Chia Pudding For Potluck 

When you want to take some thing healthy, new and easy to potluck , chia pudding is good. I took this to work today for our monthly birthday celebration. It looked good presentation wise. Here’s how I did it:

  • Take chia seeds, little bit oatmeal, raisins and coconut flakes in a bowl.
  • Pour unsweetened almond milk over it and keep it in fridge overnight.
  • Garnish with some nuts and fruits. Mango will be really good .
  • If you like more sweeter , mix honey before garnishing but I would recommend skipping. There’s enough sweetness from raisin and fruits. 
  • Enjoy !

Fig Milkshake With Flax Meal

There’s gonna be lot of fig recipes now since fig tree is loaded and too many ideas are pouring in my head. I might start looking like a fig. Fig tree has become such a celebrity that now ppl ask me how is fig tree ? They don’t ask how am I ? ūüôā 

Fig shake is too yummy and good for kids too who generally like milk shakes. 

  • Chop fresh figs , add some milk and little vanilla ice team . Now secret ingredient is flax seeds meal/powder. Add little bit of it. Good source of omega 3 and you don’t notice any taste difference. 
  • I didn’t add any sugar and it was enough sweet b/c of sweet figs and ice cream.
  • Blend everything and that’s it.
  • Vanilla ice cream makes it creamy.
  • Enjoy !

Vermicelli Kheer РSavaiya 

Thanks to technology , we get to know everything. I saw Eid greetings everywhere so thought of making Savaiya which is one of my favorite dessert. If you have never tried before, would highly recommend. It’s so yummy. I made  very basic but you can make it very rich too. Here’s the simple version.

  • Boil milk (use full fat)and then add roasted vermicelli. Stir in between and boil depending on how thick you want.
  • Add sugar and boil some again.
  • Garnish with chopped almonds and cardamom powder.
  • Serve cold or hot depending on weather. I like it hot in winter with Kapil Sharma comedy show . A fun combo. 

Eid Mubarak !!!

Enjoy !

Basbousa – Middle Eastern Cake

 How is everyone doing? What is life teaching you and are you learning it or resisting it? To me, as you can see it’s middle eastern food now a days. I love to make rava cakes since they are simple, everyone always gets surprised and it gives different texture. Basbousa is middle eastern rava cake and very very simple to make. Here’s the link to recipe I followed:

Basbousa (Coconut Yogurt Semolina Cake)

I was just trying it out so made with 1 cup rava and baked at 375 F for 30 mins in toaster oven and i thought I burned it but it was fine. I might bake at 350 next time and keep an eye. Also when you make sugar syrup, do boil until it’s kind of sticky. Other than that I followed recipe. I loved the cake and couldn’t stop eating it.  

If you like to bake or want to learn baking, try it. 

Enjoy !

Dudheli РSugercane Juice Delicacy 

Dudheli РSugercane Juice Delicacy 

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When you go with the flow, you never know what it brings you. Dudheli is something I have heard from family members that my grandma made it best. I never had an opportunity to taste it and no one knew how to make it. I had googled for recipe many times but nothing was available. On my recent trip to india, my cousin’s neighbor mentioned it and I jumped onto the opportunity. I told neighbor aunty to make it for me and that¬†I want to see how it’s done. She agreed happily and one day we made it. I am gonna try to give rough idea to recipe. Measurements are rough ideas since in india, they go with experience and hard to measure things.

  • Take around 4 cups of fresh sugarcane juice. When you buy juice, tell vendor to clean machine since they use lemon in juice. So important that machine was cleaned. Keep 1 cup of juice aside and boil rest of the juice in thick vessel. Once it starts boiling, remove foam that forms on top.
  • In other vessel, take 1 cup of juice, around 1 cup or little less milk and half cup of rice flour. Mix it well and there shouldn’t be any lump into it.
  • Add this milk mixture into boiling sugarcane juice. Keep stirring continuously.
  • Take thali and grease it with some ghee and keep it ready.
  • When boiling mixture is ready? That’s the trick.¬†Take a small sample and spread in thali. If it comes out without sticking and not sticking to your finger, it’s ready. It took around an hr. for us.¬†But depending on stove, time will vary. Resulting mixture is not so thick as you can see in picture.
  • Spread on thali and sprinkle some clove, cinnamon powder on it.
  • Let it cool down and you will be able to cut it into pieces.
  • There’s no need to add extra sugar but if you end up adding too much milk, rice flour then you will have to add sugar and taste will change.
  • Here you will have nice¬†sugarcane flavor.
  • Cousin’s wife and neighbor aunty in the picture who made dudheli and finally my wish fulfilled.
  • Have you heard phrase¬†“Vasudev kutumbakam” ? Meaning whole world is 1 big family. In india, you experience that where neighbours become family and neighbour’s relatives also become family. People I met for the first time and even if for only sometime, they treated me with¬†all kind of delicacies, love and care. Invited me to their homes, came specially just to meet me. Isn’t that awesome? After all, we all are connected. There’s only one consciousness.
  • Enjoy !