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Laal Chana Masala


Red channa, soak it over night and steam or pressure cook for softness - 1 cup
Onion, sliced - 1/2 cup
Bell peppers, chopped - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tssp
Tomatoes, chopped - 1/2 cup
Green chillies - to taste
Lemon juice - to taste
Vegetable oil to cook
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp

Turmureic - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Corriander powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste

Heat oil, add cumin seeds and once it starts to sprinkle, add green chillies and onion. Sautee till onions are pink. Now add chopped bell pepper followed by tomatoes.  Add all the spices. Now add red chana. Stir and cover the pan with the lid and cook at medium heat. Once ready, turn off the stove. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice before serving.

Whole Wheat Applesauce Cake with No Added Oil

I used applesauce to replace oil/butter in this cake recipe. The cake came out extremely soft and spongy.

Ingredients: Whole wheat bleached flour - 1.5 cups
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Nutmeg powder - 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1.5 tsp

Sugar - a little more than 1/2 cup
Applesauce - 1 cup
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 1/4 cup
Egg - 1
Raisins, nuts dusted with flour - optional
Oil for greasing the pan

Grease the cake pan with any vegetable oil and pre-heat the oven at 350 F.
Sift flour, salt, nutmeg powder and baking soda using a sifter in a big bowl.
Add rest of the ingredients one after the other in the same bowl and mix. Pour the batter in the greased pan and bake for 30-45 minutes until the tooth pick inserted comes clean.