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Tutti Frutti Cupcakes

Tutti Frutti Cupcakes

Makes 14-15 regular size cupcakes

Tutti frutti cake or cupcake is my personal favourite. It is prepared with raw papaya pieces which are soaked in sugar syrup. You will get tutti frutti in different colours at the Indian grocery shop. These cupcakes are very easy to make and they are less sweet than the usual cupcakes. Serve these as a lunch box snack or tea time snack or even as a dessert after a meal. Lets have a look at the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour+ 1 teaspoon to coat the tutti frutti
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup tutti frutti + 1½ tablespoon to garnish
  • 1 stick butter or ½ cup butter at the room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • 3 eggs at the room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅓ cup milk at room temperature
  • Pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Add butter and sugar in a bowl. Mix it properly with a hand mixer until the mixture is light. Add eggs one by one and whisk it properly.
  2. Seive flour, baking powder,baking soda, and salt together and add to the bowl with the wet ingredients. Start mixing up everything. Add milk and vanilla to the batter and stir again.
  3. Get another pan and add a teaspoon of flour. Add ⅓ cup tutti fruity in the flour and toss them and blend them in a batter. This will prevent them from sticking at the bottom.
  4. Preheat oven to 350℉. Line cupcake liners in a muffin pan/cupcake pan. Fill the liners with the batter upto ¾. Garnish with remaining tutti frutti on top.
  5. Bake for 20-22 min or until a tooth pick inserted in the center of cupcakes comes out clean.
  6. Let them cool down and then serve.

Pav-Bhaji

Serves: 3-4 persons

Pav bhaji is a very famous Indian street food especially from Mumbai. It has mix vegetable subji with butter and it tastes great with 'Laadi Pav' or dinner rolls. I saw a video on youtube long time ago about Mumbai pav bhaji and i just loved that style of making it. So, here is the result :) The recipe has step by step pictures to make it more easy. I hope you will find it intresting too.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup green peas (frozen)
  • 3-4 potatoes boiled
  • 2 small tomatoes chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tablespoon each ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 2-3 tablespoon pavbhaji masala
  • 1/4 turmeric powder
  • 1 onion chopped finely
  • 1/2 teaspoon kasuri methi
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Heat a pan and add a tablespoon oil. Add chopped bell pepper. Saute for a minute and add chopped tomatoes. Cook everything until the raw smell of tomatoe goes away.
  2. Add green peas and mix well. Cook for another minute.
  3. Mash boiled potatoes and add them into the pan. Add 1 cup water. Stir together everything.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon pav bhaji masala, turmeric, and red chilli powder to the pan and cook everything for 5 minutes on a low flame. Mash everything with a masher.
  5. Meanwhile, heat another pan and add 1 tablespoon oil. Add chopped onion and ginger garlic paste. Mix well. Add 1 teaspoon red chilli powder, 1 tablespoon pav bhaji masala and cook until the raw smell goes away. Add kasuri methi, lemon juice and stir together.
  6. Add this onion tempering to the cooked vegetables. Add 1 cup water and mix everything.
  7. Add 1 tablespoon butter and again cook for a minute. if you need more water, add to this point and cook for a minute.
  8. Check salt and masala. Add more if needed.
  9. Garnish with cilantro. Serve hot along with butter roasted dinner rolls, finely chopped onions, a lemon wedge, and a dollop of butter.