Gulkand Stuffed Chocolate Modak

Gulkand stuffed chocolate modak.
Ganesh Chaturthi won’t be complete without Lord Ganesha’s favourite modak. Today sharing a kids favourite modak.
A very delicious melt in mouth modak. Chocolate and Gulkand are a great combo. Two different taste and flavour made these modak superbly delicious.

I don’t have modak mould so made with hands. Shape is not perfect but believe me, taste is too good. Try it, it will be lip-smacking and loved by kids and adults both.
Normally modak is a sweet dumpling stuffed with coconut and jaggery. It may be steamed or fried.

But here is simple and easy recipe. You don’t need to steam or fry.
You can get one more easy and quick modak recipe here.
Quick dry fruit modak

My daughter called me and said she just bought some delicious Gulkand stuffed chocolate modak. I don’t know how they made it. Now here is my version of delicious Gulkand stuffed chocolate modak.

Have some biscuit crumb in your pantry? No don’t discard you can make this yummy modak with biscuit crumb. I have used digestive biscuit crumb but you can use whatever you have. I have used homemade khoya or dried milk. But you can also use store bought, just grate it before using.

Recipe

Khoya – 1 cup, crumbled or grated

Condensed milk – 4 tablespoon

Cocoa powder – 1 & 1/2 tablespoon

Milk – 1/3 cup

Biscuit crumb – 3/4 cup

Ghee – 1 teaspoon + for greasing the mould

Gulkand as require

Method

1. Heat 1 teaspoon ghee or clarified butter in a heavy bottom or nonstick pan.

2. Add khoya or dried milk and roast on low heat till dried up. Stir continuously to avoid sticking to the bottom.

3. Now add condensed milk, cocoa powder, milk and biscuit crumb. Mix well.

4. Stir constantly and cook on low flame till the mixture leaves the sides and becomes like a dough.

5. Don’t overcook or make it too dry. It should be just like a smooth dough.
Let the mixture cool down.

6. Knead the dough with your hand to make smooth. Now make small balls. Flatten the ball with your palm and place little Gulkand at the middle.

7. Bring the edges together and close the ball.

8. Shape the modak with your hand or greased modak mould. Serve or keep in refrigerator to serve chilled. It will be delicious in both ways.

Notes

1. If you want your modak more sweet, then you can add 1 tablespoon more condensed milk.

2. You can use grated dark chocolate instead of cocoa powder.

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Gluten Free Lemon Cherry Loaf Cake / Eggless Cake

 

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade or make lemon cake 😊

 

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Gluten free lemon cherry loaf cake with Soyabean flour and oats.
A delicious eggless cake with the mixed flavour of lemon, cherry and coconut. Cake is super soft and moist.
Not only delicious but you will love it’s colourful look when slicing.

Planning to make this cake with Soyabean flour. My Pineapple cupcakes with Soyabean flour was a super hit among my family and friends. Loved the texture of Soyabean flour cake. It was super soft and delicious.
When our bloghop member Sasmita suggested this week’s 162 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme #lemonAffair, I immediately made this cake and very happy with the taste.

I have mentioned all the health benefits of Soyabean flour in pineapple cupcake post. So no more health, today I am talking only about taste. Yes no doubt Soyabean is protein rich and nutritious. It will make your cake more delicious, soft and moist than any other flour.

You will also love the taste of cherries in this cake.
There is something about cherries that makes us want to associate it with all things sweet and decadent. When they are not sitting pretty on top of cakes, they are one of the main ingredients in desserts. Sweet, tarty and ever-so delightful, cherries enjoy a massive following across the globe. But did you know that if consumed in the right way, cherries could also prove to be a treasure trove of health benefits? Montmorency cherries, a variety of sour cherry produced in France and Canada, are packed with anti-inflammatory compounds. This bright red variant of cherry is said to be ten times more effective in healing pain than popular pain relievers available in market. The yellow and red ones (particularly sour in taste) are loaded with vitamin C. Cherries also contain significant amounts of melatonin, a unique chemical that can promote sound sleep. Cherries are also extremely high in heart-healthy potassium that regulates heart rate and blood pressure . Not just that, the ruby red delight has anti diabetic properties too. Yes, you heard us! This dessert staple, packs in antioxidants and compounds that could help manage blood sugar levels too.
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So try it and enjoy the lip-smacking taste of this cake. You will love the mixed flavour and taste of lemon, cherry and coconut.
I have used lemon glaze and sprinkle desiccated coconut over it. But its optional. You can serve it as a tea cake without any topping.

Recipe

Soyabean flour – 1 cup

Oats powder – 1/2 cup

Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

Lemon zest – 1/2 teaspoon

Cornflour – 2 tablespoon

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Condensed milk – 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoon

Olive oil – 1/2 cup

Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon

Cherry juice – 1/2 cup or as require

Cherry – 1 cup, pitted and chopped

For lemon glaze

Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

Powdered sugar – 1/4 cup

Lemon zest – 1/2 teaspoon

Desiccated coconut to sprinkle

Method

1. Preheat the oven at 170Β° for 10 minutes.

2. Grease a baking pan with olive oil and dust with soyabean flour.

3. In a bowl sift Soyabean flour, oats powder, cornflour, baking powder and soda.

4. In a large bowl mix condensed milk, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla essence and 1/4 cup cherry juice. If you are using canned cherry use the syrup.

5. Whisk everything well.

6. Now add the dry ingredients gradually. Mix well.

7. Add remaining cherry juice and make a lump free smooth batter. Don’t overeat.

8. Pour the batter in greased and flour dusted cake tin.

9. Bake in preheated oven for 30 – 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

10. Every oven takes different time so check after 30 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the middle, if it comes out clean your cake is ready.

11. Let it cool down completely.

12. For glaze whisk lemon juice, powdered sugar and lemon zest. Whisk till smooth.

13. Spread lemon glaze over the cake and sprinkle desiccated coconut.

14. Slice and serve.
Enjoy the heavenly taste.

Notes

1. You can also make this cake with refined flour or whole wheat flour.

2. I have used canned cherry but if you have fresh cherry, you can use it.

3. I made it in a loaf pan, you can make it in round or any other cake pan.

4. Lemon glaze is optional. You can make it without glaze and enjoy as a tea cake.

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Eggless Litchi Loaf Cake With Whole Wheat Flour And Oats

Litchi loaf cake with whole wheat flour and oats.
A very easy to make, soft and delicious litchi flavoured cake. Perfect to serve with tea or coffee or enjoy with ice cream.

I have wanted to make a cake for this week’s bloghop. But this whole week I was at Kanpur. Returned home at Saturday night. I had no idea what to make. My husband bought some juicy litchis today. Litchi is easily available in this season. And its one of my favourite fruit. So I used these sweet juicy litchis in my cake.

I born and raised in Bihar. And I remember the best litchi I have tasted there from Muzaffarpur.
Muzaffarpur in Bihar is famous for it’s litchi production. Muzaffarpur is known as litchi kingdom because of it’s shahi litchis.

Lychee is a wonderful fruit with plenty of health benefits, including its ability to aid in weight loss, protect the skin, boost the immune system, prevent cancer, improve digestion, build strong bones, lower blood pressure, defend the body against viruses, improve circulation, and optimize metabolic activities.
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Whole wheat flour and oats are always a healthy option to make cakes.
You can get some different flavoured eggless oats Whole wheat flour cake here. Click on the name below to get the recipe.

Mawa Paneer Malai Cake

Eggless Sugarless Dry Fruit Cake

Banana Cake

Fruit Cake

Chocolate Cake

Sending this post to 145th #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is #cakes.
The recipe of this cake is similar to pineapple cupcake that I shared earlier. But no its not gluten free. I have changed the flour. Made the cake with oats and whole wheat flour. You can use all purpose flour if you want. Or if you don’t like oats omit it and use 1 & 1/2 cup whole wheat flour or all purpose flour. Or mix of both flour. Choice is yours. Cake will be delicious with any flour. Or you can use any gluten free flour.

I have used fresh litchis in this cake. You can use canned litchi if you don’t have fresh litchi.
Pistachio is optional. You can frost your cake or sprinkle powdered sugar over the cake with a sieve.

Recipe

Whole Wheat flour or atta – 1 cup

Oats powder – 1/2 cup

Cornflour – 2 tablespoon

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Condensed milk – 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoon

Oil – 1/2 cup

Milk – 1/4 cup

Vinegar – 1 tablespoon

Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon

Litchi juice – 1/4 cup or as require

Chopped litchi – 3/4 cup

Chopped pistachio to garnish, optional

Method

1. Preheat the oven at 180Β° for 10 minutes.

2. Grease a loaf pan and dust with flour. Or line with parchment paper.

3. Mix 1 tablespoon vinegar in 1/4 cup milk at room temperature and keep aside.

4. In a bowl sieve whole wheat flour, oats powder, corn flour, baking powder and soda.

5. In a large bowl mix condensed milk, oil, vinegar mixed milk and litchi juice. If you are using canned litchi use the juice. I have used fresh litchi. Peel, chop and blend the litchis to get juice.
Whisk everything well.

6. Add vanilla essence and whisk again.

7. Now mix all the dry ingredients gradually. Mix well to make a lump free batter.
Don’t over beat.

8. Fold in chopped litchis in the batter. Add 1 – 2 tablespoon litchi juice more if require. Batter should be thick but pourable.

9. Pour the batter in the greased and flour dusted loaf pan.

10. Tap the pan gently. Level the top with a spoon. Sprinkle chopped pistachio over it.

11. Bake in the preheated oven at 180Β° for 30 – 40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.

Every oven takes different time so check after 30 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the middle, if it comes out clean, its done.

12. Let the cake cool down completely before slicing.
Serve it with tea, coffee or a glass of milk. Or enjoy with ice cream.

Notes

1. Sweetness depends on the litchis. If you are using fresh and less sweet litchi add 2 tablespoon condensed milk more to balance the sweetness.

2. You can use all purpose flour/maida or any flour to make it.

3. If you don’t like oats omit it and use 1 & 1/2 cup flour of your choice.

4. If you don’t like crack on the top and want to make flat top cake use 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder.

5. You can frost the cake or sprinkle powdered sugar over it with a sieve.

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Pineapple Cupcake / Gluten Free Cake / Protein Rich Cake / Soyabean Flour Cake

Eggless gluten free pineapple cupcake with soyabean flour.
You can call it a protein rich or high protein cake. A perfect protein diet for your kids and you both. Soyabean flour made the cake super soft.

Soyabean flour is a rich source of proteins, iron, B vitamins and calcium.
It is said that consuming soybean helps to reduce the risk of many health related problems. And it gives the cake a lovely texture, colour, taste and flavour. Taste is better than wheat flour. So not only yummy its also a healthy treat.

Consumption of Soy products every few days, like soy beans, tofu and soya milk among others, will ensure an adequate intake of protein.
Source – https://www.chefatlarge.in/health/top-10-sources-vegetarian-protein-58251/

Our this week’s 138th #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is #Pinapple.
My contribution is this pineapple cupcake.

Delicious soft cake with the taste of pineapple. Didn’t use wheat flour in it. Try this cake made with soyabean flour, oats and condensed milk and enjoy the heavenly taste. You will love the taste of pineapple chunks in it.

You can also make pineapple upside down cake with this batter.

 

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Soyabean flour tends to brown quickly so you have to make it at low heat. I have used vanilla essence in it but you can use pineapple essence. If you don’t have soyabean flour you can use any flour of your choice. I have used canned pineapple. If you have fresh pineapple you can use it.

 

 

Recipe

Soyabean flour – 1 cup

Oats – 1/2 cup

Cornflour – 2 tablespoon

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon

Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Condensed milk – 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoon

Oil – 1/2 cup

Milk – 1/4 cup

Apple cider vinegar – 1 tablespoon

Vanilla essence – 1 teaspoon

Pineapple juice – 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoon or as require

Chopped pineapple – 3/4 cup

Cherries as require

 

 

Method

1. Preheat the oven at 170Β° for 10 minutes.

2. Grease the cupcake or muffin moulds or line with cupcake liners.

3. Mix vinegar with milk and keep aside. You can use any gluten free vinegar or fruit vinegar. Milk should be room temperature.

4. Chop the pineapple into small pieces.

Cut the cherries into half.

5. Grind the oats into fine powder.

6. In a bowl sift soyabean flour, oats powder, cornflour, baking powder and soda.

7. In a large bowl beat condensed milk, vinegar mixed milk, and oil. Mix well and add vanilla essence.

8. Now add the dry ingredients gradually. At first mix half of the flour, mix and then add remaining flour.

9. Add pineapple juice as require to make a pourable batter. You can use fresh pineapple juice or if you are using canned pineapple like me use the syrup.

10. Don’t over beat. Mix well and make a lump free batter.
Fold in chopped pineapple.

11. Fill the cupcake or muffin moulds with this batter. Fill the moulds 3/4.
Tap the moulds gently. Place half cherry on every cupcakes. I have made 12 cupcakes and a small cake with remaining batter.

 

 

12. Bake in preheated oven at 170Β° for 20 minutes.
Insert a toothpick in one of the cupcake. If its comes out clean, cakes are ready.

13. If not bake again at 160Β° for 5 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.

14. Let the cupcakes cool down.
Enjoy delicious, soft, moist, high protein, gluten free cupcakes.
Happy baking!!

Notes

1. You can make this cupcakes with refined flour or maida or whole wheat flour if you want.

2. You can use butter instead of oil.

3. You can replace oats powder with any flour.

4. Soyabean flour tends to brown quickly so bake it at low heat.

5. You can use pineapple essence instead of vanilla.

6. You can also make a single cake with this batter.

7. If you want to use egg, omit 1/4 cup milk and vinegar and use 1 – 2 egg instead.

 

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Baked Rasgulla

Baked rasgulla.
Rabdi soaked rasgulla covered with makha sandesh or date palm jaggery or khajur gur sandesh, condensed milk and malai or milk topping. These ingredients made this dessert heavenly.

Tasted this delicious baked rasgulla in kolkata. Attended a wedding reception event in my family. Lovely memorable days with family members. Missing those moments.
This baked rasgulla was one of the party dessert. Everyone loved it. Something different from regular baked rasgulla. Makha sandesh or gur sandesh was the key ingredient.
My brother in law Taposh Roy requested the caterer of that event for the recipe. And he happily share his recipe with us. Thanks to him and Taposh.

Earlier I made baked rasgulla with an easy method. Just layered a mixture of condensed milk, khoya or dried milk and little milk over the squeezed rasgulla and baked.

But this recipe is little different.
Tried the recipe after returning home. And enjoyed the heavenly taste again. Sharing is caring so sharing this awesome recipe with you all. Make it and enjoy the heavenly taste 😊

Recipe

Rasgulla – 8

Full cream milk – 4 cup

Sugar – 3 tablespoon

Homemade paneer or cottage cheese – 1/2 heaped cup

Khajur gur or date palm jaggery – 2 tablespoon or to taste, grated

Cardamom powder – 1 teaspoon

Condensed milk – 1/4 cup

Chopped pistachio to garnish

Method

Boil 4 cup full cream milk in a heavy bottom pan. Let the milk thickened on low flame. Add 3 tablespoon sugar and mix.

Don’t stir the milk frequently. We want the milk topping so just bring the milk topping or malai towards the sides with a spoon gently.

Don’t make the rabdi or thickened milk grainy or dry.
When the milk change it’s colour and thickened remove from heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder.
Keep this thickened milk in refrigerator or under fan for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes remove the milk topping or malai from it and keep aside.
My thickened milk or rabdi remains 1&1/4 cup after removing the milk topping. If your milk is too thick you can add little milk in it.

Squeeze rasgulla with your palm to remove the sugar syrup. Don’t worry it will swell again.

Heat the thickened milk or Rabdi.

Dip all the squeezed rasgulla in thickened milk or Rabdi. When it starts to boil switch off the flame. Soak them in thickened milk for 30 minutes. It will helps the rasgulla to soak thickened milk properly.

Now take the paneer or cottage cheese on a plate. Mash well with your palm.
I have made the paneer or cottage cheese out of 1/2 litter milk.
When the paneer becomes smooth add grated khajur gur or date palm jaggery. Mash again to make it smooth and little greasy.

Heat a nonstick or heavy bottom pan. Cook the paneer on low flame for 5 – 6 minutes. Stir continuously. Switch off the heat.
Let the mixture cool down.
Add 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder and mash it again until it becomes smooth. Mix condensed milk with it and keep aside.

In a baking tray arrange all the thickened milk soaked rasgulla. Layer the paneer or cottage cheese mixture over it evenly.
Now layer the milk topping or malai we have collected from thickened milk.

Garnish with chopped pistachio.

Place on the higher rack of your oven.
Grill for 6 – 8 minutes or until the top becomes brown.
Enjoy the delicious baked rasgulla warm or chilled.

Notes

1. You add use few drops of rose water with cardamom powder in thickened milk.

2. You can decrease the amount of jaggery and sugar if you like less sweetness.

3. You can use shredded almond for garnishing.

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