Sweet Pongal
Sep20

Sweet Pongal

Ingredients • 1½ C rice • ½ C moong dal • 8 C milk • 2¼ C powdered jaggery (use 3 C if you desire a more sweeter taste) • ½ Tsp cardamom powder • ¾ C ghee (you can use lesser amount if desired) • 3 Tbsp cashews, chopped • 2 Tbsp raisins Preparation 1. Heat a pan over moderate heat. Dry roast the rice and dal until lightly golden. Remove from pan and cool on a plate. 2. Wash the rice and dal and drain. 3. In a heavy saucepan, boil milk...

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Basoondi
Sep19

Basoondi

Ingredients •Milk………………………………7 ½ cups •Almonds…………………………. ½ cup •Sunflower seeds (chironji)………2 tbsp •Pistachios………………………… 8-10 •Sugar…………………………….. ¾ cup •Saffron……………………………. a few strands Preparation 1.Soak almonds in one cup of warm water to blanch. Remove skin. Reserve a few for garnishing and make a paste of the rest.Soak almonds in one cup of warm water to blanch. Remove skin. Reserve a few for garnishing and make a...

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Mango Fool
Sep18

Mango Fool

Ingredients • Cream (500 ml) – 2 cups • Pure vanilla extract (15 ml) – 1 tbsp • Honey (125 ml) – ½ cup • Mango pulp (250 ml) – 1 cup • Ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and diced – 2 • Fresh pineapple, diced (250 ml) – 1 cup Preparation 1. With a mixer or a grinder, whip the cream to stiff peaks with vanilla extract and honey. 2. Fold in mango pulp. 3. In a medium bowl, toss together diced mango and diced...

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Peanut Butter Shortbread
Sep17

Peanut Butter Shortbread

Ingredients ¼ cup creamy peanut butter ½ cup butter, softened ½ cup sugar* 2 cups flour 1 tsp vanilla 1 tbsp flaxseed meal, optional ½ cup peanut powder (ground roasted peanut in the blender) Preparation Preheat the over at 300 F. Cream the butter and peanut butter. Add sugar, peanut powder, flaxseed meal, and vanilla. Mix all ingredients until coarse meal. Press the mixture into an ungreased 8” round pan. Prick with a fork Bake for...

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Sweet Yogurt Basil Salad Dressing
Sep16

Sweet Yogurt Basil Salad Dressing

Description This is a super creamy and easy salad dressing that you can make in minutes! Also is great on sandwiches! Ingredients • 1 1/2 cups thick yogurt cheese • 1/2 cup sunflower oil • 2 tbsp sugar • 1/2 tsp salt • 1 tbsp lemon or lime juice • handful of fresh basil leaves Note: For a lower fat version of this recipe, you can eliminate the sunflower oil and replace it with an additional 1/2 cup of yogurt cheese. Preparation 1. Add...

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Peach Roses
Sep15

Peach Roses

Ingredient- Cooking spray 1 box puff pastry, thawed at room temperature 1/3 c. peach jam 3 ripe peaches, thinly sliced into half moon Powdered sugar, for dusting Method Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and spray a muffin tin with cooking spray. Spread puff pastry strips with jam. …Fold up bottom half of puff pastry and tightly roll.Transfer to prepared muffin tin. Repeat with remaining peaches and puff pastry.Bake until golden, 25...

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