Posted in Delicious but Nutritious

Fritters and Indian Mathri, Baked To Fall In Love


Baked To Perfection, The Yummy Fritters

Delicious Mathri,Truly Indian

Tea is incomplete without a little munch along. And what can be better if you get something yum that too guilt-free !

I planned to bake my snacks today. My taste buds have to be satisfied, this was the first condition. Should we not utilise this lockdown period in making our system healthier ? So the snacks had to be healthy, was the second condition.

The multigrain flour got a little more healthier with some spices and herbs added to it. The spices added to the taste, aroma and digestion. Fenugreek is known to lower blood sugar and reduce bad cholesterol and is a rich source of fibre, protein, Iron, manganese and much more.

As always, i choose what’s invariably there on my shelves, but you can choose to replace anything you would like to according to your taste, As i feel cooking is something you enjoy experimenting with. So here comes the list of four basic ingredients followed by some spices and herbs you would need.

Lets collect

  1. One and a half cup multigrain flour
  2. Half a cup of sooji [ SEMOLINA]
  3. One teaspoon baking soda
  4. Approx 75 gms of olive oil
  5. Condiments – ajwain [ carom seeds ], zeera (roasted) or zeera powder [ cumin ], pinch of red chilli powder, methi [ fenugreek ] leaves (dry / fresh), pinch of freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste.
  6. Warm water

Lets mix up

Mix all dry ingredients except fenugreek leaves. (Not everyone likes the flavor)
Add oil while kneading the flour to mix everything evenly BUT only with your fingers. You must remember the fingers do the magic here. Feel should that be of soft bread crumbs/ wet sand.
Now slowly add warm water while kneading so as to soften the flour till you can make a ball of the entire mix.
Keep aside for approx 20 mins for the flour ball to set.

At this step i divide the ball into two halves.

In half the mix you can add crushed fenugreek leaves not more than 2 tbsp. Make small balls of this mix, flatten them up evenly as you place them inside the oven later.

Work the other half of the flour and flatten like making a big chappati Keep it approx 4 to 5 mm thick.Make holes with the help of a fork. They help them become crispy and look awesome.
Cut into shape with a knife.

Lets bake

Preheat oven for 10 mins at approx 200 C.
Grease a baking tray and place the shaped fritters or mathris
Bake for approx 10-15 mins or till just about light brown.
Set aside to cool for at least 10 minutes. ( most difficult)

Voila….. your mathri / fritters are ready. Enjoy with tea


Bake the fritters before the mathris lest the fritters take up the aroma of mathris.

You can replace multigrain flour with whole wheat flour or all purpose flour.

You can use butter or ghee instead of olive oil


You can make tasty sweet fritters by adding brown sugar/ honey, choco chips/cocoa powder, cinnamon powder, instead of salt and other spices.

I am loving them, hope you would enjoy these baked delights too..

Posted in Delicious but Nutritious

Delicious and super healthy Apple Crumble.. with.. Apple Smoothie..!

Apples always make me happy.

They remind me how something can help me quench my thirst as well as hunger, without the slightest feeling of guilt.

This super nutritious fruit containing loads of fiber and vitamin C, seems to lower the risk of diabetes, heart diseases and various gut problems.Promoting weight loss is one of its linked advantages too, along with many others. Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants and has powerful medicinal properties. I love to add it to my recipes. The flavor is magical.


APPLE CRUMBLE needs 6 basic ingredients altogether. I take 10 minutes to mix things up and 20 minutes to bake it.


Multigrain flour 1 cup

Baking powder 1 tsp

Powdered brown sugar 2 tbsp

Peeled and thinly sliced apple 1

Cinnamon powder 1 tbsp (i love the cinnamon flavor, you can reduce it if you want)

Virgin olive oil (can be replaced by butter) 2 tbsp to begin with

Few nuts (broken roasted walnuts and raisins preferably) are OPTIONAL.


-I prefer mixing little cinnamon powder and little powdered brown sugar to the flour along with baking powder, to begin with.

-Just mix this flour with oil slowly and keep kneading with fingertips till it looks and feels like breadcrumbs. You can add a pinch of salt if you are using olive oil.

-Take a small flat baking tray and spread a layer of this flour at the bottom. Press it a bit with fingertips evenly.

-Arrange a layer of sliced apples over this and sprinkle cinnamon powder, nuts and brown sugar powder over it.

-Repeat these two layers as many times you can. The final one needs to be flour.

-Sprinkle generously the remaining cinnamon powder at the top.

The look just before baking


Preheat the oven at 200 degrees for 10 minutes and then bake at 175 degrees for 15-20 minutes or till brown. Keep yourself busy since the aroma in the house drives you crazy. Maybe you can make yourself a smoothie in the meantime.


MY APPLE SMOOTHIE is simply simple with just 3 ingredients. Mix small pieces of peeled apple (1 apple), toned cold milk (half cup) and few drops of vanilla essence.Blend. Add half a cup of frozen/chilled milk (whichever you prefer). Churn again. Pour and enjoy.

This combo is awfully delicious, exceptionally healthy and super quick. Above all its a complete wholesome meal without any more craving left for someone who has a sweet tooth. Well if you are generous, you can share it post lunch as a dessert too.