Looking to whip up something quick, easy and yummy as hell? Here is a 5 min Barfi recipe, full of the goodness of whole fats like coconut and nuts, and naturally sweetened with dates (kid friendly, diabetic friendly, waist friendly, I seriously cant think of a better and easier friend) and its Vegan. And you know the best part – my lovely sister in law made this for me when I asked for something sweet few days ago! Seriously bowled over by this easy yummy, 4 ingredient barfi! Try it and you’ll know what I mean.
You can also substitute jaggery for dates if you like the sweetness sharper (it wont remain diabetic friendly). I loved both versions hence sharing.
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup powdered nuts (cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios)
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
Date paste or jaggery syrup (for binding)
Mix everything together to form a gooey dough. Shape into balls (for laddoos) or flatten and cut (for barfi).
Sprinkle shaved nuts on top. Enjoy!
This is the simplest no hassle pesto pasta that I know of.. Its completely raw ( no cooking) and gluten free, has the wholesome goodness of soaked nuts and a variety of greens. It takes only 15 minutes to make 🙂 and works as a meal or a salad, however you like it..
Watch me making the pesto on the link given below
OR just follow the steps below 🙂
The ingredients are –
1 cup walnuts ( soaked over night and then washed and dried) Walnuts can be replaced with pine nuts, or cashews as well..
1/2 cup mamoth basil,
1/2 cup parsley ( you could also throw in some coriander if you’d like )
2 cloves of garlic
rock salt to taste
1 tbsp lemon juice
Blend the nuts along with lemon juice and a few spoons of water till it becomes a nice frothy paste.
Add in the garlic and salt, and the greens little by little and blend till all is well mixed and you get a lovely light green creamy pesto 🙂
Peel the outer payer of the Zucchini and then peel the rest into fettuccini. Or use a spiralizer to make it into sphegetti.
Mix it well with the pesto and eat 🙂