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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Zesty Lemon Cake With Raisins

Happy 3rd Birthday SailajaKitchen .Stepping into my 4th year.....



Ingredients for the cake
Flour - 1 & 1/2 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Butter - 1/2 cup
Eggs - 2
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Lemon zest grated - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 4 tbsp
Buttermilk - 12 tbsp
Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
Raisins - 1/4 cup
Ingredients for the glaze:
Powdered sugar - 1 cup
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
(mix it to a smooth mixture)
Method
Sieve flour,salt ,baking powder,baking soda.Mix buttermilk,lime juice & essence.Cream together butter & sugar till light & fluffy.Add the eggs & zest of lemon & beat it well.Slowly add the flour & lemon buttermilk mix to the sugar butter mixture alternatively beginning and ending with flour. Add raisins and gently mix.Bake it at 350 deg. for 40 minutes or till done.cool the cake completely & then pour the glaze over the cake.
Courtesy:chitchatcrossroads with a slight change.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Vermicelli(Semiya) Murukku

Ingredients
Vermicelli (Semiya) -1/2 cup
Rice Flour-1 cup
Pottukadalai powder/roasted gram-1/2 cup
Ajwain seeds-1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder -1/2 tsp
Hot oil-1tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Method
Soak semiya in one cup water for 2 hour.Mash it well ,add all above ingredients.Knead it to a soft dough.Heat oil in a pan,fill the dough in the murukku press.Press it directly into the hot oil & fry it till crisp & golden brown in medium flame.Cool & store it in a container.
Courtesy:Hari Chandana

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Soft Idly

Ingredients
Long grain rice-2 cups
Sona masoori rice-2 cups
Cooked rice-3/4 cup
Uraddhal-1 cup
Methi seeds/fenugreek seeds-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Method
Soak dhal separately & methi ,rice & cooked rice separately for 4 hrs.Then grind both separately to a smooth batter.Add salt mix both batters together & leave it to ferment overnight.Next day mix it well ,grease idly plates.Pour some batter & steam it till done.Serve it with any side dish you prefer.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Beetroot Soup

Ingredients boiled for 5 minutes & blend to a smooth liquid
Chopped beetroot-1/2
Chopped carrot-1/2
Chopped onion-3tsp
Chopped celery-3tsp
Garlic-2
Dried basil-a pinch
Vegetable stock or water-2 cups
Seasoning
Salt & pepper to taste
Roasted & powdered jeera-a pinch
Other ingredients
Milk-1/4 cup
Method
Pour the blended liquid,milk,seasoning & water( if required to dilute the soup) in a pan & bring to a nice boil.Switch off the gas,before serving sprinkle some shredded cheese(optional) on top & serve hot.