Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Best Banana Bread ever.....

I am very happy today! You know why? I found the best banana bread ever. Thanks to Food Network!

I have been looking an awesome moist BB and found in food network. The 100 odd reviews with 5 stars speaks for itself. I followed the recepie verbatim and the results were unbelievable. Try it for yourself and you will agree with me.

Now, straight to the recipie


1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
3 1/2 bananas, very ripe, mashed
2 tablespoons creme fraiche or sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped


Set oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Beat sugar and eggs with a whisk until light and fluffy, about 10 minutes. Drizzle in oil. Add mashed bananas, creme fraiche, and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients and nuts. Pour into a lined loaf pan and bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Almond Chutney

I haven't been blogging for a long time now. With the new job, it has been very hectic and busy! However, I did try a couple of new dishes. But I didn't have time to take pics or post it. Yesterday I was watching Julie and Julia and was inspired to post this quicky.
Here is the quick and easy recipe for almond chutney.


  • A handful of almonds (soaked in warm water for 15 min. and peeled) or sliced almonds
  • 3 green chillies 
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Salt (for taste)

  •  For tadka/ tempering
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds,
  • 1/4 tsp urad dal,
  • 1tsp oil
  • curry leaves
  • Grind the peeled almonds with chili and salt in a blender.
  •  Temper with the seasonings.
  • Serve with idli, dosa, or upma.
Happy Eating =)

Sending this to Now Serving's Chutney Chow down