Thursday, May 19, 2011

Low Fat Yogurt cake (Eggless) - Easy and Tasty


1 cup All purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup yogurt (low fat)

2 tbsp unsalted butter (at room temperature)

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla

Here's what you need to do

  • Preheat the oven to 350 Deg F.Grease the baking dish with olive oil or butter.
  • Sieve the Flour and baking soda thrice.
  • Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy.Add Vanilla and mix.
  • Beat the yogurt and add it to the sugar butter mixture.
  • Add the flour a few tbsp at a time and fold it gently in the wet mixture.
  • Pour in the greased dish and bake for 40 mins or until the toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the cake.
  • Cool and slice it.Enjoy with a cup of coffee.

If the consistency of the yogurt is very thick the batter will be thick and the cake will be dense. Add 2 tbsp of water to the batter in this case.

For variation: 

  • You could add nuts and/or tutti frutti to this cake.
  • Reduce the yogurt to 3/4 cup and add 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1 tbsp of  lemon zest instead to make it a lemon yogurt cake.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Microwave Parle-G Biscuit cake


 2 packets Parle-G glucose biscuits (total 30 biscuits )

  1 tbsp coco powder.

4-5 tbsp sugar. (Adjust according to your taste)

 1 tsp baking powder.

 1 cup milk (at room temp)

 1 tsp vanilla 

2 tbsp unsalted butter or  clarified butter.

Here's  what you need to do

  • Grind glucose biscuits into a fine powder.
  • Mix coco powder, baking powder and the biscuit powder.
  • Sieve the above mixture thrice.
  • Cream the butter and sugar well.Add Vanilla and mix.
  • Mix the dry ingredients the sugar butter mixture.
  • Slowly incorporate the milk to form a smooth batter.
  • Grease a microwave safe bowl and pour the above mixture and microwave the above mixture for 5 mins on full power.Let it stand for another 2 mins in the microwave.
  • When it cools down slice it in pieces and enjoy.
  • You can use 15 Parle-G biscuit and 15 any brand chocolate biscuits like Hide and seek,Oreo,Bourbon and skip the cocoa powder.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Instant Dhokla


1 cup Besan (sieved)

1 1/2 tbsp Sooji

1 tbsp ginger chilli paste

1 cup water

a pinch of turmeric

1 tsp salt

3 tsp sugar

1 tbsp oil

1 1/2 tbsp eno fruit salt

For tempering

1 tsp musturd seeds

1/2 tsp hing

1 tsp sesame seeds

5 -6 curry leaves torn into pieces

2tbsp oil

2 tbsp water


Get the steamer ready for steaming-Fill it with enough water,place an inverted thali at the bottom cover the lid and turn the stove on,

Grease a 8 -10 in deep thali for the dhokla.

In a bowl,add the besan sugar,salt,turmeric and then add water little at a time to form a smmoth mixture,

When the steamer is ready add the oil , the fruit salt,lemon juice and mix well.Immediately pour in the grease thali and steam for 10 mins.

Remove from the steamer.Let it cool for 5 mins.
Heat oil.when hot add hing mustard seeds when they splutter add sesame seeds,curry leaves and turn off the heat,Add the 2tbsp of water mix and pour over the dhokla evenly.

After 5 mins cut the dhokla and garnish it with cilantro before serving.

Serve hot.