Sunday, September 9, 2012

Mango pachadi/ Mango sauce

Its been a really longtime since I updated this blog. Okay its not I don't cook anymore, ofcourse I do , and its definitely not the time excuse either. With 24 hours in a day, I certainly can not do a blame game on that. Its just that I always forget to take a good picture of my recipe and I end up not updating my blog. But today I thought I will post something anyway even with one of my 'not-so-good' photos, something better than nothing anyday right?

  • 1 big raw mango
  • Jaggery (or brown sugar) as needed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • cumin seeds
  • ghee(melted butter)
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder / or a small slit green chilli
  • curry leaves
  • grated coconut 1/4 cup(optional)
  • Peel the mango and cut into pieces
  • Mix all the ingredients mentioned above except coconut,cumin seeds ,curry leaves and ghee
  • Sprinkle some water and keep it to boil in a saucepan.
  • Cook till the mango is all mushy; take care to check in between.
  • Alternatively you can keep it in a pressure cooker and keep it for 2 whistles.
  • Add the grated coconut to this mixture
  • Heat ghee in a saucepan and add cumin seeds ,curry leaves when hot.
  • Drizzle the mango sauce with this.
Serving suggestions
  • Serve with any bread or rice 
  • The quantity mentioned in the ingredients are rough; Might vary depending on the sweetness in the mango.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Eggless Banana Muffins

This is my second attempt in baking a muffin. My first one was a disaster because of the high oven temperature and the wrong oven rack. Silly me and metric conversions !
The eggless banana recipe that I got from here is a very easy breezy one and you can make it in a jiffy. I didnot like my muffin shape though..thanks to the mismatch between my oven tray & paper cups.

  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar(original recipe calls for half a cup)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Pre heat oven to 180 degree C
  • Mix the flour,baking powder and baking soda
  • Put the butter in a mixing bowl and mix the sugar with it thoroughly
  • Mix it with mashed banana and milk
  • Now add the flour mixture slowly in parts to the wet banana mix and turn it so that all the ingredients are blended.
  • Do not over mix.
  • Pour in the muffin trays till half and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes clean.
  • This yields 12 small muffins
Serving suggestions
  • Serve warm with honey or cream
  • Take the muffins out from the tray after they are cooled completely
  • Remove the muffins from paper cup only after they are fully cooled
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