Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Strawberries dessert

Fresh picked strawberries drizzled with a whipped cream.Picking your own strawberries from plant (dwarf tree) is a great fun.


  • 400 gm strawberries
  • 100 gm chopped pineapple
  • 1 cup diced cake(plain,vanilla) 
  • 1 cup whipped heavy cream
How to prepare:
  1. Cut half (200gm) strawberries into 3-4 slices.
  2. Make a bed of pineapple with sliced strawberries in a plate.
  3. Drizzle cream and make another layer of strawberries and pineapple.
  4. Drizzle cream and place diced cake.
  5. Put remaining strawberries on top.
  6. Drizzle cream on top.
  7. Refrigerate for one hour before serving.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Ingredients :
  • 250 gm all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon curd
  • 1 heaped teaspoon yeast
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon onion seed
  • 1/4 cup warm water
How to prepare :
  1. Dissolve yeast in a warm water,add sugar and leave for 5 minutes.
  2. Mix all purpose flour,2 tablespoon oil,salt,egg and curd in a bowl.
  3. Add fermented yeast into flour mixture.
  4. Knead  dough until soft and smooth.
  5. Place dough in a greased pan and cover it for 3 hours or until the dough has doubled in volume.
  6. After that preheat the oven at 350 F.
  7. Knead the dough and divide into 4 equal balls.
  8. Place balls in a greased bowl and cover it for another 1 hour.
  9. Heat a flat pan on medium-high heat.
  10. Press each ball into an oval shape with the help of hand(don't use roller pin).
  11. Sprinkle onion seeds on top.
  12. Place naan on preheated pan for 1 minute or until bubbles form.
  13. Remove from pan and place into an oven at 500 F for 30 sec or until golden.
  14. Serve naan with paya or your favorite gravy.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Flower cake

Hi friends,
I prepared this cake for one of my colleague's 30th birthday.I hope she will like it.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Chocolate mousse

  • 200 gm chocolate
  • 40 gm chilled whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon coffee powder
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg
How to prepare :
  1. Mix chocolate,1 tablespoon butter and coffee into a stainless steel bowl.
  2. Set bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  3. Melt chocolate,butter and coffee.
  4. Remove from heat,refrigerate to cool.
  5. Crack egg in a stainless steel bowl,add remaining butter.
  6. Set bowl over a pan of simmering water,continue stirring until smooth.
  7. Remove from heat,set bowl over a pan of chilled water and beat until cool.
  8. Beat chocolate mixture and egg mixture with electric beater until light and fluffy.
  9. Add chilled whipping cream,fold in well.
  10. Pour into cups or glasses.
  11. Serve with fresh strawberries and sprinkle.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sponge Cake

Ingredients :
  • 150gm all purpose flour
  • 150 gm sugar
  • 100 gm melted chocolate
  • 100 gm chocolate
  • 75 gm melted butter/cooking oil
  • 1/3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch salt
How to prepare :
  1. Preheat an oven to 350 F.
  2. Separate egg white,add sugar,beat until sugar is dissolved or light fluffy.
  3. Add all purpose flour,salt,baking powder in a bowl.
  4. Mix egg yolk,yogurt and butter in an another bowl.Keep aside mixture.
  5. Alternatively add all purpose flour mixture and egg yolk mixture into the egg white mixture.
  6. Fold mixture until a smooth batter.
  7. Grease 6 inch square baking tray,pour mixture.
  8. Bake for 20 mints.
  9. To check the cake is ready,insert a skewer or knife into the center of cake.
  10. If it comes out clean,cake is ready,if not,bake for another 5 mints.
  11. Let the cake cool for 15 mints.
  12. Cut the cake in half horizontally.
  13. Pour chocolate on bottom part of cake and place other half on top.
  14. Now pour chocolate over the cake.
  15. Add grated chocolate on top. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Laziz Tamatar (Tomatoes)

Baby tomatoes look so tempting and every one would love to eat.There are many different recipes for tomato and comes in various sizes and colors,like oval,round,cherry etc.I am going to use round red color tomatoes.

  • 250 gm baby size tomato
  • 200 gm cauliflower florets,bite sized pieces
  • 100 gm water
  • 1 handful fried onion
  • 1teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 handful corn
  • 1 handful green peas
  • 1 tablespoon mixture of onion seeds,cumin seeds,mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds and fennel seeds.
  • 4 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
How to prepare:
  1. Heat oil in a pan,add mixture of seeds.
  2. Fry for 30 seconds,add ginger,garlic paste.
  3. Stir fry for 1 minute.
  4. Add salt,turmeric,coriander,red chili powder.
  5. Stir fry for 3 minutes.
  6. Add fried onion,water,corn,peas,cauliflower florets and tomatoes.
  7. Put the lid on the pot and simmer it for 15 mints.
  8. After that,remove the lid and continue heating for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve with bread.