Cucumber Kheera Halwa Recipe | Flavour Diary | Indian Sweet

Cucumber Kheera Halwa Recipe

Today's recipe is quick simple and unusual dessert recipe.Cucumber is low calorie food and notable in Vitamin K and supplies low content of essential nutrients. Usually Cucumber is used in dips/raita's , Beverages(lassi, chanch) and curries but today its time for dessert.This recipe just came together in my mind when  MFBC has decided for cucumber as ingredient for this month challenge. 
Check out ingredients n steps below

YOu may also like to try other unusually rare dessert recipe:
Black Seeds Pie (Nigella Seeds Pie Dessert)
Chickpea Chocolate Cake

Sweet Corn Halwa
Coconut Moong Dal Halwa Truffle
Shahjahani Meetha(Tamatar Ka Halwa)
Peas Coconut Halwa
Paneer Coconut Halwa
Apple Beetroot Coconut (ABC) Halwa
Avocado Phirni

Level: Easy
Total Time:25mins
Serves: 2

1 cup: 250ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon: 5 ml


Cucumber/Kheer:1 large/ 1 cup (squeezed)
Ghee: 1 tablespoon
Milk Powder: 1/2 cup
Sugar: 2 tablespoons(to taste)
Semolina/Rava : 2 tablespoon (roasted)
Cardamom Powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Cashews: 7-8 (fried)


Peel the skin of cucumber and grate it. Squeeze the water out of it and measure it to 1 cup.
In a pan add 1 tablespoon of butter and then add squeezed cucumber.
Saute until all water is evaporated, then add sugar.
Once sugar melts add milk powder, Roasted Semolina and cook until desired consistency and then add fried cashews and cardamom powder and mix well and serve hot or cold.

cucumber kheera halwa recipe

#CucumberHalwa   is going to be part of #MFBC20

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Black Bean Brownie | Flourless Gluten Free Butterless | FlavourDiary

Black Bean Brownie healthy baking recipe

Today's recipe is healthy twist to the regular brownie recipe. Its no ordinary brownie recipe its a bean brownie recipe a healthier version which is flour-less(Gluten free) and butter-less.Black turtle beans are small shiny variety of common bean and commonly known are Black Beans.This brownie recipe is very easy to make and needs just a blender that means no special equipment to use.Enjoy this healthier sweet treat along with you kids and if you want to make it more healthier replace sugar with honey to taste. Check out the ingredients and step for making it.
I love trying new healthier versions to regular recipes like my Chickpea Chocolate Cake, Black Seed Pie, Ragi Chocolate Cake, Sweet Corn Halwa, Peas Coconut Halwa , Avocado phirni and many more... 
Black Bean Brownie healthy baking recipe

Nutritional Value Of Black Beans (info taken from here)
Black beans are very high in fiber, protein, and vitamins like vitamin A. They also contain calcium, iron, and manganese. Black beans also have high levels of flavonoids, particularly anthocyanin, which have antioxidant abilities. They also contain omega-3 fatty acid, which is considered a good form of cholesterol.Black beans are a great source of folic acid and have abnormally high levels of the rare compound molybdenum, which is very difficult to find in any other food. and are mostly used .

Level: Easy
Makes: 16

1 cup: 250ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon: 5 ml


Black Beans: 1 cup *
Sugar: 3/4 cup
Cocoa Powder: 1/4 cup
Chocolate Chips: 1/2 cup
Baking Powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
Instant Coffee powder: 1 teaspoon
Egg: 2 large
Oil: 1/2 cup
Vanilla Essence: 1 teaspoon

*I have take 1/2 cup black beans soaked for 6hrs and cooked until they became soft and retained its shape and when measured after draining the liquid its 1 cup. [ or you can use canned black beans, simply drain the liquid and measure to 1 cup]


In the blender jar add all the ingredients except chocolate chips and blend it to smooth paste. 
Now add 1/4th cup of chocolate chips and gently mix with the black bean batter.
Now pour the batter in greased n papered 8inch square pan and sprinkle remaining 1/4cup chocolate chips on top.
Bake the brownie on 160C for approx 20mins until the brownie leaves the sides and when you touch the top it should not be sticky. Keep aside and let it cool.
Slice and enjoy along with you kids.

#BlackBeanBrownies is going to the following event and the alphabet for this month is #B

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