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Eggless Chocolate Mousse(Without Gelatin or Agar Agar)

 

 

 

A quick and easy recipe that contains no eggs or gelatin / Agar Agar and is suitable for any occasion. Eggless chocolate mousse has nice light, airy and smooth texture. I have used real chocolate to make this.There is no gelatin  in mousse, so it is purely vegetarian chocolate mousse. It is a heavy desert as we use cream. Small portions will be nice to gorge on.

It was a successful challenge for me for our #foodiemonday #bloghop theme to celebrate National Mousse day today.

Recipe for Eggless Chocolate Mousse:

(Serves 4)

Ingredients:

175 Gms Dairy Milk Chocolate(Plain) Or any Cooking Chocolate

25 Gms White Cooking Chocolate

6 Digestive Biscuits

1.5 Tbsp  Butter (Cold)

120 Gms Whipping Cream(Cold)

Chocolate to Garnish

Method:

Place the chocolate and butter in a bowl.Put that bowl on top of simmering water saucepan . Make sure that water is not touching to the bottom of the top bowl. Melt the chocolate completely and stir continuously to ensure there are no lumps . Remove it once the chocolate has melted completely and let it cool  for about 15-20 minutes.

In the mean time whip the cold cream using a hand blender till stiff peaks form. Keep some cream aside for topping. Unfold the balance cream into the chocolate mixture and mix slowly so that the cream is well incorporated. Do not over mix.

Take a serving bowl or glass. Crush the digestive biscuits. Add a tsp of butter and mix well. Put it equally  into the bowl / glass and press with a spoon to spread evenly.Pour the Chocolate Mousse . Refrigerate for 1.5 hrs. Just before serving top it with some fresh cream and place a chocolate on top  or you can garnish with choco chips or  fruits or anything of your choice.

You can make it in advance and please your guests.

Enjoy!!!!!!

 

 

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Cup Cake with a surprise(Made in a microwave)

 

Kids love surprises. Well i love surprises too.Today i will share a yummy and easy recipe that will be loved by all kids and adults too. A cup cake with a surprise inside. your kid’s reaction after seeing the surprise in the cup cake will surely make your day.

So enjoy these easy recipe.These cup cakes can be made in 60 seconds in a microwave.

Recipe for 2 cup cakes:

(Be careful as it is hot)

Ingredients:

Plain flour 1 tbsp

Cocoa powder 1  tbsp

A pinch of salt

A pinch of baking powder

A pinch of baking soda

Sugar 3 tsp(increase or decrease as per your sweet tooth)

Milk 6 tsp

2  Ferrero Rocher Chocolates

Butter  for greasing the Silicon moulds.

Method:

Seive the flour and cocoa powder.Add salt,sugar,baking soda,baking powder slowly add milk to mix.Ensure sugar is dissolved and there are no lumps. Grease the muffin moulds with butter. Drop a Ferrero Rocher in each of the greased mould. Pour the  mixture in each mould so that the chocolate is covered. Repeat the same for other  mould too. Microwave at 800 for 60 seconds and your cup  cake with a surprise inside  is ready to be served.

Enjoy!!!!!

 

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PS: The chocolate inside is very hot. So please be careful when you give your kids to eat.

 

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Capsicum Stuff

 

 

 

Capsicums are bursting with flavor and commonly found around the globe. Slice them, dice them, roast them, enjoy them in a range of colors. They can be eaten raw or cooked, stuffed or roasted.

Research shows the health benefits of capsicum include relief from cancer, peptic ulcer, menopausal problems, low risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It has anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties and may also provide relief in pain related to arthritis.

My family loves Capsicum.I learnt yummy Capsicum stuff recipe from my mom.I have tried her recipe ample times and each time it is a hit. Thought of experimenting  and  here I would like to share my successful experiment with you .

 

 

Recipe for Capsicum Stuff:

Ingredients:

4 Medium Size Green Capsicum

2 Tsp Channa Dal / Bengal Gram

1 Tsp Urad Dal/ Black Gram

1 Cup (250 Gms) Peanuts

3 Tsp Flax Seeds

3 Dry Red Chillies

1 Tsp Sesame Seeds

1 Onion finely chopped

Salt to taste

Method:

Roast all the above ingredients  except onion and salt and coarsely grind. Mix salt and finely chopped raw onions to the powder.

Wash the Capsicum . Slit the  the top (ensure it is not fully slit),remove the center and deseed. Stuff 3/4 of the capsicum with the onion and powder mix. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a wok.Place the stuffed capsicum and close the lid. Keep it on medium flame till it is nicely done(Approx 20 to 25 mins). Serve hot with steamed rice and Rasam or Chapati.

Enjoy!!!!!!!

 

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Ridge Gourd and Spinach Soup

 

 

Bangalore weather has been cold for the last few days.  Saw some heavy downpour due to cyclone.Our theme-“Soup” for Foodie Monday was apt for this weather.

I got some fresh Ridge Gourd and Spinach from my farm(Free of pesticides). I made this yummy Soup to beat the cold.What more could i ask for?

My family just loved it.Better than the store bought soups. Less sodium and no fats. Absolutely healthy and something different from the regular soups.It is a one pot meal and totally filling.Light on Tummy and hips too.

Recipe for soup(One Serving)

Ingredients:

1/4 Ridge gourd skin peeled
1 medium tomato
1/4 cup spinach
3 garlic pods.

Boil the veggies in 3/4 glass of water for about 8 to 10 mins.
Once done blend it  to fine paste.Add the water too to blend .
Add salt and pepper.Garnish with a mix of flaxseed,bajra,chia seeds and green gram powder and lotus seed.

Heat a few drops of oil in a pan.Toss the asparagus and lotus seeds with some pepper powder and salt.

Serve this with the soup.

 

Enjoy !!!!

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Raw cucumber gojju / Sautekayi Hasi Gojju

 

Sautekayi Hasi Gojju is a traditional dish from Karnataka.  I learnt this recipe from my Mom. This is a regular feature at my place especially  when I am late from work.

There are different way to make hasi Gojju.

 

Check out my easy recipe that takes less than 15 Mins.

Recipe:

2 Tsp Urad dal / Black Gram
3 Tsp Channa dal / Bengal Gram
5 Dry red chillies
6 Tsp Sesame Seeds / Til
1/2 (lemon size) Tamrind
1/3 Tsp Fenugreek/ Methi seeds
3/4 Tsp Cumin / Jeera

A pinch of Hing / Asafoetida

Few Curry Leaves

Fresh Coriander chopped

Method:

Dry Roast all the above and grind to form a thick fine paste .Add very less water to grind.

Cut a medium size cucumber into small pcs .Add the masala paste to it.

For Tadka:
Heat 1/2 tsp of oil.Add channa dal,urad dal,mustard seeds,red chilli,curry leaves and hing.

Just before serving add salt to taste and tadka.Garnish with fresh coriander and serve with hot steamed rice or chapati or phulka.

 

Enjoy!!!!

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Bhindi Masala / Okra Spice Curry

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Okra or Bhindi is rich source of dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins. It is  often recommended by nutritionists in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs.There are many recipes of Okra/ Bhindi.

My family loves Okra /Bhindi. This is one of the most popular vegetable at my place. I cook Okra/ Bhindi in many ways.

This is one of the hit recipe which is yummy and easy to prepare.

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Recipe for Bhindi Masala/ Okra Spice Curry:

Ingredients:

  1. 800 Gms Okra/ Bhindi (Tender ones)
  2. 6 Onions chopped
  3. 5 Tomatoes chopped
  4. Handful of Coriander
  5. 10 Pepper Corns
  6. 3 Tsp Jeera/ Cumin
  7. 1 Tsp Garam Masala
  8. 1 Tsp Rasam Powder
  9. 1 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  10. Salt to Taste
  11. 12 Cashews
  12. 15 Almonds
  13. 10 ML Fresh Cream
  14. 3 Dry red chillies
  15. 1/4 Tsp Haldi/ Turmeric

Method:

Wash and cut the Okra/ Bhindi and keep it aside.

Heat 1 Tsp oil in a wok. Add 2 Tsp Jeera, pepper corns, turmeric/haldi and ginger garlic paste.Roast for a few seconds. Add the red chillies and chopped onions and coriander. Roast till the onions turn slightly brown.Add the chopped tomatoes, rasam powder, cashews and almonds.Roast all the ingredients till the tomatoes turn mushy. Allow the mixture to cool and blend to a fine paste.

Heat a tsp of oil in the same wok. Add 1 Tsp of Jeera/ Cumin Seeds. Add Bhindi and roast well. Ensure it does not burn.I roast till they are slighlty crunchy and not soggy(Approx 20 mins). Add Garam Masala and salt to taste.Mix well. Add the ground Masala and let it simmer for 10 mins on low flame.  Add fresh cream , mix well and switch off the stove.Garnish with fresh coriander.

Serve hot with Rotis or Phulkas.

Enjoy!!!!!!

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Idli Kachori Muffins

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Breakfast is very important for all of us. Sometimes we run out of ideas and with fussy kids you need to make breakfast interesting and appealing to attract them .Here I present a very easy and yummy recipe that can be baked easily and is not time consuming.

Another way to incorporate veggies in to the child’s diet.You can add any veggies and meat of your choice.

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Recipe For Kachori Masala:

Ingredients:

1Cup toor dal
4 Garlic pods
2″Ginger
5 Green chillies
Salt to taste.
1/2 Tsp Garam masala

Method:

Boil all the above with approx 1/4 cup of water.The water level should be a little less the level of dal as the cooked dal should be dry.Grind the above and roast in 2 Tbsp of oil till the mixture becomes dry.Add salt and garam masala .

Recipe for Idli Kachori Muffins:

1 cup=250 ml

Ingredients:
1.5 cups Idli batter
Handful of roasted flax seeds
1/2 Tsp Chilli powder
1/2 Tsp pepper powder
Veggies of your choice(i have added beans,carrot,corn and peas)
3 Tsp kachori masala
A pinch of soda /Eno fruit salt
2 Slices of bread torn

Salt to Taste

Method:

Mix all the ingredients.Grease the muffin tray and pour it into the moulds.
Preheat oven for 10 mins at 180C.Place the muffin tray in the pre heated oven for 30 mins.
Check with the toothpick,if the toothpick comes out clean then it is done.

Serve hot with green or red chutney.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rice & Potato Tikkis

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Kids are always attracted by junk food. My boys and nieces wanted to go to Mc Donald’s to gobble some burgers. I did not want them to have the junk food and just to make them have something healthy I made these yummy Tikkis that is so easy and quick to make.

Kiddos just loved it and were happy to have home made Tikkis instead of Burgers.

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Recipe for Rice & Potato Tikkis

Ingredients:

1 Cup= 250 ML

1 Cup Rice

3 Boiled Potatoes ( Medium sized)

1/2 Cup finely Chopped Onions

1 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste

1 Tsp Chilli Powder

1/2 Tsp Garam Masala

1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder/ Jeera Powder

1/4 Tsp Chaat Masala

1/4 Cup Finely chopped coriander

3/4 Cup Fresh Bread Crumbs

Salt to Taste

Method:

Mash Potatoes and Rice well. Ensure there are no lumps. Mix all the ingredients, shape them into round Tikkis and shallow fry on the Hot Plate. Ensure to shallow fry on both sides of the Tikkis.

Serve hot with Chilli Sauce or green chutney.

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Enjoy!!!

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Multigrain Potato Murukku

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Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It’s the festival of lights that is celebrated  four days, which literally illuminates the country with lights and crackers.Everyone enjoys this festival of lights by lighting up the houses, wearing new clothes and cooking a lot of savoury and sweet dishes for the family.

The theme for this event has been suggested by my talented friend Rupal Patel, who lives in Texas with her family and blogs some amazing recipes in her Blog www.goodfoodgoodmoodbyrupal.blogspot.in where you can have access to some of the most amazing recipes.

This year to celebrate Diwali, I have made Multigrain Potato Murukku. This is an instant recipe.

Recipe for Multigrain Potato Murukku :

Ingredients:

250 Gms Rice Flour

2 Medium size potatoes boiled

1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

150 Gms Multi grain Powder( roasted quinoq, chia seeds,flax seeds and green gram powder)

Salt to Taste

Oil for Frying.

Method:

Boil the potatoes and mash them well. Ensure there are no lumps. Mix Rice flour, Mashed potato, red chilli powder.multigrain powder and salt. Add 1.5 tbsp of sizzling hot oil. Mix well. Add enough water to form a nice soft dough.

Grease the murukku press with little oil and then fill the dough and start pressing.Heat the oil , check by adding a pinch of dough and  if it raises immediately,  then the oil is ready.Now carefully flip over the  murukkus and deep fry.Turn over and cook.Deep fry till it is  slightly brown .Repeat this process until the entire dough finishes.Place them on a tissue paper.

Once it cools store them in an airtight container.

Enjoy the Crispy Murrukus!!!!

Happy Diwali!!!!