Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Carrot Tomato Soup

Soup time!!!! Yes...for health & taste as well as easy to make,soup is a popular dish as a starter in every household.Moreover during exam times soups can be substituted for dinner.Here is recipe for such a soup.Enjoy...


  • Carrot- 500 gm
  • Onion- 1 small size
Carrot and Onion
  • Tomato- 250 gm
  • Ginger- 1 small pc
  • Garlic- 3-4 cloves [optional]
  • Black pepper powder- 11/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar- 2 tbsp

Items for Garnishing:

  • Green coriander leaves
  • Bread slices- 4 [cut into small slices]
  • Butter for fry 
  • Fresh cream or malai


  • Peel the carrots and ginger.Cut into small pieces.
  • Cut the onion and tomato into small pieces.
  • Mix carrot,ginger,tomato,garlic and onion in 500 ml of water,add salt & sugar.
  • Boil the mixture in a cooker for 2 whistles.
  • Grind well the boiled mixture.
Ground Mixture 
  • Filter the ground mixture.
  • The soup is ready. 
For garnishing:
    • Fry the bread pieces in prepare bread crumbs
Bread Crumbs
    • Pour the soup in soup bowls.Spray black pepper powder on the soup.
    • Put a few bread crumbs and pour cream or malai into each bowl.
    • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Madeleine Cake

Why to depend upon bakeries when we can prepare our own!!!!
Here is a recipe for a delicious & tasty cake which is easy to bake & liked by all...


  • Flour[ maida ]- 120 gm
  • Sugar- 115 gm
  • White butter- 55 gm
  • Baking powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Vanilla Essence- 3 to 4 drops
  • Lemon Yellow Colour- 2 to 5 drops(food grade)
  • Egg- 3pcs

    For Decoration:
    • Apple Jam- 100 gm
    • Red Colour- 2 to 3 drops(food grade)
    • Dry Coconut Powder- 10 gm
    • Cherry- 30 gm
    1. palate knife
    2. baking tray
    3. Madeleine mold
Madeleine mold


  • Filter/sift the flour along with baking powder 2 or 3 times.
  • Grind the sugar.
  • Separate white and yellow [yolk] of each egg in different bowls.Then take all the white in a bowl and beat it till it becomes fluffy. Add sugar gradually to it in small quantities and keep whisking till all the sugar is mixed well & the paste becomes soft,white,very light and fluffy.
  • Now add the flour mix gradually in small quantities to white egg & sugar paste and blend lightly.
  • Separately, add essence and color in the yolks and beat mixture well together.
  • The above flour mixture is added to the yolk mixture and fold with the help of palate knife moving in the design of digit 8.Then cool melted butter is added to it and mixed well.Now the cake batter is ready.
  • Grease the Madeleine mold with a little butter,then 2/3rd of cake batter is poured in  mold.Now Madeleine  mold is arranged in the baking tray.
  • Put the baking tray in the preheated oven, heat at 198 degree centigrade for 12 to 15 minutes till it is baked.To check,insert a tooth pick in the center of the cake and draw back.If it comes clean the cake is baked.
  • After baking, the prepared cake is cooled on the wire rack.
  • Then brush the tops and sides of each cake with  thin jam layer and roll each one in coconut powder.
  • Stick one piece of cherry in the center of each cake with the help of jam.
The cake is ready to eat !!