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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Orange Lozenge

I love to experiments with food. I have tried out Aloe Vera veg, Pumpkin seeds veg, no oil tinda with Italian flavors, gol-gappas filled with sprouts, fried gavar ki phalli, cucumber cake, banana spinach smoothie and raabri prepared from channa flour which are all off beat recipes. This time I decide to try out a new dessert recipe. Dessert is a course generally used to conclude the main meal. In dessert there can be many foods such as cakes, pudding, tarts, pastries, ice creams etc. Because of natural sweetness and distinct flavor fruits are generally added in the desserts. I give a twist in a dessert recipe and make an eggless cake which is sweet, sour, salty and hot as well. For sweetness instead of sugar I use Sugarfree Natura, for sourness I use orange juice, for saltiness of course salt and for hotness I use green chilies. I add coconut powder for wonderful texture and nice taste whereas mint for its refreshing flavor and cool taste. I name it as 'Orange Lozenge'.

I have a sweet tooth. I am always searching healthy options for sugar because sugar means more calories, lethargy, hypertension and much more. This time I try SugarFree which means freedom from more calories and lifestyle disorders like diabetes and obesity and saying yes to much healthier life. Sugar Free Natura is a low calorie substitute made from Sucralose which is derivative of sugar. It is 600 times sweeter than sugar and is idea for cooking and baking due to its heat stable properties. It is approved by WHO, USFDA & FSSAI and it absolutely safe to use. It is ideal for person like me who is weight watcher and health conscious.

Preparation Time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time – 8 minutes

All purpose flour – 1 cup
Malai (Cream) – 1 cup
Curd – 1 cup
Desiccated coconut – 1 cup
Orange juice – 1 ½ cup
Grated orange rind – 2-3 tea spoon
Butter – ½ teaspoon
Salt – ½ teaspoon
Green chilies – 2
Mint – 5- 6 leaves
Finely grated almonds – 2 table spoon

  1. Sift all purpose flour with baking powder.
  2. Mix dry coconut powder, Sugarfree Natura, and salt in it.
  3. Extract the juice from fresh oranges and sieve it. Throw the pips and use the fresh orange juice for preparing the dish. Mix orange juice and grated orange rind gently in the dry mixture.  
  4. Grind green chilies, mint leaves with curd. Mix malai and curd lightly in the mixture without lump formation.
  5. Grease the sides and bottom of baking dish with butter.
  6. Pour the mixture in baking dish and sprinkle finely grated almond over it.
  7. Cook it in microwave for 8 minutes.
  8. On cooling cut them into pieces. Serve them.

Taste – It is a light, moist cake with a tender crumb. It melts into the mouth giving the relishing taste of coconut and orange with a flavor of mint. It is sour and sweet, salty and hot.

Now, I can satiate my sweet tooth without compromises.

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