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Honey Cake/ Indian Bakery Style
Honey Cake/ Indian Bakery Style
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Most of you might be familiar with this cake in your local bakery in India. I had seen this cake, in my home town but had never tried this,mainly because I don't fancy coloured cakes. My neighbour and best friend in Singapore Raihana always raves about her home town Pudukkottai Bakery Maharaj's Honey Cake which was infact her most beloved treat her father used to buy for her. So last week we were talking about it and I remember that a sweet Facebook friend of mine Nimisha Kale from UK who is bas...

Pepper Crab Roast
Pepper Crab Roast
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A very quick and easy crab roast with just handful of ingredients. This can be used to stuff breads or buns or even goes well as a side for roti or Appom. It just takes few minutes to make it. I have used precooked fresh crab meat available at my supermarket, so no cleaning of the crab was involved.Ingredients: (Serves 2)Crab meat- 1 cupOnion- 1 largeTomato- 1 smallGreen chillies- 2Ginger/ garlic - 2 tsp mincedCoriander leaves- fewPepper- 1 tspGaram masala powder- 1/4 tspOil- 1 tb...

Mutta Surka
Mutta Surka
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Mutta Surka is a very simple and quick snack which can be prepared in less than 10 minutes if  you have rice flour and some basic ingredients available in the pantry. This was taught by my aunt 25 years ago and even I used too prepare it as a kid. It's that simple.I have used both white rice and brown rice flour, to see which texture is good. In-fact both were good .Ingredients: (Makes 18- 20 pieces)Rice flour – 1 cup(white/ chemba podi)Egg -2Fresh coconut – 2 tbspSmalll onions / Shallo...

Masala Kinnathappam/മസാല കിണ്ണത്തപ്പം
Masala Kinnathappam/മസാല കിണ്ണത്തപ്പം
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Kinnathappam is a traditional Kerala snack and is very famous among the Muslim community. It is usually prepared during Ramadan. I got this recipe from my mother. There are many variations of preparing it in each household. It is mainly a mixture of rice and coconut milk which is steamed to make this beautiful snack. It is usually made with sugar.This spicy version was a small experiment in my kitchen which was an instant hit.Ingredients: (Makes 8 inch wide 3 inch tall )Basmati /Kaima ...

Raw Mango Juice/ Concentrate
Raw Mango Juice/ Concentrate
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It's summer and our local market and supermarkets are flooded with mangoes. We usually prepare fresh raw mango juice in India, but here in Singapore I made some concentrate so that we can relish the summer in a tall glass whenever we feel like.Here is s simple recipe without any added preservatives or colour. Stays good for a month or two in the fridge. Just mix with some water and crushed ice for a refreshing thirst quencher during iftar.Ingredients: Makes 1 litreRaw Mango- 3 (around 750 grams)...

Erachi Pathiri/ ഇറച്ചി പത്തിരി
Erachi Pathiri/ ഇറച്ചി പത്തിരി
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Erachi/ Irachi pathiri is a very popular and traditional Malabar snack which is usually prepared for iftars during the fasting month. It is a meat-filled pastry which is a bit spicy and somewhat similar to a samosa. We may use Chicken, beef or mutton as the meat filling. The shaping of the pastry can be done in two different ways which I will be demonstrating.Ingredients: (Makes 15)Chicken breast– 300 gramsTurmeric powder – 1/4 tspPepper powder- 1/2 tspSalt- 1/2 tspCook the chicken in a pres...

Beetroot Juice/ Concentrate
Beetroot Juice/ Concentrate
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This beetroot juice concentrate if yet another experiment which I did and came out successfully. If served to the guests they will keep wondering what this refreshing juice is. Its very easy and simple to make. I have not added any colour or preservatives. This concentrate must always be stored in fridge to prevent fungus from setting in.The addition of fruit essence is optional but it really enhances the juice taste and masks the taste of beetroot which some people may not like.Ingredients...

Honey Cake/ Indian Bakery Style
Honey Cake/ Indian Bakery Style
Total Views: 481 Suhaina

Most of you might be familiar with this cake in your local bakery in India. I had seen this cake, in my home town but had never tried this,mainly because I don't fancy coloured cakes. My neighbour and best friend in Singapore Raihana always raves about her home town Pudukkottai Bakery Maharaj's Honey Cake which was infact her most beloved treat her father used to buy for her. So last week we were talking about it and I remember that a sweet Facebook friend of mine Nimisha Kale from UK who is bas...

Karachi Halwa in 20 minutes
Karachi Halwa in 20 minutes
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Quick and super easy halwa in less than 20 minutes.Ingredients: Serves 4-5Custard powder- 1/2 cupSugar-1 1/4 cupWater- 2 cupsGhee- 3 tbspCashew nuts- fewMelon seeds- few (optional)Pistachios- fewCardamom powder- 1/4 tspMethod:Dissolve the custard powder with the water and sugar in a non stick pan.Cook in medium flame until the mixture begins to thicken.Add in the ghee one spoon at a time when the mixture thickens.When it leaves the sides of the plate add in cardamom powder and nuts roasted in gh...

Kalathappam/ kalthappam/ Kerala Rice Cake
Kalathappam/ kalthappam/ Kerala Rice Cake
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Kalathappam also known as Kalthappam, is a North Malabar, especially Kasaragod delicacy. It is basically a rice cake  delicacy made of soaked rice, water,coconut oil, ghee, jaggery, fried onions or shallots, coconut flakes, cardamom powder and either cooked in a pan like a pancake or baked in a traditional oven or even a rice cooker.Traditional Kasaragodian way of cooking Kalthappam is a bit different ...

Chicken Pakora/ Pakoda/ Pakkavada
Chicken Pakora/ Pakoda/ Pakkavada
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Chicken Pakora or Pakkavada is a crispy, crunchy evening snack which goes well with a hot cup of tea or coffee. It can also be served as a appetizer too. Making tasty Chicken Pakoda is very simple if you have few items in your pantry.Ingredients: Serves 3-4Chicken Breast - 300 grams Onion- 1 largeGreen chilly- 2 or moreGinger garlic paste- 1 tbsp.Lemon juice- 1 tbsp.Coriander leaves- 1/4 cupMint leaves- 1/4 cupCurry leaves- 2 sprigKashmiri Chilly powder- 1.5 tspTurmeric powder- 1/2 tsp...

Fried Chicken Kabab/ Kebab / Kabob- Malabar Style
Fried Chicken Kabab/ Kebab / Kabob- Malabar Style
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This fried Chicken Kebab is my mother-in-law's speciality. I had the chance of tasting these Kebabs only after my marriage and sure they are very delicious. They are my personal favourites and I highly recommend you to try it.The addition of Chana dal is very important which gives a unique taste.She prepares in two different ways. This is one of the method in which all the ingredients including the chana dal are grounded in raw form mixed and shaped and fried. This ...

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