Thursday, 31 May 2012

Cranberry and Walnut Cake.....

Whisk 1 cup margarine,1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup brown sugar.Then add 3 eggs and 1tsp vanilla essence and mix together.

Now add 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour(maida), pinch of salt, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 cup (toasted and crushed) walnuts, 1 cup dried cranberries and mix it all slowly till well incorporated.

Bake at 200 C for 35 mins....then turn down the oven temp to 180 and bake for 20 mins more. Cool it on a wire rack for 15-20 mins.

Cut into pieces ...

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Mixed Lentils

Heat 2 tbs olive oil and add 2 dry red chillies,1tsp cumin ...when it crackles add 3-4 chopped garlic cloves and fry till light brown.

Now add 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp chilli powder,1 tsp coriander powder and 1 tsp garam masala .Fry for a few seconds....

Now add some mixed vegetables (I used the frozen ones)and fry with the masala for 1-2 minutes.

Wash and rinse 1 cup mixed Lentils in a seperate bowl.

Add the washed lentils and about 4 cups of water and salt ...Pressure cook it for about 20 minutes on a medium heat .

Serve with plain rice....!

Savoury Pancakes with Shrimps

Mix One Egg, 3tbs All purpose flour, some shrimps (chopped or whole),2 tbs chopped spring onion,1 green chilli chopped, 1tsp minced ginger, salt and pepper to taste and some water, to a pancake like mixture.

Heat 1tbs oil in a non-stick pan. Add spoonfuls of the mixture, and cook both sides till light brown, on medium heat.

Enjoy it with sweet chilli dipping sauce....!