Basic Pancakes

A very easy and basic recipes for fluffy, soft and yummy pancakes….. not at all time consuming, very quick and fancy…..

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • Some butter
  • Some bananas
  • Some strawberries
  • Some maple syrup

Procedure:

-In a mixing bowl, combine milk, flour and egg and whisk until everything is smooth.

-Heat a flat griddle, spray with non-stick spray and pour a ladle full of batter. Let it expand on its own. 1 ladle equals to 1 pancake.

-When it starts getting bubbly on the side flip it over and after 30 – 45 seconds flip it on to a plate. Do the same with rest of the batter.

-Drizzle some maple syrup and serve with fruits and butter.

Avocado & Poached Eggs on Toast

Avocado & Poached eggs on Toast is one of our family favourite breakfasts. Its healthy, its light and the creamy texture and taste of avocado is just perfection and the hint of lemon in avocado is absolutely divine…… Trust me!

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 thick cut bread slices (I use “Lawsons – Traditional White” in Australia you can get whichever one you like)
  • 1 good ripe avocado
  • 1 lemon
  • A pinch of parsley
  • Some butter (to toast)(at room temperature)
  • 4 eggs
  • Some water
  • 1 tbspn distilled vinegar
  • Some salt and pepper to season

Procedure:

-Heat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

-Smear the butter on your thick cut bread slices and put them onto a baking tray and bake for about 5 – 10 minutes or until the toast is rusty and crispy.

-Meanwhile make your avocado spread. Take out the avocado in a bowl and mash it. squeeze some lemon juice, sprinkle some parsley and mix.

-Take out the toasts from oven, let them sit on a cooling rack until we get our eggs poached.

-For poaching the eggs, fill your 22cm saucepan half with water and bring it to a boil. Add distilled vinegar. Now crack the egg in a small bowl and very carefully take it near the boiling water. Dip half of your bowl in the water and leave the egg in the water. Do same with other eggs. Let them cook for 30 seconds and then remove the saucepan from the heat and cover it for exact 3 minutes.

-Now with a slotted spoon take the eggs out and put them on the plate.

-We have got all our products ready, our spread is ready, our toasts are ready and our eggs are poached so let’s assemble them.

-Spread some avocado dip on the toast (Be generous with that) and place 2 eggs on each toast. Season with some salt and pepper and serve.

Cheese & Mushroom Omelette

Say hello to the weekend!!!!!!!

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • Tasty cheddar 1 cup
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tbspns milk
  • Some chopped Italian parsley
  • Some sliced champignons (tinned) / Fresh mushrooms sauteed in 2 tspns oil
  • 2 tbspns hot sauce (I used Tabasco, u can use any of your choice)
  • Some salt
  • 1 tbspn butter/ 2 tbspns olive oil to fry

Procedure:

-In a mixing bowl, crack 4 eggs; add milk and everything except the mushrooms and the cheese.

-Whisk well. Adjust your seasonings and melt some butter or heat some oil in the frying pan. Use a reasonable frying pan, non-stick and good sized.

-Pour over the egg mixture and wait until it spreads. Do not touch, flip or do anything at this point. Lt it spread and cook on low medium heat.

-When the edges start turning white sprinkle your mushrooms and cheese. Leave it for 30 seconds to a minute and then fold the omelette. Carefully flip it if necessary otherwise after some time remove from the plan onto your serving dish.

-Serve hot with toasted multi grain bread.

-Enjoy.

Aalu Anday

Something my family likes but i don’t!!!!!!!

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 potatoes washed, peeled and cut into thin slices
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 tspn ginger paste
  • ½ cup oil
  • 4 green chillies sliced
  • 4 tbspns fresh chopped coriander
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tspn red chilli
  • ¼ tspn turmeric

Procedure:

-Heat oil in a pan and fry onion and ginger until golden brown.

-Add potato slices, spices and chopped tomato and cook covered for about 10 minutes on low heat until the potato is tender. Don’t add any water, let the potatoes cook in the moisture of tomatoes.

-When it starts looking like a simmered curry, crack in 8 eggs and mix. Break the yolks and cook on low medium heat until the eggs get scrambled. Add green chillies and coriander and serve hot with parathas or white bread slices.

Banana Bread (LEGENDARY)

Banana bread…….. What comes in your mind when you hear “Banana Bread”?

Monkies, Bananas, Sweet, Cinnamon, Walnuts, Warmth, mmmmmmmm yummy….. that’s everything coming in my mind rite now…..

My home is filled with banana and cinnamon fragrance and my banana bread is just out of the oven resting on the bench top waiting for me to slice it and enjoy it with a cup of steaming hot cappuccino.

I don’t like keeping things waiting, meanwhile I enjoy my treat, here is what you have to do next to get the feeling I am getting rite now….

take care 😉

bubbye!

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¾ cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup raw Sugar
  • 1 Stick of Unsalted Butter at room temperature
  • 4 Ripe Bananas, lightly mashed
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Whole Milk
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • A handful of chopped walnuts

Method:

-Preheat your oven to 176 degrees Celsius.

-Grease a 9’ by 5’ loaf pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.

-In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and whisk to combine. Add the mashed bananas and vanilla and mix to combine.

-Add the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, walnuts and salt and mix together until just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX!! Add milk wile mixing in the dry ingredients.

-Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour. At the 50 minute mark test it by inserting a toothpick in the center and if it comes out really wet than let it go until 1 hour and 10 minutes, if it comes out with a little wet batter than cook it for only 1 hour.

-When ready, let it cool for about 20 minutes.

-Slice and smear with butter so you can feel like you are in heaven!

TO STORE

To store, simply wrap tightly in aluminum foil and pop it in the fridge, whenever in the mood for a piece just slice away and stick in the microwave for 20 seconds. Smear with the maple butter and you will think that it just came out of the oven. It’s a yummy thing to have on hand for last minute breakfast, or after school snack or just simply reward yourself whenever in the mood!

Mooli Wale Parathay

One of my favorite breakfasts ………….

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

FOR PARATHA

  • 3 cups wheat flour
  • 2 cups meda
  • Some water for kneading the dough
  • Some oil/ghee / butter for frying parathas

FOR FILLING

  • 1 large size white radish (peeled and grated)
  • Salt
  • Red chilli flakes
  • 1 tspn chaat masala
  • 6 tbspns coriander chopped
  • 4 tbspns green chillies chopped
  • 1 tspn chopped mint (good for digestion)
  • ¼ tspn carom seeds (ajvain)
  • 1 tbspn cracked coriander
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds (zeera)
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • ½ tspn turmeric

Procedure:

-In a mixing bowl, combine plain flour & wheat flour and add knead into a soft dough by adding water gradually. Keep aside for 20 minutes.

-Now make small balls of dough, 2 per paratha.

-Roll them flat with a rolling pin into a saucer size chapatti.

-Place 1 ½ – 2 tbspns of radish filling on one chapatti and cover it with the other one. Press the edges to seal.

-Flat with your palm and fingers and then use a rolling pin to plat the edges.

-Place the parathas on a hot griddle. After 15 secs or when it looks like it is half cooked flip the side and apply some oil. I use spoon to apply oil.

-Then flip the side and apply oil to the other side. Cook from both the sides until both are brown and good.

-Do the same with remaining dough and filling.

-Serve hot with anda, yogurt and achar.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

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