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Walnut Choco Chip Eggless Brownie – Guest Recipe by Varshaa Nahar

A guest recipe after many days – this time it is a baked goodie, an Eggless Brownie. Yes, time for some yummy brownies!! Walnut choco chip Brownie by Varshaa Nahar. She is a Jain and so bakes eggless cakes. So, the version here is an absolutely eggless version that vegetarians can also try 🙂

With so many fantastic cakes baked everywhere these days, the love for baking sent me to a beginners baking class that was organised by Oven 180 degrees a few days back. That is when I met this friend, Varshaa who already has a good experience in baking. She brought us some yummy cupcakes that left me drooling !! Then after the class was over, we started a whatsapp group. She sent this picture on the group and as soon as I had asked for the recipe, she immediately gave it to me and now I am sharing this with all of you with her permission. Thanks Varshaa for the wonderful recipe.

Photo Courtesy: Varshaa

Walnut Chocolate Chip Brownie

Yield: 7-8 pieces

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Baking Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

All Purpose Flour/Maida – 1 cup
Cocoa Powder – 1/4 cup
Powdered Sugar – 3/4 cup
Curd – 6 tbsp
Ghee – 5 tbsp
Milk – 5 tbsp
Cooking/Baking Soda – 1 tsp
Baking Powder – 1 tsp
Vanilla Essence – 1 cap
Walnuts – 1/2 cup
Choco Chips – 1/2 cup

Method:

1. Mix all wet ingredients ( curd, ghee, milk and vanilla essence) separately.
2. Mix all dry ingredients ( maida, baking soda, baking powder and Powdered sugr) separately and sieve them into a bowl.
3. Add the dry mixture into the wet mixture gradually and make a dough.
4. Grease the baking tray with some butter and dust it with maida.
5. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees.
6. In the baking tray put some dough and sprinkle chopped walnuts and choco chips.
7. Cover with dough again.
8. Bake it at 160 degrees for 40 minutes.
9. Yummy Brownies are ready to serve,

Vazhaithandu/Plantain Stem/Plantain Pith Dosa – Guest Recipe

Today’s post will be a guest recipe from my dear friend and fellow food blogger, Mrs.Kalyani VT of Kitchen Kathukutty (https://kitchenkathukutty.wordpress.com/). She specialises in baby food recipes and I should say she is doing a great job in helping out new mothers 🙂 Thanks Kalyani for this recipe and I am sure my readers will love it.

Over to Kalyani….

“Thank you for giving me a chance to write a guest recipe for your blog. I love the clicks of your blog and it is absolutely tempting my eyes and palate. Wishing you a great journey in food blogging and it was great knowing you. This is one of my favorites and a very healthy variant of dosa. Hopefully it seems new to many. Waiting for you to try and let me know.
vazhai thandu dosai
Yields: 6 to 8 dosas.

Preparation time-30 minutes
Cooking time-5 minute/dosa

Ingredients:

Vazhaithandu -1
Idly/Dosa Rice-1 cup
Whole urad dhal-Handful
Salt -to taste
Oil – to cook

Procedure:

1.Wash and soak rice and urad dhal for 3 hours minimum
2.Clean and finely chop vazhaithandu.
3.Grind the rice and dhal by adding less water.
4.Add salt to batter and chopped vazhaithandu/plantain pith.
5.Mix well and add water to the batter to reach thick pouring consistency.
6.Grease the dosa pan with oil and spread the batter.
7.Close with a lid and cook in medium flame.
8.Flip side and cook the other side.
9.Repeat the same for rest of the batter.
10.Serve it hot with spicy tomato chutney.

P.S:
-The batter should be neither thick nor in free flowing stage. So add water carefully.
-You can add chopped onion,green chilly,curry leaves and coriander leaves ,if you feel the dosa might be too bland in taste.
-Add chopped pieces to butter milk+water mixture as it prevents darkening due to oxidation.
-Vazhaithandu is a good medicine for urinary infections.