Thursday, 5 August 2010

Madhu's recipe: Paneer tikka masala


1.Paneer 200 gms Cut into cubes

2.Onion 1

3.Tomatoes 4 or 5 (pureed)

4. Chilli powder 1tspn, Coriander powder 2 tspn, Turmeric a pinch

5. Salt to taste

6. ginger garlic paste

For Paneer tikka:

1.Take the above mentioned 200 gms of paneer, to it add 1 tspn chilli powder, 1 tspn coriander powder, Salt to taste , 1/2 tspn garam masala powder and mix well.

2.Marinate for 30 min. After that, Shallow fry these paneer till they turn light brown in colour. And soak it in warm water for 5 min. This will soften the paneer.


1. In a pan heat oil, then add finely chopped onions, saute well. Then add ginger & garlic paste. Fry for few seconds.

2. Now add tomato puree, and all the above mentioned powders (as in step 4). Mix well, cover and cook for 10 min till raw smell disappears.

3.Now add the above fried paneer to this and let it cook for 3 or 5 more minutes.

4. Finally garnish with coriander leaves and serve it with roti/parathas/ any kind of pulao rice.

Madhu's recipe: Vaazhaipoo Vadai


1.Gram dal/chana dal (kadalai paruppu) 1 cup

2. Banana flower/ Vaazhai poo (1/2 or 2/3 rd cup)

3. Onion 1

4. Green chillies 3

5. Fennel seeds 1 tspn

6. Hing a pinch

7. Salt to taste

8.Oil for deep frying

9. Coriander leaves

10. Curry leaves


1. Soak chana dal for atleast 1 hour. Then grind together chana dal and green chillies coarsley. Add very little water. Consistency should be like a solid coarse dough. Pictured above.

2. Now to the above grinded stuff add chopped onions, vaazhai poo, pinch of hing, salt, chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves. Mix well. I chopped and steamed the vaazhaipoo for 5 min. Its optional.

3.Now take a pan, heat oil, once its hot, take lemon size piece of the above Vadai mixture and make patty shapes/Vadai shape and fry it in oil until golden brown.

4. Place the fried vadais in a paper towel to drain excess oil. Serve hot as a snack along with Tea.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Hema's recipe: Eggless Carrot Cake and frosting -- 5Oth POST

I wanted to try out frosting the cake. So when I was searching the net, I came across this recipe in showmethecurry.

This carrot cake is very easy and simple and no one would tell that it is eggless.

So I tried out this cake along with frosting on my husband's birthday. He was so surprised to see the cake and we enjoyed the cake so much that not even a piece was left by that evening.

And one of my neighbour Mrs.Helen, helped me out in decorating the cake. Thank you helen.

This happens to be my 50th post. Celebrating it with a sweet cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!



1) All purpose flour - 2 cups
2) Baking soda - 1 tbsp
3) Baking powder - 1 tbsp
4) Cinnamon powder - 1 tbsp(optional)


1) Yoghurt - 1 cup
2) Sugar - 1 cup
3) Brown sugar - 1/2 cup
4) Vanilla essence - 1 tbsp
5) Flax seeds - 2 tbsp


1) Grated Carrots - 2 cups
2) Chopped walnuts - 1/2 cup
3) Melted butter - 1/4 cup


1) Whipped frosting cream - 12 0z(I used betty crocker frosting cream)


1)Mix 2 tbsp flax seeds in 6 tbsp of water and allow it to sit for 10 mins.
This flax seeds is an egg substitute. After 10 mins this becomes like a gluey like thing.

2)Take a bowl and mix bowl 1 ingredients.

3)In the same way, take another large bowl and mix bowl 2 ingredients. Mix well until the sugar dissolves.

4)Add the flax seeds mixture to it and mix well.

5)Now add the bowl 1 ingredients to the bowl 2 and mix well to form a smooth batter.

6)Add in grated carrots, chopped walnuts and melted butter and mix them well.

7)Preheat the oven to 350 F.

8)Grease the baking tray and pour in the batter and bake for about 30 mins.

9)After 30 mins, insert a knife/fork to the cake and it should come out clean. This means the cake is ready.

10)Remove them and let them cool completely.

11)Run a knife around the edges of the cake to loosen and place a flat plate over the tray and turn it over to transfer the cake on to the plate.

12)If you are not doing frosting, you can have the cake immediately.

13)But if you are going to do frosting, allow them to cool completely.


1)Take the whipped frosting cream and fill them in a ziplock cover.
2)Make a small hole at one end down and press them on the cake.
3)Using a butter spreader, spread them over the cake and see that the sides of the cake are also covered.
4)Now decorate the cake as you desire and enjoy it as we did.