Dec 31, 2011

Black Forest Cake

Black Forest

Chocolate Cake - 1
Sugar Syrup - 1 cup
Whipping Cream - 4 cups
Canned Cherries - 500gm
Cornflour -2 to 3tbsp
Compound Chocolate - 250gm(grated /sliced into logs)

3 layers of choco cake
whipped cream n cherry mix

Prepare Eggless/Egg Chocolate cake .Cool it and cut the cake into 3 layers.

Next beat whipped cream,till it reaches soft n fluffy consistency.Keep it in the fridge .

Take out 4-5 cherries from the can and keep aside.(for decoration).

Take a pan,pour out the contents from the cherry can into the pan.(Keep it on low flame.Add 2tbsp of cornflour and mix well for 2 min,it should be in a semi-liquid state.

Now take a platter and keep one layer of chocolate cake.
Moist it with sugar syrup(2-3tbsp) ,then cherry mix and later whipped cream.

Dec 28, 2011

Eggless Chocolate Cake

After searching for an eggless cake recipe for almost a year..and trying sum 4-5 types of eggless cakes(all flop)..finally i came across Rak's Kitchen ,and followed d recipe her way...Can't believe my eyes wen finally i tuk out d cake from was so soft n am sharing d recipe..for my veggie frnds..pls pls do try..its awesome...thnx a lot to Rak's for allowing me to share ur wonder cake recipe.

Maida -1.5 cups
Cocoa pwdr -3tbsp
Eggless choco cake
Sugar -1cup
Cooking Oil - 1/4cup
Baking Soda -1tsp
Lemon juice/Vinegar - 1tbsp
Water -1cup
Salt -1/4 tsp
Vanilla ess. - 1/2tbsp


1. Pre heat the oven to 180o C.
2.Sieve Maida,cocoa pwdr n baking soda on a newspaper(about 2-3times) for even mixing.

3.Take a bowl and mix water,sugar,salt .Make sure the sugar gets dissolved and then add lemon juice/vinegar,oil and vanilla essence and mix well.

4. Add the sifted flour and mix well.
Grease a baking pan with oil and dust with some flour,then pour the batter to it. (the batter will be watery)
5. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out dry.
6. Cool down the cake for 10-15 minutes and then invert on a plate/serving tray.

 I baked my cake in a microwave(800 watt) for 8 min.

Decorate with icing sugar(dust over d cake) or melt chocolate n pour over d cake.
NJOY !!!!!!


Dec 19, 2011

Rava Laddu(sooji ke laddu)

Thanx  to my frnd Gayatri again for this simple n yummy recipe..she taught me before leaving Tanzania..thnx dear :)

Sooji - 2 cup (i used normal tea cup)
Sooji ke ladoo
Sugar - 1 cup
Ghee -5 -6 tbsp
Illachi - 1tsp(freshly grounded)
Kopra Khass - 1 cup
Cashew nuts/almonds - optional

In a kadai,roast sooji(don't let it turn brown).
Add ghee and roast it again for 5 mins.
Add illachi and sugar.Mix properly.
Atlast add kopra -khass and mix well..keep it on flame for 2 mins.

Remove from fire .After 5 mins try to make laddu(the sooji mix should be hot enough to take in hand)..if u r not able to make laddu(if its breaking) then add little milk(almost 2 tbsp) try making laddusssss..(if still having problem, then add more milk) .

Homemade Namkeen

A vry eazy n quick try :)

Chirwa-Makai pawa(corn)
Chirwa - 250gms
Makai pawa - 250gms
Peanuts - 100gms
Pepper pwdr - 2tsp
Curry leaves - 2 bunch
Oil - for deep frying


Take a deep bottomed pan n heat oil,deep fry chirwa,makai pawa n peanuts(one by one).
Spread the fried items on an absorbing paper or newspaper.
Fry the curry leaves and spread it  on top of the other items.
After it cools down a little..sprinkle  salt n pepper over the namkeen.
Mix it with hand or it fully n store it in a container.

Dec 7, 2011

Caramel Pudding

Sugar -1cup
Milk -3cups
Vanilla ess. -1/2 tsp
Eggs - 3
Caramel Pudding


For Caramel - Melt 1/2cup sugar with 1/4th cup water in a heavy bottomed pan,till it turns golden brown in colour.Remove from heat and pour the caramel into a pudding mould. Spread it evenly on the bottom.

In a bowl beat eggs with a hand mixer and add 1 cup sugar and essence.Add milk gradually.

Pour this mix into the pudding mould over the caramel very slowly.Cover this mould with foil very tightly.

In a cooker add water(1 1/2cups),put the grid and place the mould over the grid.Close the cooker,bring it to full pressure on high heat.Reduce heat and cook for 10 min.

Remove cooker from heat and allow to cool.

Open cooker,take out the mould and let it cool on room temp.
Refrigerate the pudding for 1-2hrs.

Take a serving plate/dish and invert the mould ..very gently.

Serve the pudding -CHILLED..njoy guys!!