Saturday, September 01, 2018

How To Make Cake Without Oven - Eggless Chocolate Cake In Pressure Cooker



learn how to make eggless cake without an oven, soft and moist eggless chocolate cake in pressure cooker. I got many queries for a no oven eggless cake and so, I created this healthy cake recipe with whole wheat flour. Chocolate cake with whole wheat flour is not only healthy but very moist, soft, and tasty. You will never guess that the cake is made with whole wheat flour, so tasty and yet so healthy. I had already shared a pressure cooker cake method about 4 years ago, you can check the recipe to understand more.


This recipe is created by Nisa Homey
Ingredients:
1/2 cup raw cane sugar
1/2 cup thick home-set curd
1/2 cup milk (divided)
1/3 tsp cocoa powder
1 cup whole wheat flour/atta
1/4 tsp pink himalayan salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp desi ghee (clarified butter)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips + 1 tbsp extra
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Notes:
I used an 8 inch cake pan to bake the cake
I used locally sourced raw cane sugar; however, you can use coconut sugar instead
Instead of dark chocolate chips, you can use chopped dark chocolate.


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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Healthy Egg Paratha Recipe - अंडा पराठा - Tiffin Recipes



Healthy & quick egg paratha recipe अंडा पराठा, breakfast in 5 minutes is a blessing on those busy mornings especially for working women and bachelors. A good home cooked breakfast is a must in your healthy lifestyle. This oil free egg paratha is made with ghee and not with refined oil which makes it all the more healthy and filling. Ghee helps in fat burning and also helps to bring down the glycemic index of wheat and rice. If you have left over parathas then this healthy egg paratha is a great way to use up leftover whole wheat rotis. I have already shared other versions of egg paratha and this one is the most easiest of the them all.
This quick egg paratha can also be had a tiffin for school/office lunch box. You can use seasonal veggies of your choice to make it more filling and fibre rich. Also, it is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


Ingredients:
1 whole egg
1/4 tsp pink himalayan salt
1 green chilli chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 chopped onion
1/4 capsicum chopped
2 whole wheat rotis
1/2 tsp ghee for each paratha
A fat pinch of black pepper powder
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Notes:
You can use seasonal veggies of your choice; grated carrots, sliced mushrooms, cabbage, tomatoes etc are good options.
Avoid refined oil and use ghee for better nutrient absorption and you will be amazed by the results.
If making for kids increase the quantity of ghee.
Those you are into gymming can use 2-3 egg whites to make it more protein rich.
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Other recipes:
Another version of easy egg paratha


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Oats Egg Paratha:

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Meetha Poha - मीठा पोहा - Aval Vilayichathu - Healthy Kerala Snacks For Kids



Aval vilayichathu, also known as meetha poha (मीठा पोहा) is a traditional snack from Kerala, which can be had as an evening snack and is made with poha/flattened rice. In Kerala, aval (poha) is usually had as an evening snack as it is light and easy to digest. During summer holidays and during exam times this is a common kids snack and I remember my amma used to make this for me to take to hostel as it will stay good for some weeks but I dont remember it lasting for long as my roomies and friends would devour it.

Fast forward, I started to make this for my kids and though my daughter is not-so-found of aval vilayichathu; my son just loves it. So I make this often for him and he snacks on it till the jar is empty. Its healthy, light on the stomach and the jaggery gives minerals much needed for kids these days, plus the healthy fats in coconut and desi ghee; so much better than kids snacking on store bought biscuits, chips etc. So try introducing healthy traditional snacks like this to your kids diet and you will notice a difference in their health and energy.


Ingredients:
Aval/Poha: 500 gms
Jaggery: 400- 500 gms (depending on your sweetness)
Water: 3/4 cup
Coconut: 2 handfuls
Cardamons: 10
1 tbsp desi ghee
Method:
Lightly roast the poha and once it is crunchy, remove to another plate.
Wash and rinse the same pan and heat it up and add in 1 tbsp ghee and once the ghee melts, add in the jaggery and water. Allow the jaggery to melt and once it is melted add in grated coconut and allow it to cook on low flame. The idea is to remove the moisture in the freshly grated coconut - to help it stay good for long.
While the coconut is getting cooked, crush the cardamons and keep aside.
The jaggery should come to 1 string stage.
Add in the cardamon powder and the roasted poha. Mix well for 2 mins and then turn off the flame.
Once it has cooled down, store in a glass container.
Enjoy this as an evening snack - Adults and Kids can enjoy this traditional snack.

Notes:
I used red rice poha which I buy locally (I live in Calicut, Kerala). You can use any variety of poha.
I used locally sourced clean jaggery hence I did not strain it as I am sure my jaggery is clean.
I personally do not prefer to use dry coconut flakes/powder as it is de-fattened and maybe devoid of all its nutrients.
No need to add salt as jaggery has some salt content.



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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mango Lassi Recipe - Healthy & Sugar Free



Mango lassi recipe, healthy and sugar free. Summer is lassi season in India and curd (yogurt) is the best gut friendly food to beat the summer bloating and digestive issues. Home set curd is a good source of probiotics also known as gut friendly bacteria.

Try this healthy mango lassi and feel the change this summer.





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Saturday, April 21, 2018

How To Make Whey Protein Shake At Home



whey protein shake, how to make a post workout whey protein shake at home. whey protein isolates is a must after a workout for fat loss and muscle building. So today, I am sharing my favourite whey protein shake. It is loaded with antioxidants, healthy carbs and protein.



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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sweet Potato Upma Recipe


sweet potato upma

sweet potato upma, how to make sweet potato upma with left over boiled sweet potatoes. This is an easy and quick yet filling recipe, perfect for breakfast or lunch. You can even pack this for office lunch when you plan to want a grain free meal.



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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Oil Free Chicken Fry Recipe - Zero Oil Chicken Roast



Oil free chicken fry roast recipe. This zero oil chicken fry is cooked in coconut milk without any extra added oil. A 100% oil free chicken recipe for the health conscious. The whole process is detailed in my video including making homemade garam masala, grinding fresh masala gives a nice flavour to the chicken roast. This is one oil free chicken recipe that you can enjoy without any guilt. I know I am not consistent in posting recipes here on my blog and imagine its been 8 long years since I started this small place of mine and its always a joy to share recipes with you. I am a little more active on my Youtube channel, so feel free to check my channel "Skinny Recipes" on Youtube.

This chicken is cooked in coconut milk and roasted with freshly ground spices and can be paired with rice, roti, appam or even with puttu.

How to make oil free chicken roast


Ingredients:
Chicken with bones (bone-in chicken): 900 gms for the garam masala: 1/2 tsp saunf 1/4 tsp jeera 1 inch cinnamon stick 1/2 tsp black peppercorns 1/2 of a star anise 1/3 of a mace 6 cardamon 1/2 tsp cloves 1/2 of a star anise a small piece of nutmeg ------ 1 sprig of curry leaves 1 1/2 inch ginger 1 garlic pod 4 green chilies (use 2 if you want less spice) 15 shallots ----- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 2 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder 1 whole lemon 1 - 1 1/2 tsp salt or as needed ------ keep marinated for 15-20 mins--- 300 ml coconut milk from 1/2 coconut 2 sprigs of curry leaves

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Almond Milk Hot Chocolate Recipe



Hot chocolate recipe, learn how to make dairy free vegan hot chocolate. This almond milk hot chocolate is easy to make if you have some soaked almonds. Soaking the almonds is highly necessary to help assimilate the nutrients. The best part is you are actually making fresh almond milk to make this hot chocolate. So, if you have allergy to dairy milk then this delicious almond milk hot chocolate is the perfect guilt free treat, plus it is sugar free!



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Monday, January 22, 2018

Kerala Fish Fry - Meen Varuthathu Recipe


kerala fish fry

kerala fish fry, meen varuthathu is an everyday fish fry which is spicy and can be served with rice or as a snack. The fish is marinated in garcinia cambogia/malabar tamarind water along with the other ingredients and that make the fish super tasty.



ingredients:
ayakkoora/seer fish/king fish - 350 gms
kudampuli/garcinia cambogia: 2 pieces
water: 1/3 cup
Kashmiri chilli powder: 2 tbsp
salt: 1/2 tsp or as needed
turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
black pepper powder: 1/4 tsp
coconut oil: 2 tbsp
curry leaves to garnish

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Weight Loss Salad Recipe - Sweet Potato Salad



weight loss salad




sweet potato-curd/yogurt-microgreens salad for weight loss, this oil free weight loss salad recipe is a filling low carb meal for lunch, helps to lose weight and also helps in weight management. The microgreens I used are red amaranth also known as garnet amaranth. They are high in Vitamin C, carotenoids, vitamin K, Vitamin E. Microgreens provide more nutrition than mature leaves and hence eating them raw will give the best benefits. Salads are the best way to incorporate microgreens. Sweet potatoes are high in dietary fibre and hence helps to keep you feel fuller for a longer time. They are low in sodium, and also a good source of iron, calcium, B vitamins and Vitamin C. Incorporating this amazing root vegetable in your diet will help in weight loss as it is super nutrient dense and loaded with fibre. Curd also known as dahi in Hindi is rich in Vitamin D, calcium, pottassium, Zinc - helps to strengthen bone density. Homemade curd is the best way to provide your body with gut friendly bacteria. Curd helps to reduce bloating, helps in quick weight loss, and metabolise the food you eat. INGREDIENTS: 1 Cup thick homemade curd : https://goo.gl/xhbkig 2 green chilies, finely chopped 1/2 tsp pink himalayan salt or as needed 1 cup cubed sweet potatoes A handful of black grapes or any seasonal fruits of your choice 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, grated 1 tomato, chopped 1/4 tsp roasted jeera powder/cumin powder 1/4 tsp chaat masala (optional) 1/4 tsp black pepper powder 2 tsp roasted sesame seeds



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