Gobi Manchurian recipe in steps

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Chinese dishes have gained immense popularity in our country. They are an amalgamation of Chinese flavours to suit the Indian taste buds, now popularly termed as Indo- Chinese. Many dishes are prepared in this cuisine, but, one snack that always stands out is Gobi Manchurian. It is the hot  favourite of college students, street food, that is found at all joints.  (more…)

Review of Sviten Natural Sweetener and Salsa recipe

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Being fit and healthy is essential for all of us. It is only then we can enjoy our life. Little changes in lifestyle goes a long way, one needs to practice it regularly for a few days  and soon it becomes a habit.

Sugar is not good for health. It leads to many diseases including rise in cholesterol level. It brings in added calories. Moreover, eating sugar regularly becomes an addiction. It should be avoided by calorie conscious people and those suffering from diabetics. Sviten is a natural sweetener which has zero calories. It is made from the leaf of a plant called Stevia. It is a natural sweetener, which is in use since 200 years. It is thus safe to use by pregnant ladies, sports persons, diet conscious people, children  and those suffering from diabetes. (more…)

Jeera rice one pot recipe

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Jeera Rice is a versatile rice dish. It  can be served for lunch, brunch or dinner. It pairs well  with a dal, gravy, any kind of  raita (yoghurt based salad) or  simply with papads and pickle. It is a comfort food that one can enjoy anytime.

Unlike pulav, this is less spicy and aromatic. I am wondering why I have not put this recipe on my blog until now! (more…)

Healthy bites with UTMT honey

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Honey, the golden hued gelatenous liquid is sweet as sugar but good for health. It is packed with nutrients, flavonoids and anti-oxidants. It’s passed  through generations, as old as history can tell. It was used by the Munis and rishis to perform yajnas and as offerings to the Lord and used even today.

Honey is a sugary food substance produced and stored by certain social hymenopteran insects.It is produced from the sugary secretions of plants or insects such as floral nectar or aphid honey-dew through enzymatic activity and evaporation. The variety of honey produced by  honey bee is popular world-wide and consumed by humans.

Honey has many wonderful benefits. It prevents cancer and heart disease. It has antiseptic and antipyretic properties that helps to heal wounds and rashes. It reduces ulcer and gastrointestinal properties. It helps in reducing weight. It reduces cough and throat irritation.

Honey has many medicinal uses. It helps to balance the five elements of the body. Ayurveda suggests the use of honey with many of its medicines.

Today many kinds of honey are available. Raw honey is considered to be the best as it contains vitamins, minerals and  good enzymes.

UTMT is organic pure brand of honey.  UTMT stands for “Under The Mango Tree”  It is a hybrid social enterprise that promotes beekeeping to increase the agricultural productivity and improve the lives of marginal labourers. It has impacted more than 15000 lives so far.

UTMT honey is pure and organic. It is from single origin and  has no added sugar or flavours. It is direct supply from beekeepers. They have various flavours of honey. You can know more about them here

 

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UTMT Honey

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UTMT Honey

I have received the sample of honey and it is really good. I substituted the sugar in my tea with honey. Honey can be used in many things. It can be used in salads. It can be used as a energy drink in the mornings. A glass of lime juice with honey helps to reduce weight. It can be used in sweets. It can be used as topping to enhance the taste.


Here is an easy to make Healthy Bite  using honey.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon pistachois
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1 table peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon  UTMT honey

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Method:

Blend oats, pistachois and flax seeds together. Put it in a bowl. Add peanut butter and honey to it. Mix all of them together. Make balls and keep them in the refrigerator for half an hour. Healthy bites are ready to eat.

Take a tip: You can substitute flax seeds with cantaloupe seeds, which is easily available.

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Healthy Bites

A healthy snack to begin the day.

Course Snack
Cuisine international
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 balls
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon pistachois
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions

  1. Blend oats, pistachois and flax seeds together.

  2. Put it in a bowl. Add peanut butter and honey to it. Mix it well with hands.

  3. Make balls. Keep it in the refrigerator for half an hour

Recipe Notes

You can replace flax seeds with cantaloupe seeds which is easily available.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written in colloboration with  UTMT, but the views are all my own.

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Majjige huli, south indian yoghurt curry

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Majjige huli is a popular accompaniment used with steamed rice. It is made of whisked curds with seasoning and other spices. It makes a good meal for summer. This is a signature dish of Karnataka. It is known by different names in various states. Paladya, mor kozhambu, majjige huli and kadhi are the different names for this dish.  (more…)

Dreaming Big : Indians over 50 no longer see age as a barrier to #LiveNonstop

Times have changed. India’s golden agers lead far more active lives and lifestyles than they used to. Indian men and women over 50 have a broader outlook towards life today, living with the zest and optimism that is so common among millennials. They understand that their bodies require more attention than they used to, but also want to ensure that it doesn’t hamper their golden years.

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Mango sheera, Mango kesari, summer treats

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It’s the season of mangoes, time to indulge and try recipes with it. Sheera or rawa kesari is often made in all homes. Do give a try with mango, it’s tasty. Mango Sheera is soft and smooth pudding like sweet delicacy made with mango pulp and semolina.

One can also make it using pineapple and banana.

This is vegan recipe.

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My other mango recipes are here

 

mango and coconut burfi, virgin mango mojito, mango parfait

Instant mango pickle recipe was a big hit last time.

Let’s get to the recipe of Mango Sheera

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup semolina (bombay rawa)
  • 1 cup mango pulp (2 medium mangoes)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • a few strands saffron
  • 4 cardamom powdered

Method:

  1. Extract the pulp of mango and whisk it.
  2. Take a spoon of ghee and roast the semolina along with dry fruits. It should be light brown in colour and give a good aroma. Remove the roasted semolina and put it aside.
  3. Put water along with sugar and saffron strands and put it to boil. Once the water boils, put the mango pulp and give a stir.
  4. Now, add the roasted semolina slowly. Keep stirring in between, lest lumps are formed.
  5. Let cook for sometime. The consistency should be thick.
  6. Finally, add cardamom powder to it.
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Mango sheera, mango kesari

Mango sheera is a sweet delicacy made of semolina and mango pulp. It is tasty and makes a good choice for breakfast or lunch.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup semolina (bombay rawa)
  • 1 cup mango pulp 2 medium sized mangoes
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 8 cashew broken into pieces
  • 4 cardamom powdered
  • few strands saffron
  • 1 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Extract the mango pulp and whisk it.

  2. Take a spoon of ghee in a pan, add semolina and cashew pieces to it. Roast it gently for three to four minutes. It should be light brown in colour and give a good aroma. Put it aside.

  3. In the same pan, add water, sugar, ghee and saffron strands. Put it to boil. Once it boils, add mango pulp and give a stir. Now, add the roasted semolina to it. Keep stirring in between, lest lumps are formed.

  4. Let cook for sometime. The consistency should be thick. 

  5. Finally, add cardamom powder and mix it well. Mango sheera is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use other dry fruits.
  • Oil should not be used, it imparts a different flavour and smell.
  • Mangoes should be ripe and non fibrous. 
  • Use fresh mango pulp.

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Fab milkshake summer special

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It’s been sometime I have put any milkshake recipe here.  My recent creation is this Fab milkshake, a name which I have given to it. It has figs, banana and almonds in it, F is  for fig,  A for almond and B for banana, hence, the name. (more…)