Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Ingredients– 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/4 cup melted butter Pineapple rings and cherries 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup melted butter 2 eggs 1/2 cup pineapple juice 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder Method – Whisk the light brown sugar and melted butter to a smooth and…

Orange Cake

Ingredients– 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour 3 tbsp cornflour 1.5 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 114 gm softened butter 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar 1.5 tsp orange zest (can be increased) 1/2 tsp lemon zest 2 large eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice For the…

Eggless Date Cake

Ingredients– 18 dates 3/4 cup milk 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup oil 1 tsp baking soda 1 tbsp walnuts Method – Remove the seeds and soak the dates in warm milk overnight Add sugar and grind them to a smooth paste along with the milk it was soaked in Add…

Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

Ingredients– 1 kg grated carrots 1 litre full fat milk 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp cardamom powder 4 tbsp ghee Chopped nuts (cashew, almond, pistachios ) and raisins Method – Dry roast nuts on low heat till crunchy and chop them. Set aside Bring milk to boil in a heavy bottomed sauce pan Add grated…

Gulab Jamun with Milk Powder

Ingredients– For Gulab Jamun – 1 cup milk powder 2 tbsp all purpose flour 1/4 tsp baking soda 2 tbsp ghee 3.5 tbsp milk Vegetable oil to deep fry For Sugar Syrup – 2 cups granulated sugar 3 cups water 4 green cardamoms 1 tsp lemon juice Method – Take sugar, water and cardamom pods…

Strawberry and Cream

Ingredients– 400 ml Amul cream 12 strawberries 4-5 tbsp sugar Method – Blend 4 strawberries into a fine purée Chop 6 strawberries into small pieces Pour the strawberry purée into the cream Whip the cream and sugar with an electric beater for 5-7 minutes Add the chopped strawberries Decorate with the remaining strawberries Serve chilled

Black Rice Kheer

Ingredients– 1 litre milk (I used Amul Taaza) 1/2 cup black rice 3/4 cup sugar 4 cardamoms A fistful of raisins 12 cashews, chopped Method – Soak the black rice overnight In the morning, pressure cook the rice with very little water for 1 whistle. The water should be soaked up by the rice Heat…

Butterscotch Cake

Ingredients– 2/3 cup butterscotch chips 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 3 large eggs at room temperature 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup buttermilk Method – Preheat the oven to 180°C Grease and line…

Fruit Cream

Ingredients– 1.5 cups Amul cream 100 ml condensed milk Powdered Sugar as per taste 2-3 tbsp milk 1 cup of chopped fruits (apple, banana, pomegranate arils) Method – Beat the cream with a whisk vigorously for 2 minutes Add condensed milk and sugar as per taste Mix well Add the milk if the mixture is…

Kheer Komola (Orange Pudding)

Ingredients– 1 litre full fat milk 200 ml condensed milk 4-5 strands of saffron 100 gm sugar 2 large sweet oranges Method – Boil milk in a thick bottom vessel on low flame Add the saffron strands Cook till the milk reduces to 1/3. This will take about 90 minutes Add condensed milk Mix properly…