Vegan Banana Bread…Eggless, no sugar,no butter banana loaf

Sometimes we confuse between banana cake and banana bread. Although most of the ingredients used in both preparation are same but the consistency of the batter is different and this results in the thickness and textures of the end product. The cake batter have a pouring consistency whereas the bread recipe calls for a thick…

Jhola Gur Ginger Cinnamon Cookies

Jhola Gur wonder. This is my first trial with cookies that too in Desi style the Bongway. Jhola gur or liquid Kejur gur, is date jaggary made from sap of date palm tree and it resembles to molasse in texture and colour.    In all the impressive and authentic recipes,  I come across Molasses as a…

Appe Muffins;…Savoury Muffins

Appe are made of grain and lentil mixed fermented batter. These are fried and steamed cake similar to Idlis. Idlis are totally steamed but appe are cooked with oil. These are spicy and cooked in typical pan named Appe Pan/Appam Patra/Paniaram, containing deep round moulds similar to muffin pans. They are cooked in gas stove….

Indian Tandoor

Images downloaded from internet Every dish has a story behind it. My post today has an interesting history of a classic dish and its evolution. A Tandoor refers to a kind of cylindrical earthen oven used for baking, although now we have metallic tandoors too. Traditionally coal or wood was placed at the bottom of the…

Caramalized orange upside down cake…

There is nothing like the aroma of a freshly baked cake in your kitchen from scratch. Baking is all about measuring of ingredients , combining the ingredients and baking in right temperature. Keep an eye while its baking and take it out before its overdone. Happiness on the plate.  Ingredients: For Caramel 2 medium ripe…

Wheat flour eggless banana muffin…no butter….

Another addition in my baking series. For knowing the basic technique of baking please read my post on Joy of Baking. These are eggless, no butter, wheat flour banana muffins. Wheat flour- 2 cups Ripe banana – 2 (overripe will be better)mashed Baking powder- 1.5 tspn Baking soda- ½ tspn Brown sugar- 1.5 cup Butter…

Baked Fish….Sole….Soul to Sole….

  Straight away coming to the recipe. Super easy, scrumptious dinner option. I made it with Indian Sole fillet. However, this dish could be made with any fish fillet of your choice. Ingredients: Fish large Fillets- 2 Cleaned washed and pat dry. Green beans- Bunch Baby potatoes par boiled and slightly softened- 2 halved Carrot…

Stuffed Onion with Prawn- Tolma

Tolma or Dolma is one of the most popular dishes in Armenian culture. It is prepared from minced meat(any) mixed with rice, fresh herbs and spices then wrapped in grape or cabbage leaves. Coriander, dill, mint pepper and cinnamon are used as seasoning. My Tolma has been prepared with minced prawn stuffing in onion. Actually…

Upside down fruit muffins- Cranberries-Blueberries-Candied Fruits

In India we rarely get fresh cranberries or blueberries, so baked these muffins with dry berries. These do not give rich   colour to the sauce as in case of using fresh berries. In that case, one can use red food colour to make the muffins more attractive. Of course colour does not make any difference…

Choco Banana Cup Cakes

 Another in the series of muffins. Now it is the turn of cup cakes.       All purpose flour- 200 gms- 1 cup Granualated sugar- 130 gms- 1 cup Unsweetened cocoa powder- 35 gms 1/3 cup Baking powder- ¾ tspn Baking Soda- ¾ tspn Salt- ¼ tspn(if using oil or unsalted butter) Over ripe banana…