Showing posts with label Festival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Festival. Show all posts

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Kerala Plum Cake Recipe | Plum Cake Recipe With Ingredients

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Christmas is around the corner and it is time to party. You can't think about celebrating Christmas without a delicious Plum cake. Loaded with the goodness of dried nuts and fruits, this perfectly baked plum cake tastes best when served with a hot cup of coffee or tea. 

Plum cake is basically a fruit cake, and the best part it that it has a long shelf life as compared to other cream based cakes. To makes it even more interesting, you can tweak it as per your palate preference. You can use chocolate or whipped cream icing to make it even more delectable. 

Made with readily available ingredients in your kitchen, this recipe uses eggs, but if you are a vegetarian, then you can replace eggs with baking soda and half a cup yogurt. 

Kerala Plum Cake
You can also serve this Christmas recipe with a scoop of vanilla and chocolate ice cream and some fresh fruits. You can also drizzle some condensed milk over this cake for a delicious taste

In India plum cake has been served around the time of the Christmas holiday season, and may have additional ingredients such as rum or brandy added.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Kerala, India
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Calories: 542
Servings: 4


  • 250 gm refined flour
  • 150 gm brown sugar
  • 30 gm almonds
  • 30 gm walnuts
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 150 gm Unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
  • 100 gm prunes
  • 5 drop vanilla essence
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
For The Main Dish
  • 3 eggs

How to make Plum Cake:

Step 1
Take a large bowl and sieve together the flour and the baking powder. Keep it aside. Now in another bowl mix together the brown sugar and butter, till the sugar dissolves completely. Take the help of an electric blender. Now break the eggs and add them one by one. Keep beating the mixture till it is light and frothy.
Step 2
Gradually add the flour to this egg-butter and sugar mixture spoon by spoon so that no lumps are formed. Keep stirring to attain a smooth mixture. Add the milk and the vanilla essence and mix well. Add cinnamon powder and blend well. Allow the batter to rest for 10 minutes.
Step 3
Meanwhile chop the nuts and the prunes finely. Mix in the batter. Beat well again. reserve some nuts that you can put on top of the cake. Now pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes. Prepare a baking tray by lining it with butter paper. Grease it with oil or butter and dust some flour. Add the batter.
Step 4
Bake at 180 degrees for one hour or at 200 degrees Celsius for 45 minutes. The temperature mostly depends on the type of oven you have. Insert a skewer to check if the cake is ready. If it comes out clean, take out the cake and place it on a wire rack to cool.
Step 5
Carefully take the cake out from the baking tray. Slice it and serve with tea, coffee or with an assortment of snacks. This cake also goes well with vanilla ice-cream. You can also make a quick icing by beating together one cup icing sugar and one cup unsalted butter. Mix vigorously, till the mixture becomes creamy. Put it in the fridge for one hour. Now put it in the piping bag and use it to decorate the cake. If you want your icing to be colourful, you can divide this butter-sugar mixture in two parts and the add the two colours of your choice in both the parts. Put them in separate icing bags and use them to rave up your cake. You can also use gems and chocolate chips to decorate your cake.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

chikki recipe | peanut chikki recipe with ingredients

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Peanut Chikki is the Indian version of Peanut Brittle. It’s made with peanuts, jaggery and nothing else really. It’s a staple in Indian homes during winters.It can also be prepared with sesame seeds, puffed rice and even beaten rice.A delicious snack made specially during the festival season of Lohri, Pongal and Makar Sankranti.
Peanut Chikki

Prep Time: 15 mins 20 seconds
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Cook Time: 1 hr 15 mins 20
Recipe Servings: 4
Cuisine: Indian

Ingredients Of Peanut Chikki

  • 250 Gram Peanuts
  • 200 Gram Sugar/ jaggery
  • 25 Gram Butter

How to Make Peanut Chikki

1.Skin, roast and coarsely crush the peanuts.
2.Heat sugar with 1/2 cup of water until thick.
3.Boil the syrup until hard crack consistency. (Test its consistency by putting a drop in cold water- it     should crack after you take it out).
4.Add the peanuts and mix thoroughly.
5.Grease a tray and spread the mixture.
6.Roll flat to 1 cm in thickness.
7.Cut into squares when cooled and store in an airtight container.

Key Ingredients:

 Peanuts, Sugar/ jaggery, Butter
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Mutton Rogan Josh Recipe

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Straight from a Kashmiri kitchen, here's a rogan josh recipe that has meat stirred along with a host of spices and herbs, mixed with curd and pressure cooked till tender. A delicious dish to serve at dinner parties.

Mutton Roghan Josh

Recipe Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 50 mins

Ingredients Of Rogan Josh:

  • 1 Kg meat
  • 1 cup mustard/refined oil
  • 3 tsp red chili powder
  • 3 tsp fennel powder
  • 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 3 tsp brown cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp asafoetida
  • 4 Green cardamom
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1/3 tsp saffron (optional)
  • 1 cup curd
  • A pinch of salt

How to Make Rogan Josh:

1.Wash the meat properly. Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
2.Put cinnamon, bay leaves, green cardamom, cloves, a teaspoon of salt, asafoetida, and meat together.
3.Fry meat till it turns brown. Once browned, pour a cup of water.
4.Add the red chili powder and saffron into the meat. Keep stirring for about a minute.
5.Mix the curd nicely in the mixer and pour it into the pressure cooker.
6.Keep on stirring till you get a reddish tinge.
7.Add 2 cups of water, fennel powder, ginger powder, and pressure cook for 2 minutes.
8.Check if the meat is tender. Peel and grind green and brown cardamom and add to the meat dish.
9.Finally sprinkle cumin powder and simmer for a minute and serve.


You can serve mutton rogan josh with some steamed rice or any Indian bread of your choice.

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