Gun powder or Dry powder chutney is usually served with idli or dosa in South India. This homemade gun powder is made with combination of dals and various spices. One can vary the spices as per taste. I like it less spicy so have added less chilies. But can opt for more :)

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Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Black Gram (Urad Dal ) - 80 gms
Bengal Gram (Chana Dal ) - 20 gms
Whole Red Chili - 2-3 pcs
Asfoetida powder (hing) - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few sprigs

1. Roast the dals in a non-stick pan/tawa on low heat till light brown. Roast the whole chilli lightly.
2. Grind all the above with other spices in a mixer grinder to a fine powder.

How to use it as Chutney - Take 1 tablespoon of gun powder and 1 tsp of sesame oil or melted ghee. Mix well. Smear on idli or dosa.

Green split moong dal appe is healthy, quick breakfast/snack recipe. Enjoy this nutritious snack with kids and family. Make the appe just before serving, as these usually becomes stiff over time.

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Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Split Green Moong Dal - 1 cup soaked
Chopped Cabbage, Onions - 1/2 cup each (optional)
Chopped ginger garlic- 1/2 tsp
Green chili - 2 pcs
Salt, Cumin seeds powder, Red chili powder - As per taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Eno - 1 packet

1. Soak green moong dal for 2-3 hours. In mixer grinder jar, firstly add little water, add dal, ginger garlic paste, green chili. Grind nicely to form a paste. Paste should neither be too thick nor too thin.
2. In the prepared paste add onions, cauliflower and all spices. Mix well.
3. Lastly add eno for instant fermentation just before making appe.
4. Heat appe pan, add little oil in each section. Put the prepared paste in each section and cook for few minutes from both sides by flipping over in between.
5. Serve hot appe with coriander chutney and tomato ketchup.

Learn how to make stuffed mooli paratha in a hassle free manner without getting messy. Mooli paratha is nutritious and very healthy especially in winters.

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Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Grated Radish (Mooli) – 1 bowl
Grated Beetroot – ¼ cup (optional)
Carom seeds, Coriander seeds, Red chili powder, Salt – ½ tsp each
Mustard oil - 1 tbsp


  1. In a bowl, mix all ingredients together to prepare the stuffing.
  2. Take a ball of dough and divide into 2 portions. Roll out 2 full sized roti and place the stuffing between the 2 rotis. Dust little dry flour and roll out the paratha  slightly with light hands.
  3. Place the stuffed paratha on heated tawa. Cook both sides of paratha using little mustard oil.
  4. Stuffed paratha is ready to serve with curd and pickle of your choice. 

Dates ladoo or Khajoor ke ladoo is sugar free, fibrous and very healthy dessert recipe. Quick to make Indian dessert recipe. Best part is that these ladoos are sugar free so even diabetic people can have these ladoos. Additionally dates are full of fibers so these ladoos are a good way to add fibers to your daily diet. 

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Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Seedless dates - 300 gms
Milk - 2 cups (quantity can be adjusted)
Desiccated coconut - 1 cup
Chopped Walnuts - 1/2 cup
Homemade cream (Malai) - 3/4 cup

1. Heat a kadai, add dates, milk and cream. Cook the mixture till dates get soft and dries up nicely. 
2. Cook on medium flame for at least 30 minutes. Keep on stirring in between and add more milk if mixture gets too dry. 
3. Once mixture is dried up, switch off the flame and keep aside to cool down.
4. Add chopped walnuts to the date mixture and make small balls to prepare ladoos in desired size. 
5. Roll the ladoos nicely to give a nice glaze. 
6. Coat all date ladoos in the desiccated coconut mixture.
7. Healthy sugar free ladoos are ready to serve.

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Perfect smoothie for weight loss, Simple and healthy breakfast recipe which is very nutritious as well. 

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Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Oats - 1/2 cup
Curd - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Honey - 1-2 tsp
Banana - 1 pcs

1. In a jar, add all ingredients and blend to form a nice smoothie. Garnish with cashew nuts. . 

Very simple yet healthy breakfast recipe from Bihar. A healthy combination of flaked rice/ poha with fresh fruits of your choice.

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Below is the detailed recipe as well:


Flattened Rice/Poha - 1/2 cup (Thin variety is preferred)
Plain Curd - 1 cup
Fresh Fruits - 1/2 -1 cup of choice (Apple, Banana, pomegranate etc)
Milk - 2 tsp
Honey - 1 tsp (As per taste) 
Flax Seeds powder - a pinch (optional)

1. Rinse poha under running water for couple of times. Drain it nicely and add milk to it. Leave it for 10-15 minutes for soak properly.

2. In case thick variety of poha is being used, then soak for more time, nearly 20 minutes.

3. In curd add honey or jaggery. Add in soaked poha to this along with fresh fruits. Serve immediately. Top with little flax seeds powder.

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