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Super Healthy Vegan Brownie

2014 has taken off and how! Other than the workshops at Saffron Trail Kitchen, I was called in for some corporate workshops on healthy cooking in Feb, in which I had a lot of fun, interacting with a variety of audiences. Pic courtesy: Harsha Priolkar March started off with me having a stall selling


  • 65 grams millet flour foxtail
  • 60 grams atta multigrain
  • 20 grams cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 150 grams cane sugar powdered raw (khandsari)
  • 65 ml canola oil (4 tbsp+1tsp)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water lukewarm
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1 cup carrots * tightly packed finely grated
  • 1/3 cup chocolate walnuts chips or .


  • Oil / butter and dust cocoa powder in a rectangular 8x5 inch pan or line with baking paper. Keep aside.
  • Preheat oven to 180xb0C.
  • In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients with a whisk (flours, soda, cocoa powder, salt).
  • In another bowl, mix together sugar and oil, to this whisk in the water, grated carrots.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and combine gently. If the batter is too dry, add 2 tbsp of water extra. To this add the vinegar in the final stage, it will bubble, combine well to the rest of the batter.
  • If adding walnuts or chocolate chips, fold in at this stage.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared tray and bake for 25-30 mins until a tester comes out clean.
  • Wait to cool completely before cutting into pieces.
  • Cut into 12 pieces. Freeze or refrigerate and serve chilled.


If you have a coarse grater, put the grated carrot in a mixer, and make it finer using a few pulses
You can use this website or any such similar site for converting from weight to volume measurements.
In Bangalore, Whitefield - all organic flours and sugars are available at Nisarga Shop- Lakeview farm. You can also check organicbounty.com / Dubdengreen Organics at Whitefield and Delhi.
Use any millet flour you find and the least processed sugar you can find, if you cannot get these exact ingredients.
Canola oil is available at Hypercity.
Multigrain atta- Pilsbury.
Rectangular pan, chocochips from bakersmart.co.in.
Cider Vinegar - American Garden brand available at most supermarkets, Waitrose brand in Hypercity.