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


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

Mangofee Pie

Posted by in Biscuits, Mango, Sweet

Making this pie is time consuming, but it is worth the effort believe me.  I like to make this at least once when mangoes are in season.  My grumpy older son has been on my case for a month because I’ve put on weight eating all the bread I bake.  So I was a bit scared of putting this pie together, but then I did it, succumbed to temptation. It is banofee pie tweaked a bit, that is all. First, I took a bag of Marie biscuits and smashed them…read more


Dolche De Leche

Posted by in Sweet

The name means Milk Candy or Milk Jelly in Spanish. It is brown, sweet, decadent and absolutely sinful.  We can use it in many desserts or, if the health mafia (my senior son) is not watching, we can spoon it into the mouth just like that.  You’ve got it, it is that heavenly. There are many ways of making it, but the way I do it is to take a tin of condensed milk and pop it into a pressure cooker for an hour.  Or, if I am in the…read more


Sweet dough

Posted by in Bread, Cookies, Snacks, Sweet

So what do cinnamon rolls, cookies, jam buns and cream buns have in common? Apart from being served as desert, tea time snack, calories and complete satisfaction of cravings of the sweet tooth variety? You got it – sweet dough. This sweet dough is a recipe I got from a Russian grandmother.  Yes, baking transcends borders and languages.  The lady keeps this dough in the fridge and whenever her grandchildren visit or she wants to pamper someone, she makes balls, stuffs them up with jam or nutella and bingo – she…read more


Molasses and Oats Bread

Posted by in Bread, Breakfast, Sweet

What do we do when we are sitting at home, forbidden by the orthopaedic to go out because the knee aches? You got it, we bake bread Because when the going gets tough, the tough get baking. I had oats at home.  Now between you and me, dear reader, I think oats = healthy =boring. I had jaggery that I had left over from the winters.  It was really fresh once upon a time, but then summers came.  I had to get it consumed before it got spoilt.  And of course I…read more


Almond Oatmeal Cookies

Posted by in Cookies, Snacks, Sweet

Don’t you sometimes have this urge to eat something sweet and delicious but can’t?  Well I do, and being diabetic, I can’t just stop at an ice cream vendor and pick up a cone or much on a chocolate.  For me sweet things are a huge challenge.  So I bake.  Another reason I bake is because the family starts moping if I don’t go into the kitchen for a while. Psst : That is the excuse I shell out, but don’t tell them. I had almonds sitting minding their own…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