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Strawberry and Banana Parfait And Kadhali -Raw Banana Flour

By Shalinidigvijay @shalinidigvijay
"Where's the banana?"Asks Sweet Child after finishing off the parfait."There's a whole lot of strawberries and some grapes...and who puts almonds in a parfait? And why cornflakes?""And this glass is overflowing .""And I couldn't taste no bananas."That was the idea my child....
Strawberry and Banana Parfait And Kadhali -Raw Banana FlourPS .Sweet Child dislikes bananas. In any form.
So many questions,not enough answers to satisfy curiosity.That's why she killed the cat.
PPS Hephaestus, the Greek smith God, gave Pandora (who was not a goddess) Curiosity and bode her not to open the jar, Pythos. But curiosity got the better of her and she did,allowing most of mankind's woes,freedom.So ,you'll also thank me for educating you about Greek mythology.
Strawberry and Banana Parfait And Kadhali -Raw Banana FlourAlright ,back to the fruit parfait. This is made withStrawberryand Banana Yogurt.Fresh strawberries and raw banana flour.Yup, that was no typo. Raw .Banana .Flour. Kadhali.I was contacted by fellow blogger Pooja Khanna of ,and asked if I would like to experiment baking with a high fibre, gluten free, Satvik, natural,alternative flour?Well, I never say no to a challenge.
Some more information. Kadhali is Sanskrit for banana ,and this flour is made by dehydrating crushed raw bananas. It's obviously a gluten free, high fiber and cholesterol lowering medium that can substitute any flour in various forms of cooking and can also be used raw.Being low in sugar, it also contains RS2 that is a high resistance starch. It improves insulin sensitivity and thus can also be used safely by diabetics.Available online through , you can add some raw banana flour to your diet from today and enjoy.
I have a few things lined up...along with the regular cookies and cupcakes and crackers that will pop by in a few weeks.I'm starting with a probiotic parfait that is perfect for any one.So this is a parfait made with fresh banana yogurt that I made with Kadhali.
For the 
Strawberry and Banana Parfait And Kadhali -Raw Banana Flour...
You need
For the Kadhali Yogurt 
500 mils toned milk8-10 strawberries or any fresh fruit of your choice 2 tbsp Kadhali or raw banana flour 3-4 tsp sugar1 tsp yogurt or curd to set the yogurt
For the Parfait Diced fresh fruit -strawberries,grapes2-3 tsp muesli or cornflakes or roasted oatsChopped almonds 
Start with warming the milk to blood heat if the weather is warm or approximately 50C if the weather is cold.Pulse the strawberries with the sugar in a mixed.Whisk the Kadhali flour, yogurt for setting and the roughly minced fruit in to the milk and mix well.Taste to check for sweetness. And adjust the sugar accordingly.
Strawberry and Banana Parfait And Kadhali -Raw Banana FlourPour the mix into a glass bowl or steel bowl and cover tightly. I always cover my yogurt bowl with a large napkin and place it either in the oven or microwave overnight to allow it to set. You can also place it in the oven with the pilot light on. But always cover the bowl well.
Strawberry and Banana Parfait And Kadhali -Raw Banana FlourOnce the Kadhali yogurt is set, place the bowl in the fridge to cool atleast four hours. Warm yogurt is not too appetising.Get your stuff ready.Bring the yogurt out of the fridge.Whisk to mix in any whey that separates and make a smooth consistency.
Strawberry and Banana Parfait And Kadhali -Raw Banana FlourLayer your glass or bowl with fruit,nuts, muesli or cornflakes or roasted oats and pour over Kadhali yogurt.Top with almonds.Enjoy.
Strawberry and Banana Parfait And Kadhali -Raw Banana FlourPretty?Pretty wholesome and healthy.You can make your Kadhali parfait any which way you like. Any fruit,any topping will do.
Strawberry and Banana Parfait And Kadhali -Raw Banana FlourThis is perfect as a replacement of dinner when you have eaten too much during the day....Or as a low cal addition to your smoothie.I have been adding Kadhali  to my milk shake that I drink before I go to the gym. I know it will help me in my weight loss goals. I know it's safe and has no chemicals. So I am sure to any harmful side effects.And the best can hardly taste the raw banana.
And sweet child is still wondering where were the bananas in that parfait.It's great to leave a mystery unsolved,isn't it?
So what are you baking today???

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