Thursday, 18 December 2014

Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Whipped Cream Frosting

Inspired by my dear Suhaina I made these cute little cupcakes for my wedding anniversary .The best no fail recipe adapted  from here.These were the best chocolate cupcakes ever covered with strawberry whipped cream which went perfect with it..I also made one 6 inch chocolate cake and covered with strawberry whipped cream. Do try these yummy cupcakes you'll love them .

for the cupcakes
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup  Cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup  oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

for the whipped cream frosting
1 cup whipped cream
1 tsp strawberry essence
2 tbsp icing sugar
. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
 Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes
. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).
 Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups. Heat oven to 180 degree Celsius. Fill cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 22 to 25 minutes.or until wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean Cool completely. Frost.
Makes About 30 cupcakes.
Beat the whipped cream with icing sugar till soft stiff peaks then pipe it over the cupcakes.
sending this to Tanya's event and   Babi's event

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Sweet Treats Event with Giveaway

new year celebration | merry christmas

It gives me and Monu from immense pleasure to announce that we both will be hosting a joint event with a give away..
As it's time for celebration let's all come together and share all our yummy goodies here and we in return will share with you all a wonderful gift .We are going to select two winners one from India One from Pakistan .For those participants who live in the rest part of the world and are ready to share their gifts with their family and friends living in Pakistan and India can participate too .We can courier the gift to their families/friend.

The linky will be open from  today 16 dec to 16 jan 2015..So hurry up guys and start linking from today..
Lets have a look on few simple rules which need to be followed.

  1. You have to link the entries related to Christmas and new year like  sweets , cakes, desserts, puddings,baked/non baked, fried etc.
  2. Usage of Logo is not mandatory but recommended.
  3. Entries are unlimited, at least 5 from archive.All you need to do is update the old post and link up to this page and Monu's blog.
  4. Follow Monu's Social Pages(FacebookTwitterP interestGoogle+) as well as My (FacebookP interestGoogle+).
  5. No compulsion of race, culture, religion, or country is applied for the participation. Any one can participate.
  6. You have to link to this announcement page as well as Monu's blog ( with your post. Entries without linking back to their posts shall not be accepted.
  7. Non-Bloggers are also encouraged to take part. All you need to do is just send us your Name, Location and Recipe Picture & send it to me by  mail  or to Recipes Passion Facebook or email to
We will be selecting two winners who have linked in maximum entries and  followed all the rules.
 All the best guys...Waiting to see your entries.

Link in your entries here
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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Orange Cake

Soft and delish this citrusy cake will fill your house with a lovely aroma.This orange cake is just too soft and moist .You'll fall in love with every bite.You can glaze this yummy cake or have it plain .I preferred to have it the way it is.Do try this .You'll be wanting to try this over and over again.

1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar 
1/2 cup orange juice
1.5 tsp orange zest
2 eggs
1.5 tsp baking powder

  • Prepare the baking tin by  greasing it and lining it with parchment .
  • Pre heat the oven for 10 min at 180 degree .
  • Sift the flour and baking powder.
  • Beat sugar and sugar till fluffy
  • To this add egg one at at time and beat till its mixed
  • Add the orange zest

  • Add flour and beat on low speed till the mixture is incorporated
  • Add the orange juice and mix well.
  • Pour in prepared tin and bake for 35-40 min at 180 degree Celsius or till tooth pick inserted come out clean.
  • Allow it to cool completely before slicing


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Thursday, 11 December 2014

Chicken Fried rice with Meatballs

If you love fried rice you're going to love this for sure . filling one pot meal with fried meatballs, chicken and egg you can add crab meat and sausage too.Goes very well with Chicken Chilli Do give it a try ..I have used meatballs with mutton mince you can make it with chicken/beef mince too.

300 gms chicken boneless
2 cups rice
1 egg
1 green chilli
5-6 garlic cloves minced
12-15 meatballs click here for recipe
1 tsp oyster sauce
1.5 tsp chilli sauce
1 .5 tsp soy sauce
1 tbsp pepper crushed
2 med capsicum
1 carrot finely chopped
7-8 french beans chopped fine
1 cup spring onions chopped fine.

  • Cook rice till 3/4th done and let it cool completely.
  • Boil the chicken with pepper and salt and shred to pieces.
  • In a pan heat 1 tsp oil add green chillies pepper and egg scramble it  and keep it aside.
  • In the same pan heat 2 tbsp oil ,add chopped garlic and saute for 2-3 min
  • Then add the french bean and carrot saute for sometime.
  • Add pepper and salt ,then add the shredded chicken ,meat balls and the sauces.
  • Mix in the cooked rice and give it a nice stir so that everything mixes up well.
  • Lastly add the chopped spring onion .
  • Toss it well ,add salt and pepper if required.
  • Serve hot with Chicken Chilli.

for more fried rice recipes pls click the link below
chicken fried rice with burnt garlic
schezwan chicken fried rice
prawn fried rice
pineapple chicken fried rice
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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Vegetarian Shami Kebab..Guest post by Subha.

 Today I have a very special guest in my blog my dear friend Subha who is such a wonderful friend a great human being a loving mom to her lovely daughter who is an inspiration to her lovely  blog Subha's Dairy Free Treats.
I met Subha in one of fb's group who then became a very close friend .I got attracted to the blog since its unique and filled with super yummy recipes which are all dairy free .So all those allergic to dairy products and you still want to have something yummy look up for Subha's Space you will never regret. Now over to Subha.

I got introduced to Gloria through blogging and within a short time, we became very close friends. I love her cake recipes. I am not an expert in baking and Gloria’s space is one of the most inspiring blogs for me. She has a great collection of recipes and I was so thrilled when she told me to do a guest post. It is a great pleasure to do this and I am so glad that I have found her on this blogosphere - someone who is very genuine and sincere, who I can rely on, share my feelings with no hesitation..

This recipe is adapted from Vah chef’s video but I have made several alterations to suit our diet (as I usually blog only dairy free recipes). I am sure you all would definitely love this Kebab. It has amazing texture – crispy outside and soft inside. You can impress your family members or guests with this Kebab. I am absolutely sure about that. Now, over to the recipe..

Raw Bananas / Plantain
3 medium
Channa Dal
1/2 cup
1/2 cup
Pomegranate seeds
3 tbsp
Finely chopped onion
1/2 cup
Chopped Coriander leaves
2 tbsp
Coriander powder
2 tbsp
Green chillies
1 or 2 small
Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp
Amchur Powder (Dry mango powder)
1/4 tsp
Chopped ginger
1 tsp
Chopped garlic
1 tsp
Chat Masala
to sprinkle on top
Red chilli powder (optional)
as needed
as needed
as needed

1.       Boil the raw bananas with enough water. Please make sure it does not overcook as we do not need it mushy. Peel, mash and keep them aside after discarding their skin.
2.       Boil the channa dal till it is almost done. Here also, please make sure not to overcook. Drain the water.
3.       In a hot pan, add a little oil. When the oil becomes hot, add cumin seeds. Add chopped onions when the cumin seeds crackle.
4.       When the onions turn light brown, add chopped ginger, garlic and green chilli. Sauté till the raw smell goes. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder (optional), coriander powder, Amchur powder and salt. Add the channa dal and mashed raw banana (I put them in mixer for about 10 seconds as I was finding it hard to mash). Mix well. Check salt and switch off the flame. Allow to cool.
5.       In a mixer, make a fine powder of the cashews.
6.       Mix the cashew powder with pomegranate seeds, coriander leaves and a bit of salt. This is the stuffing which will go inside the Kebab.
7.       Divide them into small equal parts (I got around 10 small balls) and make them into tiny balls.
8.       Take the raw banana – channa dal mixture and make medium sized thin patties with your palm (I got 10 of them). Put the cashew stuffing, close and make them back to thick patties. Now you would have the patties with the cashew stuffing inside. Make 10 patties like these. Shallow fry them in oil and sprinkle chat masala on top.
9.       Serve with chutneys of your choice.

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