Monday, October 20, 2014

Cranberry Banana Bread

Cranberry Banana Bread

This is the regular banana bread with twist to make it more interesting. It has a citrus flavor from lemon and the tart from cranberries. It is a wonderfully moist bread perfect for a holiday breakfast.Try this you will surely love it.

All purpose flour- 3 cup
Butter- 1/2 stick/4 tbs
Baking powder- 1 1/3 tsp
Baking soda- 3/4 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Sugar- 3/4 cup
Lemon juice- 3/4 cup
Lemon  zest- 1 tsp
Cranberries dry- 1/3 cup (Soaked in wine)
Vanilla essence- 11/2 tsp

Pre heat oven to 375 degree F.
In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder,baking soda,salt and set aside.
Whisk butter and sugar till it is light and fluffy. Add egg and beat till thick and pale. Add mashed banana, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla extract and mix.
Strain the cranberries and mix with one tsp of flour. Grease and dust cake tin with flour and set aside.
Add the dry ingredients and cranberries and  fold in.
Pour into prepared loaf tin and bake for 35- 40 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow this to cool in the pan/loaf tin.Run a knife around the edges of the cake tin to loosen the loaf. Allow it to cool down completely before slicing.

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Hope you will all enjoy!

Lima Beans and Potato curry

Lima Beans Potato curry

Potato curry is a quick side dish for chapatis. I got this healthy lima beans for the first time. It turned out to be a good combo with potato. Lima beans has a smooth buttery texture.It is healthy beans rich in dietary fiber and nutrients.  I used frozen Fordhook lima bean and it does not take much time to cook.Try this,you will surely love it.

Frozen lima beans- 1 cup
Potatoes-2 medium
Onion - 1 medium
Ginger garlic paste- 1 1/2 tsp
Tomato puree- 1/4 tsp
Cashew nut paste- 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Green chilly -1
Coriender powder- 1 tsp
Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves- a few
Butter - 1 tsp
Oil and salt to taste

Wash and boil potatoes till it is soft and cooked. Chop into cubes. Steam lima beans for 4-5 minutes till it is cooked ( or boil for 4-5 minutes and drain out the excess water).
Soak cashew nuts in water (10-12) and make a fine paste.
Heat oil in a pan and saute onions, green chilly and ginger garlic paste,till golden brown. Next add the tomato puree and cook for two minutes followed by the cashew nut paste. Saute till oil separates. Next add the spice powders  cooked potatoes and lima beans. Adjust consistency by adding enough water. Mix well and allow the curry simmer for three to four minutes or till the gravy thickens. Garnish with coriander leaves and one tsp butter.Serve withe chapatis/rotis.

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Hope you will all enjoy!

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