Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Eggless Vanilla Confetti Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

I have a soft corner for cakes, and when it comes to homemade Eggless cakes, no one can control me... Though I love cakes, but when it is loaded with cream, I try not to eat, as it contains too much of sugar..


When my kiddo was small, every time I am making cake, she wants me to decorate it with cream, and then put some extra cream in her piece of cake... So, all my liking vanishes by the time, it's my turn to eat my piece of cake.. Well now, after all these years, she has developed same taste as me... Yayyyyyy, no more cream in our daily desserts.. So, I decided to make something which qualifies for this month's theme, perfect for my taste buds, and is approved by my kiddo, without a hesitation...  Vanilla Confetti Bundt Cake.. Isn't it looking beautiful...


I believe in making food in easier ways.. When I can make food fast and get the same taste in my food, why to take longer route.. So, I am always looking for easier recipes.. This recipe is inspired from 1 of my first cakes " Vanilla-Almond Cake". Little bit of changes in ingredients, and I got a delicious, beautiful cake.


It's again the time for BundtBakers to reveal their cakes for this month. This month our theme is "Sprinklers", and it is hosted by a wonderful person "Terri". If you want to follow her, and see some outstanding recipes by her, you can follow her in "loveandconfections".

Have you ever imagined the variety of Sprinkled cakes. Look at the list below, our BundtBakers  this month is baking wide variety of Sprinkled cakes.

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#BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving Bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all of our lovely Bundts by following our Pinterest Board. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme or ingredient.

Updated links for all of our past events and more information about BundtBakers can be found on our homepage.

List of this month's "Sprinkles" Bundts:

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Ingredients you will need - 
  1. All Purpose flour - 1 1/2 cup
  2. Milk Powder - 1 cup
  3. Baking Powder - 1 tbsp
  4. Baking Soda - 1 tsp
  5. Sugar - 3/4cup
  6. Cooking Oil - 3/4 cup
  7. Evaporated Milk - small can (as required)
  8. Vanilla Essence - 1 tbsp
  9. Sprinkles - 1/2 cup
Directions to follow - 


  • Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl except evaporated milk and sprinkles.
  • Add evaporated milk as required, and make a batter which is thicker than pancake batter. (Best way to know the thickness of batter, is drop it by ladle back in a bowl, and it should not free fall. Between 2 drops, it should break.)


  • Now, add Sprinklers but do not stir much, as we don't want these sugar crystals to melt in the batter.


  • Grease the pan, and make it ready. Preheat the oven, meanwhile pour the batter in a pan. And put sprinkles randomly.


  •  Bake the cake at 350 degrees, for about 35-40 minutes, till the toothpick comes out clean.


  • Let the cake cool in a pan itself for 10 minutes, and then invert the cake in a cooling rack for a hour.



  • Now, enjoy........ 


  •  Oh, I am in so much in love with this cake, this weekend I am again going to make it for sure.



Monday, August 17, 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange


Well, today I will share with you guys, how my cookie journey started. I started making cookies,1st time when my kiddo turned 2, and we visited Las Vegas. I normally carry lots of homemade snacks with me, but somehow while returning back from the trip, most of them was finished. So, I got a pack of Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, if in case she don't want to eat anything, these cookies will work (sweet stuffs always help me in keeping her quite). 

Though I loved them, she maintained a distance with those cookies. As she loves Chocolate, so I thought of giving this simple and very easy recipe a try... Being a novice, I nailed it... And it became my go to recipe.. Whether it is a road trip, or a snack time in school, it does it's magic all the time.. 

I adapted this recipe from All Recipes.com, but omitted walnuts, as somehow the taste of Walnut was not going perfect with these cookies.



The theme this month is Pack for a Picnic Cookies--any kind of cookie that sounds great for a picnic! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links. You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes--be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! 


 Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:
Ingredients you will need (makes about 48 cookies)- 
  1. All Purpose flour (maida)- 3 ups
  2. White Sugar- 1 cup
  3. Brown Sugar - 1 cup
  4. Unsalted Butter - 1 cup (softened)
  5. Eggs - 2
  6. Vanilla Extract (not imitation)- 2tsp
  7. Baking Soda- 1tsp
  8. Hot Water - 2tsp
  9. Salt - 1/2tsp
  10. Semisweet Chocolate Chip - 2 cups

Directions you will need-
  • Mix All Purpose flour (maida) with White Sugar.


  •  Add Brown Sugar and softened butter, stir.


  •  Mix Baking Soda with hot water.
  • Add in eggs, Vanilla essence and soda mixture to the flour mixture and mix.



  •  Now, add Chocolate Chips, and stir. 



  • In a scoop of 1/4th cup, fill in dough.. Make a ball of this amount of dough, and then break in 2 parts.




  • Place on the cookie tray at 1 inch apart, with a broken texture on the top and bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until the edges are nicely browned.
  • I love to eat, atleast couple of them, when they are still little warm.
  • Keep it in airtight container, and it will last for a month (if any of your family member loves chocolate,it's not going to last more than a week).


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Makhmali Paneer

Paneer is all time favorite of my kiddo. I always keep some emergency Paneer in my fridge, when she doesn't want to eat anything, Paneer comes to my rescue..



Yesterday, was my fridge empty day, so didn't cook anything for dinner. All the leftovers was supposed to be finished... My husband told me, next day, that is, today he won't go to work, and will work from home... I was happy, that  don't have to cook anything in morning.. Then, before sleeping he told me, he has to go to office tomorrow for some urgent work, and he will leave by 7:30. Now, I was totally confused what to make for his tiffin.



Normally, my next day menu is decided a day ahead, and I do my preparations night before. Since, no preparations was done, so only dish I could think of was of Paneer.

So, here is the amazing dish I tried. It was my hit an trial method, but surely it worked... The best part it took me about 15 minutes to make this curry ready. The satin smoothness of gravy, made me think of it's name as "Makhmali Paneer".

Here, is the delicious recipe for you to try -

Ingredients you will need-

  1. Paneer - 35-40 pieces
  2. Onion - 1/2 big(sliced)
  3. Garlic - 3-4 cloves
  4. Peanuts - 1 handful
  5. Cumin seeds - 1tbsp
  6. Cloves - 2
  7. Cinnamon stick - 1- 1inch thick
  8. Black Pepper - 4-5
  9. Melted Butter/Ghee - 2 tbsp
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Turmeric Powder - 1tsp
  12. Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
  13. Aamchur Powder - 1tsp
  14. Tomato Paste- 1tbsp
Direction to follow - 
  • In a pan, add onion, garlic, peanuts, cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon stick and black pepper with a glass of water, and boil for 10 minutes, or till the onions become little soft.

  •  Let it cool down, and grind it in mixture.


  •  In the same pan, heat and add 2 tbsp of melted butter or ghee, and add this onion mixture, and fry fr 5 minutes.


  •  Add Salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, Aamchur powder and tomato paste., and saute for few minutes, till it starts leaving the sides.



  •  Now, add a glass of water and boil for couple of minutes.


  •  Add Paneer pieces, and boil for 5 minutes.


  •  Your Paneer curry is ready.. Enjoy it hot with Roti/ Parantha.




Friday, August 7, 2015

Everyday Home-made Indian Vegetarian Food available on order


Hello Guys, 

Cooking passion brought me at this stage, that I started cooking good quality food at home. I believe in eating healthy, staying healthy..  I prepare wide variety of foods... Will be happy to serve you.. 

NOTE-  Thali, Phulka's, stuffed parantha's and curry (prepared according to our menu), will be available, if the order is placed before 6 hours minimum.

If you wish to order, anything special from the below menu, please give an advance notice of 1 day.


Roti/ Phulka

Plain Parantha

Stuffed Paranthas-

  • Alu ka Parantha
  • Onion Parantha
  • Peas Parantha
  • Cauliflower Parantha
  • Dal (Lintel) Parantha
  • Broccoli Parantha
  • Mooli Parantha
  • Cabbage and Carrot Parantha
  • Lauki Parantha
  • Onion seeds Parantha
  • Mixed Vegetable Parantha
Rice Varieties - 
  • Plain Dal
  • Dal fry
  • Spinach Dal
  • Moong Dal Shorba
  • Lauki Chana Dal
  • Hare Mung ki Dal
  • Peas Dal
Curry /Sabji Varieties

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