If you want to feel a little less guilty with snacks and drinks then this list may be it. Use almonds to their best and whip up a yummy shake, a paneer pesto, healthy amaranth kebabs and even a kulfi!

Almond, Banana Milkshake

almond smoothi rec

Ingredients

  • Frozen bananas
  • Almond Milk
  • Almonds

Method

  • In a food processor, blend in the milk, banana and almonds. You can aldo add a few ice cubes for a thicker froth. 
  • Sprinkle some cinnamon powder if you like it and serve. 

Almond & Amaranth Kebab

almond amaranth kebab

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Ingredients 

  • 1/2 Cup Almonds
  • 1 Cup Amaranth Flour
  • 1 Cup Almond Flour
  • 4 Tsp Garlic & Ginger Paste
  • Green Chilli As Per Taste
  • 3/4 Th Cup Chopped Onions
  • 1/2 Cup Mashed Boiled Potato
  • Salt To Taste
  • Red Chilli POwder As Per Taste
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Freshly Chopped Coriander Leaves For Seasoning
  • Little Oil

Method

  • Roast the almonds in a pan and once the cool down, slice them roughly.
  • Combine the flours, the almonds, garlic and ginger, onion, green chili, salt, potatoes, garam masala, coriander leaves and red chili powder. 
  • Make small porions for the tikkis and pan fry them until they are golden and crisp. 
  • Serve with chutney. 

Almond And Cherry Kulfi

Ingredients

  • Pitted Cherries As Per Liking
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 4 Cups Almond Milk
  • ½ Cup Condensed Milk
  • ½ Cup Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • ½ Cup Almond Meal

Method

  • Cook the cherries in sugar and water on a low flame until the cherries soften. Let the mixture thicken and let it cool. 
  • In a fresh pan, heat the almond milk and cook it till it thickens. 
  • When it halves, add the almond meal, sugar, condensed milk and mix well. 
  • Let it cool and then stir in the cream.
  • Strain the mixture.
  • Add the cherry mixture and once the complete mixture has cooled down, pour it in small bowls and freeze them.
  • When you want to serve, demould and sprinkle some toasted almond flakes.

Almond Pesto and Paneer Tikka

tikka almond pesto

Ingredients

  • 300 Gms Paneer
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Flakes
  • Coriander Leaves As Per Liking
  • 1 Tso Crushed Basil Leaves
  • 2 Tsp Chopped Ginger
  • Green Chilli As Per Taste
  • Salt As Per Taste
  • Grated Cheese
  • Little Chaat Masala
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Cream
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • A Pinch Of Green Cardamom Powder
  • Haldi
  • Little Oil

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Method

  • Roast the almonds and once they cool down, crush them to make a powder. 
  • Make a paste using coriander leaves, basil, green chilli, ginger, salt and chaat masala.
  • Blend it all together and add in the cheese. 
  • Mix the cream, coriander, green cardamom powde, haldi in a separate bowl and add salt as per taste. 
  • Fill in the pieces of paneer with the pesto and coat them in the haldi marinate. 
  • Sear the paneer and add them tp the pan with little oil to make them golden brown. 
  • Once done, serve with chutney. 

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