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Monday, January 4, 2016

Choco Walnut Cake


Ingredients :
  • 2tsp Cocoa powder,
  • 3tsp Baking Powder,
  • 3 Eggs,
  • 150gmsWheat Flour, Description: Add Image
  • 150gms Milk Powder,
  • 150gms Sugar,
  • 150gms Butter,
  • 100gms Walnut

1. Mix Wheat Flour + Milk powder + Cocoa powder well. Sieve the Mixture 3 times.
2. Beat the Eggs, Sugar and Butter very well until thick and double in quantity and add it to the above mixture.
3. Grease and Dust a Baking Pot
4. Pre-heat the oven for 10 mins. (If baked in electric oven)
5. Pour the mixture in the prepared Baking pot and add Walnut pieces on top of it.
6. Bake it for 35 mins in Electric Oven OR bake it in Microwave for 15 mins at 200 degree C
7. The cake is ready when it leaves the sides of the baking pot and is springy to touch.
8. Take out from the oven and leave for 1 minute. Loosen the sides with a knife, invert the baking pot over the dish and tap sharply to remove.
9. Cool the Cake.
10. Cut the cake in 2 halves
11. Apply liquid chocolate on both the halves. (I used dark chocolate)
12. Cover the cake with icing. Decorate as per your choice.
13. Christmas Special Choco Walnut Cake is ready to serve :-)

Chocolate Muffins

Chocolate Muffins


  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 175g sugar  
  • 175ml milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 100ml mild olive oil
  • 75g plain chocolate chunks
  • 1-2tsp vanilla extract

1.       Preheat the oven.
2.       Line deep muffin tray with paper muffin cases.
3.       Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder
4.       Add sugar to it. Mix well.
5.       Add the remaining ingredients and mix lightly together.
6.       Spoon the mixture into the prepared cases.
7.        Bake for approximately 20 mins
8.       Cool for 10 mins.
9.       Do icing & decorate as per your choice


  • 2 cups chopped fresh fenugreek leaves/methi
  • 1 cup boiled green peas/ mutter
  • 1 cup paneer cubes
  • 1 cup fresh cream
  • 1 medium size onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped
  • 2 green chilies, chopped
  • ½ cup cashewnuts
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ cup water
  • salt to taste

1.       Grind onion, cumin seeds, garlic cloves, salt, ginger, green chilies and cashewnuts to make the paste in a blender. Grind without adding water. 
2.       Add oil to Kadai
3.       Add the ground paste and fry the paste.
4.       Keep on stirring in between to avoid the paste from sticking to the pan.
5.       Add chopped fenugreek leaves and ½ cup water or more. Mix well.
6.       Simmer for 6-7 minutes.
7.       Add the boiled peas and cream. Simmer for 5 minutes on a low flame.
8.       Add paneer cubes. Mix well
9.       Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot methi mutter paneer with roti

Aloo Gobi Curry


  • cauliflower/ gobi -1.5 cup (chopped)
  • tomato chopped- 1
  • onion chopped- 1
  • potatoes- 1.5 cup (chopped)
  • red chili powder- 1/2tsp
  • ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
  • Oil- 2tbsp
  • turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
  • garam masala- 1/2 tsp
  • coriander leaves- 1/2 cup
  • grated fresh coconut - 1/2 cup

  1. Grind onion, tomato, coriander leaves, grated coconut and ginger-garlic to paste.
  2. Add Cauliflower to warm salted water and keep for 10-15 mins.
  3. Peel the potatoes.
  4. Boil potatoes and cauliflower for 2 mins in microwave
  5. Heat oil in the pan add ground paste to it and stir.
  6. Add red chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder, garam masala. Mix well.
  7. Cook till oil leaves the sides of the masala
  8. Add chopped potato and cauliflower. Mix well.
  9. Add 1/2 cup water and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Garnish with coriander.
  11. Serve hot Aloo Gobi Curry with Roti or Rice.