Date and Nut Bars

Date & Nut Bars

Date and Nut Bars
Adapted from acakebakesinbrooklyn

1 ½ cups chopped dates
1 ½ cups nuts (I used walnuts)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
5 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder

Beat eggs till creamy.
Add flour and baking powder and beat until mixed.
Fold in nuts and dates.
Spread on a greased parchment lined baking tray. Spread even and thin as possible.
Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degree for 15-20 mins or until bottom starts to brown.
Cool and cut into squares.


Oats and Cornflakes Cookies

Oats and Cornflakes Cookies

Oats and Cornflakes Cookies
Recipe source: Nikki

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cornflakes
1 cup quick cooking oats
½ -1 cup chocolate chips
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp baking powder
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup white sugar
½ cup softened butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
½ tsp salt

Beat butter and sugar till mixed well.
Add egg and vanilla essence and beat well.
Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix again.
Add oats and cornflakes and beat gently to mix.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Make small balls and place on a parchment lined baking tray.
Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degree Celsius for 10-12 mins.
Cool on a wire rack.
Serve and enjoy!

Kariveppilapodi (Curry Leaves Powder)

Curry leaves PowderKariveppilapodi (Curry Leaves Powder)

1 cup curry leaves tightly packed
4 tbsp urad dal
2 tbsp chana dal
2-3 dry whole red chili
¼ tsp asfoetida
1 tsp whole black pepper
½ tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp salt

Wash and spread the curry leaves on a kitchen towel.
Keep under a fan or in the sun for few minutes so that all water evaporates and leaves are completely dry.
Heat a pan and dry roast urad dal till golden brown.
Transfer to a plate and add asafetida and keep aside.
Dry roast chana dal, pepper, cumin separately and add to the urad dal.
Add curry leaves to the pan and use 2 spoons to toss and turn till leaves are crispy dry but don’t turn brown. Let it cool.
Grind all ingredients in a mixer. Add salt and mix. Transfer to a glass jar.
You may use it in powder form or mix with some coconut or gingely oil.
Serve with idli, dosa or rice.