Friday, November 21, 2014


Here is a dessert that I tried a while ago, and have been lying in my drafts for months now. I think this is basically a cheesecake with two different flavour. A pretty straight forward recipe with an awesome result. Actually the recipe doesn't have chocolate layer in it. I added chocolate sauce into it for an extra flavor. My kids prefer anything chocolaty. This is an easy non-bake cheesecake with a chocolate cookie base. Oreo in this recipe adds a delightful crunchiness to the smooth creamy dessert.


Oreo biscuits : 15 crushed
Butter : 2 tbsp melted
Philadelphia cream cheese : 1/2 cup
Sugar : 3 tbsp
Cool whip whipped topping thawed : 1 pack (8 ounces)
Vanilla : 1 tsp
Chocolate sauce : 3 tbsp


Crush the cookies, mix with butter. Firmly press on bottom of a loaf tin. I used silicone one. Refrigerate while preparing filling. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric beater until well blended. Gently stir in cool whip. Spread half of this mixture over the refrigerated crust, Again refrigerate until set.Add chocolate sauce to the remaining cream cheese mixture. Mix well and spread over the first layer. Cover and refrigerate until firm.
To serve: Invert the loaf pan on to a serving plate and slide the loaf pan out. Serve thick slices.

This recipe is linked to the event 'Wedding Anniversary Cakes & Sweets'

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Spring Onion Stir-fry

Spring onion aka scallion is one of the variety of onion. We can make delicious soups and Currys with this flavorful vegetable.


Spring Onion : 1 bunch
Oil : 2 tsp
Cumin seeds : 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves : 2 sprigs
Besan / gram flour : 1 1/2 tbsp 
Red chilli powder : 1/2 tsp 
Garam Masala powder : a pinch
Salt to taste


Wash and chop the spring onions very finely ( both the green and white parts together ).
In a pan add oil and splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds, then add curry leaves into it.
Add chopped spring onion and stir well.
After 2 minutes add salt and cook for another 2 minutes.
Now add besan, red chilly powder and Garam Masala, mix well and cook until the raw smell of besan goes. After adding besan stir all the time otherwise it will burn.
Always serve this spring onion Masala hot . 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Fish Molee Recipe / Fish Stew In Coconut Millk

For marination :-
King fish or any firm fleshed fish : 1/2 kg
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder : 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice : 1 tsp
Salt : to taste
For gravy :-
Coconut oil : 2 tbsp
Cardamom : 2 
Cloves : 3 
Cinnamon: 1" piece
Bay leaf : 1
Onion : 1 large sliced
Tomato : 1 medium 
Ginger : 1 heaped tsp crushed
Garlic : 1 heaped tsp crushed
Green chillies : 3 slitted 
Shallots : 4
Curry leaves : 3 sprigs 
Thick coconut milk ,1st extract : 1/2 
Thin coconut milk : 1 1/2 cup
Salt to taste

First clean and pat dry fish.
Marinate fish pieces with the ingredients listed under ' for marination '. Set aside for 15 minutes. Shallow fry them until 3/4 th done, drain on to a kitchen towel.

In a wide pan heat coconut oil , then add cardamom,cloves,cinnamon and bay leaf. Saute for few seconds.
Add onion, ginger, garlic, green chillies and curry leaves. Saute until onion turns soft and translucent.
Now add tomato and thin coconut milk. Bring this to a boil. Add salt to taste.
Add the fried fish pieces and mix gently. Cover and cook for few minutes or until the gravy turns thick.
Now add the thick coconut milk and mix gently. Switch off the stove.

Temper with shallots and curry leaves and add more sliced tomatoes , if desired.
Serve with appam.