Saturday, November 18, 2017

Chocolate Honey Cake

2 cups All Purpose flour
2 cups powdered Sugar
1/2 cup Cocoa powder
1/2 cup Choco Chips
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Cooking Soda
1/2 tsp Venilla Essence
3 - 4 tsp Coffee Decoction
Pinch of Salt
1/2 cup  melted Butter
1-1.5 cup Milk
4 tsp Chocolate Syrup
4 tsp Honey

Put sugar in a mixer, grind it to very fine powder. Sieve the all purpose flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, baking powder, cooking soda as shown in the picture below.

Mix them well, add melted butter, coffee decoction, venilla essence, required amount of milk and mix them well. The consistency of the batter should be as shown in the picture below.

Apply little ghee to microwave safe pan, and pour this in a pan and put the choco chips on top of it.  Microwave this for around 20-25 mins at 540 / 600 W temperature. (Put the knife/tooth pick and make sure that the cake does not stick to it. If it sticks, still microwave it for few more mins.)

Remove the pan from microwave and pour the honey and chocolate syrup on top of it as shown in the picture below.

Keep this aside for few mins and allow it to cool. Put it in an airtight container and refrigerate for longer shelf life.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mandakki Unde / Puffed Rice Laddu

5 cups puffed Rice / Mandakki
1/4 cup Sesame seeds / Bili Ellu
1.5 cups Chikki Jaggary / Antu Bella
3 - 4 Cardamoms / Elakki / Elachi
1.5 tsp Ghee
1 tsp Water

Put sesame seeds in a pan and fry them for around 4-5 mins in medium flame until they start spluttering. Put the puffed rice in microwave for 2-3 mins or dry roast in a pan for few mins and keep it aside.

Put 1 tsp of water and jaggary in a thick bottomed vessel and heat in low flame. Keep stirring in low flame until the syrup is thick and sticky.

Add puffed rice, sesame seeds, mashed cardamom seeds to the same vessel, mix it properly and transfer it to one plate.

Apply some ghee/rice flour to your palms and make small balls from the mixture. Once it is cooled to room temperature store it in an airtight container.