Healthy Coleslaw

coleslaw

Preparation time: 5 mints
Serves – 2

Ingredients
½ cup thinly sliced red cabbage
½ cup thinly sliced carrot
½ cup thinly sliced onion
2 tbsp greek yogurt (curd)
1½ tbsp mayonnaise
1 tspn lemon juice
salt to taste
pepper to taste

Method

  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Mix it well.
  3. Best served chilled.

Will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days…

Instant Rasmalai

rasmalai

Preparation time: 5 – 10 mints
Serves – 4

Ingredients
8 ready made rasgullas
4 big scoops vanilla ice cream
½ cup milk
¼ tsp chat masala
¼ tsp cardamom powder
1 tbsp thinly sliced nuts
4-5 strains of saffron

Method

  1. Take 4 scoop ice cream in a microwave proof bowl.
  2. Microwave ice cream for 30 seconds on high temperature.
  3. Now take it out and whisk it till smooth now add milk, chat masala, cardamom powder, saffron and thinly sliced nuts into it.
  4. Mix it well.
  5. Now squeeze out excess sugar syrup from rasgullas and add it to ice cream mixture.
  6. Just shake the bowl slightly so that all rasgullas are well covered in ice cream mixture.
  7. Now refrigerate it for 1-2 hours and enjoy it chilled….

Rasmalai is of Bengali origin and mainly consumed in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.

Caramelised Walnuts (Nuts)

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Preparation time: 5 mints
Cooking time: 5 mints

Ingredients
1 cup walnut halves/pieces (or your choice of nuts)
¼ cup white granulated sugar
1 tbsp water
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp chat masala
¼ tsp sweet chilli powder

Method

  1. Take walnuts, sugar and water in a non-stick pan.
  2. Heat over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently so your mixture doesn’t burn (especially towards the end). When the sugar mixture starts melting, stir constantly until all sugar is melted and nuts are coated.
  3. Once sugar is melted and nuts are coated turn off the heat. Add salt, chat masala and chilli powder to it and give it a mix.
  4. Now transfer nuts immediately onto a sheet of parchment paper and separate the nuts right away.
  5. The coating will harden in minutes, you can transfer them to a bowl and enjoy!

These delicious nuts can be used in several cakes, but you can also put them on ice-cream, pancakes, fruit salad, or eat them just as they are.

Dates and Tamarind Chutney

Tamarindanddate chutneyPreparation time: 5 mints
Cooking time: 15-20 mints

Ingredients
2½ cups seedless dates
½ cup tightly packed seedless tamarind
1 inch piece of jaggery or add as per your taste
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp cumin and coriander powder
salt to taste
5 cups of water (you can add more water to adjust consistency)

Method

  1. In a big pan soak dates and tamarind in kettle boiling water for 15-20 minutes until softened.
  2. Now add jaggery, salt, chilli powder and cumin, coriander powder to this mixture.
  3. Cook it on low flame for 15-20 minutes, stir it occasionally 
  4. Once its done blend it in a liquidiser and strain. Add some water if requires.
  5. Now let it cool down completely and serve…

You can serve it as a dip with fritters or sandwiches or you can use this chutney in chat…..

Cucumber and lettuce dip

cucumber-dip

Preparation time: 3-4 mints
Serves: 2

Ingredients
½ cucumber roughly chopped ( I am using english cucumber)
1 little heart gem lettuce roughly chopped
¼ cup peanuts
½ lemon’s juice
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paper

Method

  1. Put all the ingredients into the blender.
  2. Blend for 30-45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
  3. And serve…

Cucumbers are 95 percent water, keeping the body hydrated while helping the body eliminate toxins.

Rice Flour Chocolate Cake (Glutenfree)

Preparation time: 15 mints
Cooking time: 30 mints
Serves: 4

Ingredients
¾cup rice flour
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup brown sugar
½ tsp baking soda (I have used eno fruit salt)
¼tsp salt
1 small egg (optional)
2 ½ tbsp oil
½ cup water
½ tspn vinegar
1 tspn butterscotch essence
¼ cup milk chocolate sauce

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C. Place oven rack in center of oven.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add rice flour, coco powder, salt, sugar, baking soda. Mix it well.
  3. Now, add all wet ingredients and mix it well.
  4. Lightly grease pan ( I have used 4.5 inch round pan) and pour the mixture in it.
  5. Place it in oven and let it bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  6. Remove the cake from oven and let it cool around 30 minutes.
  7. Now pour chocolate sauce over the cake. Leave it for 5 minutes and enjoy…

To make this a regular cake replace rice flour with plain flour and to make this cake eggfree just don’t use egg….