Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Chemmeen Unda Puttu Or Prawns Dumplings

Today I'm posting a very traditional kerala dish made with prawns filling in rice flour dough....This is a very tasty and easy dish for a tea time or for dinner too...

Now to the recipe..

























Ingredients:

For Masala Filling:

350 gms Prawns
2 tsp Red chilly powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds powder
1/4 tsp Garam masala powder
1 large Onion
1.5 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 green chillies 
1 small Tomato
3 tsp Coconut oil
Coriander leaves
Salt

For Rice Flour Dough:

1.5 c Rice flour
2 c Boiling water
1 tsp Oil
Salt
1 c Grated coconut for rolling

























Method:

Preparing Masala:

1.Clean the prawns well and cut into small pcs.
2.Marinate with red chilly powder,turmeric powder and salt.
3.In a pan heat oil put the chopped onions and saute well.
4.Add the ginger garlic paste and crushed green chillies and saute well.
5.Add the chopped tomatoes and mix well till it becomes soft.
6.Add the marinated prawns and mix well.
7.Add the fennel seed powder and garam masala powder and mix well.
8.Cook till the prawns are done.
9.Add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well.Keep tis aside.
10.Adjust the salt as per taste.

























Preparing Dough And Filling:

1.Boil the water with salt.
2.Pour this water to the measured rice flour in a bowl.
3.Add the oil amd knead the dough well.
4.Now take out small balls out of this dough.
5.Make small discs and keep a small amout of prawn filling in this and close it and roll it well without cracks.
6.Now roll each balls in grated coconut.

























7.Now steam this ball till done.
8.Serve hot...

Friday, February 10, 2017

Kayikkas Biryani

Here is my post for this month's MFB challenge.This month the challenge is biryani...
Biryani is one of our family fav...if any guests or when we feel like having biryani I used to make...

Today I'm posting a biryani famous in a hotel in kerala...the name of the hotel is Kayees Rahmathulla Hotel and the biryani is Kayikkas Biryani...I searched a lot for this recipe and made this with the recipe I got.


Actual recipe is give with mutton but I prepared this with chicken.


Now to the Recipe..






































Ingredients:

1 kg Chicken
10 no.s Shallots
6 large Onions
10 to 12 Green chillies
1 bulb Garlic
1 med pc Ginger
2 large Tomato
1 Lemon
1/2 c Curd
1 tbsp Cumin seeds
1 tbsp Garam masala
1/4 tbsp Turmeric
750 g Rice
Cinnamon sticks
Cloves
Cardamom
Star Anise
150 g Pineapple sliced
Salt
Ghee
Oil
Cashew nuts
Raisins
Mint leaves
Coriander leaves
Few Almonds
1/2c Coconut milk
Few strands saffron

























Method:

1.Crush onion,garlic.shallots and ginger.
2.Heat the oil and add some sliced onions from the full onions and fry them till golden brown and drain it and keep aside,Fry the cashews and raisins and drain it too and keep aside.This is for garnishing.
3.Now add little more oil to this and saute the rest of sliced onions and saute til brown.
4.Add the crushed ginger garlic onion mixture to this and saute well.
5.Add the turmeric powder and garam masala powder.
6.Add the sliced tomatoes and saute well.
7.Now add the curd and chicken and mix well.Add salt as per taste.
8.Add some chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves and mix well and cook covered.Once cook off the flame and set aside.




































9.In a big vessel boil a large amount of water with salt and add cardamom,cloves,cinnamon stick,cumin seeds and star anise.
10.When the water is boiling add the rice to this and cook till just done.
11.Drain this rice.
12.Soak the almond in a cup of water.
13.When soaked remove the skin of almond and grind the almonds along with coconut milk and saffron.This is for sprinkling when dum.
14.Now spread some ghee in a large vessel.
15.Spread half of the rice in the vessel.
16.Now spread some chopped mint and coriande leaves,ghee and almond coconut mixture.
17.Now pour the chicken masala over the rice.
18.Now put the rest of the rice over the chicken masala.




































19.Now spread some ghee.
20.Spread the almond coconut mixture,coriander mint leaves,chopped pineapples and fried nuts and fried onions.
21.Now close this with a tight lid and keep it on low flame for 20 mins.
22. Open and serve the hot biryani with raita pappadams and pickle.





Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dates CheeseCake

Hi everyone..This is my first post of this year.Hope all had wonderful holidays.I know I'm late still Happy New Year To All.
Today I'm posting dates cheesecake which is done as a monthly challenge by the group muslim food bloggers.This is the 2nd challenge and this month the theme is to 'Cook With Dates'.
This cheesecake is one was waintig to make for a long time.So now this challenge was a chance to make this.

Now to the recipe:

























Ingredients:

For The Base:

1 small pckt Any tea biscuit
1/4 c Almonds
50 grms Melted Butter

For Cream:

1c Dates Or Dates Paste
1/2 tin con.milk
1tin Puck cream
150grm Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 sachet Dreamwhip powder
1/4c Cold Milk 
1/2tsp Vanilla essence
3tsp Gelatine
1/4c Water
Crushed pistachios for garnishing





































Method:

Preparing The Base:

1.Grind the biscuits and almonds.
2.Mix the melted butter with this and mix well.
3.In a spring form pan press this biscuit base and refrigerate this till preparing the cream mixture.

Preparing The Cream:

1.If using whole dates deseed the dates and soak in water.
2.Soak the gelatine in water.
3.In a bowl put dreamwhip powder add the cold milk and vanilla essence and beat till stiff peaks appear.
4.Now add the puck cream amd beat well.
5.Now add the cream cheese in room temp and beat well.
6.Add the con.milk and beat well.

























7.Now double boil the gelatine and mix in the cream mixture.
8.Drain the soaked dates and grind it.
9.Mix the grinded dates with the cream and mix well.
10.Now pour this cream mixture over the biscuit base and refrigerate it for 3 to 4 hrs or overnight.
11.Once set garnish with crushed pistachios.
12.Slice and enjoy the dates cheesecake.





























Saturday, December 10, 2016

No Bake Vegan Almond And Dates Bar

This recipe is done a part of a challenge by group in facebook named Muslim Food Bloggers followed by some great blogger friends,this is a monthly challenge and this is the first month and this month its the challenge to try out a dish from Sawsan's blog Chef In Disguise.She is such a great blogger with a blog of lot of middle eastern recipes and beautiful photos tooo...
I have selected a no bake vegan bar because I'm very fond of such healthy bars and I loved making it too...
I know my bars are not so perfect as her because i didnt get enough time to refrigerate it.My kids were back of me to cut and give it soon...All enjoyed the bars...our family is a dates loving family so this is perfect for all...

Now to the recipe:

























Ingredients:

For The Crust:

1c almonds 
1 c Oats 
1/4 tsp Salt
8 Dates, pitted and roughly chopped 
2tbsp Dried cranberries
2 tbsp coconut oil
2tbsp Honey

Date Filling:

100 grms Dates pureed
1/4 tsp mix of powder(cardamom,cinnamon and cloves)
1tsp Coconut Oil

























Method:

For The Crust:

1.In a grinder grind the oats and almonds to a course powder.
2.Now gring the dates and cranberries.
3.Mix the dates mix to the oats mixture.
4.Now add salt,coconut oil and honey to this mixture and mix well.
5.Set aside.

Date Filling:

1.Puree the date along with spice mix and oil.

























Assembling:

1.Line a square cake tin with parchment paper.
2.Now spread half of the oats mix to the pan and press well.
3.Now spread the date mixture on top of the oat mixture.
4.Now spread the other half of oats mixture on top of date mixture and press well.
5,Refrigerate this for few hours or overnight.(I say to refrigerate overnight for more neat cuts)



Check out what other bloggers have prepared from Sawsan's blog for this challenge:


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Honey Cake Or Russian Medovik

This is a cake I was waiting to make for a long time....I made this for my hubby's bday...all loved this...This a little time consuming cake but its worth..Its a 8 layer cake with 2 types of icing...The batter for this can made it two ways some make it as a batter some make it in a dough form...I'm posting the dough form recipe here.....It is always better to make this cake a day before to get the base soft and to infuse the sweetness of the creams into the base....I really enjoyed making this cake...
I too love the taste of this cake...I watched a lot of videos and read many recipes before trying this and I got a very good result....

Now to the recipe how I made this:

























Ingredients:

For the Base:

1c Sugar
1/3c Honey
4tbsp Butter
1/2tsp Baking soda
1/2tsp Vinegar
1/4tsp Salt
3 Large Eggs
3 1/2 c of All purpose flour

For Filling:

Cream 1:

1tin Condensed milk 
1c Butter

Cream 2:

2 sachets Dreamwhip powder
1pckt Philadelphia cream cheese
1/2c Cold milk
1tsp Vanilla essence

For Garnishing:

Cut of baked edges of base
1/4c Almonds


Method:

Preparing The Base:

1.In a bowl beat the eggs slightly and keep aside.
2.In another bowl put the sugar,honey,butter,salt,and vinegar and double boil this.
3.Slowly add the beaten egg and mix well till it becomes pale in color.
4.Remove from heat.
5.Seive the flour and baking soda and add this to the egg mixture and knead it to a soft dough,
6,First you will find it difficult to knead as it will be sticky.
7.Sprinkle few flour and knead and you will get a soft dough.
8.Now divide this into 8 equally sized balls.




 9. Now 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
10.Roll of the balls into not very thin 9 inch circles.
11.Palce a 8 inch plate over the rolled disc and just run a knife around to get a perfect round.
12.Dont remove the edges as after baking we need those to grind and garnish the cake.
13.Preheat the oven at 200 degree C for 10 mins.
14.Bake the rolled base at 180 degree C for 6 to 8 mins or till light brown.
15.I baked 4 bases at a time.
16.Peel it out from the baking paper and reserve the edges.
17.Cool it completely.



For Filling:

Cream 1:

1.We have to make the dulce de leche with the condensed milk.
2.Boil the tin with con.milk for 2 hrs or u can do it with pressure cooker method too.
3.Do this a day before because we need cooled dulce de leche(DDL).
4.Now beat the DDL and butter together to a smooth cream and keep in fridge.
5.This will not be a stiff cream.

Cream 2:

1.Beat the dream whip powder with cold milk and vanilla essence till stiff peaks.
2.Now add the cream cheese and beat well.
3.Keep this in fridge.

























Assembling The Cake:

1.Once the bases are cooled complete spread the creams alternatively on each layer.
2.On top of 1st base spread cream 1 top it with next base spread cream 2 over this and complete it like this.
3.Spread the DDL cream all over the cake.
4.Now grind the cut out baked edges and almonds to corse powder.
5.Cover the cake evenly all over with this powder.
6.Refrigerate it for 4 to 5 hrs or overnight.
7.Slice and enjoy the honey cake.... 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Coffee Macarons

Another macaron post....baking macarons are really a crazy thing for me....once start I will just stop after 5 or 6 batches of different flavours...Love to bake these lil cookies....I'm so excited to bake these cuties any time of the day especially midnight after all are slept....hehehe

Today posting coffee macarons...with 2 type filling dark chocolate ganache and white chocolate ganache...both tastes tooo good.

Now to the recipe..

























Ingredients:

For Shells:

70 grms Egg white Room temp
70 grms Almond powder
3grms Instant coffee powder
135grms Icing sugar
40grms Granulated sugar

For Filling:

50 grms Dark Chocolate
50 grms White Chocolate
75 grms Cream




Method:

For Shells:

1.Weigh the egg whites in a bowl  and keep it covered with a cling film at counter top for 24 hrs or in fridge for 4 to 5 days.
2.Before beating egg whites bring it to room temp.
3.Now weigh the almond powder,coffee powder  and icing sugar.
4.Grind this and sieve and keep aside.
5.Now in a stand mixer beat the egg whites along with granulated sugar till we get stiff peaks.
6.Now add the almond coffee and icing sugar powder to the egg whites.
7.Fold in carefully till we get a ribbon like texture.
8.This is very important not to under mix or over mix the macronage(macaron batter).
9.Line up a baking tray with baking paper.(ou can put a template paper down the baking paper and pipe the macs for perfect shape.After piping remove the template paper)
10.Now fill the macronage in a piping bag with a simple round tip.
11.Now pipe out small rounds on this tray.
12.Tap the tray on the counter few time to knock out the air bubbles.
13.If few big bubbles remain you can even poke it with toothpick carefully.
14.Now keep this for drying,it takes 30 mins to 1 hr according to the climate.
15.Once the shells are dry and not sticky you can bake it.
16.Preheat the oven at 150 degree C for 20 mins.
17.Bake this trays for 10 to 15 min or till done.
18.While touching the shells should be firm.
19.Off the oven and keep the tray at room temp for sometimes,then peel out the shells from the tray.


















































For Filling:

1.Now double boil or microwave the white chocolate and half of the cream in one bowl and dark chocolate and half of the cream in another bowl.
2.Keep in fridge for sometime.
3.Now pair the shells with same size.
4.Sandwich 2 shells with the filling .
5.Can be kept these in containers in fridge for using later.
6.Enjoy the coffee macs....




Thursday, November 3, 2016

Avocado Brownies

 This is a easy and almost healthy version of brownies...without butter and all purpose flour...Avocado acts like butter in this recipe....found many recipes for this...I made like this..

No one will say this is a brownie without butter...so moist so tasty it is...

























Ingredients:

1large Avocado
3large Eggs
1/2c Granulated sugar
1/2c Brown sugar
1c Mix of Oats,Dessicated coconut and Almond powder
3tbsp Cocoa powder
1/2tsp Baking powder
1tsp Vanilla essence
A pinch of salt
1/2c Chocolate chips


























Method:

1.Grind the oats ,dessicated coconut and almond powder together.
2.In a bowl beat eggs and sugars together sugar dissolves.
3.Mash the avocado and add to the egg mixture.
4.Add the mix of powder,cocoa powder,baking powder and salt to this batter.
5.Foldin well.




































6.Grease a square cake tin.
7.Pour the batter to the tin and top with chocolate chips,
8.Preheat the oven at 200 deg C for 10 mins.
9.Bake at 180 deg C for 30 to 35 mins or till done.
10.Cool it completely before cutting.

























11.Slice and enjoy the brownies...
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