Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
2 fistfuls/a bunch thats available in the market of methi leaves(fenugreek)
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
My favourite breakfast will always include American pancakes. Light, fluffy and super-delicious!They're very easy to whip up and will make your friends and family think you've slaved in the kitchen for atleast a few hours.
To serve 6 pancakes:
1 cup flour (maida)
1 cup milk
1 egg (whites separated)
1 tspn vanilla extract
1 tspn baking soda
3 tblspn sugar
1 tblspn oil
1 tspn cinnamon powder (optional)
a pinch of salt
1 tblspn icing sugar (optional)
2 tblspn honey (optional)
Combine all the dry ingredients together.Add the egg yolk to the milk along with the vanilla and oil.In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites till they are frothy.Now mix well the milk and egg yolk to the dry ingredients.Tip in the frothy egg whites and fold it into the batter.Do not whisk.Use a ladelful of batter on to a hot pan. If you do use a non-stick panyou dont have to use butter or oil to grease it. Let it cook for about a min, or till you see small bubbles on the upper side. Now invert the pancake to see a nice golden brown skin on the cooked side, so the other side cooks as well, that shouldtake another 40 sec to a minute. Take it off the pan. Serve hot.
Top the pancakes with honey, or even better maple syrup with a dusting of icing sugar.In the picture given you can see the pancakes have company. You could do the same to make it a complete breakfast or brunch. Scrambled eggs, chicken sausages and a cupcake! That's what we went with. What a start to a great day :)
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Well, I basically have no name for this omelette look alike! We ended up making this omelette clone when we basically wanted to have a heavy breakfast and were bored of the usual scrambles and and bull eyes. The simple trick is to beat the eggs (3 nos) till they are slightly fluffy. When the pan is hot, pour in the beaten eggs. To it add oregano, tiny cubes of cheese and chopped coriander and salt to taste. Now here is the trick for it to become a pizza look alike...do not stir it or attempt to turn it, just cover it with a lid. This will make it fluffy and cook the top as well.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
This was my first time baking cookies, so I used a recipe I tumbled upon a few days ago. Try it.
Without any warning you will be sucked into the sinful chocolaty aroma that will fill your home.
1 1/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup nuts, chopped (optional)
Cream butter and sugar add eggs and vanilla.
Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Add nuts. Use your hands to make small patties of the dough.
Remember they widen while baking, so don't make big patties.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 9 minutes. Do not overbake. It Will turn soft.
Let set for a minute. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen.
I halved all the ingredients just to be safer since I was testing this recipe.
It's great with some chilled milk or even coffee. I personally would love a few of these
cookies and a tub of vanilla ice cream ;)