Vanilla Cup cakes

120 gms flour                                       
120 gms Powder Sugar
1/4  tsp Baking powder                       
1/4 tsp salt                                            
2 nos eggs                                       
30 ml milk  
1 tsp vanilla essence                         
 70 gms margrine / white butter / half Amul and margarine          
The Basic Creaming method used in making most of the cakes
Separate the yolk and white of the egg.
Beat the egg whites in a clean bowl till stiff
Beat the margarine till light. 
Add To the creamed margrine add yolk one at a time beating well, till mixture becomes smooth.
Add sugar and beat till light.
Cut and fold in the egg whites alternating with flour, till all flour is used up. 
Add milk and mix via cut and fold method.
Spoon the mixture into muffin moulds lined with paper cakes and bake in a pre heated oven at 190 C till light golden brown in colour. Or put in a lined baking tin and bake

Think out of the Box:- Cinnamon and honey flavor. Add 1 tablespoon coco to get chocolate flavor . Add chco chips. For orange cup cakes add orange juice instead of milk and so change flavor by using various juices

Natasha send her pic of Tiramisu

Tiramisu Made by Natash Shah from the More Dessert Workshop..... Must say it looks lovely

Eggless Cake with Eno / fruit salt in microwave

This is My version of the Mug cake In a Bowl. Sorry no pic as it was eaten before it could be clicked so will add pic later. The cake bakes better in a bowl rather than cup.. but you can bake in cup too

1  tablespoon plain flour
1 tablespoon coco powder
2 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon oil
1/4 teaspoon eno salt / fruit salt
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
pinch vanilla essence
2 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon curds

Add all the dry ingredients in a microwave proof bowl. Mix well.
Add oil, curds and milk. mix well with a fork.
Microwave for 2 minutes and serve. 

Orange Biscuit Cake

70 gms Orange cream biscuits ( change the flavor to get other flavor like pineapple, strawberry)
40 gms glucose biscuits
40 gms orange flavor Marie biscuits
1 tsp Eno salt
2/3 cup milk (130 ml)

Crush all the biscuits along with the cream in a mixer till fine powder.
Remove in a bowl and add eno. Mix well.
Add mik and mix. Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes. ready to serve.
or bake in an oven at 150C for 20 minutes or till done.

Optional can add a teaspoon of tang powder.

Biscuit Cake

90 gms Parle G biscuits

90 Gms Hide n seek biscuits
1 tbsp coco powder
2 tbsp powdered sugar ( yes the sugar is required)
1 1/2 tsp eno salt
1/4 tsp vanila essence
1 cup milk

Make fine powder of the biscuits in a mixer. Add all the dry ingredients and mix.
Add the milk and mix.
Pour into a greased and dusted baking dish and microwave for 3 minutes.
Serve hot with ice cream.
Do not keep it open for long as it tends to dry up as its been baked in microwave

If you do not have microwave then bake in oven at 150 C for 20 minutes or till done.
PS My comments: it is truly tasty....really good .....give it a try. It will surprise you as it did me!!

Gobi Aloo Ki Subzi

I am often asked how to make this simple vegetable tasty. Here is the recipe. Totally Punjabi style and tasty.
1 cup Gobi florets.
1 potato boiled and cubed.
1 tomato pureed in mixer
1 large onion chopped
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp jeera
1 tsp Dhania powder
1/4 tsp haldi
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp roasted jeera powder
Chopped garlic as required
salt and red chili powder to taste.
Chopped fresh coriander to garnish

Heat oil, add jeera once it crackles add chopped onions. Saute till onions turn light brown. Add haldi and saute for a second.
Add washed cauliflower florets and mix so that haldi coats them.
Turn the gas to simmer. Cover the pan with a lid and put water on the lid and keep a weight on the lid. (this method is to be followed whenever you want to make dry vegetables)
Cook for 10 minutes or till gobi is 3/4th cooked .
Add potatoes and all the dry masalas ( dhania, garam, salt, red chili powder, roasted jeera). Mix well. Add the tomato puree and mix.
Cook further for 10 minutes on low flame, till tomatoes have dried and cauliflower is cooked.
At the time of serving heat little oil in a pan, add garlic (to taste) saute. Add little red chili powder and add the cooked Gobi. Cook till hot. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander.

Best served with KALI PELI DAL.

Points to remember: the florets of gobi should be small with less stem. do not add water to gobi at any point while cooking or till will turn mushy. Always give tempering of garlic instead of adding it to vegetables while cooking the taste is always better.