Friday, May 25, 2012

Time to say thanks

Thank you my friends and thank you everyone for visiting and viewing my blog.I started blogging just a few months before.And I am so happy that two of my friends passed me the beautiful encouraging awards.I thank both of you Avika Jain Chawla and Divya Pramil with this basket.

Chicken Masrur

I want to cook something different type of chicken for dinner.So I entered the kitchen and opened the over head cabinet and saw phool makhana then I planned to cook chicken with makhana.When served in a plate it was looking delicious.After preparing chicken I was so happy that's why gave this recipe the name Chicken Masrur.The word Masrur means happy.

Ingredients :
  • 1/2 kg chicken pieces
  • 12 phool makhana
  • 4 cashews
  • 2 tablespoon chili flakes
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 handfull fried onion
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon fenugreek leaves
  • 6 tablespoon butter (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/4 yellow,1/4 orange,1/4 red pepper(thinly sliced)
  • salt to taste
How to prepare :
  1. Heat 2 tablespoon butter in a pan.
  2. Add thinly sliced peppers,sprinkle salt.
  3. Saut 2 mints until just tender,keep aside.
  4. In the same pan add 1 tablespoon butter,fry cashews and phool makhana.
  5. Remove in a mixing bowl,add chili flakes,tomato and grind into a smooth paste.
  6. Again in the same pan heat 1 tablespoon butter.
  7. Add chicken and fry for 5 mints.
  8. Remove chicken and in the same pan heat remaining butter.
  9. Add ginger-garlic paste,stir fry for 2-3 mints.
  10. Add makhana paste,fry for 2 mints,then add chicken,salt,fried onion and garam masala.
  11. Cook until chicken is soft.
  12. Turn off the heat,add 1/2 fried pepper and fenugreek leaves,mix well.
  13. Add remaining pepper before serving.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Stuffed Strawberries

Summer snacks.....eye-catching color and an unforgettable taste.Strawberry is a low calorie fruit.Healthy for kids.Kids will go crazy for this treat.

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 pound big size strawberries 
For Filling :
  • 150 gm cheese cream(softened)
  • 200 gm confectioners sugar
  • 50 gm butter(at room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon milk

How to prepare :
  1. Beat sugar,cheese cream,milk and butter well with an electric beater until soft,smooth.
  2. Fill icing into a pastry bag or piping bag,Keep aside.
  3. Wash strawberries and pat dry.
  4. Remove the stem and cut deep X in the tip of each strawberry.
  5. Fill strawberries with prepared pastry cone.
  6. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  7. You can use melted chocolate or honey syrup or any fruit syrup before serving.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Strawberry flavored shrikhand

Mouthwatering Shrikhand......traditional Indian dessert made with hung yogurt and sugar.There are variety of flavor.To give a nutty flavor you can use crushed almond and cashews.If you want fruits flavor can use chopped fruits whatever  you like.I used strawberry juice to give a great flavor.
One Serving
Ingredients :

  • 250 gm yogurt
  • 150 gm powdered sugar(not granulated)
  • 2 tablespoon strawberry juice
  • Muslin cloth

How to prepare :
  1. Tie yogurt in a muslin cloth.
  2. Hang it overnight in the refrigerator to drain out the whey.
  3. Place drained yogurt in a bowl.
  4. Add sugar and strawberry juice.
  5. Fold/mix gently until combined.
  6. Don't beat or overmix.
  7. Refrigerate for 5 hours.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


There are variety of kabab available in restaurant like Chapli kabab,Doner kabab,Bihari kabab,Minced kabab,Sheekh kabab etc.Today I prepared kabab by using boneless cubed chicken marinated with spices,mint and coriander leaves.I named this as Shan-e-kabab.

Ingredients :
  • 250 gm cubed chicken/mutton
  • 1 medium size chopped onion
  • 2 inch chopped ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 black cardamom,4 green cardamoms,5 cloves,1 inch cinnamon stick OR 2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon raw papaya paste
  • 6 tablespoon mustard oil
  • 2 tablespoon curd
  • A handful of mint leaves
  • A handful of coriander leaves
  • Baking tray or flat pan
  • Salt to taste
How to prepare :
  1. Wash chicken and drain.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Marinade for 6 hours in refrigerator.
  4. Now mince chicken in a food processor.
  5. Divide minced chicken into small balls.
  6. Shape balls into elongated oval.
  7. Line the base of baking tray with aluminium foil.
  8. Place each ball on tray.
  9. Bake kabab for 45 mints at 500 F or until brown.Turn the kabab after every 15 mints.OR
  10. Grease the flat pan on medium heat.
  11. Place kabab and fry until brown.
  12. Serve hot with onion rings and lime.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

watermelon lemonade

Watermelon lemonade is a cool,refreshing drink and easy to prepare.Who doesn't love a glass of chilled lemonade on a hot summer day.Drinking chilled lemonade on harsh summer is like a joy of heaven.Let's prepare tandha tandha cool cool....

Ingredients :
  • 3 cup cubed watermelon
  • 100 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup ice cube
  • 1 cup cold water
  • A small handful mint leaves
How to prepare :
  1. Add watermelon and mint into a mixer bowl.
  2. Make a smooth puree.
  3. Add water and pass the puree through sieve.
  4. Pour juice into a glass jar.
  5. Add sugar and lemon juice.
  6. Refrigerate for 15 mints.
  7. Add ice cube before serving.
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Monday, May 14, 2012

Swiss roll

Swiss roll is basically a sponge cake spread with jam,cream,butter,soft cheese,chocolate baked in a shallow baking tray.It is delicate to bake and roll.Always sprinkle confectioners sugar to prevent cake from breaking up when it is rolled.

  • 200 gm all purpose flour
  • 150 gm sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 gm melted butter
  • 200 gm icing cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoon curd
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • 150 gm Confectioners sugar  
How to prepare:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 F for 15 mints.
  2. Mix  all purpose flour,salt,baking powder and corn flour in a bowl.
  3. Beat melted butter,egg yolk,vanilla essence,curd and sugar until sugar is dissolved.
  4. In another bowl beat egg white for 10-15 mints until soft peaks.
  5. Add butter mixture into flour mixture and fold gently.
  6. Now add egg white,continue to fold until the batter is smooth.
  7. Lightly grease 10/7" baking tray with butter or rectangle tray(size depends on you).
  8. OR
  9. Line the base with parchment paper or aluminium foil.
  10. Pour the batter and bake for 12-15 mints.
  11. Meanwhile place the parchment paper on clean surface,sprinkle 50 gm confectioner sugar on paper.
  12. When cake is ready,immediately turn onto the sugar.
  13. Sprinkle 50gm confectioners sugar on top of cake.
  14. Roll the cake up with parchment paper.
  15. Leave for 10 mints.
  16. After 10 mints unroll the cake carefully and leave until cool.
  17. Now spread icing cream over the cake or whatever you want(chocolate,fruits chunks,jelly).
  18. Re-roll the cake without paper.
  19. Refrigerate for 15 mints.
  20. Dust confectioners sugar before cutting.
  21. Cut into 1/2 inch slices and serve.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Dodha sweet

Happy mother's day to all of you.Everyone has their own style to explain the word MOTHER.I have attempted to show my affection.........
A beautiful relation,
Gives u love.

A shadow, 
never leaves you alone.

A sweet melody,
Soothes the soul.

A drop of rain,
Quench your thirst.

A deep ocean,
That have lots of jewel.

A cloud,
That floats into your life.

A rainbow,
Add colors in your sunset sky.

A precious gift,
That God gave us........mother.

On the occasion of mother's day I am going to make sweet for all sweet mothers.
Dodha barfi is most popular and delicious dessert in North India made out of milk,wheat,desi ghee(clarified butter) and dry fruits.There are some changes in my recipe.I used dry milk powder instead of  whole milk/regular milk or khoya .

  • 250 gm unsweetened milk powder
  • 100 gm ghee/oil
  • 150 gm sugar 
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 drops kewra (food essence)
  • 50 gm chopped pistachios
How to prepare:
  1. Heat a pan over low flame.
  2. Add milk powder and roast until light brown.
  3. Mix eggs,sugar,essence,pistachios and ghee in a bowl.
  4. Add this mixture into roasted milk powder.
  5. Stir regularly until ghee leaves the side of the pan.
  6. Place mixture into a plate.
  7. Give shape whatever you want(diamond or square).

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Blended strawberry-orange drink (Non alcoholic)

Strawberry is a delicate and eye-catching fruit.It maintain regulation of blood sugar,helpful in certain cancer.Regular intake of strawberries can improve your skin and hair conditions.It is rated as one of the best fruit for skin care and weigh loss.

  • 8 big size strawberries
  • 200 ml orange juice
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup of crushed ice/small ice cubes
  • 2 fresh strawberries for garnish
  • 200 ml soft drinks,sprite or fanta (optional) 
How to prepare:
  1. Wash strawberries,remove the stem and cut into half.
  2. Place strawberries into a mixing bowl and blend together thoroughly.
  3. Pour  blended strawberries into a pitcher.
  4. Add  orange and half lime juice,stir to blend.
  5. Pour into glasses.
  6. Add soft drinks just before serving (optional).
  7. Make one slit into the strawberry and place it on the rim of glass.
  8. Add crushed ice and serve.
* Serve 2 people*

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Chatpate Aloo with Daal ki Roti

Potato is a kind of vegetable which is called as a king of vegetables.Last to last weekend I ate lentil stuffed puri at one of my friends home. lentil was split yellow lentil (moong) without skin and split black lentil without skin.That was awesome.Same dough I used for plain roti/chapati and cooked dry spicy potatoes.The combination was really great.Lentil stuffed chapati with spicy potatoes....try it.

For aloo
  • 500 gm boiled potatoes
  • 4 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoon fried onion
  • 1 teaspoon mixture of fenugreek,cumin,fennel,mustard and onion seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala
  • Salt to taste 
For chapati
  • 250 gm plain flour/all purpose flour
  • 100 gm yellow split lentil(moong daal)
  • 100 gm black split lentil(urad/maas daal)
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 3 green chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion seed
  • salt to taste
How to prepare:
Chatpate aalo

  1. Peel off the skin of the potatoes and cut each potato into 8 pieces.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  3. Add mixture of  fenugreek,cumin,fennel,mustard and onion seeds.
  4. Stir for 1 mint,then add potatoes and turmeric powder.
  5. Stir potatoes for 2-3 mints over high eat.
  6. Add chaat masala,salt and chili flakes.
  7. Turn off the heat.
  8. Add fried onion and black pepper powder.
  9. Mix well.
  1. Soak the lentils for 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Add lentils,garlic cloves,chaat masala and green chilies in a mixing bowl.
  3. Blend it together thoroughly.(Add little bit water if needed).
  4. Mix  plain flour/all purpose flour,salt,oil.onion seeds and salt.
  5. Add the ground lentils into flour mixture.
  6. Knead the dough by hand until the dough  is smooth but tight.
  7. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.
  8. Roll out each piece to a medium size dinner plate(size of chapati depends on you).
  9. Heat a pan over medium heat,when the pan start smoking.
  10. Put a chapati on it.
  11. Cook the chapati on both sides until golden.
  12. Sprinkle olive oil before serving (optional).

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mutton Stew

Stew is prepared by cooking solid food in liquids at low temperature.Cooking at low temperature gives a nice flavor to food.Slow cooker is best for making stew.If you don't have slow cooker no problem you can use normal pan or pressure cooker.As I believe whenever cook stew always use whole garam masala not powdered.The whole garam masala enhance the aroma and flavor of food.This is my family recipe.My mother taught me how to prepare.

  • 1/2 kg boned mutton or lamb(2 inch cubed)
  • 400 gm chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoon curd
  • 6 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium size chopped tomato
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 green cardamom
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorn
  • 3 dried whole red chili
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • salt to taste

How to prepare:
  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker or deep pan.
  2. Add all ingredients in a pan over low heat.
  3. Put the lid on and simmer for half hour or until meat is soft.
  4. Garnish with fried onion.
  5. Serve with paratha or rice.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Chocolate flavor candle cake

Everyone likes candlelight dinner on a special occasion with whom you love most.Here is a new twist on candlelight dinner.The candle would be of cake with chocolate flavor.This cake play a role of dessert after dinner.Have a nice candlelight dinner....


  • 4 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs 
  • 4 tablespoon oil
  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 100 gm pineapple chunks
  • 150 gm pink frosting (you can use any color)

How to prepare:
  1. Mix all purpose flour,salt,baking powder together.
  2. Crack egg into a bowl,add sugar vanilla essence and oil,mix it well until sugar dissolved.
  3. Then add into flour mixture,whisk it until the mixture is light.
  4. Pour into a round shape glass (conventional oven save)
  5. Place glass into preheated oven.
  6. Bake at 350 F for 40 mints.
  7. Before removing glass,insert wooden skewer into cake center.
  8. If it comes out clean,cake is ready.
  9. Let it cool down for 30 mints.
  10. Gently scoop out a 3 inch hole from the cake.
  11. With the help of scooped out cake,make a flame shape for candle cake,set it aside.
  12. Fill the cake with pineapple chunks.
  13. Place flame shape on top of the cake
  14. Warm frosting in microwave for 15 sec.
  15. Drizzle warm frosting over cake.
  16. Sprinkle grated chocolate on top.