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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Cheese Nachos


nacho

Ingredients

tortilla chips
pickled sliced jalapeno pepper, drained.
salsa
cheddar cheese , grated

Method
Assemble all the ingredients in a oven safe bowl and bake at 400F for 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted.

Variations
can add beans to the mix.


Burrito Wrap


burrito (1)

Ingredients

Tortilla wrap

Black bean filling
Black pinto beans - canned
Onion - chopped
Cumin powder
Taco powder
Olive oil
Garlic
salt
Salsa - store bought

Toppings
Avocados
Mexican cheese blend

Sides 
Jalapeno hot sauce
Sour cream

Method

Bean filling

  • Rinse canned beans thoroughly and keep it aside
  • Heat the pan and add olive oil, chopped garlic. Saute for a 30 seconds. 
  • Next add chopped onion and saute till pinkish in color.
  • Add cumin powder, taco powder followed by black beans. 
  • Give it a nice stir and cover to cook on medium heat.
  • Once the bean are tender to touch, add spoonfuls of salsa and mix.
  • Adjust the seasoning, salt to your taste.
Assembling the burrito
  • Warm tortilla wrap on a griddle on both sides
  • Sprinkle layer of cheese on warm salsa followed by spoonfuls of bean mixture and chopped avocado.
  • Roll the burrito and serve with hot sauce and sour cream. 


Green Moong Daal Chilla


moong daal chilla

Ingredients
Moong daal (Green, whole) - soak over night - 1 cup, raw
Ginger - 1.5 inch
Chopped onions - 1 medium, chopped
Green chilies - 1 medium
Salt - to taste
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp (0.5 tbsp + 0.5 tbsp)
Asafetida - few dashes

Optional - crumbled pareer.

Method
Grind moong daal, green chilies, ginger to smooth paste. Add all the ingredients except chopped onions. Adjust the salt and seasoning to taste.

The consistency of the batter should be like pancake.

Heat the tawa or griddle on medium heat. Drizzle some cooking oil and then wipe off  with moist paper oil or kitchen towel. Next pour a ladle of batter and spread gently in a circular manner.

sprinkle cut onions, paneer on the top.

drizzle oil around the edges and increase the heat of the stove. Once the edges start turning crispy or brown, flip to the other side and cook for sometime.

serve with ketchup or chutney.



Saturday, February 20, 2016

Eggless Chocolate Cake ( Egg Substitute: Sour Cream)



Eggless sour cream chocolate cake
Ingredients:

Dry Ingredients
All purpose flour - 1 1/3 cup
cocoa powder - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 3/4
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp

Wet Ingredients
Sour cream - 1/2 cup
Unsalted butter - 1/4 cup
Milk (hot) - 1 cup
Vanilla essence – 1 tsp

Walnuts - 1/2 cup, chopped

Method:

Grease 8 inch round pan or any pan of your choice and keep it aside. Pre-heat oven at 350 degree F (180 degree C).

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and pass it through sieve at-least 2 times (I usually do it once and my cake comes out fluffy). Take 1-2 tbsp of dry mixture and mix it with walnuts in a separate bowl. This will ensure that walnuts don't sink in the batter and remain uniformly distributed in the batter.

In another bowl, mix all the wet ingredients and blend using a hand blender or food processor for 1-2 minutes.

Now fold in dry ingredients and blend it again for 1 minute at medium speed. Once the batter is mixed, add the walnuts, mix together and pour the batter in the greased pan.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Once the pan is cool enough, release the cake and cool it completely on a cookie rack or tray.

Dust some powder sugar for decoration and enjoy !!


Friday, November 20, 2015

Sesame Honey Glazed Toasted Almonds


Honey Glazed Almond


Ingredients

Almonds
Honey
Salt
Sesame seeds

Method 

Mix all ingredients and spread it on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes. Keep checking the oven to prevent from burning.
Once baked store in air tight container.

Variation: you can try other spices like cinnamon, cayenne pepper, brown sugar and some butter. 

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