Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Indian style pasta

Shell Pasta - 1 cup
Onion - 1 cut into small pieces
Tomato-2 ripe , cut (puree is also good 1/2 cup)
Ginger & Garlic paste - 1 Tsp
Cheese -Mozarella -2 tbsp
Chilly-3 slit into 2
salt to taste
oil to fry

Making Pasta
Boil 3 cups of water.
When it comes to a boil add paste n reduce flame ,let it simmer for 10 min ,add salt (1 tsp) & oil(2 sp) to the water .
Filter the cooked pasta and keep aside.
Cooking Instructions
Heat 2 tsp oil in kadai .
Add onion fry till golden brown.
Add the ginger/garlic paste.Add chillies.Stir.
Add tomatoes.
Keep stirring till the tomatoes are blended well with the onion
Onion,tomato,g&g paste ,& chilles
Cheese cut in cubes
Now add the cooked Pasta & salt and blend well .
Sprinkle the cheese on top n stir slightly.
Pasta Ready
Pasta is Ready ...........Kids'll Love this !!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Banana Fritters/ Ethakka Appam /Pazham pori

Banana Fritters/ Ethakka Appam /Pazham pori

Mommy ,Mommy snacks pls !!Well :) if you are lazy as I am Banana fritters is your choice .It is very healthy  and tasty and easy to make too .

Ingredients :

Ripened Banana /Nendrapazham : 1 large
All Purpose Flour /Maida : 3/4 cup
Rice flour : 2 tbsp
Milk : 2 tsp
Turmeric powder : a pinch
Sugar : 2 tsp (adjust accordingly to the sweetness of plantain)
Salt : a pinch (just to adjust the sweetness)
Baking Powder : a pinch (optional)
Coconut Oil for frying(coconut oil for the traditional taste,any oil will do)

Method :

1. Peel the banana skin and cut into two lengthwise.Take one piece and cut into thin slices lengthwise.
2. Mix the remaining ingredients except oil together with enough water and make it into a smooth batter. The batter should be in a medium thick consistency, care should be taken not to form lumps
3. Now heat a shallow frying pan and pour oil.
4. Dip the banana pieces thoroughly in the batter .
5. Fry the bananas in batches of 2 ,turn it over till crisp and golden brown color ..
6. Fritters are ready
7. Enjoy :)

Sent to event:

Priya’s place.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Best Ever Microwave Chocolate Cake

All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 cup / 8 oz
Castor Sugar / Powdered Sugar - 1 cup / 8 oz
Butter- 2 tbsp's
Egg's - 2
Unsweetened Coco Powder - 1/2 cup / 4 oz (or any cocoa flavored health drink powder)
Oil - 1/3 cup / 3 oz
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Coffee Powder - 2 tsp's(optional)
Vanilla Essence - 5 ml
Salt - a pinch


Mix All purpose flour and Baking Powder and salt. Sieve them for atleast 3 time's. This is to combine the baking powder evenly along with the flour. Mix Coco Powder and Coffee powder with the flour and keep aside. [Let me call it all as Flour Mix.]

Beat the 2 egg's for atleast 2 minutes and set aside. Beat the Sugar and Butter, add whisked egg's and Oil to sugar and Butter Mix. keep beating all for 3 minute's atleast. add vanilla essence and mix well.

Now keep adding the Flour Mix little my little to the Egg mix, Mix them well with a Spatula.
If the Mix is so thick, add few drop's of warm milk to make the flour egg mix little thin.

Grease a 3 inch Microwave safe bowl with Butter and Line it with a Baking Sheet. Pour the Flour Egg Mix to the Bowl and level the top by the spatula.

Microwave the cake on High [900 W] for about 3 minute's. To check whether the cake is cooked or not, insert a knife and ensure it comes out clean without any sticky, when pulled out.

Now Pre-Heat the Microwave oven up to 220C, and put the cake for about 2 to 3 minutes for the top of the cake to get slightly browned. Remove it from the Microwave and Let the cake cool
for about 5 - 7 minute's. Dust some Powdered Sugar upon the Cake if desired.

This was taken from Lavi's blog .