Fruit Custard-Mixed Fruit Custard Recipe

My kids are basket ball players and i fed up daily making some new healthy snacks which will give them more energy to study after they reach home tiring… I tried making Fruit custard and to my surprise my kids loved it can hide lots of fruits, dates, dry fruits and nuts in them which is so healhty . All these fruits topped with a delicious custard.. Fruit custard is one of the easiest dessert and also very tasty and healthy.. Fruit custard is a great dish to serve for parties since it involves less efforts but taste really good. Try to add a good amount of nuts and dry fruits in them, they gives the crunchy and chewy texture. Today we will learn how to make fruit custard following this easy recipe.

Ingredients :
Vanilla flavored Custard powder
3 tbsp for mixing custard powder

Milk – 500 ml (2 1/2 cups)
Sugar – 50 grams (1/4 cup) or as required
Mixed fruits – anything of your choice
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1) Cut all the fruits into medium sized pieces and keep aside . You can use any fruits of your choice like banana, apple, pineapple, papaya, musk melon, chikoo/sapodilla, pomegranate, pear, kiwi,grapes (seedless), strawberry etc. Avoid watermelon as it oozes water.
2)Mix vanilla custard powder with 2 tbsp milk to make a custard paste and make a smooth paste without any lumps.
3)Boil 2 1/2 cups of milk , add sugar to it… Add the smooth custard paste to the milk and keep stirring continuously till it becomes thick.
4)After it comes to room temperature, refrigerate it. Once it cools, it will become a little thick.
5)Take a bowl, add the fruits and pour the custard over it.
6)Serve Chilled.

Khaman dhokla

Khaman dhokla is a delicious  Gujarati snack which is similar texture like cake is very popular in India….. Khaman dhokla are prepared and steamed till. It’s luffiest, softest, spongiest like idlis.. If you tried making dhokla but never got a fluffy and soft sure checkout this way…
INGREDIENTS :

  • For Dhokla :
  •  Besan/ Chickpea flour – 250 gms (1 & 1/2 cup)
  • Curd/Yogurt – 1/2 cup (not very sour)
  • Water – 1/2 cup
  • Cooking/Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
  • For seasoning to be mixed to the batter (to be added just before cooking)
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric a pinch
  • Green Chili paste – 1 – 2 (or as per taste)
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Citric acid – quarter tsp (or lemon juice)
  • Eno – 1 small packet (green colour fruit lime) + some more for sprinkling on the plate
  • salt to taste
  • For tempering
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Little water + Oil to be topped on dhoklas

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METHOD:
1) Mix first 1/2 cup curds with 1/2 water
2) Add the besan and mix well to get a lump less batter, the consistency should be of idli batter, more of dropping not pouring consistency.
3)Now take a steaming high sided plate and grease it well with oil. Set aside till use.
4)Slowly add more water if needed else, add the soda. Keep it aside to rise for 1 hour. To the batter mix in the citric acid, oil, salt, sugar, green chili paste and turmeric powder. Mix well. This has to be done just before pouring to the plate
5)Meanwhile have the pan on stove, and let the water start boiling. When the water reaches the rolling stage, you can mix the eno to the batter (Save little of eno for dusting on the plate), mix gently, you will see bubbles coming out.
6)Pour it immediately in the grease plate and pop into the steamer.
Steam it for 15 to 20 mins or till a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
6) When the dhokla is steaming, make the green chutney. Take all ingredients in a blender and make into a smooth paste. Your green chutney is done. Set aside till serving.
7) Now After 20 mins remove the dhokla from the steamer and set aside. Now make the tempering, heat oil in a tadka pan, add in mustard, green chilli, asafoetida and let them sizzle for a min. Take it off the stove and Pour in water and mix them well.
8) Now drizzle this all over the dhokla, you can top it with coriander leaves and coconut.
9) Slice and Serve with green chutney.

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Dry Fruit Kachori (Place of origin.in)

Place of Origin is filled with a variety of eatables. Once you open the website, you see many categories like snacks, sweets, staples and winter specials. They have tie-ups with most of the popular shops in your town. You can find the famous snacks or sweets from all the states of India here. They have a special section for the health-conscious foodies, where you can pick healthy snacks like karela chips, roasted makhana or dry fruit kachodi. Trust me, they taste so yum that you’ll be addicted!

I had a chance to try few stuffs from Place of Origin and I absolutely loved them.
Have I look at what I got
No.2) Dry fruit kachori::
Im a big foodie and a big fan of chat items…I forget about calories when i think of these foods……What to do they are so addictive . I’m sure many of you sail in the same boat as mine …. Kachori is definitely one such snack that i can die for. Crispy n flaky out side, spicy, tangy and mildly sweet inside. Kachoris can be made with various stuffings…  I got a sample of Dry fruit kachori of Jay Hind Sweets from Place of origin.in
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About the brand (Jay Hind Sweets)

It Started in 1948, Jayhind is one of Ahmedabad’s most well known shops for mithais, namkeens and dry fruits. With over 6+ decades of experience and ensuring the quality and taste of their ingredients, they have been able to establish themselves as one of the most sought after brands in Gujarat and beyond. The NRI fraternity swears by their sweets containing kaju and badam, due to their longer shelf life. Jayhind now has an export division as well. They have a complete automatic and hygienic plant for their sweets and namkeen production.

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About Product (Dry fruit kachori) :
Ingredients:
Gram floue(Besan),Maida, Cashew nuts, Raisins(kismis),Sesame seeds(Til),Fennel seed(Saunf),Corrainder seeds,Coriander powder(Dhania),Cumin powder(Jeera),Turmeric powder,Chili powder,Garam masala,Spices,Sugar,Salt,Edible Oil.
Taste:
Crispy,mild sweet and Spicy
Packing:
Its really packed amazing loved the golden ball packing which attracts everyone from kids to elders
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Dry Fruit Kachori :
. A Crispy small snack balls stuffed with dry fruits and spices makes it a tasty offering on any occasion. Dry fruit Kachori comes with a filling of dry fruits. Jain Vijay Farsan Mart Kachori is perfect for satisfying your hunger cravings. These deep-fried Kachoris along with the delectable filling are simply irresistible.
It can be eaten alone to satisfy the urge of munching something light and tasty or with tea coffee.It also goes very well with green chutney or as a part of the meal.It is a perfect party time Indian snack.

Though Kachoris are native to Rajasthan , this dry fruit kachoris are something very famous in Gujarat. Unlike normal kachoris, these dry fruit Kachoris have long shelf life and can be stored for few weeks to couple of month. Its also little sweetish when compared to normal ones.
Dry fruit Kachori was  yummy and they made it with the way I like it Khatta Meetha.
Reasonably priced which is very healthy !!!!

Place of origin gives us opportunity to buy India’s favorite foods online..They work hard to bring you the finest sweets, snacks, dry fruits, namkeen, pickle, jams, tea, coffee and staples from all over India. You can now discover unique regional delicacies and order from the comfort of your home..

Are you busy ….Feel hungry… Try … GoFrshly (Host Freshly)

Last Saturday got a invite through Chennai Bloggers club to witness the launch of a new kiosk like product called “GoFrshly” from a company called OwlTech ( A Food industry IOT firm)..I accepted to go as I m a big foodie….. The event was at  IT park SP Infocity at Owl Tech Office …The office is really amazing with brickwork, furniture made from stacking pallets..The atmosphere was awesome and i totally loved it …
 
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Once we entered Divya Gandhi and Abhiskek welcomed us with a brief about the machine and food box and how they deliver hot fresh food in 90 seconds.. It was quite interesting .. Then we had a gud time playing Scrabble in which we won second place… Then we got introduced to the CEO of Owl Tech, Satish Chamyvelumani….
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Frshly is a first-of-its-kind automated retail marketplace that makes good food accessible to customers..An ecosystem whereby consumers have access to a collaborative platform of food providers. Along with inspired flavours, we provide fresh, hygienic food from their favourite resturants all under 90 seconds! I totally loved this  idea of Food industry IOT.


We then went to the food court of SP Infocity to witness the Frshly machine situated there.. Do you imagine u can order food from ur desk through paytm from their app ..once u free go get ur food ready at the counter. It really saves our time with modern technology..No need to waste ur precious time standing  in queues, fighting for space in small food counters in malls, eliminates the need to buy those redundant mall food cards and of course not shell out a premium for those small quantities of a meal. The GoFrshly team ties up with several restaurants including Anjappar, Paradise Biryani, Delhi Highway and even Dominos (quite soon).

 
Your favourite food on the move..I tried using there app to order food from my favourite North Indian Vegeterain Restuarant. Delhi Highway..Veg combo meal costing Rs.129. which had   2 Tawa Phulkas, Jeera Rice, Channa  Sabji and a Paneer Tikka starter ..It was really filling and  my tummy was happy 🙂 .The packaging is really amazing in food grade plastic that has been tested and allows to be heated without contaminating the food….. It was really a awesome experience once i ordered the frshly machine started it process and deliver fresh food within 60 seconds . Can you imagine….. to get hot fresh food without a queue…..  Sure you tooo will love it once you experience to order ur favourite food from the frshly machine

They serve piping hot hygienically prepared food from popular restaurants across the city ensuring quality, convenience and variety. Frshly is all set to serve at multiple locations across the nation to efficiently accommodate its clock watching, quality and health conscious diners in today’s fast paced world. Further more consumers can download the official Frshly app from the Apple and Google play stores to pick locations, order and pay for their food…Currently Frshly is present in Chennai and Bangalore in the cafeterias of many IT parks…..
Are you busy ….Feel hungry dont worry just order and have fun with food ‪#‎gofrshly‬
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Britannia Nutrichoice Diabetic Food Trail

Diabetes can strike anyone, from any walk of life…..
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I got an invite to attend the diabetic master class event conducted by Semora Entertainment works….. sponsored by Britannia Nutrichoice, BioCon etc. at Hotel Park Hyatt, Chennai
. My mom suffering from diabetes from past 5 years so i was so eager to attend this diabetic master class held at Park Hyatt hotel by Seema Pinto ( http://www.semora.in/ )  who is really a sweet heart said many easy ways to overcome diabetes.. She also said how she overcome diabetes and living a healthy life now by just changing her way of living mainly reducing to smaller portion of nutritious food made to reach her goal..She want to spread awareness about diabetes so she wants all the  restaurants to serve with diabetic friendly foods….  The main idea of Diabetic food trail is to help diabetic patients who travel a lot due to various reasons  get diabetic friendly food at  any restaurants across India …
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The Diabetic Food Trail®  is a pioneering initiative
which offers a wonderful culinary experience
to Diabetics & the Health Conscious… Seema Pinto & Manoj Pinto are the Managing directors of  Semora Entertainment works
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We really enjoyed the  demo of few items prepared by the Park Hyatt’s Chef’s Teuku,Vamsi and Lalit……
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The dishes which we saw in  the demo are …..
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Here is the list of the Chennai restaurants were we get  Diabetic friendly food currently… check the website http://www.diabeticfoodtrail.com/  for more details of each city has a list of restaurants which serve diabetic friendly food
 
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I totally enjoyed the whole Nutrichoice Essentials Diabetic Master class … Here is wat i learnt from Dr. Wasim, Seema Pinto and Chef Vamsi & Chef Teuku
Being a north Indian i was eagerly waiting for vegeterian dishes Today i came to know a fact that ghee is a fat burner, if used in small quantities. If we want to come out of diabetes we have to eat smaller portions of food as well exercise regularly mainly walking helps us to control sugar level in blood … We can also use Black Salt as much as possible.. ..Use millets in ur diet .. cook recipes ranging from appetisers, entrees and desserts without use of sugar and also have food when you feel hungry  again in small portions. Just to kill the appetite. says Seema Pinto
Foods high in chromium can improve GTF glucose tolerance factor in your body and naturally balance out blood glucose levels. Broccoli, raw cheese, green beans and grass-fed beef are all high in chromium, however broccoli has the highest amounts by far and  Sprinkling herbs like cinnamon, turmeric, and parsley on your food may also help balance blood sugar levels. says Dr.Wasim…..
Asian Lettuce Cup, Tuna Salad Wraps, Baked assorted Lentil stew casserole, pan seared sea bass, Pecan, Red banana and Nutri choice essentials oats biscuit pudding were the dishes made by Chef Vamsi & Chef Teuku
I totally loved the taste of  Baked assorted Lentil stew casserole…


Dessert… Pecan, Red banana and Nutri choice essentials oats biscuit pudding I made for veg pudding without egg with chef vamsi….
 
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I enjoyed this food trial journey a lot All the bloggers invited got a recipe book from Mrs. Seema Pinto containing diabetic recipes. I wish Seema Pinto for this amazing initiative and soon we can see India free from Diabetes……. Lastly we also tasted the food and clicked  a group pic …. .. Together We Can Stop Diabetes.
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Oats upma recipe

 

A bowl of freshly cooked oats upma can be one of the healthiest options for breakfast to fight against diabetes .Regular oats with milk  can be very boring sometimes, that too when you are in a big crave for spicy start.  This version of oats upma could be one good recipe for everyone !!!!!

Ingredients:

1 cup Oats (quacker)

i/2 cup Onion
2 Green Chilli
1/2 cup chopped vegetables  u like (Carrot ,Capsicum,peas, beans)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 cup water
Salt – To Taste
1 cup Water
2 tsp Chopped Coriander Leaves
1 tsp Lemon Juice
2 tsp Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp ground nut
Curry Leaves – 8-10
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Method:
First take a pan roast oats for 2-3 minutes or until it start to be aromatic, take care not to burn it, keep aside
Now Peel and chop onion and finely chop carrot, capsicum, beans, green chilies, coriander leaves   and keep aside.
Now Heat oil in a pan, then add Mustard Seeds & ground nut saute until it becomes golden brown.
Add onion and fry until transparent. Add vegetables, green chillies  fry in medium flame for 2 minutes. Add a little salt just for the vegetables

Add the oats, salt and mix well for a minute. Add 1/2 cup water and mix well and cook covered for 2-3 minutes until all the water is absorbed and oats gets cooked.
Add coriander leaves, lemon juice  stir and off flame.
Cover the pan and let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.
Serve hot with sauce or chutney..I love it with mango pickle……

 

Healthy Oats Thepla

Here is a healthy options to kick start your day in a healthy way making this Flat Bread known as Theplas.  This is also a perfect food to be taken when you are travelling long distances or going on picnics as they are easy to pack and do not spoil easily and keep well for a few days. They are light on the stomach, healthy, nutritious and filling too at the same time.
Ingredients
1 cup Whole wheat flour (atta)
½ cup  Quaker Oats
1/4 tsp  Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp  Red chilli powder
1/4 tsp  Coriander powder
a pinch of asafoetida
chopped green chilly to taste

Salt to taste
2 tsp oil( 1tsp in dough and 1 while cooking)

 
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Method:
 

To begin making the thepla Recipe Take a bowl Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and make a batter out of it
Set aside for 10 mins. Divide into 4-5 balls and roll into thin chapatis.

Now Sprinkle a drop of oil on a non-stick pan and cook till both the sides are crispy & golden
Now  the tasty and healthy Oats Thepla are ready to serve! Relish with your favourite gravy or chutney, curd ,  tomato sauce or curd !!!!

Oats Apple Kheer

Payasam or Kheer is a traditional Indian dessert that is served in weddings, made for festivals and so on. It is the simplest of Indian desserts that can be whipped up in a jiffy.  if needed and also chop the apple finely instead of grating.

Ingredients

1 cup Oats (quacker oats)

1 cup apple (unpeeled)

4 tsp Sugar

1 cup Milk
5 Almonds

5 Raisins
A pinch of Elaichi (cardamom) powder
Method
Take a  non stick pan. Add oats and dry roast in a low heat till golden color. keep aside
Take the apple and cut into small pieces
Now take a bowl add apple&milk heat on medium flame by stirring in between for about 15 mins
Now add oats & Stir well.
Now Add sugar & cardamom powder and stir well to make sure there are no lumps.
Keep it on low flame for one minute.
Garnish with almonds and raisins.

Serve hot or u can freeze it also have chilled kheer which will be more tastier

Oats dosa

Instant Oat dosa is an easy recipe that is perfect for busy families. Sometimes you want to make something that is easy and hassle free and of course healthy. it is always healthy to start your day with a healthy breakfast. so i recommend you to serve oats dosa to supplement the required nutritions required in our diet. oats dosa is often served with  chutney of your choice
 
Ingredients :
1 cup  Quacker Oats
1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup urad dhal
1/2 tsp Baking soda
Salt as required
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Method :
Dry rice & urad dhal make a powder and keep aside
Dry roast oats, until it is slightly hot to touch.Powder it and keep it aside.
Now add rice & urad powder add water and make a batter adding oats powder and salt
Make a batter similar to idli batter.Let it sit for 15 minutes.(The batter should neither be thick nor thin but should be of dropping consistency.)
Heat dosa tawa till smoky hot, sprinkle little water, allow the water to evaporate, then pour the batter with a laddle and spread it to a thin round layer with the base of the laddle. You can use even a stainless steel cup instead of a ladle.
Spread little oil around the edges of dosa and allow it to fry on a medium flame till the dosa is ready to flip to the other side.
Flip the dosa to the other side and toast for a min or 2, this step is optional.
Serve hot with any chutney of your choice
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