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Food Recipe

Air fryed Roasted Chicken

Hello Everyone,

Hope you all did like my last post – Healthy vegetable Biryani. The generation is trending to get into shape these days and the diet along with the food habits plays a major role towards the same. Keeping the same in mind today I would be sharing another healthy and quick recipe that is also one of my favorite – Roasted Chicken in Airfryer.

You might also opt for an oven if you do not have an Airfryer at home or you can consider buying one as there are number of recipes that can be prepared using the fryer. I have also tried my hands on baking using the fryer and I would be sharing that content as well very soon.

Chicken drumsticks as we all know has higher calories than chicken breast but definitely has many benefits which provides a decent amount of essential nutrients and minerals to human body. To know more about the nutritional value of drumsticks, please refer to its benefits.

So, without much ado, lets start the recipe !!

Preparation Time : 15 minutes, Cooking Time : 25 minutes, Calories : 103 calories/serving

Ingredients: –

  1. Chicken Drumsticks – 500 gms
  2. Oil – 2 tablespoon
  3. Plain Yogurt – 1/2 tablespoon
  4. Salt – As per taste
  5. Pepper Powder – 1 tablespoon
  6. Cayenne Pepper Paste – half tablespoon
  7. Jeera Powder – 1 tablespoon
  8. Garam Masala Powder – 1 tablespoon
  9. Lemon juice and Cilantro – For the garnishing.

Directions : –

  1. Using a sharp knife, make small cut/slits on the drumsticks. This is done to ensure that the spices gets incorporated into it.
  2. Marinate the chicken using yogurt and all the spices (mentioned in the ingredients section).
  3. Brush it evenly with oil and keep it in the fridge for 30 mins.
  4. Pre heat the airfryer at 350 degrees F for 5 mins.
  5. Once it is pre heated, brush little oil on its surface.
  6. Add the marinated chicken to the airfryer and cook it for 15 mins at 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  7. Flip the chicken and cook it additionally for 15 mins at 350 degree Fahrenheit.

Garnish it with lime/lemon and cilantro leaves.

Healthy Roasted chicken is now ready to be eaten 🙂

You can make this as a starter at home or even have it during lunch or dinner. A healthy way of life, isn’t it ??

Food Recipe

Healthy Vegetable Biryani

Hello Everyone,

Wishing you all a very happy Diwali and Bhai Dooj. May this Diwali brings you joy, hope, and success. Let the light guide you in a bright way. May the fireworks take away all our troubles and sorrows while the light guides you to happiness, joy and peace this wonderful Diwali.

Lord Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on this occasion. Lakshmi symbolizes wealth and prosperity, and her blessings are invoked for a good year ahead.

Talking about Diwali would definitely pour a thought of a feast. Yes, along with joy and happiness, Diwali brings in the feast mode. People love cooking delicacies on this day which includes the savory and the sweet dishes. I have tried my hands on both during Diwali but this year chose to cook something healthy and hearty and what could be a preferable option than eating a Biryani loaded with Green and seasonal vegetables.

Everyone has their own technique of making Biryani and this one is mine 🙂

So, without much ado, lets start the recipe!!

Preparation Time : 30 minutes, Cooking Time : 50 minutes, Calories : 240/serving

Ingredients :

  1. Sliced Onions – 8 -9 large
  2. Oil – 3 tablespoons
  3. Ghee – 2tablespoons
  4. Black pepper pods – 4 to 5
  5. Star Anise – 1
  6. Black Cardamom – 1
  7. Cinnamon sticks – 2 small
  8. Cauliflower Florets – 1/2 cup
  9. Green Beans – 1/2 cup
  10. Green Peas – 1/2 cup
  11. Green chillies – 4 sliced
  12. Potato – 4 diced
  13. Biryani Masala Powder – 2 tablespoons
  14. Salt – As per taste
  15. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tablespoon
  16. Coriander Powder – 1 and half tablespoon
  17. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tablespoon
  18. Cumin Powder – 1 tablespoon
  19. Yogurt – 1 tablespoon
  20. Basmati Rice – 250 gms

To Garnish : –

  1. Mint leaves
  2. Coriander leaves
  3. Lemon juice

Directions : –

Cooking the Rice –

  1. In a pressure cook, add little oil and ghee and allow it to heat.
  2. Now, add the cinnamon sticks, black cardamom, black pepper pods and Star Anise and allow it to get heated for few seconds.
  3. Now, add the green chillies ,4 onions and potatoes and fry it. The onions should be fried on a low-medium heat until they turn golden brown.
  4. Add little coriander powder, red chilli powder to onions and fry evenly again.
  5. Now, add the Biryani Masala Powder and salt and cook it further. You will notice that the oil starts getting released from the sides.
  6. Throw in the washed Basmati Rice. Add doubled quantity of water as rice and close the lid of the pressure cooker.
  7. Cook it on a high flame for 1 -2 whistles and turn off the heat. Allow the pressure to get released from the cooker.

Cooking the vegetables –

  1. In a frying pan, add little oil and allow it to heat.
  2. Once heated add little turmeric powder and cook for 30 secs.
  3. Now, throw in all the vegetables – Cauliflower, Green peas and beans. You may add any vegetable of your choice like Carrots/Beetroot/Capsicum..
  4. Now, add salt, coriander powder, red chilli powder and cumin powder and stir for 2 minutes.
  5. Close the lid of the pan and cook them until they are 70% done.
  6. Now, open the lid add little whisked yogurt (unflavored) and cook it further until they are 90 % done.
  7. Turn off the flame.

Assembling the Biryani –

  1. In a wide pan, add little ghee and add one layer of Rice ( cooked in step 1).
  2. Now, add one layer of cooked vegetables ( cooked in step 2).
  3. Repeat the same for 4-5 layers.
  4. Garnish it with Mint leaves. Coriander leaves and lemon juice. You may also add saffron strings but thats completely optional.
  5. Now, tightly close the lid of the pan and cook it on a very slow flame for 15 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat after 15 minutes.

Enjoy the biryani with Salan or Raita 🙂

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Dessert

3 Ingredients Peanut Butter Cookies

Any Peanut butter fan scrolling through my content ? If you are one of them just like me, then this post is definitely for you. The craze for peanut butter has inflated in the recent past not just because of its incredible flavor but has also famed due to its health benefits.

However, there are few people who are allergic to Peanuts 🙁 but folks consuming the same should be mindful of its quantity. As I have always mentioned in my blogs that moderation is needed while consuming fatty foods like butter.

There are number of benefits of Peanut butter when eaten in moderation. Few of them are – Weight loss, boosting heart health, body building and managing blood sugar levels. Also, let me tell you my friends, you literally need just 3 ingredients to make this dessert; nothing more or less. It is so easy to bake that even kids could try their hands on it.

So, without much ado, lets try the recipe !!

Preparation Time : 10 minutes, Cooking Time : 10 minutes , Calories : 75 calories/cookie

Ingredients : –

  1. Peanut Butter – 250 gms
  2. Brown Sugar – 65 gms
  3. Egg – 1 large

Directions :

  1. Pre Heat the oven at 175 degree Celsius.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add in the peanut butter, brown sugar and eggs and using an electric beater, give it a nice mix. It should have a right holding consistency.
  3. Now, line a parchment paper on a flat baking tray.
  4. Make small rolls/balls from the above batter and place it on the tray.
  5. Once all the rolls/balls are placed, flatten it and shape the center and corners using a fork by pressing it inwards.
  6. Now, place the cookies in the oven and bake it for 10 minutes at 175 degree Celsius.
  7. Do not overbake it as it might get burnt.
  8. Take it out of the oven. You will notice that the top color has been changed light brown.
  9. Allow it to cool down for 30 minutes and enjoy the cookies.

You can even bake a larger batch and store it in an Air tight container. You would enjoy every bite of it 🙂

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Dessert

Healthy Whole Wheat Walnut Banana Bread

Hello everyone,

As promised in my last post, I am back again with a healthy content this time. Yes, you got it right, you can enjoy this dessert guilt free and suppress your craving of having something sweet ..haha 🙂

I was planning to bake Banana bread for a long time, and now when I have bought a beautiful set of loaf tray then why should I stop myself ? I have started loving this bread few years back. I used to have it as a quick morning breakfast ( just before the meetings start in the office) along with tea/coffee and it is actually nutritious and satisfying.

Talking about the morning ritual, most of us like to start our day with a healthy meal and what would be a better option than this banana bread. Some food historians believe banana bread was a byproduct of the invention as resourceful housewives did not wish to throw away overripe bananas (as they were still a costly item to purchase), others believe the modern banana bread was developed in corporate kitchens to promote flour and baking soda products. It could also be a combination of both theories.

So, without much ado, lets start the recipe !!

Ingredients :

  1. Loaf Tray
  2. Ripe Bananas – 2 large
  3. Whole Wheat Flour – 95 gms
  4. All Purpose Flour – 95 gms
  5. Baking Soda – 1 tablespoon
  6. Salt – 1 teaspoon
  7. Cooking Oil/Coconut Oil – 5 tablespoons
  8. Sugar – 65 gms
  9. Eggs – 2 large beaten
  10. Vanilla Extract – 1 teaspoon
  11. Lemon Zest – 1 teaspoon
  12. Lemon juice – 1 tablespoons.
  13. Walnuts – 7 to 8 chopped

Directions :

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix in the whole wheat and the all purpose flour together.
  2. Add in the dry ingredients – baking soda and salt and give it a nice stir with the flour.
  3. In another mixing bowl, mash the riped bananas with a fork. Now, add the 2 lightly beaten eggs, vanilla extract, oil, sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice. Mix it very well.
  4. Now, mix the dry and the wet ingredients together and fold it to form a smooth batter.
  5. You can add little milk if you see the batter is too thick. Mix in the chopped walnuts as well.
  6. Pre heat the oven at 180 degree Celsius for 5 mins and grease the loaf tray evenly with butter.
  7. Now, bake the batter at 175 degree Celsius for 55-60 mins. You can see the cracks on top of the banana bread once it is baked. This manifests that the bread is baked properly.

Banana bread is now ready to be served. Cut it into thin/thick slices of your choice and enjoy it as wholesome dessert for breakfast or evening snacks 🙂

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Food Recipe

Navratri Special – Aloo Ki Sabzi/ Potato Curry

Hello Friends,

Wishing you all a very happy Dussehra and VijayDashmi. May Goddess Durga illuminates your life with countless sprinkle of happiness, wealth and good luck.  Each year, on each day of Navratri, an incarnation of “Goddess Durga” is worshipped to celebrate the day of her victory over Mahishasura, and the ultimate victory of ‘Good over Evil.”

Navaratri is celebrated in different ways throughout India. Some fast, others feast. Yes, but on the eve of Navami ( which falls on the ninth day ) of Navratri special feast is offered to the Goddess which includes Poori/ Aloo ki Sabzi and Black Chana.

As the heading already suggests, I did make my favorite Aloo ki Sabzi and Poori this Navratri and yes, let me tell you my friends, this recipe is so easy to cook and put together. It requires minimal resources and ingredients and actually gets cooked within 15-20 minutes!!

I also have couple of more Navratri special recipes and content on my blog : – Check it Out.

So, without much ado, lets get started !!

Preparation Time : 10 minutes, Cooking Time : 15 minutes, Calories : 195/serving.

Ingredients :

  1. Oil – 2 tablespoons
  2. Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  3. Bay Leaf – 1
  4. Green Chillies – 2 chopped
  5. Tomatoes – 2 finely chopped
  6. Potatoes – 4- 5 medium sized and diced
  7. Salt – As per taste
  8. Turmeric Powder – 1 tablespoon
  9. Red Chilli Powder – 1 tablespoon
  10. Coriander Powder – 2 tablespoons
  11. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tablespoon
  12. Coriander leaves – to garnish
  13. Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

Directions :

  1. In a pressure cooker, add oil and allow it to heat for sometime. Once the oil gets heated up, add in the cumin seeds, bay leaf and green chilli and wait for it to splutter.
  2. Now, add in the chopped tomatoes. Add salt and Turmeric powder and mix it evenly with the tomatoes.
  3. After 2 minutes, add in the diced potatoes and mix it again.
  4. Add the remaining spices – Coriander powder and Red Chilli Powder. Cook the tomatoes and the potatoes with the spices for 5 minutes until the oil starts getting released from the sides.
  5. Throw in 1 cup of water and cover the lid of the pressure cooker.
  6. Cook it for 3 whistles on a medium flame and turn off the heat after 3 whistles.
  7. Allow the pressure to get released. Once the pressure is released, open the lid of the cooker and add Garam Masala Powder.
  8. Garnish it with coriander leaves and toss it up with lemon juice at the end.

The sabzi is now ready 🙂 I would suggest all my friends to eat it with Poori – ah its the best partner ever 🙂

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Food Recipe

Paneer Bhurji Recipe

Hello All,

Hope you are all enjoying the fall colors to the fullest and soaking in all the lights and happiness. This year passed by with the blink of an eye while winter has already started knocking the door.

I could not post any content last week I got pre-occupied with some unavoidable tasks at work. Nonetheless, today I would be sharing one of the easiest recipe I have learnt in my existence and it is no other than – Paneer Bhurji. Bhurji means scrambled mixed with spiced onions and tomatoes. This recipe comes to the rescue when you want to cook something quick and delectable. Paneer is one of my favorites as well and this was indeed the first recipe that I learnt from one my senior :).

If you are interested in knowing more about the history of Paneer, here are some details – Paneer History Also, I already did post some exciting Paneer recipes in my previous blog posts. Here are some of them : – Kadhai Paneer. Please read through if you haven’t done so.

So, without further ado, lets get started !!

Preparation Time : 10 minutes, Cooking Time : 20 minutes, Calories : 300 calories for the whole serving

Ingredients :

  1. Paneer – 200 gms
  2. Oil – 2 tablespoons
  3. Onions – 2 finely chopped
  4. Tomatoes – 2 finely chopped
  5. Garlic – 3 to 4 pods
  6. Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  7. Black Pepper Pods – 3 to 5
  8. Green Chillies – 3 to 4
  9. Salt – As per taste
  10. Turmeric – 1 tablespoon
  11. Red Chilli Powder – 1 tablespoon
  12. Coriander Powder – 2 tablespoons
  13. Yogurt – 1 tablespoon
  14. Coriander leaves – finely chopped for garnish.

Directions :

  1. In a pan, add oil and allow it to heat. Once the oil gets heated up, add cumin seeds and black pepper pods and allow them to splutter.
  2. Now add the chopped garlic pods and green chillies.
  3. Now, add chopped onions and fry for couple of minutes until it turns golden brown. Add Salt and Turmeric powder and cook it additionally for 2-3 mins by covering the lid
  4. Add Chopped tomatoes at this point and cover the lid again to cook the tomatoes.
  5. Add all the remaining spices like the Red chilli powder and Coriander powder and mix it well.
  6. Cook for another 7-10 minutes until the mixture gets soft and mushy.
  7. Now, once the spices are cooked and mixed with onions and tomatoes, add the scrambled paneer. You can either mash the paneer using your hands or can even use the grated paneer.
  8. Give it a nice mix and allow the spices to get soaked in for 5-7 minutes.
  9. Turn off the heat and add one tablespoon of yogurt at the end to give a nice sour taste and to make it even more soft.

You can even replace Eggs with Paneer and enjoy it as per your liking 🙂

Bhurji is now ready to be eaten with Roti or Parantha. If you like the content of my blog please do like and comment and for more such recipes, please follow me on WordPress and Instagram @aanchal6867

Food Recipe

How to make Healthy Butter Chicken

Hello All,

Hope you all are keeping yourself safe and sound. Fall colors are pitching in and trees have started advancing and transforming its color. So, this weather calls for a bright and a colorful dish, isn’t? :D, Some Healthy and heart curry.

So, today I would be sharing the recipe of one of the eminent Indian dish which is approved, acknowledged and liked in almost all parts of the world and the taste has been completely acquired by even the non Indians. Yes, its butter chicken, the soulful food of all times.

The dish was developed in 1950s by the founders of the Moti Mahal restaurant in Delhi, India.. The dish was made “by chance” by mixing leftover chicken in a tomato gravy, rich in butter and cream. If you are interested in knowing the history of butter chicken, go through this – Butter Chicken Story.

This is the first time, I tried this at home and it turned out pretty decent, So here on how to make Healthy Butter Chicken.

Lets Dig In!!

Ingredients :

  1. Chicken Breasts – 400 gms
  2. Oil – 2 tablespoons
  3. Onions – 3
  4. Large Tomatoes – 4
  5. Cashew Nuts – 3 tablespoons
  6. Salt – As per taste
  7. Turmeric – 1/2 tablespoon
  8. Butter – 1 cup
  9. Low Fat Cream – 1 cup
  10. Minced Garlic – 4 to 5 pods.
  11. Red Chili Powder – 1 tablespoon
  12. Garam Masala Powder – 1 tablespoon
  13. Chicken Masala/Tandoori Masala – 2 tablespoons
  14. Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder – 1 tablespoon
  15. Kasoori Methi – 1/2 tablespoon

Directions :

  1. Marinate the chicken with Chicken Masala/Tandoori Masala, oil and salt and keep it aside for 30 mins.
  2. In a pan, add butter and allow it to heat a little. Now, add the marinated chicken breasts to it and fry it until both the sides are golden brown and evenly cooked.
  3. Once the chicken gets cooked, transfer them to one plate.
  4. In the same pan, add 1 tablespoon oil and add diced onions,garlic and tomatoes. Cook it for 2 mins and then add cashew nuts and. Add little salt and turmeric at this point.
  5. Close the lid for 5 mins and allow the onions and tomatoes to get soft. Remember that we will not brown the onions, else the color changes.
  6. After 5 mins, open the lid add the Red Chilli Powder and the Garam Masala Powder and give it a nice mix.
  7. Close the lid and cook for another 5-7 minutes so that the rawness of the spices goes away.
  8. You can even add little water if you see the gravy sticking the bottom of the pan.
  9. Now, turn of the heat/flame and allow this mixture to cook down a bit.
  10. Once cooled, blend it nicely in a food blender or a grinder.
  11. Seive the blended mixture so that the any additional lumps or skin of the tomatoes gets discarded and you get a smooth and shiny textured gravy.
  12. Turn on the heat. Now, in a cooking pan, add little oil and add Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder and Garam Masala Powder. Now, transfer in the smooth gravy and cook for 2 mins.
  13. Add butter to this gravy. Also, add the cooked chicken to this gravy and give it a stir.
  14. Once the spices and the gravy gets incorporated inside the chicken for 10 minutes, turn off the heat.
  15. Add more butter and low fat cream. Top it up with crushed Kasoori Methi leaves.

Butter Chicken a.k.a Murg Makhni is now ready to be eaten 🙂 . Enjoy it with Butter Naan or Tandoori Roti.

Please do try this at home and let me know how it turns out to be. Also, did you try making the immunity booster Kadha at home ? If not, please refer to my previous post for full content : – Kadha.

Kadha
Health and Fitness

Immunity Booster healthy drink – Kadha

Hello Everyone,

As promised, I am back on my blog again and this time I would pen down the recipe of a healthy drink that is important during the covid 19 times. We know that the pandemic started in March and the numbers and the cases are varying as the months are passing by.

I believe maintaining an upstanding immunity is really important during these days especially when the winters are knocking the door. There are number of food that boosts the immunity but what would be better that making a hearty and healthy drink at home and we call it a :- Kadha.

Here’s why you should be having a Kadha : – Benefits of Kadha.

In simple words, I would explain you, how to make this drink. Please ensure that you have all the ingredients handy with you before you start the recipe : –

Ingredients :

  1. Cardamom Seed – 1
  2. Green Cardamom – 4 choti
  3. Cinnamon Stick – 2 stick
  4. Tea Leaves ( any ) – 1 tablespoon
  5. Black Pepper Corn – 10
  6. Carom seeds – 1 tablespoon
  7. Cumin seeds – 1 tablespoon
  8. Cloves – 4 to 5
  9. Ginger – 1/2 chopped
  10. Water – 750 Ml.
  11. Mint – 10 -12 leaves
  12. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tablespoon
  13. Lemon Juice – 1 tablespoon.

Directions :

  1. In a pan, add water and switch on the flame.
  2. Add cardamom seeds, green cardamom, cinnamon sticks, tea leaves, black pepper corn, carom seeds, cumin seeds, cloves, ginger, water, mint, turmeric powder and lemon juice.
  3. Boil these ingredients for 15 minutes so that they get properly amalgamated with water.
  4. Kadha is now ready.

Enjoy this drink in the evening or after dinner and keep yourself healthy and fit.

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Dessert

One Year Blog Anniversary Special – Chocolate Macarons

Hello My dearest Friends,

Hope you all are doing good and keeping yourself fit and fine 🙂 Today with an extremely elated heart, I would like to Thank each one of you who supported me in this journey for this milestone. Yes, I have successfully completed an year of writing and posting my contents with you and I would be immensely honest that I enjoyed every bit of it. I know I am not an expert in this field but this was something which has sustained with me and kept my spirits very high.

This year I promise you that I would try and bring out some new content in my blog , work for the same is in progress, stay tuned..haha 😀

So, this milestone was celebrated with one of the most awaited dessert from my bucket list which is none other than – Macaron. For reading more about Macaron you are more than welcome to visit my previous post – Macaron description and review. Again, this recipe seems simple but there are scores of item that makes it a compound dessert. And yes, each one of them has to be diligently followed to make a perfect Macaron.

So, without further ado, lets start the recipe !!

Ingredients :

Macaron Batter :

  • Powdered Sugar – 100 gms
  • Powdered Almonds – 50 gms
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – 25 gms
  • Egg Whites – 2 large
  • Salt – A pinch.
  • Granulated sugar – 50 gms

Chocolate Ganache Filling :

  1. Heavy Cream – 120 gms
  2. Dark Chocolate – 100 gms
  3. Unsalted Butter – 14 gms

Directions :

Macaron Shell : –

  1. In a food blender, blend the dry ingredients – Sugar (100 gms), Almond Flour and Cocoa Powder. If you do not have a blender, you can skip this step. But, this step would ensure that there are no cracks in the Macaron shell.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the egg whites and a pinch of salt. Using an electric beater beat it once. Now, start adding sugar (50 gms) in parts and beat the egg whites until stiff peaks are formed. If you notice that the peaks are still soft ( falling down), beat it further until stiff.
  3. Once the egg whites are beaten, add the dry ingredients ( blended above) in parts and mix it properly. I have read some where that this step is called as Macaronage. This is done to prevent hollow shells. Do not add any other liquid as this would result in a runny batter.
  4. Continue folding the mixture past full incorporation until you’ve achieved the perfect consistency. “Hot lava” is one phrase I often see used to describe that consistency, but I just like “ribbon consistency.
  5. Once the batter is ready, line the parchment paper in a baking tray.
  6. Pour the batter in a piping bag. Now, pipe out the batter over the baking tray one by one. Try making it of a consistent size, about 1 and half inches.
  7. Now, keep the piped out tray in a resting position for about 30-45 minutes, It should rest until you are able to run your finger back and forth over the shell. This is the most important step while you are baking Macaron.
  8. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree Celsius.
  9. Bake the Macaron shell for 10-15 minutes at 180 degree Celsius.

Chocolate Ganache filling : –

  1. In a boiling pan, heat the heavy cream for about 5-6 minutes. Bring it to boil.
  2. Now, throw in the chocolate pieces into the heavy cream. Turn off the heat. The chocolate would melt in the heavy cream.
  3. Add in the butter in this mixture and give it a nice stir.
  4. Now, cool this chocolate ganache in the fridge before piping it out.

Assembling the Macaron:-

  1. Allow the Macaron shell and the ganache to cool down.
  2. Transfer the ganache into a piping bag and layer it between 2 macaron shells to make a sandwich.
  3. Repeat the steps for other Macarons as well.
  4. You would be able to make about 20 Macarons using the above measurement.
  5. For a better taste and feeling, preserve it for 24 hrs before consuming :). You can even eat it just after.

P.S : You can alter the quantity of sugar as per your liking. I found the Macarons were a little sweet, so next time, I would lower its quantity. But, then again its as per your wish.

Please do try this at home and let me know how it turns out to be. Thanks again for liking my content. Fore more such recipes, please follow me on WordPress and Instagram @aanchal6867.

Dessert

Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream

Hello Friends,

In a blink, we have already reached September and the optimistic hope is still on. Hope the fall and the winter brings out something satisfactory and upstanding.

As the summer season is fading away, the quench of eating Ice Cream is emerging and what a better way to end the season by amalgamating Ice Cream with its famous companion – Brownies. Yes, we made brownies this weekend and it was exceptionally fudgy and delicious.

Brownies come in a variety of forms and may be either fudgy or cakey, depending on their density. They may include nuts, frosting, cream cheese, chocolate chips, or other ingredients.
The one which we made was more fudgy and chocolaty.

So, without much ado lets start the recipe :

Preparation Time : 15 minutes, Cooking Time/Baking Time : 25-30 minutes, Calories : 466/100 gms.

Ingredients :

  1. Dark Chocolate – 200 gms
  2. Butter – 170 gms
  3. Sugar – 160 gms
  4. Eggs – 2
  5. Vanilla Extract – 2 teaspoons
  6. All Purpose Flour – 96 gms
  7. Cocoa Powder – 32 gms
  8. Salt – 1 teaspoon

Directions :

  1. Melt 100 gms chocolate in a stove top or in a microwave and keep it aside.
  2. Now, in a mixing bowl, add the melted butter and sugar and give it a nice stir so that the sugar gets properly mixed with the butter.
  3. Throw in 2 eggs and add vanilla essence and mix it properly. There should be no lumps in this mix.
  4. Now, add the melted chocolate and mix it again. Ensure you are not over mixing the batter.
  5. Now, sieve in the dry ingredients – All Purpose Flour/Cocoa Powder and salt and mix the batter nicely.
  6. Parallely, grease the baking tin/pan with butter/oil and place parchment paper on top.
  7. In the batter, add 100 gms chocolate chunks/large choco chips and stir it properly.
  8. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree celcius.
  9. Transfer the batter to the baking tin and bake it for 25-30 minutes at 180 degree celcius.

Tip of the day : Try using a square 8-inch baking pan. This will ensure that the brownies are rising properly.

The fudgiest brownies are now ready to be eaten. Make sure to combine it with Ice Cream and enjoy every bite of it.

Please do try this at home and let me know how it turns out to be. Also, for more such recipes, please follow me on WordPress and Instagram @aanchal6867