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Carrot Cake Recipe in Cooker | Eggless Baking Without Oven

Hey Foodies,

Carrot Cake, a cake with grated carrots in it! ๐Ÿ˜›

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But seriously, this cake is divine.. I’ve made it a lot of time in past and failed to make as well.. But now, It comes out perfect everytime and has a delectably amazing flavor of all spice along with the light & spongy texture..

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This cake can be had just as a tea time cake, or can be frosted with cream cheese or any icing for that matter. But I like to just with some icing sugar on top.. You can bake this in a loaf pan, a bundt pan or any shape ๐Ÿ™‚

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Believe me, carrot cake does sound boring at first.. But it is such a thing you get addicted to! It has happened with me and all of us in the family.. The light, soft & spongy texture is sooo goooodd! ย So, let’s get on with the recipe, shall we?

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Carrot Cake Recipe in Cooker | Eggless Baking Without Oven
 
Ingredients
  • Flour - 1 Cup
  • Carrots - ½ to ¾ cup [finely grated]
  • Sugar - ⅔ cup
  • Salt - a pinch
  • All Spice - ½ tsp
  • Baking soda - ½ tsp
  • Baking powder - ½ tsp
  • Oil - ¼ Cup
  • Yogurt - ½ cup
  • Nuts - 2 tbsp or upto ⅓ cup. {walnuts or almonds preferred}
  • Salt - 2 Cup [For Baking]
Instructions
  1. Start by heating a cooker with - 2 cups of salt, over that place a wire stand and a perforated plate. Cover and let it preheat.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add flour, powdered sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt(a pinch), all spice powder, walnuts & whisk all well together.
  3. In another bowl jug mix - yogurt & oil. Whisk together to combine.
  4. Grease a 7" cake tin with oil, or a bundt pan of the same size.
  5. Pour the wet mixture, to the dry ingredients mix, also add the grated carrot and mix to combine all together. If the batter too thick, you can add a couple tbsp(s) of milk. It was good & dropping consistency for me.
  6. Pour the batter in the cake tin, and place inside the cooker. Try to keep in center for an even bake. Keep the flame low-medium and bake for 20-22 minutes.
  7. Check the cake with a skewer after 20 minutes by poking it in. If it comes out clean, its ready. If not, keep for some more time.
  8. Take the cake out of the cooker, and let it cool. Then using a knife, loosen the edges, and take the cake out. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar or frost it with some cream cheese frosting and Enjoy the amusingly light & spongy carrot cake with tea, coffee or just as it is!
Notes
1. You can use upto 1 cup of grated carrots.
2. Nuts can be added upto ⅓ cup.
3. If you don't have all spice powder, you can also add some nutmeg & cinnamon powder or our very own garam masala.
4. I had a small 5.5" bundt pan so i used a normal 7" pan cause the bundt pan is too small to accommodate the cake batter. If you have a 7" one or bigger, use that!
5. Time the cake takes to bake will completely depend upon the size of cake tin, shape and also the flame. I used a 7" cake tin, and it was in low-med. Check the cake after 20 mins if you are using the same thing. In case of a 7" bundt pan, it will take about 25 mins.

It’s easy to make, and tastes yummy.. Why don’t you try it & let me know how it goes?

That’s all for today, Thanks!

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Vegetable Dhoklas Recipe – Instant Nylon Khaman Dholka Without ENO/Fruit Salt

Hey Foodies,

Spongy, Light, Fluffy and One of the most popular delicacies from Gujarat.

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There are literally dozens of ways this is made, and everyone has their own ratios, proportions..

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Instant Dhoklas or Dhokras, usually asks for Fruit Salt or ENO to made them.. But here’s the recipe without it, Or in other-words we’re going to make a diy version of it. ENO contains: 60:40 Ratio of Citric Acid and Baking Soda. Since these both ingredients are a usual part of most pantries, Here’s the easy peasy recipe..

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Vegetable Dhoklas Recipe - Instant Nylon Khaman Dholka Without ENO/Fruit Salt
 
Ingredients
  • For Dhokla : Besan - 1 Cup
  • Salt - 1 Tsp
  • Sugar - 1 Tbsp
  • Veggies - ½ Cup (Small amounts of Carrot, Corn, Peas, Coriander, Paneer, Gr Chili, Ginger)
  • Baking Soda - ½ Tsp
  • Citric Acid - 1 Tsp
  • For Tempering : Oil - 1 Tsp
  • Mustard Seeds - ½ Tsp
  • Salt - To taste
  • Sugar - 1½ Tsp
  • Chilies - 4 (Slit and Boiled in Water for 1 minute)
  • Lemon Juice - ½ Tbsp
  • Water - ½ Cup
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl add - besan, salt, sugar and little water at a time to make a thick batter. Mix the batter continuously for a minute & ensure there are no lumps Keep the batter aside for a minimum of 5 minutes.
  2. In a Idli Steamer, or dhokla maker, or pressure cooker(without whistle) add enough water, a wire stand and a perforated plate.
  3. Grease a 5" / 5.5" / 6" Square Tin or a Round Tin or small dhokla plate with oil really well.
  4. All all the veggies in a chopper or mixer and pulse a couple of times.
  5. After the batter has rested for a good 10-15 minutes, add more water to it to make a flowing consistency batter.
  6. In a small bowl/plate add citric acid and baking soda and mix these both together. Add this mixture to the batter along with the veggies mix.Quickly mix well, and it will get light, fluffy and will double in volume.
  7. Quickly add the batter to the tin, and transfer to the steamer and cover. Steam in High Flame for 2-3 minutes, then in medium flame for 15 minutes.
  8. The dhokla would have been cooked by then, you can test with a toothpick if you wish. You can take the dhokla out right now from the cooker, or keep the cover half open and take the dhokla out after sometime. Let the dhoklas cool down.
  9. For Tempering: In a pan add oil. As it gets hot, add the mustard seeds and as they crackle add ½ cup water, chilies, salt, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a roaring boil and then let this cool down.
  10. Cut the dhoklas and pour the tempering well, garnish with some coriander if you wish and Enjoy!
Notes
For the tempering : I prefer to sear the chilies slightly, so I add the chilies after the mustard and toss it up.. Then add the water.. You can go anyway, but be careful with adding chilies to the oil if they are wet as it might catch some fire.. ๐Ÿ™‚
In the tempering, feel free to add some shredded coconut, and curry leaves. Curry Leaves can be added after the mustard seeds.

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That was easy, isn’t it? It delicious-er, its healthier and flavorsome, So why don’t you try it out and let us know how it goes?

That’s all for today.. Thanks

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Baking Supplies In India – Most Cities and Online Stores

Hie..

You might be very curios to know where to get the supplies here in India, if you are just about to start baking or wants to bake.. Yes, I was the same.. I used to think, Na, we wont get that so called “Whipping Cream”, Spatulas, Baking Tin’s, Yeast etc etc..

But “Dhoondne se to bhagwaan b mil jaate hai, Ye kaunsi badi chiz h” (If we try to find then lord can be found, is this baking supplies a big thing?)

I used to be on a random “where to get baking supplies in India” journey most of the time when i saw a recipe which calls for BAKE! Those were the days, being on a random journey ๐Ÿ˜›

There are two wonderful blog post by Suma and Nandita for Bangalore and Hyderabad Respectively.. But what about the other cities? What about the updates of stores?

So here’s the list where you can get Baking Supplies.. “This list is made by me using many sources, from help of members of facebook group “Chef At Large” to Several Blog Posts, Asking to Pedestrians in Hyderabad ๐Ÿ˜› ”

In the following shops you can get most of the baking supplies like:

Cake Pans, Whipping Cream, Pure Vanilla Extract, Cake boards, gelatin, canned food products, palette knifes, serrated knifes, icing bags, icing nozzles, spatulas, cooking chocolate, chocolate chips, chocolate compound, cookie cutters, cocoa powder, vanilla pods, silicone moulds, cupcake liners, muffin moulds, bread loaf tin, turn table, hazelnuts, cream cheese, yeast, parchment paper/butter paper… and more more.. Almost all products can be found but some products are over priced as compared to price in States!

And if your city is not there in the list. Dont worry you can do one of these steps to get baking supplies:

 

  • Go to your nearest bakery. And ask them where do they get their bakery essentials? Or buy a product then they’ll reply.. And if they dont.. Dont worry, there are more bakeries ๐Ÿ˜›
  • Or go to the city’s crowded market or a market where we can get most of the products.. And ask to the pedestrians or to shop owners about where to get whipping cream(or take any other name) or you can also ask tomato powder(yes i did it many times and they directed me to Venkateshwara Agencies)
  • If you are shy to got to a bakery and ask them, Buy from a Online store!
  • Ask someone to get supplies.. But as there are bakeries everywhere.. Where will they get the thing from dont you think? So there is a store or two in every city.. And Baking being popular every day in India, there will be more and more stores coming up.

 

 

So the list is here!

Hyderabad:

Chawla Essence Mart, General Market, Hyderabad

Venkateshwara Agencies, General Market, Hyderabad

Baker’s Kraft, Begumpet, Hyderabad

HyperCity, Inorbit Mall, Hyderabad

Auchan, Begumpet, Hyderabad

Godrej Nature Basket, Banjara Hills

Adilaxmi Enterprises, Banjara Hills

KKrishna Agencies, General Market

Nilgiris Super Market

 

Chennai:

Poppat Jamaal’s, Mount Road/Anna Salai Road, Bang Opp Spencer’s:

Passionate Baking, Anna Nagar East

Nilgiris Super Market

 

Mumbai:

Arife Lamoulde, Crawford market

Home Stop (Level#2, Shopper’s Stop), Inorbit Mall, Malad

Home Centre, Lifestyle, Inorbit Mall, Malad

@Home, Star Bazar, Andheri Link Road

Hypercity, Malad

Arife Lamoulde, Next to Ganatra Hospital, MulundAshimo Chemicals, Opp St. John’s School (022-25335317) Thane

Sweet Corner, Station Road, Thane

Opp Shopper’s Stop, Linking road, Bandra.

Raghuleela Mall, Vashi (I think)

Hiramani stores in APMC Vashi.

 

Kochi

Staines Trading Co, Jew Street (Nr. Padma Theatre), Kochi

Bakers Traders, Jew Street, Kochi

 

Kolkata:

Nouhamโ€™s Bakery, F Block-New Market

Spencer Hypercity, South City Mall, Jodhpur Park

BaburAlys, New Market

 

Bangalore:

IBCA

Durga Enterprises, Madivala -25502009

General Food Additives, Seshadripuram

Shops near KR Market Flyover.

Mangalore:

Nilgiris Supermarket, M.G Road

 

Pune:

Royal Agencies 1445 Shukarwar Peth, 24450723

 

Delhi:

Bharat Stores, INA Market

Modern Bazaar (NFC)

Morning Store (GK)

CCDS

Osaba Emporium, Basant lok complex, Next to Priya cinema’s, Vasant Vihar

 

Gurgaon:

Le Marche Galleria and Golf Course Road

Modern Bazaar Arjun Marg, DLF Ph.2

Foodhall (Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj, N. Delhi)

Lifestyle Home Store (DT Mall, Gurgaon): for baking dishes etc.

 

Chain Stores Across India:

HyperCity

Godrej Nature Basket

 

Online Stores where you can buy online:

Gourmetco.in

thebakestore.in

zansaar.com

bakersmart.co.in

passionatebaking.com

generalfoodadditives.com

 

And if you are a pro baker. Help our friends out there to get the bakery essentials.. Let me know the store in your city and I’ll update it here! Your few steps will help people start baking!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Disclaimer: This post does not endorse any store or advertise. This is just for helping others for getting Baking supplies in India

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