Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Kid's favorite:Egg bread pakora


5 slices of white sandwich bread
2 large eggs,at room temperature
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp cilantro,finely chopped
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3-4 tbsp of oil
salt to taste

What you need to do 
  • Cut each bread in 4 equal squares.
  • In a bowl,lightly beat the eggs.Add the ginger-garlic paste,turmeric,cilantro,garam masala,salt and mix well.
  • Heat a skillet,brush it with a tbsp of oil.
  • Dip each bread square in the egg batter one at a time so that it is coated well from all sides with the egg batter and place it on the skillet.Do not overcrowd the pan.Place the squares 1 inch apart.
  • Let it cook on one side for 2 mins.Then flip it and cook the other side for another 2 mins.Cook on medium low heat.Use oil as necessary.
  • Serve hot with ketchup.
  • Add finely chopped onion to the egg batter.
  • Substitute chilli powder with green chilli paste.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Super Yummy:Orange Cake


1 cup All purpose flour
1 tbsp corn starch
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup sunflower oil
1/8 tsp salt
3/4 cup orange juice,preferably fresh
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp orange zest

What you need to do

  • Preheat the oven to 350 deg F.Grease a loaf tin.
  • In a bowl,sift the flour,baking soda,baking powder,corn starch and salt.Set aside.
  • In another bowl,cream the oil and sugar until smooth.
  • To this sugar mixture add the orange and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Now add the flour mixture and orange zest.Fold gently.Make sure there are no lumps in the batter.
  • Pour this batter in the prepared loaf tin.Pat the tin couple of times on the counter to release air bubbles,if any.
  • Bake in the preheat oven for 35-40 mins or until the toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the cake.
  • When warm,unmold and let it cool on a wire rack until cooled complete.Store in airtight container.


  • You can use any store bought orange juice,but add sugar accordingly.
  • I have tried the same recipe with mango juice with great results.
  • I add a tbsp of tutti-frutti to this cake when I am baking it for kids.

Makes:6-8 slices