Vanilla Cake

Vanilla upside-down cake is a light and very soft cake. It is easy to make and a great favourite with children. Ingredients 2 cups flour/ maida 2 level teaspoons baking powder pinch of salt 1 cup castor sugar (ground sugar) 6 large eggs 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 1/2 cup refined oil…

Caramel Custard Recipe- Traditional and also Microwaved

Growing up in Army Cantonments and having Mess food often, Caramel Custard was and still is a favorite dessert.  I learned to make this pudding as a youngster from my mother as it is very simple and quick to make. It is also the recipe I passed on to my daughter when she started taking…

Masala Bhat and Avial Recipe

I have made the Avial without the traditional coconut. A delicious dish made out of curd and mixed vegetables. Great for children who don’t like to eat vegetables like bottle gourd (lauki) and pumpkin! It is a dish from South India and a complete dish because of the vegetables. Ingredients: 1. 2 cups finely chopped…

Green peas and cheese cutlet recipe

This is a quick and easy cutlet packed with the goodness of cheese and green peas. Sure to be a great hit with kids! Makes 8-9 cutlets Ingredients: 1. 2 cups boiled peas 2. 2 green chillies 3. 1/2 Tsp cummin seeds(sabut jeera) 4. 1level Tsp baking powder 5. 4 tbsp flour( maida) 6. Salt…

Muthias- Left over rice Recipe

I learned this dish from my Rajasthani Marwari neighbor. It is a little different from the traditional muthiyas as boiled rice is added to Gram Flour and Wheat Flour. It is a good way to use leftover rice from the previous day’s lunch or dinner. I am giving here a step-by-step recipe along with photographs…