PRAline or Pralin

History of Praline European Praline – Europe is where praline was born. Here the caramel coated nuts are crushed to a get a powder which is called pralin. Pralin, in Europe, is added to cakes, ice creams, chocolates, desserts etc. The French mix praline with chocolate and call it praline. In UK, praline is not … More PRAline or Pralin

CANdied orange peel

I love the look of candied orange peel. Candied orange peels are great in taste and in looks. The fresh, bright, transparent strands enhances any desert.i love the bitter sweetness of it. Ingredients 4 nos. – Oranges (Clementines or any variety. I even use Nagpur oranges) 1 cup – water 1/2 cup – sugar 1/4 … More CANdied orange peel

ONE Bowl Brownie

This is a stand by brownie by DONNA HAY. Its so easy that you can make it after your guests arrive. Ingredients 150gms – Butter 1 1/4 cup – Superfine sugar or powdered sugar 3/4 cup – Cocoa powder 1 tsp – Vanilla essence 3 nos – Egg 1/2 cup – All purpose flour Pre … More ONE Bowl Brownie

TURquoise Velvet Cake

The first time i saw a red velvet cake was on Masterchef australia. In one of the challenges the contestants were supposed to re creat Nigella Lawson’s red velvet cup cake. I was so impressed by the red and white combination. I was more fascinated with how this cake got its name, RED VELVET.It is … More TURquoise Velvet Cake

GOLden cookies

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon poppy seeds for topping 12 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature 2/3 cup dark or light brown sugar 2 large egg yolks 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2-3 tablespoons milk or more if Required Chocolate filling: 12tbsps dark chocolate, … More GOLden cookies

PLAin White Rice

A lot of curries, rasams, sambars etc is usually had with Rice. There are again lot of varieties of rice. Basmati, mostly used in pulav, biryani and few dessert preparations. Basmati is a long grained rice which is very fragrant when cooked. Sonamasoori, is a short grained rice which is mostly used in south India. … More PLAin White Rice

MASala Chai

 “Aap chai lenge???” is the first thing most of the Indians asks when they have guests over. Or “Chal chai peete hai” is what friends tell each other when they want to just go out. Or that’s what most of us have first thing in the morning. Or like our new Prime Minister Says … More MASala Chai