Apple Raisin Muffin

Apple Raisin Muffin

Apple Raisin Muffin

2 cup all purpose flour
½ cup brown or white sugar
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 egg
½ cup oil ( I used canola)
¾ cup yogurt
2 tsp vanilla essence
½ cup raisins
2 apples
½ tsp cinnamon powder
1 tbsp brown sugar

Core and peel apples and cut into small cubes.
Add to a small pan with 1 tbsp sugar and ½ tsp cinnamon powder.
Add 2 tbsp water and cook covered for 5 minutes. Take off fire and cool.
Whisk flour, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl.
In another bowl, add sugar, egg, yogurt, oil, vanilla essence and whisk to mix.
Add liquid to dry ingredients and mix gently.
Add apples and raisins and mix just to combine. Don’t overmix.
Spoon batter into greased muffin molds and bake in a pre-heated oven at 160 degrees Celsius for 20-25 mins.
Col the muffins in the pan for 5 mins and then transfer to a wire rack.
Serve warm.


Kiwi Raita


A tasty sweet and sour raita!

Kiwi Raita/Pachadi

Ingredients: for 1-2 serving
1 kiwi (not very ripe)
½ onion chopped
1 green chili chopped
½ tsp chopped ginger
Few curry leaves
½ cup yogurt mixed with water to form ¾ cup
¼ tsp mustard seeds
2 tbsp oil

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
When it splutters add onion, ginger, chilies and curry leaves. Saute till onions are translucent.
Add chopped kiwi and saute for few mins.
Remove from fire and add yogurt and salt. Mix well.
Add more yogurt or water if required to get your preferred consistency.
Serve with rice.

Simple Carrot Cake


This is a very simple and easy carrot cake. Extremely soft and spongy.
This is for people who don’t prefer nuts and other additions in their carrot cake!

Simple Carrot Cake

1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup oil
¾ cup grated carrots
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 pinch nutmeg powder
1 pinch salt

Preheat oven to 160 degree Celsius. Grease a baking tray.
Whisk flour, baking powder, nutmeg powder and salt in a bowl and keep aside.
In another bowl, whisk eggs and sugar until frothy. Add oil little by little beating all the time until all is mixed.
Add vanilla essence and mix.
Add flour in two additions and mix.
Add carrots and mix well.
Pour batter into the greased baking tray and bake for approx. 30-35 mins or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Cool the cake in the pan and transfer to a serving plate.
Serve as is or sprinkle with icing sugar. Slice and serve.