Monday, April 29, 2013


Lagta nahi hai darr ab andhere se mujhko...........
Ke Dil ki tanhaiyan hain kaali bahut ;
Mehsoos nahi hota ab dard bhi koi........
Ke sisakte Dil ki aahein hain nirali bahut.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Banana Cake

I've been meaning to try this recipe for a long time since I came across it on but everytime, I wait for the bananas to ripen enough and before I realize, they've been trashed. I woke up at  3 today and there was no one at home and here I go again hunting for food. And , there in front of me lay a couple of Fully ripe bananas. And the rest of the story.......

The Magic Makers

All Purpose Flour                          1 cup
Salt                                                 1/4 tsp
Baking Soda                                  1 tsp
Very Ripe Bananas                      2,medium sized
Egg                                               1
Sugar                                           3/4 cup
Vanilla Essence                           3/4 tsp
Cream                                        1/4 cup
Cooking Butter                          2X4 piece
Oil                                              for greasing

The Prestige

My Mum always says, whenever you're making a cake, combine the dry ingredients first. So I mixed together the flour, salt and baking soda.
Now, in a food processor add the bananas and whisk till they make a smooth paste. To this, add the egg and sugar and blend till they are well combined. Now add the Vanilla essence and the cream and blend to get a smooth creamy paste. Next, add the Flour mixture and blend for about 2-3 mins making sure there are no lumps. Finally add the butter and give it another little run. The mixture has 1 string consistency.
Grease a baking mould and bake on medium heat for 20 mins. And if you can , hold yourself back, coz the aromas springing forth from the oven are just irresistible.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Dum Handi Chicken

I picked this recipe off some TV show,a very long time ago. And since I have a "Handi" now, I decided that this would be the time to try it.....The product.......A delectable, creamy chicken curry with earthen flavours. Go ahead and try it yourself.

The Magic Makers

Boneless Chicken                             100g

Lime Juice                                            1 tsp
Salt                                                        to taste
Garlic Paste                                          1/2 tsp
Ginger Paste                                         1/2 tsp
Green Chillies,Finely chopped             1/2 tsp
Red Chilli powder                                1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder                                1/4 tsp
Cumin powder                                    1/2 tsp
Coriander powder                              1/2 tsp
Curd                                                    2 tsp
Roasted & Skinned peanut paste       3 tsp

For Gravy
Oil                                                       2 tsp
Onion,Finely chopped                       2 tsp
Ginger,finely chopped                       1/2 tsp
Garlic,Finely chopped                       1/2 tsp
Tomato,Finely chopped                    2 tsp
Turmeric powder                              1/4 tsp
Cumin powder                                  1/2 tsp
Coriander powder                            1/2 tsp
Salt                                                    to taste
Coriander leaves                              2 tsp
Water                                               1 small cup

The Prestige

Marinate the chicken for an hour with the ingredients mentioned under marinade. 

Meanwhile heat water in a open pan.

In an earthen pot heat some oil and saute onions till translucent. Now add Ginger and garlic and cook till the raw smell is gone. Now add tomato and cook till they are soft. Now add the powdered spices and mix till well incorporated. Add salt and the add the chicken. Keep stirring until the chicken is well coated with the spices. Add water for gravy.

Transfer the pot to the pan with boiling water. Seal the edges of the pot with dough and put the lid on. Cook till the chicken is tender. Remove the lid and mix in the coriander leaves.Serve with rotis.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Stuffed Omlette

I believe this is the first thing I ever cooked. It worked like "Red Bull" for me, giving me wings to explore the arena of cooking and ever since there has been no looking back. This one has been an all time favourite among almost everyone I know and the recipe has been shared time and again, so here I am continuing the tradition for the evergreen recipe of a delectable omlette.

The below mentioned ingredient sizes suffice for one omlette.

The Magic Makers
Eggs                                         2
Ginger-Garlic Paste                1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder                    1/4tsp
Black Pepper Powder             1/8 tsp
Salt                                          to taste
Turmeric Powder                  1/8 tsp
Finely Chopped Onion          1/2 a medium sized onion
Boneless Chicken                   1 small piece
Oil                                          1 tbsp
Butter                                    1 cube
Coriander Leaves                 1tsp

The Prestige
Heat Oil in a pan and fry onions till soft. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell is gone. Now add the dry spices and mix well.. Now shred the chicken and add to the pan. I used the chicken left over from a curry. You can also use fresh chicken by boiling it with salt. Add coriander leaves. Saute for a minute and remove.
Break 2 eggs into a bowl and beat along with the chicken mix.
Heat Butter in a pan and add the egg mix spreading it evenly. Cook covered on low heat. When it starts to brown flip the omlette to the other side and cook covered till done. And Ta-da.....

Tip:  Whenever you cook with butter, add a few drops of oil to the heating utensil, else the butter burns.