Non fried Sabudana wada

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    Ingredients :

    Sabudana : 1 cup 
    Quinoa : 1/2 cup ( optional because it is not easily available in India)
    Mashed potato:   1/2 cup
    Yam or sweet potato : 1/4 cup
    peanut powder:   1/4 cup (coarsely ground )
    Roasted flax seed powder ( javas or alsi ) : 1/4 cup ( optional)
    Ginger & chilli paste : 2 tsp
    Handful of coriander finely chopped
    Salt : 1 tsp
    Sugar : 2  tsp
     Desi Ghee or oil : 2 tsp
     Cumin seeds : 1tsp
     Cumin powder : 1/2 tsp
     Lemon juice : 2 tsp
  1. Soak sabudana in 3 cups of water for about 4 hours. It should become soft. Pressure cook quinoa for 2 whistles.
  2. Mix  sabudana, cooked quinoa & all other ingredients  except ghee & cumin seeds.
  3. In a non stick vessel add ghee & keep it on medium flame.
  4. Add cumin seeds in it when it becomes hot.
  5. Add the mixture of sabudana in that , stir well & keep for 5 min. on slow flame covered with lid it.
  6. Turn off the flame & keep for another 5 min.
  7. Open the lid , when mixture becomes cool again mix well with hand & prepare small balls of the same.
  8. Grease the griddle ( I use non stick appe-pan which is easily available) with little ghee.
  9. Put the balls of sabudana mixture in appe pan & keep it covered on low flame. After 2 min. turn on the balls . When all the sides become golden brown then sabudana wadas are ready.
  10. Serve with  chutney .   
  11. I arranged some sabudana vadas pressing them flat & baked for 10 min. at 180 C. That also turned out very well.
          Try this simple  unusual chutney  !!!
 Try this different kind of chutney.( 1 medium size green bell paper (simla mirch), 2 tb sp coarse peanut powder, 1/4 cup fresh coconut,2 tb sp plain yoghurt, 1 green chilli, corriender, salt & sugar as per taste.)

Enjoy sabudana wada with this tasty chutney!!

Eggless Ragi Cake recipe without oven

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This is a very simple & healthy recipe of Ragi (Finger Millet) Cake which is baked on nonstick Tawa (Griddle) by keeping  nonstick vessel on top.
You can bake the cake in oven for 30-35  min. at 180 C.

Keep non stick vessels like this on the gas stove with low flame.

Ingredients :
Ragi flour : 1  Cup
Dates : 3/4 Cup ( seedless or remove seeds.)
Dry fruits as per individual taste. ( I use Almonds, Walnut & seedless Black Raisins.)
Semolina ( fine Rava ) : 1/4 cup
Baking soda : 1/2tsp
Baking powder: 3/4 tsp
Yogurt ( plain Dahi ) : 1/2 Cup
Warm Milk : 3/4 cup
Vegetable oil or butter  : 1/4 cup
Desi Ghee or unsalted Butter can be used.
Vanilla Essence : 1 tsp or you can add Elaychi powder or Nutmeg Powder instead. 
Small pinch of Salt.
2 Tea spoon sugar or Gul (Jaggery) as per taste. If you want more sweetness you can add more Sugar as per taste. I have not added any sugar or jaggery for above measurements. Sweetness of dates is good enough.

Recipe :
1. Soak dates in warm milk for 1/2 hour. Dates become soft. Then grind to a smooth paste along with milk. Preserve 3-4 dates & chop them.

2. Add vegetable oil, Yogurt & grind again so that  mixture becomes homogeneous. 

3. Sieve Ragi flour, baking soda & baking powder. Add suji in the mixture.Add the above mixture in this flour. Fold it properly. Add chopped  Dates to the batter. Add Sugar or Jaggery if required.

4. Add dry fruits. ( Almonds, Walnut & seedless Black Raisins.) & flavour as you like. 

5.  Pour the mixture into the greased vessel and spread it evenly. Add a 1/2 tsp of Ghee on top so the cake won't stick to the Tava when you flip it if you are baking the cake on gas stove.

6. Keep the vessel  on Tava (Griddle) & cover it with lid . Keep on low flame.

7. Check on the cake with a knife or tooth pick after 10-15 min.  You should smell sweet goodness by this time! The cake should be golden brown by now. At that time flip it on the Tava (Griddle) which is kept below. Try to use non stick pan & non stick griddle for baking. Cake will come out nicely.

8. Turn off the flame after 2 mins as the Tava (Griddle) is already hot. Keep it for a few minutes until the lower side of the cake becomes golden brown .

9.Decorate with strawberry & oats.

10. Cut into pieces as you like & enjoy !!.

You can bake the cake in the oven at 180 c for 25-30 minutes.