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Hmm you'll say...yet another food blog! And I'll beg to differ, although I must say my recipes are not hi-funda, and sometimes the pictures do not do justice to them (I'm working on that) but you'll find them extremely easy to cook, hassle free and down right delicious.
So if you are a newbie in the kitchen department or has not ventured into the kitchen for some strange reason (like me)...then you have come to the right place.

Happy Cooking!

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Banana Nut Muffins

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This muffin recipe is adapted from SaffronHut's blog. The muffins are undoubtedly delicious. The combination of bananas and walnuts is very unique. For people looking for the recipe, here it is!

3 ripe bananas
1 egg
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
Small handful of walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line muffin pan with muffin paper cups.

Mash bananas well with a masher. Chop the walnuts and reserve 1 tbsp for sprinking on top.
Add sugar and melted butter and keep aside.

Mix the dry ingredients really well, add to banana mixture Add the chopped nuts. Mix just enough to bring everything together.

Fill muffin cups about 3/4 to the top. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts.

Bake for 20 minutes or till the muffins are golden brown.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Chicken Stow

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My Mom used to make this amazing curry, right from a sick person to a healthy one....it fits right in. And I couldn't think of anything better to eat in my flu than this. Some comfort food people :) Alright now for the recipe...

2 tbs oil
1 lb chicken, cut into cubes
1 1/2 cup yogurt
2 onions
1 tsp garam masala
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
5-6 green chillies
4-5 dried red chillies
1 cup water
Cilantro sprigs while cooking and some for garnishing

Heat oil in a heavy based pan. Add all the above ingredients and cook till oil seperates from the sides.

Keep a little cilantro aside for garnish, serve hot with either naan or plain basmati rice.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Raisin Cake

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This cake recipe is perhaps the most quickest and argueably tastiest so far in my experience of baking (which is actually zilch to speak of). The ingredients are always in handy in the pantry. It was passed on to me from my aunt and she simply loves baking it every now and then. So here goes the recipe.

Pam's Non stick cooking spray
1 cup all purpose flour
4 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup raisins

Beat the eggs using a hand blender, as it turns fluffy add sugar. Slowly sift in the flour and add vanilla essence along with baking powder. Finally add the oil and blend further till smooth and lumps free. Throw in the raisins in the end and mix in well with the batter.

Preheat the oven at 300 F. Spray Pam cooking spray liberally on a 9" square pan and pour the mix and bake for 1 hour.

Insert a skewer or knife to make sure its cooked through. Cool on wire rack and serve with tea or coffee.