1 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp powdered sugar or to taste
1 tsp. vanilla essence
3 tablespoon oil or melted butter
pinch salt if not using salted butter
1 large egg
3/4 cup milk

Beat sugar, salt, oil and eggs together till light.
Add flour, baking powder, essence and milk. beat to mix well.
Pour on a hot waffle maker, close and cook till light brown.

Marble Cake

3 eggs
1 and 1/2 cup maida ( plain flour)
100 gms amul butter melted
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup coco and 1/4 cup maida( over and above the previous maida)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup  milk
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla essence

Beat the eggs and sugar till light and fluffy. Add oil and melted butter and beat for sugar has dissolved and the mixture is light and creamy in color.
Add the flour and bakingpowder and beat so that it just mixes.
Divide the mixture into two parts. To one part add coco and mix and to other add maida and mix.
Grease and dust an 8" pan. Pour the white mixture first and then the brown mixture. with a knife make twirls . Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 30 minutes or till done.
Serve warm.

Tri colour puri

3 cups wheat flour
1/2 cup besan / gram flour
1 cup boiled and pureed palak
1 beat root boiled and pured
1/2 tsp. turmeric
salt to taste
1/4 tsp. ajwain [caraway seeds]
1/4 tsp. garam masala
1/2 tsp. coriander powder

Yellow color
Take 1/2 cup besan and 1/2 cup wheat flour-- add turmeric, salt, little of other masalas and knead into a soft dough

Green color
to 1 cup wheat flour add pureed palak little of masalas and knead into a soft dough. if dough to slack take more flour

Red color
To 1 cup flour add pureed beat root add little of masalas and salt. knead into a soft dough if required take more flour.

Now make long 1 inch thick rolls of each of color. Make a braid then just lightly roll them so the the dough catches each other. Cut into smaller portions.
Roll into puris and deep fry. Enjoy with curds and achar.
Contributed by Rajul

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

2 cups maida
100 gms margarine or butter melted ( i used amul nutralite)
1/4 cup oil
1 cup grain sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup milk
few chocolate chips to sprinkle

Sift maida and baking powder together
In a clean bowl beat eggs and sugar together till frothy -about 3 minutes
Add melted margrine and oil and beat further till light in color - about 5 minutes
add the sifted flour, vanilla essence and milk. Beat till flour is mixed in - about 1 minute.
Pour into lined muffin tin tray and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 150 C till lightly brown in color- about 20 to 25 minutes
( the time is never accurate as each oven differs so best way to check is to insert a needle and see if it comes out clean or they feel firm to touch and have turned light brown)

Makes about 24 cupcakes which believe me do not last

Chicken / Paneer Stir fry

500 gms chicken cubed / paneer
1 egg
3 tbsp each maida and corn flour
3 spring onions sliced along with greens
Few broccoli florets
3 leaves of Bok Choy: bottom part cubed and leaves sliced
6 baby corn sliced
1 tbsp garlic chopped
3 tbsp chings schezwan sauce
1 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tbsp soya sauce
salt to taste
oil to deep fry.

Make a batter of madia and corn flour by adding egg and salt to it and enough water to get a coating consistency. dip chicken in the batter and deep fry over medium heat till golden brown. If using paneer dip paneer and fry. ( if not using egg- use only water)
In a wok heat 3 tbsp oil add garlic and corn - saute till corn turns slightly brown.
Add broccoli and bottom part of bok choy- saute
Add greens of onions and bok choy leaves- saute
Add fried chicken / paneer and all the sauces and salt. toss to mix well.