Monday, January 25, 2016

Garlic Rasam

2 teaspoon ghee
2 tablespoon tur dal
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 whole red chili

In two teaspoon of ghee roast the above ingredients and grind with a little water and keep aside

4 cups water
2 tablespoon tamarind concentrate
1 teaspoon salt or to taste

To a pan with 4 cups of water add the tamarind concentrate and let it boil for 5 minutes.  Add the ground spices and salt and let it boil for an additional 5 minutes after which remove it from heat and prepare seasoning.

1 teaspoon ghee
2 small cloves of crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

For seasoning heat one teaspoon of ghee to it add mustard seeds and wait for it to pop.  When the mustard seeds pop add the crushed garlic and turn the heat off and let the garlic fry until it turns brown.  Next add the turmeric powder and let it cook for 10 seconds and add it to the prepared rasam.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Vegetable au gratin

Mixed vegetables: broccoli, beans, cauliflower, potato

1/4 cup all purpose flour
3 cups milk
1 teaspoon nutmeg powder
1/2 teaspoon ajwain or thyme
parsley leaves
1 teaspoon salt
cheddar cheese

To a bowl with the all purpose flour add milk and dissolve the flour in it slowly warm up the dish and when it thickens add nutmeg, ajwain and salt.

Line the dish with some liquid add vegetables add liquid, vegetable dot with cheese.

Cook for 1 hour at 350 F

Monday, January 4, 2016

Banana Bread Eggless

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 medium mashed banana 
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup walnut
1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1 can condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk

To a bowl add flour baking powder and baking soda mix and sift it at least two times.
In a second bowl mix evaporated milk and condensed milk and keep aside
In a third bowl mash the banana, add shredded coconut, walnut and brown sugar, mix.  Add oil and butter and mix.  Next, add the milk mixture and mix and lastly add the sifted flour a little at a time and fold slowly DO NOT BEAT OR OVER MIX.

Pour into a 10" greased loaf pan.
Bake at 280F degrees for 3 hours or until a butter knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.