Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cinnamon Tea Cake


  • Butter : 60 gm
  • Castor sugar : 2/3 cup + 1Tbsp extra
  • Egg : 1
  • Self raising flour : 1 cup
  • Milk : 1/3 cup
  • Butter : 10 g (extra)
  • Ground cinnamon : 1 Tsp
  • Vanilla Essence : 1 Tsp

Preheat the oven to 180° C. Cream the butter and sugar well. Add one egg and vanilla essence into it and beat till it turns creamy. Then, slowly add the flour and milk alternately into the butter mix and combine well. Transfer the batter into a greased pan and bake it for 30 minutes. Remove it from the oven and transfer it to a wire rack. Then, brush the cake top with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon castor sugar mixture.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Easy microwave mysore Pak

  • Besan flour : ½ cup
  • Powdered sugar : 1 cup
  • Melted ghee : ½ cup + 1 Tbsp
  • Boiled milk : 2 Tsp

Sieve the besan flour well. Grease a square tray with little ghee and keep it aside. In a microwave safe bowl put the sieved besan flour and 1 tbsp of melted ghee. Stir it and heat it in high power for 1 minute. Then put the melted ghee, powdered sugar and the boiled milk into another microwave safe bowl. Mix and add the roasted besan into it. Stir all the ingredients withouts any lumps. Then heat the above mixture in high power for 1 minute. Remove it and mix it well. Again heat it for 1 minute. Now the mixture turns foamy. Pour it into the greased pan and level it with the back of a spoon. Keep it for few minutes and cut it into the desired shape before it cools down completely.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Kadai Paneer

  • Paneer : 500g
  • Capsicum : 1 big
  • Coriander powder : 1 Tbsp
  • Chilly powder : 2 Tsp
  • Kasuri methi : ¾ Tsp
  • Onion : 2 chopped
  • Green chilly chopped : 2
  • Ginger chopped : 2 Tsp
  • Crushed garlic : 6 pods
  • Tomato chopped : 4 small
  • Ghee : 1 Tbsp
  • Garam masala : 1 Tsp
  • Salt : as rqd

Cut the paneer and capsicum into cubes and keep it aside. Heat ghee in a kadai and saute the chopped onion, crushed garlic, chopped garlic and ginger for few minutes. Stir it for a few more minutes and add coriander powder. Reduce the flame and saute it well. Then, add the chopped tomatoes and cook it. When oil starts to separate from the side, add kasuri methi and required amount of salt into this and combine well. Then, add the chopped capsicum and paneer pieces and mix it slowly. Finally, add the chopped coriander leaves. Stir it for a few more minutes and remove it from fire.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake


  • All purpose flour : 1½ cup
  • Baking powder : ¾ Tsp
  • Salt : ¼ Tsp
  • Butter : 1 cup
  • Sugar : 1 to 1¼ cup
  • Egg : 4
  • Vanilla extract : 2 Tsp
  • Chocolate chips : ¾ cup

Pre-heat the oven to 325° F. Grease a 9 inch pan with butter and keep it aside. Sieve together flour, baking powder and salt twice. Beat the butter and sugar till it turns creamy. Then, add eggs one bye one and combine it well. Pour vanilla extract and mix. Then, add flour in 3 batches and combine it slowly. Add a little flour into chocolate the chips and mix. Finally, add this chocolate chips into batter and slowly mix. Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake it for 55 to 60 minutes. 

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Garlic Bread

  • Flour : 1½ cup
  • Instant yeast : ¾ Tbsp
  • Milk : ¼ cup
  • Water : ¼ cup
  • Olive oil / melted butter : 3 Tbsp 
  • Sesame seeds : 2 Tsp
  • Sugar : 1.5 Tbsp
  • Salt : 1 Tsp

For spread :
  • Salted butter : 2 to 3 Tbsp
  • Parmesan cheese : 2 Tbsp
  • Grated garlic : 1 Tsp
  • Fresh cilantro : 2 Tbsp

For the spread, mix together the salted butter, cheese, grated garlic and cilantro well. Keep it aside.

Mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl. Lightly heat the milk and water and add it into the flour. Mix along with oil/ butter. Combine them all and knead it well till it turns soft. Cover it with a damp cloth and keep it aside for 1 hr or till it doubles in size. When it double's, punch down the dough and again knead it for a few minutes and shape it into a loaf. Transfer it into a baking tin and keep it for another 15 minutes. Brush the top portion of the loaf with milk and sprinkle sesame seeds. Pre-heat the oven to 180° C and bake it for 20 minutes. (It took 30 minutes for me). Then remove it from the oven. After 30 minutes, slice the bread and fill it with the cheese garlic spread. Then, preheat the oven to 200° C and bake it for 5 to 10 minutes.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Almond Orange Cake with Orange glaze


  • Flour : 50 gm
  • Baking powder : 1 Tsp
  • Caster sugar : 225 gm
  • Ground almond flour : 250 gm
  • Butter : 250 gm
  • Orange zest : 1 Tbsp
  • Eggs : 4

For glaze :
  • Fresh orange juice : 80 ml
  • Brown sugar : 60 gm
  • Toasted almond

Pre-heat the oven at 180° C. Sift flour, baking powder and caster sugar. Then, add almond flour into this and mix well. Whisk butter and zest until it turns pale, then add eggs one by one into this and beat well. Fold in the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Pour it into the greased pan and bake it for 45 minutes. Then, remove it from the oven and cool it completely. 

For the glaze, boil together the orange juice and brown sugar. Remove it from the fire and cool it. Then, prick the cooled cake and pour the glaze over it.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Paneer Manchurian

  • Paneer : 300 gm
  • Chopped onion : 2 big
  • Chopped ginger : 1 Tbsp
  • Chopped garlic : 1 Tbsp
  • Chopped green chilly : 1 Tbsp
  • Spring onion : ¼ cup
  • Capsicum : 1
  • Soy sauce : 2 Tbsp
  • Chilli sauce : 1 Tbsp
  • Pepper powder : 1 Tsp
  • Cornflour : 2 Tbsp
  • Water : 2½ cups
  • Oil : as rqd
  • Salt : to taste

Cut the paneer into small pieces and shallow fry it. Keep it aside. Heat oil in a kadai and add the chopped ginger, garlic and chilly. Saute it for a few minutes. Then, add the chopped onion and capsicum and saute it again for a couple of minutes. Pour soy and chilly sauce into it and combine it. Add the 2½ cups of water along with pepper powder and required amount of salt into this and boil it well. Next, add the shallow fried paneer and boil it for a few minutes. Mix cornflour in ¼ cup of water and pour it into the paneer. When the gravy starts to thicken, remove it from fire and sprinkle with chopped spring onion.

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