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Chocolate dipped strawberries

Sprouts Salad

Sprouts have a major health benefits like providing the daily required amount of proteins and vitamins like C, K and B. They are also rich in fiber thereby helping in weight loss and good for skin health too. While sprouts are readily available in markets these days, it is always a better choice to prepare fresh sprouts at home. I'm happy to share the healthier version of breakfast recipe today using green gram sprouts and chick peas. The ingredients list is quite simple and you do not need to rush to the market. Let's quickly see how to make the amazing sprout salad. Ingredients: 1 cup of moong dhal or green gram 1 large tomato 1 ripe avocado 1/2 cup soaked and cooked chick peas salt to taste 1 tsp lime juice 1 tsp olive oil 1/2 tsp black pepper powder Food Advertising by How to make sprouts salad: 1. Wash and soak the green gram/moong dhal in enough water for 12 hours. 2. Strain the water using a muslin cloth or any cotton cloth.

Eggless Mawa Cake

Khoya or mawa is milk solids obtained by boiling milk and letting the liquid particles evaporate to retain only the solids. Khoya is used in making many Indian sweet recipes like gulab jamoon, gulfi ice creams, cake, peda, chocolate pudding etc. Today, i just gave a try to make khoya cake as i had a lot of khoya stored in my fridge for about a week now. I used a small portion of it to make pedas and suryakala sweets but still i have a lot of khoya left around. Let's see how to make mawa or khoya cake. Ingredients: 1 cup of khoya /mawa 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1.5 cups of milk 1 cup of melted butter 1/2 cup of few chopped nuts, almonds, pistachios, cashews,walnuts few saffron strands 1 tsp vanilla essence 1.5 cup of sugar Food Advertising by How to make khoya/mawa cake: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. In a mixing bowl, add khoya/mawa, chopped nuts and saffron strands. Mix it thoroughly.  2.

Roasted Veggies

Vegetables roasted in oven are crispy and consume negligible amount oil say 1 or 2 tsp as compared to the amount of oil used for deep frying. There is no compromise in the taste of the oven roasted veggies and in fact it is a healthier version of the deep fried fritters. The spice level could be adjusted per your taste buds. The choice of veggies generally are potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, carrot that are easily available in our kitchen pantry at any given time, i totally agree that broccoli is not readily available in indian markets. However, you can stock up the vegetable whenever it is seen in the market place. Ingredients: 1/4 cup of potatoes, chopped into medium sized pieces 1/4 cup of carrots, chopped into round shaped slices or lengthwise 1/4 cup cauliflower florets 1/4 cup of broccoli florets 1 tbsp corn flour 1 tbsp rice flour 1 tbsp bengal gram flour or chickpea flour salt to taste a pinch of orange or red food color, optional 2 tsp cooking oil 1 tsp p