A hot summer day calls for a refreshing summer drink. Sugarcane juice is one such beverage which is refreshing and great for dehydration. But making sugarcane juice is not possible at home. Today we are sharing sugarcane juice recipe without using sugar cane. 

The key ingredient of this drink is jaggery (gud) which is actually a bi-product of sugarcane only. This beverage rich in antioxidants so it helps fight infections and boosts the immunity. It's rich in iron, magnesium, calcium and other electrolytes so is great for dehydration and refreshing to have during the hot summers.


Here is the video recipe for easy reference:

Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Ingredients:

Jaggery (Gud) - 20 gms/ 1/4 cup for 1 glass (approximately)
Ginger - a small piece
Juice of 1 Lemon
Rock Salt - 1/2 tsp
Fresh Mint Leaves 
Ice Cubes 

Method:
1. Soak jaggery in water for 10-15 minutes until it melts. 
2. Add all the ingredients in blender jar and blend well to form juice. 
3. Serve chilled. 



Lets see how to make Paneer Tikka at home. Sharing easy Paneer Tikka recipe which kids can prepare under adult supervision. Paneer Tikka is a popular and delicious tandoori snack where paneer cubes are marinated in a spiced yogurt-based marinade, arranged on skewers and grilled in the oven/ Airfryer. Paneer tikka is the most common dish ordered in restaurant.

                                                    

Here is the video recipe for easy reference:


Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Ingredients
150 gm Paneer
1 Medium sized capsicum, Onion, Tomato

For Marination:
2 Tbsp besan (gram flour)
1/2 Cup hung curd
1/2 Tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 Tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
1/2 tsp Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
1/2 Tsp roasted jeera powder (cumin)
1/2 Tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp Amchur Powder (Dry mango powder)
1 Tbsp mustard oil
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
Some salt to taste

Method:
1. Prepare a marinade using all the ingredients. Coat paneer with other vegetables in the marination and keep in refrigerator for 2 hours.
2. Place the coated paneer and vegetables in skewers. Grease with little oil
3. Preheat the airfryer and place all skewers in the basket and airfry at 180 degrees for 10-15 min until golden brown.
4. Serve hot with lemon, sliced onions and green chutney.







Try out this super simple and healthy Tea Cake - Banana Oats Chocolate Cake in a blender. Its a Vegan and Gluten Free Tea Cake, without Eggs/ Curd Milk.


Here is the video recipe for easy reference:


Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Ingredients: 

1.5 cups Instant oats 
1 tsp Baking powder 
1/2 tsp Baking soda 
1/4 tsp Salt ( add salt if not using butter ) 
1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder 
2 Ripe Bananas 
1/2 cup Brown/ White Sugar 
1/2 cup Oil or Butter
1 tsp Vanilla essence 
1 tsp Vinegar 
1/4 cup Water 
Dry fruits or chocochips

Method:
1. In a blender jar, add instant oats, baking power, baking soda, cocoa power and salt. Grind it to form powder. Transfer the mixture in a bowl.
2. In same blender jar, blend banana, sugar and oil. Transfer in another bowl.
3. To banana mixture add in vinegar, vanilla essence and mix well.
4. Combine dry and et ingredients together. Add water as the last step to prepare smooth batter. Add in chocochips or any nuts of choice. 
5. Bake the cake:
  • Airfryer at 180 degrees for 30 min + 5 min with foil to avoid over browning of top layer. 
  • Oven at 180 degrees for 35 min
  • Convection oven at 180 degrees for 35 min 
6. Once baked cool down the cake completely and cut into pieces. Store the cake in an air tight container. 

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Manchurian Fried is a perfect Indo-Chinese restaurant dish which can be served as Lunch and dinner as well. Best part is that Manchurian balls are made in healthy manner without frying, which gives a healthy twist to the recipe. Manchurian with fried rice is the best combo for Lunch or Dinner.


                                                        Here is the video recipe for easy reference:


Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Ingredients:
Gravy Manchurian:
Grated/chopped Vegetables - 3 cups (carrot, Cabbage, Cauliflower)
Rice flour - 2 tbsp
Corn Flour - 2 tbsp
Chopped Garlic - 1 tsp
Chopped Ginger - 1 tsp
Salt , Black Pepper - As per taste
Vinegar - 1 tbsp
Tomato Ketchup - 1 tbsp
Green Chili sauce, Red Chilli Sauce- 1 tbsp
Soya Sauce - 1 -2 tbsp

Fried Rice:
Par Boiled Rice- 3 cups
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Soya Sauce, Chili Sauce, Vinegar - 1 tbsp
Chopped Vegetables of choice - 1 cup
Salt, Black Pepper Powder - As per taste
Oil - 2 tbsp

Method:
1. Manchurian Balls - Mix all ingredients together and make balls. Grease all balls with little oil and airfryer at 180 degrees for 10-15 minutes until golden brown in colour. Else one can deep fry the balls or bake in oven.
2. Manchurian Gravy - Heat 1-2 tbsp oil in a kadai, saute ginger garlic with chopped onions till translucent. Add all the sauces. Prepare a slurry of corn flour with water and add it. Add more water if required, continue to cook the gravy until it will becomes thick. Add salt and black pepper as per taste. Cook the gravy for 2-3 minutes.
3. Gravy Manchurian - Add prepared manchurian balls in the gravy and cook for 2-3 minutes until balls absorbs the gravy. Sprinkle little coriander leaves and serve hot.
4. Fried Rice - Heat 1 tbsp oil in a kadai, splutter cumin seeds. Saute all the vegetables for 1 minute. Do not over cook the vegetables else it will loose it crispness. Add in sauces and then mix boiled rice. Add in salt as per taste. Mix everything well with gentle hands to avoid breaking rice. Saute for 1-2 minutes and serve hot .







An Easy Mango Dessert Ready in 10 min. It is one of the easiest Mango dessert recipe which takes only 10 minutes to prepare if all the ingredients are ready. One can call this Eggless Mango Cake but no baking, No condensed milk, No cream is required to make this. This easy mango dessert recipe is very delectable and scrumptious. Do try it out. 

                                                  

                                    

                                                 Here is the video recipe for easy reference:

Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Ingredients: 
Mango Puree - 1 cup
Mango Cubes - 1 cup
Hung Curd - 1 cup (of 500ml milk) 
Powdered Sugar or Condensed Milk - 2 tbsp 
Bread Slices - 4 pcs 
Food colour - Few drops (optional)

Method:
1. Prepare hung curd by hanging curd in a muslin cloth for overnight till all the liquid is squeezed out. Use the liquid to knead soft dough.
2. Add milk along with sugar in hung curd and blend together to get smooth paste. Divide this mixture in 2 portions.
3. In one portion add mango puree along with food colour. Mix well. 
4. Cut sides of the bread slices and keep it ready,
5. Layering - Take a square dish, dip bread slices in mango puree mixture till bread is completely soaked in it:
1st layer - Soaked bread at bottom. 
2nd layer - Top with mango cubes
3rd layer - White hung curd mixture
Layering can be repeated depending upon the height of the bowl.
6. Keep the dish in refrigerator and serve chilled. 
 

Aloo Bonda or Batata Vada is a popular South Indian Snack usually served as a evening snack and is a popular street food too. Today we are sharing a variation of this, Vegetable Bonda. These bonda have a distinct flavour and tastes really different from usual Aloo Bonda because of its stuffing.

Here is the video recipe:


To fry these Bonda, I have used Fortune Groundnut Activ oil as it gives an authentic taste of groundnut oil with the health benefits of Sunflower. So lets quickly see how to make it.


Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Ingredients: For the Stuffing: 7-8 Boiled Potato ½ cup Diced Carrot ½ cup Green Peas ½ cup Sliced Onions ½ tsp Chopped Ginger ½ tsp Mustard Seeds (Rai) ½ tsp Cumin Seeds (Zeera) 1 tsp Urad Dal Curry leaves Salt as per taste ½ tsp each Red chilli powder, Turmeric Powder ¼ tsp Coriander Powder (Dhania) ¼ tsp Garam Masala Coriander Leaves (optional) For the Batter: 1 cup Gram Flour (Besan) 6 tbsps Rice Flour Salt, Turmeric Powder, Red chilli powder 1 cup Water Fortune Groundnut Activ Oil for frying

Method:

1. Mash potatoes. Finely chop carrot and peas in a chopped else use steamed carrot and peas.
2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Here I am using Fortune Groundnut Activ oil. It gives an authentic taste of goundnut oil with the health benefits of Sunflower. This oil is high in MUFA and PUFA, which lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. 

Now sauté mustard seeds, cumin seeds and ural dal in oil. Once dal is cooked, sauté ginger and add onions to it. Add curry leaves.

3. Once onions turns little brownish, add coriander powder, garam masala, salt, turmeric. Saute all spices for a minute, do not overcook it to maintain the flavour.

4. Add all the mashed and chopped vegetables in the cooked masala – potato, carrot and peas. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes and add chopped coriander leaves to it. Remove from the flame and cool it down completely.

5. Heating Oil for frying Bonda – While the stuffing is getting cool, we will keep oil for heating. For frying Bonda we will use this ground nut oil only. Traditional and organic cold processing extraction is done to maintain purity of oil. This oil is stable at high temperatures so is ideal for frying as well as sautéing. You can even fry poories and pakoras in this same oil. 

6. Once the mixture stuffing cools down completely, divide the mixture into 8-9 equal portions and roll it in balls.

7. Batter preparation – In a bowl, add all the ingredients and add water to prepare a smooth batter. The batter should be thick, in case it becomes thin then add more gram flour and rice flour to it.

8. Coating and Frying – Check if the oil is hot enough by dropping a portion of batter in oil. Coat the stuffing in the prepared batter and gently drop the ball in the heated oil. Do not disturb the balls as soon as it is dropped else it will break. Let it fry for few seconds and then stir it till golden in colour. 

9. Take out the fried hot veg bonda on a kitchen towel and serve immediately with green chutney or hot cup of tea.

The mix vegetable bonda tastes incredibly delicious and taste best when served hot with a cup of tea.


 


                               
Gond Pak is a traditional Indian sweet or dessert recipe. Gond Pak is generally made during winter months and it is made using gond (edible gum), khoya or mawa, and sugar. 

Gond or edible gum is very healthy and in winter is an absolute essential. Edible gum is known to boost stamina and health, helping one keep away from falling sick due to cold and cough. It is good for bones too. The most common usage of gond is in form of Gond Ladoos, which are delicious and absolutely amazing. Check out my how to make Gond ladoos

Here is the video recipe for easy reference:



Wish to make other traditional Indian desserts:

Poha Ladoo
Ghiya ki Barfi
Besan Ki barfi

Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Ingredients:

Gond (Edible Gum) - 50 gms
Khoya/ Mawa  - 250 gms
Sugar - 60 gms
Desi Ghee (Clarified Butter) - 1-2 tbsp for frying   
Dessicated Coconut - 30 gms (optional)
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Chopped nuts like almonds, cashew nuts. Pista 

Method:
1. Heat desi ghee in a heavy bottom pan or kadai. Fry gond on medium to high flame else it will not puff up well. Fry till gond are crispy and puff up well. Remove the edible gum from kadai. Crust it with bac side of steel bowl or use a crusher. 
2. In same kadai, add mawa to roast and roast while stirring it until colour changes or fragrance appear. The colour of mawa will change slightly and  it will turn soft. 
3. Thereafter add sugar and continue cooking till mawa leaves sides of the pan. At this stage add 3/4 quantity of crushed edible gum and mix it well with roasted mawa. Cook till a ball is formed. 
4. Grease a tray or plate with desi ghee or line it with parchment paper. Spread the mawa mixture on it as per the required thickness of barfi. Sprinkle leftover crushed edible gum, chopped nuts and press it gently on top of the barfi. 
5. Keep the barfi for setting at room temperature at least for 2 hours. Cut the barfi into desired shape and store it in an air tight container. It can last up-to 15-20 days.  

 

 

Sharing 2 quick gluten free roti recipes which are best to consume for weight loss diet. Both rotis are fibrous and can also be consumed by those who have BP, Cholesterol, Diabetes problem. Ragi roti and Besan roti are very nutritious and healthy to consume by all age groups. Do try out these quick breakfast recipes.

Here is the video for easy reference:

Below is the written recipe as well:

Ragi Roti Ingredients:
1 cup Ragi flour (Finger Millet)
1/4 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup grated cabbage
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp Zeera (Cumin Seeds)
1/2 tsp Ajwain (carom seeds)
Salt, Red chilli as per taste
Desi Ghee

Besan Roti Ingredients:
1 cup Besan (Gram Flour)
1/4 cup curd (optional for vegan)
1/4 cup grated Radish
1/4 cup chopped Radish leaves
1 tsp Grounded Flaxseed Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Ajwain (carom seeds)
1/2 tsp Zeera (Cumin seeds)
Salt, Red chilli as per taste
Desi Ghee

Method:
1. Knead a soft and firm dough using all the ingredients. Use Luke warm water to prepare the dough. Allow the dough to rest for 5-10 min. 
2. Roll out rotis using dry flours on a flat surface. Cook the rotis on griddle on both the sides. 
3. Smear the rotis with desi ghee and serve it immediately with curd or any green vegetable of choice. 

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Sharing 2 gluten free roti recipes which are best to consume during winter months and are very effective in weight loss. These recipes are good for BP, Cholesterol, Diabetics as well. Bajra roti and makki roti are very nutritious and healthy to consume by all age groups. Both the grains Pearl millet or Bajra and corn or makki are full of fiber and have good amount of vitamins and minerals. So do try out these recipes.

Here is the video recipe for easy reference:

Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Bajra Roti Ingredients:
1 cup Bajra flour (Pearl Millet)
1/4 cup curd (optional for vegan)
1/4 cup grated cauliflower
1/4 cup chopped spring onion
1 tsp chopped ginger garlic
1 tsp til (sesame seeds)
1/2 tsp Ajwain (carom seeds)
a pinch hing (asafoetida)
Salt, Red chilli as per taste
Desi Ghee

Makki Roti Ingredients:
1 cup Makki ka Atta (Corn Flour )
1/4 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup chopped methi
1 tsp chopped ginger garlic
1/2 tsp Ajwain (carom seeds)
1/2 tsp Zeera (Cumin seeds)
Salt, Red chilli as per taste
Desi Ghee

Method:
1. Knead a soft and firm dough using all the ingredients. Use Luke warm water to prepare the dough. Allow the dough to rest for 5-10 min. 
2. Roll out rotis using dry flours on a flat surface. Cook the rotis on griddle on both the sides. 
3. Smear the rotis with desi ghee and serve it immediately with curd or any green vegetable of choice. 

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