Eggless marble cake

Marble cake is the one which iam postponing from lot of days to post in my blog . These days iam quite busy with my kids , as i have to drop  them in school and again i have to cook and to prepare lunch box to them just got a hectic schedule for me . Marble cake is a easy cake and iam posting today this eggless version and i have baked this cake in my bundt pan.. i just ordered this pan from online store and i love this pan alot.. coming  to the recipe marble cake mainly contains plain vanilla flour and cocoa flour just we have to give swirls to the batter then it appears like marble effect..

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MAIDA                : 1 AND 1/4 CUP

BAKING POWDER  : 2 TSP

BAKING SODA       : 1/ 2 TSP

BUTTER            :  1/2 CUP

SUGAR {POWDERED}   : 3/4 CUP

MILK                    :1 CUP

COCOA POWDER      : 2 TBSP

VANILLA ESSENCE    : 1 TSP

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  1. Sieve the maida , baking powder and baking soda twice .
  2. Cream butter and sugar untill it becomes smooth then add milk
  3. Add vanilla essence and stir completly, then add maida to this creamy mixture.
  4. Now take 1/4 of this mixture and add cocoa powder to it, and if it is not smooth add tablespoon of hot water so that it forms smooth creamy texture .
  5. In meanwhile preheat the oven at 180c temperature and grease your  pan set aside ,now both vanilla and cocoa mixture are ready.
  6. First pour vanilla batter and then cocoa batter into the pan repeat this alternately and just make swirls in the pan so that it resembles like marble effect , put this pan in oven and bake it  for 45 to 50 minutes at 180c temperature.
  7. Check it with a tooth pick if it comes clean without sticking any batter to the toohpick then cake is done.
  8. Cool  the cake for a while in cooling rack then cut it into slices.             :

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paalak paneer

Paalak paneer is a north indian dish which is a perfect combinaion with rotis.Paalak which is also called as spinach is a leafy which contains a lot of nutrients and paneer  is high calorie content food  and contains lots of calcium , my kids loves paneer a lot and i love to prepare paneer dishes with various combinations .Today iam going to post this paalak paneer dish it is creamy dish which contains spinach and tomato puree.Whenever we go to dhaba or any restaurant we order paneer dishes .

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spinach                :  500 gms

paneer                 : 200 gm { cut into cubes}

green chillies        : 3-4

onions             : 2 {big size ground to paste}

tomatoes      : 3 to 4 { make them puree }

ginger garlic paste : 2 tbsp

ghee or oil   : 4 tbsp

turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp

garam masala         : 1 tsp

salt      1 tsp

TO TEMPER:

GHEE     : 2 TBSP

green chillies        : 3 – 4

METHOD:

  1. Discard the stems of spinach leaves. Wash leaves in lots of water to remove impurities.
  2. Pressure cook with 1/4 cup water to give one whistle.Keep on low flame for five minutes.Remove from fire and let it cool.
  3. Grind the spinach along with green chillies to a fine coarsely paste.
  4. Heat oil or ghee  and fry onions to brown colour.
  5. Add tomato puree and cook on low flame for three minutes.
  6. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a while let it cook upto two minutes.
  7. Add salt , turmeric powder, and garam masala and stir for one minute.
  8. Then add spinach puree to the above cooked mixture and cook for a while.
  9. Add one cup of water so that it gets thinner. Cook it for ten to fifteen minutes then transfer it to bowl.
  10. Temper the oil add the ingredients which has given above and when it gets heated add it to the curry and serve hot . It goes well with rotis.

 

 

 

 

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strawberry cheese cake[no bake] version

AS i have taken long break from blogging world today i decided to post this cheesecake . This is a a bakeless version and i refrigerated this cake in my fridge as strawberries are available plenty in my local fruit market , i thought to prepare this cheese cake.Basically iam not   cheese cake fan but i thought to prepare this with strawberries , my kids loves a lot the flavour of strawberries and i tried this no bake strawberry cheese cake as i prepared this cake but i didnt  added the glaze upon the top . As one of my friend is hosting event with strawberries  iam  sending my entry to her blog.

 

INGREDIENTS:

FOR BASE:

MARIE DIGESTIVE BISCUITS     : 200 gms

sugar [powdered]         : 2 tsp

butter {melted}           : 50 gms

For cheese cake   :

fresh cream            : 250 ml{ i used amul cream}

curd cheese        : 400 ml

sugar          : 5 tbsp

strawberries            :   200 gms

gelatin            : 2 tbsp

strawberry essence       :  2 to 3 drops { optional}

 

METHOD:

  • FIRST blend the biscuits and sugar into fine in a food processor. Then add melted butter to  the mixture and stir well so that it resembles like fine  and press this mixture to springform pan.
  • spread this mixture in a pan and let it chill for half an hour.

For cake:

  • Take gelatin with 1/4 cup of water and leave in a bowl and sit in another bowl of hot water and stir the gelatin for ten minutes so that it completly melts and let  it set for a while.
  • Take curd cheese , strawberries , sugar and essence and run all in food processor untill it completely mix .
  • Then add gelatin to this and again blend completely.
  • Whip he cream into high peaks and then add the cream to the above , add sugar if desired it depends how sweet we can eat.
  • Take the pan from the fridge and pour this cream cheese mix to the pan and set it for two hours minimum in the fridge.
  • As i have to add strawberries glaze to the cake but i didnot  added the glaze to the cheese cake…
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  • .Iam sending my entry to one of my friend nayna kanabar who is hosting event with strawberries and here iam  sending my entry to her friend
  • http://www.simplysensationalfood.com/2014/07/announcing-eventlets-cook-with.html

Tomato pulao

During summer season we get lots of tomatoes and we prepare so many dishes with this simple vegetable , as i like tomatoes i always put stock in my fridge. We can prepare a lots of dishes like soups ,  curries , pickles and sometimes we use  them  to get sundried  so that it may use further, today iam  preparing this pulao which is a one pot meal.  Tomato pulao which can be prepared in a jiffy when we are in hurry and it goes well with simple raitha  or we can eat it plain.

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INGREDIENTS:

TOMATOES                             : 3 TO 4 { LARGE SIZE}

RICE                                          : 1 CUP

ONION                                       : 1{ LARGE THINLY SLICED}

GREEN CHILLIES                 : 3 TO 4 SLITS

SALT                                          : AS PER REQUIRED

CHILLI POWDER                   : 1 TSP

GINGER GARLIC PASTE     : 1 TSP

CORIANDER LEAVES          :   SMALL BUNCH

TO TEMPER:

CLOVES                    :  2

CARDAMOM          : 2

CINNAMON           : 2

 

METHOD:

Heat oil in a kadai , add  cloves , cinnamon and cardamom. Then add tomatoes , onions and green chillies and saute them for a while then add ginger garlic paste and turmeric . Stir for a while then add salt and chilli powder and stir them for a while so that tomatoes get mushy ,then  add rice and add stir them for a while then add water to the rice.For one cup of rice add two cups of water and  stir and keep lid , as i prepare this pulao in my pressure cooker i switch off the flame when the cooker comes up to three whistles.Garnish this pulao with coriander and serve hot with raitha  .

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carrot halwa{ using microwave}

CARROT HALWA  is a famous indian dessert which is prepared  mostly in every indian homes. It is quite easy to prepare and today iam going to post this recipe by using microwave method. Iam using my microwave since past from two years and i prepare lots of dishes using my microwave . carrot halwa which is also called as gajar ka halwa  in india as it is made with gajar.

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INGREDIENTS:

CARROTS       :   1/2 KG {PEELED AND GRATED}

MILK                : 1/ 2  CUP

SUGAR        :  1/2 CUP

KHOYA        : 100 GM {OPTIONAL}

GHEE         : 2 TBSP

NUTS           :  2 TBSP { CASHEWS}

CARDAMOM  POWDER  : LITTLE

METHOD:

  • Mix grated carrots , sugar, and milk in a big deep microwave bowl.Microwave covered for ten minutes.
  • Add ghee and khoya  and mix well.Its optional to use khoya , if using khoya we can reduce sugar quantity little bit .
  • Microwave it uncovered for ten minutes.
  • Add cardamom powder and chopped nuts.
  • Serve it hot or cold .
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PINEAPPLE GATEAU

As iam not posting since from one month due to my hectic shedule , i just postponing to post in my blog as iam very busy these days due to having exams for my kids . I  decided today to post this gateau any way as i made this gateau so far for my niece birthday anyway my kids enjoyed alot while ,, its just easy to prepare with simple ingredients..

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firstly i made eggless vanilla flavoured sponge cake using condensed milk, then  i layered it with pineapple slices and whipped cream

INGREDIENTS:

Eggless sponge cake            :  1

pineapple slices                      : 8

pineapple syrup                      : 1/2 cup

whipped cream                      :  2 cups

 

METHOD:

Take one eggless sponge cake and slice  it horizontally and place the cake slices in to a cake plate , layer one of these cake slices with pineapple syrup and spread the whipped cream to one layer . And arrange one more layer sprinkle the sugar syrup and layer it with whipping cream and arrange pineapple slices and decorate with cherries, i used  tinned pineapple slices and syrup to this cake.

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PEPPER CHICKEN

After posting lots of cakes and cookies recipes i just decided to post this non-veg dish i.e pepper chicken. While its very easy to prepare and the aroma comes from this curry really great. Whenever we feel cold in our family i prepare this curry , iam postponing to post this recipe from so many days but now i decided right now.

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CHICKEN                  : 1/2 KG

ONION                     : 1 LARGE SIZE FINELY CHOPPED

TOMATO                  : 1

GINGER GARLIC PASTE:  1 TBSP

PEPPER  POWDER      : 1 TSP

red chilli powder           :  2 tbsp

TO TEMPER        :

CLOVES              :   2

CINNAMON           : 2

CARDAMOM        : 2

PEPPER CORNS  :  3 { OPTIONAL}

METHOD  :

  • Firstly  wash chicken and cut them into small pieces and immerse them into hot boiled water so that it cooks fastly.
  • Chop onions and tomatoes finely
  • Heat a wok and oil to it and add the ingredients which r given in temper list
  • Add the chopped onions and let stir for a while then add chicken pieces add haldi and ginger garlic paste .
  • Let it cook for a while then add salt and chilli powder.
  • cook for few minutes and then add chopped tomatoes and then cook for few minutes untill tomatoes gets mushy then add pepper powder and then saute for few minutes so that chicken gets cooked.
  • Garnish with coriander and serve hot , it goes well with steamed rice.
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