Sunday, 27 November 2011

Rose Rampage

Hey all !! 
I'm sorry, i haven't been posting much, been really busy !
I took an order for a cake this weekend, so i thought i'd share some pictures !
browse through and enjoy !!

Sharing with Decorating Challenge-4

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Lightning Mcqueen Cake

I took on a big Caking project this week.

I wasnt even sure if i'd be able to make it, But it turned out better than i expected !

I know, it's still not perfect, but nonetheless, I'm happy and proud of myself :D

These are the few pictures that i took while working on it !
Enjoy !

Friday, 11 November 2011

Kashmiri Tea

Kashmiri tea, also known as Noon Chai or Salt tea, is a traditional tea of Kashmir.

The Authentic recipe is usually a pink salty tea, but nowadays people enjoy it with sugar as well.

The recipe calls for special Kashmiri tea leave and baking soda, to give it that distinctive pink color.

Ingredients :
Kashmiri Tea leaves : 1 1/2 tbsp
Baking soda : a pinch
Water : 6-8 cup
Sugar/Salt : to taste
Milk : 2-3 cup
Cardamom : 3-4

Here's how its done:

In a pot add 2 cups of water, baking soda..

..and kashmiri tea leaves. Cook on medium flame till almost all the water evaporates. Than add 1 cup of cold water, again let it evaporate. Do this 3-4 times. This would take around 30-40 minutes.

Than add 3-4 Cardamom and 5-6 cups of water

Let it boil on medium flame for an hour.
Beating it a little every few minutes.

Strain and put it on flame again.

Add milk (Keep adding milk, till u reach the desired pink color) and sugar/salt.
Cook for further 10-15 minutes

Coarsely crush almonds and pistachios.

Serve !

Submitting this recipe to Food Corner: Midweek Fiesta 

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Stir Fried Beef and Vegetables

Eid Moo-barak!!

Eid Al-Adha is an important religious event celebrated by the Muslims worldwide to remember the willingness of Hazrat Ibrahim (SAWW) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah, before which Allah provided him with a sheep to sacrifice instead.

It is celebrated every year on the 10th day of Zilhaj, according to the Islamic calender.

Meaty delights are all over the place this Eid. 

So as for what 'I' wanted to make, well, i wanted to make many things, my mind was whirling with ideas, so i came up with a few things. One of which was this stir fried beef.

lets get down to it than!
The quantity of ingredient is up to you.
You can 1/2 the recipe easily.
Beef Tenderloin/undercut :  1 1/2 kg
Carrots : 1/2 kg 
Capsicum : 1/2 kg
Onion : 1/2 kg
Ginger garlic paste : 1 tbsp
Green chilies : 7-8 finely chopped
Salt : to taste
Black pepper : 1 tbsp
Soy sauce : 6-7 tbsp (adjust according to taste)
Chili sauce : 5-6 tbsp
Vinegar : 3 tbsp
Ketchup : 5-6 tbsp
Chinese Salt : 1 tbsp
Red chili flakes : 1 1/2 tbsp
Sugar : 3 tbsp

Here's How its Done:

Cut the Beef into strips. Thinly slice carrots, capsicum and Onions.

Mix together Soy sauce, Chili sauce, Vinegar, Red chili flakes, chinese salt, Salt, Black pepper, Ketchup and Sugar. Keep aside.

Heat a wok a high flame, add 2 tbsp of oil. When the oil is hot add the Vegetables. Stir fry for a minute or two on high heat with a  little bit of salt and pepper. Take out and  keep aside.

Add 3-4 tbsp of oil in the same wok, when hot add ginger garlic paste and finely chopped green chilies. When fragrant, add the beef strips.
Cook till the beef is tender and the water evaporates.

Add the prepared sauce. Mix.

Add the fried vegetables. Mix 

Serve immediately !
Submitting this recipe to Food Corner: Midweek Fiesta

Chapli Kabab

Ingredients :
Beef mince : 1 kg
Onion : 1 large finely chopped
Green chilies : 6-7 finely chopped
Salt : to taste
Red chili flakes : to taste ( i used 2 tbsp)
All spice/ Garam masala : 1 1/2 tsp
Chinese salt : 1 tsp
Coriander seeds : 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste : 1 tbsp
Gram flour : 4-5 tbsp
Coriander : 1/2 cup ( a handful)
Mint leaves : 1/2 cup
Spring onions : 1/2 cup finely chopped
Egg : 2
Tomatoes : 1 diced
Shaan chapli kabab masala : 1 tbsp

Here's how its done:

To the meat add onion , green chilies...

salt, red chili flakes, chinese salt, coriander seeds, all spice..

..gram flour...

...Ginger garlic paste

...coriander, mint and spring onions...

Diced tomatoes...

(i cheated a bit and added a tbsp of shaan chapli kabab masala to give it that authentic aroma)

Mix to combine

Make kababs

Shallow fry.

Flip. Cook till done.

serve with ketchup or mint raita !