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Friday, November 21, 2014

NOT your usual 'Aloo Paratha'

'Dabeli', has all my favorite flavors and ingredients packed up in small but delicious package! So here is ...Another innovation in my favorite world of Dabeli :)

Here is a short recipe:
Mash boiled potatoes, add 'Dabeli masala' very finely chopped dried cranberries, salt and red chili powder and mix. While making Parathas stuff this mixture in the dough along with very finely minced onion, cilantro and some thin Sev. Roll paratha and roast till slightly brown. Serve with tamarind chutney!! 

Dabeli recipes in different forms:


Moist and delicious Banana bread with Cranberries and Almonds

So last week...The highlight of my busy hectic day was .... A slice of home baked banana bread!! So moist and delicious...will easily beat the store bought one!!
It's easy to find joy in small things...the mundane things...and brighten and freshen up your day....the only problem is you should be able to 'look' for such things around you.

I have always loved banana bread and back in India we would make a very rustic version with semolina, bananas and yogurt.
This one, that I baked, received a comment of being a 'Upscalish' banana bread ...and I agree that it looks kind of fancy with the dried cranberries and chopped almonds:)

Mix together 1.5 cups all purpose flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt.
In another bowl mash 2 ripe bananas, 1/3 cup oil, 4 tbsp butter, 1 tsp vanilla essence. Add 1/4 cup dry cranberries and chopped almonds.
Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients. Bake in greased pan at 350F, till golden brown. Takes about 25-30 mins.