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DATES, ALMONDS AND COCONUT ROLLS (NO BAKE RECIPE)

Hello !!!! This week I am sharing a delicious 3 Ingredient recipe that can be made without any hassle. Dates,Almonds and Coconut rolls are so nutritious and delicious that you are tempted to eat more. You can gift these nutritious home made rolls to your family and friends this festive. Are Dates good for health? Dates are powerhouse of nutrition .They improve bone strength ,Lowers Cholestrol,rich in vitamins ,proteins and iron. My family eats dates regularly to maintain good health.I have used organic mejdool dates in this recipe. What are the benefits of Almonds? Almonds are popular tree nuts rich in nutrients . Almonds are high in healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, protein.Almond milk is a substitute for diary milk.Good alternative to people who are allergic to diary. My humble contribution for this month’s recipe swap challenge is this Dates,Almonds and Coconut rolls from my partner Jolly’s wonderful blog.I had shortlisted many recipes but as i am travelling and other constraints i made these Dates ,Almonds and Coconut Rolls with a little tweak in the recipe. You can find the her recipe here.
Recipe for Dates ,Almonds and coconut Rolls: Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup Pitted organic Mejdool dates
  • 1/2 Cup Roasted Almonds
  • 1 Tsp Poppy Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 1 Tbsp Desiccated Coconut for coating
Method: Pulse the roasted alomnds to a fine powder. Next add the pitted dates , desiccated coconut and poppy seeds and pulse again. Transfer the mixture to a plate. Take small portions and shape them into small balls. Roll them in the desiccated coconut .Repeat the process for the balance mixture. Store the rolls in an airtight container. Enjoy!!!!!!!!
Notes: Use good quality dates No sugar or sweetner is used
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PISTACHIO COATED DRY FRUITS & SEEDS BALL

We are all gearing up for Christmas and long holidays to celebrate the festivities.Gifts will be exchanged with family and friends during this festive occasion.If you are looking for last minute gift ideas then this recipe is perfect . It is quick and nutritious too. People will not mind spending on healthy ingredients. Check out this delicious Pistachio Coated Dry Fruits and seeds ball. What is Christmas? Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.It is a time to exchange gifts and treat your family and friends. Homes are well decorated with Christmas tree and presents are wrapped and kept under the tree. Santa Claus, also known as Father Christmas or simply Santa, is a legendary figure originating in Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved children on the night of Christmas Eve or during the early morning hours of Christmas Day. What is this week’s Foodie Monday Bloghop Theme? This week’s 225th # Foodiemonday # Bloghop theme #ChristmasTreats was suggested by our fellow blogger Mayuri dee who blogs at https://mayuris-jikoni.com/ . She is a humble person who is always ready to guide . She is such a wonderful collection of traditional Gujarati recipes and some amazing bakes as well. You need to check it out. I have bookmarked her Karela Nu Shaak recipe, Kansar recipe to name a few. I love the way she explains the recipe and weaves a wonderful write up sharing her memories of that recipe.
Recipe for Pistachio Coated Dryfruits and seeds Ball: Ingredients:
  • 400 Gms dry fruits and seeds Mix (Details in Notes)
  • 180 Gms Shelled Pistachios
  • 100 Gms Chocolate Raisin
  • 2 Tbsp Choco Chips
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee
Method: Coarsely grind the shelled pistachios . Transfer it to a plate. Grind the dry fruits and nuts mix to a fine powder. Heat a wide bottom pan. Add ghee. Now add the ground dry fruit and nut mixture and keep the flame low.Ghee is fully absorbed in 1-2 minutes. Switch off the flame. Now add the chocolate raisin and choco chips. It will melt in the heat itself. Take the mixture and make small balls. Roll the balls in the coarse Pistachio powder. Repeat the process for the balance mixture. Store them in an airtight container and gift them to your family and friends this christmas!!!
God bless us all!!!!!!!!!
Notes:
  • This dry fruit and seeds mixture consists of dried apricots,Pumpkin seeds,Sunflower seeds,Almonds,Dates,Cashews,Raisins, Hulled Buckweet,Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Dried Goji Berries,Sultanas, Dried Coconut pieces.
  • This will keep you energised .
  • These Balls are Nutritious
  • Dry fruits and seeds are used raw
  • You can avoid Chocolate if you want to have it on a regular basis.
  • You can replace normal chocolate with dark chocolate
  • No refined sugar is used. Sweetness is from Choco chip, chocolate raisins and dates.
  • Stays good in airtight container for a month provided you can resist eating them.
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GRAM BOUILLI (MAURITIAN SNACK)

Today I am sharing a delicious snack recipe from Mauritius called Gram Bouilli. It is Vegan and Gluten free too. It is perfect for snack time as it is protein rich too. Mauritian cooking is very similar to our Indian Cuisine. Black chickpeas are also known as kala channa in Hindi. It is a powerhouse of nutrients. I love the black chickpea sundal. This week’s theme for 224th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop is #Duesouth was suggested by our fellow blogger Kalyani who blogs at
http://www.sizzlingtastebuds.com/ .She has a wonderful collection of recipes on her blog. Do check it out. I am yet to try her Chocolate pancakes with a desi twist.We were asked to share recipes from the southern hemisphere. I chose this delicious recipe from Mauritius. Its been pouring here and Gram Bouilli was a perfect snack to enjoy the wet weather. Recipe for Gram Bouilli: Ingredients:
  • 2/3 Cup Boiled Black Chickpeas
  • 2 Green Chillies Slit
  • 1 Red Chilli torn into pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 Tsp Fenugreek seeds / Methi seeds
  • 1 Big Onion chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Finely Chopped fresh Coriander
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Sprig of Curry Leaves
Method: Soak black chickpeas overnight. Pressure cook the chickpeas until soft but not mashed. Heat a wide bottom pan. Add Olive oil. Now add fenugreek seeds , red chilli ,green chilli, paprika and onions. Saute for a minute. Add boiled chickpeas, salt, curry leaves and fresh coriander.Mix well. Switch off the flame after 30 seconds. Serve warm.
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MIXED LENTIL MASALA VADA

We are in the last month of 2019. The wet weather is here in this part of the world and will stay until the Chinese New Year in Jan 2020. It is cold and wet as it is pouring whole day. My Older Son was home this weekend and younger one had just finished in exams ,it called for a celebration at home.I treated my family with delicious Mixed Lentil Masala Vada and Masala Chai. A perfect treat for all of us. This week 223rd #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #CrunchyMunchyDal is this humble Mixed Lentil Masala Vada that tasted amazing.This week’s theme was suggested by our Co Blogger Aruna who blogs at
https://vasusvegkitchen.blogspot.com/ . She has some wonderful collection of recipes from Andhra.I am yet to try some of her delicious Papad and pickle recipes.
Recipe for Mixed Lentil Masala Vada: Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups Channa Dal / Split Chickpeas
  • 1 Cup Horse Gram / Kulthi / Huruli
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper Corns
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 5 Dry Red Chillies
  • 3 Onions Finely Chopped
  • 3/4 Cup finely Chopped fresh Coriander
  • 1″ Ginger Chopped
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin
  • 1/4 Tsp Haldi
  • 1/2 Tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • Oil for Frying
Method: Soak Channa dal and horse gram for 4 hours or overnight. Drain all the water and grind the channa dal , horsegram , ginger, green chilli,pepper corns and red chillies.Make a Slighlty coarse mixture. Do not add water while grinding. In case you find it very difficult to grind add 1 Tbsp of water .Transfer this mixture to a wide bottom bowl. Add jeera, haldi,kashmiri chilli powder, chopped onions, bread crumbs ,finely chopped coriander and mix well.
Take a small qty of the mixture and give it a round shape, then flatten it between your palms .It should not be too flat. Repeat the procedure for the balance mixture. Take a wide bottom pan. Add oil and heat it. Once the oil is hot fry the vadas.Once both the sides are cooked and turns brown.Fry these vadas on medium flame. Remove and transfer them on to plate with paper towels to absorb extra oil if any. Thankfully my vadas were not at all oily.They turned crisp and delicious. Serve with any chutney of your choice. I Served these Vadas with Masala Chai and they made a delicious combo.
Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!
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