This is a deliciously easy cake that has a subtle flavour of cardamom and tart bites of strawberry. The brown sugar adds a slight caramel flavour, which I absolutely adore in my baked goods! I never ever bake with white flour or refined/white sugar anymore, and I guarantee you this healthier version is just as addictive as any traditional cake. In fact, better ingredients just means you can have more guilt-free ;). Bake this pronto!Read More
"The fault was mine, I'd held it wrong
Made an incision, while humming that song,
And it bled and bled, all over the counter it bled
Luscious, sweet, a river of red,
There was no turning back, the damage had been done
It was now in two, once a wholesome one,
I sighed, someone had to pay for this pain
So I tossed it all up, and created a salad insane!"Read More
Straightforward & fast,
Wholesome, with spices
That’ll fill up your heart.
Call it comfort-ilicious
Or flavors in a bowl,
It’ll complete your meal
And warm up the soul..
Oh and did I mention
A boil is all it needs,
Simple to make, yet tasty?
Now that’s a recipe for keeps!”
Ingredients (serves 4)
2 cups whole milk
6 tablespoons white Basmati rice
3 green cardamoms, crushed
2 tablespoons brown sugar
6-8 pitted dates, hydrated & chopped
8-10 pieces of white chocolate
In a deep-bottomed pan, bring to boil the milk, cardamom & sugar. Once boiled, add the rice and cook on medium low flame so the mixture is just simmering. Continue to cook till the rice is soft and fully cooked. Turn heat to high and give it another boil to slightly thicken the kheer. [PS-At this stage, it’s already a delicious pudding and can be eaten as is. But the next step just adds a creamy twist to it..]. Discard any cardamom skin, and stir in the dates & white chocolate. Mix well till the chocolate is fully melted.
Chill for 2 hours & serve with a dash of cinnamon & caramel!
Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend till you get a thick smooth paste. A few chunks here and there are fine. If the mixture is too dry to blend, add a teaspoon of water but make sure it doesn’t become too wet.