Thursday, December 22, 2011


hii people,

this post has got something to do with Christmas, and i got this recipe from the kitchen goddess Nigella Lawson. but don't you think that this is where i begin the celebration, because then you will be wrong. rather very wrong. had never got a more worse Christmas gift than this before.
this cupcake babies are to tell some one that please don't go away. these are not made for celebrating some good thing, but only to express how much i miss someone, and how much i will be missing someone henceforth. but still this is a Christmas gift for someone. so nothing more do i have got to share today. just sharing the recipe:


  • 250g plain flour
  • 75ml vegetable cooking oil
  • 2 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp baking soda
  • 100gm caster sugar
  • 1/4tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 200ml full-fat milk
  • 1 egg
  • 175g raisins
  • 1 tbsp lemon rind


  • preheat oven @ 200 degree C. line 12 muffin tins.
  • measure flour-baking powder & soda, ground cinnamon & nutmeg  into a large bowl & sieve it well, then put in the grated lemon rind & mix well all the dry ingrediants.
  • measure the milk and add the oil & egg. mix well, with the help of a fork.  mix till well combined.
  • pour this liquid mixture into the dry ingrediants & stir until evrything is well combined.
  • fold in the raisins in this mixture. spoon the batter into the muffin cases & sprinkle sugar on top. bake in oven for 20mins, till they are golden brown.

well, i have changed the recipe according to my tastes & availability. ans i just wanted to make something for him badly, that's why this. i had added a bit of salt in the dry mixture. hope it turns out well this time, unlike last time while it turned out to be a disaster.

please pray this time it works. because the way to a man's heart is through his stomach!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

M00Li P@ranthA

hello people,
the best part is the butter

sorry was not able to blog for a long time. i was seriously busy with office and work, and moreover an important addition in my life has kinda made it complete and along side takes up a lot of my time. trust me, i am happy about it. i do miss cooking at times, specially when i see some cookery shows, but i am happy feeding my "addition" at times, and cooking up some deserts of his choice.
paratha with sabzi

but since it's a Sunday, and its time for a heavy breakfast at my place. and since its winter, so reddish is a very common option. but the only difference is that this time my mom had to make it, since m not very good at making a dough for parantha. but trust me, i was with her all the time. previously my mom used to make, aloo parantha, but mooli is the first time for her. so here goes the recipe.............. its an easy one!!!!!!!


  • 2 cups flour (maida)
  • 1 cup grated raddish
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4tsp methi powder
  • 1/4tsp garam masala powder
  • 3tbsp ghee
  • salt to taste
  • water, as required.

a perfect Indian homemade breakfast


  • grate the reddish and drain out all the water.
  • mix it with all the masalas and keep aside.
  • now mix the flour with half of the ghee and water as required to make a smooth dough. separate it into golf sized balls & set aside.
  • for each dough ball, roll it into small circles, place the reddish mixture in the middle and then bring the ends of circle together, and make into a ball. be careful to seal the ends properly.and then roll it out like a paratha. my mom's parathas varied from 4" to 6" circles.
  • heat ghee on the tawa and then fry it as normal ones. that's it!!!!
  • serve with a spoonful of butter on top.

a relative of mine often mixes the reddish mixture with the dough, rather than stuffing in middle, evan that imparts a nice texture and taste to the dish. you need not wait to arrive at the center, you get reddish everywhere. since i always need a side dish to go with the paratha, so my mom made a cauliflower & potato sabzi and the final thing was jalebi.
what a beautiful start to a holiday.
but sorry mom, cudn't be a part of it!!!!!!!!!!!!