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Date Cake

Date Cake

Ingredients 18 dates 1 cup all purpose flour ¾ cup milk ¾ cup sugar 1tsp baking soda ½ cup oil 2tbsps walnuts and cashew nuts Directions Heat milk and dates together for few minutes until the dates become soft.  Remove the seeds. Add sugar and grind them to a smooth paste along with the milk […]

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Ingredients 100gms walnuts 2½ cups finely grated carrot 2 cups all purpose flour 1½ cups sugar ½ cup oil 2tsp vanilla essence 1tsp baking soda 1tsp baking powder ½tsp salt 1½tsp cinnamon powder 3 eggs Directions Pre-heat oven to 180°C.  Grease the cake pan. Mix flour, cinnamon powder, salt, baking soda, baking powder. Beat eggs […]

Date Cookies

Date Cookies

Ingredients 500 gms flour 100gms butter 1tsp lemon zest 200gms icing sugar 2 eggs For the Filling 300gms date paste, 170 gm cream 250 gms almond ground 1. Mix butter into flour with your finger tips until the mixture has a breadcrumb like texture. 2. Make a hole in the middle of the mixture and […]

Prawn Fry

Prawn Fry

½ kg big prawns 2tsp ginger garlic paste 1tbsp oyster sauce 2tbsp tomato sauce 1tbsp BBQ sauce ½ tsp kashmiri chilli powder Pinch of turmeric powder 1tsp vinegar Salt Mix all the ingredients and marinate prawns for half an hour.  Heat two tbsp oil and fry the prawns on high fire for 4-5minutes.  Serve hot.  […]

Vanilla Cupcake

Vanilla Cupcake

For the cake: 100gms unsalted butter 100gms sugar 200gms all purpose flour 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla essence Zest of 1 large lemon 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 cup (60 ml) milk 1/4 teaspoon salt Buttercream Frosting: 2 cups sugar (icing or powdered sugar), sifted 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 teaspoon […]

Red ‘Chicken Curry’

Red ‘Chicken Curry’

Ingredients 1kg chicken 3 large onions finely chopped 2 tbsps curds (not too sour) – beaten to creamy consistency 3 medium tomatoes, boiled, deskinned and made into paste 1½ tsp red chilli powder 1 1/2 tsp cumin (jeera) powder 2 heaped tsps coriander powder 1/4 tsp turmeric (haldi) powder 1 tsp garam masala powder 2 […]

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

For the topping: 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, 3/4 cup (160 grams) light brown sugar 1 medium pineapple  sliced Cake Batter: 1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup (200 grams)  sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 large […]

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