No Bake Oats & Chocolate Cookies


Preparation Time:

½ hr.

Chilling Time: 45 mins

Total Time: 1 hr. 15 mins                                                                                                                                                       

Ingredients:

  • 2 bowl oats
  • 1 small bowl unsweetened cocoa (i.e. 4-5 tbsp.)
  • 1 bowl peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • Coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract

Recipe:

  • Heat coconut oil in nonstick pan.
  • Add unsweetened cocoa powder in it and keep stirring continuously on medium flame.
  • Add maple syrup and milk in it with constant stirring.
  • Now add peanut butter and vanilla and mix it properly see that there are no lumps formed.
  • Heat it only for 2/3 minutes. Don’t boil it longer or it will become thick paste.
  • Now turn off the gas and remove the pan from the stove
  • Now add your oats in this mixture and mix it properly.
  • See that all the oats are nicely coated with chocolate.
  • Let it cool for 5 mins.
  • Take a baking tray and spread baking sheet on it.
  • Now make small balls of your chocolate mixture and place them on the baking sheet.
  • Chill it for ½ hr. or 45 minutes or until firm.

Serve these yummy No Baked Chocolate Cookies to your guest during Diwali.

DRY FRUIT LADDU

PREPARATION TIME: 20 MINS

COOKING TIME: 15 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 35 MINS

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 small bowl raisins
  • 2/3 tbsp. ghee
  • 2/3 bowls seedless dates
  • Small half bowl pistachios
  • Small half bowl cashews
  • Small half bowl almonds
  • 1 tbsp. cardamom powder

RECIPE:

  • Take a grinder and grind pistachios, cashews, almonds separately in it.
  • Blend coarsely. Do not powder them.
  • Similarly grind seedless dates in it.
  • Now heat a pan. Add some ghee in it and add coarsely grinded pistachios, cashews and almonds in it.
  • Roast them on medium flame for 4-5 mins.
  • Now add coarsely grinded dates into it. Continue roasting by occasional mixing. See that it gets mixed properly.
  • Add cardamom powder in it and again mix it properly.
  • Turn off the flame and allow it to cool for 5 mins.
  • Start making laddus before the mixture cools completely.
  • Your healthy laddus are ready to eat.

 

 

Nutritional Facts:

These dry fruits laddus are very nutritious, sugar free and healthy.

MULTIFLOUR BAKED CHAKLI

Preparation Time: 1 hour

Cooking Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 1 hr. 30 mins

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Nachni flour
  • 2 cups Jowar flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. roasted cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp. roasted sesame seeds
  • Ghee / oil
  • Salt as per taste

Recipe:

  • Take a large vessel and mix all the flours in it.
  • After mixing all the flours mix roasted cumin seeds, roasted sesame seeds and salt (as per taste) in it.
  • Knead the dough properly with the help of water.
  • Now take the chakli press and grease it with oil or ghee.
  • Put your dough in that chakli press and make the chakli.
  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Take the baking tray and grease it with oil.
  • Then put your chakli in greased baking pan and bake it for 15 mins.
  • After 15 mins turn the chakli upside down and again bake it for 15 mins.
  • Your crispy multi flour baked chakli is ready to eat.

 

Nutritional Facts:

Baked chakli are full of all types of flours and oil free to enjoy guilt free every day for every one

BANANA CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • Preparation Time: 1 hour

    Baking Time: 50 minutes

    Total Time: 1 hr. 50 mins

    Ingredients:

    • 1 large cup wheat flour
    • 1 large cup Maida
    • 1 cup cocoa powder
    • Less than Half tbsp. baking soda
    • 2/3 banana
    • 1 cup jaggery powder
    • Vanilla essence
    • Vinegar

    Recipe:

    • Preheat the oven at 160 C.
    • Take 1 cup wheat flour and 1 cup Maida together in a sieve and sieve it properly for 2/3 times.
    • Keep this sieved mixture in one large bowl.
    • Now take cocoa powder and baking soda together in sieve and sieve it properly 2/3 times.
    • Now add this mixture of baking soda and cocoa powder in your flour mixture
    • Mix it properly
    • Now add jaggery powder and water in it and mix it properly. (Don’t add excess water as you need to see the consistency so add water little by little)
    • Mix the mixture properly and see that there are no lumps.
    • After making the mixture of proper consistency add 1 tbsp. vinegar and 1 tbsp. vanilla essence in it.
    • Again mix it properly. Now add ½ small cup of oil for better consistency.
    • Mix all this mixture properly and keep aside
    • Meanwhile take 2/3 bananas. Peel them and grind them in the grinder and make smooth paste of it.
    • Add this banana puree (see that there are no lumps) in your cake mixture and mix it properly.
    • Now take the baking pan and grease it with oil and sprinkle some flour in it.
    • Pour your mixture on the pan and spread it evenly.
    • Tap the pan twice after pouring the mixture to remove the air bubbles.
    • Bake your cake for 45 to 50 mins at 160 C.
    • Once done take a knife and insert it in the middle to check if baked properly or not. (The knife which you have inserted should come out clean).
    • Let it cool and then flip the cake and again let it cool.
    • Once cooled cut the cake in pieces
    • You can even frost the cake if you want.

Paneer Stuffed Tomato

Preparation Time: 30 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins

Total Time 45 mins

Serving Size: 2

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium size tomato
  • 100 gms grated paneer
  • ½ bowl boiled green peas
  • 1 large finely chopped capsicum
  • 2/3 medium size finely chopped onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped coriander
  • 2/3 finely chopped green chilli
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1tbsp garam masala
  • ½ tbsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp. Ginger garlic paste
  • Red chilli powder

Recipe:

  • Wash the tomatoes and pat it dry.
  • Cut the top of the tomato and scoop out the pulp from it and keep it aside do not throw it.
  • Heat oil in the pan add cumin seeds, chopped onion, chopped green chilli, ginger garlic paste and turmeric in it. Let it cook for some time.
  • Now add chopped capsicum, tomato pulp which you have scooped from tomato and cook it properly.
  • Once cooked add grated paneer and boiled peas, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well and let it cook for 2 minutes
  • Now take the tomato and add this stuffing in it and garnish it with grated cheese.
  • Now place this tomato neatly in some plate or some vessel and pressure cook it for 1 whistle.
  • Let it cool. Add some extra grated cheese and finely chopped coriander on it and serve your hot stuffed tomato.
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Nutritional Information: Tomato is rich in vitamins and minerals. It protects your body cells from damage and is really good for heart and brain health.

Beat the Heat

Summers bring along with it the scorching heat, sweating and a host of several other heat-related issues.  With the change in season, the human body naturally needs a change in diet and lifestyle depending on the season. Let us try to Beat the Heat this summer with the following tips:

The right diet:

Switch to fresh & light meals regularly instead of heavy & stale junk food which tends to increase the heat in your body. Add on fruits & vegetables in your diet which are high in water content.

  1. Stay Hydrated:

Keep yourself well hydrated by drinking 2-3 liters of water daily. Make sure to carry a water bottle while traveling.

  1. Workout schedule:

Exercise can be restricted to the coolest hours of the day (early morning and evening) to avoid exhaustion.

  1. Get adequate sleep:

Limit your exposure to lights, and keep the space well ventilated to cool the room which may improve sleep quality.

  1. Eye care:

Wear protective eyewear when outdoors that can block the brightness and protect your eyes from the harmful ultraviolet rays.

  1. Skincare:

Applying sunscreen will help protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays.

  1. Wear the right clothes:

Wearing light-colored clothes, preferably cotton and loose-fitting will help in keeping the body cool.

  1. Avoid alcohol & caffeine:

Avoid aerated drinks, alcohol & caffeine which can dehydrate the body quickly. Substituting the same with water or flavored water can help in keeping the body hydrated.