Thursday

Eggless Beetroot Cake

Eggless Beetroot Cake

Hello Sweeties!!! If you are wondering if you read the header correct, do not worry!! This is indeed a beetroot cake, but you can bet my last penny, no one can tell and hence, no one needs to know.


If I try and make my kids eat beets in traditional ways, I am inviting a huge fight with lots of tears( mine off-course) and lots of beets being cooked that I will eat over a period of time.



My kids love the date nutella cake all the time, they still don't know there is date in that cake, likewise they ate this cake never suspecting the beets in the cake. Munchkin even said I made the best red velvet cake.


You will need;
1 Cup Beetroot Pulp
* boil beetroot with 1/2 cup water in a pressure cooker and once cool, grind it into a pulp 
1 Cup Sugar
1/2  Cup Oil
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup Organic All Purpose Flour
2 Tbspn cocoa powder
1 tspn ENO-(Fruit Salt)
In a bowl , mix the beet pulp, sugar, cocoa powder and oil, and whisk well till sugar melts.Then add the flour  one big spoon at a time. Keep whisking it till all the flour and the wet mix gets incorporated, and lastly ENO. Stir the batter lightly.

In a well greased loaf pan, pour the mix and bake in a pre-heated oven @ 350.. for about 35-40 mins or till the knife comes out clean.

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Monday

Sabudana Wada-Real Deal--Deep Fried Sago Fritters!!!!

Sabudana Wada-Real Deal--Deep Fried Sago Fritters!!!!
 Hello sweeties, as you all know there are a few of my favorite things, one is deep fried treats and another is my Bhatukli(Traditional Indian kitchen set).


Although this is not the one I grew up playing, this is close to what I had sans the stand. My mom gifted the utensils to munchkin since he loves to help cook, prep veggies, clean after the job. The stand to display was a recent purchase. You cannot beat the cuteness of such treats.

Coming back to the recipe of the day, its sabudana wadas. They are good if your are fasting or feasting. I and my boys love sabudana wadas anytime of the day or night. It has been cold and rainy April in NJ last couple of days. Such weather calls for something spicy and something fried.

You will need;
1 Cup Soaked Sago/Sabudana--Soak the sago in water for 10 mins and drain all water out and keep covered for good 5-6 hours.
1 small boiled potato mashed
2 tbspn roasted peanut powder
1 tbspn Cayenne powder 
1 tspn cumin powder
1 tspn Cumin seeds
1 tbspn Chopped Cilantro
1 tsp sugar
Salt to taste.
Water if needed to knead into  a pliable dough 
2 cups oil for frying
In a bowl combine all the ingredients and mix well. Use little water if needed to bind it into a ball. Make small balls and flatten them into discs. Keep aside after all such discs are ready.

In a wok, heat the oil, smoke it once and reduce heat to medium. Deep fry each disc till its golden brown. Enjoy these hot wadas with yogurt chutney and a spicy peanut crush.


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