Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Egg Less Choco Rum Balls

Chocolate coated rum balls are one of the tastiest snacks forever. Most of the children and we also huge fan of this easiest and nice-looking sweet. It is a truffle- like confection of sweet, dense balls flavored with chocolate and rum. The main ingredients of making balls are cookies and cake mixed with jam, condense milk and rum.
But my little daughter, Pari generally likes this sweet ,which is made using cake and also prefer it without any coating. Because she is the only lover of plain homemade cake. Frankly speaking I’m also fond of cake- made rum balls than biscuit-made rum balls, because I felt  cake-made rum balls are much softer than another one. Whatever the taste always varies person to person.
          For coating on top of the balls you can use anything as you wish. You may coat with desiccated coconut, chocolate rice, chopped nuts etc. When I was searching net for rum ball recipe and it's decoration from image ,I had chosen the site “My Mum’s Rum Balls” and changed little bit in my way and also skip coconut ingredients.

·        Cake crumbs [any cake] -4 cups (I used chocolate egg less cake)
[For making cake: First I beat 1 /4 cup oil,12 tbsp. of milk maid and 1 cup powder sugar. Keep aside. Take sieved 1 cup of  flour, 3 tbsp. of cocoa powder, 1 tsp. of baking powder and ½ tsp. of baking soda in an another mixing bowl.. Mixed well. Fold it to the oil-sugar mixture. At the time of folding used 2 tsp. Of liquid soda. Baked for 20 minutes in 180 degree c.]
·        Cocoa powder- 2 tbsp.
·        Mixed fruit jam -3 tbsp.
·        Rum -1 tsp.
·        Water- 2 tbsp.
·        Combine cake crumbs, cocoa powder in a bowl. Add jam, rum and water in it. Mix well till the mixture comes together.
·        Roll a little amount into ball shape.
·        Put them in refrigerator for cooling binding and in the meantime prepare chocolate sauce.
For Choco sauce you need:
·        Dark chocolate -60 grams.
·        Maple syrup -3 tbsp.
·        Butter -1 tbsp.
·        Rum-1 tsp.
·        Place chocolate, butter and maple syrup in a micro safe bowl.
·        Heat in medium micro power for 1 min to melt chocolate.
·        Stir till well combined. Add rum.
·        Carefully dip each rum ball in prepared sauce and cool in refrigerator and serve.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Butterscotch Lassi & Mango Soda Lassi with Jelly

    The extreme hot weather does not motivate me to consume any rich and oily food. In this awful weather we should take these types of foods which make us cool. I felt lassie is perfect one of them. Is it not?
      In my child days, there was a famous sweet shop near to our school. When I returned from school, I used to taste daily different flavored lassie including badam lassie, mango lassie, saffron rose lassie and it was my most favorite. A few rose petals used to spread on its top. Today also when I go to Chandannagar, I eagerly wait for this same drink from that particular shop.
The basic ingredients of this drink is known to all .I just wanted to present a new look to this fabulous drink. In case of soda lassie I follow the “Ruchi virani’s mocktail”, though she used ice-cream .Instead of ice-cream I just used yogurt
 For this thread I made combo pack of lassie .Enjoy it and give your comments which is important and inspiration for me.

            Ice-cream Lassi
Preparation times: 10 minutes
Serving for: 2

·        Sour yogurt -4 tbsp.
·        Butter scotch ice cream -3 tbsp.
·        Maple syrup -1 tbsp.
·        Water -1 ½ cups
·        Ice cube -4-5 nos.
·        Salt -1 pinch
·        Sugar powder-1 tbsp.
·        Whipped cream[beat in soft pick]and Choco chips – for garnishing

·        Put all ingredients in a big bowl. Blend well.
·        Pour in to serving glass and garnish with whipped cream and Choco chips.[According to requirement take whipped cream first then beat until became hard pick.]
·        Served child.

          Soda lassi
Preparation time-15 minutes
Serving for- 2

·        Mango pulp-2 tbsp.
·        Yogart-2 tbsp.
·        Sugar powder -2 tbsp.
·        Rose water -1 drop
·        Black salt- 1 pinch
·        Ice cube -2-3 ice cubes
·        Liquid soda – 1 cup
·         Strawberry syrup -3 tbsp.
·        Mix fruit jam-3-4 cubes
·        For making lassie in a mixing bowl put mango pulp, curd, sugar, salt and ice cube. Blend well.
·        Then pour it in serving glass filling half portion. Put one  jelly cube in it slowly and carefully.
·        Then pour Strawberry syrup into it and then finally pour liquid soda very slowly covering the full glass. Garnish with jelly cubes.

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

No Bake No Egg Cheese Cake

        An ancient form of cheesecake may have been a popular dish in ancient Greece even prior to Romans' adoption of it with the conquest of Greece. 
     Cheesecake is a sweet dish consisting of two or more layers. The main, and thickest layer, consists of a mixture of soft, fresh cheese, eggs, and sugar; the bottom layer is often a crust or base made from crushed cookies,graham crakers or simply biscuits. It may be baked or unbaked (usually refrigerated). Cheesecake is usually sweetened with sugar  and may be flavored or topped with fruits,whipped cream,nuts,fruit sauce, and/or chocolate syrup. – Courtesy Wikipedia
        This one is very rich and consisting of high calorie food.Generally most of the children are addict to cheese cake but unfortunately I can't make this for my little angel,because she has only loves for homemade fruit cake.Anyways my husband , sister and friends are fan of my cheese cake.

·        Strawberry Oreo biscuit (or any other biscuit /cookies ) – 1 pack(200 grams).
·        Butter (Melted) – 4 tbsp.
For filling:
·        Cream Cheese (I used Philadelphia) – 100 grams.
·        Whipped cream (After beating and until it has become soft peak)  - 5 tbsp.
·        White chocolate – 100 grams.
·        Gelatin – 2 tbsp.
·        Hot water – 4 tbsp.
·        Pine apple essence – 5 -6 drops.
·        Milk made – 150 grams.
·        Choco chips – 1 handful.
·        Chopped pistachio – 1 ½ tbsp.

·        Make a dust of Oreo biscuit .Pour melted butter into it. Mix well.

·        Take a spring form cake tin. Put biscuit-butter mixture into it. Spread and press it with your finger.

·        Cover the mould with a cling film and put it in refrigerator.
·        For filling first beat soften cream cheese and milk maid until it becomes frothy.
·        Put white chocolate bar in a oven prove bowl and melt it in a medium-high powder for 1 ½ minutes.
·        Beat it with hand beater for creating no lumps
·        Mix it with cheese – milkmaid mixture. Beat well.
·        Then mix whipped cream and fold.

·        Mix Gelatin with hot water without any lumps and mix with the above mixture.

·        Now put pineapple or any essence you like and chopped pistachio and Choco chips in it and mix well. Keep some chopped pistachio aside for topping .

·        Put this mixture into the cake tin after pulling out from refrigerator. Spread rest pistachio and peeled dark chocolate on top and again chilled for overnight.

·        Cut and Serve this chilled No Bake No egg Cheese cake to your friends and dear ones. 

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Roasted Chicken Drumsticks

        Who says that the roasted chicken has to enjoy in the grilled mode. After making this recipe I felt that the convection is also a very easy and endeavor, that can serve you a perfect roast.  

           When I kept my first bite into the munch chicken, it just shredded very easily and its inner juiciness remain intact. Most of the time I have to make roasted chicken for my H - man and little daughter because they are huge fan of this mouthwatering recipe.    

         In my child day, my Maa used to make tandoori chicken because it was my Baba's one of the favourite food .on that day Micro oven was no so popular in middle class families but she had passion to prepare variety of recipes in her kitchen .To make this type of chicken first she grease a frying pan and used to place chicken pieces and covering it in medium-low flame. When chicken became soften and dried up with its marinated spices she used to put them over a net and placed them over traditional chulha. Within 5 minutes the nice aroma began to come out . we eagerly wait at that time for finishing it with our plates. Maa used to serve hot and chicken pieces finishes within a flash.   Today when I prepare this easy and quick recipe, it just recall my old sweet memories and I think that she did not has so much convenience though she used to make lot of stuff like this whole heatedly.         

     ·        Chicken drumsticks- 6 nos.
     ·        For first marinating:
     ·        Lemon juice -2 tbsp.
     ·        Salt- to taste
     ·        Black paper -1/2 tsp.
     ·        For second marinating:
     ·        Garlic paste -1 tsp.
     ·        Ginger paste -1/2 tsp.
     ·        Green chili -2 nos.
     ·        Bear -3 tbsp.
     ·        Salt –to taste
     ·        White pepper powder -1/4 tsp.
     ·        Kashmiri red chili powder -1 tsp.
·        Olive oil -2 tbsp.[Sometimes I used fresh cream instead of olive oil. Here I used olive oil.
·        Homemade Tandoori masala -1/2 tsp.
·        For tandoori masala you need:
·        Star anise – 1 broken petal of one star anise
·        Rose petal -4-5 nos.
·        Green Cardamoms -2 nos.
·        Cinnamon stick -1 very small piece
·        Clove -4-5 nos.
·        Kebab chini -1 no.
·        Grated nutmeg -1 pinch
·        Mace -1 broken small piece
·        Egg white – 1no.
·        Dry roast all  and make powder in blender.


·        Wash and clean the drumstick .Dry it with kitchen towel.
·        Marinate with lemon juice and black pepper .Keep it for 15 minutes in refrigerator.

·        After 15 minutes strain the released water which came out from chicken and marinate with 2nd marinating ingredients and keep it for 6-7 hours.
·        Preheat the oven in 180 degree cent.
·        Place chicken sticks on the tawa and bake for 30 minutes or until it became soft and the colour changes to brown colour.

·        If you want the grilled texture then grill 5 minutes more and then it is ready to serve.
(I did the last grilled step as my H-man like hard grilled but can be skipped.)