Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Chocolate Mug Cake in 2Minutes

Maida/Plain Flour: 4tbsp
Cocoa Powder: 1tbsp
Milk: 3tbsp
Egg whisked: 3tbsp
Sugar: 4tbsp
Oil: 3tbsp
Baking Powder: ¼ tsp 
Vanilla Essence: 1/2 tsp(optional)

Method Of Preparation
In a bowl add baking powder, maida and cocoa powder. Mix it well.
Then add in and sugar, oil, milk and egg.
Give it a stir without lumps; I just beat with an electric beater.
Pour this batter into a greased mug.
Microwave it in high power for 2 minutes.
Insert a toothpick and check whether it is done, if not keep for 30sec more.
Take out from the oven and enjoy.

You can add 2tbsp of chocolate chips to make it too chocolaty.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Kiwi Jam

Kiwi: 15
Sugar: 21/2 cups approx. as per the sweetness of the fruit.
Lemon Juice: 2tbsp
Cinnamon stick: 1” piece

Method Of Preparation

In a pressure cooker add peeled and washed kiwi and little water. Let two whistles come.
Let the pressure settle and open the cooker. ,Mash well with the back of ladle and add sugar and cinnamon to it.
Stir occasionally till it becomes thick.
When it becomes thick, add lemon juice and stir frequently.
Switch off the flame when you get the jam consistency. (To check the consistency, take the cold saucer out of the freezer, put a little jam on it, and put it back in to cool for a minute. If it wrinkles when you push it with your finger, then it's done.)
When cooled store in air tight container.
Delicious jam is ready.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Strawberry Cup Cakes With Icing

Maida: ¾ cup
Egg: 6
Sugar: 7 1/2 tbsp
Baking Powder: ¾ tsp
Strawberry Essence: 1 tsp
Red Colour:3/4 tsp
Salt: a pinch
Whip cream:1 Sachets
Chilled Milk: 1/4 cup
Vanila essence: 3/4tsp
Red and green color: as needed

Method Of Preparation
In a bowl add maida and baking powder and sieve it twice.
Take another bowl and add egg to the bowl.
Beat well with an electric beater till it becomes fluffy. Then add sugar and salt and beat well till it melts.
Then add vanilla essence and color and beat it again.
Then add maida and fold it without lumps and deflating the batter.
Line the muffin tray with muffin cups. Pour the batter to it.
Preheat the oven at 200 deg c and bake it at 160 deg C to about 18-25minutes or till done.
Cool the muffins on a wire rack
Meanwhile prepare the icing by beating whip cream powder with chilled milk and vanilla essence till it reach the peak. Divide into two portions and add the colors and beat again separately.

When the muffin cools well decorate the muffins with the prepared icing as per your desire.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Strawberry -Banana Compote

Strawberry: 400gms
Banana/Plantain: peeled and sliced: 1
Sugar: 4-5tbsp or according to sweetness of the fruit.
Lemon Juice: 1tbsp
Water: ¼ cup

Method Of Preparation
In a wide pan add chopped banana, sugar and water.
Keep on flame, when it boils low the flame.
When sugar melts and banana is 75% cooked increase the flame and add chopped strawberries to it. Keep on stirring till you get it thick and slight sticky consistency. Add in lemon juice and stir and switch off the flame after 2minutes. Don’t mash the fruits.

Serve with bread or topping for cakes and ice creams

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Chicken Chukka

Chicken: 900gms
Onion: 3
Chilli powder Kashmiri: 2 ½ tbsp.
Turmeric powder: 1tsp
Garam masala: 1tsp
Pepper powder: 1tbsp
Salt: needed
Lemon Juice: 2tbsp
Coconut oil: 6tbsp, 1tbsp
Curry leaves: needed

Method Of Preparation
Cut the chicken into small pieces. Wash and drain.
Heat 6tbsp oil in a pan and golden fry thinly chopped onion and take out from the oil. Keep aside.
In a bowl add chicken pieces, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, pepper powder, salt, lemon juice and 1tbsp coconut oil.
Marinate for 2 hours.
At the time of frying add the fried onion and curry leaves to the marinated chicken and stir well.
Heat oil in a pan, (you can use the same oil which you fried the onion), add the marinated chicken to the oil.
Lower the flame to medium and stir occasionally till you get the chicken done.
Note: Do not close with a lid at the time of frying. Don’t add more oil. You can add chopped coriander leaves at the time of serving.