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Basundi using Coconut Sugar

Homemade Basundi/Rich sweetened with Coconut sugar , flavoured with cardamom and nutmeg and garnished with dryfruits. INGREDIENTS: Organic Milk 2 cups Coconut Sugar 1 cup Cardamom powder 1-2 tsp Nutmeg a pinch Sliced almonds for garnishing  INSTRUCTION: 1.Boil organic milk for a good 45 minutes to make it thick and collect the cream . 2. Add coconut sugar, cardomom powder and nutmeg powder  3.Garnish with sliced almonds..Tastes delicious when chilled.

Eggless Brazilian Cheese Bread

Pao de Queijo (pronounced as pown -deh- kay-zho) aka Brazilian Cheese Bread is a small baked cheese bun, a popular snack and breakfast food that originated in the state Minas Gerais of Brazil.

These are bread/buns usually made with tapioca flour, milk, oil, cheese, salt, and egg/egg substitute. Since I don't use eggs in my baking I have used vinegar instead. These are soft, chewy and so addictive.
I love to make healthy bakes from all around the world. Inspired by this YouTube video by Something Dave and I gave it a try as it was an eggless version.These came out so well.

These are super simple and easy to make with just five ingredients. A must try because they are gluten-free, contain no yeast, no baking powder, yet so soft and cheesy😋

I had never tried baking with tapioca flour...and found it so interesting to bake with. The dough is too sticky and you will need some extra flour to be dusted to make balls out of it.
I have used plant-based parmesan cheese here. You can use any kind. Also, I have kept them plain with a hint of salt. These are usually eaten along with some juice or coffee. Also can be relished with strawberry jam/ any other fruit preserve. We loved them with some butter smeared on top! So delicious!!
These are one of the best street foods in Brazil. These can be eaten at any time of the day. They can be quickly made beforehand and relished with family and friends.

Let's look at the recipe:

Tapioca Flour 1 1/2 cups
Cheese 1/2 cup
Salt 1 tsp
Milk 2/3 cups
 Oil 1/3 cup
Vinegar 1.5 tbsp

Tapioca flour for dusting
Milk for brushing

1.Preheat the Oven to 400  degrees F.

2.In a blender jar, add Tapioca flour, salt, and cheese. Blend them using whip option for few seconds until they mix well.
3.Now, add milk, oil, and vinegar, and again blend for a minute such that you see a sticky soft dough. It will be too sticky.
4.Take out the dough in a bowl.
5. Dust your hands with some tapioca flour and take out a small portion of the dough to make balls. Continue making all of them,  and place them on a baking tray. Brush them with some milk.
6.Bake them for 18 -20 minutes until you see a lightish brown color on them. Take them out and cool them on a wire rack.
Pao de Queijo is ready to be relished. Do try this easy recipe and let me know your feedback. Also do connect with me on my Instagram handle @archanasvegfoodchronicles.


  1. Hi - I made this recipe but it's very dry - I followed exactly. It's crumbly and dry, not sticky at all - any suggestions? Thank you!


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