Pizza from Scratch

Ingredients: Flour: 300 gms Olive oil or other oil- 2-3 tbsps Salt- 1 tsp Dry yeast- 1.25 tsp Cheese: 100 gms- grate Mixed Italian herbs Milled Pepper Warm water to mix Sliced tomatoes, onions, capsicums, olives etc for topping. Method: Add salt and yeast to the flour and oil. Mix …

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Brownie

Ingredients: Flour- 100 gms Castor sugar or powdered sugar- 100 gms Butter- 100 gms Walnuts- 100 gms Eggs- 2 Cocoa- 3 tbsps Baking powder- 3/4 tsp Salt- a large pinch Method: Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Shell and chop walnuts into medium sized pieces. Beat the eggs …

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Paneer Bhurji

Ingredients: 200 ml paneer crumbled 100 ml chopped onions 100 ml chopped tomatoes 100 ml capsicum chopped (can include coloured capsicum) 1 green chilli- deseeded and chopped 1/2 tsp grated ginger 1/2 tsp chilli powder 2 tsp olive oil Salt to taste For the toast: 6 bread slices For garnish: …

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Moong Dal Halwa

Ingredients: Moong Dal: 60 ml Sugar: 75 ml Ghee: 60 – 75 ml Khoya: 60 ml Milk: 2 tbsp Saffron- a few strands Almonds for garnishing Method: Dry roast the moong dal till golden and soak in water for atleast two hours. Drain and grind with very little water to …

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Eggless Banana Cake

Ingredients: All Purpose Flour- 140 gms Baking Powder- 2 tsp Baking Soda- 1/2 tsp Condensed Milk (sweetened)- 200 gms Melted Butter- 70 gms Vanilla Extract- 1 tsp (optional) Very Ripe Bananas- 2 (Peeled weight 200 gms) Water- 60 ml Almonds- 10- chop into small pieces Baking pan 7″ x 5″ …

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Visit to Coorg

Looong overdue… A holiday in the midst of forests and coffee plantations, hills, no electricity, mobile and internet connectivity, was just the perfect setting for a relaxing break. This was a trip planned long ago, but got postponed for different reasons. The search for home stays in Coorg began, and …

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Paal Poli

Ingredients: Fine Rawa (chiroti rawa)- 150 ml salt- pinch Almonds- 10 Ghee- 1 tbsp Maida- for dusting Oil Milk- 600 ml Sugar-100 ml Cardamom- 3-4 Saffron- a few strands Method: Soak almonds in water, peel and grind fine with a little milk. Mix rawa, salt and badam paste and knead …

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Corn Au Gratin

​ Ingredients: Tender cooked corn – 2 cups White sauce Grated cheese – 100 gms Butter Salt and pepper to taste For white sauce: Butter – 1 tbsp Plain flour (maida)- 1 tbsp Milk-1 cup Salt and pepper to taste Method: White Sauce: Melt the butter on a slow flame. …

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Bisi Bele Bath

Ingredients: Rice- 150 ml Toor dal-75 ml Tamarind- 1 ball the size of a small lime Mixed chopped Vegetables-200 ml (Beans,carrot,potato,peas etc.) Oil 4 tbsp Mustard- 1 tsp Curry leaves- 10-15 Salt to taste Roast in oil and powder: Gram Dal- 20 ml Dhania seeds- 20 ml Red Chillies-6 Methi- …

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Lauki Kofta

​ Kofta: Lauki (Suraikai)-500 gms Gram flour- 1 cup Green chillies-3-4 Salt to taste Oil Method: Peel and grate Lauki. Squeeze out all the water from lauki and reserve the water. Add gram flour, chopped green chillies and salt. Heat oil in a pan and fry the mixture in the …

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