Monday, July 23, 2012

Spicy Coconut Prawn Fry

This recipe can be serve as an appetizer before main course. As an Indian our tastebuds always look for spicy food. All our cooking must have spices. So do I. This is very simple recipe. 30 minutes just more than enough to prepare a platter of Spicy Coconut Prawns. I have tried this with oats as coating as well. Felt coconut is better than oats. With further improvements finally I came out with this recipe.
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Ingredients :
Ingredient A
  • 1 cup of dry coconut blended to fine texture.
  • 1 white part of an egg
  • Oil for frying

Ingredients B

  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • 5 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of Garlic salt
  • 1 tsp white pepper powder
  • 1 tsp dry chili powder
  • a pinch of cumin powder
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves chopped finely
Ingredients C
  • 500 gm White Prawns
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger -garlic paste
Preparation Method:
  • Shell and deveined the  prawns with tail intact. Marinate for 10 minutes with the rest of ingredients in list C.
  • Meanwhile assemble all the ingredients in B list.  Whisk together and keep aside.
  • Separate the white egg from the yolk. Beat for few seconds and keep aside.
  • After 10 minutes, heat the skillets with 5 tbsp of oil.
  • Dip each the marinated prawn in a flour mixture, followed by egg mixture and then coconut powder.
  • Shallow fry for 5 minutes each side or until golden brown. Alternatively you may use coconut oil for best flavor and fragrance.
  • Serve hot with any sauce.

I prefer Thai chili sauce or tartar sauce as dipping sauce.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Oats Raisin Cookies

oats cookies
Oats Raisin Cookies

Looking for something crunchy, sweet and spicy? Well I recommend this healthy and nutritious Oats Raisins cookies.  It's a perfect, easy and wholesome snack for teatime. Those who doesn't prefer bland taste of oatmeal were suggested to have creative ways of consuming it. Oatmeal are known to reduce cholesterol level in our blood system.  Most of the goodness still remains in a cookie. The health benefits further enhanced by adding dried fruits such as raisins. Even children would love it. 

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup instant oats
  • 100 g raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup superfine flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder

Oats cookies

  1. Cream butter and sugar till fluffy. 
  2. Add vanilla essence and an egg and mix well.
  3. Meanwhile roast the oats in the oven for 7 minutes or more if needed
  4. Add sieved flour with cinnamon and nutmeg powder in three batches to well combine.
  5. Finally add raisins, walnuts and roasted oats together.
  6. Keep in the chiller for 2 hours before baking.  
  7. Scoop a spoonful dough with a spoon onto prepared lined baking baking tray and bake for 20 minutes for 180 Degrees. Make sure to leave space in between. 

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Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

At last after one month cravings for this classic dessert, finally had a feast. Just don't bother to offer anyone, I had my freshly oven baked  hot chocolate molten cake alone. Hmmm......!!!!! Its a true chocolate moment! Blissfull and divine! Anyone resist to have more! I guess not.
The runny gooey chocolate which flows out deliberately would inspires anyone. Its absolutely scrumptious! Those chocolate lovers must try this rich and moist textured chocolate cake.
Such a easy recipe, wonderful dessert for lovely family and friends. I have tried the recipe without eggs too. Will update soon!

Ingredients :

  • 100g unsalted butter plus more butter for greasing
  • 1 bar (150g) semisweet or dark chocolate.
  •  3 tbsp castor sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp of Superfine or Self raising flour
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence (opt)

Preparation Method:

  1. Preheat  the oven 200 degree C. Grease your 4 ramekins or mugs generously with butter and then dust with granulated sugar. Keep aside.
  2. Sieve together flour and cocoa powder and keep aside. 
  3. Use double boiler to melt the chocolate and butter. Whisk gently to well combine. 
  4. Beat sugar together with the egg and egg yolks till pale and frothy. Add a drop of essence. 
  5. Add buttermilk and beat again for another 1 minute. 
  6. Now add the cooled chocolate mixture into the batter.
  7. Whisk to well combine. Add the flour mixture and mix well.
  8. Pour 2/3 cup full ramekins and bake for 12 minutes approximately.
  9. Invert to plate. Serve while hot with any berries or vanilla ice cream.


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