Appetizers

Chutney Pinwheels Recipe/How to make chutney pinwheels

Baked pinwheels made by stuffing puff pastry with green chutney and mozzarella cheese. This is a very easy to make appetizer for parties and goes awesomely well with hot tea. I made this for Crave Cook Click Thanksgiving Meetup on 23rd Nov 2014. Everyone just loved it. The best part is you can make it in advance and keep it frozen. Whenever you feel like eating just bake it and it tastes great. Crispy on the top and moist from inside this is definitely one of my favorite appetizer now icon smile Chutney Pinwheels Recipe/How to make chutney pinwheels

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Yo Mango Berry Recipe: Instant Strawberry Mango Frozen Yoghurt

Scrumptious frozen yoghurt made with Mango pulp, chopped strawberry, greek yoghurt and milk powder.

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Nowadays I more keep on doing instant recipes rather than lengthy extensive recipes. I follow the same funda for sweet as well as savory recipes. My main motto is to create something from whatever is available in the kitchen rather than going and buying ingredients.

This dessert was made in 30 minutes and was just amazing. Everything about it is healthy except the fact that it is sweet icon smile Yo Mango Berry Recipe:  Instant Strawberry Mango Frozen Yoghurt IMG 0311 Yo Mango Berry Recipe:  Instant Strawberry Mango Frozen Yoghurt

Ingredients

1 cup greek yoghurt

½ cup khoya milk powder

1/3 cup mango pulp

10 chopped strawberries

Sugar as per taste

Method

Mix all the above mentioned ingredients in a bowl and freeze it for around 30 minutes.  You can freeze it for longer time if you want.

Remove from freezer. Garnish with chopped strawberries and serve it chilled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fat Free Dahi Vada ( Microwave Recipe)

Non-fried vadas dunked in yoghurt and topped with tangy imli chutney and cumin powder. This recipe is devised for people on a diet or for those who have to cut down on fat. Nevertheless, it is extremely good.

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Adapted from Tarla Dalal.com

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For The Vadas

1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)

1 to 2 green chillies

1/2 tsp unflavoured fruit salt

2 cups salted buttermilk/or water for soaking vadas

salt to taste

oil for greasing

For The Curds

2 cups curds (dahi)

2 tbsp milk

salt to taste

For The Garnish

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder

2 tbsp khajur imli ki chutney

2 tbsp Green Chutney

2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

Method

For the vadas

Soak the dal in warm water for at least 1 hour.

Drain out most of the water and grind it to a smooth paste in a blender along with the chillies and salt. Try to keep the texture  a bit grainy

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Add the fruit salt and mix well.

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Pour 1 tablespoons of the batter into 8 small greased microwave safe bowls (2″ diameter).

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Microwave 4 at a time each batch for 1 minute and 15 seconds.

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Remove and allow it to cool completely unmould.

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Soak them in buttermilk or water for few minutes, till they are soft.

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Drain and squeeze out any excess water.

Place on a serving plate.

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How to proceed

Whisk the curds with the milk and salt and pour over the soaked vadas.

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Garnish with the chilli powder, cumin powder, khajur imli ki chutney and chopped coriander. Eat it instantly. Do not let it soak for a longer time or overnight. Won’t taste that good the next day.

 

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Adrak Elaichi Chai with Bread Upma Recipe

Spicy Bread Upma with Kadak Adrak Elaichi Chai was today evening’s snack. The inspiration behind making the chai and upma was the Khalbatta or Stone Mortar which my friend gifted me. I just somehow wanted to use it. I asked my friends of Epicurean Delights group about various ideas to use it. One of the suggestions was to use it to crush the ginger and cardamom for adrak elaichi tea icon smile Adrak Elaichi Chai with Bread Upma Recipe

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Coffee Glaze Recipe

These are easy one-bowl chocolate cupcakes made from flour, cocoa, eggs and yoghurt. The glaze is made out of instant coffee and butter. They turned out amazingly soft and were great with tea.

 

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I referred this recipe from Simply Vegetarian Blog which was actually adapted from Martha Stewarts famous one bowl cupcakes.

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For Cupcake

1&1/2 cups sugar

1&1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder,

1/2 tablespoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoons salt

3/4 cups yogurt

1/4 cup + 2 tbsp cup vegetable oil

2 small eggs

1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

For Glaze

½ cup butter

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tbsp instant coffee powder

For Garnishing

Chocolate Brittle

 

 

 

Method

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin cups with paper liner. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add yoghurt, vegetable oil, and 1 1/2 cups warm water; whisk to combine. Add eggs and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.

Divide batter among muffin cups (filling each about 2/3 full) and bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in pans on wire racks, 5 minutes, then transfer cupcakes to racks and let cool completely.

Prepare the glaze by whisking butter well. Add sugar and coffee and whisk one more time.

Make sure that the cupcakes are cool. Lastly spread the glaze and garnish them with some chocolate brittle.

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Eggless Chocolate Banana Mousse Recipe/How to make eggless chocolate mousse

Delicious eggless chocolate mousse made from leftover bananas, chocolate and cream. It’s truly a mouthwatering dessert.
This has been the simplest mousse I have made so far and the easiest also. You need hardly 3 ingredients :). It took me 15 minutes to make it and 30 minutes to set it…what else do you need icon razz Eggless Chocolate Banana Mousse Recipe/How to make eggless chocolate mousse

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