Monday, 26 July 2010

Date Cake(Eggless)

I have made the date cake from the site "Aayi's Recipes" many times.
It is just fantastic!!
Last week I tried the recipe twice, only the second time I had no
cashew nuts!! And so I substituted with almonds and 2 lonesome dried
I did not expect my kids to like it so I was quite surprised when the
younger one ate it.
10 dates(Khajoor)
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup atta
1/2 cup oil
11/4 tea spn baking soda
20 almonds and 2 figs
1. Soak the dates in warm milk overnight.
2. Remove the seeds.
3. Preheat the oven to 180°C /350°F.
4. Grease a tray mine is a bowl which is 6"x3".
5. Add sugar and grind them to a smooth paste along with the milk in
which it is soaked in.
6. Add the nuts and figs and grind to the desired consistency. I
generally grind it fine as my kids do not like nuts in their cake.
7. Add oil and mix.
8. Sieve together flour and baking soda. Add the flour one table
spoon at a time and mix slowly.
9. If you are adding whole nuts add the nuts now and mix.
10. Bake for 35 minutes, till the cake leaves the sides of the bowl or
till a knife inserted in the cake comes out dry.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Chilli Pickle

When I was in Pune at Smita's place she offered me "Phodni Chi
Mirchi" made by Kusum Maushi, her aunt and boy, did I hog on it!

So itwas my duty, nay solemn duty to make it here in Goa.

Between the taste I recollected and the phone calls to Smita I
recreated the recipe.
Then as per perdition of Smita Bai I found the
recipe that I had jotted down in the now numerous books that I seem to
have collected.
Here is the authentic recipe as dictated by Maushi.

¼ kg chillies,
1 cup red mustard
2tsp methi
¼ cup salt
1tsp hing
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup lime juice
1 cup oil
1. Wash and dry chillies cut into pieces.
2. Fry methi/fenugreek in oil, drain and powder.
3. Powder mustard, add lime juice and run the mixer.
4. Add the turmeric powder, hing salt and mix.
5. Add chillies.
6. Make a phodni( Oil And mustard )cool and pour over the mix.
Store in fridge.
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