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27 October, 2016

Sweet Potato Gulab Jamun (gluten-free, vegan)

Sweet Potato Gulab Jamun (gluten-free, vegan)
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Happy Diwali/ Deepavali!!! One of the advantages of being a food blogger is that one will always get inspired to try new things in the kitchen. Yes. Having connected with other food bloggers, it is hard to just sit there and watch as your friends are posting new recipes for Diwali. With three days to
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29 September, 2016

Two Ways To Make Sprouted Black Eyed Beans Sundal

Two Ways To Make Sprouted Black Eyed Beans Sundal
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The Indian festival of Navaratri is here! I regularly make sprouted black eyed bean sundal during this time. Here is the way to prepare a sweet and a savory version of this protein-rich snack: Black eyed peas are one of the easiest beans to soak and sprout, next to mung beans. If you can get
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24 August, 2016

Shallow-fried Vella Seedai (Sweet Rice flour balls) for Krishna Janmashtami

Shallow-fried Vella Seedai (Sweet Rice flour balls) for Krishna Janmashtami
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It is Krishna Janmashtami, or the birthday of Lord Krishna tomorrow. I am here with an easy and healthy way to prepare his favorite sweet rice flour balls, shallow-fried with just a Paniyaram or Aebleskiver pan. Yes, and no compromise in taste! It is advisable to use only oils with a high smoke point for
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30 January, 2016

Easy, NUTricious Cookies (Gluten free, oil free and vegan)

Easy, NUTricious Cookies  (Gluten free, oil free and vegan)
Comments : 13 Posted in : Appetizer, Desserts, Eggless cookies, Gluten free baking, Indian sweets, snack on by : apsara
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  Yes! Believe it or not, these soft and chewy gluten-free cookies are super easy to make.  Made with 90% nuts that are activated by soaking- not your conventional method of making a cookie. Read on to find out how these beauties can be made easily in no time (except for soaking, of course!).  
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9 November, 2015

Okkarai, a 5-ingredient Sweet Dish for Diwali and Meatless Mondays (gluten-free, vegan)

Okkarai, a 5-ingredient Sweet Dish for Diwali and Meatless Mondays (gluten-free, vegan)
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Here’s a healthy snack that I made for Diwali this year! Tagging this to Meatless Monday, the initiative to eat more vegetarian meals. Flourless, no deep-frying, just steam cooked lentil cakes mixed with jaggery or unrefined sugar. I learned this recipe from my mother-in-law this summer and we all fell in love with it. You
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17 June, 2015

Pineapple Kesari – a Father’s Day Special for Diabetes Friendly Thursdays

Pineapple Kesari – a Father’s Day Special for Diabetes Friendly Thursdays
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Celebrate Father’s Day with DFT Team with healthier and diabetes friendly desserts, this week. “Kesari” is the ubiquitous dessert that you would find at any south-Indian celebration. The easy-to-prepare sweet is made with rava or semolina. Adding pineapple is a variation that adds a new dimension to the flavor taking it to a new level.
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13 March, 2015

Whole grain Nonbu Kozhukattai (Indian festival sweet/savory rice cake)

Whole grain Nonbu Kozhukattai (Indian festival sweet/savory rice cake)
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Tomorrow is the south-Indian festival of Karadaiyan Nonbu (or vratam in Sanskrit). A traditional festival observed by many Indian families. The women pray for the health and longevity of their husband while younger girls pray for getting a good spouse. It used to be exciting to sit with our mother and other elder ladies in
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12 December, 2014

Apricot-Orange halwa or fudge (gluten-free, vegan)

Apricot-Orange halwa or fudge (gluten-free, vegan)
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  I’m so excited to be participating in the Virtual Vegan Potluck,a yearly online party for vegan-friendly bloggers. This is their 5th Potluck party and the first one for me! Annie, the blogger at An Unrefined Vegan organizes this event and my entry is in the Desserts category. Do check out the other entries using
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20 October, 2014

Chocolate almond burfi (brittle cake/ fudge)- Diwali special

Chocolate almond burfi (brittle cake/ fudge)- Diwali special
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  A sweet recipe for this Diwali! An almond  burfi with chocolate flavor. I will not pretend that this is super healthy, it is loaded with sugar! But I just added my twists- 1. I used raw sugar, and 2. used the almonds with the skin intact, that will retain fiber. Since the burfi would
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29 September, 2014

Navaratri special- Coconut, cashew halwa with a secret healthy ingredient (gluten-free, milk-free)

Navaratri special- Coconut, cashew halwa with a secret healthy ingredient (gluten-free, milk-free)
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  Navaratri is an Indian festival that motivates me to make an Indian sweet, as I call people home to celebrate the function in the evening. Last week, I had fresh coconut with me and thought of making a variation of my mango halwa. Alas, I did not have any mango pulp or the fruit
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