Thursday, February 24

Banana bread


Wheat flour- 1 cup
All purpose flour- 1 cup
butter-1/2 cup
sugar-1 cup
baking powder- 1 tsp
baking soda-1 tsp
bananas (well ripened)-3
walnuts -1/2 cup chopped
salt-1/4 tsp
Vanilla essence-1/2 tsp
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
Bring the butter and eggs to room temperature.
Beat butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add one egg at a time to the butter, sugar mixture and beat well.
Mash the bananas seperately and add vanilla essence and sour cream to it .
In another bowl ,sift together the wheat flour, all purpose flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
Add dry ingredients to the wet ones and fold in the chopped walnuts. Mix gently and pour the batter in the greased loaf pans.
Bake for 50 minutes or until the toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean.
I have used equal amts of wheat and all purpose flour. You can use wheat flour alone if u are health conscious or make it the regular way with all purpose flour only.

Wednesday, February 9

Mixed vegetable chutney

I got this recipe from my friend Radha. It tastes great with Idly and dosa. Goes well with rice too.
capsicum- 1
Red pepper- 1/2
brinjal -1 medium sized or 2 small
urad dal-1 tbsp
channa dal- 1 tbsp
salt to taste
red chillies- 5 or acc to taste
tamarind - a small piece
oil- 2bsp
coriander leaves- a few
curry leaves - a few
chop all the vegetables into cubes.

Heat oil in a pan and add channa dal, urad dal, curryleaves. When the dals become golden brown add the chopped onions. Saute for a couple of minutes till it becomes transparent and then add all of the veggies along with tamarind and chillies.
Saute for some time till the veggies soften. Add the coriander leaves finally and remove from fire .

Grind them when cool and serve with idly or dosa.