- Heat oven to 350 deg.
- Combine flour and pecans and set aside.
- Mix butter and sugar until well blended.
- Add water, vanilla, salt and mix well.
- Gradually add flour mixture, stirring until well blended after each addition.
- Shape into 1" balls; place on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
- Cool on wire racks.
- Melt semi- sweet chocolate in a bowl kept on boiling hot water.(see directions on package)
- Dip each cookie halfway into melted chocolate, then sprinkle or press top lightly into grated white chocolate to create snowy appearance.
- Let stand until set.
- You can use wheat flour instead of plain flour.
- I have added less sugar, you can add more according to your sweetness.
- Walnuts can also be used instead of pecans.
- Grate white chocolate and refrigerate immediately, until ready to use.
- This proportion gave me 36 cookies.
- In this heat to avoid melting of chocolate you have to refrigerate them, otherwise you can store them outside.
Coconut grated – ½ cup
Garlic Cloves - 8
Ginger – 1 ½ Tb spoon
Coriander seeds – 3 Tb spoon
Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
Red chillis – 6
Cloves – 5
Cinnamon stick – 1 inch
Cashew – ¾ cup
Onions – 1 cup (chopped)
Pepper corns – 1 tsp
Butter – 2 Tb spoon Method:
- Soak red chilies in hot water for 10 minutes.
- Roast separately coconut, garlic, ginger, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns, cloves and cinnamon over low heat until it leaves a nice aroma.
- Add cashew and onions and roast altogether for 10 min.
- Turn off the heat and let it cool.
- Grind all the above ingredients.
- Heat butter in a pan, add ground spice and fry for 10 min.
- Add chicken pieces, salt and little water and cook until tender.
- Serve with rice, roti / chapathi or poori.
Yummy and spicy Kaju Chicken goes to "Potluck - Chicken" hosted by Vicky.
PS: Adjust the spices according to your spice level. You can add water according to the thickness needed.
Have a nice week ahead.
Apple finely chopped - 1
Big ripe banana - 1
Raisins - 1/2 cup
Pecans - 1/2 cup (toasted and chopped roughly)
Flax seed powder - 1 Tb spoon (optional)
Plain flour - 1 cup
Wheat flour - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 - 1 1/4 cup (I have added 1 cup)
Baking powder - 3/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon powder -1/4 tsp
Milk - 1 cup
Butter - 3/4 cup
Lemon juice - 1/2 Tb spoon
Chocolate chips – 1 cup (Optional)
- Toast pecans at 350 deg for few min, then cool and chop roughly.
- Sieve dry ingredients together 2-3 times.
- Melt butter in large bowl, add milk and gently fold in dry ingredients.
- Smash banana, and sprinkle lemon juice over it to avoid it from turning black.
- Peel the skin of apple and chop to very small pieces and sprinkle lemon juice.
- Add raisins, banana and apples, mix very lightly.
- Mix in chopped pecans and chocolate chips.
- Keep mixture a bit lumpy, and do not mix too much.
- A lumpy batter makes better muffins.
- Pour spoonfuls of mixture greased in muffin trays, or in small cups.
- Bake in preheated oven at 350 deg C for 20 minutes or till done.
- Serve hot or cold. Makes: 18-20 cup sized muffins.
Have a great week !!