Archive for September, 2013


Khaandvi Mess!

Today wasnt a very good day in the kitchen department.. 😛 Tried making this traditional Gujarati dish, khaandvi but ended up making a yellow mess instead. 😛 However all was not ruined because I put some seasoning to it and it did make a pretty good tasting dish.. However the looks,..not so good.. Which is why I shall refrain from putting up a picture here…;)

However as a tip, I would say if you do end up making a good khaandvi paste but are not as successful in spreading the paste and making the rolls, you can always add some tadka to the cooked batter and have it with chapattis! Atleast you wont be wasting ingredients! 

Rest assured, I shall be trying this dish till I do succeed! So do stay posted and follow my blog!

🙂

 

Perfect Brownies

As my first post on this blog was a sweet..Would like to continue my tradition of sweet beginnings! I tried these brownies from a site..Don’t remember which site though..Put in a few changes and voila! the best brownies  I have tasted! I know I might sound conceited with this statement.. But they really were that great! A big thanks to whoever had posted this recipe! So well..here goes…:)

Ingredients-

1/2 cup softened butter(I’m adding a video at the bottom on how to soften butter in minutes)

1and1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla essence

2 eggs

3/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 tsp salt

a small bar of dark chocolate-broken into tiny pieces

Note-Make sure the ingredients are all at room temperature before you start working. Not sure why but I read somewhere that it is a necessity whenever you are baking something!

Method

1)Preheat oven to 175 C.

2)Combine the melted butter,sugar and vanilla. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.

2)Sift the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Gradually stir into the egg mixture until even(I’m normally too lazy to sift the flour..So all I do is whisk the powders..The main intent is to air out the flour coz it is heavy and would sink to the bottom if not aired )

Note-The mixture will get tough and goooey at this point..Don’t worry it’s supposed to be that way.. I had my doubts but I carried on anyways..Trust me you will not regret the effort put into mixing! It is completely worth it!

3)Add the chocolate pieces and fold.

4)Line a rectangular baking dish with butter paper. Spread batter as evenly as possible onto the baking dish.(The baking dish should be shallow. Do not add too much batter because if it is too much, you end up getting extremely hard bricks of cake.)

5) Bake for 30 minutes.

6)Cut into square pieces only when it is completely cooled down because if you try to cut when the brownies are warm, the chocolate will stick to the knife and the crusts won’t remain intact. (The crusts are the best part! :D)

Your brownies are ready!!

I regret not taking better pictures.. but I really wasnt thinking of the blog when I clicked. The soul purpose of this click was to gain the envy of my friends who weren't getting these awesome brownies! :P

I regret not taking better pictures.. but I really wasnt thinking of the blog when I clicked. The soul purpose of this click was to gain the envy of my friends who weren’t getting these awesome brownies! 😛

The link to the video of how to soften butter in minutes as promised !I havent tried this method yet but I totally trust this person’s tips and techniques! This is from the one pot chef show.. He has extremely awesome recipes and you will find many of my recipes are from his videos! 🙂

Its been a looooong time!

I had completely forgotten about this blog of mine..Remembered it all of a sudden when my team lead mentioned her friend’s blog and I was quick to tell her I have a blog too..Completely ignoring the fact that I havent blogged for more than a year now..Well you can’t exactly blame me! ..  Its all thanks to the awful amount of time I spend in the bus doing absolutely nothing! (Not nothing actually..I have taken to reading novels lately..but that’s not exactly productive work..so yeah..m back to describing my journey to and fro work as completely useless)..Okay I am getting way tooo sidetracked here! Wanted to say a huge sorry to those who were following my blog..and those who weren’t…well meh! No loss, no gain! This time,  I have made up my mind this time to blog religiously atleast once a week..so YEAYE! During this one year..I have tried new recipes..I have done loaaads of new paintings..So naturally I have quite a lot to blog about! Here’s hoping I keep this blog going for atleast a year! Here’s to a new beginning! CHEERS! Signing out for now..Have to assemble my work..So will be back soon with a new recipe! Looking forward to blogging again! Please do feel free to comment on my posts and follow me! As I said.. It keeps me encouraged to post more! Buh-bye!