Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Mango Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

The Mango Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

I came across this luscious low calorie dessert a year ago and was looking for one of the ingredients as I did not know what it was. I googled it and saw that it was all the rage and very healthy to boot. Hence I make it every day with my Herbalife Vanilla F1and have half a cup after my session at the gym. Chia seeds are also a source of omega 3 fatty acids and a great way for vegetarians to get some good fat in their daily diet.  Besides it's low calorie and sugarless. What more could you want?

The Recipe:

1 cup low fat milk or sugarless soy milk or coconut milk; 3 scoops Herbalife F1 Vanilla Nutritional Mix; 1 tbsp chia seeds; 1 medium mango cubed.
Warm the milk and add the chia seeds. Whisk gently to mix well. Keep aside for 30 minutes mixing once in a way to avoid clumping.  Add the F1Vanilla powder and gently mix. Place half the mango cubes in a glass jar and pour the Vanilla Mixture over. Top with remaining mixture. Chill in the refrigerator for 3 hours or overnight.  Serves 3.  Enjoy your low calorie, sugarless, guilt free dessert.


Monday, May 30, 2016

Ma's Mince Vindaloo

                                                                  Mince Vindaloo
This was a great favourite of ours while growing up and my Mum used to make it pretty often. We ate a lot of mince and had it in so many forms- cutlets, Pulav, in uppuma, with chappathis, in sandwiches, with idlis and dosais too. It brings back fond memories of carefree days when all that mattered was a full stomach.

The Recipe:

250gms mince, wash and drain; 100gms peas, washed; 2 medium onions chopped; 1 tsp jeera seeds ( cumin); 1/2 tsp chilli powder; 3 pinch mustard seeds; 8 pepper corns; 1/2 inch piece ginger; 4 large cloves garlic; 2 tomatoes chopped; 1 tbsp vinegar;  a few coriander leaves; 1 tbsp olive oil; salt to taste.

Blend all ingredients except the onions and coriander leaves.  This is the masala. Keep aside till required.
Heat the oil in a large nonstick pan and stir fry the coriander leaves and onions on a medium flame until golden brown.   Add the masala and cook till thick. Stir in the mince and peas and salt to tasteand cover and cook on simmer for 10 minutes. If more gravy is required, add a little water.  Serve hot with Kichdi or bread or chappathis.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Triple Grilled Chicken

                           Honey Soy Sesame Chicken
This is an easy and delicious recipe that can be made in minutes. It goes well with noodles or fried rice and is a succulent appetizer too. All you need is a few pieces of chicken, some sauces and a lot of interest and passion to come up with the perfect dish.

The Recipe: 

250 gms boneless chicken, cubed; 3 tbsp honey; 1 tbsp thick soy sauce; 1 tbsp sesame oil; salt to taste; 1 large clove garlic, crushed; 1/4 inch piece ginger, crushed; 1 tbsp sesame seeds and 1/2 tsp pepper corns, powdered.
Wash and drain chicken cubes. Stir all ingredients together in a large bowl except the sesame seeds. Add chicken cubes and mix until the chicken is fully covered with the mixture. Keep aside for a minimum of 15 minutes. Arrange chicken cubes on a baking tray lined with foil and sprinkle the sesame seeds all over.  Heat  oven for 5 minutes and grill chicken for 7 minutes each side at 200C or 400F till done. Garnish with a few chopped coriander leaves and serve immediately with noodles or rice.


Friday, May 27, 2016

Sugarless Carrot Halva

                                                                      Sugarless Carrot Halva

Some time ago an elderly friend requested some recipes for sugarless Indian desserts and I sent a few from my collection.  I like to try different recipes and so made this version and liked it very much. Nowadays, I leave out the sugar and use low fat milk and honey to make all my desserts.  This version is as delicious as it looks. The sweetness of the carrots and raisins make this a suitable dessert for older people.

The Recipe:

1 cup grated carrots; 1 cup low fat milk; 1/4 cup raisins chopped; 1/4 cup almond flakes; honey to drizzle over.

Boil the carrots and milk till thick and mushy. Stir in the nuts and raisins. Simmer for two minutes. Remove from fire. Serve hot or cold drizzled with honey ( optional).

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