Saturday 24 February 2018

Eggless Strawberry and Vanilla Cupcakes Center filled withStrawberryJam...


We all enjoy cupcakes and cakes at some point of time. I prefer making them at home. This cupcakes are delicious in taste... I have used strawberry as this is the fruit of the season. These can be severed at any point of the day. These makes a perfect lunch box serving for children to carry it to school. 

3 cups All Purpose Flour + 1 cup of Wheat Flour mixed together 
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Soda bicarbonate 
1 cup Caster Sugar 
2 tsp Vanilla Essence 
1 Mashed Banana 
1/4 cup Curd
1/2 cup Condensed Milk
150 Ml Oil
500 ml + 1/4 cup Milk 
1 cup Strawberry Pulp
1/2 cup Strawberry Jam 
2 tbsp Almond Flakes 


Take a mixing bowl. Add sugar, condensed milk, banana, curd and oil. Beat it well till all the ingredients are well  incorporated. Add the vanilla essence, 1 cup flour, 125 ml milk and salt. Beat it well. Add another 1 cup flour and 125 ml milk, beat it well. Keep repeating the process twice more till all the flour and 500 Ml milk is used up. Add the baking powder and soda bicarbonate. Beat it once more. Divide the batter into 2 parts. Now add the strawberry pulp into one part of the batter and 1/4 cup milk into another part of the batter. Beat both the batters. Take a 12 mould cupcake cavity tray. Place a cupcake liner in each cavity. Pour 2 tbsp of the strawberry batter in each liner. Now add 1/2 tsp strawberry jam in the center of the batter. Now top it up with 2 tbsp Vanilla batter. Add few almond flakes on top. Bake it in a pre heated oven for 25 to 30 minutes at 180 degree celsius. Insert a tooth pick to check. If done, then remove the cupcakes from the oven. Remove the cupcakes  from the cavities. Let it cool completely on the cooling rack before enjoying it. 

Thursday 22 February 2018

Tawa Maachli

This a simple fish recipe which can be served as a side dish. Any fish of your choice can be used. I have used about 1 kg Rupchand / Indian Piranha Fish here. I prefer to use coconut oil as it gives a flavour and enhances the aroma while cooking. 

For Marnation 
1 whole medium size Fish cleaned
1 tbsp Garlic paste
1 tsp Kashmiri Chilli powder
1 tsp Spicy Chilli powder
1 tsp Turmeric powder 
2  tbsp of Kitchen king masala or any Fish Masala
Salt to taste 
2 tsp Tamarind paste
2 to 3 tbsp Water 
1 tbsp Oil 

Take a small bowl. Add the garlic paste, Kashmiri chilli, spicy chilli, turmeric powder, Kitchen king masala, tamarind paste, water and oil. Mix all the ingredients together. Apply the masala paste on the fish. Keep it aside for 1 to 2 hours. 

For the Tawa Maachli
Marinated Fish
3 to 4 tbsp Oil
Some Curry leaves 

Take a rectangular skillet. Add oil. Let it heat. Add the curry leaves and let it sauté for few seconds. Add the marinated fish. On a medium low flame cook the fish on both the sides till done. Serve it hot with sliced tomato, cucumber and onions. 

Wednesday 14 February 2018


It is a sweet dish from the state of Odisha. This sweet dish is originated from Baladevjew temple of kendrapara. It is offered to lord Baladevjew. It is one of the chapan bhog offered to Lord Jaganath. 
The mashed Cheena is mixed with all purpose flour and semolina, then it is shaped into small flattened pattie  and then fried until golden brown. It is then dipped into flavoured thickened sweet milk and served. 

For the Chenna Bara / Pattie
250 grams Mashed Chenna / Cottage Cheese
3 tsp Fine Semolina
2 1/2 tsp All Purpose Flour
1 tbsp Sugar
1/4 tsp Baking soda
Oil / Ghee for frying 

Take a bowl. Add cheena, semolina, APF, sugar and baking soda. Mix all the ingredients well together. Take small lime size portions and make small balls and flatten it. Take oil / ghee in a pan, let it heat. Add the flattened balls into the hot oil. Fry on medium low heat until golden brown from both the sides. Remove them on a paper towel and keep it aside.

For the Rasabali
1 liter Milk
5 tbsp or more Sugar as per the requirement
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
Few strands of Saffron
Pinch of Salt 
Few Almond / Pistachio flakes and Rose petals for garnishing
Cheena Bara / Patties

Boil the milk in a heavy bottom pot on medium low flame. Let it simmer for 10 minutes. Now add salt, saffron and cardamom powder. Stir for a minute. Now add sugar, stir the milk and let it simmer till the milk has reduced into half its quantity.  Add the cheena patties into the milk. Let it continue to simmer for another 5 minutes. Switch off the flame. Garnish with almond flakes, pistachio flakes and rose petals. Let it cool. You can either serve it in room temperature or chilled. 

Thursday 8 February 2018

Roasted Garlicky Lime Chicken

This dish can be served as a starter. The longer it is kept for marination the chicken will be soft and juicy.So keep it as long as 5 to 6 hours for marination. It’s a easy recipe and delicious in taste too. This dish is good to be served in parties. 

5  Chicken Drumsticks
1 tbsp Garlic paste
Juice of 1 Lime 
1 tsp chopped Coriander Leaves 
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Pepper powder 
1/2 tsp Chilli powder
3 tbsp Fresh Cream
2 tbsp Grape seed Oil or any Oil

Take a mixing bowl. Add the lime juice, garlic, fresh cream, red chilli powder and pepper powder.  Whisk it well. Add the oil and whisk it once again. Apply the marination on the chicken drumsticks. Keep it aside to marinate for at least for 2 hours. Arrange the marinated chicken drumsticks on a foil baking sheet and apply the remaining marination on the chicken drumsticks. Roast it in a preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes at 250 degree celsius, flip the chicken pieces in between and spray oil on the chicken pieces. After it is done then sprinkle with coriander leaves. Serve it hot. 

Monday 5 February 2018

Chicken Mini Pancake

These mini pancakes can be enjoyed as snacks. It is easy to make and can be enjoyed by children and adults. The batter is made with chicken pieces and other ingredients, it is then shallow fried. It can be served hot with cheese dip or sauce of your choice.

200 grams boneless Chicken cut into small pieces
1 tsp Pickled Chillies or 1 Green Chilli chopped
1 cup chopped Spinach Leaves
1 tsp minced Garlic
4 tsp Mayonnaise
2 Eggs
150 ml Thin Butter milk
3/4 cup Wheat Flour
4 tbsp Rice Flour
2 cubes Cheddar Cheese grated
Salt to taste
1/2 to 1 tsp Pepper powder
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
Oil for shallow frying

Take a mixing bowl. Add the wheat flour, rice flour, pepper powder and salt. Mix the flour. Now add the dijon mustard, mayonnaise,cheese and eggs. Mix it all together. Now gradually little at a time add the buttermilk and stir the batter, till it is a thick dropping consistency. Now add the garlic, pickled chilli, spinach and the chicken and mix it. Add the remaining buttermilk and mix it well. Cover the bowl and let it rest for at least an hour. Open the lid and stir the batter well. Heat a non-stick pan over medium low heat and add 2tbsp oil. Let the oil heat up. Add 2 tbsp of the batter. Slightly flatten the batter, cover and cook on medium low heat it,one side until it becomes golden brown, then flip and cook on the other side until golden brown in colour. Serve it hot with cheese dip or sauce of your choice. 
P. S. You can add 2 tbsp Oats to the flour to make it more healthier. You can all add vegetables like grated carrots, capsicum, grated zucchini
or bottle gourd.

Saturday 3 February 2018

Clams and Egg Sandwich

This sandwich can be eaten for breakfast or snacks. I added clams to my sandwich and here is how I made it... I have used home made mayonnaise, but you can use the store bought ones too. 
1/4 cup  cleaned Clams
2 small Onions sliced 
1 tsp Garlic minced 
1/4 cup Cabbage sliced 
1 tomato cubes
1/2 tsp Pepper
Salt to taste 
1 tbsp Butter
1/2 cup Mayonnaise 
2 Egg whites
Sliced Breads 

Take a pan, add butter and let it melt. Add the onions and garlic. Sauté it till light brown in colour. Add the clams, salt and pepper. Continue and stir fry it for 2 minutes. Now add the beaten egg whites and stir it on low heat for 2 minutes. Switch of the flames. Add cabbage and tomato. Mix it. Take 2 slices of bread. You can toast the bread or use it as it is. Apply the mayonnaise. Add the stuffing and add some more mayonnaise on top. Cover it up with another slice of bread. Enjoy it...

Homemade Mayonnaise 
2 remaining Egg yolks
1/4 cup Olive oil
2 tbsp Vinegar
Salt to taste 
1/4 tsp Pepper powder

Blend all the ingredients together till it thickens up.