Eggless Tutti Fruity Rawa/Semolina Bundt Cake#BundtBakers

This cake is butter/oil/flour free, yet this is so soft, moist and delicious. Try this cake so simple, just 3 steps, no fancy gadget like an electric hand mixer is needed, only hand whisk and a spatula and mix mix, cake is ready to bake. 
For this you require chiroti rawa/fine semolina. If you have the thicker rawa/semolina that we use to make upma then just pulse it once or twice in the mixer jar and it's ready to use.

1 Cup Measurement = 200Ml
Ingredients

1½ Cups Fine Rava/Semolina
½ Cup Fresh Yogurt - I used home set yogurt
½ Cup Fresh Cream/Single Cream
½ Cup Milk
½ Cup Heaped Chopped Tutti Fruity + Cherries
1 Cup Caster Sugar
½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
½ Teaspoon Pineapple Essence
For Garnishing
2 Tablespoons Slivered Pistachios
2 Tablespoons Slivered Almonds
Method
In a bowl add the milk, cream, yogurt, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and mix well. 
It will start to froth, cover it and keep aside for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes this mixture will become frothy. 
Now add the rawa/semolina and mix it well. Again cover and keep it aside for 10 - 12 minutes. 
After 12 minutes the rawa/semolina will absorb most the moisture and swell, the batter will become thick.
Add the essence and chopped tutti frutiy and mix well.
Pour this into a greased 7" bundt pan, tap it on counter to remove any air bubbles, sprinkle silvered almonds and pistachios. 
Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 35 - 40 minutes or till a skewer inserted comes out clean. 
Keep it to cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Then un mold it 
let it cool completely. 
When it's completely cooled 


then only slice it or else it will crumble since this is a soft and moist cake.
This delicious soft and moist Tutti Fruity Rawa/Semolina Bundt Cake.
Enjoy!!

Labels: Semolina, Rawa, Eggless, No Butter, No Oil, Bundt, Cakes, Tutti Fruity, Cherries, Pistachios, Almonds, Fresh Cream

BundtBakers

#BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all of our lovely Bundts by following our Pinterest board. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about BundtBakers, can be found on our home page

This month my Bundt Baker we are sharing Bundts baked with nostalgic flavors from our childhoods, our host is Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla , thank you for this wonderful theme. Check out the nostalgic flavors from our childhoods Bundts below:

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Nepali Style Vegetable Pulao-Pressure Cooker#MultiCookerMonday

This Nepali Style Vegetable Pulao is so easy and quick to make, it taste also delicious. I served this Chicken Legs With Strawberry Balsamic Glaze, Spicy Potato Wedges which made a complete meal.

Serves 3 - 4
Ingredients

2 Cups Basmati Rice
½ Teaspoon Cumin seeds
½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 Bay leaf
4 Cloves
2 Black Cardamoms/Badi Elaichi
½" Stick Cinnamon
½ Tablespoon Ginger Garlic paste
4 Green chilies - finely chopped
1 Onion - chopped
1 Tomato - chopped
½ Cup Green Peas
1 Carrot - chopped
Salt to taste
2 - 3 Tablespoon Oil
1 Tablespoon Lemon juice
4 Cups Water

Method 
Wash and soak the basmati rice for 15 minutes.Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Next, add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, black cardamom, when they release an aroma add the turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste & minced green chillies and cook for another minute. Then add the onion, sauté till the onion is translucent, add the tomatoes, carrot and peas, sauté for a minute. Drain water from soaked rice and add the rice into the pan. 
Mix everything properly. Add water and salt, bring this to a rolling boil stirring lightly, let it boil on high flame till water comes to the level of the rice, add lemon juice and lightly mix it. Cover with the lid and on high flame take 2 whistles. Let the cooker cool completely. Open the cooker and fluff the rice with a fork lightly. 
Serve, Enjoy!!
Served this with Chicken Legs With Strawberry Balsamic Glaze, Spicy Potato Wedges.

Labels: Vegetable, Rice, Vegan, Gluten free, Pressure Cooker, Green Peas ,Multi Cooker Monday, Main course, Nepal, Asian Cuisine

Multicooker Monday January 2021:
Recipes using Small Kitchen Appliances


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Waffles

A perfect crisp breakfast or brunch, this is a simple basic waffle which are homemade from-scratch. They  are ready in less than 30 minutes.

Makes 7, Serves 2
Ingredients

2 Eggs
1 Cup (250ML Cup) All Purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon Heaped Caster Sugar
25 Ml Oil
1 Cup Milk
½ Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
Pinch of Salt
¼ Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Tablespoon Corn Flour

Method 
Beat eggs and sugar, add milk and vanilla essence. Add in salt, flour, corn flour and baking powder, slowly add oil and beat till smooth. Beat egg whites till stiff, slowly fold in the batter. The batter should be free flowing. Let stand for a while and then heat up the waffle iron. 
When hot, grease the waffle iron plates with butter pour a ladle of batter in the iron (do not spread it once you close the lid it will spread on it own) close and let cook takes around 3 to 4 minutes for the first batch, the rest are done even more quickly. 
They are done, flip the sides and keep it for a minute to get even more crisp. 
Let them cool on wire rack. Grease the waffle iron plates, well, each time you ladle the batter for the next batch of waffles. 
Serve with honey or any sauce or your choice, as a dessert with ice cream.
My hubby had with his favorite Maple syrup. I had with Peri Peri Sauce and maple syrup mixed a classic combo of sweet and spicy.
Labels: Waffles, Egg, Breakfast, Brunch, Healthy,Sunday Funday
For our event called Sunday Funday, wherein we share recipes our families will love to enjoy on a Sunday. Our host for this week's event is Sneha of Sneha's Recipes. Sunday Funday: " Waffles"

Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Chicken and Waffles 
Palatable Pastime: Hash Brown Waffles  
Karen's Kitchen Stories: Liège Style Waffles 
Food Lust People Love: Peanut Butter Banana Waffles
A Day in the Life on the Farm: Pumpkin Waffles 
Making Miracles: Savory Cheesy Herb Waffles  
Cooking With Carlee: Sourdough Waffles 
Sneha's Recipe: Waffles 

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Mom's Quick Alphabet Soup#SoupSwappers

This was my Mom's quick fix whenever we were not feeling well. She use to make this simple alphabet soup for us and we use to relish it. It has only 3 simple ingredients, onion, tomato and alphabet pasta. I have used vegetarian stock, can use chicken stock too. 
Serves 2 - 3 as a complete meal
Ingredients

1 Small Onion - finely chopped
1 Large Tomato - finely chopped
4 Cups Water
1 Vegetable Stock Cube
1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
A Dash of Black Pepper
1 Cup Alphabet Pasta
Salt to taste

Method
In a large pot heat the oil add the onions, sauté till the onions start to change color, add the pasta and fry for a minute or two. Add the tomato , fry for just a minute, add the water and stock cube, stir it lightly till it comes to a rolling boil. Reduce the flame to low and let it boil till the pasta is cooked. Serve this into serving bowls with a dash of black pepper powder. 
Enjoy a healthy and delicious soup!! 

Labels: Soup, Soup Swappers, Alphabet Pasta, Onion, Tomato, Vegan, Healthy, Main course
For January 2021, event for Soup Swappers, our host is Karen of Karen's Kitchen Stories, wherein she asked us to share our Favorite Childhood Soups 

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Prawn Patio#FishFriday

Prawn Patio, its a traditional Parsi dish which is not only spicy but sweet and sour too. Patio is a dish that was brought from Persia by Parsi who settled in India. Patio means hot, sweet and sour in equal measure.
Am, a big fan of Parsi cuisine so, tried this dish and it was really tasty, it is very different from our curries .Usually we do not add jaggery or sugar to our non-veg dishes but this curry has jaggery in it but still we all liked the taste and the aroma of this dish which goes well with rice.
Ingredients
½ Kg Cleaned Prawns
1 Tablespoons Heaped Thick Tamarind paste
3 Medium Onion-finely chopped
3 -4 Tablespoons Oil
2 Medium Tomatoes - finely chopped
2 Teaspoons Jaggery
2 Small Potatoes - cubed
Coriander leaves for garnishing 
For The Masala
2 Tablespoons Coriander leaves
4 Green chillies
6 -7 Dry Kashmiri Red Chillies
2 Sticks Cinnamon(1"piece each)
4 Cardamoms
6 Cloves
8 Black Peppercorns
1 Tablespoon Coriander seeds
1 Teaspoon Cumin seeds
1"Piece Ginger-
6 Big Cloves Garlic

Method 
Mix jaggery with tamarind pulp and keep aside.
Wash clean and devein the prawns.
Grind all the ingredients under masala, adding little water as possible to make a fine thick paste. 
In a heavy bottom pan/kadai heat oil, add onion and fry till translucent, then add tomatoes and fry for a minute.
Add the ground masala paste, and the wash the blender jar with ½ cup water and add that too, sauté well till oil separates. Add the potato cubes and let them cook.  Now add tamarind-jaggery pulp and sauté again for a minute, add water as required to make a thick gravy, add salt to taste. Let this cook till oil surfaces, taste for salt, sourness and sweetness, add accordingly, give this a nice mix. Now add the prawns, cover the pan with a lid and cook on a medium low flame for 5 minutes. 
The gravy should be thick and saucy. 
Serve hot with rice, paratha or crusty bready.. Enjoy!!
My Notes
You can adjust the spices according to your taste, but, do not skip adding jaggery and tamarind, as these two are most important ingredients which give the authentic taste to the dish.
Labels: Seafood/Fish, Fish Friday, Prawns, Shrimps, Parsi Cuisine, Main course
For January's 2021, Fish Friday Foodie event our host is Rebekah of Making Miracles , wherein she asked us to share a dish that you deem company worthy; maybe something that was served to you once that you were impressed by, or a dish that has had rave reviews from friends or family when you've shared it with them.

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