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Date and Nut Roll (No added sugar)


Dates - 2 cups, chopped
Variety nuts - 1 cup
- Pistachios
- Cashews
- walnuts
Coconut - shredded
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Ghee - as needed


Chop dates, nuts and keep separately. Heat ghee in heavy bottomed pan. Saute chopped dates. Cool and process everything, including nuts in a food processor to form a dough.

Apply some ghee on your palms and make a log of the above processed dough.

Roll the log over coconut shavings.

Wrap foil around the log and let it cool in the refrigerator for 2-3 h.

Unwrap the foil and slice the log in equal size discs.

Store in airtight box in the refrigerator.


If you don't have food processor, then make sure to chop the ingredients very fine and hand mix everything. You can also use regular blender to mix everything.

Dalia Upma

Daliya (broken wheat) - 1cup
Onions - 1/2 cup, sliced
Tomatoes - 1/4 cup, chopped
Ginger - 1 inch, chopped
Green chilies - to taste
Mixed veggies - 1 cup (chopped carrot, chopped beans, peas, chopped bell peppers )

Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1-2 springs

Lemon - juice of fresh small lemon
Cashew nuts - handful or more
Cilantro - 1/4 cup, chopped

Water - 2 cup


Dry roast dalia and keep it aside.Heat oil in a cooker and add mustard oil when the oil is hot. The seeds will start to crackle. Add curry leave, onions, green chilies and ginger. Saute' onions till translucent. Add chopped onions and cook for sometimes. Next add all the spices, including salt, chopped vegetables and nuts.Saute' everything for 3-5 minutes on medium heat.Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook on medium to high heat till one whistle.Once the pressure is released, fluff the cooked daliya and squeeze lemon jui…