Monday, 2 May 2016

Simple Butter Cake

Very simple butter cake,great for afternoon tea,and also a yummy home made snack for kids.

Eggs: 1 cup

Plain flour: 1 cup

Butter: 1 cup

Vanilla essence: few drops

Icing sugar: 1 cup

Baking powder: 2 teaspoons

Baking soda: 1 teaspoon

Glucose powder: 2 teaspoons

Honey: 2 teaspoons

Cinnamon powder: 1/2 teaspoon

Beat or whisk butter and sugar first,later add eggs and mix it well.

Then add baking powder,baking soda,glucose powder,honey and mix it well.

Now add flour and fold it well in the cake batter.

Now pour it in the tin and bake until done.

This above cake is done on the stove top not in the conventional oven.

So if you are baking in the oven,bake it for 45 minutes at 175 degrees or 30 minutes on stove top at medium flame.

Once done cool it on the cooling rack and serve.

Khichidi with nuvvula charu

Khichidi with nuvvula charu is a quick,easy and comfort food which is ready in no time.

Nuvvula charu,not only enhances the taste of khichidi but also gives it an awesome flavour.

For Khichidi :
Yellow split lentils(moong dal) or red lentils(masoor dal): 1/2 cup
Rice: 2 cups
Onion: 1 chopped
Green chillies: 3 chopped
Curry leaves:2 strands
Mustard seeds: 1 teaspoon
Cumin: 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida: 1/4 teaspoon
Ginger garlic paste: 1 tablespoon
Salt:1 tablespoon.
Oil:4 tablespoons.
Water: 4 cups

Take a pressure cooker or a pot,add oil and once the oil heats up add asafoetida,mustard seeds,cumin,green chillies,onion,curry leaves and let it cook for sometime(2-3minutes).

Now add ginger garlic paste and washed lentils and cook until raw flavours of ginger garlic goes away.

Now add water and once it boils add salt and rice,mix it well and close with a lid and cook until it's done.

If you opt for a pressure cooker it gets ready in no time.

Ingredients for nuvvula charu:
Sesame seeds: 3 table spoons
Onion: sliced or chopped
Green chillies:4 whole
Salt: as per requirement
Oil:2 tablespoons
Cumin:1 tablespoon
Tamarind: 1 lemon sized(soaked in hot water)
Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves: 2 strands
Coriander: few finely chopped.
Garlic cloves: 2

Burn the green chillies directly on the flame.

Now get the pulp out of soaked tamarind,and dilute the tamarind pulp with water and keep it aside.

Now grind sesame seeds,garlic cloves,half of cumin seeds and burnt green chillies in a grinder and keep it ready.

Now take a deep pan,add oil,once it heats up add cumin,turmeric,curry leaves,coriander leaves and add diluted tamarind pulp and later add grinded paste of chilli and sesame seeds,salt and switch off the flame.

Donot boil the liquid.

Once it cools down add Chopped onions and serve

Serve it with above khichidi or any dal.

Tastes so very yumm😊😊