Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Chocolate Cake

I tried the betty Crocker's chocolate cake. Got one packet and equally poured the mix in to 2 baking plates. When the cake was done, I cut off the top mount part fron both cakes. I mixed whipped cream and cocoa powder to get choclate cream and applied it to both cakes and placed it one above another. It was looking like a double layered cake you will get in stores!!

Brownie


I tried the Betty Crocker's brownie mix recently and it came out pretty good! For baking starters, Betty Crocker's is an excellent choice. I just followed the instructions on it( mixing the powder with eggs and water), pre-heat the oven and bake a per instructions.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pav Bhaji




Ingredients:
2 potato
1 small capsicum
1/2 cup green beans
1/2 cup carrot
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup cauliflower
3 tomatoes finley chopped
1/2 inch ginger finely chopped
2 green chilli chopped
1/4 cup cilantro chopped
red chilli powder
tumeric powder
garam masala powder
oil
salt
lemon juice

Method:
1. chop the vegetables and boil it in 2-3 cups of water. When done, drain the water and mash the vegetables(not to paste).

2. Heat oil in the pan, add tomatoes, ginger, green chilli, cilantro and fry it till it comes to paste like consistency.

3. Add red chilli powder, tumeric powder.

4. Add the vegetagle mixture and salt and cook it with 1/2 cup of water

5. Add garam masala powder and little lemon juice. Serve with Pav.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

DAL MAKAHNI without heavy cream


Ingredients:
Black Urad Dal - 3/4 cup
Rajma - 1/4 cup
tomato - 2
onion - 2
ginger - 1 inch
garlic - 4 pods
turmeric powder
red chilli powder
garam masala
cinnamon
clove
cilantro
oil
salt

Method:
1. soak rajma and black urad dal together in water overnight.

2. Pressure cook dal and rajma and leave it to 2 whistles.

3. do not drain the pressure cooked water. Using the whole mixture along with water will thicken the gravy.

4. Make paste of ginger, garlic and 1 onion. Chop the other onion.

5. Make paste of the tomatoes.

6. heat oil in the pan, add cinnamon stick and cloves.

7. Add the chopped onion and cook. Add the onion paste and cook till the raw smell goes away.

8. Add the tomato paste and cook it.

9. Add tumeric powder, garam masala and red chilli powder.

10. finally add the rajma and urad dal along with the water and simmer it.

11. garnish with cilantro.

PANEER KURMA




Ingredients:
Paneer - 1 pack
onion - 2
tomato - 2
ginger - 1 inch
garlic - 4 pods
cloves - 2
chilli powder
garam masala
cilantro
salt
oil


Method:
1. cut the paneer into cubes. Shallow fry it and keep it aside.

2. Make a paste of 1 onion, ginger, garlic and cloves. chop the other onion and keep aside.

3. Make a paste of the tomatoes.

4. Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onion and fry. Add ginger, garlic and onion paste and fry until the raw smell goes away.

5. Add the tomato paste and cook it till the raw smell goes away.

6. Add red chilli powder, garam masala and salt.

7. When the gravy cooks well, add the fried paneer to it and leave it to simmer.

8. When its ready, garnish it with cilantro.

This can be served with chapathi, paratha or Naan.





Friday, August 7, 2009

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