June 5, 2014

Tofu and Vegetable Teriyaki Stir Fry - Japanese Recipe

Tofu - 1 lb ( cut into bite size cubes)
Onion- 1 medium size (sliced)
Red, Yellow, or Orange bell pepper - 1 ( sliced or diced)
Carrot - 1 (peeled and cut into thin bite-sized strips)
Pole beans - 1 cup ( cut into thin bite-sized strips)
Mushroom (sliced)- 1 cup
Broccoli- 1/2 lb( cut into flowerets)
Jalapeno Pepper- 1 (sliced) (optional)
Teriyaki Sauce - 1/2 or 3/4 cup (I used Trader Joe's Island soyaki sauce)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 3-4 tblspn
Salt to taste

1.Steam the vegetables (carrot,beans,mushroom,broccoli) about 3-5 mins.Do not over cook.
2.Heat oil in large skillet.Fry the tofu until it turns golden brown. Keep it aside.
3.On the same skillet heat oil again and saute onion ,bell pepper and jalapeno pepper until softened slightly, about 2 minutes.
4.Add steamed vegetables and fried tofu.Saute for 2 minutes.
5.Add 1/2 - 3/4 cup teriyaki sauce to taste, stir to coat all vegetables and warm through.
6.Add salt to taste.

Serve with hot rice or Noodles.

Note :- You can add red chilli flakes along with salt if you want more spicy . Avoid jalapeno pepper if you are adding red chilli flakes.
Zucchini also you can add for more vegetables.

February 17, 2014

Guacamole - Mexican Recipe

Ripe Avocados - 3 (halved, seeded and peeled)
Lime - 1 (juiced)
Kosher Salt - 1/2 tsp
Ground Cumin - 1/2 tspn
Cayenne pepper (or Red chilli Powder) - 1/2 tspn
Onion (medium size) - 1/2 (diced )
Jalapeno pepper - 1/2 (Seeded and minced)
Roma tomatoes - 2 (seeded and diced)
Cilantro - 1 tblspn (chopped)
Garlic clove - 1 (minced)
1.In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime juice, and salt.
2.Mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes,jalapeno pepper and garlic.
3.Stir in cayenne pepper and ground cumin.
4.Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve.

February 14, 2014

Tiramisu - Italian Recipe ( Eggless )

Basic Vanilla Sponge Cake - 1
Mascarpone Cheese - 250g 
Heavy Whipping Cream - 3/4 cup
Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
Sugar - 7tblspn
Cocoa Powder - 2 tblspn
Coffee powder - 4 tspn
Chocolate shaves & powdered Sugar  for garnishing (optional)
vanilla sponge cake
Mascarpone cheese
Heavy Whipping Cream

1.In a pan put water and coffee .Boil till half in quantity.keep aside.(More coffee may be required)

2.In a bowl beat whipping cream and sugar till sugar dissolves.Mix marcapone cheese into this and blend some more and set aside.

3.Cool and slice the sponge cake horizontally into two equal layers.

4.Carefully place the top layer into a baking pan/dish .

5.Using a pastry brush, dab coffee onto the cake.
   Or simply sprinkle the coffee with spoon .

6.Pour half of the cheese mixture over this cake spread evenly.

7.Dust with cocoa Powder.

8.Carefully place the another layer of sponge cake on the top of the filling.

9.Dab more coffee onto the cake.

10.Spread the remaining cheese filling evenly and dust with cocoa powder creating an even layer.

12.Cover and chill overnight.

13.Cut into squares and serve.

Garnish with chocolate shaves or powdered sugar if you want .

January 27, 2014

Vanilla Sponge Cake - Eggless

All purpose flour - 1cup
Thick curd / Yogurt - 1 Cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Baking powder - 1 1/4 tsp
Vanilla Essence - 1.5 tsp
Canola Oil - 1/2 Cup 
1.Preheat the oven to 350 F / 180 C.
2. Grease a cake pan (8" ) with some butter. Line it with parchment paper if you want. Set aside.
3.In a large bowl combine together yogurt and sugar.whisk together untill sugar dissolves completely.
4.Add baking soda and baking powder to this yogurt-sugar mixture.Mix well and keep aside for 3 to 4 minutes. (It will turn frothy).
5.Add oil and vanilla essence.Mix well.
6.Now sift in the flour in 4 batches and combine gently.
7.Pour this batter immediately into baking pan and bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
8.Allow to cool the cake. 
 Enjoy :)