Friday, 24 October 2014

Tutti Frutti Cake

A rich soft tutti frutti cake which you will love  eating.Its soft and delish .I have added dry fruits which makes it more rich.You can add more dry fruits if you like.

Ingredients:
3/4 cup tutti frutti
10-12 cashews chopped
1 tbsp raisins
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2-3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp strawberry essence/vanilla extract
Method:
  • Pre heat the oven at 180 degree celsius for 10 min
  • Sift the flour baking powder and baking soda together and keep aside.
  • Dust the tutti frutti and nuts with little flour and keep aside .
  • Grease the cake tin and line it with parchment.
  • In a bowl whisk the butter and sugar till creamy.
  • Add in eggs and beat well.
  • Add in the essence and mix well.
  • Mix in milk and whisk.
  • Now fold in the sifted flour and mix well.
  • Then add the tutti frutti and chopped dry fruits and mix.
  • Pour the batter in prepared cake tin and bake at 180 degree Celsius for 45-50 min or till tooth pick inserted comes clean.
  • Let it cool completely before cutting.
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Kaju Katli


Right from childhood Diwali has been my favourite hindu festival I love the feel of this festival the lights the sweets everything in it. And being a foodie how will I miss the mouthwatering delicacies prepared .I too make it a point to prepare something sweet and some savoury items to celebrate diwali ..After all we are Indians right and i love being Indian for this reason that there's no country in the world which clebrates every festival with the same spirit ..Be it Christmas  Eid,Diwali Holi we celebrate eveything with lots of joy .
I would love to wish my friends ,readers and everyone a very Blessed and Happy Diwali . May this festive season illuminate your life with love joy and peace .I am sharing one of my favourite seet with you all ..I know I say this in every sweet i post hehehe But I love sweets and I just can't resist.
Making Kaju Katli at home is very simple you just need to remember few things and you will never fail .I have tried 3 -4 different methods but found this one the most easiest and quick than the other.

 Ingredients:
1 cup cashew
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp ghee
few strands of saffron/kesar.

 Method:
  • Grind the cashews to a fine powder .The powder should be fine..Don't over blend the cashews or it will start releasing oil.
  • Sieve the powdered cashew and keep aside.
  • In a non stick pan/ kadhai take sugar and water and place it over the gas on a medium flame.
  • Stir so that the sugar dissolves . mix the milk and the saffron .
  • You will see bubbles appearing and soon you will get one thread consistency.
  • Let it boil further more for few sec then add the cashew powder and ghee and continue stirring .
  • Continue stirring till it leaves the sides of the pan ,it will take few minutes seconds so keep an eye.
  • You will see dough is formed switch the flame off and continue to stir .
  • Remove the mixture over a greased thali or on a butter paper.
  • Take a big butter paper and keep the dough inside it cover it with the other half of butter paper and roll it thinly with a rolling pin.
  • Using a sharp knife cut into diamonds shape and enjoy homemade kaju katli
note
bring the cashews to room temperature  before grinding it.
the grinder should be clean and dry.
The flame  will remain low /medium low .
You can also add a pinch of cardmomjpowder while the sugar is been dissloved.
You can also add the cashew powder right after you get the one tnreadf consistency but then you will have tyo knead the dough once you take it out .
I havve tried doing so but prefer this method to wait for 2-3 seconds after you get the one thread consistency adding cashew powder fastens the cooking process and you  dont have to knead ity to a dough .
You just got to put it over the parchment/butter paper and roll it thinly.
If you wish you could knead the dough and if the dough hardens add few drops of milk or ghee and knead but i didint have to knead.

Happy Diwali everyone
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Whole Wheat Cookies/Eggless Whole Wheat Cookies.



This festive season why don't u try making some eggless whole wheat cookies which are
so simple to make and they just melt in your mouth..I have never tried baking with whole wheat flour before so I thought of trying  small batch of  whole wheat cookies .To my surprise  the outcome was delish and we simply loved it...
I added cornflour to get that melt in mouth effect .If you wish you can use half cup flour and half cup hole wheat flour.You can garnish with pista or any other nut you prefer.I used almonds as I like the flavor of roasted almonds.


Ingredients
1 cup whole wheat flour/atta
1 tbsp cornflour
1/2 cup/100 gm butter
1/4  cup plus 1 tbsp powdered sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Method:
Sift the whole wheat flour and the cornflour together and keep aside
In a bowl whisk the butter and sugar till creamy.
Add vanilla extract (if using) and cardamom powder
Mix in the sifted  flour and mix till its well combined.
The dough will be soft.
Shape into small balls and press the chopped nut on the cookie.
Place the cookies on baking tray lined with parchment/foil.
Pre heat the oven for 10 min at 170 degree Celsius
Bake for 15- 20 min.
Remove and let it cool on a wire rack.
Store in airtight container.
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Friday, 10 October 2014

Indus Ladies Kids Lunch Box Ideas E book

I'm very happy to share with you all that my recipe Cheesy Fusilli Pasta with tomato Sauce has been featured in Indus Ladies Ebook..

 




Now you don't have to worry as to what's to be packed for you kids lunch box .You will find 100 of easy and yummy recipes which can be downloaded from this Ebook
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Thursday, 9 October 2014

Crispy Chicken Burger

Enjoy this crispy chicken burger in the comforts of your home..no MSG no preservatives make crunchy crispy chicken home you will never eat burger form out.I have posted beef burger some months back  .I have used simple burji  buns which is already posted in the blog   .You can use hamburger buns .I enjoy eating burgers with my fav honey mustard sauce and just little tomato ketchup .You could  use mayo or any sauce you prefer.
ingredients
 hamburger burger buns /buns
crispy chicken 
honey mustard sauce as needed
tomato kethcup as needed
lettuce leaves

 Method:
Grill the burger buns .
Place the cheese slice on the burger bun and top it with tomato ketchup and honey mustard sauce.
Place lettuce leaves on top of the crispy chicken.
Cover it with the half grilled buns.
Serve it immediately.




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