CARAMEL BREAD PUDDING SLICES


There’s no introduction to a bread pudding, and this is for those who do not know how

to make.You can steam this or bake this.I think baking is best.Very simple and easy to

make.For the recipe now.

INGREDIENTS

5-6 slices milk bread /normal bread

5 eggs

2.5 cups milk

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 tsp.grated nutmeg

1 tsp.vanilla essence

2-3 tblsp.butter.

For the caramel

2-3 tblsp.sugar

1-2 tblsp water

1/4 tsp.lime juice.

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METHOD

Caramel the sugar ,by boiling the sugar with a little water to moisten it.When the sugar

starts to turn brown,add the remaining water and lime juice.Immediately pour into the

pan you are going to bake and coat the bottom of the pan only.(i used a loaf tin).

Put butter,bread and milk in a bowl and allow to soak for about 10 minutes.In the

meantime beat the eggs and sugar,and the rest of the ingredients.Now mix the bread

mixture and egg mixture together,and pour over the prepared caramel.Cover and bake

in a water bath for 35-40 minutes.(180 degrees).Refridgerate for  minimum  1 hour.Turn

over after loosening the sides of the pudding.Cut into slices and serve plain or with fresh

cream.

CRAB MASALA CURRY DOSAI


This recipe has to be linked to two of my previous posts.First link to the batter used for

dosai and the next for  crab masala.This is like the oriental pizza and tastes excellent.

This is a very famous dish in South India,and also categorised as street food too.

Can be served with any chutney you like.So for the recipe now.

INGREDIENTS

IDDLIS (SOUTH INDIAN FOOD) Use this batter for dosai

CRAB MASALA Use the masala recipe only

1-2 cups crab meat

1 egg for each dosai

METHOD

Adding the crab meat to the masala in any way is your choice.You can boil,or steam the

crab and remove the meat,or if you are using packed crab meat you could directly add to

the masala.The masala should  be like a thick gravy as you need to smear the dosai with

the curry.

Heat a dosai making gridle.Pour a ladle of the batter.Add a little oil,next add the crab

masala gravy,spreading it on the dosai.Beat or break in an egg on the dosai.Cover and cook

on a slow flame till you see the dosai cooked on one side.If you like you can turn over onto

the other side.Remove and serve hot.

SEENI SAMBOL LOAVES


This is a famous snack or breakfast of Srilanka,and its one of my favorites.I tried making

tiny loaves,and one big loaf with the seeni sambol and boiled egg stuffing.People who have

tasted this know how awesome the taste is with the simple ingredient onion.I will not be

going into different variations for the dough,as iv already given a recipe for the bread

dough .Here’s the link  to it MUTTON CURRY BUNS.So now i will be giving the recipe for

the filling only.

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INGREDIENTS

5-6 big onions chopped fine

2 inch piece cinnammon

1 tblsp red chilli flakes

1 tblsp chilli powder

1/4 cup tamarind extract /lime juice/vinegar (whatever you prefer for the tangy taste)

2-3 tblsp.coconut oil

1 tblsp.sugar

salt to taste.

3-4 hard boiled eggs sliced

2 tblsp.maldive fish (optional)

few pieces of rampe(pandan leaf)or curry leaves.(optional)

METHOD

Heat oil in a pan,and add onions cinammon and salt,and allow the onions to cook in the

oil,till it is light brown.Next add the chilli powders,and the rest of the ingredients except

the egg ,and cook on a slow fire for 10 minutes .Add the boiled egg pieces and mix.Use for

the stuffing.

Variations

Fried mutton mince ,chicken mince,or any type of chicken pieces,fried prawns can be

added to the seeni sambol

Paneer or potatoes will be good for vegans.

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APPLE CHEESE CAKE (no cheese)


Apple cheese cake with no cheese ..?Interesting isn’t it? I found this recipe book(nearly in

tatters) with old fashioned recipes ( maybe in the years 50-60 ).I wanted to try it because it

was simple and easy with less ingredients.As i believe in the art of sharing, and i don’t

believe in preserving ideas,recipes and hints i’m thrilled to share this simple healthy and

tasty recipe.(i had to do the conversion as it was all in lbs.(pounds and ounces).Don’t

worry i’m good at it!

For the recipe

INGREDIENTS

200 gm apples peeled cored and chopped

150 gm butter

100 gm sugar (brown or white(please use organic or sulphur free)

juice  of 2 lemons

grated rind of 2 lemons

4 eggs.

METHOD.

Cook the apples in a little water till soft enough to puree roughly.

Remove from fire and puree  the cooked apples.Add butter and sugar to the puree

and keep it on fire again.Cook till the sugar melts.Allow to cool.

Beat the eggs.Add the puree gradually and beat till its well mixed.

Pour into ramekins or any baking tray you prefer and bake in a moderate oven (180

degrees) for 30-35 minutes or until you see golden brown tops.

Can be served warm or cold with cream ,and grated chocolate.

We had it plain and it was lovely…tasted like cheesecake.!

Note :Place baking tray with little water in it.

CARAMEL COCONUT CAKE


This is a milk sponge with a broiled sugar and coconut topping.Easy to make and tastes

good.You can use dessicated coconut or any other variety of dried coconut.I am giving you

a recipe with fresh roughly grated coconut.Let’s get into the recipe now.

INGREDIENTS

2 eggs

3/4 cup sugar

1.5 cups milk

1 tblsp.butter

1 tsp.vanilla essence

1+1/4 cup flour

1 tsp.baking powder

METHOD

Heat milk and mix in the butter and keep aside.Separate the yolks and the whites.

Beat egg yolks and sugar with vanilla well till creamy.Beat egg whites to a stiff froth.

Sieve the flour with the baking powder add to the beaten yolk mixture.Next add egg

whites  and milk and blend well (paddle attachment) .Pour in  greased tin,and bake in a

moderate oven 180 degrees for 30 minutes.

Coconut Caramel Frosting

3/4 cup coconut grated-I kept the grated coconut in the oven till the cake was baking

and added to the frosting.(This created a lovely aroma added to the cake aroma)

1/4 cup brown sugar

3 tblsp .butter

1/2 cup cream or coconut cream.

Heat all these together till hot, add coconut and pour over cake  whilst still warm.

Return to oven for 2 -3 minutes till you see it bubbling on top.

Remove from oven.

You could garnish with toasted nuts if you like.

 

 

 

 

 

ALMOND EGG BURFI


Egg burfi or fudge ..what ?Does this question flicker in your mind?Yes ..it was my query too

Well, i came across this recipe,tried it and it was more like cake and a little of fudge.It is a

traditional recipe ,and i think it’s more Asian.Anyway ,it tasted awesome (no taste of egg).

First hand at this sweet…. !Thought to share my delight!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup almonds ground with milk to a thick paste.

6 egg whites

175 gm sugar

200 gm mawa /khoya/kova (unsweetened)

75 gm ghee

a few saffron strands crushed in milk(optional) or 1/4 tsp.cardamon powder

few almonds or nuts to garnish.

METHOD

Note: The eggs should not be made frothy ,only stirring is required till sugar dissolves and

the mixture is white.The traditional method is to mix with your hand.

Add the eggs and sugar and mix till the sugar dissolves.Crumble the mawa,and add to the

egg mix.Beat well with the rest of the ingredients.

Now heat this mixture on moderate heat till it is lightly thick.

Pour into a greased tin , garnish with nuts and bake in a moderate oven for 175-160

degrees .for 30-35 minutes or until it is golden brown.

This can be stored in the fridge for a month.

 

 

 

 

 

TEA MUFFINS (chai muffins)


This recipe is not cake served at tea,it is made with tea.Like coffee cake it’s tea cake.!

My version of muffins with masala chai or tea,from the kerala kitchen…I love the aroma

and the taste of kerala masala tea.!Well i saw this recipe with other  variety of tea,and i

thought to do it with my twist,the kerala tea highlighted..and succeeded too.

Now for the recipe!

For the tea masala (1.5 cups tea)

3 cardamons

3 cloves

2 inch piece cinammon

1/4 tsp of fennel seeds(optional)

a small piece of dry ginger(sukku)

Grind all these together to a coarse powder and set aside.

Boil 1 cup milk and half cup water together.When it starts to boil ,add this spice powder

and 2 tsp.tea powder or 2-3 tea bags,and boil till you get a nice aroma for 2 minutes.

Strain add 2 tsp.sugar and set aside to cool.

Ingredients for the muffins

2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup olive oil

1.5 cups of tea

2 tsp.baking powder

1/2 tsp.baking soda

pinch of salt

2 eggs

a few walnuts

vanilla essence 1.5 tsp

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.Add walnuts.

Beat the eggs lightly and mix in the wet ingredients,and mix till sugar is dissolved.

Pour into muffin moulds(use an ice cream scoop) and bake in a moderate oven for 30

minutes(175 degrees).

You could use chocolate ganache or cream cheese frosting to ice if you like.

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BROWN CHICK PEAS WITH EGG


This is a very easy dish ,made without oil and tasty too.Good to serve at breakfast.

Can be eaten plain or with any type of bread or rotis.

Its mild on spice too.Good for those who love to diet.!

For the recipe.

Ingredients

1 cup chick pea sprouts / chick peas presoaked and cooked

2-3 eggs

1 green chilli finely chopped

1/4 cup curd

1 tsp.ginger garlic paste

a pinch of turmeric (optional)

3/4 tsp.pepper

1/2 tsp garam masala powder.

salt to taste

Method

Mash the boiled chick peas roughly.

Add the curd,ginger garlic paste,turmeric and cook on a slow fire  for 10 minutes.

Add the  rest of the ingredients including the eggs,and keep stirring till you get the

scrambled look.

Remove from  fire .

If you want to spice up more you could, with chillie flakes or chilli powder.

Very easy,Very quick,Very tasty!

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Chicken cheesecake


Today I thought i’d turn a sweet dish to a savoury and succeeded.Got five star ratings from my judges none other than my kids..the best critics ever!
I made a sauce for the topping with the remaining chicken stock.Seems a healthy recipe and easy too.
Now for the recipe
Ingredients
150-200 gms boiled chicken (keep a little stock)
4 eggs
150-200gm cottage cheese/cream cheese
1 tblsp.ground pepper
2 tblsp.pickled capers
A few cranberries
1/2 cup fresh cream
I tblsp honey
Salt to taste
1/4 cup chopped coriander /spring onions
1/2 tsp thyme or rosemary
2-3 finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp.cummin seed powder
A pinch of nutmeg

For the base :I used 2 spring roll sheets.You could use lasagne sheets.
Graham cracker crumbs with melted butter is also a good base.

Method:Grease a springform pan.Dip the springroll sheets in water for a minute and put it on the base.
Use a food processor or any blender and mix all the ingredients.Pour over base, and bake in a moderate oven for 30-35 minutes (180degrees).Remove and drizzle with lemon and mustard sauce.
For the sauce
1 cup chicken stock
1 lemon
1 tblsp.cornflour
1/2 tsp.mustard
Salt to taste.
3-4 tblsp cream
Mix the cornflour with a little stock and keep aside.Heat the stock,add the cornflour,and when it becomes thick add the lemon juice and mustard.
Salt to taste.
Drizzle over the cheesecake, or serve separately.

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Cabbage and egg delight


Cabbage is one good vegetable which provides benefits to the human body. Coleslaw,sauerkraut,salads,and many more lovely dishes could be made with cabbage.Here I give you one good recipe for cabbage, to be served with rice or rotis.
250 gm.finely chopped cabbage
2-3 green chillies chopped
1 onion chopped
Small piece ginger chopped fine
2-3 eggs
1/2 tsp.ground pepper
Curry leaves
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp.mustard
1/2 tsp.cummin seeds
1-2 dry chillies.
1 tblsp.oil

Method.
Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds,cummin seeds, curry leaves, and dry chillies,and saute for a minute.Add the onions ginger and green chillies,and saute till the onion is translucent. Add the cabbage and salt. Cover and cook on a slow fire for 10 minutes. Beat the eggs with a little salt and add to the cabbage with pepper and mix well till the eggs looks scrambled.
The same recipe can be made with broad beans,beans,carrot instead of cabbage

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