Saturday, April 6, 2019

Chana Dal Fry(Mixture)

2 cups Chana Dal / Bengal Gram seeds / Kadle Bele
1/4 cup Groundnut / Peanuts / Shenga
1/4 cup broken Cashew nuts
1/4 - 1/2 tsp Chilly powder
8 - 10 strands Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Black Gram seeds
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
Big Pinch of Asafetida powder
Salt to taste

Soak the chana dal in water for about 3 - 4 hrs. Wash them properly in water and drain.

Spread it in a clean cotton cloth and keep it aside for about 15-20 mins.

Keep oil in a thick bottomed vessel and heat it. Fry the soaked chana dal until they are crisp.

Take them from the oil and put them in a tissue paper to absorb the oil content.

Put mustard seeds, peanuts, black gram seeds,  2-3 tsp oil in a pan and fry them for about 2 mins in medium flame. Add broken cashew nuts and fry them in medium/low flame. Once they turn light golden in color, add curry leaves and fry them for about 1-2 mins in low flame. Add asafetida powder, turmeric powder and fry them for about 5-10 seconds in low flame.

Add fried chana dal, chilly powder, salt and mix them well.

Once it is cooled to room temperature, keep it in an airtight container. Serve along with coffee or tea.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Chocolate Chip Muffins (Cup Cake)

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

Put sugar in a mixer, grind it to very fine powder. Sieve the all purpose flour, wheat 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.

Place the paper cups in Muffin tray. Sprinkle little amount of winner powder to each cup.

Fill the 3/4th of the cup with prepared batter.

Put the choco chips on top of it. Preheat the oven at 180 C at convection mode. Place the tray and bake it for around 12-15 mins in convection mode(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.)

Keep this aside for few mins and allow it to cool.

Put it in an airtight container and refrigerate for longer shelf life. The above mentioned ingredients will prepare around 12 - 14 cup cakes.