Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Saffron Banana Oatmeal - Breakfast series

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day blah blah....But honestly most of us skip it no matter how free we are at home.Why is that ? The truth is breakfast is not fun unless its sweet.

I would love to have cakes or a brownie for breakfast but we all know that's not good..Oatmeal has been the most trending breakfast these days and I used to love the different oatmeal which we get in stores.But nightmare stuck when I read the label .They are full of artificial flavors and preservatives .
So I mixed and matched few fresh fruits and nuts and the oatmeal turned out to be really fun.

This recipe calls for the the most scrumptious elegant saffron and the ever sweet banana with a hint of cinnamon.

This recipe is very nutritious and it just takes 3 mins to make.

Ingredients :

  • Old fashioned oats - 1/2 cup
  • Water - 1 to 1.5 cups
  • Banana - 1 chopped
  • Saffron - few strands
  • Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Sliced almonds - a few pieces
  • Take a pan and add oats and water.Boil in medium flame for 1 min .
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and let it cook for 2 min.
  • Take a cute bowl and pour some oats.Top it off with some almonds and saffron.Serve warm.

If you have interesting oatmeal ideas please do share it in the  comments section below.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Instant Chocolate Fudge - Microwave Recipe

Fudge is soft chewy ,chocolatey and it just takes 2 min.Can you believe it  ?? 2 Minutes .

All you need is a microwave..Just mix the ingredients and let the microwave do its magic.The fact that I am eating a few while writing this post makes me even more happy  :)

Instead of writing a long blog post ,I have just broken down all the steps into pictures.Hope it helps !
Add a pinch of salt as it will bring out the flavor but it is optional.

Don't forget to line your pan with aluminum foil.This comes in handy when you can take the fudge out of the refrigerator to cut them.

These smooth melt in your mouth fudges are so easy and a very quick fix for a dessert if u r having friends over at your place...What are you waiting for.Go ahead ...make it and eat it !!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Rose Bouquet Birthday Cake

"Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet,
 And so are you."

Women love roses no matter which form they are in.Dunno why a rose cheers a women and makes everything look lovely for the rest of the day.However bad a day can get, a bouquet of roses make you smile.

I made this Rose Bouquet Cake for a birthday party and everyone loved it.So thought of sharing a few pics here with everyone.This is a Chocolate layered cake with Vanilla butter cream frosting. I recently posted the recipe for the chocolate cake,which you can find it  here

Anyways I'm posting the entire recipe below.We have two different frosting here.One is the slightly buttery Peach colored frosting which covers the entire cake.Second is the rose colored icing which has a slightly hard consistency and is used for the icing decorations - roses and shells etc

I have posted a few videos below  - Piping the roses and shells.Hope it helps out !!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Breakfast Recipe series - Tomato Mozzarella Panini

The Breakfast series is something which I wanted to start for a really long time.But I have been so tardy because taking pictures with camera,editing and posting here is a long process.So unlike other recipes which I take with camera,these breakfast series are gonna be quick posts using Mobile Photography.You can check out  Laavy's Kitchen Instagram page for daily recipes.

Well the first recipe is Tomato Mozzarella Panini inspired from "Panera bread".

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Chocolate Pirouette cake with Nutella frosting

Christmas Chocolate Pirouette cake

Happy Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone :) 

This is a chocolate 4 layer cake with Nutella and Chocolate butter cream frosting.
Making a layered cake takes time and patience.So this post is gonna be quite long with lots of pictures.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Seven cups cake - Diwali sweet recipe

Happy Diwali everyone :) Hope you all had a wonderful Diwali with your family.Diwali, the festival of lights is really the happiest time of the year when we get together with family to celebrate the triumph of good over evil with colorful dresses and sweets.Bursting of crackers is a tradition followed in India during Diwali and who doesn't love the bright colors in the sky :)

So I thought of making something sweet and unique this time to represent Diwali. I decided to make small lamps or diyas or velaku however you call them ...edible with the sweet.Considering the texture,size and taste,I decided to go ahead and make the 7 Cups cake (aka) 7 cup sweet.

Crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside
As the name suggests there are seven cups of ingredients which makes this soft mildly sweet delicacy.It consists of 1 cup each of Besan,milk,coconut,ghee and sugar.You can use 3 cups of sugar for authentic recipe but I wanted to make it lightly sweet so made it with just 2 cups of sugar.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Vegetable Kurma - Spicy Vegetable Stew

Vegetable Kurma is a spicy vegetable stew made by boiling vegetables in aromatic spices to form a stew.Spices and coconut are then added to enhance the flavor and texture.The gravy is then cooked in a large pan in medium heat so the vegetables absorb the spicy stew.This is good with rice and roti.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Chana chaat - Masala puri with a twist

The one food I never get bored of is Chaat.The famous Indian street food is so tangy and delicious that I could eat them every single day.Yummy !! I literally drool just by seeing the pictures.Who doesn't love chat.Every state in India has its own version of chaat and almost every area has a small shop at the end of the street full of crowded people eagerly waiting for their turn to eat the yummy goodness.Undoubedly it should be named the National food of India. Do you guys agree? :)

In case you are wondering why I named it Chana chaat, it is a small twist to the traditional Masala puri.Instead of green peas I have used Chickpeas and made chana masala .In the tradional recipe, we crunch the puri and pour the masala over it but I like eating the puri with all the stuffing inside and stuff my mouth with all the tangy goodness.Hence the name Chana chaat.