Beetroot Halwa & Laddus

The main ingredient is this refined sugar free version of the beetroot halwa (or pudding) is patience.

Patience needed when grating the beetroot (to avoid ending up with red stained clothes) and patience needed when slow cooking the beet in milk.

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Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories & Samurai Gourmet — two food shows which are not really food shows

I stumbled upon Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories on a usual evening of scrolling through ‘recently added’ section of Netflix. I saw the episodes were around 24 mins long, enough time for me to watch a single episode before preparing dinner. But the first episode had me hooked, and also made me too hungry to cook. I ended up ordering a takeout and watching 5 episodes back to back. Binged on the rest 5 the next day.

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Baked Soya Cutlets (with flax seed powder)

On a pleasant, rainy evening I made these easy high protein, low carb, low fat snack with soya chunks. I used flax seed powder as the binding agent, which imparts a slight nutty flavor to the cutlets. These cutlets are best had with mint coriander chutney and a cup of hot tea / coffee. The recipe makes about 9 small cutlets.

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