Lagan Nu Custard- Navroz Special!
Happy Navroz !!
Lagan Nu Custard – An Iconic Parsi Dessert!
Preparation Time – 5 minutes, Cooking Time- 1 hour, Servings- 4
1.5 litres milk,
1 cup all purpose flour,
1/3 tin condensed milk,
300 gm sugar,
1/2 teaspoon cardamom and nutmeg,
1 tsp vanilla essence,
Handful of sliced almonds,cashews and raisins.
Step 1- Bring the milk to a boil in a large non-stick pan.
Step 2- Once the milk has boiled, remove from the heat and stir in the condensed milk & sugar. Cook over a slow fire. Now it is the time to taste the milk. If you feel you need more sugar, add some in. Keep stirring this for a good 15 minutes until sugar is melted, the milk sticky and ivory in colour. Remove from the gas and cool.
Step 3- In the meantime, in a steel bowl mix maida, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom until frothy.
Step 4- Stir this mixture into the cooled milk. Once it’s all mixed, grease a large baking dish and pour the mixture in.
Step 5 -Put the dish in a pre-heated oven and bake until golden (atleast an hour on about 220 degrees celcius). Garnish with the nuts and put it back in the switched off oven.
Step 6 -Chill and serve – it tastes best the next day once the custard is set.
You can relish it in an individual glass or cups!!
Birthday Musings- ORANGE VELVET CAKE
Orange Velvet Cake
Orange is the New Black! Red Velvet Cakes are passe..So lets bake it and make it birthday special.
Preparation Time:5 minutes, Baking Time:10 minutes, Servings -2.
All we need is
Oranges-1, (We will use them as a slice)
Orange Velvet Mixture-1 cup,
All purpose flour (Maida)- 1 cup,
Baking powder-1 tsp,
Baking Soda – 1 pinch,
Curd- 2 cup,
Condensed Milk-1 cup,
Melted Butter- 1 cup,
Step 1: In a bowl,mix orange velvet mixture,all purpose flour,curd and melted butter.Stir it well until the butter is mixed properly.
Step 2: Add baking powder,baking soda and condensed milk, mix well and now combine the stirred batter.
Step 3: Grease the bakeware with butter and pour the batter. In between add sliced oranges and then again pour the batter, put sliced oranges and finally cover with batter. You have to do it twice.
Step 4: Bake at 180*C for 20 minutes.
Step 5: Let it cool and relish.
As I am a vegetarian, I have used curd instead of eggs.
Pongal also known as Makarsankranti and Uttarayan,the winter harvest festival is celebrated with fun and frolic throughout India. And its already weekend and winters are here. So I thought of preparing sweet pongal on this chilling Friday evening. Sharing this recipe with you all.
Preparation Time: 10 mins. Cooking Time: 20 minutes.
All we need is
- ½ cup rice
- 1/3 to ½ cup moong dal / pesara pappu
- ½ cup powdered or grated jaggery or palm sugar (you can increase by 2 tbsp)
- 1/8 tsp. green cardamom powder.
- 2 to 3 tbsp. Ghee (you can reduce it to 1)
- 1 tbsp. raisins
- 1 to 2 tbsp. Cashews broken
- 1 to 2 cloves (optional)
- Add moong dal / pesara pappu to a heavy bottom pan or pressure cooker and roast it till they turn fragrant
- Add rice to the same pan and wash them at least twice.
- Pour 2 ¼ cups of water. Cook till soft either in the pressure cooker for 2 whistles or in the pot.
- Pour ¼ cup water to grated jaggery. On a low flame stir and melt it. Keep this aside.
- When the pressure from the cooker is down, remove the lid and mash the rice.
Making sweet pongal
- Filter jaggery syrup to the cooked rice dal.
- Add green cardamom powder. Mix and cook on a medium flame till the jaggery syrup blends well with rice. It should begin to bubble up well. Off the stove.
- Heat a pan with ghee and add them to the rice. To the pan, add cashews, clove and fry till golden, off the stove and add raisins, Garnish sweet pongal with cashew nuts,raisins and cloves.
4.Chakkara pongal is ready.
Banana Coconut Mashup
Banana Coconut Mashup is one of my favorite dessert recipe. I came across this beauty while holidaying in Havelock Islands,Andamans,India. This was the most enjoyed delicacy I relished during my stay in Havelock Islands.
So I thought to make this dessert one fine Sunday evening and here I am with this super quick dessert recipe sharing with you all. All you need is 1 dozen bananas, 1 cup coconut powder,2 cup biscuit powder and 1 can of condensed milk.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes, Cooking Time: 10 minutes, Servin-6.
First prepare the base with biscuit powder, then prepare the first layer with finely sliced bananas in round shape,layer it with coconut powder and pour little condensed milk
Repeat the layer till your glass is not filled up. This easy recipe is ideal for kids,family get-together or friends reunion.
Do let me know about how you made this yummy dessert!
Preparation Time: 5 mins, Cooking Time: 15 minutes, Servings: 4
All purpose flour-1 cup,
Baking Powder- 1 tsp,
Baking Soda-1 tsp,
Vanilla Essence-1 tsp,
Sunflower seeds-1 tsp,
Flax seeds-1 tsp,
Salt- A pinch.
Add 3-4 mashed bananas(overripped), all purpose flour, sugar, Salt, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda,flax seed sunflower seeds, milk & vanilla essence & pour it in a bowl.
Pour it in cupcakes shape cup. Bake it in for 15 mins at 180*C.
Instant Coffee Cookies
Preparation Time:5 mins, Cooking Time: 5 mins, Servings-4.
Biscuit Powder- 1 cup
Cocoa powder-1/2 cup,
Butter- 1/2 cup,
Coffee -1/2 tsp.
Firstly, lets melt the butter in the pan. Add biscuit powder and cocoa powder in the pan and mix it well. Now sprinkle 1/2 tsp coffee and take it out from the stove.
Let it cool and then make balls.
Chocolate Banoffee Biscuit Balls
Preparation Time: 5-7 minutes, Cooking Time: 15 minutes, Serving- 4.
Biscuit Powder- 1 cup,
Cocoa Powder-2 tbsp,
White Chocolate (Morde’s white chocolate Compound)
Firstly, mash the bananas and add biscuit powder,cocoa powder in a bowl. Make a dough of it and make balls. Freeze it for 15 minutes.
In the meantime, we will melt the white chocolate (compound) over it and put the freezed ball on the butter paper and chill until firm. Garnish it with honey.