Feb 22, 2013

Avocado Shake

Avocados are the best fruit source of vitamin E, an essential vitamin that protects against many diseases and helps maintains overall health. Avocados are high in beta-sitosterol, a compound that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels...

Avocado - 1
Banana - 1 (optional)
Honey - 2 tbsp
Low-fat Milk - 2 cups(chilled)
Ice cubes - 4 (optional)


Take out the green flesh from avocado using a spoon.
Blend it using all other ingredients..

A glass of Avocado milkshake has got almost 300 cal energy..

Rajma Curry

My family loves having rajma n chawal..here is my version..do try!!

Rajma/Kidney Beans – 2 cups
Onion – 2 (medium, sliced)
Tomato – 2 (medium , sliced)
Garlic – 2 cloves (crushed)
Ginger – 1/2” pc (crushed)
Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
Cinnamon stick – 1 pc
Star Anise/chakra phool – 2 pc
Hing – 1 tsp
Tumeric – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 2 tsp
Garam Masala – 2 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
Coriander Leaves – for garnish

Method :-

Soak rajma overnight. Pressure cook  it with cinnamon stick ,star anise  and little salt -  5 whistles(approx.) .
Heat  oil + ghee in a pan,crackle mustard seeds.Add hing, curry leaves ,crushed garlic-ginger.
Add onions,sauté till light golden.
Add turmeric,red chilli powder,garam masala – mix well.
Add tomatoes,cook till tomatoes are soft.Add the cooked rajma- mix properly.
Check salt..add more if required..if the gravy is too thick add little water. Bring to boil  on slow flame.
Garnish with coriander leaves and Serve hot with rice...Njoy!!!

Feb 12, 2013

Choco Lava Cake

 I asked God for a flower, he gave me a bouquet
I asked God for a minute, he gave me a day
I asked God for true love, he gave me that too
I asked for an angel and he gave me you.
Happy Valentine Day!

Love Love love is in the air...wishing all my frnds a vry Happy Valentine's Day..and the above messege is especially for my Hubby dear-DV..and this special dish also,Just for u .. :)

Valentine's day without chocolate..ahaan naah can't think about it at all..so here am sharing an Eggless n Microwaveable version...for 14th feb am planning to make the Egg n Oven version for my hubby..will share its recipe later 

To make  3 cups/ramekins

Maida - 3tbsp
Cocoa Powder - 4.5tsp
Powdered sugar - 3 tbsp
Baking Powder - a pinch
Soda bi-carb - a pinch
Salt - a pinch
Milk - 12tbsp
Melted Butter/Ghee - 6 tsp
Cooking dark Chocolate - 3 big chunks

Method : -
  • Sieve Maida,cocoa powder and powdered sugar .
  • Put this in a wide bowl,add baking powder,soda bi-carb and salt to flour mixture and mix it using a fork.
  • Add melted butter/ghee and mix gently.
  • Add milk,a tablespoon at a time..mix gently till you get a smooth batter.  
  • Take ramekins(i used normal teacups),pour little batter into the 3 cups.
  • Place the chocolate chunks in the middle of each cup.
  • Pour the remaining batter over..the chocolate chunk should not protrude out.
  • Place the cups in microwave and cook for 1-2 minutes.(in my microwave 800 watt..it tuk 1 min 20 sec).
  • Take out leave for a few seconds.
  • Take a serving platter and invert the cake..cut it open in the middle..and you will see chocolate flowing out.
Serve it Hot as it is..or with a scoop of Vanilla Ice- Cream...NJOY!!!!     
Courtesy - Tarla Dalal's site,recipe by Kavitha Iyenger 


I was wondering a few days back..how come i forgot to share everyone's favourite dish..so finally here i am sharing..how to make nyc n spongy rice-urad dal IDLI. ..

Uncooked rice - 4 cups/2 glass (i used my steel glass to measure)
Urad Dal - 1 cup or 1/2 glass
Water - as required

Method :-

Soak rice and urad dal together for 2-3 hours in warm water.
Grind it using little water to a fine paste(check using your fingers..the batter should be very smooth to touch).
The batter should be thick ..not watery.
Add salt -1 tbsp (approx.),mix it using your hands.

Mixing using your hands help in quick and sure fermenting(my mom's technique ;) )

Pour the batter in steel/aluminium vessel with lid..and keep it aside for 7-8 hours or over-night to ferment.

Once the batter is doubled in size or fermented..mix it using a ladle..check salt,add more if needed.
Heat idli maker and pour enough water into it..grease idli sanchas(as shown in pic)..pour little batter inside and place the sanchas inside the idli maker and steam cook it for 12-15 min.

Njoy it with Sambar or Coconut Chutney :)

Feb 6, 2013


I am glad that I was allowed to post a guest blog on my page. I want to thank my friend for giving me the chance to share this cake pop recipe.I would also like to introduce to the new cake pop site  “How to make cake pops”. You can also find other interesting design of animal cake pops and other helpful information to create cake pops by clicking HERE .


For Making Sponge cake
  • White  flour (all purpose flour) - 3/4 cup
  • baking soda - 1/4 tsp
  • baking powder - 3/4 tsp
  • vanilla essence –  1 tsp
  • sour cream or plain yogurt - 1/2 cup
  • salt - 1/8 tsp
  • sugar (extra, if needed) - 1/2 cup
  • oil - ¼ cup
  • Vanilla frosting – 1 cup

For Decoration
  • Candy wafers – vanilla
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Pink heart shaped sprinkle for nose
  • M &M  brown candy for ears
  • Black candy writer

Making process

  1. Sieve and combine white flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into one bowl and keep it aside.
  2. Combine yogurt, sugar, oil and vanilla(essence) into another bowl. Beat till you get creamy mixture.
  3. Then mix in flour mixture into whisked ingredients.
  4. Switch the oven to 375 F. Bake the cake for 25 minutes or until done.
  5. Allow the cake to cool down to room temperature.
  6. Then crumble the cake. Then mix in frosting in the crumbled cake.
  7. Knead well and scoop out the cake mixture into your hands and shape into round shape.
  8. Freeze all the cake balls for 10 to 15 minutes
  9. Melt the candy chocolate into microwave.
  10. When the shaped dough are set into freezer for 15 minutes. Remove it out and dip them into melted candy and put in the stick straight into a chilled cake balls.
  11. Dip the cake pop into melted candy and remove any excess candy coating.
  12. While frosting is wet, attach half cut M&M candy pieces in position for ears.
  13. Allow the pops are dry, then  apply little amount of melted candy coating in position for the nose and attach pink heart shaped sprinkle.
  14. Use a black candy writer to pipe coating on either sides of the nose. Also draw eyes.
  15. Panda cake pops are ready.

About the Author: Pranjali Naik is a food blogger and owner of  www.foodydelight.com

A Thanking Gift from Pranjali to me..thnx dear

Feb 1, 2013

Nutella Mug Cake

Guys this is sumthg that all of u MUST try..Its so YUM..i've no words really...i just made it 5 min back..n with just one bite i rushed to my lappi to share it with u all...so easy so quick n above all so DIVINE,YUM,DELICIOUS.....

In dis Happy n Luv filled month..an Awesome Tini-Mini Mug cake for just " d Two of u" ...NJOY!!!

Coffee Mugs - 2 ( i made it in 1 Mug n 1 medium bowl)

Self -raising Flour - 4tbsp
Cocoa Powder - 3 tbsp(sifted)
Sugar - 4tbsp
Olive oil/Veg. Oil - 3tbsp
Egg - 1
Milk - 3 tbsp
Nutella - 3tbsp

Method: -

  • Combine all stuffs together in a bowl and whisk well with fork until smooth but b careful not to overbeat/overmix..otherwise it u'l get a rubbery,tough texture.
  • Divide the batter between 2 mugs or 1 large Mug.(just fill 3/4 level,if not the cake will overflow when it rises).
  • Microwave on high for 1.5 to 3 min.( in my LG 800 watt microwave it tuk just 1 min 20sec)..cooking time depends on microwave wattage.. so figure it out urself.
Njoy!!!! with a topping of whipped cream or try with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream topping :))

 Recipe source - Kothiyavunu.com ( actually saw dis cake on many sites but finally made up my mind to try it only after seeing d Tempting pic on kothiyavunu).

Note :- You can Prepare Self-raising flour at home by mixing-
Flour - 1 cup + Baking Powder - 1.5tsp + 1/2tsp-Salt