17 août 2016

Gâteau Alexandra

Gâteau Alexandra

100g black chocolate
75g almond powder
80g corn flour
20g flour
75g butter
120g sugar
4 eggs
2 tbsp rum
2 tsp baking powder
Whole almonds (optional)
Apricot jam 
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Break the chocolate bar & add 2 tbsp water.
Melt in microwave oven 2 mn.
Add chopped butter & mix well.
Add sugar to the chocolate mixture & mix well.
Add beaten eggs.
Sieve the both the flours and baking powder together and fold into the cake mixture.
Add almond powder & rum.
Pour the batter into the greased cake pan and place in the oven.
Top with whole almonds & bake for 30 mn .
Spread apricot jam & serve.

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15 août 2016

Spicy Egg Pakoras

Spicy Egg Pakoras


3 hard boiled eggs ( slice vertically to 4)
1 cup gram flour

1 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger chopped
An onion (chopped)
1 green chilli (chopped)
Few curry leaves (chopped)
Salt to taste

Oil for frying
Slice the hard boiled eggs vertically (4) .
Mix all the other ingredients .
Add some water to get a thick batter.

Heat oil in a pan / deep fryer. 
Dip an egg slice in the batter & deep fry .

Remove using a slotted spoon & drain on a kitchen paper.
Serve these spicy egg pakoras for tea.

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Sau Aasmaan Frm Baar Baar Dekho

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11 août 2016

Hortensia Gardens @ Ploërmel, Bretagne.

Lac du Duc

Hortensia is the symbolic plant of Brittany. 
In the 18 th centuary, French botanist Philibert Commerson  accompanied  Louis Antoine de Bougainville for scientific exploration & brought this plant from the Réuinon Islands ( l'île de Bourbon) . It's said that he named this plant to honour his friend Nicole -Reine Lepeautre (French astronomer & mathematician ) whose nick name was "Hortense ".
Ploërmel, a tranquil town in  the Morbihan region is famous for it's hydrangea collections.  Around 5500  hydrangeas are planted around the Lac du Duc , a natural lake fed by the river Yvel.  From June @ Sept , the trails around this lake are studded with  550 varieties of hortensia.


08 août 2016

Spicy Spinach Cake

Spicy Spinach Cake

125 g yogurt
175 g flour
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp baking powder
4 eggs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 cup ham ( finely sliced)
Few spinach leaves (finely sliced)
2 shallots (finely chopped)
1 green chilli (finely chopped)
Curry leaves (finely chopped)
Chopped walnuts / almonds / peanuts
In a bowl beat eggs.
Sieve the flour and baking powder together and fold into the egg  mixture.
Add yogurt , olive oil & mix well.
Stir in ham, spinach, shallots, chilli, nuts & curry leaves.
Pour the batter into the greased cake pan (rectangular).
Bake for 45 mn - Th 180°C.
Serve as a starter.

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05 août 2016

Beetroot Crumpets

Beetroot Crumpets


1 small beetroot
300g flour
2 eggs (beaten)
1tsp salt
250ml water
125ml luke warm milk
5g fresh yeast ( 1 tsp yeast granules)
Dilute yeast in luke warm milk. Keep aside for 10mn.
Peel, chop & blend beetroot with some water.
Mix first four ingredients (without any lumps) in a bowl .
Add milk & stir again. Keep aside for half an hour.
Heat a nonstick pan / griddle with little oil.
Pour a spoon full of batter & wait till bubbles appear.
Flip & cook the other side.
Eat with the topping of your choice.
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Dekha Hazaro Dafaa Frm Rustom

Movie : Rustom(2016)
Actors : Akshay Kumar & Ileana D'cruz 
Song : Dekha Hazaro Dafaa by Arijit Singh & Palak Muchhal  

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03 août 2016

Oats Puttu

Oats  Puttu

1 cups roasted rice flour
1 cup oats 
1 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp  salt
200 ml luke warm water
Coconut for layering(optional)
Blend oats in a mixer.
Mix  it with riceflour  in a bowl.
Dilute salt in luke warm water .
Pour some water & mix with fingers so that it look like bread crumbs.
Add the coconut & mix well & keep aside.
Boil some water in the bottom vessel of the Puttu maker.
Put 1tbsp coconut in the botom of the puttu mould.
Then fill it with  rice + oats  mix.
Layer coconut & rice+ oats mix alternatively.
Place the puttu mould on the vessel & cook for 10 mn.
Serve with black Channa dal curry / Stew.

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01 août 2016

Masaledar Paratha

Masaledar Paratha

500g flour

1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
2 garlic cloves ( paste)
2 tbsp melted ghee 
1 tsp salt
50 ml milk

150 ml water
Chopped coriander leaves

Oil /ghee for frying
Mix first seven ingredients.
Add water little by little to get a stiff dough.
 Knead well & then add chopped coriander leaves.
Cover the bowl with a damp cloth & keep aside for an hour.
Spray some more flour & knead it again.
Make evenly sized balls (7).

Take a lemon sized ball & flatten it using a roller.
Spread some oil/ghee on the top & dust some flour.
With a sharp knife, cut & roll as in the photo.
Then press the pointed portion inside the roll & make flattened balls.
Repeat the same with other dough balls. 
Keep aside for 25 mn.
Roll out into parathas.(Roll only one side & don't use flour)
 Heat a non stick pan & just smear some oil.
Cook the roll out paratha.
When it turns brown, flip & cook the otherside. 
Just fold horizontally & vertically with the spatule to separate the layers.
Serve hot with Veg / Non Veg curry.

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Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Naata Koi Frm Aa Gale Lag

Movie : Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973)
Actors : Shashi Kapoor & Sharmila Tagore 
Song : Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Naata Koi by Kishore Kumar

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