Quinoa Salad

Qunioa Salad,
Hello Sweeties!!!! Since the Dr. Ordered I have been including Quinoa in our diet, in the form of handvo, or salad. 

Quinoa as we all know is the new super food replacing the carb craving if matched with the right combination.

We are so used to dal-chawal or varan bhat at every meal, that giving it up for a bland substitute like Quinoa becomes  a fight.

This salad can be enjoyed warm or cold. I like it warm and Mr. Ash love sit at room temperature. You can pretty much add or delete anything you like. Add some beans, some corn or some sprouts. Any combination would be great.

You will need;
2 cups Cooked Quinoa
1 Small English Seedless cucumber Diced fine
1 Onion Diced fine
1 Tomato chopped fine
1/2 Red Pepper, chopped fine
1 Tbspn Lemon Juice
1 Tbspn Chopped Pistachios
Salt and Pepper for taste

In a bowl, mix the chopped onions, tomatoes , cucumbers and Peppers add salt and lemon juice and let rest for 10-15 mins. 

After some water is given out by the veggies, add pepper and mix well, then add the cooked quinoa, chopped pistachio's mix well and serve. The salad can be enjoyed warm or cold.

There is no dressing, no oil or butter that is used, so this salad works for all the weight watchers also. This is a hit at any party also, even my kids gave it a big thumps up.



Eggless Nutella Date Cake-- We turn 5!! HBD!!!!

Hello Sweeties!!!! Today is a big day for IndulgeAshscorner. We turn 5 today. Wow.. time just flies. 5 years and approx 340 recipes, I am still going on. Keep us in your prayers to help bringing you many more recipes.

This is the time when I want to thank all my well wishers, readers, family and friends who have been the spine behind Indulge. Their time, efforts and constant words of encouragement is what is adding fuel to my passion of blogging.
Celebrations are incomplete without some cake. This is a very dense and rich cake with goodness of Dates, Nutella and  just to make up the guilt, wheat flour. So its healthy, eggless and tastes good; what else would you need in a cake.. right!!!!

You will need;
18 dates soaked in 3/4th cup Warm milk
3 tbspn Nutella  mixed in 3/4 cup Warm milk
Sugar- 1 Cup
Oil- 1/3rd Cup
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup Maida/ All Purpose Flour
Walnuts- 2Tbspn
1 tspn ENO-(Fruit Salt)
Make  a paste of sugar and the soaked Dates, Nutella mixed warm milk in a food processor/ this paste add the oil, vanilla, and mix well... then add the flour  one big spoon at a time.. keep whisking it till all the flour and the wet mix gets incorporated....then add nuts and lastly ENO...

In a well greased pan, pour the mix and bake in a pre-heated oven @ 350.. for about 35-40 mins or till the knife comes out clean.
Enjoy with your loved ones.