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!!!