(This is post is sponsored by Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea. All opinion expressed here are mine)
Cardamom, Pistachio, and Rosewater Eggless Cake : Moist and delicious cake infused with rosewater – cardamom flavor with a marble glaze and chopped pistachio. This lightly flavored cake is a perfect companion to cheer your favorite cricket team along with a hot cup of Taj Mahal tea. Hey Everyone, as you’ll know we have the ‘ICC Champions Trophy 2017’ going on and we are celebrating each game with friends and family. Team India qualified for the semi-final round, and we have decided to celebrate our next cricket watching session with Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea and this ‘ Cardamom, Pistachio and Rosewater Eggless Cake ‘. The cake is one of our absolute favorites because of its fragrant – light flavor that goes fantastically with a hot cup of tea…..I’m not talking just about any tea, but India’s finest ‘Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea’ which is famous for its exquisite aroma and superior taste. I’m also glazing (icing) the cake in a marble design using icing sugar and chocolate and a sprinkle of thinly chopped pistachio. Along with the cake, we are also making our ‘Stuffed Samosa Curry Buns’, Shrimp & Potato Croquette or these delicious delights ‘Spicy Mexican Poppers’, Chutney Cheese & Jam Herbs Tart Platter, Masala Naan Canapés from my friend Sonal. In all of our previous cricket parties, we have been noshing heavily on savory dishes and this time, the ladies have decided to each brings some sweets too and I’ve been assigned to get a cake. As I mentioned, to celebrate team India qualifying for the semi-final, I’m going to make this gorgeous looking ‘ Cardamom, Pistachio and Rosewater Eggless Cake ’ – which is reserved for special occasions. The cake is super easy to make and doesn’t involve any heavy cream based icing hence it is perfect for tea or parties where we are usually doing finger-food/light dishes. Since we are including rosewater in the cake, I also added some dried rose petals which make it look so exotic. Also, since many of our friends are vegetarian/vegan, I’m making an eggless version this time. If you’ve never made an eggless cake, then this is a great recipe to try as it’s a small quantity and yields a moist cake. To make the eggless variety, I’m using a vegan brand plain yogurt instead of eggs. The yogurt is store-bought, however, you can use homemade yogurt too but the only thing to remember is that the yogurt should be ‘plain’ as we will be infusing it with cardamom and rosewater later. Also, as I mentioned above, I’m adding some crushed dry rose petal on top once I’ve glazed the cake. The rose petals add such a beautiful touch to the whole cake, however, if you don’t have dried rose petals, you may simply skip the step for this time. If you’d like me to tell you about making dry rose petals at home, then do let me know and I’ll create a separate post about it. Now for a fun and exciting part, our favorite ‘Taj Mahal’ tea is holding sweepstakes – Wah Moments! You guys can all take a shot, or many shots (1 entry per day is permitted) to win a Trip for 2 to Hawaii ! There are many more exciting prizes to be won as well! What’s more, if you’re around any of the following stores, you must go to pick up the ingredients for this recipe over the weekend! There are going to be fun activations and you’ll have a chance to get free boxes of ‘Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea’ as well !:
1.Cermak Produce – Naperville —> Chicago – 17 June
2. Tulsi Grocers – Schaumburg—> Chicago – 18 June
3.India Bazaar (West Plano) —> Dallas – 17 June
4. Patel Brothers (Valley Ranch) , Tx 75063—> Dallas – 18 June
5. INDIA CASH & CARRY (SF) —> 16 June
6. INDIA CASH & CARRY —> SF – 18 June
7. TRINETHRA —> SF – 17 June
8. Patel brothers —> NJ – 17 June
9. Subzi Mandi —> NJ – 18 June
Here are the Sweepstake details:
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Definitely, check the dates near your city and make sure you visit the mentioned stores to win cool prizes or the sweepstake.
And go ahead and make this delicious ‘ Cardamom, Pistachio and Rosewater Eggless Cake ’ for your next cricket party and cheer for your team along with a hot pipping ‘Taj Mahal’ tea and don’t forget to say “Wah Taj” !