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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Oatmeal-Chocolate-Almond Cookies


At home, anything made with 'Oats' is frowned upon by everyone except me ;0
But to my surprise.... these cookies are a WINNER ! They have been liking it and munching on them with a smile on their faces. Being made with oatmeal and whole wheat flour.....a sure score for me!

When I looked up few recipes of oatmeal cookies, I was under the impression that Oats cookies are usually on the softer side of the texture. But these ones turned out Crunnnchy!! How can anyone not like this Chocolaty-Nutty-Crunchy yumminess!!



I combined a bunch of recipes to get this recipe:


Ingredients:

3.5 cups quick oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose four
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup slivered almonds
2 whole eggs
2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda



Method:

1) Pre heat oven to 350 F. Slightly butter 2 large cookie baking sheets.
2) With electric mixer or hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.Add the eggs, vanilla and cream some more.
3) Sift the flour,salt, baking powder, cocoa powder.Add to the creamed mixture and mix. Add the oatmeal and mix till combined.
4) Scoop the cookie batter onto baking sheets or form into flat rounds with hand and place onto cookie sheet. Press slivered almonds on top.



5) Bake at 350 F for 12-14 mins until crisp. Remove from oven and let it cool on baking sheets.

Enjoy the crispy crunchy wholesome cookie!





Friday, August 12, 2016

Spicy potato masala 'stuffed' appe



One of my most favorite appetizers is 'Appe' of various kinds. They are easy to make for parties, you can create variations, everyone loves them and they can me made in tiny bit of oil! Here,I used idli batter for the covering and stuffing of 'batata wada' as stuffing. 

Crispy outer covering with the spicy inner stuffing is just out of this world !!

How to make: 
Put a drop of oil in warm appe pan, some sesame seeds, then spoonful of idli batter (add some sooji if batter is too thin) followed by stuffing and idli batter again.




Cook on both sides till golden brown with another drop of oil.


No words to describe the awesomeness of these yummy bundles!! Enjoy!!



Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Eggless Rava Cake

Simple Pleasures.....


Who remembers the simple eggless 'rava' cake that mom used to bake?? 
Recently, I baked one myself and loving every crumb of it 😋




So easy to make, yet so tasty and versatile... Can be a tea time snack, a kids snack or a fancy dessert when you drizzle with chocolate syrup or serve with ice-cream!! 




Recipe:
1 cup rava
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla essence
Chopped nuts optional

Method:
Preheat oven to 350F. Oil a loaf pan.
Mix yogurt,oil,sugar with a whisk. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. Pour into the loaf pan. Add the chopped nuts. Bake at 350F for 30-35 mins till golden brown. Cool before cutting. Enjoy 😋



Watermelon-Mint-Feta cheese Salad

Nothing says 'summer' better than a slice of cold watermelon!!!

Try this refreshing and delicious 'Watermelon- Feta-Mint' salad for a cool summer side dish.

Recipe:
2 cups chopped watermelon 
1 tbsp Feta cheese
Few mint leaves
Dressing- 1 tsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar, salt, ground black pepper

Toss everything together and serve!