Tuesday, October 16, 2007

German Apple Cake!

Assalamu alaikum,

I have been eyeing this German Apple Cake recipe for ages! I had some apples lying around and they were getting rotten when I thought I should try this. I had 2 pears getting rotten too. Added that too! But since it had already started rotting I only used up one and a quarter of those 2 pears. The cake was very soft and got more delicious when refrigerated. Do give it a try.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Simple Mutton Fry

Here is a recipe for a simple mutton fry which my sister had made when we went over to her place for dinner. It was really tasty and I was surprised at how simple a recipe it is.

Mutton - 250 gms
shallots - 3 - 5
Ginger- garlic paste - 3/4 teaspoon
Garam Masala powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt and Red chilli powder - As per your taste
Curry leaves - 5 Sprigs or more

Grind the shallots and ginger garlic to a fine paste. Add to the mutton along with the spices.

Pressure cook mutton for 4 whistles or until cooked.

Open the pressure cooker and continue cooking till the water has dried up.

Heat Oil in a frying pan and fry the mutton with the curry leaves.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Haleem Lite

I call it haleem lite as we don't use the amount of curd or fat that is normally used in haleem.This is how we make it:

250 gm mutton, cut into small pieces
2 cardamoms
2 cloves
1/4 tsp black cumin seeds ( I used shah jeera the last time I made it since I was out of black cumin seeds)
1/2 cup moong dal ( the small yellow ones)
1 TBSP. Chana Dal
1/2 to 3/4 cup Broken Wheat
1 Onion, fried and crushed
1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
1 bunch coriander leaves chopped
1 TBSP. curd
Salt to taste

Soak the wheat seperately and the dals together for 6 hours.

Pressure cook seperately with enough water for 4 whistles each.

Heat oil, pop the black cumin seeds, cardamoms and cloves

Add the crushed onions and ginger- garlic paste and fry.

Add the mutton, turmeric and red chilli powder, salt and coriander leaves and cook for 4 whistles or until tender.

Add the curd and mix well.

Add the cooked dals and wheat to the mutton.

Mix well and serve hot with lemon and ghee if desired!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Malabar Mutton Curry

Assalamu alaikum,

Today for lunch I made Nei pathiri ( A kerala bread made with ground rice and deep fried. I will post the recipe some time in future inshaAllah) and Malabar Mutton Curry from malluspice. The actual recipe is malabar chicken curry but since my family is not much into chicken eating I chose to make a mutton curry out of it and needless to say as my experience has been with the dishes I have tried from malluspice it was really good. My husband really loved it and that delighted me even more : ). It is really simple to make, you must really give it a try. I, however reduced the green chillies and red chilli powder to suit our taste.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Banana Cake

Assalamu alaikum,

I have had my eye on this banana cake for a long time now. Having spare bananas at hand I tried this out and it was delicious! I, however reduced the quantity of sugar to one cup. I also got two 9 inch round cakes out of this batter.

This is a must try!

Sunday, August 19, 2007