Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cinnamon Cookies

Ingredients :

1. Whole Wheat Flour – ¾ cup

2. Corn flour/Maida (plain flour) – ½ cup

3. Sugar – ½ cup

4. Milk – to knead

5. Cinnamon – 2 one inch pieces

6. Butter – 1 and a half to 2 tablespoon

7. Cocoa Powder – ½ teaspoon


1. Powder the sugar and mix it well with the butter with a spoon.

2. Powder the cinnamon pieces.

3. Mix whole wheat flour, corn flour/plain flour, cocoa powder and the powdered cinnamon.

4. Roast this mixture for a while, around 5 minutes. Make sure that it does not burn.

5. Turn off the stove and add the sugar-butter mixture to the flour mixture.

6. Knead the mixture into a smooth soft dough, using milk if needed.

7. Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius for 3 minutes.

8. Line the baking tray with parchment paper, or just grease it with butter.

9. Make slightly flat balls out of the dough, and place them on the tray.

10.Bake the cookies at 180 degree Celsius for 8 minutes.

11.Let the cookies stay in the oven for a few minutes, say 5 minutes.

12.Take them out. They’ll be very soft, so let them cool down.

Once they cool down, they’re ready to be eaten.

Enjoy and do let me know how they come out J

Banana Cake

Ingredients :

1. Plain Flour/Maida - 2 cups
2. Pureed Bananas(small) - 1 and a half
3. Butter - 1 cup
4. Egg - 1
5. Powdered Sugar - 3/4 cup
6. Nutmeg Powder - a pinch
7. Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp.

Method :

1. Stir the butter till it becomes creamy.
2. Add sugar to it and mix well.
3. To this, add the pureed bananas and the egg..
4. Separately, sieve maida and add baking powder to it.
5. Add this to the butter mixture, part by part, not all at once.
6. Mix well. You'll have to mix for a long time, as the batter should be of a ribbon consistency, i.e., when you hold the spoon in a slanting position, the batter should fall down like a ribbon.
9. You may add milk to achieve this semi-solid consistency.
10. Grease the cake pan with butter, pour the batter into it and bake for 10 mins. at 180 degree Celcius.
11. Do not take it out immediately. Take it out after 5 mins.
12. Insert a tooth pick into it, it should come out clean.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Cabbage Crunchy


1. Whole Wheat Flour - 1 cup
2. Corn Flour - 1/2 cup
3. Cabbage - 3/4 cup
4. Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsp.
5. Garam Masala Powder - 2 tsp.
6. Salt


1. Make a soft dough out of the flours, 1 tsp. red chilli powder, salt and water.
2. Now, in a pan, add 1 tsp. oil and add the chopped cabbage to it and fry till cooked.
3. Add the garam masala powder and salt to it. Stir fry for a few mins.
4. Now make balls out of the dough, and flatten them using a rolling pin.
5. Cut the circle into two halves, keep the cabbage mixture in the centre of each half , and fold in whatever shape you like!
6. Pre heat the oven at 180 degree celcius for 5 mins.
7. Bake the crunchies at 180 degree celcius for 20 mins. or until they're brown and slightly hard.