Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Baked Wheat & Millet Flour Somaas / Healthy Mawa Gujia Recipe

Baked Wheat & Millet Flour Somaas / Healthy Mawa Gujia Recipe
Baked Wheat & Millet Flour Somaas / Healthy Mawa Gujia Recipe

Baked Wheat & Millet Flour Somaas / Healthy Mawa Gujia Recipe,  a perfectly baked gujia / karanji with crispy outer layer and aromatic filling of rava, mawa, dessicated coconut and palm jaggery. These are guilt free and low in calories, so enjoy your favorite festival Diwali with traditional sweet with a healthy twist and also without compromising on calories. For me, this is the best baked Traditional Indian Sweet :)

Who doesn't like these sweet Indian pastries which are filled with various combination of ingredients. You can either use fruits, lentils like moong dal, channa dal or dry fruits and many more for the filling. Usually the outer most layer is made with maida flour (all purpose flour), but for healthy option, I have used the combination of wheat and millet flour. Or you can even skip millet flour and try it with whole wheat flour.

For vegan version, skip mawa and try with other ingredients. I have used palm jaggery for the filling, but you can also use normal sugar. I have used Homemade Mawa / Khoya (milk solids), you can check the recipe here. For the fried version of traditional Gujia, check here.
Since we are baking these pastries, you need not worry if the edges or not properly sealed. The filling will not come out. Just set the baking temp and time correctly, and you will be amazed with the results. Lets check the recipe,

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Kollu Chutney / Horsegram Chutney - Kongunadu Cuisine

Kollu Chutney / Horsegram Chutney - Kongunadu Cuisine
Kollu Chutney / Horsegram Chutney - Kongunadu Cuisine

Kollu Chutney / Horsegram Chutney,  a healthy kongu style chutney recipe which can be enjoyed with idli, dosa or rice. I don't often make this chutney, since we like Kollu Rasam more than this. Horsegram possess many health benefits like helps in weight loss, lowers cholesterol, good for diabetic and many more. 
The kollu thogaiyal recipe is also same except for few ingredients which are not necessary like onions, tamarind and dal. Try it any way, you will surely love its taste. It tastes similar to Peanut Chutney. If you are looking for other Kollu based recipes then do check, Kollu Sundal & Kollu Nookal Kurma.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Barley & Brown Rice Dosa / Fermented Barley Crepe - Breakfast Recipes

Barley & Brown Rice Dosa / Fermented Barley Crepe
Barley & Brown Rice Dosa / Fermented Barley Crepe

Barley & Brown Rice Dosa / Fermented Barley Pancakes, I'm sharing another Dosa variety which is easy to prepare. To make it more healthy, you can add keerai / green leaves paste to the batter.
You can also avoid adding Brown Rice. As we know Barley is rich in fiber and also helps in weight loss, so try this healthy Barley Dosa to get all the benefits. To know more details about this grain, refer Barley Kanji recipe. Lets move on to the recipe,