This week’s theme on BM is so interesting. Two of the bloggers send ingredients to each other and the other person has to cook with the ingredients received. I was paired with PJ of Seduce Your Tastebuds. She is such a sweet person and a very good friend of mine. When we meet, we both talk a lot. We are the most talkative persons of the BM group. She is so good at making healthy recipes and I usually envy her for that. As you know whatever I make, they are not at all healthy and I couldn’t stop myself from doing it. So when I was paired with PJ, I was expecting healthy ingredients from her so that I too get an opportunity to make something healthy. And yes, I guessed it right. She sent me three beautiful ingredients. The first one of the batch is these beautiful pumpkin seeds.
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Here are some delicious entries I received for the event Cooking With Seeds- an event started by Priya and guest hosted by me. I chose Pumpkin Seeds as my theme. I have never cooked with pumpkin seeds before I started blogging. When I started cooking with these seeds, I liked it so much that I have started to stock it in my pantry. This event didn’t get many entries but the entries got are so delicious. Do try it out.
Shahi Imli Sonth from Vaishali
|Roll into a small circle|
|Apply water along the circumference and keep filling in the centre|
|Fold it to make a half moon shape|
|Drying after dipping in syrup|
Lemon Yellow Food Colour-2-3drops
1. Take 1cup of milk and pumpkin in a pan and cook it on low flame until milk is reduced to half the quantity.
2. Add the remaining milk, sugar and cardamom powder and cook it on low flame.
3. Cook in open pan until the mixture becomes thick.
4. Heat ghee and fry cashew and pumpkin seeds till golden.
5. Add it to the halwa and mix well.
6. When the mixture looses the water content, remove from flame and allow it to cool.
7. Refrigerate and serve. Enjoy …
Sending this to
CWS-Pumpkin Seeds guest hosted here and started by Priya
Serve it Chilled at Oh Taste n See
Grated Pumpkin-1 1/2cup
1. Beat butter until soft and creamy.
2. Add the granulated sugar and beat until incorporated.
3. Add curd, essence and milk and mix well.
4. Mix flour with baking powder and baking soda.
5. Add this to the butter mixture and mix it slowly until fully incorporated.
6. Add the grated pumpkin and mix it.
7. Pour in a rectangular tray which has been greased and dusted. I used a tray which measures 12″*9″.
8. Spread the seeds evenly on the batter.
9. Bake in a preheated oven (180C) for 20-25minutes.
10. Cool on wire rack.
10. Slice it and serve.
While I was searching for a recipe using oat bran, I found this recipe at applepiepatispate.com. The ingredients interested me. It has only wheat flour and oat bran. This sounded very healthy and nutritious. So at once I started the preparation. We need three days to prepare this bread. First day went for Biga(pre ferment). The next day, soaker was prepared. the third day final dough was prepared and baked. My house was filled with a wonderful aroma and I couldn’t keep my hands off the bread as soon as it came out of oven. As I had to take pictures I controlled myself. The bread was super soft and delicious.
Mixture is a snack which consists of a mixture of two or more crispy ingredients. Usually mixture has deep fried ingredients. I tried to cut down oil and make it nutritious. I prepared this delicious mixture today. All the ingredients are roasted with a little oil(except the corn flakes). As pumpkin seeds are so nutritious, you can relish this mixture without guilt. I am sending this to CWS-Pumpkin Seeds started by Priya and guest hosted here this month.
Today I am happy to announce my next event. This time I am guest hosting the famous CWS (Cooking With Seeds) started by Priya of Priya’s Easy and Tasty Recipes.
I had a cup of crumbled paneer in my fridge. In order to use it up I prepared these yummy laddus. We really enjoyed it a lot. For a different flavour, I used powdered mace. It gave a unique flavour to the laddus. If you don’t like it, you can always go in for cardamom powder. This is a very simple sweet which can be made in a jiffy.
Yesterday I prepared this delicious and easy snack for my hubby. He was watching the match and enjoyed this pori. This can be prepared within 5 minutes. It is slightly hot with crunchy pumpkin seeds and a light touch of sweetness because of the tutti fruitti. It is also very colourful.