Friday, January 18, 2008


This is a quick meal one can have as dinner ...this is a combo of chicken tikka,coriander paste in yogurt and sauted onions.i used whole wheat chapathi to wrap the chicken and yogurt sauce.

for wrapping :
u can use chapathi,tortillas or pita bread.

for making chicken tikka:

chicken breast
2 Tsp tikka masala powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
3 Tsp lemon juice
1 Tsp oil
3 green chillies made into paste
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp paprika(optional)
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tsp red food color(optional)
1/4 tsp methi ,cumin powder

for sauce

1 cup chopped coriander
handful mint leaves
handful spinach leaves
salt to taste
1 inch piece ginger
2 garlic pods
1/2 cup yogurt

sauting onions:

heat a spoon of oil in a pan.add onions and salt.
saute till transperant .
keep them a side.

yogurt sauce:

blend all the ingredients under sauce .
this show be thick enough to spread on the chapathi.

marinate the chicken with all the ingredients under chicken tikka in the fridgerator for 15 min or 2 hrs.preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
bake it for 20 mintes or till done.
keep it under broil for only a minute.observe the chicken so that it doesn't catch fire.
let it cool and cut into bitesize pieces.

now take a cooked chapathi and spread a big spoon og yogurt mixture .
put some chicken pieces and some sauted onions.
again drizzle a spoon of yogurt mixture if u wish to.
wrap it and enjoy.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


i like all the coffee desserts,drinks and today i tried coffe cake using green label filter coffee and bru instant coffee powder...
1 cup flour
1/2 stick butter
1 cup sugar
2 whole egg
2 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
8 ounces green label coffee decoction(should be very thick)
1 teaspoon bru instant coffee powder
1 table spoon vanilla essence
to make the swirl on the cake
1 teapoon bru coffee
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon butter at room temp
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon philladelphia cream cheese
paper napkin
for preparing cake:
Sift maida and baking powder.
in a large bowl take butter sugar,egg and beat with a hand beater or a fork till well blended.
add little by little sifted flour .do not add the flour at once.this doesn't make ur cake fluffy.
beat for 1 min on low.
add the coffee decoction .beat for a minute.
add bru instant coffee.beat for 2 minutes or till well blended.
take an oven proof dish and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
pour the batter into the dish.
pre heat the oven at 350 F.
bake for 20 min or till an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
transfer it into a plate.
let it cool for atleast 15 to 20 min.

to make the swirl on the cake:

mix butter,creamcheese,sugar,vanilla into a smooth paste.
spread a thin layer on the cake.
fold a paper towel and just go around to make a spiral.
this takes of excess butter.
dust bru instant coffe powder with a sieve on the cake and enjoy.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008




Wednesday, January 09, 2008


Chocolate sauce is a light syrup used for dipping,topping ,to make hot chocolate and was so light when i made it with i added 5 teaspoons of condensed milk to make it thick and rich in taste.

1 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cups brown sugar
1 cup whole milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
condensed milk 5 teaspoons

mix all the cocoa powder,milk,sugar and simmer for 10 min.
stir continously.add condensed milk,vanilla and mix for 2 min.
it can be stored upto a week.

i used this for my chocolate cake .i dipped every piece of cake in the sauce before having it..i loved the combo.