Friday, March 21, 2014

Healthy chocolate Ice cream , Fat free,gluten free and Vegan - Second Anniversary Blog Post

Cannot believe its been 2 years since I started the blog.It is a really long and wonderful journey.Thank you everyone for the amazing support and encouragement.

Ice cream - The magic word kids love to have before food or after food. In a few cases ice cream even replaces food..well like me :)

The one thing about ice cream that we love is the creamy rich taste and the cold feel in our tongue.Its good to have ice cream once in a while but that cant happen everyday because it has fat and sugar.

What if I tell you that you can eat ice cream everyday which is fat free,gluten free and vegan.Yes,with this recipe you can make fat free ice cream within seconds,fresh at your home with healthy ingredients and most importantly without adding sugar !!!!

We are going to use frozen banana ,milk and cocoa powder.

Bananas are an excellent source of vitamin B6, soluble fiber, and contain moderate amounts of vitamin C, manganese and potassium.Peel the banana and store them in a zip lock bag and put them in the freezer for atleast 6 hrs.They can stay fresh for weeks but try to use them as soon as possible.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Caribbean Fruit Salad with zesty lemon dressing

Caribbean Fruit Salad is a tangy and hot tropical salad.You can use all the seasonal fruits of your choice.
This is perfect snack for a warm summer day.Pineapple and Papaya always go well together.

This recipe has a hot lemon dressing for the salad.You can use any kind of citrus fruits like orange,key lime,blood orange etc

If you want to reduce the heat you can leave out the red chilli flakes in this recipe.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Punjabi Dum Aloo - Fried potatoes in a spicy onion tomato gravy

Punjabi Dum Aloo is a rich gravy with fried potatoes.It is often served with roti or biryani.Baby potatoes are the key ingredient in this recipe but since I couldn't get them I made it with cubed normal potatoes.A large amount of fresh cream is required to get the rich creamy  taste.But if you are on weight watch,you can substitute by adding fresh yogurt.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Sweet corn Masal vada and Pineapple kesari - Baked healthy lentil fritter and Pineapple pudding

Happy Thanksgiving folks !! Hope you all had a wonderful time with your family.I am sure all your tummies were full of delicious delicacies.

I made this recipe for Diwali and had almost forgotten to post it..This Diwali was great.I had an amazing time with potlucks and few crackers in the temple.It was super fun and exiting to see nearly a thousand people celebrating Diwali in an open ground.So many beautiful colors were bursting in the sky .There were a lot of kids laughing and running around.It was great !!

Coming to the recipe, vada or lentil fritter is a popular starter of southern India.It is traditionally deep fried in oil to get the crispy outer layer and steamy soft texture inside.But I steamed and baked them with just ONE SPOON of oil.Yes is very healthy as lentils are rich in protein.What are you waiting for ? Get started already :) 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Piña Colada - A Pineapple Coconut Mocktail

Piña colada is the official drink of Puerto Rico and it is a rum based cocktail of pineapple and coconut.This is the non alcoholic mocktail version of the original drink :). It is rich,creamy and perfect for any occasion.Its healthy and packed with nutrition so you can have it often.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How to peel and cut an orange - A easy and effective technique

Peeling oranges is a big headache. Though it is healthy and delicious we feel lazy to peel them for hours and then eat it. 

I have been avoiding this fruit for a long time until recently I found a very easy technique over the internet to cut and slice oranges. I am sharing the info here so that you all can try it too J .

If you have any other specific technique, please don’t forget to share it in the comments.

There are also a few videos in youtube to help you understand better.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Carrot Milkshake / Carrot Kheer - A healthy summer drink

This summer has been so hot and I am trying to quench my thirst by experimenting with various fruits and veggies.So, I decided to try out a simple and tasty milkshake.The good part of this recipe is that carrots are already sweet so you don't have to add much sugar or any sugar at all in it.

This is a healthy milkshake and you can have as much as you like without worrying about your weight.Whats more delicious than having a healthy drink without counting the calories right? .With that happy note lets go the recipe.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Shahi Tukra - Krishna Jayanthi Special

Happy Krishna Jayanthi everyone !!

Krishna Jayanthi or Krishna Janmashtami denotes the birthday of Lord Krishna and it is celebrated all over India.In Southern India, houses are decorated with footprints made out of rice flour on the floor, to symbolize Krishna's childhood sport of stealing butter and running away. With kids in the house,it is  even more fun as baby's teeny tiny cute foot is dipped in the flour to create the footprint all around the house.

The baby Krishna tales are really interesting and I have been collecting various baby krishna pics since my childhood.

This recipe Shahi Tukra is a bread pudding with lots of milk and crunchy nuts.Ususlly bread in fried in oil and dipped in sugar water but I am making a low fat version of it.So we are going to make a lot of changes in the original recipe.