• Orange Cupcake

    ngredients for baking orange cake
    Ingredients for baking orange cake by Jakub Kapusnak is licensed under CC-CC0 1.0


    Paper cups for cup cakes 12 nos

    Wheat flour 250 gram

    Baking powder 1 teaspoon

    Butter 250 gram

    Sugar 250 gram

    Vanilla essence a few drops

    Orange 1 nos

    Eggs 4 nos

    Salt to taste


    Mix the wheat flour and baking powder and keep aside.  (You can achieve good mixing by sieving both flour and baking powder together in a sieve 2 to 3 times.)

    Beat butter, sugar and salt to a fine paste.

    Add vanilla essence, and finely minced orange skin and mix well.

    Add 2 tablespoon orange juice, eggs and flour to the bowl and mix well.

    Fill the paper cups with the cake batter/paste and bake at 180°C preheated oven for about 20-30 minutes.

    Check whether the cake is cooked inserting a wooden skew or the handle of a spoon in the middle of the cake.

    Decorate with icing if you like.

  • Coffee Banana Smoothie


    Banana 1 nos

    Cocoa powder 1 tablespoon

    Honey 1 Tablespoon

    Coffee 1 glass

    Milk 100 ml


    Make coffee adding 1 glass water and any of the instant coffee powders of your likening such as brooke bond or the like.

    Place the coffee in the freezer for one to two hours.  Use a plastic  glass or container for the freezer.  Glass containers may break in the freezer as the coffee turns ice.

    Now add all the ingredients to a mixer grinder and mix them to a fine smoothie.

    Serve cold.

  • Mutton Stew

    Mutton Stew

    Mutton (cut into pieces) 500 gram

    Onion Sliced 2 nos

    Ginger minced 2 tablespoons

    Green chillies chopped 5 nos

    Oil 50 ml

    Coconut milk 250 ml

    Salt to taste

    Potato cut into pieces 2 nos

    Curry leaves 2 sprigs

    Cinnamon 2 inch piece

    Cloves 5 nos

    Nutmeg Mace 1 nos

    Pepper 1 teaspoon

    Star anise 1 nos

    Cardamon 4 pods

    Crush all together to a fine powder.


    Mix mutton, salt, masala and potato.

    Add some water and cook in a pressure cooker.

    Heat oil in a pan, saute ginger, green chilli, curry leaves and onions.

    Add the cooked mutton to it, mix well, cook for five minutes.

    Add coconut milk, bring to a boil and take off from heat.

    Serve with appam, sliced bread etc.

  • Zucchini Yogurt Curry

    Zucchini Yogurt Curry


    Zucchini  Peeled and sliced into 2 inch pieces 500 gram

    Yogurt 500 ml

    Onion chopped 1 nos

    Green chillies sliced 4 nos

    Ginger chopped 1 tablespoons

    Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

    Chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

    Oil 2 tablespoons

    Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

    Salt 3/4 teaspoon


    Peel and cut the zucchinis into 2 inch long pieces and slice each into small pieces.

    Slit the green chillies lengthwise

    Peel and slice the onion

    Heat oil in a pan add the mustard seeds and allow them to splutter.

    Add the chopped ginger and sliced onions and saute till golden brown

    Add the salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix well.

    Add the zucchini slices, mix well together and cook tender adding 2 tablespoons of water.

    When cooked add the yogurt, mix well together and remove from heat.

    Important : After adding yogurt don`t allow the curry to boil. Otherwise it will lose its texture and taste.

  • Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts

    Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts


    Brussels Sprouts 500 grams

    Honey 1 tablespoon

    Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

    Sesam 1 tablespoons

    Vegetable Bullion powder 2 teaspoon

    Brussels Sprout fried


    Wash and dry the brussels sprouts thoroughly and cut them each into halves.

    Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.

    Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a thick bottomed pan and add the mixed brussels sprouts to the pan.

    Stir the ingredients in the pan and mix with the oil.

    Add 4 tablespoons of water, mix well and cook on medium heat covering the pan with a lid for 5-8 minutes till the sprouts become tender.

    Remove the lid, stirr the brussels sprouts in the pan thoroughly and allow the excess water to evaporate.

    Remove from the heat and serve with suitable side dishes such as a yoghurt chutney or some rice and sweet sour sauce.

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    Brussel sprout sliced into two
    Brussels Sprouts
    Brussels Sprouts
    Brussels Sprouts
  • Beef Curry with Mushroom Sauce

    Beef Curry with Mushroom Sauce

    500 large mushrooms fresh

    500 gram Beef cut into medium sized pieces

    Shallots 100 grams finely sliced

    1 tbsp wheat flour

    20 g clarified butter

    100 ml white wine, dry or vegetable stock

    150 g crème fraîche

    Salt to taste

    Pepper powder as per taste

    Wash and cut the beef into medium sized pieces.  

    Season the beef pieces with salt and pepper. 

    Then heat clarified butter in a pan and sauté the the beef for about 20 minutes till the outer side of the beef pieces change colour and cooked.

    Remove from the pan and keep warm covered.

    For the sauce, clean the mushrooms by rub drying using a kitchen paper and cut into fine slices.

    Then sauté the shallots for about 1 minute.

    Add the sliced mushrooms and sauté for 2-3 minutes and add wheat flour. 

    Then add the white wine and deglaze with the crème fraiche. 

    Cover and simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes. 

    When the sauce is ready, put the schnitzel back in and leave to stand for another 3 minutes.

    Add the cooked beef to the sauce and allow to simmer for 2-5 minutes and remove from heat.

  • Banana Pudding

    Banana Pudding


    Banana peeled and sliced 500 gram

    Milk 500 ml.

    Sugar 100 gram

    Butter 2 teaspoon

    Eggs 2 nos

    Cardamom powder a pinch

    Vanilla essence a few drops

    Raisins 2 tablespoons.


    Heat a thick-bottomed pan and caramelise the sugar, remove from heat and allow to cool.

    Heat butter in a pan and roast the bananas.

    Mix the eggs and milk in a bowl and beat well.

    Add the roasted banana, caramelised sugar, raisins, vanilla essence and cardamom powder to the bowl and mix well.

    Fold the beaten egg-milk mixture to it.

    Pour the mixture into greased moulds and bake for 20 minutes at 180°C preheated oven.

    Serve garnishing with almond flakes.

  • Oats Cutlet, Tasty, Crispy and Easy


    Rolled oats dry roasted 250 gram

    Potatoes boiled and mashed 250 grams

    Paneer 100 gram

    Carrot grated 2 nos

    Green Chilli finely chopped 2 nos

    Ginger Garlic paste 1 teaspoon

    Garam masala 1 teaspoon

    Salt to taste

    Oil to fry


    Boil the potatoes, peel them and mash them finely.

    Wash, peel and grate the carrots finely

    Dry roast the steel rolled oats for a few minutes and allow to cool.

    Mix the mashed potatoes, grates potatoes, roasted oats, salt, chopped chilly, ginger garlic paste, garam masala powder in a bowl.

    Take the batter of the size of one tablespoon full and roll them each into a ball and press them a bit flat to cutlet shapes.

    Now heat oil in a pan and deep fry the cutlets till crispy.

  • Chicken Stew


    Chicken cut into small pioeces 500 gram

    Potato peeled and sliced into pieces 1 nos

    1. Onion chopped 1

    Cashew nuts 50 gram

    2. Cinnamon 2-3 pieces of 5 cm

    Cardamom 5 nos

    Clove 5 nos

    Curry leaves 2 sprig$Oil as needed

    3. Onion chopped 3 nos

    Green chillies sliced 4 nos

    Garlic chopped 5-6 cloves

    Pepper powder 1 teaspoon

    Garam masala 1/2 teaspoon

    Coconut milk 200 ml (Milk powder 1 tablespoon in 200 ml water)

    Salt to taste


    Heat oil in a pan, add cashew nuts, onions, and saute till it reaches golden  colour and keep aside.

    Add cinnamon, clove, green chillies, garlic onions and saute for a while stirring regularly.  

    When done add curry leaves, chicken and 1/4 of the coconut milk and one cup water and salt and cook for 15 minutes.

    Add the potato pieces, garam masala and the rest of the coconut milk and cook for a further 15 minutes on low flame.

    Add the sauted cashew-onion mix kept aside to it.

    Mix lightly and serve hot with appam, chappathi, bread, palappam, idiyappam, puttu, pathiri and the like.

  • Peanut Oats Laddu/Peanut Oats Sweet Balls

    • Ingredients
    • Fried peanuts 200 grams
    • Oats 200 grams
    • Dates 200 grams
    • Butter 1 tablespoons
    • Honey 1-2 tablespoons
    • Cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoons


    Grind the fried peanuts coarsely.

    Heat butter in a pan and fry the oats flakes for a few minutes stirring well.

    Remove from heat and allow to cool.

    Remove the seeds from the dates and grind them into a paste using a mixer grinder. If it is too thick add 1-2 teaspoon honey.

    Now add the fried oats to the dates paste in the grinder and grind or blend them together.

    Now remove the paste from the grinder, add the cardamom powder and ground peanut and mix all together.

    Now form small balls of uniform size. You may decorate the balls using raisins or the like.