Monday, 21 May 2018

Mini Peanut butter Cake

This easy to make incredibly delicious treat will become your favorite cake everrrrr! 

I used my easy one bowl Best Chocolate Cake recipe, topped it with peanut butter straight from the jar. This peanut butter cake is so delicious. This mini cake is so cute to present when its a birthday or its just a treat to friends. My daughter loved this cake a lot, She just finish this cake in one timeeeee. It was treat for her and I'm glad that she enjoyed it. Check out the recipe below.


200g Butter, Softened, plus extra for greasing
3 tbsp Smooth peanut butter, plus 2 tbsp for the middle
200g golden caster sugar
150g Pot natural yogurt
200g All Purpose Flour
50g Crushed Salted roasted peanuts
1 Tbsp Icing sugar
2 tbsp Milk


Butter non-stick Mini sandwich tin and line with circle of Baking paper. Using electric hand beaters, beat the Butter, Peanut Butter, Sugar and Yogurt together until smooth and creamy. Fold in the flour, then split the mix between the tin, using a spatula to get every last bit. Bake for 30 mins until risen and golden.

Meanwhile, toss the Salted peanuts and Icing sugar with 1/2 tsp water until well coated and Claggy. Spread over a non-stick baking sheet. When the cake is ready, leave it to cool for 5 mins in the tin, then turn onto a cooling rack to cool completely. 

Then roast the nuts for 10 mins, Tossing them a couple of times until golden and coated in a shiny caramel. Pour the caramel on cake and coat with crushed roasted peanuts. 


Monday, 14 May 2018

Misal pav

One of the most famous of Maharashtrian recipes, Misal is a scrumptious cocktail of savories and sprouts! Wholesome and tasty sprouts are cooked with tangy tomatoes and pungent onions, not to forget the spice powders and the special coconut-onion based misal masala! All of this is further enhanced with chivda, potatoes and other appropriate ingredients to make a sumptuous accompaniment for laddi pav. The best part about Misal is that it suits breakfast, dinner and any other time you wish to have it.

This is our 144th #Foodiemonday Bloghop event, and we are back with #Maharashtriancuisine. Here contributing this recipe of Misal Pav which I adopted from Tarla Dalal's recipe. Check out the recipe below and enjoyy the flavor of maharashtra.


For The Misal Masala

1 tbsp oil
1/4 cup thinly sliced onions
1/4 cup grated dry coconut
2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
3 cloves
3 peppercorns
25 mm stick cinnamon
2 whole dry kashmiri red chilies
3 garlic cloves

For The Misal

3 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup matki sprouts
1/2 cup safed vatana sprouts
1/2 cup moong sprouts
2 tbsp chawli sprouts
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
salt to taste

For Serving
1/2 cup mixed chivda
1/2 cup potatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
4 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
8 laddi pavs
4 lemon wedges


For the misal masala

1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and coconut and dry roast on
    a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
2. Add all the remaining ingredients and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
3. Remove from the flame and allow it to cool completely.
4. Once cooled, blend in a mixer to a smooth powder without using
5. Any water. Keep aside.

For the Misal

1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
2. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to
    2 minutes.
3. Add the prepared misal masala and sauté on a medium flame for 1 more minute.
4. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder and a little water (approx. 1 tbsp), mix well
    and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
5. Add the matki, safed vatana, moong and chawli sprouts and mix well.
6. Add 2 cups of hot water and salt, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
7. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
8. Add the chilli powder, 1/2 cup of water and coriander, mix well and simmer for 3 to
   4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

How to proceed

1. Just before serving pour 1/4 of the misal in a serving bowl, sprinkle 2 tbsp of
   mixed farsaan, 2 tbsp of batata poha, 2 tbsp of onions and 1 tbsp of coriander over it.
2. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more servings.
3. Serve immediately with laddi pavs and lemon wedges.