Moong Dal Peanut Nankhatai

Moong Dal Peanut Nankhatai is a healthy Indian style cookies. Nankhatai is popularly prepared ghee or butter based biscuits in India and neighboring countries. Nankhatai is basically a Persian and Afghan word. I love the fact that this recipe is glutenfree and satisfies the sweet cravings during festivals. I got the idea of using moong…

Avocado/Butterfruit Paneer Paratha

Avocado (Butterfruit) paneer paratha is highly nutritious. Avocados are great source of vitamins, magnesium and potassium. They also provide lutein, beta-carotene and omega-3 fatty acids. Though avocado is filled with calorie, low fat paneer is homemade and they form a healthy combination. These parathas are soft, filled with flavors and easy to prepare. There are…

Guacamole or Avocado Dip

Guacamole (Spanish word) is a dip or spread which originated from Mexico. Guacamole is an avocado based dip. Avocados are healthy bunch of fruits. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, high in fibre, carotenoids, saturated and monounsaturated fat. The right way to make a perfect guacamole is using fully ripe avocados. It is mainly used…

Lemon Grass Tambuli or Lemon Grass Buttermilk

Cymbopogon are commonly known as lemon grass or citronella grass. In Kannada it’s called as majjige hullu. These are commonly cultivated as culinary herb in many Asian countries and also as medicinal herbs. It’s has a distinct scent resembling that of lemon. It can be used in fresh, dried and powdered form. It is used…

Mexican Green Rice

Mexican green rice is a typical dish which originated from Mexico. It is locally called as Arroz Verde Mexicano and prepared using Morelos rice which is typically grown in Mexico of highest quality. The original recipe asks for poblano pepper (Capsicum annuum) which is originally grown in Mexico with very mild flavor. There are many…

Eggless Cheese Crackers

Cheese crackers are so healthy; firstly homemade knowing the exact ingredients makes it healthier. Secondly they are protein and calcium rich with cheese, butter, milk and finally made of whole wheat flour. My kids loved these cheese crackers. I have used Sprig Genoa spice mix a medley of Italian herbs and spices giving the true…

Fresh Fig Honey Smoothie

Fresh fig honey smoothie is a great source of healthy ingredients. Got few fresh figs from Yercaud, Tamil Nadu and tried this healthy smoothie. Figs are fruiting units of ficus tree. They are called as anjura in Kannada or anjeer in Hindi. Figs are good source of potassium that helps control blood pressure. It’s a…

Eggless Avocado Brownies

  Avocado is also called as alligator pear in Mexico or butter fruit in many parts of India and has many health benefits. Avocado fruit is low in sugar, high in fibre. They are high in calories. They contain high amount of fat therefore form a very good substitute for fat content in healthy bakes….

Dill Leaves Sweet Dosa

Dill leaves (Anethum graveolens) are called as sabbasige soppu in kannada. They are very aromatic in nature, has many culinary and medicinal uses. They are high in fibre, anti-oxidants and stimulate lactation in feeding mothers. They are good source of iron and other minerals. So it’s a good idea to include these leaves in our…

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac biscuits are associated with Australia and New Zealand Army Corps. which was established during the World War I. It’s believed that these biscuits were prepared by wives of soldiers and used for long time by the soldiers. These days they are manufactured commercially. Anzac biscuits are made to celebrate “Anzac day” on April 25th…

Baked Masala Chickpea

Baked masala chickpea or garbanzo bean is a healthy snack to munch during rainy season with a cup of coffee or tea. It’s crunchy, spicy and yummy too. These are soul satisfying as it’s prepared with less oil and protein, fiber rich snack. I got the recipe from here and tweaked it a bit. It’s…

Custard Melting Moments

  These are vanilla flavored custard powder cookies made with very few ingredients. It’s a healthy bake made of whole wheat flour, brown sugar. It forms a great snack for kids. They are just melt in mouth with outer crisp layer. Here is the simple recipe Course: Bake Cuisine: International Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking…