Sunday, July 10, 2011

Eggless Dates Cake

Hello World!
Well! Are you thinking if I am coming out of a deep slumber! Well not! Then, what explains such a long absense from this space! I am going to answer that shortly.

As I have already mentioned in some of my previous posts that I have started a new blog and it chronicles my experiences with food, books and everything I feel like writing about. So, these days I am active in that space only. I had started this blog 'The Veggie Hut' to write about my cooking experiences. But, believe me I learnt cooking in that process of blogging. So many food enthusiasts in this blogsphere to be inspired from! I loved cooking and blogging. Gradually, I realised I would like to blog about everything I am enthusiastic about and that can list a number of things starting with books. So, the idea of starting afresh took shape in my mind and Pages was born. I would like you to join me on there and join me in my journey in this blog world.

I have posted a couple of recipes there. Do have a look at them and let me know what you think of them!

Eggless Chocolate Brownies
Celebration Chocolate Cake With Fudge Frosting (Eggless)
Pineapple Chunk & Cardamom Cake (Eggless)
Cardamom Kulfi

Malai Kulfi ~ Using Condensed Milk~ A Quicker Version!
Bread Ras Malai ~ my all time favourite!
Chocolate-y trifle
Breakfast in a glass ~ Strawberry Banana Shake & Dates Mocha Shake

Mango Mania ~ Mango Lassi/ Mango Smoothie!
Lemonade With a Twist ~ Blueberry Lemonade ~ Making It From Scratch!

This probably will be my last post on this space. However, I may update it with any food related post I do on my new blog. So, for this last post, I have a Dates Cake for you. Enjoy the sweet treat!


1 cup AP Flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup pitted dates(About 18 soaked in water for 2-3 hours).
1 tsp baking powder.
3/4 tsp baking soda.
1/4 cup soft butter.
1/4 cup water used for soaking dates.
1/4 cup milk.

1. Grease a 8'' round cake tin and preheat the oven at 180C.
2. Strain the dates but keep the water it were soaked in. Churn the daytes with milk to make a smooth paste.
3. Shift flour, baking powder, soda 2-3 times together so atht it is well blended.
4. Cream in the sugar and butter till well incorporated and fluffy.
5.Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients whisking all the time.
6. Add water and whisk till the batter is smooth, around 2-3 minutes.
7. Pour into the pre greased tin and bake at 180 C for 25 mins and then lower the temperature to 160 C and bake for another 10 minutes or untila sweker comes out clean.
8. Let it rest in the tin for 5-10 mins before turning it on a wire rack to cool.
9. Cool completely and slice. Serve.

Sending it to Tamalpaku's Only Baked Event. Only Series is the brain child of Pari.

Cheers! Enjoy! See you on Pages.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Apple and Dried Cranberry Chutney

It has been a long while since I posted anything on this blog! Plain lazy I have been!

Today's recipe comes from my drafts. I had seen it in one of Nigella's show and tried out instantly. I love it. Try it to check out yourself. Pretty easy yet delicious..

Apple and Dried Cranberry Chutney.


2 granny smith apples, peeled cored and diced.
¼ cup dried sweetened cranberries.
1 tsp oil.
½ tsp nigella seeds.
1 green chilli (optional).
salt to taste.
¼ tsp turmeric powder.
½ tsp red chili powder.
½ tsp coriander powder.
½ tsp cumin powder.
1 tbsp lemon juice.(or vinegar)


1. Heat oil in a pan and add the nigella seeds and green chilli.

2. Now add the chopped apples, cranberries and all the spices and salt. Let it cook in a slow flame. The apples will cook and give out it juices as it get cooked.

3. Mash them and add lemon juice in the end. If you want it more watery add water and cook for 5 more minutes.

4. Let it cool completely before storing. Keep well for up to 7days. Have it with parathas or rotis.

Till I write again! Thanks fro stopping by! Cheers!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tried and Tested from US Masala

Tried and tested is an event, which was originally started by Zlamushka's Spicy Kitchen and now is owned by Lakshmi of Kitchen Chronicles. The february T&T is hosted by Priya for the blog US Masala.

The best thing about this event is you don't have to post the recipe. I had forgotten the deadline of this event and was being lazy in putting this post together. I love Aipi's US Masala and have tried couple of her recipes. Although, I don't have pictures of all of them, I didn't want to miss the opportunity of participating in this event. I am just hoping Priya would accept my late entries!

I have made these Stuffed Buns a couple of times and my hubby just loved them.I have tried some variation of filling as well but this is the one that comes from US Masala. Thanks Aipi for such a wonderful recipe.
Nutella Cold Coffee is something I have made many times and it reminds me of the cold coffees from CCD. I you are a fan of cold coffees you have to try this!

Enjoy! Till I write again.. Take Care!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Holi Wishes!

Wishing you all a very happy and colourful holi! Enjoy!

I have been off from this blog for over a month now and  hope to be back in a week or two. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Blogging Break..

I am taking a blogging break and will be away from this space. After hosting 2 events, I think I have earned the break.:-). However, will be around to check your recipes.

Hope to be back soon.

Meanwhile do check the round ups of the events held here.

Happy Blogging! Enjoy!

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