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Bhapa Doi - Indian Cheese Cake

Ingredients
Sweetened condensed milk - 1 can- approx 1 cup
Hung yogurt or Greek yogurt - 1.5 cups
Corn starch - a pinch (optional)
Nuts - blanched pistachios
Saffron strands
Cardamom powder

Method
Blend all the ingredients and transfer in the ramekins. Cover with foil. Prepare baking dish by filling it with water and place the ramekens in it. Bake at 350 F for 30-40 minutes until the toothpick comes out clean.
Cool in refrigerator for 5-6 hours before serving !


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Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients
Dry mix (sift it 2 times)
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 2 tsp

Butter - 1/2 cup, softened
Sugar  - 1-1/4 cups
Eggs - 2
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp

Milk - 1/2 cup
Blueberries - 2 cups
Sugar - 3 tsp

Method

Pre-heat oven at 375FCream butter and sugarAdd eggs one after the other beating well each time.Add vanilla Add dry mix alternatively with milkAdd 1/2 cup of fork crushed berries to the mix followed by folding in rest of the blueberries Line 12 muffin mould muffin tin with a liner and fill with the batterSprinkle sugar on the topBake at 375F for 30-35 minutes Cool and enjoy Recipe source: click here

Roll up Spinach Lasagna

Ingredients 9 Lasgna sheets – boil noodles for 8 minutes and keep it separated on an oil or wax paper sheet. 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese Filling 4 cups fresh Spinach – blanch and squeeze to remove extra water or use 3/4th cup frozen spinach 1-1/2 cup ricotta cheese  ½ cup parmesan cheese  ½ tsp salt  ¼ tsp Black pepper Sauce  ¼ tsp garlic powder ¼ tsp crushed pepper  ½ teaspoon dried basil ½  tsp salt  1 cup marinara sauce  Method Prepare a mix by combining ricotta cheese, spinach, parmesan cheese and salt.  In a bowl mix salt,  Spread 2 tbsp marinara sauce on the noodle and then spoon a heaping 4 tbsp fillingh over pasta and roll firmly.  Arrange the rolled noodles seam side down  into baking dish and pour spaghetti sauce over the noodles. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and cover the baking tray with foil. Bake for 40 minutes at 350 F  

Chettinad Aloo

Ingredients
Potatoes, 6 medium - Boiled, peeled and diced in cubes
Onion, chopped - 1/2 cup
Fresh curry leaves - 1 sprig
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Asafoitida - few dashes
Vegetable oil - 3-4 tbsp

Chettinad Masala
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Red dried chilies -5
Black pepper corn - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Chana dal - 1 tbsp

Method

Dry roast the ingredients under chettinad masala and grind in to a coarse powder. Heat oil in a pan and add mustarf seeds and let it splutter. Add few dashes of asafoitida (heeng) followed by chopped onions and curry leaves. Saute' till onions get glossy and pink.Add boiled potaoes, salt, turmeric and 2-3 tbsp of chettinad masala.Mix well and cook covered for 5 minutes at medium heat till potatoes become golden.


Oats Fig Bar

 Ingredients:  2 cups quick cooking oats,  1 cup sun dried figs,  1/2 cup dry blueberry,  1/2 cup almond,  3/4 cup walnuts,  1/2 cup sunflower seeds,  1/3 cup chia seeds,  sea salt,  honey,  maple syrup  butter  Method:  Roast oats and chopped nuts. Chop figs and put in food processor and pulse 3-4 times to chop it finer.  Add roasted oats and nut mix to figs and pulse again several times.  Add sunflower seeds, blueberries, chia seed and sea salt to the above mix.  In a saucepan heat enough amount of honey, maple syrup and butter to bind the bar.  Turn off the heat once the mixture begins to boil , mix the oat-fig mixture. Add vanilla flavor and mix well.  Pour the mix on a lined baking tray.  Press it firmly so that the mixture sticks together. I cover the spread with Saran Wrap and then press with spatula for smooth finish.  Keep in refrigerator to set for 30 minutes and cut them into squares.

Granola Mix

Mix old fashioned oats+ honey + sugar + chopped almonds + chopped walnuts + cranberries + sea salt+ vanilla extract + coconut oil or any other vegetable oil. Transfer the contents to baking tray  bake at 350 F till it turns golden. Keep stirring in between to avoid burning.
Cool and store in air tight box.
Enjoy with yogurt.

Doodh Peda

Ingredients

Ricotta cheese - 16 oz
Milk powder - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Pistachios for garnishing
Saffron strings - 4-5
Ghee - 1 tbsp

Method

cook 16 oz ricotta cheese with 1 tbsp ghee till most of the water evaporates. Add 3/4 cup milk powder, kesar strings and sugar to taste and cook again till the mixture becomes doughy. Add ground cardamom power if u wish. Cool and make balls. Garnish with pistachios and refrigerate.

Quinoa Rice Stir Fry

Ingredients 
Quinoa -rice - 1.5 cups, soaked and washed several times Mixed veggie - 1.25 cups  Chopped onions - 1 small Diced potatoes - 1 medium  Water Salt - to taste Biryani masala - store bought , 2 tsp 

Method  Prepare quinoa with 2 cups of water. Pressure cook on high till one whistle and open the lid once the pressure settlesHeat oil in cast iron pan and add cumin seeds. Once it begins to crackle, add diced onions and saute followed by potatoes and mixed veggies. Add salt and fry veggies on medium flame. Add biryani masala and mix well.Add cooked quinoa to the  veggie mix and stir well to mix the spices. Serve warm with raita/dip !