After so many regional dishes this month, I just wanted to post something tasty as well as easy in the baking category. I so miss baking and my daughter misses it even more as she has been living without cakes for a month now. I really pity that poor girl. So one day when she wanted a cake for her snacks, I tried this easy MW chocolate cake for her. Many of my readers have been asking for MW recipes as I only post recipes done in OTG. By MW, I mean baking in microwave and not the convection mode. So if you have a basic microwave oven or a solo MW, you can bake this. The technical term would be cooking as MW cooks where as a OTG bakes. But the cake turned out just awesome and was completely done in 2 minutes.
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Rava idli / Ravai idli is my choice for the alphabet R in the A-Z Tamil cuisine recipe marathon I am doing this month. This is a really simple dish to make and makes a filling breakfast. I have done Barnyard Millet Rava Idli two months back but never tried the authentic rava idli. When we were newly married, my hubby used to hate upma. That too, if it is made with rava, then he just wouldn’t touch it. So when I made rava idli during the early marriage days, he said that it tasted so much like rava upma and didn’t try it after the first bite. So I just stayed away from all types of rava dishes until recently. Now he has taken a liking to rava upma and he also praises the rava upma which I make in front of his sisters and dad. I felt so proud hearing that.
After my home made tofu, I wanted to show you what I made with that. There are so many ways you can use tofu in cooking and this is one very easy and delicious way. You can of course shallow fry or pan fry them, but I felt that deep frying once in a while is not that bad. I used Indian spices and curd for marinating the tofu. And with a sprinkle of chat masala and onion rings at the side, it tasted yum. But I don’t think kids would love it unless they like tofu. My daughter doesn’t even want to go near tofu unless I make it like paneer butter masala and say that it is paneer. Yesterday I had this for lunch and loved it to the core.
For the second day, a recipe I was searching from the day I started blogging! Muttakos is a deep fried sweet vada made of maida and sugar with a crispy thick shell and soft and fluffy crumb. It has a cracked crust which is is what makes it different from other vadas. Cabbage is called as muttakos in tamil and when I search for this recipe, I usually end up with cabbage recipes. I remember mum telling me that my grand mum made delicious muttakos but unfortunately my mum never learnt it from her. So I didn’t have a recipe source. Last week, I saw the photo of this muttakos in a Facebook group but the name given was vettu cake. Afrine shared the recipe in the group and I noted it down immediately. The original recipe was with eggs and I made an eggless version by adding curd instead.
I have already made caramel cake, but it was a detailed post with so many elements that the cake recipe was lost in other recipes. So thought I will dedicate a single post for the caramel cake. This eggless version of caramel cake uses curd and milk as the egg substitutes and turns out so soft, moist and absolutely delicious. This is not only my verdict but of so many readers who have tried it from this blog.
Today I will share with you one more lunch menu I made last week. To go along with rice, I made thakkali kulambu, pudalangai poriyal, vellarikkai thayir pachadi curd and gooseberry pickle. I thought I had both the gravy and poriyal in my blog, but to my surprise, I haven’t posted the recipe yet. Will be posting it soon. Today we will see how the pachadi is made. Pachadi is a Kerala dish usually made with a vegetable, coconut and curd. It goes really well with rice. I always remember mor kulambu when I try pachadi, but they are so different in preparation.
Finally we are into the fourth and final week of Blogging Marathon for this month. This week I chose to do Book marked theme. We can post dishes bookmarked from fellow bloggers during this week. To start with, I am doing a simple yet delicious dish from Sandhya of My Cooking Journey. I had bookmarked a bread from her blog and I wanted to try it but as I am doing only simple recipes nowadays, I opted for this Curd Oats. It also suits my healthy cooking so much. Sandhya used steel cut oats but I get only quick cooking oats here. So I reduced the amount of water used for cooking and this is cooked in minutes compared to the steel cut oats.
It has been 11 years since I became Mrs PPK. And this has been a fun filled journey with lots of laughter and tears. When I look back, I see how much my life has changed in all these years. One of the best turning point in my life is my wedding day. So I decided to celebrate it just like I plan every year. I even sketched a beautiful cake to be made but my hubby was stubborn. Yes, he didn’t want a cake for our anniversary. But my daughter wanted a cake so badly. She wanted us to cut a cake for celebration. Even I wanted a cake. So I was wondering what to do. What if I made a cake which hubby liked? He hates sweets so the usual cake is out of question. He likes medhu vadas and I was racking my brain on how to turn it into a cake. Trust me, I was thinking about this for two whole days before this idea stuck.
Every baker has a best recipe in their book and this chocolate cake is the best in my list. I have experimented with this recipe so many times and have come up with perfect proportions and every time I get a perfect, soft, moist and delicious chocolate cake. So it is the best, isn’t it? And I will not take full credit to the recipe. I saw it online and did some minor corrections according to my taste and ended up with this recipe.