Thursday, April 30, 2009


This is a dry Gobi dish and a very tasty one.Some people simply fry cauliflower florets using all masala ingredients and garnish with coriander and some prefer fried cauliflower sauteed in sauce and capsicum and onion.I prefer the latter one because i love capsicum and here's the recipe i used(i don't remember the exact measurement of cornflour,but it doesn't matter much ).
cornflower-2-3 tbsp
chilly powder-1tbsp
ginger garlic paste-1tbsp
black pepper powder-1 tsp
soy sauce-1 tsp
salt -as required
tomato sauce or chilly sauce(or both)-1 tbsp
ajinomotto(optional)-1 pinch
Wash and cut the cauliflower florets
Soak the cauliflower florets in hot water .You can add 1 tsp haldi or vinegar into the hot water.
After 5 minutes drain the water and dry the florets.
In one bowl mix cornflour,soy sauce,chily powder,ginger garlic paste,pepper powder and salt .
Put the florets in to it and without adding water ,coat the florets with the cornflour mixture.
Deep fry the florets till golden brown and keep aside.
In another pan,heat about 2 tbsp oil and saute the onions.When the onions start changing colour,add capsicum and saute for 2 minutes.
Now add tomato sauce and chilly sauce and 1 tsp soy sauce.Mix well and again saute for 2 minutes .Now add ajinomotto and cauliflower florets and mix well and saute for 2 minutes .
Remove from flame and serve.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

BLACK FOREST CAKE's the recipe of this wonderful and delicious cake.....(i got the recipe from Lakshmi Nair's cookery show)

Ingredients(for cake)

1.All purpose flour-1/2 cup

2.Cocoa powder-1/2 cup

3.Powdered sugar-2 cups


5.Melted butter-100g

6.Vanilla Essence-2 tbsp

For sugar syrup

7.Water-1 cup

8.Sugar-5-8 tbsp

9.Rum/whisky-2 tbsp

For Topping

Whipping cream powder-200g

Ice water-1 cup

Tinned cherries(as much as u want)

Chocolate strands-1 packet

Dark chocolate bar-1

Chocolate chips-1 packet


1.Mix flour and cocoa powder and keep aside

2.Melt the butter in a sauce pan and keep aside

3.Beat the eggs in a bowl

4.Add finely powdered sugar in to the beaten eggs

5.Add vanilla essence to this mixture

6.Beat the above mixture till it becomes light cream colour

7.Add the flour -cocoa powder mixture through a sieve to this ,slowly,simultaneously mixing the mixture using a wooden spoon

8.Add warm melted butter in to it slowly ,mixing simultaneously .Fold in everything slowly using wooden spoon.

9.Grease the cake tin using butter and line it with a butter paper . Pour the batter in to it.(You can pour the whole batter and bake the cake and then slice it in to three layers or you can divide the batter in to three parts and bake it separately 3 times to get 3 slices)

10.Pre- heat the oven to 170 degree celsius and bake the cake for 25-30 minutes if you are baking three layers separately or for 45 minutes if u r baking the whole batter.

11.Turn it out from the baking tin and cool the cake.I baked the 3 layers separately(and had to cool them separately too) ,but if you are baking the whole batter ,you can slice it in to 3 layers of the same shape after cooling the baked cake.But you have to be very careful while doing so.

12.Make sugar syrup using 1 cup water and 5-8 tbsp sugar .Let it boil and become a li'l thick.Cool the syrup.Then add about 2 -3 tbsp of rum or whisky in to it and mix well.

13.Prick the three layers of the cake with fork.

14.Now add sugar syrup in to the layers slowly and let the syrup soak in properly.Spread the syrup all over the 3 layers.

15.Now Pour one cup of ice water in to 200g of whipping cream powder and whisk it for 3 mts using a beater .Make a thick cream out of it.Then refrigerate the cream for about 15 minutes.

16.Place the bottom layer in a big tray.Spread the whipped cream all over the layer and put sliced tinned cherries on top of it .Now place the second layer and press it and then spread the cream and cherries.After that place the top layer and cover the whole cake with whipped cream.

17.Now using a peeler ,peel the dark chocolate bar and decorate the cake with these chocolate peels,chocolate strands,chocolate chips and cherries.(Since my cake is a heart shaped one,i had made a small heart in the centre using chocolate flakes and outlined the cake with cherries .I decorated it further by putting chocolate strands and chocolate chips.For decorating the sides ,lift the cake with one hand and using other hand u can press the chocolate chips on to the cake)

Try this and let me know...