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Egg Thokku

After receiving lots of positive feedback for my earlier egg thokku recipe,here comes another one.Hope all of you would love this one too ,as my DH and my kids loved it ;)

4 hard boiled eggs
1 medium sized onion chopped
1 big tomato finely chopped
2 garlic pod
a small piece of ginger minced
a small bunch of mint(chopped)
2 green chillies (sliced)
Ground black pepper+ redchilli powder-add according to your taste buds
a tsp of ground garam masala
1/2 tsp turmeric
Curry leaves(one fistful)
Salt(as needed)
oil-as needed
1.Peel the egg shells,make slits and keep it aside.
2.In a kadai add oil and once its hot add,add the onion,green chillies,garlic and ginger.Saute until the onions become translucent.
3.Now add the tomato n mint leaves.saute until the tomato turns soft and switch off the flame.Wait until this mixture cools down.
4.Grind this mixture into fine or coarse paste.I preferred to have a coarse paste.
5.Now in cast iron or stainless steel pan,add some oil and once its hot add teh curry leaves and the ground mixture.Also add the Redchillie powder,ground pepper,garam masala,turmeric ,saltand saute for one minute.
6.Now its time to add the eggs.Saute continuously along with the eggs.Take care not to mess with the eggs.The gravy will start leaving leaving the moisture and you can see in 3 to 4 minutes as it will start moving towards the center of the pan.
7.Once the gravy doesnt stick at the corners and everything has moved to the center,Its the time to switch off the flame.
8.Garnish with finely chopped cilantro.(I didnt do though ;) )
9.Serve this hot with rasam n rice.Even it tastes great with rotis.

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Butter Biscuits(Cookies)- Indian Bakery Style Cookies

I was in search for a cookie which tatses exactly like the ones we buy from the Indian bakeries.I came upon few recipes using ghee,butter...Everything was good,but definitely not like the bakery fine day fell upon a recipe(here)As usual tried it carefully as given in the recipe.The result was awesome.Just try these cookies for once and you will never miss Indian Bakery cookies.


2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 cups Confectioners sugar(powdered sugar)
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
a small pinch of salt
3/4 cup oil - I used Extra Light Olive Oil(Do not use Extra Virgin Olive Oil)...other preferred is Canola Oil else Vanaspathi.

1.Arrange the middle rack in the oven and Preheat the oven at degree 350 F
2.Mix All Purpose flour, baking soda,salt together very well
3.Then add sugar and mix evenly
4.Now add the oil little by little carefully and make a crumbly dough...It shud not be a fine shiny dough like  chapathi dough...It shud be crumbly-You will know when you are making the dough...
5.Now make small shiny equal size balls (as you roll, the dough turns silky as in the picture)slightly flatterned at the should look like a full moon cut into exact two ;)-for easy understanding. Do not flatten it too much.
6.Bake it for exact 10 to 11 minutes on a ungreased baking sheet. 
7.For the first time sit n watch near the oven(just like me)...You will see the cookies cracking at the 9th minute or 10 th minute...The next minute you can take them out...The advantage of rolling equal sized balls is, if you see one or more cookies cracked, but not the others, the ones that are not cracked should also be baked. So, it is ready to remove from the oven. Over baking can result in hard cookies.
8.Serve the cookies after 15 minutes....

Oil can replaced with Vanaspathi or Shortening.

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5 Minute Chocolatey Gooey Microwave Brownies

My elder one  loves cakes ,cookies and pastries and he has become such an encouragement for me to try new recipes.He enjoys helping me in the kitchen whenever I bake something.He had been bugging me to make brownies since last week.But,as I am in a cookie baking spree(recipes coming in a week ;) ), I wanted to make something easy in the microwave.This 5 minute wonder I found in food network-An amazing recipe really !!!.I was very satisfied with the recipe and the reviews.So,went on and made these beauties for my son's this week's dessert :)He luv'ed em.So will your kids :)Real Yumm,gooey Chocolatey are these brownies- All needed to be kids favorite :)
                                      5 Minute Chocolatey-Gooey  Microwave Brownies
                                                Recipe adapted from Food Network


1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
3 ounces unsweetened Cocoa
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chunks or chips
a pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract(optional)
1/4 or less cup chocolate chunks or chips


1.Put the butter and Cocoa into a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 1 minute, stirring every 30 seconds. Set aside.
2.In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar.
3.In a large bowl sift the flour with the baking powder and salt. Add the egg and chocolate mixtures along with the vanilla(I totally forgot about this vanilla extract ;) ) and stir well to combine.
4.Spray an 8 by 8 by-2-inch microwave safe glass pan with cooking spray. Pour the batter into the pan, spread it out evenly, and scatter the chocolate chunks on top. Cook on high for 5 minutes. Remove from the microwave and let rest for 3 minutes before cutting and eating.
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