Monday, March 23, 2015

Eggless Wholewheat Ragi(Finger Millet) Chocolate Muffins

   Yes,I know that millets are awfully good for health.. Still,with a tinge of  disdain, very very reluctantly  I tried out muffins with a combo of wholewheat flour and Ragi flour. When the aromatic muffins came out of my oven , I was so very  pleased with the outcome- really really moist and  soft muffins with a  wonderful burst of chocolaty flavored Ragi (Finger Millet).

Here we go.... the recipe for the totally healthy easy wholesome chocolate muffins!

Eggless Wholewheat Ragi(Finger Millet) Chocolate Muffins

(Yeilds about 12) 
Eggless Wholewheat Finger Millet Mufins

   Whole Wheat Flour- 1 cup (I used Ashirwad wholewheat atta)
   Ragi Flour(Finger Millet)-1/2 cup
   Brown Sugar-1 cup 

   Oil -1/4 cup
   Baking powder- 1/2 tsp
   Baking Soda- 1/2 tsp
   Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
   Thick Yogurt- 3/4 cup
   Milk -1/4 cup
   Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
   Honey-2 tsp

   Salt - 1/4 tsp
   Walnuts and Cashewnuts chopped- 1/4 cup (optional)

To Serve:
   Ganache - 1 cup(Optional)

Sieve together ragi flour, wheat flour,baking powder,baking soda, cocoa powder and salt. Powder the brown sugar.
Add the powdered brown sugar to the sieved flours.
Whisk together oil,yogurt,milk,vanilla essence and honey.
Now add in the sieved flours,sugar,baking powder and baking soda.
Mix gently.
Pour into muffin tray.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 25-30 mins.
(Baking time varies from oven to oven)

If you are NOT worried about calories you can serve with Chocolate Ganache!  :)

Children will love these healthy muffins with Chocolate Ganache!!

Absolutely easy peasy  healthy muffins! 

Pin It now!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Whole Wheat Eggless Fatfree Carrot Muffins

Absolutely no Eggs, no Butter/Oil and no white Sugar!Sugar is substituted by  jaggery ....
What made me to try out this awesome Whole Wheat, Egg-less, Sugarless and Butterfree  Muffins? Well, Wheat is more healthy than All Purpose Flour and so on and so forth!
Hence, I went about browsing  the internet for a good recipe and came across this one in a baking group ! I tried it and was pleasantly surprised at the moist and soft texture.

Whole Wheat Eggless  Fatfree Carrot Muffins

Whole Wheat flour - 1 1/2 cup
Grated Carrot - 1 cup  (fresh & uncooked.)
Powdered Jaggery - 1 cup
Curd - 1 cup
Apple sauce - 1/2 cup (Cut chunks of Apple and cook with minimal water  until  soft .Blend )
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 3/4 tsp
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp
Chopped walnuts and cashewnuts - 1/4 cup

Heat the powdered jaggery in 2 tbsp of water and when melted,strain.
In a large bowl, combine the wet ingredients - curd and apple sauce. Now, add  the strained jaggery and vanilla extract. Mix well.
 Sift the whole wheat flour with the baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Add the sifted flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until combined well. Add the carrots and the chopped nuts.
 Do not over mix.
Pour into muffin pans or papercups.
Bake in a pre heated oven at 180 degree centigrade for about 25 to 30 minutes.

Note: Baking time  may vary from oven to oven.

A wonderful healthy muffin!

Pin It now!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Homemade Rice Wine

  Homemade Rice Wine

My first home- made wine ! It all started like this…one day , in midst of my youngest daughter’s wedding preparations, I got a call from the groom’s mother requesting me to make wine for the wedding toast! I was flabbergasted or rather nonplussed or whatever! I had never made wine nor do I know anything about wines. She coaxed me saying that it is really really a simple procedure and gave me a Mangalorian wine recipe made from rice and raisin. Since ignorance is bliss and  being unfamiliar with the nuances of the delicate art of wine making, I just followed the recipe blindly and made it! After 3 months, was I in for a big big surprise? Indeed yes! The groom's parents tasted it and said that it was awesome & that it was sooo good that I can even consider marketing it! There were no words to describe the euphoria I felt…I raise my glass to a toast, ‘There’s a first time for everything, including wine making. Cheers.’

Homemade Rice Wine

Rice -500 gm ,washed
Sugar-1 ¼ kg
Lime juice from 2 limes
Raisins- 100 gm
Yeast -1½  tsp
Drinking water- 3 liters 

Put the rice, sugar, washed raisins and  lime juice into a clean sterilized bharani (ceramic jar)or a food grade plastic bucket. Add the water.
Stir well, sprinkle yeast; mix well and cover .
Stir this mixture every day for about a couple of minutes.The mixture will be frothy.
On the 18th day, strain the mixture through a  muslin cloth into a clean dry vessel.
Again after a couple of days, pour the clear liquid from the top to another bharani (ceramic jar) .
Close and keep in a dark and cool place for 3 months.
After 3 months your wine is ready,crystal clear and light honey colored.
Since I did not have a good wine bottle..I bottled the wine in a Whiskey bottle

Serving Wine at home for the first time.
Imp Note: The jar should be cleaned in soap water, sterilized with hot water and sun dried.
Pin It now!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger... Powered by