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Friday, 21 November 2014

Orange Pound Cake

After soothing Autumn , now Winter is knocking on the door! Chill wind slows down the mercury and temperature is decreased..Now it's perfect time to prepare for the big day. Yes, I am talking about Christmas which means cakes, cupcakes, cookies and chocolates...Aroma of baking is in the year which brings smile on your face..Christmas denotes fruit cakes,plum cake... let's talk about Orange Pound Cake. Orange is the seasonal fruit of Winter. Recently, I saw this cake in a blog and prepared it after modifying the recipe. Mostly pound cakes are prepared in loaf shaped tin however, I made it in round shaped cake mould. 

Orange Pound Cake


All Purpose Flour - 11/2 cup
Eggs - 2
Sugar -1 cup
Vanilla Extract - 1 teaspoon
Baking Powder - 3/4 teaspoon
Orange Juice - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Orange Zest - grated, 1 tablespoon
Cooking Butter - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Refined Oil - 2 tablespoon


Prepare your pan greasing with butter and lining with butter paper. Sieve all the dry ingredients (except sugar) together. Now take melted butter in a pot and add sugar. Mix them well and add eggs one after another. Beat well and add vanilla extract & orange juice. Now fold the sieved mixture in to it. Add milk slowly and beat the mixture well to avoid any lump. Finally add orange zest and mix well. Pour the batter in to the prepared pan. Preheat oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes and bake it for 15 to 20 minutes.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Aloo Tikki / Alu Tikki

Aloo tikki is a famous snack which is relished by all age groups. You can prepare this with very minimal ingredients and hardly takes time. Whenever we are eating snack we have a fear of eating oily food. However, aloo tikkis are made with very less oil so that way it is healthy. If you have sudden guest at your home in the evening, these tikkis are good option to make your guest happy and satisfied. 

Aloo Tikki


Potatoes - 1 cup, boiled , peeled and mashed
Green peas/Frozen Peas - 1/2 cup, boiled and coarsely crushed (Optional)
Coriander Leaves - 1 tablespoon, Finely chopped
Chaat masala - 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Lemon juice - 2 teaspoon
 Salt to taste
 Refined oil - 1 tablespoon

Take all the ingredients (Except oil) in a bowl and make a dough mixing them well. Now take out lemon size portion from dough and shape each portion into round & flat tikki. Heat a pan or griddle (non-stick) and brush with little oil. Cook the tikkis on slow to medium flame until both sides are golden brown in colour. Serve with tomato ketchup or dip of your choice.

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