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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Egg Curry


Boiled eggs - 4

Onions - 1
Tomatoes - 1.5
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Garlic - 4-5 cloves

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1.5 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp

Salt - to taste
Vegetable oil

Chopped cilanto


  1. Grate or chop tomatoes and onions and keep them separately 
  2. Prick boiled eggs and shallow fry and keep it aside
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds to hot oil.
  4. Add chopped ginger/garlic mixture, stir to keep it from burning
  5. Add chopped onions, salt and cook till its pinkish brownish.
  6. Next add chopped tomatoes and cook the mixture till it starts to lose oil
  7. Add turmeric, coriander powder, red chili powder and cook the entire mixture for 30 seconds.
  8. Now add boiled eggs and mix to coat the egg with masala.
  9. Add 1 cup water and cook with closed lid for 5 minutes on medium heat.
  10. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with steamed rice.

Popcorn in a pot

Popcorn kernels
Salt, preferably pink himalyan salt or काला नमक


Heat generous ghee and when it is hot add 2-3 popcorn kernels and cover the pan. When the kernels pop, add rest of the kernels. Cover the lid and reduce the heat to medium and wait for the kernels to pop. Keep shaking the pot occasionally so that the popped kernels don't burn. Once, the popping slows down, turn off the heat and open the lid. top it with some butter for rich creamy flavor. 



Urad daal (white color) - 1 cup
Rice - 2 cups
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
- bell pepper
- onion
- peppers

Soak urad daal, rice, fenugreek seeds in the same bowl for 7-8 hours. Drain the excess water and grind into fine paste. The consistency should be thick and pour-able. Add salt and cover the bowl loosely and leave it in the sun to ferment for 7-8 h. The batter will become foamy, light and rise.
Chop the vegetables of choice and keep aside.
Proceed to making uttapam by pouring one laddle of batter on medium hot gridle. Spread the batter and sprinkle chopped vegetables. Pour a trail of oil around and cook covered for 2-3 minutes.
Once the edges start getting brown, flip to cook the other side.
Serve hot with coconut-peanut chutney, tomato-onion chutneyor sambhar.


Poha (चूड़ा ) - 1 cup
Roasted panuts - 1/4 cup.
Onions, chopped - 1/2 cup
Green chilli - 1
Ginger - 1/2 inch, chopped
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves (मीठी  नीम ) - 1 spring
Vegetable oil
Boiled potato - optional


  1. Rinse poha in water and drain excess water.
  2. Add mustard seeds to hot oil and once it crackles, add ginger, green chilies followed by chopped onions.
  3. When onion is pinkish and glossy add curry leaves, turmeric, salt and coriander powder.
  4. Add moist poha, peanuts (potatoes) and mix thoroughly
  5. Cook covered at low heat.
  6. Adjust for seasoning. 
  7. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice and enjoy.

Marble Cake

Marble Cake


Chocolate ingredients
Bittersweet or semisweet chocolate - 5 oz
Brewed coffee or instant coffee - 1 tbsp

Dry mixture
All purpose flour - 2-1/4 cup
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Baking powder - 2.5 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp

Liquid mixture
Butter, unsalted - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 1-1/4 cup
Egg - 3 large
Vanilla extract - 1.5 tsp
Sour cream or plain yogurt - 1/3 cup

Other ingredients
Milk, cold - 1/2


  1. Pre-heat oven at 350 F (180 C). 
  2. Grease a regular loaf pan 
  3. Melt chocolate with coffee using double boiler method. Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl and place it on boiling water. Once the chocolate is melted, keep it aside to cool down.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk ingredients under dry mixture.
  5. In a food processor, mix all the ingredients under liquid mixture. First beat the butter followed by other ingredients in order. add eggs one at a time. 
  6. Next add the dry mixture and milk alternatively to the liquid mix. 
  7. Take out half of the mixed batter in a separate bowl.
  8. Add melted chocolate mix to the remaining batter and mix.
  9. Putting it together
    1. Pour vanilla and chocolate batter alternatively in the greased pan. 
    2. In the end gently draw swirls using a knife or skewer. Do not over mix it.
  10. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a inserted toothpick comes out clean. 
  11. Cool the cake completely on a wire rack
  12. Slice and serve !!

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