Author: Sowmya Madhavan

mango cake

Mango cake recipe

I decided to bake a mango cake. I used a simple vanilla cake recipe and adjusted the ingredients to include the mango puree. I used fresh indian mango(banganapalli) variety . I did not bother to try with the whole wheat flour this time and went ahead with the refined flour. The cake turned out to be very soft and spongy.

 
jam muffins

Jam swirled muffins recipe

It looks so appealing with the jam on the top and kids will surely enjoy them. So that day I decided to make the normal way without any healthy ingredients. I used all purpose flour and granulated white sugar. I used only half a cup of sugar and it was okay for us. There is sweetness of the jam too.

 
oats cookies

Oats chocochips cookies

I enjoy using healthy ingredients in my baking. Here in this recipe , I have used oats and whole wheat flour. It hardly takes any time to put the ingredients together and the whole thing takes less than 30 minutes. Its so easy to make. The taste was awesome too. Kids really enjoyed them.

 
sprinkle cake

Sprinkle cake recipe using whole wheat flour

I have seen in a couple of blogs featuring them and they looked quite tempting. I wouldn’t call this cake completely healthy. I have used an egg and the regular granulated sugar and the usual ingredients. Except that I have added more of whole wheat flour and a little of plain flour. But for a more whiter and a spongier texture, you can consider using plain flour completely.

 
millet cookies

Millet cookies/millet nankhatai

The flour is not at all coarse and is quite smooth and powdery which I thought will be quite ideal in baking. I have tried brownies with them. It tasted good but I still need to adjust the ingredients to make them blogworthy. But the cookies which I made similar to our Indian nankhatai turned out very good.

 
rava pakoda

Rava pakoda recipe

I do wish to come back to regular blogging but it really seems quite impossible these day as the routine work takes up all the time. Weekdays are very tiring and weekends are for relaxing so that we can regain the energy and be ready for the next weeks haul. […]

 

Healthy Aloo channa chaat recipe

Chaat is a favourite at home. We all enjoy it and I do try to make it quite often with whatever ingredients I have in hand. So there is nothing of a compulsion except for a few ingredients which are readilly available. You can just proceed with whatever you have like puffed rice, store bought chiwda, sev,boondi, peanuts ,spicy dals. Mix them with onion and tomatoes. Pour in some sauces and chutneys and your chaat is ready.

 
red chilli pickle

Red chilly pickle recipe

Garlic ,tamarind and jaggery is added to suppress the pungent fiery taste of the red chillies. But it is still very spicy. I love to have it with my curd rice , chapatis or dosas sometimes.