Monday, October 10, 2016

DRY KALA CHANA(ASHTAMI PRASAD)











INGREDIENTS-

Black chana-1.5 cups
Tomato-1 large
Chopped Ginger-1 tsp
Curry leaves-handful
Green chili-2-3
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp+1/2 tsp
Chili powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
Roasted jeera(cumin) powder-1/2 tsp
Dry red chili-2
Asafetida-a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil-1 tsp
Chopped Coriander-handful for garnish










METHOD-

1-Clean, wash and soak kala chana overnight or at least 5-6 hours.
2-Pressure cook chana with water, turmeric powder and salt for 5-6 whistles.After cooked the chana drain them through strainer.
3-Grind green chili, ginger, curry leaves and two spoon water coarsely and keep aside.
4-Grind tomato to make tomato puree and keep aside.
5-In a pan heat oil, add asafetida, cumin, dry red chili.When they start to sputter add curry leaves paste.
6-Cook for 1-2 minutes, then add all the spices one by one.Mix well for 30 sec.
7-Then add tomato puree and cook until the oil separates.
8-Then add chana and mix properly.Add 1/2-1 cup of water and cover it.
9-Cook till all the water has dried out and masala coated with chana.
10-Now garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with poori, paratha and roti.










Saturday, September 24, 2016

BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD

Banana chocolate chip bread is an easy,moist and delicious recipe that you can enjoy for dessert,breakfast or snack.This recipe is one of my husband's favorite.




















INGREDIENTS-

Ripe Banana-2-3
Sugar-1/2-3/4 cup
Unsalted Butter-1/2 cup
Chocolate chips-3/4 cup
All purpose flour-2 cups
Vanila Essence-1tsp
Baking powder-1tsp
Baking soda-1tsp
Oatmeal-1/2 cup
Salt-1/4 tsp
Egg-2
Milk-1/2 cup

METHOD-

1-Preheated oven to 350 degrees F.
2-Spray a standard size loaf pan with non-stick cooing oil spray and set aside.
3-In an electric-mixture on medium speed whisk butter,sugar and egg until well combined.
4-Then add milk and vanilla essence and mix until blended.mix mashed bananas and beat for 2 minute on low-medium speed.
5- Mix flour,baking soda,baking powder,oatmeal and salt to the batter and mix for a few seconds until the flour is well combined.Add the chocolate chip and fold gently.
6-Then spread batter in prepared baking pan and place in preheated oven for about 1 hour or until golden brown or a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of bread comes out clean.
7-Remove the bread from the oven and allow to cool completely.
8-Cut into slices,serve warm and enjoy !!!










Monday, July 18, 2016

BANANA BLUEBERRY MUFFIN






INGREDIENTS-

Banana-2(ripe)
Blueberry-1 cup
All-purpose flour-1/4 cup (optional)
Wheat flour-1 cup(If you don't want to add all purpose flour then use 1 & 1/4 cups of wheat flour)
Oats-1/2 cup
Egg-1
Milk-1/4 cup
Sugar-1/2 cup(I used 2 tbsp regular sugar and 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar)
Unsalted Butter-1/2 cup(softened or room temperature)
Baking soda-1 tsp
Baking powder-1 tsp
Vanilla Essence-1 tsp
Salt-1/4 tsp



METHOD-

1-Preheat oven to 400 degree F.Coat 12 muffin cups or muffin tray with cooking spray or line with paper lines.
2-In a large bowl combine flours with baking powder,baking soda and salt.Keep aside.
3-In another bowl mash bananas,add sugar and mix well.
4-Then add butter,egg,vanilla essence,milk and whisk well.
5-Then add dry mixture and oat to the wet mixture and stirring just until moistened.
6-Then add blueberries and fold with a spatula gently.
7-Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (cups will be almost full).
8-Sprinkle some brown sugar if required.
9-Bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown or until the toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
10-Then remove from oven and let cool completely.Now serve and enjoy !!!

Notes-
1-Instead of butter you can use organic coconut oil or vegetable oil.
2-Instead of sugar you can use brown sugar or coconut palm sugar or stevia(I used 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of coconut palm sugar).