Tuesday, October 21, 2014

White chocolate Cup cakes

 I am so crazy for cakes and especially cup cakes.The varieties we get in cup cakes
 are endless, and I am going to make white chocolate cup cakes!Believe me they are amazingly
 tasty.Let us start!!!!!

 Serves :3 -4


 1.Castor Sugar  3cups
 2.Butter  1 and half cup
 3.Eggs 5
 4.Vanilla Essence  2tbsp
 5.Refined Powder 3cups
 6.Baking powder 2tsp
 7.White chocolate 1bar
 8.Gems to garnish


1.In a bowl add 2cups castor sugar and 1cup butter. Blend this mixture with a blender until we see
   that the color of the mixture turns white.
2.Now add the vanilla essence and eggs one by one and blend properly till the mixture
   becomes fluffy.
3.Add the refined powder and mix well with a spatula.
4.Add the baking powder and mix.
5.Take mould linings and place them properly in the moulds.
6.The mixture should now be put in these moulds with the help of a spoon.
7.We put these cupcakes into a preheated microwave oven.
   The temperature we had set was 180 celsius.
8.We put it in the oven for about 15-20 minutes for baking.
9.We see after say about 20 minutes that the cup cakes are done.We keep them aside to cool.
10.Once cooled we remove the cupcakes along with the linings from the moulds.
11.Keep the cup cakes aside.
12.We melt the rest of the butter (half cup),the white chocolate and 1cup sugar in the oven.
13.We apply this mixture of white chocolate on top of the cup cakes using a thin spatula
     or knife.
14.Crush the gems and sprinkle on top of the cupcakes.
15.Put them in a refrigerator for about an hour, so that the icing sets
16.Ready to serve.

1.Put the eggs one by one or the mixture might get spoiled.
2.Mixing of all the ingredients should be done well, else the cupcakes will not be fluffy.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kela Kofta

 I am very fond of bananas since childhood.So thought why not make a delectable Indian
 dish using my favourite fruit.I made these delicious (Banana) kela koftas.
 They can be had with hot rice or even parathas.It is a must try ,so let us begin!!!

  Serves 3-4

1.Raw bananas 4
2.Jeera 1tbsp
3.Jeera powder 2tsp
4.Coriander powder 1tbsp
5.Coriander leaves (to garnish)
6.Onions 5 large
7.Tomatoes 2
8.Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
9.Oil (to fry)
10.Chickpea flour(besan)  2 tsp
11.Green chilli 2
12.Red chilli powder 1 tsp
13.Ginger and Garlic paste 1 tbsp (homemade preferably)
14.Garam masala 1/2 tsp
15.Salt to taste

METHOD:(for the kofta)

1.Boil the bananas well.After they have been boiled, let them cool properly.

2.Now remove it's skin and mash them.Add jeera 1tsp jeera powder,1 chopped green chilli,
   1/2 tsp red chilli powder,salt, 2 finely chopped onions and the chickpea flour.

3.Mash well and make sure there are no lumps.Now shape them into round balls using
  your hands.

4.In a pan put oil just enough to fry these balls.As soon as the oil gets heated up,
   place the balls carefully into the oil.

5.Once the balls(kofta) turns brown you must turn off the burner.

6.On a plate place tissue paper.Now place the koftas on this plate so that the tissue paper
   absorbs the extra oil.

 7.Now we will prepare the gravy for our kofta.

 METHOD:(for the gravy)

1.In a pan put 1 and 1/2 tablespoon of oil.Once the oil is heated add the jeera.

2.Let it sputter then add three chopped onions.Let the onions turn light brown.

3.Now add the Ginger Garlic paste.Fry well.

4.Add tomatoes along with salt and turmeric.Fry until the tomatoes become soft.

5.Add the green chilli,red chilli powder, jeera powder and coriander powder.

6.Add 1/2 cup water.Keep cooking until you see
 oil on the sides.This ensures that your gravy is done.

7.Add the garam masala and add the koftas as well.

8.Close the lid and cook for another five minutes.

9.Your kofta is ready.

10.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice/parathas.


1.Add chickpea flour (besan) to bind the kofta well.
2.Put garam masala in the end to prevent the masala from burning.
3.Add turmeric powder and salt to the tomatoes so that the tomatoes cook faster and 
  become soft.

                                      HOPE YOU ENJOY!!!               

Monday, September 29, 2014


 Hello Everyone!
 It is festival time here in India and so we are indulging in different types of sweets and desserts.
 I was like craving for something sweet last night and so thought to make this Bread Halwa
 which my grandmother used to prepare for us and yes it was delectable.I am sure if you try this
 you will relish it as well.It is soft and creamy with lots of nuts!!!Sounds tempting so why delay
 let us start!!!

Serves :2


1.Bread   6 pieces
2.Ghee/oil to fry
3.Cardamom powder
4.Sugar   3 tbsp
5.Milk      2cup 
6.Cashewnuts  8-9 pieces
7.Almonds (to garnish)
8.Fresh cream  1tbsp


1.Cut each bread into four equal parts.

2.Heat a pan with oil/ghee.Once the pan is heated fry the pieces of bread until brown.

3.Place the fried pieces of bread aside on a tissue paper so that they absorb the extra oil.

4.In a mixer grinder , grind the cream along with the cashewnuts and keep aside.

5.Now in another pan boil the milk along with the cardamom powder.

6.Once the milk has boiled add the fried pieces of bread.Mix well.

7.You will see that the bread becomes soft.Now add sugar.

8.Cook for about five minutes,then add the mixture of cream and cashewnuts that 
   we have prepared.

9.Cook for a minute and then turn the off burner.Garnish with almonds.

10.Serve chilled.


1.Don't add too much sugar as bread contains sugar as well.
2.After you have added cream do not overcook.
3.Add crushed almonds.


Monday, September 22, 2014



Hi guys...!
Raita is an Indian condiment made with yogurt.There are many types of raita and the one
I have made is a beet raita.By the name itself we come to know that this dish contains beet.
I am not very fond of beet but as we all know beet is very nutritious,so I had to find a
recipe which would please my taste buds at the same time!So let us start!!!!!!!


1.Beet (peeled and boiled)2
2.Yogurt  250gm
3.Coriander leaves to garnish
4.Green chilli  1
5.Mustard seeds    1/4tsp
6.Oil 1/2 tsp
7.Salt to taste


1.Firstly we boil the beet.Then let the beet cool down.

2.When the beet cools down then in a mixer grinder put the beet and green chilli and
   grind well till you get a smooth paste.

3.Now add this paste to the curd and mix well.Add salt.If you want the mixture to be
   thinner you can add half a cup of water.Set the mixture aside for sometime.

4.Now heat a pan.Put oil.When oil is heated add the musturd seeds.

5.When mustard seeds start to sputter turn the gas /stove off and add this to the yogurt

6.Garnish with coriander leaves.

7.Serve chilled.

This raita goes well hot rice or even parathas.It is delicious!!!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Coconut ladoos

Sorry guys I had been away for a while.I teach some children in my neighbourhood and
they were having their exams so,I was taking some extra classes for them.Love teaching students
and the feeling that I can help them make a good future gives me immense satisfaction.
Let me also tell you that all my students have secured pretty good marks and to celebrate their
success I had made this quick,easy and tasty ladoos made of coconut.They relished it.
All of you can also try and kindly let me know how it was.


1.Desiccated coconut 250 gms

2.Cardamom 4
3.Condensed milk(sweet)  5tbsp
4.Raisins (to garnish)
5.Rose petals (decoration)


1.In a mixer grinder take 2 to 4 tbsp of the desiccated coconut and the cardamom
  and grind. We get a fine powder.

2.In a plate mix this mixture with rest of the desiccated coconut.

3.Now add the sweet condensed milk to it and mix well.Your mixture should look like
   the following image.

4.Now make medium sized round balls with your hands.Place one raisin on top of
   each ladoo.

5.Place them on a plate and you can use some rose petals to decorate them as seen in
   the following image.

Your delicious Coconut Ladoos are done!!!

                                                               HOPE YOU ENJOY!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Egg Masala Curry

Eggs are relished by my husband , egg curry being his favourite dish!I am also fond of them.
Eggs are high in protein and amazingly they are less in calorie, have antioxidants which help
fight aging!It is good for skin also so, I guess now we have all good reasons to include eggs
in our diet in any form.You can also try this amazing egg curry which I made yesterday!So
let us start.



1.Eggs  3(boiled)
2.Onions 2(chopped)
3.Tomato 1(chopped)
4.Green chillies 1
5.Dry red chilli  1
6.Peas  1/2 cup
7.Ginger paste 1/2 tsp
8.Garlic paste   1tsp
9.Turmeric powder 1/2tsp
10.Coriander powder 1/2tsp
11.Jeera powder 1/2tsp
12.Garam masala 1/2tsp
13.Tomato sauce 1/2 tsp
14.Red chilli powder 1 tsp
15.Oil 3 tbsp
16.Fresh cream 1tsp
17.Dry fenugreek leaves  1 spoon
18.Salt to taste

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


The other day my friends called up and said that they were coming home.I was pretty excited and
wanted to serve them something really tasty and light.The first thought that came to my mind was
pasta with a slight tangy taste!Pasta is great for snacks and pleases my taste buds.The one which I
have made is macroni( a type of pasta) in sweet chilli sauce and let me tell you my friends were
delighted to taste this.The recipe is simple and not time taking either.So here we go!!!

Serves :2


1.Macroni (a type of pasta)  100 gms(approx)
2.Onions(chopped)  1
4.Green chilli 1
5.Sweet chilli sauce( from any good brand) 2tbsp
6.Tomato sauce 1/2tsp
7.Oil  2tbsp
8.Peas (boiled ,less than half a cup)
9.Parsely  (to garnish)
10.Cheese 1tbsp
11.Salt to taste


1.In a vessel take water and put two or three drops of oil in it and a pinch of salt.
 Now put the ( macroni) pasta into this vessel and boil until the pasta is well cooked.

2.Once your pasta is done, drain the pasta in a strainer and put this strainer under cold running
 water for less than a minute.This is done to avoid the sticking together of the pasta.

3.Once you have done this procedure put the past in a plate and keep aside.

4.We now heat oil in a pan and once the oil is well heated we put the chopped onions in to it.
   Cook until the onions turn light pink.Then put the chopped tomato along with the green chilli.

5.Add salt.Once the tomato turns soft add the peas, sweet chilli sauce and the tomato sauce.

6.Cook for five minutes and now put the pasta into this.Toss the pasta well in the pan.

7.Lastly we add cheese,cook for another two minutes and our pasta is done.

8.Garnish with parsley.

9.Serve hot.

1.We add oil in the boiling process of the pasta to refrain it from sticking together.
2.Toss the pasta and do not overcook it.