Eggless Microwave Chocolate Cake Recipe Under 2 Minutes

Posted On Tuesday, September 03, 2013 by sneh 3 comments



Yes- this is egg-less, cooked in microwave, in just 1 minutes 20 sec!! What more can we ask for.
This is moist and delicious. I  first came to know that a cake can be made in microwave through a magazine in library. Googled and tried few recipes. First 2 were disasters- got burnt and hard.
Third time I changed the microwave power to seventy percent. Full power of my microwave is 900 watts. Adjusted sugar, milk and baking powder and that's it. It was perfect in 1 minutes 20 seconds.

So I guess its important to know your microwave and do the adjustments accordingly.
You may not get the brown crust when you cook cake in the microwave but it is still yummy and you can eat it right now!

I am going to try a healthier version with wheat flour and will post the recipe soon. Till then enjoy!




Prep time- 2 minutes
Cook time- under 2  minutes
Serves- 2 to 4

Ingredients-

  • All purpose flour- 4 tablespoons
  • Sugar - 2  tablespoons (adjust to your taste)
  • Unsweetened Cocoa-  1 tablespoon
  • Milk - 3 1/2 tablespoons
  • Oil- 2 tablespoons
  • Baking powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Grates nuts- for garnish

Instructions-

  • Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well
  • Grease a microwave safe dish and pour the mixture in it
  • Microwave for 1 minutes 20 seconds    
  • Add your favorite topping, I used whipped cream and chocolate syrup.

Serve! 

Notes -

  • Don't mix and cook in the same bowl, use different bowls for mixing and cooking.
  • This recipe and timing works for me very well, you may need to adjust your microwave settings. So try a few times and you will get it.




Carrot, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich (healthy and tasty)

Posted On Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by sneh 0 comments


It was my son's idea, he wanted me to put carrots in his sandwich with garlic spread. I thought there is no way he is going to like it but when I made it, it was great!.

This sandwich is packed with the goodness of carrots and tomatoes.This is healthy, quick and tasty. Great lunch or snack to take to school or work!

Give it a try even if you don't like carrots.

Prep time- 10 minutes
Cook time- zero  minutes
Yield - 2 servings

Ingredients-

  • Carrot- 1 (grated)
  • Shredded Lettuce- 1/2 cup
  • Tomato - 1 chopped
  • Creamy Garlic spread-  2 tablespoons ( I used Marie's creamy Italian garlic dressing)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper - to taste
  • 4 slices of your favorite bread- I use oatmeal bread.

Instructions-

  • Take two slices of bread and spread a tablespoon of garlic spread on it
  • Add a layer each of lettuce, tomato and shredded carrots on each bread
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper
  • Top with the remaining two breads
  • Cut into desired shape

Serve





Sabudana Vada (Tapioca and Potato Fritters)

Posted On Thursday, August 15, 2013 by sneh 0 comments


Sabudana (Tapioca pearls) is used to make variety of Indian dishes like sabudana vada, khichdi, papad and kheer and is specially eaten during festival days when people observe fast(vrat) in India.

These melt in your mouth crispy tapioca fritters called sabudana vada  are deep fried patties of potato and tapioca with some spices and are insanely delicious. They top the list of my favorite deep fried snacks. I make this vada  often as an evening snack or sometimes weekend breakfast.

Just like with any other deep fried snack, a hot cup of chai complements it best. 

Since sabudana is a kind of starch, it is vital to know the correct soaking and cooking method for it to avoid getting chewy and sticky.
For this preparation I follow my moms tip of soaking and it works very well for me.




Prep time- 5-8 hours
Cook Time- 15-20  minutes
Yield - 12- 15  patties (depending on the size)

Ingredients-
  • Sabudana (Tapioca)- 1/2 cup
  • Potatoes - 3 medium boiled
  • Geen chilli- 2 to 3- chopped
  • Lemon juice of half lemon (or to taste)
  • Ginger grated  - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Coriander leaves - chopped
Instructions-

  • Soak sabudana for 1 hour, drain and keep it covered for 5-6 hours or overnight.
  • Add mashed boiled potatoes
  • Add rest of the ingredients- combined all the ingredients well
  • Make small balls and flatten them a little bit
  • Deep fry in hot oil on medium high heat.(its important to keep the heat on medium high because if cooked for too long on low heat sabudanan can get too chewy.)

Serve hot with coriander chutney and/or ketchup



Fruit and Yogurt Dessert - Quick and Healthy

Posted On Saturday, July 27, 2013 by sneh 5 comments

Sometimes simple things in life are the best. This cute cup of fruits and yogurt is a fun quick fix dessert that my kids love and can have it anytime. They enjoy every fruit I put in it, even the ones they otherwise wouldn't eat (like plums in this recipe).


I kept it simple with just fruits, yogurt and honey but you can always add some variety by adding nuts, chocolate chips, crushed, cookies, granola etc.
Try different fruits and syrups like , strawberry syrup, chocolate syrup etc.
you can be really creative with this!



Prep time- 5 minutes
Cook Time- 5 minutes
Yield - 4  dessert cups

Ingredients-
  • Yogurt- 1 cup (plain greek or vanilla)
  • Honey - 2 tablespoons (optional)
  • Mango- 1 cup
  • Blueberries- 2  tablespoons
  • Plums- chopped- 1/2 cup
Instructions-
  • Add 1/4 cup of yogurt in a dessert cup- (I used plain yogurt)
  • Top with some mangoes, blueberries and plums
  • Drizzle with some honey
Enjoy!
 


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