For the past few days , I’m struggling to move my blog to self hosted one. So migrating the posts and all other things are going on. Most important thing for me is to not lose any of my valuable readers. I’m doing my best to do this. If anyone can’t read my posts or you can’t see my blog in your reader, please, please let me know. So I can check what’s wrong. My new self hosted site still needs some fixtures, but I think you can view. Please visit http://lathiskitchen.org. I hope you give the same warmth and love to me and my blog😍😊🙂.
Today I give you a recipe from my homeland, a Stew. There are lots of types of stews, both vegetarian and non vegetarian. Our today’s recipe is vegetarian ☺. This is one of my favorite. This is so simple, easy yet full of flavor of coconut milk.
I used canned coconut milk here. But I say if you can,use fresh coconut milk, you can get more flavorful stew😊.
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Now coming to today’s recipe, I made a Vanilla Chocolate Marble cake . I used NAMASTE FOODS VANILLA CAKE MIX. Their cake mixes have a speciality. They can make TWO cakes in the price of one. Isn’t that cool😎?I made one cake according the baking instructions in the package.
As I want to give justice to the ingredient, I didn’t alter much but only adding cocoa to the chocolate batter. The cake is so moist, spongy. All in our family loved it 😊. My daughter who is picky even in cakes loved this. That’s when I came to decision that this product is a keeper.
Namaste foods vannila cake mix – 2 1/2 cups
Eggs – 2 room temperature
Oil – 1/3 cup ( i used vegetable oil)
Water – 1/2 cup
Cocoa powder – 1/4 cup
Preheat oven at 350°
Take all ingredients except cocoa powder in a bowl.
Mix thoroughly without lumps.
Divide half the batter to another bowl.
Add cocoa powder to it and mix thouroughly.
Grease a 8″ square pan. First pour half Vanilla batter to it. Then half chocolate batter. Then Vanilla , then chocolate .
Run a knife along the batter to make marble pattern.
Pat the pan to remove any air bubbles.
Bake it in pre heated oven for 20 – 25 minutes. Mine was ready in exactly 22 minutes.
Serve warm. If you like to frost, cool the cake completely before frosting.
I frosted for my daughter. Can you see how spongy is it.
I’m so overwhelmed to announce that I was nominated three awards by my three beautiful blogger friends. I am out of words to express my gratitude to all my friends who keep on inspiring and motivating me.
Mystery Blogger award
I was nominated for this award by Cheila. She is a young teacher, who owns a beautiful blog like her. Check out her blog Here.
I have earlier posted various sambar recipes . This is different from them . Today I give you sambar made of moongdal or split green gram dal. It tastes different from Toor Dal in which normally sambar are made.
Moongdal / Split green gram dal – 3/4 cup
Mixed veggies – 1/2 cup ( I used cauliflower florets, carrots and potatoes)
Onion – 1/4 cup chopped
Tomato – 1 medium sized chopped
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Sambar powder – 1 1/2 tbsp
Asafoetida – a generous pinch
Salt – as required
Tamarind – a small lemon size
Oil – 1 tsp
Ghee – tsp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Jeera seeds – 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves – few
Coriander leaves – few
Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup water. Extract tamarind pulp. Keep aside.
Pressure cook moongdal with required water for 2 whistles.
Add all cubed veggies, onions and tomatoes to cooked moongdal.
Add turmeric powder, sambar powder and Asafoetida. Add required water.
Let the veggies get cooked in medium flame. I don’t pressure cook after adding veggies.
When the veggies are cooked, add tamarind pulp and required salt.
Let it boil. When the raw smell of tamarind goes, remove the pan from flame.
Heat oil and ghee in another pan. Temper all ingredients under ‘ to temper’ and add to the cooked sambar.
Serve along with hot rice , idli, dosa or pongal.
You can add veggies of your choice.
If you don’t have Sambar powder, add 1 tsp of red chilli powder and 2 tsp of coriander powder.