14 février 2013

Chocolate Muffins

Chocolate MuffinsIngredients 200g black chocolate150g butter150g sugar50g flour3 eggsA tsp baking powder1 tsp cinnamon powderMethod 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 beaten eggs.Sieve the flour and baking powder together and fold into the cake mixture.Add cinnamon powder & mix well.Pour the batter into the greased 12 hole muffin tray. Bake for 15- 20mn until risen.Serve with custurd & fresh fruits.

12 février 2013

Bugnes Lyonnaises / Doughnuts of Lyon

Bugnes Ingredients 250g flour 50g butter 30g sugar1/2 tsp cardomom powder (orange essence,Rhum)  A pinch of salt Oil for frying Icing sugarMethod Melt butter & add to all the other ingredients.Mix well to get a stiff dough. Close the bowl with a damp cloth & keep in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Take an orange sized dough ball & roll out into thin disc. Using a sharp knife, cut into 1 inch strips & then to diamond shapes. Repeat the process with the remaing dough. Deep fry bugnes till it turns... [Lire la suite]
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08 février 2013


Saint-Jean-de-Luz Saint-Jean-de-Luz is 15 km away from Biarritz.The Nivelle River flows through this town & Cibourne, to join the Atlantic Ocean at Bay of Biscay.This coastal town has played an important role in the history of France.In 1610, Henri IV was assasinated by Ravaillac. The Queen Marie de Médicis decided to be in good ties with Spain & decided to marry her two kids Louis & Elizabeth with the Royal kids of Spain. Thus Louis XIII married Anne of Austria in Burgos & Princess Elizabeth married Philip... [Lire la suite]
06 février 2013

Irish Porter Cake

Porter Cake  Ingredients 3eggs 270g flour 150g butter 150g cane sugar 1 tsp baking powder 170ml Porter/ Guiness (dark beer)100g black raisins100g golden raisins100g mixed candied peel(chopped)1 tsp mixed spice mix (cinnamon+nutmeg+cloves) A pinch of saltGrated rind of an orange Method Preheat the oven to 180°C. Melt butter in a microwave oven. Add spices, raisins & chopped candied peel. Warm it once again in a microwave.   Cream together the butter, sugar & salt. Add beaten... [Lire la suite]
04 février 2013

Alle Belle - Goan Coconut Pancakes

Alle BelleIngredients250 g flour50 g sugar 25 g melted butter 3 eggs A pinch of salt 150ml coconut milk 1 tsp vanilla essence For Filling 1 cup freshly grated coconut / dessicated coconut 5 jaggery cubes2 tbsp waterRaisins & cashews 1/4 tsp cardomom powder 1/4 tsp nutmeg powderOil/ ghee for fryingMethod Mix first five ingredients (without any lumps) in a bowl. Add coconut milk & stir again. Keep aside for half an hour. If the batter is thick, add some more milk. Heat a nonstick pan / griddle with little oil. Pour a spoon... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2013

Onion Kachori - A Rajastani Snack

Pyaz ki KachoriIngredients500 g flour200 ml water1 tbsp oil1 tsp saltoil for fryingFilling1 tsp fennel seeds2  big onions (chopped)1/2 tsp chilli powder1 tsp coriander powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 tbsp ketchup(optional)A green chilli (chopped)A piece of ginger (chopped)2 cloves of garlic (chopped)Coriander leavesSalt to tasteMethod Heat oil in a pan and fry fennel seeds.Fry chopped onions till light golden brown.Then add green chilli, garlic & ginger. Fry for a while & add tumeric + chilli +... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2013

Fish Biriyani- Malabar Special

Salmon Biriyani Ingredients12 salmon slices (1kg) 1 tsp chilli powder1/2 tsp turmeric powderSalt to taste****2 green chillies 4 garlic cloves A piece of ginger 5 mint leaves 1 tbsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 2 big tomatoes (sliced) 3 big onions (sliced) 25g butter / ghee + 1 tbsp veg oil 1 Cinnamon stick 1 star anise 2 cloves 3 cardomom pods Coriander leaves 1 tsp garam masala Oil for fryingSalt to taste ***4 cups Basmati rice 6 cups water 1 tsp salt 1 cinnamon stick 3 cardomom pods 1 star anise 1... [Lire la suite]
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24 janvier 2013

Pigeon Peas Curry - Kerala Special

Tuvara CurryIngredients 2 tbsp freshly grated coconut1 tsp cumin seeds2 shallots + few curry leaves***250g pigeon peas An onion(chopped) 2 cloves of garlic(chopped)1 tsp mustard seeds 1 dried chilli 1/2 tsp chilli powder 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp cumin powder Curry leaves Salt to taste Method Soak pigeon peas overnight & pressure cook (5mn). If you are using canned ones, remove the decant water. Coarsely grind first three ingredients & keep aside.Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds. Add curry leaves a red... [Lire la suite]
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21 janvier 2013

Galette des rois à la noix de coco

Kings' Cake with Coconut Ingredients 2 frozen puff pastries 1 trinket For filling 100 g almond powder 50g dessicated coconut 100 g butter 125 g sugar 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk 1/2 tsp cardomom powder Method Pre heat oven to 210° (Ther -7). Mix butter & sugar. Then add beaten eggs & almond powder. Fold in dessicated coconut along with cardomom powder.Mix well & keep in the refrigerator for 10 mn. Spread one of the puff pastry on a baking tray. Leave 2/3 cim border & spread uniformly the almond paste. Don't forget to place a... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2013

Mushroom Pulao

Mushroom Pulav Ingredients3 cups cooked basamati rice200g fresh button mushroom ( champignons de Paris) 1 cinnamon stick + 2 cloves+2 cardomom pods 2 carrots (finely sliced)2 onions (chopped) 2 tbsp thick curd 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tbsp coriander powder 1 tsp salt 2 green chillies (half slit)1/2 tbsp Ginger + Garlic paste 1 tbsp ghee Oil for fryingCoriander leavesMethod Wash & slice button mushrooms.Heat oil+ghee & fry spices(ciinamon +cloves+cardomom)Add onions & fry till light golden brown.Then add... [Lire la suite]
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