Thursday 29 April 2021

Red Velvet Cake.



All purpose flour.            150gm.

Sugar.                                150 gm 

Egg.                                     4

Sunflower oil.                      50 ml.

Curd.                                      50 ml.

Vanilla essence.                    1 teaspoon.

Baking powder.                       1 teaspoon.

Baking soda.                            1/2 teaspoon.

Red colour.                                 5 drops.


Whipping cream.                      200 ml.

Sugar syrup.                               50 ml.

Crushed cake( red).                  50 gm.

Beat eggs,add powdered sugar,beat well.

Add vanilla essence & beat well.

Add curd, beat.

Add sunflower oil,beat well.

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda. Sieve.

Add this to the batter and stir well.

Add colour.Apply butter in a cake bowl.Place a butter paper.Pour the batter.Bake  180°/45 minutes.

Beat whipping cream to thick peaks.Layer the cake into three.

Crush some of the bits of this cake.(Top,sides,got while levelling.)

Arrange the layer.Spread sugar syrup, spread whipping cream.Repeat the powdered cake on the top and sides.

Refrigerate for two hours.

Saturday 24 April 2021

Potato Jamun.


       1.Sugar.                    300 gm.

2.     Cooked & mashed
Potato                       - 150 gm

Maida                         - 100 gm
Baking powder           -1 pinch
Powder                        - 1 pinch

3.      Oil                                - needed to fry.

Add enough water to sugar to make it syrup. Mix potato, maida, baking powder and cardamom powder.Knead well. Make small balls. Heat oil and fry the balls till it becomes golden brown. Keep the fried balls in the sugar syrup, garnish and serve.

Friday 23 April 2021

Jackfruit Appam.



(Ripe) Jackfruit (cook & make to pulp)        - 1 cup
Rice flour                                                             -1 cup
Jaggery                                                                 -3/4  cup
Grated coconut                                                   -1 cup
Cumin seed powder                                           -1 pinch
Cardamom powder                                            - 1 pinch

Mix all the ingredients well. Take some leaves of the knotty tree (‘Laurus Cassia’).Fold the leaves, pin it with the mid-rib of coconut leaf and fill the mixture. Steam for 30 minutes to cook. Allow to cool. Garnish with nuts and serve.

Thursday 22 April 2021

Callisia Repens- A Beautiful Hanging Plant.


Callisia repens, ( creeping inchplantBolivian Jew or turtle vineis a succulent creeping plant .

Saturday 10 April 2021

Tender Jackfruit Thoran.(A vegetable curry.)



Cleaned & sliced tender Jackfruit.         250 gm

Grated coconut.                                          100 gm 

Pepper powder.                                1/2 teaspoon 

Chilli powder.                                     1 teaspoon 

Turmeric powder.                               1/4 teaspoon

Garlic- sliced.                                       1 teaspoon

Onion - sliced.                                        1 teaspoon

Oil.                                                     2 teaspoons 

Curry leaves.                                    5-6

Salt.                                                     A pinch.

Water.                                                  1cup 

Cook tender Jackfruit with salt and water.

Mash it well.

Heat oil in a pan.

Add garlic,onion & curry leaves.

Stir well to roast.

Add pepper powder,chilly powder & turmeric powder.

Add grated coconut. Stir well.

Add mashed tender jackfruit.Stir well.

Close the pan for two minutes to cook.

Remove from heat.

Serve hot.