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Dry Fruits Cake (EGGLESS, SUGARLESS and BUTTERLESS)

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As of Christmas, thought of trying out some Diet CakeEGGLESS, SUGARLESS and BUTTERLESS. This resulted me in trying out this Dry Fruits Cake with no egg, no sugar and no butter.

I was much thoughtful about the result when I started baking the cake, but the outcome was fabulous. The cake was yummy and delicious and best recipe for diet conscious people and diabetic’s people. Let us move on to the recipe…

As of 100th Fiesta Friday, I am taking this Diet recipes for the Fiesta Friday 100th hosted by Angie @ the novicegarderner. #JoinOliveOilRevolution

Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour – 1 ½ cups
  • Milk – ¾ cup
  • Olive oil – ¾ cup (you can also substitute sunflower oil)
  • Dates Pulp – 1 cup
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Baking powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp
  • Dry fruits (apricot, prunes, raisins, sultanas, fig) – ¼ cup

Preparation:

  • For Dates pulp: Soak 20 – 25 no’s of seedless dates in warm water for 15 mins. Grind the dates by adding the soaked water little by little to a fine paste. Keep it aside.
  • Chop the dry fruits (apricot, raisins, sultanas, prunes and fig) to medium pieces and roll them out in a tbsp of all-purpose flour and keep it aside.
  • Sieve all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon powder, all together in a bowl.
  • In a bowl, take olive oil, dates pulp and beat it well (no lumps should be formed).
  • Pour in the milk and beat it well.
  • Add in the flour mixture little by little, beat them well (no lumps should be formed).
  • Add in the dry fruits and fold them well with the cake mixture.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree C. Grease the tray.
  • Pour the cake mixture to the tray and level it with a spoon.
  • Bake for 10 mins at 180 degree C and insert a tooth pick in the center of the cake, transfer it to a plate, when the tooth pick comes out clean.

Note: You can substitute olive oil with sunflower oil.

 

 

Vegetable Pulav

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A colourful rice recipe for everyone. It’s PULAV which is cooked with varieties of vegetables, but I have used carrots, green peas and potatoes. But you can also use French beans and cauliflower. Usually I prepare with regular oil, but when I prepared this with olive oil, the dish was enhanced with more flavor and aroma than ever.

Everyone in my home loved it, also I was happy to see my daughter’s lunch box came home empty. So even if it’s not the must give a try with olive oil. #JoinOliveOilRevolution.

Do check out my other vegetarian recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/main-course/vegetarian/

Vegetable Pulav

Vegetable Pulav

 

Ingredients:

  • Basmathi Rice – 2 cup
  • Big onion – 1 no
  • Green peas – 50 gm
  • Carrot – 50 gm
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Bay leaf – 1 no
  • Cardomom – 2 nos
  • Cinnamon – 1 stick
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • Salt
  • Olive Oil – 3 tsp
  • Water – 3 ½ cups

Preparation:

  • Wash rice. Slice onions  and carrots lengthwise. Halve green chillies.
  • Heat oil in kadai or pressure cooker, add in the bay leaf, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add in green chillies, onions and ginger-garlic paste, cook until the onion starts turning golden brown or until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add in the vegetables followed by little salt and cook for few min.
  • Add in the rice and cook them for 3 mins.
  • Pour in the water, sprinkle salt required for rice.
  • Let it boil, pour in the lemon juice, cover with the lid and pressure-cook for 2 whistles.
  • Remove the lid when the pressure subsides.

Serve hot with any vegetarian or non-vegetarian curry. I have accompanied it with spicy Shahi Egg curry.

Note: You can also use regular cooking oil instead of olive oil. But olive oil gives good flavor, aroma, taste, attractive color with loads of health benefits, especially reduces bad cholesterol helps in weight loss.