Sunday, September 6, 2009

Dates and Walnut Cake

Dates on Foodista
Dates are a powerhouse of nutrients. And if u dont how to add them to your daily, here is a simple and sweet version..
I am sending this to Microwave Potluck party September edition hosted by Srivalli @ cooking4all seasons.

18 Fresh dates seedless
¾ cup Milk
¾ cup Sugar
1 cup Maida
½ cup Refined oil
1 tsp Baking soda
1 Tbsp Cashews
50 g Walnuts
1 Tbsp Blanched almonds

Soak dates in warm milk for 6-7 hours.

Add sugar and grind to fine paste with the milk. Add oil to this and mix well.
Seive maida and baking soda together in a seperate bowl. Add flour mixture to the dates syrup and mix well.
Add nuts and keep blanched almonds for decorating the base of the tin or the top of the cake. Pour mixture to a greased tin. Bake in microwave for 8-10 mts on high power.
Let it cool. Serve straight away or drizzled with chocolate syrup on top.

Microwave Daliya Idli

Idlis are wholesome as a breakfast item, but for dieters, here is a healthier version...


1½ cup Dalia (broken wheat)
1½ cup Suji/rawa
¼ cup Chana dal
¼ cup Urad dal
2 cup Curd
1 tsp Baking powder
Salt to taste
1 cup Mixed veggies
1 Green chili (optional)
1 bunch Dhaniya (chopped)


Boil veggies till half done and keep aside. Dry roast daliya and suji till golden brown in colour. Dry roast the dals seperately, add water and cook till soft.

Mash dals, add to suji, daliya mixture, add veggies, salt, chili, salt, chopped dhaniya, curd and warm water to form a batter.

Make idlis and steam in microwave plates for 10 mts on high power. Serve hot with chutney of your choice.