Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tangy drumstick curry (Shevgyache Bhaji)

A typical side dish in our house. Recipe off course by my MIL :-). Just love the taste of a gr8 combination of tamarind, jaggery and drumsticks. One should try this tangy drumstick curry.


Drumsticks - 7-8

Fresh coconut -1/2

Roasted groundnut Powder (Danyacha Kut) - 1/4 cup

Goda Masala - 2 teaspoon

Red chilly powder - 2 teaspoon

Tamarind paste - 2 tablespoons

Jaggery - 1 tablespoon

Salt to taste

Fresh coriander for garnishing

For Tempering

Oil - 2 teaspoon

Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon

Asafetida - 1/4 teaspoon

Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon


Grate the coconut. Wash drumsticks and make 4 pieces of each stick. Pressure cook Drumsticks for only one whistle. Do not cook drumsticks very soft. It should be little hard. Heat a kadai and make tempering of given ingredients. Now add drumsticks and sauté it. Then add red chilly powder, goda masala, salt, tamarind paste and jaggery. Mix it well. Cover it with lid and cook for five minutes. Then add Roasted groundnut Powder and grated coconut and mix well. Garnish it with fresh coriander.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Banana Cake

As winter & Christmas days are coming closer….my kitchen again started smelling cakes :-).  Just for a change instead of  chocolate or pineapple,  I made Banana cake. Oh! wow, it tastes so very nice. We just loved it. This recipe is adapted from one very old Marathi recipe book 'RUCHIRA' by Kamalabai Ogale.
All purpose flour -  2 cups
Eggs  - 2
Sugar - 1 cup
Butter - 1/2 cup
Baking soda - 1 teaspoon
Baking powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt - 1/4th teaspoon
Over ripped banana - 3
Limejuice - 1/4 teaspoon
Milk - as required

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease square pan  with butter and dust with flour. Keep it aside.  Sift all dry items that is flour, Baking powder and baking soda. Cream butter, sugar and salt.  Now add eggs and beat it nicely. Then add mashed bananas and lime juice. Mix it well. Now add the sifted flour mixture to this beaten mixture little by little and beat well till blended smoothly. You can add milk if required for the dropping consistency.  Pour this batter in greased pan. Bake it at 180 degrees C for 20-25 minutes.  Cool in the pan for few minutes. Turn out on the wire rack for cooling. Can be served warm for a breakfast.
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