Saturday, 14 November 2020

Recipe 119: Carrot Cake

Winter is the season of warmth, coziness and delicious food. I am yet to meet someone who doesn't love cooking and eating in the colder months. 

Winter is also the time for Christmas holidays; which also brings in tons of sweet treats.

My staple baking in winter is carrot cake and rum cake. Both are rich, spicy and perfect for winter evenings with a cup of tea or coffee. 

While I did share rum cake recipes previously, I realized I never wrote about carrot cake.

So, today I share my best ever carrot cake recipe that makes for a big fluffy spongy mouthfuls of carrot cake.


  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1.5 cups grated carrots
  3. 1+1/4 cups sugar
  4. 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  5. 2.5 tsp. baking powder
  6. 1 tsp. cinnamon powder
  7. 1 tsp. vanilla essence (Get on Amazon)
  8. 1/4 tsp. nutmeg powder (Get on Amazon)
  9. 1/4 tsp. salt
  10. 3 eggs


Preheat oven at 150 degree celcius.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk sugar, eggs, oil, vanilla essence, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder and grated carrots. 

Meanwhile, sift the flour, salt and baking powder.

Add the dry flour mixture to the wet ingredients. 

Grease and flour a baking pans.

Pour the cake batter into the pan and bake at 180 degrees celcius for 1 hour or untill a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


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Friday, 25 September 2020

Recipe 118: Eggless Peanut Cookies

Searching simple yet delectable cookies to bake at home?

I have just the right recipe for a cookie that can be customized to your liking anytime. 

Today I am adding some crushed peanuts and calling it my Eggless Peanut Cookies, but you can add any flavor, chocolate, almonds, or leave it plain and still enjoy a great cookie, that is crunchy and long lasting in your cookie jar.

Get started then!


  1. 1 cup whole wheat flour
  2. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  3. 1/2 cup castor sugar
  4. 1/2 cup whole peanuts (Get Raw Peanuts)
  5. 1 tsp. baking powder
  6. 1/2 tsp. vanilla essence (Get French Vanilla Essence)
  7. 1/4 tsp. salt


Roast the raw peanuts in a pan.

Cool and remove the brown skin.

Pulse the peanuts in a mixer-grinder till coarsely ground pieces.

Now in a large mixing bowl, knead flour, peanuts, oil, sugar, vanilla essence, baking powder, salt and water.

Cover the dough and refrigerate for atleast half an hour. 

Preheat oven at 180 degrees celcius.

Grease a baking tray lightly.

Form small balls of the peanut dough and flatten it with you palm.

Place the raw cookies on the baking tray with enough space in between.

Bake for 15-20 minutes at 180 degrees celcius.

Allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes in the tray itself.

Carefully pick the cookies and place on a wire-rack to cool completely.

As the cookies will cool, it will become crunchy.

Store all the eggless peanut cookies in an air-tight container at room temperature and enjoy!

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Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Kash Koi Kandha

बीते हुए पल कभी लौटकर नहीं आते, बस मीठी और कड़वी यादे दे जाते है।
अगर लौट कर आते तो हम सारे सुनहरे पलो को पिरो लेते।
काश कोई ऐसा कन्धा होता जिसपर सर रखकर हम रो लेते।

कौन अपना है और कौन पराया समझपाना आज बहुत मुश्किल है।
मुश्किल घडी में अक्सर सभी लोग साथ देने से अपना हाथ धो लेते।
काश कोई ऐसा कन्धा होता जिसपर सर रखकर हम रो लेते।

अपनों के छोड़ जाने का दुःख बहुत होता है, वो लौट कर फिर नहीं आते।
गर वो पौधे होते तो उनके बीज़ आज हम फिर से बो लेते।
काश कोई ऐसा कन्धा होता जिसपर सर रखकर हम रो लेते।

जो मुश्किलों में हाथ थाम लेते थे वो तो एक के बाद एक हमारा साथ छोड़ रहे है।
जिन्होंने चलना सिखाया वो साथ होते तो मंज़िल की ओर उनके साथ हम हो लेते।
काश कोई ऐसा कन्धा होता जिसपर सर रखकर हम रो लेते।

थकान बहुत है और चैन कहाँ है, पैर भी अब लड़खड़ाने लग गए है।
कुछ पल के लिए माँ की गोद मिलजाती तो चैन की नींद हम सो लेते।
काश कोई ऐसा कन्धा होता जिसपर सर रखकर हम रो लेते।


Soumen Saha
Cooking is not only one of my hobbies but is my passion. I love to eat very much. According to me cooking is an art. If you have patience and you love cooking then there is no doubt that dishes made by you will be liked and appreciated. And I think this is the most important payback and reward for each and every cook. 
You will be surprised to know that basically I am a Civil Engineer and always dealing with bricks and stones but my love for eating has always helped and inspired me to cook different dishes, to experiment, to improve and give my touch to it. Other than this I love listening to music and singing, playing badminton, writing short stories, songs and poems.