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Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread

After looking for and trying many different recipes - each more complicated than the last - we came up with a delicious and healthy loaf and it's definitely going to be part of our repertoire.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 2 bananas, peeled and chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 100 gms chocolate

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Line a loaf tin with parchment paper, lightly grease the paper
  3. Melt the chocolate over a double-broiler or in the microwave and set aside to cool
  4. Add all the other ingredients in a mixing bowl and blend until smooth and creamy (about a minute on high speed)
  5. Pour half the batter in the tin making sure to spread it evenly. Pour the melted chocolate as a second layer. Finish with the remaining half of the batter.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the top of the loaf browns and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Notes:

  • This recipe can also be used to make muffins. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • We used 72% dark chocolate but in case you like it sweeter, substitute it with milk chocolate
  • This recipe is gluten-free and sugar-free. The yogurt can be substituted with coconut or almond yogurt to make it dairy-free as well.

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Jaipur: A Weekend in Pictures

A recent trip to Jaipur showed us a different side to the city. We were there for the Jaipur Literary Festival which is an incredible experience in itself. Held at the charming Diggi Palace, one could skip from listening to Man Booker winner Paul Beatty discuss racism in America to Amruta Patil speak eloquently about her graphic novels steeped in Indian mythology.

We escaped in between lectures to do a bit of shopping, have a few drinks, and explore Jaipur nightlife.

 

The entrance to the festival

A Wall of Author Portraits

Tea Sellers

Life-size Chess at Jai Mahal

Clothes at Rasa

Drinks at the stunning Bar Palladio

Created by Barbara Miolini and designed by Marie-Anne Oudejans, Bar Palladio is a melange of Franco-Indian  influences. We loved it so much we came back both nights for drinks and their delightful pizzette.

Jai Mahal at Night

Enamel Jewelry by Sunita Shekhawat

The Chinoiserie Hall at Sujan Rajmahal Palace 

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