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Showing posts with label Snacks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Snacks. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 29, 2012



I was wondering if at all I have to write a simple post, then what it could be? Here was one remaining in my draft since a long time.

Due to hectic work pressure and sick health I thought of writing into my blog atleast on Tuesday and Thursday. 

Tuesday because I have become fond of Black and White Wednesday started by Susan and this week, which is Week #34 is going to be hosted by Sra on her blog "When My Soup Came Alive". The theme of this event is, whatever picture you send should be related to food but in black and white. Really the picture if taken in a beautiful camera then B&W pic also looks beautiful.

Corn in Black & White
Black and White are the two colors which are opposite in nature. Former absorbs more radiant energy than the latter one and thus the cooling is affected. (Source: Physics@Littleshop) Compared this with life, some situations are cool enough to handle while some are very tough to deal like the exam starting day and the ending day. Starting day would be very tensed for average students like me :) but on the last day of the exam when it is over, "hurray, a big dance". But indeed it was great to be a student than a working professional :(.

If you remember, B & W TeleVision was launched first then they switched over to Color Television. For more information, kindly read wikipedia.

Frozen Corn - 100 gms (store one)
Butter - 1 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Salt - 2 tsp
Chaat Masala - 1 tsp
Water - 2 cups

Remove the frozen corn and allow it to come to room temperature.
Boil water and when it is completely hot, simmer the stove and steam the corn in a colander by keeping it on top of hot water for 10 to 15 mins
Once it is done, add butter, red chilli powder, salt and chaat masala mix it well
Serve it, they tasted lovely and my kids was tempted by the taste

Submitting this to:
Event: B & W White
Frequency: Weekly on Wednesday
Authoress: Sra
Started by: Susan @ The Well-Seasoned Cook

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tea-Cake-WheatFlour (Steamed Cake)

Tea-Cake-WheatFlour (Steamed Cake):

I still remember my primary school days where my mom used to drop me, and my 2 sisters into the school and while picking us from school. She used to make us eat a cake. Thus craving for cake started and its remaining till today with me. One or the other cake we used to eat namely honey cake, plum cake, apple cake, sponge cake. 

tea cake (steamed)When I started blogging initially in 2009 I knew cake was made only using Oven and it is called as Baking.

Interestingly I came across an event - Spotlight: Baking without oven on Indrani's blog called as riappyayan blog. I came across few recipes viz:
a. Eggless Date Cake (steamed) from Vegetarian-Cooking-Recipes
b. Eggless banana Cake from Chowtimes

I also read, Chinese doesn't bake cakes, they steam it and this goes with Japan as well.

I came across this interesting recipe in the net but extremely sorry because I really did not note from where and missed out give that info.

I use pressure cooker without whistle to steam while it can be done in Idli Cooker also.

Wheat Flour - 1 cup
Sugar - 3 tbsp
Oil - 1 cup (small one)
Salt a pinch
Milk - 3 tbsp
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Baking Powder - 1 tbsp
Take a big bowl and sieve wheat flour, baking soda and baking powder thrice. This is just to make sure that there are no lumps in the flour.

Mix this with salt, sugar, milk and water and form a soft dough

Put little ghee and knead the dough once gently. Do not overknead

Keep water in the cooker, insert a plate upside down so that it comes to 1 1/2 inch height.

Take a bowl and put little flour on the bottom and place this dough

Steam it for 35 to 40 minutes or if you plunge a knife it will come out without sticking

Serve it along with tea/coffee as evening snacks.

Wheat is rich in fiber so it is good for all aged people.

Submitting this to:

Cooking with Love - Mom @ Nithu's Kitchen. This series was started by Saraswathi Iyer @ Sara's corner.

Evening Snacks event @ My Culinary Creations authored by Dr. Sameena Prathap.

Cook, Eat, Delicious Desserts 9th series @ sun,moon and potatoes authored by Geetha.

Tea Time @ I'm a foodie authored by Charu.

Let's Party Every Month @ My Cook Book authored by Surabhi Nayak

For - U "Mom" @ UK Rasoi authored by Nupur.