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Showing posts from June, 2011

Bharwa Tamatar (Stuffed Tomatoes)

Stuffed tomatoes or bharva tamatar is a good  recipe for potlucks, picnics and very easy to cook. They look very pretty and delicious. These go well with naan, plain parathas or pulao (aromatic fried rice)and some raita as a side dish

Tomatoes - 4
Boiled potato - 1 cup
Grated cauliflower - 1 cup
Green peas - 1/2 cup
Mint leaves - 2-3 sprigs
Vegetable oil for cooking

Turmeric - 1 tsp
Corriander powder - 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder - to taste
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste

Filling Wash tomatoes and chop off the head. Keep the head portion to cover the tomatoes later. Now scoop the pulp and seeds. (do not throw away the seeds and pulp. Boil it in microwave and sieve it to collect the juice and use it to prepare any tomato based gravy ) Heat oil in a heavy bottom wok. Add cumin seeds and let it crackle. Now add chopped onion, fry till they are translucent. Add grated cauliflower followed by frozen peas and boiled potatoes. Add all th…

Moist Vegan Chocolate Cake (Eggless, Milkless, Butterless)

I have perfected baking chocolate cake (with eggs) and can whip an awesome cake anytime :) I was looking for egg-less chocolate cake for very long time and my search ended when I googled for it. There are numerous recipes out there and most of them are pretty much the same. Hence my recipe is no different. Try it out, you wont be disappointed. This recipe is a keeper.

Ingredients: All purpose flour - 1.5 cups
Cocoa powder - 3.5 tbsp
Sugar - 1 cup
Baking soda - 1 tsp Salt - 1/4 tsp Oil - 1/4 cup White vinegar - 1 tbsp Vanilla essence - 1/2 tbsp Water - 1 cup
Method: Pre-heat oven 350 degree Fahrenheit and line the 8x8 inch baking panSieve all the dry ingredients (excluding sugar) at least 3 timesWhisk together oil, sugar, white vinegar, water and vanillaSlowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix gently [the batter will be runny] (I baked this cake again today, June 26, 2011 and accidentally dumped dry and wet ingredient in the same bowl and whisked it together and my cake was awesome ! …

Eggless Dates Pancakes

My son likes pancakes and so as me. Normally I use pre-mixes bought from the store. They come out very good, however need eggs all the time. There are times when I don't have eggs in the kitchen and my son craves for pancakes, then I am stuck and come up with some excuse. Last week I found this wonderful recipe on  Good Food. Loved the recipe, it has no eggs and uses dates. I love dates and always find excuse to use it. I couldn't wait to try it out. I made few minor changes to the recipe like added some cardamon powder and grated coconuts and it tasted awesome !!!

Ingredients:  Wheat flour - 1 cup
Pitted dates - 12-15
Milk - 1 cup and more
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
*Sugar - to adjust taste or optional
Cardamon powder - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Cooking oil

Method: Mix all the dry ingredients including sugar and coconuts in a bowl Soak dates in half cup of milk and put it in a microwave for 45seconds. Blend using a hand blender and make a paste. Mix the the paste to …