Here’s a healthy version of cake. No maida, no sugar and no guilt!!
Quick Oats – 3 cups
Cocoa Powder – 1 cup
Baking Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon
Cinnamon powder – 1/4 teaspoon
I used Quick Oats. Rolled Oats would work as well. The cinnamon powder is optional. Mix the above dry ingredients evenly.
Melted butter (unsalted) – 2 cubes
Honey – 1/2 cup or as sweet as you prefer
Egg – 1 (whisked)
Milk – 1 cup
Vanilla extract – 1/4 teaspoon
Mix the above wet ingredients. Add the dry ingredients and combine to form a homogenous mixture.
Smear the cake pan with butter. Dust with Oats powder. Another easier way to avoid preparing oats powder is to just save some dry ingredient that we just prepared and sprinkle the same onto the cake pan. Remove the excess.
Transfer the mixed batter into a cake pan. Tap it a few times. Place it on low rack.
Pre heat microwave at 180 degree Centigrade. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown or until it is completely cooked. Insert a toothpick and it should come out clear without any batter sticking to it.
Make sure to cool it on the rack for about 15 minutes before serving.
Pani Puri has been almost everyone’s all-time favorite. I have missed it since almost a year. Today, I finally tried preparing it myself which was my long time desire! I used ready made puris. Making them myself will be an experiment for another day…
Here’s is my version of Pani Puri, real quick and easy. It turned out clean and hygienic and somewhat tasty. It however couldn’t beat the taste of the one sold on road-side. It missed the smell, dust and perspiration!! 🙂
Step 1: Ingredients for PreparingPani.
Coriander leaves – 1 cup
Mint leaves – 1/2 cup
Green chilly – 3
Ginger – 1 inch
Tamarind juice- 1/4 cup
Lemon juice – half lemon
Spices: Red Chilly powder, cumin, pepper powder, chaat masala
Make a paste with coriander, mint, chilly and ginger. You can either use a mixer or a food processor. Add tamarind juice and lemon to the mixture. Dilute it with 2-3 glasses of water. Pass the diluted mixture through a sieve/filter. Add the dry spices – red chilly powder, cumin powder , chaat masala and pepper powder. Add some salt.
Soak white peas for about 5 hours or overnight. Boil it in a pressure cooker for about 5 min or until mashable/soft. You can boil potatoes and mash them. The stuffing is equally tasty even if potatoes are avoided. Add chopped onions and coriander. Add all the spice powders: Red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, chaat masala and pepper powder and mix it well. Serve them with onions.
Medu vada or Uddin vada is made from lentils (urad dal) and is a fond breakfast item in South India. Chopped onions, coriander, curry leaves and green chilly is added to the lentil batter and is deep fried in oil until brown and crisp.
Step 1:Choose a Mug of appropriate size. Keep in mind the amount you would be preparing and also account for the additional 1-2 inches for the cake to rise in the microwave.
Step 2: Always add all the dry ingredients first & mix them well and then add the wet ingredients. Add the following dry ingredients and mix them homogeneously with a fork or a spoon. The measurements stated below is only an approximate. Adjust them according to your cup size and the amount you wish to make.
Maida or all purpose flour (3 tablespoon)
Cocoa powder (1 tablespoon)
Sugar (2 table spoon) – Can be powdered or normal crystal sugar
Baking powder (1/4 tea spoon)
Baking soda ( a pinch)
Step 3: Now add the below wet ingredients and mix well. If you are not using powdered sugar, do give a good mix at this step to partially dissolve the sugar.
Milk (3 tablespoon)
Oil (1 teaspoon)
Finally: Pop the cup into the microwave for exactly 1 minute and see your cake rise.