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Falafel Recipe

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Another simple recipe forweight loss ....
The word Falafel means fritters itself or sandwich filled with it. Falafel is common not only in Middle East,but also in Greece,Iraq,Egypt,Sudan,Yemen etc. You can make it very easily and can serve with Pita bread and Hummus, along with any vegetables.
This snack is made with Chick peas, so it’s really low in fat and high in Protein and fiber. Chick pea contains no Cholesterol. Key nutrients are Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin C, Thiamine, Pantothenic acid, Vitamin B and Folate.
Falafel is often recommended for use in weight control programs. Here ,I have given the full dinner/Breakfast combo recipe. For Hummus recipe,please click on the pic.


Ingredients Chick Pea or Garbanzo beans- 1 cup Onion-1 large Garlic- 1 clove Flour-2 tsp Cumin-1tsp Coriander-1tsp Salt Pepper-1/2 tsp Method of Preparation Soak Chick peas or Garbanzo beans overnight. Combine the  ingredients in a food processor. Make it a coarse pa…

Broccoli Salad

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Apart from being a nutritional power house,Broccoli is a natural weight loss food.
Broccoli Facts: is a Cancer preventing foodAs small as 100 gram of this veggie can provide recommended dose of Vitamin C .It is said that Broccoli shortens the duration of common cold(Since Broccoli is rich in Vitamin C). Now,who said,there is no cure for cold!!Contains both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber.Making it Diabetic friendly.Selection of Broccoli

Select dark green  or even pale green.Never choose yellow.Greener the Broccoli,more beta-carotene it has.Stalk should be fat and woody.
Healthy Broccoli Salad Recipe


 What you need ?

1. Broccoli florets blanched-
2. Olive oil
3.Garlic- 1 clove
4.Sesame seeds- Optional
6.Salt & Pepper
7.Vinegar- 1-2 tsp
8. Honey- 1 tsp
9.Almonds-

How to Prepare?

Make a dressing with Olive oil,vinegar and honey.Whisk well.
Add in salt,pepper and crushed garlic.
Mix well for a minute.
Toss in broccoli and serve topped with almonds and sesame seeds .

ENJOY..

Sweet Potato Chilli

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Sweet Potatoes....!!
They are healthy,you all know that. But they help in weight loss too..Yes.

1.Replace white rice with sweet potatoes to get the real benefits of carbohydrates.
2. Add one sweet potato to your breakfast and see the benefits.
3. Sweet potatoes contain high fiber .It has low glycemic index ,so a good carbohydrate choice for diabetics.
Sweet Potatoes are really tasty even steamed or boiled.But to make it more interesting,especially,if you have a crave for french fries,you can bake them just sprinkling olive oil,salt & pepper.
Another healthy alternative is "Sweet Potato Chilli" here is the recipe:-

This tastes great and even can be served as a healthy party item.

Ingredients

1.Sweet Potatoes Boiled (half cooked) - It is easy to peel off the skin when half cooked.
2. Red Chilli Powder- 2 tsp
3.Salt-
4.Bell pepper-
5.Onion-1 no
6. All purpose Flour-1 tbsp
7.Oil- 1 tbsp

How to cook ?

Cut half cooked sweet potatoes into wedges .Coat the wedges with all the dry …

Chicken Biriyani

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'Thalassery Biriyani' is said to be the best biriyani in the world.Malabar cuisine itself is so delectable. Biriyani is my favorite and after tasting all those varieties from different regions,here I have tried to renovate the best flavor of them all.This is my own  recipe with very very less oil.  We can even make no oil  biriyani,but we have to compromise on the taste.So here the trial is without compromising on the taste how to recreate a healthy and simplified version of Biriyani. Please give your valuable comments and suggestions here . Ingredients rice- 2 cups(Basmati Rice/Khaima rice/if not available,use any long grain rice) Chicken -8 pieces Onion-4-6 nos Ginger garlic paste-2 tbsp Green chilly paste-1 tbsp Fried cashew nuts and raisins-your choice Pineapple-1/2 cups Ghee-1 tbsp Oil-2 tbsp Milk-1 cup Coriander and Mint leaves-chopped -bountiful Mixed spice-freshly ground Cardamom,cloves,cinnamon,fennel seeds and black cardamom -2 tbsp Salt-to taste Yogurt-2 tbsp Fried …

Brown basmati rice pilaf

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Prepare the perfect Kids Meal for his/her lunch box. A meal packed with nutrition ,yet your kid enjoy? Challenging for any mom,right?
Here is such a recipe ,I guarantee your kid gonna gobble it up with out any complaints.
Brown Basmati Rice has a wonderful nutty taste. This is the healthy grain with low fat content and gluten-free too.
Basmati rice has low glycemic index which means energy is released slower, making it  diabetic friendly.
Brown rice has more complex carbohydrates which  powers up the body,especially suitable for young children.

What You Need for this Pilaf?1. Good Quality Brown Basmati Rice - 2 cups
2. Your kids choice of vegetables - Chest nut Mushrooms,Cabbage,Carrot,Beans,Baby Corn,Asparagus and you name it.
But one secret idea I want to share to all those moms out there is that,you can add cabbage(violet cabbage) and it will get disguised in the pilaf that your picky eater would not even notice.
3. Butter/Olive Oil- 1 tbsp
4. Garlic - 2 cloves
5.Onion - 1 large
6. Veget…

Banana Chocolate Muffins

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Banana Muffins are very popular recipe.But here,we are trying a variation to the recipe,making it healthier and egg less too.

Banana Muffins are muffin version of banana bread.Muffins ,as you all know,are  a quick bread of American Origin.
Here ,I have mixed all purpose flour with some whole wheat flour ,to make it healthier.

Banana muffins can be a great after school snack or a good breakfast item for kids.These are healthy as it contains eggs,butter,banana & wheat flour.

What We Need to make Banana Chocolate Muffins:

Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.

Dry Ingredients

All purpose flour - 150 g
Whole wheat flour (whole meal/flax seed powder)- 100 g
Sugar- 4 tbsp
Baking Powder- 1 tsp
Baking soda- 1/4 tsp
Salt- 1/4 tsp
chopped nuts- 100 g
Mix all dry ingredients with a wire whisk.


Wet Ingredients

These are Eggless Muffins ,so,I used ,2 tbsp Condensed Milk instead.
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Banana- 1 big
Butter - 100 g
Chocolate melted- 2 tbsp
Whisk all wet ingredients in a separate b…

Pepper Chicken

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For all those chicken lovers out there, today I present before you, Pepper Chicken! It’s my own creation, if you insist, I can say, its an Indo-Chinese cuisine. One thing I can guaranty is the taste. So let’s begin. Ingredients Boneless skinless chicken- 250 g cut into cubes. Onion    -1 big Garlic   - 2 cloves Bell pepper-1 medium sized Soy sauce - 2 tsp Pepper - according to taste Coconut milk powder-1 tbsp Sugar - 1/2 tsp Curry leaves Salt Canola oil /vegetable oil - 3 tsp Method Of Preparation Heat a wok and add 2 tsp oil. Add chopped garlic and curry leaves. To this add chicken cubes and sauté for 2 minutes. Add salt and onion  cubes .Close with a lid for 2 minutes. Add 2 tsp black pepper. Now add bell pepper and cook for 5-7 minutes. When the chicken is cooked well, add soy sauce and simmer. When the chicken is fairly dry, add 1/2 tsp of sugar and more pepper. Now the tricky part. Add some dry coconut milk powder to this and mix well. This is to enhance the taste. Garnish and serve with Noodle…

No-bake Cheesecake

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Cheesecake has two or more layers. The main, thickest layer is soft, creamy cheese, sometimes contains eggs,and sugar; the bottom layer is often a crust or base made from crushed cookies, graham crackers, pastry, or sponge cake.Cheese cake may be baked or unbaked. We can use fresh fruits,fruits sauce or syrup as topping.

This recipe contains no-egg. We need spring form pan for this,but you can also use disposable tray if you wish to.
Egg less,no-bake cheese cake .IngredientsDigestive Biscuits/graham crackers- You can even use Marie Biscuits if you like the taste. Butter- 150 g Cream cheese- 200 g Thick Fresh cream- 150 g Vanilla essence- 1 tsp Sugar- 1 cup Topping Fresh fruits,berries;Here I have used red raspberry fruit spread. Method Of preparation Crush biscuits /crackers and mix well with butter.This is the base/crust for our cake.So press it well into the mold or  disposable tray. Cover this with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated for 15 minutes.Meanwhile we can make the filling. Beat/whisk …

Very Happy Diwali To All My Friends Who visit this blog

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