Biscuit and nuts – cocoa bars: (No Bake)

Chitra Jagadish:

Quick bite for chocolate lovers

Originally posted on Chitra's Healthy Kitchen:

100th Recipe


This is easy, tasty and no-bake bars made from dark cocoa, biscuits, nuts and butterscotch.

This post is special as its my 100th one and hence tried to make a quick and easy healthy recipe.

My objective of this blog is to share recipes of excellent food that is full of flavour and importantly healthy-hearty comfort food at its nutritional best. It may not have all webster’s definition of “healthy”, but I do my best to ensure that most of the recipes will meet up that expectations.

I want to bring to the table a concept that “good eating and healthy eating” don’t always have to be at odds, no matter the cuisine.

Thanks to all for your support and motivation.

Yields: 6-8 bars
Preparation time: 20mins

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Oats – Semolina/Rava roti

Semolina Oats Roti


Semolina/Sooji/Rava roti is an instant breakfast recipe which can be done without any pre-planning, soaking or fermenting batter. Here semolina is combined with oats and rice flour.

This Roti is usually made with 100% white rice flour. As a variation have added Oats and Semolina, which made the Roti’s soft and healthy.

Yields: 5-6rotis
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins (approx. 2-3mins/roti)

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Bhindi/Okra – Raita/Dip

Okra raita


Raita is a curd based accompaniment for rice based dishes, parathas or rotis.

Bhindi raita brings a nice variation to the typical raita by adding shallow fried okra to the beaten curd mixture. Roasted coconut flakes gives the crunchiness to the dish and sesame seeds add nutty flavour.

Yields: 2-3servings
Preparation time: 10mins
Cooking time: 15mins

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Protein rich legumes and Avocado with Mango dressing

Protein rich salad


Tomatoes, avocados and beans create a nutrient-rich salad. They also make salad rich in protein and fiber. Avocados are little high in fat, but it’s mostly healthy, unsaturated fat that lowers cholesterol.

This salad contains dressing of mango, which adds a unique taste to the salad. Make sure to use ripe mango and feel free to experiment with different seasonings and adjust them to your likings.

So enjoy this nutritious salad.

Yields: 5-6 servings
Preparation time: 15mins

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Indo-italian Pasta with bottle gourd/lauki

Indo Italian Pasta


In this recipe pasta is cooked in tomato-onion gravy with Indian spices and Italian herbs. Bottle gourd, spinach and capsicum combination of veggies are used. Spices and vegetables combination can be personalised as per the taste.

Health benefits:

Bottle gourds are one of the favourite vegetables of Indians and have numerous health benefits.

  • Ayurveda recommends cooked lauki or bottle gourd for better digestion. It is cooling, calming, diuretic and anti-bilious.
  • Like cranberries, bottle gourd or lauki supports the urinary system of our body by reducing burning sensation from high acidic urination. It also reduces the chances of urinary infection because it is alkalizing and has a diuretic effect.
  • It is extremely popular for weight loss in the form of juice.
  • Bottle gourd is extremely popular for reducing high blood pressure and keeping your heart healthy

So enjoy this dairy free Indo-Italian pasta for lunch/dinner.

Serves: 2-3
Preparation time: 15mins
Cooking time: 30mins

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