Category Archives: Baking Recipes / Oven Recipes

Recipe – Stuffed Capsicum / Bharwa Shimla Mirch / Stuffed Bell Pepper / Baked Stuffed bell pepper

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Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Capsicum / Bell Pepper: 4, medium sized
  • Potato: 4 medium sized, boiled, peeled, chopped or mashed
  • Oil: 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds: ½ teaspoon
  • Onion: ½ onion, chopped
  • Tomato: 1, chopped
  • Ginger: ½ teaspoon, chopped
  • Green chili: 1 chopped
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Garam masala: 1 teaspoon
  • Aamchur powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Red chili powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Cumin powder: ¼ teaspoon

Method

  • Heat ½ tablespoon oil in pan.
  • Add cumin seeds, when it changes color, add onion and ginger. Saute till onions are light brown.
  • Add tomato and green chili. Saute till tomatoes are done.
  • Add mashed /chopped potato, salt, garam masala powder, aamchur powder, red chili powder and cumin powder.
  • Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Take the capsicums, wash it nicely. Cut a thin slice from the top of each capsicum. Take out the seeds and pulp from the capsicums.
  • Divide the potato stuff into 4 equal portions and fill each capsicum with the potato stuff completely.
  • Cover them with the cut slices. Prick 2 to 3 cloves (laung) on each capsicum, so the top stays intact.
  • Heat ½ tablespoon oil in a non-sticky pan.
  • Add the capsicums. Cover it in medium flame for 4-5 minutes.
  • Flip the capsicums carefully all around after every 2-3 minutes. If the capsicums are touching the pans wall, then it gets cooked quickly.
  • Cook for 20-25 minutes in medium flame or until capsicums are cooked.
  • Serve hot.

Cook’s Note:

  • You may pre-heat the oven to 350 F / 180 C. After filling the stuff in capsicums, brush it all around with little oil and place them on a baking tray. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

 

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Recipe – Eggless Strawberry Muffins

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Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25 mins

Serves: 8 muffins

Ingredients

  • Wheat flour (Atta): 1 cup
  • Plain flour or all-purpose flour: 1/2 cup + 1/2 Tablespoon
  • Curd (Plain yogurt): 1/2 cup
  • Milk: 1/4 cup
  • Oil / Butter: 1/4 cup
  • Powdered Sugar – 3/4 cup
  • Baking powder: 2 teaspoons
  • Vanilla essence: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt: one pinch
  • Cinnamon Powder (Dalchini powder): 1/2 teaspoon
  • Fresh strawberry: chopped, 1 cup

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 375-degree F or 190-degree C
  • Wash the strawberry and using a napkin pat them dry. Trim and chop into small pieces. Transfer into a bowl and sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon of flour. Mix gently. If we do not do so strawberry pieces will drop at the bottom of muffins.
  • Sieve, all the dry ingredients, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon powder, to a bowl. Keep aside.
  • Whisk Curd, oil, milk in a bowl.
  • Now add the dry mix slowly and mix well. Mix gently. You do not have to blend or beat the batter. Mixing gently would be enough.
  • Add strawberry pieces and vanilla essence. Mix gently so that strawberry folds into the batter evenly. Cut and fold the batter to mix evenly.
  • Line a muffin tray with muffin liner. Grease the muffins liners with little oil or butter. Fill 3/4 of each muffin cup.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Take out all the muffins and sprinkle some powdered sugar.
  • You may decorate it with whipped cream.

Cook’s Note

  • You may add 1 cup of strawberry sauce instead of strawberry pieces. Visit, http://wp.me/p8yNxk-L1 for the sauce recipe. As the sauce will add liquid to the batter, do not add milk or add very little, like 1 tablespoon to make a perfect batter.

Recipe – Butter Potatoes

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Potato: 2, large
  • Melted butter: 1 Tablespoon
  • Salt: 1 Teaspoon
  • Black Pepper powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Dried Oregano: ½ Teaspoon

Method

  • Cut the potatoes lengthwise into 2 portions. Cut each portion lengthwise into 5-6 part.
  • Wash them and drain the water. No need to peel them.
  • In a baking tray place the potato pieces, add butter, salt, black pepper powder, dried oregano and whisk well. All potato pieces should be evenly coated with the mix.
  • Preheat the oven to 400-degree F or 200-degree C.
  • In a baking tray, line the potato wedges on a baking sheet.
  • Cover the tray with an aluminium foil and prick 1 or 2 places with a fork.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the foil cover and bake for another 15-10 minutes.
  • Serve with extra butter on top.

Cook’s Note

  • You may cook the potatoes on cook top as well.
  • Depending on the potato quality and thickness of the wedges, baking time may vary. So, after 20 minutes’ check if the potatoes are baked, and take them out or bake for some more time.
  • You may add finely chopped garlic pieces.
  • You may add grated cheese. Once potatoes are almost baked(80%), add cheese and bake again.

 

Recipe – Eggless Choco Lava Cake or Eggless Molten Lava Cake

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Molten Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • Chocolate: 1/4 Cup
  • Butter: 2 Tablespoon
  • Milk: 2 Tablespoon
  • Powdered sugar: 2 Tablespoon
  • Water: 6 Tablespoon
  • Cadbury squares: 4-5
  • Refined flour (Maida): 2 Tablespoon
  • Baking powder: 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Butter for greasing

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C / 360°F for 10 minutes
  • Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler.
  • Add water and butter and melt again.
  • Add powdered sugar and mix well. Add refined flour, baking powder and mix well.
  • Grease a small baking mold with butter, dust it with refined flour and keep aside.
  • Pour half of the batter in the baking mold and add the Cadbury squares in the middle of the batter, one on top of each other.
  • Pour the rest of the batter over this and bake it for 9-10 mins at 180°C.
  • Let the cakes cool for 2-3 minutes, then run a thin knife around the sides and invert them onto plates. Dust the cake with cocoa powder or sugar and serve.