Healthy Apple And Grape Jam/Sugar free Jam

Sugar free jam. Surprised right? Yes this delicious apple and grape jam is absolutely sugar free. But taste is scrumptious. Spread this guilt free jam on your toast or enjoy with any bread. I am sure you will love the taste and flavour. 

This apple and grape jam is sweetened with dry date powder. As we all know that dates are highly nutritious. And aroma of star anise and cinnamon gives a lovely flavour to the jam. So its a perfect treat for kids and adults both. Health conscious people can enjoy this delicious fruit jam without any guilt. But remember enjoy the delectable taste of this jam but everything should eat in moderation. 

We need only apple, red grape, cinnamon, star anise, lemon juice and dry date powder to make this delicious and healthy jam. Not only elders but let your children enjoy this healthy treat. 

Dates are a very healthy fruit to include in your diet. They are high in several nutrients, fiber and antioxidants, all of which may provide health benefits ranging from improved digestion to a reduced risk of disease. It’s easiest to find dates in their dried form, though these are higher in calories than fresh fruit so it is important to eat them in moderation. Dates are definitely worth adding to your diet, as they are both nutritious and delicious.

8 Proven Health Benefits of Dates

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• High in Fiber. Getting enough fiber is important for your overall health.

• High in Disease-Fighting Antioxidants.

• May Promote Brain Health.

• May Promote Natural Labor.

• Excellent Natural Sweetener.

• Other Potential Health Benefits.

• Easy to Add to Your Diet.

Source – Healthline

I am a member of a blogger group Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge. Every month we share recipes using two secret ingredients given by our partners. This month theme is jam and jelly suggested by Preeti Tandon Shridhar. Preeti who blog at Cakes and curries shared this delicious recipe..

This month my partner is Mayuri Patel who blog at Mayuris Jikoni gave me cinnamon and date powder as secret ingredients. And I gave her lemon juice and cardamom. Mayuri shared this nutritious and tasty Watermelon rind jam with these ingredients.

As I mentioned above diet conscious people can enjoy this delicious jam with breakfast but everything we should eat in moderation. 1-2 spoon jam is okay in breakfast to satisfy your sweet craving.  You can use lemon juice according to your taste. And use any grape if you don’t have red grape. We are using dry date powder so textures will be little different from jam made with sugar. You can also use any fruit of your choice.

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Recipe

Apple – 3 

Grapes – 1 cup 

Star anise – 1

Cinnamon – 1 stick 

Dry date powder – 1/3 cup 

Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon 

Water – 1 cup 

Method

1. Wash the apples and grapes well. Peel deseed and chop the apples into small pieces. 

2. Chop the grapes into 4 pieces. Discard the seeds. 

3. Heat a pan and add add chopped apples and grapes, star anise, cinnamon and 1 cup water.

4. When it starts to rolling boil reduce the heat. Cover and cook on simmer for 5 minutes.  Remove the cover and stir well.

5. Cook on high heat for 5 minutes uncovered. Keep stirring to avoid spilling. You can reduce the flame in-between. Watch video recipe for detailed method. 

6. After 5 minutes switch off the heat. Let it cool down.  Remove the star anise and cinnamon when cool.

7. Now blend into a smooth paste.  Heat a pan and add the paste. Add cinnamon and star anise again. Add dry date powder and mix everything well.

8. Taste the mixture when it starts to become thick. Add more dry date powder if required. It depends on the sweetness of grapes and apples. Mine was perfectly sweet with 1/3 cup date powder. 

9. Cook till mixture becomes thick and starts to leaving the sides of the pan.  When mixture thickened switch off the heat and let it cool down. 

10. Add lemon juice and mix. Add half lemon juice if you don’t want your jam tangy. I have used 1 tablespoon for a lovely sweet and tangy taste.  Now finally remove the star anise and cinnamon. Store the jam in a sterilized jar.

Notes

1. You can use any fruit of your choice.

2. Cinnamon powder can be used instead of cinnamon stick.

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Lemon Coconut Rice With Kaffir Lime Leaves

Lemon coconut rice with kaffir lime leaves. A delicious aromatic rice to serve with any spicy curry. Fragrant Kaffir lime leaves infused rice taste divine. And coconut milk gives a rich buttery flavour. Recipe is very simple and easy and completely gluten free and dairy free. You don’t need ghee or clarified butter to make this fragrant rich buttery luscious rice.

Kaffir lime leaves called gondhoraj lebur pata in Bengali. Earlier shared a delicious Cake with Kaffir lime. Click here for the recipe.

Citrus hystrix, called the kaffir lime or makrut lime, is a citrus fruit native to tropical Southeast Asia. Its fruit and leaves are used in Southeast Asian cuisine and its essential oil is used in perfumery. Its rind and crushed leaves emit an intense citrus fragrance. Wikipedia

Did you know that Kaffir lime leaves are super healthy for you? Read on to learn the 6 top health benefits of Kaffir leaves.

1. Stress, Stress Go Away

2. Bad Breath No More

3. No Bacteria Allowed

4. Get Healthy, Glowing Skin

5. Protect Your Mane

6. Buzz Off!

To read more health benefits of Kaffir lime leaves Click here.

Recipe is very easy and simple. You don’t need much spices for this fragrant rice. I have used sweet corn and green peas but you can use any vegetable of your choice. And add green chilli according to your taste. You can skip chilli if you are making for kids. If you don’t have have Kaffir lime leaves then use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon lemon zest.

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Video recipe of this fragrant creamy rice

Recipe

Basmati rice – 1 cup

Kaffir lime leaves – 2

Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

Ginger – 1 inch piece, grated

Green chilli – 1-2, finely chopped

Onion – 1 sliced

Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon

Green peas – 1/4 cup

Sweet corn – 1/4 cup

Cilantro or coriander leaves – 2-3 tablespoon

Coconut milk – 1 cup

Water – 1 cup

Salt to taste

Oil – 2 tablespoon

Method

1. Rinse the rice 4-5 times or till water runs out clear. Soak the rice in water for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes drain the water and keep aside.

2. Heat oil in a wok. You can also use pressure cooker if you want. Add cumin seeds. When seeds starts to splutter add sliced onion and finely chopped green chilli. Fry till onion becomes translucent.

3. Add grated ginger and fry till onion becomes brown. Onion shouldn’t be burnt.

4. Add green peas and sweet corn. Saute for a minute. Add chopped cilantro or coriander leaves and mix.

5. Add soaked and drained rice. Saute for 2 minutes. Add salt and mix.

6. Add coconut milk and water. If you are using pressure cooker add half cup water. Tear both Kaffir lime leaves into two pieces and add in the rice. Also add lemon juice and mix well. Let it boil.

7. When it starts to rolling boil reduce the heat. Cover and cook on simmer for 10 minutes.

8. After 10 minutes gently stir the rice and cover again. Cook for five minutes on simmer. Now switch off the heat. Remove the cover and fluff the rice gently.

9. Cover again and serve after 10 minutes. Serve aromatic rice with any spicy curry.

Notes

1. You can use lemon zest instead of Kaffir lime leaves.

2. Use any vegetables of your choice.

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Besan Biscuit/ Sugar Free Biscuit

Sugar free besan or chickpea/garbanzo flour biscuit. A delicious, crisp and easy to make biscuit with date powder, pistachio and almond. You don’t need sugar or jaggery to make these biscuits. Little rice flour will make your biscuits perfectly crispy. So here is a healthy and delicious biscuit for your munching time or to serve with tea, coffee or milk.

Already shared many different types of cookies on this blog. Click here for the recipes.

You may also like to try Cardamom nankhatai from me fellow blogger Priya Vijaykrishnan.

Earlier shared besan nankhatai here. But taste of this besan biscuit is totally different. I didn’t use sugar in these biscuits. Date powder will give enough sweetness.

Dates have a low GI, which means they’re less likely to spike your blood sugar levels, making them a safe choice for people with diabetes. Dates boast an impressive nutritional profile and natural sweetness. Because they’re a natural source of fructose, they might be a concern for people with diabetes. However, because they have a low GI and medium GL, they’re safe for those with diabetes in moderation — which translates to no more than 1 to 2 dates at a time. Source

Recipe is very simple. Just add everything to make a smooth dough. I have used shredded almond and pistachios but you can use any dry fruits of your choice. You can also use tutti frutti in the dough if you want.

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Recipe

Besan or chickpea flour/garbanzo flour – 1 cup

Rice flour – 3 tablespoon

Dry date powder – little less than 1/2 cup

Butter or ghee/clarified butter – 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon

Milk – 3-4 tablespoon or as required

Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Milk powder – 1 tablespoon

Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Shredded pistachios – 1 tablespoon

Almond – 1 tablespoon, chopped

Method

1. Grease a baking tray or line with parchment paper. Preheat the microwave oven at 170°. Use convection or hot blast function. And for OTG preheat at 180° for 10 minutes.

2. In a bowl mix besan or chickpea flour, rice flour, milk powder, baking powder, cardamom powder and shredded almond. Mix well and keep aside.

3. In a large bowl whisk date powder, ghee or clarified butter and milk.

4. Add all the dry ingredients and mix. Make a smooth dough. Don’t knead much. Add little more milk and 1-2 tablespoon ghee or clarified butter if require to make dough. I had to add little milk and 1 tablespoon ghee more to make smooth dough. Add milk slowly as required.

5. Make small balls and press gently with your palm. Arrange the balls on greased or lined baking tray.

6. Place little shredded pistachios in the middle of the cookies. Press gently with your finger tips. Arrange all the cookies like this.

7. Bake in preheated oven at 170° for 8-10 minutes or till edges becomes light brown. Every oven takes different time. So keep an eye after 8 minutes. Don’t make too brown.

8. Let the cookies cool down completely. Enjoy delicious sugar free cookies immediately or store in airtight container for later use.

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Ghee Or Clarified butter/ How To Make Ghee Easily At Home/ Ghee With Less Residue

Homemade ghee or clarified butter is always best. Here is a very easy method of making ghee. And also sharing the easy method to get more ghee and less residue. And making ghee without burning the pan.

Ghee or clarified butter generally used to tempering dal or rice dishes, in curries, sweets, in Aurvedic medicines and for different religions rituals. To make ghee first we have to churn the milk topping/ malai or cream to make butter. And then we have to cook the butter till clear liquid ghee and brown coloured residue separates.

This ingredient has been used in Indian and Pakistani cultures for thousands of years. When used in place of butter, ghee has several benefits. The differences between ghee and butter Understanding the differences between ghee and butter can help you determine which ingredient to use when cooking. Ghee has a higher smoke point when compared to butter, so it doesn’t burn as quickly. This is perfect for sautéing or frying foods. Butter can smoke and burn at 350°F (177°C), but ghee can withstand heat up to 485°F (252°C). Because ghee separates milk from fat, this butter substitute is lactose-free, making it better than butter if you have allergies or sensitivities to dairy products. Source

I have used cow milk to make ghee. You can see the lovely colour in the pictures. If you are making ghee with Buffalo milk, your ghee will be white. But cow milk ghee looks different. And aroma is heavenly.

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Watch the video recipe below of making ghee.

Recipe

Malai or milk topping/cream

Water

Ice cubes

Method

1. Store malai or milk topping in a container. And keep the container in refrigerator.

2. When you want to make ghee take out the container before an hour. Don’t try to make butter with chilled malai. And don’t keep the butter out of refrigerator for a long time. If the weather is hot, smell of the malai may change if you keep it out of the refrigerator for a long time.

3. After an hour pour the malai or cream in a blender jar. Add half cup normal temperature water and blend till water and butter separates. Watch video above for details.

4. Add some ice cubes in the blender jar and blend again. Now you will get perfect butter. Transfer the butter in a large utensil.

5. Whisk well with your palm. Make round ball of butter and discard the water. If you want you can make paneer with this water. To make paneer, boil it and add vinegar or lemon juice as required. Paneer and whey will separates. Immediately strain the paneer.

6. Rinse the butter with chilled water. Place the butter in a large pan or wok. Heat to just melt the butter. Don’t let it boil. When it starts to boil it will turns into ghee. So be careful heat till the butter starts to melt. When it starts to melt immediately switch off the heat. Keep stirring. Don’t leave unattended.

7. Let the melted butter cool down. Keep it in refrigerator overnight. Next day you will see some water under the solid butter. Drain all the water. This step to get less residue and more ghee.

8. Heat the drained butter again. Keep stirring till liquid ghee and brown residue separates. When residue starts to become brown immediately switch off the heat. Let it cool down a bit. If you leave it on low flame unattended, your utensil may burn from bottom. But if you keep stirring your utensil remains clean. Still if your pan or wok slightly burnt from bottom just boil some water with a teaspoon of baking soda. Now it will be clean easily

9. Strain the ghee with a strainer and store ghee in a glass jar. Use this as required.

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Besan Or Gram Flour Cake / 7 year blog anniversary

Celebrating 7 years blog anniversary today. Seven years with 613 posts. And now its 614. Thanks to all my readers for your constant support, love and encouragement. Its possible only because of you. Now also started YouTube channel. Here is the link https://youtube.com/c/SujataRoy. Please visit and subscribe for video recipes. Hope you will like it. Thanks again.

Eggless besan/gram flour or chickpea flour cake. A super soft and easy to make cake made with very simple and easily available ingredients. Try and enjoy the delectable taste. You will love the aroma and taste. Earlier shared many more eggless cake recipes on this blog. Click here to get the recipes.

This besan cake is very easy to make and taste is absolutely delicious. You can call it a healthy treat. Coconut, cardamom, yogurt and almond will give a wonderful taste and flavour. I always love to use different flours in my bakes. You can get different types of gluten free cakes and cookies on this blog. But never tried besan in my cake. Made besan cookies but not cake. Recently watched a video of Chef Kunal Kapur. Loved the look and texture of the cake. So here is my version of besan cake for my blog anniversary. A big thank to Chef Kunal Kapur.

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Video recipe of this delicious cake

Recipe

Besan- 1 cup

Oil- 1/3 cup

Curd or yogurt- 1/2 cup

Powdered sugar- 1/2 cup

Shredded almond- 2 tablespoon

Desiccated coconut – 2 tablespoon

Milk powder- 1/4 cup

Baking powder- 1 teaspoon

Baking soda- 1/2 teaspoon

Cardamom powder- 1/2 teaspoon

Shredded almond to garnish

Method

1. Sieve besan or chickpea flour, baking powder and soda. Add shredded almond, desiccated coconut and milk powder. Mix everything well. Add cardamom powder and mix.

2. Grease a baking pan. I used loaf pan but you can use round pan or any pan of your choice. Spread some shredded almond in the greased pan. I made it upside down cake. If you don’t want upside down cake skip this step. Spread shredded almond after pouring cake batter in the pan.

3. In a large bowl mix oil, yogurt and powdered sugar. Whisk everything well. Add dry ingredients gradually. Mix well. Make a lump free smooth batter. Watch video recipe for detailed method.

4. Preheat the oven at 170°. Use convection or hot blast mode. For OTG preheat at 180° for 10 minutes.

5. Pour the batter in greased baking pan. Tap the cake pan gently on your kitchen counter to remove the air bubbles. If you are not making upside down cake, then sprinkle shredded almond over the batter.

6. Bake the cake in preheated oven at 170° for 28 minutes or till toothpick comes out clean. Insert a toothpick in the middle of the cake to check. In OTG bake for 30-35 minutes at 180°. Let it cool down completely before slicing.

7. Cut and serve delicious soft moist flavorful besan cake and enjoy the heavenly taste. Happy baking!

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Peanut Butter

Peanut butter. Here is an easy and quick recipe to make peanut butter at home. Homemade peanut butter is much better than store bought. Its absolutely sugar free, preservative free and delicious. You can make creamy delectable peanut butter easily and you can also customize according to your taste. Add any flavour of your choice.

Recipe is completely vegan and gluten free. Store bought peanut butter contain unhealthy oils and additives. But this homemade peanut butter contains only peanut, salt and very little peanut oil. And peanut oil is completely optional, you can skip it if you want. Earlier shared this recipe with my Multigrain bread post. Now here is a separate post and YouTube video recipe for you. Hope you will like it. Please subscribe my YouTube channel for more video recipes. And don’t forget to click on the bell icon to get all the recipes immediately after uploading. Click on the link below to subscribe. https://youtube.com/c/SujataRoy

Benefits of peanut butter

Peanut butter doesn’t just contribute to weight loss. Consuming peanuts as a regular part of your diet has other benefits, too.

• Peanut butter helps you recover after a workout. It’s high in protein, which you need to boost recovery if you’re going hard at the gym.

• Peanut butter may reduce your risk of diabetes. Because of the low glycemic score of peanuts, consuming peanuts regularly can help keep blood sugar stable and lower your diabetes risk.

• Peanut butter is packed with vitamins and minerals. Copper, folate, B vitamins, and manganese are all right there.

• Peanut butter may reduce your risk of heart disease and other leading causes of death.

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How to customize according to your taste?

You can use 1 tablespoon honey to make your peanut butter sweet. And you can also make it without any oil or you can use any flavorless oil instead of peanut oil. Yes, you can make it without any oil or use only 1 spoon of oil instead of 2 tablespoon. Choice is your. You can also add chocolate or cocoa powder, mint or any herbs to give different flavour. I am sharing basic recipe. You can make it in different flavour every time.

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Recipe

Peanut – 1 cup

Sea salt or pink salt – 1/4 teaspoon

Peanut oil – 2 tablespoon, optional

Method

1. Dry roast the peanut on low medium heat till peanut becomes crisp and slightly change it’s colour. Don’t make too brown. And peanut should be roasted well to preserve for a long time.

2. Or microwave on high power for 2 minutes. After one minute stir and press the start button.

3. Take out the peanut and stir well. Microwave again for 1-2 minutes. Every oven takes different time. I had to microwave for 4 minutes. Check and stir after every 1 minute. Don’t make too brown. Check out the video recipe above .After roasting well you can peel the peanut easily.

4. Let the peanut cool down. Take out all the peanut on a kitchen napkin or any cotton cloth. Wrap and rub with your palm to remove the skin of peanut. Separate the peanut and peel.

5. Grind the peanut. Scrap the sides with a spoon or knife and grind again.

6. Now peanut will release oil. You can use it as a spread if you don’t want to use oil.

7. Add 2 tablespoon peanut oil in the grinder jar. If you want your peanut butter slightly sweet add 1 tablespoon honey at this stage. I didn’t. If you are using honey add only 1 tablespoon oil instead of 2 tablespoon. You can also add cocoa powder or chocolate chips or any herbs of your choice. Grind again to make smooth creamy butter.

8. Store the peanut butter in covered container in refrigerator for later use.

Notes

1. Roast the peanut properly for longer shelf life. You can store your homemade peanut butter in refrigerator for a month.

2. Any herbs or chocolate can be added while grinding the peanut. You can try different flavour every time.

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Jeera Rice In Microwave

Restaurant style jeera rice in microwave. A very easy to make, flavorful and delicious rice cooked in microwave. Hassle free cooking in a few minutes. Perfect for this summer season. You can cook in microwave with your fan on.

Here are 20 more one pot rice dishes from this blog. Click on the name below for recipe.

1. Brown rice spinach pulao

2. Mushroom egg fried rice

3. Mixed vegetable fried rice

4. Saffron rice with pickled Jalapeno and ginger julienne

5. Easy pulao

6. Corn peas barista fried rice

7. Korean egg fried rice

8. Aloo chutney pulao

9. Spanish moulded rice

10. Mint rice

11. Beetroot rice

12. Mexican rice

13. Carrot rice

14. Tricolour rice

15. Mexican green rice

16. Shahi coconut milk pulao

17. Biryani flavoured tahri

18. Kolkata style chicken biryani

19. Basanti pulao

20. Bhuni khichuri

You may also like to try Carrot onion rice from the blog of my friend Priya Iyer.

And some microwave recipes from this blog.

1. Pulao Or biryani masala

2. Steamed cauliflower

3. Microwave chicken

4. Hariyali chicken/ no oil chicken in microwave

5. Microwave mushroom

6. Microwave chivra or flatten rice

7. Baked potato wedges with rosemary infused olive oil

Microwave cooking is much convenient way to cook hassle free and in less time. Just check in-between as we check while cooking on stove top. Every oven has different temperature and take different time. If you start to use your microwave regularly, you will know it well. I will share some more oven recipes here. So friends stay tuned 😊

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Recipe

Basmati rice – 1 cup

Ghee or clarified butter – 1 tablespoon

Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Mint powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Or

Mint leaves – 1 tablespoon, optional

Pulao masala – 1/2 teaspoon

Cilantro or coriander leaves – 2 tablespoon, chopped

Salt to taste

Water – 1&3/4 cup

Method

1. Rinse the rice well. Rinse till water runs out clear. Soak the rice for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes drain the water and keep aside.

2. In a microwavable glass bowl add ghee and cumin seeds. Microwave on high power for 1 minute. Check and microwave again for 30 seconds if required. Cumin should be fragrant.

3. Take out the bowl. Add cumin powder, pulao masala, chopped cilantro or coriander leaves and mint powder. You can also use 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves instead of mint powder. Or skip mint if you want. Mix well with a spoon. Get the Pulao Or biryani masala here.

4. Microwave on high power for 2 minutes. Stir once in between. After 2 minutes take out the bowl from microwave.

5. Add water and salt. Mix well. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Stir the rice. Now loosely cover the bowl with lid or microwavable plate.

6. Microwave on 600 for 8 minutes. Stir once in between. After 8 minutes take out the bowl. Fluff the rice gently with a fork. And give a standing time. Cover and keep the rice in switched off microwave for 8-10 minutes.

7. I am sharing as I like my jeera rice but if you want your rice softer then use 2 cup water instead of 1&3/4 cup and microwave for 10 minutes.

8. Garnish with cilantro or coriander leaves. Serve hot with dal tadka or any curry. For pressure cooker process Follow the process of Easy pulao And for open pot method Shahi coconut milk pulao.

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Oats Millet Coconut Sugar Brownie

Oats millet coconut sugar brownie. A gluten free soft fudgy brownie made with bajra or pearl millet flour, oats powder, coconut sugar and olive oil. Very easy to make yet taste is scrumptious. Also sharing video recipe of this delicious brownie.

Earlier I always shared eggless bakes. But this brownie is with eggs. Very nutritious and tasty brownie so it can be enjoyed by kids and adults both. You can say taste bhi health bhi. So we don’t have to compromise taste for health. Try this easy way to make kids friendly brownie and enjoy the delectable taste. Spread some melted chocolate over the brownie pieces and see the happy faces of your kids.

Here are some more gluten free bakes from this blog.

1. Date walnut chocolate cake

2. Gluten free bread with garlic and mixed seeds

3. Til gur jowar cookies

4. Date millet peanut butter cookies

5. Pearl millet pizza crackers

6. Quinoa oats apple brownie

7. Oats tutti frutti jaggery cookies

8. Gluten free vegan multigrain bread

9. Gluten free cardamom rose muffins

10. Vegan sugar free fruit cake

11. Vegan apple jaggery cake

12. Oats cornmeal lemon crinkle cookies

13. Paan or betel leaf cake

14. Gluten free beetroot buns

15. Oats almond cranberry cornmeal cookies

16. Blackberry preserve stuffed cherry cupcakes

17. Cornmeal carrot cake

18. Fennel oats millet cookies

19. Eggless gluten free fruit cake

20. Rose flavored nankhatai

21. Apple almond cupcakes

22. Lemon cherry loaf cake

23. Chocolate chiffon cake

24. Mocha coffee cake with coffee glaze

25. Pineapple cupcakes

26. Lemon glazed waterchestnut Gulkand cake

27. Pearl millet cashew almond honey cookies

28. Double chocolate black rice cake

29. Pearl millet sesame oats cookies

30. Seeds date oats cookies

31. Jaggery oats sesame cookies

32. Millet walnut date cake

You may also like to try Chai spiced banana bread from the blog of Kalyani Sri.

I have used half cup oats powder and half cup Bajra or pearl millet flour to make this brownie. If you don’t have oatmeal grind rolled oats into fine powder. I also ground regular rolled oats. Measure after grinding. You can also use any flour instead of bajra or pearl millet flour. Coffee, cocoa powder and vanilla essence will give a lovely aroma. Do try and enjoy the delectable taste and aroma.

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Video recipe of this healthy and delicious brownie

Recipe

Oats powder – 1/2 cup

Bajra or pearl millet flour – 1/2 cup

Egg -2

Coconut sugar – 1/2 cup

Olive Oil – 1/4 cup

Lemon juice – 1/4 teaspoon

Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon

Milk – 1/4 cup

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Cocoa powder – 2 tablespoon

Instant coffee powder -1 teaspoon

Salt – 1/8 teaspoon

Method

1.Preheat the oven at 160°. For OTG preheat at 180° and bake for 30-35 minutes. Every oven takes different time so check after 28 minutes.

2. Grease or line a baking pan. Sprinkle little cocoa powder.

3. In a bowl mix oats powder, bajra or pearl millet flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder.

4. In a large bowl whisk eggs, add coconut sugar and whisk again. Add milk, oil vanilla essence lemon juice and coffee. Whisk well.

5. Now add all the dry ingredients gradually and mix well. Make a lump free smooth batter.

6. Transfer the mixture in greased or lined baking pan. Tap the cake pan gently on your kitchen counter to remove the air bubbles.

7. Bake in preheated oven at 160° for 28 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Insert a toothpick in the middle to check. If toothpick comes out clean then your brownie is ready.

8. Let it cool down completely. Demould, slice and serve. Run a knife around the edges of the brownie and place the cake pan upside down on a plate to demould.

9. You can spread some melted chocolate over the brownie pieces if you want. Microwave the chocolate or melt on a double boiler and spread over the brownie. I served half of the brownie pieces with melted chocolate.

Notes

1. Any sweetener can be used instead of coconut sugar.

2. You can use any flour instead of bajra or pearl millet flour and oats powder. You can also make it with whole wheat flour or atta.

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Lemon Potato With Sesame Seeds

Lemon potato with sesame seeds. This tangy spicy lemon flavoured dry potato curry can be served as a side dish or also as a snack. Very simple ingredients and easy to cook but taste is scrumptious. Serve as teatime snack with toothpick.

Do you know that potatoes are highly nutritious vegetable. 

Potatoes are a versatile root vegetable and a staple food in many households. Potatoes are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which make them very healthy. Studies have linked potatoes and their nutrients to a variety of impressive health benefits, including improved blood sugar control, reduced heart disease risk and higher immunity. They may also improve digestive health and combat signs of aging. Potatoes are also quite filling, which means they may help you lose weight by curbing hunger pains and cravings. All in all, potatoes are a great addition to your diet in moderation. They are also naturally gluten-free, which means they can be enjoyed by almost everyone. To read more about health benefits of  Potato click here.

You may like some more potato recipes from this blog. 

1.  Baked potato wedges with rosemary infused olive oil

2.  Spicy potato with tamarind

3. Coriander or cilantro red potato

4. Potato with green peas

5. Swiss potato pancakes

6. Dahi aloo or potatoes in yogurt gravy

7. Grilled potatoes

8. Batata bhaji or Maharashtrian dry potato

9. Aloo chutney pulao

10. Peanut potatoes

11. Potato pie

12. Potato with nigella poppy seeds and tomato

13. Savoury potato cake

14. Potato stuffed egg enchilada

15. Potato and barnyard millet cutlets

16. Stuffed potato

17. Aloo chop or potato fritters

18. Radhaballavi with dum aloo

19. Masala aloo or spicy potato

20. No onion garlic spicy potato curry

21  Shahi dum aloo

22. Bati chochchori

23. Aloo chaat

24. Aloo ke gutke

25. Panch phoran tarkari

26. Kashmiri dum aloo

27. Ghugni and aloo kabli or chaat

28. Aloo kofta curry

29. Aloo paneer

30. Luchi dum aloo

Recipe is very simple and easy. If you want to make it gluten free skip hing or asafoetida. I used hing as tempering or tadka with cumin seeds and dry red chilli. Use only cumin seeds and dry red chilli if you want.  Lemon juice, lemon zest and little curd or yogurt made this dish perfectly tangy and tasty. This lemon potato is in one word chatpata or lipsmackingly delicious and absolutely flavorful because of cumin powder, mint and cilantro or coriander leaves. These potatoes can be also served as snacks. Serve with toothpick with tea or coffee. Or simply enjoy your munching time.

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Recipe

Potato- 14 small, boiled 

Sesame seeds – 1&1/2 tablespoon

Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon 

Hing or asafoetida – 1/4 teaspoon 

Dry red chilli – 1

Ginger – 1/2 inch piece, grated 

Green chilli – 2, finely chopped 

Oil – 2 tablespoon 

Salt to taste 

Curd or yogurt – 2 tablespoon 

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon 

Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon 

Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon 

Cilantro or coriander leaves – 2 tablespoon, chopped 

Mint leaves – 7-8 chopped, optional 

Slit green chili – 1-2, optional 

Water – 2  tablespoon 

Lemon juice – 2-3 teaspoon 

Lemon zest – 1/4 teaspoon

Bhaja moshla or dry roasted spice powder – 1/2 teaspoon 

Method

1. Dry roast the sesame seeds till light brown. Transfer the seeds on a plate. 

2. Peel and cut the boiled potatoes into half. If you have too small potatoes then use whole potatoes. Just prick the potatoes with a fork. Or you can also use cubed large size boiled potatoes. 

3. In a bowl mix thick curd or yogurt with cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and Kashmiri red chilli powder. Whisk everything well and keep aside. 

4. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, hing or asafoetida and dry red chilli.  When cumin seeds starts to splutter add grated ginger and chopped green chilli. Fry till ginger starts to change it’s colour. 

5. Add potatoes and salt. Saute till potatoes becomes light golden brown. Keep stirring to avoid sticking to the bottom. 

6. Reduce the heat and add spices mixed curd or yogurt, water, chopped cilantro or coriander leaves, mint leaves and dry roasted sesame seeds. Reserve some sesame seeds for garnishing.

7. Also add 1-2 slit green chilli if using.  Saute till everything about to dried up. Keep stirring and cook on simmer to avoid curdling the yogurt.

8. Add lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix well.  When potatoes dried up completely add roasted spice powder. Get the Recipe of roasted spice powder here.

9. Mix well and remove from heat. Taste and adjust salt if required.  Your spicy chatpata delicious lemon sesame potatoes are ready to serve.

10. Garnish with cilantro or coriander leaves, mint leaves and dry roasted sesame seeds.  Serve with any bread, puri, paratha or dal chawal. Or you can serve this as a snack. To serve as teatime snack or starter serve with some toothpick

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Red cabbage chickpea curry

Red cabbage chickpea curry. If you bored of regular chhole masala or chickpea curry try this delectable chickpea curry with red cabbage or purple cabbage and raw turmeric. Taste and flavour is completely different from our regular chhole. This spicy tasty curry can be served with any bread or rice dishes. You can make this curry dry or with gravy both. Choice is your.

I have used red cabbage in this curry. Red cabbage also called purple cabbage because of it’s dark purple colour.

Purple cabbage is a nutrient-rich vegetable linked to a variety of health benefits. These include reduced inflammation, a healthier heart, stronger bones, improved gut function, and perhaps even a lower risk of certain cancers. This vegetable is also incredibly versatile and one of the most cost-efficient ways to add beneficial antioxidants to your diet. Healthline

Earlier shared two more red cabbage recipes here. Red cabbage and spinach salad with peanut butter and pumpkin seeds and Noodles with red cabbage.

I have also use pumpkin seeds with almond in this curry to make the curry creamy and tasty.

Pumpkin seeds may be small, but they’re packed full of valuable nutrients.Eating only a small amount of them can provide you with a substantial quantity of healthy fats, magnesium and zinc.Because of this, pumpkin seeds have been associated with several health benefits.These include improved heart health, prostate health and protection against certain cancers. To read more about health benefits of Pumpkin seeds click here.

You can also make this chickpea curry without red or purple cabbage. Taste and flavour will be great but taste and colour will be differ from with red cabbage. I also sometimes make it without red cabbage with same recipe. Here is a picture for you. You can see the difference in colour.

Red or purple cabbage gives a beautiful colour to the curry. Here are some different types of chickpea recipes from this blog.

1. Chickpea chaat with raw mango

2. Green chickpea curry

3. Black chickpea curry

4. Tomato coconut chickpea curry

5. Chickpea potato dry curry

6. Pea chickpea low calorie salad

7. Oats black chickpea Kabab

This curry is rich creamy flavorful and delicious. You have to grind two different types of spices for this curry. First almond, pumpkin seeds, fresh grated coconut, mint leaves and peeled and chopped raw mango with 1/4 cup water. Paste should be smooth. And second make a paste of ginger, garlic, tomato, chopped raw turmeric and soaked dry red chilli with it’s water. Make a smooth paste. Ground nuts, seeds, coconut and spices will make your curry rich creamy and delicious. If you don’t have raw turmeric, use 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder.

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Recipe video of this red cabbage chickpea curry

Recipe

Chickpea- 1/2 cup

Red cabbage – 2 cup, shredded

Raw turmeric – 1/2 inch piece, peeled and chopped

Onion- 1, finely chopped

Garlic- 3-4 cloves

Ginger- 1 inch piece, peeled and chopped

Tomato – 1, chopped

Dry red chilli- 2

Cumin powder- 1 teaspoon

Coriander powder- 1 teaspoon

Fennel seeds or sounf powder- 1 teaspoon

Garam masala powder- 1/2 teaspoon

Cilantro or coriander leaves – 2 tablespoon

Mint leaves- 2 tablespoon

Raw mango – 1/4 cup, peeled and chopped into small pieces

Pumpkin seeds- 2 tablespoon

Almond – 2 tablespoon

Grated fresh coconut- 1/4 cup

Bay leaf- 1

Cumin seeds- 1/2 teaspoon

Fenugreek seeds or methi- 1/8 teaspoon

Mustard seeds- 1/4 teaspoon

Oil- 2-3 tablespoon

Salt to taste

Sugar- 1/2 teaspoon, optional

Water – 1&1/2 cup

Method

1. Rinse and soak the chickpea overnight. Next day drain the water and wash again. Pressure cook with sufficient water till chickpea becomes soft. After one whistle pressure cook on simmer for 40-50 minutes. Let it cool down. Chop the red cabbage into this slices.

2. Soak the dry red chilli in 1/8 cup water.

3. Grind pumpkin seeds and almond into a fine powder. Add grated fresh coconut, chopped raw mango, mint leaves and 1/4 cup water. Grind into a smooth paste.

4. Separately grind ginger, garlic, raw turmeric, chopped tomato and soaked dry red chilli with its water. Grind into a smooth paste.

5. Heat oil in a pan. Add bay leaf,mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds. When seeds starts to splutter add finely chopped onion and fry till onion starts to change it’s colour.

6. Now add ginger, garlic, tomato, turmeric and dry red chilli paste. Fry till raw smell of garlic and turmeric goes away and oil leaves the sides. If you don’t have raw turmeric, use 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder.

7. Add shredded red cabbage and saute for 2 minutes. Add chopped cilantro or coriander. Saute again for a minute. Now add salt and all the spices.

8. Saute till everything dried up. Add boiled chickpea and saute till all the water evaporate.

9. Add pumpkin seeds, almond, raw mango, coconut and mint leaves paste. Saute till everything dried up. Now add water and sugar. Cook till you get your desired consistency. You can make this with gravy or dry curry both. Gravy also taste great. But today I made it dry. So when it about to dried up remove from heat. Taste and adjust salt if required.

10. Your rich creamy aromatic and lipsmackingly delicious curry is ready to serve. Garnish with cilantro and mint leaves. Serve with any bread or rice dishes.

Notes

1. If you want you can also make this curry with only chickpea. Skip red cabbage and enjoy rich creamy spicy scrumptious chickpea curry.

2. This curry can be made dry and with gravy both. Try both ways or make according to your choice.

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Linking this recipe to Facebook gourmet group Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge. In this monthly group members are paired with different partners every month and two secret ingredients are given to each other. We paired every month with different bloggers so that we can interact each other. Sometimes we become very good friend. And after preparing the dish members share a picture of the dish and other members have to guess the ingredients. This month Mango Mania theme suggested by Mayuri Patel. I recently bookmarked her Curried chickpea stuffed sweet potato to try. This month my partner is Renu Agrawal Dongre. Renu has a wonderful blog. I have to try her No churn coffee almond icecream. Sounds interesting isn’t it?

Renu gave me turmeric and mint and I made this red cabbage chickpea curry with a different taste and flavour. I gave her oil and milk as secret ingredient. Renu shared delicious mango cake with these ingredients.

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