Monday 30 July 2012

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut Butter Frosting

I made these cupcakes sometime back but did not like the way I frosted it… at that time I didn’t have those jumbo size icing tips and I tried to frost it aiming for a nice swirl design and failed terribly …. so don’t judge by this picture….These are rich and incredibly moist cupcakes with a light and fluffy texture. These are made by the same method used for making brownies – melted chocolate is added to a whisked mixture of eggs and sugar, and then flour is stirred in. The resulting batter almost resembled a mousse; both thick and light. And this is my attempt on trying Peanut Butter frosting; I think you will like this frosting only if you like peanut butter… otherwise I doubt… we loved these chocolate cupcakes more than the frosting
Read More » Print Friendly and PDF

Monday 23 July 2012

Kashmiri Chicken Recipe

Kashmiri Chicken Picture

Like I told in my Butter Chicken post Kashmiri Chicken curry is the another chicken dish I learned before my wedding from my mom… This is our favorite recipe for chicken curry andit goes well with all types Indian breads or pulav....
Read More » Print Friendly and PDF

Monday 16 July 2012

Nutritious Milagai Podi Recipe

Milagai  Podi Picture

Milagai podi / Idli/ Dosa podi is very common in South Indian homes... There are many recipes for this powder with minor differences.... I got the idea for this nutritious Milagai podi from my cousin’s mother in law, Sashi aunty; she told me, while making, she used to add different types of nuts, dals, beans etc for her grand kids.... So I also thought my dosa loving son may like this and made a batch of it.... But he prefers Sambar for his dosa.... But I know a lot of kids loves have dosa spreading Milagai podi on top of it… so if your kids loves Milagai podi try this nutritious one next time when you make..... just add little bit of different types of nuts. beans and dals, roast well and powder together.....  

Nutritious Milagai  Podi Recipe 
Dried Red Chillies – 3 cups (45gm)
Urad Dal / Uzhunnu Parippu – 1 cup
Bengal gram dal / Kadala Parippu – 1 ½ tsp
Parboiled Rice / Ari - ¼ cup
Black Sesame seeds / Ellu – 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves – 12
Black Pepper / Kurumulaku – 2tbsp
Salt to taste
Sesame oil / Nallenna – 1 tbsp
Additional Ingredients to make it Nutritious:
Almonds / Badam -2 tbsp
Cashew nuts – 2 tbsp
Pistachios / Pista – 2 tbsp
Soybean – 2 tbsp
Thuar dal / Thuvara parippu – 2 tbsp
  • Heat a wok and add oil and roast the red chillies, taking care not to burn them, in a low flame till the colour changes and its aroma comes out. Remove chillies and keep aside.
  • In the same wok roast all dals and all other ingredients separately until deep brown stirring continuously.
  • Cool the roasted ingredients and powder altogether in a mixie till you get a slightly coarse powder.
  • Store this in an airtight container for several weeks.
  • When needed, mix 2 or 3 tbsp of this powder with 1 tbsp of Coconut oil and serve with Dosa or Idli. 

Milagai  Podi Picture

Read More » Print Friendly and PDF

Monday 9 July 2012

Kerala Fish Cutlets

Kerala Fish Cutlets Picture

A very common appetizer in Malayali Christian homes after Meat cutlets.....Perfect as a side dish with rice, chapathi or as an afternoon snack or a party cocktail snack..... the best part of making cutlets is that you can freeze it really well and fry as and when needed..... 
Read More » Print Friendly and PDF

Sunday 1 July 2012

Dulce de Leche Creme Caramel

Dulce de Leche Creme Caramel Picture

Remember in my Dulce deLeche Cupcake post I said that I have made another dessert with the leftover DDL.... this DDL Creme Caramel is what I tried...... I never liked Caramel custard when I was a kid and mom tried her best to make me eat whenever she made it.....other than regular caramel custard she made different versions like chocolate, coffee, orange etc...... Even now also I don’t like it and I know you must be thinking is there any person in the world who doesn’t like Caramel custard :D..... Somehow I cannot stand the eggy smell and taste in the dessert....but when I saw this recipe I thought of trying; this one was delicious with less egg taste and smell..... And it has my favorite DDL in it..... try this one if you like Caramel Custard and even if you don’t like Caramel Custard then also do try it and you may start liking Caramel Custard like me :D......

I am going to India tonight and won’t be able to visit your space or reply to your mails/queries or comments on time.....But I will try my best to reply as and when time permits.... I have scheduled some posts so that this space doesn’t go idle.....See you all after 2 months and enjoy your summer break! 
Read More » Print Friendly and PDF
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...