Sweet potato latkes – Vegan


Latkey

About:

Latkes are potato pancakes that are traditionally fried in oil. “I love the challenge of taking a traditional dish and tweaking it in such a way that you arrive at something new and different”

Health Benefits:

Sweet potato, not only is just sweet to your taste buds but also good for your cardiovascular health! It is an edible, underground tuber initially cultivated in the Central American region. This crunchy, starch root vegetable is rich source of flavonoid anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber that are essential for optimal health.

I served these latkes with soy ginger sauce (recipe link)

Yields-10-12
Preparation time-15 minutes
Cooking time-7-8 minutes per batch (I cooked 4 latkes at a time)

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Wheat bran Halwa/Porridge


Halwa final

About:

This halwa can be made instantly whenever you feel like having some sweets. This dish is not much on sweet and fat. I know wheat bran is not tasty by itself but adding it in sweet makes it tastier and fiber rich.

Health Benefits:

Most grains, like wheat and oats, have a hard outer layer. When they are processed, this layer becomes a byproduct, and is called bran. In the case of processing wheat to make wheat flour, one gets miller’s or wheat bran. Wheat bran is packed with nutrition, and offers many dietary benefits.

Serves: 2-3
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20-30 minutes

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Baked Paneer/Cottage cheese Rings in honey and dates syrup – Mild sweet


Panner Rings final

About:

These paneer rings are made from indian cottage cheese (Panner).  Usually panner is made using whole milk but here I used low fat milk and baked these rings in oven and then soaked in dates syrup. This is definitely a treat for those who looking for healthy and natural sugar sweet.

Fried sweets and sugar are such a fetching one and once a while having sweets and fried snacks are a treat. However when there is a craving for sweet and can’t go with sugar and fried one this will be a great way to enjoy without any guilt.

Yields: 12-14 rings
Preparation time: 10 minutes (Excluding panner making)
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 18 – 20 minutes

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Mushroom Chaat


Mushroom Chat final

About:

This is an easy recipe where the Portobello’s/mushrooms are stuffed or topped with potatoes, chickpeas and chives. This makes a fast and filling dish where this recipe can be served as an appetizer or a party snack. Here the Portobello’s are stuffed with regular potato filling and I used chickpeas along with potato to make a crunchy addition. Using chaat masala, cumin powder, black salt gives the feel of chat and so I would love to call this as a mushroom/Portobello chaat. Chutney can be included if desired (link)

Enjoy this healthy appetizer

Yields: 4 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

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