Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Pineapple lassi recipe, pineapple lassi with toasted coconut

Pineapple lassi is one of my favorite as pineapple is my most favorite fruit. The flavour is really sweet and I have added toasted coconut to it for a twist, which adds a nice texture and flavour to the lassi.
I love pineapple flavour, be it natural or in artificial form. Biscuits, cakes etc I would die for. My all time favorite mocktail is Virgin pina colada🍹🍍. After coming here in Singapore, very often I started buying pineapple. Posted few recipes using pineapple too. Check it out
After mango lassi, pineapple lassi is my favorite,  second option simply because of the chopping process😁. Loved the texture toasted coconut adds to this. Recently I used to love caramel coconut drink in Coffee bean and loved the idea of adding toasted coconut to the drink. The flavour it imparts is really very addictive.
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Friday, February 15, 2019

Eggless caramel chip cookies recipe

caramel chip cookies
Eggless caramel chip cookies recipe, crisp from outside, soft/ chewy inside caramel chip cookies with full video, step by step pictures.
There is something I love much about butterscotch and caramel flavours. Drinks as well as such flavoured snacks. So when I saw this pack of Hershey's sea salt caramel chip at Fairprice, I had nothing in mind, but took a pack to try out something with it. Wanted to bake something with it, so that Aj too would enjoy it for snack. I baked this cookies twice already and Aj loves it. I too gobbled a lot in the name of tasting it. First time, I made used yogurt as egg replacer, again I adapted the eggless chocolate chip cookie recipe I posted earlier, but cut down a little bit of butter and sugar in the recipe. The result was good still. Aj loved it a lot.
Eggless caramel chip cookies recipe
Recipe Cuisine: International |  Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time: 15 mins  Cook time: 20 mins Makes: 24 approx.  | Author:
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Eggless caramel chip cookies recipe, crisp from outside, soft/ chewy inside caramel chip cookies with full video, step by step pictures.
Eggless caramel chip cookies recipe

Recipe ingredients:

All purpose flour - 1 & 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/8 tsp
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 2 & 1/2 tbsp
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Butter - 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp
Sea salt caramel chips - 3/4 cup






Method

  1. Preheat oven at 170 deg C. Line a baking tray with butter paper, Grease it with butter.
  2. Take all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix it well.
  3. In another bowl, place butter (at room temperature), vanilla and sugar. Beat well until creamy using whisk. 
  4. Add milk and beat again until light and pale.
  5. Add flour mixture little by little and gather together with your finger tips.
  6. Once you form a dough, add caramel chips and fold gently to incorporate in the dough.
  7. Divide into equal sized balls, 1 tbsp each. Arrange leaving space in the baking tray.
  8. Flatten slightly into thick cookies. 
  9. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, or until the cookies start turning golden at the edge.
  10. Take out the baking tray and let it sit for a minute or two.
  11. Then take out the cookies. and cool them completely over wire rack before storing.
Notes
  • My oven beeps once the preheat set temperature is attained. If yours doesn't, preheat for 10 mins.
  • Keep an eye after 8 mins, as the baking time might vary from oven to oven.
  • I used aluminium foil, but recommend to use butter paper for best result. 
  • At step 6, if the dough is too dry, sprinkle milk to make it form a dough. Take care, not to add more, the dough should not be sticky.
  • I used demerara sugar. You can use granulated white sugar too. Brown sugar will give different texture.
  • All the ingredients are measured levelled. 
  • Do not over bake, the caramel chip might get burnt. 
  • Instead of vanilla essence, a tsp of pure vanilla extract can be used.
  • I baked in middle rack with both  top and bottom heating elements.
Tags:caramel, eggless, egg free, no egg, cookies

Step by step pictures:

  1. Preheat oven at 170 deg C. 
  2. Take all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix it well.
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  4. In another bowl, place butter (at room temperature) and sugar. Beat well until creamy using whisk. 
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  6. Add milk and beat again until light and pale.
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  8. Add flour mixture little by little and gather together with your fingertips.
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  10. Once you form a dough, add caramel chips and fold gently to incorporate in the dough. Line a baking tray with butter paper, Grease it with butter.
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  12. Divide into equal sized balls, 1 tbsp each. Arrange leaving space in the baking tray. Flatten slightly into thick cookies. 
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  14. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes (170 deg C), or until the cookies start turning golden at the edge. Take out the baking tray and let it sit for a minute or two. Then take out the cookies. and cool them completely over wire rack before storing. Initially in the middle it will be really soft, it will be alright once cooled completely. 
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Enjoy the cookies warm or as the day passes, it turns more and more tasty and flavourful!
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

chocolate covered strawberries for valentine's day

chocolate covered strawberries
Chocolate covered strawberries are easy and quick treat for Valentines day. Perfect dessert for any celebration. Full video and step by step pictures.
I love strawberry flavoured chocolate. I tasted strawberry flavoured chocolate from Belgium when I was a kid. It was melting all over my hands, mouth that I stood at backyard to enjoy it. Total mess, something like silk ad. But still remember that finest quality chocolate. After that, I have tried many brands, nothing tastes perfectly balanced like that.
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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Corn pakoda recipe, sweet corn pakoda



Corn pakoda recipe, perfect snack for tea, coffee time. Sweet corn pakoda recipe with full video, step by step pictures. Mint, fennel seeds and fresh ginger garlic paste makes it so flavourful that the whole house will be filled with the pakoda flavour lingering around.
Harini Kumarasamy, a reader friend sent me this wonderful recipe last time when I posted orange peel kuzhambu. I took sweet corn from Fairprice after long time just to try sweet corn pakoda recipe. There is a time when I used to buy corn so much and we were crazy about sweet corn in spicy chaat form. Just boil, add butter or chilli powder, chaat masala and lemon juice combo. Then got bored and stopped completely buying sweet corn. Just buy it when I need to try some recipe with it.
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Monday, February 4, 2019

Cucumber dosa recipe, South Indian breakfast

Cucumber dosa is made with rice and cucumber as main ingredients. Learn how to make this easy breakfast with step by step pictures and full video.
I have tried similar rice based dosas earlier. I liked cucumber dosa the best. I got this recipe from my follower friend Shruti Bhat. AS I read the recipe in mail, the very instant loved it because of it's simplicity. I had cucumber in stock too. So tried it out. We all three loved it.
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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Orange peel vatha kuzhambu, orange skin puli kuzhambu recipe

orange peel vatha kuzhambu
Orange peel vatha kuzhambu is a south Indian gravy pairs with rice, prepared in a tangy tamarind base, no onion no garlic orange peel vatha kuzhambu that is so simple to prepare.
A reader friend (Bhavadharini Krishna) sent me Orange peel vatha kuzhambu recipe couple of months back, I wanted to try it out as I love such citrus fruit fragrance when we prepare something from it. Lemon pickle, narthangai pachadi, orange peel rasam.
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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Spring onion kootu recipe, vengaya thal kootu

spring onion kootu
Spring onion, vengaya thal can be made delicious kootu, the procedure also very simple. Learn how to make kootu with spring onion/ vengaya thal with step by step pictures, full video.
I came to know about spring onion only after marriage, once my mami made kootu out of it. I did not like it that much, but it's the family favorite there. So far, this is the first time I am making spring onion kootu myself. I thought over years my taste would have changed towards vengaya thal kootu. When I had first time earlier, I had terrible nausea and even sambar boiling smell would make me throw up. When I tasted spring onion kootu, I did throw up. This time when I made, it came out good and Vj told it was really delicious. I still have to develop taste for it. I had with roti and it was good, but never liked it as side dish/ with rice.
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Monday, January 28, 2019

Baked gobi 65 recipe, Indian style baked cauliflower

baked gobi 65 recipe
Baked gobi 65, an Indian style baked cauliflower. Learn how to make baked gobi 65 with step by step pictures.
I cook cauliflower every week as it is Aj's favorite. I used to make cauliflower fries a lot and used to think it is not good to deep fry, so it is cauliflower curry always. So had baking idea for a long time but never tried as it takes some time to bake while deep frying is really easy and made in jiffy. For me somehow baking is not same as my everyday cooking though baking is easy and simple to follow in terms of recipe. Finally determined to bake cauliflower today and did it. Pretty happy with the results. I referred here for baking temperature and duration.
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