Monday, August 22, 2011


2 tbsp rice flour +
1 tbsp corn flour

Oil for deep frying

Things to marinate:

4 chicken wings
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp chilly powder
½ tsp pepper powder
1 tsp honey
1 tsp ginger & garlic juice
½ tsp salt


Marinate chicken wings with all the
above ingredients for 30 minutes.

Heat up oil, dust the chicken wings with
both flour & deep fry until golden brown. 

Serve with thousand island sauce  or
sauce of yr choice.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


250 gm rice flour
125 gm brown sugar (Molasses )
(dissolved in water)
5 well ripe bananas
3 tbsp coconut pieces
(chopped into pieces/fried in ghee)
½ tsp cardamom powder
¼ tsp dried ginger powder
2 pinch of cumin powder
Ghee /oil to fry
¼ tsp yeast (optional) 


Mix all above ingredients well & make
thick batter (must be thicker than pan cake
batter) keep aside for at least 30 minutes.

Heat up appam mould with ghee &
add 1 tbsp of batter to each hole in
the mould deep fry till brown, turning
both sides.


If don’t have appan mould, heat up
Ghee/oil in a frying pan, add 1 tbsp
Of batter & deep fry turning both sides
(shape will be different form above one)


1 cup custard powder
1 cup sugar
1 cup ideal milk
4 cups water
1 can cream corn / corn
2 tbsp margarine/butter


Mix all ingredients together & cook
until thick/done.

Transfer into a tray & leave it cool.

Once cool cut & serve.


1 cup aval ( poha/beaten rice)
1 cup grated coconut
¼ cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
2 pinch of cumin powder
1 tbsp ghee melted  


Mix all ingredients together & keep
for at least1 hour before serve.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


3-4 young coconut flesh cut into pieces
85 ml coconut milk / fresh milk
1 loaf  bread (cut the edges)
60 gm sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp roasted & chopped almonds
25 gm raisins
¼ tsp vanilla essence
25 gm plain flour


Soak torn bread pieces in coconut milk.

Beat egg & sugar until sugar dissolved.

Add in flour & all the other ingredients
together & mix well.

Pour the mixture into greased tray &
bake until the color turns light brown
or until cooked.


8 ripe bananas
1 egg lightly beaten
Oil to fry

Heat up oil, dip bananas in egg & fry
both side until golden brown.

For syrup:

1/4- ½ cup sugar
½ cup water
1 small piece of cinnamon
1 star anise
1 cloves
1 cardamom
¼ tsp nutmeg powder

Add all above ingredients & make
sugar syrup.


Add fried bananas to sugar
syrup, let it soak for20-30
minutes & serve.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


1 tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp black horse grams
1 dried chilly broken

2 shallots chopped
2 pips garlic chopped
1 red chilly chopped
1 stalk curry leaf

300 gm young jack fruit
(Remove the skin/cleaned/cut &
cook with little turmeric powder/broken
into pieces)
2-3 tbsp grated coconut
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking 


Heat up oil fry A, then B until light brown.

Add in cooked jack fruit, salt & mix well.

Add grated coconut & stir-fry.

Serve as a side dish with rice.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Baked Bean Cake or Muffins

 Recipe by: David

1 cup raisins
1 (19 ounce) can baked beans in tomato sauce
3 eggs
1 cup canola oil (I used 1/2 cup oil, 1/2 cup 
   unsweetened applesauce)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup pecans, chopped

Coconut Icing
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/3 cup butter
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup pecans, chopped


Place raisins in a bowl and pour boiling water over them, set aside.
In large mixing bowl, mash beans with a fork.

Add eggs, oil and sugar, beat well.

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
(I sometimes add a 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp cloves to spice it up a little!).

Stir into bean mixture.

Drain raisins and reserve liquid.

Add raisins, nuts and vanilla to batter.

If batter is too thick, add a little of the raisin water, stirring to combine.
Pour mixture into a greased 13" x 9" baking pan.

Bake at 325 degrees for approximately an hour or until tester inserted in centre comes out clean.

Remove from oven and let cool in pan on rack.


Combine sugar and cream in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat.

Bring to a boil, cook for 2 minutes.

Add butter, remove from heat and stir in nuts, coconut and vanilla.

Pour evenly over the cake, allow to cool before cutting.


Edited to reduce 1 cup oil to 1/2 cup and 1/2 cup applesauce and reduced the sugar from 2 to 1 1/2 cups with good results. 

This recipe will makes 24 large muffins, baking time is 30 minutes.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Black And White Cake

Non-stick cooking spray

2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large egg whites
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon almond extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking 
spray, and dust with 2 teaspoons flour.

Place the butter in a large microwave-safe bowl.

Cover and microwave at high for 1 minute or
until butter melts. 

Add sugar, stirring with a whisk. 

Add vanilla and egg whites; stir well.

 Stir in the buttermilk, salt, and baking soda.

 Lightly spoon 1-1/2 cups flour into dry 
measuring cups; level with a knife. 

Add flour, stirring just until blended (do not over stir).

Spread half of batter into prepared pan. 

Add cocoa and almond extract to remaining batter; 
 stir well with a whisk.

Slowly pour the chocolate batter over batter in pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a
wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack.

Cut & serve.