Thursday, December 29, 2011

Malted Milk Bars

Hi All...
Hope everyone had a great X'mas and are eagerly waiting for 2012...:)..I am too..with a small sadness that every year passing by is increasing my age by one...;)..hmmm I cant help it.
So are you'l thinking of any New year resolutions...ok I do think about it the new year eve and forget it the very next morning...ya but I keep the tradition of thinking about resolutions on new year...
Ok guys before proceeding future...
Wishing everyone a very prosperous and joyful New Year...
Hope the coming year is filled with happiness and equal amount of sorrows which will increase the sweetness of the happiness...
with small failures which will make you stronger for great success...
with small fights which will help you form everlasting friendships....
with small achievements and big dreams so that you aim to fulfill your dreams...

Uff forgot to tell...we shifted to new apartment...Getting settled....My son is busy exploring the new space and showing me things that I have not noticed...:)
Unpacking is partially done....Tired of all the stuffs...Will be back in a couple of days to blogging...Sorry for not visiting ur lovely recipes....

This recipe was actually planned for X'mas....Anyways here's it now..

Recipe Source: Best-Loved Desserts- Good HouseKeeping
Chocolate Base:
All Purpose Flour/Maida-11/2 cups
Baking powder-1/2 tsp
Salt-12 tsp
Butter-3/4 cup
Semi sweet chocolate-4 squares(chopped)
Unsweetened chocolate-2 squares(chopped)
Granulated sugar-11/2 cup
Vanilla Extract-1 tbsp
Eggs-4 large(beaten)

Malted Milk Toppings:
Malted Milk Powder-3/4 cup
Milk-3 tbsp
Vanilla Extract-1 tsp
Butter-3 tbsp(softened)
Confectioners sugar-1 cup
Malted milk ball candies coarsely chopped as needed

Preparing Chocolate base:
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 13" by 9" baking pan.Line with foil and grease it.
2. In a small bowl sieve APF, BP and salt.In a pan melt butter,semi sweet chocolate and unsweetened chocolate on low heat stirring frequently until smooth. Remove from heat. stir in sugar and vanilla with a wooden spoon.Beat in the eggs until well blended.Add flour mixture with chocolate mixture, stir until blended.Spread batter evenly in the prepared pan.
3. Bake 25 to 30 min until toothpick inserted in the center comes clean.Cool in pan on wire rack.
Preparing Topping:
4. In a bowl stir milk powder, milk and vanilla until blended. Stir in butter and sugar until blended. Spread the toppings on the cold bars, top with chopped malted balls.Allow topping to set.Once it is set.. remove the foil and cut the bars to desired shape.Yummmmmm....

Sending this and suji Cookies to christmas Delicacy at Erivum Puliyum.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mutter Paneer

Happy Christmas everybody...:)
I can see everyone preparing delicious recipes, packing lovely gifts and ya waiting for the santa's visit with a 1..2...3........pages wishlist....
My kitchen too had prepared some stuffs specially for X'mas....but as always it will be here after X'mas...:(
Y so?
Hmmm...ok in short we are shifting to our new apt on 24...and guys b'coz of that we had an inspection for the current we thought lets pack and the first stuffs packed where baking dishes and the books from which I had prepared the recipe...I dint realize then as I was too busy cleaning...but after that immediately it stuck me....My hus told that he can unpack the stuffs...but thinking about the work done to pack it made me say No!!!...So with these things going at my end..I think I will be away from blog for some more time...

Anyways...I did prepare yummy mutter paneer and we loved it...This recipe is from Rak's Kitchen. Here is the recipe..

Paneer-1 cup(cubed)
Peas-3/4 cup(I used frozen)
Tomatoes-2 nos.(Chopped to small pieces)
Curd -1/4 cup(well beaten )
Green chillies-3 nos.(Cut lengthwise)
Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Lemon juice-1 tsp
Oil -2 tbsp
Salt to taste

To fry and grind to paste:
Onion-2 nos(sliced)
Cinnamon-1 inch
Cardamom-1 no.
Cloves-1 no.
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Pepper-10 nos
Oil-1 tsp

Method of Preparation:
1. Heat oil in a wok and add cinnamon,cardamom,cloves,pepper and cumin.After cumin splutters,add onion and fry till golden brown.Then add chili,coriander and turmeric powder .
2. Fry it for a minute and take from heat.Let it cool and grind it with little water to a smooth paste.
3. Heat a pan. Drizzle oil on it and keep the paneer cubes on it and shallow fry them.Keep aside.
4. Again heat oil in a pan and add the green chillies and the ginger garlic paste,fry for a minute,then add the ground paste. Fry for a minute or two.
5. Then add the chopped tomatoes and required salt. Fry till oil oozes out about 4 to 5 mins  in medium flame.Then  add the peas, and curd and mix well and cook for 4 mins approx on medium.
6. Add the paneer cubes and required water(1/2 cup), and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Add the garam masala powder.
7. Garnish with the coriander leaves and add the lemon juice after you take from heat. Mix well. Serve with Indian flat bread.

             We enjoyed them with these......

This is how it happened.....


Sending this to CWS-Peas at Priyas Easy N Tasty Recipes.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Chinese Tea Eggs/Marbled eggs

Tried this recipe from  Appetite For China. Was really trying to imagine its taste when there was a mixed smell all around the room while this was boiling...Like its beauty its yummy too...

Egg-3 no large/ Medium
Black Tea-1 tbsp
Dark Soy Sauce-1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Sugar-1/2 tsp
Star Anise-2 no
Cinamon stick-2 inch approx.
Pepper corns-1/2 tsp(cracked)

Method Of Preparation:
1. Add water and egg in a vessel and boil it. Let the eggs get cooked ie 5 min on medium
2. Now allow it to cool so that it can be handled and then with the back side of spoon or knife crack all over the egg.There should be cracks alone, do not break the shell

3. Now return the egg back to the same vessel, see that there is water above the egg add all the ingredients to it and boil it for another 40 to 45 mins. Turn off the heat and keep the egg immersed in the liquid for 3 to 5 hours min. for dark designs on egg.
4. Serve warm or cold. Delicious both ways.Great as a side or snack..

Tea Egg (Cha Ye Dan, 茶叶蛋)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Palak Dal/Spinach wt Lentils...

A simple and quick recipe that shows its face once in a week at my house...A perfect curry for lazy days....with min ingredients....

Toor dal-3/4 cup
Spinach/Palak-1 small bunch(cleaned and roughly cut,about 2 cups)
Turmeric-1/2 tsp
Green chilli-2 no(slit in the center)
Salt to taste
Shallots-3 to 4 nos(cleaned and cut to small pieces)
Garlic-2 cloves(cut to small pieces)
Mustard-1 tsp
Coconut/veg oil-2 tsp

Method Of Preparation:
1. Cook the dal in  pressure cooker with required amount of water.Once done add turmeric, chilli and salt.
2. Cook it till spinach wilts and gets cooked.Then remove from heat.
3. In a wok heat oil and add mustard, when it cracks add shallots and garlic and cook it till it turns brown. Add this to the curry and serve with rice.

1. Cumin can also be used for tempering.I don't use as my hubby doesn't like the taste of it..
2. Do not over cook greens..
3. Dont add too much of water while cooking dal, recipe tastes good when it is slightly thick.



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