Monday 31 July 2017



vanilla ice cream
strawberry ice cream or any other ice cream of your choice
canned fruits
orange syrup

  1. Spread orange sauce or orange jam along the sides of 2 individual glasses.
  2. Put one scoop each of vanilla ice cream in both the glasses then put a layer of chopped canned fruits, then one scoop of strawberry ice cream again a layer of chopped canned fruits and then a scoop of vanilla ice cream and final layer of chopped canned fruits.
  3. Garnish it with a canned cherry and a wafer. 
  4. Serve chilled.

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Wednesday 26 July 2017


Place two scoops vanilla ice cream in a glass and top with chilled soda of your choice. I have used orange soda (MARINDA).
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Saturday 22 July 2017


Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
serves: 4


2 cups wheat flour
1-1.5 cup left over dal* (depending upon the consistency of dal)
1 small onion finely chopped
1 green chili finely chopped
1 tsp dry fenugreek leaves or 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste
1/2 tsp sabzi masala or garam masala
oil for shallow frying

Method (vidhi):
  1. Take All the ingredients in a bowl except for oil and dal and mix well.
  2. Now add dal little by little and knead a soft dough as you knead for chapati.
  3. Keep it under cover for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Heat tava and take a medium size ball dust it with some dry flour and roll it with the help of a rolling pin.
  5. Spread 1/2 tsp oil in the center and gather the edges in the center..
  6. Again dust it with some flour and roll it with the help of a rolling pin.
  7. Place it on a hot griddle pan (tava)and turn the side after 1 minute.
  8. Cook from the other side for 2-3 minutes or till you see spots.
  9. Now spread some oil on first side and turn the side spread some oil on the other side as well.
  10. Cook pressing with a spatula from both sides till well cooked from both sides.
  11. Serve hot with butter and pickle or green chuttney.
1*. I used left over moong daal.  any left over daal can be used like channa dal, mah chole ki dal , sabut moong dal or daal makhni etc.
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Friday 14 July 2017


Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time 2 hours
Serves: 6-8


For kadhi
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds (rai)
1/4 tsp carom seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/8 tsp asafoitida powder

2 tbsp pure ghee or clarified butter
8-10 kari leaves teared with hand
1 onion finely chopped
1" ginger finely chopped or grated
1-2 green chilies finely chopped
1 ltr. salted buttermilk or lassi or masala chaas or 2 cup sour curd
4 tbsp  chick pea flour (besan)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp degi mirch powder
salt to taste
1 tsp sabzi masala or kitchen king masala
1 tsp dhania powder
1/4 tsp green cardamom powder
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
1-2 tsp dry fenugreek leaves

For pakodi:
1 potato grated
1 onion thinly sliced
1 green chili finely chopped
1 cup chick pea flour
a pinch of baking powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp degi mirch powder
1/2 tsp (coriander seed) dhania powder
1/2 tsp. sabzi masala
salt to taste
oil for deep frying

  1. Mix buttermilk with chick pea flour and blend it with a hand blender so that there are no lumps in the batter.
  2. Heat clarified butter in a pressure cooker and add asafotida powder,cumin seeds,carom seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, kari leaves, onion,ginger,green chily and cook till the onions turn pink in color.
  3. Now add the chick pea mixture, 1 ltr. water and turmeric powder and cook for approximately one hour  (Simmer the gas after first boil and stir occasionally).
  4. Mean while heat oil in a pan and mix rest of the ingredients listed in pakodi list.
  5. Make a thick batter using the required water and make pakodis by dropping a tsp full of batter in hot oil. 
  6. Fry till they become brown in color from both the sides . Take them out on an absorbent paper and keep aside.
  7. Check the kadhi and adjust the consistency using some water if required or if you like a bit thick kadhi then cook for some more time till you get required consistency.
  8. Add the fried pakodies and all the spices.
  9. Cook further for 5-10 minutes and serve hot with plain rice or jeera rice.

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Sunday 9 July 2017


Preparation time : 1 hour
Cooking time : 40 minutes
Serves: 10-12


1 cup all purpose flour (maida)

3 tbsp coco powder
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1.5 cup sofit chocolate flavored soya milk

3/4 cup refined oil or unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tsp  vanilla essence
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vinegar
2 tbsp powdered sugar dissolved in 3-4 tbsp water or syrup of cherries
3 cup sweetened non dairy whipped cream
1 can cherries to decorate
chocolate shavings to sprinkle on the cake.


  1. Pre-heat the oven at 180 C.
  2. Sift the flour,coco powder,baking soda and baking powder together in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, mix butter/oil and powdered sugar  using a whisk or blender.
  4. Add soya milk and vanilla essence to the creamed mixture and mix until well combined.
  5. Add the all purpose flour  mix in to the above mixture and use cut and fold method to make a batter or thick consistency without any lumps.
  6. FInally, add vinegar and fold in gently.
  7. Pour the mixture into a greased pan and lightly tap on the kitchen counter to remove any air bubbles.
  8. Keep the pan in the oven first for 10 minutes at 180 C and then at 150 C for 30 minutes.
  9. Ckeck with the help of a knife if it comes clean then it is done,now remove it from oven and let it get cool.
  10. Cut the cake into three slices using a sharp knife.
  11. Take the bottom layer and spread the cherry syrup all over then spread a layer of whipping cream.
  12. Now place some de-seeded cherries and cover this layer with another slice of cake.
  13. Repeat step 11 and 12 .
  14. Now after placing the final layer cover the whole cake with whipped cream.
  15. Decorate the cake with whipped cream using a pipping bag and a star nossel.
  16. Place some cherries on the top and cover the center with chocolate shavings.

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Tuesday 4 July 2017



20 Marie biscuits
¾ cup butter, softened to room temperature
2 tbsp milk
¼ cup icing sugar (or powdered sugar)
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2-3 drops of vanilla extract (optional)

  1. Place the softened butter in a bowl and add the icing sugar,milk and cocoa powder along with vanilla extract (if using).
  2. Mix thoroughly until you get a soft mixture like frosting.
  3. Take about 1 tsp of the chocolate frosting and spread over the Marie biscuit.
  4. Take the second biscuit and repeat the same process until you have a long biscuit stack with chocolate frosting in between.
  5. Smear the remaining chocolate frosting all over the biscuit tower generously.
  6. Refrigerate this biscuit tower for approximately 2 hours or overnight.
  7. Take it out and lay down on a cutting board.
  8. Use a fork to create lines over the chocolate log to resemble the lines on a wooden log.
  9. Cut slightly diagonally to get your log cookies, the biscuits would be soft by then.
  10. Serve immediately or keep chilled until ready to serve.
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