Recipe: Ragi Chocolate Cake

We all love chocolate cakes so why not bake our own cake which is both healthy and tasty! In this recipe, we use ragi which is a powerhouse of nutrients, especially calcium which is required for healthy bones and teeth. Also, we have completely avoided using refined flour (maida). Do try this cake and share your feedback. Ingredients: For cake: 1 katori ragi flour 1 katori whole wheat flour ¾ cup butter/canola oil/olive oil ½ cup curd ½ cup brown sugar or jaggery powder or refined sugar (sugar amount can be adjusted as per taste) ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda ¼ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp coffee powder (optional) 1 tsp vanilla essence ¾ cup water For frosting (optio

It’s Time To Walk The Talk

COVID-19 has exposed the huge gaps in our nutrition security. We need to fix them before it is too late. The global COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has not only crippled our economy, it has severely escalated hunger and poverty in every nook and corner, particularly among the poor and weaker sections of our society, with many dying of acute hunger and malnourishment. Apart from being a major eye-opener on several issues like sanitation and hygiene, it also comes as a wake-up call about the importance a proper policy on nutrition. The Indispensability of Ensuring Food Security The lockdown led to a heightened focus on ensuring food access to the vulnerable by both public and pri

Recipe: Millet Dal Dhokla

Oats and ragi are rich in protein and various essential micronutrients. Combining them with dal enhances their overall nutrition value. Try this mouth savouring and healthy dhokla recipe as a snack or a breakfast meal. Have you ever wondered why the Indian diet has a pulse-cereal combination? This is to enhance the overall protein intake. Amino acids are the building block of proteins. Pulses are deficient in one of the amino acids (methionine) but rich in another amino acid (lysine), whereas, cereals have high methionine and low lysine content. Thus, the combination of cereals and pulses ensures that the body gets the required proteins from these sources. Traditional dhokla is made from bes

Recipe: Healthy Palak Bread Pakora

Everyone in the family loves a bread pakora! How about making it healthy for your loved ones next time? Try our healthier and tasty version of bread pakora which is shallow fried instead of deep fried and includes healthy ingredients like spinach, paneer, curry leaves and sesame seeds. Ingredients: For the filling: 4 medium size boiled potatoes ½ katori peas 5-6 curry leaves A pinch of hing A small green chilli ½ tsp cumin seeds ¼ tsp turmeric powder ½ tsp red chilli 1 tsp coriander powder ½ tsp cumin seeds powder ½ tsp garam masala ½ tsp sesame seeds 1 tsp amchur powder 1 tbsp ghee Handful of coriander leaves Salt as per taste For pakora batter: 1 katori gram flour (besan) 1 katori or 100

Recipe: Beetroot Lentil Salad

A sumptuous well-balanced salad to take care of your carbs, fats, proteins and essential vitamin & minerals. All the ingredients of this recipe are nutritious and easily available in our kitchens. Ingredients: 1 katori grated beetroot ½ katori grated carrot ¼ katori red masoor dal ¼ katori peanuts 1 tbsp grated coconut 1 tsp lemon juice ½ tsp black pepper 1 tbsp olive oil Rock salt as per taste Serving: 4 Calorific Value (per serving): Total Calories: 162 Kcal Protein: 6 gm Carbs: 10 gm Fat: 12 gm Fibre: 4 gm Method: Soak dal in water for 1 hour. After it is soaked remove water from the dal. Heat olive oil in a pan. When oil heats up put soaked dal in the pan and saute for 1-2 minutes till i

 

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