Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tutti Frutti Coconut Cake


Tutti frutti coconut cake has a perfect color, fantastic aroma and has a crumbly texture. Lip smacking J. This cake is flavorful and moist which simply melts into your mouth.
 
 


 
As kids, it was a treat for us to have tutti frutti cake on special occasions like Christmas. Tutti frutti is nothing but fruit bits which are colored and cooked in sugary syrup.
Prep Time
15-20 Minutes
Cooking Time
40-45 Minutes
Ingredients
 
 
 
All Purpose Flour
Sugar
Butter
Curd / Yogurt
Tutti Frutti  (Candied Peels)
Desiccated Coconut
Vanilla Extract
Coconut Milk
2 Cups
1.5 Cups
½ Cup
¾ Cup
½ Cup
½ Cup
1 Tsp
Little lesser than a cup.
Method
1.     Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Grease the cake tray and set aside.
2.      Sieve All Purpose Flour / Maida and baking Soda together.


 
3.     In a mixing bowl, add butter and sugar. Whisk vigorously for 3-4 minutes. Add curd and whisk again for 2-3 minutes. Add vanilla extract and mix well.






 
4.     To this butter mixture, add desiccated coconut and tutti frutti. Fold well.
 
5.     Add the sieved flour to the butter mixture and fold it well. Now slowly start adding coconut milk and blend the mixture well and continue to beat for 3-4 minutes so that the batter is smooth and creamy.




 
 
 
6.     Transfer the tutti fruiti cake batter to the prepared pan and smooth the batter out. Bake for about 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
 
 
 
 
7.     Remove the pan out of the oven and let it cool completely before slicing.
 
 
 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Peach Salsa

http://www.foodtorelish.com/2014/11/peach-salsa.html

This salsa is delicious and made with fresh nectarines. Peach salsa is bright, colorful and excellent in taste which goes well with tortilla chips.
 
 
Prep Time
15-20 Minutes
Serves
4-6 People
Ingredients
 
 
 
Peaches
Tomato
Onion
Jalapeno
Garlic
Cilantro / Coriander Leaves
Salt
Cumin Powder
Pepper Powder
Lemon / Lime Juice
2
1 Medium
1 Medium
1
2 Pods
2 Tbsp.
To Taste
½ Tsp.
¼ Tsp.
1 Tbsp.
Method
 
1.     Dice tomato, jalapeno and onion to small pieces. Deseed the peach and dice. Finely chop cilantro and garlic pods. Another way is either combine all the veggies and fruit into the food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.


2.     Transfer the chopped veggies and fruit to a mixing bowl.
 
3.     Now add chopped cilantro and garlic. Add the dry powders, lemon juice and salt.
 
4.     Fold everything together until well mixed.
 
5.     Serve right away, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bharwan Mirchi


Bharwan Mirchi is a stuffed chilli side dish popular in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Here I have tried it with Jalapenos which are stuffed with chickpea flour.
 
Alternatively you can also use coarsely powdered roasted peanut and slightly roasted chickpea flour as stuffing for the Jalapeno.
 
Prep Time
10 Minutes
Cooking Time
15 Minutes
Serves
3- 4 People
Ingredients
 
 
 
Jalapenos
Chick Pea Flour / Besan
Ginger-garlic paste
Chopped Coriander Leaves
Salt
Mustard Seeds
Cumin Seeds
Sesame Seeds
Oil
Lemon / Lime Juice
6-7
2 Tbsp.
1 Tsp.
1 Tbsp.
To Taste
½ Tsp.
1 Tsp.
1 Tsp.
2 Tbsp.
To Taste
Method



 
1.     Clean the Jalapenos dry. Slit and deseed the peppers.
 
2.     In a clean bowl add chickpea flour, ginger garlic paste, chopped coriander leaves, salt and a tbsp. of oil. Mix well with your fingers, they should form crumbs. Do not add water.
 
 
3.     Now fill the slit jalapeno with this chickpea flour crumbs.
 
4.     Heat a tbsp. of oil in a pan and season with mustard, cumin and sesame seeds. To the seasoning, add the stuffed jalapenos. Add any leftover stuffing.
 
5.     Cover and cook the jalapenos on low to medium heat. Toss once in a while. Cook for 9-10 mins.
 
6.     Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and squeeze lime juice and serve.