Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Chocolate Marble Bread

Some times you get instant cravings at any part of the day and the urge is so intense that there's no way you can suppress..It happens to me number of times..I was craving for some chocolate cake and also wanted to bake a bread then suddenly while mixing the ingredients in the bread dough i thought of mixing cocoa powder and  making a marble chocolate bread instead..I had bookmarked Chocolate Marble Bread long time back but that called for water roux and  i had almost started mixing the dough .So i just continued with the same  and was more than happy and satisfied with the result..The bread was cotton soft and looked very beautiful ....its was really difficult for me to resist but as i baked it at 3 am I sat quietly just staring at this beauty and waited for the morning to relish it...
 It was really soft and delish ,tasted good by itself and tasted more delish when had with nutella...

3 cup flour
1/4 cup cream
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1.5 tsp yeast
1/3 cup +1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp oil
2 tsp cocoa powder

  • Dissolve the yeast in water with 1 tbsp sugar let it sit till its frothy.
  • Mix salt ,flour sugar in a bowl.
  • Add the yeast mixture to the flour with the cream ,milk and knead for 8-10 min.
  • Mix in the butter and oil and knead to soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into two portion into the  smaller dough  one add cocoa powder
  • Knead till the cocoa is mixed well .
  • Cover and let the dough rise to double its volume.
  • Knock down the dough and shape it into balls.
  • Flatten each ball and roll into circle.
  • Place the chocolate circle over the plain dough alternatively.
  • Roll it into cylinder then flatten it by using rolling pin.
  • With the knife cut into three.
  •  Braid the dough. Put the dough in the lightly greased pan.
  • Cover and let if rise for 30-45 min
  • Brush  with milk and bake for 30-35 min at 180 degree Celsius.
  • Remove from the tin and cover with clean towel and allow to cool completely .

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Monday, 15 September 2014

Paneer Burji Buns /Paneer Stuffed Buns

I'm happy to share with you all that i won the first prize in Haffa's event back to school lunch ideas..My rose rolls made me the winner..These days i enjoy baking breads and buns i bake atleast once a week sometimes even twice or thrice..I made these soft paneer bhurji buns which were a huge hit..I made the paneer bhurji actually to enjoy with some roti but ended up making stuffed buns..
It was soft and delish..tasted good even the next day.Enjoy it with your tea/coffee or have them with soup for dinner ..You will just love them

2.5 cups flour
2 tbsp milk powder
1 cup water
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp yeast
1tbsp sugar 
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp  butter.

for the paneer bhurji filling recipe click here

Mix yeast in luke warm water with sugar let is sit for few min till its frothy.
In a big bowl mix the flour.milk powder,salt to this add the yeast
Start kneading to a soft dough adding milk,melted butter.
Once it turns to a soft sticky mass slowly add in the oil .
Cover with cling foil and let it rise till it double its volume ,it make take 45 min to 1 hr.
Divide  into equal balls and flatten each ball and place the filling
Cover it and tuck the sides in .Place the ball seam side down on a baking tray, lined with  parchment. Brush the top with milk,  Cover lightly and set aside for about 30 mins.
Preheat the oven for 10 min at 180 degree
Bake for 15-20 min .
Enjoy freshly baked paneer bhurji buns..

Here's what I won

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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Paneer Bhurji

I'm a hard core non vegetarian but somehow I dislike eggs ..So trying omelette,sunny fried and bhurji/scrambled eggs is a big no to me...I substitute the eggs with paneer and make bhurji to enjoy i with breads for breakfast. You can even add more veggies to this and can substitute tofu for paneer.Made this paneer bhurji for stuffing in my buns and I must tell you it tasted simply superb..This Paneer bhurji taste good  with breads/naans/chapati..

200 gms paneer
2 med sized onions chopped finely
1 med tomato chopped
1 capsicum(optional)
3 green chillies chopped
1/2 inch ginger chopped
4-5 garlic cloves minced
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder/haldi
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves.
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste

In a pan heat oil,add cumin seeds.
Add the chopped ginger garlic and onions and saute for 5-6 min on med flame .
Once the onions turn translucent add the green chillies and capsicum and saute .
Then add chopped tomatoes and cook till mushy.
Now mix in the garam masala powder,turmeric salt and the crumbled paneer.
Saute till everything is well mixed and dry.
Lastly add coriander leaves and serve hot with  bread/roti/chapati.

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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Chicken Steak with Creamy Pepper Sauce.

Fed up of  everyday  meal the same rice and curry ,want to try something healthy and yummy? Then how about some Chicken steak with tossed veggies served with mashed potatoes and garlic bread...ohh yumm I'm drooling as i write this .Its just too tempting..why pay a high price in the restaurant when you can get restaurant style  and best quality food at wouldn't right..then try this simple chicken steak which is so easy but taste absolutely delish..
I'm a die hard foodie and just love exploring different varieties ...This Chicken steak is one of my favourite and  I used to always order whenever I went out but now since i have tried this there's no ways that i go out to have this.I  had posted a simple Chicken Steak with tossed veggies some months ago .This one is served with the creamy pepper sauce ,mashed potatoes and veggies.the creamy pepper sauce goes very well with the grilled chicken . I  will post the mashed potatoes recipe too very try it out and you will love it for sure..

for the chicken 
Boneless chicken breasts 2
1 tsp lime juice
Crushed black pepper 1 tbsp
Mustard paste 1/2 tsp
Garlic minced 1/2 tsp
1.5 tsp oil
 salt to taste.

for the pepper sauce
Butter 1 tbsp
Heaped flour 1 tbsp
soy sauce 1 tsp
worcester sauce 1 .5 tsp
Crushed black pepper 1 tsp
Fresh cream 2 tbsp
milk 2 tbsp 
Water 1/4cup

  • Flatten the boneless  chicken breast with steak hammer.
  • Marinate the chicken with salt,pepper,lime,mustard paste and keep aside for 3 hrs or minimum 30min..
  •  Heat the grill pan /non stick pan drizzle oil and place the chicken breast .
    Cook from both sides till done.
  • In a saucepan heat butter add the flour mix it then add the milk continue to whisk so that there are no lumps formed.
  • Now add the  worcester and soy sauce , crushed pepper,cream cook till the sauce thickens add water if the sauce is too thick.
  • Blanch the veggies and toss it in 1 tsp butter and sprinkle little pepper,salt and keep aside.
  • Pour the creamy pepper  sauce over the grilled chicken steak and serve with tossed veggies,mashed potatoes and garlic bread.

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Monday, 8 September 2014

Dry Fruit Pulao/Pilaf

A rich and flavorful pilaf which goes well with any veg or non veg dishes..Tastes even good b itself...I made this along with chicken tandoori,Chicken Roast and Mutton in Green Masala..It was just too yumm .Its very similar to our wedding rice which i posted in m early blogging days..It's simple yet delicious do give it a try.

  • 2 cup basmati rice 
  • 2 onions finely sliced
  • 2 to 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp shahi jeera
  • 4 cloves , 1 Cinnamon stick,1 -2 star anise,2 black cardamom 6 to 7 green cardamom
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 3 tbsp  raisins
  • 1 -2 tbsp  ghee
  •  salt to taste 
  •  4 cups hot water
    •  Finely slice the onion and fry till golden brown and crisp and keep aside.
    • Fry all the nuts and keep aside.
    • Wash and soak the rice for atleast 30 min.
    • Heat Ghee in a Vessel , You can also make it with oil or use ghee and oil  .
    • Once ghee is hot add bay leaves,and all whole spices and fry well then add the rice and the half of the nuts and fry for about 5 min add salt and hot water  bring it to a boil.
    • Lower heat and simmer till rice is fluffy.
    • Garnish with fried onions and remaining nuts .
    • Serve hot with any gravy of your choice.

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