Thursday, August 11, 2011

Beet-wholewheat muffins!!

Ramadan Kareem!
As many of us know, Muslims around the globe started celebrating Ramadan on August 1 2011.One of my favorite months of the Holy Calender.My super-delayed post says it all. I have been enjoying it.
Ramadan is a special month of the year for Muslims throughout the world. It has been set aside for acts of worship and fasting. It is a time for inner reflection, devotion to God, and self-control.
 Muslims think of it as a kind of tune-up for their spiritual lives. Ramadan is a very spiritual month that forces one to truly evaluate and purify all aspects of their life. The Morning Prayer or dawn marks the start of the fasting state which is to be broken at sunset with dates (iftar).The meal at the dawn is called Suhoor and the meal at sunset is called futoor or iftar.
 Traditionally, food consumed for suhoor and iftar are light, nutritious meals containing fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats.Since Ramadan is a special time, Muslims in many parts of the world prepare certain favorite delicacies during this month.
Food plays a big part in the celebration of Ramadan. However, it should not be mistaken as the month of feasting.So, this year I have decided to make it healthy, spiritual & productive Ramadan. I am going to stick to healthy cusine, churn out energetic food from my kitchen. My resolution for this Ramadan is to come up with delicacies that are light, nutritious and of course incredibly tasty at the same time, an ideal during Ramadan. Breads, soups, fresh fruits and vegetables are the perfect way to begin and end the daily fast. The recipe I share today is of Beetroot muffins.They are uber-healthy as they are whole wheat and are packed with the goodness of beetroot.Its deep, blood red color is  gorgeous and the cream cheese frosting is so addictive.
It is such a scrumptious dessert you actually forget you're eating your vegetables.
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup shredded beetroot 
  • 2/3 cup sugar.(I used stevia )
  • 3 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter 
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 eggs
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees Centigrade and  line your muffin tray with paper liners.(as usual i was out of liners,so,i lined with foil.)
  2. In a mixer, combine  butter, sugar ,egg and vanilla. Mix in shredded beet. In a separate bowl, sift together your flours, salt, cinnamon, cocoa powder and baking powder.
  3. Slowly add this dry mixture into your wet mixture.add milk gradually,keep a check on he consistency.Do not make it a very runny batter. Beat until combined.
  4. Pour the cake batter into your muffin liner .Your liner should be at least 2/3 full. Bake in the oven for 20-23 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. 
  5. Cool on a wire rack.
  6. Frost it with cream cheese frosting.Eat these red yummy monsters and moan!
 May you all experience a very fruitful and spiritually rewarding month!

     




    10 comments:

    purabi naha said...

    Wow, beetroot muffins! That's really something healthy, yet colourful and innovative!! Great way to feed beetroot to people who don't like them. And yes, thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Shall return here for more!

    khushi said...

    beetroot!! wow...such a lovely colorful muffins
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    divya said...

    looks fab...love it..

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    Veronica's Kitchen said...

    I have heard so much about Ramadan from my Malaysian husband. He told me that the food stalls get so busy at night with so much good food. Lovely and healthy muffins, great time to cleansing the body and soul!

    vanishri bhat said...

    beetroot muffins! hey that's an innovative idea. looks cute and yummy.

    Helene Dsouza said...

    Wow. they look so cute and then beetroot is super healthy too. I am going to try your recipe soon! =)

    Ida - Chokladsockerkaka said...

    The color of the muffins is amazing, it looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing some facts about ramadan, I find it really interesting!

    Veronica's Kitchen said...

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    Now Serving said...

    wow! This I am bookmarking and trying asap! those who know my blog are aware that I have a penchant for using beets since I know its has endless nutritional values besides being absolutely tasty! thanks for this recipe will certainly be trying it soon - cheers, priya
    hopped over from Veronica's Kitchen since I saw your blog on the same list as I was for the award - cheers, priya