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Chocolate Avocado Smoothie - Healthy and delicious

  Chocolate Avocado Smoothie!! Made this super yummy guilt free smoothie using Avacados, bananas, cocoa powder, honey, and some milk.Absolutely tastes delicious. I made it two layers by just blending some avacadoes separately without adding cocoa powder.Just once in a while, We do have such quick breakfasts which is not only healthy but flavourful.😋😋 Here's a simple recipe for a two-layered chocolate avocado smoothie: **Ingredients:** - 2 ripe avocados - 1 big ripe banana - 2 tablespoons cocoa powder - 1 cup milk (dairy or plant-based) - 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional, depending on your sweetness preference) - Ice cubes (optional, for a colder smoothie) **Instructions:** 1. **Prepare the Green layer:**    - Peel and pit the avocado and banana.    - Place them in a blender along with milk, and sweetener (if using).    - Blend until smooth. If you prefer a thicker consistency, you can add more avocado or banana. If you prefer a thinner consistency, you can add more

Stuffed Mirchi bajji

Mirchi Bajjis or Anaheim pepper Bajjis are one of the most popular street snacks from Karnataka, India. These are basically Split Anaheim peppers stuffed with chopped onion and spices, dipped in a besan batter and deep-fried till crisp. These are absolutely yummy and served hot with green chutney. Right from childhood, I have such fond memories associated with this dish as these were such a special treat for us to have on the weekend evenings which my mom prepared at home along with Churmuri which is the best combo. The chilies/Anaheim peppers are basically long and are not too hot/spicy. That is the reason these are used in making the bajjis. But definitely, they have a distinct flavor which is enhanced when deep-fried. There are so many varieties of this bajji prepared differently in each state of India. All the varieties taste equally good! Here I have made a simple stuffing of chopped onions and spices. These can be made quickly when the guests come over or

Whole wheat Cinnamon Pistachio Biscottis

Biscottis are basically Italian biscuits that originated in the tuscan city of Prato. These are usually oblong shaped, twice baked, dry, and crunchy biscuits best for your breakfast or evening tea time. These are super easy to make and you will never go back to the store-bought ones. Totally customizable, you can make any flavor you want. The basic recipe remains the same with just the change in the flavor. Since I always prefer a healthier alternative., I made these eggless biscotti with whole wheat flour and coconut sugar. I added pistachios that were in hand and cinnamon for that fall vibes which I am literally waiting to start!! These can easily be made vegan by using dairy-free milk and butter. Definitely a great snack option, especially for kids to pack in their snack box or to give them as an after school snack. Since these days my daughter is attending an online school, she likes to munch on them during the break time. It keeps her filling an

Instant Butter Murukku

Roasted gram dal Murukku is an Instant south Indian version of Chaklis which is usually prepared in Maharashtra and Gujarat. These are usually prepared in Diwali and Krishna Janamashtami. 5Chaklis are a bit harder in texture than these Murukkus. They are so light they can't hold shape like Chaklis. I bet these are too good to resist and will be eaten off within no time especially by children. This is a very handy recipe as you can prepare them within no time with ingredients you already have in hand. Roasted gram also known as Puthani is powdered to make a flour and combined with Rice flour and butter to make crispy melt in mouth Murukkus. Flavored with Hing, Carom seeds, and sesame seeds, these are super delicious to relish and enjoy. The main trick is in mixing the butter along with the flours such that they turn too light and crispy. Let's dive into the recipe. INGREDIENTS: Roasted gram /Puthani 1/2 cup Rice flour 2 cups Ajwain / Carom seeds 1/2 tsp Melted butter

Vada Pav

Vada Pav is one of Mumbai's famous street snacks which is loved by one and all in the city. It is basically the heart of Mumbaikars and a very staple breakfast. It has recently become world-famous and is made in all Vada Pav is basically a deep-fried potato patty sandwiched in an Indian version of burger buns (ladi pav) and served with green chutney and Garlic peanut chutney powder The authentic Vada pav includes ladi pav made with all-purpose flour/maida. But I prefer to make it healthier by pairing the Vadas with pav made completely out of whole wheat flour (no maida). You can go to my recipe for the whole wheat Ladi Pav by clicking here . Here I will be sharing the vada recipe, dry Garlic chutney, and Green chutney. All these will make this dish taste authentic and delicious. Let's dive into the recipe. INGREDIENTS: For making Vada : A. Potato Filling /Bhaji :     Potatoes 2-3     Turmeric powder 1 tsp     Chopped Onion Medium 1     Sugar 1 tsp     Sa