Gluten Free Halwa

Rajgira or Amranth flour is gluten free and rich in calcium. We use it during fasting days . It’s very quick to make. If you like to include different grain , seeds in diet then try this . If you are Indian , this is a good sweet to break the wheat , rice routine .

Recipe is simple. You can use coconut oil or ghee or unsalted butter . Traditionally we make it using ghee.

For 1 cup flour , use 1/3 cup ghee and 1/2 cup sugar. I use raw sugar. And 2 cup warm or boiling water .

Heat ghee , roast flour for few minutes until you smell it or color is changed little bit.

Add water and it will be quickly absorbed,

Add sugar and cook for a minute or two.

Garnish with cardamom powder, nuts if you like.

Eat warm. So make, eat and be done . No storing. Make just enough. You can just have this as a meal lunch or dinner.


Apple Almond Flour

Saw this recipe on you tube y’day and I had to make it. It was from Nisha Madhulika. Changed recipe little bit with what I had.

Shredded 1 gala apple . Heat ghee or coconut oil and roast apple for few minutes. Add raw sugar.

Add almond flour and after a minute or 2 , frozen shredded coconut that was thawed . You can use any shredded coconut you have . It makes it nice chewy . Cook until it forms like mass . It will be done in few minutes.

Spread some ghee , coconut oil on a dish and spread mixture. Let it cool down and keep it in fridge .

Came out very tasty. You can garnish with more nuts , add cardamom powder.


Almond Flour Squares

Do you have almond flour that needs to be used like me ? Almond flour will go rancid after a while so use it before that . Made this easy breezy almond flour squares. Can you tell they came out very good ? Yes I ate up some squares , trimmed side like a squirrel. Then skipped sugar in my tea. Hey, Balanced life is imp to me. Don’t know abt u.

They are very easy to make it. Here’s how I did it :

Boil in non stick pan 1/3 cup water + 1/2 cup sugar

Add 4-5 strands of saffron if u have .

Add 1 cup almond flour. and keep stirring until it becomes mass.

Add a tsp of ghee or unsalted butter, coconut oil. Ghee gives good taste though. Mix well.

Let it cool down little bit. Roll it between 2 greased parchment paper.

Try to portion control . There are you tube videos if you need to see it .


Nankhatai – Indian Cookie

Ready to go in oven

Do you like to make cookies ? Then try this popular Indian cookies. They are easy to make .

Plenty of recipes are out there and I still made mistake. it’s ok I made it on my own first time and I recognize, accept the mistake . So next time it will be better . Mistake was on the top I made cut little too deep. Few I just made dent on top and should have done that only.

1 cup purpose flour

0.5 cup chickpea flour (gives good flavor)

2.5 tbsp sooji/rava

Pinch of baking powder

1 stick butter melted room temp

0.5 cup powdered or fine sugar

Cardamom powder

Almond finely chopped to put on top

Mix dry ingredients, wet ingredients and make dough.

Don’t knead too much. If needed add little oil or more butter.

Make a dent on top and add some almond powder.

Bake at 350 F for around 20 minutes .

Do check you tube videos to understand recipe better .

Tasted good and I enjoyed it.

To make life better , first step is we need to accept our mistake , weaknesses and then we can make change . Many time you see ppl blaming others for everything. If dish doesn’t come out good , recipe or ingredient was no good . What the fluff ?


Carrot Sooji Burfi

Carrot sooji Burfi recipe kept coming my way , caught my attention every time and I always thought 1 day I will try. Finally I just made it to get over it. Why wait for occasion or party ?

Do you have something that you keep holding off ? Find a way to get it off your list.

Plenty of recipes out there so won’t repeat. Do follow measurements and use fine sooji.

I have yet to taste but I think it will be like carrot halwa. It’s quick to make. In winter time you find nice juicy carrots so try it out. I used A2 milk .