Monday, March 18, 2013

what is what?

Fondant is one of several kinds of icing-like substances used to decorate or sculpt pastries and in French, it means "melting".
Poured fondant is a creamy confection used as a filling or coating for cakes, pastries, and candies or sweets. In its simplest form, it is sugar and water cooked to the soft-ball stage.
Rolled fondant, fondant icing, or pettinice, which is not the same material as poured fondant, is commonly used to decorate wedding cakes. It includes gelatin (or agar in vegetarian recipes) and food-grade glycerine, which keeps the sugar pliable and creates a dough-like consistency.
Fondant cakes are cakes that are covered in a sugar dough so it doesn't require refrigeration before cutting it.

What does Rajwadi mean?
Rajwadi is a small hamlet in the village of Nivendi near Ganapatipule in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.
Rajwadi Masala would consist of Almonds, poppy seeds, melon seeds, cashew nuts, fennel seeds, white sesame seeds, green cardamoms, Cinnamon Sticks, Coriander Seeds, Cumin Seeds, red chilies, turmeric powder and nutmeg are main ingredients of a typical Rajwadi garam Masala.

The South Indian cuisine includes the cuisines found in the four southern states of India, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
The similarities lies in the presence of rice as a staple food, the use of lentils and spices, the use of dried red chillies and fresh green chillies, coconut and native fruits and vegetables like tamarind, plantain, snake gourd, garlic, ginger, etc. Overall all the four cuisines have much in common and differ mostly in how spicy the food is.

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