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July 22, 2014

Wheat flour banana beet root chocolate cake/beets banana chocolate healthy cake with oil/Wheat flour cakes/Butter free cakes/step by step pictures


Is n`t this cake looks delicious??who can say no to this yummy slice??I had already posted banana chocolate cake and beet root chocolate cake..But this is a fusion of three main ingredients and they are banana,beet root and wheat flour.Now tell me..is this cake is healthy or not??. You no need to worry about butter,because it is made with oil and folded in eggs too..Those who don`t have clashes with eggs,can try this cake.Sure,will post vegan version recipe too.


CATEGORY- BAKING/CAKES/DESSERTS
PREPARATION TIME- 15 MINUTES
BAKING TIME- 35 MINUTES

WHAT YOU NEED

wheat flour-1 1/2 cups
banana puree-1 cup
beet root puree or pulp-1 cup
eggs-2
cocoa powder-1/4 cup
olive oil or vegetable oil-3/4 cup
baking powder-2 tsp
baking soda-1 tsp
white sugar-1/3 cup

HOW TO BAKE

In a bowl add oil,eggs,banana puree,beet root pulp and mix it..

Then add sugar,baking powder,soda and cocoa powder..Combine well every thing and add flour finally...

Take a tin and apply oil and dust some flour...pour cake batter into tin and tilt it to set it well.

Pre heat oven at 180 degree C.and after 10 minutes place cake tin and bake for 30-35 minutes..

Check it with skewer and if it comes out clean turn off oven..After few minutes shift cake on wire rack and let it cool..

Frost with chocolate butter cream and decorate with grated chocolate and straw berries..




EASY TO DO WITH STEP WISE PICTURES
Apply oil to pan..In a bowl add oil,eggs,beet root puree,banana puree.

Mix and add sugar,cocoa,soda,baking powder

Mix everything well and add wheat flour..dust the tin with flour and pour batter into it..bake until done.



MAHAS NOTES

You can use all purpose flour.

you can use 1/4 cup sugar.but it may not too sweet in taste.

Add fresh beet root pulp.(or) also you can grate it.

Cocoa which I used is not too good,But if you are going to add good brand of cocoa can use only 3 tbsp.



HAPPY COOKING..HAPPY BAKING..



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July 21, 2014

Wheat flour banana waffles/quick and easy break fast waffles/low calorie waffles/step by step pictures


This is my first post in waffles category.So,definitely it is my lovely favorite post. Iam in plan to make few more different combination of waffles in future and sure will share through blog with you all..Casa vitoria is my favorite shop in foz which I like to visit whenever Iam oust side..It is a very store with kitchen utensils and gadgets. equipments of kitchen may be expensive in this shop,but quality is really best. When I went to buy a pressure cooker with DH,there I saw a waffle maker and it was in my buying list from a long time.After requesting DH hardly,in the same week,he brought it..Ah.It was unbelievable.Because every time what ever I say in the morning before leaving to work,he listens every thing,but after starting his work he forgets the whole stories of mine which I told..Hehehhe.Any way,I was pleased  with his surprising gift and last week I tried this delicious banana waffles first time in kitchen with my new waffle maker gadget..this waffles are healthy because of using wheat flour and excuse me because,they combined with egg.Next time sure will post egg free version and those who don`t have problem with egg can try this..I had this waffles with a hot cup coffee and it`s perfect complete break fast I felt..Instead of regular sandwiches or common rotis you can go with this waffles for a change..You may need around 30 minutes to make and you can also freeze remained waffles in zip lock bags.Iam seriously suggesting you all to try this waffles.Iam sure you will love these.:)


CATEGORY-BREAK FAST/WHEAT FLOUR WAFFLES
PREPARATION TIME- 20 MINUTES
COOKING TIME- 15-20 MINUTES

WHAT YOU NEED

Wheat flour-1 1/2 cup
bananas-2 (3/4 cup puree)
baking powder-1 tsp
salt-1/2 tsp
sugar- 2 tbsp
oil- 1/3 cup
milk- 3/4 cup
egg-1


HOW TO COOK

In a mixing bowl take flour,salt,sugar,baking powder and mix well..

To this add oil,milk and banana puree and combine every thing finely..Finally add egg and blend every thing carefully.Don`t over mix..

Plug in waffles maker and when it`s hot pout a cup of batter into it..Cover it and let it cook til done..My waffles maker looks like a roti maker with red n green lights..after process it automatically showed green light and when I check out thought that still it need to cook.So plugged in again and cooked until waffles done..

So,it`s depend on your waffles maker model and careful with timing..

When waffles are crispy and brown in color turn off 

Pour some honey on top if yo like or place some chopped bananas or strawberries and serve hot with a cup of coffee.
To flour add sugar,salt,baking powder.I took 2 bananas

Puree the bananas and add to flour mix.Also add milk,egg and combine every thing well

Heat waffle maker and pour batter carefully .wait  until waffles done.Means they should be crispy and golden in color


HAPPY COOKING...HAPPY BLOGGING...




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Mughlai chicken korma/Cashew creamy chicken gravy/easy chicken korma/Mughlai recipes/step by step pictures


I think iam addicted to blogging and cooking allot nowadays..Trying and trying so many new dishes every day and clicking pictures lot too..But after checking out images in folders on desktop I came to know that how many pics I have to edit..God..It`s a not easy matter to edit all pics and creating collages for each recipe..I thought to give some break to clicking and from last three days canon is in rest position..Cooking is easy when compares with clicking and clicking is when compares with writing posts..Again finally sharing in groups is an one more tough task to do..There are so many crafts are there behind blogging and each one is worth to do..It may take time,but blogigng teaching/(ed) me so many valuable lessons every time..

Coming to this,As I told in my kolkata style chicken biryani post Iam sharing an awesome tasting mughalai chicken kuma recipe to day with you all..This chicken korma is a combination of boneless chicken,onion,cashews,almonds and tomato..In the final stage of recipe we mix yogurt and cream which enhances the taste of dish..Also,using ghee is the main reason behind the wonderful taste of mughlai dishes.But Iam replacing it with butter,If yo have no problem can go with ghee in this kind of authentic dishes of rich taste..Try this delicious korma recipe with help of step wise pictures and enjoy..


CATEGORY-NON-VEG/GRAVIES?MAIN COURSE
PREPARATION TIME- 30 MINUTES
COOKING TIME- 30 MINUTES


WHAT YOU NEED

TO MARINATE CHICKEN YOU NEED

bone less chicken- 500 grams 
chili powder-1 tsp
salt-1/2 tsp
GGP/ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
lemon juice-1 tbsp

TO COOK GRAVY


onions-2 med size OR 1 big
tomatoes-1 big
chili powder-1 tsp
salt-to taste
cumin-1 tsp
GGP/ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
cashews+almonds-6+5
coriander+cumin powders-1tsp+1 tsp
garam masala or biryani masala-1 tsp
thick yogurt-1/4 cup
fresh cream-1/4 cup
warm water-1/8 cup(optional)
orange food color-2 pinches(optional)
cilantro leaves fresh-hand ful
oil-1 tbsp+2 tbsp
1.cinnamon stick-1 inch
2.fennel seeds-1 tsp
3.cloves-3
4.cardamom pod-1
5.black cumin-1 tsp

TO ROAST CHICKEN

Butter-2 tbsp


HOW TO COOK


wash and marinate chicken with half turmeric,salt,1 tsp GGP..Over night marination is good for best recipe or at least keep this aside for 1 hour......*I went with over marination step..

chop  onion and  tomatoes into pieces..heat a pressure cooker or any other vessel with 2 tbsp oil and add in whole spices(from 1-5) and saute..Then add chopped onions and fry well..add tomatoes and mix again....

Now throw cashews and almonds and mix well.cook till mushy..Turn off flame and blend into fine puree.

heat again other vessel with butter and roast chicken until soft and tender..This step is optional.You can add marinated chicken directly into gravy,But pre-roasting saves cooking time and chicken can easily mix with gravy..

Turn on heat again other vessel and add 1tbsp oil and saute cumin..Add in blended puree and mix carefully.To this add chicken and fold it well..Cook it for 5 minutes in medium flame by closing with lid.

Now pour cream and yogurt in gravy and combine every thing finely..You can add color mixed warm water this time,but I skipped this step. But,mughlai dishes use food color often in dishes..

Cook it for few more minutes in low flame or until chicken turns soft and then turn off..I already roasted chicken before,so,it took less time to cook gravy.If you add raw chicken into gravy you many need more time to cook til chicken soft.

Finally add cilantro leaves and turn off.Serve hot with naan/roti/pulka..Along with a lemon wedge and onion slices..

EASY TO DO WITH STEP WISE PICTURES:
Take spices in bowl and marinate washed chicken for at least 1 hour
Heat butter in pan and roast chicken until tender and soft
Then in pan take oil and add whole spices and saute.Then add onions and tomatoes.cook til mushy..Now throw in cashes and almonds and mix well then let it cool and blend into fine puree

heat a pan with oil and pour in puree of onion tomato mix

Add in spice powders and mix well.Now add chicken and again fold it well.Cook it for 5 minutes in medium flame and mix
Add some yogurt and cream.cook it for few more minutes and finally add cilantro leaves.(last pic is which I blended onion tomato mix)
HAPPY COOKING..HAPPY BLOGGING :)





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July 20, 2014

Coriander leaves ajwain layered paratha/cilantro carom seeds roti/kottimeera vamu roti/easy paratha recipes



Rotis and parathas plays a main role in our dinner times..Iam poor in making stuffed parathas,but loves to try new combinations of rotis.I think it`s may better to say that iam a skilled person in making rotis..Hehehhee... Cilantro paratha is in my to do list from a long time and now the time came..I added ajwain/carom seeds along with fresh cilantro leaves and it is very healthy and tasty too.Instead of making simple palin rotis or pulkas every time,try this kind of different combinations which are mixed with flour..Iam sure definitely you will love it with some fresh thick yogurt or with any raita...ihikhik


FEW OTHER ROTI RECIPES FROM MLH

Lacha paratha

tofu roti

avocado paneer paratha

spinach roti

tomato coriander leaves roti

triangle roti


Ingredients

1.wheat flour-2 cups
2.chopped cilantro leaves-1/2 cup
3.red chili powder
4.ginger garlic paste/GGP-1 tsp
5.salt-to taste
6.garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
7.cumin+coriander powder-1/2 tsp +1/2 tsp
8.ajwain/carom seeds-1 tsp
9.oil-1 tbsp
10.turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
water- as needed to make dough

*oil-for pan frying


Preparation

1.mix  Ingredients from 1-10 in a big bowl and make into a soft dough using water 1 spoon every time.cover this with lid  and let it sit for 15 minutes.

2. knead dough again once and divide into equal size balls.roll it into medium size and apply oil and sprinkle some extra white flour and fold it..Again in top apply oil and sprinkle flour.Fold it again..

3.now roll it carefully like chapathi and pan fry both sides well with oil in pan.

4.serve with curd or any pickle..I served it with prawns bhendi curry.....

STEP WISE PICTURES-EASY TO DO 






HAPPY COOKING.HAPPY BLOGGING

Your`s lovingly,
UshaRani.G
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July 19, 2014

Prawns okra gravy/Shrimp bhendi gravy with coconut milk/step by step pictures/Prawns recipes/south indian spicy non vegetarian gravy recipes

 Hi every one...Hope you all doing good..Today Iam going to share an interesting combination recipe which is very spicy and perfectly goes with rotis parathas.If you are true non vegetarian or a shrimp lover then undoubtedly try this recipewhich brings a smile on your face..Do you ever imagined this combination??I know,surely you may not..This is the one if the innovative  combination dish which perfectly matched well.Prawns are DH favorite and kids too love this..Even though I don`t eat prawns,like to cook for my sweet hearts..Unexpectedly I fused this two main ingredients and it came out very well.It is very spicy in taste and rich because of coconut milk.Try this next time and Iam sure you will enjoy...


CATEGORY-NON-VEG/MAIN COURSE/CURRIES
PREPARATION TIME- 20 MINUTES
COOKING TIME- 30 MINUTES


WHAT YOU NEED

Prawns medium size(de veined)-15
okra/bhendi-12
onion-1 big
tomato-1 big
coconut milk-1/4 cup
red chili powder
salt
coriander+cumin powders-1/2 tsp+1/2 tsp
ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
lemon juice-1 tsp
kasoori methi-1 tsp
garam masala-1 tsp
cilantro leaves-few

oil-1 tbsp
cumin-1 tsp
cardamom pods-1
cloves-2
cinnamon stick-1 inch
fennel seeds-1 tsp


HOW TO COOK

Clean prawns and keep aside..Wash and wipe okra with cloth..Chop into 1 inch size pieces.Heat a pan with oil and add ingredients which are given under *oil*

Now add chopped onion and enough salt..Saute til soft and add tomato..Mix well..Then add okra and mix carefully.

After a minute add in all spice powders-red chili+coriander+cumin powders,salt,GGP and give a good stir..Cook for 5 minutes in low flame and add prawns.

close with lid and cook for 5-8 minutes in medium flame..Add in coconut milk and stir it once.Then finally add garam masala and kasoori methi..Mix it well every thing.

After cooking 5 more minutes in low flame OR til prawns cooked finely, add cilantro leaves and turn off.

EASY TO DO WITH STEP WISE PICTURES:



I SERVED IT WITH CILANTRO PARATHA..:)

GOOD ONE 




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