Garlic Sauce/Toum

Garlic sauce

Eggless Middle Eastern Garlic Sauce…with very less oil!!

Garlic Sauce/Toum
Recipe source: Chefindisguise

Ingredients:
2 tbsp corn flour
¾ cup water
1 tsp lemon juice (more if you like stronger lemon taste)
2-4 large cloves garlic
3-5 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

Method:
Mix corn flour and water in a pan and place over low heat.
Whisk continuously till the mixture thickens and start to bubble. Whisk for 2 more mins and take off fire.
Mince the garlic finely with salt and add to warm corn flour mixture. Cool completely.
Add lemon juice.
Place the mixture in a blender or food processor bowl and beat till the mixture becomes white.
Drizzle the oil one tsp at a time with processor running. (the lid will usually have a small opening)
The mixture will soon form a mayo like consistency. You may not need the whole oil.
It’s very fluffy when made but will thicken if kept in fridge. Just beat with a fork before serving.
Tastes exactly like restaurant bought!

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Rice Flour Banana Cake

Rice Flour banana bread

‘Healthy’ or gluten free cake doesn’t have to be tasteless. Try this banana cake with rice flour!

Rice Flour Banana Cake

Ingredients:
1 ¾ cup rice flour (store bought will do)
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp cardamom powder (optional)
½ – ¾ cup white or brown sugar
½ tsp salt
2 large bananas mashed ( ¾-1 cup)
2 eggs
½ cup oil
6 tbsp buttermilk (yogurt + water will do)

Method:
Mix rice flour, cardamom powder, baking soda and salt and keep aside.
In a large bowl, whisk oil, eggs, oil, buttermilk, vanilla, banana and sugar till sugar dissolves.
Add flour mixture and stir to combine.
Pour batter into a greased baking loaf pan.
Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degree Celsius for 40-50 mins until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Cool the cake on a wire rack.
Slice and serve.

Chili Chutney Powder for Idli/Dosa

Chili Pwd for Idli

Chili Chutney Powder for Idli/Dosa

Ingredients:
½ cup urad dal
¼ cup chana dal (chickpea dal)
1/3 cup white sesame seeds
8-10 dry long red chilis
½ tsp asfoetida
Handful of curry leaves
Salt

Method:
Dry roast all ingredients separately. (except asfoetida)
If the chilis are too spicy, reduce number or remove seeds before roasting.
Grind all ingredients. Mix salt and asfoetida.
Store in an airtight container.
To serve, mix a few tablespoons of powder with oil of your choice and serve with idli/dosa as side dish.