Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Eggless Devil's Food Cake


Egg less Devil's Food Cake

A Devil's Food Cake is an American classic.. Devil’s food cake is supposed to be darker ,less sweet and generally more moist and airy than other kinds of chocolate cake. The secret behind this moist, rich chocolate cake is mixing the cocoa powder and no melted baking chocolate. Sometimes there’s hot water, brewed coffee added. The lack of melted chocolate and the addition of coffee is typically what distinguishes a Devil's food cake from a chocolate cake

I made this cake for my Son's Birthday! This moist, fluffy and rich chocolate cake is simply the most came out really good. It was soft and super delicious .





Ingredients:

All Purpose Flour/Maida- 1 cup

Cocoa Powder – 1/4 cup

Butter- 1 Cup (softened at room temperature)

Granulated Sugar- 2 Cups

Baking Powder- 1 Tsp

Baking Soda- 2 Tsp

Milk- ⅓ Cup

Instant Coffee Granules- 1 Tbsp

Water- 1 Cup

Vanilla Extract- 1 Tsp

For the Coffee Chocolate Frosting

 WhippedCream-1 cup

Butter- 1 tbsp

 Dark Chocolate- ¾ cup chopped ( I used milk chocolate)

 Instant Coffee Powder / Brewed Coffee-1 tbsp
 

Method:

1.Grease  a cake pan. Preheat oven to 180C

2.In a saucepan, add water, milk and instant coffee granules. Heat it until you see small bubbles forming on the rim of the mixture. 
3.Remove from the stove and allow it to cool down for 10 mins.

4.In a bowl, cream together butter and sugar until it becomes creamy and is well combined.ThenAdd vanilla extract and mix.
5.In a separate bowl, lightly mix all the dry ingredients (all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt).

6.Once the coffee mixture cools down, Now add half of the dry ingredients and half of the coffee mixture to the butter mixture and combine well.

7.Once combined, add rest of the dry mixture and coffee mixture and combine well.

8.Bake the cake for 20to 25 mins or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
9.Once done, let the cake cool down in the pan for 10 mins and then place them on a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Frosting:

1.Cut the chocolate into chunks and add it to a bowl. Sprinkle instant coffee powder over it or the brewed coffee.
2.Bring the cream to a boil. Switch off as it starts to boil.
3.Pour cream all over the chocolate and let it rest for 2-3 minutes

4.Whisk furiously to form a smooth & glossy frosting. Let it cool completely.

5.When the chocolate is not runny and is little thick, it is ready for frosting.

Assemble the cake:

I made single cake and Cut into 2 equal halves and set aside

Place one layer of the cake on a cake stand. Add some ganache and spread it on the layer.

Put the other piece cake on top of the frosted cake.

Add some ganache on top of the cake and once done, frost the sides.And it’s done.

Garnish with chocolate shaves and chocolate chips.

Just refrigerate the cake for an hour so that the ganache sets.

Serve this mouth-watering cake !

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Rava Milk Burfi

Rava Milk burfi is an instant sweet dish recipe with available ingredients at home. This sweet is Rich, Delicious, melt in mouth soft and rich texture. All those who crave for sweet can have this delectable barfi anytime of the day. Apart from , all the sweet lovers Everyone will surely relish eating this sumptuous burfi. Today I made this Burfi for my son's birthday and Aadivelli

Neivedhyam.



Ingredients:

Rava - 1 cup

Milk-3 cups

Ghee- 1 cup

Sugar- 4cups

Saffron - for garnishing(optional)

Method:

1.In a heavy bottomed pan add all above ingredients and mix it well. Now turn on the heat.Keep the flame in medium and stir it continuously.

2. After 1o minutes it starts bubbling and you can feel nice aroma of ghee and milk.

3. Slowly the entire mixture will reaches a thick consistency say in about 15 minutes to 20 min and leaves the sides of the kadai.

4.Switch of the flame and stir well and Pour on to a greased tray and and allow it to cool then cut into desire shape after 5 minutes, with a sharp knife and garnish with saffron strands.

Now Burfi is ready .enjoy!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tirunelveli Sodhi Kuzhambu


Tirunelveli Sodhi Kuzhambu(Coconut Milk Vegetable Stew)
In Tirunelveli and the down south districts of Tamil Nadu Sodhi is a vegetable Stew which is so popular. . The recipe is very simple to make and is filled with the goodness of vegetables. Not only it is colorful, it’s quite tasty, Mixed veggies are cooked in cooconut milk .greenchili-ginger paste along with thin coconut milk and then enriched with cooked moong dal along with thick coconut milk make this recipe quite flavorful.It goes well with Idiyappam&Rice.


Ingredients:
  Carrots, beans, potatoes – cut into rectangular pieces – 1 cup
  Green peas – 1/4 cup
  Cauliflower – cut into small florets – 1/2 cup
  Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
  Salt as needed
  Garlic - 2 cloves
  Onion -1 medium size
  Thin coconut milk -1 cup
  Thick coconut milk – 1 cup
Moongdal-2 tbsp (Cooked)
Green chilli-1
Ginger -small piece 
  For grinding raw:
   Grated Coconut -1/3 cup or 4 tbsp
   Fried gram /Pottukadalai -1 tbsp
   Green chilli -3
   For the seasoning
   Oil -1 tsp
   Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
   Curry leaves - a sprig
Method:
1.Wash and cook the moong dal in a pressure cooker, mash and keep aside.
2.Chop onion and garlic and keep it aside.Cut all the other vegetables into medium sized pieces.
3.Extract thin and thick coconut milk and keep it ready. Make a paste with water,Coconut,fried gram  ginger and green chillies. Set aside.
4.In a pan add oil and add int the slit green chilies. Add the sliced onions. Saute till the onion turns pink. Be careful not to burnt it and the colour should not change.
5.Add all the chopped vegetables and saute for 2 minutes. Then add turmeric powder,salt and Add the thin coconut milk. Let the vegetables cook  in the thin coconut milk until the vegetables become tender.
6.Then Add cooked moong dal to this and add little water to get a kulambu consistency.
7.At this stage add the coconut  chilli paste, t and the 2nd extract of coconut milk. Reduce the heat and let the sodhi simmer for some time until all the vegetables are nicely cooked.
8.Finally add the thick 3rd extract of the coconut milk and the lemon juice. Switch off the gas.
9.Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add curry leaves and pour it over the sodhi.
Serve with appam or idiyappam. It goes well with rice too!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Gobi Masala



Gobi Masala is a very popular North Indian dish. Gobi Masala cooked in  spices gravy makes this dish exotic.This yummy & delicious dish goes well with roti, chapati, naan, jeerarice, peas pulao and many flavored rice dishes.



Ingredients :

 Cauliflower-1 medium sized (cut into bite sized florets)

 Onion -2 medium size

 Ripe Tomatoes - 3 medium size

 Frozen Peas/ Vatana – 1small bowl

 Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp

 Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

 Chilli powder - 1 tsp

Coriander powder - 1 tsp
 Jeera powdder-1 tsp

Garam masala - 1 tsp

 Cashew nuts -handful

 Kasuri methi - 1 tsp

 For the seasoning

 Oil -2 tbsp oil

 Butter - 1 tbsp

Bayleaf-1

Cloves - 2

Cinnamon - 1 inch piece

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp finely chopped

Method:
1.Cut cauliflower into bite size pieces. Wash it well and put them in hot salted water and Boil for few mins. Drain the water completely & keep the florets aside.

2. Soak cashew nuts in boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Drain the water and keep it aside.

3. Chop onion and tomatoes finely and grind chopped tomatoes and cashew nuts to a smooth paste.  Keep aside.

4. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a pan or kadai.  When the oil is hot enough, add the cauliflower florets and lightly fry them.  Transfer them to a plate and keep aside.

5. In the same kadai  heat 2 tablespoons of oil  and add bay leaf ,cinnamon and cloves till  spices sizzles.

6. Now add the chopped onions, and saute till they turn golden brown.  Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell of ginger garlic goes off completely.
7. Then add the powdered masala, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder,jeera powder, garam masala, salt and stir in a medium flame until the raw smell of masala goes off completely. 
8.Now add the prepared tomato cashew paste and kasuri methi andCook on a low flame till the oil separates on the sides of the pan.Then Add water and bring it to a boil.
9.Finely add the fried cauliflower florets and cook for a few more minutes till everything gets blended or until the gravy is thick enough. Now gobi masala is ready.
10. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with roti, naan,Rice.