Eggless Pineapple Cake


Eggless cake prepared in a microwave.using cream cheese & basic ingredients used for baking & frosted with Cool whip

ingredients

2 tbsp Butter

2 tbsp Cream Cheese

1/2 cup Sugar

3/4 cup Milk

1 cup All purpose flour

1/2 tsp Baking powder

1/4 tsp Baking Soda

1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence

1 pack of Cool Whip

Canned or fresh Pineapple Pieces

Method
Take butter and cream cheese in mixing bowl.To that add sugar and whisk well until it turns out creamy.Slowly add warm milk and make that into a thin paste.Now add vanilla essence and mix well.Sieve all purpose flour into a wet mixture along with baking powder and baking soda.Mix very well.Pour the mixture into greased 8*8 microwave safe Baking tray.Microwave on a high power for 4 minutes.After a cake is done allow it to cool down for 10 minutes.Then transfer that to a cooling rack.After cake cools down divide that into two equal size sponge sheets.

Frosting

Take one of the sponge sheets .Apply pineapple juice over that.Apply a layer of cool whip over it.Place few chunks of pineapple over cream layer.Now put another sponge sheet on the top of previous sponge sheet.Now cover the whole cake with cool whip.Put some pineapple pieces on the top of a cake

Tips:-Make sure to use butter and cream cheese at room temperature.Be sure to use warm milk.Power setting for each microwave varies, so be sure to adjust cooking time as per your own judgement.

 

Recipe adapted from http://www.madhurasrecipe.com/microwave/Microwave-Pineapple

Aloo Palak


Spinach is an excellent source of lots of vitamin & minerals.It is a very good source of dietary fiber, Spinach means Palak in Hindi language. It is a leaf-based  dish eaten in the Indian Subcontinent with bread such as roti or rice.Potatoes means aloo in hindi .its a dish cooked with Spinach, potatoes & Indian Spices.

Ingredients

3 potatoes, peeled and cubed, (lightly sauteed in 1/2 tbsp of oil)

2 bunches spinach chopped

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

2 onions finely chopped

1-2 tomatoes chopped or puree

2 green chillies slit

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1 1/2 cups water

salt to taste

1/2 tsp garam masala powder

1/2 tbsp cream optional

1/2 tsp Dry Fenugreek leaves

2 tbsp oil

Method
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add the onions and green chillies and sauté the onions till they turn transparent.Add ginger garlic paste and fry further for 3-4 minutes.add tomatoes and cooked now add turmeric powder ,red chilli powder and coriander powder and combine well.Add the spinach and let it cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the fried potato cubes and combine. Cook on low heat for 7-8 minutes.Add the water and salt and cook on medium heat for 12-15 minutes or till the potatoes are tender. Add malai, garam masala powder dry fenugreek leaves and combine.Reduce flame, cover and cook for a mt. Turn off heat and serve hot with Rotis or steamed rice.
Tips -if you want u can use spinach paste too,a taste will be same.

Peanut Chutney


Peanut chutney is a delicious an accompaniment to many South Indian dishes such as Idli,dosa,medu vada.

ingredients

1 Cup peanuts

1 Tbsp oil

2 1/2 Tbsp ginger finely chopped

2-3 dry red chillies

2 1/2 Tbsp tamarind pulp

1 tsp mustard seeds

10-12 curry leaves

Urad dal 1 tsp

Bengal gram (channa dal) 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Water as required

Method

Soak urad dal & channa dal.Dry roast peanut in a pan & keep aside.using same pan add 2 tsp of oil adding dry red chilies ,soaked urad dal,channa dal & ginger saute on a med flame till it cook nice & brown.In a grinder jar adding roasted peanut,sauteed dry red chillies ,urad dal ,channa dal ,ginger & tamarind pulp.Adding little by little  water to make a coarse /smooth chutney as per liking. Take out Ground paste in a bowl.add salt & check seasoning .Heat remaining oil & prepare mustard seed and curry leaf tempering & pour on top of  Chutney .Mix properly !!Peanut Chutney  is ready.

Tips:-After roasting de-skin of  peanut is an individual choice.Increase or decrease  red chilli quantity as per own taste buds.