Friday, December 6, 2013


Urad dal
1 cup
2 cups
Parboiled Rice
1 cup
Fenugreek seeds / methi seeds
1 tbsp
Rice Flake
2 tbsp
Idli Rava
1 cup (this makes the batter bit rough texture)
as needed
to taste

Preparation of batter:

  • Soak rice, parboiled rice and fenugreek seeds together in water for 6-8hrs.
  • In the same way soak Urad dal, ildi rava and rice flakes each separately.
  • Before grinding wash all ingredients. Now mix all the ingredients together except idli rava.
  • Drop all the mixture into a grinder and grind to a smooth batter. Add water as required till the batter turns to smooth and fluffy.
  • Finally add washed and squeezed idli rava and salt. Continue grinding for another 5 minutes and transfer to a blow.
  • Keep it in a warm place for fermenting minimum 8 hrs.

Making Dosa:

  • Mix the batter. If the batter consistency is too thick mix water till u get the right consistency. Check the salt at this point.
  • Heat non-stick pan at high heat. Pour ladle full of batter on the centre of the pan and spread the batter like dosa.
  • Dizzle ½ tsp of oil and cook till it turns to nice golden in color. Flip the dosa and dizzle ½ tsp of oil and cook for sometime. When dosa is roasted remove to a serving plate and serve with chutney
  • In picture I served with Tomato chutney and Kobbari/ coconut chutney.

Tomato Chutney:

Kobbari Chutney/ Coconut Chutney:
Masala Dosa:

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Apple Dates Cake (Baked on stovetop using a cake cooker)

Big Apple
1 (peeled and grated)
All purpose flour / Maida
1¼ th cup
½ tsp
Baking Soda
1 tsp
Cinnamon powder
1 tsp
Vanilla essence
1 tsp
¼ th cup
¾ th cup
10 (remove the seeds)
½ cup

  • First combine and sieve all dry ingredients, except sugar in a mixing bowl for couple of times.
  • In a mixer jar add sugar, oil, milk, vanilla essence and dates. Grind on low speed till all ingredients mixed and pureed well.
  • Add eggs and grind on low speed for 5 seconds.
  • Now add half of the dry ingredients mix and repeat the grinding process as said above.
  • Repeat the same with the remaining flour mix.
  • Finally add grated apple and mix with a spoon.
  • Transfer to a Grease and Flour a Pan and bake the cake.
  • Bake at 350 F heat for 25-30mins, or inserting a toothpick it should out clean.
    Turn off the oven and allow it to cool down completely. Otherwise it will break while slicing the cake or taking out from the cake pan.

  • I baked this cake on GAS STOVE using a CAKE COOKER. Pictures are attached below.
  • Fill the sand in the sand tin.
  • Grease the cake mould with oil or butter and dust the mould with flour (the cake comes out without sticking)
  • Bake it on low flame for at least 45mins or till the inserted spoon comes out clean.
  • Allow it to cool completely and then transfer to a plate.
  • Cut like bread slices and serve.

Cake Mould, Lid and Sand tin.

Pour sand and place it on the stove

Close it with the lid after pouring the batter and keep it on the  sand tin

After baking it for 50-60 minutes, the cake comes like this

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