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Eggless Rose Mix (Gulabi) Cake

Eggless_Rose_Mix_Gulabi_Cake_1Rose mix cake is nothing but adding rose mix (rose essence and colour) instead of other essence in the eggless cake. This tastes different and those who like rose flavor will enjoy this cake. The cake looks attractive and beautiful with pink colour.

Rose is known as ‘Gulab’ in Hindi.

Ingredients

  • All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Condensed milk – 1 cup
  • Salt less butter – one third (⅓) cup
  • Cashew nut – 10 to 12 no
  • Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Warm milk – 2 to 3 tablespoon
  • Rose mix (colour with essence) – three fourth (¾) of a teaspoon
  • Baking soda – half teaspoon
  • Salt – pinch

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Roasted Spicy Tapioca/Maravalli/Kappa Kizhangu

Roasted_Spicy_Tapioca_Maravalli_Kappa_Kizhangu_1Roasted spicy tapioca makes an excellent side dish or it can be even taken as a snack. Here I have boiled tapioca and then roasted it by adding spices and it almost tastes like potatoes.

Tapioca is known as Kappa Kizhangu (கப்ப கிழங்கு) or Maravalli Kizhangu (மரவள்ளி கிழங்கு) in Tamil.

Here is raw tapioca, cut and boiled.

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Ingredients

  • Tapioca (cut, boiled and peeled) – 1 medium size
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – quarter teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder – half teaspoon
  • Fennel seeds – quarter teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon

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Boiled_Panai_Panang_Kizhangu_Sprouts_Asian_Palmyra_Palm_1Panai kizhangu (பனை கிழங்கு in Tamil) or panang kizhangu (பனங்கிழங்கு in Tamil) is nothing but sprouts of palm seeds below the ground. In south India and Sri Lanka, these fibrous and nutritious panang kizhangu are boiled and relished. Most of the youngsters are not aware of this.

The outer skin of panang kizhangu is removed and washed well before boiling it. It gives a nice aroma when it is boiled.

Boiled Panai/Panang Kizhangu (Sprouts of Asian Palmyra Palm) suits as evening snacks or even for breakfast. It is healthy as it is simply boiled.

Ingredients

  • Panam kizhangu – 6 no
  • Turmeric powder – half teaspoon
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon

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Pearl_Millet_Bajra_Kambu_Corn_Cholam_Paniyaram_1I prefer to include more vegetables in my menu to make it more colourful and healthy. Here is Pearl Millet (Kambu) and Corn (Cholam) Paniyaram with colourful veggies, pearl millet and American sweet corn.

Pearl millet batter used to prepare Idli/Dosa, can be used to prepare this paniyaram.

Corn is known as ‘cholam’ (சோளம்) in Tamil.

Ingredients

  • Pearl millet (dosa consistency) batter – 2 cup
  • American sweet corn boiled – 1 cup
  • Chopped capsicum red/yellow/green – 1 tablespoon each
  • Onion chopped – 1 tablespoon
  • Green chilli chopped – 2 no
  • Ginger chopped – half teaspoon
  • Coriander and curry leaves chopped – 1 tablespoon
  • Salt – if needed as the batter contains salt
  • Oil – little to cook paniyaram

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Boiled Tapioca/Maravalli/Kappa Kizhangu

Boiled_Tapioca_Maravalli_Kappa_Kizhangu_1Here is simple, easy to cook Boiled Tapioca/Maravalli/Kappa Kizhangu for breakfast or as tea-time snack.

Tapioca or cassava is an edible root. In Kerala and in some parts of Tamil nadu, it is consumed as boiled roots with curries. Starch obtained from this is used in sago preparation. Sago or Sabudana or Jawarisi is used in making puddings and other savories. Tapioca is gluten free and has vitamin B9, calcium, iron and omega acids with dietary fiber. Tapioca is also used to make yummy chips.

Tapioca is known as Kappa Kizhangu (கப்ப கிழங்கு) or Maravalli Kizhangu (மரவள்ளி கிழங்கு) in Tamil.

Ingredients

  • Tapioca medium size – 1 no
  • Salt – as per taste

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Eggless_Omelette_Gram_Flour_Colorful_Vegetables_1Here is eggless Vegetarian Omelette as a perfect dish for breakfast. It can be healthy, tasty and attractive by adding colourful vegetables like greens, carrot, tomato, bell pepper and cheese.

Ingredients

  • Gram flour/besan – 1 cup
  • Chopped onion – 1 tablespoon
  • Chopped coriander leaves – 1 tablespoonEggless_Omelette_Gram_Flour_Colorful_Vegetables_2
  • Chopped bell peppers (red, green, yellow) – 1 tablespoon each
  • Chopped green chilli – 1 tablespoon
  • Cheese cubes – 2 no
  • Cooking soda – pinch
  • Black pepper powder – generous pinch
  • Cumin powder – pinch
  • Asafetida – pinch
  • Carom seeds – few (optional)
  • Turmeric powder – pinch
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Oil – to cook omelette

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Pearl Millet Crepes (Kambu/Bajra Dosa)

Pearl_Millet_Crepes_Kambu_Bajra_Dosa_1Millets are less-glycemic grains with more dietary fibers and are very good for health. In south India it is ground with black lentils and cooked as crepes/dosa(dosai) for breakfast. I include millets in the menu as far as possible in my family.

Pearl Millet is known as ‘Kambu’ (கம்பு) in Tamil and as ‘Bajra’ in Hindi.

Ingredients

  • Pearl millet/kambu/bajra – 3 cup
  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Black lentils/urad dal – 1 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds – half teaspoon
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Oil – to grease dosa pan

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Order_Dish_Play_Games_Pay_Presto_Tablets_E_la_Carte_RestaurantsTablets have started replacing menu cards in the restaurants. Presto Tablets of E la Carte can be used to select and order dishes of your choice. After ordering the dishes, same tablet can be used for playing games till the dishes are served. After dining, same tablet can be used to make instant payments electronically using credit/debit cards without wasting your time. The receipt automatically reaches your email account. In addition, presto tablets have complete details about the dishes available in the restaurant including calorie count.

Presto tablets

  • are powered by an 18 hour long battery.
  • have a built-in credit card reader.
  • has a unique adjustable stand to play games.

View a video clip from You Tube: New Restaurant Ordering Tablets on the Menu

For more details about Presto tablets, log on to E la Carte.

Note: Image shown above is not Presto Tablet. It is the image of E la Carte website viewed in a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet.

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Oregano Seasoned Baby Potato

Oregano_Seasoned_Baby_Potato_1Baby potatoes and oregano seasoning make a wonderful combo and potatoes taste very good with this seasoning. Oregano is known for its medicinal value and flavor. Oregano is used in many cuisines for its flavor and digestive property. Can you imagine a pizza without oregano sprinkle ?

This Oregano Seasoned Baby Potato looks nice and tempting with tiny potatoes. If you have big potatoes, they can be cut and used in this and the taste won’t differ.

Ingredients

  • Baby potatoes – 400 gram
  • Oregano seasoning – 1 heaped table spoon
  • Chilli flakes – 1 table spoon
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Medium size onion – 2 no
  • Turmeric powder – half teaspoon
  • Pepper powder – half teaspoon
  • Cooking oil – 1 table spoon
  • Salt – as per taste

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Eggless Upside Down Dried Figs and Orange Cake

Eggless_Upside_Down_Dried_Figs_Orange_Cake_1Figs are well known for their nutritive value and they give a lovely taste and delicious flavor when they are added in cakes. Dried figs are easily available in the market. The crunchiness of the seeds in dried figs give different feel while we eat them.

This Upside Down Dried Figs and Orange Cake that I baked was so soft and moist, I feel it is worthy to bake this cake often.

Ingredients

  • All purpose flour/maida – 2 cup
  • Powdered sugar – 1 cup
  • Unsalted butter – half cup
  • Warm water – half cup
  • Dried figs – 16 no
  • Orange – 1 no
  • Semolina/rava – 2 tablespoon
  • Baking powder – one and half teaspoon
  • Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
  • Honey – 2 tablespoon
  • Salt – pinch

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