Desi Paleo

Shahi Tukda for Diabetics

Posted by in Bread, Healthy Living, Pudding, Sweet

“I’m creating a dish using Fortune Vivo Diabetes-Care Oil for the #MakeIndiaDiabetesFree activity at BlogAdda.” When Blogadda sent me a 5 ltr can of Fortune Vivo Diabetes-Free oil for a review I experienced the same feeling one gets when faced with a multiple choice question where all the options given could be the right one. I must admit that I was a bit dubious about the oil, because it does not look like normal refined cooking oil. It is deep yellow in colour and it does not stick to the…read more


Sticky Date Pudding, Gluten Free

Posted by in Arrowroot, Cakes, Gluten free, Grain free, Healthy Living, Paleo, Pudding

I am getting fascinated with arrowroot flour.  It is so versatile.  I only knew it as something Mama used to thicken gravies and soups.  It has been raining since yesterday and it is so cold that I wanted to eat a pudding.  As I do when such cravings hit me, I began searching for a recipe using stuff I had at home.  I had arrowroot powder.  I had organic honey and dates.  So pudding made of dates and honey was what I wanted.  The trick was to cook it without…read more

Chia Seeds for health

Posted by in Coconut, Fruit, Healthy Living, Paleo, Pudding, Snacks, Sweet

I did not know what chia seeds were when I embarked on my Paleo diet.  Most paleo blogs and podcasts talk in length about chia and flax seeds which one must have on a regular basis not only because they impart a sense of fullness, but also because this is a low carb diet and we need supplements. Hence chia seeds … Now chia or Salvia hispanica is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala.  250 grams of this seed costs Rs.1350/- which in my…read more

Fresh Chunky Mango Cake

Posted by in Cakes, Fruit, Pudding, Sweet

Aren’t mangoes absolutely delicious?  I think it’s Nature’s way of compensating us for the horribly hot summers we have in India.  I use them in a lot of things, but the best is baking a chunky mango cake.  I baked one this Sunday. Ingredients 1 cup sugar 2/3 cup ghee 2 egg 1 cup flour plus some for dusting the cake tin 1 level spoon baking powder 1/2 spoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional (I don’t use much nutmeg) 3 mango…read more


Brandy Ice cream

Posted by in Pudding, Sweet

I actually wanted to make strawberry ice cream, but then I had a bottle of brandy left over from the winter.  Combining brandy and ice cream was a tempting thought.  I always give in to temptation. 🙂 It is low on milk and that is good, since son junior is lactose intolerant.  And the best part is it needs just four ingredients.  And an electric blender. INGREDIENTS 4 eggs seperated 100 gms caster sugar 300 ml of double cream 4 tablespoons of brandy   METHOD Whisk egg whites on fast…read more


Bread and Apple Pudding

Posted by in Bread, Egg, Pudding, Sweet

My older son’s birthday is on the 20th and he has decided that he is too old for the cake and party routine.  Now that simply won’t do.  I mean I don’t think I am too old for a cake on my birthday!  I don’t think I can ever grow too old for a cake and for a party, never mind that I would never be able to blow the candles on the cake, should someone be so rude to put fifty of them on the cake… or find a…read more