Month: February 2016

Cakes, Cakes & Bakes, Food

Car Cake / Trio Marble Cake

                       I made this car shaped cake last Saturday for my son Shayaan’s  2nd birthday… Ingredients: For Trio Marble Cake: 2 cups self raising flour 125 gm butter, softened 3/4 cup caster sugar 2 eggs 3/4 cup milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/2-2 tbsp […]

Cakes, Cakes & Bakes, Food

Red Currant- Banana Mini Square Cakes

Ingredients: 2 cups plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs 1/4 cup buttermilk / yoghurt 2 ripe bananas, mashed 1 cup fresh red currants, washed Preparation: Preheat oven to 180 degree celcius. Grease a […]

Cakes & Bakes, Food, Mug Cake

Blueberry Mug Cake

Ingredients: 5 tbsp plain flour 2 tbsp sugar 1/4 tsp baking powder 3 tbsp milk 1 1/2-2 tbsp butter, melted and cooled 1/4 tsp vanilla essence 3 tbsp fresh blueberries Preparation: In a small bowl, add plain flour, sugar and baking powder and whisk together until thoroughly combined. Add in milk, butter and vanilla essence […]

Food, Rice / Choru, Rice / Pasta

Burnt Garlic – Capsicum Rice

Ingredients: 1 cup basmati rice 1 1/2 tbsp garlic, crushed 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 tbsp celery, finely chopped 2 tbsp spring onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup green capsicum, finely chopped 1/4 cup orange capsicum, finely chopped 1/4 cup red capsicum, finely chopped 1/4 cup yellow capsicum, finely chopped salt to taste 2-3 tbsp […]

Food, Fried Rice, Rice / Pasta

Sausage and Vegetable Fried Rice

Ingredients: 1 cup basmati rice 1 cup sausage, sliced into thin circles 2 eggs 1 onion, sliced 3 garlic cloves, chopped a pinch of crushed red chilli 1/4 cup beans, thinly sliced 1/4 cup carrots, thinly sliced 1/4 cup mushrooms, chopped 2 tbsp fresh green peas 2-3 tsp soy sauce 2 tsp green chilli sauce […]

Food, Rice / Choru, Rice / Pasta

Curd Rice / Thayir Sadam

Ingredients: 1 cup raw rice/ pachari 2 cups milk 1/2 cup curd /yoghurt 1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped 2-3 big green chillies, finely chopped 1/4 tsp asafoetida 1/4 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 1/2 tsp urad dal 1 1/2 tsp chana dal / kadalaparippu 3-4 dry red chillies few curry […]

Food, Rice / Choru, Rice / Pasta

Muringayila / Drumstick Leaves Rice

Ingredients: 2 cups drumstick leaves/ muringayila 2 cups basmati rice 4 cups of water 2 onions, chopped 2 green chillies, chopped 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste 2 medium tomatoes, chopped 1 sprig curry leaves 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp garam masala 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/4 tsp cumin powder 1/2 tsp cumin seeds salt to […]

Biriyani, Chicken, Food, Non Veg, Rice / Pasta

Malai Chicken Biriyani

Ingredients: 3 cups of basmati rice 1 kg chicken, cut into pieces 2 medium onions, sliced 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste 3 medium tomatoes, chopped 4 cloves 3 cardamoms 2 piece cinnamon 8-10 black pepper corns 2 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp paprika powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder […]