Thursday, April 29, 2010

Orange Pound Cake

Thursday, April 29, 2010
I wanted to master my baking skills.. So i tried baking this one. It wasn't that bad though.I loved the taste of this cake.It s pretty easy to make.

The Ingredients :
All purpose flour/Maida - 1 1/2 cups
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup
Butter/Oil - 5-6 tbsps
Eggs - 2 beaten
Orange Zest - 1-2tsps
Orange juice - 6-7 tbsps
Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
Milk - 1/4 cup ( u can use buttemilk also)
Salt just a pinch

I made it like this :
1. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C
2. Grease and flour a round baking pan.
3. In a bowl cream butter/oil and sugar.
4. Add beaten eggs, orange zest orange juice and vanilla extract and beat well
5. In another bowl sift together maida, salt and baking powder.
6. Add this maida along with milk to the mixture and mix well(see that no lumps are formed)
7. Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for like 30 -40 min or until the toothpick comes out clean :)
8. Let it cool for about 10 min.

For extra taste

On a low flame heat 1/2 cup orange juice and 1/2 cup sugar until the sugar dissolves.Spoon the syrup over the cake and let it cool completely
9. Slice it and enjoy..


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Groundnut/Peanut Chutney

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Well it s been so long since i had this groundnut chutney... one of my fav :) so i decided to make some today and have it with hot Semya Idlis. This one also is pretty easy to make.

The Ingredients :
Groundnuts - 1 cup
Green Chillies/Dry Red Chillies - 4 to 5 large ones
Tamarind - Lemon size ball soaked in water
Jeera - 1tsp
Dhaniya - 1tsp
Urad Dal - 1tsp
Curry Leaves
Cliantro (optional)

This is how you do it :

1. Fry all the ingredients on a medium flame.Don't burn it :)
2. Let them cool for sometime.
3. Add tamarind water and salt and grind them into a smooth paste.Add water if required.

And its done :)

It s finger-licking good when you have it with Dosa or Idlis 
Enjoy :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Recipes are yet to come

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Heya guys

I ve posted some of the recipes with pictures(pls excuse if the pictures are not gud :().Some of the pictures don t have recipes yet.I will get them in sometime soon :)

Have fun :)

Cabbage Coconut Curry

Well this is one of my favorites since there s coconut in it :)..
Its my first time making this one...Got the recipe from my mom... and it s so easy to make..
So here you go..

You will need :

Cabbage - 1/2 Shredded
Coconut - 1/2 cup shredded
Green Chillies - 4-5 Large ones (u can chop them or even slice them)
Ginger - about 1 inch piece finely chopped
Garlic - 4 cloves finely chopped ---> This one is optional but i just love the flavor and smell garlic gives :)
Channa Dal - about 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - about 1 tsp
Urad dal - About 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves
Dry red chillies - about 2 or 3 --->optional
Turmeric Powder

You will have to do this 

1. To boiling water(about 3 cups) add shredded cabbage, turmeric powder and half of the chopped ginger and boil it with the lid on till all the water goes off.(It will take some be patient :))
2. Heat oil in a skillet or in a wok.Add mustard seeds and let them splutter (gives good flavor)
3. Add Dry red chillies, channa dal, urad dal, curry leaves, green chillies, ginger and garlic.(see that u don't burn them !!)
4. Add the boiled cabbage and salt and stir fry for about 10-15 min on a medium flame.
5. Now add the shredded coconut and fry for another 5-10 min.
6. Garnish with cilantro.

And there you go 


This one goes well as a side for rasam rice or you can have it just plain rice.It tastes good with rotis as well :)

Lemon Cake

Friday, April 23, 2010


Friday, April 23, 2010
It s been like ages since i had home made food... We were waiting for our luggage to arrive since we moved to florida... so i was dieing to have some rasam for lunch today... and it came out very tasty.. It s very easy to make and yummy :)

Rasam is said to be made from the leftovers of Sambar ;)

The ingredients you need for this are

Left over toor dal water (Optional)
Tomatoes - 3 medium finely chopped
Onion - 1 small finely chopped
Garlic -  3 big cloves (smashed)
Green Chillies - 2 large finely chopped
Tamarind Paste - 1 tbsp (Mixed in Water;However I recommend you to use fresh tamarind as the canned one gives dark color) 
Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder

For Tadka :

Dry Red Chillies - 4
Mustard Seeds - 2 tsp
Urad Dal - 2 tsp
Fenucreek seeds - 1 tsp
PepperCons -  1 tbsp (You can add more for spiciness)
Cumin Seeds - 2 tsp  
Garlic Cloves - 3 big
Smash PepperCons, Cumin seeds and Garlic Cloves properly until they for almost like fine powder
Curry Leaves 

Now how do you make it ?

1. Pour water in a vessel.
2. Add chopped tomatoes , onions and green chillies
3. Add chopped garlic, chilli powder, cumin powder,coriander powder,salt and turmeric powder
4. Add tamarind juice
5. Bring it to a boil 5
6. Simmer for about 30 mins so that the flavor comes out of all the ingredients

Let's make the tadka now

1. In another vessel heat some ghee (or oil) 
2. Add red chillies and mustard seeds
3. When the mustard seeds splutter add urad dal, hing,fenugreek seeds and curry leaves. (See that you don't burn them)
4. Add the peppercon, cumin and garlic powder.
5. Add this tadka to rasam and simmer again for about 10-15 mins
6. Add chopped cilantro


Enjoy Rasam Rice with Chicken fry or Aloo fry (Any Vegetable fry) or a Papad 
It tastes real yummy :-)

Channa Masala

It was so boring at home today.. I had some chickpeas soaked in water for about 6 i thought i ll make some channa masala and rotis for dinnner... So here are the ingredients required.. 

Soaked Chickpeas - boiled(dnt throw away the water)
While boiling just put in a tea bag.. it gives gud colour to the curry
Onions - one large fine chopped
Tomatos - One medium finely chopped

For guys who are lazy to chop the onions and tommatos (like me ;) you can grind them and get the puree :)

Green Chillies - 4 large ones chopped(u can even add more for spiciness)
Ginger Garlic paste - about 1 tbsp
Masala Powder - made out of cinnamon, cloves and green elaichis - like 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Chilli Powder
Turmeric Powder
Tamarind juice for sourness or aamchur powder (optional)
You can also use store bought Channa Masala Powder - abt 1 tbsp
Cilantro chopped

now coming to the procedure

1. Heat oil in a kadai and add the masala powder
2. Add chopped green chillies
3. Add the onion-tomatao puree if you have grinded(make sure to fry it well till the raw smell goes off)
3. Add chopped onions and fry till golden brown (Tip : add lil bit salt... helps in frying onions a bit quick)
4. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for abt 2 min
5. Add chopped tomatoes and fry well so that u don t see any chunks of tomatos
6. Add red chilli powder, pinch of turmeric channa masala powder and tamarind juice
7. Add the water(look out for the consistency of the gravy) from boiled chickpeas and let boil
8. Add the chickpeas and simmer for few min
9. Add chopped Cilantro and some chopped onions and you are done :)


This one goes well with Pooris( channa masala with a combi of poori is nothing but Chola Bhatura :)) and all kinds of rotis...Or just the curry tastes gud too :)

Chicken Pakoda


Gulab Jamoon



Chicken 65

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chicken Biriyani

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pepper Chicken

Semya Payasam


Friday, April 02, 2010

Chicken Tandoori

Friday, April 02, 2010

Fish Fry

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Chicken Tikka

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Capsicum Masala Rice

Methi Potato Curry

Gobi Manchurian

Rajma Masala

Paneer Butter Masala

Dal Tadka

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Butterflies :)

Neelu's Cuisine © 2008. Design by Pocket