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Eggless Orange Cake

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IMG_7865.JPGHi Friends

Made this cake today for a friend’s Bday 🙂

The recipe I had seen sometime back on you tube Cook with Priyanka….Thanx for this lovely recipe Priyanka.

The only change I made was I put 1 cup sugar instead of 3/4 cup as in original.

so we need…

Maida 1and 1/2 cup

Baking Powder 1 and 1/2 tsp

Baking soda (meetha soda,cooking soda,soda -bi-carb or Eno salt ) 1/2 tsp

Salt ( a pinch)

Sift together the above ingredients three times with a seive to aerate the mixture and even distribution of baking agents in Maida. Keep aside.

Take the below in a large bowl….

Powdered Sugar 1 cup ( I like my cake sweet )

Canola Oil 1/2 cup

Thick curd ( i used Amul ) 3/4 cup

Orange Juice ( i had Real Orange juice so used that ) 1/2 cup

Yes I have not used any Vanilla Essence here. One can add orange jest if you have orange handy or marmlade 1 tsp too can be used.

Mix together these ingredients .

To the above add Dry mix in three batches.

Bake  it in a preheated oven for 30 min at 180 C . Start checking for doneness after 25 min . You can see mine has browned as Priyanka said 40 min.

My cake in my Panasonic Microwave Oven was done in 30 min. So i believe all ovens work differently.

Any new cake I try I always use Bundt Pan.

I did not glaze my cake.

Enjoy !!!

 

 

 

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I am still learning the ropes to ice a cake …:-P

Grilled Fish

 

 

For the first time I used frozen Basa fish after myfriends highly recommended .

It is easy to handle and kids like it as there are no bones.

I live in Bangalore and most of my kitchen stuff is bought from Bigbasket.com

This packet  is available there so things become more easy 🙂

I washed the frozen slice under tap water and made slits on the fillet.

Ingredients for marination are as below…

Curd 1/2 cup

Chilly  powder 1/2 tsp

Turmeric 1/2 tsp

Fish masala 1 tsp

pepper  powder 1/4 tsp

Salt as per taste

Lime juice 2 tsp

mixed all the ingredients and rubbed on the fillet on both sides.

Keept for half n hr in the fridge.

We can cook it in a pan too I think with little oil but I wanted to do a no oil recipe .

I preheated the oven at 200 C and baked fish for 5 minutes.

then grilled it for 10 min in the same hot oven.

I have Panasonic Convection and Microwave Oven with Grill.

My fish came out nice and soft and very tasty…..shared with friends and one friend commented …Super Duper Awesome Fantastic 😀

 

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My Kitchen Prayer

MY KITCHEN IS A HAVEN

THATS MINE AND MINE ALONE

IT BRINGS ME GREATER COMFORT

THAN I HAVE EVER KNOWN

SO LORD I ASK YOU KINDLY

TO BLESS THIS HALLOWED SPOT

WHERE I PERFORM MIRACLES

WITH OVEN, PAN AND POT

PLEASE ALSO BLESS MY COOKING

SO THAT EACH MEAL I MAKE

BRINGS DEEPEST SATISFACTION

TO ALL WHO MIGHT PARTAKE

AND LORD LET ME OFFER

MY WARMEST THANKS TO YOU

FOR GRANTING US OUR DAILY BREAD

AND OTHER BLESSINGS TOO.

Source unknown.

found on the fridge of a friends home….loved it so shared with you 🙂