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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Berry Tirmisu Using Lotte Chocopie

  

Finally Navratri 2020 is here .Wishing you all a Happy Navratri...
Let's make this Navratri 2020 more special and innovative by making a super delicious dessert called Berry tiramisu using Lotte Chocopie. Berry tiramisu is influenced from original tiramisu by using berry sauce instead of coffee syrup.

It is any very easy recipe with some preparation. The chocolate and berries make the best combo. In this recipe I have replaced mascarpone cheese with cream cheese. There was no much difference in the taste. Serving this dessert into individual glass can be the best idea but you can always go ahead and make it in the glass pan or tray.. So let’s start this super delicious and mouthwatering dessert

 Ingredients  

Serves - 2

  • Choco pie – 4 nos
  • Berry sauce - ½ cup (semi thin, as we will be dipping Choco pie into it)
  • Tiramisu filling – 1 cup
  • Chocolate shavings – to garnish
  • Choco pie (cut into half) – to garnish

 

To Make Berry Sauce

Ingredients

  • Mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) - 1 cup, chopped
  • Lemon juice – 2 tsp
  • Brown sugar – 2 tbsp

Method

  • Combine chopped mixed berries, lemon juice and brown sugar into a pot and place it on the flame.
  • Stir well .Let everything cook for some time.
  • When you see sugar completely dissolving and mixture getting thicker. Turn off the flame.
  • Do not overcook the sauce, as we want sauce in semi thin consistency.
  • Let the berry sauce cool down before using it in the tiramisu.

 

To Make Tiramisu Filling

  • Cream cheese – ½ cup (cream cheese is the best alternative for mascarpone cheese)
  • Whipped cream – 1 cup
  • Powdered sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence – ½ tsp 
Method
  • Whisk cream cheese and powdered sugar together into smooth mixture.
    Then mix in whipped cream and vanilla essence. Fold everything together using a spatula.

 

Assembling and Layering Berry Tiramisu using Lotte Choco pie

  • Slice the Choco pie into halves. Its fine to keep marshmallow filling intact with Choco pie or you can completely remove it. It is your choose.
  • I served this tiramisu into individual glasses. You can do this way or you can assemble it in the tray. Again it is your choose.
  • Dip sliced Choco pie in the berry sauce. Let them soak in the berry sauce till they become moist.
  • Take a glass, place one slice of Choco pie into the glass.
  • Spread around 2 tbsp of cream cheese filling on Choco pie.
  • Place another dipped Choco pie on the filling.
  • Spread cream cheese filling over it.
  • End the filling of the glass by placing berry dipped Choco pie
  • Seal the tiramisu glass with a foil and place it in refrigerator for at least 2 to 3 hour.
  • Once tiramisu is all set, garnish it with some chocolate shavings and extra Choco pie.
  • Here we go Berry Tiramisu Using Choco pie is ready.


 

 

 

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Cauliflower Tacos with Orange- Tomato Salsa and Baja Sauce

 


Mexican food somewhere  resembles to Indian food mostly because food is prepared with beans and spices. My whole family is a big fan of Mexican food. 

Today I tried this amazing dish called as 

Cauliflower Tacos with Orange- Tomato Salsa and Baja Sauce

This dish has four components – Tortillas,  Cauliflower filling, Orange-Tomato Salsa and  Baja Sauce

Also check out my other mexican recipe here


1.Tortillas

Ingredients

  • All purpose flour -1&1/2 cup
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Warm water – ¾ cup to 1 cup

Method

  • Combine all purpose flour, baking powder and salt  into a bowl.
  • Mix in oil and rub into the flour mixture. As this step will make tortillas super soft. Do not skip it.
  • Add required amount of warm water to the flour mixture and make a soft dough.
  • Cover the dough with damp cloth and let it rest for atleast 30 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into small balls. 
  • Take a small dough ball and roll out the dough into semi thin tortilla.
  • Dust some flour while rolling out the tortilla.
  • Heat a skillet on medium flame and place the tortilla on it. Fry it till you see golden brown spots on both the sides.
  • Wrap the fried tortillas in the clean kitchen towel until they are used. This makes the tortillas to remain soft for longer time.
  • Tortillas are ready .

2.Cauliflower filling

Ingredients

  • Cauliflower  (chopped) – about 2 cups
  • Onion (chopped) – 1 medium
  • Ginger (chopped) – ½ inch piece
  • Green chilly (chopped) – 1 no
  • Pickled Jalapeno pepper – 2 nos (one can also use fresh ones if available)
  • Hot sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Garlic powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Cilantro(chopped)- to garnish

Method

  • Heat pan on medium flame and add oil into it.
  • Add chopped ginger and chopped green chilly.  Fry for 20 seconds.
  • Then add chopped onion and fry till are slightly light brown in colour.
  • Add  turmeric powder, coriander powder cumin powder and salt. Saute for few seconds.
  • Add chopped cauliflower and mix everything well. Cover the pan with the lid and let the cauliflower  cook until they are soft.
  • Now here comes the best part. Add hot sauce in the cauliflower mixture. Mix well and saute for another 2 minutes.
  • Cauliflower Filling  is ready.

3.Orange - Tomato Salsa

Ingredients

  • Orange (chopped)–3 segments
  • Tomato (chopped) – 1 medium
  • Onion (chopped) – 1 small
  • Cucumber (chopped) – 3 tbsp
  • Cilantro (chopped) – 2 tbsp
  • Pepper – two pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Method

  • Combine all ingredients into a bowl.
  • Add pepper powder, salt and lemon juice. Mix everything well.
  • Orange- Tomato Salsa is ready.

4. Baja Sauce

Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise – 1/4 cup
  • Thick Yogurt – 2 tbsp
  • Hot Sauce – 2 Tsp
  • Pickled Jalapeno pepper (cooked) – 1 Tbsp
  • Cilantro (chopped) – 1 Tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper – a pinch
  • Honey – 1 tsp

Method
Combine mayo, yogurt, chopped jalapenos, chopped cilantro, pepper powder, salt and honey into a bowl.
Whisk everything well .
Then add Hot Sauce into the whisked mixture. Give a quick stir.
Baja Sauce is ready.

To Assemble Taquitos

  • Place tortillas on the plate.
  •  Scoop out 2tbsp of cauliflower filling onto each tortilla.
  • Add Orange tomato Salsa and Baja Sauce.
  • Wrap the tortillas.
  • Here we go delicious cauliflower tacos are ready.
  • You can make these rolls ahead of time and just roast them on the skillet until warm before serving.
  • Serve these tacos warm. It tastes  too good.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Buffalo Chickpea Taquitos with Chipotle Aioli and Mango Salsa

 


Buffalo Chickpea Taquitos are delicious Mexican appetizers. To be frank, they can be a great idea for lunch or dinner. Taquitos are the smaller tacos with spicy filling that have been rolled. Traditionally, tortillas are made with corn flour. If corn flour is not available, you can always make some fresh tortillas using plain flour. They can be more flavorful than store bought ones.The filling of taquitos is made with chickpeas mixed together with homemade buffalo sauce. 

These awesome taquitos are best served with chipotle aioli and mango salsa. I also like to serve this dish with regular tomato salsa. But serving this dish with mango salsa, it’s like giving an extra goodness to your dish. Without missing out any components of the dish and with the togetherness of all the components can make this dish a royal and  best meal treat to you.

This dish has five components – 

  • Mini Tortillas
  •  Instant Homemade Buffalo sauce
  • Buffalo Chickpea filling (Spicy Chickpea filling)
  • Chipotle Aioli 
  •  Mango Salsa.  
The process of cooking might be long but everything done in steps is always easy and absolutely delicious too.


 

1. Tortillas

Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour -1&1/2 cup
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Warm water – ¾ cup to 1 cup

 

Method

  • Combine all the dry ingredients into a bowl.
  • Add required amount of warm water to the flour mixture and make a soft dough.
  • Cover the dough with damp cloth and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.
  • For taquitos, we need smaller tortillas than regular size tortilla.
  • Divide the dough into smaller balls
  • And roll out the dough into semi thin tortilla.
  • Dust some flour while rolling out the tortilla.
  • Heat a skillet on medium flame and fry it till you see golden brown spots on both the sides.
  • Tortillas are ready.

 

2. To Make Buffalo Sauce 

Given quantity of ingredients can yield around 4tbsp of buffalo sauce. You can always make it in larger quantity based on your need. The leftover sauce can be refrigerated and can be reheated on the stove top or microwave to make the sauce smooth again.

Ingredients

Method
  • Into a saucepan, add in melted butter, hot sauce, vinegar, paprika powder and garlic powder.
  • Place the pan on medium flame and whisk it continuously until the mixture starts to simmer.
  • Turn off the flame. Add in salt and mix it nicely.
  • The sauce will thickens as it cool down.
  • Buffalo sauce is ready. This sauce can be used in any recipe or can be served as a dipping sauce

To Make Buffalo Chickpea filling

Ingredients

  • Boiled Chickpeas –3/4  cup
  • Onion (chopped) – 1 medium
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Cumin powder – ½ tsp
  • Garlic powder – ½ tsp
  • Pepper powder -1/4 tsp
  • Tomato Sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Buffalo sauce – 4 tbsp
  • Vinegar – 1tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Cilantro(chopped)- to garnish

 

Method

  • Heat oil and add chopped onion. Fry till they are slightly light brown in color.
  • Add all dry masala powder and salt. Saute for few seconds.
  • Add boiled chickpeas. Cook it for 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Add tomato sauce and buffalo sauce in the chickpeas mixture.
  • Mix well and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  • Then add vinegar and mix everything well.
  • Lastly garnish chickpeas filling with chopped cilantro.

 


3. Chipotle Aioli

  • Mayonnaise – 1/4 cup
  • Chipotle powder -1/4 tsp (can be replaced it by paprika powder)
  • Garlic powder -1/4 tsp
  • Pepper powder – ¼ tsp
  • Chilli Sauce – 1&1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

 Method

  • Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well

 

4. Mango Salsa

Ingredients

  • Mango (chopped) -1/2 cup
  • Tomato (chopped) – ¼ cup
  • Onion (chopped) – 2 tbsp
  • Cilantro (chopped) – 1 tbsp
  • Pepper – two pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice -1 Tsp

 Method

  • Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well

 

To Assemble Taquitos

  • Place tortillas on the plate.
  •  Scoop out 2tbsp of spicy chickpea filling onto each tortilla and roll tightly.
  • You can make these rolls ahead of time and just roast them on the skillet until warm before serving.
  • Serve these buffalo chickpea taquitos with chipotle aioli and mango salsa.

 


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Chow Chow Bhath - The Popular Breakfast Combo Dish

Chow Chow Bhath is the popular breakfast dish served in almost all hotels of Bengaluru. This breakfast consists of three dishes which is savory Rava Bhath, sweet Rava Kesari and Coconut chutney.

This breakfast combo idea can be prepared for breakfast or for brunch. The combination of three dishes is too good. The savory, sweet and spicy compliments each other equally. Every home has its own recipe to create these basic dishes (Rava Bhath, Rava Kesari and Coconut Chutney). Even I got my own recipe to create these dishes but was never satisfied with its taste. With few variations in the recipe, finally I was able to get the taste in the dish that I was looking for. If u really looking for that restaurant style taste into dishes, do try out my recipes. You will be amazed  with the results. Coconut chutney is already posted in the blog. Do checkout the recipe of chutney here

Rava Bhath

INGREDIENTS

  • Semolina or Rava (use fine variety) – 1 cup
  • Cumin seeds –  1tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Bengal gram (Chana dal) – 2tsp
  • Black gram (Urad dal) – 2tsp
  • Onion – 1 small (chopped)
  • Green chilies – 2 nos (chopped)
  • Ginger – ½ inch piece (crushed)
  • Curry leaves – 6 nos (fresh or dried)
  • Cashewnuts – 10 pieces (do not skip this, cashewnuts bring out taste while cooking with semolina)
  • Ghee – 2tbsp
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Salt – ¾ to 1tsp

 

METHOD

  • Dry Roast semolina or rava on the low flame until you get nice aroma from it.  Also add cumin seeds while roasting semolina. This will make Rava Bhath tastier. Keep it aside for later use.
  • Heat ghee into a frying pan, add mustard seeds, bengal gram and black gram. Fry them for around 30 seconds.
  • Then add chopped green chilies, crushed ginger, curry leaves and cashew nuts. Fry for another 30 seconds.
  • Then add 3 cups of water and 1 cup of milk.  Mix everything well and let the mixture come to boil.
  • Once the mixture starts to boil, lower the flame.
  • Add salt in the roasted semolina before adding to the mixture. If salt is added directly into the mixture, milk might get curdle.
  • Now slowly add roasted semolina into the mixture and stir continuously until the mixture thickens.
  • Turn off the flame and cover the pan with the lid. Let the mixture rest for another 5 minutes.
  • Here we go Rava Bhath is ready to serve. Rava Bhath tastes best when served with white chutney.

 Rava Kesari 

INGREDIENTS

  • Semolina or Rava (use fine variety) - 1 cup
  • Ghee – 4 tbsp
  • Raisins – 1 tbsp
  • Cashewnuts – 2 tbsp
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Cardamom – 2 nos
  • Hot Water – 4 cups
  • Sugar – ¾ cup
  • Orange color – a pinch
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp (optional)

 

METHOD

  • Heat ghee into a frying pan and add semolina (rava). Fry semolina on low flame until its color slightly changes it to creamish in color.
  • Also add raisins and cashewnuts along with semolina while roasting. Otherwise raisins and cashewnuts can be fried separately.
  • Add hot water in the roasted semolina and stir it continuously to avoid forming any lumps.
  • Then add sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well until sugar melts into the mixture.
  • After adding sugar, semolina mixture might look little thin.
  • Cook the mixture for another 5 minutes or until the mixture slightly thickens. Turn off the flame.
  • Rava Kesari is ready to serve.