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Monday, December 31, 2012

Eggless Sponge Cake with Tutti Fruity / Eggless Sponge Cake / Eggless Cake Recipe

Eggless Sponge Cake with Tutti Fruity / Eggless Sponge Cake recipe / Eggless Cake Recipe
Maida(All purpose flour)-1 & 1/2 cup
Sugar-3/4 cup
Baking powder-1 & 1/4tsp
Baking soda-1/2tsp
Salt a pinch
Thick curd-1 cup
Cooking oil-1/2 cup
(I used canola oil)
Vanilla essence-2tsp
Tutti fruity & raisins-together1 & 1/2tbsp(Optional)
(Recipe doesn't say)
Pre. heat the oven to 300deg.Sieve maida & salt together & mix the fruits,keep it aside.Dissolve the sugar in curd by mixing it gently.Add the baking soda & baking powder,mix leave it to froth for 3 minutes.Pour the oil in this curd mixture & slowly keep adding the maida.Mix it well & pour the batter into a greased baking pan.Bake it at 300 deg. for 40 minutes or till done.Cool completely,cut & serve
Inspired by cookcurrynook

Friday, December 28, 2012

Parsley Paratha

Wheat flour-2 cups
Chopped fresh parsley-1 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Sesame seeds-1tsp
Water required amount to knead the dough
Oil-to cook the parathas
Make a soft dough with above ingredients.Cover the dough & rest it for 10 minutes.Divide the dough into small balls,roll them out to a semi thick circles.Heat a tawa/griddle & cook the chapathi/paratha with little oil smeared on both sides till its light brown.Serve it hot with any side dish you want.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Toffee Bars

Ingredients for the bottom layer
Melted butter-1 cup(2 sticks)
Light brown sugar-1 cup
Vanilla essence-2tsp
Maida/All purpose flour-2 cups
Topping ingredients
Chopped and toasted almonds-1 cup
Semi sweet chocolate chips-12oz pack
Pre.heat oven to 350. deg.Beat butter & sugar till light & fluffy.Add the essence,salt & flour,mix it until its incorporated.Spread this mixture on a square pan which is lined with an aluminium foil on sides & bottom.Bake till 20 minutes or till the short bread is golden brown.Remove from oven & immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips on top,Keep this in the hot oven just the chocolate to melt,remove from oven spread it using a knife on top of the shortbread.Sprinkle the nuts on top,press it a bit.Cool completely & cut into squares.
Inspired by joyofbaking

Friday, December 14, 2012

Quinoa Adai / Red Quinoa Adai / Drumstick Quinoa Adai / Murungai Keerai Adai

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Quinoa Adai
Red quinoa - 3/4 cup
Sona masoori rice - 1/4 cup
Channa dhal -1/4 cup
Thoor dhal -1/4 cup
Yellow moongh dal - 1/4 cup
Ginger-a very small piece
Chopped drumstick leaves - 1/2 cup
Red chillies-4
Chopped curry leaves-little
Chopped onion - a handful ( optional)
Salt to taste
Hing - 1/2tsp
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Oil -required amount to cook adai
Wash & soak quinoa,rice,red chillies,ginger & dals together for 3 hours.
Grind it to a semi thick coarse batter, transfer the batter into a bowl.
Do not add too much water while grinding.
Add hing,grated coconut,salt,chopped curry leaves and drumstick leaves,mix well.
Fermentation is not needed.
Heat a tawa pour a ladle of batter spread it to a semi thick circle.
Pour oil around & cook it till crisp & brown on both sides.
Serve hot!

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Homemade Ginger & Garlic Paste

Skin peeled & chopped fresh ginger -1 & 1/2 cup
Fresh garlic -1 & 1/2 cup
(I usually don't remove the skin)
Salt -1 & 1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Grind all above ingredients together without water to a smooth paste.Mix the oil to this mixture,put it in a container & store it in fridge.Your homemade ginger & garlic paste is ready.
Note: By this way you can store it more than a month,still looks & smells fresh.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Red Bell Pepper/ Capsicum Chutney

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Red bell pepper/Capsicum-1
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped tomato-1
Red chillies-1
Salt to taste
Curry leaves-4
Jeera,Mustard & Uraddhal-each-1/4tsp
Curry leaves-little
Red chillies-1
Heat 1tsp of oil & fry above ingredients together,till raw smell disappears.Cool & grind to a smooth paste.Heat oil in a pan temper it.Pour it on the chutney ,mix & serve with any tiffin.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Aglio e Olio

Whole wheat thin spaghetti-a small bunch
(Cooked with little oil & salt)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Chopped garlic-3
Chopped ripe red chillies-2
Olive oil-2tsp
Dry parsley-1tsp
Heat oil in a pan fry the chillies & garlic till nice flavor comes out.Switch off the stove add the spaghetti,seasoning & parsley.Toss it well & serve it hot.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Simple Mushroom & Red Bell Pepper Fry

Mushroom (8oz pck)-1
Chopped red bell pepper(Capsicum)-1 small
Chopped onion-1/2
Chopped tomato-1
Salt to taste
Curry powder-1tsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
Curry leaves -to garnish
Heat oil in a pan saute onion & curry leaves till light brown.Add the tomato,mushroom,bell pepper,ginger & garlic paste fry till raw small disappears.Add the dry masala powders,sprinkle very little water.Cover & cook till dry.Serve it with roti...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Khara Buns / Savoury Buns

Maida/all purpose flour-1 cup
Wheat flour-1/2 cup
Dry yeast-1tbsp
Warm milk-1/4 cup + 1tbsp
Warm water-1/4 cup + 1tbsp
Olive oil-1/8 cup
Sugar-1/2 tbsp
Salt-3/4 tsp
Chopped garlic-1tbsp
Chopped coriander leaves-1 tbsp
Chilly flakes-1tbsp
Mix the flours,chilly flakes,salt,garlic & coriander leaves in a wide bowl.Mix the sugar & yeast in warm milk & water,keep it for 5 minutes.Now pour this mixture into the flour,add oil & knead it to a soft dough.apply some oil on top of the dough,cover it with a wet cloth & leave it for 1 hour.Punch the raised dough.Form it into small balls & place it on a greased tray.Brush the top with some milk & sprinkle some sesame seeds(optional).Bake these buns at preheated oven for 12 minutes at 325 deg. or till done.Remove from oven & brush the warm buns with butter & serve.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Badam/Almond Burfi In Microwave

Badam/Almonds-1/2 cup
(soak it in hot water for 30 minutes,then remove the skin)
Milk-3/4 cup
Sugar-1 cup
(add 1 or 2 tsp of ghee to your burfi, if you think its getting dry)
Grind badam with milk to a smooth paste.Pour this in a microwave safe bowl,add the sugar &saffron.Cook this mixture in microwave for total 13 minutes.For every 2 minutes remove,mix & keep it again.After 10 minutes,(for remaining 3 minutes)remove the bowl add 1tsp of ghee mix & cook again & remove it for every 1 minute & mix (3 times).The mixture will look like a soft dough.Grease a plate spread this evenly,cut it while still warm....

Note: Each microwave power is different,the time of cooking may vary.
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