Thursday, January 27, 2011

Banana cake

Jyothi Madanlal January 28 at 9:40am
I adapted the recipe from

1 cup wheat flour
2 large ripe bananas mashed
3/4 cup powdered jaggery
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chopped walnuts dusted with flour to prevent them from sinking in the cake(did not have these that day)
1/4 cup oil/melted butter
1 egg
A pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla essence/extract
Milk - as needed to get the correct batter consistency

How i made it:
Prepare baking tin - line with butter paper or spread butter and dust with flour.
Preheat oven at 180 degree C
Mix together all the dry ingredients - wheat flour/baking powder/baking soda/salt.
Whisk together the banana/butter/jaggery/egg. Add the vanilla essence.
Fold in dry ingredients into the wet. Add the walnuts
Pour into the cake tin and bake for 30-40 minutes.

Milk will be required if the consistency is too lumpy/thick

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Honey Garlic Grilled Eggplant

I adapted the recipe from http://www
Ingredients :
1 large eggplant/aubergine/brinjal
4 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 tbsp of honey
1 tbsp of white vinegar
2-3 drops of dark soy sauce
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

How I made it:

  • Cut the brinjal into rounds, about .5cm thick each
  • Smear some salt on either side and leave aside for 15 minutes
  • Pat dry the rounds and keep aside
  • Mix together the remaining ingredients in a bowl
  • Graciously dip the rounds in this marinade and grill/cook on a tawa both sides of the rounds till golden. This was truly delicious. Loved the sweetness of the honey and the sharpness of the garlic.