Chocolate Chip Cookies with Olive Oil

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Olive Oil

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Olive Oil
Adapted from Megan

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
6 tbsp olive oil
¼ cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence
¾ cup chocolate chips

Mix flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
In another bowl, beat olive oil, vanilla and sugars until mixed.
Add one egg at a time and beat well.
Add flour and mix until combined. (add 1tbsp milk if the dough is too dry)
Stir in chocolate chips.
Make small balls or scoop with a measuring spoon (tbsp) and place on a parchment lined baking tray. Leave 2 inch space between cookies.
Bake in a preheated oven at 150 degree Celsius for 8-10 mins.
The edges should start to brown. It will still look soft and uncooked in center, but will crisp as it cools.
Cool on a wire rack. Enjoy warm or cold!!

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Mooli Paratta (Flatbread stuffed with white radish)

Mooli Paratta

Mooli paratta can be made in 2 ways- either mix the grated mooli to the flour and add enough water to make a dough or use the mooli as a stuffing.
Many other ingredients like coriander powder and amchur powder are often used, but I think for mooli paratta, spices should be kept to a minimum. Try different variations and see what you like!!

Mooli Paratta (Flatbread stuffed with white radish)

2 cups grated mooli (approx. 3-4 mooli)
1 tsp chili powder
¼ tsp asafetida
2 cups wheat flour
1 tbs oil
Approx. 1 cup water to form dough
4-5 tbsp olive oil (or ghee for authentic taste)

Make a soft dough with flour, salt, 1 tbsp oil and enough water and keep aside.
Peel and wash radish. Grate and add some salt and keep aside for 5 mins.
Squeeze out as much water from radish. (Can be used to make dough, but I usually discard)
Add chili powder and asafetida and mix well.
Make small balls of the dough and flatten in your palms. Add 3-4 tbsp of the radish mix in the center and bring in edges to form a ball.
Dip in flour and roll using a rolling pin. Take care the mixture doesn’t ooze out, but some will!!
Don’t roll to and fro, roll from middle to outside.
Heat a tava and place the paratta on it. When small bubbles appear, flip to the other side. Now sprinkle few drops of oil and spread with the back of the spoon and flip over and repeat on either side.
Cook for a few minutes and serve hot with raita and pickle.

Pizza dough without yeast

Pizza dough without yeast

Pizza dough without yeast

Pizza in less than half an hour!!
Of course no comparison with regular pizza, but believe me…it’s really good.

2 cups flour (I used all-purpose flour)
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
4 tbsp olive oil
½ cup pizza sauce
1 ½ cup mozzarella cheese (more or less as you prefer)
½ cup warm water (not hot)

Mix flour, baking powder, salt and olive oil by hand or in a food processor bowl.
Add water to make a very soft dough.
Keep aside for 5 minutes.
Roll the dough into a disc of about ¼ inch thick. Transfer to a baking tray.
Spread pizza sauce and sprinkle cheese.
Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degree Celsius for about 8-10 mins.

Oven temperatures may vary so keep close watch after 6 mins. Bottom should become light brown and crispy.
Add toppings of your choice.

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Walnut, Cranberry and Choco Chip Cookies

Walnut cranberry and choco chip cookies

Walnut, Cranberry and Choco Chip Cookies

2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp grated nutmeg powder
1 cup butter (room temperature)
½ cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts
¾ cup mini chocolate chips
¾ cup dry cranberries (can substitute raisins)

Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg powder and salt in a bowl.
In a larger bowl, cream butter and sugars for 2 mins.
Add eggs one at a time and mix. Add vanilla .
Add flour and mix on slow speed. (or mix with spatula)
Stir in cranberries, walnuts and chocolate chips.
Scoop 1 tbsp of dough on measuring spoon and roll into a ball. Place on a parchment paper lined baking tray.
Bake in a preheated oven at 150 degree Celsius for 10-12 mins. (Oven temperatures vary, so please take care after 8 mins).
Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!!