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A sweet ‘raw’ster

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Published : Jul 21, 2017, 12:19 am IST
Updated : Jul 21, 2017, 12:19 am IST

The key to a secretly healthy raw dessert is in the nutritious ingredients.

Raw vegan cinnamon apple crumble with date-almond sauce.
 Raw vegan cinnamon apple crumble with date-almond sauce.

Raw vegan cinnamon apple crumble with date-almond sauce 
Ingredients

  • 2 apples (chopped into small pieces)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • A pinch of salt

Method

  • Toss everything together in glass dish
  • Cover with a glass lid.
  • Keep in a sunny spot for sun baking for three to four hours.

Other ingredients

  • 6 seedless dates
  • Soak them in fresh, clean water for three to four hours.
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Grind coarsely in a dry jar.

Method

  • To 1/4th almond-sesame powder, add dates and soaking water, and grind to a smooth paste.
  • Add a few tsp of water and blend into a sauce.
  • Toss apples with the remaining 3/4th of the almond-sesame powder to form an apple crumble, and place into individual serving bowls.
  • Spoon the sauce over the apple crumble.
  • Serve at room temperature or after chilling for a while

—  Recipes courtesy Susmitha Subbaraju, a blogger at Veganosaurus, co-owner at Carrots Restaurant. 

Basil Seed Pudding 

Basil Seed Pudding 
Ingredients

  • 4 tsp sweet basil (falooda) seeds soaked in 1 cup water
  • 4 dried figs soaked in 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 banana
  • Agave nectar to taste (optional)
  • Cinnamon powder for sprinkling

Method

  • Grind cashews into a powder
  • Add the figs, along with the soaking water and blend into a cream.
  • Stir into the basil seeds (they would have soaked up all the water).
  • Serve into two individual bowls and swirl in the agave nectar (if using).
  • Slice the banana and divide slices between both bowls.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon powder on top
  • Chill for half an hour and serve.

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