Breakfast

Adrak Elaichi Chai with Bread Upma Recipe

Spicy Bread Upma with Kadak Adrak Elaichi Chai was today evening’s snack. The inspiration behind making the chai and upma was the Khalbatta or Stone Mortar which my friend gifted me. I just somehow wanted to use it. I asked my friends of Epicurean Delights group about various ideas to use it. One of the suggestions was to use it to crush the ginger and cardamom for adrak elaichi tea icon smile Adrak Elaichi Chai with Bread Upma Recipe

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Aaswad & Prakash Restaurant in Mumbai

Aaswad & Prakash hotel at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India are famous restaurants for authentic Maharashtrian Food. Being born and lived in Shivaji Park for 25 yrs of my life these 2 joints are very close to my heart icon smile Aaswad & Prakash Restaurant in Mumbai So many memories are attached..birthdays, get togethers, festivals, post walk hangouts, fights, patch-ups, etc. No matter where you live some places leave a mark forever icon smile Aaswad & Prakash Restaurant in Mumbai I think more than the place it’s the memories. This post is dedicated to my friends and the good times which we had in Shivaji Park:)

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Coffee Glaze Recipe

These are easy one-bowl chocolate cupcakes made from flour, cocoa, eggs and yoghurt. The glaze is made out of instant coffee and butter. They turned out amazingly soft and were great with tea.

 

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I referred this recipe from Simply Vegetarian Blog which was actually adapted from Martha Stewarts famous one bowl cupcakes.

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For Cupcake

1&1/2 cups sugar

1&1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder,

1/2 tablespoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoons salt

3/4 cups yogurt

1/4 cup + 2 tbsp cup vegetable oil

2 small eggs

1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

For Glaze

½ cup butter

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tbsp instant coffee powder

For Garnishing

Chocolate Brittle

 

 

 

Method

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin cups with paper liner. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add yoghurt, vegetable oil, and 1 1/2 cups warm water; whisk to combine. Add eggs and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.

Divide batter among muffin cups (filling each about 2/3 full) and bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in pans on wire racks, 5 minutes, then transfer cupcakes to racks and let cool completely.

Prepare the glaze by whisking butter well. Add sugar and coffee and whisk one more time.

Make sure that the cupcakes are cool. Lastly spread the glaze and garnish them with some chocolate brittle.

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Upma Recipe/How to make Upma

Upma also known as upeeth, is a popular breakfast recipe in Maharashtra.Upma or Uppuma or Uppittu is a common South Indian and Sri Lankan Tamil breakfast dish too, cooked as a thick porridge from dry roasted semolina. Various seasonings and/or vegetables are often added during the cooking, depending on individual preferences.

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Double ka Meetha\Shahi Tukda Recipe

Double ka meetha is a bread pudding dessert of fried bread slices soaked in hot milk with spices, including saffron and cardamom. Double ka meetha is a dessert of Hyderabad. It is popular in Hyderabadi cuisine, served at weddings and parties. Double ka meetha refers to the milk bread, called “Double Roti” in the local Indian dialects because it swells up to almost double its original size after baking.

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Bill’s Café Review

Bill’s café is our favorite brunch place when we crave some good American breakfast. They offer the best omlettes, mimosas, pancakes and sausages. They are at various locations in South Bay but somehow  we always end up at going to Willow Glen one.

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They begin each day at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits, squeezing fresh orange juice, baking croissants and cinnamon rolls, and whipping up their home-made soups from scratch.

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