Divine and extra creamy Rasmalai


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For Malai:

  • Low fat milk – 1 liter
  • Lemon juice – 1/4 cup ( mixed in 1/4 cup water)
  • All purpose flour – 1 tsp

For sugar syrup:

  • Sugar –  3 cups
  • Water – 5 cups

For Rasmalai:

  • Sweetened Condensed milk – 1 small can
  • Heavy cream  – 2 cups
    Whole milk – 2 cups

For Garnish:

  • Saffron – 5-6 strands
  • Milk – 2 tbsp
  • Pistachios – 10

Method:

For Malai:

  • Boil milk in the night. Next day morning, remove all the cream that is formed and boil again.
  • Add lemon juice gradually till the milk cuddles. (No need to use all the lemon juice).
  • Remove from heat and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Drain using a muslin cloth over a strainer.
  • Leave the paneer in it for about 5 hours. Make sure the paneer isn’t dry and there is some moisture left in them to make soft paneer balls.
  • Mash the paneer. Add some flour to it and mash again.
  • Now make paneer balls and make sure there are no cracks.

For the sugar syrup:

  • Bring sugar and water to boil.
  • Now add the paneer balls into this thin boiling syrup and cover tightly and cook till puffed up for 20 minutes. Let the paneer balls soak in the syrup overnight.

For the Ras:

  • Bring sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream and whole milk to a boil and cook for 10 more minutes stirring continuously.
  • Remove from fire. After sometime when the Ras is slightly warm transfer to a serving bowl, add the paneer balls one by one into the Ras by squeezing out the syrup from it.

For garnish:

  • Slightly warm the milk and add the saffron strands.
  • Chop the pistachios. Now add them to the Rasmalai
  • Refrigerate at least for 4 hours before you eat so that all the Ras is soaked into the paneer balls.
  • This is best eaten when it is chill.
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Gajar halwa


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Ingredients:

  • Carrots – 1 kg
  • Ghee – 8-9 tbsp
  • Milk – 4 cups
  • Khoya grated  – 1 1/2 cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Almonds – 8
  • Cashews – 8
  • Pistachios – 10
  • Raisins – 15

Method:

  • Peel and grate the carrots
  • Blanch the almonds peel and chop. Chop the cashews and pistachios as well.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add grated carrots. Sauté for about 10 minutes.
  • Add milk and cardamom powder and cook on medium heat till the milk evaporates and carrots are cooked. Add sugar (you can add more sugar if you want depending on your taste) and khoya and cook till the sugar melts, stirring continuously.
  • Again continue to cook until it forms a lump and the ghee starts to separate.
  • In a small pan, add ghee and roast the almonds, pistachios and cashews. In the end, add the raisins and roast for a few more seconds and add it to the halwa.
  • Make sure you don’t burn them. Serve hot with vanilla ice cream or just enjoy the gajar halwa as it is.

 

Simple and Easy Banana Bread Recipe


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Ingredients

  • All purpose flour / Maida – 2 cups
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Vegetable/ corn / canola/ olive  oil – 1/2 cup
  • Over riped bananas – 2 large
  • Eggs – 2
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Baking powder – 1 1/4 tsp
  • Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Walnuts/ pecans chopped – 1/2 cup

Method

  • Sieve together all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mom would always sieve 3 times.
  • Mash the bananas in a bowl and keep aside.
  • Preheat oven at 180 degree centigrade or 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Liquidize eggs and sugar along with vanilla essence with the help of a whisk in a large bowl. Eggs should be at room temperature.
  • Add bananas and oil and  mix in the same bowl.
  • Now add half of the dry ingredients and milk and fold in. Now add the other half and fold in again.
  • Add  walnut or pecans and mix slowly.
  • Grease a bread tin with butter and dust with all purpose flour so that the bread comes off easily once baked.
  • Pour the batter into the bread tin.
  • Place in the oven (middle rack) and bake for about 60 to 75 minutes depending on the oven until a tooth pick comes out clean.
  • After about 30 minutes of baking, cover the top of the tin with aluminum foil so that the bread doesn’t brown too much on top.
  • Remove from oven and place it on a wire rack and allow to cool before cutting.

Classic Homemade Walnut Brownie


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Sharing with all you foodies Mum’s love for baking! Here’s the classic walnut  brownie recipe 🙂 Loaded with nuts and chocolate, we’re sure you’ll love it.

Ingredients 

  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Butter – 1 cup
  • All purpose flour / Maida – 1 cup
  • Cocoa powder – 3/4 cup
  • Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
  • Eggs – 4
  • Chopped Walnuts –  1/2 cup
Method 
  • Keep all ingredients ready with the above mentioned measurements before you start preparing the brownie.
  • Melt butter and allow to cool.
  • Sift all purpose flour and cocoa powder separately to avoid any lumps.
  • Eggs should be at room temperature. If refrigerated keep them out for about an hour before baking.
  • Grease the baking tray with butter and dust with flour so the brownie comes out easily.
  • Preheat oven at 180 degree Celsius or 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Once the butter is cooled slightly , pour it in a mixing bowl and add the sugar. Break the eggs one by one into the mixing bowl and add vanilla essence.
  • Now slowly start mixing the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla essence. Do not beat.
  • Add cocoa powder and mix.
  • Now add the flour and fold in slowly into the mixture.
  • Lastly add a little flour to the walnut so they don’t settle to the bottom  and slowly mix in.
  • Pour the mixture into the greased  tray and bake for about 35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Baking time may vary depending on the oven.
  • Remove from oven and place it on a cooling rack.
  • Serve the Walnut Brownie with vanilla ice-cream, chocolate sauce and garnish with some chopped walnuts and vanilla wafers.

Yummy Chocolate Cake!


Chocolate cake is simply irresistible!

Didi baked it for her cute kids, just like how Mum used to for all of us 🙂
Here’s the picture courtesy, Jeeju.

Chocolate CakePic Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Chocolate Cake
Pic Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients:

  • Eggs – 4
  • Cocoa Powder – 1/2 cup
  • Butter – 3/4 cup
  • Powdered Sugar – 1 1/4 cup
  • Baking POwder – 1 3/4 tsp
  • All purpose flour / Maida – 1 cup
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
Method:
  • Keep all ingredients ready with the above mentioned measurements before you start preparing the cake.
  • If you do not have powered sugar, powder it and then measure. Here you will need 1 1/4 cup.
  • Sieve maida, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder thrice so that all are very well mixed.
  • Softened the butter before beating. Do not melt.
  • Eggs should be at room temperature. If refrigerated keep them out for about an hour before baking.
  • Grease the baking tray with butter and dust with Maida so that the cake comes off easily once baked. You can miss this step if you have a greased tray.
  • Preheat at 180-200 degree Celsius till it becomes hot
  • Beat butter and sugar in a bowl till light and fluffy. Make sure to beat in one direction
  • Beat eggs separately one by one with vanilla essence.
  • Add beaten egg to the butter-sugar and mix well. Do not allow the mixture to curdle
  • Mix the sieved flour to the butter-sugar-egg mixture slowly and fold to a dropping consistency. Do not allow to curdle
  • Pour this mixture into the baking tray and bake for 220 degree Celsius for about 20 minutes. Time may vary for each oven.
  • Check if the cake is baked with a tooth pick. The cake is done if it comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and place it on a wire rack and allow to cool.

Thank You Didi! Just brought back memories when Mum would bake for us.

Choco Almond Muffins!


Thank You Mum for the awesome muffins!

Do try them out and have a chocolaty time!

Choco almond muffins by mum!

Choco almond muffins by mum!

 

  • Butter – 4 tbsp
  • Eggs – 4
  • Almonds powdered – 2 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence – ½ tsp
  • Cocoa powder – 2 tbsp
  • Maida –  5 tbsp
  • Sugar – 7 tbsp
  • Almonds chopped – 12

Method

Beat eggs and sugar in a bowl.

Add melted butter and beat. Mix in the mixture of maida, cocoa and almond powder.

Add vanilla essence.

Pour into muffin moulds, top with chopped almonds and bake for about 20 minutes in a moderate oven.