Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Happy pongal



Happy Pongal to all….

  Pongal is the harvest festival of tamil nadu. It is celebrated every year on the first day of tamil month Thai , so it is also called as thai thirunal………..
Here are few of pongal recipes I had posted…











Monday, January 13, 2014

Plantain stem Rice / Valaithandu sadham


 Plantain stem is good for our health . It is said that it aids in weight loss. I tried this rice preparation for today's lunch , it tasted great. It is simple and healthy.
Requirements :
Cooked rice – 2 cup
Chopped plantain stem –  ½  cup
Oil – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
Onion  - 1
Green chilly – 4
Garlic – 4 cloves
Ginger ( chopped) – 1 tsp
Curry leave – a sprig
Salt as required
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Method :
 Heat oil in a pan , add the cumin seeds and wait till it splutters.
Add the chopped onion and sauté till translucent.
Add the chopped chilly , ginger and garlic , sauté for a minute.
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Add the curry leaves and the finely chopped plantain stem , sauté for a minute.
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Add the required salt and let it cook for five minutes.
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Add the cooked rice and mix well.
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Reduce the flame to medium and stir continuously  for five minutes.
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Plantain stem rice is ready to serve.

note :
 soak the plantain stem in buttermilk to avoid darkening.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Chocolate chip Pound cake – Eggless and Butterless

  Happy New Year – 2014 . 

   Well , the last year 2013 was a great year for me with lots of ups and down , I learnt a lot from my every experience , hope this new year brings everyone happiness .

Pound cake refers to a type of cake traditionally made with a pound of each ingredients  - flour , butter , eggs and sugar. I made this cake as eggless.  

   Pound cakes are generally baked in either a loaf pan or a bundt mould. It is served either dusted with powdered sugar , lightly glazed . pound cake is a Northern european dish , that dates back to early 1700s.
   There are numerous variations on traditional pound cake , with certain countries and regions having distinctive styles.
Chocolate chip pound cake - eggless
Yield : 1 large loaf
Ingredients :
All purpose flour – 2 cup  minus 3 tbs
Corn flour – 3 tbs
Sugar – 1 cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Vegetable oil – ½ cup
Semisweet chocolate chips – ¾ cup
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
Milk – ½ cup

Method :
Sieve together the flour and baking powder thrice.
In a bowl , mix oil and sugar well.
To this add the milk and vanilla extract , mix well.
Now , add the flour mixture little at a time and mix gently.
Add in the chocolate chips and mix once.
Grease the loaf pan and pour the batter till half the mould.
Tap the cake mould to level the batter equally.
Sprinkle some chocolate chips on top.

Preheat the oven to 220 * C and bake for 20 minutes.
Reduce the temperature to 180* C and bake for another ten minutes.
Check with a skewer whether the cake is cooked well.

Let it cool and unmould.

Cut into slices and serve.

Chocolate chip pound cake is ready to serve.

Sending to  @ just not cakes