Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Mix 5 minutes. Pour into greased and floured bundt pan. Remove from pan after 10 minutes and frost with canned sour cream or vanilla frosting mixed with a few teaspoons of kahula. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Delicious!
* To retain colour in the gravy always use ripe red tomatoes. Discard green portions if any.
* Good variety chillies and chilli powder also gives colour to the gravy. As far as pos sible try to use long variety red chillies. Dry it under sun for few days and powder coarsely at home. Always the coarse powder gives good taste in gravies and pickles.
* While using ginger and garlic paste in curries, always use garlic at 60% ratio and ginger at 40% as ginger is very strong and may make your dish sharp and pungent.
* Always use ghee or vanaspathi with or instead of oil, which gives a good flavour to the gravy. If oil alone is used, it does not get separated easily from the ground mixture, as ghee separates from it.
* Fry the ground masala in reduced flame, so that it retains its colour and taste.
* Little plain sugar or caramelised sugar added to the gravy makes it tasty.
* When tomatoes are not in season, tomato ketchup or sauce can be successfully used in the gravies.
* Pakodas will turn out crisper if a little corn flour is added to the gram flour (besan) while preparing the batter.
* Heat a non-stick pan and add a little more butter than usual. Now beat the egg and stir briskly (even while frying) with a fork. This way more air goes in your omelet, making it light and fluffy. Fry till done and serve hot.
* Sprinkle a little amount of salt in the frying pan before adding bacon to fry. That way it will not splatter all over.
* When browning meat in fat, choose a large, deep pan. This will enable you to fry quickly, without splashing the stove with fat and meat juices.
* If you are making patties or tikkis of potatoes, always make sure that the potatoes are boiled well in advance and cooled before you use them. It would be better if they can be refrigerated for a short time. This helps the starch in the potatoes to settle down and the tikkis will not be gooey.
* Smoke Mustard oil first before using for preparing vegetables etc.. by heating to a point till light white smoke emerges from it. This would remove the potency from the oil.
* Poori can be rolled and place between well-rinsed wet muslin cloth at least an hour ahead and can be Fried before serving.
* To make pooris more crispy add a little rice flour to the wheat flour while kneading.
* Chopping vegetables can be done in different ways using a sharp knife and a wooden chopping board. Cutting on a marble slab will blunt your knives.
* Remove the outer leaves and husks from the corn (bhutta). Holding the corn upright with the flat end firmly in a board, take a sharp knife and run it down between the kernels and the cob to strip them away.
* Wrap the fruits and vegetables in newspaper before refrigerating to keep them fresh for long.
* Chopping dry fruits - Freeze them first for one hour & then dip the knife into hot water before cutting them.
1can tomato soup 1/2 soup can water 1/2c. oil 1c. sugar 1c. raisins 2c. flour 2tsp. allspice 2tsp. cinnamon 1tsp. baking soda
Mix all ingredients together. Spread into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick is clean. Frost with plain white frosting while warm. I use canned cream cheese frosting.
2tbsp. reduced-calorie margarine 1lg. onion, peeled and thinly sliced 1 carrot, chopped 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 1 (28oz.) can peeled Italian plum tomatoes 3c. chicken broth 1sm. boiling potato, peeled and thinly sliced 2tbsp. chopped fresh basil leaves or 2tsp. dried basil 1/4tsp. nutmeg Salt to taste 1c. milk
Melt margarine in a soup pot over low heat. Add onion, carrot and garlic. Cook, covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender and wilted. Crush tomatoes in their liquid and add to the pot along with the chicken broth, potato, basil, nutmeg and salt. Cook, covered, over low heat for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool to room temperature. Puree in a blender, in small batches, adding a bit of milk to each batch. Return to soup pot and adjust seasonings. Before serving, warm through over very low heat. Do not boil. Serves 6.
Cook onions in butter until tender. Blend in flour and seasonings and cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Add boiling water and bouillon cubes and cook slowly until thick, stir in the milk until smooth. Add the cheese and broccoli and heat through. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
3/4lb. black beans 1 1/2qt. cold water 2oz. salt pork (optional) 3/4lb. hamhock or bone of smoke ham 1lg. onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 green peppers, chopped 1/2c. bacon drippings or olive oil 1 bay leaf 1tbsp. salt 1/8tsp. oregano 1/4c. vinegar
Wash beans. Soak overnight. Add salt pork, ham hock and simmer over low heat. Saute onions, garlic, green pepper in bacon drippings until tender. Add to beans. Season with bay leaves, salt and oregano. Simmer until beans are tender and thick, approximately 3 hours. Add vinegar just before serving. Serve over rice with finely chopped onion on top.
5c. chicken broth 8lg. shallots in thin slices 1/2tsp. dried tarragon 2 celery stalks chopped with leavesSalt and pepper 4 egg yolks 1c. heavy cream Chopped chives Paprika
1. In a saucepan, put chicken broth, shallots and tarragon and celery. Bring to a boil. Simmer, cover for 45 minutes in low heat. Into blender container ladle half of mixture, cover and at high speed, blend until smooth. Repeat with other half.
2. In a bowl beat the cream and yolks. Stir into the soup. Reheat the soup stirring until yolk are cooked. Do not boil. Serve hot, garnish with chives and paprika.
Slowly saute finely minced onion, celery and carrot in butter until very brown. Add peas and beans and about 3 quarts of water. Cook slowly until beans are almost done (check garbanzos - they will take the longest) about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Add the remaining vegetables, rice and spices and more water if necessary and cook another hour. About 20 minutes before serving time add the macaroni and more water if needed. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve with crusty garlic bread.
1lb. (8links) fully cooked bratwurst or knackwurst * cut into 1/2inch pieces 2med. (2c.) potatoes, peeled and chopped 1med. (1/2c.) onion, chopped 1sm. (4c.) cabbage, shredded 3c. milk 3tbsp. all purpose flour 1c. (4oz.) Swiss cheese, shreddedSnipped parsley
In a Dutch oven, combine sausage, potatoes, onion, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and a dash of pepper. Add 2 cups of water. Bring to boiling and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are nearly tender. Stir in cabbage. Cook 10 minutes more or until vegetables are tender. Stir in 2 1/2 cups of the milk. Stir remaining milk into flour and stir into soup. Cook (on low heat as this dish will scorch easily) and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in cheese until melted. Garnish with parsley. Makes 6 servings.