Sunday, November 25, 2012


Eggless Potato Chocolate Brownies Recipe  @

Eggless Potato Chocolate Brownies Recipe @

It's my routine to serve my family an easy snack or dessert that doesn't take up much time to make and importantly low in fat and healthy.

I came up with these moist  easy brownies using mashed potato.  I had my son samples the brownies before I told him the magical ingredient. He had no clue!

It was really good and a great alternative to the traditional brownies!  If you're craving for chocolaty dessert, you should try this...

Eggless Potato Chocolate Brownies Recipe @

Yield     :     16 servings

3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup mashed potato
1/2-3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk
3 tablespoon oil/melted butter
1/4 cup semi sweet choc chip
silvered almonds for topping (optional)

Eggless Potato Chocolate Brownies Recipe @


Preheat oven @ 180 C and grease 8 in square pan ( I used round pan).

In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil,  milk, mashed potato and  vanilla.

Sift together  flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa  and salt into a mixing bowl.

Add sugar mixture to the dry ingredient, stir until well incorporated.

Mix  in chocolate chip, spread into a greased pan. Sprinkle top with silvered almonds if desired.

Bake @ 350 F for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes, transfer onto rack to cool.

Slice to serve. Enjoy!

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Sunday, November 18, 2012


Super Food Recipe @

When fresh peas are not available or when you want to try a nutritious legume, green gram (mung bean) is the perfect choice. They are available any time of the year.

Not only these are an excellent source of cholesterol lowering fiber, protein and important minerals, they can be served as dessert, pancake, porridge or beverage.

This dish is prepared using dried whole green gram, soaked in water for 2-6 hours before boiling them until soft. The longer you soaked, the shorter time is needed to cook them.

This spicy curry goes well with  puttu, dosa, rice or roti.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies

I had these chocolate rice (sprinkles) and they have been sitting in the cabinet waiting to be used.  The perfect use for them was  included these in baking.  So these cookies were created and they  looked like such an interesting variation of them.

As usual, I had used only a quarter cup of sugar but this is entirely up to you,  add more if you want them sweeter.

These  cookies are chewy, just the way I like them, sweet but not overly so and have the slight hint of chocolate  from the sprinkles. They never last long around our house!

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Lacha Paratha Recipe @

A layered flat bread made with wheat flour. Made as per normal paratha dough, this bread requires an additional step to obtain its layering effect.

After it has been rolled out flat and thin, a small amount of oil to be applied on the surface before pleating it as you did for a fan.

This is my first attempt making them, its seems so easy and it involves a right technique and practice to get it right.

This recipe was great, my family enjoyed it very much, this will be a regular menu in our home!

Sunday, October 28, 2012


I bake yeast bread quite often because my family loves them.    My boy specially requested this bread for his breakfast.

It is a great bread to bring to potlucks or family gatherings.  Filled with tuna, you can also choose other stuffing of your choice.

If you have a bread machine, the process is even easier because the machine kneads the bread for you. But if don't have a BM, no worries! Good old fashioned kneading with your hand is perfect (it's a good workout).

Using a sweet dough,  this bread turned out soft and  buttery, however frozen bread dough may also be conveniently substituted by time pressed readers.

Yield   :     2 mini loaves

3 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoon cornflour
3 tablespoon dry milk
3 tablespoon soft butter
2 tablespoon sugar
1 cup warm water
2 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp salt

185 g  tuna flakes drained
1 big onion chopped
3  tablespoon light mayonnaise
salt and black pepper to taste


Combine all ingredients except the filling in a mixing bowl, mix and knead using your hand, a stand mixer or bread machine set on dough cycle - to make a soft and smooth dough.

Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover and allow to rise for 1-1.5 hours until doubled.

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients for the filling.

Gently punch the dough, transfer onto lightly floured surface. Divide into 2 equal  portion.

Roll out each portion into 9 x 12 in rectangle. Spread half of the filling down the center section.

To form the braid, cut 1 in cross wise strips down the length of the outside sections. Make sure both sides have  same number of strips.

Starting from the left, lift the top dough strip, gently bring it across the filling diagonally. Repeat on the other side so that  2 strips crisscross each other.

Complete the other piece of the dough using same step.

Cover and let rest for 45 minutes. Towards the end of rising time, preheat oven @ 190 C.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven, brush with melted butter.

Transfer onto rack to cool.

Linking to  Yeastspotting 11-2-12

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