Friday, November 28, 2014

Orange Trifle

orange trifle

Things required :

1 stem glass
Orange Sponge Cake (for the recipe click here)
Whipped Cream
Fresh Orange Segments (peeled and deseeded)


1. Cut the sponge into 1 inch cubes and place a few of them at the bottom of the glass.
2. Pipe out a generous amount of whipping cream over it to form a layer.
3. Layer the chunks of fresh orange over it.
4. Pipe out whipping cream to make a new layer.
5. Place the cake cubes carefully to make a new layer.
6. Again pipe out whipping cream to form a layer.
7. Lastly place the orange chunks to make the top-most layer.
8. Chill it for atleast 2 hours before serving.

Tips : You can use a readymade sponge cake to keep the procedure simpler.

Variation :  Strawberry Trifle. For the recipe, click here.

Orange Sponge Cake (Eggless)

Orange Sponge Cake (Eggless)

tastes best when chilled!!

Preparation time : 15 min
Baking time : 30-45 min
Serves - 10 people

Ingredients :

Maida - 2 cups
Condensed Milk - 1 tin
Mirinda/Fanta Cold drink - 180 ml
Butter (white) - 6 tbsp (or 90 gm)
Soda-bi-carb - 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder - 1 tsp

Procedure :

1. Whisk condensed milk and butter together.
2. Add soda-bi-carb and baking powder to maida and sieve thrice.
3. Start with adding 2 tbsp of maida mixture into the condensed milk-butter mixture. Mix it thoroughly. Again add 2 tbsp of maida mixture. Mix. Keep on repeating the procedure till everything is completely mixed. When the batter gets thick while mixing, add cold drink too.
5. Pour the batter in a greased and dusted baking tin.
6. Bake it in a preheated oven for 35 min at 180 degree.
7. Check the cake by inserting a tooth-pick in the centre of the cake. If it comes out clean, that means cake is done, If not, bake it for 10 min more.

Serving Suggestion : Top it with whipped cream and fresh orange segments (peeled and deseeded)

Variation : For Chocolate Cake - Add 1 tbsp of cocoa powder to the maida mixture in step 2 and instead of mirinda/fanta use pepsi/coke.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Tomato & Basil Paneer Roll (for kids)

This recipe is a wholesome meal in itself. A very appetizing, tasty and savoury roll, loved by all. Its a perfect recipe for sunday brunch or for tea-time. Loaded with cheese and paneer definitely its a heartfull meal specially for 'fussy kids'. Give this to your child to hold in her fist and just watch how quickly she finishes all of it by herself (without you prompting her again n again to have a bite  :P)

Things Required :

things required for the roll

Cheese cube - 1/2
Pizza topping or Tomato Ketchup
Dough for 1 Lachcha Paratha
1 onion and 1 tomato

Procedure :

1. Cook 1 Lachcha Paratha with the dough and place it in a serving plate.

2. Spread a generous layer of tomato ketchup or pizza topping over it.

3. Spread the layer of paneer bhurji over it.

4. Sprinkle chopped onion and tomato over it.
5. Sprinkle grated cheese.
6. Roll it tightly.

7. Wrap it in aluminium foil and serve immediately with tomato ketchup.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tomato and Basil Paneer Bhurji (low fat & quick)

Tomato basil paneer bhurji

Preparation time - 10 min
Cooking time - 10 min
Serves - 2

Ingredients :

Oil - 1 tsp
Onion (finely chopped) - 1/2 cup
Tomato (finely chopped) - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Paneer (crumbled) - 1 cup  (I used the homemade low fat paneer!)
Dry basil - 1/4 tsp
Fresh basil leaves (finely chopped) - 1 tbsp

Procedure :

1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Saute onions till golden-brown.
2. Add tomatoes, salt and red chilli powder. Mix. Cook till tomatoes get soft.
3. Add crumbled paneer and dry basil. Mix. Slower down the flame.Cook covered for 3-4 minutes, till paneer absorbs the flavour of basil and tomato.
4. Transfer the preparation in a serving bowl and garnish with basil leaves.