Monday, September 21, 2020

Orange & Chocolate cake ..


Ingredients & Method :

Fresh orange juice : 1/4 cup
Orange zest : 1 teaspoon
Yogurt : 1/2 cup
Milk :  2/3 cup
Butter : 1/2 cup
Bicarbonate of soda : 1 teaspoon
Sugar : 1 cup
Plain flour / Maida : 1 and 1/2 cups
Cocoa powder : 1/2 cup
Salt : 1/8 teaspoon

Grease and dust cake tin with butter and plain flour and keep it ready to use.

Start to preheat the oven at 190 degrees.

In a small sauce pan add milk and butter and cook in low flame until butter completely melts. Switch off the stove.

In a big bowl add in yogurt,sugar,orange juice and orange zest, mix it until sugar completely dissolves. 

Sieve together the flour,cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. (This is dry ingredients)

Add 1/4 measurement of dry ingredients into yogurt and juice bowl, fold ( do not mix ) repeat this step until all the dry ingredients mixes with yogurt and juice mixture.

Next add 1/4 measurement of hot milk + butter mixture to the cake batter, gently fold and repeat the process until everything mixes well.

Immediately Pour the batter into cake tin, tap the tin for 4-5 times, and bake it in preheated oven (190 degree) for 20 minutes. 
Reduce the oven temperature to 120 degrees and bake for another 25 minutes or until the cake is baked!

Once cake is baked, take it out from the oven and allow it to cool down for 4-5 minutes, then tap the tin for 3-4 times, and invert the cake and allow it cool down before slicing it.

Notes :

* Use freshly squeezed orange juice.
* Use freshly grated orange zest.
* Make sure to fold the ingredients, do not mix !
* Don't forget to tap the tin before keeping it in oven.
* Do follow the recipe, don't hesitate to contact me if you have any recipe related doubts.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Dharwad peda ..


Ingredients & method :

Unsweetened milk powder : 1/2 cup

Ghee : 1 tablespoon

Boora sugar : 1/4 cup

Cold milk : 1 tablespoon

For garnish/rolling :

Boora sugar : 2 tablespoons ( Adding recipe below)

Powder sugar : 1 tablespoon

Method : 

Take a pressure cooker, add in 1/2 cup of water.

Take a thin steel vessel (make sure it's dry), add in milk powder  then add ghee. Do not mix it !

Close the cooker lid and cook in a medium flame for 10 minutes and in low flame for 3 minutes. 

Switch off the stove, use spatula to release pressure.

Take out the streel vessel from pressure cooker, allow it to cool down for 5 minutes.

Now transfer the milk powder mixture to small mixer jar , and pulse it for 10 seconds.

Transfer it to a bowl, add in boora sugar, 1 tablespoon cold milk, mix well make pedas and roll them in boora sugar + powder sugar.

Boora sugar recipe :

Take a nonstick pan, add in 1 tablespoon water and 1/2 cup sugar.

Cook it for around 6-8 minutes in medium flame. Stir the mixture every minute or so, switch off the flame once you notice sugar crystals in sides!

Now add in 1 teaspoon ghee and continuously stir/mix it until you get a fine powdered sugar! Make sure to break lumps in this stage itself.

You can store it in a air tight container :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Guacamole ..


Ingredients & Method :

Avacado pulp from 2 avacadoes

 Finely Chopped cilantro : 1 tablespoon

Finely Chopped green chilli : 1/4 teaspoon

Fresh lemon juice : 1/4 teaspoon

Chopped tomatoes : 1/4 cup ( while cutting discard seeds)

Chopped onion : 1/2 cup ( chop onion and soak it in warm water for 5 minutes then drain and discard water)

Salt : 1/4 teaspoon

Method :

In a big bowl add all the ingredients and mix well.

Serve with tortilla chips!