Cake for fast ( Upasacha cake )

12:50 AM 3 Comments






Ingredients :
Amaranth Flour ( Rajgira ata ) : 3/4 cup
Barnyard Millet ( Vari or Bhagar ata ) : 3/4  cup
Water Chest nut Flour ( Singhareka ata) : 1/4 cup
Fresh  coconut : 1/2 cup ( Desiccated coconut can be used )
Ripe mashed banana : 1 cup ( I have used 3 large bananas )
Powdered Sugar : 1/2 cup ( Add more sugar if you want more sweetness )
Plain yoghurt ( Dahi)  :  1/2 cup
Warm milk   : 3/4 cup
Desi ghee  : 4 tsp
Elaychi powder : 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder : 1  tsp
Baking Soda     : 1/4 tsp
Almond slices : 3 tsp

Recipe :
1. Sieve rajgira ata, vari ata, singhara ata, baking powder & baking soda.  Mix all the dry ingredients well.  Keep aside.
2. In another bowl add mashed banana, desi ghee, sugar, yoghurt & mix throughly.
3. Add elaychi powder & coconut. Mix well.
4. Add the mixture of dry ingredients slowly. Start adding milk as required. Add dry mixture & milk alternately till all the mixture is finished & you get required batter consistancy. Adjust milk quantity accordingly.
5. Pour the mixture in a greased tin.Decorate the top of the cake batter with almond slices.
6. Bake the cake in oven at 180 C for 25 minutes.
You can bake the cake in cooker or on gas stove using non stick pan.
This cake turns out little moist & tastes heavenly.

Cut & enjoy this delicious cake.

Beet root, Coconut , chocolate cake with Ragi flour

3:42 AM 4 Comments




Ingredients :
Ragi flour : 1  Cup
All purpose flour ( maida )  : 1/4 Cup
Beet root pulp : 3/4 cup
Desiccated coconut : 1/2 cup
Chocolate powder : 2 tsp
Powdered sugar : 3/4 cup
Low fat Cream : 1/2 cup ( optional ) Milk can be used instead
Yogurt ( plain Dahi ) : 1/2 Cup
Baking soda : 1/4 tsp
Baking powder: 1 tsp
Vegetable oil or butter  : 1/4 cup
Vanilla Essence : 1 tsp 

Recipe :
1. Pressure cook beet root  for 3 whistles. Let it cool.Peel off the skin. Grate it or grind it to make pulp. Keep aside.
2. Sieve ragi flour, maida, chocolate powder, baking powder & baking soda in a big bowl.
3. Add coconut into this mixture. Mix all the dry ingredients well.
4.In another bowl add sugar, Yoghurt & cream & mix well till it becomes fluffy. You can add milk instead of cream.
5.Add oil & vanilla essence. Mix well.
6.Add dry ingredients mixture slowly in the wet mixture. Mix gently. There should not be lumps.
7.. Grease the tin with little oil. Keep butter paper in the tin & again grease on butter paper. Pour the cake batter in a greased tin. 
8. Bake the cake in pre heated oven for 25 to 30 minutes at 180 C.
9. Cut into pieces as you like & enjoy !!.