Now just mix and all spices together. Turn them into a smooth fine powder.
You can use this masala in noodles, pasta, macaroni or experiment with pulao and anything which you love to cover with the flavour of maggie.
Surely share what experiments you have done with this maggie masala in your meals
This is my first post. Lets start with something sweet… What to make… what to make? Oh this sweet tooth… CAKE!!!! Bingo!!!
This recipe is from my mom… She used to make this when I was a kid and then … she stopped as we had instant cake mixes… But it isn’t the same at all. So I asked her how did she make it… She shared her secret with me…. Make sure all the ingredients are the same weight.
All purpose flour — 300 gm
Sugar — 300 gm
Eggs — 300 gm
Butter — 300 gm
Baking powder — 1 tsp
Essence (here I am using Vanilla) — 1 tsp
Dried Fruits ( here I am using orange peel in corm syrup) — 1 tbsp
How much of each you ask??? As I have mentioned above … all the items in brown have to be the same weight..
Step 1: Weigh all these ingredients on a scale… When I did mine… they all weighed 300 gms. (Baseline: the weight of the eggs).. I used five eggs here…
Step 2: To the flour add the baking powder and pass it through the sieve three times. By this you are adding air to it and ensuring that the baking powder is mixed really well.
Step 3: Split the egg yoke from the egg white.. put them in two different containers as they have to be mixed/beaten separately…
I noticed that the more I beat the egg white, the fluffier the cake gets… So it might take a long time.. But it is WORTH it…
Step 4: Start by beating the butter… This is usually the first step… But I did this using another mixer and used my Kitchen Aid to beat the egg whites…
Step 5: Add the sugar to the butter and continue beating…
It should eventually look like this…
Step 6: Next add the yoke to this mix.. and continue beating…
Step 7: By this time the egg whites should be done and have soft peaks…
Tis.. the time to mix both the egg white and Sugar – Butter – Yoke mix..
This is how they look when you add them….
Step 8: Add the flour to the mix… When you add flour add it spoon by spoon and ensure that your mixer is its lowest speed.
Step 9: Keep adding the flour till the last few table spoons… Now if you want to add dried fruits… add them to the flour and them add it to the cake mix… This is so that it mixes well with the cake…
Step 10: Add this to the cake mix and continue mixing … then add the essence / vanilla extract.
Step 11: Continue mix the batter… Now, get the baking tray ready: first grease the pan with butter. (I used the cover that came with the butter sticks) and then add all purpose flour for dusting… This is so that the cake comes out easily from the pan… I am using a silicone pan.. but I still did in any case…
Step 12: Preheat the oven to 375· F for 10 mins and then lower it to 350 F… You need to bake it for 40 mins.. even though I show here 20 min… I had to double the time…
Step 13: Once the cake is done… this is how it will look:
This is a recipe that I got from a dear friend of mine Raksha. The only variation that I did with this is that I sauteed the garlic before making the pesto sauce as I did not like the strong garlic flavor.
This serves 6 ppl.
Garlic – 2 cloves
Fresh basil – a few leaves
Walnuts – handful
Spaghetti pasta – 1/2 packet cooked al dente
Salt to taste
Raw bell pepper – chopped fine (optional)
Step 1: In a small wok, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and saute the garlic till it starts to brown a little.
Step 2: Once it is cooled, add the sauteed garlic, basil, and walnuts to a blender or a food processor. Crush till the garlic is in very small pieces and the mixture is in fine paste.
Step 3: Add this paste into the serving bowl containing the cooked spaghetti pasta. Mix the pasta thoroughly till all the pasta gets coated with the sauce.
Step 4: Add salt to taste and continue mixing so that the salt is spread evenly.
Step 5: Before serving, add the raw bell pepper for added taste.
Your Pesto Pasta is ready!! I have added the pictures of the making of the pesto sauce… If I have the images of the final dish I will add it again.