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Cauliflower Pepper Fry

Cauliflower Pepper Fry Today's recipe is black pepper cauliflower fry. The sauce is flavorful with depth in flavor and the right amount of kick from the black pepper. When I tried this recipe I knew I would make this recipe again and again. It is perfect with fried rice. Try this,hope you will all enjoy! Ingredients Cauliflower- 1 head cut into bite- size florets Egg -2 Corn starch- 3 tbs flour- 1 tsp Salt- a pinch Onion- 1 medium Green onion chopped- 1 hand full Soya sauce- 1 1/2 tsp Dark soya sauce- 1 tsp Oyster sauce- 1/4 tsp Black pepper- 1 tsp sugar- 1/2 tsp Vegetable broth- 3 tbs Cut cauliflower into bite sized florets. Microwave in high for three minutes. Make a batter with eggs, corn starch, flour and a pinch of salt. Dip each florets in the batter and deep fry till golden brown and crispy. Drain into paper towel and keep aside. Heat two tsp of oil in a pan and saute onions till it is soft. Add the batter fried cauliflower

Corn Capsicum Masala

Corn Capsicum Masala A simple and perfect side dish for chapati or naan. Ingredient Corn kernels- 1 1/2 cup Capsicum- 1 large Onion- 1 medium Ginger garlic paste-1 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp Chilly powder- 1 tsp Coriander powder- 1 tsp Tomato puree- 1/2 cup Coconut milk- 3/4 cup Meat masala- 1 tsp Coriander leaves chopped- a little Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions and saute till golden. Add ginger and garlic paste and saute till the raw flavor disappears. Add tomato puree and allow it to cook for two to three minutes. When you see oil separating add turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder and meat masala. Add capsicum and corn and mix well. Cover and cook for two to three minutes or till the corn and capsicum becomes soft. Finally add the coconut milk and simmer for a minute. Garnish with chopped coriander. Serve with chapathi or appam. Try this Hope you will all enjoy!


Hamantaschen Hamatashen is a  triangular pasty style cookie which is traditional to the Jews. It is served on the Jewish festival of Purim. Purim is a joyous festival and these buttery citrus flavored cookies are exchanged as gifts. I came to know more about Purim and this special cookie hamantaschen when my hubby's co- worker's Jessica and Teodora shared this recipe with a detailed diagram on how to shape the cookies. They also sent a list of filling suggestions which I am sure you will find interesting (It is listed below).  So today's recipe is a shared recipe from friends. Thanks Jessica and Teodora for this beautiful foolproof cookie recipe. Ingredients This recipe will make around 24 cookies. Sugar- 3/4 cup Shortening- 3/4 cup ( I used half butter and half shortening) Eggs-3 Orange Juice- 3/4 cup All purpose flour- 4 1/2 cup Baking powder- 3 tsp Salt- 1/2 tsp For the filling Dates chopped- 1/2 cup Orange marmalade- 1/2 cup Chopped walnut

Ginger Pumpkin Bread with Maple Brown Butter Icing

  Ginger Pumpkin Bread with Maple Brown Butter Icing Baking partners   challenge for this month is pumpkin bread. Fall is the perfect time to enjoy your favorite pumpkin recipes. And I’m so ready for all the delicious pumpkin treats. This month's baking challenge has a fall theme. These recipes are suggested by Tamy . There were two pumpkin bread recipes- a yeast bread and a quick bread. I selected the sweet non-yeast version of quick bread with maple brown butter icing. I wanted to try the brown butter glaze, and I am glad I took part in this challenge. The glaze beautifully coats the top and drips down the sides.  I bet pumpkin bread never looked better! One bite and you will be pleasantly surprised. It is the kind of dessert you need for the holidays to share with your family and friends. It tastes better the next day, and the flavors develop, and it turns buttery and moist. Do you love pumpkin bread? For me, it is a classic holiday treat, a cherished recipe for years. Wh

Cajun Chicken Jambalaya

Cajun Chicken Jambalaya Today's dish is a one pot meal, a Spanish inspired chicken and sausage Jambalaya. This is Cajun style jambalaya and is a versatile main course dish.I used Cajun sausage and spice mix which imparts a smoky flavor. You can also add shrimp to this dish. Try this,you will surely love it. Ingredients Chicken- 1 lb Rice- 2 cup (Use long grain rice or basmathi rice) Onion- 1 large Tomatoes- 2 medium ( or half can diced tomatoes) Garlic- 2-3 cloves Green bell pepper- 1  medium Celery chopped- 1/3 cup Jalapeno pepper- 1 Bay leaf-2 Tomato paste- 1 tbs Cajun sausage- 8 ounce Cajun spice-3/4 tsp Cayenne pepper- 1/2 tsp Pepper- a pinch  salt to taste Heat olive oil in a pan and add bay leaf. Add the chicken and stir fry for 3-4 minutes till it changes color and get slightly browned up. Add the cubes sausage and fry for another 2 minutes. Drain and keep aside. Discard excess oil from the sausage. In the same pan saute, garlic, jalapeno pepp

Apple Honey Cake

Apple Honey Cake Apple and honey cake is a simple no fuss cake, sweet and dense and is perfect fall dessert. You can also add nuts and raisins and serve it as a tea cake. I wanted to make it a little extra special, so I used a rich and dark chocolate ganache. Ingredients Cake flour- 3 cup Baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp Baking soda- 1/2 tsp Salt- 1/2 tsp Honey- 1 cup Apple sauce- 3/4 cup Egg- 3 Vegetable oil- 1/2 cup Cinnamon powder- 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence- 1 tsp For the frosting Dark chocolate- 4 ounce Heavy cream- 1/2 cup Pre heat oven to 350 degree F. Prepare cake tin. Grease and dust with flour and set aside. Mix oil and honey and apple sauce and set aside. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder and salt. In a large mixing bowl beat egg for three to four minutes in high speed till it is light and fluffy and doubles in volume. Add vanilla essence and half of the dry ingredients ( flour) and fold in. Add oil and honey mixture and the r