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Cauliflower Pepper Fry

Cauliflower Pepper Fry
Today's recipe is black pepper cauliflower fry. The sauce is flavorful with depth in flavor and the right amount of kick from the black pepper. When I tried this recipe I knew I would make this recipe again and again. It is perfect with fried rice. Try this,hope you will all enjoy!
Cauliflower- 1 head cut into bite- size florets Egg -2 Corn starch- 3 tbs flour- 1 tsp Salt- a pinch
Onion- 1 medium Green onion chopped- 1 hand full Soya sauce- 1 1/2 tsp Dark soya sauce- 1 tsp
Oyster sauce- 1/4 tsp
Black pepper- 1 tsp
sugar- 1/2 tsp Vegetable broth- 3 tbs
Cut cauliflower into bite sized florets. Microwave in high for three minutes. Make a batter with eggs, corn starch, flour and a pinch of salt. Dip each florets in the batter and deep fry till golden brown and crispy. Drain into paper towel and keep aside.
Heat two tsp of oil in a pan and saute onions till it is soft. Add the batter fried cauliflower florets. Pour the sauce, broth, sugar and the blac…

Corn Capsicum Masala

Corn Capsicum Masala
A simple and perfect side dish for chapati or naan.
Ingredient Corn kernels- 1 1/2 cup Capsicum- 1 large Onion- 1 medium Ginger garlic paste-1 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp Chilly powder- 1 tsp Coriander powder- 1 tsp Tomato puree- 1/2 cup Coconut milk- 3/4 cup Meat masala- 1 tsp Coriander leaves chopped- a little
Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions and saute till golden. Add ginger and garlic paste and saute till the raw flavor disappears. Add tomato puree and allow it to cook for two to three minutes. When you see oil separating add turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder and meat masala. Add capsicum and corn and mix well. Cover and cook for two to three minutes or till the corn and capsicum becomes soft. Finally add the coconut milk and simmer for a minute. Garnish with chopped coriander. Serve with chapathi or appam.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


Hamatashen is a  triangular pasty-cum- cookie which is traditional to the Jews. It is served on the Jewish festival of Purim. Purim is a joyous festival and these buttery citrus flavored cookies are exchanged as gifts. I knew about Purim and this special cookie hamantaschen when my hubby's co- worker's Jessica and Teodora sent this recipe with a detailed diagram on how to shape the cookies. They also sent a list of filling suggestions which I am sure you will find interesting (It is listed below).  So today's recipe is a shared recipe from friends. Thanks Jessica and Teodora for this beautiful foolproof cookie recipe.

This recipe will make around 24 cookies.
Sugar- 3/4 cup
Shortening- 3/4 cup
( I used half butter and half shortening)
Orange Juice- 3/4 cup
All purpose flour- 4 1/2 cup
Baking powder- 3 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp

For the filling
Dates chopped- 1/2 cup
Orange marmalade- 1/2 cup
Chopped walnuts- 1/2 cup
Honey- 3 tbs
( Mix the above ingred…

Ginger Pumpkin Bread with Maple Brown Butter Icing

Ginger Pumpkin Bread with Maple Brown Butter Icing

Baking partners challenge for this month is a pumpkin bread.  Swathi suggested  a fall theme. There were two bread recipes, an yeast bread and a quick bread. I selected the sweet non-yeast version of quick bread with maple brown butter icing. It is a moist and flavorful bread with the flavor of ginger and is a perfect treat.  Brown butter contributes a rich depth of flavor which smells so inviting. These recipes are suggested by Tamy. To check Tamy's space go to . Thanks Tamy and Swathi for this months challenge. The bread was tasty and my family enjoyed.
All purpose flour- 2 1/2 cup
Baking powder- 2 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Ground ginger- 2 tsp
Butter- 1 stick

Granulated sugar- 1/2 cup
Packed light brown sugar- 1 cup
Pumpkin puree- 1 3/4 cup/ 15 ounces Egg-3

For the glaze
Maple syrup- 3 tbs
Vanilla extract- 1/4 tsp
Unsalted butter- 1/2 stick
Powdered Sugar- 1 cup

Cajun Chicken Jambalaya

Cajun Chicken Jambalaya
Today's dish is a one pot meal, a Spanish inspired chicken and sausage Jambalaya. This is Cajun style jambalaya and is a versatile main course dish.I used Cajun sausage and spice mix which imparts a smoky flavor. You can also add shrimp to this dish. Try this,you will surely love it.

Chicken- 1 lb
Rice- 2 cup
(Use long grain rice or basmathi rice)
Onion- 1 large
Tomatoes- 2 medium
( or half can diced tomatoes)
Garlic- 2-3 cloves
Green bell pepper- 1  medium
Celery chopped- 1/3 cup
Jalapeno pepper- 1
Bay leaf-2
Tomato paste- 1 tbs
Cajun sausage- 8 ounce
Cajun spice-3/4 tsp
Cayenne pepper- 1/2 tsp
Pepper- a pinch
 salt to taste

Heat olive oil in a pan and add bay leaf. Add the chicken and stir fry for 3-4 minutes till it changes color and get slightly browned up. Add the cubes sausage and fry for another 2 minutes. Drain and keep aside. Discard excess oil from the sausage.
In the same pan saute, garlic, jalapeno peppers,onion, bell pepper, an…

Apple Honey Cake

Apple Honey Cake
Apple and honey cake is a simple no fuss cake, sweet and dense and is perfect fall dessert. You can also add nuts and raisins and serve it as a tea cake. I wanted to make it a little extra special, so I used a rich and dark chocolate ganache.

Cake flour- 3 cup
Baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Honey- 1 cup
Apple sauce- 3/4 cup
Egg- 3
Vegetable oil- 1/2 cup
Cinnamon powder- 1/2 tsp
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp

For the frosting
Dark chocolate- 4 ounce
Heavy cream- 1/2 cup

Pre heat oven to 350 degree F. Prepare cake tin. Grease and dust with flour and set aside.
Mix oil and honey and apple sauce and set aside. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder and salt.
In a large mixing bowl beat egg for three to four minutes in high speed till it is light and fluffy and doubles in volume. Add vanilla essence and half of the dry ingredients ( flour) and fold in. Add oil and honey mixture and the rest of the flour and gently fold in. Po…
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