Cake Pops

There is no one way of making cake pops. To make them people either bake cakes from scratch or use the cake ready mix boxes. Once baked, they crumb the cake and add frosting or melted chocolate to bind it together and make desirable shapes like spheres or cubes and stick it on a lollipop stick…

Cheese Cake with Strawberry Sauce

Ingredients for the Cheese Cake Cheese Filling Eggs ………………………………4 large Sugar……………………………..3/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream ..200 ml (room temperature) Cream Cheese ……………..3/4 cup (room temperature) Mascarpone Cheese ……1 cup (room temperature) Vanilla Essence ……………1 teaspoon Cake Crust Graham Cracker/ Digestive Biscuit ……11/2 cup crushed Butter ………………………….70 grams melted Sugar …………………………….1/2 cup Strawberry Sauce Sugar ………………………………3/4…

Garlic Bread

In its simplest form, garlic bread is butter or olive oil with chopped garlic cloves on bread. My recipe is a little more than that. It calls for two of types of cheeses infused with two dried herbs. The crispy corners of the baked to perfection bread and the soft butter soaked insides of this appetizer is…

Potato Wedges

Ingredients Potato …………………1 large Salt …………………..seasoning Garlic Salt ………….1/2 teaspoon Oregano …………….1 pinch Red Chilli flakes …..as per your taste Olive Oil ……………..3-4 tablespoons   Method Cut into thin wedges. Sprinkle the rest of the ingredients. Use a shallow pan to fry or spread it on a baking tray and bake till crispy. Serve hot.

Veg Panini

Veg Panini Panini, the Italian name for a sandwich which uses any type of bread besides the regular sliced bread. Ciabatta, Bauguette or Rosetta are the typical breads that are used to make a panini. This name is more commonly used by Americans and British to  refer to any type of grilled sandwich. People usually alter…

Chicken Quesadillas

Quesadillas (pronounced as qesadyas) are cheesy tortilla sandwiches that originated from Mexico. People have come up with their own variations on this dish over the years. It is a full meal dish that is sometimes also served as an appetizer. Some have even gone to the heights of adapting this savory dish to satisfy their sweet tooth…

Aguas Frescas

Aguas Frescas originally means fresh waters in Spanish. Fresh fruits are pulped and water is added to dilute the liquid. It is the popular way of having a fruit based drink in Mexico and Central America. There is no rule on what fruits go into this pulp. They can range from a simple orange or watermelon…

Chicken Bajji (Chicken Fritters)

Commonly known as Bhajjia in Pakistan and Northern India or just Bajji in Southern India, this is one the most favourite tea time snack. Quick to whip up for unexpected guests and served hot and crispy with tea, these fritters just fly off the serving platter. Using sliced onions, sliced potatoes, sliced raw bananas, capsicum…

Cold Coffee

Summer days are to stay for a while now. Beat the beat with this easy to make cold coffee. Ingredients Cold Milk ……………………………….200 ml Instant Coffee Powder ………………1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder …………………………1/2 teaspoon Sugar ……………………………………..1-2 teaspoons Vanilla / Chocolate Ice Cream …….1 scoop Chocolate shavings ……………………..toppings Method Mix sugar, instant coffee powder and cocoa powder…

Chappli Kebab

Originally an Afghani dish, Chappli kebab is commonly made in Pakistani or Afhgahani kitchens. To be precise, it originates from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa  province (Courtesy Malala Yousafzai fame). The word chappli itself means flat. It is usually made of minced meat (mutton or beef), mixed with fresh spices and chopped onions n tomatoes. Whole eggs and corn meal are…

Nachos

Ingredients Corn Tortilla Chips ……………………1/2 bag Nacho toppings Old El Paso Salsa  ……………….5 tablespoons Sliced Black olives ……………..2 tablespoons Chopped Capsicum …………….2 tablespoons Jalapeños …………………………4-5 pieces (as per taste) Nacho Cheese Sauce ……………4-5 tablespoons Sour Cream ……………………….1 tablespoon Method Arrange the tortilla chips in a flat bowl. Drizzle the chunky salsa on the chips. Add…

Nacho Cheese Sauce

Ingredients Butter …………………………20 gms All purpose flour……………1 teaspoon Milk …………………………….1 cup Cheddar Cheese Block …….240 gms Method Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and and keep whisking so that it does not form lumps. Add the milk and simmer for a minute. Cut the cheddar cheese and add it into the saucepan….