Friday, November 29, 2013

Chocolate Trifle A Taste of Heaven

This eye catching, full of rich chocolate flavor is a dream dessert with six luxurious layers of cream,custard and chocolate cake crumbles. If you want to taste heaven with every scoop this dessert will not fail you. So go ahead and surprise your loved ones..

  • 6 tbsp chocolate cake crumbles
  • 6 tbsp whipped cream
  • 3 medium size glasses
  • 6 tbsp chocolate custard

For chocolate custard
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp custard powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp sugar

To prepate chocolate custard in a bowl mix the cocoa powder, custard powder and little milk.Mix nicely keep aside.

Boil rest of the milk, add sugar and mix nicely. Then add the above mixture to this and stir continously so that it does not stick to the bottom. Once it begins to boil switch it off after one minute and let it cool.

In a serving glass, put 2 tbsp crumbled chocolate cake, 2 tbsp chocolate custard, 2 tbsp whipped cream some nuts then again add 2tbsp of chocolate crumbles , chocolate custard and whipped cream.

Sprinkle some tutty fruttie and refrigerate for 8 hrs

Serve chilled

Note: To prepare whipped cream please refer to the homemade whipped cream frosting I had prepared earlier

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Tasty and Easy Puffed Rice Upma / Maramaralu Upma

Puffed rice can be used innovatively even for breakfast.If you are looking for something quick and light on the stomach then do try this out. Sometimes puffed rice may become slightly soft and cannot be used for bhelpuri then this recipe of using puffed rice will be a delightful evening snack too.

  • 3 cups puffed rice ( Maramaralu / Pori )
  • 1.5 cup chopped veggies (cauliflower, carrot, potato)
  • 1/4 tsp jeera / cummin seeds
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes
  • 3 slit green chilies
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro/coriander
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste
 Cooking Procedure
Heat oil in the same pan, add cumin seeds, chilies  then add the chopped veggies and fry till they become tender.
Then add tomatoes and cilantro/coriander and cook until it becomes soft. Add salt and tomato ketchup and mix nicely,

Put the puffed rice in water for a seconds then immediately drain the water then add the puffed rice and give a quick stir so that everything can blend ricely. Serve immediately. It tastes great when served hot.
Note: Dont soak it too much in water and neither stir too much after adding to the veggies.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Tasty and Healthy Avocado Sandwich

Avocado is a healthy fruit also known as butter fruit in the indian market . One of my close friend gave me this recipe to try out. It got some amazing flavor and with its creamy and buttery texture it feels you have added cheese to the sandwich.

You can even eat it as a dip with some garlic bread/sticks/nachos.

  • 12 bread slices
  • 1 avacado medium size
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro/coriander
  • 1/4 tsp of any pickle or lemon juice
  • 1-2 chopped green chilli
  • 1/4 tsp roasted jeera/cummin powder
  • salt to taste
Cut the avacado into half, discard the seed and scoop out the pulp into a bowl. Add rest of the ingredients to it and mash it with a fork to a smooth paste. And your stuffing in ready.

Apply the spread to one slide of bread and close it with another.Heat a tawa and toast the bread with some butter/ghee until light golden brown. Slice in triangle and serve hot.

Make sure it is ripe when you buy it ... it will be slightly soft without dark spots.

A firm avocado will ripen in a paper bag or in a fruit basket at room temperature within a few days. As the fruit ripens, the skin will turn darker. Avocados should not be refrigerated until they are ripe. Once ripe, they can be kept refrigerated for up to a week. If you are refrigerating a whole avocado, it is best to keep it whole and not slice it in order to avoid browning that occurs when the flesh is exposed to air.


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