Tuesday, September 20

Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookies. These crispy from outside and chewy from inside cookies are my all time favourite at anytime of the day with cold glass of milk. I have been following this cookies recipe from many years and I bake many types of cookies with a small changes here and there, I just change the flavouring or few ingredients and I always get a best cookies.. Do try my recipe and let me know. Even you can play with ingredients of your choice.

1+1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup choco chips.

Baking Method.
Pre-heat the oven at 180c for 10 minutes.
Cream together butter, sugar until smooth, then add egg and vanilla, beat for another 40 to 50 seconds.
Then stir in the flour, baking powder and choco chips, then foam a dough. Make a lemon size balls and place it on a greased baking tray and refrigerate for atleast 30 minutes. Take them out after 30 minutes. Now baking them at 175c for 11 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
Store them into a airtight container.
Serve them with cold glass of milk.
(NOTE: Refrigerate is must because it gives the evenly baked cookies)

Tuesday, September 13

Carrot Cake With Walnuts. (Butterless Sugarless)

Carrot Cake With Walnuts is an a awesome cake with little hint of nutmeg and cinnamon and it taste very good and lite. Using vegetable oil makes this cake very light and fluffy. Usually its icing with cream cheese, since I was out of cream cheese so I did with icing sugar glaze and it was not a bad decision.. It looked as beautiful and tasted as it suppose to be.. Since it's less calories and you don't have to worry after eating a piece and there is no compromise on the taste.. Try this recipe you'll love it..

3/4 cup honey (if no honey use 1 cup sugar)
1/2+1/4 cup vegetable oil
1+1/4 cup plain flour
1 egg
1/4 cup curd
1+1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/2tsp cinnamon powder
1/4tsp nutmeg powder
1/2+1/8 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts.

Ingredients For Glaze.
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 tbsp milk.

Baking Method.
Pre-heat the oven at 180c for 10 minutes.
In a mixing bowl. beat the oil, honey, curd and egg together for 2 to 3 minutes or till fluffy
In another bowl mix the all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon
Then add the shredded carrot and dry ingredients to the wet mixture and beat for another 1 to 2 minutes. Now add the walnuts and give a quick mix. Then transfer the batter to the non-stick round baking tray and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
Then cool completely on a wire wrack.
Mix the icing sugar and milk together to a pouring consistency. Then pour the glaze on the cooled cake and Serve.

Sunday, September 11

Mango Ice Cream (Home Made without Ice cream Maker)

Mango Ice Cream (Home Made Without Ice Cream Maker) who will say no to ice cream and that to home made and mango ice cream. I will never!! Mangoes are the fruits which is very versatile and can be use in almost every recipe. Even I cook many dishes using raw mangoes or ripe. I'am a very big mango eater and I wouldn't mind eating them in any forms. To satisfy the carving of mangoes I usually store them in a refrigerator to use when they are not in season.. Do try the recipe and enjoy with your family..

2 ripe mango (peeled and pureed)
2 cup heavy whipped cream
1 cup condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla essence.

In a large mixing bowl. Add the cream and condensed milk and whipped till it becomes thick and creamy. Add the vanilla and pureed mangoes and give a quick mix.
Transfer it to any airtight container and freeze it for about 6 to 8hours.
Serve chill.

Friday, September 9

Kaali Dal (Punjabi Style)

Kaali Dal (Punjabi Style) This dal has lots of verities and everybody cooks in their own style though the ingredients are same. Usually kaali dal is made using black gram (kaali urad dal) but I have made using whole masoor dal and whole urad dal and the result was not bad at all. I served it with hot phulkas and jeera rice and my dinner was sorted..

1/2 cup whole masoor dal
1/2 cup whole urad dal
1 large onion, 1 large tomato and 2 green chilles (finely chopped)
1/2tsp cumin
1tsp red chilli powder
1/2tsp turmeric
1tsp coriander powder
1/2tsp garam masala
1tsp ginger garlic paste
1tbsp ghee
2tbsp fresh cream or 3tbsp milk
Salt to taste.

Cooking Method.
Soak both the dals for 4 hours.
Pressure cook the soaked dals, ginger garlic paste and salt for about 4 to 5 whistles.
In a mean time, In a deep kadai, add ghee and cumin when they splutter, add the chopped onion and green chillies, fry till the onion get a golden brown color. then add red chilli powder, turmeric and coriander powder, fry for a minute, add the chopped tomato's and cook till the oil separates from the masala. that will take about 5 to 6 minutes. Now add the pressure cooked dal and garam masala and mix them well. adjust the seasoning. Then allow the dal to cook for another 10 to 15 minutes on a low flame. finely garnish with fresh cream and coriander leaves. 
Serve hot with Roti's and Jeera Rice.

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