Prawn and Potato Stirfry

200 gms prawns
2 potatoes
Onions sliced -2
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
Wash the potatoes well.Half them (1/4 them if big) and cut into thick slices with the skin on.Clean and wash the prawns too.Put both together in a pan add little salt ,turmeric and 1/4 tsp of chili pd along with little water.Cook till they are just done and all the water is absorbed.The potatoes should not overcook.They should be firm.
In a pan heat the oil.Add the sliced onions and fry till they turn slightly brown.Add the rest of the chili powder and fry till the raw smell goes.Slowly add the cooked prawn n potatoes along with salt .Stir carefully so that the potates don't break.Cover and cook for 5 minutes.Tastes delicious as a sidedish.

Drumstick Flowers Bhutti

Drumstick flowers 2 cups
Grated coconut 1 cup
Roasted red chillies -6
Coriander seeds 1 tbsp
Tamarind -marble size
Chopped onions- 2
Make a coarse masala with coconut, chillies ,tamarind and coriander seeds.In a pan heat 2 tbsp of oil and fry the onions till golden .now add the flowers and mix well. Add the ground masala ,1/2 cup water , salt to taste.Mix well cover and cook for abt 10 min till the flowers get cooked and the mixture becomes semi dry.Goes well as sidedish with rice and dal.

Red Pumpkin Upkari

250 gms of red pumpkin
2 tbsp of oil
1 tsp mustard
1 green chili
3 red chillies broken into bits
1/2 tsp hing powder
3 tbsp of powdered jaggery
Salt to taste.
Wash the pumpkin.deseed and cut into big pieces. Do not peel the skin.In a pan heat oil,add the mustard.When it splutters add the chillies. When it changes color add the hing and the pumpkin.Give it a nice stir add about 1/4 cup of water,salt.Cover and cook .When half done add the jaggery and cook some more till it is done.Serve hot as a side dish with rice.

Jackfruit Dosa

Soak 1 cup of dosa rice in water for an hour.Drain and grind this with
1/4 cup of grated coconut,1/4 cup of jackfruit puree, jaggery taste and a pinch of salt.The batter should be of fine rava texture and not smooth.Keep this aside for an hour and then make thick dosas using ghee preferably on a nonstick tava.

Green Peas Poha

1 cup thick poha
1/2 cup boiled green peas
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp urad dal
3 green chillies finely chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 big onion finely chopped
Salt to taste ,lemon juice
Grated coconut for garnish
Soak poha in water for 10 minutes
squeeze out all the water and keep aside. In a pan heat oil.when hot add the mustard.When it splutters add the dal and chillies .Once it changes color add in the onions and fry till it becomes transparent and slightly golden.Toss in the peas give it a stir and then add the turmeric ,poha and salt.Mix well and keep covered for 5 minutes.Sqeeze the lemon juice and switch off flame. Serve hot garnished with coconut.

Mango Ice cream

Milk 11/2 cups. (1 cup =200 ml)
Pulp of 2 ripe mangoes ( I have used Alphonso)
Condensed milk 1/2 tin
Fresh Cream 1/2 cup
In a blender blend the mango pulp, milk and condensed milk.gently whip the cream and fold it into the milk mix.stir well and pour it into a freezer safe container with lid.freeze for 3-4 hrs.once it is half set remove and blend well till smooth and freeze again (covered)till it becomes firm.serve with roasted nuts or topping of ur choice.

Prawn Biryani

1 cup basmati rice
Whole garam masala(4 cloves ,1" cinnamon ,1 star anise ,4 cardamoms ,1 bay leaf)
Medium sized prawns -20-25
Onions 2 finely sliced( deep fry till golden)
Some saffron soaked in milk
For marination:1 tbsp cashew nuts , 12 red chilies ,15 garlic cloves peeled,1" ginger .grind all of this into a smooth paste .add 3 tbsp of curds,salt ,turmeric pd ,and lime and marinate the prawns in this mix for 1/2 hr.soak rice in water for 1/2 hr .Take water in a large vessel and keep to boil.when it starts boiling add the drained rice and the whole garam masala and salt. cook rice till 3/4 done.drain the water and allow to cool.In a pan heat some oil .now add the prawns with the marinade,1 tsp garam masala pd ,biryani masala and half the fried onions.allow the prawns to cook and the gravy becomes dry.
In a thick bottomed vessel smear some oil or ghee.put in 1/2 cooked rice,layer this with the prawn curry ,some fried onions n chopped mintleaves.Put the remaining cooked rice…

Eggless Chocolate Cake

Recipe Credit :: Nestle milkmaid recipes
1/4 tin(100g)-NESTLÉ MILKMAID Sweetened Condensed Milk (for icing)
1/2 cup (75 ml)-Milk
100g-Dahi (Curd)
100 g-Butter
1 cup (100g)-Maida (Flour)
50 g-Cocoa Powder
1/2 cup-Walnut chopped
4 tbsp-Cocoa Powder (for icing)
50 g-Butter (for icing)
1/2 tin (200 g)-NESTLÉ MILKMAID Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tsp-Soda Bicarbonate
How to make Chocolate Cake with Fudge IcingGrease and dust an 8” baking tin and preheat oven to 180oC. Sieve together maida, cocoa & baking soda (soda bicarbonate).
Beat butter and dahi until light and creamy. Fold in the sieved ingredients, alternating with milk and NESTLÉ MILKMAID Sweetened Condensed Milk. Fold in the chopped walnuts & pour into greased tin.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes till tooth pick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in tin for 5 minutes and remove onto a wire rack.For Chocolate Icing  Mix together butter, cocoa and NESTLÉ MILKMAID Sweetened Condensed Milk and beat…

Mango Bread

Recipe credit :Vidya Hegde
Here is the recipe- 2 cups All purpose flour (I have added 1 cup Wheat and 1 cup All purpose flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cardamom powder
Pinch of saffron
¼ tsp salt
4 Tbsp canola oil or any other flavorless vegetable oil)
1/4th cup powdered brown sugar or white sugar
2 cups mango pulp or puree
¼ cup walnuts or any crushed nuts
1 Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cardamom and salt.
2. Take a bowl, mix together until well blended the canola oil, sugar and mango,
3. Add the flour to the wet mixture along with the nuts. Add  saffron to the 1tsp of warm milk, then add that to the mixture and mix well.
4. Pour the batter into a standard 9X5 inch greased loaf pan and bake in a 350-degree oven around 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, or with a few crumbs stuck to it.
5.Cool on a rack before unmolding and cutting into slices.

Plum Cake

1 cup butter
1 and 1/2 cup of sugar powdered + 1/2 cup sugar for caramel
3 cups maida,1/2 tsp baking powder .Sieve together twice
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups of mixed fruits( tutti frutti, raisins ,broken cashews,cherries,orange peel).sprinkle some maida over this and mix well.This is to ensure that the fruits don't sink to the bottom of the cake
1/4 tsp cinnamon pd
1/4 tsp nutmeg pd
1/2 milk
To make caramel: In a pan take 1/2 cup sugar and keep it on low heat. Do not stir.The sugar will start melting and turns golden. Now start stirring continuously till it turns a dark brown color.Switch off flame and add 1/2 cup water. The caramel will harden. Keep it again on flame and allow it to melt .This may take 5-7 minutes. When it forms a syrup of pouring consistency switch off flame. Allow to cool completely.
Preheat oven .
In a big bowl take butter and whisk it well till it is light and fluffy.Add in the powdered sugar and again whisk well. Add the eggs one at a time and a…