Sunday, August 29, 2010

Chocolate Cake

All purpose flour - 3/4cup
Coco Powder - 1/4 cup
Butter - 3tsp
Sugar - 1cup
Baking soda - 1tsp
Baking powder - 1tsp
Salt - a pinch
Boiled water - 1/2cup
Egg - 1no
Vanilla essence - 1tsp
For topping:
Chocolate - 1/2cup(choco chips)
Iceing sugar - 2-3tsp
Cream - 2 tsp
Butter - 1tsp
Vinalla essence - 1/2tsp


1)Preheat oven at 180'C

2) In a bowl, put APF, baking soda,baking pwd, salt and powdered sugar, mix them well

3)Then add butter, egg, boiled water and vanilla essence mix them slowly

4)Pour them into 8 inch tray, heat for 30 -35mins at 180'C

5)Insert a stick into the baked cake in order to check if the inner portion has been cooked else, bake for few more mins.
For Topping:

1)Melt the cholocate with butter, then off the flame and add cream, icing sugar, vanilla essence mix them well and spread over the cake

This Chocolate cake goes to Virtual Party- Chocolaty Dreams by shabitha

Recipe courtesy:  Nithya 4th sense cooking

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tomato Chutney - II


Shallots - 4-5nos

Tomato - 2nos(medium)

Fennel seeds - 1/2tsp

Red chilly - 2-3nos

Garlic - 2 flakes

Curry leaves - few nos

For seasoning:

Oil - 1 1/2tsp

Mustard seeds - 1tsp

Urad dal - 1/2tsp


1)Heat a kadai, add 1/2tsp oil, add fennel seeds, then onion, garlic, curry leaves and tomato fry till raw smell goes.

2) After it cools, add salt grind them into paste

3)Then for seasoning,heat a kadai, add oil, mustard seeds after it spultters, add urad dal, curry leaves and mix them into the paste

Tomato chutney is ready to serve with idly and dosa.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mysore Pak


Bengal gram flour - 1cup
Sugar - 2cups
Ghee - 1 cup
Water - 1/2cup
Cardamom powder - 1tsp


1)Heat a kadai, add 1tsp Ghee and flour, fry till raw smell goes and turns light brown & keep aside
2)Heat the Ghee in a low flame continously.(dont off the flame)
3)In another flame, heat heavy bottomed vessel, add water and sugar heat till it becomes thick (string consistancy)
4)Add the flour slowly into the sugar syrup mix well continously so that no lumps are formed
5) Add the ghee little by little, stir well..when it becomes thick
6)Grease the plate with ghee and pour into it the mix, when it cools cut them into desired shapes.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Kozhukatta/Steamed Rice Ball

Rice flour - 1cup
Hot water - 1cup

Salt - to taste
For stuffing :

Gratted Coconut - 1/2cup
Sugar - 6-7tsp
Cardomom powder - 1/2tsp


1) In a bowl, add coconout, sugar and cardomom powder mix them well and keep aside

2) In another bowl, put rice flour, salt and add hot water little by little and make a soft dough

3) Make small balls with a hole and keep the coconut stuffing inside the balls and close it

4) Steam them in idli plates for 10-15mins. Hot kozhukatta is ready to serve.


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