Easy Healthy Burfi Recipe- Banana and Dates Burfi

One of my favourite snacks during Holi festival is Burfi ( or call it bar). Here is a healthier, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, No artificial Sugar, High Fiber and Protein Rich recipe idea which is ready in no time. Give it a try and you will love it.

Ingredients/Method

2 tbsp coconut oil
2 ripe bananas
200 gms chopped dates
1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
1.5 cup Dry fruit of your choice – chopped
1/2 tsp cinnamon and cardamom powder
2 tbsp charmagaz – Cantaloupe seeds

Method:
Melt oil and roast dry fruit. Add coconut, mix well. Add spices.
Add dates and bananas. Mix well and let banana melt. While mixture is still warm, spread evenly on a plate. Let cool then chill ( i put it in the freezer for 2 hrs). Cut into bite size pieces and enjoy. Stays fresh in the fridge for a week, in an airtight container.

How to make Chai at home | Indian Tea Latte Recipe

Chai Latte is easy, tasty and so good for your health. Here is my version of Masala Chai.
I am using loose leaf tea from Tea affair (vedicteas.com) for this video and if you are using it..you dont need any spices but for regular tea.. if you add the spices listed below, you get this amazing tea latte.
You can make your own Tea Masala At home too. Follow our recipe for great tasting tea.

Ingredients/ Method

1 cup water
1 cup milk
1 tsp loose leaf tea of your choice or 1 tea bag
Sugar as desired
2 green cardamom
2 cloves
1 stick of cinnamon
4 black peppercorns
1/2 tbsp Fennel seeds
small piece of ginger

– Heat water and add all spices. Let them simmer. Add tea and milk. Bring to boil and let simmer until desired color is achieved. Serve hot.

Here is the Tea Recipe in Hindi

Instant Dhokla Recipe – Easy Indian Snacks

Dhokla is a quick, healthy tasty snack that you can make at home in 3 minutes. It is made out of chickpea flour and basically its a steamed savoury cake served with tasty chutneys.

Ingredients/ Method

1 cup chickpea flour
1.5 tsp Eno (Fruit Salt) or substitute with baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup yogurt
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp Lemon juice
3/4 cup water

For tempering
2 tbsp oil
5-6 curry leaves
1 tbsp mustard seeds
1 crushed red chilli
Decorate with coconut and coriander/ Cilantro leaves

Method: Mix all ingredients to make batter and then steam it until done. Steamer on the stove top takes roughly 20 mins while in a microwave steamer you can make it in 3 mins. the one i used in the video is idli maker and prepares dhokla in about 3 mins.

Easy Noodles Recipe – Quick Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Here is a simple and quick recipe for making Chinese stir- fried noodles. Best thing about the recipe is that it can be customized to suit your taste. Whether you want an instant snack or have to whip up a meal for guests, this recipe is great, make it spicy or keep it mild and enjoy 🙂

Ingredients:

Noodles of your choice
1-2 cup veggies ( I used frozen peas, carrots, corn and beans)
2-3 tbsp veg oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1-2 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp sesame oil
2 tsp Sesame seeds
1 tsp salt
1 tsp five spice powder
Optional- 1-2 tbsp hot sauce/ ketchup/ garlic chilli sauce or any other sauce you like or have on hand..I kept it mild so that my kids could enjoy it too.

Begin by boiling noodles and set them aside.
In a wok saute your veggies and add seasoning and sauces. Add sesame seeds and sesame oil towards the end and mix in with the noodles. Serve hot.

More Indo- Chinese Recipes from our kitchen worth trying

1. Hakka Noodles – Chinese Veg Noodles Recipe
2. Street Food Noodles recipe
3. Manchurian Recipe

Easy Potato Croquettes – Homemade Potato Rolls Recipe

Potato Croquettes a.k.a fried Potato rolls are delicious and great party appetizer or tea time snack. Try them this weekend and fall in love with this comfort food. Enjoy it with mint, mango or tamarind chutney.

Recipe for Tamarind Chutney
Recipe for Mango Mint Chutney
Ingredients/ Method

4-5 boiled potatoes
2 eggs
1 cup of bread crumbs
Salt and Pepper to taste
Spices I used: Sage, Parsley, Paprika and Marjoram but you can use any spices that you have
Small chunks of Mozarella cheese for filling and Oil for deep frying

– Boil and Mash Potatoes
– Season them with spices
– Take small portion of Potato dough and fill with cheese. Roll in egg and then bread crumbs. Get all rolls ready and then deep fry until Golden brown.

Watch this recipe in hindi Here : Potato Rolls Recipe in Hindi