Sweet, Karam, Koffee ( Strawberry Muffins, Savory Sundried tomato muffins and coffee)

Instead of soaking rice to make Idli or dosas, for the past few weekends, I am voting towards making breads, buns or muffins as a choice for breakfast. It takes about 20 minutes from start to finish and the left over muffins make a wonderful choice for tea!

Last weekend, I wanted to make a savory muffin and used sun dried tomatoes, onions, chili and cilantro. They tasted like a mix between pakodas and bondas but they were too good to be true. Here is how it goes.

Ingredients: (Makes 8 large muffins)

For Strawberry muffins:

Strawberries- 10 numbers
Vanilla essence- few drops
All purpose flour- 1 cup plus 1/4 cup
Sugar (I like it sweet, but these berries are also sweet ,adjust to your taste): 3/4 cup
Eggs- 2
Milk- 2 tbsp
Butter- 6 tbsp

Muffin pan Liners-8


Keep the eggs and butter at room temperature. I used all purpose flour which is self rising, if you are using plain flour, remember to add about 3/4 tsp of baking powder.

Pre heat the oven to 365 F. Place the liners in the muffin pan.

Blend the berries in a blender and use the pulp to make the muffins (You can also use chopped berries, but I like a uniform taste).

Whisk together eggs and butter. Add sugar and berry pulp and mix lightly. Add vanilla essence, flour and mix lightly again. Do not mix like you are beating an egg, light mixing will be enough. If the batter is too thick, thin it out with 2 tbsp of milk.

Take about 2 tbsp of the muffin mix and place in on top of the muffin liners. Bake at 365 for just around 15-17 minutes or till a fork inserted into the muffins comes out clean.

Transfer to a tray and let it cool.

Savory Muffins:

Ingredients(Makes 6 large muffins):

Sun dried tomatoes-4 each
Green chilies-2
Sweet yellow onions-one small onion
Egg- 1
Vegetable oil- 3/4 cup
Milk- few tsp
All Purpose flour- 1 cup plus 1/4 cup
Salt – to taste


Soak the sun dried tomatoes in about 1/4 cup of hot water for 10 minutes. Discard the blackish water and chop the tomatoes. Finely chop the onions and chilies.

In a mixing bowl, beat the egg first. Then add oil and beat well to mix. Add salt, sun dried tomatoes, onions, green chilies and mix well again. Add the flour and fold it in with a spatula. The batter will be thick, but that is alright. If you want, thin it out with just 2 tsp of milk.

These muffins do not have sugar as an ingredient and so the number of muffins that can be made with this measurement will be around 6-8 (depending on size of the pan)

Transfer the batter into a muffin pan. Bake at 365 for 15-17 minutes.

Serve the muffins with coffee for a quick and easy breakfast.

These Muffins are going to Bake off at Versatile Kitchen.

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21 Comments to “Sweet, Karam, Koffee ( Strawberry Muffins, Savory Sundried tomato muffins and coffee)”

  1. Raks says:

    Thats cool combo :) Really nice,I would love to try out the karam,already ur kara buns are in my to do list,will add this too :)

  2. hey ruchika, muffins looks yummy!!! but everytime i try baking using strawberries, they jus stay gooey mashy(i use chopped berries) and that spoils the whole taste. :(
    may be i shud try the puree!!! ur comments on this plss!!! :)

  3. notyet100 says:

    wow this looks delicious,..

  4. Priya says:

    Kalakura Sis, am inviting myself to ur place to enjoy all these tempting treats..yumm!

  5. loved the savory one, quiet a different & unique one….would love to try that one …looks too good sowjanya…

  6. The muffins are so so adorable no doubt, but the cuppa is also refreshing….. Can we meet up for a cuppa??? deary……. It must be one Cuppa I would remeber for my life, with those savories to accompany the coffee…..


  7. indosungod says:

    Like the idea of savory muffins. My parents home is on a street called SKC, your title reminded me of the ribbing in college.

  8. Jyoti says:

    lovely combo..bookmarked

  9. Cham says:

    I would love the savory one with coffee! I should try for breakfast!

  10. Champa says:

    Ruchika, You are welcome to ask questions if any about decorating the cake. Even though I am no expert, if I know the answer to it, I’ll definitely help you. You can send these muffins to bake-off. They look very well baked.

  11. panchpakwan says:

    So lovely muffins..sounds delcious..

  12. Wow, Ruchika, savory muffins, sounds yum !!!

  13. Joanne says:

    Looks like you and I are on the same page – I made strawberry bread this weekend. Love both of your muffins, especially the savory ones, Way to think outside the box!

  14. Smitha says:

    looks yummy…waiting for farm fresh strawberries to arrive to make these yummy dishes!!!

  15. simply.food says:

    Savory muffins I have not tried before sounds wonderful.I love strawberry muffins so could really eat acouple of those right away.yummy.

  16. Shriya says:

    Lovely yummy muffins. It looks scrumptious.

  17. Rupali says:

    yumm! nice muffins, look really tempting with the coffee :)

  18. champa says:

    Thanks for the entry. I’ll come up with something new for your MLLA.

  19. hey the savory muffins look tasty..good idea..

  20. vanamala says:

    cool…i like all

  21. Sashi says:

    Wow, I never thought of tomato muffin, great combo to have with Coffee!!

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