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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Choco Idli Cakes

Mugdha Mohanty | 04:42 | | | | | 1 Comment so far

I love idli as well as cakes, some days back i thought to mix them both and make a version of idli cake for breakfast. Its a sure short hit at my home, my hubby and son both liked it a lot. You can also name it as choco idli or maida idli, but this name Choco Idli Cake is given by my little one, and we prefer it in this way...These soft and melt in mouth cakes are egg less and butter less, so u  don't have to worry about too much calories..Also if u do not have a oven or microwave, this is ur answer to small bite size cakes using idli maker. So try it out and enjoy.. :-)

Ingredients :-

  • All purpose flour - 1 and 1/2 cup
  • Sugar  powder - 1 cup
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Condensed Milk - 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 1/2 cup
  • Baking Powder - 1 .5 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • A pinch of salt
  • Honey - 1.5 tsp
  • Coco powder - 2 tsp

Method :-

  • Add water to the idli maker cover the lid and heat it on low flame for 10 minutes.
  • In the mean time, Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar powder  with salt and sift 2 to 3 times. 
  • This process is to incorporate everything together.
  • Combine oil, milk, honey and condensed milk. 
  • Now slowly fold in the sifted flour. Mix everything gently to avoid lumps.
  • Divide the batter in to two. Add coco powder in one part.
  • Lightly grease the idli plates in oil and dust with all purpose flour.
  • Take one spoon of white batter then add the coco batter and make design on top of the white batter. Fill each cavities in the similar way.
  • Do not add too much batter as it will increase in volume on steaming.
  • Place the plates in idli maker, cover the lid and cook for 10-15 minutes on low flame.
  • Check by inserting a toothpick or fork, if it comes out clean then our cakes are ready.
  • Turn out the flame and leave it for 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove the idli plates from the idli maker carefully.
  • Let it come to room temperature and then remove each idli cakes carefully. Serve and enjoy.. :-)

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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Sahi Dal

Mugdha Mohanty | 10:30 | | | | | | Be the first to comment!
Like all sahi recipes this Sahi dal dish also requires ghee and milk which gives the simple dal a very delicious unmatched flavor.It's a good choice for all the dal lovers. Even small kids love this dish a lot, so try out and enjoy.

Ingredients :-
  • Arhar Dal - 1/2 cup
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Almond - 6, blanched and cut in to halves
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seed - 1 tsp
  • Onion - 2 medium, finely chopped
  • Garlic - 4, minced
  • Ginger - 1'', minced
  • Tomato - 2 medium, chopped
  • Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
  • Fried cashew-raisins - 1 tbsp
  • Cream - 1 tbsp
Method :-
  • Wash the dal 2-3 times in plenty of water and soak for 20 min.
  • Combine the dal, almonds, turmeric powder, cardamom, salt and 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker.
  • Mix well and cook for 2 whistles.Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  • Combine the dal and milk, whisk well till smooth and keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds.
  • When the seeds crackle, add onion, garlic, ginger and saute on a medium flame for few seconds.
  • Add tomatoes, chili powder, garam masala and mix well.
  • Cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, stirring in between.
  • Add dal-milk mixture with salt and mix well.
  • Cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes while stirring occasionally .
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves, fried cashew-raisins and cream.
  • Serve hot with rice/pulao/roti/naan..enjoy.. :-)

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Saturday, 21 March 2015

Orange Chicken

Mugdha Mohanty | 03:57 | | | | | | Be the first to comment!
Orange chicken is very popular American Chinese dish of Hunan origin. It's a modified version of Old peel chicken of Chinese dish in which they use dried orange or tangerine peel to make chicken. I used fresh orange peel and  orange juice to make this dish.I love everything in this dish be it the crispness, sweetness or souness..It's very easy, cheap yet healthy recipe of chicken..so try out and enjoy.. :-)

Ingredients :-
  • Boneless Chicken - 500 gm, cut in to small chunks
  • Refined oil - 2 tsp
  • Garlic - 2 flakes,minced
  • Refined oil for deep frying

Garnish :-
  • White sesame seed - 1/2 tsp
  • Scallion/Green Onion - 1, thinly sliced
  • or
  • Crushed cashew nuts - 1/2 tsp
  • Few chopped coriander leaves

(I used the below 2 as i don't have the above ingredient)

Frying Batter :-
  • Corn Flour - 2 tbsp
  • All purpose flour - 1/4 cup
  • Egg - 1, beaten
  • Baking powder  - 1/2 tsp
  • Ice cold water - 1/4 cup
  • Refined oil - 1/2 tbsp
  • Dash of salt

Orange Sauce :-
  • Orange juice - 1/2 cup
  • Orange zest - 1/2 tsp
  • Chili sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Chicken stock or water - 3 tbsp
  • Soy sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Sugar - 4 tbsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar - 1 tsp
  • Corn flour - 1 tsp

Method :-
  • In a bowl, mix all the orange sauce ingredients and keep aside.
  • In another large bowl mix all the frying batter ingredients, mix till smooth.
  • Mix in chicken chunks, coat well and keep aside for 30 min.
  • After 30 min, heat a kadhai/wok with deep frying oil.
  • Gently drop in the chicken chunks one by one.
  • Make sure it spread out to prevent sticking and over crowding.
  • Deep fry until golden brown and completely cooked.
  • Take out on paper towels.

  • Heat a pan over medium flame with 2 tsp refined oil.
  • Saute the garlic until fragrant.
  • Gently pour in the orange sauce mixture, stir and cook in low flame.
  • Adjust water, chili sauce, salt  and sugar according to your taste.
  • Toss in the fried chicken, stir well until all sauces absorbed.
  • Garnish with the ingredients you have and serve hot with roti/paratha/rice/friedrice.. enjoy.. :-)

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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Happy Pakhala Dibasa

Mugdha Mohanty | 23:52 | | | Be the first to comment!
Each year 20th March is celebrated as Pakhala Dibasa(Universal Pakhala Day) by odia people worldwide.Everyone in Odisha loves Pakhala and for most of us it's our summer treat..So, everyone decided to eat Pakhala on 20th March to welcome the summer.

Today i served  Dahi Pakhala with Brinjal fry, potato fry, egg bhurji, Achara Jhola, green chilli and raw onion.

Check out my blog for more about Pakhala :- Cooking Fundas

Probably Pakhala is the food of odias just as the sattu for biharis , mach bhat for bengalis or dal bati for rajasthanis. Pakhala is an odia food consisting of cooked rice soaked or little formented in water.The liquid part is known as Torani. It's served with any fried vegetables such as potato fry, brinjal fry etc or egg bhurji, mutton/chicken kasha, or fish fry and with dry mango or pickle popularly known as ambula jhola or achara jhola in odia..Another popular companion for Pakhala is Badichura, or badi saga bhaja.

Eating Pakhala has been recommended to prevent the heat stroke during summer, So have it and enjoy Pakhala to cool your body from the heat of the summer and get a nice sleep..

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Friday, 6 March 2015

Grape and Orange Cake

Mugdha Mohanty | 05:20 | | | | | | | | Be the first to comment!
It's Holi today, the festival of colors, everyone is in a mood to enjoy, even the climate is wow, sun has been shining with all brilliance, a strong breeze rustles the trees tops and bushes, the birds chirp continuously as they fly from one end to the other. By seeing the laughter and shouting of everyone with colorful faces and hands made my day. I decided to show my love through baking again, but then the question is ''How''; as i don't want extra fat, so decided to make an egg less butter less fruit cake.. 

As the market is flooded with black grapes and oranges, i decided to make a cake using them. The resulting cake is delicious, sumptuous, moist and load with juicy grapes that burst in mouth with every bite.. :-)

Ingredients :-
  • All purpose flour/maida - 1 1/2 cups
  • Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Eno fruit salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Sweetened Milkmaid - 1 tbsp
  • Curd, beaten - 2 tbsp
  • Orange juice - 2 tbsp
  • Orange zest - 1 tsp
  • Sweet lime juice - 1 tbsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Refined oil (sunflower) - 1/3 cup
  • Grapes (black) - 1 cup 
  • Mango jam - 1/4 cup for topping, (You can use orange marmalade too)

Method :-
  • Preheat oven to 180 degree for 10 minutes. 
  • Grease the sides and bottom of one 8'' round cake pan with oil.
  • Sprinkle little flour over it. Keep aside.
  • Sieve flour and the next 4 dry ingredients in to a bowl. 
  • In another bowl, mix next  7  wet ingredients.
  • Now add dry mixture to wet mixture, 2 tbsp at a time.
  • Mix well till you get a smooth batter.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. 
  • Smooth the top with back of the spatula.
  • Sprinkle grapes over the batter.
  • Bake the cake until golden.
  • It'll take 30-35 minute.
  • Check with a toothpick by inserting in the center.
  • If comes out clean, then the cake is done. 

  • Spread the mango jam on the top of the cake. 
  • Remove from the oven after 5 minute. 
  • Cool for 15 minute and remove from the pan. 
  • Slice and serve the yummy cake..enjoy :-)

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