Chocolate Bread with a hint of Banana


Revised a recipe I found today and it’s really yummy!

Ingredients

  • 2 large bananas very ripe
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cups raw sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coco powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat to 350 degrees F .
  2. Grease and flour a 9″ loaf pan
  3. Microwave the bananas, butter, sugar and salt for about 3 minutes. Stop it for a few seconds if it tries to boil over. Let this mixture cool to luke warm.
  4. Sift the all-purpose flour, coco powder and baking soda to remove any clumps. Add the chocolate chips and then whisk/mix the mixture together.
  5. Put cooled bananas in a blender/food processor along with the eggs, yogurt, and vanilla extra until smooth
  6. Combine banana mixture into the flour mixture,  but no need to over mix.
  7. Pop it into a loaf pan and back for 40-50 minutes.
  8. Cool the  bread on a wire rack for 15 minutes, then eat!

Saffron Rice


Ingredients
1 tbsp yogurt
1 tbsp milk
3 pinches of saffron (put this in the milk)
1 bay leaf
2 seeds of cardamom

Instructions:
Add tbsp olive oil to pan
Add bay leaf and cardamom (the heat should not be too high)
Add 2 cups of washed long grain basmati rice
Add 2 tsp sugar and wait 1 min
Add milk then rice
Add a pinch of Shahi Jeera (in the cumin family)
Add 1 tsp of salt (must be added before the water!)

Now turn the heat on high and heat uncovered
Should boil until almost all of the water is gone. Once the water has evaporated cover and simmer. When almost all of the water is gone add a pinch of saffron,
Fluff the rice and add deep fried onion chips, cilantro and a tomato flower

Cucumber Raita


Ingredients:
Yogurt
Cucumber
Cumin
Salt
Pepper

Instructions:

Cut ½ of a cucumber
Add ½ tsp of cumin and mix
Add a little pepper and mix
Add a little salt and mix
Add 3 big serving spoonfuls of yogurt and mix

Gulab Jamun


Ingredients:
9 tbsp Whole milk powder
3 tbsp all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 pinch baking soda
5,6 Green cardamom seeds powder
1 tbsp clarified butter
4 tbsp greek yogurt or whole milk yogurt
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
Part I – Simple sugar syrup (Has to be ready before Jamuns)
1)  Dissolve 2 cups of sugar in one cup water,rest of the cardamom, a pinch of saffron0 and boil the mixture.
Part II — Gulab Jamun
1)  Mix together milk powder,all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder half of the cardamom powder, clarified butter and slowly add yougurt to the mixture.  Do  not knead the dough too tight.
2)  Rub some butter on the palm of your hand, so that the dough won’t stick to your hand while rolling Jamuns.
3)  Roll the balls of equal size.
4)  Deep fry the jamuns on low heat till they turn light brown in color. DO NOT FRY THEM ON HIGH HEAT or else only the out side will be cooked and they will get hard when you soak them in sugar syrup.
 
5) Soak all the jamuns in syrup until they expand.
Part III – Combination of Syrup and Gulab Jamun
1)Heat them till first boil. You will see the size of the jamuns increasing in syryp during the boiling.
2)Before serving , soak the jamuns at least for 5-6 hours
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