, almond butter makes a great substitute to clarified butter. I have tried an almond butter cake , without adding a single drop of oil or butter and it turned ou

Besan Nankhatai: A Healthy, Chickpea Gluten Free Cookie Recipe

Besan nankhatai is a delicious blend of chickpea gluten free flour and butter. Yes, easy to dish out, this nankhatai recipe can be tried with or without oven. besan nankhatai without sugar This besan nankhatai pic is from my archives - the first time I made this delicacy, that too in cooker and on gas stove. This is my first attempt at cookie making.  It was just the time the baking bug had bitten me!!! I did not own a microwave until then and decided to buy after this successful attempt at cookie making. You may be surprised to know that I started my cookie baking journey with this batch. So this is special and I want to share this with you all. Now if you are wondering: is chickpea flour gluten free , then I would say yes it is! besan nankhatai in cooker So you can enjoy this healthy batch of baked goodies dished out with a simple chickpea biscuit recipe, so anybody can try out and relish heaven in every bite. ile emoticon   chickpea flour cookies veg

No Butter Buttery Matar Paneer Korma

no butter matar paneer Call it matar paneer or butter paneer, this is a lip-smacking treat both for the tongue and soul. Don't believe me? Well, you have got to try this finger-licking, sumptuous, yet healthy no butter buttery matar paneer recipe. Surprised, are you? By now, you already know me. When cooking, all my energies are channelized into striking a balance between health & taste. We all love butter and its buttery, creamy taste, but butter is still not so utterly butterly delicious for health.  Agree! But how many of you are actually prepared to let go off your love for butter for health? Count me in! no oil paneer gravy Health does come first to me and I always try to ensure that my recipes use less oil while not compromising on taste, though this isn't always the case. Some recipes taste really bland without oil/butter. But I can still manage to eat all that and hubby does not complain either. Lucky me :) Now cutting the long story