Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pistachio Bundt cake

Yellow cake mix - 1 pack
4 eggs
oil - 1cup
water - 1 cup
pistachio pudding mix - 3 packs
vanilla extract - 1 tsp
1/2cup - powdered sugar
1 tsp - melted butter
1 tsp - milk.
mix all the ingredients well.
Pour into a greased bundt cake pan.
Bake for 60mnts in 350 degree oven.
Let cool the pan for 1hr.
remove from pan and cool down completely.
Mix the glaze, sprinkle over cake.
Got this recipe from here

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Pappu charu/ lentil soup

Kandipappu/toor dal - 1cup- boiled and blended into smooth paste.
Pearl onions or diced onions - 1 cup
Green chillies-2 chopped
Tomato- 1 big, diced
Tamarind juice-1 cup or 1 whole lime juice
Chilli powder- 1/2tsp
Sugar-1/2 tsp
Butter - 1 tsp
Oil -1tsp
Dry red chilly-1 whole
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Turmeric -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves-4/5 optional
Coriander leaves- 1/4 cup chopped.
Heat oil and butter in a deep vessel, add dry chilly,cumin,mustard, turmeric and curry leaves. Add onions, green chillies and tomatos. Cover and fry for 5 minutes. Add tamarind juice (if using lime juice just add water at this point and add lime juice at the end after turning off the heat), chilli powder and salt, bring it to rolling boil. Add coriander leaves, sugar and toor dal paste. Add more water if needed. Boil in low heat for 10minutes.