Breads and Cakes

Indian Savory Pancake (Besan ka Cheela)

Indian Savory Pancake (Besan ka Cheela) This is a tasty, spicy pancake that almost every household in India makes for breakfast or even brunch. Also known as cheela, this recipe is a quick, 30-minute recipe for vegetarians. You can even make it for unexpected guests. Just serve with some chutney or tomato ketchup. What you need: • 4 to 5 teaspoons of coconut oil, canola oil, or olive oil for frying • 1 c of Besan (chickpea or gram flour) • ½ c of Methi (fenugreek) leaves [chopped finely] • 1 c of water • 1 piece of green chili • 2 tsps of salt • 1 tsp of Ajwain or Bishop’s weed • ½ of an onion (sliced) • 1 tsp of chili powder How to make it: Set aside the oil. Get a mixing bowl and in it, combine the rest of the ingredients, until you reach a thick consistency. Just add a bit of water at a...

Quick Pizza

Sometimes, you just have to have a quick pizza fix. Even if you are diagnosed with diabetes, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have to enjoy pizza anymore. This quick pizza recipe is easy to make and won’t take long at all. What you need: • 2 tbsps mozzarella cheese (part-skim, shredded) • ½ of an English muffin • 1/8 tsp of dried oregano (crushed) • 2 tbsps tomato sauce (low-sodium) • 1/8 tsp dried basil (crushed) How to make it: Pre-heat your broiler. Place the English muffin halves on a baking sheet. Spread the tomato sauce on the muffin halves. Sprinkle oregano and basil on them. Top the muffins with cheese. Broil the mini pizzas until the cheese is bubbly and brown. Enjoy at once! *** Each serving has 15 grams of carbohydrates, 115 calories, 8 mg of cholesterol, 7 grams of protein, 3 gra...

Country Recipes – Pumpkin Nut Bread

Whether you need a wonderful dessert for the Holidays or just because, pumpkin nut bread is a great country recipe. You have many options for this tasty treat and here is just one of the many ways you can bake your own pumpkin nut bread. 1-cup pumpkin (cup of mashed sweet potatoes substitution) 1/2cup sugar 1 ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice – (substitute ¾ tsp. cinnamon, ½ tsp. ginger, ½ nutmeg and dash ground cloves) ½-cup oil 1/3 cup water 2 eggs 1 ½-cup flour 1 tsp. baking soda ½ cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts work well) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, mix well. Beat 2 eggs and add to dry mixture along with oil. Add in all wet ingredients: water and pumpkin Pour into well-greased loaf pan and bake for 1- 1 ¼ hours or until knife inserted in center comes out ...