I am sharing the recipe of Phirni with vanilla flavor. Phirni is a rich, creamy dessert with dry fruits. Phirni tastes best when served chilled in a clay pot or container. The festival season has already begun and I am sure the preparation, shopping, cooking has already started. The best things about these festivals are lots of good food, family time together and a break from our busy schedule. In our culture, festivals are majorly associated with food, sweets, savory snacks especially for Diwali. I am always more excited for the Diwali festival because of the beautiful lights, decorative Rangolis, few crackers (of course), and sweets.
Traditional Indian sweets are hands down the best, but here I tried to give some twist to the Phirni recipe. In order, that there can be something new on the Diwali special menu. So, this time I gave a slight twist to this rice-based creamy pudding Phirni by giving it a mild flavor of vanilla and cranberries. For the vanilla flavor, I used Demerara Sugar infused with Real Madagascar Vanilla. It is a different kind of sugar with natural, caramel-like flavor of the rich golden Demerara sugar crystals. Not only does it gives an amazing flavor, but nice color and also a pleasant vanilla aroma to the dish. SPRIG’s vanilla sugar is best for sprinkling on cookies or also for giving vanilla flavor to cakes, beverages or baked items.
I also used a pinch of freshly ground cardamom powder made from SPRIG’s green cardamom from Kerala. This is one of the best aromatic cardamoms that I have used. The aroma of cardamom remains in your hand, even by just holding it in your hand for a minute. I have used dried cranberries, it is optional you can add any berries or dry fruits of your choice.
You can order the Demerara Sugar infused with Real Madagascar Vanilla and Green Cardamom from Kerala – SPRIG from amazon. Link mentioned below:
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No Butter, No Oil – Eggless Chocolate Oats Banana Cake
I have said a big “no” to the all purpose flour cake. When you are baking a cake for yourself why not bake the healthier version of it.I am talking here about a healthy cake, which has oats, banana, flaxseeds and yogurt. No Butter, No Oil – Eggless Chocolate Oats Banana Cake. Sounds healthy and tastes good too. You know what stops me from baking a cake frequently at home is Butter and yes, oil too. It has happened almost every time that when I came across any interesting cake recipe I very enthusiastically read it. The moment I go read the ingredient section and after reading the insane amount of Butter or Oil and Cream is added to it, my interest is gone. I know it sounds weird and trust me, I have got such reactions like “Come on it a “Cake”, it can’t be butter or oil free.
Gulit free and Healthy Cake
And I say “why not” ! I am not a very healthy eater but I think if you are eating out you really don’t have control over it. But if you are at home then you can have the full control over the ingredients. It’s a good idea to find a recipe of a cake, which you can be eaten guilt free and baked more frequently. Ok, I agree that it might not be that moist or that goooooood like a normal cake is but I think that’s not bad at all. Recipe of another amazing Whole wheat Oats Banana Cake with Egg and without Egg is on the blog (click the link)
Yes, It’s a no butter or oil cake recipe. I skipped adding any oil or butter to it. Try it you might like it too, and thank me later 🙂
I was feeling guilty because I have not posted any Mango recipe on my blog in this Mango season. My social media pages are flooded with Mango pictures, recipes and lots of posts. There is no limit to your imagination when cooking. I saw so many drooling recipes made using mangoes and are on my list now, will give them a try soon. Smoothies and shakes are the best options for the breakfast, lunch or post dinner. I have shared the Banana Strawberry Smoothie recipe earlier on the blog. But, its Mango season so it has to be something related to the Mangoes. Mango milkshake one of the very popular and basic milkshake made in almost every Indian household. I recently tried “Mango Mastani” which was the same mango shake with some vanilla ice cream added to it. The name attracted me to try it out. It is very simple to make and is much creamier than the regular mango milkshake. Try it out
There are days when you want nothing but a cake. I also had one such similar day when after checking my Instagram and seeing so many drooling cake pics I started craving for a cake like anything. But, since it was a busy day so didn’t had time to bake an elaborate cake. Suddenly, I remembered this Mug Cake recipe which I had used once or twice. It can be made quickly and it’s exactly what I needed to suffice my cake desires. So, you can also follow the recipe and give it a try and yes don’t forget to share your feedback.