EGGLESS ATTA BISCUITS WITH CHAI MASALA JAGGERY/ WHOLE WHEAT CHAI MASALA JAGGERY COOKIES /ATTA GUD BISCUIT 

Eggless atta biscuits with jaggery are the simplest of all biscuits recipes made with whole wheat flour and gud.
I used Naario (India’s 1st women-led food brand that offers natural and organic products, all pioneered by homemakers.) Chai masala jaggery  in this Cookies .This chai masla flavour jaggery is too good and flavourful .pls check their website for more …https://naario.com/

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour/atta
     
  •  1/2 cup jaggery/gud
     
  •  1/4 cup butter unsalted or desi ghee
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
     
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
     
  • Salt a pinch
     
  • 2 tbsp milk more or less
     
  • Pistachio and almonds for decoration 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Add butter and jaggery in a bowl. Grate jaggery before adding or it should be so soft to get mixed immediately. Alternatively can use jaggery powder.I used naario brand chaimasala jaggery powder.
  2. Whisk them with electric beater till the butter turns creamy. You can use wire whisk too but that is time taking process.
  3. Put a sieve on bowl and add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Remember, if your butter is salted, then skip extra salt here.
  4. Sift the ingredients into the bowl.
  5. Using a spatula mix everything well.
  6. When everything is incorporated, bring all of them together with your hands and start making a dough without kneading.
  7. Add milk to make the dough. The quantity of milk depends on the fact whether your dough is forming or not. We needed to  just 2 tablespoons of milk.
  8. The dough should be of soft consistency.
  9. Make heart shape using cookie cutter  of the mixture .
  10. Place the baking tray in refrigerator (not in freezer) for minutes.
  11. When you are 10 minutes away from baking, switch on the oven @150°C for 10 minutes for preheating.
  12. Put the tray in middle rack of oven with both the rods on @150°C for 25 to 30 minutes or till the biscuits are baked properly.
  13. Once done, bring the cookies out and let them turn completely cool.
  14. Eggless atta gud biscuits are ready. Enjoy.

Thank you for visiting Astha’s Kitchen. I would love to hear your feedback. 

Hate to miss a recipe? Follow my Facebook or Instagram page to stay updated!

 Astha’s Kitchen on Facebook Astha’s Kitchen on Instagram

Like, share and spread your love 

❤️
 
 
 
 
 

POMEGRANATE ORANGE AMLAJUICE / HEALTHY FRUIT JUICE /VITAMIN C JUICE

Pomegranate, Orange and Amla are three different fruits that are so health benefiting in different ways. But they have something in common that benefits us in many ways, all the three fruits that I have used here are rich in antioxidants and therefore is the most healthiest trio ever.

Vitamin C is a very good and powerful antioxidant found in these three fruits. And I feel that I should better name the drink as Vitamin C drink.

Pomegranates are said to be good for heart and also fights cancer due to the high levels of antioxidants present in it. When the trio combines it gives a very refreshing and delectable drink. Amla or the Indian gooseberry gives sour and tart-ic taste, while pomegranates offers sweetness and so does oranges but they additionally give a citrus touch to the drink.

The trio tastes great and benefits your health in many ways. You can keep on listing the health benefits of these fruits, they are so very beneficial in many many ways.
Then imagine the goodness of all the three fruits in a single serving. You can gulp all the nutrition, minerals and vitamins from the same glass.

Serve this healthy and refreshing drink for your loved ones and watch them enjoy it.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Pomegranate kernels – from 1 pomegranate 
  • orange -1 peeled
  • Amla/ indian gooseberry – 1 (chopped, discard seed)
  • sugar- as per taste (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Add orange and amla pieces to a blender and blend well.
  2. Then add the pomegranate kernels, 1 cup of water and blend again just for a few seconds. If you grind for a long time the pomegranate seeds will break and become coarse.
  3. Strain the juice using a strainer and discard the pulp.
    Serve!!
  4. Refreshing Vitamin C rich drink is now ready!! Serve as a party drink or as a refresher!!

NOTES:

  • Those who catch cold easily can use warm water instead of chilled water and extract juice. I catch cold easily when i just take a sip of any fruit juice, but after trying this way I feel I haven’t got cold.
  • Add sugar or honey according to taste. I haven’t added any sweetening agents as the orange and pomegranate was sweet enough. but you can add some if you wish.
  • My pomegranate kernels were pale pink in color, so color changes may apply if you use dark red colored pomegranate kernels.
     

Thank you for visiting Astha’s Kitchen

. I would love to hear your feedback. Hate to miss a recipe?

Follow my Facebook or Instagram page to stay updated!

 Astha’s Kitchen on Facebook

Astha’s Kitchen on Instagram

       Like, share and spread your love 

CHOCOLATE WALNUT ALMOND CUPS

Gluten Free and No Bake .
If you are looking for a simple yet healthy and delicious sweet fix this is it . You are going to love these chocolate cups .

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup soft pitted dates
  • 1 /2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/3 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 tsp honey

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Blend all these ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Scoop and press into a mini cupcakes mold.
  3. Set in the refrigerator.
  4. Melt 1/2 cup dark chocolate .
  5. Pour into each cup and set back into the freezer for 15 min.

Thank you for visiting Astha’s Kitchen. I would love to hear your feedback. 

Hate to miss a recipe? Follow my Facebook or Instagram page to stay updated!

 Astha’s Kitchen on Facebook Astha’s Kitchen on Instagram

Like, share and spread your love 

KALA CHANA & PALAK KABAB

Looking for the perfect bite-sized guilt free snacks to celebrate your holiday party?Here is one such recipe you will love to try.
A very healthy and delicious  kababs made with kala Chana ( Bengal gram or Black chick peas) plus Spinach and paneer .
it is a complete blend of protein and fiber and hence guilt free .

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups boiled and drained Kala Chana ( Black Gram)
  • 2 cups packed Spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated low fat paneer ( indian cottage cheese)
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1-2 green chilli
  • 2 tbsp of besan ( gram flour)
  • salt to taste
  • red chili powder- 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 4 tsp oil for cooking them.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Wash and roughly chop the spinach leaves. Boil them in water for 5 minutes and the drain them using strainer. Place the strainer under running water and in this way Spinach will get blanched. it will reduce to near about 1/4 cup. Also don’t throw the water. you can use it in kneading dough, or in soup or in daal too.
  2. In a food processor put kala Chana, ginger,garlic,green chili and pulse until combined but still coarse.( you don’t have to make a paste.)
  3. Add flour, onions , lime juice all the spices and mix well. Squeeze out the spinach and add as well. Mix everything well. Now roll this mixture into balls. If you feel that the mixture is too sticky add some more flour and grease you hand a little bit.
  4. Roll dough into lemon sized balls and gently flatten them to make a patty.
  5. Place patties on a non stick pan. Brush each patty with little oil , flip them over and brush on other side
  6. cook on both sides for 15 minutes, then flip them over and roast for another 15 minutes, until golden crisp on both sides.
  7. Serve it to your family and let them enjoy this delightful healthy meal loaded with taste and nutrition.
     
     
    Thank you for visiting Astha’s Kitchen. I would love to hear your feedback. 
     
    Hate to miss a recipe? Follow my Facebook or Instagram page to stay updated!

     Astha’s Kitchen on Facebook 

     
                                                                                                   Like, share and spread your love ❤️
     

     

DATE AND ALMOND TRUFFLES

Sweet and nutty chocolate truffles are fun to make, pretty to look at, and even better to share with your friends and neighbors!

Nutty date truffles are a sweet ‘’pick-me-up’’ treat that is naturally sweetened with dates without adding sugar. You just won’t believe how good they taste and how easy to prepare they can be.

Many of us parents work hard to keep refined sugar intake low. Sometimes though it’s hard to do so when so many things tempt us and our kids on supermarket shelves. This recipe contains only the natural sugar in dates, it is a great alternative to many sugary commercial products and you can rest knowing exactly what you are serving for your family.

I love to make amazing looking food that tastes terrific. And I don’t like compromising on quality and this is what these healthy truffles are all about.

Fudgy and nutty, these truffles feel sinful, except that they’re not. Loaded with healthy dates and nuts, these are bliss balls that you need to always have a batch of at home!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 100g Dates (deseeded)
  • 100g Almonds
  • 6-7 tbsp Chocolate chips
  • 50 g Shredded Coconut (optional)
  • 2 tsp Chia Seeds (optional)
  • To Coat (optional)
  • 150 gms Melted chocolate (or)
  • ¼ cup Cocoa Powder
  • Sprinkles
  • desiccated coconut 
  • silver balls

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a small bowl, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave or using the double boiler method.
  2. In a food processor or a high-power mixer, add the dates, and almonds together.
  3. Add coconut, and chia seeds if using. Grind till it becomes a coarse mixture.
  4. Start to add the melted chocolate till the whole thing becomes like a slightly sticky dough. You should be able to make a firm ball without it crumbling in your hands. If the mix feels too dry, add a tbsp more of the melted chocolate.
  5. Make equal sized balls with the dough and place them on a greased plate.
  6. You can then dip each ball into some melted chocolate (let them rest for 10 minutes to dry) or coat them in cocoa powder or in coconut flakes.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

NOTES:
I like using almonds or a mix of almonds and walnuts in equal quantity. You could also do a mix of other kinds like hazelnuts or pecans. Similiarly, you could use other dried fruits or seeds such as flax, or raisins and cranberries.

Thank you for visiting Astha’s Kitchen. I would love to hear your feedback. 
 
Hate to miss a recipe? Follow my Facebook or Instagram page to stay updated!

 Astha’s Kitchen on Facebook 

 
 
                                                                                           Like, share and spread your love ❤️
 

BAKED RAGI CRACKERS WITH SESAME SEED &CUCUMBER DIP

Baked Ragi Crackers with Sesame Seeds are healthy snacking option for all ages.The ingredients are rich in vitamins and minerals and good source of calcium.
This is a healthy snacking option for kids and adults alike. These crackers are studded with sesame seeds and flavored with black pepper powder.

The recipe requires just 5 ingredients and is very simple, quick and easy to follow. You just mix all the ingredients and knead a dough out of it using water. Roll out the dough, cut it in desired shapes and bake.

These light and wholesome crackers served with a refreshing curd-based dip made a great mid -afternoon snack. You can prepare and store a batch of the crackers in an airtight container to relish with a cup of tea or your favourite dip any time you want.
This calcium-rich, energy giving snack is a great pick for diabetics too.

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup ragi flour (just powder the ragi)
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • Black pepper powder to taste
  • 1 tsp chilli flex

To be Mixed In to a Cucumber Dip:

  • 1/2 cup grated cucumber
  • 1 cup hung curd ( dahi), whisked
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
  • /4 tsp jeera powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic paste
  • salt to taste
    Mix all the ingredients and dip is ready .

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat an oven at 180 Degree Celsius for 10 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl take whole wheat flour and ragi flour. Add sesame seeds, oil and black pepper powder.chilli flex&
    Mix everything very well.wp-16004469389142911850795784605678.jpg
  3. Add water little by little and knead into a soft dough.
  4. Divide the dough into 2 parts.
  5. Roll out each part on a dusted work surface using a rolling pin just like we roll chapati.
    Prick the rolled out dough with fork all around.
  6. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutter. Repeat the same with rest of the dough.wp-16004469391506846336724444382995.jpg
  7. Arrange the crackers on a greased or lined baking tray.
  8. Bake the crackers at 180 degrees Celsius in a pre-heated oven for 12-15 minutes.
    Allow them to cool on a wire rack before transferring to an air tight container. 
     
Thank you for visiting Astha’s Kitchen. I would love to hear your feedback. 
 
Hate to miss a recipe? Follow my Facebook or Instagram page to stay updated!

 Astha’s Kitchen on Facebook 

 
 
                                                                                                      Like, share and spread your love ❤️