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Eggless Custard Powder Cookies (Whole Wheat)

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Merry Christmas:-)

As I am on vacation, I could not try out new recipes for holiday specials. Started browsing my drafts and saw a cookie recipe and cake recipe, so decided to post a cookie recipe for Christmas and cake for New year 🙂

Sometime back, I got custard for preparing fruit custard. After preparing fruit custard, I had custard powder left and was thinking what to do with it.  Hubby and kid liked the Walnut Butter Cookies, so thought of preparing some cookies with custard powder.

Preparation time : 10 mins | Baking time: 13 – 17 minutes

Category: Cookies

Ingredients:

Wheat flour – 1  cup

Custard Powder – 1/4 cup (I used vanilla flavor)

Light Brown sugar – 1/3 cup

White sugar – 2 tbsp

Baking Soda  – 1/4 tsp

Baking powder  – 1/2 tsp

Butter – 1/3 cup melted in room temperature

Milk – 2 tbsp

Vanilla essence – 1/4 tsp

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Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree F and place the parchement paper/ butter paper/ Aluminium foil on the cookie tray and grease the cooking tray with cooking spray
  • Seive the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and transfer them into a bowl. Add brown sugar, white sugar and custard powder and mix well. Add butter to the dry ingredients and make crumble

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  • Add 2 tbsp of milk and make a soft dough. Make small balls and in a clean surface, press each ball lightly and bake the cookies for about 13 – 17 minutes or until cookies are lightly gold brown. Cool them and enjoy:-)

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My Notes:

  • Can use cookie cutter for desired shape
  • I prefer my cookies on the sweeter side, so adjust sugar according to your taste
  • Cookies appear chewy initially but they became crisp after they are cooled completely
  • Add extract according to the flavour of custard powder.If you are using butterscotch custard use extracts accordingly
  • I used both brown sugar and white sugar, instead white sugar can be fully used
  • All purpose flour/maida can be used instead of wheat flour
  • Oil can be used instead of butter
  • Cocoa powder can be used if you like chocolate flavour
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Wheat Oats Banana Bread (Eggless)

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Ever since I saw my friend Malar’s Oats cookie with banana, I wanted to try that combination in baking. While thinking what to do, I remembered my liking for banana bread in Starbucks, and decided to try banana bread with oats and wheat. I browsed for recipes, and liked this recipe. With few modifications, I prepared this bread and it turned out good! This bread is also yeast-free.

Wheat Oats Banana Bread

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 50 to 60 mins

Recipe Category: Snack/Breakfast

Ingredients:

Whole wheat flour – 1 cup + 1/2 cup

Powdered Oats – 1 cup

Baking powder – 1 tsp + 1/2 tsp

Baking soda – 3/4 tsp

Salt – as needed

Walnut – 1/4 cup, finely chopped

Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp

Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp

Mashed banana – 1 cup (I used 3 banana)

Honey – 1/3 Cup

Coconut/ olive /cooking oil/butter/unsweetened applesauce – 1/3 cup (I used coconut oil)

Vanilla – 1 tsp

Milk ( Skim/Coconut/Almond/Cashew) – 3/4 cup (I used Skim Milk)

Butter/ Oil/Cooking Spray – To grease

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Method:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Grease a loaf pan with cooking spray/butter
  • In large bowl, combine mashed banana, coconut oil, honey, milk and vanilla and mix well
  • In separate medium bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and cardamom
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, add the chopped walnuts and mix until just combined.

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  • Pour into prepared loaf pan. I sprinkled some oats, and baked for 50 – 60  minutes, until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean with a few crumbs attached

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Cracked Wheat Rava Idli

Sometimes, a dish becomes an accidental hit, and we start liking them to the level where it is included regularly in the menu. To me, Cracked Wheat Rava Idli is one such item. One day I felt like having Rava Idli and when I was about to start, I realized I didn’t have enough Rava at home. Cracked Wheat was in my sight. Though I have tried few recipe with cracked wheat, this instant idli is something which I did not even think about. Followed Rava Idli procedure, except that I used cracked wheat instead of rava. I was actually amazed by its texture and taste. Hubby and I liked this Idli more than Rava idli. It was spongy and tasty, and above all healthy:)

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Cracked Wheat Rava Idli

Preparation  time : 10 mins | Standing time : 10 mins | Cooking time :10 mins | Serves: 3

Category : Breakfast

Ingredients:

Cracked Wheat/ Gothuma Rava – 1 cup

Thick Curd/ yogurt – 1/2 cup

Carrot – 1, I chopped in chopper you can even grate them

Water –  1/3 cup

Baking Soda/Eno salt – 1/2  tsp, heaped (I used baking soda)

Salt  – as needed

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Urad dhal – 1/2 tsp

Chana Dhal – 1/2 tsp

Cashew nuts – as required

Oil – 1/2 tsp + to grease

Method:

  • Add oil to pan. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal. Let them splutter. Set aside. In the same pan, add remaining oil and cashew, and roast them till golden brown and set aside
  • Add Cracked wheat to the pan and saute for a minute, and let it cool. Pulse them in a blender to fine grain (Since the one I had was big, I opted this way. You can skip this if the broken wheat you use is fine grain)

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  • Add yogurt, salt, carrot, tempered stuff and baking soda to the cracked wheat powder and mix well. Add water to get the desired idli batter consistency. Let them sit for 10 minutes.
  • Set the idli steamer ready and grease the idli mould with oil. Pour ladle ful of batter to the idli mould and cook for 15 minutes or until done. Serve hot with any chutney/ podi/sambar

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Cracked Wheat Pongal (Godhumai Rava Pongal)

As I mentioned in Cracked Wheat Pulao, Cracked wheat pongal is a recipe from my Amma’s cookbook. I like to prepare pongal as it doesn’t require much effort. Like Oats pongal, cracked wheat pongal is a healthy breakfast recipe. Image Cracked Wheat Pongal

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Soaking Time : 30 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 3

Recipe Category: Breakfast

Ingredients:

Cracked Wheat/Samba Rava/Dalia/Bulgar – 1 cup

Split yellow moong dal – 1/2 cup

Ginger – 1 tsp,  chopped

Water – 4 cups

Ghee – 1/2 tsp

Salt – as needed

To temper:

Ghee – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Peppercorns – 1/2 tsp

Fresh curry leaves – 1 spring

Cashew nuts – as needed

Hing – generous pinch

Method:

  • Wash and soak moong dal, set it aside (I soaked in hot water for 30 minutes)
  • Add ghee to the pressure cooker, saute Cracked wheat and soaked moong dal for 2 mins
  • Pressure cook cracked wheat and moong dal, along with chopped ginger and salt in 4 cups of water for 3 whistles. Switch off and Keep it aside

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  • Add ghee to the pan, when it is hot add Cumin seeds, peppercorns, curry leaves and hing. Once it splutters, add this seasoning to the cooked pongal and mix well

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  • Garnish with some roasted cashew before serving. Serve hot with any chutney/sambar

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My Notes: 

  • If you are using fine wheat rava instead of cracked wheat, reduce the water accordingly

Check my other Cracked wheat recipes,

Cracked Wheat and Oats Kozhukattai

Cracked Wheat Pulao

Cracked Wheat Pulao

In our home we prefer avoiding rice for dinner, so at least once a week cracked wheat dish will be in my routine menu. My Amma used to make cracked wheat pongal. Inspired by that, I wanted to do something different instead of the usual upma. I had a few veggies at home, so tried this recipe. Cracked wheat pulao is great for breakfast too

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Cracked Wheat Pulao:

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 4

Recipe Category: Entree

Ingredients:

Cracked Wheat/Dalia/Bulgar – 1 cup  + 1/4 cup

Onion – 1 finely chopped

Carrot – 2 finely chopped

Beans – 10 finely chopped

Potato – 2 finely chopped

Frozen peas – 1/6 cup

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp

Coriander Powder – 1 tsp

Cumin Powder  1/2 tsp

Water – 2 cups + 1/2 cup

Coriander leaves  – a handful (optional)

Garam masala – 1 tsp

Cardamom pods – 2

Cinnamon – 1/8 stick

Cloves – 1

Bay leaves – 1

Fennel seeds – 1/8 tsp

salt – as needed

Oil / ghee – 1 tbsp

Method:

  • Add oil/ ghee to frying pan and add whole spices. Add and saute onion with ginger-garlic paste. When the onions turn translucent, add vegetables and saute till vegetables are cooked

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  • Add  garam masala, cumin powder, coriander powder, cracked wheat and salt. Let it cook for 2-3 min

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  • Add 2 1/2 cups of water and 1 drop of oil/ghee ( My Amma tells me that adding oil/ghee at this stage enhances the consistency of pulao). After the ingredients are cooked, take off the heat. Serve hot with any Raita

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Check my other cracked wheat recipes

Cracked Wheat and Oats Kozhukattai

Cracked wheat pongal

Cracked wheat savory cake

Cracked wheat oats Dhokla

Cracked wheat rava idli