Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Almoke cake- Microwave cooking


Almond Cake

Ingredients - 
  1. All Purpose flour( Maida) - 2 cups
  2. Milk Powder - 1 cup
  3. Cream - 1/2 cup
  4. Sugar - 1 cup
  5. Baking powder - 1tsp
  6. Baking Soda - 1tsp
  7. Cooking Oil - 1 cup
  8. Almonds (whole)- 10-12 pieces
  9. Raisins - 1 handful




Directions - 
Maida, milk powder, Baking powder
  • In a bowl, add all purpose flour with milk powder and baking powder. stir it. 
  • In another bowl, add cooking oil, cream with sugar, mix it so that all sugar crystals disslove in oil.
  • Slowly, add mixture of flour to the mixture of sugar, stirring continuously.
  • Add a cup of milk as required and keep on beating the mixture, till all the lumps get disslove.
  • Keep it aside for 5 minutes. Add raisins.
  • Now, start beating it for another 5-7 minutes, You will notice as soon as you stop mixing there is a bubble formation in the batter, this means your batter is ready.
  • Put whole almonds from the top.
  • In a cooking bowl (in microwave), spray some oil and add batter in the bowl.
  • Put it inside the microwave and set time for 6 minutes.
  • When the time is over, take it out and insert a toothpick in the center of cake.
  • If it comes out clear, then your cake is ready. If not, then again put the stuff inside the microwave for 1 minute.
  • It will be done by this time.
  • Enjoy it when luke warm.
  • Can be used for another 5-7 days.
  • Enjoy .
    Cooking Oil, Cream and sugar
    Ready batter
    Almonds w/batter

Veg Pasta



Ingredients for 2 people - 
Veg Pasta
  1. Pasta -  3 handful
  2. garlic- 4 cloves ( minced)
  3. Onion - 1/2 (chopped)
  4. Carrot - 1 (chopped)
  5. Bell Pepper - 1/4 (chopped)
  6. Tomato paste/Pasta sauce (1 cup) - 1 tsp
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  9. Olive Oil - 1tsp





Directions -
Boiled Pasta


  • Boil pasta in a big pan, until it's totally cooked. Drain the water and keep it aside.



Vegetables fried
  • In an empty pan, add minced garlic, fry till it turn light brown, add chopped onion with all vegetables, on medium flame fry it for 5 minutes.
  • Add salt and tomato paste or pasta sauce with 1/2 cup of water and cook it covered for 15 minutes, till vegetables get cooked.
  • Add red chilli powder and olive oil with 1/2 cup of water and mix it thoroughly. 
Ready Pasta


  • Add boiled pasta and on high flame fry it for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the flame and added grated cheese and mix it all over.
  • Serve it hot.


Red kidney beans curry w/rice (Rajma-Chwal)

Rajma ( red beans stew)
Ingredients for 2 people - 
  1. Red Kidney Beans - 3 handful
  2. Onion - 1/4 ( sliced)
  3. Garlic - 3-4 cloves
  4. Ginger paste - 1 tsp
  5. Tomato Paste - 1 tsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  8. Coriander Powder - 1tsp
  9. Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. Red chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
  11. Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
  12. Olive Oil - 1tsp
Boiled Rajma
Directions - 




  • In a pressure cooker, boil red kidney beans for 15 minutes.

Over night Soaked red beans

  • Grind cut garlic, onion and ginger paste together.
  • In a pan with out heating add the paste with Olive oil.
  • Fry on high flame for 10 minutes.
  • Add tomato paste with 1/2 cup of water and keep on frying, till the color of paste turns brown.
  • Add all spices with a cup of water and keep on stirring on high flame.
  • Add boiled beans to the liquid in a pan.
  • Add a glass of water and on medium flame, close the lid and cook it for 20 minutes.
  • Garnish it with chopped cilantro and tomatoes.
  • Paste of garlic, onion and tomatoes
  • Serve it hot with Jeera Rice
    All ingredients and beans added

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