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Healthy Mango Yoghurt


   

Yoghurt may be the simplest ingredient to make awesome and the healthiest desserts. Yoghurt keeps your stomach light helps in digestion of food. Besides that, it's very rich in Vitamin B2 and 12, calcium, potassium and magnesium. Yoghurt also contains probiotics which too, are very good for the health. This smooth dessert is not just good for your health as it has got the goodness of Mangoes and Yoghurt but as mouthwatering as it can get. Sweet Youghurt is also a traditional favourite and is called Mishti Doi in Eastern parts of India and it is popularly known as Shrikhand in Western parts of the country. One of the main desserts in Maharashtra and Gujarat, it is often served with rose petals.

Ingredients

1 mango

1 cup yoghurt

½ castor sugar

1 tsp cardamom powder

½ tsp saffron

Nuts for garnishing (optional)


Method 

Here I’ve prepared both mango and pineapple shrikhand. Prepare hung curd [Hang the fresh curd in a muslin cloth for 2 -3 hours till the liquid has drained off]. Dissolve the saffron strands in 1 tsp of milk and keep aside. Chop the mangoes/pineapples and make puree in a blender.Take a nonstick pan, add ½ castor cup sugar to the mango puree (pineapple puree). Add cardamom powder and saffron to the mixture and stir well. Allow the mixture to cool down. In a bowl, add the mixture to the hung curd and whisk continuously for about 10 minutes to get a thick creamy layer. Shrikhand is ready. Chill and serve. One can also use nuts for garnishing Note: Increase a little amount of castor sugar if you’re making the dessert with pineapple.


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Fruity Iced Tea Smoothie

Fruity Iced Tea Smoothie

Make life smoother and happier with healthy smoothies. Smoothies don't just help you beat the heat but also cool off your stomach. We have used iced tea to make this recipe. Tea is rich in anti-oxidants and is refreshing as always. Dates are also a very good source of vitamins and minerals along with dietary fiber. 

Ingredients

1 cup apple (cut into pieces)
1 cup pineapple (cut into pieces; fresh or frozen)
½ cup de-seeded dates
1 fresh ginger (peeled & finely chopped)
½ cup crushed ice
1 tsp of tea leaves/ 1 tea bag

Method
Boil a cup of water, add a tsp of tea leaves/ tea bag, remove tea bag or strain the mixture.
Refrigerate the mixture.
 Mix the chopped fruits, de-seeded dates, and ginger in a blender.  Now add the cooled mixture to it.
Pour into a glass with crushed ice and serve.

Refresh yourself and get going.



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Healthy Pumpkin and Fruit Pudding

Healthy Pumpkin and Fruit Pudding



With good food that's healthy, you can make everyday a celebration not just for yourself but the entire family. Halwa is a traditional Indian dessert, very popular in Indian households. This recipe is a fusion of the traditional Halwa and the good old pudding. The Halwa is usually made using a main ingredient like carrot, beetroot, wheat flour or pumpkin as in this case, along with ghee, sugar and milk. Ghee and sugar are natural preservatives and the Halwa can easily last for up to 1 - 2 days. Pumpkin is very good for the health and is packed with Vitamin A, C and E. It is also low on calories and a vegetable that's rich in antioxidants. Pumpkin is a very good source of mono-saturated and is very good for the heart.   
Here is the recipe for this healthy and colorful pudding:

Pumpkin Halwa
Pumpkin halwa is traditionally considered to be a very ‘light’ halwa as unlike other halwa recipes.

Ingredients for Pumpkin Halwa
300 gms peeled  & grated Pumpkin 
20 gms of brown sugar
30 gms of pure cow ghee
1/2 a teaspoon cardamom powder 
Dry fruits

Method
In a pan with 3-4 teaspoons of ghee add the grated pumpkin and saute on a low flame till 10-15 minutes until it starts releasing water. Stir well till the water has completely evaporated, add cardamom powder sugar.
Stir well continuously and finally add 3 teaspoons of ghee and stir well till it turns into a thick textured halwa.
Sprinkle it with chopped dry fruits (here I have used Cashew nuts and Raisins;One can also add almonds).

Fresh fruit Jam
Ingredients
1 cup chopped Apples
1 cup chopped plums
¾ cup brown sugar

Method 
Combine the above ingredients in a microwave bowl and cook uncovered in the oven/microwave for about 10 minutes. Now let it cool for a while and blend it to form a paste.
Now refrigerate it in a covered container to get a firm consistency. Healthy fruit jam is ready.

Method for the Pudding
First layer the bottom of the glass with fresh whipped cream. Add a thin a thin layer of strawberry crush. Over it
    add about a tablespoon of Pumkin halwa topped with dry fruits and fresh chopped fruits (I have used apples, cherries and pomegranate). Add a layer of the fresh fruit jam over the fruits and finally top it with a layer of fresh whipped cream.
Refrigerate the pudding glass for an hour and serve cold.
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Life is never too good without a pudding. Celebrate everyday with this Healthy Pumpkin Pudding!


















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Green Beans in Lentil Curry


A healthy eating habit puts you on a healthy way of life. Well, it's in your hands to stop worrying about your health and start taking the right action. When you know what you are eating and you also love what you are eating you realize it's the sort of balance you had been looking for. Adding Indian spices like black cardamom and cloves to the recipe is a unique experience. These aromatic spices leave you spellbound throughout the cooking and while having the dish. Cooking green beans in traditional Indian spices and the lentil curry is simply awesome. The strong aroma of the spices and the softness of the curry makes you enjoy green beans like never before.
Green beans are very good for the health and an essential part of a healthy meal. They are a very good source of  Vitamin A, B -12, B- 6 and C. Beans are also an excellent source of iron, potassium, manganese, magnesium and calcium.

Green lentil a rich source of proteins and minerals and is very good for the heart. It is also a good source of dietary fiber and thus easy to digest as well.

The Beans in Lentil Curry is another unique combination of good health and taste. Here is the recipe:

Ingredients

100 gms of green beans
1 green chili
1 black cardamom
1 black clove
5 gms of ginger-garlic paste
4-5 crushed black pepper corns
50 ml of milk
150 gms of sprouted green lentils
Salt to taste
Pinch of black pepper powder
Pinch of red chili powder
Some fresh coriander

Method

Steam the sprouted lentils in 100 ml of water on low flame for about 10 minutes. Make sure all the water has dried up. Now add the steamed sprouts in a grinder and grind into a thick paste. Add about a quarter teaspoon each of salt, black pepper and red chili and mix well. Keep the lentil paste aside. Now in a pan on low flame, add 1 teaspoon of refined cooking oil/olive oil/butter. Add half a teaspoon of salt, black cardamom, clove, ginger-garlic paste and pepper corns. Stir well and add the green beans. Stir well and put the lid on for the beans to cook for a while. Put off the lid and add a tablespoon of the sprouted lentil paste.
Stir well and add about 50 ml of milk. Add more water if you wish to make the curry less thick. Let it cook on low flame for about 5-7 minutes. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot.








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Mango and Chocolate Tart

Mango and Chocolate Tart

Interesting cooking can really change your mood. Cook to relax and cook to have fun. There is nothing like making a nice dessert for the whole family and enjoying it yourself.  Hear is another cool dessert for all you sweet lovers.

Ingredients for the Tart

1 cup refined wheat flour
½ a cup whole wheat flour
1 cup jaggery
½ tsp cardamom powder

Method

Dip 1 cup jaggery in water and keep it for half an hour. Stir well.  Mix all the flour and jaggery mixture and knead the dough nicely,  make round chappatis out of it, now take a small bowl and wrap the chappati on the convex side of the steel bowl (curve that bulges outwards) ; use water on the edges of the chappati so that it sticks to the outer curve of the bowl .
Now add about 750 ml of refined/olive oil to a frying pan and put these chapattis wrapped over the bowl in the oil; you will eventually find the steel bowl moving upwards leaving the bowl shaped chappati in the oil; carefully remove the bowl from the chappati and fry the tart from both the sides till slightly brown in color. Take the tart out carefully and place it on a paper napkin so all the oil gets soaked.

Tart Filling

Ingredients
½ cup oats
¼ cup jaggery
Pinch of cardamom powder
50 gms of grated dark chocolate
1 chopped mango
Some roasted nuts

Method
Take ½ cup oats in a pan, roast them. Add 1 cup water and ¼ cup jaggery. Cook on low flame till the jaggery completely melts. Now add a pinch of cardamom powder. (Dry fruits can also be added)
On the tart, first add a thick layer of oats at the bottom. Over it, add a layer of fresh cream to get a creamy texture. Top it with finely chopped mango pieces and almonds.  Grate some dark chocolate over it.
Bite into this crispy, juicy and chocolaty tart and loads of fun!






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Healthy Tomato Shorba


My love for soups continues and with healthier ones as always. Soups act as very good appetizers before meals. The soup is probably as old as any form of food. It is easy to cook and the ingredients get cooked completely in the process. Also known as broth or pottage, the soup can be cooked very quickly.
Soups are extremely good when one is unwell. They very easy to digest because of the amount of fluid they contain. A soup can really make your evenings special. This one did make my evening very special.
In India the soup is traditionally known as Shorba.
The Tomato Shorba recipe is quite simple:
Ingredients:
4 chopped tomatoes
1 chopped carrot
750 ml of water
½ a teaspoon of salt                         
3-4 crushed black pepper corns
5 gms of ginger-garlic paste
20 gms of fresh coriander leaves
1 teaspoon of butter
3 teaspoons of sattu powder
50 ml of milk
Method:
In a pressure cooker, add the tomatoes, carrot, water and salt. Put the lid on and keep the cooker on high flame. Put the cooker on low flame after 2 whistles. Let the soup cook on low flame for 5-7 minutes and put it off after that.  Sieve the soup in another container. Place this container on low flame and add the sattu powder. Mix well and make sure there are no lumps. Add the ginger-garlic paste and chopped coriander leaves and bishop’s weed leaves. Add the milk and butter. Stir well and serve hot.



















                            

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Healthy Green Sprouts Salad Frankie

Summer is the best time to enjoy salads and make the meals juicier and healthier. Salads are the best way to add roughage to your meals. A salad a day is a very good way to keep your digestive system in shape. The salad dressing is an essential ingredient of a good healthy salad. The salad dressing adds life to a salad giving it taste and body. One can use a tasteful combination of sweet, spicy and sour to make a dressing. Adding some ingredients that make the salad pungent should be balanced with some catalyzing ingredients as well. Have used a unique and healthy salad dressing in this recipe. Have then used the salad and some yoghurt to make a salad Farnkie.

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:
1 chopped cucumber
1 chopped tomato
1 chopped capsicum
1 chopped onion
1 cup green lentil sprouts (steamed)

For the dressing:
3 teaspoons of brown sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
6-7 crushed roasted cashews
5-6 crushed black pepper corns
Half a teaspoon of salt
Half a teaspoon of red chili powder
1 teaspoon of roasted flaxseeds

Add the salad ingredients in a bowl. Now in a separate container, mix the dressing ingredients. Pour the dressing on the salad and mix well. For the Frankie, add the salad mixture as a filling to a Roti. The method for the Roti can be found in this recipe of Potato Frankie
Add some yoghurt on top and roll it up.

Enjoy the juicy and crunchy taste of good health!












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Potato Frankie

Healthy mornings heal you in a way nothing else can. Getting up early in the morning breathing some fresh air gives you double the amount of energy to complete your tasks and feel positive the entire day.
Eating the right quantity of food and with the right nutritional content is crucial. The body always needs a certain amount of food, not more or less. This makes it easy for for the food to get digested.
Eating the food at the right time is a very good practice too, which means never skipping the breakfast and having it earlier on, in the day.

Made this recipe for breakfast in my quest for healthy, light and happy meals. potato frankie is fairly simple to cook. Frankies are a very popular lunch for school going kids. It's easy snack for travellers too.
We have all experienced the romance of train journeys and Frankies at some point in our lives! A Frankie makes the whole idea of eating more fun and friendly. A conversation over tea and Frankie may be a good idea too.

I have mixed some sattu powder in whole wheat flour to make the dough for the frankie. It adds to the protein value of the recipe as well as it's taste. Here is the complete recipe:

Ingredients for the Roti (Flat bread)
One and a half cup of whole wheat flour
Half cup of sattu powder
150 ml of water

Method

Kneed the dough until soft. Beat it with your knuckles for about 15 minutes. The dough will strengthen a bit after beating. Make round balls and flatten them into round Rotis. Bake on flat pan on both the sides and keep aside.

Method for the Mint Dressing
Whip about a 200 gms of fresh yoghurt. Grind 50 gms of fresh mint and add to the yoghurt. Add half a teaspoon each of black pepper powder, salt and red chili powder.

Ingredients for the Filling

2 boiled potatoes (Mashed)

1 finely chopped Onion
1 finely chopped Capsicum
1 finely chopped Tomato
Some fresh coriander
Half a teaspoon of of salt 
Half a teaspoon of black pepper
Half a teaspoon of oregano seasoning
1 chopped green chili
2 teaspoons of mint and yoghurt dressing

Method 

Grease the Roti with some ghee  or olive oil on both the sides. Now fill it up with the mixture and roll it up.
Cut into 2 and serve with some more mint dressing. 
Organize a get together with potato frankie, green tea and nice instrumental music.


























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Healthy Fruit Custard

Healthy Fruit Custard

Life does not stop being beautiful until we stop seeing it that way. The same goes for the desserts we oh so love, after the meals. Make them beautiful and make them healthy and enjoy them to the fullest.
The mantra is to know your ingredients and to think beautiful!
A dessert is the best way to share happy times, be it with family or with friends or acquaintances.
A beautifully crafted and a healthy dessert truly makes your day.  
Recipes like these can be quite a motivation for kids too specially the chocolate part of it!
Dark chocolate is good for the heart and is a good source of vitamins and minerals. The milk adds to the much needed calcium intake for the kids.
Consuming small quantities of dark chocolate is good for the health, besides it really adds to the taste of the dessert. 

Ingredients
2 cups of milk
2 teaspoons of vanilla custard powder
1 teaspoon of sugar (Brown sugar can also be used)
1 cup of mixed fruits ( I have used: lychee, cherry, pineapple, apple, watermelon)
Note: If using watermelon, add very less pieces of the same as it's too juicy
2 teaspoons of dark chocolate syrup

Method
·   Mix vanilla custard powder with 3 tsp of milk (milk should be at room temp). Mix well and form a smooth paste without any sort of lumps
   Now add the custard paste into the milk slowly and keep stirring continuously till the mixture gets a little thick. Let the mixture cool off completely.
·   Add the fruits into the mixture (you can also add nuts along with fruits to make it more healthier) Add a thin layer of chocolate syrup over the fruits to give it a chocolaty flavor.
Note: Add 2 teaspoons of of dark chocolate sauce over the fruits as it might give a bitter taste if added in a larger quantity. Pour the custard in a dessert glass and top it with more fruits using a toothpick. Refrigerate for about an hour and serve chilled.

Think beautiful, eat something awesome, look gorgeous and feel happy every moment!


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Cherry Yoghurt



































Desserts do make us come alive most of the times. They don't just uplift you, they take you to their own world where it's just you and the sweetness. Some of us really have a sweet tooth and just a mention of 'the dessert' brings a smile to our face. Desserts give a feel good factor after the meals and most of us do feel like having some or the other dessert after every meal. Choosing a healthy dessert makes your life happier and makes you feel healthier.
Fruits don't just add the necessary fiber and vitamins to your desserts but also make them look awesome and taste even better.
In this recipe, we have used fresh Cherries.  Cherries are low on fat and are rich in vitamins and minerals. Desserts made with cherries balance the calorific value of the dessert with its nutritional value.
These colorful round fruits which are rich in pigments are a very good source of anti-oxidants. Cherries also have anti-inflammatory properties which makes them very good for muscle pains and physical injuries.
Cherries are also good for headaches and controlling the blood pressure.

The method for Cherry Yoghurt is fairly simple:

In a bowl add about 400 grams of fresh yoghurt. Whip it up for for about 2-3 minutes until smooth. Add 2-3 teaspoons of brown sugar and mix well. Add about a 100 grams of fresh cherries. Refrigerate for about and hour and serve chilled. 
Love those desserts and have them everyday, keep them healthy and keep those worries at bay.




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Healthy Idli Burger


When we think healthy and believe in good health, we can actually make really healthy and innovative recipes. 
The Idli  is a staple food for South Indians and is cooked almost every day, in the house, in that part of the world. It is served with Sambhar (yellow lentil cooked in traditional South Indian spices). The Sambhar is a tangy broth and one usually dips the Idlis in the Sambhar while having them. Idlis are either made with rice flour or semolina (sooji) are cooked in steam. Idlis are healthy, light and very fluffy.

Thicker and bigger Idlis  can be a very healthy substitute for burger buns. To make the burger healthier we have used a baked patty instead of a fried patty for the burger.


Ingredients
Batter for Idli
1 cup rawa (Semolina)
1 cup water
¼ cup curd
1 tbsp chopped green coriander
1 ½ tsp salt, ¾ tsp eno fruit salt

Ingredients for the Baked Patty

1 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
Salt to taste
Pinch of red chili powder
Pinch of chaat masala powder
1 tsp rice flour 
1 chopped green chili

Method for the Idlis


For the Idli batter, combine all the ingredients except eno and keep aside for 15-20 minutes. Grease the Idli stand (preferably square  using very less oil). When the batter is ready, mix the eno well with the mixture. Now put the batter in the Idli stand and steam on medium heat for approx 10-12 minutes. Take out the Idli from the stand. Allow them to cool and cut each of the Idlis into two.

Method for the burger patty

Mash the boiled potatoes. Add all spices and rice flour. Shape them into flattened and round patties. Pre-heat the oven for about 15 minutes and now slightly grease the tray with oil and place the patties in the oven for about 20 minutes, till they become golden brown on the both the sides.

Method For the Burger
Roast  the Idli slices on  the non-stick tawa. Apply the coriander chutney on inner side of both Idli slices (you can also apply tomato sauce as a variation, on one of the sides).   Then place the patty on it. Top it with sliced onion , cucumber and  tomato, sprinkle some chaat masala powder. Cover with the other Idli slice. Sprinkle chili flakes and oregano on top and bite into this fat free burger.
Have as many as you like as you will love these extra-soft healthy Idli burgers.




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Capsicum Pockets


Hunger usually troubles when there is absolutely nothing to eat and then junk food is the only option available. Don't we all sometimes wish that we had a magic wand that could give us any kind of food in minutes?
The thing is that we all love to eat and we all love to eat something nice. Well, and we all love to stay healthy.
All we need to do is, cook something healthy and enjoy it!
I do make sure, that I cook something healthy and tasty whenever I am hungry. It does leave me happy and not repenting over having eaten something that's not good for my body.
I made this really simple breakfast and it did turn out well and so I am sharing it with all you Healthy and Quick lovers.

Ingredients

1 large capsicum
50 gms of cottage cheese (mashed)
Salt to taste
5-6 cloves of crushed black pepper corns
1 finely chopped green chili
Half a teaspoon of oregano seasoning
Half a cup chickpea flour

Method

Slice the capsicum from the sides to get 3-4 large pieces. Rub some salt on the capsicum pieces and keep them aside. Now add some salt and crushed black pepper corns along with the chopped green chili to the mashed cottage cheese. Stuff the capsicum pieces with the cottage cheese mixture. Now make a thick paste with the chickpea flour and some water. Add a pinch of salt and black pepper powder to it. Spread the mixture evenly on top of the cottage cheese stuffing on the capsicum. 
In a pan on low flame, add a tablespoon of refined vegetable oil or olive oil. Place the capsicum pockets on the pan and cook for about 5 minutes each on both the sides until brown. Sprinkle some oregano seasoning on top and serve hot.

The healthy and delicious capsicum pockets will surely make your day!














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Coriander Detox


Life starts to get better when you start to think healthy. Every moment of your life gives you joy and happiness as you embrace a healthy way of living. Nature endows us good health in various forms; all we need to is make good use of these gifts. Coriander has various health benefits and does wonders to your body and 
specially your stomach. Coriander is very good for the skin and very beneficial in conditions like mouth ulcers, anemia and indigestion. It is very rich in vitamins and minerals along with antioxidants, making it an elixir for your skin.
Coriander also helps in increasing the insulin levels in the blood thereby controlling blood sugar in the body.
Coriander is quite a magic herb. Have this Coriander Detox once a week and benefit from it. Here is the recipe:

Method

50-100 gms of fresh green coriander
500 ml of water
1 teaspoon - Sendha Namak  (Unprocessed salt)
Juice of one lemon
10 gms of crushed fresh ginger
Half a teaspoon of black pepper powder
Pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)

Wash the coriander well, so it's completely free of any soil. Add the water in a container along with the whole coriander stems with leaves. Cover the lid and boil on low flame for about 10 minutes until the water turns green. Pour and sieve in a large container. Add the salt, black pepper, crushed ginger, lemon juice and asafoetida. Mix well and sieve again in tumblers to serve.
Have hot, lukewarm or cold as desired and feel refreshed and healthy.
Love yourself, love good health!




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Raw Mango Chutney

Raw Mango Chutney

It's summer time and one tends to feel less hungry at times because of the heat and the fatigue. Fruits and juices should be kept within reach to cool you off. These help in digesting the meals and make you feel naturally hungry. A portion of salad along with food is also a must in summers. Besides these, you can help yourself with some tangy, healthy and appetizing Raw Mango Chutney along with meals. Raw mango has got various health benefits. It keeps the stomach cool and makes the meal very interesting at the same time.

Raw Mango Chutney, traditionally known as ‘Raw Mango Chunda/ Sweet Mango Chutney’ is an essential ingredient in Gujarati meals in western parts of India. It is sweet, sour and a little spicy.

It can last for a upto 1 year if prepared correctly and kept in a cool 

place. In Gujarat, the chutney is usually savored  with paranthas

and theplas for breakfast as well as main course for lunch and dinner.

The traditional way of cooking Chunda is a slow and sweet process, as natural sunlight is used to dissolve the sugar in the chutney. The mixture is kept under sunlight for approximately 7-8 days till the mango threads become translucent (precisely clear) and the mixture gets consistent and clear.

Ingredients

500 gms grated raw mango

700 gms sugar powder

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp salt

¼ tsp turmeric powder

Method 

In a large vessel, mix grated raw mangoes with salt and turmeric powder (haldi). Keep aside for 15 minutes. Add sugar powder gradually and keep whisking with a spoon such that the sugar gets dissolved in the juice of grated mangoes. Continuous stirring is required here. Pour this mixture in a heated pan and keep on stirring over a low flame till the sugar gets completely dissolved and there are no sugar lumps present. Remove from the flame, let the mixture cool down, Now add the chili powder and store it in a cool place. The Raw Mango Chutney is now ready! Spice up your meals by by adding 1 - 2 teaspoons of this chutney as an accompaniment. Use it as a topping on salads and snacks and make them 
delightfully tangy and gorgeous.
Try out some of these Raw Mango Chutney recipes: Healthy Dhuli Moong DalChutney Paneer Tikka Masala and Healthy Canapes Chat
Enjoy the summer season as you stay healthy and happy while you eat well!




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Healthy Canapes Chat

Healthy Canapes Chat

Life brings newer experiences everyday. As each day is a new beginning, something new and healthy on the platter makes one feel happier, healthier and lighter. Canapes Chat can be made with a variety of ingredients and is an excellent breakfast option. Canapes are easily available in the market. They can either be shallow fried stored in a container or used as they are.
Canapes help in making the quickest of the snacks and of course one can make them into healthier ones too. Use a combination of fruits, veggies and tangy home-made sauces along with yogurt.  Top them up and you are ready to munch on to these delightful crunchies.
Method

Place the canapes in a serving dish. In a salad bowl add 1 each of finely chopped cucumber, tomato and carrot. Add half a teaspoon each of black salt and white pepper. Now add juice of half a lemon and mix well. Place a good quantity of salad on the canape.
Add half a teaspoon of raw mango chutney on top. Now add a pinch of crushed roasted cashews . Garnish with some fresh coriander and you are ready to stuff the whole thing in to your mouth and experience mildly tangy flavours complemented with the crunchy canape and salad.

Enjoy this snack any time of the day!
Stay healthy, stay happy!

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Beetroot Halwa

Beetroot Halwa

Life gets sweeter as you make it healthier. Well you can surely make it even sweeter with healthy desserts. Beetroot Halwa is one such recipe that creates magic. Traditionally, the Carrot Halwa has been a popular dessert in Indian households, but as health becomes a priority, the Beetroot Halwa is fast catching up. So all you need is follow the method underneath and get going.


Benefits : Beetroot creates wonders when eaten regularly in the morning for getting a good glowing skin hence in a way very essential & amazing vegetable for anemic patients esp. girls. It reduces  blood pressure, beats osteoporosis , checks diabetes.
Main Ingredient : [ Peeled  & Grated beetroot]
Method: In a pan, add the 2 grated beetroots, to this add 2 cups of milk and allow it to boil.
Simmer the heat and allow it to cook in the milk until all the milk gets absorbed and evaporated. 
Add half a teaspoon of cardamom powder and 1 teaspoon of  sugar/brown sugar.
 Add more milk to make it creamier.
Stir well until your halwa becomes a little viscous and thick textured.
Sprinkle it with chopped dry fruits (here I have used cashew nuts, pistachios , almonds, go for walnuts if you like)

Beetroot Halwa  is a delectable recipe ( though similar to the Carrot halwa) but turns out to be more softer and more tender.

Glow with good health and sweetness as you can enjoy this dessert with zero guilt!



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Chutney Paneer Tikka Masala

Chutney Paneer Tikka

A healthy snack a day is what keeps you healthy and happy everyday. Although the word tikka makes you think of a snack that is prepared in coal or wood fire but a snack that tastes as good and is tangy enough can surely look forward to being called so as well.
Cottage cheese gives you proteins and calcium and of course its tender and goes well with different spices and flavours as well. The best part is that can be cooked very fast.
Besides eating good and cooking fast, all you need is a positive frame of mind to be able to bring out the best from your life.
Food is the best way to start organizing your life in a better way. If you eat healthy, you have a smiling face and that is what can change any situation for you.
If you eat the right food and in the right quantity, diseases will always far away from you. Always fill your stomach with the right quantity of food. Excess food or lack of enough food will either make you too lazy or too restless. Stay restful and take the right amount of sleep as well. 
Here is another evening snack recipe for all you Healthy and Quick lovers out there.

Method

Add a teaspoon of refined oil in a pan on low flame. Add 10-12 crushed black pepper corns and half a teaspoon each of salt and cumin seeds. Let the cumin seeds turn black. Now add 150 gms of chopped cottage cheese and mix well. Add one chopped green chili and mix well. Now add 2 teaspoons of kacche aam ki chutney (raw mango chutney) and mix well. Let it cook for 5 minutes while you stir and mix well.
Now place in a serving dish and garnish with some fresh coriander and chopped ginger.









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