Keto Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse is my toddler’s all time favorite. Even at times I love to indulge in the heavenly chocolaty mousse. My physician has advised me to follow low carbohydrate diet because of some medical issues. And there was I craving for something sweet very badly. But then I wanted it to be guilt free as well. So I went ahead and prepared this heavenly keto friendly (Ketogenic diet is a type of food habit that includes high amount of fat, moderate amount of protein and low amount of carbohydrate) chocolate mousse.

Read on for the recipe.

Ingredients:

  1. Fresh cream (I used Amul fresh cream) – 2 tbsp
  2. Unsweetened cocoa powder – 1 tbsp (increase or decrease as per your tolerance level for bitterness)
  3. Erythritol (or any sweetener of your choice) – 3 to 4 tsp (adjust to taste)
  4. Almonds (chopped) – 3

Method of Preparation:

  1. In a mixing bowl, take chilled fresh cream. Whip for few minutes. Then add cocoa powder, erythritol. Fold everything together.
  2. Take out in a serving bowl and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Garnish with chopped almonds before serving.

Healthy Ragi (Finger Millet) Laddu – with Video

Ragi or Nachni or Finger Millet is a very healthy cereal with wide health benefits. It’s consumed all over the country in different forms. It’s very famous mostly in the southern parts of India.

Ragi has innumerable health benefits. Allow me explain some of those.

  1. Gluten free : Ragi is gluten free. So, people with gluten intolerance can consume it without being worried.
  2. Cooling : Ragi is said to have a cooling effect on stomach post consumption. So it aids in proper digestion.
  3. High fibre: Ragi does have a very good fibre content which helps in digestion and relieves constipation.
  4. Baby Food: As Ragi is said to have a soothing effect on stomach and easily digestable, babies at some places are fed with ragi porridge.
  5. Aids in weight loss
  6. Helps in regulating blood sugar level etc

Actually this grain is having innumerable amazing benefits. If I start explaining all those details in this page, I won’t be doing justice to my laddu recipe 🙂

For preparing Ragi Laddu, we will primarily need ragi flour. I have prepared the ragi flour at home from the ragi grains. However store bought ragi flour can also be used.

Watch the video or read on further for the recipe.

For Ragi Flour:

Ingredients:

  1. Ragi grains – 3 cups

Method of Preparation:

  1. Wash ragi grains thoroughly to remove impurities if any.
  2. Sun dry those till the grains become absolutely dry.
  3. Roast the dried ragi grains.
  4. Let it cool completely.
  5. Put in a blender and blend till a fine powder.
  6. Ragi flour is ready. Store it in an airtight container.

For Ragi Laddu:

Ingredients:

  1. Ragi flour – 2 cups
  2. Ghee – 2 tbsp
  3. Chopped almonds – 1/2 cup
  4. Dates (deseeded) – 1 cup (can be increased if more sweetness is required)
  5. Desiccated coconut – 1/4 cup
  6. Unsweetened cocoa powder – 1/4 cup

Method of Preparation:

  1. Heat pan add it add ghee to it.
  2. Add the ragi flour to it and stir well on low flame.
  3. Stir till ragi and ghee are mixed thoroughly. Ragi will become darker in colour and you can feel a nice aroma.
  4. Now take the mixture out in a bowl.
  5. Put the deseeded dated in a blender and blend to thick paste.
  6. Add the dates paste to ragi mixture along with chopped almonds, desiccated coconut and unsweetened cocoa powder.
  7. Mix everything well using hand.
  8. Grease palm with little ghee. Take small amount of the prepared mixture in palm and give a round shape in order to prepare the laddus.
  9. Our healthy ragi laddus are ready.

Cheesy Soya Cutlet – with Video

Cheesy Soya Cutlet is a delicious snack that can be savoured at any time of the day. It’s a perfect companion for a hot steaming cup of tea. Cheese and soya being healthy options also brings more points to the dish. 

Do check out the video for the entire process. The recipe is also mentioned below. 

Ingredients:

  1. Soya granules – 1 cup
  2. Mashed boiled potato – 1
  3. Chopped onions – 1 medium
  4. Chopped green chilli – as per taste
  5. Salt – as per taste
  6. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  7. Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  8. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  9. Red chilli powder – as per taste
  10. Grated cheese (any variety of your choice) – 1/2 cup approximately
  11. Oil – 1 tbsp

Method of Preparation:

  1. Soak soya granules in hot water with a pinch of salt for 15 minutes.
  2. To the mashed boiled potato, add soaked soya granules, chopped onion, chopped green chilli, salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder.
  3. Mix everything well with hand.
  4. Take a small portion of this mixture and shape it like a flat round cutlet. On top of it put little grated cheese. And again top it with another soya mixture cutlet. (Do check the video for the process).
  5. It will be like two soya mixture layers enclosing the grated cheese.
  6. Heat a pan and all oil.
  7. Place the cutlets one by one carefully. 
  8. Shallow fry from both the sides till brown. 
  9. Be careful while flipping to not break the cutlets.
  10. Take out on a plate. Garnish with grated cheese.
  11. Serve hot with tomato ketchup or any dip of your choice. 

Honey Joys

Honey joys are kid friendly, one of the most liked snack item all over the world. It does not require any fancy ingredient or cooking skill. It can be prepared within 15 minutes.. no fuss. 

The original recipe calls for addition of powdered sugar along with honey. But I did not add any. Instead I added some chopped almonds and some mixed nuts.

Please read on for the ingredients and method of preparation.

Ingredients:

  1. Unflavored cornflakes – 2 cups
  2. Honey – 2 tbsp
  3. Unsalted butter – 50 grams
  4. Chopped almonds – 5
  5. Mixed nuts (flax seed, pumpkin seed, white sesame seed, magaz) – 2 tsp

This will make around 5-6 honey joys. 

Method of Preparation:

  1. Heat butter in a non-stick pan. Once the butter melts, add honey to it.
  2. Mix both honey and butter nicely for a minute till bubbles are formed. 
  3. Add chopped almonds, mixed seeds and cornflakes to the mixture. 
  4. Mix everything nicely so that cornflakes are well coated with honey and butter mixture. 
  5. Switch off the flame.
  6. Line muffin moulds with muffin paper and while the cornflakes mixture is still hot, add spoonfuls of those into muffin moulds. 
  7. Put the muffin moulds in pre-heated oven at 150°c for 10 minutes.
  8. After 10 minutes remove the moulds from oven and place on cooling rack.
  9. Let those be cooled at least for 30 minutes.
  10. Delicious honey joys are ready to be served.