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Express Recipes: How to make homemade Honey Bread French Toast

As a kid I always liked to savour french toast. It’s amazing how the original sweet french toast gets modified at 180º, with sugar being replaced with salt, chillies and other spices! The first time I had a sweet french toast was at a dinner and that’s when I realised what I had been missing. Given my weakness for all things sweet, I now just stick with sweet version. Love the sprinkled sugar and the dripping maple syrup. Add to it some bananas and strawberries, and we have a complete…

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Express Recipes: How to make the super-delicious Mocha Syrup Pudding

This is something you would be in a mood to rustle up around weekend time, especially when guests are coming over. But we bet, the effort would be worth it. The sinfully yummy Mocha syrup pudding recipe is right below. Ingredients 1¼ cups plain flour ½ cup cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp soda-bi-carb ¾ cup yogurt 1 cup powdered sugar ½ cup oil 3 tsp coffee powder mixed in 1 tbsp hot water 1 tsp vanilla essence a big ring mould (8” diameter) coffee Syrup 3 tsp…

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Express recipe: How to make Pizza Packets

Stuffed with mozzarella cheese and sweet corn, this makes for a perfect breakfast. Pizza Packets can even be packed for lunch. Ingredients For Dough 2 cup refined flour 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp dry active yeast 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt For Pizza stuffing Grated mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup pizza sauce 1/4 cup beans (finely chopped) 1 capsicum (sliced thinly lengthwise) 1/4 cup sweet corn 1/2 cup cabbage 1/4 tsp black pepper powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp olive oil   Method * Take refined flour in a…

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Express recipe: How to make Besan Nariyal Barfi

If you have a sweet tooth, here’s a recipe that might interest you. The Besan Nariyal Barfi can be easily prepared at home. So what are you waiting for? INGREDIENTS 100 grams Gram flour – 1 cup 100 grams Coconut powder – 1 cup 225 grams Sugar – 1 cup 1/2 cup Milk 125 grams ghee – 1/2 cup 2-3 tbsp cashews 1 tbsp Pistachios 4-5 pieces Cardamom METHOD For making besan coconut barfi, heat ghee in a wok. Add besan in ghee and cook on medium flame. Stir constantly…

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You’re Doing it Wrong: Why Spinach and Lime Juice Make the Perfect Pair

For years, we’ve been told that palak-paneer is a healthy, wholesome dish with the goodness of spinach which is rich in iron and cottage cheese which is full of calcium. Turns out it may not be the case.The science of food combinations is tricky but it is worth understanding. Simply put, the secret to healthy eating lies in pairing the right foods together that facilitate the absorption of all the nutrients. According to Ayurveda, if you pair your foods wrongly, it may lead to disrupt the balanced of doshas in your body and lead…

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The Many Benefits of Rye That Make it Healthier Than Wheat and Barley

Rye is a grass that is closely associated with wheatand barley and yet is superior to the two. It is an extremely versatile grain. Also known as secale cereal, rye is a grain from Russia, and was dominantly grown there, but now is available all across the world. It is a powerhouse of antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. It is intriguing to observe that such a tiny seed could be loaded with so many benefits. Importantly, it is full of the good carbohydrates that can make you feel fuller than wheat or barley and promote…

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