Monday, November 23, 2015

Nutella Mug cake in a microwave - Super moist,Eggless,No Baking,and under 2 mins

Everyone loves Nutella. I am a Nutella addict and I have been using it in a lot of recipes.They are creamy,buttery nutty and have chocolate in it.What more can you expect ? :)

This mug cake recipe is something I have been trying for a while now .I have been experimenting with quite a few ingredients in various quantities and finally came up with a recipe that is super moist, soft ,has the right texture of a cake, doesn't get grainy even if it cools off and it has ooey gooey nutella in the center.It is egg less,can be made under 2 mins and all you need is a microwave. This is a quick fix dessert when you have friends come over.If you serve these warm mug cakes right out of the microwave,your guests are going to love it for sure.

So what are you waiting for ?? Go ahead and make this mug cake and I hope you enjoy every bite of it :)

Preparation Time : 1 min

Cooking Time : 70 sec

Serves : 2

What you need ? 
  • All purpose flour -1/4 cup
  • Unsweetened Cocoa - 2 tblsp
  • Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar - 3 tsp
  • Salt-1/8 tsp
  • Milk - 1/4 cup + 1 extra tblsp
  • Canola oil - 2 tblsp
  • Nutella - 1 tsp

  • Mix all the ingredients except nutella in a bowl and stir well until they are mixed fully.
  • Take a microwave safe coffee mug preferably small size..Better not to fill the entire mug ,then the cake will overflow.That would be yumm too but visually we need it to be beautiful.Pour the batter about just over half of the cup.We need some room for the cake to rise.
  • Add one spoon of Nutella on top.Just gently drop it and you are all done.The nutella sinks slowly into the batter all by itself.
  • Microwave on high for 70 sec.I have a 1000 watt microwave so 70 sec was perfect.Adjust 10 seconds more or less based on your microwave's capacity.
  • Carefully remove the cup from the microwave and let it cool for 30 sec.Sprinkle the top with powdered sugar or go crazy with some whipped cream.Insert a spoon and dunk into all the yummy goodness.Serve warm.

Nutella on top 

Right out of the microwave

Monday, November 16, 2015

Bread Rollups - Easy veg stuffed bread snacks - perfect appetizer for parties.

These bread rollups are so easy to make and they make a perfect evening snack especially with coffee or tea.You can make these in three ways - Baked , Pan fried or Deep fried . In this recipe im gonna pan fry or shallow fry that requires minimum amount of oil.

The stuffing can be anything you want - vegetables, fruits or chocolates. I did a filling with the leftover stuff in my refrigerator - Potatoes :)
Serve these yummy crispy snacks with tomato ketchup , sour cream  or any other dip you like.

So, lets get started....

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Diwali sweet Recipes - Happy Diwali !!

Happy Diwali folks !!

With Diwali right around the corner , kitchens all around the world are getting busy with scrumptious fragrance of ghee and spices.The happiness of eating desserts on Diwali with family chatting around,watching few mass movies in TV :) something everyone should experience..

Well I have rounded up some sweet recipes. They are easy to do recipes with step by step pictures.Hope this festival of lights bring loads of happiness to you and your family.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Jack-O-Lantern Fruit Bowls Recipe - Pumpkin Cups made with Fruit and Oreos - Happy Halloween !!

Happy Halloween everyone !!

Its fall and we see pumpkins everywhere..I mean literally everywhere..I wanted to buy a large pumpkin,carve it and do all the stuff..But my patio is full of fall leaves and all wood and I was worried putting a candle inside of it especially when im not at home.Whats the purpose of having a real Jack-o-lantern without the candle inside??

So I decided to make mini Jack-O-Lantern Fruit Bowls.These are Pumpkin Cups made with Oranges.

First we have to cut the orange on top and scoop out all the pulp.We are gonna use the pulp and make a compote.

You can fill them up with fruits,ice cream,pudding and much more...I wanted something light so I filled them up with strawberries, orange compote and Oreos.

These are super cute,healthy and will make an awesome dessert for Halloween. Just look at those fresh ingredients !!

Ok lets move on and see how you do this cutie :) 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Kala Chana / Kondakadalai Sundal - Navaratri recipes

Happy Navaratri everyone !! As festivities start in full swing all the gollu steps are readily arranged with silk dhoties or sarees covering them.Then comes all the cute dolls which we have been collecting over the years.We bring down all our dolls from the attic and clean them. With mom's  help the dolls are arranged in the steps in no time.We invite friends and family over to see out beautifully displayed arrangements of dolls and wait for them to start appreciating...And all those hard work pays right off..This is the tradition of gollu in my house.Hope you all have similar wonderful gollu stories like mine.

And the best comes in the last. - Sundals.

Every evening mom makes yummy sundal and we get to taste it before the guests arrive...My favorite of all sundals is the kala chana or kondai kadalai sundal.

They are legumes which are dark brown in color and have a strong earthy nutty taste.They make an awesome evening snack and makes you feel full for a really long time.Its packed with nutrients and are so yummy to eat.

Ok lets move on to the recipe,

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Mango Blueberry Smoothie - Two tone colorful mocktail - Party drink ideas

Smoothie - We see them everywhere these days. In restaurants, malls , coffee shops , TV ..
What is a smoothie ?

It is a beverage made by adding  raw fruits / vegetables + water/dairy products + sweetener + protein.

Smoothies are healthy, nutritious not to mention delicious and a great way to start a day.They are easy to make and they keep you full for a few hours so you don't have to keep munching on snacks.

Two tone smoothies are so in trend right now.Smoothies don't have to be boring. Two Color Smoothies are so adorable .These super cute mocktails come in handy when you have a party.

Serve these colorful beauties when you have guests and I am sure you will be a hit within no time.

You can choose any fruit. I picked Mango + Blueberry as these two fruits have contrasting colors and textures.When you set these on the table they are a visual treat.

This recipe is all natural , vegetarian and has no added sugar or preservatives.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Black Plum a.k.a Naaval Pazham

Black plum is a seasonal fruit known in various names all over the world.

 It is also called as Java plum, jamun, black plum. This fruit is called Jamun , Jambhul , Naaval Pazham , Nhara Pazham , Nerale Hannu , Neredu Pandu, Kalojam, Jamukoli , Jambu,Dhanbu , Dhuwet/Juwet, jamelão, jambo , guapê , jambulan, rotra , reyang dut or krian dot.

Did you know?

  • High in Vitamin A and C ,the seed of this fruit is used in  Ayurveda to control diabetes.
  • Dried extract of the seeds reduces blood sugar.
  • The pulp of the fruit can be juiced.It tastes great when sprinkled with salt. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Strawberry Shortcake - Sponge cake layered with real strawberries and whipped cream

Happy Mother's day to my mom and all wonderful moms out there !!

Strawberry Shortcake has always been my favorite of fresh fruit cakes.They are delicate ,moist and just melt in your mouth. Layers of sponge cake are sandwiched between sweet delicious strawberries and fresh whipped cream.

Sponge cake  has no butter or oil in it.It gets its soft pillow like texture with the help of eggs .The egg yolks and whites are separated and whisked in a very high speed and the cake batter is folded gently.So be calm and gentle while handling this cake else you will end up with a big mess.Ya I learned my lesson a little late :)