MULTIGRAIN CASHEW CARROT CAKE

MULTIGRAIN CASHEW CARROT CAKE

Yes, you heard it right-A cake with multigrain flour/health mix/sathumaavu that too 100% eggless.I was never so thrilled and excited so far even when I had cooked first and posted my first recipe. Buying an OTG was a long pending one and I was the sole reason for dragging it. I was so sceptical about its usage and worth of the purchase.If you are a beginner in healthy baking please read this guide. Continue reading “MULTIGRAIN CASHEW CARROT CAKE”

Figs & dry fruits ladoo

INSTANT FIGS & DRY FRUITS LADOO/BALLS – A NO COOK RECIPE

INSTANT FIGS & DRY FRUITS LADOO:

Most of the young mothers are very eager in introducing dry fruits to babies and I am definitely one among them. Dry fruits/nuts have so much of goodness in them that they aid with a great variant of nutrients, help in preventing constipation, prevent aneamia, and also help in nourishing the health of the baby.I slowly introduced them as per my doctor’s advice by making them small pieces at initial stages, adding badam/cashew paste in dishes, including dry fruits milk , making energy balls or energy bars . Later on he began taking them as such as whole nuts. This is one main reason behind my blog not having the recipes of any type dry fruits powder despite several requests from many readers. My sincere apologies for the same and I will definitely do it before this month end as I have got a batch done recently. Today’s INSTANT FIGS & DRY FRUITS LADOO was prepared for travel purpose for hubby and also for the regular evening snack for my baby. Just few steps and it needs no cooking.This is the best part of this recipe. Come,Let’s check the recipe now.Do try and give me an update 🙂 Continue reading “INSTANT FIGS & DRY FRUITS LADOO/BALLS – A NO COOK RECIPE”

whole grain eggless cooker cake

WHOLE GRAIN CAKE-RAGI WHOLE WHEAT EGGLESS COOKER CAKE

EGGLESS COOKER CAKE

The Jingle bells season is here and I am drowned in sweet memories of Christmas Celebrations at school and with my friends. My native(Palayamkottai-Known as Oxford of South India) is also famous for the yummy mouth watering plum cakes/Christmas cakes. We would have them flooding from all our friends a week ahead and most of it will be 100% homemade from scratch. Few even prepare the wine used in preparation at home. Continue reading “WHOLE GRAIN CAKE-RAGI WHOLE WHEAT EGGLESS COOKER CAKE”

Dry fruits burfi

DRY FRUITS BURFI OR ENERGY BARS

DRY FRUITS BURFI OR ENERGY BARS RECIPE:

DRY FRUITS BURFI OR ENERGY BARS- Diwali/Deepavali is slowly peeping every household and I can feel the glitters in the air. I am sure all of you are getting ready in all aspects like making sweets & savoury, purchase, pooja preparations.

I began my preparations last week and I wanted to attempt different but easy recipes for this Diwali. I occasionally came across this recipe of DRY FRUITS BURFI OR ENERGY BARS in a magazine and prepared myself to make it right then. Continue reading “DRY FRUITS BURFI OR ENERGY BARS”

beet root halwa with whole wheat

WHOLE WHEAT BEET ROOT HALWA(TIRUNELVELI HALWA STYLE)

WHOLE WHEAT BEETROOT HALWA(TIRUNELVELI HALWA STYLE):

The festive season has begun and we can find it sparkling in all corners of the world with pooja preparations, sale discounts, special recipes,big sales and purchases. I wish to begin this season of festivals with a recipe I had recently tried. This recipe is adapted from my grandmother’s traditional method of making TIRUNELVELI HALWA.  She used to make it for every Diwali it seems. Continue reading “WHOLE WHEAT BEET ROOT HALWA(TIRUNELVELI HALWA STYLE)”

instant dry fruit ladoo

INSTANT DRY FRUITS LADOO/INSTANT ENERGY BALLS

INSTANT DRY FRUITS LADOO:

Have you ever planned for a dish A and ended up doing Dish B? This dry fruits ladoo is one such experience of mine. I wanted to make a filling for my sandwich with dry fruits,but somehow I ended up with a ladoo and in no time they were all over. My sister in law once mentioned that they carry these during mountaineering and trekking as it is extremely nutritious /filling and preparation is hyper-quick.  You can prepare the INSTANT DRY FRUITS LADOO for your snack for your toddlers/pre schoolers or as an immediate option for your guests. Continue reading “INSTANT DRY FRUITS LADOO/INSTANT ENERGY BALLS”

Instant dry fruit milk

Instant dry fruit milk/Almond Pista Milk

Dry Fruits Milk Recipe:

Instant badam mix in market has hit a huge space and I am eagerly waiting to make one version at home of it. Being a first time mother and also interacting with many mothers made me to give a try on dry fruits powder and dry fruits milk.Many friends who had tried different versions were so worried on it being moist and unfit for storage. Hence this idea just sparked my mind and I decided go with it . If it can be made instantly you need not make in large quantities and store. I shall soon post the recipe of dry fruits powder that can be stored.This almond and badam milk can be your morning drink and also be a filling drink for your little ones above 1 year. Continue reading “Instant dry fruit milk/Almond Pista Milk”

almondchikkubananasmoothie

ABC Smoothie|Almond Banana Chikku Smoothie|Badam Banana Sapodilla Smoothie

Smoothie vs Milkshake – This has always been a debating topic in my brain. I finally found a simple line to explain its difference.

Smoothies have the fruit as the basic ingredient whereas milkshakes have milk or ice cream as the basic ingredient. I prefer smoothies and milkshakes only when I visit restaurants. Because I believe in actually consuming a fruit as such is always better than smoothie/juice/shakes. When it comes to preparation of shakes I rarely do it for my husband for an evening snack when his schedule is undetermined. I just made a random attempt of making a smoothie for my son and he loved it. I just picked the ingredients at random and blended. From now on I will keep trying more smoothies.I just love that taste. It is a good option for kids who don’t eat fruits as such. Healthy drink for mothers who keep missing meals at the right times.

I love the coinage “ABC smoothie”.. and it just happened 🙂

Ingredients:

  • Chikku/Sapota-2
  • Banana-1(small)
  • Almonds-3
  • Milk-2 tbsp
  • Palm sugar-1 tbsp

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Procedure:

1.Soak almonds in luke warm milk.

2.Open the chikku into two halves,check for the goodness of the fruit and de seed

3.Use a spoon to scoop the flesh.

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4.Now chop the banana.

5.The almonds would have turned soft. You can peel the skin or add such.

6.Blend almond,banana,chikku into a fine paste.

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7.Add palm sugar and milk and give a quick run.

8.Transfer to a serving glass.

9.Sip it and dive into divine taste 🙂

almondbananachikkusmothie


P.S:

You can replace palm sugar with sugar/honey

You can skip milk and add water for babies less than 1 year.

If you prepare for the entire family you can add ice cubes and serve.

You can also use frozen banana and sapota to have a chilled version.

For babies less than one year remove the black seedy part of banana before blending.

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