Strawberry-Guava Smoothie

Ingredients 1 cup Dried Guava 1 cup Dried Strawberries 1/2 cup guava nectar 1 (6-ounce) carton organic strawberry fat-free yogurt 1 frozen sliced ripe banana 5 ice cubes (about 2 ounces) Preparation Place 1 cup quartered dried strawberries (about 5 ounces), 1/2 cup guava nectar, 1 (6-ounce) carton organic strawberry fat-free yogurt, 1 frozen sliced ripe small banana, and 5 ice cubes (about 2 ounces) in a blender. Process 2 minutes or until smooth. Serve immediately.

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White Chocolate-Cranberry Cookies

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1 large egg 1/2 cup white-chocolate chips 3/4 cup Dried Cranberries Preparation Preheat oven to 350°F. In a bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and both sugars until light, about 3 minutes, scraping down sides [...]

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Chow Chow Bhath Recipe

Ingredients for roasting rava: 1 cup fine rava or 160 grams fine rava (sooji or cream of wheat) for frying cashews: 1 tablespoon oil (or ghee) 20 to 22 cashews (kaju) for preparing rava bhath: ½ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai) ½ teaspoon chana dal (split husked bengal gram) ½ teaspoon urad dal (split husked black gram) 3 tablespoons finely chopped onions 3 tablespoons finely chopped capsicum (shimla mirch) 3 tablespoons finely chopped carrot (gajar) 3 tablespoons finely chopped tomatoes 2 to 3 tablespoons frozen green peas (matar) 7 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta) ½ [...]

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Dry Fruit Cake

Ingredients 2 Tbsp butter at room temperature 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar 4 eggs 3 cups flour 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp ground allspice 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1 1/2 cups each: currants; golden raisins; dark raisins 1 1/2 cups soft dried figs, chopped 1 1/2 cups dates, pitted and chopped 1 cup chopped stoned dried prunes 1 3/4 cups chopped Dried Apricots 3/4 cup blanched Almonds, chopped 2/3 cup plus 4 Tbsp brandy 2 tsp instant espresso, mixed with 1 Tbsp water Preparation Preheat the oven to 300°F. Grease a round [...]

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Boondi Ladoo With Rosted Almonds Recipe

Ingredients Besan Flour(Kadalai Maavu) – 1 cup Water – 1/2 to 3/4 cup(adjust to get a flowing batter) Cooking soda – a very tiny pinch(mustard size) Cloves – 2 Yellow food color – a tiny pinch Cardamom – 2 powdered Cloves – 2 powdered Rosted Almonds – 1/2 tbsp broken Sugar Candy – 15 Raisins – 1/2 tbsp Edible camphor – a very tiny pinch Oil – to deep fry Preparation In a pan – add a tsp of ghee and fry add cashews fry till slightly browned then add raisins and [...]

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Dry Fuit Halwa

Ingredients 20-25 – Cashews 10-15 – Almonds 7-10 – Pistachios (un-salted) 10 – Black Raisins A pinch – Saffron 1 – Cardamom 1/4 cup – Sugar 1/4 cup – Milk Powder 1/4 cup – Water 2 drops – Rose Essence 10-15 – Mixed Dry Fruit Preparation Take cashews, almonds, pistachios, mixed dry fruit and grind them together. Take a cup of water, 1/4 cup of sugar and boil them together. Add the black raisins and the ground dry fruits to the boiling sugar syrup. Keep the flame on medium and stir the mixture for 2-3 [...]

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Dry Fruit Barfi Recipe

Ingredients 140 to 150 grams seedless dates or about ¾ cup seedless dates 60 grams Pineapple Dried 1 tablespoon golden raisins (raisins) 40 grams Rosted almonds 30 grams cashews or ¼ cup cashews (kaju) 30 grams pistachios or ¼ cup pistachios (pista) 30 grams walnuts or ¼ cup walnuts 2 tablespoon desiccated coconut 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds (safed til) 1 teaspoon coconut oil 2 teaspoon rose water or ¼ to ½ teaspoon cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder) Preparation Blanch 6 to 7 dried Pineapple and 1 tbsp raisins in hot water. [...]

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Dried Strawberry chilli jellies

Ingredients 760g of sugar 20g of pectin 10g of tartaric acid 2 tsp Tabasco 50g of caster sugar 800g Dried Strawberries puree Preparation To make the strawberry jellies, mix the dried strawberry purée with 720g of sugar in a large pan and bring to the boil In a mixing bowl, mix together the pectin and 40g of sugar. When the puree has boiled, add the pectin mixture Bring the mixture up to 104ºC and remove from the heat. Add the tartaric acid and Tabasco Line a baking tray with cling [...]

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Strawberry, Brie, And Chocolate Puff Pasteries

Ingredients 1 sheet puff pastry (half of a standard 17.3-oz package) 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 oz dark chocolate, finely chopped 5 oz soft brie, rind removed 6 oz Dried Strawberries Chocolate sauce for drizzling, optional Preparation Preheat the oven to 375 F. Allow the puff pastry to defrost at room temperature until it is supple but still cool. Dust your work surface and rolling pin with flour, and gently roll out the sheet of pastry until it is a rectangle approximately 12 x 16-inches. Periodically rotate [...]

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Flax & Chia Seed Smoothie With Dry Strawberries

Ingredients 1 Tbsp Flax seed 1 Tbsp Chia seed 1 cup flavored soya milk 1 cup chilled and roughly chopped strawberries 1/2 cup chilled and roughly chopped bananas 2 tsp honey Garnish 1 tbsp Dry Strawberries 2 bananas slices Preparation Add strawberries, bananas, flax seeds and honey in soya milk, blend in a juicer till the mixture is smooth and frothy. Pour equal quantities of the smoothie into 2 individual glasses. Serve garnished with a strawberry and banana slice.

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