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April 23, 2014

EGG FREE SUGAR FREE BUTTER FREE RUM SOAKED RICH FRUIT CAKE/EGG LESS RUM SOAKED RICH FRUIT CAKE WITH HONEY AND OLIVE OIL/STEP BY STEP PICTURES/BEST GLUTEN FREE FRUIT CAKE/LOW CALORIE GUILT FREE CAKES/NATAL SAUDÁVEL BOLO DE FRUTAS RICAS/SPECIAL OF OUR 7TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY


It`s a special day.We couple celebrating 7th wedding anniversary today.This year I baked fruit cake and it`s one of my favorite too.Fruit cakes are very rich in taste and to make it more healthy I added honey,olive oil and it`s egg free.First time I used rum in this fruit cake and it`s just delectable and  amazing in taste..After chocolate cake and carrot cake I gave choice to dates cake..Now fruit cake also joined in my list...Hehehee..let`s see..which one is going to take place the 5th one...!!!


Coming to the cake recipe,this was the one of the cake recipe which gave a lots of pain to me.I mean headache.Spent almost half of the day for a perfect fruit cake recipe and that too I want to make it healthy.After reading in wiki about rum added fruit cake,I was so curious to try and almost I used all types of dry fruits and nuts which bought specially for fruit cake.But the amount of soaked whole nuts is high and minimum 2 cups are better to use for medium size cake.I kept remaining soaked nuts box in refrigerator.Very hardly and honestly I worked out for this cake and each and every measuring is given exactly how I used...But after all,hard work and sincere always gives a best result like which I got in this cake form.Adding honey and oil in this cake is the unique point which attracts you all..I bet you never goes for another version if once you tried this.Try next time when your kitchen loads with full of nuts and tell me about the result..


CATEGORY-CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKE/EGG LESS CAKES
SOAKING TIME-2 DAYS
PREPARATION TIME- 30 MINUTES
COOKING TIME- 1 HOUR 20 MINUTES






PREPARATION OF SOAKING DRY FRUITS AND NUTS IN RUM

Total mixed chopped dry fruits and nuts-5 cups
I used cashews,almonds,black raisins,brazil nuts,walnuts,tutti frutti,golden raisins,dried prunes.(other nuts)

Actually the exact measurements are,
 tutti frutti is -100 grams
other nuts -2 cups
dried chopped figs-100 grams
black raisins-100 grams
dried chopped figs-100 grams
canned cherries without syrup-10
RUM-2 cups
So,after measuring total - 5 cups of dry fruits and nuts

I soaked totally 3 days.Used 2 cups of nuts and refrigerated remaining in box.



WHAT YOU NEED

Wheat flour-2 cups
full cream milk-1 cup
honey-1 1/2 cup
olive oil-1 cup
baking powder-2 tsp
baking soda-1/2 tsp
vanilla essence-1 tsp
cinnamon powder-1/2 tbsp
rum soaked dry fruits and nuts-2 cups

MAKE A FINE POWDER
cardamoms-3
 cloves-3



HOW TO MAKE

Take a big bowl add milk,oil,honey,vanilla.Mix once.Make a fine powder of cinnamon and cloves.

To this add wheat flour,baking powder,soda,cinnamon powder.combine well..

Fold in soaked fruits and mix every thing well..

Take a cake pan and apply oil and dust it flour in all sides.It`s very Important.other wise cake and nuts sticks to pan.

Preheat oven at 180 degree C.Place cake tin and bake for 60-80 minutes.(may be 1 hour 15 minutes)

Check with tooth pick and turn off.other wise bake for 5-10 minutes more.

Then cool it on wire rack and slice n serve..






April 21, 2014

EASY MANGO COCONUT DESSERT/EGGL ESS MANGO DESSERTS/SIMPLE NO COOKING MANGO SWEETS IN 10 MINUTES/MID NIGHT CRAVINGS



PREPARATION TIME-30 MINUTES
SERVES-2

Ingredients

Fresh Mango Pulp/Puree-1 cup
mango chunks/pieces-1 cup (or use mango pulp)
coconut milk-1/2 cup
coconut flakes-1 tbsp(opt)
sugar-1/2 cup


HOW TO COOK

In a blender take mango pulp,coconut milk,sugar and blend til smoothy.

Take this in glasses and add mango chunks..

Top with coconut flakes and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Serve chilled mango dessert..

April 19, 2014

OATS CARROT JAGGERY PONGAL/NO MILK SWEET PONGAL/SOUTH INDIAN FESTIVAL RECIPES/OATS BELLAM PONGALI/SANKRANTI RECIPES/MAHAS OWN RECIEPS



This is my own Idea of making pongal by using oats and carrots as main ingredients.It may sounds weird for you all but tastes really good.Try this next time instead of making regular pongal in your kitchen and enjoy healthy pongal.


CATEGORY-SWEETS/PONGAL RECIPES
PREPARATION TIME- 15 MINUTES
COOKING TIME- 15 MINUTES


WHAT YOU NEED
Oat meals/granules-1/2 cup
carrots-2 small
jaggery-1/2 cup
moong dal-1/4 cup
cardamom powder-1 tsp
raisins-6
almonds-6 chopped
ghee-1 tbsp 



HOW TO COOK

Wash dal and soak in water for 15 minutes then Chop carrots and combine both and pressure cook in medium flame for 10 minutes.

Heat pan with jaggery+ enough water and let it boil in low flame..In another pan take 1 tbsp ghee and roast  ghee and roast raisins and almonds.Remove those and roast oats in the same pan and keep aside.

Now add this pressure cooked dal in jaggery syrup and mix well..also add oats and cardamom powder and cook for 5 minutes in low flame. 

Finally add ghee roasted nuts and turn off.Serve hot with topping of fresh ghee if you like..






April 17, 2014

2 MINUTES MICRO WAVE EGG LESS VANILLA TUTTI FRUTTI CAKE/MICRO WAVE CAKES/EGG LESS BAKING/EGG FREE VANILLA CAKE IN MICRO WAVE


It`s microwave vanilla cake with a touch of TUTTI FRUTTI .I used only two colors tutti frutti here.But using different color tutti fruttis in cakes results beautiful.Instead of glass bowl you acn use micro wave safe plastic bowl also..Try this next time and enjoy.


WHAT YOU NEED

all purpose flour-4 1/2 tbsps
sugar- 2 tbsps
vanilla essence-1/2 tsp
baking powder-1/4 tsp
milk-3 tbsp
salt-pinch
butter-1tbsp
tutti frutti-2 tbsp


HOW TO BAKE

Mix flour,baking powder,sugar,salt in a bowl.

Add milk,melted butter,vanilla to this dry ingredients.

Now throw some tutti frutti and mix well..

Grease glass bowl with oil or butter and pour this cake batter and micro wave for 2 minutes..

Then check it with tooth pick..If it looks still moist micro wave for 30 seconds more and turn off.

Pour some condensed milk or dulce de leche on top and enjoy..

April 15, 2014

SPICY BAKED CHICKEN DRUM STICK FRY-OVEN METHOD/HOT AND SPICY CHICKEN DRUM STICK RECIPES,SPICY CHICKEN LEGS ROAST IN OVEN/STEP BY STEP PICTURES


CATEGORY-CHICKEN RECIPES/BAKING NON-VEGETARIAN
PREPARATION TIME- 20 MINUTES
BAKING TIME- 35-40 MINUTES


WHAT YOU NEED

Chicken small drum sticks-900 grams(i used frozen thigh pieces)
red chili powder-2 tsp(as per taste)
salt-to taste
biryani or chicken garam masala-1 tsp
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
cilantro leaves-hand ful
cumin powder-1/2 tsp
coriander powder-1 tsp
green chili chopped-2 long
yogurt/curd-1/4 cup
1 tbsp-oil
egg-1
kasoori methi dried-1/2 tbsp
lemon juice-1/2 wedge

WHOLE SPICES

cardamom pods-3
cloves-4
cinnamon stick-2 inches
shahejeera/black cumin-1 tsp

Dry roast above mentioned whole spices first and grind into coarse powder.




HOW TO COOK

Defrost chicken(If you are using) and wash twice with clean water.

Take a bog bowl/besan and start adding ingredients one by one.From red chili powder to lemon juice.

To this add washed chicken pieces and mix well.

To this add whole spice powder and mix once.Keep it in rest for over night or at least 5 hrs.

Now take a oven proof glass bowl and place aluminum foil in it.

Arrange chicken thigh pieces well and pour remaining marinated juice on top.

Turn on gas at 200 degree C and after 5 mins place this chicken bowl and cook for 15 mins first.

Then remove and flip chicken pieces and bake for 15 more mins.

Check it after 15 minutes by inserting  fork into chicken.If it`s done turn off,other wise bake for 10 mins more.

Once done serve hot with onion slices and lemon wedge.




MAHAS NOTES

Adding egg is my own idea which I liked allot..Its helps to combine the spices to chicken.

Over night marination is important for best taste.

Remove skin If you don`t like.

Instead of grinding fresh masala powder you can use chicken masala.

I usually bakes for 30-35 minutes.according to your taste add chili powder and it tastes good when you serve hot only..