Monday, 14 July 2014

Baking a Cake Using Pressure cooker

Baking a cake without using an oven? is a common question most of the women get. Before buying the oven I used to bake cakes using a pressure cooker and the outcome used to be marvelous. I thought to share my experience and the recipe since too many queries exist! Here, is how to bake a Egg-less Chocolate Beetroot Cake Using Wheat Flour in a pressure cooker.

Ingredients for Egg-less Chocolate Beetroot Cake with Wheat flour:

2 cup Wheat flour
2 med size Beetroot grated
1/2 cup Oil
2/3 cup Sugar
6 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 1/2 cup hot water
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
For baking
Pressure Coker to bake cake
1 cup salt

To prepare Egg-less Chocolate Beetroot Cake with Wheat flour :

1. Spared a cup of salt at the bottom of the cooker.
2. Preheat the cooker without putting the Vishal. 
3. Prepare the cake batter by fallowing the below steps.
4. In a bowl add all wet ingredients - Oil, Sugar, Hot water, Vanilla Essence, and stir well till sugar dissolves.
5. Sew all dry ingredients to wet ingredients Wheat flour, Cocoa Powder, Baking Soda, Baking Powder and mix well.
6. Add Lemon juice. It reacts with baking soda in it, which helps cake to rice.
8. Grease cake tin with butter and pore the cake mixture.
5.  Without placing the Vishal, place this pan in preheated cooker and cook for 25min or until a tester inserted near the centre comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes before inverting on a wire rack.
6. Delicious Egg-less Chocolate Beetroot Cake with Wheat flour prepared using pressure cooker is ready to serve.

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Goat Mutton Kheema Curry

Goat Mutton Kheema Curry has been traditionally made as Mutton curry using Mutton in my family. I only started making this as mutton kheema curry using ground Mutton. This is an very easy recipe and goes well with Rice, Rotis or Naans. Since we’re using ground meat, the cooking process is fairly quick. My daughter absolutely love this dish and its a weekly staple in my family. The house smells of all the fragrant spices used here and the end result is a flavorful, rich and delicious meal that your family will enjoy!

Ingredients for Goat Mutton Kheema Curry :

Goat Mutton mince- 300 gms
2 med Onions finely chopped
1 med Tomato finely chopped
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 & 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder -1 tsp
Oil- 2 tbsp
1 stem Curry leaves (optional)
1 inch Cinnamon stick / dalchinni / chakka
3 green cardamom
4  cloves
Water-1/2 cup
Salt-to taste

To prepare Goat Mutton Kheema Curry :

1. In a bowl put Mutton mince, chilli powder, Coriander Powder, turmeric and salt mix well and keep it aside.
2. In a Pressure cooker add oil, green cardamom, Cinnamon stick / dalchinni / chakka,  cloves. Let them release the aroma.
3. Now add curry leaves, chopped onions, ginger garlic paste and sauté till onion gets golden brown.
4. Add Goat Mutton mince mixture and saute for a while. Add Tomatoes and saute for 2 more min. 
If required glaze with some water. Put the lid and cook for 4 to 5 vishal switch off the flame and allow the pressure to release.
5. Goat Mutton Kheema Curry is ready to serve. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves, Serve hot with Chapati, Roti  or with rice.

Tips / Notes:

·        U can fallow the same steps to prepare Chicken Kheema curry. To prepare this use Chicken mince instead of Goat Mutton mince and cook max for 2 vishal (chicken cook faster than mutton)
·        U can add garam masala powder at the end to get more flavor and spiciness.
·        When we cook minced mutton oil will osseous from it. So take care while adding oil to this recipe.
Health Benefits :

Goat meat contains a lot of vitamins and nutrients needed by the body. In goat meat contained iron, choline, selenium and vitamin B. Vitamin B itself is useful to health, which helps burn fat. In addition to vitamin B, selenium and choline contained in mutton beneficial to ward off cancer.

Another benefit of milk goat is as follows.
1. Inhibits fragility bone (osteoporosis).
2. Heal less blood.
3. Treating TB disease and asthma.
4. Helps restore maternal health who new gave birth.
5. Heal bleeding after childbirth.
6. Recovering iron after menstruation
7. Controlling blood cholesterol levels
8. Cure disease kidney disorders
9. Heal uric acid disease
10. Smoothing the skin.

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