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Healthy Dink Ladoo – Marathi Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1 cup shredded dry Coconut1 tsp Poppy seeds2 tsp White sesame seeds3~4 tsp Ghee75 gm Edible gum2 tsp finely chopped Almonds2 tsp finely chopped Walnuts2 tsp finely chopped Cashew nutsFew Raisins50 gm Kharik powder4 tsp Ghee3/4 cup organic GudhCardamom powder INSTRUCTIONS In a pan take a dry coconut and until it gets a light golden color.Transfer the roasted coconut into a bowl.In the same pan take poppy seeds, white sesame seeds,...

Bebinca ( Goa)

Ingredients - 200 gm: Rice flour- 10 : Egg yolks- 1 cup: Coconut juice (thick)- 1/4 tsp: Nutmeg (powdered)- 200 gm: Ghee (clarified butter) or hydrogenated oil- 500 gm: Sugar Method - Take the coconut milk, mix it with the rice flour, sugar and egg yolks. Stirs thoroughly till sugar has dissolved, add nutmeg powder and keep aside.- Heat a little ghee in a pan and pour in one cup of batter. Bake till brown. Add another spoonful of ghee and...

Mawa Misri (Rajasthan)

Ingredients - 1 litre: Whole milk- 250 gm: Condensed milk- 50 gm: Crystal sugar- 50 gm: Sugar- 10 gm: Ghee- 50 gm: Sliced almonds- 05 gm: Cardamom powder Garnish -2 sheets: Silver leaf ( optional)- chop few Pistachios Method - Grease a pan with ghee, pour in the milk and bring to a boil. Stir the milk occasionally until reduced to half its original quantity.- Add the condensed milk and cook, stirring constantly to avoid sticking to the bottom...

Malpua ( Central India)

Ingredients Plain flour : 250 gramsPowdered Sugar : 1 tbspOil : for frying purposeSugar SyrupSugar SyrupSugar : 500 gramsWater : 625 ml For Garnishing: Ground Cardamom : 1/4 teaspoonRose waterFresh cream sweetened Method - Boil sugar and water in a saucepan.- Cook it for 8-10 minutes for thick formation of the syrup.- Mix sifted flour, sugar, water for smooth batter and keep it for 30 minutes.- Heat oil in a flat bottomed pan.- Pour the mixture...

Jowar Phirni

Are you eyeing a lot of sweets and desserts lately? If you always crave for something sweet but want a healthy dessert, then here is your chance to make healthy phirni! Well, this phirni recipe will handle all your cravings for sweets as its mouth-watering. Here's a delicious Jowar Phirni, which is prepared using the sorghum flour or the jowar atta. This millet flour is super-healthy and provides nutrition to your whole body. This sweet dish...

Thengai Payasam ( coconut Kheer)

Thengai Payasam is a coconut-based dish that is quite popular during South Indian festivals. It is a perfect dessert for the auspicious occasion of Puthandu, which is the Tamil New Year. Made with rice, milk, water, jaggery, coconut and roasted cashews, this tempting dessert can be prepared in just 30 minutes. You can replace the amount of water used in the dish with milk to give it more richness. Add some more nuts of your choice to give an...

Lavang Lata – Central India Recipe

Ingredients - 2 cups: White flour- 1 cup: Sugar- 4 tbsp: Ghee- 2 cups: Water- Nutmeg powder- Elaichi powder- Cloves- Dry coconut, grated- Almonds or cashews or pistas, chopped- Raisins- Oil for frying Method - In a saucepan, boil sugar with water till you have a two-string sugar syrup. Keep warm on the stove.- Make a hard dough with ghee and water. Roll the dough in circles.- Fold the three edges in to make a pocket and fill with a random mix...

Churro Banana Bites

When we're craving a donut, but really want to be healthy, we compromise with these cinnamon sugar bananas. We highly suggest you do the same. INGREDIENTS 2 bananas, sliced into 1/2" coins 2 tbsp. granulated sugar 2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tbsp. coconut oil 1/4 c. melted chocolate DIRECTIONS In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon and whisk together until evenly combined.In a large skillet, heat coconut oil over medium heat. Add the...

Quinoa Jaggery Ladoo

Quinoa Jaggery Ladoo- an easy and protein packed treat to make this festive season. These laddoos are refined sugar-free, gluten-free and require no cooking other than roasting the quinoa in the oven. INGREDIENTS ▢1 cup quinoa 185 grams, raw quinoa ▢1 teaspoon + 2 tablespoon ghee 5 ml + 30 ml▢1 tablespoon broken cashews▢1 tablespoon golden raisins▢1/2 cup powdered jaggery 67 grams▢2 tablespoons almond flour 20...

Rajasthani Rabri

Rajasthani rabdi, also called Rajasthani bajre ki raab/rabdi is a delicious traditional beverage which is found in every other household in the beautiful Indian state of Rajasthan. This summer special drink is an amazing way to combat the summer heat wave and keep the body temperature cool and hydrated. Prepared with the goodness of pearl millet (bajra) flour and yogurt, this delicious beverage is something you cannot afford to miss. Enjoy this...

Oats & Peanut Laddus

Oats Peanuts Ladoo, a delicious and healthy ladoo made with jaggery. A perfect nutritious laddu to make for Diwali or any occasions. INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Oats  - 250ml1 Cup roasted Peanuts1 tbsp Sesame Seeds½ Cup Grated Jaggery¼ tsp Cardamom Powder1 tbsp Ghee INSTRUCTIONS  GRINDING PEANUTS Take roasted peanuts in a mixer. I used store bought roasted peanuts. If it is a raw peanut, dry roast it in the pan and then take it in a...

Kesar Paneer Ki Kheer

Kesar Paneer Ki Kheer Recipe is a quick and simple dessert that you can make when you have unexpected guests at home. The taste and flavors and texture of this kheer is similar to that of rasmalai. The only difference between the Rasmalai and the Paneer ki Kheer is that the paneer is added as a crumble into the condensed milk, making this dish, really simple to make. Ingredients 1 liter Milk1 cup paneer, crumbled15 Saffron...

Fig Ice Cream

Fond of ice creams, then this season try something delicious as well as healthy. Made with the goodness of figs, this ice cream is a perfect twist of taste and health. There's no better way to beat the summer heat than relishing a delicious ice cream. There are a variety of ice creams available to us, one such ice cream that will be a delight to your taste buds is Fig Ice Cream. So, here you go with an easy recipe to make an Ice Cream which...

Immunity boosting laddoo

Who doesn't love gorging on scrumptious laddoos? But what if laddoos offer both taste and immunity to you? Made with immunity-boosting ingredients, these yummy laddoos will satiate your sweet tooth as well. Made with nuts, flour, jaggery, spices and desi ghee, these immunity-boosting laddoos are perfect for winters. You can make a whole batch of laddoos and easily store them for long in airtight container. So, make sure you try this recipe and...

Quinoa Phirni – Gluten Free

Quinoa Phirni is a unique rendition of the regular phirni or kheer recipe which is commonly cooked in North Indian households. Phirni is essentially a milk pudding that is made by boiling milk with sugar and either rice or any other grain. In this easy recipe of Quinoa Phirni, milk is boiled with roasted quinoa, saffron strands, dates, almonds powder and cardamom powder. This dessert recipe is not just extraordinary in taste but is also...