Saturday, September 18, 2010

Onion/ pyaaz/ kanda

Did you know onion belongs to the Lily family botanically speaking? Its scientific name is Allium Cepa.

Onion is used to give bulk in gravies in many dishes. It gives an excellent taste but onion has a limitation. The foods in which it is used get spoilt quickly owing to creation of moisture.

 Onions once cut or made into a paste start spoiling quickly, so must be used immediately. Some people 'immerse' it in turmeric powder but may not be a foolproof solution.
 Even with this it is difficult to preserve it for long.

Onion has medicinal uses too! It is used in eye drops for curing cataract.


Chocolate cake


Eggs 4
Baking powder 5gms
Vanilla Essence 1tsp
Cocoa powder 175gms
Butter 125 gms
Castor sugar/Powdered Sugar 130 gms
Maida 100gms

Sift maida with cocoa powder with baking powder.
Beat sugar and butter, add eggs to this and beat again.
Add 2 tbsp flour mixture and beat. Repeat adding and beating till the batter is ready and falls with ribbon consistency.
Bake in a preheated oven or cooker till an inserted toothpick or knife comes out clean

Kitchen blunder -burnt cake

After ages I was trying baking a cake in a pressure cooker instead of my convection microwave oven.
I was really lazy to do anything but desperately wanted to have a home baked cake.

Given that I was not in a state to bake a cake and forgotten how to use the pressure cooker the cake was bound to go wrong and it did because I increased the heat to max much before I place the batter in and it remained high through out thus burning the outer part with and uncooked inside!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Egg burji in less than 10 minutes

4 eggs
1sprig fresh methi leaves
2-3 dry red chillies(according to your preference)
1/2 inch ginger
3 pods garlic
1 1/2 tbsp oil

Blend chillies, methi, ginger and garlic to coarse paste
Heat the oil in a pan and add the spice paste to the oil
Let the spices get cooked
Break the eggs in the pan and cook till the eggs are done
Serve with chapati/roti

Friday, September 10, 2010

Losing Weight with Slimming Teas

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Losing Weight with Slimming Teas

Green Tea

Darjeeling Oolong Tea (Oolong Tea)