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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Creamy Chocolate Tart with Cherries Recipe

Creamy Chocolate Tart with Cherries Recipe

A small goody in the finesse of chocolates has always fascinated him, especially in the month of Ramzan, the fasting modus operandi month around the world. I find that its high-spirited festive and traditional nature of giving is much like thanksgiving and what can be grateful than the rich desert of chocolate ganache filled up perfectly in chocolate tarts. The thing about these types of recipes is that they can appear more tortuous than they actually are! At first, I felt little bashful in trying this out because of the length and the item list and obviously the steps involved. I’ve overcome that and now I feel confident in sharing my mini tart recipe with you’ll, what I got to know after a bit of an adventure and creation of tweaking is that keep trying with little of what you got and twist the steps as per your own style that can help. So here is a thing, don’t let the cookbook daunt you instead, leaf through the elements and steps and twist them as per your understandings, cheat where you can and enjoy with cream, fruits or simply melted chocolate and a glass of wine! After all, we all love to do it!

Friday, May 19, 2017

BBQ Meat Delicate Rolls with Fresh Salad, Asian Style Seekh Kabab

BBQ Meat Delicate Rolls with Fresh Salad, Asian Style Seekh Kabab

Colaba was supposed to be gathering heart for me and my loved ones, so much so that it was the inevitable starting point for most nights that I have made plans with my brother and bff’s, I and my brother were left to navigate Bademiya menu which if you have been to bademiya you would have known it’s not an easy job to do, however, we managed to get it all sorted and the result was a medley of veg and non-veg dishes, all grilled and BBQ into a blissful blend of delectable tenderness. Bademiya was one of the easiest access from my place with yummy quality of meat and paneer that felt silken in the mouth, the meat seekh kababs was juicy and moist and had a heap of light flavors, my ideal paneer tikka “cheese” akin to tofu and veg makhni had a lovely rich glaze on the platter, I tasted some bondi raita “salad” which was refreshing. To this, my brother would add his tint of laughs, both two course meal were a calorific tasty treat.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Juicy Meat Burger Recipe

Summer draws with refreshing series of jazzy salads, fresh green leaves and something untainted and light to rely on. What makes gripping on the menu in summers are easy and delicate food that amalgamates with a punch of quenching cocktails to beat the hot summers. All I think of right now are of juicy drinks, velvety cold coffee, chilled ice tea and anything really mellow to tuck in my tummy and what can be more substantial than a sublime source of protein! Summers and meat can sound juicy and extra easy when contributed in a right level of portion; I prefer meat as tacos filling or patties to level up the ideal version of summery meal plan. Summers for me means less counting of spice and addings in my yummy dish that means this recipe is perfect for the health conscious as well as for those who prefer less heat.

I shuffled this up last night for the dinner and my husband simply loved it! Every time I make meat burgers for him I get a turn to order heavenly veg dishes from my favorite restaurants, it is a clear run to cheat home food!! Amazing isn’t it. Last night, I went for scrumptious Pav Bhaji and believe me, it’s one of the yummiest veg dishes I totally die for! A perfect blend of mashed potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, peas, capsicum tossed together until the spices give the perfect buttery taste. Oh! Reminds me of the flavors from home, Sardar Pav Bhaji where the over-generous scoops of butter are necessary in every plate of Pav bhaji, my memory is covered up by the images of tastes, tempting smell and buttery texture, I ordered it because I was missing Mama whose enduring love is “Pav bhaji” and I often resort to eat as the familiar smell helps to overcome home sickness. Coming back to our flavorful meat burger, it’s fast and so easy that I knew I had to share. It’s just not delicious and healthy; it’s pretty to look at, toss your favorite salads together with medium sized patties and creamy dressing inside. All you need is gentle amount of patience and love to cook and eureka you’re done making yummy meat burger at home!

Juicy Cheesy Meat Burger

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Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Serves: 1-2 persons

250 grams minced meat
2 buns, sesame seeds studded
½ cup olive oil
1 teaspoon green chili paste, optional
A pinch thyme powder
½ teaspoon paprika powder
1 egg, beaten
1 slice of bread
1 tablespoon parsley
3-4 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 cheese slices
Tomato ketchup, as desired
Mustard paste, as needed
½ teaspoon garlic paste
½ teaspoon black pepper powder
2 tablespoons milk
½ teaspoon vinegar
½ teaspoon salt, to taste
Iceberg salad as needed

  • Simply start by marinating mince with ½ teaspoon black pepper powder, ½ teaspoon mustard paste, 1 tablespoon parsley, 1 teaspoon green chili paste, ½ teaspoon garlic paste, ½ teaspoon paprika powder, a pinch of thyme and half beaten egg. 
  • Soak a slice of bread in 2 tablespoons of milk, squeeze the bread gently and add it into the minced mixture, mix well and form a medium-size, thin patty follows with the remaining.
  • Place patty over a grilled pan and let it cook from both the sides until crisp and golden. Always allow the one side of the patty to shallow fry for 5-8 minutes on a low heat and then turn gently to the other side, this will prevent the patty from breaking, drizzle few drops of olive oil when needed.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, add 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise, 5 tablespoons of ketchup, ½ teaspoon of vinegar, 1 teaspoon mustard paste and mix until the paste blends.
  • Spread the paste generously all over the ups of the buns and top with salad leaves, juicy meat patty and cheese slices, finish off by toasting the buns gently on the hot griddle (add cooking oil before toasting them!). Toasting buns in hot cooking oil gives a nice glossy texture outside and creamy effect from the insides.
  • You can add slices of tomatoes, pickled gherkin and even onion rings but we prefer light eating’s in summer so I have kept it minimum, Enjoy summers!