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Quick and Easy Chocolava Cake recipe

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all doing good and enjoying the summers. Hope you did like and try out the last posted recipe of Sambar, please do give it a try if you haven’t done so.

I am planning to make and post few recipes involving cool breezers/mocktails. However, for this week I am going to share a really quick and easy recipe of Chocolava cake. Trust me my friends, It was a super easy technique of making the cake and it turned out really delicious.

You do not even need an oven or any complex technique for making the same. It can be done using simple procedures and it is definitely going to take out the sweet cravings that gets aroused just after dinner..hahah :D. Although I do not have sweet tooth, but this ” not so sweet” cake has become one of my personal favorites during the lockdown period.

Talking about Chocolava cake, the first depiction which pops up my mind, as soon as I think about it is : “Dominos”. Back in India, while I was posted in Bangalore, me and my roommate often used to visit Dominos just for this cake. Let me confess, that I like this cake the most out of their entire menu..;)

The ingredients of this cake is really simple and readily available. It also needs dark chocolate ( which will be used as a lava). The most important thing to keep in mind while making this cake is the proportion and the right measurement. I also did mess up with the measurement once and the cake turned chewy and tasteless. So, make sure you are following the below measurements. However, the recipe is for 4 servings ( 4 small lava cakes).

You can change/alter the quantity as per the servings.

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

Preparation Time : 10 minutes, cooking Time : 10 minutes, Calories :

Ingredients :

Dry Ingredients :

  1. All purpose Flour – 1/2 cup or 64 gms
  2. Cocoa Powder – 2 heaped tablespoon
  3. Baking Soda – 1/2 teaspoon
  4. Salt – A pinch
  5. Dark Chocolate – 100 gms

Wet Ingredients :

  1. Chilled water – 110 ml
  2. Oil – 3 tablespoons
  3. Lemon Juice – 1 teaspoon
  4. Powdered Sugar – 50 gms
  5. Vanilla Essence – 1 teaspoon

For Dusting Mould :

  1. Butter : 1 teaspoon
  2. Flour – 2 tablespoon

Directions :

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix all the wet ingredients as per the stated quantity : chilled water + sugar + oil + lemon juice + vanilla essence.
  2. In another mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients as per the stated quantity : All purpose flour + cocoa powder + baking soda + salt.
  3. Now, mix the dry and the wet ingredients together. Do not overmix it. Gently turn across with a spatula and keep it aside.
  4. Now, grease small steel bowl ( preferred) with butter. Repeat the same for 4 bowls.
  5. Cut the dark chocolates into small pieces.
  6. Pour little cake batter to the bowl. Now, add the small chocolate piece and then pour the batter again on top of that.
  7. While you are making the bowls ready,parallely, heat water in a pan/steamer. Place the bowls in the steamer and steam it for 4-5 minutes, not more than that.
  8. After that remove the cake from that mould gently and serve warm.
  9. The dark chocolate melts and oozes out smoothly ๐Ÿ™‚

Please do try this at home and let me know how it turns out. Also, please do like the content of my blog and follow me on wordpress and Instagram @aanchal6867.

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Chef Inspired Udupi Style Sambar

Hello Everyone,

Let me start the blog by asking the whereabouts about this weather. I Know the weather has turned extremely sunny and clement and sometimes all you need is a long drive to a beach, lake or a mountain. Unfortunately, we really cannot go out because of the pandemic situation but together we can help to crib this with a positive longing and expectation for the next summers.

Now, coming back to the content, this week I will be posting a recipe which I did completely learn from one of the greatest Chef of India – Chef Ranveer Brar. Professionally, he’s had very successful stints with the Taj group, the Radisson in Noida, The Claridges, and has also launched restaurants in Boston, Delhi, Goa and Mumbai.ย  All the Indians reading my blog already know what I am talking about ๐Ÿ™‚

So, this recipe is inspired by his YouTube channel where he actually taught on how to make an Authentic style Udupi Sambar. The best part of this recipe is even the Sambar masala paste is also made from scratch. You don’t have to really rely upon the powders bought from the store. This dish doesn’t have any Onions/Garlic to it and after eating it, you will realize that you actually don’t need them to add the flavor.

Sambar, also spelled sambaar, is a lentil-based vegetable stew or chowder, cooked with dal/pulses, vegetables and tamarind broth. It is popular in South Indian and Sri Lankan cuisines. It is very high in protein, full of fibres, easy to digest and an antioxidant punch.

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

Preparation Time : 15 minutes, Cooking Time : 60 minutes, Calories : 139/serving.

Ingredients :

  1. Toor Daal – 1 cup
  2. Oil – 3 tablespoons.
  3. Okra – 300 gms
  4. Baby Eggplant – 6 to 7
  5. Pumpkin – 100 gms
  6. Tomatoes – 1 large
  7. Salt – As per the need
  8. Turmeric – 1 tablespoon
  9. Red Chilli Powder – 1 tablespoon
  10. Coriander Powder – 1 tablespoon
  11. Coriander seeds – 3 tablespoons
  12. Cumin seeds – 1 tablespoons
  13. Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tablespoons
  14. Urad Daal/Vigna Mungp – 2 tablepoons
  15. Chana Daal/SplitChickpeas – 1 tablespoon
  16. Dried Red Chillies – 6 to 7
  17. Asafoetida – 1/2 tablespoon
  18. Grated Fresh coconut – 1/4 cup
  19. Tamarind Pulp – 1/4 cup
  20. Mustard seeds – 1 tablespoon
  21. Curry Leaves – 2 sprig

Directions :

Step 1 : Cooking the Daal.

  1. In a pressure cooker, add 1 cup Toor Daal with 2 cups water.
  2. Now, add 1 tomato to it. Also, add salt and 1/2 tablespoon turmeric.
  3. Bring it to boil until 3-4 whistles on a high flame.

Step 2 : Cooking the vegetables.

  1. In a pan, add little oil and allow it to heat for sometime.
  2. Now, add the chopped okras, eggplants and pumpkin.
  3. Now, add little salt,turmeric powder, Red Chili Powder and Coriander powder to it.
  4. Cover the lid of the pan and cook the vegetables until they are 70 – 80% done. We dont have to completely soften them as it has to be cooked again with the daal and there should be little crunch with every bite.
  5. Keep an eye on the pan, the vegetables shouldn’t stick to the bottom. If you notice that happening, add little water and continue with the cooking.

Step 3 : Making Sambar Masala

  1. In a pan, add little oil and allow it to heat for sometime.
  2. Now, this proportion is really important – Add 3 tablespoons Coriander seeds, 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, 1/2 tablespoon Fenugreek seeds, 4-5 Dried Red Chillies, 2 tablespoons Urad Daal and 1 tablespoon Chana Daal.
  3. Roast it nicely for 5 minutes to give it a nutty texture and flavour.
  4. Once roasted, add the grated coconut and give it a nice mix.
  5. Turn of the flame and add little water to this.
  6. Now, transfer this mixture to the mixer grinder/blender and grind it properly until it becomes a thick paste. If you need to add little more water while making the paste, go ahead and add it.
  7. Sambar Masala powder is now ready.

Step 4 : Cooking the Sambar

  1. By this time, you will notice that the vegetables ( mentioned in step 2) has been cooked .
  2. Transfer the cooked Daal ( mentioned in step 1) to the vegetables and add 1 cup of water to this pan.
  3. Now, add the tamarind pulp to this. Close the lid of the pan and bring it to boil.
  4. Now, after 10 minutes, add the Sambar Masala paste to this, little more water and cook it 10-12 minutes.
  5. The consistency of the Sambar should not be too thick or too runny. It should be just soupy enough.

Step 5: Making the tadka

  1. In another pan, add little ghee and allow it to heat for sometime.
  2. Add little Asafoetida, curry leaves, mustard seeds and 2-3 dried red chillies.
  3. Cook them until they start to splutter.
  4. Add this tadka to the Sambar cooked in step-4. Turn off all the flames.
  5. The Dish is now ready to be served.

Enjoy this heavenly Sambar with white boiled rice or Jeera Rice. Trust me my friends, you are going to love it just like I did.

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

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Healthy 3 ingredient IceCream

Hello Everyone,

Here I am back again on a busy Monday with a new recipe but with the same compassion and love towards cooking :D. Today I am really excited to share this recipe with you all, reason being its super duper healthy and at the same it curbs your desire of eating a dessert.Also, this IceCream is overly easy to make and does not need much effort.

The summer is slowly reaching its peak in North America and so is the desire of eating something cool and chilled and what would be a better alternative than an Ice Cream. All you need to make this dessert is Ripened Bananas,Cocoa Powder and Peanut or Almond butter ๐Ÿ™‚ There is no need to add sugar to this, Bananas should be ripened enough to make it just sweet and candied which makes it even healthier.

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

Preparation Time : 5 mins , Cooking Time : 15 minutes, Calories : 120-130

Ingredients :

  1. Riped and frozen Bananas – 4
  2. Peanut Butter – 2 tablespoons
  3. Cocoa Powder – 40 gms
  4. Milk – 10 ml

Directions:

  1. Make sure that you have a high power Blender or a food processor. If you making it in a regular mixer grinder, it might damage the motor.
  2. Also, please ensure that the bananas are ripened enough. Little black marks on it makes it just perfect to be used. If the bananas are not ripened enough the Ice Cream would just taste like Bananas and would not give you the perfect Ice Cream flavor.
  3. Dice the bananas and place it in a ziplocker bag and place it in the freezer for about 2 hours.
  4. Take out the frozen bananas from the freezer and throw them into the high power blender.
  5. Now, add the Cocoa Powder and Peanut Butter and very little milk. You can also replace peanut butter with Almond butter.
  6. Blend it until smooth.
  7. The Ice Cream is now ready to be eaten.

Either eat it right away or place it in the freezer for about 3-4 hours. You can also add chocochip before placing it into the freezer but thats completely optional.

It tastes like a soft serve chocolate Ice cream and is extremely soft and gooey.

Please do try this quick dessert at home and let me know how it turns out to be. Please also like, comment and follow me on WordPress and Instagram at @aanchal6867.

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Besan Ke Laddu

Hello Friends,

How are you all doing ? Apologies from my end as I could not post anything last week as I got preoccupied with lots of office weekend work and scheduled releases. Did not really get much time to cook and record.Yet, I am back again on blog posting a recipe which was my ultimate favorite during my childhood days. Yes, you got it right…Its Besan Ke Laddoo..

I remember bugging my Mother and Maasi ( Mommy and Mommy’s sister) to make this laddu every month and I used to thoroughly enjoy each and every bite of it. I tried replicating this dessert for the very first time in my life and let me be very honest that the laddoos made by them wins hands down, not because the recipe had some special ingredient or elements but because of immense love and affection they pour it in the laddoos to make it extraordinary which makes them irreplaceable.

Ladduย orย laddooย is a sphere-shaped sweet originating from the Indian subcontinent; the name originated from theย Sanskritย wordย Lattika. Laddus are primarily made from flour, fat (ghee/butter/oil) and sugar. Besan ke laddu are very popular in the northern, western and eastern parts of India. The major ingredient for this recipe is Gram flour, Ghee and Sugar.

Gram Flour/Besan has number of health benefits which includes – weight loss/sugar level control/skin tightening etc.. On the other hand, Ghee is also extremely beneficial for the body and is a very good source of energy and good fat. You should make it a habit of including ghee in your diet, But, please do remember that excess of anything is not good ๐Ÿ™‚ So eat right and stay fit.

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

Preparation Time : 10 minutes, Cooking Time : 45- 50 minutes, Calories : 165 calories.

Ingredients:

  1. Ghee – 1 cup.
  2. Besan – 1 and half cup
  3. Powdered Sugar – 1/2 cup. You can change this quantity based on the level of your desired sweetness.
  4. Dry Fruits – Finely Chopped for garnish.
  5. Cardamom Powder – 1 tablespoon

Directions:

  1. Finely chop some dry fruits ( Cashew,Almonds,Raisins,Pistachios) and keep them aside.
  2. In a cooking pan, add 2 tablespoons of ghee and all of the besan. Start cooking and stirring them on a low-medium flame.
  3. Please remember that Besan/Gram Flour should be properly cooked on a low flame to give it a roasted nutty flavor. If the besan isnt cooked properly, it might taste raw and bitter. So, lots of patience is needed to cook the same.
  4. After, 15 minutes, you will see that besan has changed its color to golden brown. At this stage and add 2 more tablespoons of ghee and stir it along.
  5. Add the cardamom powder to this mixture now.
  6. The besan would start thickening and would start getting firm as it is cooked. Keep stirring the mixture so that it doesnt stick to the bottom of the pan.
  7. After 10-15 minutes, you will see that the besan has cooked even more. At this stage add 2 more tablespoons of ghee and stir it along.
  8. The mixture would become even thicker and of a smoother consistency and after some time, you will observe that the ghee starts getting released from the sides.
  9. Now, turn of the flame and allow the mixture to cool down a bit. It will turn into a holding consistency.
  10. After the mixture is cooled down , add the powdered sugar to it as per your taste. Mix it very well.
  11. Now, throw half of the chopped dry fruits to it.
  12. Now, start making small balls from the mixture. The ball size completely depends upon your choice. I made it a little smaller.
  13. It will be very tender when hot. You can make the laddoos and cool it down for sometime to bring out more flavor to it. Garnish it with dry fruits and enjoy!!

Please do remember that patience plays a key role while making these laddoos. So, plan your work accordingly. Please do try this recipe at home and let me know how it turns out to be.

For, more such recipes, please follow me on wordpress and instagram @aanchal6867. I have also posted the live video of this recipe on IG ๐Ÿ™‚

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Rainbow Crepe Cake Recipe

Hello Everyone,

How did the weekend go ? I know the weather in Canada is fluctuating , while each one of us were waiting for the sunlight, it suddenly turned a little windy and chilly. The weather here is unpredictable and uncertain.

I actually enjoyed this weekend, do you know why ? Because it was my birthday and my friends surprised me with a Unicorn Red Velvet Cake which was super delicious. Also, this weekend, we made the most awaited Cake on my bucket list – Yes Rainbow Crepe Cake ๐Ÿ™‚ . I tried it for the very first time in Toronto Downtown and straight away I fell in love with that dessert. In 2018-2019, this dessert went viral among YouTube Mukbangers and ASMRs ( due to its soft and squishy texture).

It is really a very simple recipe, however needs a lot of patience due to the various food colors involved in making the cake. The layers has to duly placed and assembled and can be layered with various fillings like Whipped Cream/Nutella/Cream Chesse/Lemon curd etc. I did use the simple whipped cream.

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

Preparation Time : 15 minutes, Cooking Time : 60 minutes, Calories : 120/serving

Ingredients:

  1. Eggs – 5
  2. All Purpose Flour – 280 gms
  3. Milk – 710 Ml
  4. Butter – 6 tablespoons melted
  5. Sugar – 7 tablespoons
  6. Food Color – VIBGYOR ( Violet/Indigo/Blue/Green/Yellow/Orange/Red)
  7. Whipped Cream – 1.6 Lt

Directions :

  1. In a mixing Bowl, take 35% full fat whipped cream and start beating it using an egg beater until soft peaks are formed. Please add sugar to the whipped cream as per your taste. We just added 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  2. In another mixing bowl start preparing the cake batter.
  3. For preparing the cake batter, add the eggs, all purpose flour, milk, butter and sugar. Mix it very well so that no lumps are formed.
  4. Now, transfer the batter equally in 7 bowls and start adding food color to it. First Bowl should have Violet color, second one should be Indigo and so on..
  5. On a nonstick skillet over medium heat, pour little purple crepe batter, and tip the pan to cover the entire bottom surface. Cook the crepe, it begins to gently bubble and cook through, then flip. Repeat until all of the different color crepe batter is used. We were able to make 2 crepes of each color.
  6. Stack crepes on top of each other, starting with purple, then blue, green, yellow, orange, and red, with whipped cream between each layer.
  7. Cover the Crepe cake entirely with whipped cream on the outside.
  8. Place it in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes.
  9. Slice,serve and enjoy !!

We enjoyed the cake thoroughly and loved every bite of it. Please note that the indigo color is not easily available in the stores so you can replace it with a similar blue textured color.

Please do try making this recipe at home and let me know how it turns out to be. Please do like, share and follow me on WordPress and Instagram @aanchal6867.

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Mango Mousse Cake

Hello My Dearest Fan Foodies,

So, how did the last weekend go ? Summers are advancing and some of you might have also taken a little drive through the hills and forest.. I know the constraint do exist, but we will be able to overcome through it very soon ๐Ÿ™‚

You know what, I actually wait for the weekends for 2 reasons..first and foremost is – It gives me a brief break from the busy work schedule and conference calls and second ( which is also my favorite), I try out something new..a dessert/confectionery/savory :).

Summers accompanies Mangoes with it and what can a better start of weekend with a Mango Mousse Cake. Aย mousse is a soft prepared food that incorporates air bubbles to give it a light and airy texture. It can range from light and fluffy to creamy and thick, depending on preparation techniques. A mousse may beย sweet or savory. A sweet mousse is generally made using beaten eggs and whipped creams.

So, the recipe I am going to share today is the most simplest and tastiest form I ever had. It doesn’t needs any Gelatin, agar-agar or eggs.All it need is Mangoes and Whipped Cream ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, to add here, this recipe does not contains much virtual sugar because the mangoes are sweet enough to take ahead as a dessert.

Preparation Time : 10 minutes, Cooking Time : 15 minutes, Freezing Time : 5 to 6 hrs, Calories : 300/serving

So, without much ado, lets get started !!

Ingredients :

  1. Mangoes – 2 Ripe
  2. Whipped Cream – 35 % full fat, 475 ml
  3. Sugar – 1 tablespoon
  4. Yellow Food Color – 1 tablespoon
  5. Butter – 1 tablespoon at room temperature.
  6. Digestive biscuits – 5 to 6 finely crushed.
  7. White Chocolate – half ( This is optional)

Directions:

  1. In a mixer grinder, crush the digestive biscuits evenly. Transfer it to bowl.
  2. Add the butter to the biscuit mixture and mix it properly.
  3. Now, take a 7 inch greased pan and transfer this mixture to the pan. Make sure to properly spread it out and press it using a spoon to make it even.
  4. Now, in another mixing bowl, add 400 ml whipped cream and start whisking it using an electric beater. You can also beat manually but that would take little time. Add one spoon sugar and whisk it again.
  5. Gradually, add mangoes to the whipping cream and beat it until soft peaks are formed. The whole whisking process takes about 5 -7 minutes.
  6. Add yellow food color to this and whisk for additional 20-30 seconds.
  7. Now, transfer this soft and airy whipping cream on top of the biscuit layer ( to the greased pan).
  8. Quickly, heat 75 ml of whipping cream and add white chocolate to it ( 5 – 6 cubes) . Heat and mix until a glazy texture is formed. Immediately, turn of the heat. Add pinch of yellow food color to the same.
  9. Transfer the chocolate glaze on top of the whipping cream. This step is optional.
  10. Now, transfer the greased pan to the freezer and freeze it for about 5 – 6 hrs.
  11. You can bring it room temperature just 15 minutes before consuming it.

And you are done ๐Ÿ™‚ See its so easy. Trust me my friends, the flavour was so mango sweet just like an Ice cream with a creamy texture. Truly loved every bite of it and I am definitely going to try this again ๐Ÿ™‚

Please do try making this at home and let me know how it turns out. Please do like and follow me on word press and Instagram @aanchal6867.

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Domino’s Style Garlic Bread

Hello Friends,

Let me start by asking one question from you all ..Are you as well waiting for this year to get over ? Let me tell you my friends, I am desperately waiting for this year to pass by. It seems that 2020 is just testing the patience of the world but I know we are all strong enough to cope up with this.

So, I made myself happy this weekend by bringing out the best of me. Yes, the inbuilt Art which God has given to all of us – Cooking. I think cooking is a pure form of art which heals the inner self. So, as the title already suggests, I made the Domino’s style Garlic Bread. Also, I would like to specifically call out that this recipe originated and exclusively found only in Domino’s center of India. Oh, those garlicky breads are not the ordinary ones. They are filled with the correct proportion of butter,garlic,coriander, chilli flakes and mixed herbs. Those are served with chessy garlic dip/mayo sauce and can also be eaten with tomato ketchup. I personally believe that it doesn’t need any side dipping sauce as the bread itself is so flavorsome on its own.

As we all know that garlic is one of the most important ingredient used as an immunity booster. Apart from that, it has number of other health benefits like increasing the blood sugar level, digestion, weight control, cancer, heart protection and what not..It is a must to include garlic in our daily dietary routine.

So, without much ado, lets start!!

Preparation Time : 2 hrs; Cooking Time : 25-30 minutes, Calories : 348

Ingredients :

For the dough :

  1. Warm Milk – 80 ml
  2. Yeast – 1 tablespoon
  3. Sugar – 1 tablespoon
  4. Butter – 1 tablespoon ( At room temperature)
  5. Garlic – 3 pods finely chopped
  6. Oregano – 1 tablespoon
  7. Salt – 1 tablespoon
  8. Oil – 2 tablespoons

For the Bread :

  1. Salted Butter – 60 ml
  2. Garlic – 3 pods finely chopped
  3. Coriander leaves – finely chopped
  4. Oregano – 1 and 1/2 tablespoon
  5. Chili Flakes – 1 and 1/2 tablespoon
  6. Paremesan/Mozzarella – 1 cup
  7. Mixed herbs – 1 tablespoon

Directions :

Dough Making :

  1. In a small bowl, add the 60 ml warm milk along with yeast and sugar and let the yeast activate. Once the yeast gets activated the milk gets frothy and bubbly. It takes about 5-7 minutes for this process.
  2. Add this yeast mixture in a mixing bowl. To this add the 3 chopped garlic pods, butter, salt and oregano.
  3. Now, throw in the all purpose flour and start preparing the soft dough. If the dough is too crumbly, add in little warm milk to make a soft portion. Make sure it is not too dry.
  4. Now, with little oil in the hand, rub it over the dough. Tuck it in and cover it with a damp cloth or a cellophane paper.
  5. Cover and leave it on a rest position for approx 2 hrs. This is to make sure that dough doubles in size and rises to form a very soft texture.

Tip : After 1 hr, if you feel that the dough is not rising, then heat the oven for about 5 mins at 180 degree Celsius and turn it off. Turn it off after heating it. In that oven transfer in the dough and make sure it is covered. Ensure that the oven is switched off. With the heat of the oven, the dough will rise and double in its size in 30 minutes. I used the same tip . Trust me, it really works.

Bread Making :

  1. Once the dough rises, flatten it up properly using your hand or a rolling pin. Make sure to apply some dry flour so that it doesn’t stick to the surface.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix in the butter, 3 garlic pods and coriander leaves.
  3. Now, generously spread this mixture to the dough. Sprinkle the cheese to the half side of the dough. Also, sprinkle chilli flakes and oregano.
  4. Now, lift one end side of the dough and flip it over to cover the other side.
  5. Lock in the ends of this dough. Spread the butter,garlic and coriander mixture again to the top of the dough. Sprinkle little oregano, chiili flakes and mixed herbs on top.
  6. Transfer it to the greased baking tray.
  7. Bake it in a pre-heated oven for about 25 minutes at 180 or 190 degree Celsius.
  8. Garlic bread is now ready to be eaten.

I would strongly urge everyone to do try this at home and let us know how it turns out. It tasted so flavorful. The entire bread got over in 10 minutes. Everyone loved it ..haha..

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Blueberry Muffins

Hello Everyone,

Today I am officially welcoming everyone to this super pleasant weather ๐Ÿ™‚ The Sun is rising at its best and we can happily soak in the shine within ourselves. Yes, the weather is changing and midsummer is approaching. I know we really cannot go out to sneak in this awaiting happiness, but we can hold back and hang on until the things starts changing.

This weather is the perfect time to bake some quick time snacks to enjoy with your perfect mocktail :). Yes, the subject already suggests that it was my first and foremost attempt of blueberry muffins. I am so contented with the outcome. The only thing to keep in mind while baking these quick recipes is the measurement. Right measurements helps in making the perfect airy and fluffy muffins. I wasnt really sure how would it come out but trust me the result was quite positive.

Muffins originated in North America in the 19th century and is widely used all over now.The sweetness can be well balanced by incorporating fruits or any natural sweetener of your choice. These muffins can be eaten during breakfast or in the evening or even while you are craving for something sweet.

Make sure you have muffin trays/silicon muffin holder/baking cup cake holder handy. I ordered these from Amazon and they are really exceptional.

So, without much ado, lets dig in !!

Preparation Time : 15 minutes, Cooking Time : 20 minutes, Calories : 100

Ingredients :

  1. All Purpose Flour – 195 gms
  2. Granulated Sugar – 150 gms
  3. Salt – 1/4 teaspoon
  4. Baking Powder – 2 teaspoons.
  5. Oil – 80 ml
  6. Egg – 1
  7. Milk – 120 ml
  8. Vanilla Extract – 1 and 1/2 teaspoons.
  9. Blueberries – 6 to 8 ounces.

Directions:

  1. We need to mix in the dry and the wet ingredients separately and then later mix them together before baking.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add in all the dry ingredients – All Purpose Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder and Salt. Make sure we use the mentioned measurement.
  3. In another bowl, add in the wet ingredients – Oil, Egg, Milk, Vanilla Extract. Mix it nicely using a fork. Do not overwhisk it.
  4. Now, pour in all the wet ingredients into the dry ones and mix it well. Use the cut and fold method. Make sure that the batter should not be too runny. It should have a thick and smooth consistency.
  5. To this mixture, throw in the blueberries and mix it. Make sure you mix it with soft hands so that the blueberries doesn’t get squeezed.
  6. Preheat the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. Pour in the batter into the silicon /muffin tray and transfer it to the oven. Bake it for 15-20 mins at 400 degrees Farenheit.

Muffins is now ready to be served ๐Ÿ™‚

Please do try this at home and let me know how it turns out ๐Ÿ™‚ Next time I would also try the cupcakes with cream cheese fillings/toppings.

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Gulab Jamun

Hello Friends,

So, how are the days going for you all ? I know by this time each one of us is just praying for the well being of the entire nation. With a positive hope in heart, I know we shall all would be able to overcome this.

Now, coming to the lockdown moment, Yes as the subject already suggests, I did try the most famous Indian dessert Gulab Jamun and to eat this you must remember to leave behind all your calorie intake anxiety and should eat it freely like a King. One cheat day should not affect your diet plan ..haha.. You also have multiple options of choosing the healthier alternative but this time I did try the classic one and taste was scrumptious.

This recipe has been inspired by one of the most famous Chefs of India – Chef Ranveer Brar. All you need is handful of ingredients like – Milk Powder , All Purpose Flour, Semolina,Baking Powder and sugar ๐Ÿ™‚

So, before I start with the recipe, let me give you a brief on Gulab Jamun – This is a dessert which from the olden times has been made out of Khoya but has also been replaced by Solid milk Powder in the recent past. These desserts are known for its various varieties, shapes and sizes and can be found in almost all the Indian sweet shop. This is often eaten at festivals, birthdays or major celebrations such as marriages.

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

Ingredients :

  1. Milk Powder – 9 tablespoons
  2. All Purpose Flour – 3 and 1/2 tablespoons
  3. Semolina/Rava – 1 tablespoon
  4. Baking Soda – 3/4 tablespoon
  5. Yogurt – 2 tablespoons
  6. Milk – 2 tablespoons
  7. Oil – to Fry
  8. Sugar – 250 gms
  9. Cardamom cloves – 3
  10. Saffron strings – Very little

Directions:

  1. In a mixing Bowl, mix the milk powder, all purpose flour, semolina and baking soda.
  2. In this mixture add the yogurt and milk. As soon as you add milk to this mixture, milk powder would start releasing water, so go really easy with the milk.
  3. Knead all of them together for about 5 minutes and make sure there are no lumps in the dough.
  4. Massage little oil on the hand and apply them on the dough so that it retains moisture. The consistency of the dough should be crumbly, and not too stiff.
  5. Now, start rolling small balls out of this dough, cover and place them aside.
  6. In a frying pan, add oil and allow it to heat. Make sure that the Gulab Jamuns would be deep fried, so adjust the quantity accordingly.
  7. While the oil is getting heated up, in another pan, add 250 gms of sugar and 250 ml of water. Bring it to boil and add peeled cardamom cloves and saffron strings.
  8. All the sugar syrup to heat.
  9. Once the oil gets heated up, reduce the flame to medium low and dip in the gulab jaamuns to it. Make sure to reduce the flame to cook it evenly from inside.
  10. It takes about 15 minutes to make them evenly golden brown.
  11. Once the gulab jaamuns are fried, immeditaley, dip them into the sugar syrup and turn off the flame.
  12. After 30 minutes, you will see that the dessert has doubled up its size and the syrup has immersed duly to it.

Gulab Jaamun is now ready to be eaten.

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Food Recipe

Soyabean Chilli

Hello Everyone,

So, did you try the mutton curry at home. Please do try if you havent done till now. Nevertheless, Indian cooking is something makes your life colorful , there are more than 500 spices and divergent cuisines and each dish has its own peculiar style.

So, as the title already suggests, today I am going to share an Indo-chinese cuisine – Soyabean Chilli. Indo chinese is a distinct cuisine formed through the adaptation of chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to Indian taste that also includes Indian spices. It has been become really prominent for over a century now. The most famous types known are – Hakka and Schezwan style.

So, this cuisine can be used with any vegetable/meat of your choice – like Cauliflower, Cottage Cheese/Chicken/Mushroom and my favorite Soyabean. Soybeans are high in protein and a decent source of both carbs and fat. They are a rich source of various vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant compounds, such as isoflavones. It is widely used as a vegan alternative as it is 100% plant based product.

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

Preparation Time : 5 mins, Cooking Time : 25 minutes, Calories : 187/serving

Ingredients :

  1. Soyabean Chunks – 300 gms soaked in water.
  2. Oil – 3-4 tablespoons
  3. Garlic – 3-4 pods finely chopped
  4. Green Chillies – 3 to 4
  5. Onions – 2 large diced
  6. Tomatoes -2 large diced
  7. Capsicum – 2 large diced
  8. Salt – As per taste
  9. Red Chilli Powder – 1 tablespoon
  10. Kashmiri Mirch Powder – 1 tablespoon
  11. All Purpose Flour – 1 tablespoon
  12. Curd – 1 tablespoon
  13. Coriander Powder -2 tablespoons
  14. Soyasauce – 1 tablespoon
  15. Ketchup – As needed
  16. Coriander leaves – to garnish

Directions :

  1. Soak Soyabean chunks for about 1 hr in warm water so that they get soft and tender.
  2. Once the Soyabean gets softer, squeeze out all the water from it and transfer the squeezed chunks in a mixing ball.
  3. Add Salt, Red chilli powder, All purpose flour and yogurt and mix it properly with the chunks. Basically, it needs to get marinated with the spices.
  4. In another pan, heat 2- 3 tablespoons of oil and allow it to heat.
  5. Once the oil is heated up, throw in the marinated Soyabean chunks and fry it evenly. It takes about 10-12 minutes to turn the same into golden brown.
  6. Keep the fried Soyabean aside.
  7. In another pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Once heated add the chopped Green Chiilies and garlic and fry it for a minute.
  8. Now, add the diced Onions, Tomatoes and Capsicum and fry it for another minute. Add Salt, Kashmiri Mirch Powder and Coriander Powder at this point.
  9. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes. The veggies should get soften.
  10. Add the Soyasauce and mix it properly.
  11. Now, add the tomato ketchup and mix it evenly with the vegetables.
  12. Now, you can add the fried soyabean to this and amalgamate it together.
  13. Garnish it with Coriander leaves and turn off the flame.

Soyabean Chilli is now ready to be eaten.

Tip :

  1. Make sure that you dice the vegetables and not finely chop it.
  2. Make sure your flame is slightly on the higher side while cooking the vegetables. Chinese cuisine requires high flame to retain the crunchiness and to give a nice smoky flavour to the dish.

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