Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ganesh Chaturthi 2012 Celebration

When I was in India I didnt had any idea about Ganesha Festival
then when I was in  college in Bangalore I saw the Celebrations in year 2000
every year Ganesha Idol would be bought and kept for 10 days in the hostel premises
and on 11th day Idol would be taken for immersion with much fanfare
Year 2008 I learnt how Modak is prepared at Lakshmi's place
Year 2011 prepared for the festival Modak and Pal Kozhukattai

Year 2012

pics taken at my neighbor's place

she prepared Modaks for the offering

and kept Ganesha favorite fruit for Naivedyam

Closer look of the deity
another picture of rangoli at entrance
picture of delicacies which I got to eat
below pics are from the Ganesha Corner at my place :-)

closer look
Wish all the readers of Asan Khana Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

wish you all happy week ahead
take care and Happy Blogging.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Weekend Baking - Vanilla Cake with Rose Butter Cream Icing

Last week was spent in baking ,

baking and baking ,...;-)
and icing the baked goodies
and celebrating life and everything good,
baked vanilla cake after a long time
way back in Feb 2009 ,
I baked this simple cake from Chams space 

last week I baked the same cake with altered ingredient
and frosted it with rose butter cream icing and added some sprinklers
and relished like anything ,..;-)
Recipe name Vanilla Cake with Rose Butter Cream Icing
Ingredient for the cake 

dry ingredient 
All purpose flour one cup
salt pinch
baking powder one tsp
wet ingredient
sugar half cup
butter one fourth cup
vanilla essence one fourth tsp
milk two tbsp
egg one
grease a 8 inch cake pan and keep aside
preheat the oven to 100 degree centigrade
In a mixing bowl stir all the dry ingredients and keep aside
In another  mixing bowl beat the sugar and the butter till creamy
add vanilla essence followed by egg  and milk
mix to a smooth mix
and mix the dry ingredient
pour the batter into the prepared tin
and bake till its done
let it cool and do the frosting.
Rose Butter Cream Icing 
one cup icing sugar
pink colour one drop
rose essence one fourth tsp
unsalted butter three tbsp
milk one tbsp

In a mixing bowl mix butter and sugar till creamy and fluffy
gradually add milk,rose essence followed by pink colour
and mix to a spreadable consistency
spread on the cake with help of spatula
sprinkle edible silver balls and let it set for few minutes.

baked this eggless coconut  cake for my friend's birthday

and this eggless chocolate cake with rose butter cream frosting for another friend,..:-)

thats all friends,wish you all happy week ahead
take care and Happy BLOGGING.
Linking this post to 
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Birthday Event hosted by Cook Eat Burrrp 
Bake fest #11 hosted by The Mad Scientist's Kitchen ,event started by Vardhini.
Taste of the Tropics-Coconut hosted by Nivedhanam and event started by Gourmet Global.
Kids Delight Potluck party hosted by Srivalli of Spicing your life.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Weekend Baking - Chicken Shami Kabab Pizza

This weekend I read a good book

baked Shami kabab Pizza

and relished Chicken  Biryani

Saturday evening
6:00pm planned menu for dinner -dal ,chawal and chicken shami kabas which were being thawed
6:30 pm changed  the menu for dinner ,with thawed  shami kababs ,pizza cheese thought of preparing Chicken Shami Kabab pizza
,kneaded the dough for pizza base and kept it for resting .
7:00pm started with the sauce preparation and fried the thawed kababs
8:00 started with the rolling of pizza base and baking
8:30 Dinner Ready :-)
its not the first time I baked pizza at home but I was always disappointed by the base
few months back when I saw the recipe of The Best Pizza Dough on Eat Live Run Blog
I thought of trying out the same recipe and ya for me its The Best Pizza Dough Recipe .....
and the best part is the leftover dough can be freezed and can be used later
before baking keep it out for an hour thats all,..:-)
Chicken Shami Kabab recipe blogged here

For the Pizza sauce 
garlic clove two minced
onion one chopped
tomato pureed two
olive oil one tbsp
salt as per taste
black pepper crushed half tsp
dried italian herb one tsp
tomato ketchup one tbsp
heat oil in non stick wok ,once oil is hot lower the flame
add garlic clove followed by chopped onion
keep stirring till the onion becomes brown ,add pureed tomato
followed by salt ,pepper and italian herb
once oil is seen along the sides ,add tomato ketchup and half cup of wtaer
let it simmer and thicken .keep aside.
crumble the fried kababs and keep aside

baking temperature 100 degree centigrade 
baking time seven to ten minutes
toppings for the pizza 
pizza sauce
pizza cheese
onion rings
crumbled kabab
how I did
divided the pizza dough into four pieces
rolled out the pizza dough
topped it with pizza sauce,followed by the crumbled kabab ,cheese and onion rings
baked in a preheated oven for 10 mins
I topped my pizza with mint and green mango chutney ,bit tangy but luved it ;-)

Chicken Biryani recipe is blogged here,prepared the same way
the only difference after the layering didnt cook the biryani dum way
instead covered the dish with a foil and kept it in preheated oven for 5 minutes
served it warm with boiled fried egg and plain curd,

so baking ,cooking ,reading and doing others unlimited chores my weekend was gone
how was your weekend ?
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Thats all friends ,take care and Happy Blogging.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Creamy Dal Makhani shared from Delhi Cooked in Singapore :-)

this post is about Dal Makhani the one prepared by my younger sister ,this recipe was shared by her on phone .I thought of preparing the same Dal Makhani which I have blogged here,but then at last minute i changed my plan  and thought of asking her the recipe
.This one is very simple recipe and together with missi roti ,paratha or naan tastes good with some kabab on the side.;-)

recipe source my sister
preparation time half hour 
cooking time forty mins 
Ingredient for the dal 
One cup  urad dal (soaked overnight )
half cup rajma ( soaked overnight )
one small onuion chopped 
one tbsp minced garlic 
one tbsp minced ginger 
salt as per taste 
pressure cook the soaked dal and rajma with onion,ginger,garlic and salt 
once done remove form and let it cool .
mash it with a ladle and strain the water
keep the water aside

Ingredient for the tempering /tadka
paste of one onion 
paste of two tomato 
one tbsp ginger garlic and green chili paste 
cumin seeds one 
asafoetida pinch 
bay leaves two crushed 
dried red chili one crushed 
turmeric powder half tsp
coriander powder half tsp 
garam masala one tsp
one tbsp oil/butter/ghee
for home made cream
 half cup full cream milk
heat milk in non stick saucepan
let it simmer on low flame for 15 to 20 minutes 
till it thickens and becomes creamy 
ingredients to be added before serving 
butter one tbsp 
home made cream two tbsp/
(optional home made cream can be substituted with cooking cream )
heat oil in non stick wok
lower the flame and add cumin seeds,asafoetida,bay leaves and crushed red chili
once it starts splutering add onion paste and fry for a minute 
add ginger garlic paste followed by tomato paste and the powdered masala 
keep frying till oil is seen along the sides ,add cooked dal and let it boil for 10 to 15 mins
before serving sprinkle garam masala and add butter and home made cream.
let it simmer for five minutes and serve warm with paratha .

These days Advay helps me a lot in the kitchen ,sharing one of such moment
That's all friends,wish you all happy week ahead
take care and Happy blogging 

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

My love for Kababs - Chicken Shami Kabab :-)

I know I just disappeared from Blogosphere since past two weeks ,this break was not intentional but when i started with it i knew i wouldnt be able to post anything unless i finish ,ya friends I am talking about the Recipe Index of my blog its finally there after some four years of Blogging.
-Baked goodies at Asan khana 
-Recipe Index of Asan Khana
When I was jotting down the resoulution this one was one of them at the beginning of the year 2012
 so now I can finally tick it off,..:-)
Coming back to today's post sharing with you meal of Butter Chicken ,Dal Makhani, Pyaj Paratha ,Chicken Shami Kabab,Dhania chutney and Salad

which I prepared for a dinner party  hosted at home few days back.
Chicken Shami Kabab recipe is inspired from Deeba of Passionate about Baking and
 For the love of yum.
I prepared the chicken mince for the kababs the same way as told by Deeba ,after cooking the chicken mince with the chickpeas added chopped cilantro,mint green chili and egg as told by For the love of yum.
Relished the kabab with Dhania chutney and salad.

For freezing the kababs followed the same way as told by Deeba

kept the kababs in a freezer safe box lined with parchment paper.,..:-)
thanks a ton Deeba for sharing this tip ,..
Prepared the same kababs yesterday again,didn't had coriander,mint and green chili so substituted it with red chili powder and kasturi methi,..

paired it with simple chicken curry

 which was prepared in few minutes time with chapati and aam pudina chutney with some salads on side.

sharing with you all another thali pic which has Mutton rogan josh,rice and and the chicken shami  kababs:-)
thats all friends will be sharing the recipe of Dal Makhani and Pyaz Paratha and the chicken curry in the next post,..

recipe of Butter chicken blogged here 
recipe of Rogan josh blogged here 
recipe of dhania chutney blogged here
recipe of mango and mint chutney
one cup mint leaves
one green mango chopped
green chili one
black salt as per taste
asafoetida pinch
cumin seeds one tsp
mix all the ingredient and place in a blender
make a smooth paste in the blender
and keep in air tight box in freeze.
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take care and happy blogging.