Eggless Gulkand Bundt Cake#BundtBakers

For this month the theme is "Flowers" Event for Bundt Bakers  our Host is Wendy Klik.  Made this cake for my friends birthday and frosted it with Gulkand Mousse.  This cake we had for dessert.

200 Grams All Purpose Flour
250 Ml Plain Yogurt
165  Grams Granulated Sugar 
1/2 tsp Baking soda 
1.1/4 tsp Baking powder
2 Tablespoons Heaped Gulkand
1 Tablespoon Rose Petals

125 Ml Vegetable Oil
1 Teaspoon Rose Essence

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. 
Grease a bundt pan  well. Keep aside
Sieve flour and add the gulkand keep aside.
Add rose petals and mix well.
Cream sugar and curd until sugar completely dissolves. Add baking powder, baking soda to the creamed mixture and mix well.   Leave aside for 5 mins and you can see the bubbles appearing. Now add vanilla essence,cooking oil and mix well.

Slowly add flour little  at a time and blend with wet ingredients. Beat well with a whisk until creamy and thick.
Pour the batter to the  bundt pan and bake in preheated oven a for 30-35 minutes or till a tooth pick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. 
Allow the cake to cool down for 10 minutes, then invert.

For the Glukand Mousse check the recipe here , the only addition is 1 tablespoon  each of Gulkand and Rose Petals

Labels :  Bundt,  Cakes, Bundt Bakers, Flowers, Eggless, Gulkand, Rose Petals, Mousse

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Violets Bundt Cake from Paty Co. Candy bar The Blurb Plain text: #BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely Bundts by following our Pinterest board. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about BundtBakers, can be found on our home page. HTML: #BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely Bundts by following our Pinterest board. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

Updated links for all of our past events and more information about BundtBakers, can be found on our home page


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Homemade Delicious Szechwan Sauce

This is my version of the schezwan or szechuan sauce or as some refer to as chutney, a famous and much sought sauce of Chinese cuisine. This sauce is famous for street food's like, momo's chinese bhel, chicken lollipops, spring rolls, fried rice , stir fried veggies, chicken & noodles etc. This can be used as a dipping sauce for spring rolls or any other starters. 
To make this, have used dry Kashmiri red chillies and since they are less spicy compared with other variety of chillies,  to bring down the spiciness of this fiery sauce also to give it an awesome color. However, you can use combination of any dry spicy chillies of your liking. But I would suggest that you use more of Kashmiri red chillies in making this sauce. You must definitely try this mouth watering Homemade Delicious Szechwan Sauce which is  also preservatives and color free.
1/3 cup Sesame Oil
15 + 15 Cloves Garlic - finely chopped
20 Dry Kashmiri Red Chilies
1 Tablespoon Soy sauce
1/4 Cup Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Tomato ketchup
2 Tablespoons Hot Chilli Garlic Sauce
1 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1 Teaspoon Chinese Salt / Ajinomoto  - optional

Soak the red chilles in 1/4 cup vinegar and boiled water for an hour or two.  If you do have time to soak them  then boil them till they soften.  When cooled de-seed them.  
Grind the chillies with 15 garlic cloves and soy sauce to a fine paste without adding any water.   If required add a tablespoon of vinegar to grind it.
Heat oil in a pan, add garlic, saute for a second only, do not brown the garlic.  Add the ground paste with the remaining ingredients. Saute on a low flame till it comes to a boil. Taste for salt and sugar add accordingly to your taste.
Switch off the flame and let it cool. Once the sauce has completely cooled down, transfer to an airtight container/ sterilized bottle and store in the refrigerator for up to 15 days with an inch layer of oil on top or better still freeze it since it does not turn hard and icy. There is not need to thaw each time you want to use, just slice a part of it with a knife and use accordingly.
My Notes :
I have not added ajinomoto in the sauce.
You can use vegetable oil if you do not have sesame oil, the only difference is that sesame oil gives a nice nutty flavor to the sauce.

Labels :  Szechwan Sauce, Jams & Sauces, Chinese, Indo Chinese, Delicious, Homemade, Preservatives free, Color free, Dipping Sauce

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Creamy Asparagus Pasta#Improv

Making a asparagus cream  puree out of the stalks means that every spoonful of pasta will have a delicious taste of asparagus, yummy and delicious. 

For this month's Event for Improv Cooking Challenge, Hosted by Nichole Little, the theme is Asparagus & Cream.
Serves 2

6 Asparagus
1/2 Cup Fresh Cream / Single Cream
2 Whole Garlic Cloves
2 Tablespoon Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper powder
1 Cup Heaped Macaroni  Pasta
Salt to taste
Butter as required


To prepare the asparagus, cut off and discard the woody ends, then neatly cut the tips away from the stalks. Keep the tips and stalks separate. 

In a small saucepan add half a teaspoon of butter add garlic saute it for a minute then add the cream and heat till bubbles begin to appear at the sides of the pan. Take off the heat, set the pan aside.

Cook the stalks in boiling salted water for about 5 to 7 minutes until tender, drain, then tip into the cream with the grated Parmesan. Blitz it in a small blender or with a hand blender until smooth.

Cook the pasta according to packet instructions, then throw in the tips 2 minutes before the end of cooking time. 

In a big skillet  heat  a teaspoon of butter add the pasta, red chilly flakes and toss it for a minute now add the blended cream, toss till the pasta is coated with cream.  
Divide into individual serving  bowls, top with grated cheese, a sprinkle of black pepper and serve.  Enjoy ...

Labels : Fresh Cream, Asparagus, Garlic, Pasta, Healthy, Delicious, Improv Cooking Challenge,Vegetarian 

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Sourdough Flatbread#BreadBakers

This sourdough bread has a great taste and flavor, but does not rise like a yeast dough. I do not know why my bread does not rise like other's, since seen many breads with sourdough that look so beautiful risen. Am very soon going to attend a class on sourdough baking.

1 Cup Well Fed Starter
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Sugar
1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1/2 To 3/4 Cup Warm Water


Knead the above to soft dough. The dough will be sticky but do not add more flour. Oil your hands and fold for a 15 to 20 turns or till it is not very sticky but form a soft round ball. Keep it in an oiled bowl. Cover it loose with a plastic or towel and keep it to rise. Kneaded it at 2 pm at 5 pm kept it in the refrigerator.  

Next day morning took the dough out and kept it on the counter for 1.1/2 hours to come to room temperature. Lined a baking tray with aluminum foil and oil it well, patted it into an oval shape.Brushed it with warm water. Baked it in a preheated oven at 200 degrees C for exactly 35 minutes.
When done take it out and spray it with little water, cover it with a towel and keep it aside. 
 Slice it and enjoy. 
This  bread paired perfectly with Smoked Saucy Paneer Gravy ( recipe follows)

My Notes
Water will depend on the hydration of the starter. I, used 1/2 cup only.

This dough does not rise like the yeast dough, double it's volume. It rises a little. But do no fret, the taste and aroma of this sourdough bread is awesome.

Labels : Breads, Sourdough, Flatbread, Bread Bakers, Healthy

Have a look at the other breads baked by our group.
Bacon and Leek Flamiche from Food Lust People Love
Chole Kulche Delhi Style from The Mad Scientist's Kitchen
Creamy Garlic Flatbread Pizza from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Detroit-Style Pepperoni Pizza from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Foccacia Bread from Cook with Renu
Gözleme from All That's Left are The Crumbs
Manakish Za’atar from Herbivore Cucina
Methi Naan from Mayuri's Jikoni
Naan from Ambrosia
Nángbĭng from A Shaggy Dough Story
Paneer Kulcha - Indian Flat Bread from Sonlicious
Quick Beer Crust Pizza from Cook’s Hideout
Sourdough Flatbread from Sneha's Recipe
Tajik Non from The Schizo Chef
Yemeni Malooga Bread from Gayathri's Cook Spot

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

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Dream Delight Cupcakes#BakingBloggers

Seriously, these wonderful cupcakes are super moist and have chocolate oozing out. These I, carried for a party with friends, made double this recipe and they were gone in a dream. So I called them dream delight cupcakes. I do not enjoy frosted cakes, very rarely frost my cakes. But if you wish you could always frost them with chocolate butter cream frosting.
Makes 12 Cupcakes
2 Cups Self-rising Flour 
1 Cup Heaped Caster Sugar 
2 Tablespoons Heaped Cocoa Powder 
1/8 Teaspoon Baking Soda
200 Grams Butter 
200 Ml Cola Drink 
100 Ml Buttermilk 
2 Eggs 
1½ Teaspoon  Chocolate or Vanilla Essence
100 Grams Milk Chocolate (chopped) 
Pre heat oven to 180 degrees.
Grease and line a cupcake  tray. 
Sieve together flour, baking soda and cocoa in a bowl then add in sugar and mix well. 
Melt the butter and cola drink gently in a pan. Heat it only till the butter melts.  When cooled, add the milk, eggs and  essence . Mix all the ingredients with beater on low speed.  
Stir well and immediately add this to the dry ingredients and again beat on low speed till mixed.  Pour a tablespoon of the batter in each cup cake liner. Place a piece of chocolate in it cover with another tablespoon of batter and  bake them for 18 to 20 mins. 
Lables : Cakes, Cupcakes, Chocolate, Kids delight, Baking Bloggers
These are going to our Baking Bloggers event the theme for the  month are Cupcakes.

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