Egg less Banana Cake

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Banana cake
A cake with oats,  whole wheat flour and banana. Perfect for kiddos. You will love the flavour of cinnamon and cardamom. And its egg less yet soft and moist.

Use your over ripe bananas lying on the fruit basket. And see how they vanish as a yummy cake.

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Recipe

Whole wheat flour or atta  – 1 cup
Ground oats  – 1/2 cup

Powdered sugar  – 1/2 cup + 1 teaspoon if you want to add tutti fruity or raisins if not take 3/4 cup

Oil  – 1/2  cup

Ripe bananas  – 4

Cinnamon powder  – 1 teaspoon

Cardamom powder  – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking powder  – 1 teaspoon

Vinegar  – 1 tablespoon

Tutti fruity or chocochips or any dry fruits  – 1/4 cup

Method

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees. If you are using OTG preheat for 10 minutes.

Grease a cake tin and dust with  flour. Keep it aside.

Mash the banana with a fork or blend in the blender. I used my grinder to mash it well.

Beat sugar and oil well.I like less sweet but you can add 3/4 cup sugar to make it more sweet. Add mashed banana and mix well.

Now add both flour cinnamon and cardamom powder, baking powder and mix well.

In a small bowl add vinegar with soda. Stir well and mix in the cake batter .

Add tutti fruity or chocochips or dry fruits whatever you have. Fold it nicely. I want to use tutti fruity but there was only 1 teaspoon in my pantry so added cashew nuts and raisins.

Pour in the greased and flour dusted cake tin. Tap lightly. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Every oven takes different time.

Mine takes 30 minutes. Check with a toothpick. Bake until the toothpick comes out clean.

Let it cool down.
I sprinkled little powdered sugar on it.

Slice and enjoy the soft moist and yummy cake with tea or coffee.

Coconut sweet

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Sometimes we don’t want to eat or serve store bought sweets. Everyone prefer home made sweets. Because its more healthy and you make it with love so more yummy too.

This time sharing a delicious and easy to make coconut sweet.
Highly nutritious coconut is packed with vitamins and minerals.

We need only equal quantity of grated coconut, milk and khoya/maws or reduced milk with sugar and little cardamom powder.

Try this very quick and easy to make coconut sweet at home.

I used khoya or mawa in it. Its dried whole milk which I made in home by thickened the milk in an open pan on low flame and stirred occasionally.

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Recipe

Grated coconut  – 1 cup

Khoya or reduced milk  – 1 cup

Milk  – 1 cup

Sugar  – 4 teaspoon full

Cardamom powder  – 1/2 teaspoon

Method

Mix grated coconut and milk in a heavy bottom pan or nonstick pan. Cook on low flame stirring occasionally, till the mixture dried up.

Now add khoya/mawa or reduced milk and sugar. Cook again on low flame stirring continuously till dried up completely.

Switch off the flame. Add cardamom powder and mix well.

Let the mixture cool.
Now grind it to get a smooth texture.

After grinding make small balls. You can roll the balls with your palm and make laddu.

Or give them shape with any mould. I used my sandesh mould.

If you don’t have this use any chocolate mould or give any shape of your choice.

Enjoy the yummy home made coconut sweets.

Eggless Rasgulla Cupcake

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After Diwali we all preparing for upcoming Christmas.
Want to make red velvet but egg less. And here is the beauties. Red velvet cup cakes.

With a surprise inside. Placed a small rasgulla in every cupcakes.
A white rasgulla in red cakes. Wow look and taste both are amazing.

Couldn’t take the pictures in day light. But you will love it’s taste and texture.

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Recipe

All purpose flour or maida  – 1 cup

Whole wheat flour or atta  – 1/2 cup

Powdered sugar  – 1 cup

Oil  – 1/2 cup

Milk  – 1 cup

Vinegar  – 1 teaspoon

Cocoa powder  – 2 teaspoon

Baking soda  – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking powder  – 1/2 teaspoon

Vanilla essence  – 1 teaspoon

Red food colour  – 1/4 teaspoon or as required

Method

Mix vinegar in warm milk and keep aside.
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees.

Grease the muffin mould or cup cake mould.
Sieve all the dry ingredients and keep aside.

In a bowl mix together oil and sugar. Beat well. Add vanilla and milk with vinegar. Mix well.

Then add the dry ingredients. Mix well so that it really blend together without any lumps.

I used powdered colour so added in the dry ingredients. Add little and after mixing all the ingredients check the colour add more if require. If you are using jell or liquid colour add at the end and mix well.

Pour the mixture in cup cake mould or muffin pan. Fill 1/4 cup and place one rasgulla on it. Now fill the mould 3/4th.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. Check with a toothpick after 15 minutes. Every oven takes different time. Mine took 18 minutes.

Let the cupcakes cool and remove them from the mould or pan.

You can frost them after completely cooled. I didn’t. Loved it’s plain look.
Drizzle little chocolate sauce and serve.

Or you can make them half before serving.
Enjoyyyyy

This post is going to be a part of #FoodieMonday #Bloghop #Theme baking.

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Choco Coco Delight

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Happy Diwali to everyone.
Have a blessed and blissful Diwali.

May God fulfill all your wishes in wealth, health & happiness in your life.

Diwali/ Deepawali or the  festival of light is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. Diwali is the biggest and the brightest festival in India. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness.

This post is going to be a part of #FoodieMonday #Bloghop #Theme diwali sweets.

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Planned to make something new. And the result of my experiment is here.

I had some grated, khoya/mawa/ reduced or dried milk, paneer/cottage cheese and a jar of chocolate fudge spread in my pantry.

Used them and got a heavenly taste. Mixed flavour of chocolate, cardamom and coconut, wow a really delightful taste.

If you don’t have chocolate fudge spread you can use chocolate sauce or melted chocolate too.

I used khoya or mawa in it. Its dried whole milk which I made in home by thickened the milk in an open pan on low flame and stirred occasionally.

I used chocolate mould you can use any mould or simply roll them with chocolate stuffing and make laddu. Or give any shape.

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Recipe

Grated coconut- 1/2 cup

Mawa/ khoya or reduced milk – 3/4 cup

Paneer or cottage cheese – 1 cup
Milk 1/2  cup

Sugar – 1/4 cup or to taste

Cardamom powder  – 1 teaspoon

Chocolate fudge spread  – as required

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Method

Grind the grated coconut and keep aside.

Now grind the khoya/mawa or reduced or dried milk altogether to make a smooth paste.

Heat the milk in a pan. Add the coconut and cook on low flame stirring occasionally.

When the mixture dried up add khoya paneer paste and sugar. Add 1-2 teaspoon less taste after mixing add more if require.

Cook on low flame. Keep stirring till the mixture dried up.
Mixture shouldn’t be completely dried up. We need a smooth and soft texture.

Add cardamom powder and mix well.
Let it cool.

Knead with your finger tips to make it more smooth.

Take a chocolate mould. Fill the mould half with the mixture.
Put 1/4 teaspoon chocolate fudge spread on it.

Now fill the mould with coconut khoya paneer mixture. Press lightly.

Keep the mould in refrigerator for 1-2 hour.
Demould carefully.

Your choco coco delight is ready.
Enjoyyyy

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Microwave Chivra/Flatten Rice

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We make lots of fried snacks in festival. But what about those people who can’t eat fried stuff for health reasons.

For those people we have to make something in less oil or without oil.

Try this microwave fried chivra/poha or flatten rice mix. You can’t get puffed chivra like deep fried. But its  more crunchy and yummy. I have used only few drop oil. You can omit it too.

So enjoy this delicious guilt free namkeen or savory snack.

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Recipe

Poha/chivra or flatten rice  – 1 cup

Peanut  – 1/2 cup

Cashew nuts  – 1/4 cup

Dry coconut  – few thin slices

Salt to taste

Cumin seed  – 1/2 teaspoon

Mustard seeds  – 1/2 teaspoon

Green chilli  – 1 finely chopped

Coriander leaves  – 1 teaspoon finely chopped

Curry leaves  – 20 leaves finely chopped

Amchur powder or dry mango powder  – 1/2 teaspoon

Chaat masala  – 1 teaspoon

Black paper powder  – 1/2 teaspoon or to taste

Method

Take peanut in a microwavable glass bowl . Put 2-3 drops oil in it and mix well.

It will be fine if you don’t want to use oil. Omit it.

Microwave in full power for 2 minutes. Stir and again microwave for 2 minutes. Keep aside.

In same process cook the chivra/poha or flatten rice and cashew nuts separately.

You can add 2-3 drops oil in chivra/poha or flatten rice but don’t add oil in cashew nuts.

Now microwave the coconut slices for 2 minutes stir and check if undone cook again for 1 minute more.
And keep aside.

Take 1 teaspoon oil in the bowl add cumin seeds and mustard seeds.
You can do it in 1/2 teaspoon oil too.

Microwave covered for 2 minutes.
Now add chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves. Mix well.

Microwave for another 2 minutes. Check it,  leaves and chilli pieces should be crisp. If not cook for 1 minute more.

Now mix everything in the bowl add the dry spices and salt.
Mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

You can add red chilli powder too to make it more spicy.

Your low calorie crunchy and delicious savory snack is ready to serve.

Let it cool and keep in a airtight jar for later use.

Enjoyyyy

Sandesh

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Sandesh is a Bengali dessert made of paneer/chhena or cottage cheese. You can make it in home by curdling the milk and separating the whey from it.

This Bengali delicacy sandesh is very easy to make.
You can make your occasion special with this delicious sweet.

I made these in two different flavours.
One with sugar and other with date palm jaggery or khajur gur. I have shared the pictures of two types of sandesh above.

It needs only two ingredients. Paneer/cottage cheese and sugar or jaggery.

In sugar version we need little cardamom powder for flavour.

You can add any essence or fruit purees of your choice. Or you can add melted chocolate or cocoa powder to make chocolate sandesh. I have already shared the recipe of chocolate sandesh.

Recipe of sugar sandesh and date palm jaggery or khajur gur sandesh is same. Its very easy to make.

I used mould to shape them. If you don’t have mould simply roll like a ball and press lightly with your palm.

 

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You can decorate them with chopped pistachio, almonds or tutti fruity.

I made it with home made paneer/cottage cheese. Paneer should be soft. We have to knead it for more smooth and soft texture. You can use a grinder too for quick result.

We need cardamom powder for sugar sandesh only. Date palm jaggery is very flavourful so I didn’t used any flavour in it.

Add sugar according to your taste. First add less, taste after mixing then add more if require.

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Recipe

Paneer/cottage cheese out of 1 liter milk.

Date palm jaggery or sugar  – 1/4 cup or to taste

Cardamom powder  – 1/2 teaspoon

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Method

Take the paneer in a large plate. Knead with your palm for 4-5 minutes till the paneer/cottage cheese becomes smooth.

Add the sugar or jaggery knead for another 3-4 minutes. You can use food processor or mixer grinder to make it smooth.

Now cook the mixture on a nonstick or heavy bottom pan on low flame. Stirring continuously for 3-4 minutes. Cook till it becomes dough like consistency.

Don’t overcook, mixture shouldn’t be dry.
Add cardamom powder if making sugar sandesh.

Let it cool. Nead again to get a smooth texture. You can grind it too.

Shape them in a greased mould or make small balls and shape it as you like.

Enjoy the heavenly taste.

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Nimki Or Mathri

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Our country India is known for it’s cultural and traditional festivals.  Because of it’s various culture and religion.

In India we celebrate and enjoy the different festival in every month.

Our country is full of diversity in the religions languages and culture.

We all are preparing for upcoming Diwali celebration. Making different kinds of savory and sweet snacks.

Today presenting a traditional snack recipe. A very common home made snack.

My mom and mom in-law made it very often and store to serve with tea or coffee.

Nimki or mathri. Crispy crunchy delicious snack made of all purpose flour.

But I mixed some whole wheat flour too. Nowadays we all try to avoid all purpose flour for health reasons. But you can use all purpose flour or maida only if you like.

I made it star shaped by a cookie cutter.
You can make it triangle shape or simply roll and cut into stripes. Like this

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For triangular shape take small ball out of the dough. Roll it in circle. Fold it in half moon shape. Then again fold it in a triangular shape.
Prick it allover with a fork or knife and fry.

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Recipe

Whole wheat flour  – 1 cup

All purpose flour/maida  – 1 cup

Onion seed or kalaunji – 1 teaspoon

Dried fenugreek leaves or kasuri methi – 1 teaspoon crushed

Salt – 1 teaspoon or to taste

Hot oil or ghee/clarified butter – 4 tablespoon

Soda –  1/4th teaspoon

Oil for frying

Method

Mix flour, soda, salt and crushed dried fenugreek leaves together.

Add the onion seeds and hot oil or ghee/clarified butter.

Add water slowly to knead the dough.

The dough shouldn’t be soft but a little hard so add water carefully. Make a firm dough and keep aside covered for 10-15 minutes.

Make balls and roll the dough with rolling pin.

Take a cookie cutter of your choice. Cut them in any shape.
You can make round mathri/nimki too.

Fry the mathri/ nimki in medium hot oil. Keep the flame low.

Fry till light browned and crisp.
I used dried fenugreek leaves. You can use mint or curry leaves too if you like.

Even you can add oregano or basil in the dough to get a different taste.

Add the spices as per your taste and enjoy.

You can store the mathri/nimki in a airtight jar for later use.

Serve with tea or coffee.

This post is going to be a part of #FoodieMonday #Bloghop #Theme savory Diwali Snacks.

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