Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Eggless Chocolate Mousse

Always wanted to try a recipe with gelatin. What can be more appealing than a chocolate mousse. Good for your taste buds and also a new trial for my blog.


Unsweetend Dark chocolate -  100 gms
Milk -  2 cups
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Vanilla Essence -  1/2 tsp
Whipped Cream - 1 cup
Gelatin - 2 tsp
Water - 1/4 cup
Chopped almonds - 2 tsp


Mix the gelatin in water and leave it to get dissolved.

Melt the chocolate using double boiler method. Double boiling is to boil water in a pan and place another bowl on top of it with chocolate. The chocolate melts in the heat.

In another pan bring the milk to boil. Add sugar and vanilla essence to it.

Heat the water with gelatin on low flame. Keep stirring till it becomes transparent and little sticky.

Add the gelatin mix and milk to the melted chocolate and mix well. Cool the chocolate mix.

Add half a cup of whipped cream to the chocolate mix and mix well. I have used the other half cup of cream for topping. Pour it into the moulds or cups of your choice.

Refrigerate it for around four hours. Once the mousse is thickened, garnish it with cream and chopped almonds. Serve it chilled.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Instant Nippattu / Rice flour snack

This is best eaten with an evening coffee. Very easy to make and delicious snack.


Rice flour - 1 bowl
Urad dal - 1/2 bowl
Oil for frying
Garlic - 1/2 tsp
Ginger - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds -1 tsp
Asafoetida (Hing) -1 pinch
Dessicated coconut - 2 tbsp
Chopped coriander - 2 tsp
Chopped Onion (optional) - 1
Salt to taste


Heat oil in a pan for frying.

Take a large bowl and add Rice flour to it. Grind the Urad dal to a fine powder. Add this to the rice floor.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and mix well. Add little water and mix well to form a dough.

Take little quantity of dough on plastic sheets coated with oil and press the dough to form a flat shape (similar to nippattu).

Fry them on medium flame in the oil till they turn golden brown. Serve with Coffee or Tea.

Note: 1. You can also add chopped onions to it.
        2. You can store them for around a month in air tight containers. I bet they wont last for even a week :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Beans Subzi / Hurlikayi Palya

Beans have high content of fibre and proteins. Hence thought of cooking beans sabzi. This taste best with both Chapathi and rice. It is also a great combination with Rice and Sambar.


Beans Chopped - 1 bowl
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Channa Dal - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Turmeric -  1/4 tsp
Green Chillies - 2 
Roasted Gram powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp


Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Once they begin to splutter, add channa and urad dal. 

Add turmeric powder and chopped green chillies. Now add beans.

Add enough water for the beans to get cooked. Close the pan with lid and cook on medium flame till done.

Once the beans are cooked, add salt, sugar, chilli powder and roasted gram powder and mix well.

Beans subzi is ready. Enjoy cooking...  

Mavinkayi Chitranna / Mango Rice

Mango rice is a seasonal dish. It is tasty and breaks the monotony of cooking the rice with lemon (lemon rice).


Steamed Rice -  2 bowls
Raw mango - 1/2 bowl (grated)
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Channa Dal - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Groundnuts - 2 tsp
Turmeric -  1/4 tsp 
Green Chillies - 2 
Salt to taste


Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. Once they begin to splutter, add channa and urad dal.

Add the groundnuts and mix well till they are fried. Add turmeric powder and chopped green chillies.

Now add the grated mango to the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Add salt and the cooked rice and mix well.

Serve hot with Mango pickle. Enjoy cooking.. :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Brussel Sprouts Sabzi

       Brussel Sprouts is not a very common vegetable found in India. I was lucky to find it in the Namdhari's. I had earlier tasted it in UK and liked it very much. So as soon as I found it I was so happy to cook and serve it to my family members.

       Brussel Sprouts is similar to cabbage but has a different taste. It is very rich in dietary fibre. So, enjoy this simple easy to make recipe.


Brussel Sprouts - 10 to 12
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Channa Dal - 1tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Chopped Coriander - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste


Finely chop the brussel sprouts. Heat oil in a pan and when it is hot add mustard seeds.

When the mustard seeds begin to splutter, add channa and urad dal. Also add turmeric.

Add the chopped brussel sprouts to it. Sprinkle little water and mix well. Cover the pan and cook on medium flame till the sprouts are done. They take around 10 mins to cook completely.

Now add salt, chilli powder, coriander and cumin powder and garnish it with coriander.

Note: This tastes very good with chapathis and also rice.