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Banana Muffin

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Ingredients-
Banana - 3 Big Bananas (Ripe preferred)All Purpose flour - 2 cupsMilk powder - 1 cup Sugar - 1 cupBaking powder - 1tspCooking Oil/ melted unsalted butter- 1cupPinch of saltWhipped Cream- 1 cupMilk - 1/4 small cup Directions-
In a bowl, mix all purpose flour with baking powder, milk powder and salt.In another bowl, mix oil with sugar, stir and dissolve all crystals of sugar.Add mashed banana in the sugar mixture, mix and make banana completely dissolved.Add flour mixture to oil mixture slowly and keep on stirring to mix  flour.Add  milk and mix so that flour lumps are not formed .Add flour mixture slowly to the sugar mixture, stir to make all lumps of flour disappear.Add whole almonds and cashews.Transfer the batter in a baking dish.Bake it for 35-40 minutes at 350 degree F.Check after 30 minutes.Insert toothpick in the center on cake to see whether it's done or not.Cook it for another 5 minutes. Repeat the process of toothpick.

Crispy Stuffed Okra (Kurkure Bharwan Bhindi)

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Ingredients- Okra- 15-20 (raw)Salt to tasteTurmeric Powder- 1 tspRed Chilli Powder-  1/2 tsp Cumin Powder- 1 tspGarlic - Ginger Paste- 3 tbspChat Masala- 1 tsp Directions -  Wash the Okra, drain the water and keep it aside.After 10 minutes, cut the top and bottom of each okra and slit them in 4.In a bowl, Mix salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder and chat masala with garlic-ginger paste.Fill this mixture in slitted Okra.In a heated pan, add 2 tbsp of Oil and when heated reduce the flame to medium temperature. Add  the stuffed Okra in the oil.Stir it slowly, so that you do not break the okra.Cover it and let it cook for 5 minutes.Open and again stir it and cook for another 10 minutes.Each and every  Okra should be light brown from at least 1 side.Your Okra is ready. Serve it hot  with Roti/ Tortilla.

Banana- Apple Smoothie

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Ingredients for 2 glass-
Banana- 1 Big(ripe will be better)`Apple- 1 ( chopped)Yogurt- 1 small cupMilk- 1 large cupSugar- 3 tbspAlmond- 4 ( small chunks)Dry cherries- 2 tspWhipped Cream-  1 tsp for each glass Directions- 
 Mix banana, Apple, Yogurt, Milk and Sugar and blend it in a blender for a minute.Pour it in a 2 glasses.Add a spoon of whipped cream in each glass and stir it slowly by a spoon. Garnish it with almond chunks and dry cherries, before serving.Serve it chilled.

Mickey Mouse cake

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Mickeymouse , a favorite cartoon character of toddlers, all over the world, this cake will defiitely brighten their mood.
Ingredients- All Purpose flour- 2 cupsMilk Powder- 1 cupWhipped Cream - 1 cup (for cake) + 2 cups (for icing)Cooking Oil- 1 cupBaking Powder- 1cupSugar- 1 cup (for cake + 1 cup (for icing)Almonds - 1/2 cup (crushed)Oreo biscuits (not cream) - 1 cup (powdered) Vanilla essence- 1tbspDirections - 
In a big bowl, mix all purpose flour, milk powder and baking powder.In another Bowl, mix sugar, cream and cooking oil together, mix to make all the sugar crystals dissolved.Slowly, transfer mixture of flour in mixture of sugar, stirring it continuously.Add a cup of milk as required to make the batter thin, thin enough to make the spoon move easily in the batter.Mix almond pieces in a batter. In an oven cooking pan, Spray some oil with little of flour all over the pan.Transfer the batter in a pan. Keep 2 tbsp of better aside to make 2 muffins. And transfer the batter in a muffin…